{Getting to Know You - Texas Women Bloggers Linkup}

Getting to Know You Link Party with the Texas Women Bloggers

1. What part of Texas do you call home?

We live in Rockett TX. Ever heard of it?

2. How long have you been blogging?

4 years on 9/28. You can find my first post here.
3. Why did you start blogging?

I was trying to think of a way to tell my {huge} family all at once that we were pregnant...so I started the blog and emailed them all the link at the same time! Then it became my pregnancy journal, and now it's our family scrapbook!

4. When we visit your blog, what can we expect to discover?

Lots and lots of pictures, for sure! Along with our family adventures, things my crazy kid says, motherhood, toddlerhood, marriage, stuff about Texas, Texas Rangers, travel, etc.

5. How did you come up with your Blog Title and what is its meaning?

Next to Heaven - it was our wedding song and one that just describes our life perfectly....

Next to heaven lies my fate, my best friend and my soul mate
God knows this kind of love only comes from up above
You're the answer to my prayers, nothing else compares
I'm next to heaven when I am next to you 

Next to Heaven it doesn't get any better than this.

6. What do you love about being part of Texas Women Bloggers?

Such an amazing community! Seriously, some of the best people right here! And who would have thought that one of my best friends was met through blogging! And we met IRL for the first time at a Texas Bloggers meetup!

7. Who inspires you to blog?

My boys!

8. If you could pick a favorite blog post from this past year, what would it be?

Hmm...Well, I really loved participating in the Blog Every Day in May challenge. You can find those posts here. Of course our birth story, here

Did you link up?


  1. Love how your blog started! Who knew it would grow like this right? Look forward to watching your family grow.

  2. all you texas folk make me wish I lived there once again! haha. Love your blog girl, Im so glad you started it and we became friends. :)

    happy thursday!

  3. Ohhh...I love your new blog name. I didn't know the story behind the change but it fits you and your family to a T! :) Thanks for linking up with us!!

  4. Love Mason's mama. Love the blog name. Love all the photos. Great post, thanks for sharing!

    Nicole @ Three 31

  5. What a fun way to tell your family about your big news! Not sure I would have ever thought of that. Very creative and neat! I bet everyone remembers it :)

  6. AW is my favorite!!! Love the song & your blog name! Looking forward to reading more!


  7. Your from Rockett?! We live right down the road in Corsicana! :)) We have been to the Rockett Cafe a few times for acoustic shows!!


  8. I loved using my blog to document pregnancies and my babies growing. It's great to be able to look back, I'd never remember if I didn't have my blog!

  9. Found you on the Texas Women Bloggers link-up! I love documenting my son's life on my blog - I know I'll never get around to making a baby book or anything. lol I look forward to reading more!

  10. Love your blog and love all your post on facebook with the cute things that Mason tells you he sounds so adorable!

  11. Next to Heaven is one of my favorite songs! I've always thought it would make a perfect wedding song. :)

  12. Yes ma'am to everything
    I woud also like you to know I stalked all the links in the post.
    I was just in Red Oak the other day and didn't realize you were near that area.

  13. When you click the best friend link it goes to me!! (Insert cheesy smile here) I miss you!! I love your new blog name and the song and the man who sings that song. You are your boys are adorable. I'm glad and honored that I get to be a part of y'all's life.


Thanks for the comments! Hope you are having an amazing day!!