Fly Away Byrdie!

Hello world!  Thank you for stopping by and giving me a few minutes out of your day.  I can appreciate the spare minutes since there isn’t much of that around these parts.  My time mostly involves keeping up with my three very active boys who just looooove their Momma, so again… whether you have kids or not… I know your day is probably busy and bursting at the seams… THANK YOU for coming by!

So I’m new to this whole blogging thing.  My wonderful Aunt who is more like a big sister turned me onto the idea of putting my laundry out there because with my boys… people would enjoy reading about my days and get a laugh out of it.  Why keep all this comedy to myself, right?  Its been an interesting journey so far and I’m just getting started!  Yay for that!

So while I’m sitting here setting up my blog it comes to the part where I have to name it. Hah! My original idea was to use my Twitter name ByrdieG… but then once I said it out loud to myself, I didn’t like it anymore. If I were to go to a blog by “ByrdieG” I think my expectations would be to find some hip-hop loving hooligan talkin about all the hottest new fashions in the club scene!  Since I’m the lighter, more country-fied Momma person… that just wasn’t gonna cut it.  So I’m sitting here trying to think of some witty way for me to encorporate Byrd into my name and it hits me!  FlyAwayByrdie!  Hah!

There is a story on that one.  When I was about six and in Kindergarten I would get picked on at recess because of my name.  All these other jerk kids had speech problems I guess and couldn’t pronounce Heather.  My name was Feather.  Mix that with Byrd, which is my last name, and I was Feather Byrd.  Ohhh, how clever were they to laugh and tell me to go fly away.  I remember getting SO upset about that and I went crying to my Mom.  Boo-hoo.  She gave me the best tid-bit of advice.  “Next time they tell you to fly away, you tell them you will fly above their heads and poop on them.”  I laughed but I knew instantly in my little six year old brain that I wouldn’t have the guts to do it.  That was until it happened again and I felt the bratty nature take over and spilled that comment right out of my mouth!  They might have thought I was gross (which that is pretty gross!!) but they didn’t tell me to go fly away anymore.  Hahah.  Who has the last laugh now?  =)  Thats right.  This gal!

You’ll find in these next coming months that I’ll be posting about my experiences of becoming the “Room Mom” for my oldest son’s class as well as sharing my love of our planet and ways we can all make little changes in our habits to better the environment around us.  Once the ball is really moving you’ll be able to find me guest writing on my Aunt’s blog and her coming and spreading some artsy goodness on mine.  Hope you stick around for the ride because its gonna be a fun one!

Catch you guys next time!



  1. October 6, 2011 at 5:59 pm

    Awesome start baby girl…love your first entry. I’m sure you will attract lots of readers. Good luck on your new adventure in the blog world and as Room Mom. Love you.

  2. October 6, 2011 at 6:07 pm

    Yay! I’m so glad you got your first post up and the blog looks really great! You have great flow in your writing….guess there’s more than we thought that runs in our blood. 🙂 So proud….can’t wait to read more! Make sure you go and sign up at the blog hop I’m hosting! ❤

    • October 7, 2011 at 2:03 am

      Thanks for all of your input and support on this Auntie! 😉 I’ll definitely check out that blog hop!

  3. Amanda Silva said,

    October 6, 2011 at 6:54 pm

    Amazing job!!! Can’t wait to follow along!!! I’m proud of u!!! Xoxoxo!

    • October 7, 2011 at 2:01 am

      Awe, thanks Amanda! I can’t wait to see what you guys think about my next post. *hugs*

  4. October 6, 2011 at 7:21 pm

    Way to go Heather – Page looks great. Good story too.

  5. October 6, 2011 at 9:55 pm

    =) you never told me that story of your name…but thats awesome girl!! ❤ you so much and cant wait to see you in dec! =)

    • October 7, 2011 at 2:00 am

      I definitely wasn’t hiding it! lol. Guess it was just one of those times that I’ve not thought much about. Thanks for reading & commenting. =) See you soon!

  6. October 7, 2011 at 12:40 pm

    Welcome to the blogging world! It won’t be long before you are thinking all day about what your next topic will be ~ it kind of gets the creative juices flowing and is very addictive. Just sayin’!

    • October 7, 2011 at 9:51 pm

      Thank you Susan! Everytime I open my mouth I’m either being told or thinking to myself, “That would make a great blog post!” Lol. Looking forward to following you! Enjoyed your Cow pic/post! Never thought about whether or not cows live in Alaska. 🙂

  7. Cecil said,

    November 9, 2012 at 2:47 pm

    I like it whenever people get together and
    share views. Great website, keep it up!

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