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Friday, March 20, 2009

My First Ultimate Blog Party


Hooray...I am participating in my first ever Ultimate Blog Party!! For a link to join in the party click on the side bar and you'll get all the information that you need.
So welcome to my blog to all new friends who may happen to visit. I am a stay at home Mom to 5 kids (ages 9, 7, 7, 6, and almost 5). We're a busy crew who love doing life in our own crazy way. My life is hectic and I spend WAY too much time in a silver Chevy Venture (that's a mini van to those of you who don't have kiddo's).
I am a wife to Super Daddio (Derek) who can leap tall buildings in a single bound. We're lucky to have a strong marriage that has weathered some rough storms.
I hope you enjoy looking through my posts!!!!
Thanks for visiting!!
After looking at all of the AWESOME prizes, here is my wish list (THANK YOU so much to all of the people who have donated these wonderful items-like many Moms who sacrifice personal treats, I would be honored to receive ANY of the items on the list of prizes):
1. Number 58: Kitchen Aide Mixer (oohh the cookies we could make)
2. Number 15: Chicbud earphones (I need some bling for my visits to the Walmart)
3. INT10: Momoir Workbook
4. Number 25: Period kit (yep, I have a daughter approaching this phase of life-sigh)
5. Number 49: Jillian Michaels DVD (I have 5 kids-no explanations needed)
6. Number 80: Crocheted bag (Just sounds lovely)
7. USC7: Monogramed Ziptote
8. USC10: Mabel's Label's (hey, we loose A LOT of stuff)
9. USC20: T's and a tank (These sound stylish and I could use some style)
10.USC26: Hatley's PJ's (Ahhh....to relax in new jammies)
11. USC40: Yankee Candle (love 'em but don't buy 'em)
And of course I would love anything else on the list outside of my top 11!!
Hope you have a fantastic Blog Party experience!!!!

50 comments:

Anne said...

Cute blog- I love your design!

Manda said...

Hello! Nice to meet you!!!! I am looking forward to meeting so many new people through the Ultimate Blog Party this year... I Couldn't imagine having 5 kids... I have three and they are a handful already! Kudos to you mama!!!

Laura Lee said...

You totally have the cutest blog on the block!! And I think your brilliant smile only adds to the sparkle. :D

I have a Fiona, too!! Don't you hate the whole, "Did you name her from Shrek?" thing?!

Brimful Curiosities said...

Hello, just swinging by. My two kids keep me busy enough. Hooray for you and 5! Feel free to party with me at Brimful Curiosities and bring the kids along, too.

Jen L. said...

Hi! Your blog is so cute! Can't wait to read about the adventures of raising 5 kids. Happy partying!

hotpants™ said...

Visiting from the UBP... super cute blog!

Mom to Five said...

Okay this is super fun to have people visiting my blog!!! Thank you to everyone who is stopping by-it is always one big party at our house:)

Janet and Maya said...

I'm here from the blog party (I keep wanting to say block party!). Love your site, you have a beautiful family.

Myra said...

Very nice blog! Happy Partying!! I'll be back! :)

Maggie said...

Stopping by from the UBP - love your blog - what a beautiful family you have!!! I have 2 kids now but hope to have 2 or 3 more before it's all said and done! :) Stop by and see me if you like at http://boutiquegraphics.blogspot.com

Frankie said...

Good luck on the party!!! Like your blog!

~Chel~ said...

hey! nice to neet you!!! it's my 1st blog party too!!!!

cmwheeler said...

I love the look you chose from cutest blog, (They rock!) I also love your literary tastes. Hmmm, I think next year I'll follow your example and post a reading list in my sidebar. Thanks for joining the UBP!

Kris said...

Happy Blog Party. Nice to meet you! You've got a great blog design.

Infant Bibliophile said...

Hi -- I'm enjoying participating for the first time too. Wasn't that list of prizes overwhelming?! I love the title of your blog!

Lines From The Vine said...

I've enjoyed visiting your site...I think I've been here before. Maybe through the MOMYS?
It's been nice learning more about you- this is our first year for UBP too.

Tracy

growingsage said...

Cute blog! Nice to meet you!

Melanie said...

Hi, nice to meet you! Just stopping by for the party! Enjoy!

Beth said...

Love your blog design...I had to default back to plain, I couldn't get blogger to upload all the cute stuff today! Two boys are enough for me :) I couldn't imagine anymore than that!

Rhonda said...

Hi nice to 'meet' you...coming over from the party! Cute blog!

the snyders said...

I love your blog! Your kids are cute...I have one less but it is a house full of girls and two boys...they are soo outnumbered! It is nice to meet you. Feel free to stop by my blog! Happy blogging

ModMomMuse said...

Stopping in for the Ultimate Progressive Blog Party! We're expecting #3 in November--not quite as big a fam as you, yet, but I celebrate the big family--so KUDOS to you! This is Year Two for me with this UBP, and I loved it last year--so fun to find new blogs to get addicted to, because, Oh, I have all this TIME in my life, dontchaknow? Homeschooling & working part-time. So, I'm up at 3 AM reading other's writings. What is wrong with me? It's too much fun!! :-) Godspeed.

Julie D said...

Nice to meet you!

freeshopper said...

Looks like a nice blog. happy partying!

Sherrie said...

Happy UBP 2009 to you! Sounds you like have a very busy home...:) Party on girl!

shopannies said...

stairstepped children just like my bunch knit tight and good friends

Tracy said...

5 kids? You are one lucky woman! I just subscribed to your blog!

Sheri said...

Hi, loving the cherry theme of your blog-nice to meet you! Have fun at the party!

L Harris said...

I got five too! We have so much fun, most days. But I must run. A dirty diaper is calling my name. Stop by my blog when you get a moment! Gonna check out more posts when I get back from diaper duty!!

hyperactive lu said...

Cute blog! Came from UBP 09! And love the title! Too funny!!!

Tia @ Tia Saving Cents said...

It is fabulous to meet you! You have a beautiful family and a fun blog! Party on! With 5 kiddos I can imagine it is an exciting party!

Angi said...

Your blog is sooooo cute!

Laura said...

Cute site! I give you props for managing 5 kids. Very nice to meet you!!

Shelly said...

Party Hoppin and I'm now following you on twitter. 5 kids would have me committed but I respect anyone who ventures to do it.

Casual Friday Everyday said...

It's nice to meet you! I'm here from the UBP and look forward to getting to know you more this week.

Nell

conversationswithmoms said...

Love the cherries. I'm a first time UBP blogger too. Nice to meet you.

Jessalyn said...

Glad to stop by.

Baba said...

Hi! So very nice to meet you and your family! Party hopping hippie grandma her in Colorado. I am participating too so stop in and visit. Party on!

Annette said...

I'm visiting from the UBP. Cute, cute, cute blog design! Love the sparkly cherries!

Come visit me some time Fairy Blog Mother

StacieinAtlanta said...

Hi-

The bubbles pictures ROCK!!

Coming by from The Ultimate Blog Party to say hi and drop you on EC. Make certain to check out my place for your chance to win a LeapFrog Tag Reading System. :)

Stacie
The Divine Miss Mommy
http://www.thedivinemissmommy.com
http://www.twitter.com/stacieinatlanta

Jenny said...

Nice to meet you!

Jenny86753oh9 said...

Hey...nice to meet you! I'm always amazed by couples who have a large family. You guys must have tons of laughter in your home!

Super Fun Mama said...

Hi there, coming over as a blog hopper taking part in UBP. It is very nice to meet you and your blog. I have a blog at www.superfunmama.blogspot.com. It is a blog about the learning and fun activities I do with my tot. Very nice to meet you!

Comfort Joy Designs said...

Hello! Poppin’ in from The Ultimate Blog Party…all the way from Queensland, Australia! G’Day! I hope you have time to visit my party soon.

Ta!

carma said...

Stopping by from UBP to say "hi"- Party on :-)
carma

jessica said...

Hi cute blog! this is my first UBP too! I have 3 kids and one on the way due in july. feel free to come and visit me and my blog at

http://www.naturallyknitty.blogspot.com

Tonya said...

I love your blog title! I have 4 kids and I get asked that ALL. THE. TIME.

smallandcheap said...

Hello; just dropping by from UBP. I want to be like you some day (seriously--we're hoping for a big family chaos noise and all!).

Angie Vinez said...

I have 5 kids, too, and I get so tired of answering that question. UGH!

You have an adorable blog and some super cute kiddos! Hope you'll stop by sometime: 5 Vinez Monkeys

Dusty said...

I love your blog design! Very cute! Stopping by via the UBP. It's nice to meet you! I only have 2 children now, but I would love to have 5! I already have the minivan ready and waiting! lol. Stop by my blog if you get a chance! Have a great day!