Friday, March 02, 2007

It's Ultimate Party Time

I love to throw a party. Pretty surprising, considering that I am a total introvert. But I do love the planning, preparing and hosting of a party. So the opportunity to throw a virtual party cannot be passed up. What a great opportunity to meet some new-to-me bloggers, maybe make a few new friends and talk about parties.
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So without further adieu....WELCOME! Thank you for coming to visit my blog during the party. I hope you find it warm and occassionally witty. You wondering what to expect with this new friend? Don't worry--all I hope is that you have a good time and will come back again. Later today (Friday) I'll post on the most recent party I hosted--a Post-Valentine Tea Party for the older ladies in my church. Monday, along with my weekly menu plan, you will find some of my favorite/easy party foods. Tuesday I'll be participating in CWO's In Others' Words (don't know the quote yet, so I can't give you a hint). Wednesday and Thursday of next week will have some hints for entertaining, but may also have a few surprises. Friday the 9th I'll be posting about THE ULTIMATE Party we will ever attend--and it will be bigger and greater than anything we can host in blogville. So come along and enjoy the fun!

As far has who am I? I'm a nearing 40, homeschooling SAHM to two gorgeous, if not precocious, little girls. They get a lot of "blogtime" in my writing. I've been married to an awesome guy and my dearest friend for almost 12 years. I often write about what it takes to keep a marriage great. I'm a cross-stitcher and quilter who loves to share what I'm working on. I'm an American living overseas who is blessed to travel a lot--so I share where I've been and what I've seen. But most of all, I'm a Child of God who absolutely LOVES talking about her Savior and what He does in my life. Hopefully you can relate to one of those levels, and will want to learn more. Even if you don't relate to those things we already have this in common: we choose to blog and that gives us a starting place for friendship. I look forward to getting to know you.

You will want to visit our hostesses with the mostest: 5minutesformom. Be sure and register as a guest on the Mr. Linky on that site with a link to your own party post to be included in draws for some great prizes. I really wanted to donate a prize, but being non-US/non-Canada based that was not possible at first. I was perusing the prize list earlier this week and noticed that some prizes had been made for international readers, but they had to be in digital or electronic downloadable form. It was too late, and what I have to share is not electronic. So, here is my prize offering: If you do not live in the US or Canada--and live in a place where you can receive Christian books via mail, and would like to be considered in a drawing for the book The Colors of His Love by Dee Brestin and Kathy Troccoli please leave a comment that includes where you live and "please enter me." I would love to share this awesome book with one of you.

I'm looking forward to making new friends and having fun with old friends. Please leave me a comment when you come by. Guests in my home would be asked to sign my guest book--and I'm asking you to do the same here.

Welcome!
Ultimate Blog Party

photo credit: from morguefile.com, anitapatterson

44 comments:

Karla said...

Thanks for visiting my blog and commenting. I loved your sweet story of the post-Valentine's tea party. It's nice to meet you.

KarenW said...

Just stopping by to say hello! Enjoy the party.

Kili @ Live Each Moment said...

Your girls are beautiful!

Just stopped in from the P-A-R-T-Y to say hello! Enjoy all the blogs!

Lauren S. said...

I love your header! The windmill is beautiful. Enjoyed your party!

Lissete said...

Visiting for the party! Nice to meet you!

kailani said...

Just making the party rounds and wanted to say hi. I know what you mean about kids giving you material to blog about. LOL!

I'll be back again during the week.

When you get a chance, stop by and check out my photo contest and book giveaway!

Ribbon Rock Star said...

Just stopping by to say HEY!!

Linda

Stacey said...

Party cruising and stopped in to say hello! Enjoy your party!
Stacey

Judy said...

Happy Partying :-) I'm party hopping and just wanted to stop in and say "hello". I've bookmarked your site so I can check back with you when I can set a-spell. :-)

peppylady said...

Hi, I'm peppylady and I live in North Idaho.

We didn't raise little girls we had two boys which one of them flew the nest and the other one will be sixteen this April.

I'm glad to meet you and party on

Jen said...

hi
2 photo of your two girls

Kathleen aka Coffee Mom said...

Wow, I love your windmill photo! It's nice to meet you!

THE HABITUAL PICKER-UPPER said...

Swinging in for the party....I am Home schooling too.....

This monkey loved your blog...I will be back to see ya again

PARTY ON

Looney Mom said...

Two little cuties you have there! Making the party rounds. Have a great party week!

Big Mama said...

Your girls are darling. Just wanted to say hi!

Jen said...

What beautiful little girls you have. I love the picture at the top of your blog. It makes me miss the times I had when I lived in Germany. Have a great party.

An Ordinary Mom said...

Thanks for such a warm welcome! You seem like a neat person!

eph2810 said...

Thank you for the wonderful invitation to your 'house'...I love stopping here at least once a week...I enjoy when you write about your little girls-they are very precious.
I also enjoy reading how other women 'working' on their marriage -- with His help.
BTW - next week's IOW quote has to do with prayer and how important it is in a life of a Christian. I hope to see you Tuesday :)...

Blessings on your weekend and always.

PS: Sorry I am so late returning my visit--trying to catch up...

TaunaLen said...

Just party hopping and I wanted to thank you for your hospitality! It was nice to meet you, and I hope you get the chance to stop by my place for some virtual coffee!

~TaunaLen

Crystal said...

Your blog is lovely, thanks for visiting mine. We share a common love for the same man - Jesus. Sounds like a good basis for a bloggity blog friendship to me!

Have a great weekend. :)

Jennifer said...

What a nice introductory post. I love the windmill!

A Juggling Mum said...

Nice to meet you, thanks for inviting us to your blog.

Have a great party week!

Janice (5 Minutes for Mom) said...

What a nice party! Thanks for having us all over! :)

Whereabouts in Europe are you? How wonderful to have such an adventure!

Toni (IN THE MIDST OF THIS SEASON) said...

Nice to meet you. I too am a SAHM who homeschools. We have 3 beautiful (wiggly) children, ages 7, 5 and 4. We also have a 2 month old smilin' silly baby whom we hope to adopt (we're in the process of). At 42, they keep me excersized (whether I want it or not).

Enjoy your party week and stop by my place for a bit.
Blessings,
~Toni~

Chrystal said...

I love your banner photo. Enjoy the party!

DariDonovan said...

Hi There, so nice to meet you. Welcome to the party. You have a lovely place here. Swing by mine for food, fun, and maybe even a giggle or two. There is also a contest but ya better hurry, it ends at Noon tomorrow. Party On!

Susan said...

Great party post!! Your blog is lovely. I am a Mom of four boys...who is also married to her best friend. We will be 20 years this summer.

Wishing you many blessings.

Come by if you have some time.

:-) Susan

UKZoe said...

Love your party post. I'm in England and would love to be entered.

Amydeanne said...

awww lovely party here! I'll have to come and see the menu tomorrow! :)

and your girls are gorgeous!!!

Southern Girl said...

Thanks for the invite! What a beautiful place you have. :) I'm here visiting from Memphis, TN!

Have fun partying

http://southern-born-and-bred.blogspot.com

Barbara H. said...

Thanks for visiting my party! I used to cross stitch, but with my near-50 eye-sight, I don't know if I could see it well any more.

Krista said...

You have two princess', so do I-arent they the best? Love your blog-thanks for making us feel welcome! Have fun stop by if you get time.

jdoriot said...

Beautiful windmill banner! I love Dee Brestin....I just picked up her bible study on joy at a swap this past Friday!

Donna said...

Hi - I have some time to party this morning and I wanted to stop by and say hello to you! Thank you for stopping by "my house" - this has been so much fun! =)

Enjoy the rest of the party!

ChupieandJ'smama said...

Wonderful party you have here! I've read all the posts that you've done since this one and girl, you are still partying :) I love the tea party and you have some beautiful crafts. You are very talented!! Thanks for all the yummy recipes you've shared on Menu Monday. Your girls are adorable and I've enjoyed visiting your blog. Thanks for the party invite.

Kelly said...

Wow! Your post-Valentine's tea sounds simply wonderful. I am so impressed that you did that. I am sure it touched the lives of so many women.
Thank you for visiting my blog during this blog party!

In His Grace,
Mama Russell

DK said...

Good to meet you! This is my first visit; you have a lovely blog and a gorgeous family! Thanks for hosting this party and please drop by if you're in the neighborhood!
Dk
A Flyover Blog

Keziah said...

You know I'm in Britain too so can I join in with your drawing for that book. I've never heard of it but I think that "Troccoli" is such a cool name! Must be hard to go to school though with a name like that...

Nise' said...

Thanks for the great party! I am a Beth Moore junkie, I mean fan too! Just finishing up Breaking Free. Its fun to meet ladies from all over the world!

Mandy said...

Hello! You are a wonderful party host!! I've been looking around at your tea party and menu plan; just lovely! Thanks so much for stopping by my place. Enjoy the rest of the "party."

Shalee said...

Thanks for the warm welcome. I'm so glad to see that you've stepped out of your shy self to introduce yourself so well!

I've always wondered what it would be like to live in Europe. I'll have to peruse your archives to see what you think of it from an ex-pat point of view. And your little girls are adorable!

Melissa said...

What a great intro! And your daughters are darling! Enjoy this crazy blogging party!

Brandie said...

Oh my, your girls are adorable! Enjoy the aprty and it was nice to meet you!

blackpurl said...

I am also an American who lives overseas... but since you have already stopped by my place you know that! great to meet you!