Friday, April 9, 2010

The Ultimate Blog Party

Hello! I'm Jen and thanks for stopping by!
I'm joining the Ultimate Blog Party hosted by 5 Minutes for Mom. I'd like to tell you a little bit about my family. This is my husband.
He likes all things Jeep and Ducati. He loves hiking, rock climbing, fishing, anything outdoors. We've been married for almost 11 years. We're hoping to move to Australia soon, as the Lord wills.

This is Autumn. She's 7. She loves her American Girl dolls. We homeschool and she's in 2nd grade. She also loves to draw and write stories. She's not afraid to tell others that she loves Jesus and that Jesus loves her!
This little guy is Cody. He's 2, and he's all boy. He loves being outside. He likes to run, climb, knock things over and jumping in mud puddles. He always comes running to momma when he has a boo boo, which always melts my heart. Daddy's kisses don't work like mommy's.
I am truly blessed. So, a little bit about me. I am first and foremost a Christian. My relationship with the Lord is most important to me, for without that I will fail at everything else. I love being a wife and mom. Some days are trying, but those hugs and kisses and cuddles make it oh, so worth it!

In my spare time I love to cook, scrapbook, clean, and organize. Yes, I am a dork! I love a clean and organized house (although you wouldn't know it by looking at my house right now). I listed some of my New Year's Goals here. I love reading (especially missionary biographies) and often do reviews on the books that I read. I also like to post pictures of my messes and successes in the kitchen.

Awhile back I won a Sleep Number bed from 5 Minutes for Mom. So take the time to enter the contest!

...here is a list of the prizes I wouldn't mind winning! #5 Baking Magic for kids, #7 Tupperware Prize Pack, #15 $25 e-gift certificate for Disney Store, #31 $25 Target Gift Card, #73 $30 Amazon Gift Card, or #75 $100 Gift Card for Summit Camping Gear.



Ultimate Blog Party 2010

Thanks for stopping by!

68 comments:

Erin @ Closing Time said...

Happy Blog Party! I didn't know you were hoping to move to Australia! My husband is originally from there...it's a great place! :)

Lindsay said...

Stopping by from the blog party! I look fwd to getting to know you more!

Audra said...

Happy party week! I'm glad I found your page! I love how blogs allow us to share our faith with so many people!

Deana Birks said...

Your children are so adorable! My younger son is a mama's boy too (well, he was but he's getting big now, *sob*). So, you love to clean and organize, you say? Hmm, maybe I could have you over. :) Great meeting you; love your blog!

Stacey said...

Visiting from UBP '10 from http://imalazymom.blogspot.com!

Nice to "meet" you!

Brodie said...

Stopping by from UBP10- it's great too see so many other Christian women on the blogs!
Look forward to reading yours.

Candace said...

Just wanted to say HI!! We homeschool also! :) Nice to "meet" you today!

Wendy said...

Hi Jen!
Following here from UBP, and nice to meet you:) We have a few things in common: I homeschooled, I blog for the Lord, like missionary biographies (have you read Evidence Not Seen?)--I'm sure there's more. You would like my blog, I think. Oh, I also love a neat and clean house:)
Come and visit me at www.faithfultojesus.blogspot.com
I'm having my very First Blog Contest, with prizes! Come and enter,
Blessings,
Wendy
Faith's Firm Foundation

Jen said...

I came here from the blog hop. I enjoyed my time at your blog. Many blessings to you and your family.

Maria and Michelle said...

Wow! Australia, I bet that will be an adventure!

I'm excited to look around more. Stop by FTSN for some peanut butter pie when you have time!

http://www.fromthesamenest.com

~ Michelle

Rachel said...

Just stopping by from the UBP! Love your blog and I'm now following!! Hope to get to know you better through it! Have a great weekend! =)

Susieqtpies said...

Hi! Stoppin’ in to party with you for the #UBP10 hop! I love meeting new bloggers! We also homeschool! I've found 6 homeschool moms in this hop so far! My youngest loves the AG books and has some of the dolls. She is now 12 and loves the movies/books.

Newest follower!!

Have fun partying!

@Susieqtpies at Scraps of Life http://cafescrapper-scrapsoflife.blogspot.com/2010/04/ultimated-blog-party-2010.html

jskell911 said...

Dropping by from the party! You have a beautiful family. Hope you make it to Austrailia

http://frugalityinthemaking.blogspot.com/

Kas said...

Hi Jen! Nice to meet you and your beautiful family. Stopping by on my blog hopping for UBP~
Kas

Quinn said...

Just visiting from the party- what an adventure to move to Australia! You have a lovely family. :)
Nice to "meet you."

shopannies said...

what a great looking family I love the background looks sharp with pink and black.

Mominin said...

You have adorable kids! Wow . . . winning a sleep number bed is pretty cool! I'm off to check out the rest of your blog. Have fun partying!

Lori... said...

Love love love your blog! Your family is adorable! I think I'm gonna like it here! (from "Annie")
Blessings!

http://enjoytheprocess.blogspot.com/2010/04/ultimate-blog-party-2010.html

Ashley said...

Having a blast visiting all of the blogs in this years UBP!! Your site is great! Glad you're a part of the party!

Veronica @ A Quiet Heart said...

Here from the UBP...This is my first year participating, and it is so much fun to "meet" so many new blog-friends! I love missionary biographies too! Someone else in the comments (Wendy) mentioned "Evidence Not Seen" - one of my favorites. I look forward to getting to know you! :)
~Veronica

Connie said...

I am visiting from the party. I have to say it thrills my heart to know there are so many Christian blogs out there. May your family be blessed wherever you end up living.

Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

Loved reading about your family and love your blog design...



Blog hopping and having a blast.....so many great blogs....This is a GREAT party.
I have a Fun $100 Gift Basket to give away and all it takes a comment.
I am number....294 and 295......

Teresa
http://teresa-grammygirlfriend.blogspot.com
http://grammyababychangeseverything.blogspot.com/

Stacy said...

Found you from the blog party! So great to find other Christian women in the blogging world! Beautiful family!

Plowlady said...

Hi there from the UBP...although I am not a big fan of posting pics, but...you have an adorable family!

Many blessings!

Kristen said...

We homeschooled until this year...and my daughter is also 7 and loves to tell people about Jesus! Kiddos are so awesome aren't they?! Nice to meet you through the UBP!

Amy's Blah, Blah, Blogging said...

I am so jealous of the sleep number, wow, that must have been awesome! And I thought I was doing good winning a $10 starbucks card. LOL

It wasn't until last year that I had even heard of Ducati. My husband just kind of rolled his eyes when I told him. I'm such a girl. :)

Hope you have a great time at the party this week and meet lots of great bloggers and friends! Stop by and say hi when you get the chance.

koopermom said...

Stopping by from UBP! Nice to meet you!

Layton Family Joy said...

happy blog party! I have an "all boy" 2yr old too - check out his knock knock joke on my blog!!

Stef

D and A said...

Happy Party Week,

Have you read And the Word Came With Power by Joanne Shetler? It is my favorite missionary story and I have read it several times over the years.

Blessings
Amy
@ http://missionalmamassoul.blogspot.com/

Shash said...

I have a lot of friends in the ministry in Australia. I came via the UBP, found your blog 'cause 55 was the number of our first home!

Hop on by if you've got the time! :-)

I'm giving away prize USC#37 on 5M4M prize page but I have a few others on my blogs too.

$150 spa gift card from wayspa.com
Another $50 Amazon.com gift card
$150 gift card to CDN shop Canadian Tire

Enjoy the party!

*Crystal* said...

Hey Jen, just stopping by from UBP! I've already did a little snooping around and guess what I'm your new follower yay me! Sorry if I sound too perky I'm just so excited I'm finding so many great new blogs!

Tina Hollenbeck said...

Hi, Jen. I'm here from UBP today - and my faith is the most important thing about me, too. Hope you can stop on by my place this week: http://tinahollenbeck.blogspot.com/2010/04/2010-ultimate-blog-party.html.

Melinda said...

Hi Jen! ;0) I'm a Jesus follower, too! Your children are absolutely adorable. My little girl was a huge American Girl fan, too. She's 13 now and has outgrown such things! Sniff! ;0)

Love your blog... am following now!

Enjoy the Party!

janetfaye said...

Stopping by UBP 2010 to say hi!

You have a beautiful family.

Safe Home Happy Mom said...

Happy UBP Party!!! I love your blog honey.....I am now following on Google Friend Connect. Feel free to stop by mine as well at www.safehomehappymom.com

This is way fun than I thought, meeting new blogs I didnt even know exist! I will be reading up on archives all night long.

Fruitful Vine2 said...

Hi Jen,
Nice to meet you. Happy partying!

Comfort Joy Designs said...

Moving to Australia? What part? I married an Aussie 3 years ago and we live in Brisbane. I'm in the States on holiday visiting family in Michigan right now.

Happy UBP 2010!

Jennifer said...

Hi Jen... Jennifer here. Australia... now that sounds exciting! You have such a beautiful family. I think it is awesome that your daughter loves to tell people of God's love. AWW. So glad to have found you through the UBP.
~Jennifer
www.studiojru.com

singedwingangel said...

Hi jen so nice to meet you. coming by from the UBP. Your kids are adorable those big brown eyes..Australia would be awesome, I don't know if I would live tehre but absolutely to visit..

bigguysmama said...

Wow, moving to Australia? That'd be amazing! It will be neat to see if that's what the Lord has planned for you. My girls love American Girl dolls when they were little and still have all their stuff. I miss that time! I agree w/ you that I melt when my boys ask me to kiss their boo boos!

Blessings,
Mimi @ Woven by Words
http://wovenbywords.blogspot.com/2010/04/ultimate-blog-party-5-minutes-for-mom.html

Mia said...

I'm stopping from the UBP.
How do you like the Sleep Number Bed - is it all it is cracked up to be?
I've became a follower as I like your blog.

Joelle {Island Homemaker} said...

Love your pink blog! I'm stopping by from UBP, too and plan to look around a little more. Have a blessed day!

Michelle said...

WOW!! Congrats on your sleep number bed.

I also do reviews. You may want to check out my blog, when you get a chance.

Have fun at the Party!

*UBP 2010*

Tiffany said...

You have such a sweet blog, I am so glad I stopped by! We homeschool, too. This is our first year - my daughter is in preschool. I just love meeting fellow homeschool, Christian mommies. Come visit anytime!

Laura said...

Stopping by from UBP 2010. My daughter is 14 now, but she loved her American Girl dolls (she had 2). Check out eBay. There is a lot of AG items. I got a lot of her dolls clothes & shoes from eBay - a lot cheaper too.

Dayngr said...

Dropping by to toss confetti, pull up a virtual chair and party with you. Let's have some fun!

I've got my Ultimate Blog Party 2010 post up at Dayngrous Discourse. Plus, I've got giveaways too. I hope you'll surf on over and say hello.

Oh, I'm @Dayngr on twitter.

TwinHappyJen said...

Stopping by from the UBP! :-) We actually have friends in Australia (although we've never been, they've just come to visit us, so far)... would love to move there ourselves! :-D

I'm kind of blog-hopping right now, but following you so I can be sure to come back later! :-D

Sugar & Spice and Frugal Advice said...

What a beautiful family you have. Thanks for stopping by our site. Can't wait to learn more about you.

Joelle

Making Our Family Complete said...

Just “party hopping!” Very, very nice to “meet you” :) So many blogs, so little time!! LOL!

Wow you won a sleep number bed! How do you like it?

Lois

Visit my party post at:
http://makingourfamilycomplete.blogspot.com/2010/04/ultimate-blog-party-join-in-win-prizes.html

eLisa said...

It is so nice to meet you! Hope you stop by www.extravagantgrace.net and www.especiallysimple.net!

Milburns' said...

Nice blog!!! We have 5 and we homeschool for Gods glory as well. :-D Come follow me as well! :-D Nice to meet you and happy UBP!!

TIFFANY said...

Just found your blog through UBP and I'm a new follower. Can't wait to read more!

Come by and visit me sometime soon.

Lisa @ fulfilling my purpose said...

Hi Jen! Stopping by from UPB2010. It's nice to meet other Christian bloggers--very encouraging to see so many out there.

Blessings to you!
Lisa

Saint Shellie said...

Just stopping by from the party!! Love the title of your blog!! I'm always glad to check out other Christian blogs. Need to come back to check out your homeschool blog!

Blessings!

http://createdtobringhimglory.blogspot.com/

Yoly @ YNR Live said...

Stopping by from the UBP! Nice to meet you and your lovely family.

Shonda said...

What a sweet family. I love your title! Come visit Knowlton Nest (www.jsknowlton.blogspot.com) -Shonda

PS. I love missionary biographies too.

Jenn said...

Your daughter is so sweet...sometimes I wish we could all have faith like a child and not be so afraid to share our faith! Hope you are having fun at the UBP!

Jenni
My UBP blog post: How to Make a Tutu blog - hope you will stop by, say hi, and grab a free tutu lesson! :)and I'm hosting Mom Blogger $100 Cash Contest

joeandbridge said...

Hi there! Just popping in from the UBP to be your newest Google Follower! Hooray! Hope you had a great weekend and have a great week! Swing by my blog when you get a chance!

Bridgette Groschen
The Groschen Goblins
www.groschengoblins.com

Terri said...

Blog hopping on the UBP and just wanted to drop in and say hello.

Meg from Megs A Mommy! said...

Hi Jen!
Thanks for stopping by my blog! Your children absolutely gorgeous! I love that little boys need their mama's a little more than little girls. L always calls for mama in the night, and when daddy gets him, he only wants MAMA!! I love it. Love it.

Can't wait to browse around more!
Thanks again!

-Megan

Mrs4444 said...

Oh, go on! I'll bet your house on it's worst day still looks better than mine :) Nice to meet you--stopping by from UBP :)

Merry said...

Stopping by from UBP10. Your children are soooo cute! I have a little boy who is almost 3. Little boys always love their mamas the best! Their hugs are just about the best thing in the whole world! I hope you will take a second to stop by my blog www.merrywithchildren.com. Happy blog party!

lovelyritaann said...

What a great family you have and such an exciting move coming up! How great that you won a sleep number bed! We've been wanting one those badly. My hubby likes the bed firm and I like it a bit on the softer side :)

Feel free to come by my blog and read my Ultimate Blog Party ’10 post!
Become a reader & stay informed of upcoming giveaways!

Cheri said...

Popping by from UBP.
I've been married almost 11 years too...and have a daughter in grade 2. Australia would be cool...my hubby brought up moving to Romania (where we're headed on a missions trip this summer)...but I think I would miss my family too much.

InspiredGifts.com said...

Hi there! Nice to meet you! I'm stopping by via UBP. I loved reading your blog and will be visiting again! You have a beautiful family. I'm a homeschooling momma as well. It's so nice to meet others and stay connected.

I hope you can stop by our blog: http://inspiredgiftsblog.blogspot.com
Inspiredgifts.com is a mom owned newly launched site.

Have a beautiful day
Rebecca

Marcy said...

Beautiful family! Congrats on winning a sleep number bed, how awesome!

Peggie said...

What a nice family! Thanks for posting the pics.

MommiesSavings said...

Stopping by from the UBP hope your having a great day! It's always nice to meet new friends.

-Melissa
http://www.mommiessavings.com/