Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Ultimate Blog Party

Ultimate Blog Party 2010

I read about this awhile ago, and honestly, I forgot about it until today.  I hope it is not too late to join the party.

Who am I?

A current stay at home mom for an adorable ten-month old boy who grace us with his presence TEN WEEKS EARLY last summer!  I call him Buddy on this site for privacy reasons, but he actually has a pretty awesome, original name, if I do say so myself. Wish I could tell you what it is. :)

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A wife to a hard-working husband who is in the behavioral health field.  We met online in 2004, got engaged that fall, and eloped in January of 2005. And we had only spent a couple of weeks together in person. The rest of our dating was VERY long distance. This is our first year of marriage where neither of us have been furthering our education. Of course, having a baby is a new kind of education.

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A former fourth grade teacher who most likely will be going back to work next year, if I can find a teaching job in this economy.

A not-so-great housekeeper, a don't-mind-a-little-dog-fur-on-the couch, a-like-to-cook-and-bake-but-it-doesn't-always-turn-out, a-read-seven-books-at-the-same-time, a-should-be-writing-the-next-great-American-novel-instead-of-facebooking type of gal.

Welcome to my blog if you are new today!

Prizes I would like to win:

  • INTL2

  • US49 - I love coffee!

  • US71 - to make a bear for Buddy

  • US84 - to spend on pictures

  • US18, US32, US 36, uS40, or anything else is good, too!

Have a great day!


  1. Stopping by from the blog party, I have been going through the list from the bottom up since mine is near the bottom...and I am such a new blogger I thought I would try the late comers to the party first. :)
    Enjoyed your blog...enjoy your little one.

  2. Hi there, stopping by from the UBP. Love the title of your blog! I too am a former teacher (third grade) turned stay at home mom; hoping to have another child soon (I have a 10 yr old from a previous marriage).

    Stop by my blog when you have a chance; I have two great giveaways going on.


  3. I just joined in last night. Glad you made it! Your son is adorable! :)

  4. Yea I really like the 365. That way I can look back on what we were up to all year and see just how much Dustyn and soon to be Little Joe have grown.

  5. Happy UBP... I started late too, but what a great idea! Blessings on your day!

  6. Hi! Here for the party. I like to cook and bake, too. Doesn't always work out well for me either.

  7. Hi there!
    Thanks so much for stopping by at my blog! I am definitely a read seven books at a time girl! :-) Your son is so cute. :-) Enjoy the rest of the party!

  8. Hi! I came by from the UBP! :)

    Your son was so tiny and sweet. I had a NICU baby too..not early, but she had a rough start.

    Enjoy the party!!

  9. Stopping by from UBP! My husband and I met online, too, and did long distance for 4 years before we got married in 2005! We have a little girl turning one on Friday, and we're both finishing up Master degrees this May. I taught 4th and 5th grades in my pre-baby life, have been at home for the last 2 years, and may or may not be going back to work in the fall.

    Phew! That's alot about me, but we weem to have alot in common.

    Hope you're enjoying the party!

  10. Hello from UBP -- have a great weekend!

  11. What a cutie pie!!! Riding on the UBP party bus, love your musings....

  12. Thanks for stopping by!

    Oh my, your most recent post sounds very familiar to me...I am currently in the Daniel study right now too! We are on week 10, and I am loving it. Our whole church did the One Month To Live book a couple of years ago, and it gives you a whole new perspective on things. I'm looking forward to reading more from you!

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