Friday, April 1, 2011

Ultimate Blog Party

Ultimate Blog Party 2011

I'm excited to join the Ultimate Blog Party!  I thought I'd just share a little bit about myself and my blog.

About me:  I'm a stay-at-home mommy to 1 terrific husband and 3 wonderful little miracles.  I homeschool my oldest son who is now in 2nd grade (I seriously, cannot be old enough to have an 8 year old, can I?)  I enjoy scrapbooking (when I get a spare minute), couponing, sports, and playing piano.  Most importantly, I love my Savior Jesus Christ.  I strive every day to be more like Him.  I fail many times, but His grace picks me up when I fall.  I am so grateful for my Savior's love and grace in my life.

This is me and my wonderful husband of almost a decade.  Mark and I have known each other since elementary school, started dating in high school, and were married after we graduated from college.  I can't imagine life without him.  Mark has worked on the railroad until recently (I'll explain that later in the post).  Mark is the youth leader at our church.  Mark has a servant's heart, is hard-working and a great husband and father.

This is our 8 year old boy Mj.  Mj has such a tender heart.  He's cautious and wants things to be done perfectly.  He loves Legos and Star Wars.  He's such a good big brother.  I love to watch him interact with the younger two.  Mj's favorite subject is science.  He's not much of a fan for school, but he's a great student.

This is our crazy personality - Jadyn.  She's going to be 3 in June.  After we had Mj, we prayed and prayed for God to give us another child.  After meeting with a fertility doctor we were told that we wouldn't be able to have any more children without the help of medications (and we were told it was a miracle we even had our Mj.)  Well, we couldn't afford medications so we decided to keep praying and guess what?!  Yep, God answered our prayers.  Jadyn is such a personality.  She's adventurous, silly, and quite the ham.  She loves being a big sister.  And right now she thinks she's Spiderman.

This is our 1 year old Gabe.  Our 3rd miracle that we never expect to come so quickly.  Jadyn and Gabe are 19 months apart.  He was definitely a surprise and I can't imagine life without our Gabey Baby.  He's is such a happy baby.  As soon as he wakes up he has a smile on his face and blows me a kiss.  It melts my heart!=)  He's definitely a momma's boy, which is ok with me!

We live in Pennsylvania, but our getting ready for a huge move in a couple of months to Miami, Florida.  God works in mysterious ways.  My husband was offered a job at a church/school to work in the maintenance department and help out with the youth group.  We're excited to see God's hand working in this transition in our lives.
So that's a little about me and my family.  Looking forward to "meeting" a lot of new bloggers at this blog party!  Thanks for stopping by!


Anonymous said...

Hello! Stopping by from UBP 2011. Love your blog. I hope you come to my place for a visit, too!

Teresa said...

Stopping by from UPB. Love your blog and blessings to you on your move to Miami! Your children are precious. Visit me at when you can. Teresa

Guiding Light said...

Hi! Stopping by from UBP...I am already a follower. Blessings!

Jen said...

Stopping by from 5 minutes for Mom. I love meeting other moms with things in common. I'm a Christian and homeschooling mommy. I have an 8 year old daughter. I live in PA and love to scrapbook. I'm in south central PA...wonder if we're close? Oh, and my husband and I were youth sponsers at our church's youth group before we hit the deputation trail. I'm now a follwer...nice to meet you!

Anonymous said...

Following you as part of the UBP 2011. Please stop by to visit our blog - And most of all - have fun at the party!

Shell said...

What a blessing your children are! My first two are a little shy of 17 months apart- so I get that craziness! :)

Found you from the UBP!

Posh said...

Stopping by from the UBP to say hello. Have a great weekend!

Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

Beautful blog design..what a fun party. I have enjoyed finding so many new blogs..

Hope you will stop by...I have some extra giveaways that require nothing but a jumping through hoops.


Theresa said...

Stopping by from The Blog Party. I am a homeschooling Christian Mom too. God is the creator of life...Amen! What a blessing to hear of your answer to prayer.

DHidey said...

Hey--just stopping by and saying Hi! Will come back and check in later. Love the heart of your blog!!

Wendy said...

Found you on UBP'11 and am now following you! You are a homeschooling mom too! Yipee!

Diabetic Snacker Giveaways said...

I'm Here from the UBP11 Party! I'm adding you to my blog

roll2 page.
Thanks for the chance at a prize pack.
barb g.
Let's exchange blog buttons sometime.

Juliana RW said...


Stopping by from UBP 2011. I am following you now, I hope you follow my blog too. My name is Juliana and I hope you return my visit to my Personal blog or Shopping blog. Nice to meet you.

T~T said...

Thanks for visiting my blog on this UBP 2011 party! I love to meet new blogs!

Jenny said...

heyo! just stopping by from the parteh :P cute family :D

Jessica Gardner said...

Stopping in from UBP 11 - nice to meet you. loved reading about your family!

Jessica said...


I am so happy to have found your blog. I am stopping in from the Ultimate Blog Party and this is my very first year participating and this is SO VERY exciting!! LOL

Anyhow...please stop by my blogs and follow whenever you get the opportunity:

So Stylilized is where I am currently offering FREE Custom Blog Designs at

And...Jessica Lil Corner is where I am blogging about family and life at

I welcome your visit at either or both of my blogs and hope to have you stop by and follow really soon!!

Have a very blessed day!! :0)

Cher said...

My boys are 17 months apart and it was a unexpected by welcomed surprise!

Nice to ‘meet’ you!
Stopping by from the Ultimate Blog Party 2011!
Hope you’ll visit my party:

Karina Wetzel said...

Hello! Lovely Blog :) I’m stopping by from UBP11, I cant to read more..

It's very nice to meet you!

I’m your newest follower,
Karina @

HC said...

Hello! It's so nice to meet you :) What a cute blog, I love the walking video!

MadameDeals said...

I am now following your from the UBP 2011. I hope you will take the time to like me back. If you could also head to my site and enter to win my contest I would appreciate it !

Jen @ said...

Stopping by from UBP 2011! Really enjoyed reading your blog and your story, and best of luck with the homeschooling!

Anne said...

Hi! I’m belatedly stopping by from the UBP. Nice to meet you!
I have two blogs, and I’d love for you to stop by when you get a minute. We’re giving away a $100 Visa gift card until the 19th at Giveaway Corner. Thanks! (A free giveaway every weekday) (Family blog)

tawna6988 said...

I am still Blog Hopping from the Ultimate Blog Party for 2011 and hope that one of my blogs interests you too! I also do a weekend hop open Thursday's 10pm-Sunday's 11:59 PM EST please come link up your blog, FB and Twitter any weekend! weekend hop here!

Have a great day!

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