Friday, March 20, 2009

Ultimate Blog Party 2009

Good morning, Happy Friday and Happy First Day of Spring! I've decided to join the Ultimate Blog Party for a couple of reasons: I'm a joiner; today is such a great day to have a party; I love everything to do with Blogs (addiction perhaps?); and anything with the word "Ultimate" in it must be good!

For those that are here the first time, please read on and get to know me. If you've been here a lot, go ahead and read because you might learn some absolutely fascinating insights into the real me. ;)

My name is Elizabeth and as you can see by the picture I chose to post that I have no problem at all poking fun at myself. (By the way, this was taken during a weekend retreat and I had just been given some very sour candy to try!)

I've been married to my beloved for almost 29 years (our anniversary is in a couple of weeks!), have a wonderful son, daughter and daughter-in-law. The current light of my life is my 20 month old granddaughter Brooklyn. It really is true that as a grandparent you are more able to relax and enjoy the kids. She is precious and a true joy to be around. And actually I am very blessed that our whole family enjoys spending time together.

I have gone back and forth as to the true purpose of my blog. I started this blog in October 2005 and I think by now I've more or less settled into my place. I love using this as a way to document what we've been doing (fun to go back and see what was happening 2 years ago on "this day" kind of thing) and being able to share pictures with family and friends we don't see on a daily basis. You'll find me talking about my hobbies - knitting, making cards, baking, reading, sewing - my thoughts, my Lord, my family and my pets. I love to spend time with my friends, presumably to get some work done on our hobbies, but honestly I just enjoy getting together to fellowship. :)

I've been fortunate to join the CFBA (Christian Fiction Blog Alliance), so if you enjoy reading you'll find book reviews here periodically.

And I've recently joined TWD (Tuesdays With Dorie) where we bake one recipe out of her book Baking From My Home To Yours each week.

I guess that more or less covers my blog. I think the whole blogworld thing is absolutely wonderous and it's been so much fun getting to know other ladies through this medium. How blessed we are to have technology that allows us to learn and grow from each other, as well as keep in touch with others.


Jennifer said...

I love your blog! I will definately be back! Thank you taking the time to visit mine.

Meshellyn said...

Thanks for stopping by! It's nice to meet you too! Enjoy the partying this week :)

Renna said...

You've been at this whole blogging this quite a while. No wonder you're so good at it! ;-)

I love your t-shirt!!!

Beverly said...

So nice to meet you! I love the picture you posted of yourself. You have a beautiful granddaughter!!


Mary said...

I'm here via the party too. I thought I'd stop by since you share a name with my daughter - it's nice to meet you!

Brooklyn is very cute btw :)

Cascia said...

Your granddaughter is adorable! I have a son that is also 20 mos.

Party hopping and just wanted to say hello!

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.


Maria@Conversations with Moms said...

Hello fellow Partier. I love your t-shirt.

Anonymous said...

Hi! I love your tee! LOL. I am participating in UBP 09 too so stop in for a visit. Party on!

valerie said...

It's always fun learning more about my blogging friends.

Brooklyn is adorable! I can't wait to be a grandma one of these days. I know it will be so much fun.

I have been blogging just a little over a year and it has become such a fun hobby. It's great getting to know complete strangers from all over the U.S. and beyond and feeling like I've known them forever.

Have a blessed week.

StacieinAtlanta said...

Hi Elizabeth-

Can I come spend the night at your house so that I can steal your t-shirt? I AM THE QUEEN of unfinished projects!!! ;)

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

The Divine Miss Mommy

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 It is a blog about the learning and fun activities I do with my tot. Very nice to meet you!

Kristen said...

I am now following. I post recipes on one of my blogs and do book reviews on another so I think I will enjoy your blog. (and I'm a North Texan too!)

Anonymous 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.


I want to invite you to the Mommie Daze Virtual Baby Shower that I am hosting May 15 to June 8. This is an international even and there are prizes! Stop by my blog for all the details.

carma said...

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

Karen ~Georgia Angel said...

Hi, nice to meet you. Thanks for stopping by my site. I love the "Queen of the unfinished Projects" t-shirt... lol... I need to get me one of those. Hope you have a great weekend!

Tonya said...

Nice to meet you. I look forward to the day of grandkids! though my oldest is only 8 years old ;)

Amber said...

Nice to meet you! I think I'm addicted to blogging, too :) I love reading and food so I'll be back to check up on both!