Friday, April 09, 2010

Ultimate Blog Party 2010

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Hello and welcome to my blog!  If you haven’t heard of the Ultimate Blog Party, click on over and see the billions of links to blogs that you might not have seen before.  And for a blast from the past, here’s my post from the 2009 Ultimate Blog Party.

So now for a little about me.  I am Elizabeth, a Christian woman married to my beloved of 30 years yesterday!  Wow – times really does fly when you’re having fun!  I have an awesome son, daughter and daughter-in-law and my amazing granddaughter Brooklyn.  She’ll turn 3 in July and is such a joy to be with.  Here we are with the Easter bunny at our church’s community event last Saturday:

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I do enjoy posting videos that feature Brooklyn, like this one where she tells me I’m “too big” to get in a closet while we were at an RV show.  Ah…the honesty of little ones!

I have many hobbies – including knitting, card making, cooking – and I even have a new blog for that, Gramma’s Cookin’ that is taking much of my time – and reading.  I’m fortunate to be able to do book reviews for several different groups, so you’ll find reviews of Christian books a couple of days a month here.

One of my favorite blog memes is the Friday Fave Five where we list 5 of our blessings from the week prior.  I have found that no matter how bad your day/week is, just the process of picking out the blessings “turns your frown upside down” in no time at all.

Before I leave, here’s one more picture of Brooklyn.  She has on her “princess” dress for Easter.  :)

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Oh and there are prizes for the Ultimate Blog Party!  We are supposed to list what we’d like, so here are my prize picks if I should win:

88 – $25 E-Gift card to Amazon.com! Provided by:Faith’s Firm Foundation
Because I do love the Kindle app on my iPhone and new books would be fun.  :)

22 – One winner will receive a fun Beach themed gift basket filled with an assortment of hair bows and clippies from ribbonrockstar hairbows. (Prize Value: $50)
Provided by: Ribbon RockStar bows
Follow here: trendytykes
Because a certain little granddaughter could use these darling bows!

85 – A $40 gift certificate from BeautifulBlooms.etsy.com
Provided by: Beautiful Blooms
Follow here: MOM2ETCK or Visit Our Fan Page: Beautiful Blooms
Because I just clicked through to her site and she is very talented!

75 – $100 Gift Certificate to SummitCampingGear.com
Provided by: StomperMom
Follow here: stompermom or Visit Our Fan Page: Stompermom
Because this looks like fun!

And seriously – there are some great prizes listed and it’s hard to choose.  Imagine the smile if any gift is given!   :)

27 comments:

Karen said...

I just want to pick Brooklyn up and smooch her. What a little darling!!! I wanted to come by and say hi on the blog party. It has been great getting to know you and I can't wait to meet you irl. I am still trying to get in my mind that you have been married 30 yrs. It is just hard to believe! I am definitely going to check out Grandmas cooking.....I need help in that area! Have a blessed day!

Cascia said...

Just stopping by from the UBP at Five Minutes for Mom. I love your site and am subscribing to your RSS feed. I would appreciate it if you visited my blog and did the same! I'm looking forward to reading more and getting to know you better.

Cascia
The Healthy Moms
http://www.thehealthymoms.net/2010/04/welcome-to-healthy-moms-blog-party.html

Melissa, Multi-Tasking Mama said...

Subscribing to you now- raising three teenagers I love to follow bloggers who have been there and done that. Your granddaughter is beautiful!

Staci said...

Your granddaughter is such a cutie!

I am Harriet said...

Hi there.
Stopping by via the Ultimate Blog Party to say hello.
Have a great Friday!
http://harrietandfriends.com/2010/04/supermom-kate-hit-rut/

Tori said...

Hi Elizabeth! It is so nice to meet you! We really do have a lot in common. So cool how the UBP can bring people together. Woo hoo! :)

Blessings,
Tori

JDaniel4's Mom said...

Stopping by via the Ultimate Blog Party! What a cutie!

Lauren said...

Stopping by from UPB ... your granddaughter is absolutely adorable!!! :) I'm your newest follower!

Bethany said...

Stopping by from the Blog Party to say hi! I love your blog title.

Tales From My Empty Nest said...

The Ultimate Blog Party sounds like a lot of fun, but honestly, I can't read all the blogs I follow now. I think I am going to pass, but I hope you enjoy it and find lots of new blogs to read. Have a great weekend. Love & blessings from NC!

Jen @ Happy LIttle Homemaker said...

Hello from UBP - have a great weekend!

Alexis said...
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Alexis said...

I came across you blog via UBP. I LOVE the Dandelion in your header, that is an awesome picture, cute blog too!

Muthering Heights said...

Hi there! I'm popping in from the UBP! :)

Your granddaughter is lovely!

redeemed diva said...

Congrats on thirty years! That's amazing! Found you from UBP! I'll be back

Hello! I'm Kate. said...

Found you at UBP! Brooklyn is sooo cute! I'm a new follower & can't wait to keep reading!

Emma said...

Found you over at UBP 2010. It's lovely to meet you! Brooklyn is so sweet!

Jenilee said...

What a fun blog! I love the pictures you posted. so cute :) 30 years! I LOVE that! Nice to meet you!

dealightfullyfrugal said...

Stopping by from UBP-have a great weekend.

Kristen said...

Your grand-daughter is adorable! I hope to one day make it to the milestone of having been married so long! How incredibly blessed you are! I'm so glad I stopped in from the UBP!!

Jennifer said...

Aww, she is a cutie! Stopping in from the UBP. So nice to meet you. Happy Anniversary... that is wonderful!
~Jennifer
www.studiojru.com

Jenn said...

Happy Anniversary!! :D

Hope you are having fun at the UBP!

Jenni ("Miss Tutu")
My UBP blog post: How to Make a Tutu blog - hope you will stop by and say hi! :) and Mom Blogger $100 Cash Contest

Melinda said...

Wow! 30 years -- congratulations!! We just celebrated 18 in December.

Your granddaughter is adorable. My pastor says being a grandparent is even better than being a parent -- all the fun and love without all the responsibility! ;0)

Stopping by from the Party!

MrsPatterson said...

Hi! Swinging by from UBP. Good to "meet" you! Love the Friday Fave Fives idea! Feel free to stop by my blog!
Katie
memosfromaworkingmom.blogspot.com

Eos Mom said...

Stopping by from the party, it's nice to meet you! Your granddaughter is a cutie patootie!!!

InspiredGifts.com said...

Hi There! Nice to Meet you, I'm stopping by via UBP. I loved reading your blog and I will be coming back for more! Brooklyn is such a cutie!!!!!

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

bigguysmama said...

Congrats on your wedding anniversary. Your "About" photo makes you look like YOU are 30!! Your Brooklyn is adorable. Ugh, I need to get a camera so that I can use to video tape and make videos for my blog!! I keep forgetting about some of them memes I participate in. I even tried to start one of my own. I may try to keep it up. We'll see. *grin*

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