The Party Post!

Ultimate Blog Party 2010

Thanks for stopping by my little corner of the net. I’ve been blogging for nearly five years now, but am not the most regular of bloggers. When I only had one child I blogged just about every day for awhile there, but life gets in the way and…well, I’m sure many of you know how that goes.


So, let me tell you a little about myself. I’m sure you will never guess my name, from my blog title, but I am Amy. I am a recovering social worker, I stay at home with my girls these days, and probably the only conservative one you will ever meet. I’ve never met another, that’s for sure! I like to do creative things, like draw and paint and scrapbook, but I’m not particularly good at any of them. I wish I had more time to learn, but maybe someday I will. I also enjoy baking, I think it’s so fun to have people enjoy the yummy morsels you make. I can cook on my own, but baking I use recipes, like this one I found on I Am Baker’s website:
And let me just say it was delicious!! Very time consuming, but yuuuuummm!!

I also really love photography. Part of that artist in me too. I’m always looking at things thinking of how I would take a picture of them to make it look the best. I think my family thinks I’m the paparazzi I take so many pictures. Always looking for that best shot!

Here’s me with my husband, Michael. He looks very goofy in this picture. Unless you take a picture when he’s not suspecting it, he always looks goofy. Something about camera anxiety maybe. He needs a diagnosis for sure!

Michael is a great guy. Very smart, hardworker (he manages a team of stockbrokers), loves his family, loves his God even more, is a great provider for all of us and best of all, agrees that it is in the best interest of our kids for me to stay home with them and hopefully homeschool them in grade school. He also loves Star Wars, Colts football and video games, but, we won’t hold it against him. He also works with the kids in kids church and you can tell why they love him! Also living in my house is my 4 year old firstborn, Lilla. Lilla means beauty, innocence and purity, and she is all of the above and so much more. She is a very smart, thoughtful girl with a hilarious sense of whimsy about her. You just never know what this child is going to say next. The other day on the way to Awana she asked me why we were put on Earth!
Try answering that so a four year old can understand it. Wow! I homeschool Lilla for preschool, although not regularly enough. As she is starting to learn to read though I think we will probably start kindergarten in the fall.
Lilla enjoys writing letters, designing art projects, dressing up,

dancing and sings

saying “I love you”, playing with her best friend, Gracie, baking with mommy, jumping on the trampoline and making her sister bounce up and down, have books read to her, eat pepperoni and drink apple juice, ponder deep thoughts and scream at the top of her lungs. That last part is not my favorite. No, really. 🙂

My second daughter is now 15 months. Her name is Anna and she is an absolute ball of fire. She is so spirited in all she does and doesn’t do anything half way. She laughs with her whole heart, hugs with her whole heart and screams with her whole heart too. She is even louder than my older one!
Anna is a daddy’s girl, and she looks and acts like him too! She is very mechanically inclined and can put things together, and pull them apart, quicker than anyone we know!
She also puts everything in her mouth. And I mean EVERYTHING!

Anna loves to wear jewelry, particularly necklaces, as seen in the above picture. She is also, finally, learning to walk. She crawls so fast you can hardly keep track of her so we can only imagine what she’ll do once she begins walking. I spend most of my days doing this:
She took 8 steps in a row today, so we are making progress!

We affectionately refer to her as King Kong, and this is why:

We also have a four legged friend living with us, her name is Ellie Mae. She is a 6 1/2 year old beagle that just loves us to death, but who drives me batty with her fur and her licking. Still, we do love her and can really not see our home without Ms. Ellie.
Thanks for stopping in to meet us today! I hope that you will tell me you stopped by, leave a note and I will drop by to meet and greet you too!

To visit more blogs and join in the Ultimate Blog Party, go to http://www.fiveminutesformom.com

Oh, and part of the blog party is the prizes…I must not forget those! These are the ones I’d love to win!
The Grand Prize: Toshiba Satellite L505D-ES5025
US39 -Be My Guest certificate ($250 value) for one lucky winner, (2 night stay for a family of four) at any Hilton Garden Inn.
US1 – Win a $150 shopping spree at Pedal Cars and Retro Collectibles.
US6 – Hand Stamped Personalized Necklace valued at $48 The Double Stacked A Lot Of Love.
US7, US8 , USC 60 , US11 , US95 , USC 35 , USC 39, USC 3 , USC 15, USC 8 , USC 37 , US112, US71, US73 , US74 , US87 , US113, USC 25 , US84, US49 , US107 , US32, US70, USC 36, US40,US52 , USC 32 – USC55 ,US31,USC 40 , USC 41 , US37 , US38

What are you hoping to win?

Published by amysblahblahblog

Follower of Jesus Christ. Wife for Life. Mom to 2 girls. Homeschooler. Missions Minded. Book reader. Traveller. Mountain Loving. Tea drinker.

113 thoughts on “The Party Post!

  1. I'm visiting from the UBP. You have a beautiful family. I love photography too. Now that the weather is nice I intend to get out with the camera more. Happy Friday!

  2. I too am visiting from UBP…your family is beautiful. I look forward to following you. I am a major crafty girl too although I don't have as much time to do it as I would like…but I am a major party planner. That's super fun for me. Happy Friday!www.twin-spiration.com

  3. Hey! Found you from UBP and you had me at "recovering social worker"… totally intrigued since hubby and I just dipped our toes into the big crazy world of fost/adoption:) We have no clue what we are doing (just that we want some babies)…. My blog is four days old, but feel free to pop on over and know that every drop of advice is solicited! Cheers!

  4. You have a beautiful family!!! Such sweet little girls! And oh my goodness that cake looks yummy! I would never have the time or energy to put into making something like that. Maybe we could take a whole day for Home Ec. and make it though…hmmmm.Anyway, I love your blog! Glad you stopped by mine! Have a great time with the UBP and I hope to see you around blogland!

  5. Thanks for stopping by my little home on the www!!We DO sound verrrry similar..even our husbands sound similar! My husband is a commodities broker. :)Your girls are so beautiful (Ruby was a late walker just like Anna is-Ruby didn't walk until 16 months!)I'm following now. 🙂

  6. What a wonderful introduction post Amy! I really feel like I got to meet you 🙂 Your girls are beautiful… and well… even if he is a Colts fan… your husband sounds wonderful.I hope you'll come by my art blog and get to know me a bit too. http://thecreatorspalette.blogspot.com and there's a link there for my personal blog if you're interested too.This Blog Party is fun!

  7. Thanks for stopping by, you were my very first party guest this year! Your children look precious, glad to see you are savoring the days, they'll fly by all too soon!Charlene @ A Virtuous Woman

  8. Thanks for stopping by! I have seen that rainbow cake as well and suggested it to my friend for her birthday party for her little girl. I hope I get to help her make it! I love God,I'm glad you do too! Your family is beautiful and I am a HUGE Colts fan, just like your hubby! He's got it right!Stop in again soon!

  9. love all the great pictures and your post is great love how you say recovering social worker which is the field my daughter is going to school for I am following you since I love your writing style and dont want to miss out

  10. Thanks for stopping by! I've got another baby on the way and I am feeling like it will be a lot less with the reading and crafts the second time around…but who knows, maybe we can pull it off a second time. 🙂 Glad to meet you! Your children are beautiful!

  11. Thanks for stopping at my blog! Thought I'd return the favor, especially because we share our name. ;)Your girls are absolutely adorable; I love the photos of them in your WW post, jumping on the trampoline. Looks like they love it!

  12. Thanks so much for stopping by my blog. Isn't this party fun?Your girls are just beautiful! By the way, I have an Anna too. She is now 8, but like your Anna she never does anything halfway! It seems to be a trend with other Annas that I have met also. So nice to meet you. Looking forward to getting to know you better!Blessings,Karen

  13. Hi there! Just popping in from UBP to be your newest Google Follower! Hooray! Hope you're having an awesome weekend. Swing by my blog!Bridgette GroschenThe Groschen Goblinswww.groschengoblins.com

  14. What a precious, beautiful family. I enjoyed all the great photos. And that cake… that is fantastic! Love it! So happy to have 'met' you through the UBP.~Jenniferwww.studiojru.com

  15. Thanks for stopping by my blog! Your story made me laugh about your BIL's family. People are pretty passionate about the Derby here!I see your hubby is a Colts fan… We are huge Saints fans here! Hope you won't hold that against me, LOL!

  16. Hi! Just dropping by! I'm from UBP and am checking out blogs. Can't wait to read up on yours! :)God Bless!Emilyhttp://strobelshappenings.blogspot.com/2010/04/blog-party.html

  17. Hi! I'm stopping by from UBP too. I also have a 15 month old who could affectionately be called King Kong. We call hime the Hurricane though. He's a climber and a destroyer and I cherish every minute of his destruction – although when he's older I'm sure I won't admit that to him!

  18. Hi Amy!Love, love the colors and design of your blog! Your photos are fantastic too and really show how beautiful you and your family are. So glad to meet another home educating Christian mom!

  19. The cake looks delicious. Is there any left?You have such a beautiful family.Love your blog and really enjoyed my visit.I think this is my 3rd year. Not sure but really enjoy meeting new bloggers.Great prizes this year! I hope you win one..or two.I was late too but fashionable late for the UBP 2010.

  20. Visiting from UBP! Your girls are adorable! My daughter loves to put things in her mouth too. She'll be 2 on Wednesday. I hope she stops doing it soon!

  21. Hey there, stopping in from UBP. I'm a pro photog and I must say you do very well on your portraits. It can be tricky to get people to look like themselves in photos, I know. A trick I like to use is to tell them you have to make an adjustment on the camera and when they aren't suspecting the shot press the shutter. Sometimes you'll get amazing feeling in those shots.I really liked the blog and I'll see you around.

  22. Thank you for visiting my blog and for your prayers for me… and if you read my latest entry you will see that they have been (in part) answered!

  23. 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 Momshttp://www.thehealthymoms.net/2010/04/welcome-to-healthy-moms-blog-party.html

  24. Hi Amy – thanks for visiting my blog – isn't the UBP great! I get to meet new bloggy friends like you – you kids are beautiful – oh how I miss when my babies were little. I look forward to making a connection with you.

  25. Your family is just beautiful! I'm so happy for you to be able to stay home with your children. It is the best experience ever if you can afford to do so. I've done both…stayed home and worked. The years I stayed home were very special. ENJOY!!

  26. Girl you are not kidding, there are a whole heck of a lot of us Amys in the blogging world! Thanks for stopping by my blog for UBP, I LOVE yours, we should start and "All Amys" blogging circle!

  27. I am ashamed to say that it has been way too long since I visited you, although I do still stalk you on Twitter. lolThanks to the UBP (and your tweet) for instigating another visit… I'll be back again soon!~Christinewww.fromdatestodiapers.com

  28. Thanks for stopping by my blog.The cake looks fabulous. My youngest son would only want to eat the top layers because they're his favorite colors. Thankfully, my oldest sons favorite colors are the bottom colors.As for finding time to read (RE: your comment on my blog), I keep a book in the bathroom, one in my messenger bag, one at my desk and one next to my bed. It does take me quite a lot of time to read a book but it's well worth it.Angi from Tim and Angi's Family Blog

  29. Hello from one Amy to another. Found your blog through UBP. I also have 2 girls – 4 and 2. I'm homeschooling both (one more than the other at this point). The 4 y.o. is starting to read and will be doing K in the fall. So fun to find your blog.

  30. Thanks for stopping by! I'm a little late on catching up with people! What a wonderful blog and family you have! Now I'm off to find more bloggers from the UBP! Have fun!~Bethhttp://joeandbethany.blogspot.comTwitter: @bethanyev

  31. Thanks for stopping by my blog for the party! Your family is just beautiful! I'm following you now so I can't wait to read more about you. :)http://intheknowgiveaways.blogspot.com

  32. Hey Amy! Thank you so much for commenting on my Good Morning Peekaboo! I really appreciate! Your family is absolutely beautiful! I love photography, baking, trying to bake I should say! I'll have to show you my disaster carrot cake and "spilled" Dr.Pepper cake! I am so happy you came over from the UBP! Can't wait to read more from you! Elizabeth

  33. You certainly are blessed!! What a beautiful family!! I have enjoyed reading your blog and I'm now following you! I dropped by frnm UBP10…and you have already visited me! Thanks and have a wonderful weekend!Shelly–Shelly's Bits & Pieces

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