"Children learn to smile from their parents." -Shinichi Suzuki

Friday, April 1, 2011

It's A Party!!

Ultimate Blog Party 2011

Since I am a VERY new blogger, I was looking for a way to get my name and blog out there, and try to build a network of blogger friends! This morning I was reading my list of favorite blogs and Julie over at From Inmates to Playdates had a post about a Blog Party hosted by 5 Minutes for Mom.com. The whole purpose of the party is to help bloggers "meet" new friends and introduce youself to new readers. EXACTLY what I was looking for! So...here's my introduction: I'm a 29 year old wife and mother. I've been married for 4 years and we have a 2 year old monkey who is seriously the funniest person I know! I work full time, with my husband (that's right...we're together ALL day EVERY day!) I'm a very social person, but also a homebody, I love television and books, celebrity gossip is my secret guilty pleasure and I'm TOTALLY excited about the Royal Wedding! I guess I consider myself quirky and silly and I Love to laugh!

I think if I had to describe my parenting approach it would be summed up by the quote at the top of this blog, I try to smile and enjoy life everyday, because that's the type of person I want my daughter to be. I think we all have different opinions and approaches, but at the end of the day, we are all just trying to love our kids and raise them the way we think is best, even if we all do it a little differently, we all have the same goal.

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Photo by Fallon's Photography

I've thought a lot about what I want this blog to be, when I first had the idea for this blog I really just wanted a place to write all the things that are happening in our lives, those moments that we forget if they aren't written down, but are the important details I want to remember! My favorite blogs to read are the ones where the writters are just honest. Honest about their feelings and thoughts, and make me feel like "Hey, I'm not the only one that has felt like that" So I guess that is what I strive to do, to write an honest blog about what is going on in my life, with a little fun and crazy mixed in...because that's who I am!


  1. Happy UBP 2011! And Welcome to blogging!
    Your family is beautiful!

    Have a fantastic Day!

  2. HI ty so much for stopping by my blog. A friend designed my blog layout for me, I linked her in my party post. Yeah I love it as well, she did my previous one too she does awesome work. It will take time to get your blog where you want it to be and look and anytime you need help just shoot me an email hun. Welcome to the blogging world..

  3. Thank you for visiting my blog, welcome to the world of blogging!

    Your family is beautiful :)

  4. HI! You have a wonderful outlook & reason for blogging! i love the honest ones too - always feels good to know we are not alone .


  5. Hi, Laurie! This is Dimitra from http://greenceramictablelamp.blogspot.com. To answer your question about my design: the template is from Blogger, but I made the banner myself, playing around with coreldraw, photoshop and some vectors:)
    You have a wonderful family!!
    Have a nice weekend and see you around!

  6. Hi there!

    First - thank you so much for visiting my blog!! I would love to help you plan that trip one day! Welcome to blogging. I am relatively new to it myself and thought the same thing when I saw the Ultimate Blog Party! Man oh man has it ever helped me get out there. Already I am up on followers considering before it started I had....0! Now I have 15, I hope to have many more by the end.
    If you are on facebook be sure to like my page to stay really up to date on the latest and greatest at Be Our Guest Vacations! www.facebook.com/beourguestvacations

    Thanks again and I followed you and look forward to reading more!

  7. Thanks so much for stopping by AndTwinsMake5.com and welcome to the blogging community. Blogs are perfect for helping one to remember those funny little tales one may have filed away otherwise.

  8. Hi there! I completely agree with your quote at the top of your blog... I am trying to be the best I can be, so that my daughter can grow up to do the same, without taking my crap with her... you know what I mean?

    Anyway, party on! ~Kristina

  9. Visiting from the UBP, thanks for stopping by. Love your outlook on life, I love to share the everyday and my take on life. I too want to remember those funny little moments that I know I would otherwise forget

  10. I agree, we're all just trying to do our best with our kids.

    Welcome to the party and to blogging!

  11. I am here cuz I saw you on Twitter... I am totally excited about the royal wedding too! Have fun partying with UBP!!

    joy & blessings,

  12. Stopping by from the UBP. So nice to meet you. What a sweet and adorable little girl you have. :)

    Love your upbeat style, though still balancing to keep it real. Following you now.

    Tracy All Thumbs Crafts

  13. I am not so much a newbie anymore but am still trying to learn the ropes. Always great to meet a newbie, I found your blog through #ubp11 ;-)

  14. Hopping over from UBP11 and want to say a big WELCOME!!Hope you make some wonderful new friends to help encourage and support you on this fun adventure :)

    Do hop over to say hi when you have the time



  15. Howdy!

    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 http://sostylilized.blogspot.com/2011/04/ultimate-blog-party.html

    And...Jessica Lil Corner is where I am blogging about family and life at http://jessicaslilcorner.blogspot.com/2011/04/ultimate-blog-party.html

    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)

  16. Hi! Following you from
    UBP! Hope you visit me
    and return the follow!

  17. Thanks for stopping by my blog! Glad I came to visit on this party train! Great pics!

  18. Thanks for dropping by my blog for the UBP11. You have a beautiful daughter.