Friday, April 5, 2013

Welcome To The Party!!!

Ultimate Blog Party 2013 Welcome to the annual Ultimate Blog Party!!! Wahooo!!!! It's time to grab a comfy chair, a cup of your favorite coffee, tea, diet coke ;), and get ready to meet some great bloggers! I invite you to stop by the party and enjoy the event. You don't need a babysitter and you don't even have to get dressed up if you do not want to. You can sit down and relax when you get a chance and enjoy the new blogs.

This is my 3rd year to link up with Susan and Janice and 5 Minutes for Mom. Each year they have a wonderful party hosted on their site. You can earn lots of prizes and meet tons of great new people. All you need to do is create an intro post and join up in the party. There are all types of blogs and you can choose what group you fit in.

So grab that cup of (fill in the blank) and get ready to party!

Welcome to Our Journey! This is us, just a few years ago. ;)
My name is Jen and I am a homeschooling, cooking, Christ loving, music singing wife, mom, daughter and sister. I live in the South and I love to be barefoot, or at least wear flip flops ;). My hubby and I have been married for 10 years this year and our kiddo will turn 7.
We have one hound dog that is turning 9 this year. 
He likes to hang out while we work on school stuff. :)
We love to do science experiments here. ;)
This is where we made slime... Fun? Yes. Icky? Definitely yes!!


















We have a great time here.... 



















But we can also be serious too...




















I have the sweetest little boy that has a heart full of compassion for others and loves learning. He never meets a stranger, which for Mommy can be scary. But he has such a great personality. I am so blessed to be called his Mommy. He is the light of our lives and we thank God for him everyday. 
He's our muscle man, super hero, dinosaur slayer, dragon tamer , cub scout loving, t-ball playing boy. 














What will you find here? Well I talk about a lot of things. You will find reviews on homeschool curriculum options out there. You will also hear about what we do each week with the link ups we follow.  You will see a lot of cooking and recipe sharing here too. I love to cook and have recently started following the Paleo/Primal lifestyle. You might see shots like this around here too:



















I blog about faith, family, homeschool and our life in general. You'll catch lots of things on here and it may be different from week to week. I have been blogging off and on for four years but have consistently been blogging for probably 2-3 years. It started off as a hobby and a way to connect with family that lived off from us and has blossomed into more than I could ever imagine. I have met some awesome blogging families on this journey and can't wait to meet more of you!

So welcome to Our Journey. Feel free to pull up a patio chair, share your favorite recipes and a glass of good ole' sweet tea or whatever your choice is. :) I'm glad you stopped by and I hope you'll come back. Please let me know if you come by so I can return the favor and the follow!!! 

Have a great time partying this week and I hope to "see" you around! 



32 comments:

  1. Hi Jen, So glad to meet you here! We are homeschoolers too - we have three girls. This year, I am partying from my business blog, Mommy Bag Marketing Inc. where we love all things family and parenting! I'm now following you on Twitter! ~Beverly
    http://mbmiblog.com/2013/04/03/ultimateblogparty2013mommybagmarketing

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    1. Hi Beverly! Thanks so much for stopping by. I am heading your way now :)

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  2. Stopping by from the #UBP13. New follower here; great to meet you! I'm always looking for new recipes so I'll definitely take a look at yours.

    You can find me at http://www.atticgirl.com

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    1. Hi Shelly! So glad you came by :) Heading your way now!

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  3. Hi Beverly! When I have kids (I am going to be a foster adopter, I am going to homeschool as well. I taught for several years at a small Christian school. I look forward to learning more about you! My blog is about being frugal, couponing, and DISNEY!
    I have another blog about my experience being TTC for 7+ years that I did not list on the linky. http://faithnpixiedust.com

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    1. Thanks for coming by April! I am going to head over your way :)

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  4. Hi fellow crew member! I am now a follower of your blog. Thank you for stopping by - the Ultimate Blog Party sent me here. I look forward to checking out your recipes and reading about your homeschool experiences this year. Love the muscle man pic! I wear flip flops all the time. Winter came and people looked at me strangely. In fact, I better get a new pair the ones I have now are falling apart. I trip on the flap more than once a day. Hee Hee. Love being comfortable!

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    1. LOL You sound like me ;) Flip Flops are a part of my wardrobe year round :) hahaha

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  5. Stopping by from UBP 13 and I enjoyed my visit.

    Fondly,
    Glenda
    (Link # 59)

    ps. Looks like your having a lot of fun at your house.

    My homeschooled kiddos are lovely adults not.

    and, ... I hate going barefoot.

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    1. Thanks for coming by Glenda! So glad you enjoyed your time here ;)

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  6. So neat to find your blog! I found you through UBP. We have two hound dogs too, and we've also been married a decade. Yay! I'll be starting the homeschooling journey very very soon. Great to find you!

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    1. Glad you stopped by Gabrielle! I love a hound dog or two ;) Homeschooling is a wonderful journey and so glad you are excited about it! It is an awesome experience!

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  7. Hello my flip flop wearing friend! Hope your homeschool year is going well - glad to catch up with you a bit - from UBP
    God bless!

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    1. Hey Kelli! So glad you stopped by :) Have a great one!!!

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  8. Stopping by the UBP13 to say Hello!! Hope you have a fabulous week :)
    http://bit.ly/10BaQwb

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    1. Thanks for stopping by Stephanie!!!

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  9. It does look like you guys have a lot of fun! My husband grew up in the jungles of south america and loves to go barefoot too! ;-)

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    1. Oh how awesome! My son is following right behind me ;) He would rather be barefoot than shoes ;) LOL Thanks for coming by Alaina!

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  10. Hi Jenni! I enjoyed my visit. Too funny seeing the slime picture. Slime making is actually on my agenda tomorrow0 I watched clever YouTube videos teaching me how today- but my kids are 21, 20 and 16 so I don't have a good excuse like a 7 year old! I'm making it for my husband! He is the student pastor at our church and needs some for an illustration. Life never gets dull around here! Enjoy the party this week. Hope to see you around sometime. Amy

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    1. Ohh that sounds like an interesting sermon :) I'll have to hear about that more! It is definitely an interesting experiment. He had a blast doing it. Mom.. ehh. it was weird LOL Thanks for stopping by and hope to hear more from you!

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  11. Hopping over from UBP13. I homeschooled for 10 yrs, but now mine are all grown up. I also like to cook, craft & write. If you ever want some fun activities with your kids, stop by for our Oreo Moon Phases or our Lucky Charms Graph.

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    1. Thanks for stopping by Kerry! I'll be sure to hop over there too :)

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  12. It's nice to 'meet' you Jen! You have to have some dedication to follow the Paleo/Primal diet! My sister and her husband follow that diet as a lifestyle (have been for years!) I like my baked goods, though! ;-)

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    1. :) I do too but I'm learning to bake them differently :) Thanks for stopping by!!

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  13. Oh it finally got a little nice up here in Chicago for us to wear flip flops!

    Stopping by to say hi from the Ultimate Blog Party!

    http://momandmore.com/2013/04/party-with-me-at-the-ultimate-blog-party-2013-ubp13.html

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    1. Thanks for coming by! I am heading that way today :)

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  14. Hi Jen
    it is nice to meet you and your family.
    Thanks for sharing and joining the party!

    Enjoy the rest of the week!

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    1. Thanks for stopping by Colette! I am glad you stopped by!

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  15. Hi there - I am visiting from the UBP13 :) Glad to have found your blog; I really like your writing style and can't wait to poke around some more! We are new to the paleo/primal food scene, so I can't wait to read what you have to say about it, since we have seen a ton of health benefits in our little ones even in just the last few weeks of changing our diets and are looking forward to what is ahead. Have a great day!
    - Jennah

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    1. Hi Jennah!
      Glad you stopped by. :) I am going on 6 weeks on the Paleo lifestyle so I am new to it still :) I'm finding all kinds of fun stuff!! Thanks for coming by!

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  16. Just stopping by from the UBP13. We hope you stop by our party for a slice of warm banana bread and cold milk.
    Hugs,
    Cathi
    http://SimpleSojourns.com

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  17. My mom is having huge success with a paleo diet... I'm trying to follow it too, but having a hard time making myself leave behind grains.

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