Saturday, March 03, 2007

Ultimate Blog Party!

Ultimate Blog Party
If you are wondering what this is all about, click on the picture above!

Welcome to my blog everyone! Come on in and look around! I'm a full time mom and part time social worker. I've been married for 11 years and have 3 sons ages 3, 3, and 1 .

I blog mainly to share things that I find interesting and also to keep family and friends updated. In fact, my parents don't even call us anymore, they just read the blog! (Hi Mom and Dad!)

I'm very much seeking a simpler more focused life with my main focus being on God and then my family.

I'll finish by telling you 10 things about me:

1. I love Coca Cola!
2. I like to read Christian fiction (especially Amish stories).
3. I dye my hair off and on and started going grey in high school.
4. We attend a non-denominational church.
5. I love to collect recipes and look at cookbooks. I have cut out way too many dessert recipes!
6. I plan to home school my kids in a couple of years.
7. I recently lost 24.4 lbs. in a weight loss contest at work.
8. I played the cymbals and flute in high school.
9. I donate blood when I get a chance (I've been bad about going since having the boys).
10. I love to eat out at new and different restaurants.

Enjoy the party and leave me a comment before you leave!


SamandSawyersMom said...

Whew what a party! I am glad I do not have to drive home.

Deanne said...

Hi!!! Just out doing some party hoppin'! :) Nice blog you have here, I like it!! I, too, am on the same journey....'becoming the wife, mother and woman that God wants me to be.' May Providence guide and direct our paths!

Beki - TheRustedChain said...

Happy Blog Party to you! :)

~Beki (I'm having a jewelry drawing for my guests. :) )

Donnetta said...

Here via the party.

I'm a coke product person too, but I'll take the diet coke instead.

Congrats on the weight loss!! That is a huge accomplishment! You should be very proud of yourself!

Thanks for inviting us to your place!!

Shawna said...

Nice to meet you! I'm out looking at a few blogs and thought I'd drop by. Thanks for having me over!

Judy said...

Happy Party! I'm glad to meet you and am looking forward to getting to know you better. :-) Have a great one.

Mikki said...

Hello! This party thing is fun. I'm getting to meet some great ladies out there.

By your list I can tell you and I have a lot of things in common.. nondenominational church,love to eat out, color my hair every once in awhile but now that the grays are coming in that might pick up, haven't donated blood in awhile - but like to, and I LOVE to look at cookbooks and actually cook..LOL

Have a great time at the party!!

Distybug said...

Party hoppin' here! I guess you've read all of Beverly Lewis' books if you love Amish stuff. Her Abram's Daughters series was the best! Come visit sometime!

Amy's Blah, Blah, Blogging said...

Just came by for your blog party! I noticed that you got the same pitcher on clearance at Target that I did. You got a better deal than me though, I got it shortly after V-day, love it! I also got the mugs and bowl to go with it...cute, cute!

I used to be a social worker, now am a stay at home mom and I love to collect recipes too. Oh, way to go on that weightloss by the way...awesome!

Happy Blogging this week!

Write From Karen said...

Congrats on the weight loss!

I've recently discovered Barlow Girl. I've never really listened to Christian music before but I must say, I'm liking what I'm hearing!

Thanks for inviting me to your party. Could you pass the chips? *grin*

SamandSawyersMom said...

Hey if people are actually passing food, then I am SO in.

The Open Range Camping Family said...

Just stopping by from the party link. Very nice to meet you! I am currently working on loosing 25 lbs, can you share your secrets? thanks!!

Anonymous said...

I am party hopping. Great blog! I like your list. I love recipes too. I am really a little too consumed with them! And the eating out...YES! Congratulations on the weight loss. I have been trying that myself. I have lost about 16 lbs since December! Hope you have a great party.

Kailani said...

Congrats on the weight loss. I give you so much credit since I know I don't have the discipline to do it.

Just making the Ultimate Blog Party rounds and wanted to stop by and say hi. I'll be back again during the week to see what's going on around here.

If you get a chance, please stop by and check out my photo contest and daily book giveaway.


An Island Life

SamandSawyersMom said...

Wow, how long does this go on? I have been partying here for 3 days now and I am a mother for goodness sake. I couldn't lift my head this morning..thank you very much. I am too old for this...Whew. Tell me your getting tired too??

Lura said...

This party goes on for 5 more days baby! Whooweee!

Crystal said...

WOW! I've never been to a party that lasted that dang long before! I read the link button but didn't quite understand the whole thing. Can you post an explanation of how and why you do this???

Lura said...

If you click on the link button, it will take you to the site that explains it. It's basically just to have people check out your blog and to meet other bloggers by checking out their blogs. You can also win prizes. Last time I checked, there were about 600 people participating in the "party".

Heather said...

I'm just popping in for the party!!! I've enjoyed what I've read so far on your blog!!! Party On!

Laura said...

Hello! Thanks for popping over to my site! I'm glad you could make it. Wow good job on the weightloss. That is awesome :)

Thanks for having me,

Tracy said...

Nice to meet you, Lura! Have fun at the Blog Party! :)

EEEEMommy said...

Party hopping!
Nice to meet you.

Revka said...

Hey, I'm here for the party. Thanks for having me. I love your continuing story post, BTW. That's a great idea, and I'll be checking back to see how it turns out with Hugh in there and everything. :)

I'm partying at both of my blogs. If you have the time, I'd love for you to stop by one of them.

The Porch Light
Little Fun; Little Learning

Susanne said...

I love Christian Amish fiction, cookbooks and eating in resteraunts too and also attend a nondenomintational church! Nice to meet you on this huge party circuit!

mommy3 said...

Hi Lura,
I like your blog! I really want to try some of those soup recipes. Thanks for stopping by my party. You're welcome back anytime.

Have a great weekend!

Brandie said...

Hello Lura! So nice to meet you =)
I too love coca-cola. Sometimes I think about not drinking it anymore, but then I come to my senses and forget that silly notion ;-)
What a great blog you have going here! It was nice to stop and visit.