Friday, March 20, 2009

Ultimate Blog Party '09~ Howdy

Ultimate Blog Party 2009



Welcome to my little corner of the web. I love to have fun and a good party is one thing I simply can't pass up. The Ultimate Blog Party is a week long super fun bloggy hoedown that gives bloggers a chance to both get their blog noticed and meet other bloggers. I'm so excited to participate.

A little about me. I've been married to the love of my life for 15 years and I am mother to four great kids (three boys and a princess). I've been homeschooling them for 9 years and have used a good mix of different curricula over the years. The core of our learning has been Unit Study and delight directed, although the older they get, the more need I see for a little more structure. That could be a challenge...or it could be God's very sneaky way of boning me up in an area where I mostly resemble jelly.

I love dark chocolate, hot coffee, my sweet husband, Jesus Christ and really good books...not necessarily in that order. I am a bit of a resource girl and I can burn up the internet looking for the answer to what ever today's dilemma is. I was a better mom before I got a computer though as I am totally addicted to blogging, shopping, reading recipes, gathering information and often aimless surfing...usually a search gone wrong, probably started with good intentions. I am terribly disorganized and struggle with time and money management. Good thing is, I know that those are my weak spots, so I am not disappointed when I miss the mark. I am always trying to improve...if READING books on organization made you organized, I would have a Better Homes and Gardens model home!

I am generally positive and very outgoing. I like to have fun and laugh (and when I do, you'll hear it!). I like to play games, board games are the best. If there was a way to teach my kids using only board games, we'd be soooo there.... haven't found that yet, but there's still time.

I believed for a long time I was born for the stage (as in acting) but then I gave a talk/presentation on something I was already passionate and knowledgeable about and it was *AWESOME*. There were no lines to memorize, no blocking to think through, the words and thought were all mine and the feedback was tremendously positive and encouraging. So now, I want to grow up to be a public speaker, probably to moms...definitely women. I adore being in front of a group...it's even better if I have something relevant to share. I have enjoyed sharing encouragement for homeschool moms with regard to Casting a Homeschooling Vision and also on Personality Styles. I hope to expand my speaking repertoire to include more subjects as I get more gigs. If you are looking for a fun presenter who is passionate about encouraging moms, I might be it...

I'm so glad you popped in. I really love meeting new people. If you'll leave me comment, I be sure to pop over to your blog and say hello back. Because we both know, we are in this for the comments. Comments=blogger crack.

19 comments:

Juliana RW said...

Hi,

I am new in here ;) Nice to meet u in this UBP 09.

I am participate in UBP 09 as well, my personal‘s blog, photo‘s blog, and travel‘s blog. Hope you visit mine as well . Thanks

~Billie~ said...

Hi there!!

Nice to meet you! I LOVE hot chocolate and coffee, as well... could use some now. =)

tinabea said...

So, I'm not just meeting you for the first time, but I couldn't resist the opportunity to feel like a dealer. Here, have some crack.

Amydeanne said...

crack.. gotta get me some lol.. ya know it!

I have to laugh

I love dark chocolate, hot coffee, my sweet husband, Jesus Christ and really good books...not necessarily in that order. I am a bit of a resource girl and I can burn up the internet looking for the answer to what ever today's dilemma is. I was a better mom before I got a computer though as I am totally addicted to blogging, shopping, reading recipes, gathering information and often aimless surfing...usually a search gone wrong, probably started with good intentions. I am terribly disorganized and struggle with time and money management. Good thing is, I know that those are my weak spots, so I am not disappointed when I miss the mark. I am always trying to improve...if READING books on organization made you organized, I would have a Better Homes and Gardens model home!

I could have wrote that! and I'm a mom of 4 as well, so we sound a lot alike! lol

love your blog!

2nd Cup of Coffee said...

Just poppin' in to say hi, I'm getting caught up on my favs.

Jocelyn said...

Hi Phyllis, nice intro about yourself and nice to meet you on UBP '09! :D

Stop by Hip Mama's Place anytime for my party and lots of fab giveaways! Hope you're having a great weekend! :D

Baba said...

HI! So nice to meet you. Party on from an old hippie grandma here in Colorado.

StacieinAtlanta said...

Hi Phyllis-

I am stopping by from The Ultimate Blog Party to check your blog out and say hello. We are in for a great week!

Check out my place for your chance to win a LeapFrog Tag Reading System. :)

Stacie
The Divine Miss Mommy
http://www.thedivinemissmommy.com
http://www.twitter.com/stacieinatlanta

Tiaras & Tantrums said...

lovely to meet you!

making the rounds

Kellie said...

I loved reading this and learning more about you!

As a homeschooler, coffee drinker, chocolate lover, old time thespian, and encourager, I think we'd get along fine!

Comfort Joy Designs said...

Hello! Poppin’ in from The Ultimate Blog Party…all the way from Queensland, Australia! G’Day! I hope you have time to visit my party soon.

Ta!

P.S.
I love Jesus, too!

Super Fun Mama said...

I just stopped by, blog hopping as part of UBP 2009. It is very nice to meet you. I have a blog at www.superfunmama.blogspot.com; It's a toddler learning blog. I'd love to have you for a visit! I am loving UBP! Have a magical day. I have a goal of trying to visit 150 blogs per day, whew! Let's hope the little one takes long naps for the next few days.

carma said...

ditto on the dark chocolate. Poppin' by from UBP to say "hi" - party on!
carma

Mike said...

Hello there. Knocking on your door from the blog party. Hope you don’t mind.


Mike
http://somethingaboutparenting.typepad.com

Twitter: About Parenting

Casual Friday Everyday said...

Hi there. Making my way through the party. Lots of fun so far! It was nice to meet you and I will be back!

Nell

JamericanSpice said...

Nice to meet you!

Talk about a party!

I'm quite intrigued and am learning how to get around!

Just stopping by from 5minutes for moms blog party!

April said...

hi, I'm just visiting from the
Ultimate Blog Party! I'm newer to blogging and am seeing how everyone else does this blogging thing.

I really like the name of your blog it made me laugh

my prize is #115
come over to my site and check it out.

Kati said...

Hi! Nice to meet you!! Happy UBP!!

Pamela Kramer said...

Here comes the prize train....TOOT TOOT!!!! You're a winner, stay tuned! - oh wait, there aren't any prize choices here. :(

Email me HappyPandaBaby(@)gmail(.)com and reference #115