Friday, March 14, 2008

Ultimate Blog Party

This is a sticky post that will remain at the top of my blog until The Ultimate Blog Party ends on March 14. Scroll down for newer posts!
Ultimate Blog Party 2008 It's time to party! Welcome to all of you who have never been to the "nest" before! This is just my little place where I write about the things I love the most. Things like my family, my church, my God, my hobbies, my books, and my sweet dog Josey. I joined the blogging world a little over a year ago - my I just never knew! I have had the best time meeting great people, learning new recipes and ideas, sharing prayer requests, and just having fun. Here are some things to know about me:

I love God with my whole heart.

I am married to the best guy in the world - and he happens to be a preacher. That makes me a preachers wife - and it's been a good life. God has blessed us greatly.

I have 4 amazing daughters. And two amazing sons-in-law.

I am going to be a grandmother TWICE this year. I can hardly believe it - my heart is just so full sometimes! I sense that my life is going to change for the better Big Time!

I love to read. I love to sew. I love to quilt. I love to garden. I love my kitchen. In fact I'm not sure who my BFF is - my Bernina or my KitchenAid.

I work outside the home. I don't love it so much.

I love my sweet dog Josey. She is a little Yorkshire Terrier and has the sweetest little personality. And she doesn't think I do anything wrong. Ever.
Josey 1
I'm so glad you stopped by. To celebrate I am going to have 3 give-aways. The first prize is a little Mary Engelbreit photo album. Second, a stack of fun fat-quarters (fabric), and third a pattern for felt Christmas stocking ornaments. Because it is never too early to start making Christmas ornaments!

I will use the random number generator to choose my winners. Three winners. Three prizes. Just leave a comment telling me which prize you would like the most! And you MUST leave an email address or a blog address so I can notify you.
Feel free to browse through my blog and get to know me better - I look forward to visiting you too.

Party on!


Robin (the PENSIEVE one) said...

Hey! I'm trying to find party peeps and between Google and Bloglines, I'm finding a few :).

These posts even remind us of some things we didn't know about bloggers we HAVE visited before (let alone totally new ones).

Your love for your "lovies" shows :). Great pis of your fam, wish I had included more now. And are you giving away your pup??? Josey's adorable!!

(For me, I love me some Mary Engelbreit ANYTHING though!)

Hope you'll have time to visit my Ultimate Blog Party post :).

kalea_kane said...

Congrats on becoming a grandma! You must be so excited about those grandbabies to come! What an awesome life change! God bless you and your whole family!


Anonymous said...

I love the Mary Engelbreit album. Thank you for entering me in your giveaway....I'm glad to have found your blog.

thanks again,


Becoming Me said...

How cute. I love your pretty robin's egg banner.

Michele said...

I just stopped by from the Blog Party. Blessings on you and your coming grandbabies! :)

The fat quarter fabrics sound great!

Jean said...

I totally agree that it's never to early for Christmas crafts. I would love the stockings are just what I've been looking for.

Anonymous said...

Hi! What a fun blog party - so neat to meet new people and check out great blogs. Your little yorkie is ADORABLE! Aren't dogs the best friends?

Well I would be so grateful to win the Mary Engelbreit album because my mom and are both crazy about ME and I would fill it full of pics of she and I and then give it to her for her birthday. I know she'd love it!

Anonymous said...

Your Josey is so sweet! She's lovely!

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Marcia said...

Congrats on becoming a grandma! My mom's name is Robin and I just gave her the first grandchild 17 short months ago!

NateAndJakesMom said...

Thanks for the great little contest! If you'd like to enter mine as well you can do so HERE!
Loving the blog party - would also love the stocking patterns!

JanMary said...

Hi from N Ireland.

I am a christian SAHM of 3 kids, and I love digital scrapbooking and photography.

Enjoy the party!

Julie Fink said...

God has certainly blessed you with a wonderful, wonderful life!

Karen said...

Hi Robin! It's so great to meet you.

I love reading about optimistic people! It's so refreshing when I come across people who are happy and love their lives.

I would love to have the fabric! My email address is in the sidebar on my blog.

Enjoy the party!

Write From Karen

Dawn said...

I would love to have the Mary Engelbreit item! I am so glad your retreat was so awesome. And I'd love to know what blog posts you read! That was a great idea. So many of our friends out there are such amazing writers.

Have a wonderful Sunday!

Michelle said...

I'm slowly catching up on my blogging and wanted to thank you for your comment/congrats ref the birth of Lucas! :)

How exciting to read that you're expecting two grandchildren this year!

bubbebobbie said...

I am so glad you left your number on my blog when you came by today. Congratulations on your coming grandbabies! I have seven of them now. My husband is a pastor too, but currently serving on my Son-in-law's church board until they are up and running. I am glad I got to know you.
because of Jesus, Bobbie #605

Just Me said...

Hey Robin...definitely send me the FABRIC!! I looked at the picture..and viola! I think I actually felt my 'quilting genes' kick back in! So...bless me with fabric..and yea on the new upcoming grand babies!

Oh..and how to d you do this Ultimate Blog Party thing??

Suz said...

Josey is precious! I have a Yorkie too; his name is Jager.

brandy w said...

i'd like the photo album
nice to meet you

Anonymous said...

Have a great party.
I'd like the Mary Engelbreit photo album.

dolls123 (at) gmail (dot) com

Teri said...

Thanks for doing this! I love photo albums, so that would be my choice!

sweetsue said...

I love your little dog he is so cute! I used to be a dogwasher (I know, weird job) and had so much fun playing with the Yorkies. I would love to be entered in your contest for the fat quarters.

Karen said...

Such a great post, Robin! I don't think I've ever seen a picture of all your girls (and guys) together. You have such a beautiful family. How nice to have so many girls:) I'm not going to put my name in the drawing, because I'm still enjoying my subscription, so I'll let someone have a chance. I LOVE the magazine by the way, and think of you when each new issue comes in the mail!

Blessed said...

I like all of your party favors - so I'd be happy to win any of the three.

It sounds like we have a lot of the same interests I'll have to stop back by and see what else you have going on.

My email isn't published but if I win and you leave a comment on my blog I'll give it to you!

Danielle said...

Ill take the puppy! Too cute!
dansan826 at

Anonymous said...

Congratulations on your grandbabies - my mother couldn't wait for hers to be born, either - thank you so much for opening up your blog to new visitors and enjoy the rest of your week!

gail@more than a song said...

I love the pictures! Fun to see your family and hubby! It's going to be such a fun year for you with the babies coming.
I didn't do the blog party thing but if I can enter one of your drawings put me in for the fabric please!

Becky said...

Are her eyes really that green??? Josey I mean :)

paula h said...

I want a Yorkie so bad. I'll have to wait until the kids are bigger. I'd like the Fat Quarters best since my current obsession is making quilts and blankets.


Brandie said...

Hello! Congrats on becoming a grandma - and twice this year! Is it from twins are two of your daughters pregnant?
I too love to sew and craft. I totally understand that the Bernina is like a BFF!
And a giveaway? That's just an extra surprise - I would gladly take the fat quarters or the ornament directions off your hands! LOL

Theresa N. said...

I can see we share the same all of them except the dog I have cats.
Theresa N.

Greta said...

Great party and I LOVE that you watch American Idol with your daughter - so sweet!

Beginner Babby Pregnancy Blog said...

What a fun blog - I love visiting all the party blog places!

Gina said...

Your Yorkie is absolutely adorable!!! I have two chihuahuas who I love so much. visit me if you get the chance.

Gina said...

I forgot--I would love to win the fabric!!
My email is cliff (dot) gina at yahoo (dot) com

Debz said...

Great post! Hope your enjoying the party! I’ve been meeting tons of new people! Hope to try to visit at least half of them before Friday! You never know when you may meet a forever friend. Pop by for a visit if you get a chance! Enjoy your day!

Jinxy & Me said...

Hi! I just dropped in for the party. Thanks for hosting a giveaway! All the prizes are great, but I think I like the album the best.

Terri H said...

Oh, pick me for the fat quarters. Fabric is fun!

Have fun in the party!

Rockin' Mama said...

I love Mary Engelbreit! Great blog!

jasonncaryn at yahoo dot com

Candi said...

Wow---my dad had 3 grand kids born in the same year. Now, for me it was my first child, but it was my brother's and sister's last child. My brother's little girl was born in June, my sister had a boy in August and my little one was born in October (my sil on my husband's side even had a baby girl that year, so our family grew by leaps and bounds!!).

I think I would like to have the pattern most. I've started doing crafts with my son and he loves it. I'm not very crafty, but I think I might be able to handle felt ornaments!!

If you get a chance, stop by my party post to check out my giveaway!!