It’s that time again. I do love the Ultimate Blog Party. Thank you so much for taking the time to stop by and mingle for a bit. At my home, I like to make one of my favorite desserts for my guests, Irish Cream Brownies. Enjoy, but be forewarned, they are addicting!
So, funny story – I actually used to work for 5 Minutes for Mom as their virtual assistant. It was such an incredible job. I have such respect for Janice and Susan and am so grateful for the time I got to spend working with them. I must say though, it is fun to go from a UBP party planner to a UBP party-goer. Sometimes, it’s nice to sit back, relax and just take in the fun. 🙂
This is one of my favorite pictures of the girls. When we hung out at conferences, there was always so much laughter. Those girls are the best.
So a little about me. I am a wife and mom, in the most amazing blended family. There are five kiddos altogether. Audrey is 9, Isaiah is almost 7, Devin is 6, Christian is 5 and Averi is 3. Yes, it is crazy at times, very loud at times, but ohhhh sooo much fun. I am truly, truly blessed. Here are a few more pictures of my family. You can also read more about me here.
You’ll notice my blog is a little bare in the post department. I used to run a blog called 3 Little Sparrows, and had blogged since 2006. I am still confused about how it happened, but one day, with a click of my mouse, I lost pretty much my entire blog. It was really heartbreaking.
After that happened, I took a bit of a hiatus from blogging. I guess I was a bit discouraged. But, I have missed it so very much. I have especially missed the community and the friendships. So I’m back. I plan on blogging a lot about my family, my faith and my desire to really start making a difference in the lives of others. I will be sharing about charitable causes and ideas on giving back. Also, with 5 kiddos in my home, 9 and under..it is definitely never a dull moment. They will be providing me with a lot of material. So, I do hope that you come back and visit again soon. I truly look forward to visiting each and every one of you.
Okay, I couldn’t resist. I had to put up a few more pictures. I hope you don’t mind. 🙂 My wedding was this past November, so you’ll have to put up with the wedding pics. They are the only good pictures I have of all of us as a family. With 5 kiddos, 3 of which are boys, it is quite hard to get decent family shots….well you know…where everyone is actually smiling and looking at the camera.
I do have a prize to give away. I recently read and LOVED the book, Kisses from Katie. So, I’d like to give a copy to one of you. To enter, just leave a comment below. I will pick one winner at random on Friday, April 12th. (U.S. residents only, please).
“What would cause an eighteen-year-old senior class president and homecoming queen from Nashville, Tennessee, to disobey and disappoint her parents by forgoing college, break her little brother’s heart, lose all but a handful of her friends (because they think she has gone off the deep end), and break up with the love of her life, all so she could move to Uganda, where she knew only one person and didn’t even speak the language?
A passion to follow Jesus.
Katie Davis left over Christmas break of her senior year for a short mission trip to Uganda and her life was turned completely inside out. She found herself so moved by the people of Uganda and the needs she saw that she knew her calling was to return and care for them. Katie, a charismatic and articulate young woman, is in the process of adopting thirteen children in Uganda and has established a ministry, Amazima, that feeds and sends hundreds more to school while teaching them the Word of Jesus Christ.”
I hope you love the book as much as I did.
Thank you again for visiting. Feel free to follow me on Twitter. I will be stopping by to visit you soon.