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Saturday, March 08, 2008

The Ultimate Blog Party- 2008

Ultimate

Fresh off the Bunko party, it's time for the Ultimate Blog Party! I'm glad you're here! If it's your first time here, please leave a comment so I can visit your blog or email to say thanks for coming by. If you're a long time reader, thanks for your faithfulness! Your comments keep me going. And lastly, if you are a lurker feel free to de-lurk. I promise I am harmless.

I started this blog in the summer of 2006, but I didn't really know what to do with it. This past fall I started reading some blogs that I really enjoyed so I am now committed to writing on a more consistent basis.

I am basically a SAHM but I work at my church a few hours a week in the child care area for extra money. I taught first grade for 3 years before I had kids and have been a homemaker for about 7 years. I have a master's degree in Early Childhood Education. I teach 1st grade Sunday School at my church so I feel like I am still putting my degree to good use.

I have been married for 10 1/2 years to my sweet hubby Alex. Here we are on our 10th anniversary trip to Hawaii last summer sharing a Diet Coke. I gotta tell you he's a keeper! He does some of the sweetest things for me and he is very helpful. I am a lucky girl!

I love children. I have 2 of them, both girls. My oldest is 7, Abby, and my youngest is almost 5, Alyssa. We are also a dog family. We have a 9 year old Yorkshire Terrier named Jonathan.
I am a Christian, so I try to be upbeat and a little inspirational when I can be. I wish I was better at lots of things, namely housekeeping and dressing fashionably, but we all have our downfalls and I'm not afraid to share mine! In my free time (who has any of that these days), I like to scrapbook, sew, and watch Days of Our Lives. You will often find a post or rant about the latest happening in the town of Salem!

One last thing about the ultimate blog party hosted at 5 minutes for mom. There are some wonderful prizes being given away this week so make sure you go visit their site as well after you leave your comment. Some of my favorites are:

1. Judy at Welcome to My World of Dreams is giving away a $25 gift certificate to Amazon.com
2. LTD Chix is giving away an adorable "Living the Dream Mom" Tshirt and there are 8 you can choose from
3. Angela at Mommy Bytes is giving away a $25 gift certificate to Target.

I also liked prizes 8, 9, 116, and 103. Make sure you go check them out!


15 comments:

jubilee said...

Hi Chandra! I clicked on over from the TUBP and have been enjoying your site. Thanks for the invite.

I am relatively new to the blogosphere and have lots to learn. Love your header -- how did you get a pic and a title? I've tried it and only get a partial picture and messed up title. Any suggestions?

Anyway, thanks again. excuse me while I browse some more . . .

Debbie said...

Hello Greetings from a fellow blogger. I had saved your blog under my blog favorites and I am not sure if I commented before. I love your blog and will definetely be back.
God bless ya,

DEB

Jacki said...

Wow....a Masters in Education!

Thanks for sharing this...now I feel I know you a little more. :-)

Mommy Cracked said...

Hey Chandra!! Your family is beautiful!! Your little girls are adorable. I love the Bunko party pics, too....my friends and I need to try that sometime!

Kelly said...

Greetings from a fellow early childhood educator! I'm not sure I could handle a Master's degree though...hats off to you! Your girls are adorable. I've bookmarked your site so I can stop back.

Enjoy the party!

JanMary said...

Thanks for visiting. Lovely to meet you. I plan to come back when all this hectic crazy party is over! :)

JanMary said...

Hi and thanks for dropping by, I hope you give digital scrapbooking a try - and be sure to let me know if you have any questions.

I'll come back for a longer visit when this crazy party is over!

BrineS said...

I'm inviting you to party with me!

Win some chocolate from my-sister-in-law and I...we blog about CHOCOLATE...me from Australia...and her from Michigan. Here's the link: http://thechocolistas.blogspot.com/2008/03/ultimate-blog-party-2008.html

What am I doing in Australia? I married an Aussie...and moved to Brisbane, leaving my family and friends and all the right-side-of-the-road drivers in America.

Win a handmade pocket place mat from my blog Comfort Joy Designs. Here's the link:
http://comfortjoydesigns.blogspot.com/2008/03/ultimate-blog-party-2008.html

Want to know more about life in Australia? Visit my A Cup of Joy site where I keep up with my family and friends in America. Here's the link:
http://acupofjoy.wordpress.com/

Happy Partying!

Ginny said...

Chandra you are just the sweetest thing & I Love your blog! Thanks for stopping by, I appreciate everything nice you say. We have some things in common reading your post. Married about the same time, both have 2 girls & even have a name in common ~ Alyssa :)

Dee said...

Chandra,
It was nice learning more about you. I enjoy your site!

Dee

Jen said...

Oh man, your Hawaii trip looks like a blast! Maybe my hubby and I should do that for our 10 year anniversary! Your daughters are just adorable. I've finally joined the party, so drop by if you get a chance. Have a great week!

http://tidbitsofthetippets.blogspot.com/

BrineS said...

Thank you for partying with me Chandra! Ecuador in May! How exciting! I hope you do blog about that trip! Is it a mission trip? If you are sending our prayer letters/emails...please put me on your mailing list. Email me at:

dbstout[at]juno[dot]com

May God richly bless you this May in Ecuador...bring back some yummy Ecuadorian recipes to share! :)

thediaperdiaries said...

Ah Salem. I watched that all through high school and college. Oddly enough I caught a snippit a few months ago and little had changed. Still the Bradys vs. the Dimeras. I did see Patch was back. I always liked him. Anyways, thanks for your faithful comments!!

Ivan Girl said...

hey, welcome to the party and hope you're having a blast. Do call me Ivan Girl and I'm from Manila, Philippines.

I love your blog. :) Pleased to meet you! Will definitely visit you again.

Do stop by my blog and join me for the party... :)
UBP 2008

Have Fun!

Storm said...

Still hopping from blog to blog... my goal is to post at each blog at least once. Nice to meet you. Happy blogging!