Wednesday, March 07, 2007

An Invitation -- the Ultimate Blog Party!

My friend Sarah invited me to a blog party, and I want to invite you, too! It's at a site called 5 Minutes for Mom, which has tons of great resources. The blog party is for the purpose of networking, finding more great ideas, support, and resources to help moms (but isn't limited to just moms), making friends, and also getting your own blog looked at! Plus there are going to be party prizes! Click the link over on the right side (you may have to scroll down a little) and check it out!

I'm amazed that there are about 850 blogs listed so far! Lots of great stuff to look at!!

I thought I would do just a quick intro for any new friends that will be visiting my blog from the Blog Party.

I'm Carol...I'm a Christian, a mom, a wife, a teacher, and a scrapbooker, just to name a few. I have a degree in Music Therapy, although I am not currently working in the field.

My hubby is an amazing man who joined the Army 2 years ago to be a Chaplain. He has already been to Iraq for a year-long deployment, and thankfully got home safe and sound. (The post about that is in the archives here on my blog, with homecoming photos included.) We have 3 kids, ages 11, 9, and 6, who are very bright, energetic, and wonderful kids. (I know, I'm biased!)

I teach 3-year-old preschool two days a week and absolutely love it. I'm a former homeschooler, so spending time teaching these little precious ones is right up my alley. I also am a paper crafter...my main online "home" for scrapbooking is 123-Scrap.com, where creativity runs rampant! I am thrilled to do design work for Memories in Uniform, Art Declassified, and Timeless Touches.

As you can see from my bare-bones blog, I'm not a blog expert by any means! I'm just using one of the pre-made templates in Blogger, and have yet to learn how to make a fancy custom banner. But, even without all the bells and whistles, it is a great place to post my ramblings. And boy, do I ramble. I chat about scrapbooking, military life, my kids, and whatever else enters my mind. I hope you will find yourself smiling, feeling encouraged, and occasionally even prompted to think about things you might not have before.

16 comments:

Let A Woman Learn said...

"Hi!" I found you via the Ultimate Blog Party. I hope you enjoy it as much as I have.

Praying for your Prodigal said...

Another bare-bones blogger here...so nice to "meet" you!

Welcome to the Party!

Happy party-hopping.

Diane

it's me, Val said...

Preschool - what fun!!

Welcome to the party!!

Jean-Luc Picard said...

Welcome to the Party; glad to have you here.

I'm from Birmingham in England, and have a Star Trek Journal. Hope you'll come on over!

Ribbon Rock Star said...

Welcome to the party! Your blog looks great.

Linda

blackpurl said...

glad to have you join the party! I have a place set for your at my home in Russia... stop by anytime!

Michelle said...

Hi there - I am just stopping by to say hi as I am just doing the party rounds. Lovely to meet you.

Ribbon Rock Star said...

Hey there! Can you email me your email addy? lholland78@comcast.net

You won my giveaway today!

Linda

Jennifer said...

Hi Carol,
I found your blog via the blog party, but we actually have a lot in common. Sarah is a close personal friend of mine and my husband retired after 20 years in the Army. He served over seas as well. Glad to hear both made it home. I am also new to blogging. Stop over at my blog and say Hi. I actually have a contest of sorts going on and with you being a preschool teacher your opinion would be appreciated.

Jennifer

My actual blog address is http://www.blocksandapples.com

Shelli said...

Just stoppin' in from the party. Great to meet you!

Nise' said...

Hi, nice to meet you! I am new to blogging also and have lots to learn!

EEEEMommy said...

Lovely blog!
Thank you so much for the sacrifices that you make for my freedom. I love military families, and appreciate how challenging deployments are! Blessings,
Angel

Monkey Giggles said...

Swinging in for the party. Welcome. I am glad you could make it... Nice to meet ya

I am having another party favor give away over at monkey giggles. Come on over when ya get a chance.

PARTY ON...

UKZoe said...

I have a friend whose husband is heading out as a chaplain sometime this year. I'll point her in your direction.

Laurel Wreath said...

Came here from the blog party, you have a lovely party. Neat to hear about your husband. My sister just left Wednesday on her second tour, it was tough...

It was nice to meet you.

Brandie said...

Hello! Teaching preschool does sound fun ... well, for a few days for me. Then I think I would need a break! LOL! I am currently homeschooling my kiddos right now and greatly appreciate the small class size! =)