Sunday, April 3, 2011

Ultimate Blog Party 2011

Today I saw in two blogs I regularly visit have joined the Ultimate Blog Party 2011.  So I thought I'd add my post to the party just for the fun of it.

If this is your first time visiting my blog, Welcome ♥

I started blogging as a means of staying in touch when my oldest son and his family relocated.  Even though it also contains tips on home making, this blog is really all about our lives (hence the blog name). 

Life holds so much for all of us.  I savor all the little moments that took place - whether it was a joyous or sad occasion.  My family is my focus.  I have learned a great deal about the God I serve through the practicality of everyday life as well as the raising of my children.

The Lord has blessed us with wonderful children in His timing.  We have four live children (in the span of twenty years) and we have one gone on to heaven recently.

Please allow me the pleasure to introduce my family to you ~

Daisy ~ My unborn child who taught me that the joy of the Lord is my strength.

 Peter ~ My most energetic child, through him the Lord teaches me patience.

Joshua ~ my young teen who is learning to stand firm on his convictions.  I am encouraged through his effort in his character building.

Christine ~ my gracious daughter, whose beauty is endurance. Thank you Lord for your comfort through her.

Erik ~ my first born, through him I learn of God's grace and compassion.  God is good, forever.
Emma ~ My daughter-in-law.  Emma, thank you for loving my son.
Ezri ~ My first grand-daughter, who is the cutest thing in her Grandma's eyes.
Roxas ~ quiet, but a little smart boy just like his daddy.

Robert and I ~ Life companion to each other.

~ ♥ ♥ ♥ ~


BARBIE said...

Visiting you from the 2011 UBP! You have a beautiful family.

The Family Stone said...

Thanks so much for your comment on my blog! You have a beautiful family--and you look much too young to be a grandmother!

Melinda said...

I'm glad to see you're participating in UBP. We enjoyed doing it last year and again this year. Even though I know all of was fun seeing pictures of your family.

Paige's Petals said...

Stopping by for a visit from the UBP! My name is Paige (#273)! So nice to meet you! Beautiful family!


Tina Hollenbeck said...

Hi! I'm stopping by from the UBP - I'm #73 (Being Made New - on the Christian list. Very nice to get to know a bit about you - your kids are beautiful (and I also lost a pre-born baby) - and I'd be honored if you would make it to my place this week. :^)

Mitzi said...

Good to meet you through UBP11! Looking around your blog...I love the way your organize your kitchen draws. Looking forward to learning more about you.

The Edin Family said...

Hello! I am so glad to meet you! You have a beautiful family. That is what I am learning, that family is (and should be) my focus right now. We have one little guy, but my mind comes up with all of these amazing things that I "should" do or make. I definitely feel the Lord saying ok...reign in those thoughts. I am a dreamer..what can I say :) Thank you for a beautiful post.
Have a blessed week!

Theresa said...

What a beautiful family! So nice to meet you. I am visiting from the blog party.


Lovely to meet you through UBP. This is my first year and I am enjoying finding so many great blogs, like yours.


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Rebecca said...

Dropping by from UBP11 and following you through Google Reader...your words have truly spoken tomy heart this first, is in Heaven, little angel is resting in my Mother's arms....I have three...and my oldest is Joshua( love that name)....I hope you'll stop by...I can't wait to read more and gain more wisdom from you!

Rebecca (

Jessica said...


I am so happy to have found your blog. I am stopping in from the Ultimate Blog Party and this is my very first year participating and this is SO VERY exciting!! LOL

Anyhow...please stop by my blogs and follow whenever you get the opportunity:

So Stylilized is where I am currently offering FREE Custom Blog Designs at

And...Jessica Lil Corner is where I am blogging about family and life at

I welcome your visit at either or both of my blogs and hope to have you stop by and follow really soon!!

Have a very blessed day!! :0)