The Ultimate Blog Party begins today, hosted by 5 Minutes for Mom. What is a blog party, you ask? It’s a great opportunity to meet other bloggers and win prizes! I am a prize host, #10 on the American-only list. I’m giving away Norton Antivirus 2007, so if you’re feeling less than secure head over to the prize page and choose it. Check here to find out how to improve your chances of getting the prize you want.

Welcome to my little corner of the blogosphere. I’m a SAHM of eight kids, with a love for blogging, creating things on my computer, hanging out with the best church family ever, and watching whatever my kids are doing at the time. Soccer moms get their own title, but we’re not into soccer, so I guess I’m a baseball/basketball/chorus sort of mom.

I just got this great idea from the Preacher’s Wife: to encourage de-lurking, I’ll offer a prize from a random drawing from comments left this week. I would tell you what the prize is, but that would imply that I’d had time to put some heavy thought into it, which unfortunately isn’t the case… I promise, “whatever it is, it’s a nice one!”


Last weekend I bought the New York City Ballet Complete Workout, which enables me to be beaten up one side and down the other–all in the privacy of my own home!–by the world-renowned NYC Ballet. In the midst of yesterday’s fiasco workout, I almost decided that those videos would be a perfect prize. On second thought, I’ve decided I should stick with it for more than a week before giving it away, so here is the actual prize, selected by my 10-year-old daughter:

This is a recipe organizer with 100 journal pages and 4 divider tabs, perfect for saving and organizing your favorite recipes. I don’t know about you, but I’ve found some fabulous recipes on blogs.

Here are a few of my favorite and/or most-read posts:

The Greatest Job in the World

Moments in motherhood

Modesty Doesn’t Become Him
Hubby Dearest, that is

Introducing Aunt Mayme
A tribute to a very special relative

Basic Truths About 24’s Jack Bauer
This is copied–not something I wrote–but I could read it all day long and laugh every time.

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This one gets lots of hits, so I guess it’s kind of a blogger public service announcement.

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