Friday, March 02, 2007

Blog party!


It's time for 5 Minutes for Mom's Blog Party. It's a week long event where you can show off your blog, find new blogs to read, win prizes and have a lot of fun. If you want to get involved just click the link and head on over there to find out how.

If you're here for the party then allow me to introduce myself. (I had hoped to have my super-cute new layout done but for now lets all just be happy that I'm dressed.) My name is Jen and I'm a 29 year old SAHM with a great husband and two fantastic kids. I like watching cheesy reality tv, reading, blogging, talking with friends, playing with my kids, cooking and trying to restore order to my chaotic house. Very soon I will be starting a surrogate pregnancy. I look forward to being pregnant again and this time I won't be the one changing the poopy diapers afterwards! I'm very passionate about breastfeeding, being an at home parent and parenting by choice, not by chance (that means I'm pro-choice, very, very much so.) Check out some of my pet causes.

Let me introduce my kids since they're what I spend the most time talking about! Joseph is 6 and a half. He has a wicked sense of humor and I have filled my blog with stories about the crazy things he does and says. Joseph was adopted but people often tell me how much he looks like me. His adoption via foster care was really a miracle and we feel like we're so lucky to have him as our little boy. He has Asperger Syndrome and although it's occasionaly a struggle for him (and us!) I think it's really made him into the funny, quirky, brilliant boy that he his. Joseph is a really fun person to be around.

Elle (pronounced El-EE and not El) is 16 months old and an absolute joy. She's friendly and smiley and never minds when I take pictures of her and post them on my blog. She looks just like her daddy with her red hair and great big cheeks. Elle's bright and sunny personality hasbeen a real joy to me. She makes me laugh all the time with her silly little ways.

My husband Jesse is a great guy! He does all the snowblowing in the winter and the lawn mowing in the summer. He fills my car up with gas so that I don't have to do it. If I could just get him to help out in the kitchen once in a while he would be the perfect guy. Sometimes I can't belive that we've been married for over 7 years now. Time flies when you're having fun I guess!

So that's my life in a nutshell. If you would like to know more about me please stick around and read some more of my blog. I love getting to know new people and look forward to meeting people at this party. And please, come back in April because I have something big planned that I would love to share with you. In the meantime, happy blogging!

56 comments:

Angela Giles Klocke said...

Well, it's nice to meet you and it's extra nice of you to be dressed :D

Tirzah said...

It looks like you have a fun blog and a busy life!! What gave you the thought to be a surrogate? That is really interesting.

Great party!

Praying for your Prodigal said...

So nice to meet you! And, since I am party-hopping in my pj's and robe...I would't have minded if your weren't in your day clothes! We are snowbound in Minnesota today--after getting 2 feet of snow in 24 hours--so I'm being a little lazy. School has been closed and my 9th grader is sleeping-in-blissfully! Although, just looked at the CST clock....I really should get ready for the day before it's over!

Stop by when you get the chance...I promise, they'll be no photos of anyone in pj's or robes!

Diane

Damselfly said...

Nice to meet you. Love the Hawaiian photo and the name of your blog!

Kel-Bell said...

Hey lady! I didn't even know there was party, I just read your blog everyday! I finally took the time to really look @ your flickr pics, and I can't get over how cute your kids are. Jesse and Elle look so much alike! How can you people live in a world with so much cuteness? Hehe, it must be wonderful.

Sara said...

Just dropping in for the par-tay - hope you'll visit me sometime!

Crystal said...

Hello, nice to "meet" you. That is really neat about being a surrogate! What a blessing that will be to someone. Major kudos to you for giving the gift of life. :)

Your family is lovely!

Great party!

Elena said...

I' m from the party!

I can relate to your thoughs about your son. My nephew is bipolar and a lot of what you wrote about your son I've heard my sister say about her boy! It's all interesting stuff.

BeckyD said...

So nice to meet you, and the kids are absolutely adorable.

So what about the new fancy digs here, if we were coming to see the place we would have made an appointment, we're here to meet you!

And you dressed for the occasion, how thoughtful. Some of us are partying in our PJ's. (saves time in the AM and at the end of the day!)

So nice to meet you, come by when you have time. Hope to see you soon!

Jodi said...

Visiting via the party. I'm party hopping. Love that you are so upfront about your politics!

Amazing about the surrogate pregnancy.

CreativeOutletDesigns said...

Hello! Just dropping by via the blog party! Nice to "meet" you!

thanks for your compliments about my mosaic Jeans!

Karla said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog. It's nice to meet you.

The Other Girl said...

I'm crashing the party, but as you know, I always bring snacks.

Karen said...

My daughter has the same shirt as your daughter except for brown-eyed girls! And, my 7 year old son has Asperger's as well. It sure makes life interesting, doesn't it? Thanks for stopping by my place during your party hopping!!

April said...

My three month old's name is Joseph! Rock on, sister! Both your children are fantastically cute. If you can get your Elle to scrub your floors, do you think you could send her over here to do mine? lol

Have a great time at the blog party,
April

melody said...

Your children are precious. You dropped by my place earlier, and I am so glad to have found you and your blog. I'll be back for sure.

Party on!

Christine said...

Hi Problem Girl,
It's nice to meet you! You have a really fun place here. Your children are too cute. Rob Thomas is one of my favorite singers. I enjoyed myself, I'll be back.
Hope to see you soon.
Enjoy the party!

Jessica Morris said...

Oh I love the Hawaiian picture of your kids!!

Hope you have a good party week!
Stop by mine for a contest.

Trista said...

Thank you for stopping by! I have a boy and a girl :D Hope you enjoy the party!

Amanda said...

Hi from the land down under. Thanks for visiting my blog for the party. Sounds like you've got a lot going on! I'd have to agree that our daughter is pretty but then I'm kinda biased! Happy partying

DariDonovan said...

I just wanted to come by and thank you. First of all for coming to my party, it is so very nice to meet you and know you are another "voice for Pro-Choice". :-)

However, I also wanted to tell you that you made my day telling me I look about 28 and too young to be a gramma. You missed it by almost 20 years, I am 47 and will turn 48 this year. So, you have made me feel very special and your compliment will keep me smiling ALL WEEK LONG! Party On!

Shash said...

I LO-VE that your man fills your tank for you. I was just telling my hubby that I wish so bad he'd think to check the gas levels before he drives home and then I have to fill up with 4 kids in the van and it's -40 C outside.... an area he needs prayer!!!

I thought of surrogate as well, I offered it to my sister who was having troubles a few years back, she had 6 miscarriages. I'd do it for someone in a heart beat. I loved being pregnant and delivery was a breeze - even my last who was 10 lbs 7.5 oz!!! I could keep going for myself but I'm tired of the diapers and the sleepless nights, my hubby being 40 and I turning 35 this year doesn't help either.

It was very nice to meet you, I hope to see you again soon!!

Lauren S. said...

Thanks for visiting my blog. Your kids are cuties!

Jan said...

Stopping by for the blog party!!! HI!!!

Sarah said...

Hey, great blog - PINK is my fave colour! I totally love 'The Sandlot', too (and I thought my hubby and I were the only ones!)

Great party! See you in cyberspace!

Sarah ;)

THE HABITUAL PICKER-UPPER said...

Swinging in for the Ultimate Blog Party. Nice to meet ya!!!

Have a great party week.

PARTY ON!!

My first party favor give-away has begun. Come on over when you get a chance.

susan said...

What a cute family you have! I'm especially partial to the redheads as my dh and youngest dd are carrot tops as well. (not to say that your son and you aren't cuties!)

I think it's great that you are doing something as wonderful as becoming a surrogate.

Off to the next party...for now!

ChupieandJ'smama said...

Thanks for stopping by my party and inviting me over. Your kids are adorable! Nice meeting you and I enjoyed checking out your blog :)

Karen said...

Thanks for stopping by my place! It's so nice to meet you! I love the pictures of the kids in the Hawaiian outfits...adorable! Party on!

Amber said...

I just threw a luau and your kids would have been stellar mascots. What complete dolls they are!

Happy partying!

Kel-Bell said...

Yep. You rule. I've been thinking, and the truth comes out thusforth: I wish I could be mom. You have no idea! I had a miscarriage when I was actively married and although I'm thankful he and I have no children to fight over, I pray for the day when I can have my own... whether with someone I love/am married to or with someone who will at least support my decision. You are truly an inspiration. I know I leave a lot of clever/hilarious/kinda funny comments, but really, I think you're one in a million.

Kim said...

Thanks for the party invite. I'll be dropping by again.

breyasmommy said...

Thanks for stopping by my place *nice to meet you* ~~ beautiful kiddos you have! Have a great week partying!

Dollymama said...

Thanks for visiting my blog! I have another one at my baby boutique:
http://thebabyboutiqueatwombswindow.com/blog

Come on by! :)

Blazer1234 said...

Just a party hoppin'! I like your blog, and will be putting it in my favs! I'll be back, for sure! You have a beautful family!

Chrissy said...

Thanks for stopping by my party. Hope it wasn't too rowdy for you.
Being a surrogate is amazing! I have always wanted to help someone that way but it was just never the right time.
Now would be perfect but, alas, nobody wants a surrogate who is 39.

I'll have to stop back to check on your progress and enjoy the experience through you.

amaras_mom said...

It's so funny -- I'm with my toddler in Hawaii for a getaway and I was just thinking about getting her a grass skirt. So you picture has inspired me! Thanks for having me over to the party!

Lisa Knight said...

Nice to meet you & thanks for the visit!

Party on!

Jen and family said...

Hi Jen nice to meet you
Im Jen too :)
what a lovely family you have
visit me at http://jenz.wordpress.com/

Tracey said...

Popping in for the Party! You have adorable kids. I have a two-year-old with "silly little ways"--good description!

You're invited to my part of the party, with fun exploding bubbles! It's at womanwithmanyhats.com (you won't get it by hitting my name).

Barbara H. said...

Thanks for stopping by my party! It's good to get to know you. You have a lovely family.

eph2810 said...

Very nice to meet you and your family...

Have a wonderful week and party...

Pure Joy said...

Very nice to meet you! Thanks for stopping by my party! Looks like you're having a blast!

IRENE said...

Hi,
Thank you for stopping by my blog. Wishing you happiness and joy for you and your family.

Donna said...

It is so nice to meet you - you have a beautiful family! =)

Thank you for stopping by my place - it is so much fun meeting new people - and I can do it in my jammies! yea!

Enjoy the rest of the party!

Heidi said...

Your kids are so cute in their Hawaiian costumes. I like your post from today where you forgot it was Spring Break.

:)
Have fun with the party!

MJS4Him said...

Great party. What a wonderful family you have. It is nice to meet you. Thanks for visiting my party.

Karen said...

Thanks for stopping by my place! Hope you're enjoying the party as much as I am.

kate5kiwis said...

hey chick
*waves hi from the party*
i have a friend called ELLE (same pronunciation as your cutie-pie) and i just recently made her wedding jewellery !!!!!!!!!!!!

Sharon said...

Hi, nice to meet you too! Thanks for stopping by my blog. I enjoyed myself and learning a little about you and the family! Blessings!

Janice (5 Minutes for Mom) said...

LOVE the outfits! :)

You have a wonderful life - and a GREAT hubby too! Fills your gas tank? sooo nice!

As one person who LOATHES being pregnant - I can NOT imagine being a surrogate!!!! How amazing of you!!!!

Mandy said...

Hello. Nice to "meet" you and thank you for stopping my place. My daughter has the same "blue eyed" shirt; too cute. Enjoy your party hopping!

Christie said...

HI! Nice to 'meet' you and your wonderful family!! Happy blogging!!

blackpurl said...

hey, you have a great eye... I didn't even notice the mickey in my place setting!

Brandie said...

Hello! It's so nice to meet you!
Your children look (and sound) wonderful. Good luck with your upcoming pregnancy ... how nice of you to do that.
Have a great week!

Keziah said...

I'll need to come back to read more about your surrogate pregnancy. That is fascinating. I'm not quite sure what I think about it all, but I will look forward to reading your thoughts and experiences.