Friday, July 24, 2009

Doin' the Hop

I'm joining in on Blog Hop '09 at Pensieve this weekend. The purpose is to find a few new blogs I love and add them to my reading list (because I have all this free time and nothing to do with it, and I refuse to do housework), to have a few people find my blog and decide they love me, and to try to win some super giveaways!

Since I'm posting twice today, if you visit here regularly you may want to check out my post from earlier this morning...

So, who the heck am I?

Let's start with the stats:
* 31 years old
* wife
* mother to 5 (ages 11, 7, 6, 4, and almost 2)
* special needs mother
* women's ministry leader
* hopeful author

But here's the real grit:
* full-out follower of Jesus Christ
* I hate laundry and cooking (hahaha, God's funny giving me a big family)
* I love reading and writing
* I love singing (and if loving something made you good at it I'd be fantabulous)
* we are in a perpetual state of home renovation
* my heart beats to see other women find who they are in Christ
* I love being a mom, but struggle big time with being an angry mom
* I love my husband, but all too often let PMS rule our interactions
* I have the unique personality combination of organized procrastinator (???)
* I host a monthly blog carnival called The God Chronicles, so we can keep a record God's faithfulness in our lives (TGC is supposed to be on the 20th of each month, but I seem to be not completely on top of it - for those who are wondering, I have just now - July 24th - decided to take a summer hiatus from TGC; it will return on Sept. 20th)

And, what shall I be giving away for the Blog Hop? Hmmmm.... I always give away books, because I love to read. But I recognize that not everyone shares my passion. I know, I'll do up a care package of my favourite things! For example, my fave bubble bath, candle, lotion, book, corkscrew, socks, whatever. As I shop for some of my own faves, I'll just throw an extra in the cart for the lucky winner! I'll draw (via on Tuesday afternoon (that's July 28th).

To enter, just tell me one of your faves.

Thanks for stopping by! :)


  1. Great to see another mother of many! Nice to "meet" you. Am off to look around your blog now.

  2. I'm so glad I hopped over to meet you! I agree that's it a total joy to see others become the person God created them to be and the person Jesus died for!

    Two of my favourite things are Celestial Seasonings Begal Spice Tea and Fruits & Passion Orange Cinnamon lotion soap.

    Be blessed and be a blesing...

  3. Reading is one of my favorites, too. And hearing my children giggle. Or sing praises. There is nothing like hearing a little one who can barely talk singing praise songs!

  4. Stopping by from the Blog Hop! Nice to "meet" you. :-)

  5. Another Special Needs Mama right here! :D

    And I'm an avid reader too!

    Tammy and Parker
    @ParkerMama on Twitter

  6. Okay, um, so...

    * I love reading and writing
    * I love singing
    * I love being a mom, but struggle big time with being an angry mom
    * I love my husband, but all too often let PMS rule our interactions

    Ditto all four of those. Can't wait to meet you next week!

  7. Stopping over from the Blpg Hop! I would have to say that my favorite thing on your list would be a book. I love ALL books, and think that a book is a gift that keeps on giving!
    Hope you get a chance to stop by my blog!

  8. Hi there! Thanks for stopping by my blog. Hey, I'm an organized procrastinator, too! Can't wait to read more about your family. God Bless!

  9. Hi there. Niki from NJ here. My favorite version of the bible is The Message.


    ndisilvio @ gmail . com

  10. Hmm, I hate laundry and cooking dinner (I don't mind cooking stuff I don't have to cook, ironically enough).

    My favorite things are books. I would rather read than . . . to many things to list. I know you are wondering what type, books in English. I can't read other languages so those books are out but otherwise I am not very picky.

  11. HaHa I could've wrote your post. I'm a Mom of 5 (+2 nephews) and I deplore laundry (cuz there is so much of it) and cooking is okay, if I must do it! Looking forward to your updates, and I grabbed your link from the BlogHop ‘09! Nice to meet ya!


  12. I'm right there with you on the laundry and cooking! Definitely the worst parts of my day.

  13. So glad I found you! Your monthly TGC sounds fabulous. (Adding you to Bloglines immediately.) Thanks for stopping by my BlogHop '09 party today.

    I'll be back!


    e-Mom @ Susannah's Aprons

  14. Hi there! Blog hopping and so glad to have found this blog and a fellow sister in Christ!

    Adding myself as a follow as I can be quite an angry mum too and appreciate your honesty on this subject!
    Love Collette xxxx

  15. hi there so glad to have discovered a fellow sister in Christ! Adding myself as a follow and love this blog.

    Collette xxx
    I too am an angry mum!

  16. Yes, I have all this extra time for blog reading too! (and I only have one little one) But I love all the fabulous women that I've met through blogging.

    It's so nice to meet you; I'm looking forward to reading more! Have a blessed weekend!

  17. Wow 5 kids!
    Good for you!
    Just stopping by via the Blog Hop to say hello!

  18. Just hopping by from the Blog's nice to "meet" you.

    I'm a believer too & am an avid reader (although lately it's been a lot more online and less in real life)

    One of my favorite things is vanilla nut flavored coffee (decaf).

  19. doin' the hop-and saying hello! love your blog design-the colors are rich! i read your story about your son's school... and i am wishing him well there. i have many concerns about children bulllying and excluding others , and really, concern for the adults who let it happen. koodos to you for keeping the faith! :)

  20. Im crazy about books and if its Christian...Im hooked!!

    I'm Blog Hopping...Come visit my blog and enter the 2 giveaways...while at my blog please could you help me build up comments for the blog giveaway I'm trying to win? Thank you

  21. Stopping by from the blog hop to say hello. My kids are spaced out too. 14, 8, and 1. I have a special needs son too. I hate laundry too. Even worse I hate cleaning the bathroom. LOL Have a great Monday.

  22. I too love to read and love candles! I suppose I should have said that with my post above! LOL

  23. just popping over from Blog Hop '09 to say howdy howdy :) from your description of yourself it sounds like we have a LOT in common! :) please feel free to hop on over to my place: the great adventure

  24. Just blog hopping this morning and ran across your blog...I love it and I look forward to coming back to read more. Have a Happy Saturday!


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