Monday, August 25, 2008

Blog Around The World




Hello, Ladies (and Gentleman).

If you want to see the tour of Washington state, skip on over to my mom's blog, otherwise:
Welcome to my day in the sun. I was famous once before, so actually, my 15 minutes of fame are over. Read all about one of the six loves of my life today, and then come back tomorrow. And the next day. And the next. And, yes Mom, that was just to bug you.

I thought maybe, just maybe, I should give you the book-flap synopsis of life on the other side of the computer.


Blog Facts:

  • It's really my sister's fault that you like me. She is the one who set up my blog after I sent her an article that I had submitted to our MOPs newsletter. She thinks I want to be just like her. She's right. I copy her all the time. I don't think it bugs her too much anymore.
  • It's sort of my fault that you like our mom. I didn't actually set her blog up for her, but I helped her figure it out. And I still know her password- and sometimes I even correct her posts.
  • I have one more sister who blogs. Sometimes.

Me Facts:

  • I am married to Sebastian. We celebrated our 11th anniversary this year.
  • We live in the house that God literally handed to us. I still get a little choked up when I drive into the driveway- after 10 years.
  • We have 5 kids (You can read about them under the label "And In No Particular Order") ages 11, almost 9, 7 1/2, 6, and 3 3/4. They are the handful in my blog title.
  • I am re-embarking into the realm of homeschooling this year. The oldest is going into 7th grade, but the social aspect of middle school is just too vicious for him.
  • I have been a Child of God for as long as I can remember, and I thank my parents for the legacy that they have given me. (I feel a post coming on. You'll have to check back now!)

Well, you world travellers, we only serve Coke here- and your options are room temperature or car temperature- so grab a cup of ice and get cozy. I'm so glad you came.

48 comments:

Trish said...

you're right, i'm flattered tht you want to be just like me!!

now get in bed!!

JourneytoFamily said...

I think I prefer room temperature to car temperature. :)

Gramma 2 Many said...

I will bring my ice. I move mountains for real coke. Love it more than anything else in the drink world. Why do I torture myself with Coke Zero?

Laurie from My Garden To Yours said...

I brought my own iced tea, but thanks for the offer of that tasty sounding coke. Your blog is great.

Mekhismom said...

I don't like coke so I will just have water- that is an option right?

Dawn said...

Car temperature is fine! Hope you get lots of visitors today! Love the blog!

Debbie said...

What no wine for me?????

Nonna said...

Cute blog! Congrats on being featured today!

Lula! said...

FAME! You deserve it. Especially for being Trish's sister.

And I love you even more now for only serving Coke. Coke is IT!

Lauren W said...

Excellent synopsis. If it really were a book flap... I'd read the book... err... blog... I guess that means I'm coming back :)

Amy said...

Visiting from BATW! Great post, get ready for LOTS of visitors, you may wanna run out and get lots more Coke :D

Ren said...

Also visiting from BATW! Great intro!

oº˚ Anissa ˚ºo said...

Hey, I'm a homeschool mom from Louisiana. This is our 3rd year I have one in 8th and one in 4th and of course my little two year old running round. Much Love from Louisiana. Thanks for sharing.

Lynda said...

You are a good writer, too! Congrats on being featured on BATW today. And good luck with the homeschooling :-)

Veggie Mom said...

Hey there, SITSta! I'm Bloggy Friends with you Mom--she's a Great Gal. Isn't this Blogging Around the World fun?

Shannon said...

I'm here from BATW!
Enjoy your day of comment love!

Vicki said...

Yay for homeschooling! We do it as well...only with one of our kids though. The other one's still in diapers. Can't wait to browse around your blog :)

Karen said...

I think that if my kids weren't already grown up, I'd be homeschooling too. Especially once they reached Middle School.

Before my daughter moved back to NZ, she was seriously considering homeschooling for her kids, with help from me. She wasn't too impressed with the US school system, especially here in NV.

Congratulations on your State Day :-)

Julie said...

Thanks for sharing your family... it is fun reading about you all. I am from afar and we don't put ice in drinks and I feel weird when I am back home with ice in my beverages! I am excited to read about your love story!

Ronnica said...

Your family sounds like a hoot. I wish I had sisters!

Tamie said...

i grew up in a familyof 5 kids and that was crazy...i know that you've got your hands full (and your heart) i enjoyed reading your post!
it is always fun to read how people meet and get together.

Hot Tub Lizzy said...

In Minnesota we're raised to take what's offered, so I will gladly take a coke to sip while I settle in and read all about you!

Janean Campbell said...

Will be stopping back..I'm stopping by on the blog around the world trip.

Laura said...

Hi! Visiting from BATW...nice to meet you!

Kathi said...

I didn't realize that the 3 of you were related! How cool is that??? My Mom & sisters don't even READ my blog....when I see them sometimes one will ask if I still have it, but that's it.

Enjoy your BATW day!

Tara said...

I'm here from BATW. It's so cool that the three of you blog together. Thank you for hosting us today! I enjoyed reading!

Melissa Lester said...

No wonder your blog looks familiar! I'm over today from BATW. It's neat to meet a whole family from Washington and get your unique perspectives! Congrats!

Kat said...

Comment days are so fun! And I'll bring my Coke Zero...with mucho ice. From Sonic.

I had forgotten that you were homeschooling this year...how is it going? Or have you started?

And...I am still working on a box for Pollyville...

Leslie said...

Just dropping in from Santiago, Chile! Love your blog! Love your response to how many kids you have. Congrats on being featured. And super high fives for serving delicious COKE!! I brought my own ice... (they don't do ice in Santiago) so Cheers!

EmmaP said...

Since I am "picky" about my ice (i like the small crushed ice - I called it "pre-chewed") - I will definitely be bringing my own...

Cute blog! Thanks for letting us stop by and visit via BATW! Congrats on being a featured blogger!

Shell said...

Stopping by from BATW. I give you kudos for homeschooling your kids. I'll take the Coke, I wish you had some Sprite.

~~tonya~~ said...

Blowing by from BATW. I too homeschool and we have been at it since Aug 4. However, I don't know if I can come back if you only serve Coke!! Pepsi girl here all the way!! JK---LOL

lynn said...

Here from BATW. Enjoy your day! It's so fun visiting new people.

Gombojav Tribe said...

Lovely to "meet" you! People tell me I have a handful all the time (I have five children and the oldest is 7.) I just smile and say, "No, I have a heartful!" Now we are working on our second handful--expecting number six in January.

Blessings,
Daja, visiting from BATW.

www.gombojav.blogspot.com

Marla said...

i thought I had run across you somewhere other than BATW... it was SITS... small cirlce we have here.

Tracy P. said...

Fun, fun! I wish I had time to read your love story. My hubby lived in Marietta, and we have some good friends there. My MIL flies in from Albany in about an hour, so gotta go, but back soon! Happy day in the sun!

Jen said...

It was a very enjoyable trip. Congrats and enjoy your day.

CaraBee said...

I am definitely a Coke devotee. Yum. And over ice is the only way to go.

Kelly said...

Ok, Debbie's description of you, your sister and your mom has me curious for more...off to read.
BTW, Love Washington - used to live in Tacoma...miss it terribly

Aubrey said...

Car temperature on a cold day or hot day? Who am I kidding, I love Coke. I'll take it any way you are handing it out!
Looking forward to reading more from you!

Debbie said...

What no diet coke with a fresh lemon wedge on ice???

Lady Dorothy said...

Hello! I love the handful idea of 5!

Coming here on my way BATW! The Gombojav Tribe above is my daughter. She's the one who introduced me to this blogging world. Now I cannot imagine living without it! I like how your whole family is in on it!

Rela Pantaleon-Manigsaca said...

I love your occupation and industry!!!

Jennifer P. said...

It was so fun to put you 3 together! Trish has been one of my faithful readers from the beginning (even though she hardly ever comments :P!--but I'm not complaining!) Just fun to find the connection. And I have to let you know that I always look for your profile pic on various blogs to read what you have to say!

Hope you had a great BATW day!

Nonna said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog!!

Becky Welch said...

Thanks for sharing a bit of your life! Good luck with homeschooling!

Brian and Staci said...

So sorry I'm sooo late! Ms. Oklahoma here! I've vowed not to comment until I exercise every day first! What was I thinkin'???So, I'm just getting around to you! Your family is beautiful and I can't wait to read more :) Nice to meet you!

Briana said...

I'm visiting a little late because I've been busy but I wanted to say cute blog. I love how you said you still correct your mom's posts! Ha!!!