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Friday, April 9, 2010

Ultimate Blog Party!!

Ultimate Blog Party 2010

If you're coming via the blog party over at 5 Minutes for Mom, then Welcome!!

My name is Sarah and I'm a Christian SAHM, married to my high school sweetheart Kevin for 5 years with three Littles. We recently got out of the Navy life on the east coast and are now living in rural, small-town Nebraska 3 hours from our parents and loving the country life right outside of town. Our life is very busy "just" raising our family but (most of the time) we're loving it!
Eli is our 3.5 year old. He's very active and rowdy, a train lover, and a blondie like his daddy was as a boy.
Hannah is our Valentine's surprise 2-year-old. She tags right along with Eli and wrestles with the rest of 'em, but by nature she is calmer and loves to "draw" in little notebooks and sit and "read" books. She looks a lot like Mommy and Grandma with her brown hair.

Carter is our 3-month old, smiley people person. He's fairly content so long as he's not left out of the action. He has a very reddish tint to his hair so it will be fun to see how he develops. He's my sweetie and cuddlebug!

About Me. I love photography and through following blogs and playing around with my camera, I am learning so much more about this art! But mostly I'm just a mom with a nice camera trying to get better at taking pictures. =) I post most of our family pics at our family blog here, but I post several pictures on this blog too, more coming soon actually! I love the outside--going for walks, playing games, camping, grilling, hiking. You can learn more about me by reading my list of 100 Things About Me followed by the 50 MORE Things About Me post.

Here at this blog
I post about my daily ups and downs, favorite recipes, preschool crafts and memory verse songs, photography, what I'm learning in my walk with Christ, and I host Monday Meanderings. So thanks for the visit, have a look around, and enjoy yourself a {virtual} fruit smoothie!


The Fischer Family said...

Yea Sarah! I'm glad you joined the party...I'm there too! :) It's always a pleasure to come by and see your adorable children! Stop by my blog b/c I have info about a meme that I'm hoping to start called Family Fun Friday! Have a blessed weekend!

It Feels Like Chaos said...

Hi! I came over via the blog party. I have 3 kids in order boy, girl, boy too! Super blog!

Melinda said...

I'm stopping by for the UBP. It's great to meet you...I'm off to look around your blog.

The Fifth Street Mama said...

Oh and I am also a Christian :)

The Fifth Street Mama said...

We have so much in common!
My name is Sarah.
I am a SAHM.
I am also married to my HS sweetheart.
We are attempting to be country folk. (the chickens will arrive any day).

What a sweet family you have.
Have a great weekend and Happy UBP!

Kim said...

Beautiful family! Stopping by from the UBP! Hope you have a great weekend!

Sarah said...

your kids are so cute, but that Carter, I would not be able to say no to him, he is adorable!

Kathy said...

glad you joined the party Sarah! love your blog!! =)

Melinda said...

Hi Sarah! Stopping by from the Party! I am a Christian mom also --mine are a bit older than yours -- 10 and 13. Your kids are too cute -- my son's hair was your little one's color when he was a baby and he's ending up being kind of dirty blonde. It's hard to tell! ;0)

Your blog is very cute! Enjoy the Party! ;0)

Carrie said...

Beautiful blog ... and such cute kids, too! I *love* your kid's names! I have an Eli (he's 5), and Hannah was always our girl name ... but then we ended up naming her Sadie after my grandmother! ;)

Oh, and my nephew is named Carter! ;)

Sheila said...

Hi Sarah! You're children are beautiful and your life in Nebraska sounds idyllic. I, too, am a lover of photography. I bought my Pentax last summer and have loved learning about it and photography over the past 8 months.

Happy blog hopping!

Julie Arduini.com: The Surrendered Scribe said...

Oh your children just look so happy, smiles everywhere! I'm glad I found your blog through the party, I especially love the marriage resources you have on the right sidebar.

I have a book giveaway over at my blog, available at my website http://www.juliearduini.com.

Beautiful blog!
Julie Arduini

Sarah said...

Popping in from the blog party. Your blog looks great and I'll come back to visit sometime. I chose your blog to come visit because you have a great name ;).

I would love for you to come visit me sometime at: www.onthesearchforhiddentreasure.blogspot.com where I share my passion of handmade items by hosting giveaways.

Have a good day!

Rachel said...

Just stopping by from the UBP!! Love your blog and your kids are ADORABLE!!! Have a great party week! =)

Cherie said...

Visiting from the blog party. Your blog is beautiful, as is your little family! Come on over for a visit. Check out www.GatherInspirit.com to me some more awesome Christian women. Nice to meet you!

bigguysmama said...

Oh, golly, that photo of your baby is to die for!! That little smile is fantasmic! LOL Your whole family is beautiful. It's been so AWESOME seeing so many SAHM, homeschoolers, and lovers of Christ! I'm a mom who has a nice camera and wishes I took better photos. I just never remember to practice with it!!

Have a great rest of your UBP '10!

~Mimi @ Woven by Words

Comfort Joy Designs said...

Happy UBP 2010!

joeandbridge said...

Hi there! Just popping in from the UBP to be your newest Google Follower! Hooray! Hope you had a great weekend and have a great week! Swing by my blog when you get a chance!

Bridgette Groschen
The Groschen Goblins

Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

What a great blog design....
This is such a fun party and I have already met some of the greatest bloggers... I am amazed at all the different and creative blogs. Stop by for a visit...just leave a comment on any of the last few posts on either blog and you are eligible for the GRAND PRIZE $100 GIFT BASKET!

Amy's Blah, Blah, Blogging said...

Sounds like we have a lot in common! I'm a lover of photography too, and hopefully someday can do it professionally. Right now I'm a SAHM though and between my kids, coordinating a MOPS group and a counseling class, there's just no time left for anything else! That's ok though, the time with them is short and precious, so I think I'll just enjoy it. :)

Hope you have a great time this week meeting other bloggers and forming new networks with the Ultimate Blog Party. I'd love for you to stop by and say hi when you get the chance!

nassie_gal said...

Hi I am Renee from Australia. Seems we have a lot in common with photography and hiking and other likes. I am a mum of 2.

Jenny said...


Nice to meet you! :D Just stopping by from the party to say howdy. Love your blog.

Have a great weekend and happy UBP! :D And hope to see you stop by sometime!!


Cascia said...

Just stopping by from the UBP at Five Minutes for Mom. I love your site and am subscribing to your RSS feed. I would appreciate it if you visited my blog and did the same! I'm looking forward to reading more and getting to know you better.

The Healthy Moms

L Harris said...

Your blog is very homey! Thanks for partying with me!

Rona's Home Page said...

How's your family adjusting to civil life?
I grew up in the Air Force so when my dad got out I had a very difficult time. I was in high school and my dear friends were being left behind.
Then I met and fell in love with a guy in the Navy. He was different though, he wouldn't marry me till he go out so after 9 years we got married.
Love your blog and really enjoyed my visit.
I think this is my 3rd year. Not sure but really enjoy meeting new bloggers.
Great prizes this year! I hope you win one..or two.
I was late too but fashionable late for the UBP 2010.

Candace said...

Hello! Your blog is so pretty! We also had 3 kids in 3 years...and our oldest is Hannah Elizabeth, so I had to say HI! :) It's nice to "meet" you!

Tracey said...

Visiting from UBP2010; so nice to meet you! Now I'm wishing for a real smoothie! Your family is precious; how blessed you are! Have a wonderful night.

Juliana said...

Hi Sarah!

Thanks for sharing - your kids have the happiest faces - I LOVE that!

Your photography is beautiful!

Take care! Come visit me too! www.daybydaymom.com.


Trish said...

Just catching up on my Ultimate Blog Party hopping - hope you're having a great week! What cute kids you have; it sounds like they keep you on your toes. :)

My UBP Post

Dawn said...

Hi there! Stopping by from UBP. You have a great blog and a beautiful family! Looking forward to browsing around some more. Nice to meet you. Now following:)


Rachael. said...

It was so nice to meet you!
Happy Blog hopping!

Jess said...

OHHHH you made me want a smoothie.... so not fair lol. You have the cutest three kids, love it. Now if I could just get my girl (okay in a few years)lol

Visiting from UBP10.. come visit me

Jenn said...

Hi Sarah! What a cute family!

Hope you had fun at the Ultimate Blog Party! I know its over but I'm still partying and visiting some new blogs! :)

Jenni ("Miss Tutu")
My UBP blog post: How to Make a Tutu blog - hope you will stop by, say hi, and grab a free tutu making lesson! :) and Mom Blogger $100 Cash Contest