Saturday, April 10, 2010

It's UBP 2010 Party Time!

The Ultimate Blog Party 2010 has officially started and I'm so excited that you decided to pop by. Let me tell you a little bit about myself and this blog.

I go by the name Cheri; a nickname I had growing up. I started this blog just over 3 years ago because I wanted a place to share our family tales with friends and family, as well as create a keepsake of the journey life had us on...the times we laughed, the times we cried, the times we learned valuable lessons, and the times when God was so good (both recent and past). I wanted to share craft ideas (like this cool Webkinz shirt) and even share a few stories from my childhood too.

Who are the "and Family" part of my blog? For the most part, that would be Hubby and C. Hubby and I have been married for almost 11 years and we have one lively, bold, beautiful 7 year old daughter, who fills our life with many unexpected things, but at the same time brings us so much joy. We are also a homestay family, and have hosted numerous international students in our home. We often joke that we are practicing our parenting skills on other people's teens, so that we don't mess up our own.

Ultimate Blog Party 2010

This is my first time participating in the party, so I have no idea what to expect, but I'm looking forward to finding out. I'm really excited about the prizes too.

My top 3 picks from the 5 Minutes For Mom prize page are:

If these are gone, I'd love to win USC57, INTL9, USC23, USC37, USC56, USC53, USC36, USC44, USC43...or anything else because winning is fun.

26 comments:

Dayngr said...

Hi! Just started following thanks to UBP. I'm just a touch older than you with two little ones at home. Nice to meet you.

Christine said...

Hi there! I'm visiting from the party - Your daughter is adorable! I'll be back to read more.

Ashley said...

Just stopping by from the UBP'10! Happy partying!!

Brooke from The Bluestocking Guide said...

Hi Cheri! I'm visiting from UBP! Hope you can drop by my Party!!

Comfort Joy Designs said...

Happy UBP 2010!

Karen said...

I am stopping by from the UBP to say Hi. It is so nice to meet you.

Alicia said...

Stopping by from ubp! Hope you have a fantastic weekend :)

Shash said...

Glad you're participating in the UBP!!

Did you check out my giveaways -- available to BOTH US and CANADA -- have you entered yet?

I'm giving away prize USC#37 on 5M4M prize page but I have a few others on my blogs too.

$150 spa gift card from wayspa.com
Another $50 Amazon.com gift card
$150 gift card to CDN shop Canadian Tire

Enjoy the party!

Alicia said...

Hi Cheri! I am stopping by from UBP! You have a wonderful blog.

Happy Ultimate Blog Party 2010!

Alicia
www.kramercottageschool.blogspot.com

Ruth said...

Yay!! I finally got the chance to visit your post. Just like the old days, blogging and all the fun that goes with it:-)

Jenn said...

Love the pic of your daughter and the panda!!

Hope you are having fun at the BLOG PARTY!

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

JDaniel4's Mom said...

Stopping by from the UBP! I enjoyed visiting your site. What an oppportunity to host others!

'Melissa Cleo' said...

Hi Cheri!
Thanks so much for stopping in my blog!
Looks like we share a few things in common: a love of Lucado's Wemmicks & a desire to blog for posterity sakes...journaling for our child(ren).
God's blessings to you!

Angelica said...

Thanks for stopping by my party. My dd also has a list of guests!! I am now following you...I like your idea of practicing on other teens lol! May have to run that one by the hubby. Looking forward to getting to know you.

Amber said...

Hey visiting from the UBP!

Taking international students sounds like it would be very exciting for you and them. It's awesome that you do that because I know no one I know would even consider it.

Hope you had a great weekend :)

Amber said...

I'm here for the party. Thanks for stopping by my blog (Luv, Laughter & Happily Ever After). I wish you the best on your journey to having a second child.

My Wee View said...

Hi there and thanks for stopping by! It's nice to meet you

What a great idea about taking in international students :) Sounds really good to practice on others first. Too cute.

Take care & Happy blogging

Lynette
xo

Katie said...

Just stopping my from UBP! Thanks for visiting my blog too!!

Joni said...

Just stopping by from the UBP. Super cute blog. So nice to meet you and hope that you are having fun at the party.

Please come and enter my giveaway for a headband and hair bow set from Sugar Owl Design. Ends at midnight EST. Only minutes left!

http://sixcherriesontop.com

Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

So nice to meet you...a great blog and I love the design...

This is such a FUN party.
A random prize drawing for tonight (SUN) and then a $100 Gift basket for the GRAND PRIZE. I am amazed at all the different and creative blogs and having so much fun meeting new friends...Stop by for a visit...nothing you have to do but leave a comment on either of my blogs. Happy Sunday..
http://teresa-grammygirlfriend.blogspot.com/
http://grammyababychangeseverything.blogspot.com/

Beth said...

Thanks for visiting my blog! This is my first UBP!

Candace said...

Hi there! Thanks for stopping by my blog and commenting. :) It is nice to "meet" you at the party!!

Cherie said...

Hi Cheri! Thanks for stopping by my blog on the UBP! Your daughter is beautiful. Nice to meet you!

LaVonne said...

Thanks for visiting my blog during this UBP10. I appreciate it. And I love comments. Thank you for taking time to read Our Story. Stop by again anytime!

Blessings!

Cook Clean Craft said...

Thanks for stopping by Cook Clean Craft. Your daughter is adorable, and the Webkinz Tshirt looks fantastic. I would never have guessed it was a home job/done with your daughter. Happy UBP!

Cher said...

Saying Hi from the Ultimate Blog Party! Half my family calls me "Cheri" (short for Cherise)
Visit my party post
I also have a whole bunch of giveaways going on if you wanted to check them out!
My Current Giveaways