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Saturday, March 03, 2007

Welcome to the Party!

The time is here for

Ultimate Blog Party

Parties will be going on all week throughout blogland (there are almost 500 participants now!); and what better day for me to throw a party?

Why is today so special? Well it's my brother's 24th birthday today - Happy Birthday Steven! He also recently found out he's going to be a daddy! (I can't picture my little brother a daddy; I keep forgetting he's 'all grown up' now!) So that means I'm going to be an aunt...reason to have a party! There are also a couple other reasons to celebrate, but I'm going to share those with my gratitude post tomorrow!

If you're here visiting for the first time - welcome! We are a military family and we live on base - so if you don't have an ID and sticker for your car you'll need to stop at the visitor center and let me know you're coming so I can sign you in. Now that we've got that formality out of the way - come in and visit!

A little bit about us - as I mentioned we're a military family and my husband and I both grew up on military bases, so we're used to this lifestyle! We have a 3.5 yr old daughter, Kayla, and yes that would be her plastered all over the blog! I'm a SAHM and also a consultant with Discovery Toys.

I've got some Razzmopolitans and if you're just coming in from out of the cold I've got some Hot Spiced Lemonade. If you do a search on my blog for "Favorite Ingredient Friday" or "Slow Cooker Thursday" you'll find a lot of wonderful recipes; help yourself and thanks for stopping by!

48 comments:

Kari said...

Congratulations Aunt Michelle!!! How exciting! My younger sister is expecting as well!

Shane said...

Hello. I'm here for the party! I love the name of your blog. Kayla truly does have amazingly beautiful eyes. She's an absolute cutie too. Happy partying.

PamperingBeki said...

What a DOLL!!! :) I'll take a nice hot drink please.

~Beki

KWiz said...

What a beautiful baby girl! And her eyes are absolutely beautiful!

Welcome to the party!

www.wisdomwalking.net

JennaG said...

I've been lurking at your site for a while! We are a military family--don't live on base though! Your little girl is adorable! Have fun at the party!

Tirzah said...

I love the name of your blog, and all the blue to go along with it! Happy Partying!

Amber said...

What fun is this! What a great intro and fantastic pictures. I'll be checking back in for your slow cooker tips. After MANY moons, I finally just acquired my first one and am looking for some healthier recipes!

Barb said...

Well congratulations to all of you. A new baby is so wonderful.

See? I learned something new about you. I didn't know you both grew up in military families.

Tried to send off my free sample from Dove but their order form is messed up so I'll check in again a little later. I love the Friday Freebies you do!

Great party, Michelle.

Melissa R. Garrett said...

Big Blueberry Eyes indeed! My favorite picture is the one of your little sweetheart in the red shirt. What a smile!

Michelle Potter said...

Coming through with the Ultimate Blog Party, thanks for sharing your site with us! Love the layout! (What a beautiful little girl!)

Hope you are having a great time!

Ribbon Rock Star said...

Welcome to the PARTY!!

Congrats on being a aunt and happy bday to your bro!!

Linda

Becca said...

Michelle,

Hey I did not know that you were a Discovery toys distributor. Can you email me sometime? I have a developmentally delayed child, and I could use some ideas. You can reach me at r.a.k@comcast.net. Thanks,
Becca

Tracey said...

Hey party girl! Congratulations on the new niece/nephew!! That's so cool!

PEA said...

Woohoo, Happy Birthday to Steven and congratulations to him too!! I can just imagine what a loving aunt you'll be:-) Great party, Michelle...now I'm gonna go eat some of that delicious food you're serving!! xox

Revka said...

Hi, nice to meet you, Michelle, though I do believe I have been here before. I love the blog name; it is perfect for your daughter's eyes - simply beautiful. Congratulations on the new nephew or niece. That is so exciting! Thank you for inviting us to your place. I'm partying at both of my blogs: The Porch Light and Little Fun; Little Learning. Enjoy the party!

Judy said...

Happy Party and congratulations to your brother both on his birthday and on his new little one on the way. How exciting!

Glad to meet you and hope to get to know you better. Take care.

Linda said...

Birthdays and new babies - great reasons to celebrate! Happy Birthday to your brother Michelle.

Amy H said...

You're right, you should be having a party!

Oh, and your daughter is absolutely precious!!

Happy Blogging this week!

Deena said...

What a doll! And what a tribute, mom! You are richly blessed!

Happy party!!

Deena

Pamela said...

Oh Michelle I loved the Razzmopolitan and you are right, it is an exact spin off of the popular Cosmopolitan without all the guilt!

Thanks so much for signing me in at the visitor center. I grew up in base housing when I was little so this is very reminiscent! Thanks so much, I had a wonderful time and Kayla was a perfect angel! :)

chelle said...

Congrats!!!!!

Totally great things to party about!

Write From Karen said...

Congratulations on your impending aunt-dom. My little brother has two boys now and I STILL haven't gotten used to him being a daddy. The big goof. lol

I had to flirt with the guard at the gate to get in, I hope that's okay? *grin*

Thanks for the hot spiced lemonade, yum!

Tammy said...

Oh, Michelle...so exciting about your brother becoming a daddy! Can't wait to hear the other reasons to celebrate...:)

I'm so glad I only have to do that ID thing when I come to visit you now...LOL I was a Navy wife for four years, and that sure brings back memories!

Oh, yum...hot spiced lemonade sounds wonderful, thanks! :)

So glad you joined the party, Michelle! (((HUGS)))

Christina said...

Congrats on becomin an Aunt, and I will have one ofe those Razzmopolitans, pls.

Trace said...

This is such a good idea, that I went and had my own party. haha! :)

Sara said...

Congrats to your Brother....Will this make you a first time Aunt ?

Nisa said...

Well, I already said congrats you on your becoming an aunt soon, but I had to stop by the party. Sorry I'm late... hahaha... ;-)

Overwhelmed! said...

Oh, how exciting that you're going to be an auntie! Will this be your first niece/nephew?

Welcome to the party!

Sandra said...

Congratulations Michelle :)

As usual I'm late for the party LOL I seriously need to get back on track, I don't know whether I'm coming or going lately.

Hugs,
Sandra

sognatrice said...

Ciao Michelle from another Michelle, this one in Italy, who does a little something called "What's Cooking Wednesday." I look forward to learning more about you (and your recipes) :)

rindy said...

What a cutie! and a great site too!! I truly love the way you describe your family...the Downs Syndrome taking backstage..because it should. She is a beautiful child first...awesome!!

Anonymous said...

Congrats on being a Aunt again. I still can't believe Steven is going to be 24! Time flies. Steven was always such a sweet and kind kid.
love,
mimi

Jaime H. said...

Sweet girl!! And such beautiful eyes!

Nice to meet you!

Leslie said...

Your daughter is a doll! Love your blog name!

Happy party week!

Monkey Giggles said...

Wow you are #500 on the party list. I didn't think I would ever get here.
Swinging in for the Ultimate Blog Party. Nice to meet ya.

I will be starting my 3rd party favor give away later tonight. Come on over when ya get a chance.

PARTY ON!!!!

EEEEMommy said...

Your daughter is beautiful!
Much gratitude to you and your husband for the numerous sacrifices you make for our freedom! I love military families!
Blessings,
Angel

Tammy and Parker said...

! Oh! Oh! Hot spiced lemonade! Yum! =)

DariDonovan said...

Oh my, the little one may have the most beautiful eyes I have ever saw. I stopped in from the Ultimate Blog Party. Nice to meet you! Please stop by mine.

KC said...

Happy birthday to your brother and Congratulations Auntie Michelle.
it was nice to stop by your blog and get to know you a little bit. you have a very pretty little girl there, I love all the photos.
My blog party post if up now I think I ended up as link #701 WOW I'm going to have to do some big time party hopping so I better get on it.. Stop by my blog for some more party fun
http://mindlesschatterofabusymom.blogspot.com

yours truly B said...

What a beautiful Girl I love those blue eyes. I will take a hot spiced lemonaide andy way just stopped to say Party On.

Leslie said...

Love the photo of Kayla running and having a great time. I can hear her laughter. What joy! What a precious gift from Our Father!

Esther said...

Glad you're at the party!!

Julie-Anne said...

Stopping by for the party. The world needs more heartwarming blogs like this one. What a beautiful daughter you have.

Blessings,

Julie-Anne

Mayhem & Miracles said...

I'm not sure where my comment went. I just wanted to let you know how much I am enjoying your site. Your unique blog name caught my eye and seeing your gorgeous daughter now, I see how fitting it is. She is beautiful! You are a fun family to read about. And Congratulations on your impending Aunt status!!!

Aimee said...

Stopping by on my party rounds, and I love the pix of your daughter! Those blue eyes are real killers - I have 2 girls with big blueberry eyes myself, and one boy with the greatest green ones!
I'm also the proud wife of a Navy vet, so I know about the military life, but I'm enjoying the civ side too.
Thanks for letting me visit - stop by my party if you get the chance!

Happy UBP!

Rogue Queen said...

Your daughter is beautiful! What a treasure and a blessing she must be to you and your husband.
My husband and I are currently waiting on our own little prince or princess from China. I love your site!

SeaBird said...

Stopping by for the blog party (a little late!), and will definitely be back for the Slow Cooker Thursday!

blackpurl said...

still checking out party blogs! Take care!