Sunday, March 09, 2008

Party On!

Ultimate Blog Party 2008 We're still partying. If this is 1st you've heard about the ultimate blog party, we're being hosted by 5 Minutes for Mom. It's quite the happening place with almost 1,000 mom bloggers partying together all over the world & well over 100 prizes to win! Meeing lots of great gals round the world & oh so cool ideas, gadgets & just plain cute stuff.

I found a great giveaway PLUS an opportunity to support a breast cancer awareness! Check out La Vie de Lauri!

AND please don't forget to hop over to Vicks Caring Tributes contest to vote for my Gracie cakes TLC story. We're 1 of 8 finalists vying for a $10,000 prize package! Thanks in advance for helping out a fellow blogger mom!

Hey...one more thing. I shared the Lion Chaser's Manifesto last year on my blog & it might even be in my layout somewhere, but with all of you AMAZING women visiting my blog...I wanted to share it with you. Written by pastor Mark Batterson, author of "In a Pit With a Lion on a Snowy Day." It's well worth sharing, posting, shouting & embracing:

Quit living as if the purpose of life is to arrive safely at death. Set
God-sized goals. Pursue God-ordained passions. Go after a dream that is destined to fail without divine intervention. Keep asking questions. Keep making mistakes. Keep seeking God. Stop pointing out problems and become part of the solution. Stop repeating the past and start creating the future. Stop playing it safe and start taking risks. Expand your horizons. Accumulate experiences. Consider the lilies. Enjoy the journey. Find every excuse you can to celebrate everything you can. Live like today is the first day and last day of your life. Don't let what's wrong with you keep you from worshipping what's right with God. Burn sinful bridges. Blaze a new trail. Criticize by creating. Worry less about what people think and more about what God thinks. Don't try to be who you're not. Be yourself. Laugh at yourself. Quit holding out. Quit holding back. Quit running away. Chase the lion!

Have lots of fun in all your bloggy party play!

58 comments:

Stacia said...

Thanks for coming over to my party! This is my first one and I'm really excited about finding fun new blogs to visit!! I voted for you and Grace at VICKS.com!! Good luck :-)

Melanie said...

HI, so nice to meet you! I've enjoyed my visit and hope to come back by soon. I love this statement from "Chasing the Lions" -- Set
God-sized goals. So very good.... we too often sell ourselves short on our goals because we don't look to God and what He can do if we seek Him.

Enjoy the party!

Tari said...

Thanks for visiting my blog it's always neat to meet new people. Congrats on the TLC story! Hope you get it.

Becoming Me said...

Thanks for finding my blog. Your Gracie story was so very sweet. You have my vote.

LivingforGod said...

I found you through the Ultimate Blog Party. You have a nice blog here. You're blessed to have such a sweet and caring daughter.

Have joy-filled & grace-full days!

Diana Evans said...

Great meeting you...what a wonderful blog party...I am heading to check out your Gracie cakes TLC story...

Have a wonderful week...

Cheers,
Diana

Vader's Mom said...

It's wonderful meeting you!

Thanks so much for stopping by my party. This has been a lot of fun!!

Brandie said...

Great party! I do hope that your dd wins - how exciting!!
And GREAT quote =)

Liz@thisfullhouse.com said...

Nice to meet you - thanks so much for stopping by my place and I truly hope I didn't make your eyes bleed.

Have a great week!

Laurie said...

Thanks again for the mention! I will have to head over and vote for you. Good Luck-- $10000 worth of stuff? WOW!

Jen said...

Thanks for coming to my party!!! I loved your chasing the lion statement! I'm headed over to vote for you to win the 10,000$ right now :) Have a great weekend!

Michelle said...

Thanks for stopping on by my party in Melbourne. It was lovely to meet you.

momtofivekids said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog! I'm bookmarking you so I can come by again when I have more time. Blessings!

Randy Beal said...

It was great hanging with you guys yesterday. So what came of that one competition we were voting for Gracie? And good stuff with the manifesto, I love reading it !

onemoreequalsfour said...

Thanks for visiting my blog! I have enjoyed "meeting" other bloggers today through comments left--I have a whole slew of blogs to start reading and new friendships budding! I will be back. I also enjoyed your Grace story at VICKS!

natalie said...

thanks for coming over to my party!
very cute video by the way! :)

Curiosity Killer said...

Oh what a great quote! I love it!

So nice to meet you! You're the first I've met in this party! You're so warm and positive - how can you not get more love??

Frugal Finds said...

What a nice blog!! I love all the pictures!!! It was great to meet you.... I hope we see each other from time to time!! Frugal Carol

Meg said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment, you have yourself a wonderful week! I will be back to visit!

Darlene said...

Thanks for visiting my blog. Yes you may copy the poem from my blog. I am excited that someone is reading my blog. This is so new to me and exciting! It is so fun to meet new people and visit their blogs.

jennwa said...

It is great to meet you. Great party!!

Thanks for stopping by my blog and I am sure I will be back to see you.

Have a great Monday.

JanMary said...

Thanks for dropping by my blog. Lovely to "meet" you, and thanks for saying such lovely things about my digi-scrapping. Not sure what smilebox is, but off to investigate :)

Mocha with Linda said...

Nice to meet you! Enjoying the party! What a precious story on your Vicks tribute!!

Lylah said...

so glad i partied over to your place - thanks for visiting the lylah blog...blessings...and, i love the chasing lion statement.

Alison said...

Thanks for the comment on my blog-happy partying and good luck with the Vicks competition!

Simone said...

Great to meet you too.

Love your post - its encouraging and inspiring.

Karla said...

Thanks for visiting my blog. I hope you'll come again soon!

Kelli said...

Thanks for coming to my party. I love parties where you don't even have to clean house! Nice to meet you!

Kelli

Motherhood for Dummies said...

I keep hearing about this blog party. I am going to have to check it out :)

PattyAnne's Place said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog. Oh I love your site. I think my most favorite thing was the video of your daughter making her snow angel. That angel was perfect!!!

Thanks again for visiting!!
xoxoxo
PattyAnne

Kellan said...

Hey there - I hope you are enjoyed the blog party! Thanks for stopping by - so nice to meet you. Thanks for your thoughts and prayers for our sweet baby - I appreciate your comment! Take care and have a good day - hope to see you soon. Kellan

Amy said...

Thanks for stopping by my party. It's great to meet you, and I hope you win at vicks.com. I'm about to go vote for you!

Blessings to you and your family!
Amy @ design139.blogspot.com

Dimple Queen said...

Nice to meet you! Thanks for stopping by my place earlier! I tried to go to the Vicks thing, but for some reason our network here at the school has been blocking a lot of stuff lately...heck...I am suprised I can still visit my blogger friends!!! It probably won't be long though...so I guess I need to move on to get some more partying in!!!

Have a great day!

Angela

M said...

A: Thanks for stopping by my blog
B: Thanks for working in EI! Yeah! I swear people who take on that job are the most amazing people I know! Cod knows I hold them near and dear to my heart and cannot see how they can give so much and do so much and not crumble from the hugeness of it!
C: I LOVE chasing the lions. That? Was fabulousness and I intend to bookmark that.
D: I do intend to keep spying on you!
E: I did go ahead and vote for you as well! Good luck good luck! :)

M said...

Oh yes. F: We get in home services once a week. Otherwise it's all at the center. Thankfully it's not TOO far away, and 3 days a week we have playgroup there anyways but yeah. It's busy busy. Hoping to switch at least one more session to a home visit but it's tough! :)

Jenna said...

Thanks for coming to my blog!! My party is up and running.

Good luck with competition--I'm pulling for you!

duchess said...

Thanks for stopping by my party. Your blog is great.
Come back & visit often - I love having new friends.

Have fun!

Toby Parsons said...

Wonderful blog. I plan to check out your story in just a minute.

My web-site, http://www.abundantlivingandgift.com is prize give away #150. You 'might' be interested in that one! :)

Happy blog party!!! :) God bless!

Heather said...

Thanks for coming over to my place today...it was nice to meet you!
love the quotes on here...so true! I will be back and linking to your site. Party on!!!

Jennifer said...

Thanks for dropping by my place earlier. This party thing is going to be awesome to meet new bloggy friends!!

~Denise~ said...

Howdy! Thanks for stopping by my place!

Happy blog party!!

Jthemilker said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog to party... you gave me plenty to ponder.

Mama Kat said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog! I am going to vote for you at VICKS.com. your little girl is so adorable!

Sue said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog Carmen! I am loving this party atmosphere! Your daughter is adorable! See you again soon!

Stephani said...

Hi! Thanks ever so much for commenting on my blog. It made my whole day to see my first comment of the day. I love comments. This is my first party and I am enjoying getting to meet new people very much. Thanks again.

aloha-gal said...

Wow! What a great quote! I am indeed inspired! Looking forward to returning again! Thanks for visiting my party too! I'll check out your contest/story! Warm alohas!

Simone said...

Take two.

Great to meet you. thanks for the comment.

Party on!

Colleen said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog party. What a sweet daughter you must have! I'm going to go and vote for your entry now!

Best of luck!

Little Piddles said...

Thank you for stopping by my party! I voted for you:)

Reynie said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog. It's nice to meet you. Hope things go well for your voting!

onemotherslove said...

Thanks for visiting & it was great to meet you!

Rachel said...

Thanks for stopping by. I am so happy to meet you. How fun!

Fruitful Vine said...

Thanks for visiting my blog. I love the quote in this post. Can I post it on my blog? This party is really fun! Good meeting you. Stop by my blog anytime.

Tracey said...

So nice to meet you! Lovely Vicks story by the way. I'm heading over to vote for you. Good luck!

Judy @ In His Grip said...

Love the party and the book "In The Pit with A Lion on A Snowy Day." What a way to challenge you to live a life of purpose. It totally rocked my world.

queenrandom said...

Thanks for visiting my blog, it's always great to meet new people :) Great party!

SewSensible said...

I LOVE this saying!! I am going put it on our orphan adoption blog!! My pastor is friends with P. Mark Batterson and talked about this book but I have not read it; however, this quote makes me want to!! I believe I will get the book now!

heather said...

Best of luck to you! I'm voting for you!! Thanks for the party. I am delighted to meet you. Happy partying!