Thursday, April 12, 2012

The Ultimate Blog Party 2012

Ultimate Blog Party 2012

I am trying something new this year and linking up to The Ultimate Blog Party 2012 . I am trying to stretch myself and expand my readers and encourage myself to write more, so.....

This is me.....


Although, my hair now a new shade of reddish brown, per my husband's request

These are my people who I primarily write about here since this is a family blog where we try to keep in touch with family in various states and sundry places....



I also have three other children, but they do not live at home anymore.....


Oldest son and grandson


Oldest daughter and littles


   Middle son currently living in TX

I have started a new blog to begin recording my story, A Tapestry of Words and enjoy Pinterest probably way more than I should. 

I am a teacher by trade and am currently working in a public elementary school as a student assistant with a third grader with learning disabilities. I am working on getting my state certification, so I can teach in the classroom again. I am also contemplating homeschooling my children in the near future.

I love sleeping in, scrapbooking, spending time with my family, singing (especially praise and worship music like this song), my grandson, Jesus and chocolate.

I hope you will visit again and enjoy the Blog Party!!   

24 comments:

Cascia Talbert said...

Cascia Talbert from The Healthy Moms Magazine - Just dropping by from The Ultimate Blog Party I am looking forward to networking with you and getting to know you better! I hope you have the opportunity to visit our blog! http://www.thehealthymoms.net/2012/04/ultimate-blog-party-2012.html

Phoenix said...

Nice to meet you! Love the great pictures! Thank you so much for sharing. :)

Brandie said...

I love sleeping in too =) I am currently homeschooling 2 of my 3 kids (the youngest went to kindy this year, but will stay home next year! Yay!).
It was nice to meet you! Hope you enjoy the party!

Dana Howze said...

Hi! It's great to meet you. Yeah I'm a pinterest addict to. Good luck on branching out. :-)

mamawee said...

Welcome to the UBP! I had a blast last year and can't wait to party with everyone this week! You can find me at http://www.talesofmommyhood.com/2012/04/ubp-12.html

Elle said...

Hi Marlen! I hope you're having a fun time with the UBP! I'm a fellow East-coaster here (PA) and hope you are adjusting well in MD. I've followed you on Pinterest and hope you'll visit me soon at any of the following locations:
http://allaroundthecircle.blogspot.com/
https://twitter.com/#!/CraftWithKids
https://www.facebook.com/groups/craftwithkids/
http://pinterest.com/craftwithkids/

Ginny Marie said...

What a wonderful family! It so fun to visit so many different blogs for UBP12, isn't it?

Thank you so much for leaving me a comment at Lemon Drop Pie today! :)

Poekitten said...

Oh sleeping in. It's a favorite of mine too! I'm currently trying to sleep in as much as possible as I"m expecting my first in July and I know that sleeping in will be a thing of the past for awhile!

Hope you're enjoying the party!

Poe from Many Waters
thoughtsfrompoekitten.blogspot.com

DHidey said...

Welcome to MD! I have lived here for the past 10 years and came here via SC--so I understand a bit of the culture shock of leaving the south!!
Hope you can stop by my blog http://didoodlings.com

Magnolia_Mom said...

Who doesn't love sleeping in? It's a nice luxury that people with kids miss out on. Or at least at my house we do. Thanks for stopping by.

Amy - while wearing heels said...

Visiting you back from the UBP. It sounds like you have a full and happy life, exactly what we all aspire for. Great to meet you.

amy @ whilewearingheels.blogspot.com

Kelli said...

Hi there! I hopped on over to your site in return. Good to "meet" you. Have a lovely weekend!

Laurie of Lulu and Daisy said...

Stopping by from the Blog Party. It's my first time, too. I hope I can get to all of them before the end of the week. I love that you are "getting out of the box." What a great family!

Yoli N. said...

Hi!

Visiting from the Blog Party. Crazy how many teacher-bloggers there are!!! I'm going to follow by one of the options available. I love that picture of you all in team jerseys!

Jarcuragi said...

Stopping by from the UBP.. Mice to meet you..

GLENDA CHILDERS said...

I am popping over from UBP to say hi. Hope your enjoying party week.

Fondly,
Glenda

Felicia E. said...

Jesus, singing, chocolate and sleeping in, what more is there to love?

Nice to meet you and happy you joined in the party.

Felicia, your newest follower.

Princess Stephy said...

Aww, nice to meet you =] I'm joining the party too =] Nice big family

Nikki said...

Stopping by from the UBP! You have a lovely family :)

http://www.southernpixie.com

Alissa said...

I love sleeping in too although it's rare with a preschooler who has always been an early riser.

Good luck with your teacher certification. I love seeing women continually striving to do more.

Happy UBP!

Here's my post: http://www.clevercompass.com/weblog/2012/4/15/ultimate-blog-party-2012.html

Coffee Lovin' Mom said...

Hello - I remember my first year like it was yesterday. I hope you have a great time! PArtyON!

Audrey said...

I'm having a hard time focusing right now because your curly hair and sweet face remind me so much of my favorite English teacher in high school. Although Ms. Thornhill's hair was on the blonder side of brown. This was also in Maryland, which just makes it all the more mesmerizing. ;) Good luck getting your recertification so you can teach once again! #UBP12

grisel said...

Hi, stopping in from UBP! Love reading family blogs, being that I too blog about my family :)
Looking forward to reading some more!

www.livinglife2itsfullest.com

angel shrout said...

Coming by from the UBP. Your kids are beautiful and I bet those grandbabies love their memaw. Have fun partying..