Let's Party!

April 3, 2011

I am joining the "Ultimate Blog Party 2011" and you're invited! If you're a fellow blogger, this is an excellent way to meet some new friends. Just click on the link above and join the party.

If you're visiting here from THE party, WELCOME, I'm so glad you stopped by! I'll quickly tell you a little bit about myself... in bullets.. cause that's how I roll.

  • My name is Dana and I am a Stay-At-Home-Schooling-Mom of four kiddos- Karli (she's about to turn 12 in a matter of minutes, lol), Drake (just turned 10 a few minutes ago), Brant (7), and Aubree (3). 
  • I chronicle our lives here~ my journey as I focus on personal growth as a parent, a wife, a daughter, a friend, as a child of God who is hungry to be better, be more, give more, and live more! 
  • I struggle with the ups and downs of parenting like so many others. It is my goal to raise well-adjusted, self-sufficient adults who have no need to lie on some strangers couch at 25 years old, complaining about how their Momma messed them up! 
  • I try my best to focus on the things I love, besides my husband and kids, like, God, and Bargain Shopping. 
  • I live my life inspired by a Church that I am in love with! (Finally. It only took me 37 years to find it.) 
  • I am constantly watching my weight. It seems after four kids, your body wants to hang on to a few of those pregnancy pounds. I'm not that attached to them and I wouldn't mind if they found a happy home on some other needy body.  
Feel free to have a look around. You'll find some really cool things hidden here and there. I've read some really cool books, and I think I have pretty good taste in music. I hope you'll be inspired by my "GoodWill" finds and our "Homeschooling" journey. Thanks for dropping in. Please, leave me a comment~ I'd love to visit you, as well!

"Ears to hear and eyes to see- both are gifts from the Lord." Proverbs 20:12


Anne said...

Hi Dana! Nice to meet you on UBP! You have a sweet family and I love your sense of humor! I'm the youngest of four but I only have 2 kids. It's great though.. a boy and a girl! And lots of pets too! Couldn't fit on our boat anymore so we moved to a small house (which seemed large at first.. but now small!).
Happy bloggging! Anne

Tiffany said...

Hello Dana! Thanks for stopping by ladycrafter14.blogspot.com... the UBP is new for me and fun!
I liked your book list... have you heard of "Heaven is For Real"??? Judging by your list you would love it!

Cheryl said...

Hey - thanks for stopping by my blog!

It sounds like you have a great sense of humor and write like you would talk to your friends. And you have a gorgeous family!

I look forward to reading more!

Tina Hollenbeck said...

Hi! I'm stopping by from the UBP - I'm #73 (Being Made New - http://tinahollenbeck.blogspot.com) on the Christian list. Very nice to get to know a bit about you - like you, I'm a homeschooler, too - and I'd be honored if you would make it to my place this week. :^)

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

I just began into the trenches of homeschooling, so I am always inspired by stories of those who have been doing it successfully for awhile. It's so encouraging!

Hope you have a blast "partying" this week and will take a minute to stop by and say hi when you get the chance. Enjoy!

Wendy Sice said...

Hi! Just dropping by from the UBP! You and your family look sweet, and I like that you celebrate them on your sidebar (I might just steal this idea!) I'm into reading books too, and am about to read the Five Love Languages, after my bestie told me all about it. xx

Ostriches Look Funny said...

hellllooooooo! So four huh? Sounds like you're the busy one!
I'm glad that you stopped by for UBP, I think we probably have a lot in common, judging from this post at least.

Dana @ The Coupon Challenge said...

Thanks for stopping by and visiting from the Ultimate Blog Party! Funny, you're little one is the the Queen. Mine thinks she is too! Hope you have a great week!


Amy said...

Sounds like we have a lot in common. Nice to meet you. Be sure to visit my party post (I have a Lego DVD going on your boys might enjoy)

Amy @ Missional Mama

Theresa said...

Love, love Jeremiah 29:11! Visiting from the blog hop. I am a homeschooling mom too. Nice to meet you :)

Christy said...

Nice to meet you Dana! Here from UBP! I'm also a homeschooling mama!

Kara said...

Nice to meet you...and love your book list for children! :)

Jennifer said...

Hi, I found your adorable blog on the Ultimate Blog Party 2011 and I'm a new
follower. Hop over and say Hi if you get a chance, Jennifer from Just

I'm a homeschool mom too!

Amber said...

Hey Dana, Thanks for stopping by my blog from the UBP! I can't believe how much we have in common! This may be somewhere on your blog, but where in the South are you?

Amber said...

Yes, I'm in Texas. Born and Raised in Houston, and transplanted to San Antonio 2 years ago. Just noticed the verse at the top of your blog too... that's my all-time favorite verse!

Jessica said...


Its great you have such a good church...we are currently visiting churches and found one or two that we are trying to decide on at the moment.

I am so happy to have found your blog. I am stopping in from the Ultimate Blog Party and this is my very first year participating and this is SO VERY exciting!! LOL

Anyhow...please stop by my blogs and follow whenever you get the opportunity:

So Stylilized is where I am currently offering FREE Custom Blog Designs at http://sostylilized.blogspot.com/2011/04/ultimate-blog-party.html

And...Jessica Lil Corner is where I am blogging about family and life at http://jessicaslilcorner.blogspot.com/2011/04/ultimate-blog-party.html

I welcome your visit at either or both of my blogs and hope to have you stop by and follow really soon!!

Have a very blessed day!! :0)

Sally @ Dont Wake the Kids said...

Nice to meet another South Louisiana girl!

Your family is beautiful. Can't wait to hear more of your momventures!