Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom.
1 Corinthians 3:17

Friday, April 13, 2012

Ultimate Blog Party 2012...Hello & a Giveaway!

Hi there, welcome to our family blog!
I'm so glad you stopped by today!
I may as well let you know right now that my life is perfect.
I never argue with my husband; in fact, there is no bickering whatsoever amongst our brood.
I can eat chocolate like it's going out of style without ever gaining an ounce.
Everything I cook comes out looking like it should be on the cover of a magazine.
And my kids never eat junk food, and never make messes!
{a certain someone gets really excited about all that healthy food!}

Speaking of children, mine are always squeaky clean.
They also know better than to goof around when I've got my camera in hand, pleading for a group shot.
And nothing in my house ever breaks or gets misused. Ever.

We think children should never, ever have to do chores around the house.
Especially cute ninja kiddos.

And of course have really expensive toys to keep them entertained.
{certainly they're still clean as a whistle!}

We try to develop good hygiene skills at an early age.

And excellent sleep habits.

No one ever whines or cries.

Or gets sick.
 {poor baby}

Okay, so I'll admit it...we aren't perfect. I bet you're shocked!
But we're a family, and there's always someone close by ready to give a hug or a smile.
 And share an adventure or two.
Or a picnic in the living room.
Or stargazing and roasting marshmallows in the backyard.
Sometimes even a special dance.  =)

We've recently begun a mission to live simpler, more purposeful lives. I see homemade laundry detergent in my future. And more trips to the local park than the mall (or Target, gasp!). And possibly chickens.

I love photography and I love to sew...so I finally opened an etsy shop last year- Growing Paiges. Of course I had to come up with a title under duress, so I'm thinking about changing it...the whole permanent thing, yikes!
 Anyhoo.
I'm giving away one of my 5 x 7 prints to one of...YOU! Simply follow this blog and leave a comment, and at the end of the week, someone will get a beautiful picture! I share project ideas and tutorials, recipes, and the occasional review or giveaway, so you could just follow along for fun. The more the merrier!
**OOPS! I just realized I didn't update my shop last week as I had planned...I've got some great prints going in TODAY!**

Most importantly, though, we love Jesus with all our hearts, and rely on His mercy and grace every.single.day.
 Adoption changed our whole life- for the better!! We may have some exciting news to share, which may include having to change the name of this blog....  :)

Thanks again for visiting...I hope you'll stop by again sometime! Click here or on the badge below to return to the party & make some new friends!


Ultimate Blog Party 2012

10 comments:

Mom of the Twinkies and Tot! said...

LOVE your party post! Your family is adorable and all the "perfectness" sounds just like our family! I am your newest follower and so happy to have found you via the #UBP12! I can't wait to start reading you from here on out!

Mom of the Twinkies and Tot! said...

P.S. We really would love to adopt one day, so I cannot wait to read all about your story!

Ms POSH said...

Love the shaving thing- and chocolate too of course.

Stopping by from UBP to say hello.
Have a great weekend!
POSH

Laura said...

Oh I love this! You are so funny!

Sara said...

Oh my, those pictures are priceless! My family is also practically perfect in every way...LOL! I'm a new follower from the UBP and am really looking forward to reading more. Thanks for visiting My Rural Mommy as well! =)

Lakeshore Cottage Living said...

Just wanted to say hello! It's been a while!

Hey, if you do go over to the Etsy shop I shared today, enter COTTAGE LIVING at checkout and get 20% off your order! She is offering a special deal to all of my blog friends! yay! Love all your pictures!

TDM Wendy said...

Thanks for coming by Tales from the Motherhood and Confessions of a Former Child Actress.
I have a house full of messy, thing-breaking kiddos too! You have a beautiful family!

Marcia said...

What a fun post! I love how you dug deep into your archives of photos to pull some out that fit perfectly.

MadameDeals said...

I am here as part of the Ultimate Blog Party please come and join our FREE blogger event. We are giving away a Kate Spade Pursehttp://madamedeals.com/ freebloggereventkate/... or come and win an ipad3 www.madamedeals.com/contests

April said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog for the UBP! You have a sweet family!

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