Friday, March 7, 2008

Welcome to the Party!

On a much, much, MUCH brighter note, there is a thing going on called a Blog Party hosted by 5 Minutes for Mom
Call me a Noob, but... well, I am a noob. I really am not too sure what's going on and with a one year old running me ragged, I just don't have much time to read everything on the rules page, but if you want to join the fun, just click here and read the rules. (well, I got the jist... I'm such a slacker!) In the mean time, I will sneak back here and read the rules off and on. I know there are tons of giveaways to be given, such as a Mod Mum Sling, and a great giveaway from Ju Ju Beane Boutique which is giving away a wall canvas and carries other great things... like clothes... (I'm crazy about baby clothes!!! Good thing I'm broke or I'd go... well, broke.) and tons of other great giveaways to be found on this post here. You can also get your blog noticed!
So here I am... the odd man out. I hope I can catch up! Welcome to my site, party goers and thanks for the chance to have a little fun! Ultimate Blog Party 2008

OK... I've found out that I need a list (I'm posting as I read the rules... smart, huh? Just like college all over again LOL!) So here are my list of my top favorite giveaways!!! Yay!!!!

1. Number 54, I think I would die if I won this-- a 60 dollar gift certificate to Mikarose! The last time I wore a dress was to my wedding and baby, I need to wear another!!! This was gifted by Liza from Liza's Eyeview.

2. Number 34, Custom Tutu from Live Love Dance Boutique. I'm all about the little baby tutus and have always wanted photos of Anna in nothing but a Tutu! Too Too cute! :)

3. Number 37, a Moby Wrap gifted by From Dates to Diapers. I've always wanted to try a Moby Wrap and would love one for our next baby! :)

4. Number 80, I also had to mention the cutest little Scripture Doll that was gifted by Live, Laugh, Blog. It's absolutely adorable and would make a great Easter gift!

5. Number 67. And finally, a blog makeover by Shauna at See My Designs. This would be good old fashioned fun! :) I'm curious as to what she would do to my blog!

6. Number 117, Somehow I missed the 25 dollar gift certificate to Target! How dare I? I am a huge Target fanatic. This is just... just... unthinkable! Gifted by Mommy Bytes.

7. Number 15, a 50 dollar gift certificate to Kids Magical Wonder Boutique! Like I said, I am crazy about kids clothing!

8. Number 47. These flaming baby legs are so stinking adorable! I'm hoping for a baby boy next, so we'll see how that goes in a few years. Gifted by Fire Mom.

9. Number 101. Women's Devotional Bible which is just gorgeous! I love the green cover, but most of all I love that it is a Devotional Bible. I've never had one before and I think it would really hope to cement my new commitment to God to keep up on my reading and prayer. Gifted by Jubilee on Earth.

10. Number 50. 12 Beautiful classic boutique bows! I am such a hair clip and bow nut! I would love this set for my daughter and she will wear them every day (once she gets real hair in, that is!) Honestly! Gifted by

I would be happy to win anything really if any of these prizes have been taken. I also have my eye on the two nursing covers. They will get plenty of use since I intend on nursing my future children as well. Thanks! :)

Edit #4-- LOL... thought I ought to introduce myself. My name is Sarah. I am a Christian who loves Jesus Christ. I'm a stay at home mommy to my little fifteen month old daughter, Anna, our only child. I am still breastfeeding with a goal of two years... if we make it.... she has weaned herself down to 3 (average) nursings per day. I am a college grad and want to go back for an Education degree some day. I can't wait for baby number two. I really love to write... therefore, the blog world is a great one to be in, but not live in. I'll try to blog without becoming an addict.
My husband Paul, my daughter, and me at the park this last weekend.


Cher & Gene Klosner said...

So I am the first one here, huh?? :) I'm Cher @ Stardust Lullaby! Only rules you need to know - post comments on at least 20 sites to be eligible for a prize, and have fun :) You're welcome to start with mine!!
I'm a "list girl" too - if I don't make a list, forget it!! :)

Come visit me at my Party - Music, Cartoons, Games and Party Favors! We’re giving away an Award-winning Stardust lullaby CD!

Sign up on our mailing list for a chance at our monthly giveaway!
Happy Partying!! Cher :)

Lisa said...

Cute blog. How old is your little girl? I have an almost 2 year old. I come from the party place! Come check out my party post too! I too was a wet nurse to my own son for almost 18 months ;)

Anonymous said...

Great great blog!!!
Thanks so much for stopping by.
The bible sounds awesome doesn't it?!?

Crazy Daisy said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog today! You have quite the nice party going on here! :)

Julie D said...

Thanks for stopping by to visit. Your daughter is adorable!

beckyjomama said...

Thanks for stopping by my site. I would love to share more about adoption with you - it is SUCH a gift from God!!! Back in the beginning of my blog (last June-ish) is when our journey with Sophie began, so her whole story is on there - I went to Dr. appointments with birth mom and was even at her birth. Hattie is another story - and a loooooonnnnggg one - that I keep meaning to write and post. It is filled with the finerprints of God from beginning to end. She came to us as a foster child at 9 mos and has been Blessing us ever since!!
I will post the story soon - keep checkin back!
LOVE your site by the way!!!!! And I am with you - I would love a bloggy makeover!

Mommy Brain said...

Thanks for stopping by! Rebecca and Annabelle are beautiful names but not their real ones. I keep debating whether or not to start using their names. Originally I didn't because I didn't want people I knew in real life to find my blog. They've found me anyway so I'm starting to think it doesn't matter as much. Perhaps I'll make that a "party favor" this week...

Good for you with the long term breastfeeding! I was only able to direct breast feed R who was bigger at birth so I ended up pumping for A. Which led to pumping full time for both of them until I weaned from the pump at 15 months. I wish I had kept going to two years if only because they got sick constantly once I weaned!

I was looking at some of your daughter's pics and she's so cute! Can't wait to read more of your adventures.

Janel said...

Nice to meet you!
My first name is Sarah, but everyone calls me Janel which is my middle name. My grandmother was Sarah and if I ever have another little girl, I will name her Sarah - love the name.

Enjoyed reading your blog.
I am sorry for the loss of your brother. I think what you wrote is beautiful. Blessings to your family.

Mary512 said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog! Don't forget to come back and enter my weekly giveaway. Nice to meet you!

Bluestocking said...

Hello! Nice party. Hope to see you at mine. I have cafe mochas. i can make a decaf one for you though!!

I review books on my blog. I have a contest going called "How well read are you?" The prize is a gift card to Barnes & Noble.

Susan said...


So nice to meet you. Your daughter is just precious. I nursed all my sons, the longest 18 months, only stopped cause he said NO MOMMY!

I read the post below about your brother, I'm just soooooo sorry.

I pray he did cry out to Jesus in his last breath.

Blessings to you and your family~

Megan said...

Just stopping by to say Hello!!!! You've got a quite a fun list of prizes that you like! I hope you get one of them!

thanks for popping into my party as well!

Jack's Mommy said...

uh oh! i may have missed the rule on having a list? i thought i'd read it all...i guess i'm a big noob too! :-D have a great (party!) week! ~ Lisa

Kat Olivares said...

Hello, Milk Mama. Thanks for dropping by Raising Boys.

I love the post on clippies! lol

Happy partying!

PS. The Karaoke machine is currently playing "Achey Breaky Heart" for you.

Adventures In Babywearing said...

I think I need to read the rules again, too! I didn't make a list! : )

Enjoy the party!


A Single Mom's Life said...

Hey you have a beautiful family! Good luck on the whole prize thing! I hope you win what you want! Thanks for stopping by my blog.

Elizabeth...mommy...etc said...

hey milkmama, thanks for stopping by my blog...i am doing the "layers" of "mommyetc" through the course of the party...yesterday was 'elizabeth', today is 'wife'...then 'mommy'...then writer...then ETC. :p I LOVE being a mommy, so I am dedicating an entire post to it instead of just one of the 10 things about me...just thought I'd clarify and to invite you back! *elizabeth

naida said...

hi, great blog and fun party post!
such a cute family pic :o)
thanks 4 stopping by myblog.

Amy D said...

Hi! You seem fun. :) I've been noticing everyone had lists of prizes they would like... I wondered if that was in the rules. I guess I better go back for a read, hmm?

Happy Blog partying! I hope you have a minute to come visit! :)

Vicky said...

I love the title of your blog.

Melissa~ said...

Hey thanks for stopping by my party!

I have two boys. The first one nursed until his 3rd birthday and the 2nd one until his *4th* birthday! I didn't have much say in either one. *LOL* I wonder if girls wean sooner?

I've loved your party and reading your blog. (I haven't made my prize list yet, so don't worry, you're not the only one!)

I brought you a little hostess gift!

See you soon,

Pink Paper Peppermints

Anonymous said...

Nice to meet you(came for the party). Good Luck w/ trying to blog without becoming addicted. ;) Happy Partying...

Anonymous said...

Thanks for visiting! I hope you are having a great time partying around the blogosphere!

Tracye said...

Hi again. I left a comment on the post about your brother.

Good luck with the nursing. I found (with both of mine) that they were ready to give it up at a year... I wasn't, though!

I think that's the most special part of mommyhood, looking at your baby while s/he's nursing. I cherished that, and look forward to more!

Nice to meet you!

Rach said...

7 or 8 you ask? There are eight of us! Thanks for visiting, enjoy your party.

(We'll sign in using Mama's old blogger ID, but you met us at

Anonymous said...

I'm inviting you to party with me!

Win some chocolate from my-sister-in-law and I...we blog about from Australia...and her from Michigan. Here's the link:

What am I doing in Australia? I married an Aussie...and moved to Brisbane, leaving my family and friends and all the right-side-of-the-road drivers in America.

Win a handmade pocket place mat from my blog Comfort Joy Designs. Here's the link:

Want to know more about life in Australia? Visit my A Cup of Joy site where I keep up with my family and friends in America. Here's the link:

Happy Partying!

Debbie Yost said...

Hi Sarah -

Hee,hee, I don't like to read all the rules either. Time is so precious. I finally went back today and read how to get prizes so I revised my party post! Those little ones sure keep you hoping!

Thanks for dropping by. Party on, dude!

Amydeanne said...

i love the title of your blog! it's too cute. Good luck on the breastfeeding! :)

momoftwinz said...

Just stopping by to say Hello and thanks for invite! Also, thanks for visiting my blog. Your lil' Anna is beautiful. That is one of my favorite names! Have a great time mingling!

bubbebobbie said...

What a sweet baby!
We love babies at our house, but I am on the Grandma side of this now.I get to buy the baby clothes often! Your name kind of gave you away. My daughter was nursing for 10 of the last twelve years!
I really like your blog and with a one year old I am surprised at how much you accomplished on such short notice!

Because of Jesus, Bobbie #605

LuLu said...

Party on and I am your # 1 fan on breastfeeding. The longer the better. Stop on bye and happy partying

Misty said...

loved your site! happy blogging and partying!

Kristin said...

Enjoyed visiting your blog!

PearLady said...

Hi Sarah!

It's so nice to cybermeet you. It looks like you've a lovely family, too.Happy UBP! Hope you're "first time" is lots of fun!

Tawny said...

I have a little girl only a few months older than yours! Isn't this age great? We're still breastfeeding too, although some days we don't go at all, and others it seems like we're there every hour! Mostly she's a morning and night type of gal.

Isn't this blog party great? I'm having so much fun and finding so many great blogs I never would have seen otherwise. If you want to come party at my place, you can find me here!

Audra Marie said...

Love the photo of you guys. I enjoyed my visit to your blog party post. :) I'm also a Christian mom and I have 5 blogs. Addicted? Total denial. :)

Melissa said...

You're little girl is sweet. I nursed all 3 of mine, a little longer with each one, but couldn't seem to make it past the 16 month mark!

Also, I'm sorry to hear about what happened to your brother in your previous post. That has got to be a struggle for you. I pray that you are surrounded by peace and comfort and "cast your cares upon Jesus"!


Mrs. Nichole Jordan said...

Thanks for stopping by!!!!
Hope you come back again!

Sheila said...

Hey! I am a mom to a daughter too! She's 8 months old. Nice to "meet" you!

Casey said...

nice to meet you :) my youngest daughter is 15 months old, they sure do have a ton of energy! your daughter is really adorable

CB said...

Thanks for stopping by and parting at my blog.

Reluctant Housewife said...

Really cute picture!

Happy blog partying.

craftymom said...

Thanks for visiting my blog. I checked out yours and you have a beautiful family. I am so sorry to hear of your bother. I also had a family member decide to leave us this past year. It is so very hard to deal with. I only hope that they are in a better place and that the pain that drove them to their decision has left them. Take care.

Enjoy the party and don't forget to visit now and again.
Debi :)

Tonya said...

Okay, see I didn't read the instructions either. WHOOPS! Oh well... maybe they'll forgive me since this was my first year. O:-)

I also scrolled down and read about the loss of your brother. I'm SO SORRY for you and your family. Bless his heart... it's so sad to think of what he must've been feeling. I can't identify with losing a sibling, but we lost our 11 year old son to cancer so I can identify with your loss. Please know I'm here to talk if you need me.

It was SO NICE to meet you!

*J*E*S*S*I*E* said...

Just returning your visit to my party... I haven't even began making my list yet. *sigh* I'll do it tonight or tomorrow. LOL!

I'll be back around to explore your blog again soon. I spend more of my time on the computer at night so I'll be back then!

*By the way... this isn't my blog link... I don't post on Blogger... my regular link is

jennifer said...

Hi, thanks for stopping by! Glad to see another Oregonian! And I read your previous post, and was so sorry to hear about your brother. Blessings,

Darlene said...

What a way to meet new blog friends. This is so much fun. My first year to be apart of the blog party and it is a blast!!!
Come visit me when you get time.
Happy Blogging!!

M said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog with your party hopping! :)

your family is gorgeous! And best of luck with your bf goal! What a fabulous goal to have! You've already made it super far! (Says the woman who didn't nurse a day with either yet whole heartedly supports extended nursing. I'm a strange nut. lol. Though seriously? When did anything past, say, 6 months start counting as 'extended' and past a year 'crazy'??!! Babies can survive on BF alone for 2 years no problems! So what's the big deal? Yeah. This is one of those 'things' that gets my brain tangled up. And I'm writing too much. Sum up statement: Hi. nice to 'meet' you. Way to go nursing. Hope you meet your goal. The end. lol.)

Kailani said...

Welcome to the party! It was really nice to meet you. You have such a beautiful family.

An Island Life

armywife699 said...

Great party!! I'm Amanda. Stop on over and visit my party!

I have two children and nursed them both. My daughter nursed until she was 21 months old and me and my son only made it to 14 months. I think nursing is great and still get teary eyed when I think about weaning my son earlier than my daughter. You go girl!! NURSE, NURSE, NURSE!!! :D Talk to you soon!

Suzie said...

Oh that how to do it. We need to make a list too? Ok Thanks for having me

thediaperdiaries said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog. I think your entry was really cute.

amyanne said...

Cute fam...great blog!

Nice to meet you!

MrsJennaHatfield said...

Hey now! Girls can wear flaming babylegs, TOO! Just like women are fabulous fire fighters! No gender discrimination from our blog!

Nice Partying!

FireMom from Stop, Drop & Blog.

Sarah said...

You have such a beautiful family. I am so happy I have met you, and I am learning more about you. You are kind for seeking me out. I appreciate your comments, and it is fun that we have things in common. I love blogging, too...and I am happy to be here. It is fun to meet people and learn from each other! Happy blog party to you!

Lori - Queen of Dirty Laundry said...

Great party! I'm still making the rounds and wanted to be sure and visit you!

The prizes are great, aren't they? I hope you win one of your favorites!

Gina said...

Glad to meet you. Your little daughter is adorable. I'm so sorry about your brother.

Candi said...

What a cute little family you have!

I nursed my first son until he was 9 months old, when he decided he was done. I was heartbroken :-(. However, second son came around and made up for it. I nursed him until he was 19 months when he weaned himself. I was still heartbroken...LOL. My husband only wants two kids and I wanted to hold onto that as long as I could.

Stop by my blog if you get a chance. I'm having a little giveaway on my party post!

Anonymous said...

Hello, it's nice to meet you, welcome to the party even though we are coming to the end... it has been fun, hasn't it? Hopefully I will see you again soon.

-Carolyn -

Anonymous said...

Hi Sarah,

Thanks for visiting my blog! You have a great looking familiy - your daughter is adorable!

GREAT JOB on the nursing! I nursed my daughter for 19 months and am so happy I could provide that for her. She's 2 1/2 now... I admit that I get nostalgic over nursing every once in a while, lol. Such sweet and innocent times! :)

Good luck in reaching your 2 year goal! :)

A Juggling Mum said...

As promised I am visiting everyone that took the time to comment on my party post!

Thanks again for stopping by and partying with me, it was lovely to meet you :)

Rachel xxx
A Juggling Mum

A Juggling Mum said...

As promised I am visiting everyone that took the time to comment on my party post!

Thanks again for stopping by and partying with me, it was lovely to meet you :)

Rachel xxx
A Juggling Mum

armywife699 said...

Hello!! It's me, Amanda again, lol. It's so nice to meet you. I was tagged by someone else to play "A little thing called tag" and so I guess I am tagging you now if you don't mind. I thought it would be a good way to get to know each other better. Don't feel like you have to do it if you don't want to. I don't usually do those kinds of things.

So sorry to hear about your brother. :( I can't imagine how hard it is to be without him in your life. You are in my prayers. Talk to you soon! Amanda

Naomi said...

thanks for stopping by my blog party! Please visit again, I'll be posting a bunch of new contests in the next week or two...