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Time to Party - in an Ultimate Way!

Hey mom friends out there and 1st time visitors from 5 Minutes For Mom. Nice to have you all here!

Ultimate Blog Party 2011

Also on twitter at @5minutesformom  #UBP11 Join in the fun!

I am Melissa,  this is my 1st year participating in The Ultimate Blog Party with 5 Minutes for Mom and I am excited to share my blog with others.

Let me invite you in......

I started my blog originally to have a journal of sorts when my dad was having major heart surgery. Then did not blog for a LONG time.  This blog has morphed into a homeschooling blog with a mix of party planning and crafting. I guess you could say all three are my equal passions!

I am a mother of 4 with children's ages ranging from 22 yrs old all the way to 22 months!  Being a survivor of childhood cancer has made me have a zeal for life and we celebrate every chance we get!  I am also a daughter of God and love to share my thoughts with others.

I have met so many awesome people in blogland and hope to someday meet some of my favorite blogging friends in real life!

Let me show you my blessed family!

This is ME - Hi!

Here is a picture of my best friend, my hubby!  He is a HUGE Vikings fan!

Molly - will be 4 yrs on 4/5

Samantha (aka Sammie) will be 2 May 5th

Zachary - 6 (will be 7 in July)

Here is a picture of my husband (on the left) and my oldest, Jeremy on the right. 

We live about an hour North of New York City in Orange County, NY.  We have a country life with the city down the road, best of both worlds!  

Love my family!  I stay at home and homeschool the younger 3, take care of our home and my husband! 

..need a break for 5 minutes...why not hop on over to the Ultimate Blog Party and join in!  Prizes, Fun, exposure to your blog and did I mention prizes! I can't wait to meet more bloggers and have a great time at the Ultimate Party!

Please link up your blog so I can come visit and say Hi!


Lindsay said…
Sounds like a fun party!
JDaniel4's Mom said…
It is so wonderful to go to party and find that you have friends already there.

It is always great to see you!
Tracy said…
HI Melissa!
I just joined in on the UBP! It looks like a lot of fun! Thanks for the Linky! I am your first link up! Do I win a prize! Ha!Ha! I loved reading your UBP post and seeing all the pics of your beautiful family! So glad you are linking up to NOBH again and you're the first link up :) Congrats on being spotlighted this month on NOBH by linking up the most posts in March. It's always fun to visit your blog! Have a blessed weekend and have fun celebrating your daughter's birthday soon!
Cindy said…
Beautiful family! We're homeschoolers, too, but I've got to say I'm terrible at crafts and party planning, so you've got me beat in those categories. Probably in homeschooling, too. I'm a rookie. LOL

Nice to meet you! I blog at if you'd like to come have a look sometime.
Lynn said…
Love your blog and all your awesome ideas!!
Andrea said…
Following you from the blog party:-) I always love to meet other homeschool families:-)
TaMara said…
Stopping in from the UBP! I love finding homeschooling blogs.

I'm your newest follower.
Hello! I'm visiting from the UBP and I'm a new follower. We have homeschooled for years. It's so great to meet other homeschoolers out there.
Sheri said…
Hi, stopping by whilst on the UBP tour. We hs too. Nice to meet ya. Stop by and visit sometime-
I will come back after the party and visit ya.
Have fun.
Visiting via JDaniel4's Mom. Love all your learning posts! Hope you enjoyed the party!

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