"Yes, we did produce a near-perfect republic. But will they keep it? Or will they, in the enjoyment of plenty, lose the memory of freedom? Material abundance without character is the path of destruction"-Thomas Jefferson

Friday, April 9, 2010

Ultimate Blog Party!!

I completely forgot to write my UBP until just now! That figures..I'm always running behind.

So let me start by introducing myself...I'm Leah and I've been blogging since December 2007. My little family consists of me, my husband Josh, and our very smart and absolutely beautiful (no, I'm not biased in the least!) daughter, Reagan, who is three. We also have two furbabies...one will be turning 11 this month and the second will be turning 10 in June.

My blog is dedicated to my ramblings, bragging about my family, our new adventures in homeschooling (started a blog for that but haven't started posting anything there yet!) and my ranting and raving over the current state of our country. I warn you, if you're not a conservative, you won't like what I have to say. BUT if you're a liberal and have thick skin and an open mind, well, you just mind find some interesting things here.

I love crafts, decorating, sleeping :) (what mom doesn't!?), saving money (I'm a SAHM after all!) and trying to stay warm (why is it always so cold here!?!?). I'm a Christian and have been virtually my whole life, but I'm trying to deepen my relationship with God because lately it's been feeling very shallow. You might find posts about any of these things on my blog. I also had a very difficult pregnancy and delivery with my daughter and one of the big problems I suffered was Post Partum Depression and OCD--you'll even find posts about those trials (and hopefully they'll help someone at some point!)

At any rate, welcome and enjoy looking around and thanks for stopping by! (Check out more great UBP by clicking on the link to the right!)

39 comments:

  1. Hi there! This is the first time visiting your blog-I hopped over from the UBP. I'll be reading more of your posts as soon as I grab a cup of tea!

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  2. Oh, I love sleep, and rarely get enough! This is my first year participating in the UBP...it sounds like so much fun! Thanks for the introduction to your blog!

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  3. I had post Partum Depression after my son was born. I didn't want to do anything, I didn't want to take care of my kids, I had to join a local MOMS group and I started blogging. I have been feeling pretty shallow lately too. My posts, my personal posts are so far and few that I haven't had the time to write about my passions anymore. I'm feeling inspired by what you wrote today though!

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  4. Hello,
    Glad to be here. I look forward to reading more from you. Enjoy the party and your beautiful family!

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  5. Sounds like you and I have so much in common! I love sleep, too! :) And, I homeschool my kids. This is our second year, and I love it!

    I'm stopping by from the UBP. Looking forward to getting to know you!

    Stop by my blog if you'd like.

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  6. Your blog is cute - I am singing along with the Banglesof course! Enjoy the party! Hope to see you soon!

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  7. Hi there, visiting from the UBP!!! Love the title of your blog - so cute!!

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  8. It's always cold there because you were crazy enough to move to the midwest! ;-) You know your a Southerner!

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  9. Hey there, really enjoyed reading your blog. I will be back to check out what you are up to later on hope that you can find time to pop over to my place at http://muchtosayaboutnothing-tammy-lee.blogspot.com/

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  10. Stopping by to say hi from the UBP!! Love your daughters name!

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  11. I'm stopping in from UBP. It looks like you have a great site and I'm looking forward to reading more of your posts!

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  12. It's so nice to 'meet' you. I'm going to have to look around a bit more--but wanted to let you know I was stopping in from the UBP!!

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  13. Stopping by from UBP - and so glad I found you! Sounds like a full and fun life.

    I'm going to follow on Google Friends - I love finding blogs I know I'll enjoy. If you get a minute stop by and enter to win the Party Gift at the UBP at Blackberry Jam Cafe ($125 value).
    Susan
    www.BlackberryJamCafe.blogspot.com

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  14. Visiting from UBP2010. Love your wedding picture and your daughter is precious!!

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  15. Hi! Visiting from the UBP and looking forward to reading more of your blog!

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  16. You have a beautiful family! I'm here from UBP and love your blog! I think it's cool you share how you faced your struggles with PPD and OCD.

    I hope you can stop by my place too!

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  17. hello, visiting from the ubp. having fun. wolfbayou@yahoo.com

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  18. Oh goodness- at first I thought you said you had two furbies! Haha- different entirely!

    Anyhoo!! Thanks for being so open and honest in your post! Can I pray for you?

    Dear Jesus,
    I pray that you would just bless and encourage this mama! Draw her close to you. Bring her under your wing. Show her Your love and place a fire in her heart. Fill her with your unexplainable joy and take her deeper and deeper into You. Thank you for your goodness Jesus and that you understand where we are coming from.

    In Jesus Powerful Name,
    Amen!

    My best wishes for you mama!

    MacKenzie
    theresearchyears.blogspot.com
    mamakenzstudio.blogspot.com

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  19. Stopping over from UBP10 to say HI! Great blog! I am your newest follower.

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  20. My daughter's name is Raegan!

    I found you at the UBP 2010. I am at:

    www.mymarriagehasautism.blogspot.com

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  21. Cruising through from the UBP to say hi :)

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  22. I'm homeschooling my WAY SMARTER THAN NORMAL (no bias at all) 3yo too! Be sure to check out "Teaching Jenny" (on my blogger profile) for homeschooling ideas!

    I’m a homeschooling SAHM of two littles (3 and 1.5). I’m a born-again Christian, and I’m currently getting my MA in Ministry! I'm not your typical "Mommy Blogger", but I love reading them just the same. Just stopping by during the UBP! Happy Partying! :)

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  23. I am glad I randomly clicked on your link for hte UBP10, I am gathering homeschooling sites for when we get to the 'official' phase of homeschooling. Your bio is wonderful and honest- LOVE THAT! I also appreciate some of the reference books you listed! www.breebee.com- 'see you around'

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  24. Hello from San Diego! Stopping by for the party!! I'm a Christian Conservative and look forward to browsing around and checking out what you think. I hardly ever post politics on my site though, don't have the energy to argue about it. LOL Anyhow, have a great weekend!

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  25. Visiting by way of UBP 2010 from http://imalazymom.blogspot.com/2010/04/welcome.html

    Nice to "meet" you!

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  26. Stopping by from UBP 2010. Most consider me OCD & I really don't think that is a bad thing.

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  27. Just dropping in from the party - nice to meet another Leah!

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  28. Stopping by for the UBP. I'm a homeschooler too, but my oldest is 17 so I'm more burned out and trying to figure out what to do once they start graduating.

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  29. Just stopping in from the UBP...enjoyed visiting your blog! Have fun the rest of the week!

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  30. Stopping in from the UBP. First of all, I LOVE the quote in your header. I totally agree! Secondly, I believe smaller houses make closer families, and that is certainly not a bad thing. And finally, OCD runs throught my entire household, except for my daughter. God Bless her for living with all of us!

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  31. Stopping by your site from the UBP. Nice to meet you. Good luck on the prizes. Stop by to see me sometime: www.littlefamilyinthebigwoods.blogspot.com

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  32. Just stopping by from the UBP at Five Minutes for Mom. I love your site and am subscribing to your RSS feed. I would appreciate it if you visited my blog and did the same! I'm looking forward to reading more and getting to know you better.

    Cascia
    The Healthy Moms
    http://www.thehealthymoms.net/2010/04/welcome-to-healthy-moms-blog-party.html

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  33. Hopping over from UBP! The name of your blog caught my eye! I live in a camper with my family of five and one furbaby so I know about littel houses!:) Nice to meet another Conservative Christian here in the blogosphere. Blessings!:)

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  34. Hi there! Nice to meet you! I'm a homeschooling mommy too! So nice to read a blog about other homeschooling mommies.

    I hope you can stop by our blog: http://inspiredgiftsblog.blogspot.com
    Inspiredgifts.com is a mom owned newly launched site.

    Have a beautiful day
    Rebecca

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  35. Hi, from another Christian (and conservative and sometimes ranting!) homeschool mom! I'm going to bookmark you and come back after the hubbub of the UBP is over. I hope you can stop by my place, too (#225): http://tinahollenbeck.blogspot.com/2010/04/2010-ultimate-blog-party.html.

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  36. I'm your new follower from UBP10! Visit me at http://www.rockindeals4you.com/?p=2029 and sign up for my giveaways!

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  37. I'm your new follower from UBP10! Visit me at http://www.rockindeals4you.com/?p=2029 and sign up for my giveaways!

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  38. Nice to meet you! Hope you had fun at the Ultimate Blog Party! I know its over but I'm still partying and visiting some new blogs! :)

    Jenni ("Miss Tutu")
    My UBP blog post: How to Make a Tutu blog - hope you will stop by, say hi, and grab a free tutu making lesson! :) and Mom Blogger $100 Cash Contest

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