Friday, March 20, 2009

The Ultimate Blog Party...

Ultimate Blog Party 2009

So I just found out about this event!!! I never even knew that these things existed and I have "had" this blog since 2006 actually, it was 2004!... The word had is very strong here since it's only been a few months since I really began getting into blogging...

Anyway, I found out about this event from Beth over at her blog I should be folding laundry . I think this is a great idea for people and families to get to learn about other people in throughout the world and to swap ideas on life!

So to get in on this wonderful party, I'll let you all know a little about me... (took the introduce my self idea from Beth, hope it's ok!!)

I just turned 26 a few weeks ago, and it was really difficult for me... I know I get a lot of looks for people who don't understand it... i here the... "HA, you're still a baby" quote ALL THE time.... it kind of gets annoying... it was just hard... that's all. I'm married to a WONDERFUL man I met at church several years ago. We've been married just a little under 3 years, our third anniversary is June 4th!! He is an engineer and travels A LOT for work, it gets lonely, but you get used to it... We moved away from our friends and family in NJ last April to MD due to Tim's job relocating, but all is going well, and the drive back "home" to NJ isn't all that far. But I do miss my family and friends greatly, especially since my FIRST niece is due to be born any day now!!!

My husband and I have no children, at least not of yet, and the idea of becoming a mother scares the crap out of me!! But we do have a ... "furbaby"... his name is Winston and he is a 3 year old puggle, I love him dearly!

Isn't he the cutest??

I love to dance, I love photography, I love learning, and when I'm in the mood and can get into a book, I love to read. I don't have too many hobbies since most of them cost money... ha ha. But I am trying to get back into things, like starting a garden, I don't know why I decided to do that since most of my indoor plants die away, but we'll see where this takes me. I also enjoy volleyball and working out, when I can get to a gym.

Growing up I went through a great deal of trials. My parents divorced when I was 8 or 9. My mom remarried when I was 13 or so, then my dad remarried when I was 15 or 16, then my mom got another divorce to my stepfather, (which I didn't mind as much). I delt with depression, and eating disorders. I was hospitalized for Anorexia at the age of 18, right before I was to graduate from high school. Then I got accepted into college and went of to college where my life started to turn around. I statred to grow closer to God, (I attened a Bible College), I started to date my now husband, (we met at our home church), I met some of the best friends I will ever come to know and love. Then I got married in June of 2006 and graduated college in December of 2006, sine then our life has been non stop, we've been to the carribean on vacation 3 times, (once was our honeymoom), we've been to Africa on a short term missions trip, with a one day layover in London! I have been out to Califorina with him for travel... we been so many places in the 2 1/2 years we've been married! But, at the same time, it feels like things are going so slow... since we moved to MD I have unsuccessfully been able to find work, and I have only been taking care of our home and job hunting, which are, in fact, two full time jobs anyway...

Well, that's about all, I don't always update my blog, since I feel no one reads it anyway, but sometimes I do, sometimes I just ramble, sometimes I actually have something to update. So, please feel free to stop by, subscrib, or follow me on twitter.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope your enjoying the PARTY!!



  1. Hi! I'm coming to you from the UBP. You have a cute furbaby! Happy late birthday! ;o)

    Would love to hear about your trip to Africa. I would love to visit there one day.

    Hope you enjoy the party!

  2. looks like i found a fellow photographer (or wannabe, in my case) and friend to dogs. your puggle is the cutest.

  3. We have a lot in common and I actually LOVE your blog!! I'm bookmarking it as we speak :)

    I too had my blog since 2006 but didn't start blogging until 2007. Your dog is PRECIOUS! Tomorrow we're setting out to pick up our 8 week old English Bulldog.... my kids are STOKED! I love photography too, and am still trying to find time to get into some classes. I have a Rebel XSI and LOVE playing with it.

    Come check out my blog!!! I have a giveaway going on today :)

  4. thanks for the comment! hope you enjoy UBP'09! :)

  5. Just stopping by to say hi for the party! Love your site.

    I have been to Africa for a missions trip too -- it was the greatest!

  6. Wow, thank you for sharing all that personal information with us. I just turned 26 a few days ago, but I still feel like I'm 21. I figure as long as I don't feel old, then it doesn't matter how old I actually am. Stop on by my blog to enter to win a super cute apron! Thanks!

  7. Belated Happy Birthday and your little puglet is so adorable!
    Thanks for visiting my Party Post
    and i follow you on twitter as well as on blogger.

  8. Hi Kathi, nice to meet you! God certainly has been faithful to you over the years and will continue to do so, trust in Him! Your doggie is too cute.

  9. Great to "meet" you fellow party goer! God has been great to you, don't you just love him :)

  10. Hi, Kathi! I also just turned 26 a couple weeks ago and I also had a hard time with it. It was nice to read a little bit in the life of someone my age :) I'm going to add your blog to my favorites!

  11. Oh, your puggle is so cute. We want to have puggles with our beagle one of these days.

    Nice to meet you!! Have a great Saturday.

  12. It's so nice to meet you! Great post!

    I am 26 too - and I can't tell you how old I feel some days. I am subscribing to your blog now - check out mine if you have a chance.

    I am going to follow you on twitter is well.

    Hope you are enjoying the party!

  13. I'm party hopping! Nice to meet you!

  14. Nice to meet you! Your dog is sooooo cute!

  15. I'm stopping by from the UBP ~ it's nice to "meet" you! My hubs travels every week for work, so I understand about them being out of town. We have 2 kiddos, so although I'm never alone, I'm often lonely without him! Your dog is adorable...I've wanted a pug for a long time! You have a great blog!

  16. Hi! So nice to meet you! Party hopping and participating too so stop in for a visit. Here's hoping you find work you love!

  17. I stopped by for the Ultimate Blog Party! I enjoyed finding your blog and it was nice "meeting" you :) I'm a dog lover too ...

  18. Winston is so cute! I'm so sorry your hubby has to travel to much. I can never sleep when mine isn't home. So cool about how much you have traveled so much. We ended up having kiddos right away so no traveling for us... yet!

  19. Party hopping from UBP! Cute puppy!! I remember thinking anything over 25 was I'm 33. ;) Any obviously, people are reading your blog, so keep it up!!

  20. Hi - I am out party hopping - good to meet your blog! (you are young- smiles)

  21. It's hard to move away from family (we did that a few years ago and just recently moved back)! I started blogging after we moved 8 hours away from ours. It helps!

    Congrats on your niece :) I just had my first niece on the 22nd, and my first nephew on Feb. 12th.

    I have a 5 year old, a 1 year old, and a baby on the way...believe me when I say that children are wonderful-but a TON of work. I think it's great that you're putting thought into it. Until you're ready pugs are GREAT babies. My parents got one to replace us after we all grew up, and now they call her "their favorite child"! Ha ha ha.

    You have a great blog here. Thank you for visiting my blog-I hope to see you back often!