Friday, March 20, 2009

Who doesn't love a party?

Since I'm currently, oh, 75 weeks pregnant (okay, okay technically just 39 weeks pregnant) the only parties I'm up for are ones I can attend in stretchy pants. And, as it turns out, blog parties are just about the only parties where my choice to wear embarrassing grandma pants is completely acceptable.

Which is why I decided that partying it up with the wonderful ladies from 5 Minutes for Mom was a perfect way to spend my last week of pregnant "bliss."

So, here I am. Actually, it's me 39 weeks pregnant with my youngest daughter and the victim of my mom's terrible photo cropping skills - you're welcome. (Read the full story behind this embarrassing pic here. It comes complete with a poem to highlight the humiliation. Don't miss it!)

Meet my family. Our family photos look a bit like the old "Which of these things is not like the other?" game from Sesame Street. In case you're a bit confused about where I am in the picture, I'm the one that doesn't tan. Not even remotely.

Here you can read what a typical day in my life is like. And, yes, I really am that ridiculous in real life. I blame the red hair.

And, just for the heck of it, here's the story of how I (unwittingly) hired strippers for my oldest daughter's 2nd birthday party.

If I haven't completely scared you away with all that, you can find me Twittering here.

So, there you have it. Me, in a nutshell. A really scary, humiliating, inappropriately honest nutshell.

Feel free to leave me a link in the comments so I can check out your blog and/or follow you on Twitter and get to know you, too!

And head over to 5 Minutes for Mom and check out all the cool mom content there! Enjoy the party!

Ultimate Blog Party 2009


Amy said...

I'll be at the UBP. My first one.

Mama Zen said...

What a beautiful family!

Person(also known as Mommy) said...

Sarcastic YAY for being a zillion months pregnant...and real YAY for not being the only one!

I'm 31 weeks, but our soon-to-be-middle child is only 13 months old so if people ask I tell them I'm 2 years along. :)

I will definitely be hanging around your blog (in a non creepy way). Feel free to stop by mine anytime!

Happy blog hopping!

Jen said...

I'm attempting to visit every link on the Mr. Linky for this awesome week of partying..but I am adding you to my blogroll so I can come back and read more about you! Your blog is great!

MB said...

Okay, that was hilarious. Love the poem about that picture! Priceless. I totally know that feeling of being OVER being pregnant. I was huge during summer twice. Not fun. Well, at least I had cute clothes. :) Anyway, will be back to read more. Too funny!

a Tonggu Momma said...

You are hilarious! I promise that - when I return to teaching - I shall never ask a parent to bring a chicken to school.

We are a transracial family as well, although through adoption rather than marriage.

Great to meet you through the UBP!

jodifur said...

I'm party hopping!

Anonymous said...

I love the look of your banner! Party on!

Anonymous said...

You're a doll.
Your family is beautiful.
Didn't you promise us a wee be`be` today?

inhousetranscription at yahoo*

*cuz blogger hates me + I don't want to be anonymous.

StacieinAtlanta said...


I am stopping by from The Ultimate Blog Party to check your blog out. What a great week we are in for!

Check out my place for your chance to win a LeapFrog Tag Reading System. :)

The Divine Miss Mommy

HappyHermit said...

Happy Second Party Day !!

valerie2350 said...

Happy UBP! :)
Hope you have a fabulous day!


April said...

Just going from party to party to see how others are doing this blogging thing.

I really enjoyed your party especially the story of the stripper birthday guest and the out of control chicken...what great memories you are going to have!
Congrats on your baby I will prob be back to see more great blogging from you.

My prize is #115 check it out!
Have a good weekend blog partyn’!

Brimful Curiosities said...

Poor thing, 75 weeks pregnant. Goodness that would sure be awful. :) Hope you are at least having some fun party hopping.

Brea's Mommy said...

Yep your mom has definitely got skills! You have a beautiful family! Nice to meet you. Hope you are having fun at the party. I would also like to invite you to link to Show off your Blog Saturday! I would love to read your favorite post! It not too late feel free to link!

Anonymous said...

Hello! Poppin’ in from The Ultimate Blog Party…all the way from Queensland, Australia! G’Day! I hope you have time to visit my party soon.

Such a fun and beautiful family!


I want to invite you to the Mommie Daze Virtual Baby Shower that I am hosting May 15 to June 8. This is an international even and there are prizes! Stop by my blog for all the details.

Pamela said...

you have a beautiful family good luck on the birth of your new baby, Happy UBP!!!

Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

I am new to the blog world. So glad that I found your blog. I love it!

Hope you will come by and visit me. This is such a fun party.


auntrene said...

Your family is beautiful. Looks like you have fun, and are full of life.
I am bopping from party to party in blogland I think you are like number 186 that I have visited in the last 3 days.
Have Fun!!!
Thanks for sharing your family with us. Congratulations on the new little baby!!! Haha I just realized that I wrote it looks like you are full of life and you literally are,
Have Fun!!!

Super Fun Mama said...

I just stopped by, blog hopping as part of UBP 2009. It is very nice to meet you. I have a blog at; It's a toddler learning blog. I'd love to have you for a visit! I am loving UBP! Have a magical day. I have a goal of trying to visit 150 blogs per day, whew! Let's hope the little one takes long naps for the next few days.

Kati said...

Ooh yea! That wee one will be here very soon!!!


Happy UBP!!!

JamericanSpice said...

Nice to meet you!

Talk about a party!

I'm quite intrigued and am learning how to get around!

Just stopping by from 5minutes for moms blog party!

Mike said...


Twitter: AboutParenting

Anonymous said...

Just stopping by from the UBP for a quick visit!


Baby said...

Congratulations. You'll be holding your baby very soon. Wanted to stop by and Say Hi from the blog party. Hop on over to my blog and enter our pink camcorder giveaway. Would love to have you. God bless!

Pregnancy Blog

Kate@Blog Buttons said...

I am enjoying all these blogs. Yours is one of the best especially your graphics.

Eliza@Household Tips Blog said...

Happy blog party! I enjoy very much these blogs especially yours!

Monik@Pregnancy Blog said...

your blog is very helpful. I am really having fun looking at all these blogs

mom2anutball said...

Stopping by from the UBP! Congrats on the new baby! I started following you on twitter as mom2anutball! Great to "meet" ya!

TwinHappyJen said...

Congratulations!! I’ll definitely have to check out your blog more later… (I’m just bookmarking everyone right now, while I blog-hop my way through the party :-p)

Feel free to check out my blog, too! While I found the party too late to be part of the official prize giveaways, I do have a door prize at my blog: I’m giving away a free print copy of my book, “Two Snowflakes.” Here’s my address:

It was nice to meet you!

Colleen said...

I'm still just blog hopping through the Ultimate Blog Party link list. I didn't want to miss out on any blogs... but I just ran out of party time. So... I'm still working my way down the list... even though the party is technically over.
Stop in on my blog if you've got a minute! Or... if you're still up for a party post... you could stop by my party anytime!