Friday, April 1, 2011

Ultimate Blog Party 2011

Ultimate Blog Party 2011

I heard about the Ultimate Blog Party 2011 from
Mel at the Larson Lingo.  Love her blog!

I decided to join in the fun and link up. 

I'm Michele. 

My blog will turn a year old in May!  I'm relatively new to blogging and I can't imagine life without it.  I started blogging as a way to express random thoughts that were on my mind, but it's turned into so much more.  The biggest blessing from blogging is meeting some really amazing people.  I never cease to be amazed by the kindness of bloggers that I meet.  It's a community where I belong.  I feel validated. 

Blog friends are real friends!

I mostly blog about my family and life in our small Texas town. 

I've been happily married to Mark since June 2002. 
We have two amazing boys, Will and Ben

Our family in March 2011

Besides being a wife and mommy, I'm also a junior high history teacher.  I love being a teacher.  My husband is also a teacher.  We work together at the same school.  I know some people would go crazy working with their spouse, but it's the opposite for us.  We really enjoy working together.  I'd rather spend time with my husband than any other person in the world.

I also love spending time with the other two loves of my life--Will and Ben.  Will is 4.5 and Ben will be 2 in June. They keep us on our toes, but I couldn't imagine life without the chaos. We love every minute of the craziness. 

We are truly blessed.

Mark and the boys pretty much consume most of my time, but I do find time for shopping, dreaming about building our forever home, baking, gardening, watching TV and blogging, of course.  We also like to travel and take road trips.  Since we are teachers we take full advantage of summer vacation.

Most importantly I'm a Christian and strive to live a faithful life that glorifies God.  Many times I feel like I fail miserably, which makes me all the more grateful for the grace of God and love of Christ.

If you'd like to know more random information about me, you'll find it here.

My first blog post ever is here.

The reason I started blogging was to process my feelings and emotions about a health issue, which I shared here.

I'm so happy you stopped by! 

I hope you leave a comment to let me know you were here. 
I'd love to "meet" you and get to know you more. 


  1. your family is beautiful! I love that y'all are teachers together; that is awesome! new follower from #UBP11

  2. Hi Michele!! It's so nice to "meet" you, and you are so very right... blog friends are real friends!!! That makes this pretty exciting :) You have a beautiful family and I can't wait to get to know another sister in Christ better! :)

  3. Hello blog friend! I just love blogging too. It has been so fun to share stories, ideas, photos, and read the stories of other amazing people. Happy blogging! Your boys are too cute (all of them!)

  4. Your boys are so cute. Nice to meet you through the UBP! And you're right, blog friends are definitely real friends!

  5. Am stopping by from the party and so glad I did. Thanks for sharing - I look forward to following.

  6. Stopping by to say hi from the party! I love your honesty about your blog friends. It's so true! You get support where you don't expect it! I look forward to following your blog!

  7. Hi Michelle! Im Robin, I agree about the blog world, I love it so much too. I also have two little boys! You have a beautiful family! Hope you are able to come visit my blog. I'm your newest follower.

  8. Hi there! I'm stopping by from UBP. I also have not been blogging very long, but have found as you have that it can be a wonderful community. I've met some great people and look forward to meeting more. I'm glad I found your site!

  9. stopping over from the party! Nice to meet you! I like your blog style! Would love for you to stop over at my party, too! I'm having a giveaway! Whoohoo! Nice to meet you!

  10. Hi Michele, nice meeting you and your family!

    You and your hubby must be special people- not just teachers, but Junior High ????

    I'm visiting from The Ultimate Blog Party...

    I have a few blogs :-}...see if any appeal to you!

    Come on home - mom blog

    The Blogging Biz Mom

    While there, feel free to subscribe to my newsletter and join the Blogging Buddies group

    Working at home advice

    Have a great day!

  11. Found your blog through the UBP, and I am so glad I did! My husband and I are also both teachers, though we don't teach at the same school. I love your blogging style and will definitely be checking back...I'm your newest follower!

  12. i taught junior high and high school for 5 years, before leaving to stay at home with my kiddos. i think the ability to make grammar (or history) exciting to 8th graders, you have to be a special kind of person. :)
    love the tone of your blog, and look forward to getting to know you and your beautiful family,
    via UBP,

  13. Hi Michele! Stopping by from the UBP! What a beautiful family you have! It's so nice to 'meet' you and happy blogiversary soon!

    Now following along! I'd be honored if you stopped by and visited me sometime!


    The Adventures of Miss V #186 in the Christian section

  14. Hi, there, Michelle! Advanced happy anniversary to your blog: Me, too! Mine is just a year and a week old! Kind of like a baby, right?

    You can read all about me at my blog, I'm celebrating my blog's first year by meeting as many moms as I can through the UBP!

    I hope you'll stop by my blog, like my Facebook page, and follow me! I've already added you to my daily feeds. Yay!

    Have a great Friday :)


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