Friday, March 14, 2008

The Ultimate Blog Party - Sticky Post

For my regular readers, please scroll down for my current post. This sticky is at the top for the UBP.

Ultimate Blog Party 2008
OK girls…This week has been pretty rough, but as I stated in an earlier post, when life isn't always going great… find something to celebrate anyway. So… I am celebrating with 5 minutes for Mom and the Ultimate Blog Party. It is a week long party taking place March 7-14, that will give you the opportunity to make a lot of new "bloggy" friends and maybe win some cool prizes.

I'm giving away an assortment of scrapbooking supplies valued at $25. It includes a hot pink, canvas 8x8 album and various stickers and embellishments.

I also happen to be giving away an autographed copy of
True Believer by Nicholas Sparks and a $5 Starbucks gift card. Nick is a personal friend of our family and we knew him before he wrote The Notebook. He was my husband's partner at work. BTW… we also knew Hootie and Blowfish before they were famous (they used to play our band parties at USC), so chances are if you hang out with me… you might become famous too - for something like writing or singing. LOL

Too bad it hasn't rubbed off on me yet… but I do have two great friends… one who writes
(Carol) and one who sings (Janet) and I hope to work my magic again sometime soon. I'm just waiting for both of them to strike it big and they are both just talented enough to do it. You'll have to keep checking their sites too to see when it happens.

Anyway… for those of you visiting for the first time… welcome to my blog. The most recent posts have been fairly deep, but I promise it isn't always this way. We are just hitting a rough patch. I do write about cute, fun things too.

If you can't tell by looking around…the #1 thing in my life is my love for Jesus. He is everything to me. And He has performed some pretty amazing miracles in the lives of my family…hence the name Signs, Miracles and Wonders. If you would like to learn more about why I chose this name for my site…go
here.

I am a full time mom of two incredible children and really do have Mr. Incredible for my hubby. I am also a speaker for the
Epilepsy Advocate LIVE Program, which stands for Learning from Inspiring Voices with Epilepsy. My 8-year old son has epilepsy as a result of a stroke he suffered at birth.

Some of my posts are about our struggles of living life everyday with epilepsy. Most of my posts are about whatever God is teaching me at the moment through everyday life experiences. He constantly amazes me.

I hope you will come back and visit again. Oh, and please leave comments so I can come visit you too. Let's get this party started.


By the way, scroll down to learn more about a new meme called Then Sings My Soul Saturdays.
It's going to be really cool. I hope you will join me and help spread the word.

And... CWO is celebrating 2 years. They are also participating in the UBP. Be sure to go visit their party too and thank Art Bookbindery for the fabulous prize they are donating. If you have never visited their site... you simply must. It is wonderful. Be sure to check out my recent interview there too.

Oh, I almost forgot… go
here to see a list of the fabulous prizes being offered. While there are many great prizes to be won...the one I would like to win most is #50 the set of bows from MommyMandy.com. After that, I'm easy. Any prize is a good prize.

Especially since I was just informed that I already won another of my first choices... a blog make over from Amy at Design 139. Be sure to check out her site too. And check here for my new look coming soon!

42 comments:

Lana G! said...

Thanks for inviting me to your party. I actually googled Ultimate Blog Party on the suggestion of someone who commented on my blog to start visiting other sites since the 5M4M site was down.

Hey since I like reading and singing and love Jesus I just may have to start hanging out here more often!

Thanks for having me toodles!

http://airmiles.wordpress.com/2008/03/06/ultimate-blog-party/

Amanda said...

welcome to the party! I'm glad to "meet" you!

ellen b. said...

So we have a way to party even when we crash the party host site! Aren't us mothers resourceful. I'm glad that you take the time to party in the midst of your tough situation. Praying that God would fill your heart with strength and a deep trust in Him. Blessings...
http://happywonderer.wordpress.com/2008/03/06/the-ultimate-blog-party-march-7th-14th-2/

Liz@thisfullhouse.com said...

Thank you for having us - it's very nice to meet you - I've also Googled since 5M4M is down. Please, feel free to visit us, too. Have a great week!

http://thisfullhouse.com

Carol said...

Where's the music and munchies?? What kind of party is this without chocolate?

Angie said...

Thanks for the party!! It was great. I, too, am googling.

If you get a chance, stop by my party at Fairy Bread

kmom3 said...

What fun! I hope lots and lots and lots of ladies find your blog! Anyone who comes by here will be TREMENDOUSLY blessed!

brandy said...

i guess everyone has the idea to google. nice meeting you
bwalleshauser@yahoo.com

Amydeanne said...

i'm glad to see I wasn't the only one having trouble with 5min4mom.
Great party you have and nice to meet you too!

Bluestocking said...

Hi nice to meet you.

Hope to http://web.mac.com/bluestocking_bb/The_Bluestocking_Guide/The_Bluestocking_Guide/The_Bluestocking_Guide.htmlsee you at my party.

Julie D said...

Wow! Does this mean I'm only 3 degrees of separation from Hootie? Sounds like everybody you know is famous! :) I guess that makes me famous since I'm your new friend? Stop by for a visit when you can at my party post.

The Flying Monkeys said...

Great layout! Had to find you through google , since 5minutes for mom site is down. I over the colors and pictures! My site has a disco going on, so come by and dont forget your dancing shoes!

Come visit me at http://palofmine.wordpress.com

BrineS said...

Happy to meet a fellow Believer! Such a fun party! Hope to stop by to party with me here:
http://comfortjoydesigns.blogspot.com/2008/03/ultimate-blog-party-2008.html

and here:
http://thechocolistas.blogspot.com/2008/03/ultimate-blog-party-2008.html

and don't miss out on my Missions Month here:
http://acupofjoy.wordpress.com/

A Slice of Life said...

Obviously I need to start hanging out with you! Not that I've been trying to get famous or anything like that!

Nice to "meet" you!

Sandy said...

Hi!
I'm Sandy, nice to meet ya =)

The Surrendered Scribe said...

Amy,
I absolutely love your blog and all it stands for. I'm going to bookmark you and come back regularly.

If you have a moment, please visit my blog at http://thesurrenderedscribe.blogspot.com/

I plan to check out the Saturday meme in the very near future, songs minister to me very much!

Mercedes said...

Stopping by to check out the party! I absolutely love Nicholas Sparks! Chocolate-yummy! Sounds great! COme on over and check out my party at: http://mercedesrules.wordpress.com/2008/03/08/blog-party-time/

Toodles,
Mere

Jenny said...

Sounds like you are having a better day! Have a great weekend!
Jen

Kysha said...

Just stopping by to throw some bloggy love your way! Happy bloggin' and enjoy the party!

ktrsmom said...

Nice to meet you, Amy! I'm Mom to a special needs child. I understand the joy and the challenges you must face.

God bless you and your precious family.

Nadine said...

Hi. I stopped by from the party. Thank you hosting such a nice party. Hope to see you over at my place.

Carol said...

If I leave another comment, does that increase my chances of winning that chocolate??? ;)

Melissa~ said...

I just love your blog. I'm sorry you have had such a rough week. I have come across several people during the party that have been having a hard time. But that's ok, it's nice to hug a friend during a party and tell her it's gonna be ok. :)

This is a scripture that the Lord has been putting on my heart:

"All praise to the God and Father of our Master, Jesus the Messiah! Father of all mercy! God of all healing counsel!

He comes alongside us when we go through hard times, and before you know it, he brings us alongside someone else who is going through hard times so that we can be there for that person just as God was there for us.

We have plenty of hard times that come from following the Messiah, but no more so than the good times of his healing comfort—we get a full measure of that, too."
-2 Cor 1:3



It was so nice to come to your party! Thank you for having me! And I brought you a little hostess gift!

Praying for His healing comfort for you.

See you again soon!

Melissa~
Pink Paper Peppermints

Audra Marie said...

Since I'm working on my first novel, I think I'd better hang out here and become friends with you. I'd like to be famous, too. LOL

Great party post. :) I love Jesus, too. :) I'll have to check out your new meme. :) I have five blogs. so it's bound to work for one of them. :)

Teri said...

chocolate? sweeeet! ;) I hope you'll come visit my party as well! Nice to "meet" you! :)

Darlene said...

Great Blog party going on! This is my first and I am excited. I am glad Spencer is doing better. I really like visiting your blog!!
I love parties with chocolate!!

~Denise~ said...

Great party! I love your 'Incredible' family photo, I'm a Disney lover myself.

Amy said...

This is my first time to participate in the Ultimate Blog Party. It's wonderful to peek into your world.

Blessings to you in all that you do!
Amy @ design139.blogspot.com

mama2dibs said...

Wow! You seem to be a mover and a shaker now. That's enjoyable. Happy scrapbooking!

DeAnna said...

Who knew that you had those kinds of connections......Of course, why am I surprised?!

Beloved MaMa said...

so cool and fun to see you in the spotlight at CWO!!! Congratulations :0)
I would love to join your new Sunday Meme!!! This weekend, we spent the day in the ER because Baby B has pneumonia for the second time in the same area of his chest. We will have to take him back for tests...please keep him in your prayers...My page is currently not loading properly so I'll post your new meme when I figure things out...Can't wait!!!

A Woman Who is: said...

Chocolate and Nicholas Sparks, I'm in. Hope your enjoying party week.

It sounds like your life is a sign, miracle and wonder.

What a great God we serve.

DeeBee said...

Just stopping by for the party! Nice meeting you.

storyteller said...

I noticed your blog name in the Mr. Linky at 5 minutes for mom and dropped by for the ‘party’ … to get acquainted & perhaps introduce myself … invite you over to Small Reflections for some freshly squeezed lemonade and snacks. My best friend is named Carol too ;--)

I’m in a ‘simplify my life’ mode ... getting rid of ‘stuph’ and I’m a Weight Watcher counting my points … so please don’t put my name in the hat for the drawing. Leave the goodies for someone else.
Hugs and blessings,

Gina said...

You have a sweet little family. Isn't this partying fun?!!

Kathleen Marie said...

I just started scrap-booking and love Nicolas Sparks! Awesome! I have enjoyed my visit! I use to like Hootie and the Blowfish! Brings back memories! God Bless!!

naida said...

Hi, happy blog party :)
that is very cool about Nicloas Sparks and Hootie!
http://yarnchick.blogspot.com/2008/03/party-time.html

Sprittibee said...

Happy blog party!!!!!!

Nice to meet you.

Amy said...

Hi again! Just wanted you to know that you won my drawing at Design 139 for a Free Blog makeover! Just e-mail me at design139blog@yahoo.com so we can discuss details of what you're looking for. Do you want pictures in the header or just words, what colors were you thinking, etc. I look forward to working with you!
Blessings!
Amy @ design139.blogspot.com

Carolyn said...

Nice to meet you... I am visiting from the the Ultimate Blog Party... can't wait to get to know you better Sis.

I'm at scrappingservant.com

Laura B said...

What a great way to work through life's "hiccups". You have a darling family and I love your blog. Thanks for inviting me into your corner of the world.

Paige said...

I'd love to enter your contest!