Friday, April 9, 2010

Who Doesn't Love a Party?

Ultimate Blog Party 2010

Well, what better way to get me back into blogging than a big ol' party! 5 Minutes for Moms is throwing a huge shindig! I can't even begin to imagine how many bloggers are going to participate. It's gonna be crazy! And guess what? I'm going to join in all the craziness!

A little bit about myself:
I'm Beth, better known around here as Freddie or Mom. Freddie- yep, that's what hubby has called me since before we started dating. Who the heck knows where it came from but I LOVE it! He hardly ever calls me "Beth". It's always Freddie or Baby Doll- which I love too. A little side story here- when youngest was in preschool-2 yr old class- his teachers were trying to help the kids learn their parents names so that if they were ever lost and someone asked what their parents names were they wouldn't just answer "Momma" or "Daddy". Well, DS knew his Dad's name but couldn't not think of mine. His teacher prompted him by asking, "well, what does your Daddy call your mom?" His answer "Baby Doll"! His teachers got a real kick out of that!

My sweetie and I will be married TWENTY years in August! How can that be! Really 20 years! Love him dearly and can not imagine my life without him. And I REALLY need to work harder at making sure he knows that!!

I'm mom to a two sporty boys- bet you never would have guessed from my blog name! They are 13 and 11! Life is getting very interesting around here! Not so sure I'm gonna like the teenage years. But I'll be honest- I'm so glad God gave me boys! Not sure I could handle a teenage daughter!

I'm a substitute teacher hoping to find full time/part time work in the school next year. I just recent finished a 6 wk sub job working with special needs preschoolers and as a shadow for a first grader who has autism. I believe I've found what I love doing!!

Well, that's a little about me. I'm hoping that this party and all the excitement will give me the kick I need to get back to posting here. I really do miss it! Looking forward to meeting lots of new folks! I hope you'll leave a comment! How about sharing your nickname if you have one! If not, just say hello!!

oh, and if you're interested- I've got a giveaway going on. Hope you'll check it out!

P.S. I'm gonna borrow a tip from my blogging buddy Robin and share it with you. There will be tons of links at the party-

whatever your number is when you register with Mr. Linky, let the last digit determine the blogs you visit (i.e., if your number is 124, visit all blogs whose Linky number ends in "4"). This is a small way more blogs might be visited--you won't be hitting the first 20 (or 100 or 1000!) and wearing out so soon!


TDM Wendy said...

Cool idea with the links cuz where do you begin. Love your little baseballers!

Chris said...

my name is chris and im dropping by from the philippines :) i joined the blog party too! hope to see you at The Mommy Journey

Janice (5 Minutes for Mom) said...

Baby Doll - I love that! So sweet!

Love those shots of ur boys!

Lissete said...

Hi! Stopping in for the party! Seems like God knows what we can handle, because he gave us girls! :)
Enjoy the rest of the party!

Anonymous said...

lots of mommies of boys at this party! Hope you are enjoying the UBP.

LaVonne said...

I love that visiting tip for the UBP10! Thanks for sharing it with us. My husband and I will be celebrating our 11 year anniversary in August. Time does fly! We only have one toddler -a girl. and she is a handful. :)

Happy Weekend and Blessings!

Cindi @ Moomette's Magnificents said...

Hi visiting from 5M4M We have a lot in common ~ been married going on 36 years, and both my grown DDs played varsity college sports - lacrosse & cross-country! Stop on by!

jskell911 said...

Great tip because honestly even given a week I may never get past 300! LOL

Susieqtpies said...

Toot Toot the #UBP10 Party Train coming through!!!

I love meeting new bloggers!

Have a great party!

@Susieqtpies at Scraps of Life

Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

GREAT tip and I love your header....

Party hopping and having a many great blogs....I have a Fun $100 Gift Basket to give away and all it takes a comment.
I am number....294 and 295.....Stop by and see me at either blog...Happy Saturday! PLUS I JUST PUT UP A SURPRSIE GIVEAWAY FOR TONIGHT. still have time to enter
Blessings, Teresa

Anonymous said...

Hi! My nephew nicknamed me Bobbie. I took Robin's advice, too! That's how I came to visit you.

comfortjoydesigns AT gmail DOT com

Shelly said...


I'm so glad to see that you're back at blogging! By the way... your pics are AWESOME!!!!! I know who to call when I need an assistant now! : )

<3 U ~ shelly

Tina Hollenbeck said...

Hi, Beth/Freddie! Well, my husband's nickname for me is "Rou-Tina," and that's pretty on-target. :^) I have two girls - and am fairly sure I couldn't handle boys, lol. Hope you can pop in at my place (#225 on UBP):

Mrs. Glenda said...

You KNOW mine...Honeypot, Grandma or "That Old Blue Haired Lady"!!! I love reading your blogs. I see how much you have grown and many times want to be like you!!! Love ya,


shopannies said...

nice to meet you. You all look like a very active family. I remember the days of sports baseball and football were our choice. I found you on my UBP party route if you find time stop in at my blog and say hi

Michelle said...

We have a few things in common. I am the only girl among 3 boys + hubby, and our Anniversary is in August.

I think the story about your son saying `Baby Doll` is cute.

*UBP 2010*

Krissy said...

Found you from UPB10 and I love your blog! Following you now! I hope you stop by and follow us as well! Have a great week!

Shop with Me Mama said...

Nice to meet you! Love the nicknames your hubby has for you, too cute! Have a great rest of your week :)

Cascia said...

Just stopping by from the UBP at Five Minutes for Mom. I can't believe it is the last day! You have a great site. I would love it if you visited my blog and left me a comment! I'm looking forward to reading more and getting to know you better.

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