Welcome to my Party!

Ultimate Blog Party 2008

It’s Ultimate Blog Party Time! Come on in and welcome to Mommie Daze. Thanks for stopping by my party.

I’m Colleen, SAHM to my 3-year-old son and wife to my wonderful husband of 10 years. (We just celebrated out 10th anniversary last night!) Here’s a photo of our little family.The FamilyI think this was taken about a year ago. It’s the most recent photo I have of all of us together, mostly because I try to avoid having my picture taken at all costs! Somehow my hair just never looks as good as I thought it looked when I viewed it in the bathroom mirror before the picture was taken, you know?

We live in West Michigan. Right now it’s cold and gray, but in a few more weeks it will be warm and sunny. Not long from now we’ll be playing on a nice sandy Lake Michigan beach. The beaches are one the best things about living in this part of the country.

My sister-in-law over at A Cup of Joy introduced me to blogging after she started blogging when she got married and moved to Australia. (Check out her Ultimate Blog Party post and her giveaway from her online store at her other blog Comfort Joy Designs.)I started blogging to have a creative outlet. After almost three years at home I missed the writing and graphic design I did at my former job. I’ve enjoyed getting to know other bloggin’ moms and wives out there. It’s also a great way to keep in touch with friends and family. Besides blogging I enjoy reading, cooking, gardening, antiquing, movies and TV. I also exercise, but I can’t say I enjoy that. I decided after three years it was time to loose the baby weight, and I want to stay healthy so I can have many, many more years to drive my husband crazy!

wednesdaysfinal.jpgYou’ll find that I write a little bit about everything, my faith, my family, my marriage and even what we had for dinner. Have a look around. You’ll find recipes, some encouragement and hopefully a laugh or two. I try to be as real as I can when I write about my  life. No pretenses here. It’s just me trying to be a wife and mommie and serve God as best I can.

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Here’s a sampling of  a few of my favorite posts for you to look at.

Cookie of the Week: Hershey’s Chocolate Crinkle Cookies Recipe

Wednesdays for Wives: How to Change your Husband in 10 Easy Steps

What’s for Dinner: Chicken Penne in Smokey Chili Cream Sauce Recipe

“Mommie, you Ice Cream!”

Beat the Frumps

If you like what you read, I hope you’ll come back and visit often.

It was nice of you to stop by. Have fun Ultimate Blog Party hopping!

For more Ultimate Blog Party fun and a chance to win some yummy chocolate, take some time to stop by The Chocolistas where my sister-in-law and I write all about our favorite food group.

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33 Responses to “Welcome to my Party!”

  1. eastcoastlife Says:

    Hi Colleen,
    Nice to meet you. Greetings from Singapore, Asia. Just drop in to say hello!

    I hope to win some chocolates. I’m a chocoholic!

  2. acupofjoy Says:

    Wonderful post! Love you guys!

    – Bobbie in Brisbane 😉

  3. misty Says:

    i too avoid photos!!! 🙂

    happy anniversary! I love to hear about people from our generation with successful and committed marriages!

  4. Linda Says:

    Hey! How nice to read about you, congrats on 10 yrs! You know, I never appear on photos either but have started thinking that it is better to appear ugly than never coz otherwise no memories will be created 🙂

    Thanks for letting me stop by yours, now welcome to our Blog Party!

  5. blessinghill Says:

    You have a great blog! I don’t like to be in pictures any more either. I still picture myself as 30 lbs. thinner and it’s always a shock to see that I’m not.

  6. Becoming Me Says:

    Nice to meet you. Very cute family. I’m having a praise party on my blog and am planning a complete praise post sometime this week. Blessings to you!

  7. Nana @ Unusually unusual Mom Says:

    Hey Colleen! Blogging definitely feeds that need for an outlet, doesn’t it! Thanks for inviting me to your party! That cookie recipe looks fab-u-lous!!

  8. Tawny Says:

    I love the little graphics, creative and cute!

    If you want to party at my place, you can head on over and find it here!

    PS, The hair is a never ending battle m’dear…

  9. Val Says:

    Fun blog!!! Hope you have a great time this week at the parties!

  10. Forgetfulone Says:

    Nice to meet you! I enjoyed your party post and some of your other posts as well, so I’ll be back. If you have time, you can visit my party post here: http://forgetfulone.blogspot.com/2008/03/lets-party.html

  11. Amydeanne Says:

    hey! i know who your sil is!! and your chocolate blog is so neat! 🙂 I love the retro theme you’ve got going here! I’m going to go check out your Wed. for Wives!!!

  12. Janel Says:

    Oh, I have heard from your sis-in-law too! What a great thing to have an entire blog devoted to – CHOCOLATE!!!
    I love chocolate.

    This is a great blog too. I love all the cute widgets for your recipes and such.

    thanks for stopping by. I have bookmarked yours to come back.
    Happy Blog Party!

  13. Sheila Says:

    Hello! You have a a really great page and you seem like a very interesting person. I will have to stop by as often as I can and read your blog. I have to say you did a great job on it.

    Hugs,
    Sheila

  14. chris swanson Says:

    Hi there! Great picture your family is beautiful. I like your chocolate crinkle recipe. Stay warm in Michigan I used to be from Ohio but got smart and moved to Florida. Have a great blog party!!!

  15. Michelle Potter Says:

    Thank you for throwing such a great party!

  16. Geg Says:

    Thanks for stopping by my blog. And I’ll be back to visit.

  17. Yen Says:

    Hi Colleen! Thanks for stopping by! ::D Great party here! Love the recipes!

  18. Christina Says:

    Thanks for hosting a this party!

  19. Erin Says:

    Thanks for stopping in at my party! Nice to meet you and your family. And by the way, those recipes in your latest post look fabulous!

  20. Pamela Kramer Says:

    What a beautiful family you have! Thanks for stopping by and have a great time party hopping!

  21. Mada Says:

    Nice to meet you! I’m just across the lake from you in Wisconsin. Last summer was the first time we took time to visit Lake Michigan and I have a feeling we’ll be making it an annual trek. Our daughter loved the water and it was so peaceful.

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  23. mom2triplets04 Says:

    Just stopping by to say hello. I am a mom to triplets that are 3 years old. I suffer from What’s for dinner most of the time until I started to meal plan back in Jan. Now it’s a bit easier. Come visit my blog when you get a chance creativetripletmom@blogspot.com

  24. Wifey's House Says:

    Great blog! I checked out the chocolistas earlier … loved it and chocolate! Smiles!

  25. Cathi Says:

    Happy 10th anniversary! And thanks for the link to “The Chocolistas”. I had such a great time! You are the perfect party hostess. We just have to get together more often. When you get a chance, come over to my party and we can keep the good time going!

  26. Sarah (Genesis Moments) Says:

    Thanks for stopping by! Great recipes! Have a good week.

  27. Bahama Mama Says:

    Thanks for stopping by our party in the Bahamas! For the record – I think your hair looks great!

  28. Shaunalynn Says:

    Nice to meet you. Hope you enjoyed the orange dreams…

  29. Janne Says:

    Thanks for stopping by my party. It’s nice to meet you.

  30. KC Says:

    What a great party, it was nice to get to meet you and your lovely family. Thank you for inviting me and thank you for stopping by and commenting on my party post. Hope to get to hear more from you.

  31. hljourney Says:

    Hi Coleen… it’s nice to meet you! I look forward to checking out your Wednesday’s for Wives… thanks for sharing a bit of you with us! Praying for God to continue to Bless you.

    Stop on by when you get the chance…
    God Bless, HL

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  33. Storm Says:

    Still hopping from blog to blog… my goal is to post at each blog at least once. Nice to meet you. Happy blogging!

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