Sunday, April 11, 2010

A Meme and a Party...

I have a combo post today- Shelly over at Tropical Mom tagged me for a photo meme, and I am taking party in a virtual blogging party that runs from April 9-16.
The instructions for the photo meme are as follows:

1. Locate your oldest photo folder in your computer
2. Scroll down to the 10th photo
3. Post the photo with the story behind it
4. And then tag 5 more people to continue the thread.

We were a little behind when it came to jumping on the digital camera bandwagon, so the oldest photos in my computer are from January/February 2005, but my kids were pretty small then, so I guess it will be alright.

We don’t get loads of snow here, but when we do it’s pretty major-the photo I posted is of one such storm and it was probably one of the first that my son was able to enjoy (he was two here and my daughter was five). Now I say, “enjoy” but he wasn’t quite sure about the sled at the time. My husband stuck the two of them on it and dragged it around the yard a bit before seeing if my son would enjoy a small hill or two. As it turned out, he did like his first big snow adventure (as you can see from this other photo) and both my kids pine for big snowfalls every winter.

Now for my second reason to post today: The Ultimate Blog Party 2010! Susan and Janice over at 5 Minutes for Mom are hosting this "virtual" party as a means of finding more blogging friendships-there is also a chance at some really great prizes, and you know how I am about giveaways…  Since I started blogging this past August, I wasn’t around for previous parties, but I noticed that a lot of the blogs I follow were participating, so I thought, why not? The rules are simple:

1. Just link up at 5 Minutes for Mom with a blog party post

2. Include the blog party banner in the post

3. Look over the list of giveaways, and list your favorites on this post

4. Provide links back to the blogs hosting the giveaways

5. And for the fun part, find some new blogs to follow.

My first choice in prizes would have to be the grand prize-a Toshiba Satellite L505D-ES5025 laptop, but I'm not sure if I can put this in my list, so here are my other choices:

US11- A $100 gift eCertificate to provided by Amy LeForge at Earnest Parenting

US39 -Be My Guest certificate ($250 value) for one lucky winner, (2 night stay for a family of four) at any Hilton Garden Inn from bloggin2noggin

USC 15 – $50 Target gift card offered by princesshaley

US61 – Win a $25 e-gift certificate to Toys-R-Us offered by FrugFabMom

US15-$25 e-gift certificate to the Disney Store provided by

US73 – $30 Amazon gift card provided by escalatenetwork 

US28 – A Guy and Eva Jewelry Necklace provided by Jessica Fuqua – Ind. Guy and Eva Advisor

US37 – $20 Visa Gift Card provided by Grocery Shop For FREE

USC 25 -$25 Barnes  Noble Gift Card offered by Babasfarmlife

USC 41 – $25 Gift Card to Macy’s from Mels_World

US63 –Razor® Rip Rider™ 360 offered by busymommymedia

Well, I know I am supposed to tag five others for the meme, but I am exhausted from looking over this extensive list, and my daughter wants on my computer.  (I promised...)  I am also pretty excited about the party and I hope to see you all there!


  1. aaawwww, so cute! I am soooo far behind just PRINTING out all our digital photos!

    good luck with the blog party, hope you win something!

  2. Have fun party hopping,my friend! The kids are soooo cute!!

  3. Molly, don't worry. We rarely (if ever) print out our photos too...

    Blueviolet, I don't really link up to things like this because of the time involved.

    And thanks guys-every mother likes to hear her kids are cute!

  4. That is a cute photo! My family is really behind the times when it comes to digital photography. I have to get on that bandwagon.

    Good luck with the blogging party! Hope you win something great :)

  5. Susan, good luck UBP! I hope you win something you want! It is a BIG list of prizes.Thanks for stopping by and partying with me:)

  6. Love the picture. So cute! Hope you won something at UBP!

  7. I love the happy faces in the second photo!

  8. Septembermom, I didn't realize the fact about the photos until I was tagged! Hope to see you at the party!

    Yonca, I have to stop by to see your latest recipes... See you at the party!

    Tesa, thanks. Hope to see you at the party too!

    Mommy is Green, this is a nice photo. I forgot all about these until I had to look.

  9. Those are great pictures! My first digital photos are from about then too. We had some earlier ones, but I lost them after an old computer crashed :(

    Glad you joined in the party!

  10. Lovin the pics of your kids sledding!! Too cute. And I just crawled out from under a rock I managed to stay beneath for the last couple weeks and everywhere I go people are partying! I think I'm going to get jiggy with it too. I hope you win one of those awesome prizes. Sounds like fun!

  11. Melissa, thanks for stopping by and for contributing to my new hobby with all those giveaways of yours. LOL!

    Organic Mom, the party looks pretty exciting, and the party goer list keeps on growing... Hope you get something too!

  12. I read this earlier in the week but got pulled away before I could comment.

    You are making me all nostalgic for those days when I was growing up in Canada. There would be a massive snowfall, the schools would be closed and the kids would spend the rest of the day outside making snowmen and snow angels. Mittens would be soaked, cheeks would be rosy, noses runny and then inside we went to hang our mittens by the radiator and enjoy a cup of hot chocolate.

    I really like the photo of your children tobagganning down the hill. The joy on their faces is priceless!

    Thanks for participating in the meme.

    Have a great rest of your week!


  13. Great pictures! The second one looks like the definition of childhood Fun & Happiness!

  14. I'm officially following you now:)

  15. Shelly, I guess you wouldn't have this kind of weather anymore out in Australia! Thanks for considering me for the meme.

    MOPG, glad your back! After looking back at these, I decided I need to print some of these "memories" out...

    Yonca, thanks for the follow! I'm going to hop by your site again tonight...

  16. I love the pics of your kids sledding. Gosh they were tiny back then. I am so glad that you joined the party! I hope you have a great time:) I am already a follower of course!

  17. Hi there! Just popping in from the UBP to be your newest Google Follower! Hooray! Hope you have a great weekend! Swing by my blog when you get a chance!

    Bridgette Groschen
    The Groschen Goblins

  18. Clueless Mama, sometimes you forget how small they once were.

    Bridgette, glad to meet you. Party on!


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