Friday, March 20, 2009

Ultimate Blog Party 2009

Ultimate Blog Party 2009



Welcome to the Ultimate Blog Party.
I am glad that you came by for a visit.
*** I have three give-aways listed at the bottom of the post***

First, let me offer you a Dr. Pepper, Glass of Sweet Tea, Water with lemon/lime OR a starbuck latte.


And here is a little something to eat while we visit... :) (Don't we wish???)


A few things about me:


Personal:
I am a wife/mom/grandmother.
I am a Pastor's wife (for 32 years). He was my high school sweet heart - and is STILL my best friend.
I am mom to three adult/married children. They are my favorite people on this earth(Julia/Ronnie) (Jonathan/Brantley) (Jenifer/Andy)
I homeschooled my children for 12 years.
I now have 2 grandbabies... and hopefully many more to come. :)
You can read my 100th post with 100 random things about me here.

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Ministry:
I am the Women's Ministry Director at my church. I love my ladies. And I really do believe
that women need each other. It is my desire that we continue to grow in the knowledge of our Lord and be love and support for each other in our journey. I also love teaching God's Word. I have spoken at Women's Events. And my husband and I have lead several Marriage Conferences.

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Other:
My son is a Soldier. He has served one tour in Iraq/Kuwait. Now getting ready to deploy
again. This in one reason that I/we started blogging. It was a good way to stay in touch. It was also a good "release" to write about the journey. You can read some of these deployment posts here. We all have blogs now: Hal DeeDee Julia Jonathan Jenifer

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This year I started "Tuesdays Together in the Word." We meet together on Tuesdays and share a passage with a nugget of something that ministered to us that week in the Word. Some are using the same reading plan which is linked on my sidebar (under the TT button). But even if you do not use the same plan - we would love for you to join us. Let's meet together on Tuesdays to share a little something that we have learned or been encouraged by in the Word. Once again... we really do need each other.

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I am sure that there is more that I need to put in here - but I decided to join the party late... and need to get the post up.

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So, last but not least....Three gifts to give away:


(1) Starbuck gift card - $20.00



(2) Audio book - Fifty Reasons Jesus Came to Die by John Piper.



(3) Handbag (or could be a beach bag) from Chicos. You will have to trust me on this one... I do not have a picture (I will try to post one later - but the "grandbabies" are on the way to my house :)



Several ways to enter: You can enter 4 times....

1. Leave a comment. (and I would love for you to tell me where you are from)

2. Leave another comment and tell me that you have joined by FOLLOWING (top of my blog)

3. Leave another comment and tell me that you have added my blog button to your sidebar

4. Leave another comment and tell me that you have added the Tuesdays Together button to your sidebar (and plan to come and join with us on this journey in the Word)

I will use the Random Number Generator to pick the Winners. That is why you need to make separate comments to enter. Each comment will get a number. Since this party is from the 20th - 27th - I will draw on the 28th.


I think this is going to be fun. I have lots of blogs to go and visit this week. I am glad that you stopped by my place.

I almost forgot to list the Prizes that I am interested in...

numbers 58, 19, 21, 22, 26 and 123 ....

Happy Party week!

Click Here to take you to the most recent post

92 comments:

freeshopper said...

I am from Saskatchewan, Canada. Thanks for the great giveaways!

Beth.. One Blessed Nana said...

DeeDee - I am always intrigued by other Pastor's wives blogs. It is always good to have someone in the same 'boat' as you are so to speak. I love being in the ministry with my husband - but sometimes it is hard.

I look forward to stopping by here on a regular basis. Hope that you will take the time to pop by mine.

I too am a Nana ( a young (46) nana..) and I love it! I have 4 and 1 on the way.

My desire is to grown daily in my Lord and truly be an instrument for His glory.

In Him,
Beth

Carol @SheLives said...

Pleased to meet you via the UBP 09! I'm from Texas. yee-haw!

Carol @SheLives said...

And I'm following now! (double yee-haw)

Stephanie Manner Wagner said...

Hi,

I'm a mommy of 5 including twin 9 month olds. I'm from Chicagoland. Thanks for having me here. Please come visit me when time allows.

Melissa said...

I love reading your blog. It is always so encouraging. Have great day! Loved the Marriage Retreat in TN-it was true blessing!

Julia said...

Seriously... just commenting in hopes of winning the Starbucks card :) I already have the book... and the bag, well, you know, I didn't inherit the "bag" genes..

love you!

Tamara B. said...

Jsut stopping by from the blog party to say hi and thank-you for the Starbucks Latte :)

Tamara B. said...

I am a follower now.

Laurie Ann said...

Oh fun! I enjoyed reading the post.

Laurie Ann said...

I'm already a follower, LOL.

Laurie Ann said...

I added the button.

Lighthouse Prayer Line said...

Hi DeeDee,

Great post! Very insightful!

Hey. If you get the opportunity, would you
mind praying for the prayer requests that are
on our main page?

May the Lord bless you and your family!!

Mark, Lynn, Brooke & Carley Seay
www.LighthousePrayerLine.org

ps - please consider "following" our blog -or- atleast
grab one of our free, linking, blue buttons. (see top
sidebar at www.LighthousePrayerLine.org).

Darsi said...

Hi! I am from Michigan and stopped by from the UBP! I have been a pastor's wife too, but am not currently.

Tricia said...

Hey DeeDee!
I will take a sweet tea and a helping of that dessert! So glad you joined the party, I just got my post up!

Have fun!

Blessings!

Tricia said...

I am a follower already :)

Tricia said...

And I do Tuesdays with you, and I have your button and the Tuesday button on my blog!!

Blessings!

Janet and Maya said...

Hi DeeDee!

I'm here from the blog party and enjoying meeting so many new bloggers.

I'm from Chesterton ,Indiana, it's right on Lake Michigan, we have beautiful beaches and sand dunes. Only 45 minutes from Chicago, we can choose between the beautiful urban landscape of the city and our small hometown charm.

Thanks for an interesting blog and a giveaway to boot. Wow, double the fun!

Janet and Maya said...

I'm a new follower and looking forward to reading your posts!

mayacarpenter at verizon dot net

Janet and Maya said...

I am proudly displaying your button on my sidebar!

www.giveawaysonblogs.blogspot.com

mayacarpenter at verizon dot net

Janet and Maya said...

I am also proudly displaying your Tuesdays Together button on my blog. I hope to join you one Tuesday soon.

Thanks for having a giveaway and for a lovely blog.

mayacarpenter at verizon dot net

Krista said...

ooh. ooh. pick me. pick me.
I want to win one of those wonderful prizes!
:o)

Tammy said...

What a great hostess you are... complete with Southern hospitality!

I am already a follower too.

Blessings.

minishoes said...

Hi!
I am from joplin, Mo. yeah! You have a nice blog and loved reading it! nice giveaway too.thanks jacquecurl@gmail.com

minishoes said...

i follow jacquecurl@gmail.com

Doreen said...

Wow, what a sweet giveaway! I love Jesus & Starbucks!! :) I'm from Baltimore, MD!

Doreen said...

I'm following your bloggy!

Doreen said...

Trying to add your button! Blogger is giving me probs. :(

Janelle said...

Great stop on the party pathway! :) I'm in Kansas City, Missouri. I saw that you have a visitor from Joplin - I lived there for awhile and my oldest was born there! Just a bit of trivia....

Bridget said...

Hi, my name is Bridget and I am from Missouri and what a great place to stop at during this blog party...I definitely plan on stopping again! Great site and God bless to you and your family...

Bridget said...

I am subscribed to your site!

Victoria said...

Hi, great giveaways! I'm from Houston, Texas! utgal2004[at]yahoo[dot]com

Melanie said...

Hi, DeeDee! So nice to stop by and visit you for the party. Enjoy!

Casey said...

I am out bloghopping far past my bedtime, and I am really looking forward to Tuesday! What a great idea.

Casey (from North Dakota)

K said...

Stopping by with the UBP...nice to meet you! I'm from Hawaii but now live in New Mexico...quite a change!

~*Michelle*~ said...

So happy I was "led" to your blog....God knows His way around the internet, doesn't he?

I am just your everyday hippie Jesus Freak who loves the Lord with all my heart......trying to do my best to raise my four children with Jesus in their heart.....

I blog about all kinds of stuff....most of the time God has a humorous way of communicating to me.....other times, He means business. Sometimes I just get silly and keep it real. So, if you ever would like to pop on over, I'd love to chat!

YZgirl4 said...

Thanks for hosting a party, great times!


yzgirl4[at]verizon[dot]net

YZgirl4 said...

I am now following your blog!

yzgirl4[at]verizon[dot]net

Snow White said...

thanks for stopping by to say hi! I'll check back on Tuesday :)

Muthering Heights said...

Wow, you sound like a busy lady - your life must be so full of blessings! :)

scrappysue said...

hello there! sue from new zealand here - great giveaway - enjoy the party. i'm having a giveaway too!

yadgirl said...

My name is Kayce, and I live in Knoxville, TN

Laura Lee said...

Thanks for taking the time to say hi!! You are obviously a very dynamic and I look forward to reading more!! Oh, and I heart John Piper and audiobooks, so this is right up my alley!!

Laura Lee said...

Okay, now I'm stalking you...I mean, following you. :D

Laura Lee said...

Your lovely button is now firmly attached to my blog!!

Laura Lee said...

And now the Tuesdays Together button is patched to my blog, too. I really look forward to this!!

Can you even tell that I'm the least bit excited about the chance to win that book?! :D

Shel said...

I stopped in from the Ultimate Blog Party at 5M4M...I'm from Cleveland, OH..lived her all my life.

Brea's Mommy said...

Hi nice to meet you! I would like to wish your son the best and thank him for serving his country! My name is Sarah and I am from Virginia. I would also like to invite you to participate in Show off your blog Saturday! I would love to read your favorite post! Never too late to link.

Maria@Conversations with Moms said...

I'm from Quebec, Canada. Married for 32 years! Congrats, that's amazing.

Casual Friday Everyday said...

It's nice to meet you! I'm here from the UBP and look forward to getting to know you more this week.

Nell

Baba said...

Hi! Oh thank you so much for the Starbucks coffee. I rarely get any because we live 4hours away from any Starbucks. I am participating too so stop in and visit. Party on from the hippie grandma in Colorado.

Corrie at "Cents"able Momma said...

Mmmm...I'm full from all the food and drinks :-). Thanks for a great party! All of your prizes sound great...and so does your blog.

Beth said...

DeeDee,
I am so glad I found your blog. I grew up as a PK and my mother homeschooled me and my siblings. I'm from Northern Wisconsin and miss it much. Please check out my blog to get to know me better. I am very interested in getting together on Tuesdays! Thanks for the chance!
Blessings,
~Beth@It's a Wonderful Life
bethanyev@gmail.com
http://joeandbethany.blogspot.com

Beth said...

I'm a follower now! :)
~Beth
bethanyev@gmail.com
http://joeandbethany.blogspot.com

Beth said...

I have your button
~Beth
bethanyev@gmail.com
http://joeandbethany.blogspot.com

Beth said...

I have the TT button and plan on coming by! Thanks!
~Beth
bethanyev@gmail.com
http://joeandbethany.blogspot.com

StacieinAtlanta said...

Hi-

I am from Atlanta.

Coming by from The Ultimate Blog Party to say hi. Make certain to check out my place for your chance to win a LeapFrog Tag Reading System. :)

Stacie
The Divine Miss Mommy
http://www.thedivinemissmommy.com
http://www.twitter.com/stacieinatlanta

MommyAmy said...

Great blog you've got here! Thanks for stopping by my party!

MommyAmy said...

I'm your newest follower. :)

donnas said...

Just stopping in to say hi from the Midwest.

Comfort Joy Designs said...

Hello! Poppin’ in from The Ultimate Blog Party…all the way from Queensland, Australia! G’Day! I hope you have time to visit my party soon.

Ta!

Rebecca said...

I am from East Bernstadt, Kentucky.
Great giveaways.
I am forever His,
Rebecca

Rebecca said...

I am now following you also.
God Bless.

Mike said...

Hello there. Knocking on your door from the blog party. Hope you don’t mind.


Mike
http://somethingaboutparenting.typepad.com

Twitter: About Parenting

Super Fun Mama said...

Hi there, coming over as a blog hopper taking part in UBP. It is very nice to meet you and your blog. I have a blog at www.superfunmama.blogspot.com. It is a blog about the learning and fun activities I do with my tot. Very nice to meet you!

I live in southwest Missouri.

Samantha said...

Thank you for visiting my blog! I enjoyed my visit to yours!

Samantha said...

I am now following your blog and looking forward to getting to know you better!

Samantha said...

I've added your button to my button roll! :-)

Samantha said...

I added Tuesday's button to my page too! I plan to start with you tomorrow! God bless!

Phoebe @ Cents to Get Debt Free said...

What a great blog!!

I must say that that it is tough decision deciding on a drink. Dr Pepper, Sweet Tea, or a latte. Hmmm.. Can I have one of each?! ;)

Thanks for stopping by my party! Hope you have a good week.

carma said...

Stopping by from UBP to say "hi" - party on :-)
carma

Lindsey said...

Stopping by from UPB - I chose the starbucks upon entering your party! :-) Generous you are!

I'm from the Pacific Northwest (Oregon) and if you meant which BLOG that I'm from, well:

kindredspiritreviews.blogspot.com :-)

ladyufshalott at yahoo.com

Tonya said...

Great food. I'm married to my highschool sweet heart too and he is my best friend as well. We aren't grandparents yet :) Our oldest is only 8 so we have a while to go...

Daniele said...

hello there, coming over from the blog party! great site you have & appreciate your words of encouragement. come by if you can!

{ L } said...

Wow! You are doing amazing giveaways! Thank you. I am new to blogging and am having so much fun. I'm here with the party. I have enjoyed looking around here. :)

{ L } said...

I am also now following your blog. :)

Organizing Mommy said...

Hi, I'm only entering once, but I do need the gift card. LOL. Thanks for coming to my blog. It's encouraging to know that there's life beyond homeschooling! The Lord is good. A woman's gift makes room for her.

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Hi, DeeDee! Thanks for stopping by. I'm in B'ham, so we must be neighbors. I'd love to enter your giveaway. I'm also a Pastor's daughter, my dad is retired now in GA. Hope you'll come back to see me again.

julie said...

Hi, Just stopping by your blog. I, too, am a woman in ministry. It's great to get to connect with you. Blessings on you, your family, and ministry.

Julie
prayervitamins.blogspot.com

Little Lamb said...

Dee Dee,

I really like your Tuesdays Together and will be coming back for more. There's nothing like sharing from the Word!

Thanks for visiting me at (Desiring to be)A Woman After God's Own Heart. I appreciate your heart in this blog and pray God's blessing on you. May He continue to minister through you!

Melissa
Maine

Sarah Z said...

Sweet tea for me please! I am from the land of Elvis and it sounds like your life is wonderful because you've got a great family!
Thanks
Sarah
believedreamcourage (at) gmail.com

beckyjomama said...

Hey Friend! I am Becky Jo from Michigan!

beckyjomama said...

And, of COURSE I follow you!

beckyjomama said...

And, yes, I have your buton...

beckyjomama said...

...yep, that button too!

XOXOXOX
Becky Jo

Pink Monkey said...

Mahalo for the latte. I needed that :)I've been following you on Twitter and only now got around to visiting your blog. I'm slow.

I'm originally from sunny,Aiea, Hawaii, but now reside in wet, Lacey, WA.

Pink Monkey said...

I am now officially a follower.

Pink Monkey said...

Added your blog button to my sidebar.

Pink Monkey said...

And, added the Tuesdays Together button. Thank you.

Dawn said...

Thanks for the great giveaways! I am from northwest Ohio, exciting, I know! I own announcements galore and we are sponsoring a prize for the party this year. Check us out!

Marta said...

I'm from northwest ohio...

great giveaway!

make sure you stop by my blog http://martasmeanderings.blogspot.com

for some great giveaways!

tbbycatt@gmail.com

Pamela Kramer said...

Here comes the prize train....TOOT TOOT!!!! You're a winner, stay tuned! #221