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Friday, April 9, 2010

Ultimate Blog Party 2010

Ultimate Blog Party 2010


Want to join me in meeting other mommy bloggers? Come on along and see what all the fun is about April 9-16th. There will be lots of great prizes and a chance to meet up with other moms who are on this same journey of motherhood. I think that it will be agreat time to expand your horizons and read new blogs.


Let me begin by introducing myself. I am Debbie, a wife to a wonderful man who is a pastor in Upstate NY. We have been blessed by the Lord to have 5 children here on earth and 1 precious little girl in Heaven. I home school our children and they are 9,7,5,3, and 1. We are reformed in our theology, see children as a blessing, and feel convicted that it is our duty to teach our own children. My husband pastors a small church in the Adirondack Mountains and our children stay with us during the worship service.


A few other things about myself that you may want to know is that being a pastor's family we make very little money so I am joyfully pursuing frugality! Any tip that I find I take note of and carefully consider it. I am learning how to make things from scratch and having fun. It is fun to see just how many things that you can actually make at home from very simple ingredients while saving money, teaching the children, and loving every minute. Recently, I have been making yogurt, breads, tomato paste, ketchup, dishcloths, and the list goes on. Frugality has been a journey for me since I did not grow up learning the art.  


Growing up, my Mom and Dad both worked, have been married several times, and sent my sister and I to day care and public school. My Mom did try and schedule her work so that she could be home when my sister and I arrived home from school on the bus as much as possible. My Mom and step-Dad took us to church. I grew up Independent Baptist. After finishing High School, I went to community college and then on to Baptist Bible College in Springfield, MO in order to meet a husband. I met him in my first year and we married after a year in February 1996. It was the second best decision of my life. My first best decision was when the Holy Spirit drew me to HImself in salvation (which was entirely a work of Him and not myself) September 2001.


I hope that you, too, will join me in this journey of motherhood as I blog about life regularly. Comments make my day :) I love meeting new people and getting to hear what the Lord is teaching them on this same journey. Please feel free to leave a comment anytime or e-mail me with any questions that you may have debbiespeedy@gmail.com

23 comments:

Yankee Girl said...

Great blog - I'll be checking back. Love the "Family" type blogs.

Debbie said...

Yankee Girl, Thanks for stopping by and joining my blog. I love comments and new followers. I also checked out your blog. It is one that I will be reading. It is nice to read other blogs.

The Fifth Street Mama said...

It sounds like I grew up much the same as you. Bravo for stepping out and being a pioneer!
Happy UBP!

Cilla said...

Thanks for your comment on my blog... I came here to 'check you out' too and will follow you here.
5 children... how lovely.
I also had a miscarriage before having my 2 children, so also have a little one not with us.

(this comment will be signed from my other blog ... but I'm Cilla from faithstart.blogspot.com)

MamaArcher said...

I hope you are enjoying the UBP this year! So glad you stopped by my blog earlier! It is great to find like-minded people. I look forward to getting to know you better!

RattButt said...

Hi! Thanks for stopping by my blog.! I enjoyed reading your story. It sounds like we have a lot of interests in common.

Your Frugal Friend, Niki said...

Hello, I'm stoppin' over from the Ultimate Blog Party!

I'm your new follower from UBP10!

Visit me at http://free2befrugal.blogspot.com/2010/04/ultimate-blog-party-10.html and sign up for my newest giveaway!

Elizabeth said...

I love your blog!! Dropping by for the party :o)

Emma said...

Lovely blog... following now :) Hope you have a fab party and fab weekend too.

Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

Blog hopping and having a blast.....so many great blogs....This is a GREAT party.
I have a Fun $100 Gift Basket to give away and all it takes a comment.
I am number....294 and 295......

Teresa
http://teresa-grammygirlfriend.blogspot.com
http://grammyababychangeseverything.blogspot.com/

Stacey said...

Hi there!

Visiting by way of UBP 2010 from http://imalazymom.blogspot.com/2010/04/welcome.html

It's nice to "meet" you!

Alyssa said...

Wow your type is small...my eyes hurt! Great blog though!

Karen said...

I am stopping by from the UBP. I enjoyed reading about you. You have a beautiful family.! I am going to become a follower of your blog.

Blessings,
Karen

Cascia said...

Just stopping by from the UBP at Five Minutes for Mom. I love your site and am subscribing to your RSS feed. I would appreciate it if you visited my blog and did the same! I'm looking forward to reading more and getting to know you better.

Cascia
The Healthy Moms
http://www.thehealthymoms.net/2010/04/welcome-to-healthy-moms-blog-party.html

joeandbridge said...

Hi there! I'm popping in from UBP to be your newest Google Follower! Hooray! Hope you're having an awesome weekend! You have a lovely blog! Hope you can swing by mine!

Bridgette Groschen
The Groschen Goblins
www.groschengobllins.com

Daisygirl said...

Hi I am coming over from the UBP 2010! I am now following your blog. You are very blessed. I hope you have a wonderful weekend and a great time partying with UBP.

Tracey said...

Visiting from the UBP2010; what a lovely family you have! I'll be following along.

Jenn said...

Hope you are having fun at the UBP!

Jenni ("Miss Tutu")
My UBP blog post: How to Make a Tutu blog - hope you will stop by and say hi! :) and Mom Blogger $100 Cash Contest

Kim - In Search of Me in Mommy said...

So fun to find you - thanks to the UBP2010! Love to connect with other moms and learn about their journeys!

mosey said...

beautifully written and so fun to peak a bit more into "who" you are! Thanks for sharing!

Staci said...

I'm slowly learning the ropes of frugality and cooking from scratch too. It's an adventure, but well worth it!

InspiredGifts.com said...

Hi there! Nice to meet you! I'm stopping by via UBP. I loved reading your site and will be coming back!

I hope you can stop by our blog: http://inspiredgiftsblog.blogspot.com
Inspiredgifts.com is a mom owned newly launched site.

Have a beautiful day
Rebecca

Tina Hollenbeck said...

Hi from another Christian homeschool mom...raising two daughters with another in heaven. I'm going to bookmark you and come back after the UBP. I hope you'll stop by my place (#225), as I'd like to connect with other homeschoolers: http://tinahollenbeck.blogspot.com/2010/04/2010-ultimate-blog-party.html.