3/20/09

Are you ready to PAAARTAY?

Posted on Friday~March 20, 2009

Ultimate Blog Party 2009

Isn't this crazy? We can even party hop on-line now.
Which means I don't even have to do my hair.
I can just sit around looking like this:


Except I don't really look like this because I have brown hair now.
But my face? Totally the same.
I don't make this face at real life parties, but I make it a lot at home.
So there you have it. This is what I'm doing right now. Most likely.
I'm a party animal.
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Welcome to the Extraordinary Ordinary. If you're new here thanks to 5 Minutes for Mom, please don't be scared. I don't always make that face.

Rather, I spend hours on end smiling and playing peacefully with my two boys, Miles and Asher. They're ages 3 and 1, and we play cars constantly and I never tire of it. (That wasn't the truth. I love to play with my boys in short doses, but the truth is that my attention span is a bit short for Hot Wheel play for hours on end. So if my regular readers were here with us, they would be shaking their heads and giving a little chuckle at my sarcasm.)

Yes, I can be a bit sarcastic, but I really am totally in love with my family. We've had a rough year, finding out that Asher has hydrocephalus and going through a surgery to have a brain shunt put in place. He's doing really well now, thank you for asking. Both of my boys totally rock.

I'll keep this short (I'll try) because I know you've got lots of party hopping to do and I don't want to keep you too long. Here's the run-down on me: I'm 33, married to Ryan, you know the mom part, I'm a Christian but I'm not all that conservative, I love Peeps (both kinds-marshmallow sugary Peeps and also People), I used to be a social worker and worked with the mentally ill, I struggle with depression myself and humor and my faith pull me through that, I'm totally scattered most of the time and make a fool of myself often. Blogging reminded me that I love to write and I love the connections I've made here on the world-wide interweb.

You can read posts that don't stink as much as this one by going to the top of the page and clicking Greatest Hits. There are stories there where I've humiliated myself and they might make you laugh. The posts where I wax philosophical and theological and poetical on everything from mothering to faith and life are there too.

Whew. That's it. Oh...except, you should probably know I say "rocks" and "rocks the party" far too often. But I guess that's appropriate for today, since this is a blog party.

Thank you for making a stop here.
Let me know you did so I can check out your party too.
And if you're up for a more serious side of me (yes, I do have one),
check out one of my latest posts about my past, the messes I've made, and grace.

I'll peek in on you once I know you've been here.

Like this:

Creeeepy!

Peace out.

64 clicked right here to comment:

Adventures In Babywearing said...

I love sarcastic, and I am also a Christian that is not so conservative!!

Steph

Jennifer said...

All this partying sounds like fun!

Your blog rocks!

Juliana RW said...

Hi,

You have wonderful blog. Nice to meet u in this UBP 09.

I am participate in UBP 09 as well, my personal‘s blog, photo‘s blog, and travel‘s blog. Hope you visit mine as well . Thanks

Blessed said...

Yea it's party time! I'll be partying next week - my little one has been SICK this week and as much as I love having my husband around I have to admit that he is no help around the inside of the house (he's great at taking care of stuff on the outside!) so... there is a pile of dirty dishes to get through and some laundry to put away before I can start really partying!

jubilee said...

Heh heh. You are one funny chick. Oh, and your sassy haircut? It rocks. Totally.

Kristina P. said...

Did I know that you used to be a social worker? It does sound vaguely familiar.

LisAway said...

Heather, you are a party ANIMAL!

And you totally ROCK this party.

Sabrina said...

You are pretty creeeeepy!
But i still heart you all the same!!! :)

Muthering Heights said...

You SHOULD make that face at all parties...because I'm assuming that with two little ones, the nature of the parties you usually attend these days is perfectly suited to such faces. You would be the life of every party! :)

Rach@In His Hands said...

Heather, I just love you, girl...your sarcasm and your party animalness and that you met Jodi and that you LOVE PEEPS.

Yep, I do.

Evolving Mommy Catherine said...

How did I not know about a party? I'm not even dressed or showered! I totally need to get my but in gear and get ready to party! Oh and by the way, I am pretty sure that it is not possible to say rocks or rocks the party too much. I'm just sayin.

Deb said...

YOU rock, my dear! fun little catch up post on you. i needed a few details filled in, myself, since i am sorta kinda new.

looks like a rockin' partay. have fun and hope you meet lots of new peeps. no dancing on the coffee table, though. not until the kids are in bed, anyway.

LexiconLuvr said...

Party like a rock star, baby! I love that you say "Rocks the house!" I say that all the time! And guess what, you do rock so it's only fair that you get to say it. =]

Manic Mother said...

That's a hot look, you should rock it all the time ;) I just sent you an email, but I saw on your profile you are in MN...where abouts? I grew up there and am trying to move back. I am following you now, look forward to getting to know you.

Debbie said...

I hope you have a great time at this party and win some good prizes.

Mrs.Naz@BecomingMe said...

OK, so you know I'm not a newbie, but I could not resist the temptation to stop by and part-tay with some one whom I would love to party with in real life! I hope you win something awesome and gain lots of new followers. I've so enjoyed reading your blog over the past few months!

Tooj said...

I love that meeting her rocked. I love that you say rock. It's such a strong, solid word. Heavy. Durable. :) Coincidence? I think not. Happy Party! I do NOT have one at my place since, well...I'm at work and not really able to party.

Erin said...

What a fun post! And that picture is not creepy. I do want to see you make the cross-eyed face in person one day though.

Andrea @ The Train To Crazy said...

Glad to find you!!

Amydeanne said...

you're a riot Heather! and for some reason you seem familar to me, but i'm not sure why! i must have visited you.. but i'm thinking you had a different blog before??

anyhow, party on!

CanCan (MomMostTraveled) said...

Sarcasm is my favorite!
And I love your party face.

jodifur said...

I'm party hopping! Hope to see you at my party!

Haasiegirl said...

Thats really neat you met jodi picoult. Im a big fan! THankyou so much for visiting momdot, i hope you will return!

You have a very pretty blog

trisha
momdot.com

wendy said...

OK, fun party!! I like you blonde---brown--what else are you considering. I love always learning more about people I visit. Yes, I am a Jodi Picoult fan, I read quite a lot of her books. IN FACT ---right now I am reading My Sisters Keeper.

Hadley said...

you are a hoot! thanks for stopping by my blog...going to check out more of yours!

2nd Cup of Coffee said...

I would rather meet you than Jodi Picoult. just sayin

a Tonggu Momma said...

One of the best of the day, Heather... but then, I'd expect that from you. And as for enjoying playing cars with your boys - I'd believe you only IF you were referring to dodging cars in traffic.

Sara said...

I love peeps too. :)

Mrs. Dunbar said...

Love the first picture. Every time I read your blog from now on I am going to mentally picture you making that face at me. HA-ha-ha.

Heidi Ashworth said...

There's a blog party at five minutes for mom? How did I miss that?

Stonefox (otherwise known as Heidi) said...

Happy UBP you party animal you.

I saw the other day where you were giving away Jodi's book but I didn't have to to comment. Now, well...now the girls are down for a nap and the guys are out! I've only read one of her books- Sister's Keeper- but I loved it! How cool for you to meet her!

CC said...

Love the face!!

I don't think I've told you but I'm an evangelical Christian and not at all conservative. and I'm good like that.

I do love Jodi Picoult, so I'll be headed to your giveaway next! ;)

Mommy Mo said...

Hi Heather. I just know that I will be meeting you at Blogher and I have this feeling that I am really going to like you. YOU ROCK!

www.growingupmo.com

Rebecca said...

Honk. Sorry. Couldn't help that. Anyway -- I just hopped over here and wanted to say "Hey!" So, "Hey!" Have fun not playing Hotwheels with your boys. My boys are constantly trying to get me to play airsoft with them. I told them that I would, but only on the condition that I get to be on the roof with my BB gun. For some reason, they don't like that idea. Huh. Go figger.

Anyway, hope you'll stop in over at my place. I'm serving virtual cheesecake and cinnamon rolls (guilt free!). Hope to see you there!

joeybelle said...

Just stopping by on the UBP circuit and so GLAD I did! Your blog (and design) totally rock! (I couldn't help it - I had to say it). Love that you're from the MIDWEST and sarcastic - I'm a big fan of both! I grew up in ND and spent loads of time at the U of Minnesota doctoring. Enjoy the weekend! Stop by my blog when you have a chance.

Heather@justdoingmybest said...

Your blog is so much fun, I love it! Thanks for introducing yourself on my blog.

Jocelyn said...

Just stoppin' by to say hi! You're a funny chick. ;D

Stop by Hip Mama's Place anytime for more fun and fab giveaways! Hope you're having a great weekend! :D

blueviolet said...

You know I love me some sarcasm! Can you imagine life without it? You did such a great intro on yourself for this partay. Don't you EVER peek in on me in that particular way, please. Come at me with that face on the top picture though, and I'll totally let you in.

Happy Saturday!

Jen said...

You are so awesome and I am glad that I to have you as a bloggy friend.

MoziEsmé said...

Happy party time! Yep - I bet you love those cars as much as I love Tigger & Pooh right now...

Kazzy said...

Yeah, those hours of matchbox cars are kind of never-ending, huh? But what great memories you are creating. So cool. I love how your eyes are in focus in that last shot. Creepy? I think it is beautiful!

Melanieshea said...

Love your blog design...awesome! Thanks for stopping by my party. Have a great week.

Tonya said...

I so enjoyed your party. I love your sense of humor. And your boys names are so cute.

Jenn @ Beautiful Calling said...

Hi there. Thanks for dropping by my place fellow Apron-lover. Aprons sure do make me a better wife and mother too!

Love your "welcome" face! Helps to show that your blog is fun and real I think!

I'll explore your greatest hits when I have a free moment (which is not now because I am really tired and going to bed! I'm such a party animal!!)

Night!
:)

tinycandi said...

stopping by to "meet" you! I really liked your party post!
Hope you're having a great weekend!

katef - www.picklebums.com said...

So so not creepy... I think that pic is rather cool!
I so need a photo of myself for all kinds of things but just can't bring myself to do it... maybe I will steal your peek-a-boo idea!
Oh.. enjoying your blog... thanks for inviting me to the party!

Baba said...

Hi Heather! Nice to meet you. Party on from an old hippie grandma!

StacieinAtlanta said...

Hi Heather-

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

Mary said...

Hi Heather,

Thanks for stopping by my blog! I'm the one who set fire to my bed - luckily I'd gone to the washroom so aside from my baby blankie there were no casualties...

Love your blog - I'm sure I'll be back!

Mary

Mama Bub said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog!

I'm so envious you were able to meet Jodi Picoult! Her newest book is next on my to read list.

IE Mommy Blogger said...

Thanks for participating in the UPB....glad I found you! This is my first time participating in the event, and it's been a blast getting to visit all the other sites. Swing by my site, The IE Mommy, to view my UPB post. Thanks for the fun!

Barbara H. said...

Thanks so much for stopping by my party!

You sound like someone who is a lot of fun but has a lot of depth, too.

Motherboard said...

I'm totally bummed I missed out on your book giveaway. Jodi Picoult is my very favorite author.

I am also jealous of your cheesy interaction with her... at least you HAD one... me? Nothing. I've got nothing.

Is the new book good? I want to read it ... BAD!

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!

I want to invite you to the Mommie Daze Virtual Baby Shower that I am hosting May 15 to June 8. This is an international even and there are prizes! Stop by my blog for all the details.

Super Fun Mama said...

Hi, there. Stopping over while blog hopping. I'm enjoying the UBP party. It's in the wee hours of the morning but I have a migraine so can't sleep. It's nice to meet you and your blog. My blog list keeps growing. Blogs are my favorite "me" time. I have a toddler learing blog at www.superfunmama.blogspot.com. So nice to meet you!

Amber said...

Hee-hee! Love your humor and sarcasm! I'll definitely be back to look in on you too! Give me a visit sometime over at Miracles on Mama Street!

Cindy Swanson said...

What a terrific blog you have here! I agree, great sense of humor...which I love in a person. Your boys are adorable too...love the name Asher!

Hope you'll stop by and visit my blog when you get a moment!

MoodyMommy said...

Hope you are having a great UBP week...
Come see me!!

Casual Friday Everyday said...

Very nice to meet you. You sound like my kind of gal!

Nell

carma said...

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

Mike said...

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


Mike
http://somethingaboutparenting.typepad.com

Twitter: AboutParenting

JamericanSpice said...

Nice to meet you!

Talk about a party!

I'm quite intrigued and am learning how to get around!

Just stopping by from 5minutes for moms blog party!

Reluctant Housewife said...

This post was so great my mind boggles at how good your greatest hits must be. Nice to meet you.

Christi said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog! I have actually been reading your blog for several months (before Asher's surgery) but I rarely comment. I am a bit shy.

This Blog party has been alot of fun though.

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