Thursday, March 31, 2011

It's Time To Party

Ultimate Blog Party 2011

Hi everybody. I am so glad to have you visiting. My name is Erica and you may know me as the trusty assistant over at 5 Minutes for Mom.


I sure do love those girls. I have been so blessed to have had the joy of working with them.

So, I have three little ones...you can see them over there on my sidebar, although those pictures are a little old. Audrey is 7, Isaiah is 4 (5 in July) and Christian is 3. So yes, my days are always fun.

We thought we'd do a little dancing for you, because how can you party without shaking your groove thing?



Also while you are here, please indulge in some Lindt Truffles. I also have Sweet Tea and Pepsi in my fridge. I have a bit of a sweet tooth.

A little about me...let's see....when I am not busy working away, I can be found doing lots of homework. I am a Senior at Ashford University online getting a BA in Public Relations/Marketing. I am ALMOST done. I can't wait to get my degree.

I also like to make quilts and try to learn how to play my guitar. I also lead my daughter's Girl Scout Troop. Can I tell you that I am so happy that we are DONE with cookie sales?!?!?!

I love books by Nicholas Sparks and Torey Hayden. I love Beth Moore Bible studies. Oh and I love to sing.

How about you? What things do you like to do when you find yourself with some free time?

Thanks again for visiting. I am so glad that you stopped by. Leave a comment so that I can come visit your humble abode. Have a blessed day!

58 comments:

Jenny said...

oh awesome :D they musta been really fun to be around :P

@Colorado_Mom said...

Another Colorado Gal!!! :) I'll have to keep you posted of our next MNO! I want to try for a Castle Rock one so we can get more South gals there!

the snyders said...

I love to take pictures, and quilt and read if I have anytime. I homeschool my 4 kids and that is really what keeps me busy!

mel @ the larson lingo said...

Following you on twitter & your blog! Your kids are adorable! I went to school in Colorado...go Buffs!!

The Sometimes Single Mom said...

One of your new followers here :) I'd like to learn how to make a quilt one of these days. Your kids are adorable!

Bonnie
(www.thesometimessinglemom.com)

Joy said...

Congratulations on almost finishing your degree! That's quite an accomplishment. I love quilting too -- just finished one for my daughter's birthday. I have another one in the works, but the kids are clamoring for me to finish their scrapbooks, so I think I must shift focus to *that* woefully-behind project!

Dimitra said...

Hi, i'm stopping by from UBP2011! I'll be following you on twitter, so tweet away! :)

Christine Siracusa said...

I sing, too. Found you on UBP11. I love this whole thing (it's my first link party, can you tell!) I'm a little tipsy ;)

JDaniel4's Mom said...

I don't know how you have time to do all you are doing. You are truly inspirational!

Stopping from the Utimate Blog Party!

Katherine Stone/Postpartum Progress said...

Stopping by to say hi for UBP11! I love the header for your blog. SO gorgeous! Nice to meet you!

Lucy postpartumillness.com said...

Stopping by from UBP. Your little ones are adorable. Congrats on graduating soon I dont know how you are doing it with three kids. Im earning my degree in nutrition with two kids running around and its been nuts. Happy UBP 2011.

http://postpartumillness.com/?q=node/455

hotpants™ said...

Since you have sweet tea, I think I'll stick around. I'm stopping by from the UBP. I'm a working mom to two and have a firefighter hubby. Stop by if you can.

http://www.handbagsandhandguns.com

I'm off to follow you on Twitter too.

Stephanie said...

Hi from UBP! I love this time of the year. =)

I made a Christmas quilted tablerunner for my mom this past year - my first "real" attempt at quilting. It came out okay.
I do like to sew (which I'm all right at), but the pinning....ugh, it drives me crazy. Plus I like the portability of crocheting, so I generally stick to that when my hands are in need of crafting. (Hubby laughs at me and calls these my "old-lady" hobbies....as he goes metal detecting, wh/ everyone considers an "old man" hobby. Haha!)
I'm also a HUGE bookworm. And a computer nerd. I'm homeschooling my 5-year-old this year, and playing with my 2-year-old. It's exhausting, but it can be tons of fun!
Happy to meet you, and following you on Twitter!
-Steph
http://www.MomKaboodle.com

Rana said...

You all are a bunch of dancing fools :p You have some cute kids. Nice to meet you and have a great weekend!

C (Kid Things) said...

Cute kids! I have 3, too, at almost the same ages.

thefaeryinn said...

Wow. Completely forgot to link anything...dangit.

Nikki said...

Congratulations on your almost degree! Such an accomplishment. Love your site!

Christina said...

What a darling blog you have. Stopping by from UBP11. What fun it must be to work with the girls. Love what you guys do. Following you now on Twitter!

You can find me at www.aclosetwriter.com

Prairie Patch said...

Hi!

Stopping by from the UBP. So nice to meet you. I'm following you now on twitter (screamingsardine). Good luck finishing off that degree. I know it's tough doing so when you have kids.

Cheers,
Tracy All Thumbs Crafts

Melissa, Multi-Tasking Mama said...

Nice to meet you! I JUST finished at Ashford with my BA in psychology! What a blessed job to work with great ladies like Janice and Susan!

Stephanie L. Parker said...

Hi! I am an new follower here and on your twitter.....so get to tweeting! :)

Laura said...

I'm also in school. I'm studying to be a special education teacher & I have so many projects I should be working on, but instead I'm visiting blogs from the UBP!

Stacey said...

hi! ;) I'm your newest follower, your way to cute and i can't wait to get to know you more. xo

stacey @ maple bacon & beavertails

Ginny Marie said...

I love singing, too, and included that in my party post! :) I was surprised to find out I already follow you on Twitter. Must have done that during #UBP10!

http://twitter.com/lemondroppie

Lucinda said...

Lindt truffles and sweet tea and Pepsi? OH MY! Very glad I stopped by. All are on my favorites list.

We're still gnawing on GS cookies here. The gluten-eaters are at least. I have to stay away this year. :(

I'm a quilt maker too, but it's been a couple years since my last blanket. I've been nagging myself to get back at it...I really need a new cover.

Well...very nice meeting you. Good luck with the homework and school. That's tough stuff!

Cindy said...

Stopping by for the party! Nice to meet you. Stop by if you get a chance TheMomMaven.com and TheMomMavenTravels.com

TIFFANY said...

I love Nicholas Sparks books too! Can't get enough of them!

PalouseMom said...

Found your blog from the UBP. Your kids are adorable - how great to be able work a little (maybe alot) but still be home with them! :) I look forward to reading more.

Devan @ Accustomed Chaos said...

Sending a hello from the party! you have a beautiful family & it is great to get to meet you xxo

http://accustomedchaos.com/UBP11

Graceful Mom said...

Hi Erica, I'm stopping by via UBP. I've traveled all the way from Dubai so a little jet lagged. Would you mind if I have some of those Lindt Truffles?

Thanks!

Grace @ Sandier Pastures

Michelle said...

Lindt Truffles and sweet tea sounds good to me.

I just finished a Beth Moore study on `David`
I'm sure your familiar with it.
Beth Moore is great!

Unfortunately I don't have a twitter account so I can't follow you. I guess I won't win any prizes either.
Oh well, such is life.

Lisa V Fitness said...

Stoppin by from UBP11! It's great to meet you! I just found out about 5mins4mom (I've been under a rock), and it's great to meet the ladies behind the site.

http://www.lisavsfitness.blogspot.com

It's a full nest: said...

Happy #UBP11! Your family is lovely.

Family is so important - so much so, we let my mother-in-law move in with us.

Check out our adventure!
-Kanesha

Kristina @ A Home Made by Kiki said...

Hi! I'm stopping by from the UBP! I love meeting new bloggers so come over and visit, if you get the chance, to see how I am creating a healthy home for my family! I'm your newest follower! I'm following you on Twitter now too!

Kristen said...

Stopping by from the UPB - am loving reading your blog...can't wait to explore more. Please check out my new blog at www.decoratingdiy.blogspot.com

Kristen
Turning a House into a Home

Ria said...

Here from the UBP11! Nice to meet you. Your kids are adorable! I have 2 of my own - a 3-1/2 yr old son and 11 month old daughter. My son has Down syndrome and he's an absolute blessing. Our journey through parenthood has become a richer experience than we could've ever imagined.

Anyway, just wanted to say hi. http://billandria.blogspot.com/2011/04/ultimate-blog-party-with-5-minutes-for.html

Christy said...

It's nice to "meet" you, looking forward to getting to know you more!

Alida said...

I am following you on Twitter now!!

iSipIt said...

Visiting you from UBP11. Such a great program! I love reading new blogs like yours and look forward to following you! I'm at www.itbuildscharacter.com

Miko's Girl said...

Amen to the end of cookie sales. I was the Cookie Diva this year - doesn't that sound so much better than Cookie Mom. I shared duties with a Cookie Dad (Cookie Dude?). I love Beth Moore and have seen her live twice.

Stephanie said...

Hi - found you via the blog party. Your site is so lovely! I wish I could help you out on twitter but so far I've held out against it. :)

Stop by some time!
henry happened

Mrs. Taylor said...

Hey, Erica! I'm Alana. It's nice to meet you. Your kids are adorable and your blog design is so cute! I am now your newest follower!

Come visit me at ourtaylormadehome.com!

Haddock said...

Wow, you have a mixed bag of activity, espelcially playing the Guitar.
Nothing like music.

Michelle said...

Popping in from UBP! Glad to make your aquaintance :) P.S. I have a sweet tooth, too. Like, a REALLY bad one.

Stef said...

You sound so busy. I have kids...5 of them...add a Deaf hubby and life gets fun around my place. So free time....not much of that happening. Someday. Someday!

Tory said...

I love to pretend I am a photographer to my three month old girl in my spare time :) I love ANYTHING to do with outdoors as well :) I love your blog and am looking forward to reading some more.

I found you from UBP!

http://www.shultzadvnetures.blogspot.com

Lori @ The Davidson Den said...

What a cute family you have! Loved the dancing. We like to do the same thing around here!! I'll follow you on Twitter. :)

(Doing my own giveaway right now. Seeds Family Worship CDs. You should stop by!)

Linda Ramos said...

Hello! I am about to go follow you on twitter. I understand neglecting it.. hope you get motivated to tweet more!

Deanne said...

That is so awesome! Great job on being almost finished with your degree. I've just made the decision that as soon as I am able to, I am going to go back for my degree in Accounting. And aren't blog parties fun? I do hope that you'll stop by and visit me at my blog as well!

aimee said...

Hi there! newest follower from the UBP 2011! hope you could follow me back or stop by my blog. Thanks :)
http://aimee-girltalk.blogspot.com/2011/04/ultimate-blog-party-2011.html

Jenny said...

Nice to meet you! Beautiful family. I'm stopping by from the UBP.

http://jennysblessednest.blogspot.com

expatmamaintoronto said...

Hi there! You have a beautiful family! You are a seriously busy woman! Congrats on almost being done with school! What a great accomplishment!
Swing by when you get a moment!
http://expatmamaintoronto.wordpress.com

Nice partying with you!

Epic said...

Dropping by to say "Hi"!
Ciao for now,
Char from UBP #372
http://1epicmom.com/2011/04/07/ultimate-blog-party-2011/

Danae` said...

I love Nicholas Sparks too and I love to write. I work from home and have three kids ages 11, 9 and 4. I love the feathers...i need to add my charities to my blog because I am very big into charitable giving! And go Girl Scouts, I am a Gold Award recipient! Nice meeting you on the UBP!

Katrina @ They All Call Me Mom said...

Hi there! I'm going down the UPB list (that I linked to) and here I am at your blog -- your kids are adorable! I plan on learning how to quilt one day. I'm saving all of my children's special clothing (the ones the hold memories for me) and would love to make one giant quilt from patches of them one day.

I'm your newest follower....and I'm so glad that I found the UBP. Wow, I'm overwhelmed at how many new bloggers I am going to meet :)

Katrina

http://www.theyallcallmemom.com/2011/04/2011-ultimate-blog-party.html

hotpants™ said...

I linked to your blog in my UBP wrap-up post. Come by and check it out!

Date Girl said...

I LOVE your video of you and your little ones. I envision life like that when I have babies. I dance around the house like that with my dog and my hubs for now. :-) So fun!

I love to sing and I love to blog when I have down time. One day I will be brave enough to put my singing on my blog, but not anytime soon! ;-)

Kim said...

Hi, visiting from UBP11. The lists are so long but a wonderful way to find new blogs to follow. I find myself coming back to read more. I seem to follow more than blog lately. Finding time is my big challenge. I have a twitter account too and tweeting is my weakness.