There's a party going on!

Welcome to all you party animals!

blogparty The gals at 5 minutes for Mom are once again throwing the Ultimate Blog Party! I had so much fun last year that I had to come again this year.

I have to admit that I was a little caught off guard this year though.  (You ever have guests show up at your house unexpectedly when you were wearing your grungy old sweats and the house was a huge mess? No? Um…well, um…me either….)

I’m going to go put on a pot of coffee (You do drink coffee don’t you? This is Seattle, it’s kinda like a rule that you inhale the stuff! I think I’ve got some herbal tea around here somewhere…) While I do that, go ahead and click on some of the tabs at the top of the blog.  The “about us” will tell you all about our family of four.  (Anyone else have teens? And they always talk about the Terrible Twos…huh! Those were a cakewalk!).  The “Why I blog” tab will tell you all why I do this crazy thing called blogging.  

Feel free to snoop around the place, there’s no secrets around here!  Just be careful where you walk so that you don’t step on a cat….goodness knows we have enough critters around here.

Wait! Where are you going? Oh, I’m sorry to hear that you’re so allergic to dogs.  I hope you’ll be back soon! 

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47 Responses to There's a party going on!

  1. Very fun post! Nice to meet you and thanks for visiting me earlier from the great land of Starbucks (very familiar am I)!!! Had fun partying and look forward to doing it again soon! Off to another party post.


  2. Betsy says:

    I would love to visit Seattle just to sample all the coffee!

  3. Ann says:

    Coffee IS a must in Seattle!! Tea Schmee.

  4. Becky Jo says:

    Mmmmmmmm, thanks for the coffee. Wish I had thought to have some for MY guests!!!
    Thanks for stopping by! And for the sweet comment!
    Your family is sweet!!!

  5. giveitatry says:

    Ha! I was just doing my post for this and I mentioned coffee! I haven’t posted it yet.

  6. Tanja says:

    Thanks for stopping on my blog, party girl. Yep, you’re right. Mamma never told me there’d be days like yesterday. Probably afraid I’d never give her grandkids if she warned me. Love your site. Can’t imagine life with teens! Have a great day.

  7. Tracye says:

    Funny! I am definitely dreading the teen years… I’ve taught teenagers, but right now mine are six and one.

  8. I’m loving the teen years and wish I had more time with them. These days are passing much too quickly.

    Thanks for the coffee!

  9. Michele says:

    I almost had that happen this morning! My FIL called and said he missed his granddaughter, and would be over to visit soon. Eek- I did a quick clean-up run-around, and it turned out fine. I think I need to relax at Starbucks, now, though. Thanks! 🙂 Happy Blog Party.

  10. coffespaz says:

    Sorry chica, I have been away as things in my little world have been a bit crazy lately. I’ll be back soon to catch up on my reading, but I had to say what a wonderful surprise to stumble into such a happy place!

    If you don’t mind, I’d love a cuppa….cream and suger if you please. Oh, and don’t mind me, I love pups so your four-footeds may get a little more rambunctious that you prefer. I promise I’ll try to keep them calm!

    So, when I come back over what can I bring to munch on??


  11. Stephanie says:

    Well happy blog party!! We definitely need to meet up again for some Starschmucks coffee soon 🙂 I do loves me the caffiene. Really…I do 🙂 I was born and raised here. My blood is half caff/ half decaff. Okay..who am I kidding? It’s all caff.

  12. Well I do love caffeine!

    Happy Blog partying!

  13. Kaitlin M says:

    Cute post! Thanks for the coffee 😉
    I hope you enjoy the party… I know I am so far.

  14. Jane says:

    OK, this is MY kind of party. Comfy clothes, good coffee and a dog……what more could a girl want!!!!
    Thanks for having me. I would love for you to stop by my party!

  15. Susan says:


    So nice to meet you. My name is Susan too. Hmmm, you must be special with a name like that…


  16. terry says:

    This is really a fun place! I am a coffeeaholic! I enjoyed my visit…please come by and see me if you have a chance & by ALL means, weare anything thats comfy!!

  17. Lisa's Chaos says:

    Happy party! Yeah, I think teens are waaaay harder than the twos ever were. 🙂

  18. TexasGal says:

    Hang on, let me grab a cup of coffee – even though it is now about 3:15 in the afternoon here in Sinagpore. I was out really late last night with hubbie and a friend so I can use the coffee and the break. Cute post.

  19. TexasGal says:

    Hang on! Let me grab a cup of coffee – even though it is about 3:15 in the afternoon here. Ok, I’m back. Well, thanks for all the fun stuff to read here. It’s been a nice break, but I gotta get back to work. Have a great party.

  20. TexasGal says:

    Hang on! Let me grab a cup of coffee – even though it is about 3:15 in the afternoon here. Ok, I’m back. Well, thanks for all the fun stuff to read here. It’s been a nice break, but I gotta get back to work. Have a great party.

  21. Maggy says:

    Thanks for visiting my blog! Thanks for the coffee and happy blog party!!!

  22. Storm says:

    Nice to meet you. Happy blogging!

  23. 86753oh9 says:

    Mmmmmm….coffee in Seattle…..{…sigh…} The Ozarks just don’t cut it when it comes to coffee!

  24. Dixie says:

    Thanks for visiting me and for the nice compliment. Enjoyed my visit on your neat blog. I loved San Diego!
    Coffee in Washington — sounds good. And in Alabama this morning when we have a little snow and below freezing temperatures.

  25. Rebekah says:

    No coffee here – I am a strictly herbal tea gal 🙂 But oh, how I adore the smell of coffee… and coffee ice cream, does that count?

    I guess I’m in “the zone” – with 5 & 8 year olds, I’m between the Terrible Twos & the Teens! I always take as much advice as I can get for those teen years, so I’ll be prepared 🙂

  26. Amber says:

    Welcome to the blog party, I love me some cold coffee, never liked the hot

  27. Thanks for the coffee (no tea around here, unless it is iced and sweet); do hope it was decaf, I’m off of regular for now with babe on the way. 🙂

    Enjoy the party!

  28. Lesley says:

    Greetings from snowy Westfield, NY. Thanks for the coffee! I have a 17-year-old, who I homeschool. Thanks for having me by.


  29. Frances says:

    I’m getting in on it too.
    Putting my post up tomorrow.
    Waving at you from New York,

  30. Swampy says:

    I can almost smell the coffee…oh, wait ! That’s the dog.
    Was just in Seattle 2 weeks ago. Love that place.
    Now, I need to snoop around and find out about this party business.

  31. Hi, I just came in for the party, thanks for inviting me 🙂

    It was lovely to meet you.

    Rachel xxx
    A Juggling Mum

  32. I have a daughter in the terrible 2s. I don’t want to hear the teen years are worst. Uggh. There are some good calm years in between, right?

  33. sue bull says:

    i love seattle! and i love coffee too! i went to seattle in 2003, didn’t spend nearly enough time there. can’t wait to get back there again sometime in the future! i have 4 daughters – TWO in their teens. it pays to be inspired by them, rather than anything else! girls are AWESOME!!! my 16 y/o is always pulling those faces – it’s one of her ‘things’ lol

  34. Cherrye says:

    Oh, I’ll have a cup of coffee, thanks! I need a pickmeup after all of this blog hopping. Come vist me for a cup of coffee in Italy. Enjoy the party.

  35. Peggy says:

    I hope I’m not too late ! NO allergies to pets with me. I’ve got a menagerie over here too! I read your blog because I have no daughters, only boys. It would be nice to have a daughter, but that ship has sailed. From what I’ve read so far, girls come with a different set of difficulties.

  36. Nice to “meet” you! I’ll have to come back when I’m not on new-blog overload!

  37. Amy says:

    You are too funny! I love creative writing like yours 🙂 I’m anxious to “snoop” around to get to know you!

    Amy @

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  39. snpnmnmi says:

    Wait!!! Has something changed around here? Have you gone and got yourself a new theme for the party? Suck up! LOL
    Still one of my favorites!
    Party on!
    Tammy :):):)

  40. Karina says:

    HMMM coffee! 😉 I’m still trying to get around to visit some party posts, but the party fell on such a busy week for me that I’m sure I’ll be partying way after the party is over! 😉

  41. Magi says:

    Thanks for the stopping by and for the cup of coffee, Susan. It’s not just baseball around here. Jim is also into rpgs. He’s more a City of Heros guy than WoW though. It was nice meeting you!

  42. Gloria says:

    Hi Susan, it is so nice to meet you! I have a 16 year old daughter too and I know how trying this time can be, for both us and them 🙂 Stop by and see me at my party when you get a chance.

  43. Gina says:

    I love coffee and I’m visiting you in my gown so don’t worry how you’re dressed. HA 🙂

  44. I think I get to be the first over from Mrs. G’s. Not that we haven’t already met!

  45. Great to see you partying lady 🙂

  46. Anonymous says:

    HI from Winnipeg, Canada. Yes, many Winnipegers drink coffee too, but not me. I’ve always been told I’m a little weird. Thanks for stopping by my blog. I’ll be back to snoop around some more later. Luckily my kiddos are a ways a way from their teenage years yet but sometimes I think their current ages (2,4,6) can’t get any worse. LOL

  47. Rachael says:

    oops, I posted the above comment without my name or website…duh!! I told you I was a little weird 🙂

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