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Friday, March 20, 2009

the ultimate blog party

Ultimate Blog Party 2009

Welcome to my Ultimate Blog Party Post!

please make yourself at home.

can i pour you a drink?
anyone for nuts?

speaking of nuts - let me introduce you to my family

here's the girls last december hamming it up after we decorated our treehere's my yummy husband. yes i know i'm in this photo too, but apparently women become invisible when there's a man wearing a kilt in the room!and here i am jumping for joy (for no particular reason at all)

No party would be completed without FREE STUFF, so here it is...

kiwiana goodie package #1 will go to my 125th follower (start folllowing NOW!) (cute shoe bag, caramello easter eggs, silver fern magnet, paua earrings, and an adorable scarf!) and kiwiana goodie package #2 will be chosen randomly from all comments.

(eco-book/recyclable bag, i heart NZ magnet, caramello easter eggs, paua necklace and kiwiana phone bling)as usual i'm willing to post ANYWHERE WORLDWIDE, on ONE condition:

follow me, then leave me some comment love. i promise i'll do the same for you.

apparently i'm in the running for some cool prizes too! There are so many to be won at this year’s Ultimate Blog Party, but my top three picks would be:

#3 - $15 amazon voucher

#37 - earrings from lulu's hook

#38 - $25 gift certificate to collective elements

And if my top three picks are already chosen, I’d love any of the awesome bloggy makeovers on offer.

i hope you have enjoyed your visit to my blog. you had to come a long way you know. new zealand is very far.....

58 comments:

AJ @ A Little Bit Nutty said...

Nice to meet you! You posted some great pictures! Especially the one of your girls!

Casual Friday Everyday said...

I'm dying. What a fun post. Looking forward to getting to know you this week.

Nell

Sheri said...

Hey your blog is cute-and I hope the other gals are not trying to get a look under the kilt-that wouldn't be cool! haha
Nice to meet ya and blessings to you and yours

Melinda said...

What I didn't win? I am one of THE ORIGINAL followers..pfft. ;)

Nice prize packs!

Tiaras and Tantrums said...

Hello - Nice to know you!!

great prizes!!

Kristi Smith said...

Please, please, please pour me a drink!!! yum.

Fun post.

You look smashing next to your dashing husband!!!

iMommy said...

How have I never visited your blog before?

Wow, New Zealand! That's amazing! Have you seen me post yet about running away to New Zealand? My husband and I joke/dream about this all the time... it's his way of calming me down after a particularly rough day.... he says that if I want, he'll go buy the one-way-tickets right then.... Sell all our stuff and just start over!

Suz said...

I'm pretty new to the blogging world. i came across your blog through dandelion wishes which was through someone else. I am PNth! And hubby grew up in Welly. :-)

I hope you will come over and check out my blog sometime.

great blog by the way. :-)

Ryan Ashley Scott said...

I'm already following! That drink looks lovely, and we are a little nuts over here, too. :) Fabulous intro pics.

Supercool Hotmama said...

What a fun post! I have a friend from New Zealand, I read the whole thing in her accent, LOL!

candice said...

You are lookin' like ONE hot momma in that lbd!!

Cute post. :)

minishoes said...

What a great blog! I love your slideshow and giveaway! I am following so I will be back soon to read more of your blog. thanks jacquecurl@gmail.com

Pam said...

Mmmm, that margarita looks yummy! And you and your DH are HOT!!!

Those eggs sound almost better than Tim Tams!

My SEO Gal said...

How cool,I don't think I ever met anyone from New Zealand. I absolutely love the pictures.

Can't wait to read more about you this week!

Carla Phillips

angie said...

I didn't realize I wasn't "OFFICIALL" a follower already.

Great introduction! :)

Carole said...

I'll have one of those drinks please! It looks yummy.

Love your pictures. The day in the prev. post looked like a fun day. Love to see others who are active and enjoying life!

auntiegwen said...

That's how to entice us in, free cocktails ! yum x

the mama bird diaries said...

I love your photos. :)

jodifur said...

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

skoots1mom said...

you're funny...one day i will get to New Zealand :)
I had a friend who once told me the prettiest place on EARTH is Christ's Church.
enjoy the weeke!

CC said...

Well, since I've been reading you for months AND you've already promised me a place to stay if and when I come to NZ, I've decided it's time that I follow you. Plus, maybe I'll even get a prize out of it! Bwhahaha! :)

~Sandy~ said...

stopping by to say hello and happy UBP '09!!! so nice to meet you :O)

Shirliana said...

Wow! I loved your pictures and YOU are totally hot! :) What a great photo - I hope you put that up in your house somewhere! The holiday one with the girls - priceless! All your pictures are great. Thanks for sharing!

McNew Family said...

I LOVE your photo of your nutty daughters! What a goof! Come on over and visit me if you wish!

http://mammadandcrew.blogspot.com/

A Psych Mommy said...

Love the pic of you jumping for joy! Nice to meet you!

jodifur said...

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

Kim said...

Your post is very entertaining. I am visiting from teh UBP! Hope to learn more about you!

Karen said...

I am blog-hopping with the UBP and am having a great time. New Zealand is a place I dream of visiting one day but I bet you hear that a lot! Party on!

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!

Brea's Mommy said...

Hi great to meet you! You have a beautiful family. Love the pic of your girls. Hope you are having fun at the party! 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.

shumaker clan said...

Cute pictures. I love blogs so thanks for sharing.

Cheryl F. (The Lucky Ladybug) said...

I stopped by for the Ultimate Blog Party! I enjoyed visiting your blog and it was nice "meeting" you :)

mom2boys said...

Thanks for partying with all of us. I'm following you now!


http://mom2boys-mommyworld.blogspot.com/

Thanks!

Miss Eve said...

Great great post! Thanks for sharing! And you look amazing with your husband! Love: Evi

Debz said...

Pleased to meet you, and nope you didn't look invisable in your pic with yer hubs at all. You look beautiful and perhaps a little proud ;O).

Love your blog, glad I stopped by from the UBP '09. It's so wonderful to meet new people. Enjoy the rest of the party and stop by if you get a chance!
Blessings,

Hoosier Homemade said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog!
You have awesome pictures! Love the margarita too!
~Liz

Storm said...

Awesome photos and great intro.

Hi. I'm blog hopping via the Ultimate Blog Party. Nice to meet you.

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

Baba said...

Hehe Gotta love a guy in a kilt! Party hopping and participating too so stop in for a visit.

Sandee said...

Fun prize. I hope you get to 125!

I have a door prize on my site too if you are interested.

Wendy said...

Here from the party! Love your photos!

Donna said...

Hi,I am here visiting from UBP200. Nice blog.

Shelby Barone said...

Hi!
Stopping by from the UBP!! Hope you are having fun!! Come on over and say HI!! We are having some fun giveaways going on at our blog!!

Shelby
www.feltstories.com


Ps adding as a follower!!

LifeAtTheCircus said...

Love that mid air jumping shot of you... so freeing! Looks like you have quite a fun family!

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.

I'm giving away Pink Champagne Shower Syrup from Jaqua Beauty...stop on over and enter! Ends April 8. Open to USA.

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.

StacieinAtlanta said...

Hey Sue-

I am just stopping in from The Ultimate Blog Party to say hello. Come by my place to enter to win a LeapFrog Tag Reading System and some books by pledging to read to your child everyday. You can also enter to win a pair of Girl's Crocs - Size 8/9. :)

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

carma said...

finally made it round to your site for the UBP :-)
I'm a proud follower!
carma

Latree said...

fun party! am I late?

Jingle said...

I'd love a drink! And a squirrel for that matter! LOL! Just joined the party today!

Reluctant Housewife said...

Hi Sue! Sorry I'm so late to the party... my computer was freezing every time I tried to read blogs - gasp - so I took it back in to the shop again... and it's finally working. Fun party! Love the pictures you choose.

Hey that's weird. I'm not showing up in your following thing, but I do follow you... I wonder why? Hmmm. Odd.

Karen Griffith Gryga said...

Love your photos -- great blog!! Love the photo of you jumping in the air for no apparent reason -- we all need to do that more!!

Come check out Lipstick Wisdom (www.lipstickwisdom.com) -- I am just getting started and would love some feedback.

Enjoy the party!!

Karen
www.lipstickwisdom.com
twitter.com/lipstickwisdom

Infant Bibliophile said...

Oh, I'm so excited to meet a kiwi at the blog party. I knew as soon as I saw those luscious photos. I'm in the US, but married to a kiwi, so we visit fairly often. Looking forward to exploring your blog. (Ours focuses on children's books).

Southern Traditions Boutique said...

Hey There!
Love love love the pics of your daughters at Christmas.....also, you and hubby make a HANDSOME couple!!!! Also, how did you jump that high???

I'm hoppin, so come on by and hop by my par-tay as well! I have a giveaway for a custom necklace :)

Torri

Super Fun Mama said...

Hello, fellow mommy blogger. I have sure enjoyed the UBP. This was my first year to participate and I've loved all the blogs I've found. I have a blog at www.superfunmama.blogspot.com; It is a site about learning and other fun activities I do with my tot. I've enjoyed getting to know you and your blog!

Michelle said...

OOH lala...I didnt notice your husband at all! WOWSERS! Stunning!

I should have had a giveaway like this! LOL. can't wait for next years party. HOPE i have more blog readers then. My giveaways were duds.

Tamara B. said...

Just cruising over from the UBP to say hi :)

The Rambler said...

Awesome giveaways.

I used to live in Rarotonga, Cook Islands and we would stop by New Zealand when traveling back to our home in Hawaii.

I only remember our hotel and sheep for some reason :)

Eh, I was only 8.

Christine @ Live Laugh Love said...

Hi, I'm still blog hopping from the Ultimate Blog Party!! I hope you've had a fabulous week. :)

I have to tell you, I love your introduction, it made me laugh and made me smile. It is full of such energy and fun! :)

I hope that the week has been fine, life has been fair, and of course all full of life, laughter and love!

Blessings
So nice to "meet" you