Welcome to Blessings Abundant

Ultimate Blog Party 2010

Hi ya’ll! And welcome to Kentucky, well at least via cyberworld! I’m so glad that you’ve stopped by, especially those of you coming from the Ultimate Blog Party 2010, sponsored by 5 Minutes for Mom! And to my “regular” readers, I’m glad to see you too 😛 For those of you joining me for the first time my name is Kari and I am a SAHM in the beautiful state of Kentucky. My family and I have lived here for 20 years (we moved here when I was 8, so you can do the math and figure out how old I am! 🙂 ) and I love living here! My husband, Steven and I got married in 2003 and have since had 3 amazingly beautiful and high energy children…
Brianna who is 5
Jonah who is 3 
and Micah who is 9 months old as of the writing of this post
I started this blog to help me count the many blessings that God gives me on a daily basis, hence the name Blessings Abundant. As I continued to write on it, this blog became my journal, helping me keep track of the special memories we were creating with our family.

I tend to write about a little bit of everything: religion (we are Catholic, but don’t hold it against me! :p ), politics (I guess I can safely tell you that I’m a Republican, I did NOT vote for President Obama, but I DO pray for his guidance over this country every day!), homeschooling (we are finishing up our first year of homeschooling with our little Princess and have really loved it…even the rough days!), homemaking (I’m always learning new ways to keep my house in order and clean, which is sometimes a lost cause 🙂 ), crafting (I got a Cruicut Expressions machine for Christmas and I am in LOVE!!!), my obsession for Twilight (Team EDWARD!!!!! Although I truly understand the weakness for this

and a little bit of anything else that I might want to write about! Whatever stricks my fancy, well, that’s what you get that day!

I also like to participate in meme’s like The Simple Woman’s Daybook and Menu Plan Monday (although it’s been FOREVER since I posted a menu plan!)  But even more than writing on my blog, I love to find new blogs that I never knew existed before! I find it so fun to learn from others and see how they run their families and their homes! It’s inspiring to me to see so many awesome women (and men, although I don’t read a lot of blogs written by men, no offense guys, I just haven’t found very many that interest me!!) out there making a difference in their homes and their communities!

So, why should you continue to come back to read my blog? Well, aside from the adorable kids I showed you earlier (isn’t that reason enough?) I’m interested in starting my own meme called Friday Family Fun to give families the opportunity to share what they are doing to build up their family relationships.We try to hold a weekly family night with our children. Sometimes we are learning important lessons (we’ve talked about reverence in church and obeying our parents) and sometimes we just have fun (like family game night and camping “out” in the living room.) It’s not about what you’re doing, just as long as you’re trying to build those really important relationships and teaching the lessons that you value the most to your children. Who knows…what you’re doing may inspire someone to do something similar with their family! So, if you’re interested please leave a comment and let me know. And also leave a way for me to contact you so I can let you know when the first Mr. Linky goes up!
Well, I hope you enjoyed stopping by. I know it was rather wordy (but you might as well get used to that, as well as my obsessive use of exclamation points!!!!) I hope to see you back here as we continue to recognize how the Lord keeps abundantly blessing our lives! And now, a parting shot:
 Don’t ya just want to squeeze those cheeks!?!?!
Ya’ll come back now ya hear?!?!?! Bye for now!
You’re still here? Great because I forgot one key point to this post…you see, when you participate in The Ultimate Blog Party you have the chance to win some fabulous prizes. Well, we’re supposed to list the prizes we want the most in case we win (oh,oh, pick me! Pick me!!) So, if I were to win one of the prizes here are my top 3:
#1: Itty Bitty Bookworm curriculum for a 3-5 year old provided by The Itty Bitty Bookworm (since I’ll be starting preschool with Jonah next year and I LOVE this curriculum!!! It’s awesome!)
#2: a custom made tutu from Sweet Patootie’s for my precious Bri who LOVES ballet!
#3:Buds to Bloom Photo Tile Necklace provided by Lisa Laverty at Elemental Memories because I love to show off my kiddos!

And if all of these are already gone I also really like prize #11, 18, 27, 36, 39 and 40 (way cool!!!), 75, and 83 from the US list. As you can tell, I really like all the prizes so I’d really be happy with ANYTHING!!! (But I REALLY want that Itty Bitty Bookworm curriculum!!!)

OK, that’s all! You can leave now! What are you still doing here?!?! Get back to the party! Bye! (But come back soon!!!!)

35 thoughts on “Welcome to Blessings Abundant

  1. Well actually bookmarking your blog 🙂 If you add a way for people to add your blog to their blog readers, that would be great! That can be done via Google Friends Connect (a blogger widget) or adding a subscribe to blog feed. If I'm missing the subscribe to place, please point me in the right direction. I've been known to overlook things before–lol. I'm interested in joining in your meme.

  2. Hi, Kari! It's so nice to meet you. I think the family fun meme would be great! I can't wait to look around some more. Hope you have a lovely weekend.

  3. OKay, I LOVE the photo of Jacob! I am definitely on Team Edward, but I loved Jacob in New Moon (the book, not just the movie). His character was so loving, strong and understanding. Loved him!

  4. Thanks for coming over to visit me. I doubt I ever figure the organization thing out, by the way, but a mom can dream!Your blog is so sweet and sincere. And yes, I want to squeeze your little man's cheeks. So nice to meet you!

  5. Hi there! Just popping in to be your newest Google Follower from UBP! Hooray! You have a lovely blog. Hope you can swing by mine! Have a great weekend!Bridgette GroschenThe Groschen Goblinswww.groschengoblins.com

  6. So glad I stopped by your wonderful blog via #UPB10. You have a beautiful family! i look forward to reading more of your posts! have a great winning week!

  7. your kids are precious!! funny to be reading along looking at the cute kiddie pics and then the the Twilight dude pops up :Dthanks again for stopping by my place…party on!

  8. 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 Momshttp://www.thehealthymoms.net/2010/04/welcome-to-healthy-moms-blog-party.html

  9. HI, we homeschool too! And MOZER there, she has awesome ideas to help you homeschool! :0)Wanted to invite you to visit my blogs on homeschooling and mention we have a giveaway too. Have fun touring the party.

  10. Micah is ADORABLE!! He is almost as cute as my 1 year old son Bubs (real name is David) Glad to meet you! My grandma used to live in KY and we visited her there once. It is gorgeous over there!

  11. Hi there. We have a few similarities. I am Catholic, I recently got a Cricut create and love using it, and I too am on Team Edward! ;)It's nice to see you at the party!

  12. Hi there!! Stopping by to party with you from UBP! What adorable children you have! I'm following you with both of my blogs, and would love to have you visit them when you get a chance! One is my personal blog, Mother of Pearl It Is, and the other is my blog that features the best Top Sites and Blogs on the web through two Voting Topsites. Mommies Faves Top Sites and Blogs.I would also love to invite you to join us at our new Mommies Faves Mom Bloggers Network as well! :)Now back to the party, have fun!!

  13. I have to say I was curious when you stopped in at my blog and said you home-schooled 1 of your 3 children but now I see why! Yes, your kids are adorable and you are so lucky to be starting with them in the digital age!! I was catching up some times I had skipped in my scrapbooks and it was crazy-hard with all the pictures I had to go through!I, too, will be bookmarking your blog because I just am not good about using any readers.

  14. Stopping by from UBP 2010 – my first! When my girls were little, Friday night was always movie night, with pallets on the living room floor, popcorn, candy & coke. Sadly, they are now teenagers & they are usually not home on Friday or they have a house full of company.Thanks for stopping by my blog!

  15. Hi there – just dropping in from the UBP! Your kids are seriously the cutest things and it sounds like you are an amazing mom.Blessings to you and enjoy the party. 🙂

  16. I LOVE the new meme idea, please include me :). I was team Edward when I read the books, when I saw the movie, I have to say, Jacob scored some points 🙂

  17. Hi, you asked about the form for the History DVD-I listed the name of our HS (if you don't have one, just put The "Smiths" Homeschool or whatever your last name may be) and then used my name as the principal-or the hubby's would work :0) and I put K-12…I think there was a place there to put that you are a homeschooler but cannot recall-no matter, it is open to HSing fams too. :0)HTHSheri

  18. LOVE those cheeks! Greetings from another homeschool mom and UBP blog hopper. I would love for you to stop by my blog. On Monday, I'm starting a new weekly blog carnival: Making Memories Mondays. I'm sure you've got some great memories to share. I hope you'll stop by my blog and consider joining in the attempt at making Mondays something to look forward to rather than something to dread. Happy Homeschooling!

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