Friday, March 20, 2009

Welcome to Life of a Dairy Queen!

***This was originally my post for the 5 minutes for mom blog party, and I am using it now for my ABC & 123 introduction post :) ***

If you already come to my blog regularly, welcome back! I am participating in The Ultimate Blog Party at 5 Minutes for Mom (you can get there from the button on the sidebar).



If you found me through the party, welcome! I hope you enjoy what you find! Be sure to leave a comment so I can come visit you!


I am married to a dairy farmer (hence, "Dairy Queen"), and we have two beautiful daughters. I am a stay-at-home, homeschool mom. Most days I love it! I enjoy crafts, decorating, and sometimes working in my yard. This blog is just like me, ADD! My sweet husband can watch tv, listen to something on the computer, and read another website at one time and keep up with it all! I start to twitch when there's too much going on! I do flutter back and forth between activities though, and so my blog is much that way!



I believe that hospitality is my true passion. I am not neccessarily gifted in the area, but God has taught and keeps teaching me about it! I am currently writing a series on the subject. I have posted several times on the topic, and plan to continue to do so on Tuesdays until I run out of things to say about it.








As for homeschooling, I have a kindergartener doing My Fathers World, and an almost three year old that I try to keep busy while we do school!










I enjoy crafting and am learning how to sew.








And, I am not so good at decorating,but I sure love to try!





Most importantly, I am a child of Christ. This, more than anything identifies me. It is truly why I am a wife, mother, and friend. I pray that my life and my blog may glorify Him.



Thanks for stopping by, come back soon!

45 comments:

Juliana RW said...

Hi,

I am new in here ;) 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

Dawn said...

Hi, I'm new here too-I just found out about the ultimate party so I'm still feeling my way around to see what it is. Your girls are adorable!!!

Lynn said...

I found you through the blog party and I am glad I did.

Joanna said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog. What fun...I would have loved to have grown up on a farm. My mother did and always shared stories with us about it.

Cute crafts that you have done! And I love your shower curtain!!

Hope to see you around some time!

Brimful Curiosities said...

Hello,
Just swinging by for the party. Nice Holstein background. We see plenty of those in our neck of the woods. Come party with me at Brimful Curiosities!

CanCan (MomMostTraveled) said...

Wow, your school room has a huge black board and everything! You go girl!

:)

I often wish I was more gifted in hospitality. I'm a more "make yourself at home, and by that I mean get it yourself" type.

jubilee said...

I admire anyone who has the gift of hospitality. You may still be learning, but I think you also have the gift!

It's so nice to find other ladies' blogs where we share similar goals.

As a side note, I called myself the Dairy Queen when I nursed our children!

Robyn said...

Hi there! Thanks for visiting my blog! I'm amazed at how many home schooled children I've run across on blogs. How do you know where to start? Is there a book or guidelines for different ages? I'd love to know this. If you need any help decorating let me know! I worked at an Interior Design Showroom for 11 years and may be of some help! Check out my side bar on my blog "Mom All Day" for more info on that. And also, check out the other blog I am part of "Chubby Cheeks Graphix" where we make FREE siggys, blinkies and avatars for people! Here is the blog link and you can get to the FORUM to join from here. http://chubbycheeksgraphix.blogspot.com/

Thanks!
Robyn
Mom All Day

Sheri said...

Hey, I have a Claire too-
Love your blog-very dairy-ish -you're just starting your homeschool journey I see-wonderful! it is soooo worth it dear!
Blessings

Shawna said...

Nice to meet you. I'm a SAHM to a three year old daughter and one on the way due anytime. My husband and his three sibings were homeschooled, and we are seriously considering it with our children. I have two blogs but am participating with my book blog, Teen Lit Review. I'd love it if you stopped by.

Myra said...

I love your blog and that you are a Christ-follower. It is refreshing to find another "sister" in the blogosphere. I'll be back to visit soon!

Meshellyn said...

Nice to meet you! I stopped by from the UBP 2009. Your blog looks great! Have a fun week!

Amydeanne said...

i love the tote bag and the crayon container you made! how cute is that?!
glad you've joined the party!

Kris said...

Happy UBP from a fellow Christian homeschooling mom and Blizzard lover (mmmm...Butterfinger). Love your blog!

jodifur said...

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

Heather of the EO said...

LOVE the cow background. so nice to "meet" you through the party :)

momstheword said...

Yes of course you may link to it. I'd be honored. I am looking forward to reading the posts you've already done and to reading your new ones!

I have not heard of the curriculum you're using, but I love the name "My Father's World." I used "Learning At Home" by Ann Ward (you can probably check it out from the library) from K-2nd grade.

Homeschooling is such a wonderful blessing. Originally I thought I'd homeschool through third grade but I homeschooled our oldest all the way thru to graduation, and am still homeschooling our youngest.

Blessings to you and I look forward to reading more of your blog!

Shasta said...

Love your blog! I'm a country girl myself. I think it's great that you homeschool, it really interests me, I'm just not sure I could do it. Your purses are adorable!

iMommy said...

Oooh, cute blog! I'll have to find your posts on hospitality.. sounds very interesting!

Muthering Heights said...

I love the cow spots on your blog design...so cute!

McNew Family said...

You are a busy lady!

http://mammadandcrew.blogspot.com/

Rebecca said...

Hi, there! Great blog layout -- bright, without being busy. Very nice.

Counting bears! Would you believe that we still have our counting bears? My youngest is 10, but I still love those little plastic critters -- and the little kiddos who come over to visit like them a lot, too. Hours of fun for the whole family! ;^)

Hope you have a great weekend!

Stop by my party if you have a chance!

Steve and April said...

I am just thrilled to be meeting so many homeschool Christian moms at the UBP! I hope to get to know you better. :-)

April E.
http://www.homeschoolblogger.com/elcloud

Tonya said...

New to your blog but my grandparents owned a Dairy farm where I spent my summers growing up. My friends rode horses I rode cows ;) Stop by my party if you'd like.

Katie @ A Listmaker's Life said...

It was fun to learn a bit more about you in your UBP post! It looks like you do many fun things with your kids. Love the colored noodle sort:)
~Katie

Baba said...

Hi Hadley! So very nice to meet you. I am participating too! Party on from an old hippie grandma!

StacieinAtlanta said...

Hi-

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

Organizing Mommy said...

Hi, thanks for coming to my blog also! Great minds think alike. I was thinking about doing a hospitality series also. I'll have to stop by and exchange thoughts with you once in a while. darling blog.

Christian Frugal Mama said...

Love your blog! Very cute. Happy UBP!

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!

Mamati @ daily dose of me said...

Hi Hadley

Found your blog on UBP i am parying big time and glad i found your blog.
I am a mum of 2 girls and i love sewing and decorating.

Visit my blog when u have time to spare

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!

i'm obsessed with other blogs that feature toddler fun so I'll be back!

ImagineCozy said...

Thanks for your comments on my site. You do have a knack for decorating. Your photo with the couch on an angle (many people are afraid to try that!) is great. The pillows and window covering coordinate with colors and you have a rug and a basket that adds texture. Also the pot with twigs in the corner adds in a natural element. Great job!!

Casual Friday Everyday said...

Hi there. Making my way through the party. Lots of fun so far! It was nice to meet you and I will be back!

Nell

carma said...

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

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!

Katie, Kevin and kids said...

Hadley,
Thanks for linking to the picnic. It was fun to review your UBP post. I would love to have the gift of hospitality! My mom always did and I wish I was better about it. Perhaps we should move the picnic to your place:)

Katie said...

You know I could've sworn I'd left a comment on this back for 5MFM but I don't see it...hmm...anyhoo, thanks for joining in on the picnic. I meant to ask you when I was here before about the picture of the first day of kindergarten. What are the numbers along the bottom of the chalkboard? A project? Art? Just curious!

Lisa said...

I'm stopping by from the Picnic Party. Nice to "meet" you. I love that your little girl is apparently in her jammies in the first day of school picture. :)

DairyQueen said...

Katie ~ the numbers in the picture are a creation project that we did. Each number had a picture or symbol for each day of creation. Not one of our most exciting projects to date :)

Diana said...

Nice to meet you. I have seen some of your previous posts before on ABC's and think you're quite the creative gal!

Annie said...

Nice to meet you. I need some tips of how to start homeschooling.
Hope you may help me.

Have a nice weekend.

K, @ Heart NOW Orange Juice! said...

popped over here from ABC & 123. Checked out your blog, LOVE IT! I added you to my blog roll ;)
Look forward to reading more!

ONe PiNK FiSH said...

Liked looking around your blog. You have 2 beautiful little ones.

teachingyoungchildren said...

Hi I am visiting from ABC picnic. Love your blog, I subscribed to it in the reader. Looking forward to learning more from your experience.