Tuesday, April 13, 2010

The Ultimate Blog Party 2010

I'm going to take a moment from the usual to do a little blog-elbow rubbing. Akin to schmoozing e-style. Inspired by 5 Minutes for Mom, it's a way for those of us who blog to find each other and for new readers to hopefully find new and interesting blogs to read. So basically, this is an introduction and a few facts about me and my blog:
  • My name is Carrie.
  • I will have been married for 24 years this July to a wonderfully strong, creative, and loyal guy--Garth.
  • I have three children although I only homeschool my youngest. My daughter, 20, is an art major finishing her junior year of college. My middle child, a son, 16, prefers to race his mountain bike over getting a drivers license...which is fine with me (although I might argue it is more expensive). My youngest is a boy, 13, whom you may have read about in my blog. He plans to be a movie star.
  • My husband and I own (and he operates) a retail bike and kayak business.
  • I have only been homeschooling for a month and a half although I homeschooled my daughter when she was in 6th grade (a completely different experience).
  • I live my life with a great dose of faith in God and his son, Jesus Christ, without whom I would be completely and utterly lost and adrift, prone to prideful acts of selfishness and bitter musings. That is not to say I have mastered all of this but have the grace to continue when I fall short.
  • I love all things of the mind and how people think. I'm currently taking some prerequisite courses in order to get into a Masters in Counseling program.
  • I have the best group of live friends a girl could hope for. Some near and some far. All precious and vital to my mental health and being.
  • Oh, and I am a dog person. We have two lapdogs: a 90 pound Lab and a 50 pound mutt.
Things people might say about me:
  • I am honest.
  • I am direct.
  • I am witty (my favorite)
My goals for my blog are to:
  • Chronicle my homeschool journey. 
  • Decompress my thoughts through the written word.
  • Share what I learn, both the good and the not-so-good.
  • Shine a light and give hope.
So there you have it.  That's me in a nutshell. I wish we could hang out and have a cup of coffee. I'd much rather see your eyeballs and grill you with questions about how you do what you do. For now this will suffice but I do hope to connect.


  1. Enjoy your blog!! Welcome to the UBP! :-)


  2. Hi Carrie!

    I'm stopping over from the UBP and glad to meet you! I'm also a dog person and have two fur balls at home. The male is a Morkie and female is a Cairn Poo. They weigh no more than 15 pounds combined soaking wet!

    Happy UBP!

  3. Welcome to the party!

    I am honest, direct and witty too! I think we would get along so well over that cup of tea. (i don't drink coffee...bummer.)

    I am also a beginning homeschooler. My oldest is only four so we just do preschool, but before I know it we will be full on schooling. Time goes so fast!

    Hope you have fun the next few days and meet some great new bloggers. Stop by and say hi when you get the chance!

  4. I wish we could go out for a cup of coffee as well. :)

  5. I'm your new follower from UBP10! Visit me at http://www.rockindeals4you.com/?p=1602 and sign up for my giveaways!

  6. Hi Carrie! Congrats on an enduring marriage.

    I'm visiting from the party. I've got some giveaways going. Party post!

  7. Just visiting from the party. Wanted to say and I hope you are having a great party. Thanks for sharing. Stop by my party and check out my giveaway.

  8. Toot tootin' my #ubp10 party horn on your blog!

    New follower!We are on our 4th year of homeschooling! I was laughing about Son who would rather race his mountain bike than learn to drive... we have twin teens who are 15 and learning how to drive. At this point I'd rather them be racing a mountain bike! haha

    Stop in and say HI!

    @Susieqtpies Scraps of Life

  9. Hi, nice to meet you - following your blog & Twitter from 2010 UBP, I invite you to come visit my blog & follow back - I am a homeschool mom too! Have a great week! :)

  10. Coming over from the UBP. I'm a long time homeschooler, and my middle child who is now 13 struggled to learn to read. Vision therapy was a huge help for her, and now she reads fluently, although she can't spell at all and still has memory issues. Good luck with your son, I'm sure he will do better at home with one on one work.


  11. HAppy UBP! Honest. Direct. Funny. I like you already. We love God. We Homeschool but differently. I don't like curriculum.

  12. Glad to meet you and enjoy your lovely blog! Also a fellow homeschooler and appreciate a true, honest gal! Hope we'll get acquainted!

  13. Hi from another Christian homeschooling momma! I'm going to bookmark you and come back after the hubbub of the UBP is over. I hope you can stop in to visit me (#225), too: http://tinahollenbeck.blogspot.com/2010/04/2010-ultimate-blog-party.html.