Are You Ready To Party?!?!?! It’s The Annual UBP!!

Ultimate Blog Party 2013

The Annual #Ultimate Blog Party 2013 is upon us and I had no idea until just a bit ago, so I am scrambling to put a post up for anyone who might meander this way to check out what goes on around here. In a nut shell, my blog started out as a way to journal and keep out-of-state family/friends updated on family stuffs. And then it kinda turned into this monster full of rants, raves, recipes and even a few reviews.  Hey, that’s how I roll, yo. 

It has been quite a journey! I started this way back in ’08.  It really hasn’t grown like I wanted it to.  Don’t get me wrong, it has grown.  But my page rank is still 1 and my Klout score is still in the mid 30′s to low 40′s depending on the day. I know it’s not my sparkling personality or my dry sense of humor  ::crickets::

Anywhooo…I am a thirty something mom who has been married for almost 20 years. I married my high school sweetheart right out of high school.  I had my kids young (when I was 19 and 21).  I have been a SAHM for the most part and loved it.  In 2004, my 10 year old son was killed in an auto accident.  My daughter was 8 at the time.  We were all in the car at the time.  It turned our world upside down.  I really began to see what was important in life and what wasn’t.  Life is not going to end if the dishes aren’t washed and the laundry isn’t done.  Life doesn’t come to a crashing halt if the kids aren’t in bed at 8:00pm sharp.  Take a breath, relax and enjoy every minute you have your littles with you because you never know when your last minute will be.  I have no regrets.  I always told my son how much I loved him and how dear he was to me and we had a good time playing and laughing.  I wasn’t perfect and neither was he, I’m still not perfect and never will be here on earth but I LOVE with all my heart and I know what’s important now and what isn’t.  I do wish I had learned it all a little sooner.

So, now it’s just me (Jo), hubby (Buster) and my daughter (The Girl). Through a series of ups and downs and God working in us, we now live/work at a Christian camp. We’ve been here four years.  We moved out here Mother’s Day weekend of ’09.  It’s a lot of hard work, but it’s so worth it.  We believe that we are smack dab in the middle of God’s will for us and we are loving every minute of it.

Anything else you want to know? Just leave me a comment and I’ll try my best to answer any questions you might have. Hoping to meet some new friends! Take care and hurry back!!  BTW, my Facebook,Twitter and RSS buttons are at the top of the blog page!! You can also subscribe to my blog via e-mail up on the top right. ;) I’m also on Pinterest, so look me up I’m TheBlogDiggidy there (well, everywhere ;)).

Blessings… Jo  xoxo

Comments (13)

  1. Elizabeth

    Hi, I’m a new follower from the UBP13! Your blogs is awesome! I’m a new blogger and hope you’ll come by and follow me at! Have a blessed day!

  2. Jo (Post author)

    Thanks for stopping by Elizabeth! Thank you, I appreciate that. I will stop by and check yours out…Blessings. xo

  3. Bam's Kitchen

    Hello Jo,

    I know you have been through such an ordeal. I want to thank you for reaching out to us and reminding us about the things that are really important. Sometimes we have no control over life’s events, but we do have control over how we react to them. You are a beautiful person. BAM
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  4. Jo (Post author)

    Thanks, Bam! You are so kind. Thank you for always being an encouragement. Take care and ‘see’ you soon. xo

  5. Chelsea

    Hi Jo! Wow – you’ve had it rough and my heart goes out to you and your family. So glad you’re hanging in there. So let’s party! Stop on over to my #UBP13 party blog for some great decorating ideas – and we’re doing a giveaway! Hope to see you there!

  6. Abby

    Hi – stopping by from UBP13. So sorry to hear about your loss, Jo. The Christian camp sure sounds like a help. So, how about some healthy chocolate?! Stop by my Party Blog – we’re doing a giveaway!

  7. Jo (Post author)

    Thanks for stopping by Chelsea. Yes, we’ve had some rough times, but God has been faithful! Will stop by your blog soon! Take care…

  8. Jo (Post author)

    Thanks for coming over Abby! Yes, the camp has been a huge help and a blessing. I feel like if you get your mind off of yourself and on to others, your struggles always seem a little easier to bear. Anyway, I’ll be over to get some chocolate soon! ;)

  9. self sagacity

    Coming from UBP. You did a great job with your post on short notice. Swing by and check-out when you get a chance.
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  10. Jo (Post author)

    Thanks! I will come over and check it out soon! Blessings…xo

  11. Hotly Spiced

    I am so sad for you Jo. Your family has been through so much. What a tragedy. You sound like you are a very strong soul with a great husband and then you have Jesus to help get you through. There will be a wonderful reunion one day for sure. Blessings to you xx
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  12. Jo (Post author)

    Thank you for your kind words Charlie. Yes, my husband is wonderful and has been a great blessing for the most part. And I do lean on Jesus quite a bit! Looking forward to that grand reunion! Blessings to you and yours…xoxo

  13. Cathi

    I’m late! I’m late! I’m stopping by from the UBP13. I hope you stop by our party for a slice of warm banana bread and cold milk.
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