Saturday, March 08, 2008

Let's Party!


Welcome! I'm so glad you're here at The Ultimate Blogging Party sponsored by 5 Minutes for Mom! I'm Diana, aka Forgetfulone. I'm 42, re-married for almost three years, and living near Houston. Let me introduce my children, 11 year old twins, Angela and David. They are ready to party, too! I also have a dear husband, two step-daughters (ages 15 and 19) and a step-son (age 27) who has 5 month old twin boys (which makes me a grandma by default - ha!).


I'm a teacher, but that doesn't define me. Who am I? (My kids would respond, "I don't know; I'm not your brain." Standard response around here when I can't remember what I'm looking for or where I put something! I think I am a fun person, even when there isn't something specifically fun to do.


I like to visit with friends, read, scrapbook, blog, watch movies, and I enjoy dining out, going to a show of some kind every now and then or a sporting event, and I am very active in my children's lives (piano, band, sports, etc.) I'm attending the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo next Tuesday to see Rascall Flats, my 11 year old daughter's favorite, and we are leaving for a six day trip to Disneyworld (the 11 year olds first time) on March 16th. So I AM VERY EXCITED!



Let me get you some refreshments. I can offer you a glass of water or a cold coca-cola (it's the real thing), my favorite drink. I don't drink many adult beverages, only socially, so I can offer you a choice of three things. You can have a screwdriver (orange juice and vodka) with a spash of grenadine, a Hpnotiq Martini (equal parts Hpnotiq liqueur and vodka with a splash of pineapple juice, shaken in ice), or a glass of red wine.



Come on in and take a look around my place. To the left, you'll see a poll I recently added, and you'll see a slideshow of my family. Read as many of my posts as you have time for. I love comments like everyone else! I enjoy writing, and I enjoy participating in memes. I've made some great blogging buddies, and I really want to make some new friends! Leave me a comment so I can visit your blog! Let's Get it Started in Here!
Then you can party-hop over to 5 Minutes for Mom for some more celebrations! Don't forget to post your Mr. Linky there, and check out the fabulous prizes they're offering! My top picks, although I wouldn't turn down ANY prize, are as follows:
1. $25 cash donated by Lori. (prize #59)
2. $25 Target gift certificate provided by Mommy Bytes. (prize #117)
3. $10 Gift certificate donated by Making Scrapbooks. (prize # 56)
4. $60 Gift certificate to Mikarose (pretty dresses) donated by Liza. (prize #54)
5. $10 Gift certificate to Christian Book Distributors provided by Christelle. (prize # 49)
6. $20 Gift certificate donated by FeeFiFoto for personalized photo gifts. (prize #9)
And they are still busy posting prize choices (including a pillar candle I am offering as a prize)! I'm glad you stopped by, and I hope you'll visit again. Now, I'm off to party with some other moms!
UPDATE - There are now 148 prizes up for grabs (up from 121 yesterday)! I like prize #129, a $15 Amazon gift card offered by Mommy Cracked. My prize, #138, is now posted. Thanks for stopping by!







36 comments:

  1. I loved reading this little "getting to know you better"! I'm anxiously awaiting the arrival of 7th Heaven...I ordered it through my book club!

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  2. Awesome! Have a great weekend!

    BTW, I tagged you in a meme. Come by and check it out

    http://katskrackerbox.wordpress.com/2008/03/07/8-from-me/

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  3. Thanks for inviting us in and have a great time at that concert!

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  4. Hi - I'm a teacher too, and Coke is my husband's favorite drink, so it is mine by default. LOL

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  5. I'm so jealous!! I love Rascall Flats! Enjoy the concert. =)

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  6. Jealous about Rascall Flatts. I'll have to come back and read up on how it was. Oh, and I will take the real coca-cola - my favorite as well :)

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  7. Well Hello! Glad to meet you and learn such interesting things about you. Hope you have fun partying!!! Jen

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  8. I enjoyed visiting your blog, it's nice to meet you. How exciting that your going to Disneyland!

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  9. katef - www.picklebums.comMarch 08, 2008 4:31 AM

    Happy Blog Party!
    I am a mum of twins too, though mine are only four. Glad to see you survived 11 years.. it gives me hope! LOL

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  10. now that's what I call dancin in the video there! wow! Great party! Thanks for the drinks! :) I hope you're enjoying all your touring as well!

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  11. Thanks for stopping by my blog. It's been fun getting to know everyone :).

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  12. Thanks for visiting my blog party! I need to get around more, but my internet doesn't like us right now. I love the name of your blog as well. It would suit mine. I should be known as the forgetful one!

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  13. Cute blog- I like your little pictures! I saw your comment on my blog- thanks for inviting me to check yours out and have fun at the bloggin' party!

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  14. I'm inviting you to party with me!

    Win some chocolate from my-sister-in-law and I...we blog about CHOCOLATE...me from Australia...and her from Michigan. Here's the link: http://thechocolistas.blogspot.com/2008/03/ultimate-blog-party-2008.html

    What am I doing in Australia? I married an Aussie...and moved to Brisbane, leaving my family and friends and all the right-side-of-the-road drivers in America.

    Win a handmade pocket place mat from my blog Comfort Joy Designs. Here's the link:
    http://comfortjoydesigns.blogspot.com/2008/03/ultimate-blog-party-2008.html

    Want to know more about life in Australia? Visit my A Cup of Joy site where I keep up with my family and friends in America. Here's the link:
    http://acupofjoy.wordpress.com/

    Happy Partying!

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  15. I hope you are enjoying the blog party. I appreciate you coming by and visiting me in the midst of all the fun!! Thanks so much for your thoughts and prayers for our sweet baby. I hope you are having a good weekend - see you soon. Kellan

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  16. We love Rascal Flatts! Thanks fro stopping by my party post. :D

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  17. I'll take a coca-cola if you don't have pepsi. :)
    I'd be excited for Disneyworld too! Never been myself. My five year old is already asking to go; she wants to meet all the princesses of course.
    I can't believe how many prizes there are! I still have to go check them out.

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  18. Hey, hey! What a party! Nice to meet you by way of someone's party that I can't remember. Anyway...thanks for your giveaway! I'm a newbie but will be prepared next year. Wheee! This is fun!

    Premie babies are my life's work. Hope everything is good with those 25 weekers!

    Peek in on us at GraceFULL Days to say hey back. AND if you get the chance, please pop over to Vicks Caring Tributes & vote for our GraceFULL Heart contest entry. We're 1 out of 8 finalists vying for a $10,000 prize package comfort getaway...what mom in her right mind would want to win that?

    http://videos.vickscaringtributes.com/video/218/

    Thanks bunches & buckets!

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  19. That was a fast comment reply! Glad you enjoyed the video clip. Hope you had a chance to go to Vicks to vote for us~

    Have a good one!

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  20. Hi, Great party! I visited Houston last year for the Quilt Mart and ate at a great Mexican restaurant. I hope you will visit my party.

    Lesley
    www.pillowcasetalk.blogspot.com

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  21. What a beautiful page!

    Your kids are adorable...

    Thanks for stopping by my party! I love your blog!

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  22. You're right! How could I forget Mr. Pibb - and the fountain type is the best! Heading to check out your pillar candle....

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  23. Just stopped by for the party! Thanks for having me and I enjoyed learning about you. Have a great week!

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  24. Fun post... you are a busy lady! I loves a blue martini!

    Have a great party!

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  25. I hope you have a great trip.
    Have a fun time at the concert.

    I am glad I stopped by your party and hope you can stop by mine.

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  26. Sounds like you have a lot of fun at your house. Thanks for stopping by my party.

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  27. Woo Hoo! A fellow Texas and Houstonian. We are practically neighbors. Thanks for stopping by to say thanks. Good luck in the drawing and happy party hopping.

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  28. Great reading your blog. You are one busy lady.

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  29. Hi! This is Jen, not David (husband). Great blog. Hope you and your family have fun in Disneyland! We live in LA; the weather has been great.

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  30. Hey there!
    Wow Rascal Flats is one of my favorite groups. AND WDW is a place we visited in 2006 and hope to return to this fall. You're going to have an excellent time!!
    I bet you're a Dis'er too, right? If not I'll explain LOL!
    Thanks for dropping by my party earlier this week, sorry it took me so long to return the favor ;)

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  31. Hi! This is Jen, not David (husband). I've never been to Texas. Sounds like fun. Nice blog!

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  32. Have fun at the rodeo. Definitely go to the actual rodeo events before the show. We went this year and it was great!

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  33. thanks for stopping by my party blog! I'm having a tough time getting through them all!

    that is awesome you have a masters degree in education!

    I'll stop by again! Hope to see you around!

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  34. Thanks for stopping by!
    Wow, busy life! The pix of your daughter after getting to see Rascal Flatts was priceless :-) I remember the same look on my daughter's face when she got to see Faith Hill (at about the same age your daughter is now). Yeah, seeing our kids happy is reward enough.
    What part of Uganda was your pastor in? We worked with orphans about 2 hours north of Kampala. Such a huge need; I think there's something like 3-1/2 million orphans in the country these days. AIDS has created havoc there, just like all over Africa.

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  35. Great party post. Nice to meet you.

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  36. Still hopping from blog to blog... my goal is to post at each blog at least once. Nice to meet you. Happy blogging!

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