Saturday, March 21, 2009

Ultimate Blog Party


Welcome to my site. Pull up a chair and get comfy, let me tell you a little about who I am and what I blog about.

My husband and I are adopting a precious little girl from China. We started the process well over 3 years ago. We suspect it will be another 1 1/2 years or so before they get to our file which was logged into their system in June 2007. They are currently 3 years backlogged, working on March 2006 files. It may sound confusing but if you are looking for clarity or have a question go ahead and ask.

My husband and I were married in 2002 and in 2003 we built our home. My husband works for Mazac corp. as a service technician for CNC machines all over Eastern Canada and sometimes Quebec and Ontario. I have a Hair/Nail Spa built onto my home and as of this coming April have been in business for 15 years! I opened when I was 24 years old and haven't regretted it for a second, I love being my own boss.

We have a daughter who is 21 years old and engaged to be married, her and her fiancee have their own little apartment not too far away which is wonderful because they have my beautiful 5 month old granddaughter aka "Grandbutton" with them and when I want to see her I can slip over in no time.

My husband and I love to spend time with friends and family. We are both youth leaders in our church and we LOVE them. It's so nice to be a part of a church family and have them come along side of you and partner with you on your passionate giftings and plug you into that exact area. Hubby worked with the youth for three years and I joined him a year later. It is so wonderful to feed into the lives of these youth and see them make a difference in their lives, others lives and in their community. We have youth that come to youth group that don't even attend our church on Sundays!!! How cool is that! We are a Christian based church, non denominational, we embrace anyone who comes threw the doors, get to know them introduce them to Jesus if they haven't already met Him and welcome them to participate in other areas where they may be gifted.

You know what is soooo totally cooool??? We have a young man who comes to youth who's aspiring to be a priest someday.....what's the big deal you say???....I'm a youth leader pastoring a future priest!!!! That blows my mind that God could use little old me to feed into this young mans life! Well if he could use a donkey :o)!!!!!

Ok, I got a little excited there didn't I! ;O)

My hobbies are vast....I love to paint, scrap book, sew, cross stitch, tole paint, read, study, (I'm taking courses part time with Christian Leadership University (I just did an exam last week and got an A!!....That was pretty encouraging for a former average student!) ), garden, walk, and probably tons more but I'm outta ideas. My husband likes to do wood working, walk, play hockey and golf.

Anyhow that's a little tid bit about who I am. This is my third year attending the UBP and I have to say I have met some pretty wonderful people. Well, last I seen there were over 700 people signed up so I think I'll put on a pot of java and sit for a bit while I come visit you......if you came to visit leave me a comment, I'd love to meet you. TTFN

80 comments:

Susieqtpie said...

Just popped in! Found u on the UBP list!!! LOL Love your story and will be praying for your little girl! She will be very blessed!
COme visit me!

susieqtpie on twitter

#ubp09 @5minutesformom http://tinyurl.com/d824vc got my party ON!

momstheword said...

We never really know who we're ministring to or what they'll do with it. That's why it's exciting just to do it and trust the Lord.

I can't believe you are waiting that long for a child. What patience and faithfulness God is teaching you.

We waited a bit longer for our children only I was just waiting to get pg which I finally did.

I hope the red tape speeds up and you get your daughter soon, but I do know it's His timing, not ours!

abcmomof3 said...

That's wonderful that you're trying to adopt. We tried doing that through the State and it was complicated and heartbreaking. So maybe when our biological children are older we will revisit the idea.. Thanks for joining the party! :)

Isabella's Mommy and Daddy said...

YOU are both tooo cute..
Love your story..
Hugs..
Love ya..

Lori@EnjoyThe Process said...

Wow! You have quite the plate-full. That is awesome about the upcoming adoption! May your file come to the top of the pile instead of the bottom!!! Keep up the awesome work with the youth!!!
Thanks for visiting with me!!!
Blessings!
Lori

Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

You lead such an intersting life Deb....you can tell that you are passionate about everything you do!! You have a real zest for life.....love that about you!!

Hope you have a great week!

Lisa

Fliss and Mike Adventures said...

Isn't this blog party fun...
I started on Shauna's room yesterday... cleaning the room out etc it is so exciting to to finally get things started...
Take care...

Shionge said...

I just get to know you better & better and love to take a walk with you someday.

Hmmm....plus maybe you can give me a manicure too :D

Bev said...

Just wanted to say hi and thank you for visiting my blog! Happy blog hopping !

a Tonggu Momma said...

Great to see a familiar face here! Especially when we get to see a rare pic of you and the husband. :)

kirwin said...

Hi~
Thanks for stopping by my blog. I loved reading your story. One question though (sorry if it's dumb or ignorant) what does LID stand for?

Kara said...

Thank you for visiting my blog and commenting :)

RML said...

Thank you for visiting my blog. I hope that the adoption process speeds up... how sad that her room has been waiting so long!

Anonymous said...

Greetings! Came in through the blog party list. I wish you well with the adoption. God certainly seems to be working great things through you. What a blessing.
-Terra H.
partymix25(at)hotmail(dot)com

Kristie said...

I knew adopting from China took a long time, but I didn't realize how long! I hope the adoption goes well for you!
Thanks for stopping by my blog! Enjoy the rest of the party! :-)

Anne said...

Hey there, thanks for stopping by my blog! Congratulations on your adoption, I hope the rest of it goes well for you!

Cindy said...

Came by for the party! Nice to meet you.

STEPHANIE. said...

thanks for stopping by my blog.... I love yours and your story...hoping that 1 1/2 will go fast for you. You have so much patience. Happy Party Week!

Beverlydru said...

Thanks for stopping by Dancing with the Daffodils. I am so interested in your little China doll that will be coming. I listen to Klove.com while I work and feel like I'm watching Lexie grow up. (John and Sherry Rivers little girl) Nice to meet you!

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!

Mary Ann said...

I wish you well on your adoption!

Thanks for visiting my site and for the comment. Just to clarify, the picture with snow on the ground is from a while ago.:-) We have warm spring weather in South Carolina right now.

Contemplative Mom said...

Thanks for stopping by my site. I enjoyed browsing through your blog. The first giggle video is so sweet! Congratulations! Happy Partying.

Trixie said...

Hello!

So nice to meet you:) thanks for stopping by my blog. I enjoyed reading through several posts on your blog and just wanted to let you know I enjoy all the photos you put with the posts.

I hope everything goes well with your adoption and I hope it progresses a little faster for you. It must be so difficult to wait!

Blessings to you,

Trixie
http://farmhomelife.blogspot.com/

Secret Mom Thoughts said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog. It is nice to meet you. Happy blog party week.

Wifey Dessert said...

i love everything about your blog.. thank you so much for sharing it with me!! thanks for stopping by my place!!

Tiffany said...

Stopping by from the party! Nice to meet you. I pray your adoption goes smoothly, even if the process is long. Our youngest joined our family through international adoption. All the paperwork and waiting is worth it!

Pamela said...

thansk for stopping by my party hope to see you around. adopting a baby how fun I wish you the best, you have a great blog. Happy UBP!!!

scrappysue said...

nice to meet you! thanks for stopping by

staci @ No I wasn't Sleeping said...

Thanks for visiting my blog. You have a great ministry.

Carrie said...

Hi coming to pay you a visit for stopping by :) It's so wonderful to know you are making a difference in so many young lives! That must be an amazing feeling! Good luck on your adoption, what a reward that will be for the whole family!!!
Nice to meet you!

Tiaras and Tantrums said...

lovely to meet you - good luck with the baby - hope she comes soon!!!!

kimmcl said...

Hi Debz! I just became your 40th follower! Yippee!! Thanks for visiting my blog - it's great to "meet" you here in blogland! So great to see the Lord working through you as you pastor a future priest! No doubt HE has big plans for you! I will be praying for you and your hubby as you journey to China to bring back your precious new baby girl! God Bless!
Kim

Aimee Wilson said...

I'm blog-hopping with UBP. What a wonderful story and a cute blog! Thanks for sharing. Hope your little girl rests safe in your arms real soon.

Savor life's best,
Aimee

Karen said...

Thanks for visiting my blog. Your blog is pretty and I enjoyed reading your party post.

Come by anytime!
Karen @ Lil Momma's Haven

Samantha said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog! I enjoyed my visit back to yours! Love the background.. very soothing! I can't wait to see pictures when your precious girl is home at last!

Sew Simple Mom said...

I'm just checking in from the UBP'09.

I'm so happy that I found your blog. I know a bunch of people that have adopted from China and those little babies are just so full of joy. Hopefully you will get your s soon.

http://sewsimplemom.blogspot.com
http://twitter.com/sewsimplemommy

Jo said...

Hi and thanks for coming by my blog! Happy UBP! Best of luck with your little girl to come...I'm sure you'll all be so happy when you're finally together. Take care!

EllyBean said...

Thanks for stopping by! You guys are really cute ;)

ModMomMuse said...

Thank you for coming by my blog--I appreciate your visit, so I've swung by your place for a mutual "God Bless!" Have a fun UBP09! ;-)

Felicia said...

So nice to meet you!! Thank you for stopping by!

our family said...

Love your blog!
Happy Blog Party!!!

Heather @
http://growing-in-rejoicing.blogspot.com/

Chelsea said...

THANK YOU for telling me how to fix my ugly, missing toenail problem! As soon as I remove that last bit of black nail I'll go get the gel one put on! (I'm assuming that doesn't hinder the growth of the new nail, which I'm guessing is going to take over a year. Bummer.)

Chic Mama said...

Great blog- I hope everything get's worked out so that you can get your little girl as soon as possible! Oh, and thanks for stopping by my blog!

McNew Family said...

Hi there ! Glad that you found me at the party! Yes, we are headed back for our 2nd China blessing! We also have grown children, and our grand daughter is older than our daughter! Isn't life great???? Good luck on your journey to your daughter - it is worth every second of the wait!

mommadandcrew.blogspot.com

Baba said...

Hi! So nice to meet you! Party hopping and participating too so stop in for a visit.

Rachael said...

Howdy! Thanks for stopping by my blog. You have a great blog here and I'll have to come back and read more. I love the story of how you two met. I hope everything works out soon for the adoption of your little girl from China. I have friends who are also adopting from China and I think it's going on 2-3 years for them too. Enjoy the rest of the UBP!

Scattered Mom said...

Hi :) Just wanted to pop in and say thanks for dropping by Notes From the Cookie Jar, it was nice to see you!

Happy Blog Partying!

L Harris said...

hi. thanks for stopping by my blog!

janetfaye said...

Stopping by to say hello from the 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.

I'm giving away Pink Champagne Shower Syrup from Jaqua Beauty...stop on over and enter! Ends April 8. Open to USA.

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I want to invite you to the Mommie Daze Virtual Baby Shower that I am hosting May 15 to June 8. This is an international even and there are prizes! Stop by my blog for all the details.

Prontip said...

Hello! I hopped over for the UBP! I have to admit, your blog title is what caught my eye. I'm native to Thailand. What a wonderful post and blog. I hope to visit again soon.

T n' W said...

Just stopping in from UBP. Congrats on your pending adoption. I can tell you there is nothing like being a mom. It's completly undescribable! (LID 01/27/06, Home 09/27/08) Stay busy, keep living life, she'll be here for ya know it!

purplemoose said...

Hiya! thanks for visiting my site. I finally got a fewmiutes to pop over. I wish you all the best on your adoption, what a long long journey it can be! My hubby and I have talked about adoption but so far we've done nothing towards that end. Maybe when our children are a little older. . . ? Anwyay I pray that your paperwork speed through so you can finally bring your daughter home!!!

Dakotapam said...

Thanks for stopping by my place...I loved reading your blog!

Sturgmom said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog from UBP!! Cna't wait to read more about your adoption journey. We have so many friends who have pursued or are pursuing international adoption. What a beautiful picture of our adoption in Christ Jesus!!

Brenda said...

Great party. Thanks for sharing your story. I'm very interested in your journey to your baby. I did not realize that there was such a long wait. good luck.

Tim, Allyson, Emahry, and Jonathan said...

I'm stopping by from the UBP. Thanks for inviting me in and introducing yourself!

We'd love for you to stop by and see what's going on at our blog.

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Happy Partying,
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Mommiedaze said...

Just stopping in from the UBP. Nice to meet you!

The Spears Family said...

Wow! What a great idea to blog about your adoption process! I have not doubt that this will be of tremendous value to other couples adopting internationally! Best of luck on your journey!

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Heather said...

Stopping by from the UBP! Hope your adoption doesn't take too long! Have a great day!

Staci said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog and it's nice to meet you. I have a niece and nephew adopted from China and they are so adorably cute and fun. I wish you luck that you my receive your precious gift from China.

StacieinAtlanta said...

Hey Debz-

I am just stopping in from The Ultimate Blog Party to say hello. Come by my place to enter to win a LeapFrog Tag Reading System and some books by pledging to read to your child everyday. You can also enter to win a pair of Girl's Crocs - Size 8/9. :)

Stacie
The Divine Miss Mommy
http://www.thedivinemissmommy.com
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Kara said...

Visiting from the UBP...I worked with my church youth group when I was in college- it's a blast, isn't it?!

Kara said...

...and also, I LOVE your blog name- so cute!!

Cindy said...

Hi! Popped on over via UBP09!! Great blog, good luck with the adoption!

Melanie said...

Hi.. it is so great to meet you! How exciting about the adoption.. I hope it all works out great!

Hope you're enjoying the party!

mom2boys said...

Hey
Thanks for stopping by and entering my Partylite candle giveaway. I love your blog and will visit often.


Belinda

Whitney Olson Smith said...

Just stopping by from the UBP! Wishing you luck with your impending adoption (I can't imagine it is easy to wait so long before you get your daughter!). Adorable grandbutton btw!

Paige said...

Thanks for coming by my blog! It was nice to meet you.

I will be back to visit again soon.

Carolee said...

That is so great that you are so involved with the youth at your church.

I am a Girl Scout leader, and these days parents are too "busy" to get involved. I am so happy I work from home so I can be there. Otherwise, my daughter would miss out on the fun Girl Scouts offer.

I am a grandma, too. It is so much fun. Stop by my blog- "Little Man", the grandson is often the star.

Michelle said...

stopping by from the party! Good luck w/your adoption; hopefully it really won't take another 1.5 yrs!

Tina said...

Thanks for visiting my blog via the UBP!

Good luck with your adoption - what a long process that is!

I love the name of your blog :)

Never2Late2Save said...

Just blog hopping enjoy the UBP! "Grandbutton" is the sweetest nickname. They call me 6 month old "milkman".

ahappyhippy mom said...

I know I am very late but I am doing some blog hopping from the UBP and saw your link on the list! I just wanted to wish you good luck in the prize drawing!

I love the name of your blog!

Candy said...

I would love to adopt from China someday!

Alyson and Ford said...

I quick visit after wrapping up the fun today at Kimberley's Sophia's shower! It was fun!
You did a great job preparing for the ultimate blog party!

Alyzabeth's Mommy

Sherry said...

Great to meet you! I came by from the UBP! Loved hearing your story and how you are working with youth. That is a blessing as they are the future. :D

Have a great day! :D
Sherry

Cindi ~ Moomettesgram said...

Visiting from the UBP & enjoyed reading your blog! Luved the half Gaelic Half Garlic!

My buffet table is set ~ stop by & stay awhile!

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Bacardi Mama said...

Popping in late for the party. Just got back from vacation. Glad I stopped by though. You're life seems very interesting. Aren't "grandbuttons" the best. We sure enjoy our two.

Mrs. Marine said...

Blog Party Woohoo! Talk about fashionably late, right, sorry. I have been sick which left me in a fog all last week, so I am still trying tomake my rounds. Better late than never I figured. Anyway, hope you had a great week at the UBP. Hope to see you again sometime!