Friday, March 7, 2008

Welcome to the Ultimate Blog Party!

Meet my family: Starting on the left my middle child Megan, my youngest Jenna, my first born Josh, handsome husband Dan the man, me, and son-law Tyler in front, married to the very pregnant Megan on left. She was two weeks from delivering my first grandchild.
First of all welcome to my blog In a Garden. I just finished celebrating my One Year Blogging Anniversary. It has been a fascinating experience that I have thoroughly enjoyed. I would love for you to take a look around. I have found that I am not prone to one topic blogging. I am a bit eclectic, which seems to be a bit like how I live my life. Today I would love to give you a specially selected tour, and if you are interested in one particular topic, just come back later and browse through my labels.
Before we take the tour, I would like to invite you to have a cup of tea with me as we start. Following is a blog I did on all my favorite teapots and teacups. National Tea Month Something else you will notice right away about me is that I am a new grandmother. "Puddin Toes" as she is known around here, is my favorite little lady. Nobody could have ever told me how very wonderful it is to be a grandmother. It is indescribable. Check out the Christmas pic's if you want to see more of the gang, including my sister at Knitting Mania.
So I am very much into gardening as my blog title implies. Oh what to show you all? How about some of the new roses I am growing in my new garden. And some pic's of my old garden. How about a quick peek at my winter garden? All this garden touring, I think it is time for some nourishment. This actually is the only recipe I have posted. But if you like chocolate, trust me, this is amazing. Do have a bite.
So on with the tour. This is just a general look around the villa. I wish :] Our house is now two years old. We needed to down size, and I couldn't quite make up my mind, Tuscany or Provence. So I am sure I have (here I go again) some eclectic mixture.
Now if you want a little peek into my heart here is a blog I did on Mother's Day as a tribute to my mother. I have a lot of family stuff posted; it has been a very busy year! Here is just one of our many events, my daughter's prom. Who doesn't like to look at prom dresses ;] How about part II of our family vacation this year. Here is a look at the Oregon Coast for those of you that are not from around the Pacific Northwest. I have also shared quite a few of my thoughts on what I term Kingdom Stuff. So go take a peek there if you would like to read a paragraph or two on what the Message refers to as "Unforced Rhythms of Grace."
Well I don't want to keep you too long. I know you have many more blogs to visit. Thanks for stopping by, and spending some time here. I do hope you enjoyed your visit. Come back any time and look around more closely at your favorite topics. I must say, I have some very amazing garden tours to take a look at during your leisure for those of you that have that garden bug like I do. You won't be disappointed.

See ya around, I plan on doing a lot of visiting myself, and hopefully meeting some new friends!

38 comments:

Nadine said...

Nice party you have going here, but wait I already know how terrific you are. Have fun.

Anonymous said...

congratulations on your one yr anniversary of blogging! I love checking in with yours to see what is happening with my friends :) and to see the latest grandbaby photos, and your garden. Soon I get to go shopping for some roses myself, as they are to bring in topsoil and sod next week-yay!!
hb

Knitting Mania said...

I enjoyed the tour, it was fun going down memory lane...loved the tribute on mom..

Love you!

Barbara said...

This was an unusual and fun post. I dolike your rose arbour. I just love reading about Tuscany and Provence but have never been there. Let's know when you move house there!!!!!!!!!!

Wendy said...

Thanks for stopping by. It looks like you have a lot of interesting posts that I'll have to come back and poke around in later. I do think eclectic is a perfect word for me.

cl said...

I love the photos of puddin toes! And the tribute to your mom. I'm just getting started blogging, thanks for making eclectic "OK", I thought I was just rambling on! I'll be back.

Madison said...

Definitely a toss up between Tuscany and Provence! I'm with you on that one!

Yes, I'm definitely serving my own wine - Cab Sav or CMS blend for you my dear??

Have fun at your party!

Toknowhim said...

Oh my, your family is adorable, and the little baby, SWEET... Your Garden is just beautiful too. Thanks for stopping by this week, and maybe I will see you in the future in blogville :)

katef - www.picklebums.com said...

Gorgeous photos of your garden and your family... Happy Blog Party!

have pinny, will cook said...

WOW what a garden. I have a garden blog (though it's not in the party - too many weeds right now!), but it sure aint as pretty as yours. Ours is a totally functional-feed-our-family patch and anything that is not food is low maintenance!

Beautiful to see your joy as a Grandmother. Truly exquisite.

LuLu said...

Congrats on one year. I grew up in MA and we spent the summers in Brewster. My husband and I lived in so cal in 1999 we miss the west coast. We have trip planned to the cape this summer with the kids. What a beautiful baby. Enjoy and it was great to meet you. I am excited to get to my year anniversary. Keep in touch

Krista

Misty said...

well happy bloggiversary then! :)So happy I found you! your family is beautiful!

Vee ~ A Haven for Vee said...

Beautiful family! (Why are you and your hubby both holding on to your son-in-law with a vise-like grip? LOL!)

Beautiful tour! I will be back to skip and hop through your first year of blogging, too. You've definitely piqued my interest.

Have a happy weekend!

A Woman Who is: said...

Vee: funny thing about that picture. We were at a wedding. And for one second we were all at the same spot at the same time. I just yelled everyone hold still for just one second. Threw my camera at a gal we were all visiting with, and said quick take a picture. At that moment we all yelled for Tyler to get in the picture. He was on his way in as the picture snapped. So Dan and I instinctively were trying to steady the boy! It was a fun moment and it turned out to be a great picture. So that is why we seemed to have a vise grip on the son-in law….hehehe !

Alexandra said...

Great Party Post! What a beautiful Family! And what an amazing Garden! I wish my garden would look like this! Unfortunately I'm not very good at it but I try every year! I'll be coming back to your Blog!

Diane said...

Beautiful family, beautiful photos, beautiful blog!

Thanks for the warm welcome to the Ultimate Blog Party.

And....congrats on your 1 year blogoversary!

Diane

bleeding espresso said...

Ciao! What a lovely place you have, and such a gorgeous family :)

Thanks for coming by my place; looking forward to getting to know you better!

Judy said...

Beautiful party, and Happy Blogging Anniversary. Thanks for visiting mine.

Diane said...

Would I mind? Absolutely NOT! In fact, if your friend would stop by my blog or better yet email me....I'd love to connect with her! In the side bar of my blog--I have a section called Collateral Damage and Dear Son. Dear Son holds the letters that I wrote to my son when he was in treatment. Collateral Damage speaks to the many areas that loving a prodigal damages a family.

I am so glad you stopped by...and I pray that your friend will draw some comfort knowing--she is not alone is this battle.

Diane

Kacey said...

Hey, a year of blogging is good! So many people quit before reaching the 1 year mark.

your grandbaby is gorgeous! But you know that *g

Thanks for stopping by my blog. Party on!

Island Girl said...

Will you come over and help me with my garden? OMG, your's is breath taking! Thanks for the party! I enjoyed myself!

BrineS said...

I'm inviting you to party with me, too!

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!

The Single Mom said...

What a beautiful family you have! You all look so happy! And that grandbaby! Goodness sakes - she is priceless! Congrats on the anniversary too! God bless you all! Enjoy the party!

Linda said...

I love your garden. I like gardening too but haven't done much other than plant some lavener and fill some pots. Maybe this year...

Melissa~ said...

What a wonderful garden party! The tea was divine! (and your family is *gorgeous* Wow! They all look like models!)

Thank you so much for having us! I brought you a little hostess gift!

See you soon!

Melissa~
Pink Paper Peppermints

Cherrye said...

Your fam is beautiful and happy one year blog anniversary. Hope you are enjoying the party. I know I am!!!

MisbehavinAngel said...

Love love love your blog! What a wonderful family you have. I hope you enjoy the party!

Alene said...

Thank you stopping by. I love your blog. Your family is just precious. Thank you for reminding me it is all about the eternal! Amen to that. Enjoy that precious baby! Blessings.

Elle*Bee said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog during the party! It was great seeing you again. I love gardening too, but I'm strictly a novice. Perhaps I'll pick up some inspiration from your blog. You have a lovely family.

LaTara said...

Nice party. I love tea. Your family is beautiful. Stop by my spot for a slice of pie and some fresh lavender lemonade.

Darlene said...

You have a beautful family and I just love your blog. I always dream of gardening...but never seem to get it out of my head. I want to come back and visit again.

Alice said...

Oh, my, you are so blessed. I really enjoyed going back to visit your older posts and I know I'm going to like watching your Puddin' Toes grow up. I'll be here as you celebrate your tenth year blogging anniversary too.

Nissa said...

Great post! I love tea & teasets, too! (I collect japanese ones)Gardening is one of my fave pastimes, as well!

Your granddaughter is adorable! I love the rose petal pics!

Happy Partying!

Christine said...

Ooh! Ooh! I adore your blog! I love flowers (I'm a terrible gardener though!! But, this year .. yes this year there will be flowers!!) Your granddaughter is adorable! Your house is beautiful! I even love the teapot! :) I will be back for another visit - thanks for hosting a blog party! :)

Amy Wyatt said...

I thought you looked like a proud new grandmother with all those beautiful pics :) Thanks for stopping by. Hope you will visit again.

Daniele said...

thanks for visiting my site and I hope you come back again! great family by the way. happy party!

Jenny in Ca said...

so happy that I stopped by, my what a beautiful blog, and you have a beautiful family! I love your garden pictures, just wonderful.

so nice to 'meet' you! and thanks for stopping by my place!

Strider said...

Wow, what a beautiful house across the street from you. That guys lawn was incredible. They must be fantastic, talented people!

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