Saturday, March 8, 2008

The Ultimate Blog Party Is Here!

Ultimate Blog Party 2008

Hello Dear Readers! Welcome to my little corner of the blogosphere and Happy Ultimate Blog Party to you. Glad you've made it. For those of you who've found me via 5 Minutes For Mom, it's probably been a long ride. Thanks for clicking on over.

Let me tell you a little about myself. My name is Jubilee. I am a mid-thirties military wife and stay at home mom of three bright, energetic children who keep me on my toes and perpetually worn out. But in a good way. (I am inexplicably compelled to say in a good way. Mother angst or something like that. It's mostly true. On most days. Mostly. I think.)

I am relatively new to blogging and still learning my way around. And having a ton of fun doing it. In fact most days I have to pry myself away from the computer to do laundry and dishes and to get to bed at a decent time. I'll let you know when all three of those things happen on the same day! It doesn't look promising. I'm just sayin'.

The purpose of my blog is four-fold. 1. To keep myself focused on the joy that can be found in any situation while I am waiting for the Lord to take me home. (It's not as maudlin as it sounds!) 2. To keep a record of our family life (my memory is as short as I am) 3. To have a place to share what goes on in the Jubilant household with family, friends, regular readers (thank you!) and anyone else that happens by. 4. To keep the creative juices flowing while I discover my voice for that future novel stewing around in my brain. (I once had a professor emphatically proclaim that "Anyone with half a mind to write a book usually does." It's a statement that haunts me to this day and I am determined to prove him wrong at least when it comes to me! Wish me luck? Maybe Godspeed is more helpful and appropriate!)

You can find out more things about me in way more detail than you ever thought possible in my recent 100 and Counting post by clicking here. I'll also have my Labels category up for a while so you can click on any of those for a more in depth look by category. I don't usually have it up so that I can have other things on my side bar. Also, as a point of interest (perhaps) scroll on down to the bottom of the site so you can see the count down ticker and titles of my last five posts. They don't fit on my sidebar and tend to get overlooked. You can click on either of them to be taken to web sites to create your own ticker and animated header. They are fun additions.

So click around here and don't be a stranger -- visit often. Leave a comment and I'll be sure to visit your site. If you're a non blogger and leave a comment, I'd still like to greet you personally. If you feel comfortable, leave your email and I can say "hi" that way. Otherwise I'll respond in the comments section. It's up to you.

To find other sites that have joined the party, you can click here.

Happy Clicking,


  1. Thanks for hosting the party! I had a nice time visiting your second home!

  2. Thanks for inviting me to the party. :) I'm a new blogger too, still trying to figure out the ropes. I am already addicted and also have to pry myself away to do the boring stuff. Which reminds me, I should go put some laundry in.

  3. nicetameetcha! i'm jayedee from the sunshine state! party on dudette! lol and if you love chickens (and what woman doesn't love chickens?) stop by my blog and check out the awesome spring giveaway i have going on!

  4. How great to meet you! I have added you to my Google Reader and am looking forward to catching up on your posts!

    I love the signature at the end of your posts. Is that hard to do on blogspot?

  5. Hi dear readers! Here is the site address to create your own signature to put at the end of your posts or any where for that matter:

  6. Anonymous3/08/2008

    Thanks for a great party post. I hope you enjoy blogging. Thanks for stopping by.

  7. Hi Jubilee! I absolutely loved your comment on my blog - thanks for stopping by "my corner" and inviting me to yours. :)

    The four reasons you gave for blogging are 100% mine as well, especially number one - hence the name of my blog. Its great to meet you, and hopefully we'll be "seeing" more of each other. :)


  8. Hi, thanks for stopping by my party! I have enjoyed my stay at your party and really liked all that is on your blog!

    I want to say Thank You to your faimly for the service you all are giving for our country! You are a very strong woman to tend to a family like you do when your husband is gone so long, and Im sure he misses you all very much!

    God bless you all!!

  9. Hi. I came by for the party. It's nice to meet you. It must be hard having your husband so far away. Thank you for sacrifice.

    Please stop by and have fun at all the parties.

  10. Jubilee,

    I guess we all blog for multiple reasons, don't we? Yours are solid, admirable...

    I love having a record of writing that our kids can look back on and remember. It's like a virtual scrapbook!

    Thanks for coming to my party!

  11. Anonymous3/09/2008

    I'm inviting you to party with me!

    Win some chocolate from my-sister-in-law and I...we blog about from Australia...and her from Michigan. Here's the link:

    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:

    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:

    Happy Partying!

  12. Hi Jubilee, Thank you for stopping by my blog to visit, it is nice to meet you. It is nice to know that there are others that had a hard time to concieve their first child, thanks for the encouragement, and knowing that you had trouble has given me some hope that my time will come in time, since you did have children.

  13. Happy blog party! I had to laugh at the post where you mentioned feeling like your children's world revolves around you - it's an awesome responsibility to keep that world spinning the right way. Many blessings, and thank you for the service to our country.

  14. Anonymous3/09/2008

    Goodluck with you writing! It was great to meet you.

  15. so fun to meet you! thanks for stopping by my blog and commenting on one of my tutorials!

  16. Great party post! I'll be back to read more.

    Happy blog partying!

  17. I just left a comment on you 100 things post, but just wanted to add one more :) Who doesn't want more comments! Great party!

  18. Stephy J3/11/2008

    Great party hosting, I loved reading about you!!

  19. I'm glad you like out clothes. Thanks for stopping by. I hope you are having a good time at the party!

  20. Thanks Stephy J for stopping by. You are welcome to come by anytime.

  21. Your blog looks great for a new blogger. Love the layout and the content.
    I am also new to blogging but mine is all about give aways and freebies on the net.
    Come on over and visit.


  22. 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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