Saturday, March 8, 2008

UBP 2008

Dear Me,

It isn't too late to join. Yehey! :)

I have been meaning to hop in the fun the moment I signed in months ago. But I just seem not to remember making this post
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Ultimate Blog Party 2008

5 Minutes For Mom, a fab site for moms, is hosting The Ultimate Blog Party beginning March 7-14. Jump in, have fun and best of all, meet new people! :)

Sounds exciting, isn't it?

Anyway, welcome to this side of my world as I participate in this blog party.

Call me
Ivan Girl and I'm currently a SAHM (stay-at-home-mom) to my 1st baby named Carlos Miguel. He just turned five (5) months. :)

I love to write stuff, diary-style. I used to have notebooks turned to journals when I was younger. So when I discovered the fun of blogging online, I joined the throngs of bloggers out there beginning 2003.

Being a personal blog, nobody should expect anything less than this. It's all about me and my world. I love a lot of stuff. I love to do a lot of things. I love to go places. And in this blog, one will bumped into tidbits about my sentiments (happy thoughts, solitary musings, insane rantings), love for reading and books in general, itchy feet for travelling, exploring nature and the outdoors by mountainclimbing, compulsive need to forever have a taste of coffee, chocolate, french fries/potato chips, inherent desire to frequently visit bookshops, have coffee and chat with good friends and learn a new thing or two in any way I can.

Ultimate dream: to be a happy, contented person and celebrating the fullness of life with my parents, siblings, hubby and baby. :)



PS. It's a week long party of meeting new bloggers, reading interesting blogs and a chance to snag fabulous prizes and giveaways! So what are you waiting for? *winks*

50 comments:

Mzzterry said...

Beautiful family. I thank you for hosting the Blog party, this is my first time to the Philippines!

I would love for you to come visit me on my blog.

Happy Partying!!

Kristin said...

Beautiful familes, I love meeting new people. Come by my blog sometimes. :) I'll be backkkk

BrineS said...

Party with Me!

Win Chocolates:
http://thechocolistas.blogspot.com/2008/03/ultimate-blog-party-2008.html

Win a handmade pocket place mat:
http://comfortjoydesigns.blogspot.com/2008/03/ultimate-blog-party-2008.html

Willa said...

what a pic of a perfect family :)

Life's an adventure said...

Thanks for visiting my blog! Your family is beautiful!

I have never blogged with anyone in the Philippines.

Ann Kroeker said...

Wow...your family is so beautiful! It's so nice to meet you over at my blog and now here, to drop in, and get a feel for your world. Enjoy blogging and partying!

Amanda said...

Thank you so much for coming by The Mom Crowd!!

I was just in Cebu City in December visiting Faith Tabernacle Church. I also got to go to Cuaming Island.

I brought my then 7 month old baby with me all the way there from Texas. We had an awesome time and I miss my friends in the Philippines.

Oh - I miss the bananas and mangoes too. All the food was so great. I need some pancit now.

Jollybee!

~Amanda
www.themomcrowd.com

Adena said...

Hey, thanks for visiting my party. What a beautiful place to live. I have friends from there and a cousin that was a missionary over there. I'm gonna grab some produce on my way back.

momtofivekids said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog. Great to meet you!

picklesmum said...

nice to meet you and your family, nice to visit somewhere far away from home.

Laura of Harvest Lane said...

What a sweet family and a sweet blog!
Laura of Harvest Lane
God bless you all!

Connie said...

What a lovely baby! God bless your young family. Thanks for visiting my party and I hope you danced!

Kelly@SHE-POWER said...

Ivan Girl

My first party in the Philippines. Woo hoo! I also love to travel so I'm very glad to be here with you and your gorgeous family. Little carlos Miguel is just too gorgeous!

And thanks for visiting my blog.
:) Kelly

Vader's Mom said...

Wonderful meeting you! Thank you so much for stopping by my party.

Enjoy the rest of the parties!!

Jthemilker said...

Glad to meet you. Your baby is SO SAWEET!

Brenners said...

Hey, Ivan Girl! Thanks so much for stopping by. You have such a HANDSOME little boy! SO cute!!!

Storm said...

Nice to meet you. Happy blogging!

Melissa Markham said...

It is a pleasure to meet you! Your family is absolutely lovely and I we have a lot in common...itchy feet, books, chocolate:)

Party on!

danetteb said...

Hi Ivan Girl,

It's nice to meet you. Blogging is a great way to meet new people. Happy Blog Partying!

Hugs, Danette

Shannon said...

Thanks for visiting me!

I enjoyed reading your blog, your son is just beautiful, what a precious baby.

My husband's family is from the Philippines, he was actually born in Guam and moved to the States around the time he was 7. We hope to visit someday when our children are older.

Judy @ In His Grip said...

I was in the Philippines in November. We visited Manilia, Cebu, and Samar. What beautiful islands and made life long friends. Great party and beautiful baby.

godisincontrol said...

Wow, it's great to meet you! I have never been to the Philippines! Thanks for having me over and thanks for stopping by my party in Canada!

Blessings

Stacia said...

Thanks for coming to my party!! Your little family is so precious. I will definatly be coming back to visit your blog!! I used to live in the Phillippines!! My dad was stationed at Clark AFB in the early 90's...we evacuated when Mt. Pinatubo erupted. I have lots of memories of being there (I was 8-10years old) I'll have to find some pictures and scan them on my blog :-)

Simone said...

Great to meet you. Love the collage.

Michelle Potter said...

Great to meet you! Thanks for dropping by my blog, and welcome to the party!

Little Piddles said...

Thank you for stopping by my party! It's nice to meet you. Happy partying:)

Happy Panda said...

Great party post and what a beautiful family you have! Thanks for stopping by my blog and I hope you get lucky in the prize drawing.

JujuBoo said...

I love your blog design. Thanks for stopping by my blog. Happy blo partying! :)

Kathryn said...

Hi,
Thanks for stopping by my blog! Your site is really cute. Your baby boy is adorable! Have fun with him, they grow so fast!
Happy Blog Party!!
Artful Blessings,
KV

Jessica N. Condatore said...

Hey there! I'm having such a good time perusing all the party's wonderful blogs! I can't believe how many of us there are! Stop by my blog, The Love List, and leave a comment on my party entry for a chance to win a "Blog Botox" package from Poppy Seed Design!

Party On,
Jess

Jen said...

Okay, so you have an ADORABLE blog and such a cute family!!! Your blog wouldn't load all the way for me, so I couldn't really read your party etc, but I got bits and pieces. I be back later to see if it works better. I've never heard of Tackle it Tuesday! What a fabulous idea! Oh and THANKS SO MUCH for stopping by my blog!!!

monica - books are our friends said...

hey, don't I follow you on Twitter? You need to do more tweeting :)

Did you know I lived in SE Asia for 7 6 months?

don't apologize for having a diary-ish blog. I think it's great.

extraordinarymommy said...

Wonderful blog! Thank you for stopping by mine. You have a beautiful family! Happy Blog Party.

Stop by again!

www.ExtraordinaryMommy.com

Jennifer in OR said...

You have a lovely place over here! Thanks so much for visiting me! Blessings this week!

Blessed said...

Thanks for stopping by my party - I had to come check yours out - you have a beautiful family and my little one is just a month older than yours!

MamaArcher said...

thank you so much for stopping by my blog! You have an beautiful family!!! That little baby of yours is darling! And being a stay- at-home- mom is the best job in the world!

Morgan Leigh said...

Thanks for visiting my blog. Wonderful pictures! :)

Chandra said...

Thanks for stopping by my party! It's great to meet you!

I had a great friend named Levi in college who was from the Philippines.

How cute is your baby? Love those pictures!

Party on!

Jodi said...

Logvely to meet you. Your little boy is just scrumptious! Thanks for stopping by my party :)

Gerbil said...

wow, look at all his hair!! your son is just adorable!! thanks for stopping by, i'll hve to check back often!

Sher :) said...

Hi Ivan Girl,

I love your blog! Wonderful colors. :)

The family pictures are so fun. Thanks for stopping by my party. Enjoy and party on. :)

Mercedes said...

Too Cool! Blog party hoping all the way in the Phillipines! This is awesome! You have a beautiful family! Congrats on your new edition! Thanks for coming over to my party!

BeachMama said...

Wow, I think this is the farthest I have ever gone for a party ;). Thanks for stopping by my beach party. You have a beautiful family, love the photos. See you again soon.

Ada said...

Thanks for stopping by my party, you have such a beautiful family, and yes I was on BE but haven't been as active with all the problems, but I'll definitely be visiting your blog often.

mominmentalmotion said...

Great blog and party post. I loved reading about you. We share a lot of similar interests in life although we are at different stages. My hubby spent some time in the Philippines during the late 80's - early 90's while he was in the military. I will be back again.

Renee said...

Loved your party! Happy to meet you and your lovely family. This is my first time participating, it's so fun to meet new people all over the world. Feel free to come visit our family anytime. :-)

Nikki said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog and commenting! You have a beautiful family!

Catherine said...

Thanks for coming by my party too! You have a fun blog here. Its nice to "meet" you. :)


catherine

Phyllis@Aimless Conversation said...

WHEW! the UBP is intense!

My kids had the flu and I haven't had much time to get back to folks that dropped by my blog. So, thanks for stopping by. Your baby is adorable.
=) It's nice to 'meet' you!

Ivan Girl said...

to everyone who visited my blog and joined the UBP 08, a big thanks! :)

till next year. :D

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