Thursday, March 26, 2009

Ultimate Blog Party

Ultimate Blog Party 2009

I'm participating in Ultimate Blog Party '09 just for fun. So if you're HERE visiting from the Par-TAY, then you should know I'm a 34-year-old Southern homeschooling mommy of four. (See their pics on my banner?) I started blogging in October '08 for the purpose of keeping the grandparents up-to-date on our lives, but it very quickly morphed into something else entirely. The whole thing is still pretty new for me, so as a result, I haven't picked up "Wordless Wednesday," "Thursday Thirteen," or any other alliterative blogercise because for one thing, a post entitled "Wordless Wednesday" would imply that I HAVE words but am just holding them back for the sake of focusing on photos, and that is certainly not the case. I'm just not there yet; I'm still getting used to letting the words FLOW and sharing my thoughts with the wOrLD and stuff like that. And another reason is, it's sometimes difficult for me to even keep UP with exactly WHAT day it is. I'd forever be posting on the wrong day of the week...(sigh). So for the time being what you'll find here at The Davidson Den is:

  • randomness
  • attempts at cuteness
  • definite cuteness (kid photos)
  • rants I wish I could take back
  • open and honest emotions
  • a whole lot of parentheses (I happen to like them very much...see??)
  • Christian stuff (because I AM one)
  • FYI tidbits you could most likely live without
  • poorly-composed vignettes about family trips, events, issues, and activities
  • fragments and run-on sentences galore (because while I may KNOW grammar, I could care less about using it in my journals, cyber or otherwise)

Stick around with me, and you just might get a pictorial tour of our home, hear about how we came to live here, read about past and present birthday parties, perhaps get some ideas for various creative pursuits, get a peek into our typical homeschooling day, maybe even catch a "Wordless Wednesday" or two, and witness the general craziness that we Davidsons experience on a regular basis here at The Davidson Den. Now, if that doesn't scare you off, maybe we'll see you back here real soon!!

Oh! And by the way, for those of you who have been reading for a while and doing what the internet world calls "lurking," why don't you go crazy today and decide to "delurk." I know--it's hard. I, too, was once a lurker of great proportions (see comments here). But NOW I make it a point to leave comments as much as possible. You can do it, too!!! So GO FOR IT!! I'd love to hear from you, and if you have a blog of your own, I'll stop by your place for a visit. (If you don't have a blog, just comment as "Anonymous" and then you can always sign your name in the text.)

AND it is O--KAY to be a "Follower" of this blog. (I give you permission. Go ahead.) Here's what you do. Look at the first box in my LEFT sidebar (see it?); click the button that says "Follow;" then decide if you want to go "public" so I'll know you're there, or continue to "lurk" (ha!); then sit back and enjoy post updates from here (and any other blog you'd like to follow). Again, I must plug Google Reader. I keep a Firefox tab permanently on Google Reader so that I have a constantly-updated list of all the blogs I follow, providing me with plenty of reading material for when I sit down to nurse. (Man, some of you "post-a-day" people wear me out inspire me!) Thus, I'm NEVER bored. You bloggers keep me awake and entertained! Thanks!! go to it.


And to my regular readers (I know you're out there), you can check out the party by clicking the button at the beginning of this post or the one in my sidebar. The party runs through tomorrow (Friday the 27th)...yes, I'm bringing up the rear (stop feigning surprise). IF I were to win a prize, my choices would be:

  1. #7 Ergo Baby Carrier (because my friend Devon recommended one to me a while ago and, well, I can't afford one right now)
  2. #53 Signing Time Parent Success Kit (for my 3rd child who doesn't have much to say, or who has a lot to say and simply can't)
  3. #9 Child's Crayon Apron (because I used to have one when I was a little girl. awww...)
  4. #58, #59, #65, #68, #89, #107


  1. Lori, better late than never, heh? That is ok - you have some pretty cute kiddos - you are forgiven! I love the sweat pea song, too - I had never heard it before!

  2. I know I am late but I am doing some blog hopping from the UBP and saw you on the list! I thought I would drop in to say hi and wish you good luck in the prize draw!

    That was a real cute and honest post! I just started blogging a few months ago and am having a blast! It's a great way to share, learn, and make friends!

    If you get a chance stop by my blog to say hello!

  3. Hi, I saw your link on the UBP! It's very nice to meet you. Cute blog.

  4. Hi, I'm stopping by from the UMP 2009 party...isn't it cool? Hope we all win some goodies ;>

    Your little ones are super cute!

    Am new to the blogging scene so hope it all falls into place soon :> Do come over to visit/subscribe/ follow my blog at

  5. Hi there,

    Stopping in from the blog party!

    Cute blog, super cute kiddos!

    Have a great weekend!


  6. Sweet blog... Such a lovely family... Blessings ...

    Beelieve You Can...
    Psalm 18:29

  7. It's not too late at all. You just may be one of the winners! And it still gives all of us time to visit your cute blog. (From another Valerie)

  8. Hi Lori,

    Cute blog. We have some things in common. I started my blog in 10/08, homeschool and love parentheses too (aren't they the greatest for all those side thoughts?).

  9. Just stopping by from the Ultimate Blog Party.
    Hope you are enjoying the party; I know I am!

  10. Hopping in from the UBP09!! You have a beautiful family and cute blog. I love your writing style. I will be back!

  11. Thanks for stopping by my blog. As another VERY active user of parenthesis I tip my hat to you. Nothing says "I've got 1,000 thoughts a second and every single one is important" like narrating your own narration! I think it's endearing, but Hubby thinks it's hard to read (he has no imagination)...although I might agree with him when I pull a double or a triple parenthesis. Then even I get confused sometimes!

    I hope you had fun at the party~and I'd love to see you around my blog anytime :)

  12. Happy UBP!! Just hopping around for the last night of the party!! I have 2 kiddos- 5 and 7. Just started schooling my 7 year old at home. What an adventure!

    Jen from

    Creative and Curious Kids!

    God's Shining Stars

  13. Love your header, it's so adorable! Stopping in at the LAST minute from UBP. Nice to meet you!!

  14. Nice meeting you! You have such a beautiful family! Too cute! I am a little late to the blog party but I like yours! I’m having a little party at my place too!

    I'm not a mom yet myself but I'm thinking that may change one day soon! I'm trying to get the DL from moms on "the stuff they don't tell you beforehand!" haha.

    Can't wait to pick your brain! And please feel free to share your advice or secrets anytime!

  15. Hi there! Just stopping by from the UBP! I love your blog. I'm going to add it to my blog roll.

    If you have time, feel free to stop by mine!

    Have a fun weekend!
    Veronnica =)

  16. OK now, Mrs. Davidson, hang tough in the 30 x 5 Challenge. Do not give up on us! Yesterday is so ... yesterday. Jump back on the bandwagon!

  17. Hello! Poppin’ in from The Ultimate Blog Party…all the way from Queensland, Australia! G’Day!

    Yes...still making my way through the 1500+ parties...and lovin' it!

    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.


    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.


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