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Ultimate Blog Party 2011

I'm participating in the Ultimate Blog Party this year! You can participate, too by clicking the button and finding lots of new blogs to read and TONS of prizes to win!

If you are visiting here for the first time, WELCOME!

Here are a few things of interest about me:

  • I'm Connie. This is a photo of me at a tv station last summer. If you run into me at Walmart, I probably won't look anything like this.
  • I have 8 children. I KNOW!


Well, it was nice meetin' ya!

Don't be shy, now. Go on and leave a comment so I can come visit your place, too!

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  1. Lol! You’re so cute. :) I’m just me. I’m boring and only have 3 kids and no pets and my hottie and I have only been married just shy of 9 years. My oldest is 4 so there isn’t an extensive amount of homeschooling going on yet, just alot of hair pulling (me pulling mine, them pulling each other’s, the baby pulling everyone’s she can get her tiny hands on…) and alot of noise. Which I’m sure is old hat to you. 😉

  2. Haha I come from a family of 7 kids. I’m sure there were many times when it was CRAZY for my parents but now that I’m all grown up I love my big family. We’re loud and crazy but we’re all best friends and love hanging out with each other.


  3. I am a SAHM and we have 8 children too! The two oldest ones are out on their own discovering the world! Life is DEFINITELY not boring with 8 children running around!! LOL While reading your blog post, I smiled and noticed that in your picture you were smiling too! Life is a blessing!

  4. I have visited your website a number if times, but am not sure if I have ever left a comment. I even checked one of your posts while on a trip to Australia! (I think it was the one about using post-its for scheduling. Although I know I watched the chores video too.)

    I enjoy your blog – it’s fun and informative :)

  5. WOW! Look at your beautiful family. I am dreaming of moving to the country and gaining some wildlife. How about i live vicariously through you first? :)

  6. I think I’ve been here before but it’s prolly been a while 😛 I don’t really remember it.

    Awesome lookin family :) I can’t wait till my son grows up 😛

  7. you’re funny! Why did I just count your kids? lol Nice to meet you I’m stopping by from the UBP

  8. I love the name of your blog! Happy UBP 2011 – enjoy the party!

  9. Hi there – just stopping by to say hi as part of the party route. 8 children – wow! Feel free to visit our blog – http://yoursfaithfully.ca/blog/?p=203. Enjoy the party.

  10. I love your blog name and am in awe of the 8 kids & the fact that you homeschool them all. Amazing. Our oldest is 4 and we’re in the midst of trying to make some very tough & important decisions about school. Homeschooling is on the table as an option, so it’s definitely something interesting to me! :)

  11. Beautiful family! Enjoy your chickes and eggs. I’m a new follower from The Homeschool Village and look forward to reading more of your posts and panel discussions. ~ Ellen

  12. Hi! I’ve been reading for a while, probably since you started the “4 Moms…” posts. I started my own blog a couple of months ago, and am really enjoying it! Thanks for brightening up my day with laughter and love! (Oh, since everyone seems to be chatting about their families, here’s my stats…Hubby and I have been married 10 years, and we have three rowdy boys, 6, 4, and 2. People keep asking when we’re going to have a girl…*sigh*) Love reading your blog! :)

  13. Your kids are all beautiful! And, my Mom’s always wanted to have chickens – I’m going to have to direct her to your post… she’d love it.

    Happy blog party!

  14. Hi Connie :)

    I was looking for info on smocking on youtube and found your video which led me to your blog…and I must say I LOVE your blog! So much info especially on homeschooling. Oh! I love the recipes you’ve posted here. Thanks! I come from a family of 11 kids and I’m the eldest. I’m learning to sew when I’m not writing (I’m a novelist). I’m sure going to visit this blog frequently :) Good job, Connie!

  15. I’m stopping by from UBP.
    It’s nice to meet you.
    We have three boys and three cats.
    One of the cats is really just a kitten.

  16. Nice to meet you. 8 kids and you went and bought chickens? Brave brave woman.

  17. Love your blog!
    I’ve been happily married to my wonderful husband for nearly 25 years.
    We’ve been blessed with a sweet daughter who’s 21 and lives with us (along with her best friend).
    We have 3 cats, 3 chickens and are looking forward to the gardening season if it ever stops raining (NW Washington state).
    We miss our family, who all live in So.Cal. (including my bil who is also a golf pro).

  18. Hi! I’ve been following your blog for awhile now. Welcome to UBP! This is my second year. Lot’s of great people to meet.

  19. A pleasure to meet you.


  20. Hi! I see you feature Reviews and/or Giveaways. I would like to invite you to add your blog to my “Review and Giveaway Blog Directory” if you haven’t already. Hope you’re having a Sweet Week!

    Review and Giveaway Blog Directory
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    Join us every Friday for our Blog Hop!

  21. Hello! I am a teenager with a couple of health problems and a strong Jewish identity who loves to read about large families!

  22. Stopping by from UPB11. Great to meet you!

    There are so many fun blogs to visit! If you have time, I hope you’ll stop by:


    You can enter to win a $25 Gift cert to my eBay store to spruce up your spring/summer wardrobe (details on post)
    Have a great weekend!

  23. What a lucky mama you are. Your party post made me smile : )

  24. Howdy! Love running into another homeschool mom & the photo is awesome!
    I”m stopping in to do the #ubp11 dance on your blog! whhhooohhooo!

    Have a fun party!! Susie

  25. I’ve been by here and there before, but always forget to bookmark your site to come back! It’s in my Reader now though lol!

    Your family is absolutely beautiful! 😀

  26. Hey, Connie! I haven’t been by to see you in quite a while – too long! I hope you’re having a good spring (can I say that? Is it spring yet? Kind of??)!

  27. You have a beautiful family! Only one boy? How does he feel about all those sisters?

  28. Hello! I’m here from UBP, Lovely blog and super cute kids you have!!!

    Nice to meet you :)!

    Karina @ http://karinaschallenge.blogspot.com/2011/03/its-party.html

  29. Love the pic of your kids! I have four kids, only 1 is a girl!

  30. I love that you have eight children {i tried to convince my husband to atleast have five and he shot that down quickly but since having our first, i think it’s growing on him} and you homeschool them, something I am interested in eventually doing with our children.

    I am excited to read through your blog!

  31. Love your spirit and your sense of humor–and the fact that you look so marvelous after having 8 kids (OK, I’m a little jealous of that! :))

    This looks like a terrific blog that I’d want to come back to. I do hope you’ll check mine out!

  32. Found you via UBP 2011. So glad I did.
    Looking forward to reading more!

  33. Fabric Fascination says:

    Hi, stopping in from the UBP. So nice to meet you. You have a lovely (large) family.

  34. Nice to meet you! I’ve heard of you a lot, but I’ve never come here until now.

  35. I just came across another UBP blog with 8 kids – wowza!! And some days I get overwhelmed with activities for my One child LOL

    cool that you moved to the country and have chickens too…

  36. Katherine says:

    Love this! I am a SAHM whi is blessed to be married 12 years this year to my hubby who I have known for more than half my lifetime. I have four children, one 5th, 2 third (not twins) who I homeschool and a 13mo old! I myself am a graduate of homeschooling for my entire 12 years in school. I love reading your blog! It is so refreshing!

  37. Wow 8 kids and you still blog!

    Nice to ‘meet’ you!
    Stopping by from the Ultimate Blog Party 2011!
    Hope you’ll visit my party: http://momandmore.com/2011/04/2011-ultimate-blog-party-welcome-to-mom-and-more.html

  38. Hey! I am visiting from the Ultimate Blog Party! Please head over to either or both of my blogs (and become a follower if you aren’t one already):

    So Stylilized is where I am currently offering FREE Custom Blog Designs at http://sostylilized.blogspot.com

    Jessicas Lil Corner is where I blog about family and life at http://jessicaslilcorner.blogspot.com

    Have a very blessed week! :0)

  39. Your blog is such an encouragement! I look forward to reading it. :-) I have three kids, just starting to homeschool, have a garden, and got pretty crazy with food in the last three months! I just started my blog in February, and I’m still getting into the swing of it. but I love it. :-) Thanks for your blog!

  40. I just stumbled on your blog from DFWblogger.com. I recently moved to Dallas so finding some local blogs has been great!

  41. Love it! Yours is one of those blogs that I just feel like I am sitting down for a coffee chat (not that I drink coffee, but how about cocoa?). New follower of yours :) Come on over and ‘meet’ me!

  42. Stopping by to say ‘Hi’ from my 5 Minutes for Mom Ultimate Blog Party 2011 link-up! What a great blog you have and I will be following! Stop by and say ‘Hi’ back! I have blog parties on Tuesday and Wednesday’s that may interest you. Tuesday is Tutorial & Thrifty Treasures Tuesday. Wednesday is What’s Cookin’ Wednesday. I am also looking for guest posts on home décor and crafts if you are interested.

    Extreme Personal Measures

  43. Loved this! I bet homeschooling with 8 kids keeps you on your toes!! We loved having chickens. Sadly we had to give them away. :(

    Found you through UBP11 and now following!

  44. Hi Connie! I’m stopping by from the UBP. Nice to meet you! I am a new follower : )
    I have two blogs, and I’d love for you to stop by when you get a minute. Thanks!

    http://giveawaycorner.blogspot.com/ (A free giveaway every weekday)
    http://anne-somekindofwonderful.blogspot.com/ (Family blog)

  45. 8 kids and chickens LOL the way you said it was too funny! I only have 4 and am nuts… and no chickens! Its great to “meet” you! Please stop by and say hi if you have a minute! http://www.flipflopmama.com/2011/03/ultimate-blog-party-2011.html

  46. hope you’re enjoying the party! come check out my blog sometime.

  47. Okay…I think you’re my hero! Mother to 8 (and one poor lonely son at that to all those girls!) and you can make gravy? I’ve never been able to make good homemade gravy, mine always turns out like au jus! I can’t believe the the UBP 2011 is almost over! Hope you’ve had fun, I have!

  48. I love your blog! I will definitely have to try your gravy recipe! =) Hope you are having fun with the UBP2011!

  49. I used to visit your site all the time and some how lost it or forgot about it!
    Just stumbled across you again during the UBP! 😀

  50. Following from the UBP 2011 :) Would love to have you follow me also @ http://www.livelaughlove1978.blogspot.com

  51. I am still Blog Hopping from the Ultimate Blog Party for 2011 and hope that one of my blogs interests you too! I also do a weekend hop open Thursday 10pm-Sunday 11:59 PM EST please come link up your blog, FB and Twitter!

    http://tawnasplan.com weekend hop here!

    Have a great day!