Friday, April 9, 2010

Ultimate Blog Party!


Ultimate Blog Party 2010



If you are visiting from the Blog Party, WELCOME!! I'm Dawn aka cookfromscratch on most webpages I visit. 



I have never participated in one of these before but I am so excited! The more I blog, the more blogs I find myself reading! And THAT is what a Blog Party is all about! I am thrilled to have a reason to read other people's blogs (like I really NEEDED one.)

I am a Christian homeschooling mom from Georgia. Married to my college sweetheart since 1997. I love to cook. I love photography and you will often find me hiding behind a camera. My boys, Music Man and Farm Boy, keep me busy. We school in the mornings and usually have activities in the afternoon ranging from taekwondo to dance therapy to homeschool PE. This is our first year homeschooling and we love it! 


Music Man is my oldest. He always has a smile on his face (as long as he isn't hungry or tired!) and loves anything to do with music and dancing. Music Man has what is called FG Syndrome, a rare chromosomal disorder characterized by heart defects, low muscle tone and developmental delay. He also has ADHD which we combat with diet following the Feingold Program. We deal with sensory issues on a daily basis and have to think outside the box in many things we do with him. 


Our middle son, Samuel, died at birth due to multiple congenial abnormalities including FG Syndrome and possibly ARPKD (Autosomal Recessive Polycystic Kidney Disease.) I created a non-profit organization, Remembering Your Baby, in his memory to help other parents who lose a baby at birth. 


Our youngest, Farm Boy, is totally typical and all boy! He loves living in the country, all living creatures -especially those that live outside and brings a great deal of energy to our family. He began taekwondo this January at the Athens Taekwondo Center and just earned his Yellow Belt.


So that's me in a nutshell. Feel free to look around. There are homeschooling helps, recipes and just random bits of info on us and our life. Glad you stopped by!

Whoops! Let me not forget that THERE ARE PRIZES in this party! I personally love surprises and these prizes take the cake! Especially since you can make a list of the ones you prefer in case you win! My list of preference in the prizes would be US105, USC75, USC31, US17, US56.



Or any of the PayPal, Amazon or Target Gift Cards!

38 comments:

  1. Stopping by from the Blog Party! I love you layout. Your family sounds great!

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  2. Hi there! I found you by way of the UBP! I'm Conni (MrsMamaHen.com) army wife and homeschooling mom of three. Nice to meet you! I just adore the name of your blog :-)

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  3. here from the UBP! Gorgeous family! Have fun with it... I think this is my 4th? Always a great time and I always meet great people!

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  4. looks like your boys keep you on your toes!

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  5. Hi, I am a homeschooling mom too-hope you visit my blog and it is great to meet ya. Have fun~

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  6. Hi, another homeschool mom here. I have six children. We are a farm family also. Neat blog and can't wait to read more.
    http://peacecreekontheprairie.com/

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  7. Hi! I'm following from the UBP! I also homeschool and look forward to reading your blog. :)

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  8. Hopping by from UBP! I just "randomly" picked someone and imagine finding another SN mom. I hope you hop on over to meet my son. He also has a rare genetic condition.

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  9. Stopping by from UBP, you have a beautiful family and I think your organization is great :) xx

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  10. Great intro! I have heard lots of good things about the feingold Diet. You a have a beautiful family! Please drop by for a visit!

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  11. Isn't blogging fun? I tell my husband it's like having a free magazine subscription.
    Your family is so sweet. I just love boys. I have two myself.
    Nice to meet you!

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  12. I love your header-so cute :) Just like you, I love to cook and take photos! Your boys are adorable...Nice to meet you! If you are in need of recipes, feel free to hop by to Notes From the Cookie Jar anytime. :)

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  13. Visiting from the UBP and now I am off to have that look around.

    You can find me at #1237 on the Linky or http://lovemy2dogs.blogspot.com/2010/04/im-finally-arriving-at-ultimate-blog.html

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  14. Beautiful blog...fantastic family! Blessings to you!

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  15. So wonderful of you to start a non-profit in your child's honor. I hope you'll start blogging there again regularly and get lots of folks participating.

    Very nice blog!

    I've got my Ultimate Blog Party 2010 post up at Dayngrous Discourse. Plus, I've got my first giveaway too. I hope you'll surf on over and say hello.

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  16. Hi there! I'm popping in from UBP to be your newest Google Follower! Hooray! Hope you're having an awesome weekend! You have a lovely blog! Hope you can swing by mine!

    Bridgette Groschen
    The Groschen Goblins
    www.groschengobllins.com

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  17. hello and may god continue to bless your fine family. glad you joined the ubp. wolfbayou@yahoo.com

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  18. Stopping by from UBP and I'm so pleased to have found you! If you get a minute, stop by for my Blog Party and Gift for UBP ($125.00 value).
    Susan
    www.BlackberryJamCafe.blogspot.com

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  19. Your boys are adorable! And the title of your blog is awesome! Glad I found your blog and stoppe by from UBP!

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  20. Following from the UBP 10 party.. I'll have to come back to read more of your blog.. busy busy today.. Lovely boys you have!!
    Good luck to us!

    Sandy

    http://thewondersofdoing.blogspot.com/

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  21. visiting from UBP ! I like your blog ! Nice blog I hope you'll visit mine ! www.bargainfun.net

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  22. Blowing in from the UBP to say hi :)

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  23. Happy UBP Party!!! I love your blog honey.....I am now following on Google Friend Connect. Feel free to stop by mine as well at www.safehomehappymom.com

    This is way fun than I thought, meeting new blogs I didnt even know exist! I will be reading up on archives all night long.

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  24. Visitingn from the UBP. It's my first blog party and is fun!!! OH, I'm thinking about homeschooling but have a couple years ago. Starting to gather as much information as possible before beginning and am excited about it! Happy Blog Party!

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  25. Visiting from UBP2010; it's so nice to meet you! Hope you enjoy the party!

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  26. Hey Dawn, Stopping over from the UBP for a quick visit. So glad I found you. Love your site and learning more about you and your precious family. Thanks for sharing. I'll be back soon for another visit. Blessings, SusanD

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  27. Cute blog title! Right away I expected you to have sons and I was right on! :)

    Hope you are having fun at the BLOG PARTY!

    Jenni ("Miss Tutu")
    My UBP blog post: How to Make a Tutu blog - hope you will stop by and say hi! :) and Mom Blogger $100 Cash Contest

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  28. Hello, I’m here for the party!

    My name is Niki and I am your newest reader. I look forward to reading on to get to know you better.

    Come on by and visit me during the party; I’m hosting a giveaway you won’t want to miss!

    http://free2befrugal.blogspot.com/2010/04/ultimate-blog-party-10.html

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  29. Hey! I'm dropping by from the UBP10! I also homeschool and have a son, Little Buddy, who loves anything and everything outdoors!

    Come on by if you can and enter my $50 Amazon giftcard giveaway.

    http://www.ourhomeschoolhome.com/2010/04/ultimate-blog-party.html

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  30. Just stopping by from the UBP at Five Minutes for Mom. I love your site and am subscribing to your RSS feed. I would appreciate it if you visited my blog and did the same! I'm looking forward to reading more and getting to know you better.

    Cascia
    The Healthy Moms
    http://www.thehealthymoms.net/2010/04/welcome-to-healthy-moms-blog-party.html

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  31. Thank you so much for stopping by my party! I love meeting new people and your family sounds adorable!

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  32. Hi, Just stopping by from the UBP10 Party! You have a great blog! I love finding new homeschooling moms out there, thanks for leaving a comment on my post!

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  33. Hi, nice to meet you! Great "Party"! Hope your having fun at the UBP, I know I am! Here is my Party Post, come on over and make yourself at home!
    http://www.mrs-marine.com/2010/04/2010-ultimate-blog-party.html

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  34. Hi there,
    It's lovely to meet you. I love finding other homeschooling bloggers :) You have a beautiful blog. I look forward to reading more of you posts!

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  35. Hi! Here for the party. I'm also enjoying reading the blogs. I wish I had time to visit them all.

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  36. Hi Dawn! Nice to meet you! I'm stopping by via UBP. I loved reading your site and will be coming back! Music man put a smile on my face! My little girl loves to play music with her daddy.

    I hope you can stop by our blog: http://inspiredgiftsblog.blogspot.com
    Inspiredgifts.com is a mom owned newly launched site.

    Have a beautiful day
    Rebecca

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  37. Just stopping by from the party. Love your blog name and the photo at the top.

    We have a website called The Power of Moms (www.powerofmoms.com), a place where mothers can learn from each other as we navigate through motherhood. We hope you'll pay a visit. Have a good day.

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  38. Hi! Nice to meet you! I have 3 boys, too, and we homeschool! Love the name of your blog. :) Come see me sometime!

    LOVE the quote in the top right hand corner!!! Amen!

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