Friday, March 20, 2009

Ultimate Blog Party 2009

Ultimate Blog Party 2009Welcome to my first ever Blog Party!
So glad you could stop by!

To get involved in the action, stop by 5 Minutes for Mom. They will be partying all week. You can post a party at you blog, or just sign up to win some of the great prizes (including gift certificates, books, stuff for kids, stuff for you... and much more).

For those of you who are new here, let me introduce myself. I'm Christy, the contemplative mom. I am the wife of a full-time graduate student - we've been married almost 10 years - and the mother of two young children - my son is 3 and my daughter is 1.

In the busyness of life, I have begun to wonder... is it possible to be a mom and still be contemplative? I started this blog last October out of my desire for community as I strive to live contemplatively. Here you can share in my journey as I learn how to live in continual meditative prayer and to bring glory to God in both the spiritual and the mundane tasks of life.

Check out my post on living a prepared life to understand more of my motivations and themes. I enjoy reading and writing about my children (crafts, parenting idea, books, etc.), my home (organization, projects, etc.), my faith (prayer, Bible study, contemplations, etc.), food and more.

Thanks for visiting my blog. Take a look around and please let me know how you enjoyed your stay.

And don't forget to check out the great prizes available at the party.
Some of my favorites prizes are:
11 — Aromatherapy book and a sampler of therapeutic essential oils.
Provided by: Jennifer at Oils For Wellness

106 — Melissa & Doug Role Play Dress Up Costume (prize value $50)
Provided by: Good for the Kids

USC 11 — See Kai Run baby/toddler shoes
Provided by: Traveling with Baby and See Kai Run

16 — $20 gift certificate to Ladybug Limited
Provided by: Ladybug Limited

Other prizes I'd love are:
99, NTL 22, 19, 39, 21, 22, 44, 56, 58, 118, 12
Have fun partying and making new friends!


  1. It's nice to meet you. Even though I've been blogging awhile, this is my first party too. Looks like a good time!


  2. Nice to meet you. Happy party week.

  3. This is my first party too! It is nice to meet you! Please stop by and say hello!

  4. found you through the UBP. it's my first party also. i'm giving away prize #39. off to check out the rest of your blog.

  5. Hello! I found you at the UBP, I enjoyed your post! Happy Party week! Be sure to stop over at my blog for gratitude week. :)

  6. Nice to meet you!

    Talk about a party!

    I'm quite intrigued and am learning how to get around!

    Just stopping by from 5minutes for moms blog party!

  7. Hello from Shreveport, La.

    I am new to the blog world. So glad that I found your blog. Will come back again soon.

    Hope you will come by and visit me. This is such a fun party.


  8. I really enjoyed my visit to your blog! I will be following you and look forward to getting to know you better!

  9. Yes, being contemplative as a mother of young children is not only possible, it's a must!!! If anything, my busy life (complete with four) has made me crave it even more. Actually, God has used my children to grow me, perfect me as they are the agents he most often uses to smooth out my many rough edges!

    Keep to your pondering and your pen and your mothering and your wifing, and all the other "things" that fill your life. They are your gifts.


  10. Hi, Christy! Thanks for stopping by my blog! :) I hope you have fun with the crayon project! My kids like watching the crayons while they melt. I'm going to have to look into getting An Easter Carol for my kids. I don't think I have heard that song before. It was beautiful. :)

  11. Pleased to meet you, yes I believe being contemplative is a requirement for a Mom of any age ;O)

    Love your blog, glad I stopped by from the UBP '09. It's so wonderful to meet new people. Enjoy the rest of the party and stop by if you get a chance!

  12. I'm blog hopping via the Ultimate Blog Party. Nice to meet you.

  13. Hi there! I'm stopping by from the UBP. It's nice to "meet" you! I love your blog ~ I'll be back soon!

  14. I'm visiting from UPB 2009. This is my first blog party too and I'm having a blast!

  15. Hi Christy! So very nice to meet you. Party hopping is such fun! I am participating too so stop in to visit.

  16. Hi,I am here visiting from UBP2009.

  17. Hi!
    Stopping by from the UBP!! Hope you are having fun!! Come on over and say HI!! We are having some fun giveaways going on at our blog!!


  18. lovely to meet your blog - party hopping

  19. Hi, I've come over as part of the UBP. I have a toddler learning/fun site at Very nice to meet you and your blog.

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

  21. So nice to meet you! I will definitely bookmark this blog - and visit again. I am also a mom of two - I have a two year old and a 5 month old.

    Have fun on this party week!

    Beverly from The High Calling

  22. Hey Christy-

    I am just stopping in from The Ultimate Blog Party to say hello. Come by my place to enter to win a LeapFrog Tag Reading System and some books by pledging to read to your child everyday. You can also enter to win a pair of Girl's Crocs - Size 8/9. :)

    The Divine Miss Mommy

  23. stopping by from UBP to say "hi" - party on :-)

  24. Hi Christy! Thanks for stopping by my blog :-). I love your blog...and I discovered the Blitz-it Friday last week through UBP...and I think I might try it next week.

  25. Here comes the prize train....TOOT TOOT!!!! You're a winner, stay tuned!


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