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It's Time For The Ultimate Blog Party 2014 - Come On Over!

Ultimate Blog Party 2014

Yay!  It's time for the Ultimate Blog Party of the year - UBP 2014 with 5 Minutes For Mom.  This is my, oh let's see, 7th UBP :->  Susan and Janice really know how to put together a fun, informative, energetic event so this should be another wonderful blog-hoppin' party!

If you have to time to peruse a few of my previous posts you'll see that I keep things light here.  I prefer humor and positivity as a way of dealing with life, and do my best to look for the positive.  Life is tough!  I hope to provide what ever lightness I can to someone's day.  If you have humor and lightness to share with me I'd love to see it.  Leave your blogs URL in the comments and I'll check it out!

My husband Rob is a Software Consultant by day, actor by night and just finished a run in King Lear (his favorite Shakespeare play).  Our daughter's are Katie, a high school Sophomore and Lily, a 7th grader.  Our conversations usually feature them trying to explain Manga and Anime characters to us with either Japanese techno-music or "Let It Go" from Frozen coming from their earbuds.  And, oh yeah, school is boring.  Whatever.
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Me and Katie


Living in the Pacific Northwest is indeed wet, but also very beautiful.  Last week a quick drive brought us to Multnomah Falls for a day hike.








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Rob with kite
And soon we'll take a quick drive in the other direction to spend a weekend on the Oregon Coast.  In the springtime the weather seems to change every 5 minutes so you'll eventually get something you like.








 
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Katie and Lily
We don't have to go far to enjoy the outdoors in Portland.  Most often we enjoy hanging out in our own backyard and getting into a serious game of Badminton.










So there's a bit about me and what my blog is about.  If you're a first time visitor from 5 Minutes For Mom's Ultimate Blog Party 2014 - Welcome!  I look forward to getting to know you :->

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14 comments:

  1. Nice to "meet" you Ann! I love meeting new fellow bloggers!

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    1. Yay! So happy you came by Jodi. Thanks for commenting :-> I'll be over to your blog soon!

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  2. Stopping in by way of #UBP14. Glad to meet you. Wow, this is your seventh year? Any tips?

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    1. Hi Nicole. I am glad to meet you as well :-> With regard to tips, let's see? Slow and steady wins the race - visit your fellow friendly bloggers when you can, comment often, and stay well hydrated ;->

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  3. Just stopping by from the #UBP14 and wanted to say hi. I am brand new to the UBP and really excited to meet more bloggers. And I second what Nicole said "Any tips?" lol Can't wait to see more of your posts!

    http://www.artworkbyjm.com/

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    1. Hi Julie! I am so happy that you visited. And commented! :-> My tips were - visit your fellow friendly bloggers when you can, comment often, and stay well hydrated ;->

      I look forward to checking out your blog and getting to know you!

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  4. Hello! Here from the UBP14. =) This is my second time participating in this massive blog hop. LOVE IT.
    I also love your back yard. So beautiful.
    www.mommyandlove.com

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    1. Congratulations on your second UBP! I agree, it IS massive. I think it's the best blog hop of the year (Susan and Janice, you can pay me later ;-> ). In years past I've provided an item for giveaway but this year I'm strictly a "Blog Hopper".

      Thank you so much for your sweet comment about our backyard. It's a sanctuary since we live on a slightly busy street. I'm really looking forward to checking out your blog and getting to know you! Happy UPB14!!

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  5. This is a great idea. Just retweeted it—hope you get a lot of responses. Here's my dad blog www.fatherhoodetc.com

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    1. Hi David! You're my neighbor to the South, I'm in Portland :-> Thank you so much for stopping by AND leaving a comment. I look forward to reading your words at fatherhoodetc.com and getting to know you.

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  6. Stopping in from UBP14. Love that Frozen is adored not only by the littles like my kindergartner but by the older girls, too!

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  7. Dropping in from UBP14. I love your positive attitiude...my motto is "being depressed won't get us anywhere, but laughter sure will"! I live in Seattle and have lots of family in Portland - love living here, especially on days like today. I'm a brand new blogger with two teenage sons, and I'm having so much fun finding new moms in blog land. I will be back to read more! http://twoteensandtheirmama.blogspot.com/

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  8. You have a lovely blog!! I'm your newest google+ follower from the Turn It Up Tuesday blog hop.
    Thanks
    Angie
    PS – I would also like to invite you to a networking blog hop that lasts 1 month long: “The Chain Linky CLIMB” on my blog– Thank you! Chain Linky CLIMB

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  9. I love your hint in the comments "Stay well hydrated..." Yep! It's been awhile since I've done a blog hop...so happy to be back at it!

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