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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.

Ultimate Blog Party 2014 - Ann Again and again
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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