Mar 8, 2008

Ultimate Blog Party Stop

Ultimate Blog Party 2008

Hi! This is my entry to the Ultimate Blog Party--welcome to Jamee Forever! I'm Stacey a self-professed 80's girl, married to John for over 19 years and mom to Niki (18), Cody (16) and Alex (10)! We also claim Louie our very old, cuddly Basset Hound, Boo the black cat, Jack-O-Lantern the orange cat and GiGi the fluffy foofy cat who lives up to her name! The nine of us live almost smack dab in the middle of the USA in Lee's Summit, Missouri. (I say Missouree)

If you're new, you'll note my name doesn't match my blog's name. When I was thinking of my blog, the direction of my blog and its name, I knew I would somehow include a small tribute to my beautiful late sister, Jamee. When I said goodbye to Jamee I said goodbye to my loudest cheerleader, to my best friend, and to my sister who was among the few people I am certain always wanted me to have an amazing life.

I'm a home school mom to Alex, who is in the fourth grade..this is our first year and I sure am learning a lot!! ;) There are a group of home data entry keyers from my town and we affectionately dub ourselves the Data Entry Queens. I do this at night....or early early in the morning, depending on what sidetracked me! I like to sew and I'll try just about any craft given the opportunity.

My church family is a big bright spot in my life and I consider myself fortunate to be part of their group. We've done many different studies over the years, including A Purpose Drive Life, and they were all amazing. Yet one day last year our church decided 'hey, why not just read the Word?'. Through that MiracleWord.net was born and people all over the country are reading Scripture together. Feel free to jump in right now, start at Ruth...you won't get bored, that's a guarantee!

I'm diving into the world of digi scrapping and cannot get enough! I've even opened a new blog so my friends here don't get downright sick and tired of hearing about it. Many of our family photos have been scattered around the country over the years and I'm not sure I'll ever get to see some of them again. I think that was a big part of the digi scrap draw for me....that and it's therapeutic.

Alright, enough about me, I want to know you! I'm off to some parties--I hope you'll say hi if you're here and even more, I hope you'll come again! And again! And againnnnnnnn!

34 Comments:

Bubba's Sis said...

Am I the first one here? Cool! We can eat and drink and gab until the others show up!

Love you, Stacey, and love your blog! Come on over to my party sometime this week, too - got some party music going and maybe some little blue drinks...

Angi said...

Party On! Love the blog!

Lesley said...

Greetings from snowy Westfield, NY. I also homeschool my 17-year-old son, and work from home. Hope you stop by my party.

Lesley
www.pillowcasegram.com
www.pillocasetalk.blogspot.com

A day in the life of Heather said...

Thanks! The header is a photo of my Noah's feet when he was a few days old! I love baby feet! It is nice to meet you also!

Jay said...

Sounds like you lost an amazing sister and friend. You will totally see her again in heaven. I lost my mom 8 years ago this April. There isn't a day that I don't think about her. Blessings and come by and get to know me on my blog, This is the Great Adventure.

beckyjomama said...

Oh, you'rs an 80's girl too!!! YAY! LOVE your blog! You were so sweet to stop by mine and leave a comment. I am so sorry about your sis. Cancer is cancer and it all stinks! Let's just get rid of it!!

I will come back and visit you FOR SURE!!!!
BeckyJo

Mandi said...

Hi Stacey ... thanks for stopping by my party - I enjoyed yours as well! It sounds like you & your sister had a great relationship & because of that you'll always have one! I've never lost a sibling, but my husband lost is younger brother 5 years ago this April - I know that's a bond that shouldn't be taken away, but your tributes to her are great. It was really nice meeting you:)

it's me, Val said...

Hey Stacey! Cute into!!! I love the pic of you and hubby. And did your header change again??? It looks different or am I just not remembering right? Regardless, I love it. they are always so awesome. Thanks for coming by my party. Wasnt' nearly as fun as YOURS! :)

xo

D... said...

Here I am, fashionably late! It's going to be a great party. Love you and adore visiting your blog!

KarenW said...

Hello! I'm a homeschooling mom too and I have kids close in age to yours. Stop by my party when you can.

Especially Heather said...

Well hello there! So glad you joined the party this year :)
-H

Jim & Jami said...

Love Ya Girlfriend! Hay I will be sending Alex some recipes via e-mail so he can add to his Chefy knowledge.....so keep your peepers open for them.....tootles ;)

Misty said...

thanks so much for stopping by and commenting on my blog! i hope to homeschool some day, so i may be looking to you for much advice!

Shannan Powell said...

Thanks for stopping by my party! Hope you enjoyed my lovely blue beverages!

Had no clue they were a blogger commodity!

My niece is a Jamee (identical spelling) and I know how much she means to me. I'm sure your sister was a very special person in your life.

Vader's Mom said...

Very nice meeting you!

I hope you are enjoying the blog party.

BrineS said...

I'm inviting you to party with me!

Win some chocolate from my-sister-in-law and I...we blog about CHOCOLATE...me from Australia...and her from Michigan. Here's the link: http://thechocolistas.blogspot.com/2008/03/ultimate-blog-party-2008.html

What am I doing in Australia? I married an Aussie...and moved to Brisbane, leaving my family and friends and all the right-side-of-the-road drivers in America.

Win a handmade pocket place mat from my blog Comfort Joy Designs. Here's the link:
http://comfortjoydesigns.blogspot.com/2008/03/ultimate-blog-party-2008.html

Want to know more about life in Australia? Visit my A Cup of Joy site where I keep up with my family and friends in America. Here's the link:
http://acupofjoy.wordpress.com/

Happy Partying!

So Many Scraps said...

great party!! great blog! The purpose Driven life was a great study! but I agree the word is great to study by itself too!

Terence Chang said...

wow ... nice party here ..

Lovely smiles .. ;-)

Karen MEG said...

Great party post!!! I love your "yo" photo. Great pictures, and a lovely testament to your sister.

I also heart 80's and BTW you so DO NOT look like you could be the mother to an 18 yo

kailani said...

Great party you have going on here! But then again, you know I've always been a big fan!

Storm said...

Nice to meet you. Happy blogging!

Jim & Jami said...

Hay Girlie, you asked a question at the Circus about "easy ice" that I had as a part of my favorite top 10 drinks.....easy ice is what you order if you want more drink and less ice, kind of like eggs over "easy", which are eggs fried on both sides only until the yolk is set but still a little runny.....I know eggs and ice are two totally different products, but you get the point. So when you and I get together we can go to Sonic and order two Route 44 Ocean Waters, easy ice, extra blue, (blue coconut flavoring)....and let's invite Bubba's Sis, I hear she loves Sonic's ice too!

Gayle said...

Hey Stacey! I'm not new here...just saying Howdy!

Curiosity Killer said...

Oh I love the new look with your blog, Stacey! It's pretty! Have fun blog-hopping, thanks to you - I've joined the party as well!!

Blog you later, honey!

Summer said...

Nice to meet you!

Angela WD said...

You look way too young to be a girl of the 80s. Just sayin.

I love your new blog look! Hop on over to angelawd.com and have a look at what I've been doing there!

Jenny 865-53oh9 said...

You gave me your crap!!! I've been going out of almost every hole I have. UGH...I hate throwing up....

BTW: U r 2 cool 4 skool!

Melanie said...

Hi, Stacey! So nice to meet you.

My sister and her family live in Lee's Summit, too. I love that you named your site after your sister. I'll be back to visit soon.

Enjoy the party!

Miranda23 said...

Great to meet you Stacey! Great to meet so many other Christian mothers in the mix!

Fliss and Mike Adventures said...

I too am an 80's girl... ahhh yeah... remember those days well... take care and party hearty...

pinkjagxj said...

I had such a great time! You are the perfect party hostess. We just have to get together more often. When you get a chance you can come on over to my party and we can keep the good time going.

Misty Dawn said...

I think I better make sure that when I get home from working tomorrow, I check out this blog party thing... thinking I should join in on the party!

JoLynn Braley said...

Hi Stacey, I'm stopping by from the Blog Party, too, and I agree with Karen Meg, you don't look like the mother of an 18 year old! :)

Have fun with the party!

bleeding espresso said...

So much energy here--I love it! So pleased to see you partying, and I look forward to getting to know you better.

Come visit my party in southern Italy when you get a chance:

Bleeding Espresso