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20 March 2009

It's a Party!

Two posts on the same day! Except the day i did all the pics, i don't think i've done that before.

Ultimate Blog Party 2009

"It's a Dead Man's Party" is the song that keeps going thru my head! In Oct/Nov/Dec i was seeing a client in town after she got off work, so i was driving into town every Friday about 5 PM. And i discovered that our local radio station, KBHR, always plays this song Friday at 5 PM.

I am so impressed with all the blogs i've seen thru this.

I've come across two gluten-free ones, & one that is simply wonderful called "The Baby Dust Diaries." For anyone not familiar with trying to have a family & struggling over it, i've linked this to the page "how to support a friend with IF." Wonderful. She knows, she "gets it" 'cause she's been there. I especially appreciate her comment on "you can always adopt." Truth is, that may or may not be true, but it can be cruel when you are not yet ready to make that choice.

Anyway, i'm most impressed with all the wonderful blogs. My blog list keeps getting longer & longer. (I only have a few posted on my side bar, most of them are listed on my dashboard.)

Most everyone seems to be giving an introduction to themselves. I can think of a billion & one things to say, & so have been trying to think of the most important things to use to introduce me.

- I love the Lord Jesus.

- We are quite active in our small Lutheran church, but i miss the Anglican church a lot!

- I am married to the most wonderful man ever! We fit together so well.

- I was married before, quite young. Lot to say on that, but what's the point.

- My husband is Duane & we met almost 6 years ago.

- We married 10 Sept 2004, so we're coming up on 5 years.

-Two years ago we moved out of Orange County, CA to a small resort community (Big Bear) 100 miles east in the mountains.

- We call our house "Sugarbear."

- We still go to OC for a couple of days a week to work, but the rest of the time we work from home.

- Duane is a computer guy - very good at it - & can do much of his work at home.

- I'm a Massage Therapist. I do mostly a therapeutic practice: pain management, etc. I haven't quite found my nitch to work in BB yet. I do have my license & do some work occasionally.

- We sooooooo want a family.

- We lost our only pregnancy at 10+ weeks.

- Duane swore it was a girl. We call her "Kaylee." Her due date was 26 May 2006.

- The blogs i follow closely are ones about waiting on the Lord. We want to follow the Lord's leading.

- We have two wonderful, funny cats. (Duane is a dog person, but the cats grew on him.)

- I'm very new to blogging. Never even read one until mid-January. I follow all kinds of blogs - following Jesus, families, pregnant, trying to be pregnant, loss, single people, funny people, photography, art. I follow the Pioneer Woman, but i think everyone in the world does!

I belong to the most wonderful Girlfriend's group. I blog about it a few posts down.

One thing that has become clear to me thru reading blogs: There are a lot of people out there truly, sincerely trying to honor God & follow his leading. Our pastor tends to downplay this so that in hearing him i began to think there are not many Christians left in the world & that many who use the name "Christian" are no longer following the leading of Jesus. It is obvious from the blogging world that this simply is not true. We might be a minority but there are a lot of people seeking to live for Christ.

This is plenty. Thanks for joining me! I'm looking forward to meeting more folks online.



Jen @ One Moms World said...

That is right.. I love seeing all the bloggers that trust in our good Lord and Savior. So glad to meet you and look forward to your posts.

Happy Blog Partying :)

fidget said...

pregnancy loss is so hard. Ive lost several babies myself. I hope god blesses you soon with a little one of your own.

abcmomof3 said...

It was great to find your blog here from Blog Party 2009. Thanks for sharing with us :)

Amydeanne said...

interesting post.. I'll have to check out the babydust one.. I struggled with IF for a long time.. i'm still not sure how i ended up with my kids other than a miracle (#1 came after more than 8 years)so I understand the struggle well...
glad you joined the party!

The Surrendered Scribe said...

What a wonderful blog. My blogging heart is to encourage. I was told in 1995 I could probably not have children because of PCOS. I believed God more than man and we have two kids. You keep believing and claiming his goodness.

I look forward to getting to know you better.

Welcome to the party!

Rebekah said...

Thank you for the comment!

I'm so sorry for the loss of your child! My sister lost her first one in 2007, but the Lord is good and she is now pregnant with a boy, due at the end of July. (She's done some posting on her blog, if you'd like to take a look)

Welcome to the blogging world and happy partying!


Kate said...

Thanks for the blog comment! You say you're new to blogging, but you're doing a great job with your blog!

Enjoy the party :)

Snow White said...

Thanks for visiting! My mom-in-law is gluten free and she's coming to visit soon, so I'll be working on some GF recipes soon! hosts a Monday Menu Plan and there are some GF folks who have recipe blogs there too, if you're looking.

a Tonggu Momma said...

Welcome to the blog world. I started my blog just a few weeks before last year's UBP. I met some incredible people at last year's party - I became on-line friends with a few and even real life friends with someone I met that day. Have fun blog hopping!

(Also, I'm an adoptive momma. And saying "you can always adopt" is so wrong, on so many levels. I'm sorry someone said that to you. And I'm very sorry for your pregnancy loss.)

Amy said...

Ok. I have a story. I agreed to be a surrogate for who are now close friends. We tried for an entire year and with one successful transfer we were ultimately unsuccessful at achieving a pregnancy. So we agreed that enough was enough and stopped the treatments. They had been trying to get pregnant through various methods for over 5 years. She had cysts removed and the scarring in her U was too extreme to carry a fetus. They finally accepted that they would have to adopt and went that route. (It's not for everyone cause there are some who say yes to the idea and others who say absolutely not) Mostly it's an opinion divide within the marriage. So back to the story, they began pursuing adoption a year ago and have had no luck what so ever! These are great, funny, young, humorous, successful couple that even look cute in photos. No luck no luck no luck.....but then they got a +. Thats right, the kind you get from the bathroom two days before your missed period, but your too anxious to wait for the cycle...that one. and at the end of the month, they will be giving birth to a baby girl. So, the moral: they took the pressure off and came to terms with their life as it was. Then they conceived. Trust your body, you can do this. Believe with every cell of your body that it will happen. Forget the yeah but's and believe that you can do it. Live it! You can do this, I know you can!

Amydeanne said...

it's warming up here! I"m still buried under a foot of snow, but at least it's not -40 like it was last week!

joeybelle said...

Hi Kathryn!

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog. You have an amazing story! I will keep you in my prayers! God is good - all the time.

Take Care! :)

Rebecca said...

Hi, Kathryn!

Thanks for stopping by my blogparty and for sharing a bit of your story with us.

Massage therapist, eh? Well, if you ever want to take a short vacation to Mexico, I know a great place where you can eat all the seafood you want, bask on the beach...and rub my aching neck muscles!!! lol

Hope you have a great weekend and I hope to see you over at my place again soon!

Tamara said...

Hi Kathryn,

Thanks for visiting. Looks like you're off to a great start here!

We too struggled with infertility. In our case, the doctors exhausted their options. We are trying to pursue adoption now. I pray that the Lord will bless your family with children!

~LL~ said...

I enjoyed your blog. Hope you keep it up. :)

Thanks for stopping by mine. Hope you will come back. Blessings...and I pray that you will be blessed with a children, by whatever means God sees fit.

Anonymous said...

How wonderful! Party on from an old hippie grandma!

Kristie said...

Thank you for sharing The Baby Dust Diaries blog. I have a close friend who has been struggling to get pregnant for nearly 4 years now and is starting to look into IVF. I think she would find comfort in reading that blog as well.

It was nice meeting you! Enjoy the party! :-)

stampedwithgrace said...

thanks for visiting my blog! it wonderful to hear about others following the Lord and Savior Jesus Christ! I will be praying for God to add to your family.

StacieinAtlanta said...

Hi Kathryn-

I am stopping by from The Ultimate Blog Party to check your blog out and say hello. We are in for a great week!

Check out my place for your chance to win a LeapFrog Tag Reading System. :)

The Divine Miss Mommy

Tiaras & Tantrums said...

nice to meet you - you sound lovely ... making the rounds

Becky said...

I have Dead Man's Party in my head now! Thanks a lot- LOL! Your kitties are beautiful- I'm a kitty gal myself. I've never done well with photographing my kitties- how do you make their eyes look normal?

L Harris said...

What a lovely blog! So glad you joined the blogging world. I think I'd like to read more about you! :) My blog reading list is getting so long too! I hope I can keep up.

im keara said...

thanks for the comment! Your cats are sooo cute! I have two bengals. They're lots of fun. Anyway, happy blog party 2009!

Mike said...

Hello there. Knocking on your door from the blog party. Hope you don’t mind.


Anonymous said...

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.

My hubby and I are wanting a family, too. Waiting on the Lord is not easy. We need to remember that we are not alone in this. I think that is a trick of the make us feel isolated. Don't fall for it. Keep looking up. I have claimed Romans 15:13.

For His Name's Sake,

Super Fun Mama said...

Hi, there. Stopping over while blog hopping. I'm enjoying the UBP party. It's in the wee hours of the morning but I have a migraine so can't sleep. It's nice to meet you and your blog. My blog list keeps growing. Blogs are my favorite "me" time. I have a toddler learing blog at So nice to meet you!

Heather said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog, and for the recipe for getting rid of dry skin! Have a winderful blessed day!

UnfinishedMom said...

I'm so glad you joined the party. I think I'm going to enjoy getting to know you. I love God too and I'm trying my best every day to do what he wants me to. I love reading blogs about people living in circumstances nothing like my own - it makes me grateful for my own circumstances. :)

JamericanSpice said...

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!

Leah said...

Hi, just stopping by for the party.

I hope you are having a good day, today.

Michelle (hometc) said...

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