March 02, 2007

Get ya groove on...cause we're havin' a PART-Y! :)

The Ultimate Blog Party at Five Minutes for Mom
The time has come y'all for the party of the year...over at 5 minutes for Mom (awesome site, check it out!) It's a great and fun way to "meet" new friends and get to know each other a little bit better. Blogging helps the world get smaller and smaller and who wouldn't like more godly galfriends?! :)
A little bit bout me...I am just a girl, desiring to enjoy each day of life that God blesses me with as a "lil slice o'heaven". The best thing about my life is that I am a child of God Almighty...He has loved me with an everlasting love, drawn me to Himself, bought me with a high price and made me His own! I am perfectly loved and perfectly accepted because of Christ's death on the cross...I am forgiven and washed clean!!
I am a SAHM and nothing thrills me more than devoting myself to being "Wife" and "Mom"! My heart belongs to the love of my life, Joel and we've been married for 7 1/2 wonderful years now. For most of our married life, we worked with a mission organization called New Tribes Mission and served overseas in Madang, Papua New Guinea. We were there for 1 1/2 years and loved every minute of it...God linked us up with lovely New Guinean friends that we considered family, they still hold a piece of our heart. In December '05 God brought us back home and we've started new lives from scratch! We've had many ups and downs the past year+ but one thing has remained the same...GOD IS FAITHFUL, we have much to give thanks for! And we believe by faith that He has a good future, full of hope planned for us and we can't wait to see what He holds in store!
God has blessed us with 2 amazing cherubs, Alex and Chloe...they fill up our hearts and we overflow with thankfulness to God for the gifts they are to us! We are so privileged to call them "ours"...precious treasures on loan to us for a season. Alex is 5 years old...he is a newborn child of the King, "Kindergartener", brave protector, talented artist, Awana Sparkie, and fills the requirement for being 100% boy and very accident-prone! :) Chloe is 3 years old...she is the bright spot of our days, our inspiration, also an artist (in her own right), my sidekick, resident comedian (she never fails to crack us up with her faces or sayings), Mama's helper, and an adoring sister. Joel and I would be lost without these two...parenting is the toughest and highest calling on our lives. We wouldn't trade it for the world!! :)
So, that's me and us in a "nutshell"! I'm thrilled to meet you if your new...and I'm thrilled to say Hello again if you're old, I mean a regular! ;) Have a fantastic and blessed day!!

28 comments:

Praying for your Prodigal said...

"Parenting is the toughest and highest calling on our lives." Couldn't agree with you more! Sing it sista!

Thanks for the nice welcome, it's nice to "meet you!" I'm having the best time doing a little party-hopping; we are snowbound today in Minnesota after getting 20 inches of snow during 24 hours! No school...so 9th grader is home...bored! But not me! I'm having a party here at my laptop.

Stop by to visit when you get a chance...see you again this week!

Diane

Tonya said...

You definitely sound blessed to have your family they sound lovely! Came by through the blog party and thought I'd say hi!

aplatts55 said...

Nice to meet you! Linking past posts into your introduction is a fab idea...I'm going back to tweak mine!

Deanne said...

Nice to meet you! Parenting....agh! This is my biggest struggle in life, but I suppose there is always something in life that will keep me dependent on the Lord! 'Cause there is NO WAY I can do this on my own. I joke with friends saying that we are not saving for our children's college but for their therapy (they are sooo going to need it by the time they move out!) :)

Anyway, just stopping by, you know, doing the party rounds!

Melissa said...

Hey Kari! Checking in for the party. Thanks so much for opening my door to the wide world of blogging. Although I definitley need to work on the whole balancing thing because now I am addicted. Hope all is well and keep partying!
Melissa

knitty ~ in the south said...

So nice to meet you. I am aware of New Tribes. My Butler is a pastor (missions and ministries). We love reading about folks who are doin' for the Lord. God bless you and yours!

Kelley said...

Hey Kate, thanks for stopping by the House o' Glamour. I've enjoyed visiting with you and your beautiful family. I'll be back to visit again soon...I like your style and your beliefs! I think that I'm going to do a post on digital scrapbooking for the many who have said that they've wanted to, but don't know how or where to start. Check back for that post later in the week. Have a glorious weekend!

Ribbon Rock Star said...

Stoppin by to say Hi !!!

PARTY ON!

Linda

Hind's Feet said...

Wow, we have friends who served in New Guinea. The island they served on was Vanu Atu. (Hope I spelled that right.) My son hopes to be a missionary aviator some day. We will see, it is obvious God has called him to serve. For now we are praying and preparing... as much as we can on his behalf.
Fun to read about your family. I look forward to coming back and visiting more later.
Blessings and Shalom, Kim

Monkey Giggles said...

I've got the groove....
Swinging in for the Ultimate Blog Party!!! Nice meeting ya.
Happy party week!

PARTY ON!!!

My first party favor give-away has begun. Come over when you get a chance.

Granny said...

Hiya Kate! Nice to get back to your blog...I have been here a few times. Followed you back over here tonight :-)

Thank you from the bottom of my heart for your work for the Kingdom through NTM. I appreciate you!

Amber said...

What a fantastic history you and your hubby have shared in your travels. And especially now with your little family.

Happy partying this week!

Kari said...

What a great name you have and a lovely blog! I have certainly enjoyed visiting!

Julie Arduini said...

Great name for the blog, a fun read. It was great meeting you!

Julie
http://thesurrenderedscribe.blogspot.com

julie said...

I enjoyed my visit. Happy Partying!

Jen and family said...

Hi nice to meet you
your children sound delightful
blessings
visit me at http://jenz.wordpress.com/

Beth said...

Came for the blog title and really enjoyed my visit. I currently have a dear friend who's been called with her family and two young children to a remote village in PNG with a dual Wycliffe/Luterhan Bible Translators ministry. Your story is amazing! God's blessings...

Susan said...

Hello there!! What a nice blog you have here. I am enjoying getting around to so many blogs...it sure does make the world seem a bit "smaller"!!

Have a GREAT week and if you get a chance, come by my blog party too. I'd love to have you!!

:-) Susan

Shash said...

A friend of mine here (http://pattonfamilymusings.blogspot.com/ )has all her kids in Awana, they love it.

Just dropped in too party a bit!

Beth/Mom2TwoVikings said...

Back again! Thanks for visiting my bloggy home. To answer your Q's about my friend in PNG, the husband worked with Folopa people in 1995 with Wycliffe and they just recently got their New Testament! Praise God!

They are based in Ukarumpa but are serving right now in a Wantoat village. They are working on conducting more transfer literacy courses, doing some linguistic work to help publish a Wantoat dictionary and continueing the work of recording Wantoat Scripture stories onto cassette.

They are due for furlough in June.

Mom Tu-Tu said...

Just dropping in from the blog party! Thanks for letting me check out your page.

Aimee said...

Thanks for stopping by my party - it's nice to come to your place and "meet" you. I have enjoyed reading your blog and the story of your family - I'll be back!

Happy UBP!

tracebooks said...

Hi, just stopping by for the Party! Your kids sound wonderful--congrats to Alex! My son was newborn at the same age!

Please stop by and visit me at womanwithmanyhats.com (not my Blogger account). I have fun exploding bubbles and educational videos all week!

Brandie said...

Popping in for the party =)
Have a great weekend.

Esther said...

Yea, another Beth Moore fan! I just saw her live tour in WA a few weeks ago ;o)
She's awesome!!

Chrystal said...

Glad to have found your blog...Enjoying the party!

blackpurl said...

we are in the states for a bit of rest right now... we serve in Russia and have been there for two years now! It has been hard to adjust to all the choices here in the states... how are you all doing?

Janice (5 Minutes for Mom) said...

so great to meet you! I LOVE your attitude - you just seem so full of love and joy!!! :)

soooo sorry it has taken me so long to get here!

heading to go read more of your posts now...

 
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