March 24, 2009

Ultimate Blog Party y'all!

Ultimate Blog Party 2009

Hey y'all! If you're here for the PAR-TAY then you have found the right place for sure... so WELCOME to Just Another Day in Paradise. I'm Kari and this is my bloggy home :) Thanks so much for stopping by I just love meetin' new bloggy friends so hang out, chat, browse around and tell me a bit about yourself.

In the meantime, let me share a lil bit about me ~

A great place to start is my 100 things about me post. If you don't want to torture yourself by reading all that stuff then I will attempt to condense it down to a few of my fav things. Youaresowelcome.

Here we go...

I love Jesus and I believe with all my heart that He is the only begotten Son of God and I intend on spending the rest of my days on earth, knowing and loving Him with all my heart!

This is my sweet husband of almost 10 yrs, Joel...I also love him with all my heart.

Being a Momma is one of the best things I will ever do in my entire life!
My 2 cherubs are the bright spots in my day...Alex is 7 1/2 and Chloe is 5 1/2.

This is my baby Canon, a b-day gift from my honey...
I'm a photo-freak!!

Ok, a few more fun facts about myself...I know, What? There's more? Oh yes, y'all there's more.

I just love me some country music. Now I don't care if it's not popular or whatever cause I love it. And I especially looove Kenny Chesney and this picture was taken last year at the 2nd KC concert my Momma and my sister went to together. It's a tradition and I'm all about tradition. In fact, this summer we are going to see him AGAIN...I know, lucky me. ;) *sigh*

And if you are STILL wantin' to know more about me...fine, I love American Idol...I do...and I post my opinion on the performances every week. I'm just sayin'.

There are some great places and websites and things that I'm pretty passionate about on my sidebars. For example, I am a ginormous fan of Compassion International. My family supports a little boy, Syrus who lives in Uganda through Compassion. If you have never heard of them or visited their website please please go on over and read what incredible things God is doing through Compassion!

There is also a March of Dimes widget on the sidebar with a picture of my sweet little nephew, Abraham. You can read more about his story over here at my sister's blog. But for the past couple of years I have been privileged to walk with my sister and Abraham in the March of Dimes. This year is the first year I am helping to raise money for this amazing organization.

Lastly you may wonder about the name of this blog..."Just Another Day in Paradise". No, I don't live in Hawaii darnit but it comes from the Phil Vassar country song. I heard it one day and it just struck me how it fit perfectly how I feel about my life, it's not perfect but surrounded by loved ones and walking with Jesus...every day I live and breathe is truly another day in paradise! Click play to listen...

Just Another Day In Paradise - Phil Vassar

Head on over to 5 Minutes for Mom...the wonderful host of the Ultimate Blog Party '09 and visit some other party-goers!! :D

Thanks for visiting...y'all come back now ya'hear?!!

P.S. There are a TON of prizes to be won this year and everyone loves to win free stuff, right?!

So here are my choices...

Gift Certificate to the Vintage Pearl...I adore this chick and her beautiful jewelry!! :)

Kitchen Aid Artisan mixer...from Moms Who Think.

Gift Certificate from Kristen’s Custom Creations...also another wonderful jewelry maker!

Sterling Silver Earrings...from

And if all those prizes are taken then I would love to win any gift certificates from Target, Amazon, Ebay! YAY!! :D


Amy's Blah, Blah, Blogging said...

Welcome to the's so fun that you are the first blogger I've visited because we have so much in common! I'm a Christian, like my country music, love my Canon, support a child through Compassion and I have two kids too!

Have fun partying this week and stop by and say hi if you get the chance!

janetfaye said...

Stopping by to say hello from the UBP!

You have a beautiful family!

Peggy said...

Great blog, beautiful family and WOO HOO for Country music!!

Rona's Home Page said...

Enjoyed reading your intro.
Glad that you joined the party. I hope that you're having a terrific time.

Bluestocking said...

HOpping over from the party. Hope you can visit me. I've got 9 books I'm giving away.


SavvyGirl said...

Thank you for stopping by and saying hi -- I hope you win the Candy Apples Bracelet! -- FYI, I love Kenny Chesney too and saw him the summer of 2006 in San Diego -- it was the best concert ever! Have fun!!

Tina said...

Hoppin' over from the UBP - I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your hair :)

Nice to meet you!

fordfamily said...

Just stopping by from the UBP! Kenny Chesney is my favorite! I love the name of your blog!

Momma Snail said...

Party hopping and I found your super cute blog! I am following you now. Come visit us when you get a chance.

(shhh...keep it a name is Kari, too!)

Kathi. said...

just stopping by for the party! great site! I just love how it's so summery!!! lol and I have a heart for Uganda! :) So happy to hear that you sponsor a child from there!

Anne said...

Hi there, I’m stopping by from the UBP. It’s nice to meet you! Your blog title is one of many that made me start singing a song :)
I’m giving away a beautiful necklace on my blog- if you want to check it out!

Shannon said...

Stopping by from the UBP! woohoo! What a party!

Anonymous said...

Hi! Party hopping and participating too so stop in for a visit.

Graceful Mom said...

Hi, thanks for stopping by to party with me in Dubai. Your photos are awesome!

Grace @ Sandier Pastures

Marina said...

The UBP party is over but I'm just visiting all the blogs...isnt this cool?

I've just started blogging and can be found at come and visit/subscribe/follow....c ya!!

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.

Did you and Joel go to NTBI in Jackson, MI? I did. Then, my maiden name was, I am married and living in Brisbane. I was in Sanford, FL for 4 years teaching at NTM's mk school. Isn't it AMAZING what God does when you give Him your life!

I'm giving away Pink Champagne Shower Syrup from Jaqua Beauty...stop on over and enter! Ends April 8. Open to USA.


I want to invite you to the Mommie Daze Virtual Baby Shower that I am hosting May 15 to June 8. This is an international even and there are prizes! Stop by my blog for all the details.

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