Friday, March 02, 2007

Let's get the party rolling!

Today the Ultimate Blog Party starts at 5 Minutes for Mom! I'm so excited! I just love parties!

Join in, meet some bloggers, and let's have some fun! You'll have to use your imagination for my all-time favorite Spinach Artichoke Dip with whole wheat crackers, virgin sangria, and Pampered Chef's Pizzetta Triangles with my very own pepperoni pizza dip. Okay, so the different flavors represented here may not go so well together, but that's what you get when I'm craving all sorts of things at once!

A bit about me... I'm a devoted wife, mother to 2 toddlers - currently ages 1 and 2, a knitter trying to teach herself to crochet, a worshiper of God, lover of books, friend, sister, a compassionate advocate for justice, a tree-hugging granola junkie and closet chocoholic. I speak Romanian and Russian, have been to 13 or so countries and spent 3 years in Moldova where I met my absolutely wonderful husband. He's the opposite of me in almost every way, and we complement each other perfectly.

I never planned on being a mother, but it's amazing how a blessing so unplanned and unexpected can fulfill every longing I never knew I had and turn me into the woman I never dreamed I'd become.

I've just started struggling through Yevgeny Yevtushenko's novel "Ne umerai prezhde smertei" in Russian (which my husband most lovingly found for me), I'm mournfully canceling an upcoming trip to Thailand to work with trafficked women, and I'm gearing up for a probable move to England this summer (eek!). The ground is shifting beneath me, but I count on Christ as the solid rock to be my firm foundation.


kailani said...

When I was younger, I never felt I "had" to be a Mother but now I can't imagine my life without my daughters!

Just stopping by from the Ultimate Blog Party and wanted to say Hi. I'll be back again during the week.

When you get a chance, please stop by and check out my book giveaway.


TaunaLen said...

Party Hopping on a Saturday. Nice to meet you and I loved browsing your site. Thank you for the link to the "I Am" form. It's now tucked away neatly in my post ideas folder. I'm working on a "Where I'm From" post, too. Anyway, thanks for the hospitalty, and if you get a chance, stop by my place for some virtual coffee and party chit chat! Party On!


Jen and family said...

Hi nice to meet you
Im at

Adventures In Babywearing said...

Thanks for stopping by my party & I’m glad to join in on yours, too.

I am a knitter, but have never tried to crochet. I just love knitting too much! ; )

Please be sure to check out a fun Bump! Photo Tag going on tomorrow! I’ll have a linky up … hope you’d like to play along and post your favorite pregnant belly pic!


Janice (5 Minutes for Mom) said...

wow - you have had (and have) a fascinating life!

and I love spinach dip and the pizzetta sounds great too!

doris said...

Thanks for stopping by my party. Glad to find another worshipper! Sounds like you have an interesting mission... working with trafficked women. Would you tell me more?

Kathy said...

Thanks for your interest Doris! I've been liaising with NightLight and Trade As One (links are in the list to the right of "Things I Like") to help provide trafficked women in Bangkok with an alternative to what they've been forced into. Spend some time at NightLight's website and see what they do. Then head over to Trade As One, click on NightLight in the menu on the left of the page and you can purchase some really awesome pieces (with a great story) online.

Domestic Chicky said...

Thanks for stopping by! I think your blog looks great too! I'll be back soon to read more!

Revka said...

Hey, I just thought I'd leave a comment here as well as at your other post. Thanks for inviting me here. I like your place and your personality. :)

Barbara H. said...

I'm slowly making the blog party rounds -- good thing this lasts a week, though it will take me longer than that to get very far! It's been fun. It's so nice to meet you. What an interesting intro!