Friday, March 02, 2007

It's Party Time!

GIRLS!!! It's PARTY TIME!!!

For the next week, the Ultimate Blog Party is the place to be!
Welcome to my blog, it's nice to meet you. I want to know all about you, but first let me tell you a little bit about myself...
I am currently a pastor's wife working mom. My husband and I have been married for 6 years this July and we have one little boy, who I affectionately call Boo. He will be 3 in April. My husband is the Young Adults and Discipleship pastor at our church in Duluth, Georgia. We have been here for just under two years. The Lord made the decision for me to return to work in January of 2006, so I have been working as the Assistant to a Landscape company since then. Our little one attends a church preschool and absolutely loves it. It was not my intentions to return to work, but the Lord changed my heart and made it all happen and that's okay with me. I serve a loving, wonderful, awesome, just, kind, and righteous God, who never gives His glory to another (Isaiah 42:8). Amen to that.
Jeremy is my gift on earth. He is all that encompasses a man who follows God's heart and I adore that about him. He is kind, compassionate and caring, and makes me smile often. I am blessed to be his wife.
I love LOTS of things, but nothing more than Jesus. I like to scrapbook, although I don't do it often enough...I am sure I am not the only one who feels that way! :) I like to read. I love writing and hope to write a book one day. I love telling others about Jesus. I feel there is nothing greater than sharing your life,and what the Lord has done in it, with other people. I want the light of His love to shine through me so brightly that you can't even see Karen, only Him.
Some other things: I like cooking. I like Mexican food. I have curly hair, but can wear it straight. My family doesn't call me by my name, most times, only by my nickname, and you know what...I love it! :) I have some crazy girlfriends who I dearly love and am challenged by daily. I like music, although I don't sing very well. We were created to worship! I enjoy being a pastor's wife and feel that among the things God has called me to do, He has challenged me most with that responsibility.

I hope that you have gotten a chance to know me better and I can't wait to talk to each of you...I am the outgoing one at the party, the one who can't stand to leave early if she hasn't spoken to everyone, so I must leave you now. Help yourself to some sweet tea and sandwiches. Coffee is brewing and I am excited you have joined us. Enjoy the picture as you mingle...


Toodles-
Karen

42 comments:

Tirzah said...

Hi, Karen!! Nice to meet you. I think this party is such a great idea!! How fun!!

Kari said...

Hi Karen! Great blog!

Tracey said...

Nice to meet you, Karen! Thanks for stopping by - your son is ADORABLE and I call my first son Boo (Boo Boo) too!

Guinevere Meadow said...

Over here from the UBP! (Your sweet tea is delicious, by the way! House wine of the South, baby! lol!) What a beautiful family you have, your Boo looks so sweet!

Tracey said...

Glad to meet you! I'm also with the party, #207, Womanwithmanyhats.

Your little Boo is so cute!

Jessica said...

Great to meet you! I am having a great time partying over at my blog! Thanks for your visit! I will be back to visit!

Guinevere Meadow said...

You spent most of an hour reading through my posts??!! I'm touched!!!

Terri @ In His Hands said...

What a cute photo! Your little boy is adorable--look at his little hands all folded. So cute.

I never have time to scrapbook! It drives me crazy!

Butterfly Kisses said...

I am so happy to be visiting your blog!!! I'll bookmark it and will be back to dig in some more.

Laurel Wreath said...

It was so awesome to meet you, and that picture of your family is just precious. I am a fellow Mexican food lover also!!!! I am so glad I stopped by. And thank you for visiting me.

Ribbon Rock Star said...

Beautiful family!!

So nice to "meet" you!

Linda

Mandy said...

Hi! Thanks for dropping by and for the lovely words. You have a darling family; what an adorable little boy!! How wonderful to "meet" you. I will definitely be back to read more!

Southern Girl said...

Karen, you have such a beautiful family and that darling little boy is the spitting image of you!

Loved your wonderful introduction, but I'm a regular visitor, albeit a mostly quiet one. ;)

Thanks for throwing a lovely party!

kailani said...

I love to scrapbook, too, but I just can't find the time. I did really well with my first daughter. Now with the second, I'm lucky if I can get the pictured developed!

Just wanted to stop by your party and say Hi. It was great reading through some of your posts. I'll be back again during the week.

If you get a chance, come on over and check out my daily book giveaway.

Aloha!

Jen said...

Hi nice to meet you

TaunaLen said...

Party hopping on a Saturday! Glad to meet you, and read your blog. If you get the chance, please stop by my place for a cup of virtual coffee and some party chit chat. Party on!

~TaunaLen

Jen said...

What a lovely family you have! Thanks for letting me visit your blog!

Karla said...

Just cruising the party blogs to say hello. Nice to meet you!

Susan (5 Minutes For Mom) said...

What a fantastic photo of your family! And you have such a great attitude about God leading you to work outside the home. I'm so happy that your son loves his preschool.

Michelle Potter said...

Coming through with the Ultimate Blog Party, thanks for sharing your site with us! Love the layout!

Lisa B @ simply His said...

Hey Karen,

Nice to virtually meet you :) I love how you say that you weren't planning on going back to work, but God called you to do so and you're ok with that. That is truly awesome!

Lisa B.

THE HABITUAL PICKER-UPPER said...

Swinging in for the party...Nice to meet ya.

Have a great Party week

PARTY ON!!!!

Monkeygiggles.blogspot.com

Kim said...

Thanks for the party invite! Can't wait to come back and visit.

Michelle said...

Hi Karen - thanks for the invite and for being a great host. It was lovely to meet you.

Janice (5 Minutes for Mom) said...

what a wonderful, warm women of God you are! I bet you are a blessing to all who know you! :)

Janice (5 Minutes for Mom) said...

typo - i meant woman

Susan said...

How nice to meet you and your darling family!! I'm a pastor's wife too!! My DH just went full time coaching and consulting churches...kind of a new role for me. We have four boys and I LOVE Scrapbooking!! I've worked since my older two were in preK.

I hope you'll stop by for a visit. I hope to get back around soon. I sure would love to see a Pastor's Wives blogroll. It's a unique ministry for sure.

Blessings to you.

:-) Susan

Growing in Grace (Nicole) said...

Just stopping in to say hi!
Nicole

Alexis Jacobs said...

Stopping by your party for a visit. Great blog.

Amy H said...

Hi Karen, just stopping by for the party. The party was such a great idea because I get to meet people like you, whom I have so much in common with but would never have met otherwise. I hope you'll stop by and say hi sometime!

Take care and happy blogging this week!

UKZoe said...

Just dropping by on the party circuit and loving it here. Good to meet you.

lifeasamama said...

hi karen! congrats on being the 100th post at the party... (i was just letting out a sigh of relief that i have now read 100 posts... only 570 to go... as of now. who knows how many there will be soon!

DK said...

Hi Karen, Good to meet you! I'm just dropping by on the great Party Tour. I'm never gonna make it to all of these blogs... Love your party; I'll be back (okay, I didn't mean to sound like The Terminator there) Anyway, stop by if you're in the neighborhood!
DK
A Flyover Blog

Kether said...

What a beautiful family!
Thanks for the warm welcome into your home.

GiBee said...

Nice to meet you, Karen! Your little one is simply adorable!!! Thanks for visiting my blog the other day.

stacey said...

Loved stopping in for your party! Will be back to visit again soon!
Stacey

Kate said...

HI Karen! Awesome to "meet" you today...thanks for the party! I'd LOVE some sweet tea...can't get it that good in MD, although Chik-fil-a is tryin'! You have a lovely family...looking forward to coming back and learning more about y'all! :) Have a great day!

Shalee said...

Hello from a fellow working mom who knows that her employment is God-led. I'm okay with it too, but occasionally I really want to just stay home because time is flying by so quickly.

I'm delighted to have made your aquaintance and thanks for the invite into your life.

Nise' said...

Hello, nice to meet you. I was here before maybe from a comment you left on LPM? Anyway, I had a chuckle about your family not calling you by name. Our family does the same with everyone, we all have nicknames!

Barbara H. said...

I am slowly getting around to some of the blog parties. It's nice to meet you! You have a lovely family! I love Mexican food! We lived in GA for a time, in Douglasville, near Atlanta. But that was 8 1/2 years ago.

Since my blog party post is no longer on my first page and my host won't allow a "sticky post," I'll post the link to my blog party here. Hope you can stop by!

Brandie said...

Your family is lovely =)
It was so nice to stop by and meet you!

IRENE said...

Hello,
(Very)Slowly making my way around the party! Lovely meeting you.
Blessings.