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Friday, March 20, 2009

The Ultimate Blog Party 09 - My first!

Ultimate Blog Party 2009

WELCOME Partiers!
Can I offer you some coffee? No? Well that's all I drink these days so it's that or water, or wine so you choose.

This is my first evah Ultimate Party Blog and with 5 Minutes for Mom and I can't wait to meet new bloggers and add to my blog roll. (Check out my UPB Prize too!)

For those of you stopping by, here's just a little about me.

My name is Janine and I have 5 year old twin
s (actually they are now closer to 6 than to 5 but I'm holding on to 5 as long as I can) and last Halloween my husband and I celebrated our 10th anniversary.
Yes, Halloween. No, it was not a c
ostume wedding...until much later when the silly masks came out. And oh by the way, I fit into my wedding dress this year!
My Twofer: L on left , M on right

We live outside of Washington, DC and we try to take advantage of the free museums as much as possible and as much as we can stand getting around the, um, tourists. Honestly, I consider myself a New Yorker at heart having grown up outside what I will always refer to as The City. Washington is a great city and does have a lot of life....but c'mon. It's not NYC. It's not The City. It's DC.

I can be a little snarky (no! really?) and silly, and a little bit rock-and-roll (shhh, don't tell anyone but I have a tatoo). But most of I'll I'm just me.

I often blog here about the silly things that come with raising twins, who are girls, and the neuroses I suffer trying to make decisions that hopefully won't screw them up too much (like the time I told them no matter what they should not pee in the port-o-potty on the farm field trip and they should hold it until they get back to school - yeah, that kind of stuff).

Me in Nashville at Blissdom 09

I have been blogging for not quite a year and found it has given me a great place to be creative, keep memories alive for my children, and make new friends...yes, friends. As strange as this blog world is, I've been able to meet some online friends in real life (IRL - new term for me) and have yet to be disappointed.

Remember to check out UBP Prize #USC 71
Enter to win the adorable North Country Lamb Print from Golly Bard. This print is perfect for the nursery, a bathroom, or even a quiet little corner of your room.

And here are the prizes I'm hoping to win:
#89 — $100 gift card to HomeGoods
Provided by: HG Openhouse

#113 — $25 gift certificate to Office Max (two winners)
Provided by: Multi-Tasking Mama

INTL 1 — Available to English speaking bloggers. Custom Basic Blog Design
Provided by: Sweet ‘n Simple Design

If those are gone I'd be more than happy with any of these: #s 16, 22, 31, 37, 69, 118, INTL 28, and, um I'll be adding to this list!

Thanks for stopping by and let me know you did so I can visit your party too!



Jessica said...

Hi Janine. I've joined the party too!!! I'm a Mom of g/b twins who are now almost 7. I understand holding onto their young age as long a possible. I like following blogs of other moms of multiples. I think we all have that special connection that only we understand. I do want to follow your blog, but couldn't find that section on your blog. I may have missed it. Please visit us at: www;

Trish @ Another Piece of the Puzzle said...

Saw your tweet - no you're not too late!! Your girls are adorable; my SIL in Vienna has twin girls who are 5 too.

I know what you mean about the coffee - I am addicted to Mt. Dew and can't function without it.

Happy partying. :)

Thriftymom said...

It is my first party too!! and loving it, I am finding all sorts of new blogs to add to my reader and new friends to tweet with.

Charlene said...

I'm a UBP newbie, too! Nice to "meet" so many other lovely ladies!

Come visit me if you can--I have a 'regular' blog and a food blog.


Diana@SugarRidge said...

Just stopping by to say hi and nice to meet you. Have a great blog party.

LeNesha @ My Business Adventures said...

Hi Janine! I'm so into the randomness of life and all the silly things it brings. Great blog and nice to meet you.

This is such an exciting party for me....every now and again I have these uncontrollable moments of excitedness and I'll just shout a random "WooHoo, How exciting is this!". My 11 yr old daughter would give me a weird look and asks "What's going on now?".

Anywho...check out my blog party at My Business Adventures, I'm hosting a few giveaways.



Frances said...

It's my first UBP too!
Great blog - your daughters are adorable.

Happy UBP!

Lisa Mom of 2 Boys said...

Nice to meet my tattoo sistah!

Melissa, Multi-Tasking Mama said...

You know I thought you were my friend till that you still fit in your wedding dress nonsense LOL Happy UBP 09!

Kaye - SandwichINK said...

Hi Janine, I'm the grandma of twin boys - 5. Totally adorable, so similar and yet, so very different! Isn't it fun AND exhausting AND exhilerating AND.... :) And that's just from babysitting which I love to do in between writing about grandparenting and eldercaregiving and so much in between :)

I enjoyed visiting your blog party! See you around the Blogosphere :)

Musings from Me said...

Hey there bloggie/now IRL friend!

Just stopping by. I finally posted my UBP post, too.

My son was exhausted this morning. He wondered why we made him go to the circus. He enjoyed it last night...just did not like getting up for school!


Cascia said...

Your girls are adorable!

You have a great blog here! Nice to meet you. Found you at the Ultimate Blog Party.

Sherrie said...

Happy UBP 2009 to you! What cute little twins you have! Lovin' the red harr. :)

Jo said...

Happy UBP 2009! This is my first as well.
Your girls are adorable!

Shelly said...

Hey down there in DC! I'm not that far from you up in Maryland. I too love to take advantage of the free museums, and love to go to the National Zoo. In fact, we'll be heading there soon since the spring weather is getting nicer. I will follow your blog. Your twins are adorable!

Happy blog party! (this is my first)

Casual Friday Everyday said...

It's nice to meet you! I'm here from the UBP and look forward to getting to know you more this week.


Maria@Conversations with Moms said...

You picked my favorite 3 drinks except I cannot drink wine while I'm breastfeeding. Found you through UBP.

Anonymous said...

Hi! So nice to meet you. I am party hopping and participating too so stop in for a visit. Party on from an old hippie grandma in Colorado who is restoring an 1880 Victorian Stone farmhouse with hubby.

Kristin.... said...

Stopping by during the party. My twin girls are 2. Your daughters are beautiful!

StacieinAtlanta said...

Hi Janine-

Love your post!

Coming by from The Ultimate Blog Party to say hi. Make certain to check out my place for your chance to win a LeapFrog Tag Reading System. :)

The Divine Miss Mommy

Mike said...

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


Twitter: About Parenting

Super Fun Mama said...

Hi there, coming over as a blog hopper taking part in UBP. It is very nice to meet you and your blog. I have a blog at It is a blog about the learning and fun activities I do with my tot. Very nice to meet you!

Your girls are ADORABLE!

Rushell said...

It's my first party, too, and so far it's been a lot of fun! Hopefully there will be many more years to come!

Toni said...

I am a party virgin myself (i think LOL). I am so excited to meet all these new people. Though I am subscribed to you so you aren't new to me :)

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.

Looks like you had fun at Blissdom! I'd love to go one year. Hey, what do you think of Blissdom happening in Brisbane? They would be FABULOUS!


carma said...

Stopping by to say "hi" from UBP - party on :-)

Renée aka Mekhismom said...

Hey lady! Stopping by for your party and so glad to have you as both a bloggy friend and a friend in real life!

Summer said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog! Your twins are adorable! Nice to meet you!

Quixotically Chaotic said...

Hi! I was just blog hopping and wanted to say hi. Found you on the UBP! Your blog is fabulous! Congrats on 10 years with your hubby. Your girls are adorable!

Amy said...

Thanks for stopping by my site! We coffee addicts need to stick together, lol!

I love the Blissdom pic! Your girls are adorable.

It was so nice to meet you!

TwinHappyJen said...

I know the party is technically over, but I caught it kind of late so I'm still saying hi to people! :-) I have twins, too! If you get a chance, check out my blog at

Nice to meet you! :-)