10 April 2010

Saturday, April 10, 2010 - 25 comments

It's Partay Time!

Yea, I love a good party!  This is my second year participating in the Ultimate Blog Party and I'm so excited to go wander around to other parties in the blogosphere!  Last year I had fun meeting lots of great people and won a few giveaways too and have enjoyed continuing with friendships that I've made.

Ultimate Blog Party 2010
So if you're new here, I'm Kayce. I'm a wife, a proud mom, a sister, an aunt, a daughter, run a business or two, a dog lover, a volunteer, a passionate reader, a camping fool, a child of God, a type I diabetic and most of all I am passionate about life and making the most of every second.   Before I became a stay at home working mom, I had a great time working in marketing but found that life is too short and my kids were growing up without me. So now I run a house cleaning business and am a ambassador with Barefoot Books and I also run around with my head cut off between mommy & me play groups and driving my high schooler around from point A to point B. :)

I started this blog 5 years ago as a way for our widespread family to follow along on our journey to China to adopt a child. Along the way our journey of love turned into a long, life changing wait and the blog has evolved into something more. It is a place to not only share in our adventures as a family but a place for me to write which is something else I am passionate about. My family and our adventures are the inspiration that flows from me.

Our little his, mine and ours family lives on the beautiful Monterey Bay where we enjoy spending lots of time with our families, getting to as many baseball games as we can and camping the western United States in our travel trailer and sometimes traveling by train. 2010 we started the year with a long awaited adventure to China to complete the adoption of our beautiful little girl who was placed in our arms on January 31, 2010. Life now consists of everything baby and a lot of teenage drama thrown in for a good time....it couldn't be any sweeter!  

Thanks so much for stopping by and saying hi! I hope you grab a cup of coffee or a glass of wine and enjoy checking out some of our previous stories or read about our trip to China. I'd love for you to say hi and let me return the gesture by stopping by your party!! Okay! I'm off to go enjoy the party!!

Oh and hey! Don't forget to check out all the great prizes on the HUGE 5 Minutes for Mom UBP Prize list! I'm giving away two of my favorite books from Barefoot Books this year! I'll pick a winner on Friday April 16 from all the commenters from this post!! So do say hi!


As for some of the prizes I'd love to win, would be the adorable crayon apron offered at Kennedy Grace Boutique or the $30 gift certificate at Cute Clips and More or even some super cute shoes from Eleven at Wishing Penny and last but not least, who wouldn't want a $50 gift card to Target! Haley at Love, Life, Family and then some is giving one of those away!


Hi, Kayce. I come from Ultimate Blog Party 2010. Lovely children you have.

Nice to meet you. I hope you have time to visit mine as well, in HERE. Have a nice weekend.

happy partying
good luck to you

Hi there Kayce.
Wonderful photos of your journey.
I'm stopping by the via the Blog Party to say hello.
This is so much fun!

Have a great Saturday!

I love Barefoot Books!
And an adopted daughter from China! That is awesome. You have a sweet looking family!
Megret :)

Hi Kayce! I am so loving all your posts about the cricket!! Not sure if I ever mentioned that we call Emilija cricket too because when she gets really mad when she's sitting or laying down, she rubs her legs together like a cricket. We think it's funny! Emi, not so much!

I remember you doing the Ultimate Blog Party last year. I might ask you how to get involved next year because it looks like fun.

The books you are giving away are adorable!!! Do you have a Barefoot Books website I can check out? Not sure if you have my email but you can always contact me via FB! Hope CA is sunny and warm today!

Hey! Thanks for stopping by at my crazy place... love your blog! So cute! And your kids are adorable (I can't believe some day I'll have teenagers!! AH!)
I also was just clicking around at the UBP and came across this blog
she's been trying to adopt from China for about four years I think so maybe you could say hi! I'm sure she'd love some encouragement (and you have to read Teagan's birth story there... it's hilarious!!)
That's all, Happy Saturday!

Great post..
Love ya..

Stopping by to return the favor from UBP.


What a cute blog!! ;)

Congratulations on your new daughter ... she is adorable! I saw that you follow 3 Peanuts - I do, too! I LOVE her blog (and her pictures!)!! ;)

Hello! Visiting from UBP! So nice to meet you! Congratulations on your new addition - simply adorable! You have a beautiful family. Thanks for sharing! Hope you have a wonderful weekend! Have fun partying! ~ Stephanie Lynn

Thanks for stopping by my blog earlier!! I'm about to explore yours a little more!! You have a beautiful family! Have a great party week! =)

You are so generous giving away books (I won one back at Kimberely's shower).
I'm not participating in the blog party this year so hope you win lots of prizes (instead of me!).

Alyzabeth's Mommy

A teenager and a baby - what an action packed life you live! We have good friends who are waiting for their baby from china (it's been 3 years now!). And I love beautiful monterey!
Nice to party with you. Thanks for stopping by Tales from the Motherhood and Confessions of a Childhood Actress!

Thanks for the sweet comment. You have such a cute family. Looking forward to future posts.

Hey Kayce...
completely OT, because I am way tooo lazy to participate in the party!!!...

What size is the cricket wearing these days??? just curious how big she has already grown since being home!

Hope you are all well... and enjoying Big J's birthday festivities...

Email me...

Thanks for visiting hope you are enjoying this UBP as much as I am! Have a great weekend.

Hi Kayce! Thanks so much for stopping by! Hope you're enjoying the party! Your children are both BEAUTIFUL...looking forward to checking out more of your blog!

beautiful children!! thanks for stopping by my blog too!!! it's so great to meet others during the UBP!!!

Hello from Tennessee!!! Loved your Easter pictures! Talk soon! Melanie

Stopping by from UBP to say hello!! :)

I love your blog and look forward to following you and your precious family.

I'm visiting from the UBP - Happy partying and feel free to come by anytime!

hi from another UBP!

your daughter is precious! i just adopted from ethiopia!

goodluck winning prizes!



Hi there! Just popping in from the UBP to be your newest Google Follower! Hooray! Hope you have a great weekend! Swing by my blog when you get a chance!

Bridgette Groschen
The Groschen Goblins

Your Black and White Wed picture is stunning. So so beautiful.

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