It's a PARTY!


5 Minutes for Mom is hosting a Blog Party today, and I am joining in the fun. I've even donated a prize of a custom made frame (I am #57 on the American Only Prize List). You can see some of the custom Christmas frames our family has by clicking here.

I'll be visiting lots of parties today, and I'm glad you stopped by.

The purpose of this was to get to know people and to introduce here goes:

My name is Jill and I live in Atlanta. I met my husband on e-harmony almost 4 years ago; we were even in some of their commercials. We were married on New Years Eve 2003. He is an extraordinary partner, and I am richly blessed to have him holding my hand as we walk life's path. He has a blog, can read it here.

One of the reasons I started blogging (thanks to Heather for my great Blog design) was because I thought I had a unique set of "titles":

*a fairly newly married woman

*to a man who has children from a previous marriage (that means I'm a step-mom)

*with a young child (Doug and I had little Adam in Dec 2005)

*who works full-time outside the home (counting the time I commute I work about 50 hours a week)

I am originally from Iowa. I grew up in the same small town (pop. 1200), lived in the same house and went to the same school until I left for college.

One of the things I like most about blogging is being able to throw my thoughts out for the world to read. I'm also always amazed at all of the wonderful writers I've come across. Two of my favorites are Big Mama for her endearing sense of humor. And I really like Jules at Everyday Mommy for her rich faith and her talent for bloggy graphics.

Enjoy the party....visit lots of places...and leave a comment so I know you've been here.

Until next time,


Tracey :

Jill, I love the new look of your blog! I never saw the old one...but I love the new one =) And your siggy with your name~too cute!

oh amanda :

I love love love your layout. So...girlie! Just visiting from the UBP! Happy Partying!

Slackermommy :

Love your blog design! Thanks for stopping by my party!

jodifur :

I'm party hopping, just saying hi!

Kathleen aka Coffee Mom :

I've often wondered if the people in the eharmony commercials were real couples or just actors. I guess now I know!

Karen :

I SO love your blog template! husband was IN Atlanta, GA this week for our business!

Nice to meet you - I'll have to come back and poke around when it's not so late and my eyes are going wonky on me. :o)

Liza's Eyeview :

Aloha! Visiting here through U Blog Party - and having fun!

I'm emailing your blog address to a friend of mine e-dating right now. The guy actually flew to Maui this week for them to meet face to face! exciting!

Tracey - Just Another Mommy Blog :

Popping in from the party!

Jean-Luc Picard :

Hello Jill; I'm here from the party. I invite you to my Journal.

I actually live in Birmingham, England, and am one of the few males at the party!

Heather @ Desperately Seeking Sanity :

Great design!!!!!
Enjoy the party!


PS...Bless you for living and commuting in Atlanta... :)

Lissete :

Visiting for the party. So nice to meet you! I LOVE your blog design!

Monkey Giggles :

Swinging in for the Ultimate Blog Party!!! Nice meeting ya.
Happy party week!


My first party favor give-away has begun. Come over when you get a chance.

Kim :

thanks for the party invite!

Vader's Mom :

Very nice meeting you!

Stopped by for the party.

Adventures In Babywearing :

Thanks for stopping by my party & I’m glad to join in on yours, too. Your blog design is gorgeous!!

Please be sure to check out my fun Bump! Photo Tag going on! Hope you’d like to play along and post your favorite pregnant belly pic!


Susan :

Love your blog. I posted below about your working life...enjoyed your party. Atlanta is such a great place to be.

I hope you'll stop by and visit mine.

Blessings to you all.

:-) Susan

Robin :

Jill, thanks so much for stopping by PENSIEVE; I hope you'll be able to visit again when it's not so crazy. To help me remember all the people I "meet", I'm subscribing via'll help!

Love your HAPPY design, it looks like "we" all do :).

I'm a Georgia native, and interestingly, my hubby and I had a romantic getaway in Atlanta last weekend! I blogged it (lol) and highlights were our dinner at Atlanta Fishmarket and beignets at Hueys. We had some other "highlights" but I'll leave those to your imagination :).

julie :

I enjoyed reading your blog. Happy partying!

Nadine :

Hi - I stopped by for the party. What a wonderful story about meeting your husband. I'll have to look at the e-harmony commericals closer now.

Jen :

Hi Jill
my son is 1 month older than Adam :)

UKZoe :

just trying to fit in a few party visits before breakfast. Nice to meet you.

Mike :

Hello there. Hopped over from 5 Minutes for Mom. Hope you don’t mind the visit, and future ones.

Have a great week.


melody :

Hi! I'm not far from you in the mountains of Georgia. Thanks for the great party. Love your blog and frames.

tracebooks :

Hi, just stopping by for the Party! What a sweet goodbye to your sweet babe. I know exactly how you feel!

Please stop by and visit me at (not my Blogger account). I have fun exploding bubbles and educational videos all week!

Janice (5 Minutes for Mom) :

That is sooo fun about the eharmony thing! SO GREAT that it worked!!!

Thanks for coming out to the party - sure hope you had a fantastic time! It is great to meet you :)

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