April 10, 2010

Ultimate Blog Party 2010

Ultimate Blog Party 2010

You know why I love a good party?  Better yet, a good Blog Party?  Because this is a really easy way to check out hundreds and hundreds of super fun bloggers.  Kind of like leap-frogging from pond to pond all in one fell swoop!

Janice and Susan are our hosts and thousands have already joined in the fun!

Even if you don't like blog hopping, surely you love prizes?  Gifties?  Give-aways?  Come on now!

I don't mind sharing what I'd like to get my sticky hands on...

First of all, you've seen mah' girl in the Red Tutu, right?  Drool.  So one of the items up for grabs is the custom made tutu by Sweet Patootie's - and pardon-me-scuse-me, but I'll be havin' that.  Ahem.

Second, there are a load of giftcards...Amazon, Toys R Us, The Disney Store, Target....oh my!  Mommy like.  Mommy likey a lot.

Third, there are gift baskets available that left me a little...well, sigh.  Like the Mom Basket...I'm sorry - but any opportunity to put lotion on my feet and some heavenly cream on my face and relax with a good magazine or book...I die.

So anyway...enough about what I want.  You're invited!  Why not...what else have you got to do?  It's fun to find new blogs, meet new people...get free stuff and never have to move from your computer chair, right?  Right?  Anyone?  Is this thing on? (tap tap)

If you're new to Bushel and a Peck - Welcome!  I'm Christie and this is my little corner of la-tee-dah, where I talk about wife-ing, mothering, adopting from China and Ethiopia, and gushing over the occasional good book or Lost episode.  Well, you can't have all poetry and fine-reading, eh?  Some times you just have to discuss in depth the hidden virtues of Sawyer and the dark secrets of Jack.  Just sayin'.

Meanwhile, let me introduce you to us

Here are my delicious little children...no really...they are.  Delicious, I tell you.

Keira Joy Xi - my youngest.  She's almost ten months and we just returned from China in January after a four + year wait to bring her home.  There are some good posts about attachment and our trip in the February and March listing.  (see sidebar "All in the Past")

Those eyes...those cheeks...the chubby arms...they are delicious, no?

Quint is my oldest - and he's obsessed with Woody!  He is two and a half and All. Boy.  All boy, people...

AB is the King of De Castle and he's a rock star in the kitchen and in the teaching world...and I like him.  I like him a lot.  He's kinda the favorite around our house.  I know he's mine...

And this is us - and ain't life grand?

Thanks for visiting - I hope you'll peruse some of the older posts...we've been having some great discussions over here at Bushel and a Peck.

Don't forget to check out the Ultimate Blog Party 2010 - woot woot!!  And if you're here from the party - be sure to leave a comment so I know you swung over for a visit.

...come back soon!


Brandi said...

You have a beautiful family and an adorable blog!

Brandi @

mommieof4munchkins said...

What an adorable family you have! Happy Partying!

Jen@Scrapingirl said...

What a couple of cute kids. Glad you came to the party. Hope you're having fun. :)

Kayce said...

:) Love to see you partying!! That pic of the four of you is priceless!!

AllisonO said...

I'm apparently not the only one with this opinion, but I wanted to tell you that your kiddos are positively EDIBLE. That girl and those.cheeks!

It was fun to party with you! Here's my blog party post!

Alicia said...

Stopping by from ubp! Your children are adorable :) I love that you have chosen adoption and are telling your story!

diane said...

what a wonderful family. enjoy the ubp. wolfbayou@yahoo.com

Sarah said...

your children are absolutely beautiful! just stopped by from UBP to say hello!

Carrie said...

They ARE delish! ;)

What a cute, fun blog you have! Congrats on just coming home from China, too! Isn't it an amazing journey?!

My boys are almost 8 and 5, and we STILL love Woody around here! ;)

Blessings to you and your family! I look forward to getting to know you!

The Old White Barn said...

Very cute blog! Stopping by from UBP and I'm so pleased to have found you! I'm going to scroll back up and follow you on Google Friends.

If you get a minute, stop by for my Blog Party and Gift for UBP ($125.00 value).


BAILEY said...

You have the most adorable kids. And I LOVE that red tutu!

Stopped by from Ultimate Blog Party.

Jenn said...

Adorable kids...what a blessing to be able to adopt!!

Hope you are having a good time at the UBP!

Jenni ("Miss Tutu")
My UBP blog post: How to Make a Tutu blog - hope you will stop by, say hi, and sign-up for your free tutu lesson! :) and Mom Blogger $100 Cash Contest

JDaniel4's Mom said...

Stopping by from the UBP! I enjoyed visiting your site. What a wonderful family. They have awesome smiles.

Single PAP said...


i learned of UBP from you! thanks, i joined.. not that i had the time to create that post (ahem) but hey, maybe i'll win something!

good luck!

btw, how do you get your photos so big with blogspot? who redid your blog. i love the font, too.

Unknown said...

What a beautiful family you have. Thank you for blessing them with a loving home.
Love your blog and really enjoyed my visit.
I think this is my 3rd year. Not sure but really enjoy meeting new bloggers.
Great prizes this year! I hope you win one..or two.
I was late too but fashionable late for the UBP 2010.

Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

Your blog header may be the cutest I have seen all day.....Great family and love your layout...This is such a FUN party.
A random prize drawing for tonight (SUN) and then a $100 Gift basket for the GRAND PRIZE. I am amazed at all the different and creative blogs and having so much fun meeting new friends...Stop by for a visit...nothing you have to do but leave a comment on either of my blogs. Happy Sunday..

Holly said...

Dear Christie,
PLEASE consider moving near me. I will babysit for FREE :) Seriously!
My sad little homeschooled 4 year old will glady take your littles under his wings! :) and I will try muchly not to kiss Keira's chubby little cheeks b/c of bonding and all that jazz ;)
And my hubby needs a good friend who lets his wife sleep in, who does diaper duty AND who cooks english muffins! For REAL!
Please think about it.
We may be restationed this summer.
I'll get back to you.
If it's Hawaii will you come?
Pretty please?
Holly from Purpose Driven Family

Simply Stacie said...

I am stopping in for a visit from the UBP! Your children are adorable!!! I just became your newest follower :)


Diana said...

I am a reader from before and will continue to be a reader as I think you are GREAT:) I did this too!!!

SusanD said...

Hey Christie. Stopping over from the UBP for a quick visit. Loved reading about your precious family. I'll be back for another visit soon. Blessings, SusanD

InspiredGifts.com said...

Hi there! Nice to meet you! I'm stopping by via UBP. I enjoyed reading your blog and will be visiting again soon! What a beautiful family you have, adoption is so special!

I hope you can stop by our blog: http://inspiredgiftsblog.blogspot.com
Inspiredgifts.com is a mom owned newly launched site.

Have a beautiful day

joeandbridge said...

Hi There! Poppin' in from UBP to be your newest google follower! You have a gorgeous family!! Hope you can swing by my blog when you get a chance!

Bridgette Groschen
The Groschen Goblins