The Ultimate Blog Party

Ultimate Blog Party 2008

It is time for the Ultimate Blog Party hosted by 5 Minutes for Mom. This is my first year participating and I think it is a very fun idea. Click on the button and check it out!

If you are visiting my blog for the first time let me tell you a little bit about myself. I am a stay at home mom to 3 kids.

Aiden is 5 years old.

Owen is 4 years old.

Olivia is 15 months old.
I talk about my kids A LOT on this blog.

I am married to a wonderful guy named Doug. We are VERY different from each other and we fit together perfectly.

He is the love of my life and he is also a Pastor. Which makes me a pastor's wife. I belong to a pastor's wives blog roll that is listed on my sidebar if that topic interests you! My husband also takes wonderful pictures and makes me laugh.

I am lucky enough to have my sweet mother living nearby. She moved here a few years ago to get to know my kids and help me out. She is wonderful. She also turned 65 yesterday and is considering moving into our home with us. My mom and I are very close because she was a single mom and I was an only child.

We moved constantly during my growing up years. My mom always said she had a touch of wandering Gypsy in her. We moved an average of once per year. Which means I never attended a school for longer than one grade until highschool. I did manage to do two grades in a row for grades 11 and 12. We changed homes like some people change paint colours. As a result I am not too attached to "stuff". I am also not very good at REALLY settling in to a place. Somewhere in the back of my mind I always feel like it is temporary so it is important not to get too attached.

My mom was also a hippy. A real live back packing around the world peace love hippy. I LOVE her stories. I find my mom absolutely fascinating. My mom also believes in Jesus and was a pastor's kid. She really is one of the most interesting women I have ever known.

I mainly blog to keep my sanity. I have struggled with post partum depression throughout the past 5 years. I am currently medicated for it and doing well but depression is part of the fabric of who I am. Blogging is a wonderful form of free therapy for me.

We live in a small town of around 3000 people in northeast Saskatchewan Canada. It is cold here today (about -12 degrees Celsius, 10 degrees Fahrenheit) and we still have LOADS of snow. When it snows here everything gets covered in the most beautiful blanket of pure white. Even the roads are white. The trees look amazing covered in frost. The sky is HUGE here and it is almost always bright and sunny. At night the sky is filled with thousands of bright stars and sometimes the northern lights dance accross the sky. It is peaceful and quiet.

I wish spring would hurry up and come. I was born in beautiful British Columbia and I miss the blooming flowers, ocean and mountains. It always amazes me just a little bit that my sons have only been to the ocean once and my daughter has NEVER been. Weird.

This blog is a place for my thoughts and musings. It is life through MY eyes. I welcome comments as long as they are kind. I am 100% imperfect. I love Jesus. I love my family. I love my friends. And I am definitely on the weird side. But that's ok.

Welcome to my world!


SkinCareGirl said…

I've enjoyed visiting your blog and reading about your Beautiful family!

Just blog hopping today in Celebration of the Ultimate Blog Party.:)

Love and Blessings,
Tracye said…
I'm sooo jealous of your weather! I live in South Texas, and it's near 70 today, which is cold for March. I LOVE SNOW AND COLD!

If you're familiar with Beth Moore, she has a blog. I don't remember the address, but it's on my blogroll as LPM.

Happy partying!
Erin said…
Your blog is wonderful!!

Thanks for visiting mine as well.

I love writing poetry. It comes so easy but of course other things are so difficult!

You have a beautiful family!!

Anonymous said…
Inviting you to Party With Me!

Win Chocolates:

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eastcoastlife said…
Hi Tara,
Nice to meet you. Greetings from Singapore, Asia. Just drop in to say hello!

Your Mom sounds so cool!
melissa said…
hello! so nice to meet you =)

your family is beautiful!

love the look and feel of your blog.

happy blog party!
Michelle Potter said…
Thanks for visiting my blog party ( and entering my photo giveaway!

It's great to "meet" you, and have a Happy Blog Party!
Storm said…
Nice to meet you. Happy blogging!

I love the design of your blog.
Bahama Mama said…
Thanks for coming to my party! I would like to say that I miss the snow but that would be a big fib!
A Juggling Mum said…
Hi, I just came in for the party, thanks for inviting me :)

Your blog is so pretty :) It was lovely to meet you.

Rachel xxx
A Juggling Mum
Thank you for visiting my party post - I love your site (the background is gorgeous)! Your kids are adorable too. :)

It's great to meet you!
thanks for visiting my party. btw, i'm giving away one of my "i make milk" shirts on the UBP giveaway now. it's prize #141. :)

you have a beautiful family. :) i bet your mom has some amazing stories.
Melanie said…
I loved reading about you are your family. And I just love your blog and all of the pictures of your kids. Definitely book marking your site!!
Our Happy Happenings
Livin' With Me
Amanda said…
Okay...haven't been on the computer much this week, so writing comments on a post so old, you might not see it...but your description of Saskatchewan and BC made me miss them both. God's wonder and beauty. It's here too, but somehow it's harder to see.
Vader's Mom said…
I didn't realize you were an only. I am too!!
Angie said…
Thanks for stopping by my blog! :)

I agree -- blogging is great free therapy! Your blog, by the way, is beautiful!
Nissa said…
My parents moved me all over, too! Never more than 2 years in one place. Now that I'm married, I've been in the same area for 8 years now!

I too, struggle with depression, and I applaud you for being so open & honest about it.

Happy Partying & thanks for the visit!
Tara in VA said…
Saying hi to another Tara!

Tara in VA
tforsburg (at) yahoo (dot) com
Happy Panda said…
What a great looking family you have! I hope you are having a great time at the party. Thank you so much for stopping by. Good luck in the prize drawing.
kristen said…
Nice to meet you, your kids are too cute!
Debz said…
Great post! Hope your enjoying the party! I’ve been meeting tons of new people! Hope to try to visit at least half of them before Friday! You never know when you may meet a forever friend. Pop by for a visit if you get a chance! Enjoy your day!
Janne said…
It's nice to meet you. Thanks for stopping by my party!

I too am a longterm sufferer of depression. In fact we had to make the big move to Florida three years ago because the northern Alabama cold rainy winters affected me so badly that I could barely get out of bed.

Your mom sounds like a very interesting person. Lovely family!
Happy Panda said…
Guess who won prize CDN #4?
Yep it's you! Please be patient while the prize donor is contacted. They will be in touch with you soon. Congratulations!!!!!!!

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