Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Fashionably late (it's the story of my life)

to the Ultimate Blog Party, that is! It sounded like a great way to meet some new friends, especially since I've only ben blogging for a few weeks. Gotta build up my friend list over there, ya know!

Welcome to my blog, new friends! I am Carol, wife to Matt, mom to 3 wild & crazy boys (ages 8,6, and almost 4. That's their picture over on the right), and soon to be an aunt of hopefully a girl. Random people (you know, like strangers in the grocery store) always ask if I'm going to try for a girl. I've decided that it would be easier for my sis in law to have a kid (fortunately, this jived well with her life plan as well) and I could borrow it from time to time. I say "it" because she's only 17 weeks along so I still have a few days to wait until we find out. I hope it is a cooperative child during the ultrasound. And of course, I hope it's a girl. If not, I told her she'd have to send it back. Just kidding (I think).

I'm also mom to a goofy 95 pound chocolate lab who likes to think he is a lap dog. His name is Mr. Noodle (do not let your 3 year old name a dog). Here he is in a very rare bit of central NC snow which all melted within 4 hours of this picture being taken because-- I'm not kidding-- it got up to 60 degrees that afternoon! We also have a handful of fish, but they're not so easy to photograph.

Some of my favorite things are remodeling projects and sewing. I love to make things... any things, really, as long as they are pretty. I sell my designs on ebay and etsy. I love to pretend that I can afford a trip to Disney World, my favorite smells are freshly baked bread and cut grass, and in my free time I tutor middle and high school math & science. If you'd like to know anything else about me, please leave your question in the comments. If you're on blogspot, log in so I can visit your blog, too, and if not leave me a link.


Kwana said...

Your boys look great! Welcome to the party!

Cassie said...

adorable boys!! I have 2 boys and a girl...I have a problem with being late...especially since I have gotten married...I think my husband is the late one..it has just rubbed off on me...=) Come over and visit my blog....

JoLynn Braley said...

Hi Carol,

I'm here from the Blog Party too, and I don't think you're late at all (I just posted my party post today ;) ).

Mr. Noodle is just adorable, and that's a great pic btw, good eye!

Have fun with the party!

All the best,


Anonymous said...

I'm inviting you to party with me!

Win some chocolate from my-sister-in-law and I...we blog about CHOCOLATE...me from Australia...and her from Michigan. Here's the link: http://thechocolistas.blogspot.com/2008/03/ultimate-blog-party-2008.html

What am I doing in Australia? I married an Aussie...and moved to Brisbane, leaving my family and friends and all the right-side-of-the-road drivers in America.

Win a handmade pocket place mat from my blog Comfort Joy Designs. Here's the link:

Want to know more about life in Australia? Visit my A Cup of Joy site where I keep up with my family and friends in America. Here's the link:

Happy Partying!

Nicki Mann said...

Stopping by with the Blogger Party! I love your beautiful chocolate lab! He looks chocolatey enough to eat!

Rachel and Jacob said...

nice to "visit" for the party. visit me too :) www.jacobandrachel.blogspot.com

Melanieshea said...

I have NO concept of time!!!! I am late to everything!!!! Cute boys you have there...I have two boys then finally a girl and I didn't believe until she entered this world!!!! Thx for stopping by my blog and happy blog hopping!! Oh, you'll LOVE blogging, it is so addicting!!!

Tracye said...

Love your blog!

Happy partying… stop by and say “Hi!” if you get a minute.


Little Piddles said...

Congrats on baby #4. I know waiting to find out is the hard part. Happy partying and if you get a chance stop by my party at www.littlepiddles.blogspot.com

What's next said...

I'm new to blogging too! Mine is the same story but with the girls... didn't try for #3, hubby knew it would be another girl...
Enjoying the party!

Melissa~ said...

I'm a boy mama too! (why do people ask us that??) I also love makin' stuff!

Thanks for the party, it was nice to meet you! Brought ya a little hostess gift!

See you soon,

Pink Paper Peppermints

Allie Bear said...

I love your dog, Mr. Noodle, what a great name.
Just stopping by from the blog party and thought I would say hi. Your boys are precious and I bet you have a ton of fun with them, boys rock! Enjoy the party and feel free to stop by anytime.