Ultimate Blog Party 2009 - WELCOME!

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Ultimate Blog Party 2009


Hi! My name is Melanie and welcome to my bloggy home, "The Fruits of the Spirit"! I am thrilled that you stopped by as you are paryting with the "Ultimate Blog Party 2009" being hosted by "5 Minutes for Mom".

I am a wife, mommy, daughter, sister, aunt and friend. I have a great hubby and two terrific kiddos along with an extended family that is the best. And, after that description, if you think I might be just a wee bit prejudice then you would be ablsolutely correct. :)

I've been married to my sweet hubby for almost 13 years and we have two children. Our lives are filled with many activities with/for our kids, church activities, friends and our jobs. I enjoy reading, some crafts, a good meal with friends, just hanging with my kids, quiet time together with my hubby, and "just being at home". I work full-time outside our home, he owns his own business, and together we have started a new business, Beads-N-Style.

"The Fruits of the Spirit" is where I share my experiences as I seek to grow stronger in my relationship with the Lord. Each week I post from the book of the Bible I am currently studying -- right now I am almost complete with my study of the book of Ruth. Also, I usually join in on a meme or two during the week --
Word-Filled Wednesdays, Thankful Thursdays, and At the Well. Other posts include my 'Friday Facts' posts that contain facts about the Bible and/or people and places in the Bible, and then posts on random topics that come from my own daily life experiences.

Last month I celebrated my first blogoversary. When I joined last year's "Ultimate Blog Party" I think I had only been blogging for about 3 weeks. WOW -- have I learned alot about this bloggy world since that time! And, what a great experience it has been. It's been such a privilege to get to know so many women thru this medium and be able to share a very small part of their lives -- to be able to encourage, support and pray for each one.

I hope you've enjoyed your visit and that you'll come back soon! Have a great time with the "Ultimate Blog Party of 2009"!!



38 Thoughts Shared:

Amydeanne said...

glad you joined the party! and i'm glad i met you! You're a great friend! :)

Tamara B. said...

Happy Blog Party and just passing through to say hi!

Susie said...

Happy UBP!!! I am a professional blog hopper:-) Nice to meet you!

HappyHermit said...

Nice to see you at the party .
Have a wonderful Party Day !!

jodifur said...

I'm party hopping!

Baba said...

Nice to meet you. God Bless and Party On!

Tricia said...

Welcome to the party, I have joined in also! Actually, I think that the party is how I found you last year! I am so thankful for your friendship and for your encouraging and motivating posts!

Have a great weekend!

Blessings!

StacieinAtlanta said...

Hello Melanie-

I am stopping by from The Ultimate Blog Party to check your blog out and to fave you on Technorati. What a great week we are in for!

Check out my place for your chance to win a LeapFrog Tag Reading System. :)

Stacie
The Divine Miss Mommy
http://www.thedivinemissmommy.com
http://www.twitter.com/stacieinatlanta

Comfort Joy Designs said...

Hello! Poppin' in from The Ultimate Blog Party...all the way from Queensland, Australia! G'Day! I hope you have time to visit my party soon.

Ta!

I love Jesus, too!

auntrene said...

I am a new blogger, this is my very first Blog Party. So far it has been great fun. I have found so many wonderful things on the blogs that I have visited so far, Terrific recipes, awesome giveaways, fantastic moneysaving tips, coupons, and So very nice people.
Have fun at the Blog Party!!! I am...

Brea's Mommy said...

Nice to meet you and congrats on 13 years! Hope you are having fun at the blog party
I would also like to invite you to join Show off your blog Saturday. I would love to read your favorite post!

Jenny86753oh9 said...

Hey Melanie. You've got a great blog here. (Cute, cute design!)

I love the book of Ruth...but admittedly it's been about a year since I've read it. Might have to go diggin' into again.

Super Fun Mama said...

Hi, stopping by all the blogs in the party that I can get to. It's very nice to meet you and your blog! With how many blogs in the party right now, that is 254 blogs per day for 4 days! Wow!

Sab said...

This blog party sounds so fun, I decided to join! Thanks for mentioning it earlier! Now to type up a party post and join in on all the fun! :)

Beth in NC said...

Isn't the party fun? This is my first. :o)

Have a blessed evening Melanie.

elaine @ peace for the journey said...

Yes, Melanie, once this blogging blitz is over, I'll stop by for further inspiration and edification! Love the look of your blog and love beading. Heading over to check things out.

peace~elaine

Nise' said...

Hi Melanie! Have fun visting all the parties.

Pamela said...

you have a lovely blog, nice to meet you, Happy UMB 2009

Kati said...

Happy Blogiversary! how exciting!!! Happy UBP 2009!!!

Melanieshea said...

Lovely blog and lovely name!!!! :o)
Have a great party week.

Holly said...

It's great to meet you! What a wonderful blog. Hope you have a wonderful bloggy party!

JamericanSpice said...

Nice to meet you!

Talk about a party!

I'm quite intrigued and am learning how to get around!

Just stopping by from 5minutes for moms blog party!

beloved Mama said...

Thanks for stopping by for a quick HI :O)

Robynn's Ravings said...

Very cute blog. I love the colors. :)

I'm a SAHM with two teens I homeschool. I write a (mostly) humor blog and look for ways to share through laughter.

Drop on by anytime. Found you through UBP09. :)

Tracy said...

Happy Blog Party! So glad God crossed our paths here in Blogworld! Blessings...

Little Lamb said...

Hi Melanie,

Thanks for leaving a comment with me at (Desiring to be) A Woman After God's Own Heart. I'v enjoyed reading some of your posts (Like your last Thankful Thursday post). I'll be back again...I like a good blog with something to chew on. I'm so glad that God has given us such a tool as blogging and the internet. What a great way to spur each other on! Thanks for following after Him!

Shawna said...

I found you over at the UBP. Great blog! Your design is adorable. As a struggling Christian, I love your dedication to your faith. It's an inspiration.

Blessings,
Shawna

Erin @ Closing Time said...

Just stopping by to say hi. Happy UBP!!

somethingaboutparenting said...

Hello there. Knocking on your door from the blog party. Hope you don’t mind.


Mike
http://somethingaboutparenting.typepad.com

Sarah said...

You have a lovely blog! I'm so glad to meet you...I have been having too much fun!

Thanks for your sweet comment on my blog!

ahappyhippy mom said...

I'm doing some UBP hopping and just wanted to say hi!

If you get a chance stop on over!
http://ahappyhippymom.blogspot.com/

NateAndJakesMom said...

Party hopping and here to say hello!

Party ON!!

You can visit my party HERE!

Kari

Colleen said...

Hi Melanie! So nice to meet you. Just blog hopping in through the party link list.
Stop in on my party if you've got a minute!

Michele Williams said...

Hi Melanie... This going to be a strange question to ask... but I seem to be unable to link to Mr. Linky on the Blog Party... Could you do it for me? I will post my party on my blog right now....

Love you dear friend.

Michele Williams said...

Hello again! I know, I am crazy... Mr. Linky on the blog party finally worked for me. For some reason it was not showing up for me... but a few ours later... and now it's working... Sorry about that! I had asked you for help because I recognized your name... and your so kind and understanding of silly people like me! LOL....

HerMedia said...

Would love to see your blog at herblogdirectory.com.

Happy Blog party-ing !
Karrine
AKA Her Media
AKA The almost always organized mom

Staci said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog and it was nice to meet you. I hope you're having fun at the UBP.

Stacey @ satcygirl.com said...

Stopping by to say HI from the UBP!