Sunday, April 11, 2010

Ultimate Blog Party 2010!!!

Hi! I'm Chelsey. This is my first time ever participating in the Ultimate Blog Party so thanks for mingling with me in the corner of the virtual room.

When I was little I told my mom when I grew up I wanted to be a teacher, a singer, an artist, an author & a mom. My mom asked how I was going to do all that & I told her "Well, I'm going to be a mom & a mom IS all those things!"
Now I know how true that was! I am currently an elementary teacher turned stay at home mom. I'm singing, drawing, making up stories & teaching my kids every moment I get & loving nearly every minute of it! (See how honest I was to add "nearly"? lol)

My husband, Ernie, and I met when we were both counselors at a Kid's Camp. We have been married for 13 years this summer. It's unbelievable how fast time flies!

Ernie had a stroke for unexplained reasons at the age of 33 when our son was only 3 months old. He is permanently disabled because of the effects of the stroke -- comprehension, memory, impulsivity, insomnia & mood management issues as well as random balance issues & seizures (which took a year to get under control with medication).

Despite all the daily struggles my husband & I continue to love one another, love our kids & love God.

Desiree(6) is in grade one and loves singing, drawing, climbing trees and pretending. Elijah (4) loves doing the same things -- especially with his big sister. Desiree is sensitive and crafty. Elijah is mischievous and cuddly. Life with them is always interesting!

I love all things childish (watching animated movies, browsing in the toy section, etc). I like reading (kid and adult books) and love crafting in random moments of free time (knitting, crocheting, paper crafts...). I especially love making memories with my family. On this blog I post about a bit of everything -- the fun childish things, the simple things and every so often (I hope) something profound.

If you're interested, please feel free to follow me!

Ultimate Blog Party 2010

~❀~ Chelsey ~❀~


  1. It's nice to meet you! Can't wait to read some more about your life!

  2. Stopped by from the party - you seem like a very strong person, which you are obviously doing so with God's help.

  3. Came by via UBP! Nice to meet you! Your children are delish!

  4. just visiting from the ubp..nice to meet you and your blog

  5. Visiting from UBP. I am amazed by you. You seem sweet, and you probably have a lot to say. I'm going to follow for tips on living well! :)

  6. tossing some confetti for the UBP party, following you as well.

  7. Happy UBP 2010!

  8. Um chipmunks are great. The red album is the best because it has songs like, "We like girls", etc. If they ever come out with it on itunes....I will throw a party.

  9. Stopping by from the party! I love your outdoor shots!

  10. Hi Chelsey,
    Coming form my own UBP Post:

    What an amazing journey you've had - you have great optimism...well, probably 'nearly' most of the time! LOL
    I love your honesty, it's great to know more about you Chelsey. I'm following you!!!


  11. thanks so much for your message... you must have been one of my first readers to be with me this long... so THANKS a lot,, you know I've been through some interesting things!

    It's nice to meet you and your family. I am so sorry to hear about your husband! What a great Mom and wife you are.

    take care and happy blogging


  12. I am a singing, drawing, writing mom too! I love all of those things. So sorry to hear about your husband. That must have been quite a shock :(. Thank you for sharing your story. Thanks for dropping by my blog! Happy UBP:)

  13. I blogged about you today. Nothing fancy, I thought I'd mention those who visited me during UBP!

  14. Sounds like you were one smart kid to be able to put that all together and describe a mom's multi-faceted job! :)

    Hope you are having fun at the UBP!

    Jenni ("Miss Tutu")
    My UBP blog post: How to Make a Tutu blog - hope you will stop by and say hi! :) and Mom Blogger $100 Cash Contest

  15. Hi there! Nice to meet you! I'm stopping in via UBP. I enjoyed reading your blog. What a wise little girl you were! Mom's are all those things :) I'll be coming back to visit.

    I hope you can stop by our blog: is a mom owned newly launched site.

    Have a beautiful day

  16. I found your blog - UBO 2010!! I am glad it. We never know what is life has in store for us.

  17. Thanks for dropping by! That's quite a story you have. What a journey it must have been for you and your family!

  18. "just the thought of it makes my lips go numb...but sure, I'll go sailing!"

    "I'm sailing! I'm sailing!"

    bob, you rock.

  19. JoAnn, I thought that was a Veggie Tales quote at first! lol... It works both ways. But -- What about Larry?

  20. Mandi, Sunshine, Beth, Jakie's mom, JoAnn, Teri, Comfort Joy Design, JDaniel4's mom, Tammi, Lynette, Julie, Jenni, Rebecca, Christi and Christianne,

    Thanks so much for stopping by and thanks for the sweet words and compliments!

    I've really enjoyed checking out your blogs too!

  21. Wow, I haven't checked in in months! I love all the new posts and pictures. :)


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