Ultimate Blog Party 2011

Welcome to my blog!
This is my very first time to participate in the Ultimate Blog Party.
This is also my very first time to hear about the Ultimate Blog Party at
5 minutes for Mom.
Mostly due to the fact that I've been blogging a total of about a month.
So please bear with me as I learn to navigate my way around this blogging world.
So far I have thoroughly enjoyed every minute of it.
And so has my family.
Mainly because they star in most of my posts.
I think even Pocket enjoys reading them.

He's really a person trapped in the body of a gorgeous cat.
At least that's what we tell him.
That and the fact that he's perfect. Beautiful. Brilliant.
There's a whole list, but I won't bore you with it.
And my apologies to all those who do not absolutely ADORE cats.

How do you feel about horses?

Because we also love horses.

We love our dogs as well, but they are too cool to pose for a picture right now.
And we love our lizard, who is napping and cannot be disturbed.
Beauty sleep is very important to female lizards. You never know when a male lizard will happen by your rock, and it would not be good to be lacking in beauty sleep.
We tell her that she is beautiful as well.
She has a bit of an insecurity problem due to the whole skin shedding thing, so words of exhortation are necessary.

Believe it or not, this blog isn't entirely about our animals.
They are just an important part of it because they are an important part of our lives.
And that's what this blog is about.
Life in general, but primarily the lives of me and mine.
Since these are the lives I know the most about.

This blog is about loving life.
And living life.
Doing life together.
And choosing life.
And being ever so grateful to God for all of His amazing goodness.
I wish I could post a picture of Him right here, but I obviously don't have one.
But, these are a few of the things that make me think of Him.

When I look at nature and it's beauty, I think of how the hands of God made all of this, and how creation is crying out that He is beautiful.
And I want to see everything He has made.
I don't want to leave any stone unturned, any mountain unclimbed, or any treasure unexplored.
Because He never ceases to amaze me.
And I want to be amazed.


Jackie said…
Hi Christa , It's my first time too and I've been blogging since 2008
Hi Christa! This is my first time doing UBP (and probably the fact that I keep mistyping UPB is testament to that!)and I found your blog. So glad I did--found myself laughing out loud at times. We are fellow animal lovers, though we only have four dogs and an anole lizard at the moment. I'll be checking back!
Conny said…
Welcome to the world of blogging! It's so much fun. This is my first UBP even though I've been blogging a few years now.
I love the pic of your kitty (Pockets?) - I have 2 cats that look just like that!! >^..^<
Tina Hollenbeck said…
Hi! I'm stopping by from the UBP - I'm #73 (Being Made New - http://tinahollenbeck.blogspot.com) on the Christian list. Very nice to get to know a bit about you - I have a cat who looks almost like your Pocket (except he doesn't think he's a person; instead, he's a dog-cat!) and I love horses - and I'd be honored if you would make it to my place this week. :^)
Abbi said…
I am not really a cat lover but you certianly have a beautiful cat!
You are so right that though we can't see God He certianly reminds us that He is there in so many beautiful ways! God is so good!
Hi! Thanks for stopping by my place. Those pics are BEAUtiful! I like the conversational birds :)

Good to meet you fellow blogger! (and congrats on starting your blog!)
Shelly said…
Stopping by from UPB11. Great to meet you! There are so many fun blogs to visit!

If you have time, I hope you’ll stop by:


You can enter to win a $25 Gift cert to my eBay store to spruce up your spring/summer wardrobe (details on post) as well as other fun prizes!
Cheryl said…
Thanks for visiting my blog - it was nice to meet you!

I think you are off to a great start with the blog and I look forward to reading more! I am your latest follower!

grace and peace,
Nancy said…
Thanks for visiting and for following! This is my first UBP as well. I've been blogging for a little over a year, but I'm still figuring things out--must be all my gray hair! Nice to meet you--blessings.
Alida said…
Stopping by from the UBP to say Hi

joy & blessings to you,
Lucinda said…
My first time at the party also. Welcome to the blogosphere! Enjoy.
ComeHaveaPeace said…
Great to meet you through the UBP. :) It's a lot of fun to meet other bloggers, and BTW, welcome to blogging! I learned so much about you and your fam, and no doubt they will give you lots to blog about. :)

BK said…
Hi! Thanks for stopping by my blog! (www.bittyblueberry.blogspot.com) ---glad to connect through UBP11. Really love how you recognize God's splendor in the wonderful and amazing world he has created. Looking forward to getting to know you better! Are you on twitter? You can find me @bittyblueberry. Happy BLOGGING! :-)

Lovely to meet you through UBP. This is my first year and I am enjoying finding so many great blogs, like yours.


Gg - Notes on the Journey
Jami Balmet said…
Thanks for stopping by my blog :) Welcome to the wide wide world of blogging! Your gonna love it!! :)

I am following you now and can't wait to see what you come up with :)

Jami @Intentionally Living
T.A. said…
Thanks for stopping by my blog! Wishing you all the best :)
Kendra said…
I completely feel the same way about creation and nature! How can anyone look at all the amazing miracles that keep nature going and not be in awe of God?
Kara said…
It was nice to meet you...love all the photographs...beautiful!
Kara said…
Too...funny...I think we were crossing comments from the UBP at the same time. Thanks for stopping by.
RoryBore said…
Hello from UBP11. I love horses! Cannot think of a better thing to do on a beautiful spring day. If only spring would come here! Practically grew up at my grandparents cattle farm. But Grandpa also loved horses - especially Arabians. they were for show....he also had Quarter horses, and Canadians as the "work" horses. New follower and looking forward to reading more!
Anonymous said…
Thanks for stopping by and following me! :)
Katie Orr said…
"Because He never ceases to amaze me.
And I want to be amazed."

Love it! Thanks for stopping by for the party! Nice to "meet" you!
Chelsey said…
Thanks for stopping by my blog! I love your blog design lol... I'm following you now...

We love horses, but don't have much contact with them. We love the movie "Dreamer".

Happy UBP -- Have a great week!
Jessica Heights said…
It's very nice to meet you...Pocket looks like a very devoted blog reader!
Jennifer said…
Your blog looks great! I would've never guessed that you've only been blogging for a month. And what beautiful pictures! Thanks for stopping by my blog the other day; I do hope we'll keep visiting each other! ;)
Great to meet you....What a fantastic party. I have am trying to read as many blogs as I can but think I am running out of time.
I have already found some new blogs that are jewels.
I wish there was time to read every single one....
Hope you will stop by...I have some extra giveaways on my party post and all you have to do is comment.


Jessica said…

What pretty horses!!

I am so happy to have found your blog. I am stopping in from the Ultimate Blog Party and this is my very first year participating and this is SO VERY exciting!! LOL

Anyhow...please stop by my blogs and follow whenever you get the opportunity:

So Stylilized is where I am currently offering FREE Custom Blog Designs at http://sostylilized.blogspot.com/2011/04/ultimate-blog-party.html

And...Jessica Lil Corner is where I am blogging about family and life at http://jessicaslilcorner.blogspot.com/2011/04/ultimate-blog-party.html

I welcome your visit at either or both of my blogs and hope to have you stop by and follow really soon!!

Have a very blessed day!! :0)

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