Saturday, September 12, 2009

All About Me!



Howdy! Thanks for visiting my blog!  My name is Blair, and I'm a Catholic homeschooling mom.  My handsome husband is Steven and our four great kids are Mary Clare (11), Elizabeth Ann Marie, or "Ellie" (8), Steven Joseph Jr. (6), Thomas William (3), and our newest blessing born in February, Katherine Maria Grace.  We're Texas "Aggies" and met at church in college.  Steven manages a branch of a small oil company here in South Texas and I keep busy with homeschooling, homemaking, and chronicling our life on this little blog here.  We love having visitors to our house, just like I love having visitors to my blog.  So I hope you'll come back again.  Please leave a comment so I can meet you, too.

Here are some fun facts about me....

Remember back in grade school when you'd bring a paper sack or decorate a poster with all your favorite things during the first few days of school? What 10 things would go in your paper sack?

My paper sack would include:

1. crucifix--I'm a devout Catholic,
trying my best to know, love, and serve the Lord.




2. fishing lure--My greatest "catch" is my avid
outdoorsman and hubby Steven.




3. hairbow--My two girls love to dress up and
we're enjoying learning new braiding hairstyles
together.  They are definitely girly-girls who love
arts and crafts, ballet, and American Girl dolls.


4. ball--All the boys in the house love sports!
Steven Joseph plays baseball and Thomas follows
along with his own little bat and glove.  



5. pencil--Most of my days are spent homeschooling,
and my college degree was actually Elementary Education.
I spent many years working in preschools, public schools,
and private schools before having children.


6. watercolor paints--I'm a fan of the Fine Arts,
and love to share them with my kids. My mom
is an artist, and I spent most of my childhood in
the dance studio. I also enjoy art projects, crafting,
home decorating, and beautiful music.


7. an Oreo cookie--In elementary school, I was
known for bringing the giant "Big Stuff" Oreos
to school every day. Blue Bell Cookies and
Cream ice cream is my favorite!


8. Texas map--I've spent my entire life living
"Deep in the Heart" of Texas.  I pledge allegiance
to thee, Texas, one and indivisible :)



9. seashell--I love the beach! We live fairly close
to the coast, and Steven loves to fish, so we usually
get in a few beach trips a month. I find great peace
and beauty in watching the waves and considering
how great is the Maker of the seas.


10. computer mouse--Our iMac computer is my link
to the outside world when I feel trapped inside the
four walls of my house with lots of loud children!
Blogging has become a big part of who I am,
and I'm happy to share our little life with all of you!

a favorite quote--"Peace begins with a smile." (Mother Teresa)

12 comments:

Claire's Mom said...

I love it...I'm going to think about it and do the same thing on my blog with reference to your great idea. You have such a beautiful family! Glad that I've caught on to this blog thang!

Colleen said...

What a fun idea, Blair! Love all the updates you've made to your blog, too.

Dwija {House Unseen} said...

This is such a great idea! So happy I clicked on your link at conversion diary :) We've just decided to homeschool our kids, so I'm scouring the internet for faithful Catholic homeschooling moms to stalk. In a healthy way. Can stalking be healthy?

Have a wonderful weekend!

Vanessa said...
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Suzette said...

Your family is beautiful!!

kathi said...

it's so nice to meet you. you have some pretty cool stuff in your paper sack! and the love you have for your family radiates!

Love, xo
kathi

Housewifespice said...

Blair, I'm putting together a contact list for the Jesse Tree Swap, and I don't have/can't find your email. Please message me at housewifespice*at*comcast*dot*net
Thanks!

Elizabeth said...

Oh my goodness! It is so wonderful to find another fellow Texan around the blogosphere! Howdy!!!!!

Rosie said...

I have a Mary Claire and an Elizabeth, too! Clearly I have to start following your blog...

Therese R said...

Hi Blair,

Came across your blog tonight. I am a Catholic mother of 8 from Australia. We were home schooling but now my children are all at school. I enjoyed reading about you and looking around your blog.

Will be back to visit again. Therese.

Avirat said...

Hi,
I was looking for ideas on games for my daughter's 10th birthday,and I stumbled upon your blog.
Got loads of creative ideas.
Long live Google!
Wish you and your family all the very best!
- Avirat, Mumbai, India

Avirat said...

Hi,
I was looking for ideas on games for my daughter's 10th birthday,and I stumbled upon your blog.
Got loads of creative ideas.
Long live Google!
Wish you and your family all the very best!
- Avirat, Mumbai, India

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