Monday, May 12, 2008

It's Time to Party a la Mommyfest!

Hi. My name is Ivy and I started this blog to document precious moments with my daughter (Marguerite, 19 mos). It has since grown to include many other aspects of my life. Many details about myself are already enumerated in the About Me part of the sidebar, but to include some other facts about me, I’m answering a few questions I’ve been tagged with on one of my message boards.

***What I was doing 10 years ago:
In 1998, I was dating my future husband, finishing college and getting ready to enter the workforce.

***Five snacks I enjoy:
I have cravings depending on my mood, but as a rule, I love chips and pies.

***Things I would do if I were a billionaire:
I would increase my tithe. I would regularly treat my family to something fantastic. I have several charities in mind. I would spend seasons in idyllic locales (summer in Eze, winter in Zurich, fall in Paris, etc.). I would invest in big business as well as open a “little shop ‘round the corner” kind of store. I would buy and restore a lighthouse. I would work on my life’s to-do list (go on a paddlewheel showboat, visit Stratford-on-Avon, watch marionettes in Prague, yodel in the Austrian Alps, go sugaring in a maple farm, etc.)

***Five jobs that I have had:
writer, teacher, translator, cataloger/encoder of archaic documents, customer service representative

***Three of my habits:

read, write, daydream

***Five place I have lived in:
- Marikina City, Philippines

- Subic Bay, Philippines

- California, USA (just a short time)

- Santander, Spain (ditto)

***Five People I Want to Get to Know Better (aka Tag):

All of you - pls inform me if you did it, would love to read your answers.


Joanna said...

Thanks for stopping by. Love your answers if you were a billionare! Your daughter is adorable.

MiLeTTe said...

thanks for the visit in my i was right when i saw the pic of your daughter that she is filipina.

Gina said...

Nice to meet you!!!

Hope you had a great Mother's Day, I'll have to do my own answers later and let you know when it's been posted.

Enjoy the blog party!

Joy said...

Hey you! Glad to have found your blog at the party!!! I am also a Christian, contemplating homeschooling! Come check out my blog sometime and leave me a message!

Simply Shannon said...

Hello Ivy! It is very nice to meet you!

MomSoapBox said...

Hi Ivy - thanks for visiting my blog and for joining Mommyfest. Your daughter is so cute.

JamieLee said...

Thanks for visiting my blog, and I've enjoyed my little stroll around yours. Your daughter is beautiful and I'm excited that you'll be homeschooling her, too! I share a lot about my homeschooling experience at my blog, so come back and visit again soon!

Crystal said...

It's nice to meet you! I hope you have a blast at Mommy Fest! Come check out our scavenger hunt today!


Notes From My Nest said...

Just dropping in from Mommyfest! It's nice to meet you! Your little girl is ADORABLE!!!

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Angie said...

Hi Ivy,
Just stopping by from Mommy Fest. You daughter is adorable. It was nice getting to know you.

We are THAT Family said...

It's so nice to meet you! Your blog is so fun!

Come visit me this week. I have a fun giveaway going on Wednesday.

Little Ladybug Designs said...


Nice to meet you. I hope you come visit my blog and don't forget to enter my contest. :-) Happy Blog Partying!

Tina said...

Hi, it's nice to meet you! My name is Tina aka mummifiedx5. I also joined the MommyFest blog party and I hope to see you at my Mummified Times Five blog!

Frances said...

Thank you for stopping by! :) It's nice to meet you too!

Tishia said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog, it's nice to meet you too :-) Happy blog partying!

Tiffany said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog! Your daughter is beautiful. Have a great time during the mommyfest! Will be back to visit your blog!

Jenny said...

Howdy from Mommyfest. :D I'm Jenny. Great to meet you! I'm just dropping by to say hello. Great site you have here. I lurve it. Hope to see you stop by my site, The So Called Me sometime. I'd love to have you!

ChristiS said...

Nice to meet you, Ivy, and thanks for stopping by my blog! Sounds like we have several things in common! I'll be back!!

jskell911 said...

Nice to meet you Ivy! I also posted my 5 things.

Erin said...

You have a really sweet blog. And your daughter is beautiful! I wish I could have lived in as many places as you have.

Melitsa of Play-activities said...

Love blog hopping and meeting new people. Bit of a traveller hey! :)

Nice to meet you and see you around again no doubt.

Audrey said...

Hi, I'm Audrey, mom to two girls and two four legged guys. I love to crochet, scrapbook, cook, read, watch movies and just hang out. Very nice to meet you.

Karrine said...

Thank you for sharing your blog :)
I am really enjoying this blog fest !
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maf said...

hi ivy!
happy mother's day to us!
missed you in church last sunday.
been really really busy...
lots of interesting posts here in your blog.
by the way, recital programme is done and will email it to you tomorrow.
hope we can talk on the phone tomorrow to discuss the details.
thanks for the help.:-)
God bless,


The Little Window Shoppe said...

You have a lovely blog. It's nice to learn a little about you. I am just stopping by from Mommyfest to say hi. Have a wonderful day.

Internet Secrets Investigator said...

You have wonderful aspirations and a kind heart. It is great to learn about you. Stop by and check out my blog sometime, I am running a mommyfest contest at working mother.

Unycorne said...

It's so great to meet you in the Mommyfest Blog Party!

I hope to see you at my blog also. (I was a little late putting my site in the links, but you can go to The "Official" Heather Quarnstrom Blog.) Don't forget to enter the contests while you're there. :D

I hope you had a great Mother's Day!

Adena said...

Thanks for stopping by and visiting my blog during Mommy Fest. I would love to visit some of those places too!! Nice to "meet" you.