Friday, March 7, 2008

Finally, a bloggy party (updated)

Välkommen to my bloggy Viking hus!! Have a seat, nibble on a piece of Swedish rye, take a bite of this delicious risgrynsgröt (rice pudding) and sip a mug of egg coffee.

My name is Beth and I am a recently-turned-40 (as in yesterday) year old SAHM to my two little pillagers, Flicka (Swedish for "little girl") and Pojke ("little boy"). My dotter will be 4 on Sunday and my boy is 2. DaHubby is a Yooper - someone from the Upper Peninsula of Michigan - and a third generation Swede. And, I'm a "troll" - someone from "under the bridge" in the Lower Peninsula - having grown up in the Detroit area. (Update to add: we use pseudonyms around here for internet/family safety so as crazy as I've gotten with the kids names are not Flicka and Pojke! LOL Although, those "in the know" will tell you that there ARE definitely Swedish influenced!)

I am a secondary English teacher by training but haven't worked full time in 7 years as I spend these most important years at home with my babies. We're giving homeschooling a try for the first time this year at the preschool level.

Finally, I'm a Christian, a proud daughter of the King. I'm a denominational "mutt": raised Catholic, a campus ministry Lutheran, and now the wife of a son of a Pentecostal preacher! LOL But, building my relationship with the Lord and learning more about Him and how to be more like Him is my daily goal.

Tack så mycket for stopping by today. I'm so glad you took the time to visit here out of the 1200+ blogs to visit. Feel free to come back anytime for a long as you don't mind the mess! *wink* Since DaHubby's the coffee drinker, I may not always have hot coffee ready but there will at least be hot tea or sweet tea ready for any unexpected guests!

Gud välsigna dig! (God's blessings!) And, join the rest of the party here.


A Juggling Mum said...


Thanks for inviting me to your party, It was lovely to meet you :)

Rachel xxx
A Juggling Mum

Pam said...

Enjoyed the party. Skipped the rye in favor of chips and cheese dip, but I'll take the sweet tea any time it's offered.

Have a great weekend celebrating!

Happiest of B-days to dear Flicka!

Janice {Run Far} said...

i noticed you are training for a 5K
I am so not trying to play bigger and better but I am training for the Boston Marathon... 6 weekd to go.. yeah

Happy partying

mzzterry said...

Wow, what fun! Thanks for your hospitality!

You are invited to come by & visit me sometime this week!!

Oh, cute kids too!!

Anonymous said...

Great Party! It was wonderful to meet you and your lovely children!

Fiddledeedee said...

Hi Beth!

Happy Birthday!

Anonymous said...

Are you the same mom of two vikings from the homeschool lounge?
I love your party post, I feel like I just got off the nordic ride at EPCOT

Milk Mama said...

Hi! Interesting life! God bless!

Happy party going!


Anonymous said...

It's so fun getting to know everyone this way...Thanks for giving us a glimpse into your world! Party on!

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Nise' said...

Happy Belated 40th Birthday! Have you recovered yet? ;O0. Great to stop by again! Enjoy the parties.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog party! Yours is great. I love your kid's Viking names - they are so cute (both the names and the kids!) Have fun!

Beckaboo said...

Happy Blogger Party!!

I, too, am a homeschooling momma. It's been nice getting to "know" other homeschoolers at their parties.

Blessings, Beckie :o)

Betsy said...

Thanks for stopping by and the nice comment! Good luck with homeschooling! You won't regret it!

threesidesofcrazy said...

Thanks for stopping by my party and inviting me to yours. Happy belated birthday too!

Brandie said...

Hello Beth! Happy belated birthday to you!
good luck with the homeschooling - we do it and love it =)

Write From Karen said...

Denominational mutt, LOL. That's a new one!

Hi Beth, it's great to meet you. Your children are adorable. Good luck on the homeschooling experiment! You have WAY more patience than I do. Must be the secondary teacher experience. *smile*

Happy belated birthday! Forty, eh? Welcome to the club! *wink*

Hope you're having fun at the party!

Write From Karen

Deb said...

Great post! Hope your enjoying the party! I’ve been meeting tons of new people! Hope to try to visit at least half of them before Friday! You never know when you may meet a forever friend. Pop by for a visit if you get a chance! Enjoy your day!

Anonymous said...

Welcome to the party!

And a belated happy birthday.