Sunday, April 7, 2013

It's Not All About Me - UBP13

Welcome to the Ultimate Blog Party stop! I'm so glad that you came by to visit and I hope you'll stay! I'm Simone. I'm a lover of exclamation points. A lover of God and my sweetheart, J also known as Pastor J. We are newlyweds and getting ready to celebrate our second year of marriage. I'm also a speaker and writer and love speaking for women's and youth ministries. I like to make things, dig in the dirt and create music, messes and yummy meals.

Life has been filled with surprises for me in the last year or so. I call them Peek A Boo surprises because God and only He can allow some of the excitement that has happened in my life.

I'm a mommy to two grown up beauties - Ev'Yan and Jarani. I have a wonderful son in law, Jonathan Mead - who is successfully blowing up the internet with ways to create your own niche and become your own boss at Paid to Exist. I also have another son in law who is just equally creative and wonderful, Orlando (who will make this mama's heart smile when he married my Jarani on May 1st) who in the future will be opening up their very first bakery and cafe'. (Can we say, "Free cookies for this mommy for life???) :)

I have 4 bonus kids by way of my J - Brittney, Jeffrey, Michelle and Ashley. They are all very unique and there is certainly no dull moment when they are here with us. They bring us joy.

I'm a twin to Nay Nay who has been my best friend since we were wombmates. There's not a dull moment when we get together. In fact, last night, thanks to her, she MADE me eat dog food with her so she wouldn't be alone in her quirkiness. (It wasn't all that bad.)

Then of course, life wouldn't be fun unless there were two four legged babies to add to the mix - Mooshu and Selah, shih tzus that think that they are kids, very hairy kids.

I hope that you'll find a place to call home here at chocolatecovereddaydreams. I'm anxious to visit with you and meet some new blog friends.

Nice meeting you! :)

23 comments:

Brian Miller said...

ha, i dont think i knew your four leg was named mooshu...smiles...i rather like exclamation points as well...smiles...ha...

they will benefit greatly in meeting you

Terra said...

I always enjoy visiting you here and hearing about your busy family.

Shelly said...

Loved finding out more about you, Simone!

Jess Wolstenholm said...

Hi Simone. Came here via the Ultimate Blog Party. So fun to meet you. Love that you are a twin. Oh, and I LOVE your blog title. I'm a chocolate fanatic!! Take care!!

Nicky Hudelson said...

Visiting from the UBP and stopping for a moment to link up and say hi!
Nicky
www.feelingtheemptynest.com

Mari said...

I like the new look here - and I'm also a lover of exclamation points!

Hangingwithangie said...

Hi Simone. Stopping in from the UBP13. Gonna follow you now and come back to you in a bit. I look forward to getting to know you.

Lin said...

I don't think I ever knew the full names of your family, Simone. I hope you are back to posting more often--I miss ya!

Betty Taylor said...

I ready to party with UBP#13 and meet lots of great new friends. You blog sounds interesting and I think I'd like to hang around for a while, so I'll just join up. I think it will be fun getting to know you.

http://agutandabutt.blogspot.com/

K Quinn said...

Hi Simone. So cool you're a twin. My sister and I used to pretend we were. We're 2.5 years apart but look very much alike. Thank you for stopping by. Off to take a better look around.

*My Butterfly Haus* said...

Hi! New follower here from UBP13! Your blog is awesome!! I'm a new blogger and hope you come by and follow me at mybutterflyhaus.blogspot.com!

Sweet Tea said...

You're one of my favorite Bloggy Friends. I always love to hear what's "happenin'" in your life.
Goooo Simone!

graceandgritforlivinglife said...

You sound like a fun, interesting person...plan to stop by and visit again. Thanks for visiting me at Grace and Grit and God bless your endeavors.

anewlis said...

Hi Simone! Yay a fellow exclamation point user!!! Hahaha. Visiting by way of UBP and pleased to me ya!

Veronica Lee said...

I'm with Lin! I hope to see you posting more often. You are sorely missed!

Yellow Bells said...

Hi Simone, thank you for following, dropping by from UBP13. I'd love to know more about you will be back for more reading.

Alaina said...

Hello! its nice to meet you! hoping over from the blog party!

Marie @ Substance of Living said...

Hi Simone!

Congratulations on your marriage and family!

Visiting you from #UBP13! Your blog is AWESOME! (I too love exclamation points, they make me smile!)

Please stop by anytime for a cup of tea, coffee or another beverage and let’s get to know each other a bit better.

Cheers!
Marie
Substance of Living

BerryMorins Bits & Tips said...

Hello Simone,
I remember discovering your blog at a Ultimate Blog Party years ago.
It's been a pleasure to be a follower.

Annesphamily said...

Oh how I have missed visiting you! Trying to catch up and I always love the sweet comments you send my way. Hugs to you and your beautifully written words.

Shari Lynne @ www.faithfilledfoodformoms.com said...

Hi Simone! Great blog and thank you for stopping by and visiting mine!! Been so busy so just getting around! It's so fun to find out about other bloggers and their lives! Blessings to you!

Jenny said...

ha!!!!!

I!!!!!

Too!!!!!

Am!!!!!

A!!!!!

LOVER OF EXCLAMATION POINTS!!!!!

Cathi said...

I’m late! I’m late! I’m stopping by from the UBP13. I hope you stop by our party for a slice of warm banana bread and cold milk.
Hugs,
Cathi
http://simplesojourns.com/2013/04/ultimate-blog-party-2013.html

 

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