Vicki at 2 Bags Full is having a "Grow Your Blog Party". I'm participating and would like to welcome any new visitors to my blog. I started blogging in 2008 as a way to keep connected to my grown kiddos and share pictures and events happening at our home. I found out this was a great way to journal after having my blog put into print at the end of each year. The amazing part of blogging I discovered was the connection I've made with many wonderful bloggers all over the globe. I've learned so much, appreciated the way many share troubles, happiness, family times and also the funny side of their lives. The talents that are shared are also part of the surprise. I've met knitters, hookers..rug hookers that is!, writers, artists of all mediums, photographers, and wonderful musicians. I will host a "give-a-way" too. I'm going to pick something fun from a favorite place of mine called "The Parsley Pot"...It's right down my country road..here's a pic of the inside of this cute barn full of joy!