Let’s Get This Party Started!

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Ultimate Blog Party 2009

Oh my. I am SO excited. I’m nervous, and my heart’s all a-flutter.

(It feels like the first day of school – anxiously awaiting meeting new people. Will they like me? Am I cool enough? Am I going to have any friends? Yeah, I seriously am a dork. A likable dork, though, right?)

It’s not the first day of school, but I am still full of nervous energy. It’s the Ultimate Blog Party, and it’s happening at a hip little site called 5 Minutes For Mom. It’s basically a virtual party – a way to meet other bloggers.

So, I have these teeny tiny little plans for one day having a great blog that people I don’t even know want to read. I know, I know… what aspiring blogger doesn’t want that? But still, there it is. And here’s my chance to actually meet some cool people around the blogosphere in addition to few faithful friends that actually read and comment here already (hi few and faithful friends! i love you guys!).

Well, I guess I should introduce myself, rather than blathering on like a total dork.

I’m Beth, aka Red. Here’s a photo of me to explain the name:


Get it? Good. I knew you were smart. And on the right is my honey. He’s so sweet. Those big brown eyes get me every time… *sigh*.

Here’s the lowdown on us. I guess you could read the ‘about’ page (which I want to re-write soon anyway), but here’s the quick and dirty version (Is that a bad saying? I tend to sometimes use bad sayings without actually knowing what they mean. I’m innocent, what can I say?!):

We met and fell in love in high school. I was 17, he was 18. We got married at 19 & 20. It was love, true love. We’re coming up on our 6th anniversary now, and have the world’s cutest baby. His name is Isaac.

Hubby is partway through his training to become a missionary pilot. I’m a SAHM. We are working towards a future as missionaries in Africa. We’ve already been short-term, and got the itch.

Or, more accurately, God called us.

And like Abraham in Genesis 12, we don’t want to settle where we are (ie. we don’t want to become complacent and say no when God is calling us to something kinda scary). We want to pack up and go wherever God is calling us, even if it sometimes sucks.

And that’s the truth.

Regarding this blog… to be perfectly honest, I’m still trying to discover my niche. Until I figure that out, you get to read my jumbled mess of thoughts in this whacked out thing they call motherhood.

I’d love to make some new blogging friends who are super-cool like me, so leave a comment and introduce yourself, whether you are participating in the Ultimate Blog Party or not. I can’t wait to meet you!

Yay for parties!


P.S.  Here are my top choices for UBP09 prizes:

USC 57 – Personalized Graphic Button Design

USC 47 – $25 Amazon gift certificate

USC 6 – $50 gift certificate to www.iseemyface.com

Or any of these would be great too: USC 61, 67, 73, 58, 49, 44, 23, 36, 30, 21, 20, 17, 16, 15, 3

I'm Beth. I created Red & Honey because I'm obsessed with the wild art of wellness.

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  1. says

    Hi Beth,

    You WON! I am ready to make you a personalized graphic button. What would you like on it? Text? Photo? Color? Contact me via extragrace at gmail dot com and we’ll chat about your ideas!

    Blessings and Congrats,

  2. says

    Hello! Poppin’ in from The Ultimate Blog Party…all the way from Queensland, Australia! G’Day! I hope you have time to visit my party soon.

    I’m giving away Pink Champagne Shower Syrup from Jaqua Beauty…stop on over and enter! Ends April 8. Open to USA.


    I want to invite you to the Mommie Daze Virtual Baby Shower that I am hosting May 15 to June 8. This is an international even and there are prizes! Stop by my blog for all the details.

  3. says

    Hi Red–

    That was my G-dad’s nickname because there were a herd of “Marions” when he was in school. Interested what we take on to distinguish ourselves.

    For example, I’m Amy Jane. Not Amy, b/c there are about a million Amy’s on the Internet, and I like to feel unique. (As a side note– and I wonder if this is unique to our culture– have you ever noticed that we all want to be *both* “unique” and “understood”? Have you ever noticed how those two things are essentially in opposition to one another?)

    And, to give you my 0.02, I guess I’d have fun doing a blog that even strangers would want to read, but I’m pretty self-centered (not all that interactive) on my blog, so I find the people who visit usually don’t comment (and I love comments *pout pout*) Want to visit?

    There, I’ve proven I can blather and babble with the best of them.

    Welcome to the bloggy-world.

    • bethricci says

      I’m totally loving your comments Amy Jane! Love your point about being both unique and understood. I’m SOOO guilty of that… I guess I should just be happy being unique, even if people don’t really get me!

  4. says

    Nice to meet you I think that’s great you guys are planning on becoming missionaries in Africa.
    Where’s you picture of the world’s cutest baby Isaac??
    I was just out party hopping, I came from A Family Completed Hope you’ll stop by!

  5. says

    I think I’m a cool blogger! :) I don’t have red hair, but I died it red in college for an oral book report on Anne of Green Gables (I got an A!) Stop by and visit so you can can see just how cool I am.

  6. Erin says

    Hi and welcome to the party! Cute blog you have here :) You sound like a pretty fun gal (from what little I’ve read). (and I talk in parentheses a lot, too)

  7. says

    HI! Welcome to the blogging world. I just randomly clicked on your blog and I’m so glad I did! You are so cheery to read! Thanks for the smiles.

    • bethricci says

      Hey! We’re going to be with Africa Inland Mission, probably in Kenya, as that’s where most of their pilots live. That’s so cool that you were an MK. What country were you in?


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