By: Jennifer Murray

Ultimate Blog Party 2010

Get your party dress (or comfy PJs) on! Grab a cupcake! Turn up the tunes!


This week (April 9th-16th) I’m participating in the “Ultimate Blog Party” over at You’ve heard me talk about my twin blogger friends before, and this week they are throwing a huge PARTY for bloggers and their readers.  It’s a great way to connect with other bloggers, build friendships, encourage one another through comments, and there’s crazy awesome giveaways too! Join us!

It’s also another opportunity for me to thank YOU as readers!  You have faithfully supported and loved on our family through this journey. This blog would be an empty space without you.   Thank you for being our family behind the computer screen for over 3 years!

Murray Quads-0010-2

photo by: Megelaine Images

If you are just joining us from the UBP, HUGE VIRTUAL HUGS from me, QuatroMama! I’m tickled that you’ve stopped by and would love to have you along for the ride! 4tunate is a blog about the adventures, joys, challenges, and bloopers in raising our quadruplet boys, Henry, Isaac, Brooks, and Clark.  Blogging began as a way to efficiently communicate our prayer requests and doctor appointment updates during our extremely uncertain high-risk pregnancy and has “multiplied” into something so much more!

Here’s a little video to give you a little more “up close” introduction to the family!

Be sure to introduce yourself and your blog (if you have one) in the comment section of this post. I’d love to see what you’re up to!  And if you would like to follow our adventures feel free to subscribe to our feed and/or follow me on twitter. There’s even a 4tunate Facebook Fan Page, if you are so inclined. =)

I’m also fighting for this amazing cause right now that I’d love for you to check out!

And for an added GIVEAWAY Bonus:

To add to the party fun, I want to introduce you to some of my blogging friends! There are nine of us who each have a word hidden in their post. These nine words make up a sentence. We will each link you up to the lady who has the next word in the sentence—but keep in mind that I might not have the first word in the sentence! Once you have the sentence, e-mail it to with “UBP10” in the subject line. Each person with the correct sentence will be in a drawing to win a $40 Target gift card! Winner will be announced on all of our blogs April 19 and the winner will be e-mailed. The winner has 48 hours to respond or we’ll pick someone else.

(Disclaimer: Some of us are slower than others, but we will all have our posts up by noon EDT on Friday, April 9.)

So for your next clue, visit Jill from The Diaper Diaries!

Happy Partyin’!

(As for prizes, my top pick would be the Toshiba, anything after that would be gravy!)

93 Responses to “Ultimate Blog Party 2010”

  1. Amber@ClassicHousewife
    April 11, 2010 at 9:47 am #

    Aw, your boys are adorable. I can't imagine having four boys at once! My one boy (after two girls) keeps me on my toes. He keeps going and going and going and going…. ;0) He's four and he's convinced he is such a BIG BOY NOW. =)

  2. Brimful Curiosities
    April 11, 2010 at 10:15 am #

    I have a friend with triplets. Wow, thanks for the introduction to your family!

  3. Michelle
    April 11, 2010 at 11:34 am #

    I Love your Vlog. I can't imagine what it would be like to have 4 boys same age. I had two sons 18 months apart, it is a challenge. Although not so much anymore now that they are 18 & 16.

    Enjoy the Party.

    *UBP 2010*

  4. Raising a Happy Child
    April 11, 2010 at 3:29 pm #

    Visiting from UBP – how thrilling and challenging it must be to have quadruplets – and they are adorable. Happy blogging and partying!

  5. shopannies
    April 11, 2010 at 9:28 pm #

    traveling the UBP party route signed up to receive your blog email because I dont want to miss anything

  6. nicóle
    April 11, 2010 at 10:37 pm #

    Four boys! 4! Holy smokes! I've got two..and they're four years apart and I want to pull my hair out sometimes! How do you do it?

    (here from the UBP! by the way!) I'm off to read some more to figure out exactly how you do! 🙂


  7. Shop with Me Mama
    April 11, 2010 at 11:04 pm #

    Very nice to meet you! You have such a cute family. Happy blog party week 🙂

  8. Debbie&TheCure
    April 11, 2010 at 11:26 pm #

    Love your site. And welcome to the UBP. I need some link love

  9. Mama Sammi
    April 11, 2010 at 11:51 pm #

    Stopping in from UBP10! I just had to follow I'm a stepmom to twins and man what a chaos those two are I can't imagine 4 of them. YIKES. Ive just started a blog hope you come visit.

  10. Teresa at Nanahood
    April 12, 2010 at 8:54 am #

    Stopped by from the Blog Party to say "Howdy" Hope all is well in Quatro Land! Blessings to you! Love your site and your beautiful boys!

  11. carma
    April 12, 2010 at 11:10 am #

    that photo is precious!

    if you get a chance please stop by and visit my party post:

  12. Nanbon44
    April 12, 2010 at 11:35 am #

    UBP Visitor, so very nice to meet you, had fun visiting the site looking for the words.

  13. NavyBride
    April 12, 2010 at 11:51 am #

    Hopping over from UBP to be your newest follower.

    And just for the record, I think there should be an award for potty training four boys AT. THE. SAME. TIME.


    Happy Monday!

  14. Erin
    April 12, 2010 at 3:15 pm #

    This blog party is a great way to findnew blogs to read!

  15. Jenn
    April 12, 2010 at 5:31 pm #

    Love your black and white family pic…beautiful!! 🙂 Hope you are having fun at the UBP!

    Jenni ("Miss Tutu")
    My UBP blog post: How to Make a Tutu blog – hope you will stop by, say hi, and grab the free tutu making lesson! 🙂 and here's a contest I'm running which you might like: Mom Blogger $100 Cash Contest

  16. The Mommy
    April 12, 2010 at 6:12 pm #

    Bless you!!

    here from UBP 2010
    I have twin boys, half of what you have!
    I love your blog and I'll be following you now.

    come visit me at

  17. Jessie at Blog Schmog
    April 12, 2010 at 6:14 pm #

    Oh my goodness your family is adorable. I love being a mom to little boys! And my girl too 🙂

    Love to connect! I'm wrangling 4 kiddo's too though mine are a little more spaced. LOL

  18. Julie {Angry Julie Monday}
    April 12, 2010 at 10:53 pm #

    Hello there from Sunny Southern California! I'm Julie and I have one son, who will be 5 in May. I can remember my crazy son at 3, and potty training. I can't imagine having 4. It looks like you are doing an awesome job!

  19. Susie B. Homemaker
    April 13, 2010 at 1:20 am #

    HI, blog hopping with UBP10! Your boys are adorable… love the family pic! 🙂

  20. lovelyritaann
    April 13, 2010 at 1:51 am #

    Great blog! I have three children (14, 6 & 5 months) I could never imagine having four of one of them at the same time! I applaud you. They are all so cute & even though your hands are full I bet they are so much fun! Also, love what you are doing with the game with your friends. Thanks for the fun – nice to meet you!

    Feel free to come by my blog and read my Ultimate Blog Party ’10 post!
    Become a reader & stay informed of upcoming giveaways!

  21. Lizzie
    April 13, 2010 at 5:39 am #

    Jen, just stopping by from the UBP bash. Loved the video you made of you and your adorable family. Those boys of your are so adorable. Any luck with the potty training??
    Well, off to bed.

  22. Michelle
    April 13, 2010 at 12:41 pm #

    alright, another clue.

    next party.

  23. Michelle
    April 13, 2010 at 12:44 pm #

    how rude of me. i just got overly excited. lol

    beautiful family

  24. Melissa Neece
    April 13, 2010 at 3:18 pm #

    neat blog!

    On This Journey of Learning
    Research links for nutrition, birth, breastfeeding, newborns and more…

  25. Dawn Farias
    April 13, 2010 at 6:30 pm #

    4 baby boys all at once! Amazing! Your love shines through everywhere here – and this is my first time visiting! I got you on Twitter!

  26. Fruitful Vine2
    April 13, 2010 at 7:17 pm #

    Wow! Quadruplets! I can't think of a thing to say but wow! It is nice meeting you at this year's UBP. Happy partying!

  27. joeandbridge
    April 13, 2010 at 11:48 pm #

    Hi there! Just popping in from the UBP to be your newest Google Follower! Hooray! Hope you have a great week! Swing by my blog when you get a chance!

    Bridgette Groschen
    The Groschen Goblins

  28. Chic Mummy
    April 14, 2010 at 12:20 am #

    Hi! I just found you through the UBP2010. You are amazing raising four little ones all at once!

  29. Christine
    April 14, 2010 at 8:04 am #

    Holy BOYS!! That sounds amazing and fun!

    I'm here for the party. 🙂 Nice to meet you! I look forward to getting to know more about you and your family!

    I'm following you now and here's my blog if you'd like to come check it out too.

  30. sisters saving
    April 14, 2010 at 10:06 am #

    I am visiting you from the UBP. I am a sahm of 4 under the age of 5 two boys and 2 girls. I love your site. And would love it if you would check out my brand new site:

  31. Life More Simply
    April 14, 2010 at 10:40 am #

    I'm so happy to have found you through the blog party! You have a beautiful blog and I love the story. I have experienced many of my sisters being in the NICU after being born, as well as a nephew and probably another one here any time. One of my sister's was born at 24weeks and spent 5 months in a level III before coming home. 🙂

    Anyway, I'd love to have you visit me and I'll continue to read your writings! Thanks!

  32. annaed_2
    April 14, 2010 at 10:53 am #

    Wow, you certainly have your hands full! We have three boys but they aren't all the same age. I'm hopping around the UBP10 and playing your game . . . though I should be doing the laundry. LOL

  33. Leah C
    April 14, 2010 at 1:00 pm #

    Stopping by to say hi from the Ultimate Blog Party! I have four children too (though not all at one time). I'm sure your house is always hopping like ours! 🙂

  34. Kaye Swain
    April 14, 2010 at 1:43 pm #

    Wow! What an awesome family. I enjoyed reading a few of your posts. As a grandma of twins, I have similar memories to when my two precious ones spent considerable time in the NICU. Hooray to all the wonderful people in all the NICUs around the world! And praise God for so many answers to prayer for you and for us!

    Have a blessed week! 🙂

  35. SH
    April 14, 2010 at 9:05 pm #

    Visiting from the UBP ! hope you'll stop by, Love your site.

  36. Jackie
    April 14, 2010 at 11:31 pm #

    Just stopping in for the UBP..nice to meet you! Your boys are adorable! You must have tons of fun with them. Enjoy the rest of the week!

  37. Maria D. @ DownrightDomesticity
    April 15, 2010 at 3:29 pm #

    Hi! I have run across your blog every once in a while, and love to see what's up with your cute little family! Nice to see that you're on UBP. Happy Partying!

  38. Faith and Family Reviews
    April 16, 2010 at 1:48 am #

    Nice to meet you from the UBP. I am done finding my words and now need to finish up by blogging adventures for tonight.

    Thanks for the word search!


  39. jackie
    April 16, 2010 at 2:00 am #

    Stopping by from UBP. Your boys are so adorable! I loved your video, and I'm looking forward to reading your blog.

    Have a great weekend!

  40. Cascia
    April 16, 2010 at 4:32 pm #

    Just stopping by from the UBP at Five Minutes for Mom. I can't believe it is the last day! You have a great site. I would love it if you visited my blog and left me a comment! I'm looking forward to reading more and getting to know you better.

    The Healthy Moms

  41. Infant adoption
    April 16, 2010 at 9:40 pm #

    Love the blog! Happy UBP 2010!

  42. Susan (5 Minutes For Mom)
    April 19, 2010 at 2:58 am #

    Thanks so much for joining the party and for uploading your video to Say It Face To Face.

    I think your blog is definitely one of my favorites… I love all your fantastic photos of your boys.

    Talk more soon,

  43. Pamela M. Kramer
    April 19, 2010 at 3:41 pm #

    INTL 4
    Hey Winner!
    You need these numbers to complete the prize form on the prize page –

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