By: Jennifer Murray

Ultimate Blog Party 2011 + Giveaway

ultimate blog party logo

There’s a party going on this week in the ole blogoverse! The Ultimate Blog Party is hosted by 5 Minutes for Mom and is an opportunity for bloggers to meet and mingle with one another.  I’ve had the opportunity to get to know Janice and Susan over the last two years, and they truly have a heart for building community!  Thanks girls, for hosting this mega-soiree! 

If you’re stopping in for the first time, here’s a little diddy about 4tunate…


4tunate was created when we found out that our triplet pregnancy was actually a QUAD pregnancy.  (Talk about a day we’ll never forget!) Our blog saved us from making multiple phone calls to extended family and friends about our specific prayer requests and updates on our high-risk pregnancy.

Since our miracles have been born it’s “multiplied” into even more: traveling with kids, frugal fun, family-friendly food, my journey of faith, rewinds on our days with infertility and the uncertainties of the NICU, and our everyday adventures.

Be sure to introduce yourself and your blog (if you have one) in the comment section of this post. You can also check out last year’s UBP post where I have a video introduction to our family. 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 Page, if you are so inclined. =)

For those of you who hang with us here at 4tunate day in and day out, can I take another opportunity to say “THANK YOU”??!!!!  YOU make this blog.  YOU have been our support, our encouragement, our humor, our FRIENDS.  We are truly blessed by YOU! 

Now, what’s a party without a good PARTY FAVOR, right?

As part of today’s party, I want to introduce you to some of my favorite bloggy frirends! There are 10 of us who each have a word photo included in their post. These words make up a sentence. We will each link you up to the girl who has the next word in the sentence—but keep in mind that I might not have the first word in the sentence! Here’s my part:

words for ubp

Once you have the sentence, e-mail it to with “UBP11″ in the subject line. Each person with the correct sentence will be in a drawing to win a $100 Target gift card! (Who wouldn’t love $100 to spend at Tar-jay?) The winner will be announced on all of our blogs on April 11 and the winner will be e-mailed. The winner has 48 hours to respond or we’ll pick someone else.

Now hop on over to Staci’s blog Simply Staci for your next clue!

Party On, Friends!


44 Responses to “Ultimate Blog Party 2011 + Giveaway”

  1. oh amanda
    April 1, 2011 at 9:09 am #

    Party on! Was that a Bill & Ted reference? I knew I loved you! 😉

    • QuatroMama
      April 1, 2011 at 9:43 am #

      I was thinking Wayne’s World. Do you still love me?

  2. Amy
    April 1, 2011 at 9:22 am #

    Happy UPB! As a mom of all girls I love stopping by to read all about you being a mom of all boys.

  3. Janet Smith
    April 1, 2011 at 9:49 am #

    I’ve been reading for awhile but I just love reading about your family. It’s nice to be able to relate to similar situations. Hope you guys have a great weekend!

  4. Carrie
    April 1, 2011 at 1:02 pm #

    I found your blog recently and thought I’d stop and say hi since you’re having a “party”. 🙂

  5. Julie Anne
    April 1, 2011 at 1:44 pm #

    I had four kids in 4 1/2 years and thought I was gonna go insane… can’t imagine all at once! nice to “meet” you and the other sisterchicks!!

  6. Esther @Add A Spoonful of Sugar
    April 1, 2011 at 1:53 pm #

    What a great blog! And such a beautiful family! Your boys are adorable 🙂 Loving the scavenger hunt idea!! Very cool:)

    Check out my blog and leave a comment for your chance to win an amazing health and wellness package:)

    Enjoy the party! xo

  7. Brooke
    April 1, 2011 at 3:27 pm #

    Nice to meet you! 4! You’re a trooper.

    Knitting blog party post

    Book Review Party Post

  8. AmazingGreis
    April 1, 2011 at 4:43 pm #

    I love a good party, as much as I LOVE you!

  9. Simplywebly
    April 1, 2011 at 5:15 pm #

    Hello from #ubp11this is my first time and I am saying hi blog hopping.

  10. Krista
    April 1, 2011 at 8:54 pm #

    Hi! I don’t have my party post up, I’m gathering inspiration… (read, I’ve been incredibly busy and also not really in the mood to party with things going on recently)
    My husband’s a twin, but I can’t imagine having 4 at the same time… wow! 🙂

  11. Candace
    April 1, 2011 at 10:16 pm #

    Hello! Stopping by for the party! Your sweet boys are sure cute!


  12. Susie B. Homemaker
    April 2, 2011 at 12:21 am #

    Hi, stopping by from the UBP. I can’t imagine having Quad’s! I have 3 girls- not triplets, lol. :p

  13. Darcy @ Tales From the Nursery
    April 2, 2011 at 12:37 am #

    Stopping by to party and follow the word hunt!

    Wow 4 would be a surprise! I started my blog to keep family updated about my pregnancy last year (after 3 years of trying) and now it has evolved into more this year. My lil pumpkin keeps me on my toes though!

  14. Teresa
    April 2, 2011 at 3:05 am #

    I can’t wait to come back and read more….looks like a fabuloua blog….

    so happy to find your blog…what a fun party
    Hope you will stop by…I have some extra giveaways that require nothing but a comment…no jumping through hoops.

  15. maren
    April 2, 2011 at 7:54 am #

    Hey Jen, Maren here! Went around the block to get the blog party sentence-Here’s to hopin’ I win! 🙂 I’m having a partay-on mine (, too! And a giveaway, my first! I enjoy reading your blog!

  16. Owen's Mom
    April 2, 2011 at 9:40 am #

    Excellent!!! Wow. I can’t even imagine the wild world of quads. You are blessed and a saint all wrapped into one. Lol. Love the word puzzle and am enjoying your blog.

    Stop past if you get the chance,

  17. Tina Hollenbeck
    April 2, 2011 at 11:15 am #

    Hi. I’m just stopping in from the UBP – I’m #73 (Being Made New) on the Christian list. My girls were “Irish twins” – born less than a year apart – and I thought that was a lot to handle! But your boys are precious. :^)

  18. PatriciaD
    April 2, 2011 at 3:14 pm #

    What a truly cleaver idea…mind if I borrow it someday? Off to get the next clue!!

  19. Shana@My3Wisemans
    April 2, 2011 at 4:41 pm #

    Hello! I am stopping by for the UBP! I have to say I have three boys ages 12, 8 and 5…I can’t imagine how you do it with 4 all the same age! 🙂 I am going to bookmark your blog, can’t wait to read more! Hope you can stop by my blog sometime.

  20. S Club Mama
    April 2, 2011 at 6:34 pm #

    What a fun blog you have! I can’t imagine what an adventure your life is! 😀

  21. carma
    April 2, 2011 at 6:54 pm #

    even a triple pregnancy would rock my world. I bet your are insanely busy! Hope you are enjoying the party!

  22. Helena
    April 2, 2011 at 7:06 pm #

    How ever do you do it? My sister has two boys, 3 and 5, and expecting another and she’s about to blow a gasket! Mine are almost raised, but wow! I can’t imagine it! Thanks for taking the time out to participate in UBP and create a fun puzzle for us party gals!

  23. Whitney
    April 2, 2011 at 9:19 pm #

    I was introduced to your blog a couple of years ago through mutual friends the Livengoods. I am blessed to follow your adventures with your sweet boys, and love how your relationship with God is clearly a part of your daily life. I blog at:

    Check out our first blog giveaway! 🙂

  24. maren
    April 2, 2011 at 9:25 pm #

    PS. GO BUTLER! Yeah for you guys! It may be you vs. UK in the final two. The fans down here are going crazy! Only time will tell!!!

  25. Henrietta
    April 2, 2011 at 9:40 pm #

    Oh my! What a surprise Quads must have been! I can’t even imagine 🙂 Happy UBP11!

  26. Mimi
    April 2, 2011 at 11:54 pm #

    Wow…4…all at once!! I have 4 at varying ages and I’m insane! They sure are adorable. I’ve gotten 8 of the phrases. 2 left! Hope I can figure it out. *grin* I’d love for you to come check me and the fam out. I’m #115 in the #ubp11 hop.

  27. Glenda Childers
    April 3, 2011 at 7:52 am #

    Lovely to meet you through ubp. Congrats on quads . . . I am sure your house is delightfully busy.


    Gg – Notes on the Journey #269

  28. Homemom3
    April 3, 2011 at 5:51 pm #

    Woo hoo, it’s party time! Just dropping in to say hi and what a fun giveaway you have going on. 😉 I have a blog too so if you’d like to hop on over feel free, I wrote two UBP posts

    Glad to have met you. On to reading those blogs now and putting that sentence together. I mean who can ignore $100 Target card, I love that place. ;0)

  29. Jamerrill Stewart
    April 3, 2011 at 11:30 pm #

    Howdy, so nice to have found you via UBP 11! Now following on Twitter 🙂

  30. Danielle
    April 4, 2011 at 1:19 am #

    Been following for a while. You are encouraging, inspiring and certainly uplifting. I so enjoy reading your adventures with your four:-)
    I blog about my family, origionally I started this blog when my brother was stationed in Iraq and I was having a complication filled pregnancy. But it has evolved into following my son’s journey through many medical problems. And more recently an addition is on the way:-)

  31. Lori @ The Davidson Den
    April 4, 2011 at 2:56 am #

    Been making the rounds from UBP to all you “sisterchicks.” What a wonderful, miraculous blessing to have quads!!! Wow. Amazing!
    Hope you’ll stop by. (I have four kiddos, too. Just didn’t have ’em at the same time!! Ha!) And I’m having a giveaway!

  32. Michelle
    April 4, 2011 at 8:35 pm #

    FOUR! WOW. I have six but not all at once. That helps. LOL.

    Enjoying the game.

    party on!

  33. Malissa
    April 5, 2011 at 2:26 am #

    My first Blog party. I have been blogging for a couple of years now but you wouldn’t know it by my ignorance when it comes to linking, and widgets, and blog party’s. So, i am checking out your blog, your friends blogs and anyone elses I have time for. I’m a mama of 6 (step, bio, adoption, fostering) so time is limited…this UBP is perfect for me to quickly check out other blogs.
    Back to reading……
    Malissa in Oregon

  34. Jessica
    April 5, 2011 at 5:58 pm #


    I am so happy to have found your blog. I am stopping in from the Ultimate Blog Party and this is my very first year participating and this is SO VERY exciting!! LOL

    Anyhow…please stop by my blogs and follow whenever you get the opportunity:

    So Stylilized is where I am currently offering FREE Custom Blog Designs at

    And…Jessica Lil Corner is where I am blogging about family and life at

    I welcome your visit at either or both of my blogs and hope to have you stop by and follow really soon!!

    Have a very blessed day!! :0)

  35. Kendra
    April 5, 2011 at 7:13 pm #

    WOW! 4 boys! Love the title of your blog and look forward to reading more about your story. Partying along with you via UBP11…my first year. Glad to know about it! Pop by my little blog for a visit——I’m a new mommy to 7 month old Cora. I can’t imagine 4 at once…you must qualify for sainthood. 🙂

    Kendra (twitter @bittyblueberry)

  36. Jen @
    April 6, 2011 at 3:56 pm #

    Stopping by from UBP 2011! Great to check out your site, and I love your story about finding out about baby #4! Congrats on your family!

  37. Brandi @ Flip Flop Mama
    April 6, 2011 at 5:43 pm #

    WOW Quads?! Bless you! I couldn’t imagine, I have 4 but one at a time. It’s great to meet you! If you have a minute please feel free to stop by my party!

  38. Jessica
    April 7, 2011 at 1:45 pm #


    I am so happy to have found your blog. I am stopping in from the Ultimate Blog Party and this is my very first year participating and this is SO VERY exciting!! LOL

    Anyhow…please stop by my blogs and follow whenever you get the opportunity:

    So Stylilized is where I am currently offering FREE Custom Blog Designs at

    And…Jessica Lil Corner is where I am blogging about family and life at

    I welcome your visit at either or both of my blogs and hope to have you stop by and follow really soon!!

    Have a very blessed day!! :0)

  39. Jenn @ Beautiful Calling
    April 7, 2011 at 9:15 pm #

    Well, I wasn’t following the words but have swung by so many of you already…I’m going to start trying to make sense of them 🙂
    Swinging in to say hello from the UBP. It’s been a whirlwind, it’s amazing to see how many blogs there are out there and how many people you have something in common with 🙂 Feel free to swing by my UBP for an Amazon giveaway (worldwide) or if dresses are your thing, the Shabby Apple Giveaway (RV $92) (US only) is pretty awesome!

  40. Cher
    April 8, 2011 at 10:50 pm #

    I am still amazed at how well-behaved your 4 boys are compared to my 2 boys!

    Wish we could have caught up more at Disney!

    Stopping by from the Ultimate Blog Party 2011!
    Hope you’ll visit my party:

  41. Sassy
    April 10, 2011 at 12:35 am #

    Howdy! Glad to have found this. Feel free to check out my blog as well.

  42. Amanda Johnston
    May 15, 2011 at 11:37 pm #

    Hi, I have enjoyed reading your blog and seeing your handsome little guys. I too had mono/mono identical twins in a multiple pregnancy and first found your blog after doing a mono/mono search. After doing IVF and hoping for 1 baby (I admit, I really wanted twins and hoped both embryos would take) our first ultrasound showed triplets who keep giving us surprises. Wyatt, Ava and Lydia are 18 months. Lydia has several health concerns and remains in the hospital at Children’s Hospital Boston, while we live in KC. I appreciate the advice you have for raising multiple toddlers. We have an interesting journey with Wyatt and Ava and anxiously wait for the day Lydia joins us at home.

    • QuatroMama
      May 16, 2011 at 12:37 pm #

      Amanda – thanks so much for leaving this comment! It’s great to “meet” you and your sweet family. Our prayers will be that Lydia will grow stronger every day and be home with you soon. Beautiful names!

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