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 5minutesformom.com. 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 sisterchickies@gmail.com 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 thoughts on "Ultimate Blog Party 2010"

  1. Yeah, can't wait to party with the #ubp10 I don't know what rock I have been hiding under, but saw this tweet on twitter, and can't wait to be parting with the best! Have a good night.. will be posting my post soon!

  2. Susan says:

    I love the layout of your blog! You are so lucky to have the four little boys. I am blessed to have one boy. Thanks for sharing a piece of your life with us.


  3. Saw your Twitters and have resisted the urge to "refresh". Can't wait to get to know your blog a little better.

  4. Kristen says:

    Glad I found this via twitter! I hadn't heard about the party until an hour or so ago…but I'm ready to party it up and visiting what I find on twitter! This is my very first UBP! I can't even imaging being a mama to four of the same age…four of different ages is enough for me! 😉 Nice to 'meet' you!

  5. Alicia says:

    What a great family picture. I love that all the boys have their own sports shirt 🙂 Stopping by from ubp's twitter stream. Be sure to stop by and say hi 🙂

  6. Kel says:

    Nice to meet you. Now to figure out this sentence…


  7. Well, now…color me impressed with your word scavenger hunt gift card thingie :). That's above & beyond for a party like this!

    I cannot. Imagine. Having four babies. AT ONE TIME! I scrolled down your page & loved seein' them as newborns and "big boys".

    Thanks for sharing your story with kind words & encouragement; I know your words minister to others :).

  8. I LOVE your blog. I am so glad to have had the hook ups on twitter. I appreciate all the words of wisdom.. I blog over at Prematuritywithlove.blogspot.com ! Send some over!

  9. Chana says:

    yay got the sentence!

  10. I'm excited to find the sentence! I've actually been following your blog since the boys were little but don't remember the exact age. My little miracle was born on Feb 10th so right after the boys. She was 26 wks and 1 lb 7 oz so I've really enjoyed reading your experience. You are always so positive and love reading about your day with the boys. You can visit my blog at http://titsworthfamily.blogspot.com

  11. Luv to Save says:

    LOVE THE VIDEO!! cute family..your boys are adorable!

  12. Wow…I have four kids too, but not all at one time. LOL Enjoy the party and stop by when you get a chance – http://www.thescentpeddler.ca/?p=133

  13. Jess says:

    I love your blog and have been quietly reading (and following on twitter) for awhile. I'm not a mom yet but am working my way towards an adoption! I find you utterly inspiring and use you to remind myself that if you can handle 4 toddlers at once then I can surely find the patience to await my little one! – http://degreeinenglish.blogspot.com

  14. so nice to meet you and your cute fam! I'm a new mom of 1 and could no have more respect for you with your 4 🙂 loving UBP10!

  15. Eos Mom says:

    Wow, mom of quadruplet boys–you go girl! Loved your video, nice to meet you!

  16. Nicole says:

    So many sites, so little time; hope you'll stop by and visit mine!

    What a unique and fun game!

  17. Mommafo says:

    Hi!!! I'm Chrystal (mommafo) 🙂 I am blown away by your kids, I can't wait to get to know your family!

  18. Mindy says:

    Hi! Nice to meet you! I blog over at http://philippians4verse8.blogspot.com.

    It's nice to meet you — I've got 4 kids also —though only 1 boy and not quads!

    in HIM-

  19. Tamara says:

    I'm a long time follower of your blog, and have commented a few times in the past.

    I finally started my own blog so I'd be happy to have you follow me http://www.tamara-camera.blogspot.com

  20. Jendi says:

    I'm so glad I got to meet you IRL!
    I have had you in my reader since Blissdom. My kids and I enjoy any videos you make. Have fun partying!

  21. L Harris says:

    Just stopping by with UBP'10! I have many children (5 and one coming) but I got them one at a time.

  22. Deanna says:

    Visiting from #UBP10! Your blog is beatuiful, love the layout! Your boys are amazing, I have just one rambunctious little 3 y/o boy, so I can't even imagine what you deal with on a daily!

    ? Deanna/Mommygaga.com

  23. Your family is adorable!!! I am so excited to read more, you've got a cute blog! Stop by FTSN for a slice of peanut butter pie when you have a chance!


    ~ Michelle

  24. amazing how many UBP participants have all boys! I'm from a family of 4 girls, so I can't imagine!

    Hope you're enjoying the party.

  25. I'm having lots of fun on my word hunt and finding great blogs while I'm at it too!

  26. What a fun way to do your word hunt!! Have fun with the UBP!

  27. Suz says:

    Hey, Jen, I've been reading your blog since the boys were teeny tiny but didn't start commenting until recently. Love the "four cheers" for underwear! Thanks for the reason to smile tonight 🙂

    Our blog is a joint venture between me and my twin tween girls. Baby A is an aspiring writer who has begged for a website for years – our family blog is the result. You can find us at ShinesSite.

  28. Loved the word game. Your blog is awesome and your boys are too. Hope you are enjoying the UBP!

  29. Connie says:

    Your boys are adorable. Cute blog.

  30. Messy Mommy says:

    Love the blog name! Too cute! I probably don't need to tell you that you must be busy, as I'm sure everyone and their dog has already told you that. But seriously. Whoa. Extra kudos to you!!!!

    And thanks for the last word. 🙂

  31. Nice to meet you!! Your family is beautiful!!

  32. cdmtx says:

    Lets Go Do the Hop – the Party Hop thats is 🙂 also swinging by to say awesome party and beautiful Blog!
    and off to "Hunt" 🙂


  33. Susieqtpies says:

    Toot Toot the #UBP10 Party Train coming through!!!

    I love meeting new bloggers! Love your blog! I'm a new follower, twitter and FB Fan!

    I have twin girls!

    Have a great party!

    @Susieqtpies at Scraps of Life http://cafescrapper-scrapsoflife.blogspot.com

  34. WOW… what an amazing life you have! Wish I could come over and watch the boys for you for a while so you can go out and get a break LOL! I work at a local children's hospital and I see these teenies every day. Such miracles – your boys are beautiful! Love your blog name… my last name is Murray, so the "Murray crew" is something I hear a lot.
    Happy Blog Party!

    Who is not following you back?
    Pregnancy Tickers

  35. Brandi says:

    LONG time follower of your blog. LOL Still can't tell your boys apart after 2 years of reading your blog. I did realize today that I have never subscribed and am doing that right now!


  36. Kara says:

    Absolutely Positively 100% LOVED the video!

  37. Lolli says:

    How could I have never sen your blog before? Thank goodness for the ubp! 🙂 Here's my info, if you'd like to stop by:
    @1momof5 on twitter
    FB: http://www.facebook.com/lolli.betterinbulk?ref=profile

  38. Linda says:

    Happy UBP!!
    As a NICU RN I have to say,
    your quads are soooo adorable.
    For quads they were HUGE, you did a fantastic job momma!

    I'm walking in March for Babies this year as well. So glad you all are participating in this great event.
    Have a blessed day,

  39. A very cute blog and love the header..Have a GREAT DAY

    Blog hopping and having a blast…..so many great blogs….This is a GREAT party.
    I have a Fun $100 Gift Basket to give away and all it takes a comment.
    I am number….294 and 295……


  40. Lissete says:

    Hopping by for the UBP! I sorta "know" you although I actually didn't get to meet you at DisneySMMoms! Enjoy the party!

  41. cdmtx says:

    Lets Go Do the Hop – the Party Hop thats is ! 🙂 also swinging by to say great Blog!

  42. Tamara B. says:

    Stopping over from the UBP to say hi 🙂

  43. Em says:

    What an exciting blog! Glad I found you – I'm here from the UBP

  44. Angie Marion says:

    Happy UBP! I love a treasure hunt! I'm off to find word three!

  45. Hi! Your boys are so adorable you are so blessed. Looking forward to following along with you.

    I've got my Ultimate Blog Party 2010 post up at Dayngrous Discourse. Plus, I've got my first giveaway too. I hope you'll surf on over and say hello.

  46. Such a great photo of your family.

  47. Julie says:

    Great to find you and hear how God has blessed you so amazingly!

  48. Tracey C. says:

    Hi! Nice to meet you in the UBP! I am following the sisterchicks path! I adore your boys! I have twin daughters, so I got nothin' on you girl! 🙂

  49. 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. =)

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

  51. Michelle says:

    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*

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

  53. shopannies says:

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

  54. nicóle says:

    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! 🙂


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

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

  57. Mama Sammi says:

    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. http://tiny.cc/MomsTheories

  58. 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!

  59. carma says:

    that photo is precious!

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

  60. Nanbon44 says:

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

  61. NavyBride says:

    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!

  62. Erin says:

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

  63. Jenn says:

    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

  64. The Mommy says:

    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 http://mommyspages.blogspot.com/

  65. 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

  66. 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!

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

  68. 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!

  69. Lizzie says:

    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.

  70. Michelle says:

    alright, another clue.

    next party.

  71. Michelle says:

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

    beautiful family

  72. neat blog!

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

  73. Dawn Farias says:

    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!

  74. 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!

  75. joeandbridge says:

    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

  76. Chic Mummy says:

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

  77. Christine says:

    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.


  78. 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: https://sites.google.com/site/sisterssaving/

  79. 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!


  80. annaed_2 says:

    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

  81. Leah C says:

    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! 🙂

  82. Kaye Swain says:

    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! 🙂

  83. SH says:

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

  84. Jackie says:

    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!

  85. 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!

  86. 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!

    from http://www.faithandfamilyreviews.com

  87. jackie says:

    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!

  88. Cascia says:

    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

  89. Love the blog! Happy UBP 2010!

  90. 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,

  91. INTL 4
    Hey Winner!
    You need these numbers to complete the prize form on the prize page – http://www.5minutesformom.com/ultimate-blog-party-2010-prizes/

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