March 20, 2009

The Ultimate Blog Party

You know I couldn't resist getting involved with the BLOG PARTY! 5 Minutes for Mom is Hosting the Ultimate Blog Party.

Ultimate Blog Party 2009

WARNING this is a little cut and paste from other posts.
Welcome to my blog. I am kind of weird, I swear a little (I will try to stay away from the F bomb, I swear), I use CAPS and bold and italic and large sized fonts way too often to spice up text and I will put ridiculous amounts of pictures of my children up in order to keep you coming back.

About the blog title Janana Bee, it is a play on my name. So while my real name is Janna my blog is called Janana. I know it's confusing, I dove into blogging headfirst without thinking about the possible confusion. Feel free to call me Janana or Janna. Bee is not my real last name, but rather a combination of my maiden name and married name and also a nickname.

A little bit about me: I honestly thought I was never cut out to be a Mom and Wife. Then I met Mr. Bee when I was 20. Somehow, even though I never saw marriage in my future, I became a wife two weeks after I turned 23, and a mother when I was 25. Drew was born in January of 2005 and Jacob in October of 2007.

My Boys!

We call Jacob Mr. Calamity and Drew The Drama King or Mr. Drama. The origins of the name Mr. Calamity are here and The Drama King are here.

So here I am, trudging through Mommyhood, working full-time and trying to be the best I can be everywhere, including bloggy land. I love and hate it all. (Don't we all? If you say you don't, you are lying!) This is my journey, told through my warped mind. You probably will think I'm funny or stupid. Or both, not sure on that one.

I also am running a blog carnival (is that what they are calling them these days?) for something called Friday Favorites. Friday Favorites are the things that got us through the week, big and small. I put up Mr. Linky every Friday so that you can link to your blog if you decide to do a Friday Favorites post. Last time it was really enjoyable for everyone who did it (either that or they lied to be nice). You can check out the Friday Favorites here and decide if you want to participate!

Friday Favorites
Friday Favorites #2
Friday Favorites #3
Friday Favorites #4
I have also lived in Mid-Michigan my whole life. If you are a Michigan blogger, please contact me!

Check out my Blogroll for some great people to read and Favorite Post for my Favorite posts on top if you are interested!

Thanks for coming to visit!

Oh yeah the prizes! How did I forget about the PRIZES?!?

Here are the ones that look good to me!:

19, 21, 22, 26, 43, 50, 88, 103, 118, USC15, USC47, USC56, USC57


  1. Whoohoo Party Down!
    Nice to meet ya! and cute boys too!
    ALL the best!

  2. I'm having deja vu! ;-)
    glad you joined in the Par-tay!

  3. Nice to meet another working mommy blogger! :) Stop by and rest at my place when you can.

  4. I'm coming over from Blog Stalkers Unite, asking for your help. I am in the running for a round trip airfare paid ticket to Connecticut, to meet a friend I became acquainted with through blogging. She is a super fun person and is holding this contest. I entered a funny story titled "Grapejuice Floaties, Now Marry Me." The person whose story receives the most votes will win a trip to meet this generous lady, whom I'm hoping to meet. The voting ends tonight I believe. I am ahead for now but there is a story coming up from behind out of nowhere and I would so, so, appreciate your help. Her blog is and the voting is on the sidebar on the right. "Grapejuice, Floaties" Just go there and cast a vote for me, please. Thanks so much-you're awesome! ♥

  5. Just stopping by while UBP hopping. Nice to meet you! I live in West Michigan, and I have son born in Jan. 2005 also. Our second boy is due in June. Come on over to and day hi!

  6. Hi Janna, I was just popping by from the UBP. I love the use of large type and fonts. I'll have to try that. Two boys eh (that's the canadian side of me coming through), that must be a handful. I only have 1 son (my middle) and that can be tough.

  7. Thanks for the heads up on the Party!!

    Plus, I have stolen some of you blogging techniques, I hope you don't mind and see it as a compliment!!

    It will be interesting if we get around to any of the same blogs.

    Have Fun!!

  8. Cute blog! I will be back to read more. :)

  9. Nice to meet you!

    Talk about a party!

    I'm quite intrigued and am learning how to get around!

    Just stopping by from 5minutes for moms blog party!

  10. Hi! So nice to meet you and your family! Party hopping hippie grandma here in Colorado who is trying to restore an 1880 Victorian Stone farmhouse with hubby. I am participating too so stop in for a visit.

  11. Thanks for stopping by. If you still want to vote in my March Madness tournament, you can join in on round four:

    Polls close tonight at 8pm EST.

    I'm glad I came by. I'm going to check out your Friday Favorite right now. :)

  12. Hi I am out bopping from party to party, I have to bop at this point as I can't hop any longer to old and tired.. Too much partying.
    I am Aunt Rene from
    Your kiddos are adorable.
    Looks like you guys have loads of fun.
    If you get a chance stop by my blog and leave a comment for a chance at the Surprise Door Prize.
    Have Fun!

  13. 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.

  14. These blog flings and parties are much fun, but is anyone else feeling a little overwhelmed and extra busy from them?

    I'm not in Michigan, but hello neighbor - here in Ohio.

  15. Hey there-

    I am just stopping in from The Ultimate Blog Party (after party) to say hello. Come by my place to enter to win a LeapFrog Tag Reading System and some books by pledging to read to your child everyday. You can also enter to win a pair of Girl's Crocs - Size 8/9. :)

    This week to keep the party going a little longer, I am hosting a few more giveaways. Stop by and see what you can win!

    The Divine Miss Mommy



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