Thursday, February 19, 2009
1. Be one of the first three bloggers to leave a comment on this post, which entitles you to a handmade item from me.
2. Winners, you must post this challenge on your blog, meaning that you will Pay It Forward, creating a handmade gift for the first THREE bloggers who leave a comment on YOUR post about this giveaway.
3. The gift that you send to your friends can be from any price range and you have 365 days to make/ship your item. This means you should be willing to maintain your blog at least until you receive your gift and have shipped your gifts. And, remember: It's the Spirit and the thought that counts!
4. When you receive your gift, please feel free to blog about it, sharing appropriate Linky Love!
If you are not one of the Top Three Commenters on this post, you can still play along. Start your own Pay It Forward game/link/chain, and encourage your blogging friends to do the same!
*Leave a comment even if you're not one of the top three, and who knows...maybe you'll get something anyway. (This part is not really part of the game. If you play, you don't have to add it--the stuff in red. I just thought it's how I would play.)
Sunday, February 15, 2009
Today, I thought about you often & hoped your birthday was everything you wanted it to be. I wished so much that I could have been there to tell you Happy Birthday & share in the birthday festivities. I thought I could at least try to tell you how much you mean to me (if words can even express).
You are such an amazing mom. In the last few days I've needed a bit of encouragement, & I definitely got that from you & so much more. Thanks for the wonderful advice & uplifting & loving words. I hope I can be the kind of mother that you are--loving, fun, kind, patient, giving, a great example, a mountain of support & encouragement, tough when necessary, and an awesome hugger (this is just as important as anything for a mother).
Being a mother myself now, I am starting to realize all of the time, energy, & love you put into raising us. You sacrificed so much of yourself for your kids. I'm also beginning to understand now how much you've loved us & how much you've worried about us--and continue to do so. I can't imagine what we've put you through at times. You definitely deserve awesome rewards for all that you've given of yourself & all that you've taught us. [Maybe part of that reward is cute grand kids. ;)]
You are everything I hope to become. And I hope you've had an amazing birthday. HAPPY BIRTHDAY, MOM!!!
Friday, February 13, 2009
Thursday, February 12, 2009
Tuesday, February 10, 2009
Thursday, February 5, 2009
Monday, February 2, 2009
And who's missed the Daily Dose of David? We were watching Duck Tales with Lance. David was just as entranced as Lance was (he loves his cartoons). Scrooge McDuck and Huey, Dewey, & Luey were all captured in the ocean by some frogmen--and they found the lost city of Atlantis. Then they use some "fizzy" stuff to lift the lost city out of the ocean, and I hear David snort & say, "Yeah, right!" Because he obviously didn't believe in the power of the fizzy drink. Apparently he could believe that frogmen exist, but getting the lost city out of the ocean? Whatever...like that could happen. I had to say, "Honey, it's a cartoon...."
*This scenario happens every time we watch cartoons with Lance. I hear "yeah right" quite often. And I continue to remind him that it's a cartoon, & therefore, anything can happen.