Friday, May 15, 2009

and the WINNER is...

Hello, Sweet Friends!

I'm running LATE this morning posting the winner of this book...

SOOOOOOOOOO... the winner IS..... Jennifer at Life with MY three guys. I'm heading over to Jennifer's in just a sec to tell her that she won. Thanks SO MUCH to those of you who entered! I'll be giving away this book in the next week or so...

Before I sign off, my SWEET FRIEND, Martha, (Fly Away Birdie) has honored me with an award. (THANKS, Martha!)

Martha is just AWESOME! We met through the comment section on another blog, but I was DRAWN to her because of her LOVE for the LORD and the way she takes a stand on ALL that is RIGHT. (She doesn't back down from putting the WORD out there just as is it.. no watering it down with her - love her.. LOVE HER!)

Oh, to fill you in quickly on what we've been doing the past week...

We hosted church in our home on Sunday. I was SO THANKFUL that it was our turn because the busyness of cleaning up around our place in preparation kept my thoughts on positive and happy things. Yes, I thought of Brent and MISSED him like crazy, but it didn't seem to be any worse than any other day. (PRAISE BE THE LORD!! Sometimes 'holidays' can just be too much) We had dinner with my parents and then visited Link's later that evening. The whole day was GREAT!

Oh, I can't believe I almost forgot to mention this.. my little guys greeted me Sunday morning with homemade Mother's Day cards and personalized jewelry. I got a silver necklace with a 'family tree' pendant. It's really cute.. there's a tree of sorts in the middle and all of our names are engraved around the top of the pendant. I LOVE to have (and to be able to wear) things with all THREE of my boys' names.

Of course Monday was back to school then we cleaned the basement. (Now THAT would be a BEFORE & AFTER pic! HA!!!) Most of the toys are down there and Mr. Gabe had it STREWN EVERYWHERE! It was an all day job in itself.. YIKES! (I can't believe I just admitted that online.. hehee.. oh well, it's best to be REAL isn't it?) Image hosting by TinyPic

OOHHH.. I also did a PartyLite party. My friend Lindy is selling it. (Lindy is Carter's Mom.. his button is on my sidebar) Man, I wish we were all next door neighbors.. I'd have LOVED to have had you all over! (WE SO NEED to have a giant blog party somewhere in the central US)

I think there's been SOMETHING going on with us all week. Image hosting by TinyPic Anyway.. those are my excuses for not being online as much. I just feel terribly guilty that some of you leave comments so often and at times I'm such the SLACKER! With summer around the corner I HOPE to be a better friend to you all! YOU guys are such AWESOME ENCOURAGERS and I'd like to be that for you as well. Image hosting by TinyPic

Okay.. I have rambled ENOUGH for one day! I hope all is well with each and every one of you... I also hope you have an AMAZING weekend!



He And Me + 3 said...

Congrats to Jennifer...she is wonderful.
Congrats to you on the blog award.

April said...

No, I don't think you name is spelled A-P-R-I-L, not J-E-N-N-I-F-E-R! Oh, I'm just kidding...big congrats to her! Congrats to you, too, on your blog award! So happy to hear that you had a great Mother's REALLY have been busy! Enjoy your weekend!

Anonymous said...

Congrats on the award!

Pam D said...

Congrats to Jennifer.. and to you for your award! And don't apologize for LIVING and doing things with your family. You already know that life is just too brief... so live it, girlfriend, every single minute. And if there's down time, THEN blog. (and it IS just so darn busy this time of year.. I don't have time to visit everyone's blog daily, and my updates are getting sparser and sparser... but there's a time for everything). Love you!

Beth E. said...

Congratulations to Jennifer! I agree with Mimi...she's wonderful!

Now that Paula Deen book looks veeeeery interesting! I bet if you look inside it has my name on it! ;o)

I agree that we should have a big blog party. We could meet in Gatlinburg! Whaddaya think?

Kim@Seasons of My Heart said...

Hey friend...I've missed ya...and Happy (belated) Mother's Day.

From the sounds of are super busy....take care my friend.

Jennifer said...

Your (chatty) posts are always so much fun to read!! And your blog is super...great award! And congratulations to Jennifer...enjoy the book!

Daphine said...

Couldn't have gone to a better person! Congrats to Jennifer!

Congrats to you on your blog award and glad you had a great Mother's Day!

Have a fabulous weekend!

Jennifer said...

Yea!!!!! I'm so happy..and can't wait to get my hands on this book!!! Thanks Tonya! I'll send ya an email.

(thank you everyone:)

Jennifer said...

hit the "publish button" too soon

the blog award is just too cool~~

and would love to see a picture of your necklace...I've looked on etsy to try and find something like that--I love handmade stuff.

ok, I think I'm done now~

Anonymous said...

Know that I'm here praying hard!
John 14:27 Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.
Prayer BearsMy email address

Belinda said...

Tonya, just stopping in to say hi. Love your post as always..maybe Ill get around to updating my blog soon......!?!?

Anonymous said...

Am here praying!
Psalms 56:3-4 What time I am afraid, I will trust in thee. In God I will praise his word, in God I have put my trust; I will not fear what flesh can do unto me.
Prayer BearsMy email address

Anonymous said...

Still praying in Seattle!
Psalms 31:1-3 In thee, O LORD, do I put my trust; let me never be ashamed: deliver me in thy righteousness. Bow down thine ear to me; deliver me speedily: be thou my strong rock, for an house of defence to save me. For thou art my rock and my fortress; therefore for thy name's sake lead me, and guide me.
Prayer BearsMy email address

Anonymous said...

Aw, your post made me teary. I had no idea you adored me so much LOL, well lets say the feeling is mutual. You rock my socks off and I am so blessed that we found each other!!!!

P.S. I lovvveee Partylite, my mom used to sell it and it definitely brings back memories. I miss the candles, sniff sniff :(