Thursday, September 17, 2009

Wow, I CANNOT believe it's been so long since I've posted here! I have so much to share with you but really have NO IDEA where to begin. I suppose I can start by saying that I've MISSED all of you (my bloggy buddies)! Oh, I'll also go ahead and tell you that I plan to do two posts this morning. I'd promised some friends that I'd give the details on a new hobby I've started, but I don't want to mix that in with all the "blah, blah, blah, blah-blah" that I'll be doing. Image hosted by

(Still fumbling to find a starting place.. heehee)

Let's see, summer came and went.. we had a pretty nice garden until the CROWS found it. HA! (They even ate my tomatoes while they were STILL GREEN!) I decided I'd just give up on the yummy red fruit and focus on my bell peppers, cucumbers, and green beans. Guess what?? Our baby cows found a nice ditch under the fence that they could fit through and they ended up finding my green beans! (Seriously, I'm thinking the garden was NOT supposed to happen this year.. HA!) I won't complain, we DID get several pints of bell pepper and green beans in the freezer and were pretty much sick of the cucumbers before they ever went bad, so all was not lost. Image hosted by

As for more personal details - We really enjoyed our free time and just being together. The boys did what boys do - they STAYED dirty! LOL (Of course that means that I also conquered mountains and mountains of laundry, but don't feel too sorry for me, I make them help a LOT!) Image hosted by

HMMMM... right in the middle of my typing up this post this morning the hubby got up and started getting ready to get out for the day. (Little things like THIS are what keep me from posting.. HA! That's NOT a complaint, there is NOTHING I'd rather do than take care of my family.. I'm just sayin'.. that's all) Image hosted by

So NOW it's mid-afternoon instead of morning.. I'll TRY to pick up and keep going..

Okay, this will likely be THE MOST scatterbrained post I've done yet, but I'm DETERMINED to get SOMETHING up TODAY! Oh, speaking of.. the "two" that I mentioned earlier are not going to happen. I'll post tomorrow with the deets on my hobby. (Just a hint.. it's COUPONING! I've TOTALLY FLIPPED OUT over this new way to shop!)

Before I go, I want to let you in on something I found out this morning. The lady that did my blog makeover is having a giveaway for her birthday. (It's TODAY) She'll be giving away a bloggy makeover for some BLESSED person that enters TODAY! Hop on over and wish her a happy birthday if you'd like and be sure to get YOUR name in the hat! (Click the link just above or the graphic below)

I'll HOPEFULLY check back first thing in the morning! (Oh, and THANKS SOOOOO MUCH for the sweet nudges to get back out here and start blogging again - YOU are some of my very BESTEST friends, and I ♥ YOU VERY MUCH)

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He & Me + 3 said...

Girl I was just thinking of you yesterday. How God is that? I have missed you. HOpe all is well. Get some more stuff up here for us to read.

Martha said...

I'm in the same boat with your friend, I was thinking about you recently. I MISSED YOU DEARLY!! I hope to see you blogging more often, even if it's just to rant about sneaky cows and stolen vegetables :o) thank you for updating us!!

Martha said...

P.S. Thank you for mentioning the blog giveaway, I'll be sure to stop by the site for a visit!

Melanie said...

Hey, Tonya! So good to hear from you... I was just thinking about you all earlier this week.

Sounds like you had a great summer. We did much of the same things... relaxing, hanging out together... it was good!!

Look forward to hearing more from you soon. And, I'm going to check out the blog design giveaway... how fun would that be to win??!!

Kim@Seasons of My Heart said...

I've MISSED you friend...and I'm glad to see you back bloggin.

I've sure you ENJOYED your time away though...with your precious family. :-)

Beth E. said...

Do you have any idea how MUCH I've missed you??? Girl, I was ready to hop in my car and come after you! lol

So happy you are back...I didn't have much luck with my garden this year, either. Between blight and the weather (too much rain), all I managed to "harvest" was cherry tomatoes! Haha

You should hear the silence in my house, since both boys went to's deafening. *sigh* They are doing very well, though, so that makes me happy.

Love you!

Reba said...

I have missed you. Of course, I have "seen" you on FB, but I missed your blogs. :) Glad to get an update.

Liz (Loving Mom 2 Boys) said...

YAY!! Welcome back. I've missed you!!! And you have to teach me how to coupon properly...I'm just not good at it!!

Greg P. said...


I haven't been on here in a long time myself. I just happened to be on my blog tonight and it just happened to be the day that you posted. I like the way you blog, very spontaneous.

You mentioned couponing and that you're really into it. Are you familiar with Amanda Bowers from "One Sacrifice For All Time" blog? She just started a thing on Facebook called The Bargain Lady, it's all about couponing, smart shopping, price comparison, etc. You may like it. I'm not into it, but, since I saw that you were, I thought I'd let you know about Amanda. Just look her up under her name, Amanda Bowers.


Anonymous said...

You're alive!!!!!!!!!!! So glad to see a new post up here finally!
Praying hard right now!
Psalms 116:6-9 The LORD preserveth the simple: I was brought low, and he helped me. Return unto thy rest, O my soul; for the LORD hath dealt bountifully with thee. For thou hast delivered my soul from death, mine eyes from tears, and my feet from falling. I will walk before the LORD in the land of the living.
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