Thursday, January 7, 2010

Busy....Snow on the Way

Good morning...almost afternoon here from snowy NW Ohio. We are under a winter weather advisory with 3-5 inches of snow until tomorrow. Oh, boy!!!! Not much for you hardy northern types, but enough for us!! The groceries are bought and maybe activities and school will be cancelled so we don't have to go out.

Today is my blogversay. It was one year ago that I started and it has been a wonderful journey. I have learned so much, been so inspired, and found some really awesome friends. I can't believe I have so many followers. Thanks to all of you who drop by either with or without leaving comments. I appreciate it so much. I am going to have a giveaway to honor the occasion. It is such a surprise, I don't even know what it is going to be yet!! You need to be a follower and leave a comment on this post and you will be entered. Please don't post this...I want to reward you loyal followers. Notice I didn't list it in my title. I will have a drawing on the evening of Jan 15. Good luck!!

The last few days have been busy with just stuff. Putting away Christmas and cleaning. Why is there always cleaning??? With the kids back in school, so starts the homework and the running around. They started in the new school Monday. They had mixed feelings about leaving the old school, but this is so nice. DH left Tuesday on a mission trip to Nicaragua with 3 others from our church. I guess things are going well. He can't call from there, but the minister has a laptop he can email from. He will be getting back next Tuesday. Please keep add them to your prayer list for a safe rest of the trip and travel back. Does anyone else seem like their prayer lists keep getting bigger??? I wonder if it is because I'm getting older and that is more important to me or if there is really so much more bad stuff. I keep so many of you all in my prayers as well when you have a need. Please don't be afraid to ask....there are many of us willing to help in anyway we can. Okay...enough of my preaching!!

Tuesday was also our DD Emily's birthday. She turned 14. Wow!! I made her a strawberry cake. Obviously I am not a cake decorator so don't look too closely. She got a couple of new Wii games and a gift card to American Eagle. It's hard to buy so close after Christmas. This way, she can buy some new fun spring things. If that season ever decides to show up! She is having a slumber party with 7 girls Saturday night. She caught me at a weak moment. My DH owes me big time....notice we scheduled it while he is away. What a good wife I am!!!!

Wow, that is not a very good pic of me!! The Santa picture behind Emily was another half off Christmas item I picked up. I think just about everything I bought had an old fashioned Santa on them. I guess that is my new addiction!!! By next year, I will have forgotten about them and be really surprised when I open my Santa box. Can't wait!!!

JoJo was hiding under the footstool watching Emily open her gifts. Maybe she was waiting on one for herself!!

I don't know if it my computer or Blogger, but I am having a terrible time uploading these pics. Ugh....computers are great when they work. I guess I'll go for now. I have a little cleaning to finish, and then I am spending this snowy afternoon crafting.

Take care.


  1. Melissa,
    I will keep your husband's group in my prayers. You & your daughter are so cute! Happy Birthday, Emily. Please enter me in your surprise giveaway & Happy Blogiversary.

  2. I dont know that I would attempt a sleepover with 7 girls!!! I'd be even more gray than I am now!! LOL I will be praying for your Dh and safe travels. I would love to be entered in your bloggerversary giveaway! I also am a follower. enjoy the snow, over here in Ney they have already cancelled my daughters Girl Scout meeing tonight!

  3. Melissa, Happy birthday to your daughter, she is so pretty. What a brave mom you are with the 7 girls over!


  4. Our Iowa weather is headed your way! We have 6.5" and the wind is coming. No school for us today. With three daughters we had our share of sleepovers. I'm glad those days are over, but they are good memories! I do read your blog, but I don't believe I've ever commented.
    Please enter me in your giveaway.

  5. Missy, you know that the crew is in my prayers. I can't wait to tease your other half about the chirping birds! Thank you for sharing your heart and stories. Love, Crystal Goodnight

  6. Oh, you two are so sweet, what a great photo!
    Happy Birthday wishes to your daughter...and happy Blog-a'versary to you!!
    I will surely keep your hubby and the others in my prayers.
    your weather is headin my way...UGH....we've had enough snow ;)

    Have a beautiful day, Melissa! your new blog template!

  7. Guess we are next for the snow!! I see you are in Ohio, we are about 27 miles south east of Pittsburgh & are expecting 4-6 inches just tonight into the morning....they are evening saying how much after that!! It's been snowing all week ~ I love snow, but I thimk I am ready for Indian summer to come back!!

    Happy Birthday to your daughter...I think the pics are great!!
    Keeping your hubby & his group in our prayers!!
    Stay warm ~

  8. Please enter me!

  9. Happy Birthday to your daughter! My daughter (whom was pregnant at the time) had planned a sleepover for my g'daughter for her birthday a couple of years ago with eight 7 years olds. Well, she had a drs. appointment the day of the sleepover and they put her in the hospital!!! Guess who handled the party? I aged about twenty years that night!!! LOL!!! It was fun but man, I was exhausted!!!

  10. Happy Birthday to your daughter!

  11. My son is 18 today!I think the pic of you and your daughter is great! Have fun with the sleepover. I would love to be entered in your giveaway! thanks...Holli

  12. I stayed home today in wonderful snowy NE today as the winds were blowing our 4" of new snow @ 45 mph. Yikes. It was impossible to see in some areas. Happy Birthday to your daughter & Happy Blogaversary to you. Please enter me in your surprise giveaway. Hope the slumber party is tons of fun.

  13. I live in southern Ohio and we have missed school since Tuesday! It is still snowing! Congrats on making it one year of blogging! I just started in November and I love it!
    Please enter me in your giveaway!

  14. Hi Melissa! I will be praying for your husband and the mission team. My husband and son will be leaving on a mission trip on the 16th to Jamaica. I didn't sign on this time and now I'm wondering why!

    Happy Birthday to your lovely daughter!


  15. Happy Birthday to your daughter.
    Keeping your husband & the mission team in my thoughts and prayers.
    We got about 6 inches on snow here in SW Ohio. The view out my windows sure look beautiful with the newly fallen snow.
    Take care and stay warm,

  16. Melissa, I pray for your husband and friend return safe from there trip.
    Happy birthday to your daughter .
    Please sign me up for your giveaway.

  17. Happy Blogiversary, Melissa- And Happy Birthday to your beautiful daughter! I have followed your blog for a little while and loved all of your Christmas posts! I have issues with commenting on your blog (and some others)through Mozilla, so I have been trying to be better about switching over to IE to leave comments on those I normally can't :-)
    Please enter me in your giveaway- I know it will be a good one!


  18. Happy Birthday to your daughter and congrats on the blog anniversary!


  19. I hope your dughter had a nice birthday. I love the snowman in your header!


  20. Melissa, Congratulations in your blog anniversary. Please, enter my name in your giveaway!

  21. Congrats on your blog anniversary and your daughters birthday,I just found your blog and would like to be entered in your giveaway.Thank you ,hugs,Deb

  22. Happy anniversary!!! Please enter my name in your giveaway! I love all things prim too! Thanks for stopping by my blog too.
    Have a great one, Kim
    the prim schoolmarm

  23. Good thing I went back and checked! Some how I missed this. I do follow your blog and love your items! Congratulations on your blog aniversary! I would love to be entered in your givaway! Happy birthday to your daughter! She is a very pretty girl. Your kitty is cute!

  24. Happy Blogiversary & Happy Birthday to
    your daughter..I bet you wonder how she
    has gotten to this birthday soooo fast!
    Please enter me, I would love
    to win your cute doll!
    Stay warm...

    Bear Hugs~Karen

  25. Great blog!! Please enter me in your drawing. Thanks Rhonda

  26. Please enter me in your wonderful giveaway, the doll is prim wonderful!

  27. Happy blogiversary!. I am a little new to your blog but would love to be included in the giveaway.

  28. I see we both have double digit temps today for the first time in many days. It has been so awfully cold here; takes your breath away to just go outside!
    Your DD has a beautiful smile.
    I am going to the selling blog again and try to make a purchase.
    I am a follower and I would love to be entered in your giveaway!

  29. Oh, please enter me in your drawing. I'm sure whatever it is, it will be wonderful! I love the things you make.

  30. Happy Birthday to your beautiful daughter, and you look great as well!:0) I just found your blog through blog hopping and can't wait to explore it some more. I hope its ok to enter in your wonderful giveaway. Happy 1st yr of blogging!!:0) hope your having a wonderfully Blessed Weekend!!

  31. Hey, That is great- to mark one year!!! I am happy for you!!!! Congratulations my friend!!!!

  32. Love your blog I read it every time you post but dont always comment. I'd love to be entered in you giveaway =) Happy blogaversary. I just celebrated 1 yr myself and I'm doing a gw also. Come on over and enter =) Will keep hubby and group in my prayers and Happy Bday to your DD as well
    Prim Huggs n Blessins

  33. Happy Birthday to your blog and daughter! I am so looking forward to when I have had a blog for a year! I have enjoyed browsing your pages, and think that blogging is a wonderful way to journal and meet such awesome women!
    Please enter my name in your drawing and please check out my blog if you haven't already, I have my 1st blog giveaway that ends the 23rd.
    Good Luck.

  34. I happen to think that it is a very good picture of you! I was thinking of Emily on her day. Hope she had a great day. Please sign me up for your giveaway and happy one year anniversary. ~Ann

  35. Happy blogaversary to you Melissa! I would love to be entered into your giveaway. Thank you!


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  36. Happy Blogaversary and Happy Birthday to your daughter.

  37. Congrats! Please enter me in your drawing! Your blog is fab!

  38. Love your blog. Thanks for stopping by the shop, now I get to see what you make from all of that fabric. Have a great day, Marsha at The Quilt Shoppe


Thanks for stopping by. I truly appreciate it!! Have a wonderfully prim day!!~~Melissa