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.