Tuesday, June 16, 2009


Good Morning Everyone!! I can tell that school is out, because my schedule is all out of whack! I'm not complaining, because I love the kids being home, but I am going to have to re-work my blogging time. For some reason, the kids like to use the computer, also! LOL!

Anyway, we are also going to have a busy, busy week, because my Dad's oldest brother passed away on Sunday, and because of the funeral, my sister Danesa and girls are coming from Ohio to stay here. My Dad had 14 siblings; two died when they were little and one other brother passed away a few years ago. So, this is going to be a large funeral. Mom and I are going to postpone her weekly Mom Minutes until next week, as she is just a little bit busy at this moment!

Before the week gets too crazy, and I lose all track of time (HA!), I wanted to welcome my newest member, kAyE over at random wahm thoughts. She is the gal that created my beautiful name siggy. If any of you have time, check out her blog and leave a friendly bloggy comment!!

Rose over at obstacles and glories nominated me for this AWESOME award! I have never seen this award, so I was really, really excited to receive it from her! Here are the rules: (I copied them from her blog)

♥ Take your award and put the logo on your post.

♥Link the person who awarded you. Remember each recipient of the award should acknowledge the person who honored them and go to Mom's Special Diary to copy and paste the award.

♥Put your own blog title and link.

♥Nominate at least five deserving moms.

  1. Mom's Special Diary
  2. Obstacles & Glories
  3. The Busy Borgerding Bunch
  4. Together We Save
  5. Three Plus 2

I have lots and lots and lots more that I could post, but I made myself limit it to five. So, even though you don't see your name listed, just know that you are also a Creative Mom Blogger!!

When I was "cruising the sites," I found this over at Mash Up Mom: Check this outthere’s a bunch of Children’s Place stuff on clearance at Amazon.com for $.19-$.99 each! $5.00 shipping, but if you buy a bunch, it evens out pretty nicely :)

This is an incredible deal! I am going to see what I can find, and really, when you look at it this way, $5.00 isn't too much for shipping, if you can get it sent right to your door! It would cost me tons more if I had to drive to the Big Town to do my shopping!!

Facebook has a FREE HOT Photo Book from Hot Prints (you have to use the photos from your Facebook or a friends)! This is a $2.99 value! It will say $2.99 under the total but at checkout it turns to $0.00, it is absolutely free! It is available to the first 10,000 so HURRY! I am doing mine right now and it is soooo cute! **It worked just fine, the order went through, and my teen daughter is over-the-moon Happy! :)** Big Thank you to Brandie over at free sample freak for posting this!!

Well, I am off and running; My sister and her two daughters will be here in a few hours (from Ohio) and then we will be busy, busy, busy. Please keep my family in your thoughts as we say a final "farewell" to my beloved Uncle, and I know that he is resting in peace, finally, after a long, hard-fought, tough battle with Parkinson's Disease. God is faithful to those who love and serve Him, and my Uncle was a wonderful example of how we should live our lives, and he was also a wonderful Christian husband, brother, father, grandfather, uncle, and great-uncle!! :)


  1. Hi!Thank you so much for posting the creative mom blogger award.
    Have a lovely day =)

  2. My sympathies to the family. My mom had Parkinson's. She was an Army surgical nurse in WWII only to come down with that in later years.
    And she would've been a great Christian had she not been Jewish :-) Our home was always open to anyone and everyone. Sadly I never got the hospitality gene. I'm sure mom is up there caring for him now :-)

  3. Oh Helene, that is soooo sweet to say that about your Mom and my Uncle; that is a lovely picture to imagine! I had some Jewish friends when I was in college, and we got along very well!

    Thank you, Jacris, for coming over and posting a comment! I hope you and Helene both have a wonderful day! :)

  4. A.Marie, my prayers are with your family. Enjoy your family and celebrate your uncle's life.

  5. I'm so sorry for your loss. Hugs and best wishes for you and your family. Sending my love!