Thursday, March 20, 2008

This And That

It is Thursday already, it seems like I should still be in the sunny south soaking up some rays and eating all the yummy things at The Golden Corral buffet. My waistline tells me I indulged too much but oh was it worth it!

I have lots of odds and ends to attend to today so here goes.

BJ over at Sweet Nothings is having a give away that only has a few days left to enter so run over and take a look at the adorable rooster plate that she is giving away on Saturday! Actually let me see if I can paste and copy the picture........isn't that pretty!!! Of course I am going to win it so I don't want the rest of you to be too disappointed!

Stephanie over at Mississippi Songbird gave her regular readers two nice awards this week. Thank you Stephanie, I love them and will proudly put them on my sidebar! I also would like to pass them along to my regular readers to enjoy. Admit it, awards are so much fun to get, I think it makes us all feel special.

I had a nice surprise when I got home from Florida waiting for me. Myrna over at Cherish the Word had a give away that I won (see me smiling!)! It was Jan Karon's latest book in the Mitford series called Home To Holly Springs. If you haven't read the Mitford series you are really missing out. I have read all of them so far and they are a delight! I will read this one and then pass it along for some one else to enjoy. Thanks Myrna!!!!! xoxox

I want to announce that my dear niece Jo-Lynne better known as dcrmom is now designing blogs! She has a real fresh approach to her designs that are fun and eye catching. If you are in the market for a new design check her out at dcrdesigns! She also has been selected to go to Disney World in April for a Mom's Blog Seminar, all expenses paid!! Congratulations Jo-Lynne, I know you will have lots to contribute to the seminar!

Now I am going to do something that grandmother's do occasionally....... ahem.....I am going to brag about my granddaughter T! She is in kindergarten in a school with about 110 other youngsters. They have an art program and every year pictures are chosen to be displayed at our local Mall. The pictures are by students from K through high school and T's picture was chosen to represent her school. (grandmother with another big smile) Of course we had to go out and see it on the wall and take a picture 'cause that's what grandmothers do! They were supposed to draw something with shapes, designs, along with the subject which is a cat. She said it is Noodles. Good job T!
Have to put in just a couple more Florida pictures from our mini adventure.


Alice Grace said...

Enjoyed your post! You will love Jan Karon's new book! I, too, have read them all and found them to be some of the best books I have read. Your granddaughter is beautiful!

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I accidentally posted my comment twice, due to Blogger giving me an error, so I deleted the second identical one, just in case you wondered about it. Sorry. (Now I have done three!:) )

Rising Rainbow said...

I must say your graphics at the top of your posts always make me smile. Where do you find those things? lol

It looks like you got to see some really nice minis. That is cool.

And your granddaughter's picture is gorgeous! I have kid art hanging all over my house. It's so precious.

Myrna said...

T is quite a girl--an artist for sure! Her pisture is adorable. I love children's art--and the stories they write.

I'm glad you received the book. I have to apologize for being a little late sending it--just a little distracted. I know you will enjoy it because you enjoyed Mitford. That Father Tim is just full of surprises!

Jen said...

I love that plate!
Ive been so out of touch with the blog world I didnt know you were gone :0(
I hope you had a wonderful time!
Love the mini's.


Sarah said...

Where do you find those great cartoon pictures? Awesome!

Have a great Easter weekend!

Up To My Ears In Mini Horses said...

I like that black and white pinto...can you have the Easter bunny deliver that to my house?

Susie said...

Happy 1st day of Spring!
Congratulations to T. I do think I can see a resemblance to Noodles in that picture!!
Those mini horses are so cute. There is a farm not too far from us that raises those (probably already told you that?)
Love all your cute graphics. Did your niece design your blog??
love you!!

Needled Mom said...

I had heard that parts of Maine are going to be getting a blizzard. So much for that sunny Florida weather and probably a sad state of affairs for the Easter bonnet. :(

T's picture looks like the perfect quilt project, Grandma!!! I can see it in my mind already finished. She certainly likes Noodles, doesn't she?

Great photos of the horses. You learned that new camera quickly.

I hope that you and your family will have a blessed and joyful Easter.

Kris said...

Loved all the pics! And the video! I really like the plate as well. And how nice to get things in the mail besides bills! Congrats to your granddaughter! Have a great and blessed day!

dcrmom said...

Good job, T! And tanks for the shoutout. Love Jan Karon, but I didn't know she was still writing the Mitford series. It's been FOREVER since I've read one of those.

Nap Warden said...

Those are some good looking minis! Looks like you had fun at the show. Hey, I emailed you how to get rid of the spam comments...did you get it?

Kerri said...

What a clever picture little T made. Good for her!
She's looking awfully cute in that photo.
Happy spring! It still feels like winter here!
And a very happy Easter to you and your family!

Mary said...

Love all the photos. Congratulations to T. She should be proud and Grandma should be proud of her. ;-) Isn't it wonderful when our grandchildren accomplish something. It touches my heart.

I have never read any of the Mitford books. I will be sure to check them out.

Easter blessings to you and yours.

Mississippi Songbird said...

awwww. I love those pictues. How cool. Hope you ave a Blessed and Happy Easter!

bj said...

Oh, you do have the neatest blog..I just love reading it and seeing all your neat pictures.
What a beautiful (and smart and adorable and talented and..and.............!!) lol , I know....I have 7 granddaughters and 3 grandsons and, gosh, they are the Apples of My Eyes, for sure. Aren't we so blessed to be GRANDMOTHERS!! And, guess what, my oldest g-daughter has been married for a couple of yrs and just MIGHT be getting ready to start a family....My Gosh...I would L.O.V.E. to be a GREAT GRANDMOTHER. How special would THAT be!! :)
May I give you a big hug and a thank you for posting about my gift-away. I have had a lot of fun with it and will be doing another very soon...this will be a JUST BECAUSE giveaway.
Thank you for the kind words...
Many hugs, bj

Dawn said...

You will LOVE Holly Springs - great book.

Wonderful kindergarten art! My K-garten granddaughter is quite the artist, too.

Have a wonderful blessed Easter!

Anonymous said...

I enjoyed reading your post and your grand daugther is beautiful! How wonderful for her. Thanks for checking out my new blog - after reading your post I realized you are Jo-Lynne's Aunt - she is a great neighbor/friend! Thanks so much for posting and your kind thoughts for my family. I know the troops appreciate it when they have local folks welcoming them home - my DH did. I look forward to reading more!

Marcy Bowden said...

I love the drawing that T did! It is very good! Happy Easter to you too! Thanks for the comments and the explanation of green stamps!

Colleen formerly of South Africa said...

What a neat blog.Love the photos... and your little horses.

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