While on our nature walk last weekend...
While in the bath one night this past week...
While playing this week...
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And the Cowboys won so my husband would say it was a pefect day all together. And well, I pretty much have to agree.
I wish we could spend it with both our families and maybe someday we can have everyone over. Not sure my living room is big enough though...
Oh, and I think I said something about THREE milestones, right?
Well...somehow the stars aligned in the blogosphere and TODAY marks both my 2 year Blogaversary (is there an official spelling for this term?) AND my 400th post! Is that crazy or what?
I am especially thankful for all the friends I have made through blogging. It really is an amazing community and I had NO idea how wonderful and fulfilling it could be when I first started. I can remember telling Tim that I thought I'd start a blog to keep people updated on The B Man and our life. I was sitting in our driveway with my old laptop, watching The B Man playing while Little G was just forming in my belly. And all I can say now is "who knew?"
There's some exciting stuff
(giveaway) going on in this neck o' the woods this week so "stay tuned" and so very much thanks to all of you who read, follow me, comment here and help make this blog worth writing.
(Me and my favorite little mouse!)
Yeah, no. I was adorned in my "mom-stume" - jeans and a 3/4 length polo-style shirt and my running shoes. Running around the kitchen... baking.
I'm not sure if I can fully express what it means to me that we are able to help him and his family. And I don't think I can even begin to tell you how grateful I am to have him in our lives. It's certainly what they call a "win win" of the most wonderful kind.
I can tell you however, that it puts things in perspective for me in a MAJOR way.
I've been making grocery lists for a week now for our Thanksgiving meal and contemplating ALL this food of which I plan to partake. Part of me feels guilty, part of me feels blessed. Part of me wishes I could do even more. And, we do have SO much more to be thankful for. I know it sounds cliche but it's true.
Our easy access to SO many things.
Obviously I could go on forever.
As we sit around the table on Thursday I do plan to enjoy the food and drink we've been blessed with but I will stop to think of Casbert and his family. I will pause to pray that we can continue to do our little part to enrich their lives.
If you can help even one child with $30 a month please visit Compassion's website and make the committement. It's the least we can do...
6. Oh and did y'all get a glimpse over the weekend of the power of Moms on Twitter with the whole Motrin ad campaign thing? Wow! That was amazing! If you didn't see the ad on their website (they've since taken it down) you can see it HERE and it caused quite a stir this weekend amongst us Mommy bloggers, that's for sure! Here's a video of many of the "tweets" on the subject (I'm actually in one snippet with a @elainea response from CrunchyGoddess) I say never underestimate the power of us moms. Seriously.
7. Oh and don't forget to click on the "share the grub" button on my sidebar over there -------> and go see my friend AFF and click away at her place as she gives her extra bloggy "dough" to a good cause this month. (and I bet you'll never guess that there are some giveaways associated with this so go now...)
8. UPDATE! I came back to add that the lovely ladies of Ruby & Roja design are giving away a holiday blog design as well as a year's worth of blog designs to TWO lucky winners. Click on the button below to go over and check this out - their designs are SO pretty! : )
His own version of a Hallmark card
Pick a color, any color
You gotta start somewhere...