Monday, December 22, 2008


We were blessed this week by someone. We don't know who, but they left us three bags of food and a very large gift. It was broken up into something for each of the kids and something for each of us. I am just overwhelmed by it, and I hope they know how much we appreciate it. We have gotten so used to being self reliant and working for everything we have, and it has been like that since the day we got married. Then we moved to Texas, and I am constantly astounded by the generousity and affection of people here. I feel so blessed to have so many friends, and people that genuinely care about us. When we moved here, we only knew one person, and she lived an hour away. We left all our family hundreds of miles away in Florida, but it feels like we have family here now. I just want to give a big Christmas hug to all the people in our church and our homeschool community. And to our anonymous angel, I would like to say THANK YOU!

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Lucky Day!

So all those blog giveaways actually turned out pretty good for me. I won a total of three items. I would like to thank all the bloggers for their great giveaways, and I am looking forward to the next giveaway day from Sew Mama Sew!

I am most looking forward to getting Festive Knits a book of knitting patterns from Fuzzy Thoughts. I really hope I am able to grow past my comfort zone of scarves and decipher patterns for adorable animals! Otherwise, there is always my dear sister Carole, who is able to figure out all sorts of patterns.

I also won a Make Your Own Shower Cap Kit from Hoppo Bumpo. I have no plans for who will get the shower cap, I may save it. I'm not actually sure when a person is supposed to use a shower cap, but I love the fabrics she uses for her kits. Someday, I will find a person who cannot live without a shower cap, and that day, I will be ready!

The third item I won is a lovely Set of Ceramic Magnets from Marti at Standing Still. I am always happy to get handmade ceramics. I see many beautiful ceramic items done by members of my family, but it is not very often that I get to posess one. At least one that was not slightly defective in some way :) I may give these to one of my artsy loving family members for Christmas, if anyone shows a good amount of interest. Otherwise, they are going to look real pretty on my fridge.