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Thursday, February 19, 2009

VERY long overdue "Thanks"...

This is a very long overdue post. As in like 2 months overdue :(.
I am praying that the people who made this possible do not think that we were ungrateful, nothing could be further from the truth! The following people went above and beyond and out of their way to make our Christmas so very merry and bright and gave our entire family a renewed faith in our fellow "man" as it were!
A very sweet bloggy friend nominated our family for a Christmas good will event at Barefoot Mommies & Barefoot Military Mommies. All sorts of wonderful crafters from all over the etsy-web donated their time and goods to bring joy to us....from bows & dresses for Li'l T to hats and poppers for the boys, smell goods, candles, treats & sweets....nearly daily we recieved packages! I was given 3 baby tooth albums (think baby book for those lil pearly whites :D) and change purses, necklace and candles/soaps/smell goods.....It was amazing! Below is a list of all the wonderful people who reached out during one of the busiest times of the year and blessed us! My prayer is that in 2009, they will recieve a double portion of blessing for the ones they poured out on us in 2008!

Lyn at http://florspace.etsy.com for darling handmade gifts such as purses & wristlets

Suzann (aka Granny Zann) at http://grannyzann.etsy.com for adorable clothes and warm fuzzy fleece hats!

Sarah at WithCherriesOnTop.etsy.com for some of the most gorgeous (and sturdy!) bows you could ever hope to put in your little one's hair!

Gel n' Scents for the yummiest looking candles, best smelling scented beads (the boys argued over who got them!), and beautiful jewelry around! I can't even begin to describe all the goodies she "scent" us ;)

Ashley at http://crazyfroglady.etsy.com for all sorts of adorable handcrafted gifts and goodies! My kids (and myself) fell in love with her crayon pouches!

There was at least one more artisian who sent me a beautiful necklace and I cannot find the card that gave the name/webaddress :(
IF I forgot anyone PLEASE forgive me and shoot me an email so I can add them to the list! I apologize for the delay in getting this blog post up...I kept thinking "get pics so you can post them" and then didn't get all the pics I wanted so I kept procrastinating...add that to sick kids, out of whack sugars and just day to day "where did the day go" scatterbrainedness and you have a sheepish blogger/mommy begging for mercy and understanding ;)

Chelle, you are a doll and I am forever grateful to you for nominating us!
Krissy & Angela, BOTH of you are amazing and your blogs are such a blessing to so many people! (those are the Barefoot Mommies!)

The bows in the pics below are the ones from Sarah, the little Christmas Pillowcase Dress is from Granny Zann (as are the fleece hats, which the boys have got LOTS of use out of this cold cold winter!) L-dest doesn't normally look so psycho, I took his pic while he was trying to watch something on t.v....the boys wore those hats, in the house, for 2 days straight lol "they are so SOFT!"....Like I said, I did not get a pic of all the beautiful, wonderful goodies but they were appreciated just as much! Thank you thank you thank you to all the wonderful crafters, to the barefoot mommies and to Chelle....you are all amazing!

Saturday, February 07, 2009

Contemporary Portrait 6...

My oldest last week...
This is another one of those photos that makes me realize just how quickly his youth is progressing toward manhood. His wild thick wavy hair gives him a somewhat younger look, but the evening I took this photograph we had just straightened his hair.... where did my little boy go?
(He will be FOURTEEN in a little over a month!)

If you would like to participate in the Contemporary Portrait meme, visit I'm In Culture Shock and link it up!