Wednesday, August 27

Harvest Giveaway

In honor of my 400th post, which coincides with my one year blogiversary on September 8th, I am having a Harvest Giveaway.

All you have to do to enter is leave a comment on this post. You don't have to have a blog to participate, but you must be willing to send me your snail mail address.

Here is a glimpse of what is included in the giveaway:
A porcelain miniature house, apple pie hand cream (I got some of this in a package from Mama Bear and it is wonderful) a cute gooseboy ornament, a decorative bag of vanilla potpurri, 6 aromatherapy floating candles, 6 orange tea light candles,and a peach pie fragrant candle. There will be a couple of other goodies included as well.

Please be sure to tell all of your friends about the giveaway so everyone has a chance to win. The draw will close on Saturday August 30, 2008 at midnight Eastern Standard Time. Good luck to everyone. ~Blessings~

Monday, August 25

Carole, Steve, Mary and Dwight Meet for a Fun Time

If you visit regularly, you will know that Pea from Pea's Corner and her friend, Steve, had plans to meet this weekend. Everything worked out and hubby and I got to the coffee shop at about five minutes to 5. I then saw Steve and Carole pull into the driveway.As Carole got out of the car, I greeted her and took her picture. It was a hot day and she looked beautiful.

We took our coffee and went back to where Pea and Steve were staying. When we got there, I gave her the Pay it Forward gift that I owed her. Pea will have photos of that on her blog. She had a gift for me and when I opened it, it was a beautiful fairy. Thank you so much Pea. I will treasure it forever and am in the process of making a place for it in my china cabinet. Until then, she keeps me company on my desk. I love her. Your choice was perfect.

Then we all decided we were a bit hungry so we took off to Montana's. Here is Pea, myself and Dwight outside the front door. Steve done the honors of taking the pictures.
Pea and I sat together and Steve and Dwight sat across from us. We were having such fun and getting to know each other just a little bit better.
The guys were having fun as well. Steve is a cut-up and lots of fun. He had us all in stitches.
Our waitress was very attentive and after we had eaten she offered to take a photo of the group. Here we are enjoying time together.
After dinner, hubby had to go home and get some sleep for work. I stayed with Pea and Steve and we went to a park nearby. It was just getting dark. Here Pea and I are standing on the deck that looks out over the lake.

Once again, Steve did the honors. Thank you, Steve.

Then I asked Steve to step up beside Carole so I snap their picture. By this time the mosquitoes were beginning to eat us alive and we decided to head back to their room. We picked up a coffee and spent a couple of hours shooting the breeze. We learned a lot about each other and had a GREAT time. Thank you, Carole and Steve. It was as if we had known each other all of our lives. I'm hoping that we can meet again soon. I certainly enjoyed it.

When I got home, I took a photo of the box that my beautiful fairy came in. Then I gently removed her from the tissue she was wrapped in.

Here she is. I haven't quite figured out a name for her yet. How did you know, Carole, that my favorite color was green?

Here she is from the back. Aren't her wings lovely. She is on my desk for now, but will be moving to my china cabinet where she will be more protected.

Carole and Steve also brought gifts for Brandon and Jordan. The boys loved them and now that they are all together, I have to get some photos to post.

I'm so glad that I decided to start blogging again after a year at another site, which I left because there were too many rude and crude people. Blogger has brought me many good friends over the past year. I will have been blogging here exactly one year on September 8th.

Have a wonderful week and remember to take time out to enjoy the company of friends and family. ~Blessings, Mary~

Sunday, August 24

Photos of Tarryn

I introduced my readers to my youngest great-nephew at the beginning of August. I promised some photos when he was a newborn and his mother, Melissa, has sent me some that I'd like to share.

Tarryn protesting being taken out of a nice warm, cozy place and brought out into the cold world.
Dad holding Tarryn minutes after the was taken by C-section. He looks tiny in Jack's arms, but weighed in a 9 lbs 5 oz and 22 inches in length - a good sized baby.

Tarryn bonding with his mother not long after birth. Of course both of Tarryn's parents were very proud and rejoicing because he was fit as a fiddle.

Mom, Dad and Tarryn. Melissa looks really tired and still a little out of it but glad to have her photo taken with the newest arrival to the family, as was Jack.

Oh, Tarryn already has a Winnie-the-Pooh. It was given to him by Great-Grandma, my mother. He looks cozy and warm in his bed with his beautiful hat on to help him retain his body warmth. These hats are made by volunteers and given to each new baby.

A beautiful little boy and a younger brother for Griffyn. Isn't the blanket the cutest? This was made for him by my mother. She spoils all the new babies.

Four generations. From left to right:
Great-Grandma, Mommy who is my niece Melissa, holding baby Tarryn, Grandma - my sister Candy and in the forefront, big brother Griffyn.

I do hope you enjoyed seeing these photos. What lovely keepsakes for the entire family, including Tarryn.

Have a great Sunday. Today is Jordan's birthday party and after that, hubby and I are going to meet Pea at Pea's Corner and Steve. I can't wait. It's going to be a great day. ~Blessings, Mary~