Friday, May 15, 2009

I'm a little behind on a few things...

I've been negligent in acknowledging a few things here on my blog. I can't go another post in good conscience.

FIRST: I won my very first blog contest....Yes, I did! After the long week of attempting to win that trip to Connecticut, I found out I won a book. Some of you may know Louise at A View from Carmine Superiore, well she has another blog Biblios Book Reviews where she reviews books (duh). I happened to comment on a give away and I won! I'm so excited. The book has arrived all the way from Italy. That was the most exciting thing is to think this book spent time at a place I would most love to go....ITALY!~

The book is Jane Autsen Ruined my Life by Beth Pattillo and I plan to take it to read in Jamaica this summer when Buster and I go. (more on that later) Thank you Louise ♥


Second: I won a CD. Suzanne at Adventures in Teething was giving this away. It is a very thought provoking CD geared to young women who are in their teens and out of high school, but not married yet. The CD is a talk given by Crystal Paine (a homeschool graduate) entitled What to do While You are Waiting for Prince Charming. Paige (my 13 yr old) and I listened to it together. It was interesting and the speaker has some strong ideas on the role of young women in their homes and society. Maybe I'll regift it in the future.

I'll let you draw your own conclusions from her talk. But thank you so much Suzanne. I enjoy your blog and your heart for your home and family shines through.

Now, on to the awards.


I'm always humbled when my blog comes to mind when a fellow blogger is handing out awards. These are some very sweet and thoughtful awards and I have yet to acknowledge and pass along. Like I said I'm a little behind in my thank yous on my blog.



This award comes from Caroline at Family Stories. Caroline loves genealogy and has some deep Texas roots. She has great stories and does lots of research. She just started her blog recently and wow, I think she has the hang of it. It's great. Go check her out.





This award is from Melody at Merrie Melody. When you visit Melody's blog you know you just met a woman that loves her home, husband, home-schooled children, her chickens and numerous other animals. She amazes me with all she accomplishes each day. I love reading her blog.




Daja at In Other Words surprised me one day (quite awhile back) by including me in this award. There is not enough I can say about Daja. She inspires me beyond belief with her love for the Lord, and her heart for the country and church in Mongolia. She has lots of beautiful kiddos and has all kinds of adventures with them. Check out her blog....She can tell you how to birth babies, love your husband better, who to vote for and praise Jesus in her terrific blog.

Thank you Daja.





Allison at Displaced Texan sent this one to me (quite awhile back).... I'm telling ya'll...I'm so far behind on this stuff. Anyway.....Allison is a fellow Texan who has been living in Germany with her husband while he serves in the military. She's headed back to the home turf soon. (not all the way to Texas, but close) Allison's passion for protecting the unborn endears me to her. She also has a miniature schnauzer, which makes me so happy. She was the brains and the talent behind my blog re-do a little while back. So check out Allison and give her some love.








Also, Jiggy Update: I've done the Wii Fit 5 days in a row. Still Ohhhhing though.

17 comments:

Allison said...

aww thanks for the "thank you" haha!

Melody said...

You just made my day with those nice comments, Joy. Thank you!

Brenda said...

Wow! You been blessed this last little while winning things and getting awards. How nice for you and congratulations!

Betty said...

Congrats on the many awards!
That CD sounds like something my daughters should listen to....

Susan said...

Congrats on your two wins and 4 awards. I know what you mean about getting something from far away where we know we'll probably never get to visit. You deserve it all!!!!
Susan

Julie said...

YEAH!!! SO fun to win all that stuff AND the awards!!!! Enjoy

Tiffany said...

Congratuatlions! It's always fun to win - and even more fun to be the recipient of awards! I agree, it's very endearing when someone thinks of you!

Great job! you deserve every one of them!

Ronnica said...

Congrats on the awards and the prizes! Oh, and Jamaica? Cool!

Laura said...

What a wonderful collection of awards for a wonderful blog.

Have a great day,

Laura

Tracy P. said...

Glad to know you're appreciated! :-)

Way to go on the Wii!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Congrats, Joy... You deserve the awards --and I'm happy you won the giveaways. I love getting awards---but will not pick and choose who I give awards to.. SO---when I get one I put it on my sidebar with the person's name. (I really do appreciate getting them.) THEN--a few times a year, I invite all of my blog friends to take any of the awards they want!!!! That works better for me. I just can't choose one blog over another!!!!!

Have a great weekend.
Hugs,
Betsy

Gombojav Tribe said...

You are too sweet, Joy!!! Thanks for all the love!

Louise said...

Hi Joy - I'm glad you got the book. Jamaica! How jealous am I! If anyone wants to contribute book reviews to Biblios, just come by and drop me a line - I'm always looking for contributors in return for links, etc. back soon, Louise. www.bibliosbookreviews.blogspot.com

Louise said...

Oh yes, and congratulations on sooo many awards. You deserve them!

LuLu said...

Congrats on the very cool awards and super lucky winning the giveaways! Highlights for sure!
have a great weekend,
LuLu

Keeper of the Skies Wife said...

Congrats on all those goodies!!!

My wii fit is still ooohhing me, too!!

Charity Joy Bell Childs said...

congratulations on all the awards and the book n stuff that you won!!!! :))