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Wednesday, January 27, 2010

A Catch Up Blog (Part 1)

Why do I allow myself to get so behind on posting like this? I have so many random happenings of my life to share and I just let them pile up until... well, until I get over my lazy funk and make myself sit down to add all my pictures and actually write out my post!

The biggest thing I wanted to post is a praise report! Leave it up to my body to start turning blue for no apparent reason while I'm in Florida,... and resolve the blue hand mystery on it's own upon our return to Tennessee! I know it had to do with all of your prayers on our behalf. It had to. My hands were almost constantly blue while on our vacation and for the last two days have been perfectly normal! I can't tell you how much better that makes me feel. I'm glad I have my husband to witness it really happened at my doctors appointment... otherwise I think my doctor would look at me a little weird when I tell him it stopped after I returned home.

I have a few people I need to thank for surprising me with some special gifts over the last month.

First, I need to thank Caroline from over at The Croley Gang. I opened my mailbox one day to find a package from her. How exciting! Of course, I tore into the package as soon as I got the kids in the house. I opened these two first...

So when I opened the last one, I pretty much expected it to say Wyatt's name with the same three heart design as the first two. When I peeled back the paper and saw Wyatt's name, my heart skipped a beat and my eyes started welling up with tears of appreciation and happiness. She added an elephant to Wyatt's!

Caroline, I treasure you as a friend and I love your gifts. They will hold a special place in our hearts and on our wall!

I also received these beautiful pictures from Lisa (Jasper's Mommy) over at Jasper, Forever Our Firstborn. I couldn't have received these at a better timing. I was on vacation, and I found them in my inbox right after we got back to the hotel from my hard day at church on Sunday. I don't have to tell any of you how special it is when someone remembers your baby when it feels like the whole world could care less to remember that they even existed. Than you so much Lisa! You put a much needed smile in my heart.

I've also been given quite a few blog awards that I need to acknowledge. I'm so sorry to those who have given me an award... I'm not ignoring you or ungrateful! I'm honored you would consider my blog worthy of being recognized. So thank you to:

Cori Lynn over at Life With The Beach's for leaving me the "When Life Gives You Lemonade" Award.
Ashley over at Nolan's Story for leaving me the "Heartfelt Blogger Award".

And I know someone else left me a message as a comment telling me they left me another blog award, but I just can't find the comment to see who it was! I am so sorry! But I am thankful to you none the less.


There you have it... for now. This post is getting rather lengthy, so I will do the rest of my updates in another post. Coming up: Our vacation, long overdue ultrasound pictures of Seth I have yet to share, and pictures of Ansley and Eli being silly!



Mary said...

So very relieved that your "smurf" hands are gone. Those are very precious gifts. There are some very amazing women here.

Kristy said...

Lots of fun stuff! Welcome back!

Holly said...

I am so glad to hear the blue hands have resolved on their own! Thank you God!! That is just so odd that it happened. I am praying it stays away!

Caroline is so nice. I love that she put an elephant on Wyatt's!

croleyc69 said...

I'm so glad your blue tint went away. My sister has some type of problem that comes and goes, so I sorta understood.
I'm glad you liked the gifts and I love your other ones to. I didn't mean to make you cry but I have to admit I cried off and on while makin it, just because I was broken for you and wanted to make you feel better.

KK said...

At least I'm not the only one who gets behind. What sweet gifts you received!