a baby is heaven's sweetest blessing, a gift, a miracle, and a keepsake of God's love

... so fresh from God ...

It is not a slight thing when they who are so fresh from God, love us. - Charles Dickens 1812 - 1870

Wonderful are Thy Works!

For thou didst form my inward parts, thou didst knit me together in my mother's womb. I praise thee, for thou art fearful and wonderful. Wonderful are thy works!
Thou knowest me right well; my frame was not hidden from thee, when I was being made in secret, intricately wrought in the depths of the earth. Thou eyes beheld my unformed substance; in thy book were written, every one of them, the days that were formed for me, when as yet there was none of them.
How precious to me are thy thoughts, O God! How vast is the sum of them! If I would count them, they are more than the sand. When I awake, I am still with thee.
Psalm 139: 13-18 Holy Bible


Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Oh My Goodness


Andrea surprised Mommy today. She says she has the chicken pox. Hopefully her chicken pox will wash off before we have to go bye-bye. Love you Andrea.

Happy 11th Birthday Jakey!


Happy 11th Birthday to my precious son, Jakey. My preemie baby is 11 years old now. What a handsome, smart, kind, honorable, and funny young man you are. I am so proud of you. God blessed me with such a sweet son! You are Mom's hero! Love you always! XOXO Mom

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Summer Fun




My kids are having fun so far this summer. They swim every chance they get, even if the water is cold. It is nice to have days that are carefree with nothing scheduled. Just to have fun. Hope you are having a fun summer too. Blessings.

Friday, July 10, 2009

I want to win the blue Madsen cycle!


I want to win the lovely blue Madsen Cargo Cycle, perfect for mommy and her precious cargo. I have the Madsen Badge posted on my site and I tweet this contest on twitter as often as I can, since it is a link contest. This bike is so innovative, unique, and stylish! It is the ultimate earth friendly transportation with plenty of room for flowers, groceries, and little ones.

MADSEN Cycles Link Contest

Madsen would like your help in spreading the word about the MADSEN Cargo Bike. To that end, they'll be giving away two MADSENs on July 15th 2009, and anyone with a web presence (blog, Twitter, Facebook, website, MySpace, etc.) can win!

Enter here: MADSEN Cargo Bikes



Good luck!!

Win a Mini Vacation at Things Moms Like!




I am excited to be entered to win a mini vacation at Things Moms Like! Since about age 3, my oldest son, Bobby, now 15, has dreamed of going to Legoland. My kids love Legos - I think that's all they've played with on their summer break from school. Bobby makes incredible videos featuring Legos on You Tube. http://www.youtube.com/user/xevoz44 Bobby dreams of working for Lego in Denmark as a designer after high school and college. When I look at the Lego's he has designed, I know he will achieve his goal. Winning this trip to LEGOLAND California will make Bobby's lifelong dream come true and my dream come true as his Mom wanting so much to take him to Legoland!! This would be the trip of a lifetime for my family!

Things Moms Like is hosting the LEGOLAND California & Carlsbad Inn Beach Resort Family Trip giveaway for FOUR One-Day Hopper Tickets to LEGOLAND California http://www.legoland.com/california.htm and SEA LIFE Aquarium and TWO Nights stay at The Carlsbad Inn Beach Resort. (Sidenote: You must provide your own transportation there and back.)


Good luck!!! and Blessings to your family!!

I entered the Paint Your Appliance Pink Contest







Paint Your Appliance Pink!
1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer during her lifetime.

Please help Part Select donate $10,000 to Breast Cancer Research & you could win! Enter the Paint Your Appliance Pink Contest!

I painted all of my appliances pink. Blessings to Part Select.









Saturday, July 4, 2009

Happy 4th of July with Sweethearts


My first review! ... Red, White & You Sweethearts ...


Sweethearts has unveiled a new line of their "language of love" Conversation Hearts! What a unique and heartfelt way to say thank you to the American Troops, Veterans, and celebrate America's patriotism with sentiments like "Proud of you", "Home Safe", and "Miss You".


I love Sweethearts throughout the year because they have the very words that are written in our hearts and they are a sweet message of our love.


We made these adorable cupcakes, decorated by my children so pretty using the Red, White & You Sweethearts. Happy 4th of July! Hope you have good friends, good food, and good fireworks!! Blessings!!

Friday, July 3, 2009

Happy Birthday Daddy!


Today is my hubby's birthday. Happy Birthday Forest. I love you! Every year he gets rainbows on his birthday. We think our babies in heaven are telling Daddy Happy Birthday!!

Grandma & Grandpa visited us from Indiana




Grandma and Grandpa visited us from Indiana. They were here for about a week. Andrea was Grandma's constant companion staying right by her side. Grandma put rollers in Andrea's hair. Grandpa mowed our yard a few times while he was here and weeded our gardens and more. Our yard has never looked this good. We had such a nice visit. We cooked out and Grandma and Grandpa swam in our pool with the kids. Always so sad for me when they leave. We miss you already Grandma and Grandpa!!

Andrea got some play high heels


Andrea got some play highheels with money from her birthday and a new Hello Kitty romper. She loves to be dainty and be a little lady. Love you Andrea!

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