Friday, April 16, 2010

A RARE POST

There will be very few times and this may be the only time I will post the same thing on both blogs. I am so humbled and flat out dumbfounded at all the sweet comments. The Blog Party was fun last year, but this year between my two blogs I got 449 comments. PLEASE do not take that as bragging...I visited lots of blogs, but no where near that many. So many of the comments were long, thoughtful and very personal...And I would guess that well over half of them were from blogs I had never heard of before. It really left me speechless, which my kids would say happens far too rarely.
On top of the comments, it looks like there are over 150 new followers, whatever that is. I am still not sure I GET THAT, but then there is a lot in life I don't get. I am in AWE of all the GREAT blogs that are OUT THERE in BLOG LAND. I almost skipped the party, as I had several things going on this week, but at the last minute, decided to JUMP IN. I am really just a new, one year old blogger that knows very little about blogging.
There is really nothing spectacular about my blogs..the Christmas blog may be a little unique, because you probably don't know many people that do what I do as a business. But other than that and really cute grandkids, I cannot fathom why anyone would read my random ramblings.
I don't cook, so you will never get a recipe from me. I don't sew,I don't work in the yard, I don't set a beautiful table, mainly because my table is usually covered with books and paper work, I don't home school, I don't teach a Bible study, I rarely ever post anything very spiritual. I don't have any big CAUSES, I am a LOVER of DISNEY and FOOTBALL and those two things really don't even go together. I don't show a lot of my home because it's full of STUFF and the older I get the less STUFF matters. I love to look at your stuff, but over the years mine has become more kid friendly and less formal...My kids will SO laugh over that statement. Their favorite story to tell is as they were growing up, I vacuumed everyday and I would vacuum or have them vacuum us out the door so there would be no foot prints on the carpet, just in case we were in an accident and someone came in. Now I am laughing...as that sounds
SO DUMB! With the little men in my life now, it's a totally different story...I still make sure everything is picked up at night before I go to bed, but during the day balls, trucks and little Star Wars people can be any and everywhere. That's called GRAMMY! Whatever makes them HAPPY. It's a standing joke that they don't have to take a bath EVERY day when they are here. They can EAT when and IF they want to and they can eat in their rooms; JACK at 2 CAN have a bottle or anything else he wants. PARKER can stay up as late as he wants to. Get the picture...with the grandkids LIFE IS DIFFERENT. My kids remind me of that OFTEN. So my only claim to fame in the blog world is that I am head over heels in love with my family and ESPECIALLY my grandkids. I thought I was an OK Mom, but I am positive I am a good GRAMMY. It's my mission in life. My BOY and
MY GIRL are BOTH HAPPILY MARRIED to 2 of my FAVORITE PEOPLE, so that makes ME and MY MAN happy beyond words. That's when you feel like your days of parenting were successful.
BUT please don't get the idea that we have always had the happily ever after fairy tale family. WE have had the same bumps in the road as some of you and if you read the beginning of my blog, you will read about some of them.
NOW to the PRIZE, it is going to take me a day or two to get all the names together to draw from. ONE PRIZE is NOT ENOUGH, so there are going to be SEVERAL and maybe more than SEVERAL!I will do my best to post the winners by the end of the weekend.
I had a SUPER FUN day today, and will post about it next week. I also got something in the mail today that is an ENTIRE post in itself. I need to get permission from the person that sent it to me to share it. I still need to post our EASTER pictures and tell our lunch story from that Sunday, so next week I will try and post everyday and do a little catch up. PLUS the football draft is coming up and maybe there is one other person out there that cares...but I'll admit I WATCH IT. And of course I am on
FAVRE WATCH and hoping to hear him say the first GRANDFATHER IN THE NFL is going to PLAY
one more year.

So the sincerest of thanks to each one of you that stopped by. I am going to do my very best to stop by EVERY blog that commented. Please stop by anytime as I record our family
DOING LIFE. Some days that's easy, some days tough, but I am so glad to be doing it with the people I write about. We laugh a lot, we play a lot, and we make GREAT MEMORIES. BLOGGING is just a great way of recording them.

35 comments:

MomSoapBox said...

Hello. Nice Cyber-meeting you. I'm visiting from the UBP - you dropped by my blog already and of course I gotta go visit your blog :) Ok - so I'm going to go read through your blog now ...

Chocolate Covered Daydreams said...

Teresa, you deserve every follower and even more. You have a wonderful blog and a great place in my blogging heart. I love hearing about what is going on in your life and then of course, seeing and hearing all about the adorable grandkids.

That's the best part of blogging - meeting wonderful people like you.

Growing Up A Country Girl said...

Wonderful post - I think blogging is super-di-duper! and I enjoy stopping in at yours! You are one fun grammy!

Grandma Cyndi said...

You inspire me and make me want to blog (but not enough to do it yet:) My blog would be only grandkids as I don't have a talent like yours. But I do cook 29 night a month and breakfast and lunch on weekends and I love to garden and sew, but mainly my focus is my 4 grandkids. My oldest (almost 9) is coming for a 3 day visit from New York next weekend. Have not seen him in 9 months, so we are thrilled. Will have to share the time with his dad, but he and mom will stay with us. Really looking forward to seeing the cousins all together. Have a great weekend, looking forward to your next posts.

{:miss v:} said...

What a great post! I'm so glad you had such a wonderful turnout for the party! That's awesome!

You remind me of my dad when it comes to his grandchild. As of now, there's only one and he gets so much love and attention! My dad will basically do anything for Evan and will come over anytime I ask for a sitter...he just loves being with him so much! It's such a blessing!

Have a great weekend!

FlowerLady said...

What a great post! You are a positive person and it spreads out to others through your blog.

I love blogging. It is a great way to learn, to make friends, to be inspired.

Have a lovely weekend ~ FlowerLady

Sunny Sue said...

You had me laughing at this one. The first time I visited your home with Hubby and in-laws... Greg was vacuuming!

I have only been to Disney one time (Graduation day from boot camp) and I don't remember much at all. One of these days...

I am a co-lover of football and "your" Brett. I can never claim to know near as much about him as you or to be as faithful as you but do like his story. We will be watching on Monday night as well. Gotta see where "our Sammie" (a.k.a. Sam Bradford) goes and if he is #1, even though that is supposed to be a pretty sure thing. We have followed him, Colt McCoy, and Tim Tebow in the college world for the past couple of years especially, because of their outspoken love of God. It is a true love and not one because of the cameras. I just want to wrap them all up in a big hug. Colt is probably closest to our hearts since he is from TX and grew up right down the road from where I did. It also helps that I have old friends that know him personally. :-)

Keep up the blogging as we all love to hear about families so in love with each other. I am striving to be in your shoes soon with such a beautiful blog and so many followers!

Elizabeth said...

Wow! I am sorry I missed the party...that's just our LIFE sometimes. Love your new look. Love reading your ramblings...make me feel like I am not the Lone Ranger. Have a GREAT weekend!

Sheryl said...

people come here because your heart shines through! i happen to know personally how much you love and care for people in your life. funny how i think we really have met....your prayers and love for my family have overwhelmed me.

you deserve every comment you get!!

love you.

Kimberly said...

Thank you for the stationary!! I was so happy! I just blogged about it on my blog! I will definitely use all those cards. Thanks for picking me!!!

Jillian said...

Goodness!! That is a lot of love out there for you:)

Lindsay @ Just My Blog said...

See...this is why you get all these followers and readers. You're just so genuine and that, my friend, is why we enjoy you so much :)

Terra said...

Go Teresa and go Brett Favre. The Packers are my team, and I moved from Wisconsin to California long ago. I saw so many games at Lambeau Field, from the press box.
You are so cute in the way you write in your blogs, which is why I follow.
I am staying tuned,
Terra

Just Call Me Grammy said...

I like your blog because it is fun and genuine and we have lots of things in common. I feel the same about my little blog...no real theme (other than adorable granddaughters)just lots of randomness. I identified completely with your comment about housecleaning. In my younger days I was OBSESSIVE about my house being clean...now I know there are MUCH MORE important things like grandkids smiles :o) Congrats on all the new followers!
Terry

Amber said...

How exciting!!!! I bet you went to bed feeling so good:) Yah!!!!

I have a FREE giveaway that I'm pretty sure your gonna want. It's a piece of Le Creuset....need I say more? Come by and check it out.

Carol E. said...

How nice that you have such a happy family life! We don't have grandkids yet. We received our daughter-in-law last July. We love her! Daughter is not married but has a wonderful BF. I hope some day to have the chance to spoil some grandkids, too.

For not knowing much about blogging (so you say), you sure have a beautifully designed one.

Holly said...

Thanks for coming by 504 Main...WOW you had a great turn out. I did not have quite the same success..BUT I am really glad you did!

I an tell form this post you have a true and genuine way of blogging and I think people appreciate that a lot. My Dad was working a lot when I was little but he is enjoying every second of being a grandparent.

I really look forward to reading more here and visiting. I am following you too.

Holly
504 Main

PS_I just about fell over when I read Brett Farve was a grandfather...that is a cutie-patootie grandpa!

Aislinn said...

So glad you had a great turn out. I had a few, but I am hoping next year will be better as I just started out this year. I love blogs that are random and make me laugh and smile. Yours does that!!

Jasmine said...

Hello, nice meeting you. Thanks for passing by Windmills and Tulips. I appreciate the follow.

I'm following back not b/c I have to but because I want to. You have something quiet wonderful in your writing - honesty.

God bless you.

Henrietta said...

I'm still visiting UBP10 blogs so wanted to stop by. I love your writing style, t feels like a conversation of a nice cup of coffee, I think that must be why you have such a large following! I'lbe back to read more for sure!

Nicole Bouchard Boles said...

Following you back!
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Lisa @ fulfilling my purpose said...

Thank you for stopping by my blog for the UBP!

It is very unique to find a grammy blogger. Way to go! I think it is great that you blog, and more grammies should do it! :-)

Blessings,
Lisa

Amy said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog, I hope you come back again soon!

I am also a lover of Disney. :)

Shannon said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog!
You have a very nice blog design!
Precious grandkids too!

Anna said...

How fun! Thanks for your comment on my blog as well! :)

Nancy Mon said...

Oh, we have so much in common! We could get together and blog on favorite take out places and where to go out to eat!

I forget the name of where I got my blog published in book form, but it is a Blogger deal. When I get our laptop back, I can tell you who did it. Turned out really nice.

Shelia said...

Hi Teresa! Oh, honey, you deserve every follower there is! I am so glad I've met you and love coming to your blogs and seeing what is going on in your life! You're a 'real' person who shares her heart! I love that.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Lindsey said...

I think blogging is so much fun, too. You sounds like my mom and the way she thinks about her grandboy!

THE OLD GEEZER said...

I enjoyed looking over your blog. I found your profile on another blog I follow and I added myself to follow you. You are more than welcome to visit my blog and become a follower if you want to.

God Bless You, Ron

singedwingangel said...

WEll how awesome is that!! I got about 30 visitors to my blog and I was thrilled with it and I won a prize too lol. Whenit says you have followers it means that those people chose to make known they like what you post and have to say.. so 150 peeps are now ready for your next post and will read it when it goes up. At least that is the way it works when I follow someone. Congrats hun..

Nezzy said...

Congratulations on such a successful party! You rock girl!

God bless ya :o)

Petula said...

It's wonderfully to finally come by and meet you. Your blog is sweet and your loving personality shines through.

Have a great week.

Melissa Miller said...

Teresa you are the best and your blog is just wonderful sweet lady!

Thank you for your kind visits. I always appreciate them! :)

Kate said...

What a beautiful blog and wonderful stories! I look forward to my many future visits to your blog!

Ali said...

You are such a breath of fresh air! Thanks for sharing your life with us.