Monday, June 28, 2010

GRAYSON TURNS ONE and A WINNER

First of all, thank you for all the great comments on the last post. I know lots of bloggers were waiting to read the helpful hints and learn the ways that other bloggers handle reading other blogs. I copied all the tips and am planning to revamp my system, which ultimately was no system or plan.

This post should be titled shots from a family Sunday afternoon. Dana has the best pictures of Grayson's birthday celebration on her camera. I need to get her to send them to me...I promise to share that little man and his cute pictures with you later. I can tell you that on Sunday what was most on my mind was just GRATITUDE. A year before we were spending every hour with him in the NICU and praying that he would be fine. Today he is a HEALTHY one year old, walking everywhere and learning new words everyday. Today I am just sharing a few random shots from the day. They will speak for themselves.. You will see that Jack liked EVERY toy that Grayson got and in his little mind I can see him plotting to sneak some out the door. I think he did..as he was clutching a Buzz and a Bob Bob (Sponge Bob).

Amanda and Dana swap babies in a couple of pictures..and Parker and Austin have had two days of fun at Austin's house. Cousins having fun cannot be beat. There are a couple of pictures of Micah and Amanda and from the looks of them they really like each other.









THE WINNER is SOMEONE I did not recognize at first. I WAS THRILLED to see which blog it was and to realize who it was. I already had her daughter's picture on my blog. I think this drawing may have been a GOD thing.
The SURPRISE PACKAGE....goes to Cathy at The Stylish House! I will post a picture of it when I ship it. PLEASE stop by her blog and read her story. Her beautiful daughter has a GREAT need. I would love it if you would leave her a WORD of ENCOURAGEMENT.
On a side note, Parker is a HAPPY CAMPER tonight, as his Mom and a friend are taking him to the midnight showing of the new TWILIGHT movie.

33 comments:

Tammy said...

You have the most gorgeous family and most adorable grand babies! Our kids love spending time with their cousin too. They only have one but love her dearly.

I want to be at Eclipse tonight too. I have to be patient and wait for my girlfriend! ;)

A 2 Z said...

Hi,

Thanks for the lovely comment on Ruby Tuesday. Happy birthday to Grayson! He is sooo cute and apparently much loved. Living with gratitude is the only way to live. If you look at my header and peek at the picture of the old typewriter, you will see the word "gratitude" written. Have a nice 4th of July.

Anne-Marie

Seeking Grace on the Narrow Path said...

Happy Birthday to Grayson!!! He is adorable!!!! Congrats to the winner of the give a way.
Blessings,
Bren

SusanD said...

Happy Birthday to Grayson! and Congrats to Cathy for being the big winner. Blessings, SusanD

gayle said...

I love all the Birthday pictures!!

Cindy Adkins said...

Oh, my gosh--these are the most beautiful children--you are blessed, indeed!!!! They are precious!
HUGS,
Cindy

Joyce said...

A lovely happy family... the babies are adorable but my favorite are the grown up love birds : )

Faith Imagined said...

Such a beautiful family! You are blessed!

Melanie Redd said...

What fun pictures and beautiful kids and grandkids!

Thanks for sharing...

Blessings,

Melanie

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

What a beautiful family! laurie

Charlotte said...

The pictures are terrific. Such cute kids. Thank you for your nice comments on my blog.
Happy 4th of July.
Charlotte

Mrs. M @ TLC said...

Lovely, adorable children! Happy birthday to Grayson.

I'm coming from NFF and my dream vacation place is Hawaii. Love the beach!

Erin Wallace said...

Hi! New follower from Friendly Friday - love your blog! I hope to see you at Dropped Stitches!

xo Erin

tracy said...

Happy Birthday to Grayson. What lovely pictures. My little one turns one in a week. It goes so fast.

Your newest follower from Follow Friday over 40. Have a great weekend.

KyAnn (like Cayenne Pepper, only HOTTER) said...

Found you on Friday 40 Follow. Great Blog! I'm your newest follower.

KyAnn

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Myrna R. said...

I love your pictures. I'm a new grandmother and suddenly I appreciate everyone else's kids and grandkids. Like your blog.

I'm here fro Follow Me Fridays.
(http://mydailyspirit.net)

Apron Senorita said...

Hi, I’m Yoli from Apron Senorita. I come through Follow Friday 40 and Over. It’s so nice to meet you and I wish you a happy July 4th holiday.

Yoli
http://apronsenorita.blogspot.com/

Tracy F. said...

I am follwing you from Friday-Follow. Love your blog! You have a great looking family.

Happy 4th,

Tracy

www.cutorcopyandpaste.blogspot.com

Yenta Mary said...

Hi! Following along, thanks to the 40+ hop ... :)

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The Gosfam said...

What a Happy Birthday Boy. He is too cute. I hope Parker liked the movie as much as I did. The wolves were GREAT and so life like.

Personalized Sketches and Sentiments said...

Happy Birthday! Your little grands are A.Dor.A.ble!!! Congratulations to Cathy too!

Blessings & Aloha!
(I would love to share a few original songs written by our son. One video, he made for me and 2 other songs I put on two video slideshows).

Have a safe and wonderful July 4th!

Lisa said...

Hi,
You have a beautiful blog.
I am stopping by from Follow Friday 40 and over.
I am a new follower.
Stop by my blogs when you get the chance.
God Bless You.
http://misc-oceansky.blogspot.com
http://www.lisasglutenfree.com

Cakeblast said...

I love your blog! I am a new follower from Friendly Friday Follow! http://cakeblast.com

Aging Mommy said...

Lovely photos and lovely family! Thank you so much for stopping by my blog!

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

What cute grandchildren you have. I am going to be called Grammy too as soon as they can talk. Thanks so much for stopping by and following.

Ruthie said...

Hi Teresa, thank you for commenting on my blog, and thank you especially for praying for my friend Amy! She had her procedure today and all went well. Praise Jesus! She has at least ten days in the hospital, with four kiddos at home! Nice to "meet" you. :)

COUNTRY MOM said...

Teresa, It was great to hear from you. Happy Birthday Grayson. It doesn't seem like it's been a year. I remember when you first posted about him.

I am due Sept. 20th. Contractions still coming on strong, hopefully the 17P shots will keep me from having him to early.

Hope to talk soon, Blessings,

Debbie said...

Omy gosh how proud of are you of this beautiful family! That blonde hair is just way too cute! Thanks for popping over. Debbie

decdiva1 said...

i love the feeling of being with my family too! family is a blessing! thanks for visiting cottage romance today, i really appreciate your comments, please come again- i might be revamping the sky ceiling!!!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi Teresa, It's good to hear from you. I too find it hard to comment on all of the blogs I want to each day... I think I'll do a similar post to yours on being an addict soon... You may want to check back this week or next --because I do have ideas, and hopefully my followers will also.

Loved seeing the pictures of your grands and your family. Happy Birthday to little Grayson.

Congrats to your winner of the giveaway. I don't participate in giveaways, awards or tags anymore --due to time restraints. Thanks for telling me about the giveaway though.

Have a great week.
Hugs,
Betsy

Lori said...

Oh My Gosh... could your grandkids be any cuter. I love first birthday parties. Big event!

blueskiesandgreenlights said...

I am your newest follower. Thanks for stopping by my page!!!

You have such an incredible family!!! Your grandchildren are so adorable. I can't wait to read more of your family adventures.

I love your blog!!! It is so cute!!!

--Tabitha
www.bsandgl.blogspot.com

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