Saturday, September 18, 2010


I talk a lot about my little's, but today, take a look at Parker and Jack’s Mom, Micah’s wife and My Girl.  My Girl is almost 30 and to me more beautiful than ever..and she is one of the best MOMS ever.  As I watch her take care of my little men and her MAN,  I can only say “Thanks God” you are SO faithful. If you are new to the blog go back and read the post My Girl! Amanda

If you did not read this post, don’t miss my first real blog friend encounter.  TODAY LET’S CELEBRATE! ...the prayer request for Liz, my special ELF, has been answered. Her MRI showed nothing...This is my precious elf that I love so much. She has had two bouts with cancer, melanoma in the eye and then breast and she is YOUNG (early 30's)....this last month she had some symptoms that she could no longer ignore. After a visit to the original doctor that diagnosed her nine years ago and who told her she had months to live, he felt like this was a tumor in her brain. She now also has an adorable little Caroline who is 3. Elizabeth is one of the most FAITH FILLED gals I have ever tonight we CELEBRATE this GOOD REPORT. 
Another CELEBRATION is for CATHY and RICK and HEATHER....Her transplant is scheduled.  Talk about answered prayer. AND it was because ANOTHER BLOGGER read her plea.

This post may take me hours as it is the first time I have used the Windows Live Writer and have no clue what I am doing.  I just glanced at my dashboard and again stunned…One away from having 900 followers on this little GRAMMY blog….and almost 400 readers on the holiday blog, A BABY CHANGES EVERYTHING (and look for some changes on that blog soon) as in a new look!   

All I can say is WOW and THANK YOU! 
As much time as I am working on  Christmas, I still do a little fall…Here is a little look at what I am going to put out tomorrow..   Blog Fall 011  Blog Fall 010 Blog Fall 009
When I get this all put together I will show you my new fall wreath.  I hope that will be right after Brett beats Miami tomorrow and right before the Manning boys take on each other..They are both a CLASS ACT!Blog Fall 013
Blog Fall 014
As a thanks to all my readers, it would not be a good day without a GIVEAWAY and a SMILE!
Blog Fall 008
A really neat FALL COFFEE TABLE book
I got at market!  It can be YOURS.  Also I won this book, READ IT, LOVED IT and now am going to give it to someone else…IT IS SANDI PATTY writing from her heart.

Blog Fall 012
TWO BOOK GIVEAWAYS and all you HAVE to do is leave a comment….That’s it.
Parker will draw Monday night. NOW for your SMILE….a picture Amanda got on her phone last night and this is what our FUNNY JACK said! 
          WOOK MOM, NO HANDS!

*****I checked out a new blog last night and today that blogger became my 900th follower.

I am so happy to meet Sissie and read her beautiful blog..SISSIE’S SHABBY COTTAGE!  Please stop by and see her….and she will be getting a goodie in the mail. 


Mandy from Burkett Blessings said...

Hi Teresa! I'm so sorry you've been going through so much lately. My summer kept me SO incredibly busy that I haven't kept up with anyone. :-(

My baby girl started kindergarten and I've actually made it through the first 3 weeks!!!! WOO-HOO! She loves school so that helps me tremendously. I'm excited about your giveaway!!!! I'm a huge Sandy Patti fan, so of course I would LOVE to win! :-)

I'll be keeping you and your loved ones in my prayers.

Carol said...

I have been decorating for fall too. Living in Florida, you kinda have to make your own season changes. I've done my door decoration and most of the house. Can you tell me where I can find the mesh? I have been looking for some really wide mesh type ribbon and haven't been able to find it anywhere.

Carol-the gardener

Kimberly said...

You have alot going on right now. Thinking of you.

Personalized Sketches and Sentiments said...

AW!!! Let me first say... I love Jack's quote! haha

And what a lot of blessings and good reports in your post. I know that whenever our son had the follow up MRI scans after his protocol of chemo treatments, would still find myself watching as the scans showed on the screen and find myself unconsciously holding my breath. (They allowed me to sit with our son and view as the scans showed up on the monitors). Always thankful and giving the Lord praise for clear scans!
So wonderful to hear that Heather's transplant is scheduled!
Prayers lifted for your sister.

Blessings & Aloha!
Looking forward to your wreath! I am squeezing some blog reading time in...and wanted to also say hello! I finally made it to my 100th post! It takes me for.ever to get a post up! haha Please come by if you can...I do have a little giveaway too. Thank you for your giveaways...and yay Parker...I know that he'll do awesome and pull the perfect winning entry :o)

Erica said...

yyyaaayy celebrating!!!

My Mom would LOVE that book! I'd love love love to win it! :)

you are blessed with a beautiful family, and PTL for answered prayers for your friends!!!!!!

Vicki said...

I so appreciate you updating the prayer requests you post about. Although I know I don't have to the outcome of what I'm praying for, it's still nice to be able to praise when there's a positive outcome! Thank you.

Grace on the Narrow Path said...

Praying for you my friend. I love the Fall decorations. Guess what? I am finally a grandmom!!! Please do not enter me in the give a way . . . I won all the goodies not so long ago. Again you were too generous.
God bless you my friend.

ShirleyC said...

I can certainly relate to your celebration. That is wonderful news for your friend.
Will put your other friend on my prayer list for the transplant.
Sometimes life deals us blows that knock us off our feet, but God is always there to pull us back up.
Love your fall decorations. I could really get into decorating more if our weather would cool off some.
I hope things settle down for you soon.

ShirleyC said...

Well, gosh, I didn't even know this was you! LOL I picked up your blog somewhere along the way. I may have commented before, but I'm not sure. I've been sort of behind myself lately. It's a small world.
Emily started my blog when I had tongue cancer surgery, and I just really got into the blog thing in the past year.

Lilly, Reid, Matt, and Sara said...

Praise the Lord for the good news!

Grayson is getting so big (I am seeing his picture on the left!)

Jack is hilarious...and talented using no hands! My kids love a cardboard box too! They usually play with the box a toy comes in before they play with the box. Cracks me up!

Oh, and I love Sandi Patti--her Christmas song "and the gift goes on" is one of my favorites!!

jojo said...

I love all your updates..thank you and Blessings to you on this beautiful Sunday.

Theresa said...

There are so many blog buddies needing our prayers and I am praying right here, right now:)

Our hearts break for those going thru tough times, physically, mentally, spiritually and family!

You have so many followers and I am happy to be one in that huge number!

Have a blessed day Teresa!


Kaypt said...

So wonderful to hear good news. We need that these days. Great to see your fall things. Much as I love Christmas, I also love fall and the wonderful colors. Keep brightening my days.

Debby said...

So glad you have some good news. SO many suffering. You are a caring person.
Your gift of the books is so sweet.

Gigi said...

Teresa, thanks for stopping by my blog and for leaving a comment - it's always so nice to make a new *friend* :) Have a wonderful Lord's day...I'm off to pop around your blog - I LOVE what I'm seeing (and what wonderful news about your friend - Praise God!!).

Gigi @
In the Throne Room

Blondie's Journal said...

Thank goodness that you have some good've had a lot on your plate. Many prayers going out to you and Elizabeth, I hope she stays well. What a scare!

I love your Halloween/fall decor. We are getting closer, aren't we?! It's just a beautiful time of year.

Thank you for having such a sweet giveaway and thank you for visiting my blog! BTW, I read your previous post about sharing a smile and it put a big smile on my face. I have had MANY days like this!! Thanks!


The Stylish House said...

I’m so thankful for Liz’s wonderful news! I believe in the power of prayer and the kindness of strangers who become friends. I’m in awe how blessed we are concerning Heather. Kayren and Robert are giving Heather the gift of life and what a precious gift that is.
The day I started my blog it was like lighting struck. The idea came out of the blue, suddenly one Sunday afternoon the idea popped into my head and was driven and inspired to create it. Now I wonder if it was so Heather could find her donor.
I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart for you support through finding a donor. I love the journal and treasured each card. Each one was like getting a warm smile and a hug.

fahnmamma said...

What good news from your loved ones! God is is so hard in the waiting, isn't it.

Looking forward to seeing your wreath. I put out some fall decorations. Loving the cooler days and nights we are having....although it is to be 80 again for several days this week.


Sassy Granny ... said...

It's apparent that you ARE more than a conqueror! With all that's going on, your creative energies continue to flow. That says a lot.


Debby@Just Breathe said...

It just makes my heart so happy when I hear the answers to prayer.
You have filled my eyes with tears.
God is good. I need to get out my fall items too! Sounds like you have had a blessed weekend.

Loui♥ said...

Hi T~
just wanted to say hello, thanks for stopping by.. the lavender does indeed smell heavenly.. the larger sachet is in the guest room awaiting my sister's arrival..that was the final and perfect finishing touch!
stop by anytime.. coffee is always is tea in the fridge!
warm sandy hus..

sissie said...

Hi Teresa,
Thanks for becoming a follower of my blog. I am so glad to meet you.
Just reading your post makes me want to come here often and get to know you better.

I am signing up as a follower and will be back soon to see you.


Nezzy said...

Oh honey 'your girl' is just a beautiful adornment to your family! She's a jewel!

Woohoo to all the answered prayers. I'm just thrilled for your dear little elf.

God is good.

Have a blessed day my friend!!!

billypandnikkysmom said...

You take time to think of everyone & to keep all of us updated...I'm headin gover to that new blog right now!!! loved lil' Jack & his cupcake!!! Have a great night! Blessings to you!


Thanks so much for stopping over and wishing my kiddo well. It's amazing how strangers (of course we are not strangers here in blog world) are genuinely happy for others. Her friends have been giving her a rough time about her already having an acceptance. It stuns me actually, that a friend would not be happy, but we will get over it right?

You have a lovely blog and your stories are well written, congrats on your followers list!! That's
amazing--truly is. I'm hopping in to add to your count!
Have a great week.

Tanya said...

First...CONGRATS on your 900th blogger! Wowie Wow Wow!! That is awesome. And what wonderful news you have to share of those special people in your life. Your daughter is gorgeous and sounds as lovely on the inside!
I would love love love to be entered! I can only imagine how beautiful your FALL decor is! Can't wait to see that wreath!
Have a great Monday!


Good news is just so GOOD. I am posting about Heather on Tuesday.

Thanks for stopping by my blog tonight. You were asking about the Blogging Your Way e.course that I am taking. It is too late to get in for this one. It is half over.

If you get onto Holly Becker's blog (decor8), you can sign up to be notified when the next class begins. It is really profitable - great teachers and so inspiring. I am really loving it.

Congrats on 900 followers. I just hit 60 today and I am excited about that.


Melinda said...

If there's one thing I've learned in the last year, it's the fact that what our relentless enemy means for harm, our VICTORIOUS God means for GOOD! Amen?

Yes. Celebrate, indeed!


Ann said...

Just a first time visitor here on your blog and liking very much what I am seeing. Luv the design.

flip flops and pearls said...

PRAISE GOD for such awesome news & answered prayers!!

I just love love love your great big faithfilled heart!!! MUAH!

And Honey....I bought my MESH last week.....I am dying to bust that plastic off and start decorating for fall!!


flip flops and pearls said...

oops...I forgot....
"Your Girl" is a lucky girl to have you!!! Just as much as you are you:) Beautiful!

Debbie said...

WOW you are super busy these days. Still time for decorating your lovely home. Your family is beautiful and I wish your friend the very best.

aguhmom said...

2 years ago at Beth's San Antonio
conference, this blog was a goal and a dream.

Just look how far you have come
sweet girl!
Congratulations on your 900th follower.

Love you big,

Hanna said...

Hi, I'm your newest follower from Monday blog hop! Lovely Blog. You can find me at

Kat said...

Coming here to visit you is always like feeling a great big hug! Thanks for being such a good friend.


myletterstoemily said...

wow, you have a lot going on with so
many loved ones. my prayers are for
each of their swift recovery.

thank you for the amazing give away.
you will make someone very happy.


Mrs. Claus said...

Great to see you again. . . I was hopping by on Monday!

Michelle said...

Praise the Lord for answered prayers.

I'm not decorating the house much for fall...but I do have a fall theme on my blog :)

Kristin said...

Hey there! Found your blog on Tuesday Tagalong!

I'm following you. :)

Keenly Kristin

ShirleyC said...

Hi, Teresa. I gave you a blog award. You can read about it here.

Linda... said...

Hi. I've given you an award. Please go to my blog and check it out.

PEA said...

Such wonderful news about Elizabeth!!! I've always said that the power of prayer works and she's proof positive of that:-) Absolutely awesome!!

You're so loved by all of us and that's why you have so many followers! hehe You may not think you're amazing or anything special but we think you are and love reading your words about your life:-)

I can well imagine how gorgeous your Fall decor is going to be if those decorations are anything to go by. I put up a few things but nothing fancy:-)

That picture of Jack is just too precious for words. I can just hear him saying that! lol xoxo

Debbie said...

Both of these books look great. You are so generous and kind with your many giveaways. Btw, your daughter is simply beautiful!

Blessings and love,

Edwina at The Picket Fence said...

Prayer changes things and is a powerful tool.
Thanks Teresa for inspiring me to be a better 'Grammy'

Edwina at The Picket Fence said...

I have been sick and have not been on blog for a few days. I just got your message that I had won an ornament. I am so excited. How do I get it? I love your blog and you are such an inspiration to others.

Anonymous said...

Hope you get to the fall wreath - how fun! I keep eyeing them in the stores :)

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