Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Eight Things

Don't forget that this Thursday, I will draw for the 75.00 "Card Box", so comment and add your name to the mix more times....

Debbie at Heart Choices tagged me to share eight things about me. What a great way to get to know one another better!

Here are the instructions for 8 Things:

* Mention the person that tagged you
* Complete the list of 8 things
* Tag 8 of your wonderful bloggy friends
* Go tell them you tagged them

8 Things I look forward to:

Disney World in just a few weeks
Losing another ten pounds
Celebrating Parkers 10th Birthday
Reading new blogs
My 4th grandson's arrival in June
Visiting with some friends next week that I have not seen in months
Getting our taxes done ( as in extension)
Taking several trips with my husband in the summer

8 Things I Did Yesterday:
Bought my first Mac
Watched Tivoed DWTS and American Idol
Played Bunco
Stayed on my new nutrition plan day number 33
Read many blogs and added COMMENTS; yeah!
Spent far too much time trying to post better pictures
Read half of Kathie Lee Gifford's new book

8 Things I Wish I Could Do:
Understand the stock market
Complete my entire "to do" list in one day
Make an extended family relationship WORK
Dance (like on DWTS)
Go to a Beth Moore event once a month
Learn to love exercise
Become a Disney Planner (and I may do this).

8 Shows I Watch:

American Idol
Dancing With The Stars
Good Morning America
Beth on Wednesdays with Beth
Deal or No Deal

8 Bloggers Tagged:

Christi of Johnson Family
Sheryl at the Perch
Misty at Wind Beneath My Wings
Amber at Schmidt Family Blog
Mona at Wsprsweetly Of Cottages
Melissa at Melissa's Heart and Home
Emily at Emily's boys
Rikki at Reason to Rejoice

I chose these bloggers because I'm just getting to know them. It's fun to learn more about each other. Blogging makes the world a little bit smaller, doesn't it?

Kreativ Blogger Award

Jerri at Simply Sweet Home gave me this Kreativ Blogger Award. My first BLOG AWARD!!!!!!!!

Thank you Jerri!

One of the rules to this award is that I must list seven things I love.
1. my husband
2. my kids and grandkids
4. Playing cards
5. Reading Blogs
6. Beth Moore Bible Studies
7. A roaring fire in the fireplace

Also I'm to pass it on to seven blogs I love.

Christi at Johnson Family

Now ladies, share your seven things you love and pass this along to seven people you love. And a comment will put you in the drawing for the April giveaway.
I love getting to know all my new blog friends

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Dana and Austin...Perfect for our family


A Dream Vacation
Dreams Do Come True!

One Tired Boy

3 Buddies visiting the MOUSE

Downtown MGM


When Greg married Dana five years ago, we got a bonus boy....She had a little guy we fell in love with. Austin was 3 and quickly became Parker's best friend. They spend every weekend together. Austin has always referred to Greg as Daddygreg... that is ALL one word. You would NEVER know he is not Greg's biological child. Although he has two other sets of grandparents that love him, we just consider ourselves as his bonus set. Austin is so excited about his new little brother arriving in June. When baby Jack was born, he was mesmerized by him. He loves for his Mom to "keep" Jack. I have so many sweet pictures of him loving on Jack. every mothers dream for her boy. She loves him and she confirms that to me over and over. The best words to describe her other than beautiful, would be LOW Maintenance...
She is just agreeable to whatever and whenever...
She and Greg have dreamed of a baby since the day they married and it has been a long road. At times it seemed like it would not happen. Dana has a hard time with pregnancy and the sadness of miscarriage has been a part of their lives. And then that "happy day" happened again..the day after we returned from our family Disney World trip in October...she found out she was pregnant. For the first 4 months, none of us took a deep breath. Today she is 30 weeks and we are anxiously awaiting a new little guy the middle of June. Dreams do come true. I remember standing in front of the castle during the "Wishes" fireworks show late one night, praying that God would give them a baby. Little did I know, he had already taken care of that wish!
My boy will have a boy and that just makes me smile...Dana and Austin made Greg's life complete and then God just added another treasure to their family. Makes me want to sing that song.."How Great is Our God"!