Saturday, January 16, 2010


What a great response to the football contest. I think there are close to 100 comments, so at least I know there are some football fans out there in blogland.

I will be very honest and say that part of my heart is on the TV in my bedroom that is running constant coverage of Haiti. I have given, and will give again, but part of me wants to pack my bags and get on a plane and rescue a child. I know I can't and money is what is needed along with prayer. I wrote my kids an email this week and this was part of it. I so want my kids to GET IT.

Amanda, Greg, Micah and Dana,
We are so blessed ...I want to know that YOU get it....If you have watched one picture on TV tonight and held your own baby....your heart has to be heavy.
Please do not think twice about making a donation...and I mean all 4 of you. I just did it and I want to know my kids did it. Rarely do I tell you what to do, but we have 4 healthy kids. $10 does not sound like much, but multiplied will maybe save a child....
Donate to the Red Cross or through Compassion International (that's where Parker and I support a little boy each month). I know both of those places are credible....they have made it very easy and it will just charge 10.00 to your cell phone bill one time...Text "HAITI" to 90999 to donate $10 to Red Cross or text "disaster" to 90999 to give $10 to Compassion's disaster relief program.

I love you,

And guess what they GOT IT and they donated. I got replies from all of them early the next morning. I especially loved Micah's!
This is what it said....
Amanda will have to do it for me for since I have a company phone. But I am down with it.
Amanda please donate. Thanks!

My Mom's heart smiled. They still obey me. HA
Lord never let us take our blessings for granted. Please help my kids and grandkids to ALWAYS GET IT and ALWAYS BE GIVERS.
That's high on my list of things I want to pass down to them.

Almost game time....candles burning, fireplace going, pizza on the way, and pajamas on. That's a good Saturday...and if your team should get beat today, then just join my team tomorrow and pull for the man in PURPLE that wears NUMBER 4. The guy that looks like he might be Dad to some of the younger players. You have to admit it would be amazing to see a guy that is 40 lead his team to a Super Bowl win.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010


First off, the football contest BELOW has been extended through Friday night. The gals that got their picks in the first day, get extra chances, if their team wins, BUT with the way the games went this past weekend
Just to set the record straight, because some of you might not know, I am a BRETT FARVE fan. Always have been, so I have been a Packer, a Jet and now a Viking.

So my pick is the VIKINGS! That would be a HAPPY DAY for me....just in case you cared.

Enough about football as I know some of you are NOT football fans. I finally have all my Christmas down, in record time. I am ready for one of my elves, TERRI , to rearrange all my stuff while I am on vacation. I don't know which I am more excited about. I love a new look and I love someone else to do it. She is great at rearranging and we have very similar taste so as I leave town next week, headed to a Vail for a family vacation, I am leaving her the key! Until then, I have a NAKED HOUSE.

I have several giveaways that I want you to check out. Both of these blogs are daily reads of mine. Channa has a great Vintage Pearl Giveaway. She is a coaches wife so I love reading her blog. My friend Misty has a FABULOUS PAJAMA GIVEAWAY at Wind Beneath My Wings. I have loved her posts from the day I began blogging. Hope you will stop by both of those blogs and maybe you will win a fun goodie.

I am so ready for a vacation and a week where I am with JUST family. If any of you live or vacation in the Vail/Frisco area and have a favorite place to sure and leave me a comment.

As we look forward to a vacation, I sit here so moved and so horrified at the scenes from Haiti. I have to turn away at times, as the pictures are so horrible. God help us not to take our blessings for granted. We live in such a different world. I am praying right now that I will know the best way I can help. Some weeks life seems harder than others. This week I lost a dear friend to ovarian cancer, I have a friend that is walking through a very tough family problem, my youngest little man, Grayson, has been very sick for a week (he is much better), another friend needs a clear answer in dealing with a child, a close friend for 35 years fell and broke her ankle along with other things on top of her lupus. I do not have to read many blogs to know this resembles the same kind of week many of you have had. My heart is heavy for so many people tonight. I am so thankful that I know the power of prayer and can not only offer it but can ask for it.

I am so thankful tonight for all my new blog friends. This post sure turned into a downer...and that's not my normal post. Come back soon and I will share my sweet grandchildren with you. They will make you smile.

You still have time to enter the SUPER BOWL CONTEST, so go to this post and leave your pick....There will be a winner of a $100.00 PRIZE.