Fall is just around the corner and I LOVE IT, but Christmas has to be on my mind. Its my business.
I will admit I struggled with whether to do this holiday blog. Would it really help anyone? Would I have the energy and time to keep it up?
Did I really have anything new to share? Would you REALLY GET the message of the BLOG NAME and why it was so special to me? Christmas is the celebration of the birth of a baby that changed not only me, but the world. In our lives ten years ago, a little baby boy named Parker Benjamin Powell, was born to our 18 year old, senior in high school, all American cheerleader, getting ready for college, beautiful daughter. You can read that story on our family blog, but suffice it to say....That Baby Changed EVERYTHING!. He was absolutely the Best Thing that EVER happened to me, us, our family. I tell him everyday of his life, that he is the best thing that ever happened to me....That's just our love language and he GETS it. So the blog name and the song stir up so much emotion in me that many times when I am working on the blog, I have to mute the music. So the first thing we drew for tonight was one of Faith Hill's books and CD....and that winner is Daune at Freedom of the Dance
ALL your comments, emails, and excitement to learn some new tricks have confirmed that the blog was a good idea. When I looked today and there were 120 followers and the blog has only been up ten days...I was again humbled and amazed. I am in the middle of unpacking Christmas boxes, a back-breaking job...I am almost half way finished. ALMOST...as in about 70 storage boxes to go. Wow, what treasures I am finding that I bought after the holidays last year. Then comes the sorting for different clients trees, wreath supplies, and in the middle of that, I normally make about 50 custom fall wreaths for customers...so between Fall and Christmas things, it all begins to run together. And my back is hurting as in "find the heating pad" hurting...Your comments have been so sweet and I am excited that so many of you are planning to do your own "Jesus Tree"! Please feel free to email me with any questions that I can help you with.
TONIGHT I AM FEELING VERY GENEROUS...REALLY VERY GRATEFUL ..so we just drew...(that's so much fun for the grandkids) and the GRAND PRIZE WINNER OF THE BOX OF ORNAMENTS is
Gretta at The Johns Family
I also want to CELEBRATE the huge FOLLOWING this blog has quickly gained. Parker drew three names from the first 100 plus followers and they will each receive Holiday Goodies in the mail.... Those winners are....
Nonny at Love Being a NonnyXazmin at This is the Year
Jessica at The Mom Creative
And just because I wanted to keep drawing.....we drew two other names that will receive Christmas decorating goodies...so I need all your names, addresses, etc. Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and later this week, they will be on their way. Those winners are
Amy at Filled With Praise and
Melissa at Frogs, Snails, Puppy Dog Tails
Tonight I am putting out my fall things and probably in the next week will start working on my trees...So we just combine it here and that's the way it has always been, so no one thinks it strange...Remember to keep commenting as all of you are still eligible for the BIG HOLIDAY FUN BOX that I will be drawing for on OCTOBER 1.