Thursday, March 31, 2011

This is my second year to
attend the
Ultimate Blog Party!

Ultimate blog Party
I LOVE IT and love meeting new friends….it is not too late for you to join in.  This year I am giving one of my famous CARD BOXES and to make it more FUN, I am going to give another one away to a lucky visitor on either of my blogs.
All you have to do is leave a comment.  I promise I will try and visit every blog…
My name is Teresa. I am a wife of 37 years to Jack, a Mom to Greg and Amanda, a Mother-in LOVE to Micah and Dana, and best of all a GRAMMY to Parker, Jack, Austin and Grayson. If you like family stories this blog might be for you.  I try and document everything, as we do this thing called LIFE together. My family blog is Grammy Girlfriend.
Grammy Girlfriend
This is a blog about the life of a tree decorator. I have been a business owner for 20 years. This year we did 80 trees.  Most people have never even heard of this kind of business. The Christmas/Holiday decorating service is booming.   I am known as the “tree lady” in my town and I arrive to each house with elves! 
A BABY CHANGES EVERYTHING…has more than one meaning.
a Baby
The title is taken from our life story and from the wonderful song that Faith Hill sings. This blog gives me a chance to pay it forward and help others with tree decorating tips.
I have blogged for 2 years, If you had told me two years ago that I would have written 375 posts and have 1400 followers, I would have said you must have me mixed up with someone else.  I thought my first post would be my last….I have met the nicest people ever.  We had a medical crisis in our family this past year and bloggers came out of the wood work to see if I was OK.  Calls, texts, comments…totally blew me away. 
I love little’s (especially mine), ALL THINGS DISNEY…(I am a good friend of THE MOUSE), coffee, football, American Idol, massages, travel with all the family.  I love a good book, love to sleep late, love diet coke, love Christmas, Tim McGraw, Brett Favre (sorry), mystic tans, great hotels and great sheets,my Keurig, TiVo (how did we ever live with out it), magazines, Beth Moore Bible studies, hot baths, rainy days, pajama days (today was one),the smell of lavender, fresh flowers, a good movie.  SO SURELY we have something in common. 
These are they people I party with the MOST…..
Austin and Grayson
amanda and Jack
So happy that you stopped by.  Please come back often.  Besides some funny stories, I have lots of giveaways. For the next month on my holiday blog, I am going to put the spotlight on other blogs.  If you would like yours featured, leave me a note in the comments. 
Have fun at the party!


Monday, March 28, 2011

I am bursting with pride tonight, so please indulge me. I went out to get the mail today. I had a huge amount for a Monday, but peeking out was a letter that looked VERY official and important.  It had the Congressional Seal on it. 
It was addressed to the Mother of Parker Powell…but heck I could not wait to see what it contained.  (Sorry Amanda, inquiring minds have to know)
What I found was a letter informing Parker that he been nominated and selected to attend the
Junior National Young Leaders Conference in Washington D C this summer. 
A very prestigious honor for an eleven  year old.  I am so excited for him. 
With tears pouring down my face, I was thinking…This is the Baby That Changed Everything.  You can read his story here and here and lots of other places on my blog.  This boy rocked our world.  Not one day in my life stands out more than May 27, 1999
I am not sure who I am most proud of Parker or his Mom. She was a single Mom for the first 8 years of his life. 
She did her job well.  Parker was her first priority at all times.
I remember our pastor and good friend dedicating him and he said
“Parker will be a WORLD CHANGER”
I think he was right. 


Thursday, March 17, 2011

If you read my family blog, Grammy Girlfriend, you know we have been in medical crisis for the past couple of weeks, really the last five months.  We had a little bump in the road, actually a giant scare, but I think we are again back on the road to normal. 

That means I need to get to work.  I have orders for SPRING WREATHS, flowers purchased and some great ribbon.  Now I just need to find motivation and time.
I was at Paul Michaels a few weeks ago and made some great pictures of their Easter trees….Jack, AKA Woody erased them.   He loves him a camera…and a phone.

But I will get to work on wreaths and try and post pictures next week..
I am preparing to do a remodel at my house, Floors, countertops, bathrooms and those will probably lead to others…but I will BE SO GLAD when it is done….Moving all the little stuff makes me tired to think about.

One day soon, I am going to have a guest blogger on this blog.  She is one of the few bloggers I have met in person and she is a doll and SO talented.  She has a great giveaway going on her blog right now. 
Be sure and check it out
Live, Laugh, Love and Create!
I love her blog. 
Please read this blog and pray for little Lucy. 
My heart hurts for this family.