Wednesday, February 8, 2012

A birthday, a blogoversary, and a giveaway!

Hi, everyone! I hope you're all having a great week. It's been a busy one here. I have some catching up to do here at home and at work after being sick, but it will get done...all in due time!

I've started working on our taxes too...not fun, but necessary. At least we're not going to owe anything this year, so that is good news! :)

Katie's birthday was yesterday, now she's 14...hard to believe! Time seems to fly by so fast. She went snow tubing yesterday with her class and had a wonderful time! We're going to have a little party for her on Sunday afternoon, so she's looking forward to that. We usually do something before her birthday, but with all of us being sick, we just weren't able to get it all together in time.

Here she is yesterday at Chick-fil-A. Her class stopped there to eat after they finished snow tubing. They all had fun with the cow. :)

Yesterday was also my two-year blogoversary. I have made so many sweet friends since I started my blog. I enjoy visiting you and seeing what you're doing. Thank you for being my friend.

Before I go, I want to let you know about a giveaway my friend is having. Laura, from All Good Gifts, is giving away three thread catchers that she made...very neat little gadgets! Her giveaway ends Feb. 11th, so hurry on over and enter. She is a very sweet friend, and I'm sure she'd love to have you stop by.

Enjoy the rest of your week! Thanks for stopping by.

Take care,


  1. Hi, Melanie. Happy birthday to your daughter. She is adorable.

    Happy blogoversary to you! I enjoying visiting with you.

    Have a great evening.


  2. Thank you, Vicki! I enjoy visiting with you too! :)

  3. Melanie you have been a real joy and support to me as a blogging friend. I am so glad you are here. Love, sandie

  4. Tell sweet Katie happy birthday for me!!!! Hoping for pictures of the upcoming weekend. Also happy blogverssary!!!

  5. Hope your daughter had a great birthday, she is beautiful. Happy Bogaversary, love your blog.

  6. Happy Birthday, Katie!

    And Happy Bloggerversary to you! LOL

  7. Happy birthday and a sweet hug to Katie! Happy anniversary on your blogging! You are such an inspiration and thank you for sharing from your heart! Hugs ♥ Teri

  8. Happy Birthday to Katie!! We are getting a Chick-fil-A near us!! They've broken ground on it. Can you tell I'm excited about it?! LOL
    It's just going to be more temptation. I really like those waffle fries.

    So glad you are all feeling better!!

  9. OH! Happy Blogoversary too!!! :)

  10. Dear Melanie,

    It sounds as though Katie had a wonderful time with her class...I'm so glad that she got to do something special on her special day...and I'm especially thankful that you are all over your sickness!

    Thank you so much for posting about my little give-away! It is always so nice to have new visitors stop by! And I am ever so thankful that the Lord brought you and I together through blogging...I so enjoy your friendship!

    Sweet blessings, my friend!

  11. Happy birthday to your daughter. I know how fast time flies. Alex is 14 too, and seems he was just a baby not long ago.

  12. Hi, Teri,
    Thank you for your sweet comment. I enjoy our friendship and our little e-mail chats. :)
    I'll be sure to give Katie a hug from you.♥
    Hope you're having a great week!

  13. Hi, Laura,
    Thank you for your sweet comment. I'm so thankful for our friendship too. I have been blessed with very sweet friends here.:)
    Yes, Katie had a wonderful time. She showed me some videos she took, and told me all about her day.
    You're welcome about the posting. I hope it will send some more folks your way.
    By the way, I love your motto! Chocolate cake...yum!
    Have a great day! ♥

  14. Happy Blogversary to you Melanie! I am glad I met you through the blogging world :)

  15. Hi mel...
    I am having a blog giveaway :)

  16. Are you sure that's not you standing by the cow at Chik-fil-A? Or your twin? And only 14? Happy birthday to your daughter. ☺

  17. Hi Melanie, wanted to come by and say thank you. My name is Mary Grace, I am from Milan, Italy, Christian Mom and Grandma. I find your blog very interesting and beautiful. I wish you and your family a blessed day. Love from Mary Grace -

  18. Well I'm glad everyone is finally feeling better at your home. Seems to make the rounds no matter how careful one is.

    Congratulations on 2 years...sometimes we think we don't have much to talk about but if we last 2 years I think we have lots to say.
    I love your blog...keep on going!

  19. Happy birthday to Katie! What a pretty girl she is :) Glad you are feeling better. I hope you have a wonderful Valentine's Day tomorrow! Karen


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