Friday, January 22, 2010

Thanking God on Friday!

~ I am thankful that God placed Aunt Roni in our lives. She has cared for my children since they were infants and I am grateful for that, more than words can say. She has decided to stop watching Jamison and Caleb at the end of the school year. While this news is somewhat devastating, I am so blessed to have had her care for my children for as long as she has been with us (and put up with my Type A mothering!).

~ I am thankful that I found and fell in love with Stampin Up! I never thought I'd want to make cards but it has been so rewarding. It is so nice to be able to make something personal for people.

Last week I placed two orders and the products will arrive next week...I can't be more excited. I ordered an entire set of ink pads (I got them for over 1/2 off because I'm in a Hostess Club, where you order every other month and in one of those months you are the assigned hostess, so you get free stamps and $ off your order), got three free stamp sets, and some cute things to use for the Valentines that I'm going to make.

~ I am thankful for my church arranging a collection for the people of Haiti.

8 comments:

Kelli @ RTSM said...

How fun that you get stuff for free! Your cards are always so cute. Can't wait to see what you come up with for Valentine's Day!

Carrie said...

Hooray for free stuff! Can't wait to see your Valentine's...we need to get started on that!

Sorry to hear that your Aunt Roni will no longer be watching the kiddos :( Dan's mom watched Alex when he was born and I worked full time...it's so nice to have family take care of your little ones. Hope all is well and you are able to make other arrangements! Have a wonderful weekend...root for the Colts on Sunday! haha!

Kelli said...

Your posts of gratitude are always day-brighteners! :)

Emily said...

Good childcare is totally priceless. I hope you can get something worked out.
Your Stampin' Up stuff is always so cute!

Kim3278 said...

I just wrote on Cindy Schmit (church) page (FB) that we should have a scrap night at NL! I would so be into that. Now..if I could just borrow someone's cricut machine.

I am very excited for the Haiti benefit at chuch. There has been some downturn in the news for the little babies some of my friends hav been trying to adopt and foster. Please keep them in prayer. The sooner those babies get HOME the better.

Blessings for you!

Oh yeah!! I LOVE my childcare provider too! I can't imagine what would happen if she told me she couldn't watch them anymore. :(

Miller Racing Family said...

Getting the stuff for free helps makes these hobbies so much more affordable. I can't wait to see your Valentine projects.
Sorry to hear about Aunt Roni. I know how hard it is to find great childcare. I am still searching for someone to watch the new baby.
Have a fabulous weekend!

jaydee said...

Kelli
those are all certainly things to be grateful for! Aunt Roni must be a wonderful person. I'm grateful, too, that your church did a collection for Haiti.
Enjoy your free SU stuff and we are all looking forward to your Valentine creations.
have a fabulous Sunday
hugs
jaydee

Kim3278 said...

Kelli,
Just had to tell you. I may be getting a sewing machine. My MIL has one she doesn't use and may lend to me. YEAH!!! (I can just hear my hubby saying--great..another hobby :)