I spent a good part of the afternoon out shopping in the city. Julia, James, and Joseph, held down the fort, while Rosie, Chubb, all the little ones and I, journeyed out to run our weekly errands. We just finished up a nice pizza party supper, with loud and lively conversation about our future plans as a family; moving, not moving, this and that, and on and on. It was very exciting, and I just love being in the midst of a nice big and lively family pow-wow, with each one sharing their many thoughts and opinions. Everyone is excitedly praying, waiting and watching, to see what God has in store for us as a family. I'm glad that I get to share in the journey with the ones I love dearest in the whole world.
While I was on the road I spoke with Big Papa on the cell phone, and both he and I thought that since so many joined in on the Grandma's Apron/ Mrs. Meyers drawing, I would go ahead this time, and draw two names rather than just one. So, with the same sinking feeling as last time, I (this time--as Julia did last time) drew out the names of the two dear ones to receive the gifts.
The first that I drew was, Jenny's, whose lovely blog is *Little Jenny Wren*, which I have to admit was very exciting for me, because I have been going to dear Jenny's blog for a long time--long before I even had a blog of my own, and consider Jenny a very dear and lovely friend. I actually popped by for a quick visit at Jenny's this morning before leaving for shopping, and realized that she had very kindly nominated me for a blogging award, and haven't had a chance to get back by to thank her--so 'til tomorrow when I do--thank-you, dear Jenny.
The second name drawn, was Stacy's. I've just recently *met* Stacy, through my blog and have had an opportunity to go by for a couple of enjoyable visits to her blog, which is called *With Great Joy* and is so very nice, also.
Congratulations Stacy and Jenny. When you have a chance, please email me your mailing address, and let me know what your favorite color/s might be, and if you'd prefer a floral or checked fabric for your apron. I'll get the packages out to each of you, 'round about the end of next week :o)
Many thanks to each other dear one that took part in the drawing. I wish I was able to send out 10 or 20 packages. It was difficult to choose just 2.
Well, I'm off to tuck my little ones into bed, visit with Big Papa and the older children for a while, then make an early night of it, myself. I am good and tired out. It was a busy day. I hope your weekend is lovely. Thanks so much for coming by and thanks for all your beautiful notes and sharing in the comments, and your wonderful emails. I so enjoy each and every one.
Your friend, Jewels