I am so excited this is my 100th post!
I was trying to think of how I wanted to celebrate and I figured I would start by telling you random things. That is pretty much how my conversations go in person, so why not here?
I had started a blog in 2007 to try and win a library gift pack for my local library and never really did anything with it.
I began reading one of my closest friend's blog to keep up with her family because I miss her so much since she left LI for down south. I decided in late 2009 that I was really gonna give it a try and blog!
I love it and still can't decide how much I want to post pics of myself or my kids, but I press on and enjoy.
I was just reading Kingdom Twindom and she said, "As a Christian parent who couldn't care less about her children accomplishing anything that doesn't further the Kingdom of God, though, it's a weekend full of hope for the next generation", while talking about a conference that she attended with her husband.
All I can say is wow. I loved it. I believe it and I think I am starting to feel the same way. It was a bold statement and something I will think about for awhile. She is right though, - What else matters?
I am very excited because Mandy is working on re-designing my blog and I can't wait to see it!
Traveling Light just redid her blog and I like it a lot.
Elsie from Little Sprout Growing gave me an award for a blog with substance. Thanks so much Elsie. I love your blog and your etsy store!
I am shocked at the clothes I see on young girls this summer! I know it was probably the same last year, but I guess as my daughters get older I am seeing more and more of things I don't want them to wear and less and less of things I approve of. How short is too short on shorts? My eldest daughter wears a lot of shorts that are bermudas which are down to the knee. One of her friends commented, "those aren't shorts - they are capris". My response- "get new friends"!
If the moms are allowing these short shorts and don't get me started on how many girls who just wore a camisole to VBS this year, where are the Dads?
Why are they not trying to cover their girls up?
Incidentally, I thought a camisole was supposed to go under something and not be worn alone.
I'm just sayin.....
Moms of boys (Stairstep Boys and Letters from La-La land- I have you in mind)- you are blessed in this area.
On a happy note, I am so excited to start seeing pics of all those blog babies about to be born. Two of my favorite reads already have 7- A Mother's Prayers and Pink Slippers-who is about to have 8.
Sounds like fun.
Speaking of fun:
The littlest just got out of the crib (pics on that later).
And we are enjoying the summer.
I know Fullhousemama's Blessings are enjoying also with their awesome news of Mama being cancer free! God is good- all the time.
I am still striving to be a better mom to my kids and help meet to my husband- summer is a good time for that because all the kids are home.
The scripture Being Refined As Silver has at the top of her blog sums it up-
"The wise woman builds her house,
But the foolish pulls it down with her hands."
And without further ado, the GIVEAWAY!
The Vintage Pearl- My favorite personalized silver jewelry shop has so graciously offered a giveaway for one of my readers!
A $25 gift certificate to order your own silver beauty!
1 entry- Follow The Chatty Mommy and then go check out The Vintage Pearl and let me know your absolute favorite! (this is mandatory)
1 entry- Read another post on The Chatty Mommy and leave me a comment.
2 entries- Follow The Vintage Pearl Blog and leave her a comment.
3 entries- Put me in your sidebar.
5 entries- Blog about the contest with a link back to this post!
Leave a separate comment for this post for each entry you receive.
Comments will close at 10pmEST on July 29, 2010 when I will pick a winner using random.org.
Thanks for sharing my 100th post with me!
**I have not been compensated in any way for this giveaway.**
Sorry this giveaway is open to U.S. residents only.