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Aug 24, 2011

"Business" meeting

Welcome to the middle of the week! Here's our current business:

Story is walking more. It is so special to see her turn into a vertical participant in the ongoings of the home.When Wilder turned three and got the faux hawk, out came an ornery streak. I am praying the Lord gives me wisdom to continue in consistency of discipline. I cracked open Shepherding a Child's Heart by Tedd Tripp and it's given practical insight.

Thank you for your participation in More for you Mondays. Haven't they been fun? It is something I feel blessed to provide in a sea of expensive ad space. If you'd like to be featured, send me an email.

My heart friend, Julie, is adopting from China! Read their story here. It seems everyone is adopting. It is wonderful. If you are having a hard time choosing who to donate to with your hard-earned money, I recommend praying for giving toward the Johnson's adoption. Their heart is for a disabled child. What a mighty calling they are obeying.
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I will be hosting a HUGE raffle giveaway mid-September to raise funds for the Johnsons. If you are interested in donating an item (anything! even an Applebee's giftcard), email me. Other ways you can support them is by checking their blog periodically for information on purchasing home-spun scented play-dough, girl's hair clips, or a decorated cake (especially great for locals), for which 100% of proceeds go toward adoption expenses.

BlogSugar is weeks away and I have not finished the swag bag goodies yet. I stayed up til 1am working on them...friends have come over to help. It is indeed a community effort and I am so grateful for all the help I received. I will be able to "breathe" and get back to making headbands once the goodies are complete.

Headbands--would you like to see some go on sale? I need to make more sales for BlogSugar trip.
What I wore today (we were home all day; playdate here):
horribly blurry photo with dirty mirror. this is real life, folks.

Headband: made by me
Earrings: vintage
Salmonish tee: Old Navy
Leopard print shirt: Charlotte Russe (ancient)
Skirt: Goodwill

Best for last: Wilder's party was a smashing success. I lost count of moms/children in attendance but it was a wild time on the patio. Mr. Foote from Borders storytime brought his guitar. And of course there was bunting. :-)
Cake by my friend, Julie.
Whew!

15 comments:

Cat said...

Sorry you're having a tough time with the kiddo. We call it the 'trying threes' in our house, which, frankly I think are harder than the 'terrible twos.'

I will email you about donating an item for your raffle.

Your kids are adorable :)

april@gingerbread said...

at blog sugar Im gonna give you a big hug!!!!!
xoxo

katygirl said...

have you read "don't make me count to 3"? it's my FAVE.

i'm also going to give you a hug and i will try and beat april.

Lisa said...

The party looks like a great success! I wish I could be as good as you about taking pictures!

Kristin said...

Looks like a great birthday party. LOVE the cake!

It's also nice to know that I'm not the only one who thinks 2 is looking like a breeze compared with our upcoming year of being 3. We're having some difficult days here too.

Bethany said...

I agree with Cat that threes are harder than twos... praying for wisdom, strength, and patience to get you through. Love the cake, good work!

The Boccias said...

1. What a fun party for Wilder! 2. You are such a sweet friend to Julie, and definitely count me in for the raffle with Scentsy stuff! :)
3. Good luck with your BlogSugar endeavors!

ashli said...

Your kids are so lucky to have a mom that makes their life events so special.
My mom always said that it wasn't terrible two's it was terrible three's. Good luck. I know you are up for the challenge! :)
What's going into the goodie bags, are we going to get a sneak preview?

Michelle said...

LOVE that guitar cake! I, too, think that three is harder than two - so hang in there! If you need anymore help getting your goodies ready for BlogSugar, please ask me. I'd love to help.

Stacey said...

Fun party - good job! I hope Wilder felt very special! I'm willing to help with your goodie bags if you need it : )

weza said...

Last night I spent a good hour or so reading your blog. All the way back to posts from the end of June. My computer is fixed, so now I can catch up with my fav blogs. Yours was the first I came too.
Happy Birthday Wildman! BTW what does ornery mean? Looks like a fun birthday. xxx

Breanna said...

Just downloaded that book to my phone. Leah has reached what I am loving referring to as the "Ferocious Fours". I am to the desperate point and was so excited to see that you had a good recommendation for some helpful advice. Had so much fun at W's party, thank you for inviting us! :)

life chasers said...

i know that you are well aware, but your kids take 'cute' to a whole new level.
i totally forgot about shepherding a childs heart, i think i need to put that one on rush order, we've got a feisty one here.
darling party!!!!

breitenbach8 said...

I want to donate something for the raffle..just have to figure out what!

Jenna said...

So sad we missed the party, but glad to see you celebrated well. HUGS.