Tuesday, July 8, 2008

My Blog Birthday Give Away

One year ago (tomorrow) I got the crazy notion to start this blog. What fun it has been! I hope you will celebrate with me. I need something to celebrate. The past few days have been difficult. We are dealing with some major plumbing issues in our new home. I miss my friends in my old town. It is starting to sink in that we are in a new place, I know hardly anybody, my kids will be starting new schools in just over a month.....Blah!

Oh, wait! I said I needed to celebrate. Will you join me? Please leave me a comment on this post and I will enter you into the give away. It is for all the things in the above picture. I may add to it as the week goes along. I honestly don't know who reads this blog. You may be reading and thinking, "I don't want any of that stuff in the picture." Leave a comment anyway! I'd just love to hear from you. I'll give the stuff to someone else. Ha!

Now on to other things...In keeping with the patriotic theme of my last post I thought I would show you pictures of my entry way.
I love all my Americana and wasn't sure where it would go in this house. I decided this little room with the piano would be great.
This is above the double doors leading into the living room.
This is right inside the front door. It really doesn't look that crooked on the wall. Oh, the paint color is off, too. The walls are actually yellow. I'd like to paint someday, but that will have to wait.
There is no coat closet, so this little armoire will have to do.

Okay, there are just so many photos I want to share. Sorry for the long post. Also, sorry if the photos and text are misaligned. I tried to do something different. Looks like it did when I started this thing a year ago - like I have no idea what I am doing. So true!

Here are my kiddos on the 4th. No, I don't think I will ever have a shot with all of them looking at me. Oh, well.

It poured rain on the evening of the 4th. Then there was this beautiful rainbow. Much better than any fireworks you will ever see!


Dew on the branches.

A bee on the crepe myrtle.
Deer in our yard on Sunday morning. There were at least six but I couldn't get them all in one shot.

Well, I guess I have been on the computer long enough. Please remember to leave me a comment. I'll draw a name on Saturday morning. Comment any time between now and then. Thank you for visiting my blog!

26 comments:

Tanja said...

What great photos!

A quick note to say thanks for stopping by my blog and participating in the giveaway yesterday!

Have a great day...

Doris said...

Happy blog birthday! I'm sorry I'm such a lousy commenter, but I'm a faithful reader. I'm sorry to hear about the plumbing, but I love your Americana corner..

Kris H. said...

Happy one year blogiversary!!

Moving is always difficult. I hope you meet some new friends quickly.

Don and Dixie said...

You have had a wonderful year on the blog! I have thoroughly enjoyed every post you have done. My little girlie is finally asleep. Have a great week!

cpullum said...

Congrats!
I would love to win!
cpullum@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

Happy blog birthday!

We all miss you in Arkansas. I am so sorry that you are having trouble in your new house.

Jen C.

Heidi (http://journals.aol.com/hwoodred/everyday-cookies/) said...

Happy blogaversary! How fun to find yourself still blogging after one year. You've really gone through a lot this year. So go ahead, have a celebration!!!

I do hope you get that plumbing worked out. Nothing is worse, I know!

Love the photo of the sweet ones!
*Heidi*

Beth Leintz said...

Congrats on a year of blogging! Love your Americana displays- they are perfect with the upright piano. And aren't you lucky to live where you can see deer- of course, if they head into your garden, it might be a different story...

jamesm said...

Hi Cousin! Its been nice "getting to know you better" through your blog this past year. I'll be praying that you have a good week and get your plumbing fixed soon - we had plumbing issues this last spring and they are no fun! Love all the pictures of the decorating in your new house -very neat.
Julia

The Feathered Nest said...

Hi Vanessa! Thank you so much for stopping by my blog and inviting me over!! I DO love all the goodies and would LOVE to be included....your home looks so pretty and your babies are adorable!! It's so nice to meet you...xxoo, Dawn

Anonymous said...

Hi Vanessa, Happy blog birthday!
I have never commented before but I am a faithful reader and I am sorry to read that you are feeling down a bit.
I hope you will get your plumbing worked out soon.
Moving is never easy but when the kids start school you will meet lots of parents and it will be easier to make new friends.

I love seeing how you are decorating your new house!

Ciao from Italy,

Helena

Rebecca P. said...

I really enjoy reading your blog. This year has been hard, but reading this has helped. I love what you have done with your house -- when you get done you can come up to Indiana and help me!!

Anonymous said...

Vanessa, Your entry looks so great!I would love to be near. God will work everything out.Love you all. The pictures are awesome! Love ,mom

Willie said...

Happy Birthday Blogging!!! I love to read your blogs as they are so much fun. I love your house pics and the one of the kiddos. Hope you get your plumbing problelms solved quickly. Keep your chin up!!

SmilynStef said...

#15 - congrats on your blog birthday ... looks like lots of fun goodies.

Shara said...

I'm sorry for your troubles too. We've replaced a hot water heater and Central Heat and Air in the past month to the tune of $7,300.00, so I feel your pain.

Congrats on one year!

Corene said...

Love the piano room..would love one of those! The adjustment part of moving is so tough...hang in there.

Molly said...

Hi sweet friend! Your blog is a very special part of most of my days. I feel close to you when I read them. In todays blog, I loved the photo of your precious children the best. They are beautiful and an honor to you. As another blogger said, when they begin school, you'll meet other parents and make new friends. Your plumbing problems will be worked out...in time. Keep trusting God to take care of everything. We'll talk soon.

Robin said...

Hey girl! You know better than to put me in the drawing! Miss you bunches but love seeing the pics of the new place and the new events in your life. I know the boys are enjoying the land. I know you are discouraged, but hang in there. I know, easy for me to say. I pray that it will be all worked out easily. LY, your not so craft friend

Diane of Crafty Passions said...

You have a sweet blog! Congratulations on your~~ ONE YEAR Anniversary!!!
Love the pics!
Great Giveaway!
Diane

Katie said...

I love your Americana and Happy Blogiversary!

staceykingman said...

Hi Vanessa, I love all that cool stuff you are giving away. :) Who wouldn't??

sheri said...

Hey girl. I know I have never left a reply, but you also know that I love your blog, ecspecially now that you guys are so far away. The kids look great I love seeing your pics of all the things you see from your porch, you and Pat need to get together for som photography. Anyways you are all still in our prayers. Love ya Sheri

sheri said...

PS the house looks great and I am still wanting you to decorate mine. LY

Paula F. said...

I love your house! Gives me some new ideas! :) I pray for you all the time! I know how difficult it is to move to a new town, I still struggle with it at times. I live your blog page, today is the first time I looked at it, it's great!! Tell your family I said hello! Have a great day!!

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