Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Sweet Goodies

Precious... you are!!  Your kind, sweet words and encouragement have meant more to me than I could ever tell you!  Thank you from the very depths of my heart!

While I'm thanking you... I also want to thank our sweet friend Linda over at Parker's Paradise for this wonderful package that arrived in my mailbox a few weeks back!  I adored these sheep that she made and blogged about, but I knew there was no way that I could make them as good as our Linda and boy was I ever surprised and thankful to receive one!!  He is so sweet on my year round tree!

Linda's little tucks are SO adorable too!

Thank you dearly, my sweet friend for your big heart and  generosity!

Another wonderful package that arrived just today was an order that I placed from Lois over at Huckleberry Lady.  Lois recently had a giveaway for her adorable X's and O's.  I acquired if she had any left because I had to have them to put under my Valentine's tree.  One set left, YAY for me!  Aren't these just so sweet?

They are perfect sitting in an old metal strainer (that is sitting in an old wooden Carnation crate) under my year round tree covered in hearts.  The X's and O's really add a touch of sweetness!

Oh... there was also a nice little surprise of a Twix candy bar that was quickly stashed in my purse to enjoy at the basketball game tonight.  I pulled it out at the game and started munching away.  Rich looked at me and said "Where did that come from??"  I just smiled.  =]  So thank you Lois for the extra little treat, I did enjoy it!

Gonna spend the week cleaning, purging, and organizing my son's room and prepping it for paint.  Hope to sneak in some crafting somewhere along the way.  I have a few quilt block sawdust pillows ready to list on Etsy.  I love the old look and feel of them, definitely reminds me of days past.

I'm so thankful that God's mercies are new everyday.  I'm thankful for the valleys He has us walk through to strengthen us and build our character.  I'm thankful for the precious friends and family that he puts along our path through the valley to lift us up and encourage us on our journey.  My family has truly felt your prayers concerning our son and his school.  I'm not completely happy with the outcome of our situation but I know that this is the best route for all.  Things could have been much worse so I'm thankful that Rich and I stood up to the school officials and administration to let them know that we will not sit back and watch injustice.  We fought and won some, but not all.  Short term, it is a small victory but I know long term that they will remember that we are very involved in our children's lives and we do watch out for their well-being.

Again, I can not thank you enough for being there for me and being such a strong supporter and prayer warrior for us!  I truly love you each and every one!  =]


  1. Sweet gifts from Linda! Enjoy your clean out.We are supposed to have a frigid weekend so I'm getting all my stuff done early this week so I can enjoy some crafting as well.So glad you are done with your son's situation even though it didn't work out perfectly at least you stood for what is right.Warm Blessings!~Amy

  2. Those are great goodies you got from Linda, she really knows how to lift someone. I call her the Angel of blog land.
    I LOVE all the hearts on your theme tree. My theme tree looks sad compared to yours.
    I am also happy everything worked out for your son even if it only worked half of what you wanted but we are the same way for our youngest son, we back him 100% when there is injustice in the school system.
    Hugs Friend,

  3. Good morning Angie...I see there are other up way before me and posting...lol

    Linda always seems to know when to come through with her little Angel Gifts doesn't she...the sheep is too cute and Linda loves making these little pillow tucks. I was on the receiving end of some this past Fall - I adore them.

    I'm so happy your family has the strength and faith and trust in Him to follow through with your convictions. Praying all of this will soon be just a bad memory for all of you.

    Blessings sweet lady

  4. Hi Angie!!! What a great assortment of goodies!!Everything is so cute!I'm glad MOST everything has been resolved for your family. Sometimes we can't get everything we want, but as long as we get SOME of it ,we can accept it and move on. You sound cheerier now. I am learning that my new blogging friends are there for me and I sincerely appreciate that as I know you do. Sending you hugs!! Have fun painting your son's room! Jan

  5. Good Morning Angie, we have to stand up for what we feel, and remember to continue to do that no matter the outcome,
    wonderful goodies you got!!

    HUGS to you

  6. Good to see your post this morning! I answered your email before checking in with blogger.
    Lovely pics of the sweet gifts you recently rec'd. LOVE that sheep ornie when I first saw it too. The goodies from Lois are perfect with your tree and the Twix, yum!!

    Hope you have a wonderful day~
    hugz to ya!

  7. Linda is such a sweetheart. She spoils us all. Love your goodies from her. And I love the Valentine tree. I was blessed to win Lois' giveaway and I too love the x's and o's . I have to do a post and show them. They came while we were out of town. Glad the situation is over with the school and your son. Be thankful and now maybe you can move forward. We are so blessed to have God on our side in good times and in bad. Have a great day.

  8. First of all I am glad that thins have seemed to have calmed down. You did a good job sticking by your son's side and fighting for injustice. You and your husband make a good team:) I love the image of you sitting and enjoying a specail treat at the game. Just munching away on sweet goodness keeping it in your heart and relishing in the fact that you have specail friends. Thanks for your post today. I love reading your blog. -Steph-

  9. I have been following along with your dilemma and want you to know that I am thinking of you always. With having put 4 kids through school and all that entails, I know what you are going through. My kids are good Christian kids but sometimes they still got in less than desirable situations that they (or we) had no control over. Adding insult to injury was the fact that my husband was/is a teacher at their high school. So believe me when I say we saw every situation from every angle! The youngest has graduated from college so believe me when I say that this too shall pass. God bless.

  10. Hi Angie,
    Love the goodies you got from Linda. Glad you enjoyed your Twix!!! Your valentine tree looks great. The bowl is perfect for the x's and o's!!! Glad everything is settled with your son's situation.

    Have a good day,

  11. Angie , such Beautiful goodies from sweet Linda, she just always knows when we need that lil pick me up ! Love the x and o's from Lois how darling your lil Valentine tree is too cute ! I hope you have a wonderful day ! hugs lil raggedyangie

  12. That Linda sure is an Angel in the mail box ~ she always seems to know when someone needs a pick me up and brings a ray of sunshine in all the wonderful creations she makes.
    Cute X's and O's they look great with your Valentine tree!
    Glad to hear you can move on with your life and that you stood up for what was right and backed up your son.
    Enjoy your day!
    Prim Blessings

  13. What sweet little goodies from Linda! Your x & o's look great under your Valentine tree!!

  14. I'm so very glad that everything worked out Angie!
    Very sweet goodies you received~how fun!

    Have a great week sweetie!

  15. Angie, I didn't make those sheep. I bought a mold and sent it to Rachel. She made them for me.....
    I love them. Glad you like them, too.....

  16. Hey Angie - I was also taken with those darling sheep ornies - so I bought a mold - and now they're on my to-do list. Hope to make a few extra to sell at rug hooking gatherings cuz lots of those gals collect sheep.

  17. Great goodies that you got from Linda. She sent me some this past Fall...she does great work.
    Love the X's and O's and your Valentine tree.
    Glad to hear that the situation with the school is over and that you all can move forward now.

  18. Hi Angie,
    Sweet goodies from Linda - love the sheep. She is such a generous and encouraging friend. Those Xs & Os are perfect under your tree. So glad you got some positive outcome from the school situation - will continue to keep your family in prayer.

  19. Hi, Angie:
    I see why everyone calls her Linda Claus! You made your tree look cute with the red hearts.
    I'm glad you are putting the "school incident" behind you all.
    I'm sure it's devastating.

  20. Well, I am glad that things have worked out with this situation. Linda is a sweetie for sending great goods! I need to post on my little tucks that she sent.
    I hope you have a good week!

  21. Such lovely goodies for your everyday tree!
    Sure glad that the school situation is on the mend.
    Wishing you a wonderful weekend and stay safe and warm sounds like we might get a little bit of snow :)

  22. Angie, I am just catching up on blogs this afternoon and have read your past few posts. I hope and pray that everything is working out for you, your family and your son. I have been there a couple of times and I know that things are not always fair with the schools. I was always the first to admit when my girls were in the wrong and punish them at home, but had a few incidents where the school went too far. One time I even had to go appear before the magistrate. I tend to be a pretty good "debater" and somewhere along the line, I probably should have gone to law school...but that aside, I did win the case at the magistrate against the high school principal, who was in the wrong. You just have to stand up for your family and your kids sometimes. Hang in there!


  23. Angie, what a cute little sheep your friend made you, adorable! I finally figured out my google problem. I can finally leave comments on blogs! Thank you so much for visiting and leaving a comment on my Rubber Stamping blog, I so appreciate your visit and your well wishes!

  24. It is always nice to hear that God has moved when we have come together & lifted a need in prayer. May He continue to move on this prayer request & open eyes. Your son is blessed to have you for his mom. That sheep is so adorable. All of your treasures are wonderful. So you didn't share the twix! LOL! Blessings!

  25. I'm still keeping you and your family in my prayers!!! Love and hugs from the ocean shores of California, Heather :)

  26. Hi Angie I LOVE your Valentine Tree!! Cute story about the candy bar!! Sorry I didn't know you were having problems with your sons school. Anything can hurt us when it's our children!! Gonna go check out your etsy! Have a grreat Valentine night. XO Love, Fran.

  27. Hello my friend...aren't you sweet stopping by my blog with a happy word.
    I am so sorry for what you are going thru. I can only imagine what you are feeling.
    After putting three thru high school, I could write a book, on the horrible things that have happened.
    You are not alone, we are all cheering you on, and I see you have great faith.

  28. What wonderful things from these special ladies! Our blog buddies always know just what we love! I hope thing improve for you now! Sending you some extra hugs! ♥

  29. Dearest Angie: What a good friend you are to receive such nice things from Linda.
    I am glad you are finished with the situation with your son's school. I had to go to bat several times for my girls when injustices were done, on purpose or not. But I prayed about it and stood up to to bullies and we all got through it. You will too!
    Thanks for stopping by, I am now your follower and thank you for being mine. Come back often, friend, as will I.


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