Friday, December 22, 2006

Kindness of others...

I have been so touched by the kindness of others. I got 6 darling red handmade angel ornaments from Teresa (blogging buddy) I hung them on my little scraproom tree that sits in the window seat. Now I can look at them all the time. That was just so sweet...thank you Teresa!
Then Ellen (another new blogging buddy) noticed that I liked barns, so she sent me these 4 barn cards. Isn't she a fabulous photographer. I love them and they will not be sent to others. They will be framed and hung in my barn themed scraproom. Thanks so much Ellen!
Look at all the beautiful cards that thoughtful people have sent me so far and I know there will be more in the mail tomorrow. They are from real life friends, family and blogging buddies. They are so wonderful! I love each and everyone. These cards will stay on my door until February 1st. Just so you know, I NEVER throw away cards. I have every card ever given to me. I just can't see throwing something away that someone cared enough to send to me. Every year I look through all the ones of years past and they bring me happiness.
Other things that have made me happy...
  • Treats that have been dropped of by friends and neighbors.
  • Finally finding heeleys in Cody big foot size.
  • Taking care of baby Mark today...seeing him smile and coo...melts my heart.
  • Spending time with my boy, Chad.
  • Finding the PERFECT thing to frame family photos in....so excited about this project. Will post pictures when I'm done!
  • Getting my nails done and I got waxed again...OUCH...tears ran down my face, but I look much better!
  • Handmade presents are almost done.
  • Mailing the goodies to the winners on Wednesday. They should be to Juile and Briana soon!
  • The overwhelming love I feel from all of you through your comments. It mean so much to me to see how you support Chad in what he's doing and how you genuinely care what happens in my family. Friends like that are priceless. My most sincere thanks to all of you!

17 comments:

Leona said...

I do the same thing with my cards. I have cards from when I was a kid. I like looking at the ones my grandparent sent me. Since they are no longer here it brings back wonderful memories of them.

Coleen said...

It really is a great thing to have a wonderful circle of blogging friends! I appreciate you as one of mine. You have given me a great idea... I'll keep you posted.

Andi said...

Your angels look so pretty on your tree! Teresa is such a sweetie! And those Barn cards are beautiful. I know they'll look lovely framed. What thoughtful gifts.

Love that you keep your cards. And they look so pretty hanging on your door. I like seeing mine among them. I always keep the ones we receive that are handmade or include pictures. Now I think I'll keep them all!

I know you're enjoying spending time with Chad. You're such a special person and your love for your family is reflected in your writing.

A wonderful Christmas to you and yours.

Pam said...

What a beautiful set of cards and the angels are so sweet! I love your little tree!

Your door of cards looks so cool! I should do that instead of putting them in the Christmas napkin holders I have! LOL! I saw mine up there! ;)

Sending you and your beautiful family the Merriest of Christmas wishes. Kiss that gorgeous baby for me!

Cee said...

Jolene:

Your door of cards looks great. Thanks for including my card/photo in your display.

RE: waxing, I HATE it! If I don't wax my brows, I resemble Teen Wolf. Luckily, I have 2 more weeks before I return to the table of dread.

Susie Q said...

I hope you will consider me one of your new blogging buddies! I do you...I have been so heartwarmed by all my new cyber friends, so inspired, so awed. YOu are such a special person Jolene. I wanted to wish you the Merriest of Christmases.
With so many blessings around you, I know you will.
God Bless you all.
Hugs,
Sue

Mary Ann said...

I am so glad Septmeber brought your family into my life through your blog. What a blessing to have everyone around you to celebrate Christ's birth, next year will he will be walking with Chad every step of the way.

~Telah said...

I save all my cards too. I'm still looking for the perfect thing to do with them. Thanks so much for all you share with us...you are so inspiring! Merry Christmas to you and all your family.

Melissa said...

Oh those Heeleys - my five year old is asking for them. I don't think she'll find a pair under the tree this year - unless that's the mystery gift my mom won't tell me about!

I know you're relishing every moment you get to spend with your son. Enjoy the holidays!

Maren said...

I have all of my cards up on my wall and it makes me happy every time I look at it and see a visible reflection of my friends and family.

I have also made some really good new friends blogging. I love it. They have added much to my life. I appreciate the comments you leave on my blog too. Thank you.

I hope you have a wonderful Christmas with your family.

Wendy said...

Looks like you have a lot to be Thankful for.

Merry Christmas to you and your family

Missy's Blog said...

The angels Teresa made are so cute and they look great on your scrap room Christmas Tree. The barn cards that Ellen made look like professional works of art. I would frame them too!!

Jolene, I feel so lucky that I've found you in a blogging buddy. You are one of the kindest, most sincere people I've ever had the good fortune of "meeting". Thank you for allowing me to share a little part of your life.

Merry Christmas!
Missy

Missy's Blog said...

The angels Teresa made are so cute and they look great on your scrap room Christmas Tree. The barn cards that Ellen made look like professional works of art. I would frame them too!!

Jolene, I feel so lucky that I've found you in a blogging buddy. You are one of the kindest, most sincere people I've ever had the good fortune of "meeting". Thank you for allowing me to share a little part of your life.

Merry Christmas!
Missy

SmileyCarrie said...

Merry Christmas to you and your family, Jolene!

*HUGS*

Anonymous said...

Beautiful picture, Jolene... I enjoy your blog... blessings to you and your family... God bless your son, Chad... I will say extras prayers for him... Merry Christmas

Velvet Brick
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Amy Mowbray said...

Your tree looks really cute. I love the hearts.

I see me card!!

Amy Mowbray said...

"my" card.