Friday, February 01, 2008

The very first order of business. The winner from by Bloggy Giveaway contest. Are you ready? Is your mouth watering in anticipation, your chocolate addiction crying out, your caffienne craving saying "Pick me, pick me!"? Well drumroll, please. The winner is #13 - Taya from "Pure Joy". Congratulations, Taya. Please contact me within a week and I'll get them luscious chocolate coffee beans out to you!

And in other things that happened this week, and yes, there actually was life beyond the 900 (900!!!!) or so prizes to win in the giveaway, a couple of wonderful ladies awarded me with a couple pretty nice blog awards.

From Faith at Gold in the Clouds. Faith, this one very much humbles me that you would give this to me. Thank you.

I'd like to pass this on to a couple of ladies. Chris from Come to the Table. Ever since I have met Chris in the blogging world, she has consistently been an encouragement to me with posts that are sincere and from the heart and pointing to the Lord.

Katherine at Raising Five. If you have kids and you don't know Katherine you need to get over to her site and read away. Katherine is absolutely refreshing in her honesty as she writes about raising a Godly family. As she teaches us principles of raising a family, she is not afraid to laugh at herself or to admit her mistakes.

And this award from Jen at My 3 Boys and I. What a cute award. Thanks Jen! I want to pass this one on to a couple of ladies whom I've felt have truly become a blog friend forever. This group of ladies has been there for me in one way or another beyond our blogs.

Linda at Second Cup of Coffee

Shalee at Shalee's Diner

Barb at A Chelsea Morning

Gibee at Kisses of Sunshine

Momrn2 at My Quiet Corner

Beck at Frog and Toad Are Friends

Laura at I'm an Organizing Junkie

Because I missed doing up a Thursday Thanks Tank yesterday I'm making this my thanks for this week. I truly am grateful for these particular friendships which the Lord has given me through this medium of blogging and I am very thankful for each and every one of you whose blogs I may visit and every one of you who leave me comments. You bring me much joy, smiles, prayers, conviction, teaching, encouragement and friendship.


Julie said...

Congrats on the awards, Susanne. You absolutely deserve them!

Laura said...

Right back at ya my friend. You are the one who has blessed me in more ways than you could ever know. You are an amazing person and it has been such a privilege getting to know you and learning from you. I love how you are so forthcoming with your faith and it has made me want to do more of the same.

Considering we only live one province over from each other, hopefully one day we can even meet up!

Our Home Schooler and Jen said...

your very welcome
and agree Barb deserves this too shes fab :) such a darling lady

Faith said...

HI Susanne: well, now you have to come back over because I just awarded you with another award!! And congrats on your latest one!

Beck said...

Thank you, Susanne! That did cheer me right up - you're a wonderful person.

Barb said...

Congratulations to Taya. And congratulations to you too, Susanne, for receiving both these awards.

Thank you so much for passing the BFF award to me. You know I feel the same way and it's funny, but I feel the same way about every one of the others you gave it to - I'm friends behind the scenes with every single one of them. :-)

GiBee said...

Awe! How sweet!! Thank you so much... I was holding my breath thinking I was going to get the "space cadet" award (fortunately, only you know what I'm talking about!)... whew! Thank heaven's it's not that!!!

What an honor to be listed among such distinguished ladies, whom most of them I also consider friends!

Well deserving on your awards, my dear friend!!! Have a wonderful weekend!

2nd Cup of Coffee said...

Thank you, Susanne. You know I feel the same way!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations on the awards Susanne you really do deserve them you are so sweet, loving and encouraging.

Lisa Spence said...

Distinctions well deserved!

Sandra said...

Congratulations Susanne :)

Hope you have a great weekend!

Chris @ Come to the Table said...

Thank you so much! You have blessed me tonight with your sweet comments.

Love ya,

Katherine@Raising Five said...

Oh, Susanne, you are a dear, dear friend! You are very deserving, and I am just SO SAD we can't be neighbors IRL. I'm reserving my acreage next to yours in heaven so I can come over and have coffee with you (do I get the red mug?)!

Thank you for thinking of me. I'm glad to know the word "mistake" is always somewhere in a sentence with my name...takes so much pressure off, don't you think?


Shalee said...

Why is it that I never commented on this beautiful award? Oh yeah, STUPID WORK FILTER!

Susanne, you know that, despite my lack of good manners, you have a very special place in my heart. I love our offline chats and the support that we give each other over serious and silly stuff.

Thank you for honoring me with your friendship. I know it is a gift from God.