Saturday, November 12, 2011

Giveaway Reminder and Random Updates

Hi everyone!  I just thought I'd remind all of you that tomorrow is the very last day to enter my fall giveaways!  I'll be drawing the winners' names on Monday.  We have a lot of great entries so far! :D  For more information on the giveaways, you can click HERE.

I had a couple other random things I wanted to mention as well.  First off, I felt bad about missing Veteran's Day yesterday.  I'd hoped to do a post, but things were a little crazy, so I didn't have time.  At least I remembered to wish my dad a happy Veteran's Day and thank him for his service in Vietnam...which is more important that doing a post. :)  I hope all of you had a chance to express your appreciation to the veterans in your life.  It is so easy to take them for granted.  Already, my grandpa (a World War II veteran) and many of his generation have passed away.  Our Vietnam and Korean War Veterans are getting older.  It is an honor to have them with us.  We need to make sure we never forget their sacrifices, their stories.  Without the brave men and women who have served in our military, some to the point of death, and those who are currently serving, our country would not be the place it is today.  Our country is not perfect (no country will be this side of Heaven), but I am so thankful for the many freedoms we have that other countries don't.  May we never take our freedoms or our veterans for granted! 

The other thing I wanted to share is that I'm entering the time of year when things get really busy and stressful.  I love Thanksgiving and Christmas, but no matter how hard I try, somehow the season always ends up packed with more and more activities, events and responsibilities until I feel like I'm in the middle of a tornado!  This makes keeping up with 4 blogs really difficult.   The other thing that makes it hard is that we're still down to 1 computer, so I have to share with my hubby sometimes. ;)   I'll do my best to keep things current, but you probably won't see nearly as many blog entries from me for a while.  I try to keep on top of my comments even when I'm not doing a lot of posts, so feel free to comment anytime.

Thank you so much to all of my amazing readers and followers.  These blogs are such a joy, and I've really enjoyed getting to know all of you through them. :) 

Talk to you again soon! :)


Ashlyn said...

I agree! I love my grandpa with all my heart, he served in World War II. It's scary to think what it would be like without them, no protection and people barging into our country. Thanks for making that post!


Kelly&Me said...

Glad You're back! Good to know what's going on and about on my favorite blog!

beast'sbelle said...

Thanks, girls. :) Ashlyn, how blessed you are to have a grandpa that served in WWII! I'm sure he has lots of tales to tell. I miss my grandpa a lot.

Kelly&Me, I know you've been anxiously awaiting a new post. :} I'll do my best to keep things updated, but I've also got to survive and be a good mom in the real world, too. :} I hope you understand.

Elliebob said...

I entered, didn't I? Anywho, I totally understand about not keeping up with the blog. I haven't either. :} thanks so much for making this blog AWESOME!!:)

beast'sbelle said...

Yes, Elliebob, I got your entry. :) Thanks for the complement. I'm glad that you're enjoying the blog. :)

Mickey's Girl said...

Hi Beast'sBelle! First off I wanted to wish you a happy veterans day! God bless the ones fighting to keep us free. And second, I thought you only had three blogs? If you have a forth I am sooo followingt it!

Thanks and please answer back!

Mickey's Girl

beast'sbelle said...

Thanks, Mickey's Girl. I guess I should have explained myself a little better. My fourth blog is more like a journal of funny quotes and memories from my 3 girls. Because I use their names and post pictures of them, however, it is a private blog. My husband is very concerned with Internet safety and privacy, as I know I've mentioned before. So while I'd love to invite all of you over, that blog has to stay private. Maybe someday I'll share a post of funny quotes for all of you, though. :) I hope you understand.

Mickey's Girl said...

Hi Beast'sBelle,

I'm commenting again (sorry) :) .

I understand the private blog thing. I didn't even know you could make a private blog.

And what I really wanted to say was I finally got my own Tess doll! I won her on eBay yesterday! I did a post about it on my blog. I told about how I started to get interested in Gotz dolls when I read your blog. I hope you can check it out!

Mickey's Girl

beast'sbelle said...

How exciting! Tess can be hard to snag for a good price, so that's quite an accomplishment! :) I'll be sure to head over and check out your post. :)

beast'sbelle said...

Oh, and on the private blogging, basically you can go into your settings and set the blog to be viewed by invited members only. :)