Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Pre-Company Dancers, A Giveaway, & Awards

Last night we began our routine of going to dance class again....twice a week! The exciting part for Joy and her best friend, Katie Beth, is the fact that they are in Pre-Company with the Dance School. They will now be cast in the ballet play that takes place at recital every year. This year's play will be Sleeping Beauty. They are SO excited! Last year's play was Peter Pan...and it was fantastic! They have ballet technique class on Tuesdays and jazz/tap on Thursdays. Here's a picture of them on their first night back (last night) in front of the school.

They are also excited because when dance starts back, they see each other four days a week....those two nights at dance, Wednesday night church and Sunday at church!

And most of you probably know already, but Kindra has been celebrating her 30th birthday that will take place the end of this month with pictures of her childhood and bits and pieces of "history" from the year she was born. It's been fun to read. And now it's HER birthday, and she's giving away this!

Be sure and stop in and leave a comment for a chance to win this beautiful gameboard painted by Kindra! The drawing takes place on Friday, so be sure and visit before it ends!

And last but not least, I have been so kindly awarded the I Love Your Blog award by four of my great blogging friends! I am very honored and I thank you very much for being so sweet and generous to think of me! I have met so many kind people and I look forward to reading all your blogs! It keeps me very busy and you all have the best ideas to share...I love your creativity! Thanks to Lisa of Black Sheep Prims, Mary of Gettysburg Homestead, Carolyn of Cranberry Crossings, and Rondell of Tomatoe Creek Prims!

The rules are to pick seven and post also leave a comment telling them of the award then post the award pic on your blog.

I know that many have received this award and many are deserving! If you haven't received it yet and you're on my you have! I truly enjoy visiting all the blogs on my blogroll! I'm never content unless I've been able to stop in and visit them all! So grab your award and proudly display it on your blog!

And Colleen of And Baby Makes Five, has given me the sweetest award...The Smile Award. Just her thinking of me for this award made me smile! Thanks so much, Colleen! I'm so glad I've "met" you through blog land! Your blog always lifts me up!

The Rules for the Smile Award are as follows:

1. The recipient must link back to the awards creator (it's right on the award)
2. You must post these rules if you receive the award.
3. You must choose 5 people to receive the award after receiving it yourself.
4. You must fit the characteristics of the recipient of the award (see below.)
5. You must post the characteristics of a recipient.
6. You must create a post sharing your win with others.
7. You must thank your giver. (s)

Characteristics for the Smile Award:

1. Must display a cheerful attitude. (not necessarily at all times--we are all human.).
2. Must love one another.
3. Must make mistakes.
4. Must learn from others.
5. Must be a positive contributor to blog world.
6. Must love life.
7. Must love kids.

Okay, here's my five on this one. I think this one hasn't been distributed as much, so I'm going to choose five (which is VERY hard) all make me smile!

1. Lea of Farmhouse Blessings - Lea has the sweetest spirit about her. She adores her kids and her husband. She loves being a wife and mother and her blog always lifts me up!

2. Mandie of Life in the Craft Lane with Mandie - Mandie is a very generous person. Out of the kindess of her heart, she gives free graphics for us all to enjoy and she even performs random acts of kindess, of which I was a recipient (with my new header). She always makes me smile!

3. Paula of The Fraker Farm, always makes me smile and sometimes just outright laugh! She is always upbeat and she turns every adventure on her farm into a positive one! I always leave her blog with a smile on my face!

4. Deb of Deb's Country Kisses, is a very wise, cheerful, and fun blogger! She is very inspiring and adores her family and her kindness shines through her blog and comments!

5. Rondell of Tomatoe Creek Prims, is a friend of mine from the CS forum. She helped me when I began my blog. She has a kind heart, is a great mom, wife, and grandma. Her comments and friendship always puts a smile on my face!

Thanks to all my blogging friends for your visits, your comments, and for sharing your creativity and lives with me! I feel like I have so many friends on here! Thanks a bunch!

Have a great day! :)


Kindra said...

Joy looks so happy! I bet she was excited to start dance class up again! I would be excited about Sleeping Beauty, too!

Thanks so much for posting my giveaway!! You are just too sweet. And congrats on your awards! I love your blog and enjoy reading it every day! Have a great day!

carolyn at cranberry crossings: said...

You truly deserve your awards! Enjoy and have a blessed day!

Wendy said...

Congratulations my friend you WON MY GIVEAWAY!!!! WooHoo E-mail me your address and I'll get it out to you!!!
Congrats on your awards as well!!! And Joy is such a cutie!! Have a great day!!!~Wendy

Tomatoe Creek Prims said...

Hi Tammy,
Thanks you so much for the award and for all the sweet,kind things you said about me:) I'll post about it after my giveaway, and also congrats on your winning that redware plate lucky you:)
Joy looks so cute and what a busy little girl:)

Anonymous said...

Joy looks so happy....Congratulation on your award. You have a Wonderful Wenesday~ Smiles and Hugs...Kathy

JenW!~ said...

Congrats on your awards.Your daughter and friend look happy to be dancing again.

Colleen said...

What a fun and happy post, Tammy! Enjoy that lovely little dancer of yours, my friend :) Congrats on the awards and your winnings, too!!!

Julie said...

Congrats on the awards--you are very deserving. The girls look so cute in their dance outfits. How fun!! Have a great day. Julie

Anonymous said...

Joy and her friend look to be very tickled to be back to their dancing classes again!

Congratulations on your awards Tammy! You do such a wonderful job on your blog! I really enjoy reading it every day!

I love all that you are wanting & planning to do in your kitchen remodel! I just know it's going to look absolutely beautiful once you and Jason have it all completed! Can't wait to see pictures of the finished remodel! I absolutely fell in love with your sunporch that you all did! It's beautiful!

Have a great rest of the day, and coming weekend too!


Gettysburg Homestead said...

I was never graceful enough to dance. LOL.

Congrats on all your awards.

Now hurry up and finish your kitchen. I want to see it. LOL.


Raggedy Angel said...

Our routine starts next week....Mary-Kate is excited about taking pointe. I hope she is still excited when her toes are hurting!

primlin56 said...

tammy... how sweet the girls look...and so excited...i just love the fact that they enjoy themself so much...i really don't know what you want to do with the cheese could fill them with some goodies...or keep them stacked....why don't you get the coffee on and i will come over and play...hehe...maybe take a picture and put it on your blog for some ideas...

Linda said...

The joy is is just shining on Joy's face. I can remember my Jen's excitement for dance to start again. She Jen danced for 18 years into college even and in the last years of HS she danced almost every day and we went to competitions and shows up and down the east coast. It was so much fun!
Congrats on the award - it is well deserved!

Farm Chick Paula said...

Awww thank you sweetie!!!
I know I'm about 4 years late in getting this, but I've had some computer problems lately!!!
Thanks again- and your blog ALWAYS make my day!!