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Monday, December 31, 2012

New Year's Chance for a Give Away

Today is the last day of 2012. . . I've had a good time with this year. A lot has happened. . . and before it ends, I'm sure a lot more will happen.

The best part of this year is adding my granddaughter to our family. At 6 months old, she is so full of life and fun to be around. How can you NOT smile when you see her?
 Having all my kids around at Christmas was a huge thing. Thank God for family.

Worrying about my parents will be a normal thing from now on. Mom is still hospitalized and goes up and down. She says she is ready to go. She knows and we know she doesn't want to live a life in constant care by someone else. But ultimately, God gets to choose when she is ready to leave this Earth. Dad is now sick with a pretty bad upper respiratory infection, but he is on antibiotics and will wait for him to heal.

My blog anniversary is coming up soon. . .very soon. I can't tell you how happy I am that I started doing this. If anyone else is wondering IF they should make one. . . I would say "Go For IT!"  I've met people, learned things, shared things, created things and felt compassion for others here. It's a great safe place to go when you want to get away from your day job!

Speaking of creating. . . I bought some cute Valentine trains from Scrappin Doodles and thought I'd make something for my son-in-law's classroom. He teaches Kindergarten in Texas. I'm not sure if this activity is right where kinders need to be, if it's too easy, or too hard. I guess some of you will have to tell me.

It's a counting, sorting, and sequencing activity. It's bright, colorful and 
I've used some of my clip art from DJ Inkers. 

You can check this out in my TPT Store. 

I will also give 3 of them away by the end of tomorrow, the first day of 2013. I need you tell me about your favorite blog, or your own blog, or a new blog you just found out about. I want to see if there's a great blog that I haven't heard about that I should be following. Don't forget to follow me and leave your email address.

Happy New Year!


  1. Peonies and Poppyseeds ( and Mr Printables ( are some of my favoites! Happy new year!

  2. Happy New Year! I am your newest follower! :) I just started blogging myself, (too embarrassed to even share a link to it yet...), but I wanted to share that I recently found this one and don't see that in your profile that you're following her yet so definitely check it out! Love, love, love your adorable sequencing train!

  3. Hi Patty! Just wanted to drop by and say hi :) I think you've found just about every blog I can think of sharing :)

  4. Love all teaching blogs! My favorites would have to be The First Grade Parade and The Teacher Wife and A Year of Many Firsts! Happy New Year!


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