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Saturday, January 24, 2009

Bloggy wins & weekend chatter

I recently won two lovely giveaways and just wanted to share my gifts ~

From Patricia at Vintage Linen Treasures I received this beautiful hand-embroidered linen. I just love it and will use it in my bedroom redo in April. I am so drawn to vintage & farmhouse accents that I just know I'll be adding more of those pretty things to my home decorating. If you enjoy vintage treasures, you will certainly enjoy visiting Patricia's peaceful journal. Thank you so much, Patricia!

And on Friday, I receive these treasures in the mail from Dena at Crazy Lady Primitives. Each is in one of my favorite fragrances, Pumpkin Crunch Cake. Honestly, I wish you could smell this. Even my boys were impressed. They agree that it smells exactly like the real thing ... so much that I had to bake them some pumpkin bread that evening! LOL Thanks, Dena, for sharing!

Our weekend has been a quiet one.

On Friday, I did take Jase (19) to the doctor. He fainted on Thursday morning for no apparent reason and now the doctor wants to run some tests on his heart. So we'll go to the hospital on Monday for an EKG and then he'll wear a heart monitor for 24 hours to record his heart function. He will not be released to drive until they rule out any problems that might occur again since this happened last April as well. Yet another challenge before us it seems. But God has brought us through some pretty tremendous challenges, and I'm certain He'll carry us through this one as well.

So today we stayed quietly at home. Jase did go to work for a couple of hours but they sent him home early to rest. And while he rested, Jeff & the younger boys spent the day having a "Matchbox Car Challenge." They run this little plastic car track from a table in the living room to the slick floor of the kitchen. Then the cars are sent down the track and they race to see whose can go the farthest across the long kitchen floor. Oh the fun a little gravity can afford!

You would think they were actually racing at Nascar with the whooping and cheering going on. Colton loves it ~ he hums, rocks and flaps at the same time which is a sure sign that he is a happy kid! They have hundreds of cars and they have a name for each ~ names like Orange Peel, Yellow Lightening, The Monkey, Golden Sun, and The Lion. And what amazes me is that they know them all without fail! (And Colton tries to tell me that he can't possibly remember the 50 states???? I don't buy that for one minute.) DH still has cars from his childhood and has bought cars for the boys since Jase was born. It is quite a sight! Just watching them, I feel like I get a little peek at my husband when he was a boy.

Meanwhile, I sat at the end of the kitchen as "judge" and folded laundry, watched some videos on Square Foot Gardening while taking notes and did some baking. I think I've hardly left kitchen all day but it was pleasant nonetheless.

Tonight we're going to watch a family movie. Did you know you can watch movies on-line for free? We only have one channel at home and most all of it is indecent for viewing so I was thrilled when the boys discovered a way we can selectively choose a movie now & then ~ even the old family classics that most video shops don't even carry these days. And I am so hoping that I get to do a little hand sewing while we enjoy the movie!

Hope you're all enjoying your weekend as well!



Back in the Day said...

Sounds like you and your family had a great day together! I hope Jase gets to feeling better soon!

Pam said...

I'll be keeping Jase and all of your family in my prayers-

Mary Isabella and Kiley too! said...

I so love to come here and read every word you write. I go back and read all the post I have missed. You have such a warm and inviting blog. It feels like coming home at the end of a hard days work to a sweet and wonderful place. Have a Blessed weekend...m.

Heather said...

Lea, my husband and I are praying for Jase. Please keep us updated on his test results.

I loved seeing all of your wonderful treasures!

tam said...

Hi Lea! Congrats on your wins! And what nice gifts to won too! Sounds like a nice day at home with your boys~I remember when my boys used to plat with thode cars! Sorry to hear about your son and his health issue-hope and pray that they can figure it out and he can recover quickly!I love to do hand sewing-my favorite part!

Lanny said...

Maybe you need to send the fifty states down the track!

You and your boys have touched my heart and are in my prayers. And yes, no matter the trial God is always there to take us through isn't He. I am reminded of a passage that hit me hard this week, hard with comfort. "For we do not want you to be ignorant, brethren, of our trouble which came to us in Asia: that we were burdened beyond measure, above strength, so that we despaired even of life. Yes, we had the sentence of death in ourselves, that we should not trust in ourselves but in God who raises the dead, who delivered us from so great a death, and does deliver us; in whom we trust that He will still deliver us, you also helping together in prayer for us, that thanks may be given by many persons on our behalf for the gift granted to us through many." 2 Cor. 1:8-11.

Sorry if this comment is too long.

Katy said...

I will be in prayer for Jase, Lea! I hope everything is OK!!!!

Janene said...

You are indeed a very lucky girl winning all of those wonderful giveaways!
I hope everything comes out alright with Jase! I will keep him in my prayers!
It sounds like the kids had a great day with the cars! I love it when the kids find something to play with for hours!
Have a great weekend!

mary said...

Sweet Lea,
I am praying, praying for your Jase. Our middle son, Matthew, has also had the return of a health issue that we thought was completely healed. We are now praying for his good and perfect health to return. One thing about being a mom - your prayers never cease regardless of how old your children are :)

Congratulations on all of your new goodies! I love vintage linens. Molly and Madelyn don't want to sleep on pillowcases unless they have "thready flowers" on them.

Have a wonderful Sunday with your precious boys.
love, Mary

Beemoosie said...

Sounds like an amazing day!! Jase & your family will be in my prayers also!

Sue said...

I will say a prayer for Jase that the tests will rule out anything serious. Sounds like all the boys had a great time racing the cars.

lindanuts said...

Congrats on the wins! Patricia's linens are gorgeous!
I will continue with prayers for your boys.
Keep the faith....

Julie said...

I'm sending prayers for Mr. Jase up, right now! I just know that he's going to be great!

What a sweet day -- to watch your little ones playing. I can't believe they have so many cars! That's just too neat that they have your husband's childhood cars, as well, to play with. That's such a sweet thought - that you get a glimpse of your husband as a little boy - when you watch him play with your sons.

Where were you watching about square foot gardening? I need to see that, too, and soon -- hubby just built our beds!

Okay, I'm gonna zip it, now!
Love and Blessings to you and your sweet family,

Janelle said...

Will keep Jase in my prayers..
You scored some really nice goodies there too! I love old hand embroidered linens and am always on the search for them at the thrift stores. You'll have to post pics of your bedroom re-do when you're finished!
I baked a banana bread today, and wish I could capture the aroma in a jar and open it up from time to time to fill the house... :)
Have a blessed week..


Juri said...

Lea...I am praying for Jase (and you)....loving you and thinking of you all!


Lulu said...

youre all in my prayers..

Linda said...

Hi Lea,

I am so sorry for the scare with Jase. I hope it amounts to nothing and he can be driving sooner than later. I will keep him and you all in my prayers.

I used to bulid towers with tracks for Jay when he was little and it would entertain us for hours as well. Sometimes the simple games are the best!!

hugs, Linda

Cat Nap Inn Primitives said...

what a nice quiet relaxing weekend spent with your family..that is what we did today..I played hookey from church to stay at home and watch the tube with the hubby..dinner is in the I am checking on the blogging for a bit..have a great week ahead..
Gina :)

Nancy M. said...

Awesome gifts! Very pretty, wish I could smell them.

When my husband was younger, he went through a period of time where he would faint too. I hope Jase will be fine. Keep us updated.

Kathleen from Eggs In My Pocket and Yesteryear Embroideries said...

Love your presents.. I hope Jase is feeling better soon. Blessings, Kathleen

Colleen said...

I'll be praying for Jase, too. I'm glad that you were able to enjoy a quiet day at home!

Beehind Thyme said...

Good Monday Morn... Lea

Thank you dearly for stopping in to show your concern. All is well at this time. It seems that we have been hit w/ alot of trials lately, but nothing God can't get us through.

I always enjoy visiting w/ you... you are such a blessing to the blogworld.

Hoping you a Wonderful, Blessed Monday, Pamela

Trish said...

We will be keeping Jase in our prayers! Loved the story about your boys and the Matchbox cars!

QuiltedSimple said...

Sounds like a great day in your house! HOpe Jase is ok!

The Whites said...

Keeping you all in my prayers. You won some great stuff!


Annie said...

Our prayers are with Jase, I hope everything goes well for all of you.
We have been watching movies and some TV shows we like online for awhile now and we are thinking of getting rid of our satelite, That will be one less bill to have to worry about!
Congratulations on your winnings! I Love vintage linen, I used to collect 1940s style table cloths!
Have a Blessed day!! it is snowing here and I have to go to work tonight, it always makes me nervous, driving in this weather, but Im sure God will be with me and everything will be fine!

KKJD1 said...

Hope all Jase's test come back normal and he won't have anymore trouble. Your weekend sounded relaxing. I went to work with hubby Sun. and I met the sweetest lady. She makes those glass presents with the beautiful ribbon and lights inside. Well she let me pick one out to bring home. I was so excited. I may try to get a pic up on my blog to share. Love all your goodies. I won a giveaway from Dena not to long ago and I love her room spray too! Well I better run. Hope you have a great week! Blessing, Karen

Debra said...

Hi Lea,
I'm praying for Jase too.
Your car races sound like some of the fun my son and husband uase to have. Micah still has all his old cars and trucks, but they are in boxes for now...
Your goodies look beautiful. I recognized your 'Anne' music, since I have watched that movie about 100 times!
I'm going to check out the free on-line movie site. Thank you! It's always so nice to visit you!
Love, Debra
PS If you can find a way to match up the 50 states with 50 cars, I bet Colton could remember !

Northwest Dweller... said...

What a fun family time! And your bloggy presents sound delightful-pumpkin spice is such a yummy scent.

We'll be praying for Jase. Hope he is feeling better and is well soon.

Have a jolly day!


Carrie P. said...

Your giveaways gifts are fantastic. Said a prayer for Jase.

Julie said...

Sounds like a wonderful weekend. I hope Jase is okay--that's scarey. Keeping you in my thougths and prayers. Julie

Karen said...

Hi Lea, what a fun day you all had!
We raised 3 boys close in age and they kept our household lively with just these things. How I miss it, really!
Praying for Jase
You are so lucky to have won from 2 places....and such wonderful things too.

Terry said...

I love the smell of Pumpkin crunch too. Yummy!
That must be so scary for your son to faint like that. I'll put him in my prayers.
Oh my....matchbox cars brings back memories of when my boys played with them.
My girlfriend and her husband did square foot gardening and had excellent results with it.
Take care,

Wanita said...

The linens are beautiful, Lea.

I will keep Jase in my prayers, and I pray that you will all have God's peace as you wait for the tes results.


Kim~HomeIsWhereTheHeartIs said...

Congrats on your winnings!

Jase will be in my prayers,