Hello all, I am doing a post today to tell you about a great giveaway. Dragon Blogger is hosting a giveaway for Kindle Fire. In today's age of technology it seems that it gets harder and harder to find a perfect gift for Chilly-Dog. This year he has discovered the Kindle and is wanting one. He has always been a great reader and will finish a book he really likes in a days time. We are hoping to get him a Kindle for his big gift this year and if we could win one that would make it even better. This way he wouldn't have to wait until after the first of the year to get it.
I would like to thank the following sponsors for the great opportunity they are offering.
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I have always had a strong urge to adopt. I am praying that one day I will be able to fulfill that urge. In the mean time I have found myself led to trying to help children who need adopting. Through online friends I have bee led to Reeces Rainbow. They are an international Down Syndrome orphan ministry. They help families and children find each other.
Because of Reeces Rainbow and my online friends I was lead to this beautiful little girl named Liliana. Liliana is a special little girl in desperate need of her parents. Liliana has Down Syndrome and lives in a country where DS is considered to be something bad and these poor kids are never given a chance to show their love. The following blog No Greater Joy Mom has set up a ransom to help save Liliana before it is to late. Why is it so urgent to save Liliana you ask is because she is 11 years old and only weighs 10 pounds. Yes you read that right she only weighs 10 pounds at 11 years old. How she has survived this long is beyond my comprehension but the Lord must have something special in store for this little girl and her parents.
So I am asking that if you have ever wanted to help a child in need Liliana is the one to help. Please if you are able to donate to her chip-in and get her home.
I have another giveaway to tell you all about. I follow the blog Till Death Do Us Part and the writer of the blog Kelly is hosting a giveaway by Wild Tree. If you follow the Till Death Do Us Part link you can also enter to win the giveaway. If you don't wish to enter but would love to look at or purchase some Wild Tree products please follow the Wild Tree link.
Boy oh Boy has it been a long time. I will have to come back and get the Christmas off my blog and do some updating. For the time being though I would like to share a giveaway my friend is doing on her blog. Go over to the wonderful blog written by my friend Kelly. Kelly is holding a giveaway on her blog to win a great blanket from Minky Couture. The giveaway is really easy to enter and open to U.S. residents until Sunday night the 10th of June. Good Luck to all.
that you have captured of your children or family? Would you love to be able to make it into your very own Christmas card? Well I have just the answer for you Shutterfly. You can go on Shutterflies website and make a Christmas card with any picture you want on it. Here is an example of their work.
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* All photos of sample cards are property of Shutterfly.
So much has changed in our lives since April. We have moved from San Diego to Illinois. Overall we love it here in Illinois. We wanted to move to be closer to my parents who had moved here after my dad retired. Plus there was the bonus of the cost of living is cheaper out here. That being said though it has been a struggle that we never expected. Things have changed so much and everything has not gone as we had planned them to go. We are struggling to get by right now, but holding our heads high and doing lots of praying. Some days it looks like things are going to be better for us others it looks like there is no light at the end of the tunnel.
The kids are doing great. They really seem to enjoy being in Illinois. School has been great for them, they love their schools.
Chilly-Dog is a sophomore and could not be happier in school. We had a lot of struggles with school in San Diego but those have all seemed to disappear. Chilly-Dog goes to a very small high school. Actually the town we live in is a very small town just east of St. Louis MO. Chilly-Dogs school only has about 200 students total. Back in San Diego his graduating class consisted of probably at least 500. After the first of the year he will be starting drivers education and he could not be happier. Dad and I on the other hand are scared and in disbelief all at the same time. Chilly-Dog is also starting to think about his long term future. He seems to be showing a real interest in Law. He seems to be leaning towards being a lawyer and anyone who knows Chilly-Dog knows he can argue til the cows come home. It seems to be looking more like he may join the Navy right out of high school. They seem to have a pretty good program for legal aids and that would be a perfect start for him.
Chilly-Fry is also doing well in the fourth grade. She loves being at school and is such a little social butterfly. She has made lots of new friends and seems to really like the closeness of a small town. I do know she loves that she is able to go out and play with her friends and ride her bike. She has a friend that she is always hanging with that she has been best buds with since day one of school. I am so happy that she has found a close friendship and has someone she can have sleepovers with and just do the thing normal nine year old girls love to do.
Chilly-Pie OH my little Chilly-Pie she is such a bright light in our lives.She is 3 going on 30 and she knows it. Every day is an adventure with her and I love it so much. You never know what she is going to say or do next and there are multiple boughts of laughter with her around. She absolutely loves to be outside playing. She is also an extreme animal lover. Chilly-Pie usually isn’t far from some kind of stuffed animal or animal figurine. She has an imagination that blows me away.
We have really enjoyed watching the seasons change. Fall was so beautiful here. We are now into the cold of winter but it has been fun. We are expecting to get our first snow over the weekend. When we were here last year for Christmas we had a little snow and the kids absolutely loved it. The cold and snow has been a bit of a change for Chilly-Pepper he grew up in California so he is use to the beaches and the warm.
That should be about it for now.....
Oh I did want to add that anyone who had been here and seen the story of the Parkers on my blog who were adopting two little girls from the Ukraine. They went and got the girls and their adoption has been finalized and Bethany and Hannah are now officially Parker girls.
Please pray that our struggles will get easier for us and we will see that light at the end of this looong tunnel. Christmas for the kiddos this year will be extinct. But I am happy for their health and happiness. We are working on getting a Christmas tree for them right now since ours seemed to not make the move. I have had a wonderful friend help out and I am just so grateful for the kindness in people’s hearts. I hope anyone reading who need blessings right now get them. God Bless
Wow, It has been a long time since I have posted. So many updates and changes in our lives. I am going to really make an effort at writing more. I really want to and have the desire to write but sometimes I just don't have the words. I am going to really try harder.
I also have another blog I am working on. even though I can't seem to keep mine up. I have decided I need somewhere to keep all the funny/silly things my 3 year old says and does.
Hello friends, I am Chilly MaMa a 36 year old Wife, Mommy, Daughter, Sister, Cousin and Aunt. I was married on April Fool's Day to my soul mate. I have 3 wonderful children who I am so very proud of. And consider a miracle ever day since I have PCOS. My family is everything to me and I take great pride in them. I am in no way a perfect person and need to make plenty of changes in my life. I am working on being a better person and taking better care of myself. My parents are still happily married after 38 years and my Dad is retired from the US Navy after serving 30 years. I have two younger sisters.
Chilly-Pepper is 37 years old and for the last 15 years has been the most awesome Husband and Father. He is a fun loving guy who works for a local mortuary and takes great pride in helping Familes in the worst possible times of their lives. In his spare time you will find him playing with the kids, playing videos games, drawing and working on his future book or just relaxing with me.
Chilly-Dog Our First Child and Only Son..
Chilly-Dog is 15 years old and our first born and growing so quickly. He is already a teenager and in High School. Chilly-Dog is the typical kid of the 2000's he loves videos games and anything related to electronics.
Chilly-Fry Our Middle Little Princess
Chilly-Fry is 10 years old and such a little firecracker. She is everyones friend and always wants to make sure everyone is happy and has what they need. She takes after her PaPa as she loves artwork. She loves school and can't wait to get back when there are vacations.
Chilly-Pie Our Third Born and Our Angel..
Chilly-Pie is our little 4 year old ball of enery. She sis so full of life and loves every ingle day. Each day is a new adventure with her you never know what will be next with her. She says and does the funniest things. She has really grown into an animal lover. Her latest loves are American Sign Language (she really wants to learn it.) and she has discovered paper and pencils.