Monday, October 31, 2011

taking a break

What a month!


I have read so many other posts today reflecting my feelings about Down Syndrome Awareness month- it's been a wild and  exhilarating ride, but...



I'm exhausted and I'm glad it's over:)



Artem's fund is well over ten thousand dollars, the Abell's are fully funded, and there are five winners to be announced for our Thousand Gifts Giveaway.




And I need a break.



I have a huge giveaway planned for after Thanksgiving, for my newest angel, Robyn. We have several big events at church in the days ahead- including the wedding of my second oldest son, Josiah. We have therapy and homeschooling and about 30 friends and loved ones who will share Thanksgiving with us.



My family needs me, my Lilybird needs me, and after praying and asking some wise friends for advice, I decided a little blog break would be good for the soul.



I'll be back this week once to post winners to our giveaway....in the meantime, there's a wonderful list of great blogs to read on my sidebar, and I hope you will continue to pray with me that little Artem finds a family soon.



Now if you'll excuse me...






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I have some fun to attend to!

19 comments:

Rick and Michelle said...

Patti, we will gladly let you go spend time with your family this month! You've certainly earned it (not that you should have to)! We look forward to hearing how your month went AFTER you've gotten some refreshing rest again! Blessings on your family!

And thank you for adding our blog to your stalker list! ;-) It really means a lot to us!

Rick and Michelle
www.nolongeranorphan.blogspot.com

lovemy3 said...

I just spent the last 30 minutes on my last blog post of the month "reflecting", then I read the first 3 lines of yours and laughed out loud! Yes, it has been exhausting :-) Love Lily's pumpkin and in response to it...who wouldn't love Lily?!?!? Too cute in her Halloween costume!

Anna Theurer said...

What a sweet little cupcake! I am sad you will not be blogging for a bit but I completely understand. Blogging takes a lot of time and it can wear on the soul.

nicole said...

You deserve a break and although I'll miss little Lily and your wise words, I'm glad you are taking some time off to breathe. Hopefully a little down time will prove to be very refreshing. Blessings to you!

Pam said...

Oh my goodness Patti.....Lily is the cutest cupcake I have ever seen :):)

Shannon said...

love your little cupcake :)

cara said...

Lily is just precious!!!!!

I KNOW you need a break- you have good friends that speak truth to you. I will MISS, MISS, MISS all of the pictures and your encouraging posts. But your family is first, and they have the most amazing mommy!! Much, much love to you and everyone.

Leah said...

I will miss you & my daily Lily fix! But I guess I can go back to look at all the adorable pictures! After I announce the winners of my Giveaway I should have your guest post either tomorrow or the day after so I will send the link to you when its posted!

Anonymous said...

Patti,

I will miss seeing pictures of Lily! Please email me at rrmrose@msn.com I don't have your email address.

Thanks
Rachel Bretbrunner

Anonymous said...

Will be looking forward to your return your blogging.

Lena

Stefany said...

Enjoy your time with your family and thank you for sharing Lily :) She makes an adorable cupcake

Keri Jo said...

Good for you Patti... You need a break, you are amazing and have done so much for so many and I was beginning to wonder how you did it all when I was barely getting things done with 7 :) (And I'm not even able to blog right now either!) Looking forward to seeing wedding pictures though.

I didn't realize Lily was a cupcake until the picture of her standing. So cute. Can't wait to see her in person again.

Just Trying Not to Blink .... said...

Enjoy your break from blogging and have fun concentrating on your family and other commitments - I hope that in the meantime you will continue to take pictures of Lily to post later.

BTW that cupcake outfit is the cutest!

Janie Fox said...

I don't comment often but I love your blog. Lily is gorgeous and your family is too. Enjoy your break. You will be missed!

Lori said...

What a SWEET cupcake!!!

thebauer4 said...

You deserve a break, although I am going to miss my daily Lily fix. Thank you for all you do to help these precious little ones home! Now go enjoy Lily and the rest of your family.

Mandy

doozee said...

Rest well, Mama! You surely deserve it (and a cup of gorgeous tea, massage and lots of hugs)

Mrs. K said...

What a delicious yummy cupcake. Grammi is goingf off her diet just to take a bite (AKA a kiss) from that cupcake.

Emily said...

Enjoy your break! I'll miss your posts and Lilybird news, but I can wait...I think. ;)

LOVE her costume!!