Thursday, November 29, 2012

The end and the beginning...and a giveaway !

At long last.. my Big Fat Pumpkin Post Part Two.

I bet you thought I forgot.

I didn't. I'm just a procrastinator like that.

So here it is in a nutshell.... okay, a pumpkin shell...



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Pretty scenes at the patch...


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Cute family on the hayride...

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Cute shoes on the Lilybird...


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So many pumpkin patch pictures I had to make a collage so your eyeballs didn't fall out from overload...
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My son Jonathan and his sick sense of humor...


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Me and my girl...

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Jonathan picked out the very best pumpkin he could find...

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Future model Abigail...

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Noah and a somber moment at the Koi pond...

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Caleb and a not-so-somber moment at the ice cream counter..

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I-scream, you scream, we all scream for....

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Wish I had one of these at home...

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Jackie found a lil' something he liked...

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My kids wished they had one of these in our home...


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A hayride choo-chooo....

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..hours of fun to be had here. Promise.


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One of those old fashioned, extremely safe merry-go-rounds...

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...I mean it was soooo safe.

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Daddy swinging deals at the cash register. "I have ten kids and we drove alllll the way from Corvallis. what kind of deal can you give me on these pumpkins???"


(inside joke.)


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Lily stealing Mama's phone...
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The End.

Goodbye Fall, hello Christmas !!!!!


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And now for a little Lily Love.

Abigail set up a fake adoption fundraising bazaar in our family room the other day. We're having a real one in a week at our church (local peeps, email me for details- it's gonna be HUGE.)

She set Lily up as the cashier, and snapped a dozen cute pictures while I was napping upstairs. I asked Abigail if I could post them here, and she said ONLY if I gave her the credit. SO here you go: all photo credit goes to Abigail Joy Rice. Amen.


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Miss Ambidextrous...

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"Please donate..."

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And a little self-potrait...

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The End.

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The winner of the Annie's Nest necklace is....

Deanna said...
I do a gingerbread house party, but I usually get all kinds of crazy about making the house from scratch and unintentionally intimidate everyone else so they just end up watching me work. fail. This year's party is going to be better. I hope. Well, maybe...


Deanna, send me your addy and Naomi will get your gorgeous necklace in the mail to you asap !!


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I'm so happy to see Nanette's grant fund growing...

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 If you aren't familiar with Reece's Rainbow, it is an organization that raises grants for orphans with special needs in other nations. Little Nanette has Down syndrome, and she is in desperate need of a family to adopt her. We're helping to raise her grant fund in hopes of attracting a family for her- international adoption is extremely expensive, as you can imagine. Grant funds enable parents who might otherwise be unable to adopt to do so.

For the month of December I'm helping raise awareness about Nanette's grant fund, and her need for a family. Right now Nanette is living in an institution...it is no place for a child. Our goal is to help find her a family by Christmas. I'm praying for a way to offer a huge prize in December- if you are interested in donating a prize or going in on one, please email me.

In the mean time, one of Lily's faithful and generous readers has donated a $50 gift card to Target...


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 Simply leave a comment saying you donated to Nanette (you can do so by using the paypal box on my sidebar, which links you to Reece's Rainbow) to be entered to win.


Happy Almost December !!!!

8 comments:

Mrs. K said...

OOOOOOOOOOOOHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!

ILOVE LOVE LOVE ALL THE PICTURES, ESPECIALLY THE ONE OF MISS LILY AT THE FUND RAISER. WHAT A TOTAL HAM!!!!!!!

lovemy3 said...

Oh my heavens...that first pic of Lily the cashier is priceless!!!!

cara said...

LOVE all the photos of your beautiful family!!! Glad you didn't forget the second part of the pumpkin patch post. And the pictures Abigail took of Lily are ADORABLE!! She is quite a photographer! Lily is sure to bring in many donations with that much too cute smile.

I will go spread the word about this sweet, sweet girl again that truly needs to be rescued from the institution.

Dylan'sMommy316 said...

You have such a great looking family! How could anyone resist Lily's face at the fundraiser? Too cute!

Anna Theurer said...

Such wonderful family photos! Tell Miss Abigail that she is an excellent photographer. Lily is turning into such a ham :-)

I am so happy to see Nanette on her. That little girl has been tugging at my heart strings for a while.

jenk said...

Donated to Nanette! Cute pics!

Jenn said...

Hi Patti. Can you email me. I don't have your email address in my phone and need to talk to you :)

nicole said...

Donated to Nanette a week ago or so, does that count?