Wednesday, December 30, 2009
Sunday, December 20, 2009
I can hardly believe that Christmas is almost here! It seems like it was just barely Thanksgiving and now Christmas is just two days away and I'm no where near ready! Where did the time go? I have never been so unorganized at Christmas before. I have been thinking a lot about how we rush around and spend money and worry about all kinds of things and I wish we could just get back to where it was much more simple. I listened to all the children at the school where I work talk about all of the expensive things they want for Christmas, and remember the days when I could hardly wait to see the doll I had been wishing for, and asking Santa to bring. How do you talk to, hug, cuddle or, sleep with a Nintendo DS? Do little boys even play with trucks anymore? We live in an electronic world. Kids are getting cell phones and lap tops at younger and younger ages. Gone are the days when they want baby dolls and such. It's kind of sad how fast they grow up these days.
I long for the days when my kids opened their Christmas Jammies and we would hear bells Jingling and a big "Ho, Ho, Ho" and we knew that Santa had arrived. Every Christmas Eve when our kids were little he came to our house and visited with all of the little kids that were at our house on Christmas Eve. He would leave them each a Storybook wrapped up with their name on it. After each of them had a chance to sit on his knee and plead their case that they really had been good, he would head off to deliver toys to all the good boys and girls in the world, and we would all read Stories before they went to bed to wait for Santa's return. I miss those days. Life changes. Kids grow up. One got married, the other went back to Heaven to spend her Christmas' there and we miss her with all of our hearts. We spend our Christmas much different now. I hope you take the time to put away the electronic toys and sit down and read a Christmas story, or maybe "The Christmas Story" with your little ones, because in a twinkling they grow up. They may never remember the hours spent playing video games, but they will remember the time you spend with them, so do it!
Thanks so much for making our year so great here at Beads, Bangles, and Bands. It has been fun watching this business grow and enjoying time with my daughter (Cherie). She's the best and I love her with all of my heart. I pray that you will have peace and joy this Holiday Season and that you will remember the best present you can give is the memories you make while spending time with the ones you love. Have a very Merry Christmas and a wonderful New year! Come back and visit us after Christmas and check out our after Christmas sale! You won't want to miss it, but for now go be with your family!
Love and Best wishes for a Happy Holiday,
Monday, December 14, 2009
Wednesday, December 2, 2009
You have 6 chances to enter this month. However, only 6 entry comments on the contest post! Comments must be related to the 6 way to enter to be counted for the giveaway. To make this fair comments that are not one of the 6 ways to enter will be removed. You can make comments on any of the posts on our blog and please do! We just have to keep the giveaway posts separate in order to be fair to everyone. We hope that you will join the fun on our blog! Here are the 6 different ways to enter:
1. Make a comment with your first and last name.
2. Become a follower of our blog and make a comment saying "I follow BBB Blog".
3. Make a purchase online and receive an additional entry. Just make a comment telling us what you ordered this month. Example: "I purchased a Pink Charm Necklace this month"
4. Spread the word about our business to your friends. Make a comment saying how you spread the word. Example: I emailed 10 of my friends and told them to email 10 of their friends and tell them about Beads, Bangles, and Bands, or I shared it on Facebook, or My Space, or I tweeted about your giveaway, or I called some of my friends, or I put your blinkie button on my blog.
5. Tell us which face and watch band you would choose if you win! Example: If I win I would choose a WR. Pearl and an Edward watchband.
6. We would like to have a little fun this month and learn more about you! Make a comment telling us your favorite family tradition for the holidays! Example: "One of my favorite traditions was when Santa came to visit on Christmas Eve he always brought us a Christmas Story Book."
We hope that you all have a Happy Holiday!
Tuesday, December 1, 2009
Every year I make pumpkin cheesecake and take it where ever we spend Thanksgiving, This year we are spending it with my family and we are going crabbing so we might have some crab instead of turkey. I LOVE the northwest.
November 2, 2009 9:08
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