Blog 365: I Did It!

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I DID IT!!!!
I posted every day in 2008!
Yes, I know that nearly all of my posts were memes.
BUT I had fun and I stuck with it.

Look What I Won!

Karen of “Write From Karen” hosted an ornament giveaway recently and I was the lucky winner! Well, I have received my new ornament and it is just too adorable! Thank you so very much Karen for hosting this giveaway.

My camera is not available (I cannot find the charger for it). So I borrowed this picture from Karen to show you what the ornament looks like! I love it!

Winners of the HMP Christmas Giveaway Event

Jocelyn over at Hip Mama’s Place has announced the winners of the Christmas Giveaway Event!
I AM ON OF THE WINNERS!!!! I am so excited!
I won a Motherhood Essentials Kit from Belli Skincare (Valued at $39.00).
That is just too cool!!!

Stop by Hip Mama’s Place for a complete list of winners!

Help Your Favorite Animal Shelter!

http://www.care2.com/animalsheltercontest/

Cast your vote for America’s Favorite Animal Shelter. If your favorite local animal shelter wins this contest, your shelter will win a much needed $10,000 donation! And every vote helps save a homeless animal’s life. Please help your shelter win and save homeless pets by voting today.

Voting Ends On November 1, 2008

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What I Have Learned Since I Became Mom

Since becoming a mother I have learned several things. After giving birth to my daughter in April 1989, I suddenly found that I was responsible for another human being. This was a very hard task to undertake. Babies are very hard to take care of…constant feedings, diaper changes, clothing changes, bottles needing sterilized…the list goes on and on. I learned that I would make mistakes and that I had to fix them and move on. My daughter and I both survived my being a first time mother.

I also learned that the love between a mother and her children is unconditional. You have a strong bond with you children that is unexplainable. Children look at you and it feels as if they are looking deep into your soul…they know you inside and out.

Another thing I learned is that no matter how many times you wash your child’s face it will be dirty again 5 minutes later. Even if the child walks two feet from you after washing his or her face, the face will be come dirty again. The child is like a dirt magnet or something.

There are many other things that I learned as a mother but I don’t want to bore people with a long post. Besides, it gives me something to blog about later. hehe

5 Things About This Mom


01. I am 37-years-old, my birthday is October 13, 1970.
02. I have two children (girl age 19 and a boy age 15).
03. I have one grandson, age three months.
04. I have two dogs, Annabelle and Shelby.
05. I have one sibling and he is three years younger than me.

Mommyfest Potluck – Peanut Butter Cookies

Easy Peanut Butter Cookies has been one of my favorite recipes ever since my children were very small. The cookies are a easy way to make a quick snack for the kids.

You can use creamy or crunchy peanut butter…I prefer to use creamy. This recipe can be doubled, tripled or bigger depending on the amount you need.

Easy Peanut Butter Cookies

Ingredients:
1 cup sugar
1 cup peanut butter, any style
1 egg
2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Directions:
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2. Cream together sugar, peanut butter and egg. (Mixture will start to form a ball).
3. Add vanilla.
4. Using a cookie scoop or 2 teaspoons, spoon out mounds of cookie dough on an ungreased cookie sheets.
5. Using a fork (or cookie stamp!) press cookie in a criss-cross pattern.
6. Bake for about 13 minutes.
7. Let cool on cookie sheet for 2-3 minutes, then cool completely on rack