Friday, April 13, 2007

Final three fun...(and a fab prize)

Hey girls! I am so excited! One thing that Jaku has taught me over and over these past years (by his example) is to take my eyes off myself and to make a difference in someone else's life. I really value this and have to practice it often. And now I love doing it! So, today we are celebrating the remaining 3 contestants in the IDOLS contest. I emailed them yesterday and asked them to play with me, and they were SO EXCITED!
They are just the sweetest girls! Believe me when I say that by now, they are stressed out and now it's our turn to put some smiles on their faces! I want you to get to know them a little better and see what they are up to. Oh, and tell them how fabulous they are!!
SmileysHere is how it's going to work:

For today's RAK (which is going to be GREAT: all my favorite things: a notebook, my fav pens, cards, watercolors, and a few more goodies) you are going on a treasure hunt. You are going to visit each of their blogs and answer the question they are asking by leaving them a comment (yes, on their blog) I will keep track of all 3 blogs and list the names and make ticks if you commented on all 3 (and here) and all those names will be eligible for the fabulous RAK. Winner will be announced Monday!
!SmileysYou can view the treasure hunt RAK HERE!!

1. My question for you: Tell me one thing that you are thankful for today!
2. Visit Mou
3. Visit Joey
4. Visit Suzanne

It's paying it forward time. Thanks for playing!
Have a great time and a great day!
Love
Wilna
x

oh, and speaking of good causes... check THIS out! (thanks JennyE!!)

70 comments :

Littleone's Scrapbook Journal said...

I am reading The measure of a man, Sidney Poitier, I am only in the first chapter, but what I am thankful for is: electricity and a running toliet!

Kimberly White said...

I am thankful for my dh who works so hard so that I can stay at home and take care of our son. He is a wonderful gem of a man. Kim

Kimber-Leigh said...

What a wonderful idea Wilna! Today I am thankful for my precious children...their sweet little voices...and the cloudy weather!!!

Lynne said...

I am thankful for my family who love me regardless of what mood i am in, what choices i make, or where life leads me. I thank God every day for the people who He made into my family

*** Moneypenny *** said...

What a fab idea. Thee MMidol contestants have all done amazing things it's a shame there is only one winner :O) What am I thankful for? Many things too numerous to mention but one stands out more than anything ~ My computer! I can speak to my gorgeous daughter via MSN when she is at Uni. I can order my shopping online from Tesco's so I can spend a bit more time with my wonderful family. I can scrapbook & blog all the precious little things that go on around us and are easy to forget. I can keep in touch with my family in the North of England as well as America & Tasmania. AND I can send my hubby (of 23 years) e-mails at work telling him how much I love him :O) Vanda xXx

ginajam said...

today i am thankful for healthy children...just had a 4-year check up today and everything went very well (minus the shots of course).

Thanks so much for the fun RAK...you are one of the most generous girls out there!!

kirstenjuenke said...

You are just too cute! What a fun little scavenger hunt that was! Thankful...for so much...family, friends, my home, my work,...but today, so far, I'm really kind of selfishly thankful for the mani/pedi I treated myself to. So much fun, and something I rarely do.

DeniseLynn said...

Oh wow what a fun game. And hey thanks for introducing the others ... wow FABULOUS ARTISTs!!! All 3 of them.

What am I thankful for today? Well the list goes on and on. Every single day I am thankful to be alive and to raise my children. I am thankful that God sent his son ... that I am saved ... that I am given a new day - a new chance to make a difference. But if you are looking for something less deep, more simple then I will say this: I am thankful for the beautiful sunshine. After all the dull grey days this sun feels simply wonderful! Oh and that I get to play tennis with my girlfriends tonight. Hee Hee

kerry :: k8tykat said...

that there is a doctor in this world to help my little girl. so she can grow up to be strong and have every opportunity to be anything she wants to be. today, this is what i am thankful for.
xo.

Jody said...

I am thankful everyday that I wake up to beauty and joy and hope. No matter what lies ahead! I can't say enough about gratitude and what a difference it makes as we all journey through this adventure we call life.
I am also thankful for new possibilities, new friendships (including YOURS!) and a creative community which has opened it's arms to me, my quirks, my offbeat sense of humor at times, and the story that I have to share through scrapping. It's really amazing...and good. =) Thanks for your fun game...you hooked me up with me 'old pal' Mou! We were Scrapper of the Year finalists together. {wink}

kellidarr said...

Today, I am thankful for snuggle time on the couch with my little ones:)

KellieD said...

Today I'm so thankful for the abundant food to choose from to feed my 3 healthy boys. Not like some places where mothers grind up tree bark or feed their kids clay cookies to stave of the hunger pains (see 30 hour Famine website)I am so blessed to live in Canada!!!

Anna-Marie Still said...

Thankful for my family today & everyday - hard to put into words the magnitude - you know?

KA aka jeffs*bride said...

cool! done :)
comments are so fun!

ka-kaylaaimee

Jewels said...

Thankful... Oh that is so EASY!

I have LOADS to be thankful for. But let me share a story, a tiny one. I'll make it short. Kinda.

Last September I decided to volunteer at my children's school's library. I have no idea why. I'm not really a people person, and I didn't know the librarian, but I decided to do it anyway.

Around Thanksgiving of last year, my new librarian friend asked me if I knew anyone who was looking for a new home to live in. A nice one, with four bedrooms, a large yard, at the end of a cul de sac! WOW! Exactly what we were looking for!

So we started the process of moving. While looking for movers online, I came across a church website. The church was located not far from where we'd be moving.

They had some podcasts, which hubby and I listened to and were blown away!

We had been looking for a church for so long, and now we've found one!

I'm grateful that God chose to answer so many prayers, in such a fun way.

Anonymous said...

Today I am thankful for my family. Currently I am listening to my husband read a book to my sona dn it makes me think how lucky I am to have both of them in my life. Fridays are my favorite because there is no "rush" when my husband comes home we just get to chill out and be a family. I don't know how I became so blessed, but I am one lucky girl.

Sarah

Liz Ness said...

Ooo...this is going to be fun! I can't wait to visit their blogs to see all the goodness that I know is out there! Thanks for the fun hunt, Wilna!

Liz Ness said...

Oh, forgot to leave a note about what I am grateful for today. Well, I am so grateful to my husband for being such a great dad and husband. He sat with my son in a scrapbook store, reading to him to keep him happy while I browzed around. It was such a nice outing! Thanks sweetie (and thanks, Wilna for the chance to share my gratitude)!

Rosalie said...

Have lots to be thankful for today, it is Friday and chance to spend some time with my kids this weekend, beautiful spring weather, chance to get out in the yard to do some clean up as our yard is looking pretty dumpy compared to the neighbours :o(

Andrea said...

Everyday i'm thankful for Jesus :)
Today i have an extra happiness ...my dh bought me a laptop, it's ready to go and i'm on my way to pick it up after i visit with these wonderful ladies :) So i'm very thankful for my DH...and i'll have a 'puter that i can use photoshop on YEAH!!!

leslie said...

How fun Wilna! I can't wait for Monday so we can see what these remarkable ladies come up with.
What am I thankful for today? Simple. It's Friday. 2 days off. 2 days of scrapbooking bliss
Have a good weekend.

me..... said...

Hi there my friend. I am thankful that my hubby, myself and the kiddos are all safe and sound tonight in a house with a roof and food in our tummies. And extras like broadband to sit and look at all these nice blogs. and..and..and. I can go on for a long time but won't

Wilna said...

; )

Gigi said...

hi wilna!!! & such a great question! & right this minute the answer has to be pillsbury cinnamon rolls...kelly & i just made some & they are hot & sticky from the oven...yummy!

Chris Millar said...

It's lovely of you to have a bit of fun with the 3 girls to help their stress levels.

I am thankful for being able to be a stay at home Mum. My youngest has just started school this year and I am so thankful that I had those wonderful first 6 years at home with my both my children. It goes all too quickly!

Jenny said...

I am thankful for sooo much .... food, sunshine, a nice house, a part-time job, my lovely family, wonderful friends that I have made throught scrapbooking, but I think most of all for health - that in my immediate family we are all healthy. I'm thankful that my DH had the courage to do what he did yesterday and for all the wonderful comments that I have received from people right around the world - it's very humbling

noell said...

Hi, Wilna! There are two things I am thankful for today. First is that you sent me to Mou's site. Fabulous. I really enjoyed her post and I love seeing her layouts.

I am also grateful I spent time getting to know a friend a little better today over lunch. I had a great time and really enjoy her.

Anonymous said...

Today I am thankful, so thankful!!!! My husband and I received the final order of adoption signed by the judge, for the adoption of our 14th month old foster daughter!!! We are officialy parents!!!

Roslyn said...

What a fun game. Didn't have a lot of time, but enjoyed the brief glimpses at the other blogs. What talented ladies! Will have to revisit when I have more time.

What am I thankful for today? So much! My wonderful, thoughtful children for sure! I'm working till about 12:30 tonight (at a late night crop at the LSS) and they have already planned out who is to bring me tea and breakfast in the morning. How sweet is that? I am so blessed!

Dettao said...

Hi Wilna. I am thankful that both of my children grew up to be responsible well adjusted young women.

Lori B said...

Today I am thankful, so thankful!!!! My husband and I received the final order of adoption signed by the judge, for the adoption of our 14th month old foster daughter!!! We are officialy parents!!!

Lori B

Anonymous said...

I am thankful for God's amazing provision.

Lynda

coRinne not connie said...

i thankful that my housemate is out of the hospital and is doing well. she had neural surgery a week ago and recovering nicely.

Lisa C. said...

My hubby is home. Just a random day off of work but one that I really needed. He is here with me and I am thankful. =)

Eminepala said...

I'm thankful that I have my family... Every time I feel like I can't do something they always encourage me...

Juel said...

I'm thankful that I have a God that can take care of things, when I can't!!

~~Carla~~ said...

I am thankful for family and the fact that we can uplift and encourage one another.

Carolyn said...

I am thankful for life and the family I have.

sidenote: this was fun to do Wilna Thank you.

Colors of Me said...

Honestly, I am thankful that the scrapbook convention was in town. I had the day off of work and my DD and I spent some well deserved time together. Had a wonderful day shopping and a great lunch!

Jan C. said...

Oh--we do this every night when we say grace before dinner. Each person says one thing they are thankful for that day. Today, I was thankful for to have had my son Sean in my life for 20 years (it's his birthday)!

WendyG said...

thanks for passing along those girls blogs Wilna, I don't always get time to visit and get to know many people....too busy...lol!!!!

As for what I am thankful for......ohhhh lots and lots of things, I try and choose several things every day!! Today someone posted a challenge to make mothers day cards.....my mother has passed but I turned my feelings around by just being "thankful" I got to know her and love for as many years as I did....:)

Lisa said...

There I left comments on all the blogs!!! Wahoo!

What am I thankful for today? I am most thankful today that I don't need to worry and fret over how we will find a house in this ridiculous market that PA has going right now. Why don't I have to worry about it? Because I know that my God supplies all my needs and my trust is in Him and I know that He is going to do so much better for us than we can do for ourselves! For that I am thankful today. Because seriously, the market says 'no way'...but we know YAWEH! Wahoo!

Hope you're having an awesome day!

Lisa Stead

Melissa Salomon said...

Wilna, That was so much fun! I am thankful for God's daily provision of all that is necessary and so many luxuries that he lavishes on me every day in the simple offerings of life.
Melissa S.

jacqui said...

Hi Wilna! Thanks so much for this fun treasure hunt. It was such fun having a look at everyone's blogs and being encouraged to leave comments. so often we all just pop in and have a peep, but never stop long enough to say 'hi'. I am thankful today that God has blessed me with a loving husband and 2 beautiful little girls and all the provision he provides for us on an ongoing basis and for special friends!

Yizz said...

Oh this is fun - I have just been to Suzanne's blog where there is some fab work.
Today I am thankful for being I am fit and healthy because I am off to help my youngest DD and her OH do the final painting on their self build house. Of course by 5 tonight I may be thankful for painkillers to ease aching muscles too LOL

Caro said...

Hi Wilna,

I am thankful that you did the valentines class & that because of that & the internet, I found an explosion of talent to inspire me.

Also, but just as big, is a lovely fresh approach to the Bible - I am enjoying reading & pondering and taking the WORD to heart, a lot!

Thanks be to God

Sharma said...

I love reading your blog everyday and am thankful for the talent, inspiration and Word you share here. I am also thankful for a beautiful country and the colourful vibrant people who live here!

A fellow South African,
Sharma

albenton said...

I am thankful for breath, for life, for my sweet, wonderful salvation and even sweet Saviour. I am thankful for the blessings God has bestowed upon me, for the beautiful friends I have, for the gift of a family that loves me. I am thankful for having found your blog because it makes me think and stretch my horizons.

Have a fabulous day, Miss Wilna!

serendscrappity said...

What a lovely idea.

I am thankful that today I get to do whatever I want to do. No chores, no sporting activities, just fun (and I got to see an amazing rainbow yesterday!).

regards

Natasha

Theresa Tyree said...

Hello sweet,

First as always, I'm thankful for Jesus and his abundant love for me and for providing all my needs. I'm also for the friendships I've made through this hobby- yours included!
I can't wait to check out those blogs! I've been busy with CKC this week.
Have a great rest of the weekend!

Kelly said...

I am thankful for the love and health of my children.

Wilna said...

: )
Good morning all!

Priya said...

Today, this particular day I am thankful for my mother-in-law. She took care of her 2 grandchildren and cooked for the whole family so my husband and I could go visit a very special Temple (to offer very special prayers). Priya

Beth said...

i am thankful for great freinds. I have just had a great birthday pressie for a fab friend.

Beth said...

that should say from a fab friend

Adele said...

I am grateful for my husband and two daughters. Simple,I know- but my heart is full because of them!

Suzanne said...

Today I am grateful for the thoughtfulness and kind and supportive words of both friends and strangers alike.

I did a page a while ago about being grateful, I just uploaded it to my blog. I continue to be grateful for all those things too.

Thanks so much to you too Wilna :)

Sara said...

I am thankful for a loving Heavenly Father.

NikNak said...

I am so thankful that I am able to say that I made it through an adoption revocation on yesterday. I know that God has the perfect child out there for us.

Nakira

Misty said...

VERY COOL! I am thankful for my Andrew. We celebrated his 4th birthday today!

Julie said...

Hi Wilna - looking forward to seeing you at the JSI convention! Today I am thankful for so many things - where do I start? Beautiful weather - the snow has finally melted, a long walk with my dear husband this morning - so nice, time shopping with my sweetheart (also my husband) this afternoon, time in the Word this eveing - so refreshing, my second and forth children returning home this evening after being away visiting their brother and sister-in-law all week...oh sorry - just one thing? The Lord Jesus - my Rock and my Salvation!

Anonymous said...

I am thankful for my son who turned 11 this week. We adopted him 11 years ago, and each day has been such a gift and blessing. I'm so very thankful the Lord chose a different route for me to have my child and that he chose me to be my son's mom!

Thanks and many blessings!
Jill

Sonia said...

What a fun idea Wilna! Thanks for hosting this RAK!
I am thankful for my family above all else. They've truly taught me more than i'd ever know about unconditional love.
~Sonia

forestsister said...

am thankful for the health of my family and for the two wonderful fairy godmothers we have that PAY IT FORWARD in the most amazing way possible on a regular basis. they give with no end in sight and have no agenda. bless them.

mickeyt said...

Hi Did make comments on those 3 wonderful blogs but didn't here and maybe I should have.
I saw that clip with Joshua Bell. Though it was sad I did notice that a lot of people did turn their head and notice but did not do more. I have a cd of his and love it especially while I scrap.

Brittany said...

Hey Wilna. Its Brittany from JSI. I am thankful for this wonderful weather today. I feel like a new person. I was singing and dancing all day...COuldn't wipe the smile off my face! See you in two weeks!

Pamela Posch said...

I like many others have so so much to be thankful for. I am most thankful for the health of my children. My children have health issues, but they are all with me and are able to laugh and play and smile everyday. I am so so thankful that God blessed me with them. What a wonderful job I was given. And how very blessed I am to be apart of their lives.

Ben said...

thankful for my husband, my children, my work and for Jesus.

xxsarah

fairhill25 said...

I am thankful for my family and the the creative outlet that scrapbooking has given me. It makes me happy and I love it. My family, of course, is the most important thing to me.
Kathy

Wilna said...

done till here. Thanks for playing!