Monday, June 13, 2011

Jenni Bowlin give away...

Today (and the rest of the week) i am doing give ways on my blog in celebration of the big 4-0 which is looming for me next Sunday. I love Jenni Bowlin. So, so, so much. And today i am giving away one box of goodies from JBS. So, leave me a comment and i will choose a random name next week. Yes, all of the give aways this week will only close next week.

This coming weekend is Jaco and my 40th birthday. His is Saturday and mine is Sunday and we agreed to spend it somewhere memorable. So he, me and the girls are going to San Francisco for the weekend. This post by Tara Whitney really inspired me. for Jaku's birthday Saturday i made a reservations here. We cannot wait. I am planning to make it a photo weekend and will tell you all about it.

Here's a few things i have learned in my 40 years:

1/40: Loving God has been the best-est thing i ever decided to do: (psalm 27:4) I'm asking God for one thing, only one thing: To live with him in his house my whole life long. I'll contemplate his beauty; I'll study at his feet.
2/40: It's better to love and get hurt than to never love at all.
3/40: Fresh Flowers always always cheers me up.
4/40: My kids' have been the great joy of my life... their names are the only thing i would ever consider tattoo-ing on me. tee-hee.
5/40: Blessed are the flexible for they shall not be bent out of shape.
6/40: I homeschool my girls and I love what Leo said: We believe our kids should learn how to teach themselves, as many of us learned to do as adults. We don’t believe anyone can create a curriculum of knowledge that will prepare our kids for a future that can’t be predicted, for a workforce that is rapidly changing. Instead, they should learn how to figure things out for themselves, to solve problems, to work on their own without being directed. They’re the entrepreneurs of tomorrow.
7/40: Never say never. Seriously. I have said "never" so many times and ended up doing exactly what i called "never" on.
8/40: Don't judge people... you never know what battles they are fighting.
9/40: Relax. Smile. Pray. Worry is a prayer for chaos.
10/40: Drink coffee. amen.

to be continued tomorrow...




love and a kiss

52 comments :

Amanda Johnson said...

Happy early Birthday!! I love your list so far!!! Thanks for the chance!! I love jenni bowlin too! :)

Scrapthat said...

Happy Birthday to you both! I hope you have a fabulous time!
I have been seriously considering getting some Jenni Bowlin inks if I can find them locally here...the colors look FABULOUS! :)

Angela Fehr said...

Happy Birthday! We went to San Francisco for the first time in February - even the rain was better than a northern Canadian winter! You'll love it!
And I homeschool my kids for many of the same reasons as you!

Anonymous said...

Your so blessed and gifted enjoy every moment and kind for all the give aways this week.Thank you
Angela Grimard

Carolyn said...

congratulations on your big "40", I'm having a big one this year also............"70"....egad..........

Rebecca said...

Wow! How very generous of you!!! I hope you have a truly fantastic birthday!!! I celebrated my 36th last week, and am getting closer and closer to 40... :) Thank you so much for the chance to win some Jenni goodies!! ((hugs))

Jingle said...

This layout is amazing! So gorgeous!

Tonia Banks said...

I so love Jenni Bowlin too!

Miss Kathy said...

Congrats on turning 40 this weekend. I'll be 60 in September, so 40 doesn't seem too bad to me.
I love your layouts and love Jenni Bowlin products, so thanks for a chance to win. Hope you have a great Birthday trip.

Pam said...

Happy, Happy 40th ! Forty is a great age - one of my best years ! Safe travels - SF is an awesome city !

Kelly in Canada said...

Oh, I love your life list and I could have written most of it! Have a wonderful birthday. I am totally digging my forties! Totally.
Thanks for the chance to win some JBS goodness. Jenni is just good!

8thgypsy said...

Have a great birthday. I must admit I love birthdays where the birthday girl gives out the gifts especially when it's Jenni Bowlin.

Dori said...

Happy birthday to you and to your husband. Enjoy your trip!

Jennifer Chapin said...

Happy birthday! Thank you for the chance to win! I love JBS too :)

pegg said...

Happy Birthday! Love how you list what you've learned and what is important to you! Beautiful page - I'm inspired to mist from seeing your page!

Debbie McCaffrey said...

Happy Birthday to you and your hubby! Thanks for the chance of your giveaway!

sa_homespun / Michelle van Wyk said...

Happy Birthday.. I am also turning the big 40 this month.. have decided that 0 is not a number.. so am turning 4 instead.. lol... having a Barbie party for my 40th. Love the giveaway.. thanks for the chance to win.. hugs, Mich van Wyk

gleestormont said...

My DH & I have our bdays 2 days in a row as well. He is 1 year younger though. I love it that I'm married to a "younger man." have fun in the big SF, love that city, too!!

Katey said...

Happy Birthday! Thanks for doing a giveaway to celebrate!

Lexi said...

Happy Birthday! Have fun celebrating in SF!!!

Just Rhonda said...

Happy Birthday!!!!! LOVE that page!!!!!!!!!!!!

Angi @ CokiePop said...

Have a blessed Birthday. Fab giveaway. Love JBS. :)

Janka said...

Happy Birthday, Wilna! Your layout is fantastic as always.

Dulce Silva said...

Happy birthday to you both!

Scrappy Pink Corner said...

Happy birthday to you both. I agree with the 10 things you have posted. But number one is the best. HE is the best decision any one can make. He makes everything so much better.
Have a great time in San Francisco. I know I did. It is so beautiful their.
Thanks for a chance to win.

rosa said...

Sending you both happy birthday wishes, smiles, good family fun this weekend!! enjoy! GOD bless you all.
love,
Rosa Neno
Lyndhurst, NJ

Emma said...

Happy Birthday to you both, I hope that you have a wonderful fun time xxx

Natalie Elphinstone said...

well you already know how much I love and adore this layout. One of my favourites from recent times. I appreciate all your words of wisdom as well. Especially "Drink Coffee. Amen". I had to laugh at that one!!

favouriteworkofart said...

Beautiful LO. Great 'things I've learnt' list. Happy Birthday both of you for this weekend :)

maryna said...

i like you mrs Furstenberg...

KateB said...

gorgeous layout! I was just wondering if you'd share the secret to your straight journaling; mine always seems to slope downward :)

chksngr said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! I know 40 marked a new and amazing time in my life. I wish you MANY MANY BEAUTIFUL BLESSINGS!

Anonymous said...

happy Birthday.
Good things come to those who wait....learned for sure!
lisa c
lcox3@nycap.rr.com

Deanna said...

Oooh, I love San Fransisco! Wish we were going too :) Enjoy!

Gail said...

Hi Wilna... Happy Birthday to you and Jaco! I think it's so cool that your birthdays are sooooo close together and the trip to San Francisco with your gorgeous girls ~ what an awesome idea!

Hope your time spent together will create memories for a lifetime!

irene said...

I hope you'll have a really special time in SF together with your family. Happy birthday to the both of you. Bye Irene

Pink Heather said...

Have a fabulous time in SF, Wilna, and enjoy your birthday celebrations.

jill marie barrett said...

40 is the new 30! Happy birthday

jill marie barrett said...

40 is the new 30! Happy birthday

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday! Life is such an adventure!

Ewik21 said...

Happy early Birthday!! Thanks for the chance!! I love jenni bowlin too! :) Life is begins after 40 !!! Hugs Ewa

Sandra said...

What a wonderful idea - both the "things you learned" and the giveaways!

Keshet said...

Happy early birthday!

alisa logue said...

Here is a little life lesson epiphany that I had recently: Don't fool yourself into believing that reality is your perception of it. There is alot bigger picture than what our finite minds can comprehend. Am loving reading your tidbits of wisdom. xo- Alisa

Janea aka Naya said...

Have a sense of humor about difficult situations. You will get through them with more style and grace than if you kick and scream through them.

jung a said...

love that page! happy early birthday!

Debbie Pereira said...

Happy 40th to you both. Have fun in San Fran...love that city!

Milla said...

Happy birthday! Loving your little words of wisdom :)

Anonymous said...

40 you're still so young.

cindy said...

40 never looked so beautiful and the layout is amazing. :D

Stay Funny said...

Best wishes to both of you! Loving the beautiful layout!

CraftyCat said...

Happy 4-0 and I love Jenni B. too!

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