Wednesday, August 31, 2011


Rissi is loving Pre K.  I can't believe she's started school already.  Her baby sister should be here by the holidays (early Dec.)...  so we'll have a new angel to spoil while she's busy growing up...  *insert sad face here*

Good news!!!

I won a book in Theresa's blog giveaway!  I very rarely win anything, so you can imagine my surprise to find out I won.

Today I got mail!  (below)  I smudged the addresses out of respect for Theresa and her privacy.

Let me tell you a little about Theresa..  She is a lovely person who has a beautiful family, and a nephew Justin who serves in Afghanistan.  Theresa remembers him in each and every post and lets Justin know that she is praying for him.  

James 5:16 The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much.

If you think of it, shoot a prayer up for this fine young man who is serving our country.  He is loved and missed by his family.  And you might want to visit
the beautiful heart, Theresa at

Now let me just say I was thrilled to win this book!!  I love reading memoir, and this girls story really tugged at my heartstrings.  I know I'll cry.  A lot.

I was expecting the book...  but what I was not expecting was the pretty gift wrap...  Theresa, you are so sweet!!  I mean it!

I'm finishing up another memoir (Come To The Edge) right now, and I'm a pretty slow reader..  but I'm thinking by the time I go on vacation in a few weeks, I'll be ready to start my new book.  To me, this is just icing on my vacation cake!

And my daughter Lindsey has already put her request in to read this book after I'm finished.  Theresa, you have made mom and daughter very happy! Thank you so much!


  1. Congrats! It's always nice to win something. Glad to hear Rissi likes school. My own kids are growing up fast too!

  2. I am soooo happy that your book made it:) You just never know about snail mail! It isn't an easy read but neither was her life spent trapped all of those years! Thank you for the shout out for Justin! EVERY prayer is SO appreciated!

    Rissi is ONE precious angel, they grow up way too fast:( I know she is excited about the new baby! Preciousness times two!

    Have a blessed evening dear Bobbi! BIG HUGS!

  3. Wow,, how cool to win the book.

    We will pray for Justin tooooo!!!

    And Rissi,,, yes,, she is growing up,

  4. How nice to win that prize, congratulations!

    Your little doll is growing up so fast, she's not a baby anymore at all, what an adorable smile!

  5. Hurray for Rissi! My human sister started kindergarten yesterday (sniff, sniff). They grow up so fast!

    Congratulations on winning the book!

    Your pal, Pip

  6. Congratulations on the win!! Has Rissie made any special friends at school yet? What a sweet picture!

  7. Congratulations on the win and on such a beautiful little granddaughter! Don't they just grow up too fast!?

  8. Your little Granddoll has the sweetest smile and she looks so "pretty in pink"!

    Congrat's on your win, you lucky "thang" you!

  9. Congrats on winning the book! Woohoo! and that Rissi is just adorable. She has the sweetest little smile... and I know she's gonna be a great Big sister.

    I will def. be praying for Justin. I am thankful for his service, and will check out Theresa. She sounds lovely.


  10. Rissi is precious - hope she has a wonderful school year! Congrats on the book win! Enjoy your long weekend.
    M. Lane

  11. Ahhhh sweet little Rissi, she is sooooo cute! I'll bet that is a very good book, and I will read it eventually. Lucky you!

  12. Hi Bobbi, Rissi looks just adorable!... and how fun she will soon have a new little sister... congratulations on winning the book!... xoxo Julie Marie

  13. Oh...Oh....Congrats on da win! And happee dat Rissi loves school. All is good!

  14. Hi Bobbi!! Congrats on winning the book! I read the article in People magazine, and will be interested to hear if you like the book too!!

    PS: Can I say again how beautiful and adorable Rissi is??

  15. Congraulations! I just wond a give away too. When I get it, I'll post a pic too. I'm gonna have to think of soemthing to do myself.

  16. The best part of blogging is all the gifts of new friends we have gotten! Plus many of us have won a few giveaways, too. Thanks for celebrating a friend!

  17. Congrats on your win! So glad that Rissi is enjoying school!


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