Sorry — the events of the last few days threw me off a little on my BLOG Party for Mr. Rogers!
How thrilling to see so many of you respond with such enthusiasm — thank YOU.
I’ll be adding all of the sweater pics you sent me to a photo album ASAP.
In the meantime, here are the winners …
Guess what? Tammy actually has a red, zippered cardigan — how cool is that?
She says: We really did have a beautiful day here in Northern Illinois, which is always a welcome surprise in March. It’s Easter, and I made the most of this day by taking the opportunity to explain in a little bit more detail to my growing boys why we celebrate Easter and what Jesus’ death and resurrection means to us. I am always grateful to be there for those "magic moments" when they are able to understand and appreciate a little bit more truth.
I think Tammy is a beautiful person and mother. Check out the layout she made at the bottom of this post. She took Library of Memories online and is finding great freedom with her photos! She and all of the other winners will receive a copy of Photo Freedom after they EMAIL ME their snail mail addys!
says: Thanks for reminding me of memories of such an endearing man. I made the most of my day by reading a few extra good night books to the kids. I also pulled out a cute blue sweater that I totally forgot I owned
Love that. Isn’t that what we do as scrapbookers — remind our families of endearing memories. Love how stickin’ cute she is in her sweater and in her space! Love that it’s the simple things, like reading an extra book or two or simply finding and using something you "forgot" you had.
Listen to what Emilie did to make her blustery day more beautiful …
I made the most of this slightly blustery day by inviting some girlfriends and their kids to go out to lunch at McDonalds with me. I always have this weird High-School fear of calling friends to go out. Like I am a chubby girl asking a popular boy to the prom. But today I got over it and assumed they would love to hang with me and my monkey-children. Who wouldn’t? And it was tons of fun.
she adds … And although Mr. Dress-Up from Canadian Public Television could kick Mr. Rogers’ butt, it has not dampened my respect from the soft spoken Mr. Rogers!
Clearly, I need to meet Mr. Dress-Up.
About Mr. Rogers: "I know he has been teased by the teenage masses for talking about feelings so much, but honestly, don’t you think he was a good man? I think he just wanted kids to like themselves… to believe in themselves… and to make choices that would bring hope and joy into their lives."
I agree with Heather, who said, to made the most of her beautiful day, by promising to: "enjoy the sunshine, enjoy my children, and appreciate the gift of today." If more people would do that more often, we would live in a very beautiful world!
I love what she posted on her blog about Mr. Rogers:
"He maintained his principles in the face of temptation and pressure, proving that being gentle is not the same as being weak and that the really important things don’t change. In the end we are better people, both children and adults, because of Mr. Rogers. He held up a mirror to us so we could see ourselves. He helped us see that we were special. And he showed us that everyone else is special too, deserving of love and respect and care."
so true. She says she loved him in spite of the fact that her brothers were always poking fun and dissing on him (I can’t relate to that!)
Leigh Ann made the most of her beautiful Arizona day by photographing her kids in Easter-related activities. She had to wait until the sun went down to don her sweater — but she then stepped in front of the camera for this shot!
Thanks AGAIN for your participation and eagerness to have a little fun.
And … here’s a few pics from our family’s party last night
(courtesy of my friends at Simple Scrapbooks –thanks so much girls!)
So much FUN!!