Monday, December 21, 2009
zhu zhu !!!!!!!! Give Away!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
***** Just a ridiculous side note...... people are selling these on e-bay for $100 each and this morning I heard a lady bought 3 of them on-line somewhere for $150 each....that's crazy!!!!! you can get them at Wal Mart for $8 if they ever have any on the shelves!!!!!!!!!!***********
Well......if your on the planet "earth" you likely know the Christmas toy craze!!!!! Now, I do!!! Its the Zhu Zhu Hamsters!!!!!! Whenever I went into a store, I would randomly check and see if there were any on the shelves but always not! I asked the other day at our Wal Mart and they said on 21-22-23 they were going to have first come basis for each day and could get a ticket and they would be selling like 46 each of those days. I thought , ok, I might get in on that so I called and got more info and they said, "oh yes, people will line up around midnight." I was not going to do that!! So this morning I called about 3 am and asked how many folks were there and there was only ONE. I called back at 5:15 am and still only one! So it was time to get up anyway and I had a few more things to get at Wal Mart for the party tonight, so I'll go check it out. One lady got there at 3:30 am! I got there and since there was only two of us, I went ahead and got my shopping done and went back to the line. I sat for about 45 minutes and then they passed them out!!! I had my shopping done my Zhu Zhu and could get home and start getting ready for the party!!!! Now...... for the fun!!!!! I am going to be your very dedicated blog friend, getting up, sitting in line and sacrificing a bit of extra sleep for YOU!!!!!! HEHEHEH!!!! I am going to give away this little Hamster and the Surf Board!!!!! Leave a comment, one per person and we'll put your name in the pot and have a drawing for the winner!!! We'll draw tomorrow, the 22nd at noon central time!!!! I"ll get it in the mail on Wed, the 23rd!!!!! Sounds like fun!!!!
Don't forget about ordering the guys music CD!!! See the button on the side!!!! Also our dear friend John-Clay Burnett, (he produced Joel's Journey DVD) has put together a short Christmas movie. Its five minutes long and costs $2 to download. Caleb and Daniel did the music on it!!! You can go here for all the info and download it!!!
I hope everyone is focusing on Christ! I know for me the memories are so screened before my mind of what our life was in 06. Joel, on these days was really doing well at home, enjoying playing and walking around slowly. The innocence that Joel had of what was really going on in his body did not affect him as far as being with his family, loving his farm and being comforted by his brothers and sisters. It is so hard on my mind sometimes as I think of "then" and I could not protect him from the monster of cancer that was eating away at this body. So it is Christ I must dwell upon, the baby in the manger that grew to be the God/man without sin, who died, rose again and is victorious over death, to give me the hope that I will be with my Joel again! Christ becomes more to a persons heart when one has walked or is walking in the "shadow of death." I do not want you to "know" what I know, but its only a knowing in a sense that as one suffers the scriptures says we shall reign with him. Thank you, Lord for Jesus, for the manger, for the cross, for the empty tomb, for HOPE...........for what I can not see now but one day will be face to face!!
We are scrambling around here....so much to clean and cook. Looking forward to fellowship tonight with friends, many whom because of Joel's sickness and testimony we were introduced to and re-acquainted with after not really seeing much of each other for years. The Stinson family, we have known for 23 years, they live in Tulsa but because of business of life, we did not stay in touch, but their family and church prayed for Joel, the Canning family we met through Joel's sickness and selling goats milk, the Gellenbeck family we met a bit prior to Joel's sickness but they sought to minister to us during all the trials. The day of the funeral our driveway was knee deep with mud and snow, their oldest son came and brought gravel and got it where folks could come to our house easier. Dave and Kate, we met Dave at a showing of Joel's Journey at a church, never knew him before. We met Kevin and Kim through the Gellenbeck family and all the volley ball we play with that crew in the summer. So many served and prayed and ministered to us. Thank you even after almost 3 years!!!
Have a great Monday.........
Here are a few pictures from our skating adventures on Friday night!!!! Our whole family was able to skate together!!!!!