Thursday, November 13, 2008

Buttercream thank you's and free photo books...

Chip brought home a Ryke's chocolate buttercream cake, given to him as a way to say thanks for all the referrals he sends their way. Our kids were very happy to eat a thank you cake. Happiness is definitely found in unexpected buttercream thank you's...yum!
I happened to find a link that brought me to Oprah's website yesterday and spent a great deal of time loading photos up to Snapfish yesterday in hopes of getting one of the free photo books they are offering right now. You can follow this link (by Friday 11/14) to get in on this deal too. Maybe you can get a book ordered and cross one gift off your Christmas list as a result. Happy book-making. Thanks for the tips on gloves too. I think I may need more than one pair- so thanks for the links yesterday. I appreciate your help!


MandieGirl said...

Yummm....I love Rykes! My sister used to work there! Thanks for the link to snapfish. That email must have gone to my junk folder! :)

jennie said...

Enjoy your Rykes! They did our wedding cake(9years ago)and I think it was the last time I had their cake:)

I am also on the photobook band wagon. Snapfish ones are stunning.

Hillary said...

I love Ryke's... :) I know the owners...just found that out the other day.

that cakes looks delicious.

Devan said...

Too funny, I have done nothing since Oprah went off yesterday - except for work on MY book, as well as Christmas gifts for others! WHO KNEW what a great idea was out there???

Anonymous said...

Hi Jody,

I am new to your site, but have enjoyed coming here daily since I found it. It is amazing to me that the web can be such a ministeral tool! I to have lost a child and have a poem that I wanted share with you, I hope you will also find so comfort in the words it offers. Shi`

“I’ll lend you for a little time”

I’ll lend you for a little time, a child of mine He said;
For you to love the while she lives and mourns for when she’s dead.
It may be six or seven years, or twenty two or three,
But will you till I call her home, take care of her for me?
She’ll bring her charms to gladden you and should her stay be brief,
You’ll have her lovely memories, as solace for your grief.

I can not promise she will stay, since all from earth return,
But there are lessons taught down there, I want this child to learn,
I’ve looked the wide world over, in my search for teachers true,
and from the throngs that crowd life’s lanes, I have selected you!
Now will you give her all your love?
Nor think the labor vain,
Nor hate me when I come to call, to take her home again.

I fancied that I heard them say:
“Dear Lord Thy Will be done,
For all the joy the child shall bring, the risk of grief we’ll run,
Well shelter her with tenderness,
We’ll love her while we may, and for the happiness we’ve known,
Forever grateful stay”
But should the angles call her much sooner than we’ve planned,
We’ll have the bitter grief that comes
and try to understand.

~ Edgar A. Guest ~

the rye family said...

jody - they extended the snapfish/oprah deadline a bit and it works great! i just made a photo book of my grandkids for their parents for christmas and paid only $7.41 for shipping for a $29.99 book - THANK YOU for the tip! :)

Bills Family said...

Hi Jody, I don't think I "officially" introduced myself. I love your blog and read it daily or whenever you update it!!! My name is Chrissy and I'm Air Force wife and mother of two girls. Just wanted to stop by and say thanks for the info about the photo albums from snapfish!! I just ordered mine!!!

Susan said...

That looks tasty!! Yummy!