I've got LOTS to share with you today, but let's start with the most exciting first! Do you remember THIS POST from last year? It was a post introducing my son and daughter-in-law (among other things) and talking about their journey to adopt a baby.
After having to keep quiet for over a month (and you KNOW how hard that is for me!) and with happy tears in my eyes as I type, I can finally announce that I'M A GRANDMA!!!!!
I would like you to meet little Lincoln. He was born last month and I have been chomping at the bit to talk about him and show you pictures of this gorgeous little man! He weighed 7 pounds 10 ounces and was 21 inches long. He's gained and grown A LOT since then and is absolutely thriving. Mommy and Daddy couldn't possibly be happier. My son Chris has been calling Lincoln his little Superman, because he says, "Superman was adopted too."
Lincoln is the "pot of gold" at the end of a very long (and sometimes very painful) journey for Chris and Erin. They had a failed adoption prior to Lincoln. Although I could never imagine what their pain was like, I was in pain of my own too, and a very sweet bloggie friend (she knows who she is ;) talked to me about her family's adoption and failed adoptions. She said, that as painful as they were, it worked out in the long run, because now they have the children that they do, and wouldn't trade that for anything in the world. Now just looking at little Lincoln's face...I understand.
If you would like to read more about their journey, you can go check out Erin's blog.
In other fun news, I've been chosen to be next week's "Growing in Unity Gal" on the Unity Stamp Company's blog! I'll be posting projects featuring Unity Stamps each day here, and will be featured on their blog next Wednesday. What does this mean for you? At the end of next week, I'll be picking a random winner from all the comments I've received on my Unity posts for the week, and that winner will receive their choice of two itty bitty stamps courtesy of Unity! So be sure to comment every day to increase your chances!
Have you "liked" Scrap This Save That on Facebook yet? We currently have 157 likes but I would love to see LOTS more faces there! (get it? lots more FACES on FACEBOOK? Oh geez, I crack myself up sometimes!! ha ha!) Stop by, join us, say hi and share with your friends. I'm planning on putting lots of new and interesting goodies up soon!
Last but not least, today is the last day for you to link up your scrapbook page on the Mark's Finest Paper ning site. The linky will close at 8 pm EST tonight (5 pm PST) and since there is only ONE entry, your chances are REALLY good of winning a stamp set!!! Stop by and check it out!
Happy Scrapping! ~Amy E