Saturday, June 21, 2008

No word yet....




We are waiting for confirmation of the vote tally from Channel 12 and trying to say thank you and catch up on all the things we missed because they couldn't be done during 12-minute intervals last week. -wry smile--

We were thrilled Friday night to be invited over to Annette and Bill's for a delicious dinner. Many of you scrappers and artists will recognize Miz Dragon if not from her photo then from her work or from her message board presence as TichWolli (sorry if I spelled that wrong) on the Club Scrap and numerous other artists' boards.

I've been able to talk or PM several other dear and precious friends like Lynn, Kim, Jill, and Carmen over the past 36 hours too and it's so funny not to interrupt our visits with voting chimes.

Henry and I have already accepted Nancy's invitation to visit the upcoming Orlando Scrapbook Dream Vacation event this year too. I'm wondering how long it will take to hug 1000 scrappers....We'll do our best. I know one thing, I still get goosebumps at the thought of walking into a 700 seat ballroom filled with those who love what I love too.

Our families from Virginia and far reaching areas have been so grand too. Co-workers of the current and former persuasion have all contributed to this rush of giddiness. We're still working on a video or series of videos, but we want to figure out what's up with the station too. Plus between work and contests and phone calls Sir Henry and I haven't been able to have more than a few moments alone together. It will all work out.

On a sadder note, I have lost two uncles in two days and my father has lost two dear brothers. We're still reeling at how it all happened so quickly. Yes, they were older and yes they had had health problems but it is still never easy to grieve. Henry called my Daddy tonight after working all day and I got all teary again just hearing his caring concern for my family. It's a corny refrain, but still so true: No one ever truly dies if they are alive in our hearts.

Blessings and Peace to you all

Norma Anne

8 comments:

Oh Scrap!! said...

So sorry about you're uncles.
When will you be at the SDV? which day? I am not attending the Disney SDV but I will be in FL and in Orlando Sat 23,Sun 24 and Monday 25 I would love to see you, give you a hug! and Henry too!

Scrappinology said...

I am so sorry for the losses in your family...I wish you all strength and peace.

I am so excited about tomorrow, you would think it were for me! lol!

I sure hope we get to see the announcement on You Tube or something since many of us do not get that channel!

I can imagine how excited you both must be! Enjoy the ride!

gina

Team Norma Member said...

Just saw the news on CBS12.com. Congratulations!!!!

pinktomato said...

so obviously you havent had a chance to UPDATE YOUR BLOG becasue I am quite certain you're on the moon with excitement about the BIG WIN! How awesome for you & henry!

Bren said...

I'm so very sorry at the loss of your uncles. My thoughts and prayers are with your family.

Congrats on winning the Dream Wedding. Hugs

Brenda
brens_designs of the cricut board

Shuman X Seven said...

You don't know me, but my five children and I took shifts off and on for most of last week (my husband was gone to boy scout camp)voting for you every twelve minutes. We just saw that you won!! We are not even scrap bookers, but my sister is, she called me up and got us involved! Congratulations!

Edythe Nadler said...

I am soooo happy for them!!!Great lady!!!
Congrats to you both.
Eddy

Scrappinology said...

OMGOSH!!! YOU WON!!! WAAAAAAAAAA HOOOOOOOOOOOOOO I SAW IT POSTED ON THE SITE WHERE WE VOTED!!! CONGRATULATIONS!!!!

YOU WILL BE MARRIED ON MY WEDDING DAY....I WILL BE MARRIED 26 YEARS THAT DAY, AND I WISH YOU A MARRIAGE THAT GOES ON AND ON!!! WAAAAA HOOOOO!