Friday, March 6, 2009

This and That

Today is Becky Germany’s birthday. Happy Birthday, Becky! She’s taking a couple vacation days for a nice long weekend, so let’s post a zillion birthday wish comments for her to see when she gets back next week!

Also today, my little Jodi-bear is 19 months old! Not really a big milestone, but I’ll use it as an excuse to post a couple pictures of the two of us on our first trip to Build-A-Bear a couple of weeks ago. :)

Finally, I received some mail this week from a reader named Sarah who sent in her feedback form for Sandhill Dreams by Cara Putman, saying she had enjoyed it “very much.” Sarah said she’s not a member of Heartsong but in answer to the question “Where did you purchase this book?” Sarah wrote, “My grandma gave it to me for Christmas.” On the back of the form I saw that Sarah marked her age as 16. I smiled a big smile over how that truly represents the wide audience we reach with Heartsongs, and I’m so glad Sarah’s grandma felt one of our Heartsongs was a worthy gift for her teenage granddaughter.

Have a great weekend!


Cecelia Dowdy said...

Happy Birthday, Rebecca!

Joanne, thanks for sharing those pics! Looks like you and Jodi had a great time at Build A Bear!

Myra Johnson said...

Happy Birthday, Becky! Enjoy your long weekend!

Oh, yes, Build-A-Bear! My grandkids have all loved that store. Now you need to post pix of Jodi's creation!

Mary Connealy said...


This blog needs music, so we can all sing to you. :)

There'd be some 'splaining to do though, for those reading this blog at work.

Susan Page Davis said...

Happy Birthday, Becky! Hope you are having a great weekend!

Erica Vetsch said...

Happy Birthday, Becky!

And happy 19 month birthday for Jodi!

How great to have a 16 year old and a grandmother reading and enjoying the same books.

Anita Mae Draper said...

Hey Becky...

A Hap-py Birth-day to you,
A Hap-py Birth-day to you,
May you feel Jesus near,
Every day of the year,
A Hap-py Birth-day to you,
A Hap-py Birth-day to you,
And the best year you’ve e-ver had!!!!!!

Yes, I was singing and you’re lucky you couldn’t hear me!

Janet Spaeth said...

Happy happy happy birthday, Becky! Hope you're enjoying your day and having cake (yum!)and all sorts of surprises!

And speaking of yum, thanks, JoAnne, for posting pics of Jodi. She is such a doll!

CatMom said...

Happy Birthday Becky!! I hope your day is wonderful and this coming year will be a very blessed one for you. ~ Thanks, JoAnne, for posting more pics of precious Jodi! 19 months is a fun age - - enjoy every moment with her!!
Patti Jo Moore :)

Rachel Overton said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Becky!! Celebrate good times, come on!...Woo hoo! Hope you had a great weekend.

JoAnne, you and Jodi really look alike, you know that? Lucky you--she's adorable! :-) tee hee!

Debby Mayne said...

Happy birthday, Becky!

Aaron McCarver said...

Hey Becky,
I hope you have a wonderful birthday full of the blessings of the Lord! OK now spill it...what is your favorite type of cake and ice cream? Hope you had lots! And Mary, whether at work or not there would be plenty of 'splaining to do if I sang!

Rhonda said...

Happy Birthday Becky!! I hope you are having a wonderful time in Amish country. Rhonda

Beth Loughner said...

Happy Belated Birthday, Becky. Hope your birthday was everything you hoped for.


Janet Lee Barton said...

Happy Birthday, Becky!
Hope you had a great one!

Cara Putman said...

Happy Birthday, Becky! Hope it was wonderful!

And thanks for posting that, JoAnne. It's always fun to get that kind of feedback. I was going through a box of books my mom brought out last week, books I collected when I was a teenager. I think some of them are the first Heartsongs -- probably before they were called that. They're 2 in 1 volumes with stories by Colleen Reece. Fun!

Becky said...

Thanks. I had a great birthday weekend. Instead of cake I ate blackberry cobber with vanilla ice cream along with my family this year.

Elizabeth Ludwig said...

Happy Birthday, Becky!! Enjoy your time off.

NancyMehl said...

Hope you had a wonderful birthday, Becky!


CHickey said...

Happy Birthday, Rebecca! Hope it's blessed!

Martha Rogers said...

Hi, Becky,
Hope your bithday was all you wanted it to be. May God bless you with all kinds of good things in 2009.

Jodi is a doll, and she'll love her Build-a-Bear pet! We have lots of them around our family, and they are all loved.