Friday, June 24, 2011

New Blog - Completed!!

I'm so thrilled with my new blog look!  Do you like it?   We've been working for months and it is finally ready!!  Thank you to Hannah Nicole and her talent for web design!   She is an impressive young gal, an artist, a writer and a photographer.  She is a homeschooling student and the oldest of 7 - and passionately worships the Lord.  She also has a personal blog called Aspire which showcases her lovely pictures and family life.  She is a gem!


When you get a chance, look around the new blog site.  We've added pages to introduce us, some favorite recipes (I'll add more soon), information on the Ishahayi Beach School (a worthy project) and our Travel list, just to help keep us straight with our goals.  And if you find that something doesn't work correctly, please let me know.  Oh - and feel free to grab our blog button to link to your blog as well. 

And to celebrate the new design, I'm doing a GIVE-AWAY- straight from Lekki Market!  It will be a random drawing for one lucky person who posts a comment below this site.   Just let me know what you'd like to see in a future post (or just say hello) and you are automatically entered!!  Since I don't have that many 'followers', you have a HUGE chance to win!!   It's a surprise treasure from Africa!  :) 

**Congratulations CHRIS B!  You are the winner of the African treasure! I'll bring it to you in August.  Thank you to all who posted!

Not the real gift  :)

The give-away will end on Tuesday night, June 28th, at midnight, U.S. Central Standard time. I'll announce the winner HERE on Wednesday.     See, a little fun is a good thing...and celebrations are even better!!

Thanks again for joining me on this blog journey.   

13 comments:

Susan said...

I will be the first to comment; your blogs are absolutely wonderful - almost, almost as good as being there. The markets are really incredible - I like the sights and what you see as you make your journeys. Love you

Judy said...

I love reading your blog! I feel so "in touch" with you and Charlie. I love the way you share the culture of Nigeria - though the "do not urinate " signs have taken a little of my desire to visit Nigeria away : - ) .

Chris Bregenzer said...

Well done! Very professional-looking & easy to navigate. Love being on the auto-blog so all I have to do to read about your most recent adventures is open my mail. Now just hoping to win the prize & looking forward to hearing more about living in Lagos.

Lucretia said...

Hi Jan, Your blog on KEROSENE is very sobbering. Thank you for keeping the blog 'real' and for reminding me how blessed I am even in Midland, TX!

Barbara said...

Love reading it. It is almost like being there, but I plan to do that, too. You do a great job telling about your life & the country, and I know from experience that you are an excellent tour guide.

Lisa Ambrose said...

Your blog is wonderfully insightful. I have sent your link to all of my kids and Tom. I want them to appreciate where they are and what they have as well as gain a new perspective through your journey. I know I do! Thanks for sharing!

Taylor said...

I'm already a Winner; You're my sis-in-law. And I still say that little girl looks PO'd.

amhyden said...

So happy to read your blog. I've asked Josh how you guys are doing and he says, "fine." I especially love reading about the school! Glad God is giving you productive things to do while you're there.

Randall said...

Excellent design and writings. You have always been the writer of the family. The "about us" and the other links at the top are great also. Will you put me on the auto post so I will receive in email. We all look forward to seeing you soon. RSaa

Erin P said...

Thank you for all your postings and keeping it real about Nigeria. I feel so much more prepared when I read your postings!! Can't wait to meet you in person!

Janet said...

**Congratulations CHRIS B! You are the winner of the African treasure! I'll bring it to you in August. Thank you to all who posted!

Chris Bregenzer said...

Wow! Looking forward to seeing you in August, but I guess I'll have to find other reading material for that time. Ha! Have a safe trip & see ya soon!

gozoguru said...

What a brilliant, colourful presentation!
A looooong way from Houston!