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Thursday, November 4, 2010

My First Video Blog ... Be Kind and No Making Fun Of My Accent !!


54 kind words.:

Joy: said...

I loved it! You get to see so much more expression and personality with the video!

Living to Love said...

LOVED it!!! I will be praying for your sweet family!

Missy said...

Awww Gwen you are precious! I love your accent, as I share that same TN accent (turning our one syllable words into two :) So glad things are going well for you all. I will keep you all in my prayers in the days ahead. Sounds like you've got lots going on! Hugs to you and your family!

Anonymous said...

Gwen...loved your vb! Was fun to hear your voice while you updated us on all that's goin' on with you guys. Praying for your family!

Vanessa
(from Nebraska)

Cari said...

Thanks for all the info! You did a great job in the video. It's nice to hear a voice to match the pretty face. :) BTW, I love your accent!

My daughter has cl/cp and will be in surgery tomorrow, so I'll be sure to pray for you while you're traveling.

We Are Family said...

That was great! Keep em coming!

Amy Murphy said...

I hope to get a chance to come over and see you while you're up in "chocolate town!"
Your accent's adorable, by the way...

Treasures Evermore said...

Video post was awesome...love the accent.

Blessings.

lisa Kindred said...

YEAH!!! I get to be a first to tell you we loved seeing you on your first video blog. You rock mama!!!!! So thankful to know you are doing so well with 6 kiddos. I know you don't have an easy life, but you have an incredible life Glorifying our Father!!!! We will be praying for your Maggie's surgery and so happy to hear about your newest babes!!!!!
Enjoy the time with Suzanne and give her a hug from her Bloomington friends!!!
Love you and can't wait to catch up!!! LIsa

Karen Phillips said...

you're adorable:)! haven't heard your sweet voice in a while, so i LOVED your very 1st video blog...good job, girlie! have fun w/suzanne in hershey!!!!!

demp5 said...

Love the video post. Prayers for your trip and upcoming surgery.

dtill said...

i love the video blog it get us readers who do not know you personally to actually kinda of connect with you better!
We will be praying for Maggie for her surgery!
Have a wonderful time in PA to bring awareness to adoption, which i think you and suzanne will have not trouble with!
Have a great week!
Thanks for all that you do for 147!
Love Monica

Paula Sloan said...

I LOVE IT! I'm praying for the Oatsvall Team daily! I'm a southern-girl too, so I thought you sounded great! Praying for 147 at the Orphan Summit. Wish I was going, but we're making plans to go to Korea soon to bring our daughter home! Prayers for your awesome family!

heather said...

Your first video blog is great!!! I love reading/following your blogs and it is nice to see a face and hear the voice behind the words that inspire daily! Have fun in Hersey (eat some extra chocolate for those of us who are at home)!!!! I wanted to go to that conference but couldn't find someone to go with me and I am too chicken to go by myself!!!!

Alison said...

You are so cute!! Keep up the video blogging! Love it! :)

Roger Bachman said...

Good job, it was nice. Thanks for updates, praying for fam and for Maggie's surgery, have a great thanksgiving! Let us rejoice and give thanks to our Lord! Bless you,

Kristin said...

I loved your vlog and I love your accent!! I live in TX, so I know all about accents :D

Aaron and Erica said...

I'll comment! I'll comment! I love hearing your sweet voice :) I've only met you one time in person...briefly at the fundraising concert you held awhile back before you got Joseph and Daisy. So this helped me feel like I was meeting you again! My family loves our 147 gear and we love praying for the orphans in the world right along with you.

mamamargie said...

Now where can I get me an accent like that? LOL.

Good job on the video blog. I'm a teacher, so I'm gonna give you just one itty-bitty piece of constructive criticism. And that's to try to give more eye contact, if possible. That's all!

Keep up the good work! :)

Mom to 9 Blessings! said...

You are so precious!

I'm so sad I don't think I'll make it up to the Hershey tomorrow to meet you and Suzanne. I'm trying but it is NOT looking good :-(

Hugs and much love - our prayers are with you!
Jill

Johnson Fam said...

You're so stinkin cute :) Have a great time in PA and don't worry about getting together next week. We'll just keep trying and one of these days it will happen. Love you girl!
Julie J.

Terri said...

Awww you are just to darn cute! Loved seeing your cute personality! I will keep you all in my prayers during Maggie's surgery (all the way from China because we will be united with our daughter on Nov. 21) & love seeing how your family is transitioning so well!!!

Take care!

Kim said...

I LOVE YOU SISTER...
you are AMAZING..
Love you tons....
great job..
Love ya..

Nancy said...

Loved it! You are precious, Gwen!

From a full heart... said...

Great job! Loved every minute of it!

Anonymous said...

Hi Gwen, I'm a keen follower of your blog from England, I'm living in Liverpool after finishing University and the accent here is quite different, its called 'Scouse' look it up online if you have anytime! I personally LOVE your accent, it is so warm and friendly. I will be praying for Maggie, Good luck with the PA trip, you're a big inspiration to me. Katie x

connie said...

Gwen, that was a great video! I agree with everyone else - you're so cute! Have an amazing time causing awareness this weekend!!!

Leigh Ann said...

It was great - you rocked. Praying for Maggie...love ya!

Serving the King said...

Gwen that was awesome!! You did a great job! I vote more! More, more, more!

Kim said...

I'm a fairly new reader, but I must say - that was great! You're a natural :o). Keep it up!

Jodes and Boz said...

You are so adorable, you need to do more of these! Hoping and praying you have an amazing weekend at the Summit!

Kathy McKinney said...

Loved the video Gwen! It's fun to see your sweet smile and enthusiasm about what God is doing in your family. I'm praying for you and Scott and each of your children. Have a great time in PA! I wish I could be there with you.
You are precious to me!

Kim said...

Your 1st VLOG post ROCKS!
I LOVE IT! But somehow "seeing" you makes me miss you even more! Matthew and I have got Miss Maggie COVERED in prayer from Hong Kong!
In addition, I cannot wait to see the impact the hearing aids have for Joseph. Any luck with simple signing language? That was a real life saver for us when Sam had expressive communication delays!
Thanks for keeping us posted.
Love & Miss Ya,
Kim

Joan said...

Loved your video. I am used to hearing and speaking the "great Australian drawl", ie we tend to drag out our words so your accent is just delightful and you speak so fast. I am a regular reader and love everything you say and do.
God bless you and all your family.
Joan from Australia

Laura said...

Loved the video blog! Hearing your voice took me back to our walking days! I was telling the girls about one of our adventures the other day. Do you remember when we got caught in the thunderstorm and had to take cover in someone's garage until a neighbor lady took us home?

Hope to see more video blogs from you in the future!

SleepyMom said...

The video format was great and I was surprised how little accent you have. I grew up in TN but haven't lived there for over 10yrs. Surely the videos would save you a bunch of time over the writing - seems to work for you!

Jenn B. said...

You are such a DOLL Gwen! I love reading your blog and seeing your heart and your desire to glorify him in all that you do. Getting to hear and see who you are in real life is so fun. I will be praying for your family and all the upcoming endeavors you will be going through.
Many Blessings to you, Jenn

Erin said...

You are precious, Gwen! I love the video blog! So fun and personal! :)
Yall have a great trip!!

Erin said...

You are adorable! So fun to hear your voice and be able to connect it to you. :) Love hearing the update about your littles. Thanks for being an inspiration to us all about how 1 person can be used by a BIG God to do BIG things.

Jenn in GA said...

that was so informative and fun! sort of like a skype chat with the world! i think you should do these more than writing, as you can cover a ton more--think how long it would've taken to WRITE all that out!--and we get to HEAR your heart...literally.

have a great time in hershey! be sure to have some chocolate!

Laine said...

ADORABLE, Gwen! I loved it!
Also love hearing from your sweet little mouth all the things we need to be praying for your big ol' family....and I'm lifting yall up right now!

Lori S said...

I'm assuming you'll be doing this again since you've already gotten 38 comments!!! WOW!! Send me a few! :)
Two thumbs up on the one day at a time!! That's how my family rolls too!! Your children are beautiful and I love to hear about them!!

scrappingma20 said...

It was wonderful hope you do more.

Nancy said...

Are you kidding me? The accent is the best part of all! :) Well, okay...maybe not...but I LOVE it! :) My sweetie's first daycare provider after coming home from China was a pastor's wife from Virginia. It was the cutest thing to hear this tiny Chinese toddler speak, with her Virginian drawl! :)

Hugs...Nancy in CT

Anonymous said...

Loved this!! Praying for sweet Maggie.

Melissa Stevens said...

oh my gosh! you are so adorable! i can't get through a day without checking your blog for anything new and i go around talking about you and suzanne (and your 147 work) like i know y'all and you're my buddies! so, getting to see you "live" was a blessing!

Don and Lisa Osborn said...

GWEN!!!

You are a natural! Your warmth and sweetness shines through your writing and now your speaking.

Great job!

It has been a while since I've visited and it was great to get an update on all your sweeties. Praying Maggie's surgery will go smoothly and that Joseph's life will be changed for the better.

Keep the VLOGS coming!

xo~
Lisa

Carrie said...

I love it! Will be praying!

Tasha Via said...

Are you one of the families that started 147 Million Orphans? I think we met your team when on our trip to Uganda. What a wonderful thing ya'll are doing! We just began our adoption process to adopt a little girl from Uganda whom we met on that trip. So glad I found your blog!

Renee said...

Great job, Gwen! Loved it!

Allie McRaith said...

video blogs are so much more personal! I loved it! I love following your and suzanne's blogs now in addition to Katies. You all are amazing.

Kim K. said...

Lots of prayers for sweet Maggie. Love the video-side of you, Gwen.

groovy mama said...

Just wanted to say HI, finally met you this past weekend at the ORPHAN summit!...Hope you enjoy the speakers....hugs and prayers to you.

Donna
www.happygoluckie.blogspot.com

Erica said...

You are cute. Praying for Miss Maggie. Love you.