Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Holiday Giveaways

Hey everyone! There's only 12 days until Christmas! 
You know what that means?

Me either.

Well, I would like to point out some GREAT giveaways that are going on right now. 

First is my friend Leslie at Life Told by Leslie.
She is having a 12 Days of Christmas Giveaway!
Starting tomorrow she will be giving away a gift a day until Christmas!
She's giving away some really great LOCAL gifts for this holiday season. 

Next up on my list is Kate at The Small Things Blog.
Kate is giving away an awesome Cutting Edge Stencil (up to $50.00)
The winner will be chosen at 7:30am EST on Friday December 16th via random.org. The winner will be notified via e-mail.  So hurry over for your chance to win!

Dave Ramsey (my new favorite debt free teacher) is having a Giveaway a Day!
All you have to do is head over to his website and register daily for his prize of the day. 
Today he's giving away $10,000! Wouldn't that be nice for Christmas?

Last but not least...ME!
I'm doing a giveaway on this very blog!!

Exciting right?!
So here's what you could win, you have a choice of one prize. I realize not everyone that follows my blog lives near me so that's why I'm giving options.

1. A total blog makeover
this includes: 
-title bars
-any pages needed
-gadgets as needed

2. A photo shoot done by yours truly
this includes:
-2 different outfits
-up to 4 people
-location anywhere in Cape Girardeau or Jackson
(preferably outside)
-CD of images

3. One Stationary item of choice
this includes:
-up to 30 stationary cards
-up to 30 envelopes
-all made to your order
-This item could be anything from a birthday invitation, birth announcement, thank you cards, you name it.  

For your 1st chance to win:
All you have to do is tell me what item you would like to win the most and why. Leave your name and e-mail address so I can contact you if you win.
i.e. "I would like to win a photo shoot! My name is Emily Williams my address is joeschmoe@hotmail.com"

For your 2nd chance to win:
Tell your friends and or family member to follow my blog and leave a comment saying that you sent them here. You both will be entered to win one item. They MUST follow my blog and leave a message for both of you to be signed up.
i.e. "Sandy Smith sent me here and I'm now following your blog. My name is Emily Williams my address is joeschmoe@hotmail.com" 

Winner will be announced Friday the 23rd of December at noon!
So let me know what you want to win and don't forget to tell your family and friends.

Walking in a Winter Wonderland

As some of you might have remembered we did our 3rd Annual Jingle Bell Walk/Run this past weekend! It was our 2nd year doing it with 4 generations of walkers! 
 Stratton was seriously SO excited for this day to come. I told him that if he ran he could win a prize!

 I love how all walks of life come to run and walk for a good cause!
 We put jingle bells on our shoes. It's something fun to do and Stratton enjoys hearing his feet jingle while he walks.
 He looks like such a big boy with his running number on!
 He wanted me to make sure I got a picture of him covering his mouth while he coughs. He's been really good about it lately.
One more big cheesy smile before we go up to start walking.
 Three generations of walkers. Stratton didn't like Santa so he kept looking at him to make sure he stayed away. Haha.
 This little guy RAN the whole mile!
 My sister Casey, my Grandma Marge, and step-Grandpa John. Enjoying the one mile walk. 
 Stratton ran the ENTIRE time!
 We had to make a few pit stops so he could wave to the lifeguard on duty.
 Grandma Kathie finally showed up after getting home at 3am from working. Glad she made it though.
 Sisters! Nothing like a wonderful picture with bed hair and no makeup.
 This little girl was so stinking cute too. She's only a few months younger than but she's so petite! It's adorable!
 Every time Stratton got close she had to make sure she started running again.
 Her little bow and outfit were so dang cute. 

Grandma Kathie and Stratton were having so much fun.
 After the one mile walk Stratton did the Tot Trot.
 This was how far they ran. It was a good 100 yard dash.
 Stratton came in 1st!
 He looks SO grown up with his little metal!
 He thought that it was so cool that he came in first.
 Trying to show that he came in first.
 There we go!
 Great Grandpa John, Great Grandma Marge, Aunt Casey, Grandma Kathie, Stratton, and me!
Here was her outfit from the front. She ran with us last year too.

Sunday night we had the pleasure of eating all together with a young man that was granted the scholarship that is in memory of my Uncle Mark. My Uncle Mark passed away at a young age due to a virus that settle in his heart. It was nice to get to see the scholarship go to such a good guy. His name was Michael, he was very nice to talk to and he seems to have a good head on his shoulders. I'm glad that my Uncles Scholarship can help him with his studies.