Saturday, February 9, 2008

Blogetition holds it’s second contest - win $50 via paypal

CONTEST LINK: Blogetition holds it’s second contest - win $50 via paypal

PRIZE: $50 via Paypal

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DEADLINE TO ENTER: .February 29th

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I couldn't imagine having money left over after paying for a wedding!

Mia Bella Candle giveaway

Win a16-oz. Mia Bella Cleaner-Burning Gourmet Candle at Sassyfrazz.

Visit this giveaway post by February 13, 2008 to find out how to enter.

Win a Waterman Pen

The root of all evil, John Chow, is giving a way an $80 Waterman pen from the promotional pens maker, To enter, you just have to blog about it. This is my entry. Now give me the pen!

Prayer request update

My grandmother is still in the hospital hanging on. She has had numerous pints of blood to raise her iron levels and has had a number of tests to determine where the blood is coming from. She has had an aneurism in her stomach for a few years now and they were thinking that it was where the blood wqas coming from. She is still in ICU and all the tests have come back good. They are just watching and waiting to see what happens for now. Thanks for your prayers!

Friday, February 8, 2008

Prayer request

Please pray for my grandmother who was admitted to the hospital last night. She is currently in ICU and only has a 50/50 chance of making it through the night. The doctors have said if she makes it through the night, they do not expect her to make it longer than a week.

Please pray for my family as I will be away from home to tend to my grandmother and dad. Please pray that God will give me the strength I need to make it through. Also, most importantly, please pray that God will reach my dad during this situation and show him how much he needs Him.

Thank you for your prayers and God bless!

Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Are there any pirate lovers among us?

I was checking out the recent giveaways on Prize-A-Tron when I came across this giveaway. This looks like a really neat book for anyone interested in learning (or teaching) more about pirates. Check it out!

Baby Legs Leg Warmers giveaway

I have never owned a pair of Baby Legs for my little girl. I think they would be really nice this time of year, especially in the South where the temperature is so unpredictable. Let me know what you think of them. I am trying to win a pair at SuperMomz. You can also enter for a chance to win. Good luck!

Monday, February 4, 2008

How I Met My Valentine

I have never been one that is big on Valentine's Day. To me this holiday has become so commercialized that it has taken the romance out of it. During my single days I remember watching all the couples sending/receiving flowers and wishing that I would receive a nice surprise from a secret admirer or something. Well, it never happened!

In October of 1997, I had just ended a short but rocky relationship. I was not ready for any type of commitment or long-term relationship. I received a call from a young man that was interested in meeting me and going out for dinner. I agreed but told him it would have to wait about a week because I was going out of town to visit my grandmother. I was completely shocked when he had no problem with it. Most men would say, "Now or never!"

Well, that week passed and we went out to eat together on what we now consider our first "date". We got to know each other and became really good friends. I remember at first thinking he was not my type but he was very sweet. Well, I can now tell you the exact moment I fell in love with him. We fell in love and married a year later, in October of 1998. We have now been married 9 years and have 2 beautiful children.

Oh, and Valentine's Day is still not a big issue in our home. He can pick me a flower off the side of the road or make me a card. To me it's the thought that counts, not the amount you spend!