Wednesday, April 29, 2009
Tuesday, April 28, 2009
Monday, April 27, 2009
My friend, Amy, is the founder and owner of Write Designs by Amy. She makes super cute stationary, note cards, invitations, enclosure cards, stamps, baby bag tags, and...well...just go to her site and you can see the oodles of oh-so-cute products that can each be personalized to your heart's desire.
I got with Amy this week and she is generously allowing me to feature her products in this giveaway! (Thank you, Amy!) This giveaway is really big because you get to pick what you win! Although, I highly recommend the family expressions, the enclosure cards, and the washable labels (which are SO cute and they really do go through the dishwasher like a champ. Elysa's labels have been on her bottles for over a year now!)
So, let me elaborate a little on what's up for grabs:First, the winner of this bloggy giveaway will receive one set of "Bible Verse Variety Pack" note cards
In addition, the lucky winner will get to choose one "product of choice" up to a $12 value!
So, here's how to get your name in the drawing:
- Visit Write Designs by Amy and browse through all of Amy's oh-so-cute products. Then come back here and leave a comment sharing which is your favorite. 1st comment=1 entry.
- Sign Amy's guest book! When you do, leave me a second comment to let me know "I signed Amy's guest book" for a second entry.
- Wanna really stack the odds in your favor? Mention this giveaway on your blog, on Twitter or on Facebook and leave a third comment letting me know where you mentioned it. 3rd comment=3rd entry!
- Hey! Why not have four entries? Become a follower (click "follow" in the column on the right side of my blog-about midway down). I'm loving these bloggy giveaways and might have a few more in the future. I wouldn't want you to miss out and my followers would definitely be in the loop! Don't forget to leave a fourth comment to let me know you are following. Current followers get entries for this, too! (just be sure to leave that comment)
Each comment=one entry in the giveaway. Limit 4 entries per person. And you dont have to be a blogger to win! Just be sure to come back and check to see if you won or leave an email address where you can be contacted should you win!
This giveaway will close on Tuesday, May 5th at 9pm (central time). And the winner will be announced the following Wednesday morning (5/6).
Let the fun begin & Good luck!
Sunday, April 26, 2009
As has been for the past few weeks, MckMama is in the hospital with her sweet 5 month old son Stellan who ::fingers crossed:: might be discharged today! With excitement like that going on, odds are she probably will not be participating in Not me! Monday this week. But please feel free to swing by her blog to check on the MckFamily and drop her a line to say 'hello'.
So without further delay, I now bring you the Godseysix edition of Not me! Monday!
So, really we did not do much this week. No, really we didn't. But perhaps you did not do even more! If so, or not~okay now I'm just confused~anyhow, I'd like to hear what you did not do this week! Happy Monday to all! :)
Saturday, April 25, 2009
Proof that even after the fourth child, you will still occasionally forget the little things that matter. (Mommy is so, so, very sorry sweet girl! I love you to teeny-tiny-sunburnt pieces!)
Friday, April 24, 2009
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
Here's how 8 THINGS works:
-Summer volleyball league.
-Lunch dates with friends.
-All 4 kids being in school. (No childcare!)
-4 o'clock every day! ;)
-the kids getting involved in sports.
8 THINGS I DID YESTERDAY:
-Hover around MckMama's blog awaiting word on how Stellan's surgery went. (Because me and MckMama are like BFFs, ya know).
-Played some basketball with my Dylan.
-Watched Biggest Loser.
-Laughed with my husband.
-Wore orange. For Stellan, of course.
-Ate lunch at the Little Tea Shop. Mmmmmmm!
-Went to the bank.
8 THINGS I WISH I COULD DO:
-Play the violin.
-Lose this stubborn baby weight.-Meet my out-of-town bloggy friends in person one day. How cool would that be?
-Go back to school.
-Pay off the rest of our debt. Now!
-Take my kids to Disney...this year.
-Figure out how to fix that double space thing that is going on with the first three answers on this list. Hmph!
-Get promoted at work! I mean, it has been 8 years.
8 SHOWS I WATCH:
-Drake and Josh
-Dora the Explorer
-the Penguins of Madagascar
-sometimes I watch the 9 o'clock news if I'm feeling like laughing. Seriously, our news anchors in Memphis need help!
-Deal or No Deal (Actually, I dont really watch this one, but I used to. And I needed one more.)
8 BLOGGERS I TAGGED:
Crystal at Eva Nichole
Becky at Lollar's Little Ladybugs
Shonna and A Day in the Life
Leah at Confident Until Completion
Stephanie at Life as a New Mom
Amanda at Jenkins Boys
Katina at Whitworth Family Blog
Leslie at The Brady Blog
So there you have it. 32 more useless tidbits about yours truly! Hope you'll play along, too! ;) Happy blogging!
Tuesday, April 21, 2009
Sunday, April 19, 2009
This week was a bit of a strange week, in that I really did not do much. No, Not me! Actually I did do much, but was caught cameraless more than once, and as a result I have very few pics to support this week's edition of Not me! Monday. So I apologize in advance if the reading with no pics gets a little dull. I'll see what I can do to shake things up a bit. (?)
I would never consider skipping an edition of Not me! Monday because I realize that I have no pics to show for my week. No! Not me! In fact, I would never procrastinate until 9pm on a Monday night to post my Not me! Monday. I have never been know to procrastinate. Ever. Nope! Not this momma!
Speaking of people who procrastinate, I was certainly not the only momma who forgot to bring in boo-coos of pictures of her precious little four-year-old for the video slideshow that will be shown at the graduation in four weeks. I am WAY proud of my son and would in no way forget about an opportunity to boast picture after oh-so-adorable picture of my precious preschooler. No, Not I!
Also, this week, we celebrated a special birthday. On Tuesday we visited my best friend, Amanda, and her youngest who was celebrating his 2nd birthday. (Happy Birthday Luke!) I had plenty of notice about the party and did not stop by and pick up his present on the way home from work THAT NIGHT and wrap it on the way to their house. Once again, I tell you, I am not~by any stretch of the imagination~a procrastinator. Not me! No sir-ee!
I am not beginning to believe that I might be a procrastinator. I am not beginning to believe that I might be a procrastinator. I am not beginning to believe that I might be a procrastinator.
Okay here's one where I did NOT procrastinate. On Friday night we went to see CCR live in concert. I did not get any pictures of the concert. Why? Well my sweet husband (love you dear) laughed at me when I pulled the camera out and shoved it into my pocket in a half ditch effort to conceal it. Then he went on to tell me "you know they don't allow flash photography in the casinos." Half defeated, I hid the camera under the seat and continued on inside. Once inside, I was not surrounded by gazillions of flashes during the concert. I did not pout at all. I mean I probably wouldn't have gotten any good pictures anyway. We were only on the FIFTH ROW! But I'm not upset. Not in the least. No, Not me!
(Close eyes and imagine 5 somewhat older men jamming out on stage here. Sorry. Without a picture, it's the best I can do.) :)
Friday, April 17, 2009
Tuesday, April 14, 2009
The winner was chosen using the "random integer" option on random.org which resulted in this "lucky number":
Random Integer Generator
Here are your random numbers:
Timestamp: 2009-04-15 02:04:38 UTC
Counting down from the first comment and skipping over Becky's comment (since it was not an entry) the 31st entry was that of:
Congratulations, Emily! Send me an email to godseysix[at]att[dot]net with your choice of specialty bow and a shipping address and I'll get these bows in the mail to you!
Thanks again to all who entered!
Sunday, April 12, 2009
This week I did not carry a HEAVY load of stress with me for much of the week. I did not let that stress get the best of me and call off from work for the last two days of the week because of it. And I certainly did not try to counter the stress by taking the WHOLE family to meet Dylan at school for lunch. That would, in fact, cause more stress so I would not have done that. No! Not me!
David and I had a heart to heart talk with Dylan this week and explained to him that there was no such thing as an Easter bunny. I think the talk went really well considering that the very next day Dylan asked us if it was the night that the Easter bunny was going to come. I did not go out that very night and spend what was left of our grocery money on Easter basket stuff in order to carry on with the whole "Easter bunny" tradition. That would be irresponsible, and irresponsible is certainly not me!
I did not host my very first giveaway this week and I am certainly not so very excited to find out who the winner will be on Wednesday! If you haven't entered yet, you don't still have time! (Which means you do. So go! Enter! Hurry up!)
I do not think this is a great picture of my hubby and the boys from Easter!
And I do not like this picture he took of me and the girls for Easter. Really? No, really. I DON'T! In fact, I can not believe I just posted it to the internet! Ugh!
So, well, that's about all I did not do this week. I'd love to hear what you have not done this week! Don't tell! Don't tell!
Read John 10:10-11.
Sprinkle a little salt into each child's hand. Let them taste it and brush the rest into the bowl. Explain that this represents the salty tears shed by Jesus' followers, and the bitterness of our own sin.
Add 1 c sugar. Explain that the sweetest part of the story is that Jesus died because He loves us He wants us to know and belong to Him.
Put the cookie sheet in the oven, close the door and turn the oven OFF. Give each child a piece of tape and seal the oven door. Explain that Jesus' tomb was sealed.
On Easter morning, open the oven and give everyone a cookie. Notice the cracked surface and take a bite. The cookies are hollow! On the first Easter Jesus' followers were amazed to find the tomb open and empty. (This is where I won't show you how flat my cookies turned out. But I'm HAPPY to show you how cute my kiddos turned out!) :)
Friday, April 10, 2009
Tuesday, April 7, 2009
- Visit Ally-bug Bowtique and check out all of Becky's oh-so-cute bows. Then come back here and leave a comment sharing which of her specialty bows is your favorite. 1st comment=1 entry.
- Sign Becky's guest book (maybe even tell her I sent ya)! When you do, leave me a second comment to let me know "I left Becky a comment" for a second entry.
- Wanna really stack the odds in your favor? Mention this giveaway in your blog or on Facebook and leave a third comment letting me know where you mentioned it. 3rd comment=3rd entry!
So let the fun begin! This giveaway will close on Tuesday, April 14th at 9pm (central time). And the winner will be announced the following Wednesday morning (4/15). Good luck!
Sunday, April 5, 2009
Look at 'em all! You got 2 wide open at the top of the key, Elysa is boxing Daddy out for the rebound and Dylan is about to take it to the hoop! So next time someone tells me "Whoa! You guys have a basketball team!" I'll be able to say, "Why, yes we do!" :)
Happy Monday to you all! Hope everyone has a great week!