Thursday, April 30, 2009

molly's self image, and first giveaway!!!!!

thats right! i am doing a blog giveaway in honor of my one year blog anniversary.
i've been wanting to do a giveaway for quite sometime, but didnt want to do one just because.
i wanted there to be a reason, like if i cant get enough of a certain kind of lotion, so i'm giving a bottle of it away, or i love this specific brand of whatever, so i'm giving one away, etc. you get the picture. there hasnt been anything lately that really caught my attention to that degree. well, except danny gokey, but i don't think he'd let me box him up and mail him anywhere.

moving on...i realized my one year of blogging was fast approaching and i thought, 'now theres a reason to do a giveaway!'
so, on may 29th (thats the date of my first entry) i will be announcing the winner of a 1 year subscription to family fun magazine

my mom gave me a subscription to this magazine about a year and a half ago, and i absolutely love it. its full of great craft ideas (cheap and easy), kid friendly dinners, and other great information. heres a link to one of my blog entries from november. all of the crafts pictured are from the winter issue of this magazine.
my kids are a little young for some of the crafts and activities, but if i like it i clip it out and save it for when they are old enough. even so, there is still always something for us to do or make.

back to the giveaway; there are 2 ways to enter the drawing.

1) leave me a comment and mention specifically that you want to be entered. also, make sure i have some way to get in contact with you. an email address, link to your blog, etc. i'll accept entries through the 28th.

2)mention my giveaway on your blog, and let me know you've done so, so i can put you down for another entry. :)

hooray!! i'm so excited about this. if you have kids or grandkids between the ages of 2 and 10, you will LOVE this magazine!!

on a sidenote, i have to share this story...
a few days ago molly was dancing around in here 'princess skirt', as she calls it (its really a glorified fancy tutu). dancing for her is really just spinning around in circles. she can make it around about 2 times and then she falls down.
so, i'm sitting in the living room reading a book. colbys at MDO, and molly is twirl dancing and falling over. after about 10 minutes of this she looks up at me from the floor with a defeated look on her face and says.
molly: "i fall down."
me: "yes, but thats ok. keep trying and you'll get better."
molly: "colby doesnt fall. colbys good."
me: "he is good at spinning, isnt he?"
molly: "i'm pretty."
me: "yes you are."
molly: "colbys good, but i'm pretty."
i dont think self esteem will be an issue for her. not in the near future anyway. :)

sign up for the giveaway!!


Liz said...

I want to be entered :)

Although, of the all the giveways I have entered through blog world... I have never won...but it sure is fun to enter.

Hope you guys are doing well in Texas!

Liz said...

I blogged about it too and set up a link to this blog entry! :) Hope you get a lot of entries!

Amy said...

I want to be entered. . .sounds like a great magazine!

Dawn said...

I LOVED Family Fun when my kiddos were little. I'll bet I had a subscription for 5 or 6 years.

Just wait a few more years 'til Colby's opinion of Molly's pretty-ness becomes a very important part of Molly's self-esteem. And, the reverse it true, too. We can tell Kat that we don't think an outfit is appropriate and she'll try to argue us into the ground. However, let Burrito walk in, take a look at the outfit in question and state: "Seriously? You're going to wear *that* in public?" Issue solved - we'll never see that outfit again! Ha ha!

sara said...

hey, I would love to enter your giveaway, but can I give the subscription to a mom I know with kids? I know several that I would love to bless that way! Mine are grown and I don't have grandkids yet. if so, count me in!!!

congrats by the way! I really love your blog!

Tabitha said...

Oh, Amy. After reading your blog for almost a year now, you finally found a way to FORCE me to leave a comment. :) Please enter me in the contest, too. :)

christi said...

hi friend!

i would love to be entered into your giveaway! it might help me keep maggie busy over the summer!

christi said...

i just blogged about your giveaway!

Audrey and Company said...

I am so glad you joined the blogging world. Your stories always make me smile and even chuckle out loud at times.

Lisa said...

I'd love to be entered.

I've enjoyed watching your family on a weekly basis. You do a great job capturing your everyday lives.

rita said...

I have 4 grandkids and another one on the way!