Thursday, January 31, 2008

Contest Winners!



Is it just me? Or does it seem like time is flying?
That is not a long time ago.
But, so MUCH has happened in such a short span,
that it seems like forever ago!
Anywhoooo, yesterday was the deadline.
Last night I wrote down everyone's names.
Cut the names, and folded the strips of paper up.
My youngest son picked 2 out, and
Viloa!
We have 2 winners!
Drum roll please! Daaattatataatta...
And the winners are:
She wanted this one:
And, the 2nd winner is:

Julie at Joyful Days!

I just need to get the addresses, and get to the post office!
I am so excited!
This is great fun!

I will be having another drawing in February!
So be on the look out!


Here are some of my thoughts from the 11th as to why the giveaway.
"But, while I came to blogging to give,
it has truly given back to me.
I have been encouraged, laughed my head off,
sometimes choked-up, and learned;
all these things and more.
You ladies who visit, and write your own blogs,
and share your inspiring and humorous thoughts are such a blessing
and what you do, does makes a great difference!"


Still true today!

9 comments:

Karen said...

Yay for Ally! I am so chuffed she has won this book. xx

luvmy4sons said...

Always such a blessing! Yeah for for the winners!

Ally said...

Wow it´s..me.... I can´t believe it!!! Wohooooooooo!!! I think this is going to be a book that´s really going to help me.... can´t wait to get it in the post... thanks so much

Denise said...

Congrats to the winners.

Kassi said...

The Five Love Languages is wonderful! maria, I just wanted to thank you much for the constant encouragement...

Renee's Reading Corner said...

Congrats to the winners!

Sharon said...

Congrats to the winners!

freetofly said...

Karen, I don't know who was more tickled her or me!

Leslie, this is way too much fun! I already have the next 4 months gifts picked out! Books, books, & books! (Maybe movies after that, who knows?)

Ally, That's right! I will be going to town to mail them Tuesday. I will e-mail you when I do!

Thanks, Denise!

Kassi, You are WAY MORE than welcome! I truly enjoy your posts & you were a big help to my Mama! So my thanks to you!

Renee' & Sharon, thanks you all!

Happy Ground Hog Day!
6 more weeks of winter!

xoxox,
Maria

Joyful Days said...

Thank you! I think I e-mailed you. Life is still a bit foggy through the humidifier and cold medicine.

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