Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Journey Pendant Giveaway

So I've been AWOL (Absent without leave) for a while.  This has been a hard year as I've had bronchitis a record 5 times (a record for me anyway).  So, I've not been feeling the greatest and have barely been online, and when I have been online, I've been slacking...to say the least. 

So, I figure I will end the year with a giveaway!!!!! There is one contest that I've entered Monster in and (when you see the pic) you have to admit, he's rather cute!  All you have to do for this giveaway is vote for him one time...but to give you extra entries, I'm going to include another contest (with daily voting) that I've entered our Christmas lights in.  This second contest is a gift card, and we could really use it right now as my car needs a new motor and I'm having to fight the warranty company for the repair.  Ack?!?!

Soo...without further ado.  Here's a pic of the Journey Pendant I will be giving away
Also as a footnote for those that stalk and try to cause problems for me...both of these contests say to get the word out...they do not say that I can't host a giveaway for votes...so please don't waste your time!!!


This will end on Dec 29 at Midnight!!! So it's a short and sweet giveaway!!


Sunday, December 18, 2011

My First Refrigerator Art

           I'm the mother of 3 kids.  I have an 18 year old that I haven't seen since he was 5, and I have a 10 year old that I haven't seen since she was 4.  Until Friday, I never had "refrigerator art."  Other people take it for granted that their kids bring home papers from school....I never got to take my kids to school.  PJ was with his dad during school, and Em was stolen from me by that time. 

         Monster has been going to daycare now for almost a year, part time.  We decided on one day a week at first, on the advice of DH's counselor.  The shock for Monster was big, but he gradually got used to it.  The daycare said he wasn't playing with the other toys or kids there, so we decided to make it twice a week.  Then, about a month ago, Monster finally got moved up to the 2 year old room, and we decided to take him to daycare 3 days a week so that he can get used to other kids.  This has been a great decision.  Not only do DH and I get the "us" time, but now Monster is playing with the toys and other kids.  He's also in speech therapy. 

        Friday was the Christmas Party at daycare.  Like every mom, I took in a snack...I choose the cheese cubes off the list because Monster always likes those.  I saw his teachers working throughout the week on different things, and thought to myself it would be so cool for him to bring those home.  What surprised me was a little reindeer container that held the magic reindeer oats.  The antlers were made of cutouts of Monster's hands.  There was also a little gingerbread man that would go on the refrigerator.  When I saw these, I just sat there and cried for about 15 minutes because it took 18 years and 3 kids to get my first refrigerator art. 
  

         For all my friends that have never had to go through losing a child, cherish every minute with them.  And for those that have lost a child, you also will have your refrigerator art one day.  Merry Christmas everyone!  And I'm trying to set up a bunch of giveaways for next year.