Hi everyone!!!! I hope Thanksgiving was wonderful for every just like it was for us!! We ate Turkey until we almost got sick and I have been SUCKED up in this Twilight series like its no bodies business…I have seen the movie TWICE now and Ive got a date with my friend Bethany to go see it again in the next week or so…if anyone can explain to me whats making this series attach itself to me..PLEASE let me know! I celebrated my 26th (shesh!!!!) birthday by reading Twilight (yes..all 500 pages in 2 days….!!!) and I finished New Moon 2 days later (yet ANOTHER 500 pages) and Im on book 3 now so…my holiday was spent relaxing and filling my head with stuff that really didnt matter…and for that..i was very thankful! Sometime I forget how to rest…how to relax..how to SIT…and we got to do a lot of that over the little break. 🙂
HOWEVER….this post is NOT about Thanksgiving…its about CHRISTMAS! Tis the season for giving and I know that over my 26 years year on earth..i have received some of the best presents a girl could get! I remember my first bicycle…I woke up on Christmas morning to see that my whole living room had been decorated in pink and white streamers by Santa and his team…and he left the most BEAUTIFUL pink and white bike for me! Complete with streamers on the handle bars..a horn…name plate…and a little flag on the back! It was awesome!!!! I also remember one Christmas when I was in high school and I ran into a lady at a store a few days before the Holiday…she was returning all of her gifts she had purchased because there had been a family emergency and it required all of the money they could muster up. I remember this overwhelming feeling of desire to help her..but i didnt have enough money to buy all of her gifts back..or to give her anything monitary at all…. so I went up and asked her if I could pray for her and she said yes. We stood there in the middle of a Kmart…and we prayed together. I never knew what the situation was or if it really even mattered to her..but I know that THAT year…my favorite gift was being able to be pray for her and her family…right where she was, broken and all. It was such a HUGE blessing to me…and I carry it with me every year.
So…in the spirit of giving..we have TWO contest going on this December! The contest will run from Today, Dec. 1st….until Dec. 15th and here is how you play and what your playing for!!!!
1st: Tell me best gift you have ever received!!! It can be funny…it was be serious…it can be selfish…it can be giving…no matter what it is, just TELL ME!!! The best gift story will be rewarded with a little help for the holiday cash crunch with a $100.00 Target Gift Card!!! Who doesnt love Target….dont answer that Katie Moore..I know you think they are communist! Hehehehe. 🙂 Email all of your stories to firstname.lastname@example.org
2nd: In an effort to reward all of those who have been good ALLLL year long…we are basing THIS part of the contest on people who comment on our blog! if you HAVE ever commented..or PLAN on ever commenting…THIS is the time to do it! We will pull every comment we have received this year (remember..you still have time to comment..this thing isnt over until Dec. 15th!!!) and we will put the names in a hat for a random drawing for a $50.00 itunes gift card…I love the gift of music, so we are spreading some of that love your way! No need to email me on this one…just post your comments here or on some of our other posts and your in for the prize!
P.s. This contest is open to EVERYONE so…have fun and I cant wait to see what you guys come up with!!!!