I wanted a place to record all the joys, annoyances, marvels, and travails of our family life. I wanted to have a little hobby that was all my own, and I have come to (mostly) enjoy this little pursuit.
What I didn't count on was meeting all kinds of funny, faithful, kind, and smart people in my comment box and on my travels around the web. That's you, my friends!
I never banked on following you through your chronicles; offering my prayers or support in your comment boxes; wondering how you would handle a specific situation and asking your opinion.
I often address you as "my friends" because that is how I think of you. When I talk with Rob about something one of my friends said, he sometimes has to wonder if I mean a person I've met or an unseen blogger. I can't tell you how many good ideas I've gotten from you, and Rob just chuckles when I start a sentence with "So I was reading this blog . . ."
In this spirit of bloggy friendship, I thought I'd do a bloggiversary giveaway. Woo-hoo!
I am giving away a copy of the book Hello Cupcake by Karen Tack and Alan Richardson. My good friend Amy, both in the blog world and en vivo, showed me this book when she and her gang came over one afternoon and I was smitten. I had to get my own copy, and I love it.
A user's manual for creative cupcake decorations and designs, Hello Cupcake is beyond cute. It's chock full of easy tips and beautiful photos. How can you resist these?:
March of the Penguins . . . right into my mouth!
So here's the deal, my friends. I am giving away one copy of this fun book and if you would like to win it, just leave a comment on this post answering one of these questions:
- If you had to train for an Olympic sport, which one would you choose?
- What has been your favorite part of the summer? (for those who may be feeling Olympics fatigue)
I will leave the contest open open until Tuesday, August 26th, then I will randomly choose a winner. I might put your names in a hat, or I might utilize the ever so handy Random.org. It all depends on how tired I am on Tuesday night.
Anyone can enter a comment; bloggers, non-bloggers, long-time readers, newbies. I'll even mail to Canadian or APO/FPO addresses.
Good luck and thanks for making this spot a happy place for me, my friends.