Thursday, November 22, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving and My First Giveaway!

2 days, 1030 miles, 3 Redbox movies, 6 chapters of Harry Potter (finished Book 4 and started Book 5), 2 Starbucks, 1 lost shoe, 1 Hampton Inn,  3 tanks of gas, and we (by we I mean my family of 5 and my mom) made it from Macon, GA to Warren, CT to spend Thanksgiving with Betsy. (My dad flew up on Monday, missing all the road trip fun.)  I had some serious anxiety about such a long road trip but it was really not that bad.  We are having the best time and I can't wait to tell you all about it next week.
This Thanksgiving I am so grateful for my family.  I am thankful that we enjoy being together.  So thankful that we can make fun of each other and laugh about it without feelings getting hurt.  Thankful that all of the kids love each other and love to play together.  

I am also thankful for you, the readers of this blog. Your comments and emails brighten my day. And I am so happy that I can give you something to say thanks for being a part of the birdhouse. This past Labor Day, Jason and I took the kids to see The Odd Life of Timothy Green.  It was such a sweet family movie and every person in my family enjoyed it.  Since Betsy has friends with cool jobs, I have been given 5 DVD's to give away in time for you to enjoy this movie with your family over the holidays. So, leave me a comment and let me know what you are most looking forward to over the Christmas season and I will use random.org to pick 5 winners.  Leave a comment by noon on November 30th and I will announce the winners that afternoon.    




10 comments:

Rachael Hardison said...

Awesome giveaway! I am most looking forward to putting up my husband's and my first christmas tree! :)

natalie said...

I'm looking forward to making thank you notes with M and L and delivering them to the house with the Christmas decorations we love the most. That's one of our annual traditions. Hot chocolate, Christmas music, an hour or so in the car and LOTS of laughter and oohs-and-aahhs at Christmas decorations.

Betsy said...

thanks for the giveaway! I'm looking forward to time with family

miriam said...

I'm looking forward to my 3-year-old's excitement on Christmas Eve! (and we LOVE your blog!)

Betsy said...

I'm most looking forward to a fantabulous roadtrip to GA.

Sarah said...

Oh my gosh <3 I saw that movie three times in the theater, I love it! I'm looking forward to decorating and gift-buying :) Christmas is going to be strange this year (both of my grandmothers passed away in August & September) so I am just happy to be able to spend time with my family and do everything I can to keep the memories of my loved ones alive during the holiday season.

sblake1[at]student[dot]framingham[dot]edu

Lauren Lance said...

Great blog posting! Looking forward to 'lazy' time with the kids when they are out of school! Lauren

B said...

I'm looking forward to celebrating our first Christmas as a new little family!!
P.S. I LOVE your blog! It's so honest and you always say something that I just needed to hear that day. ;)
~Beth

EMSFS said...

I am most looking forward to having Santa come visit the house & see the kids a few days before Christmas - my father in law is helping us out with this one.
emsfsemsfs at gmail dot com

Karin said...

I really want to see this movie! This Christmas season I am most looking forward to a break from school (we homeschool) and more relaxing time with family! Thanks for the giveaway!