Thursday, January 26, 2012

A Giveaway for You, Because You're AWE-SOME

First, let's start with a little trip down memory lane, shall we?

Bloggers, feast your eyes on baby Libby.

I love how she was so darn snuggly and oh, those ginormous cheeks!

And, here's one of my favorite pictures of us together,
which happened to be taken on my twenty-sixth birthday.

I love this picture of us because it kinda looks like we were telling secrets.

*Fast forward to the present, and say adios to Memory Lane.*

Now, take at look at sweet Libby today........ she laughs hysterically while trying to literally tape her little sister's mouth shut.
Nice, Lib. Really nice.

But, one thing (of the many) that I LOVE about Libby-- the girl has great taste.

And here's lately, she's loving this:

It's a devotional book, and to be honest I'm not sure who loves it the most at our house.

Let's explore this book a little further, mkay?

Here's Libby with her copy that she got for Christmas.

(Note to moms everywhere: if you need your kid to smile for a picture, trying asking her to say 'alligator underpants'. Cracks her up, every.single.time.)

I love this book for so many reasons,
one being that Libby loves it now and can still love it when she's sixteen.
By that I mean, it's one of those books that grows with you; what it means to you today will change over time, so you can reread it and discover something new with each revisit.

I also love how there are 365 entries, one for each day of the year.

AND, please notice the 'read on your own' part at the end of each page-- LOVE THIS! I love Libby being led to scripture and encouraged to explore her Bible on her own.

In case you haven't picked up on it, there might be just a wee bit of book envy going on here; I may or may not secretly wish this were my copy. I'll never tell.

And, one more reason to love it:

This book may just possibly buy you some silence. Oh, the joy that is a silent moment at my house.

And yes, in case you were wondering, my daughter is preparing to sleep in her dance recital costume from three years ago. Don't go there. It's called picking my battles. guessed it!
Because I love this book so much and because I love my readers so much AND to celebrate reaching 200,000 views and 300 followers (I'm at 299 right now, but I have faith that it'll happen soon), I am giving away one copy of this book to one of YOU!

Here's how you can enter to win:

1. Follow my blog. It's easy-- just look at the sidebar to the right and scroll down until you see a box with lots of faces and a follow button. Click the button. YOU CAN DO IT! :) Leave a comment telling me that you follow AND include one of the following:
a.) Your favorite television series, current or of days gone by.
b.) The name of one book I need to read this year.

2. Tweet, facebook, or blog about this giveaway. Leave a comment for each of these things that you do.

Libby will draw a winner on Sunday, and I'll announce first thing on Monday.

AND, if your kiddos are little or if you don't even have kiddos are are a kiddo at heart but think you'd enjoy this book, PLEASE enter! You don't have to have kids to win or to read God's word. :)

Here's hoping your Thursday is awe-to-the-some.

The commenting may now commence.

Oh, and I'm joining my favorite blogger today as she works to encourage us to get out from behind the camera and get in the pictures with our kiddos. You should check it out. All the cool kids are doin' it.


  1. I follow and my favorite tv show is Modern Family!

  2. Of course I follow you:) I would tell you a book but instead I decided I will tell you that I am LOVING Kisses from Katie. My current favorite tv series are Glee & Pretty Little Liars!!!

  3. I shared your give-away on facebook! btw, YOU ARE FABULOUS:)

  4. I follow, and I finally, finally read The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks. Great book. (I too love Modern Family, Katie!)

  5. I follow and I can't get enough of Grey's Anatomy!! Currently on the kindle are 52 Things Kids Need from a Mom and My So-Called Life as a Proverbs 31 Wife!

  6. I follow you! I recently read "So Long Insecurity" by Beth Moore. L.O.V.E. it! Don't let the title fool you!!! I also shared your giveaway on my FB.

  7. I shared your blog on Facebook!

  8. I am blog follower. I love The Big Bang Theory. It has nothing to do with that theory but it is a great show about nerds. I loooove the book Captivating by John and Stasi Eldredge.

  9. I follow your blog. I think you should read Heave is For Real (they also have a kids version) or the Left Behind Series, if you haven't read either. They are both very powerful.

  10. I love The Office...Dwight Shrute is my fav! I know you have read The Help so I suggest any sock knitting book and if you don't know how to knit, I would be glad to teach you. I love it! Love your blog! Cindy

  11. I follow! Great book - Feminine Appeal by Carolyn Mahaney. Love Parenthood.

  12. I follow you. :) Favorite show of all time - Friends, hands down!

    What a great giveaway - thanks for sharing this! I will definitely be buying a copy (if I don't win of course!) :)

  13. I follow your blog. If you want something funny to read, I recommend any Of the Stephanie Plum series by Janet Evonavich, start at the beginning. There are 18.

  14. I shared this giveaway on twitter.

  15. I'm a follower! One of my favorite TV shows is Friends. Just re-discovered it on Nick at Night!


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