Sunday, November 23, 2008

My 100th Post Celebration Giveaway

I am celebrating my 100th post with a giveaway.

I have a nice hardbound NIV Women's Devotional Bible and a leatherbound journal with a beautiful cover.


I will also be adding in some extra surprises, which will probably include chocolate. I love putting together little treasures to make a nice gift. We all deserve a little pampering once in a while.

This is going to be a random drawing. The contest will end on Thanksgiving Day, November 27th. I will keep this post at the top of my blog until then.

But, I thought we would do a little something special in honor of Thanksgiving Day coming up.

I would love to hear about your favorite holiday memory, Thanksgiving or Christmas. It could be a special time with family, a ministry that you served in or a gift you received. It is completely up to you.

Post this memory on your blog, (or email me, if you don't have a blog) and link back to this blog post. Then come back and leave me a comment on this post.

I will have a random drawing the day after Thanskgiving. I will put all the participant's names in a basket and have my cute, smiling son draw out the winner. I will even take pictures. Please be patient with me, this is my first giveaway. I hope to make everything nice and fair, but sometimes things happen.

So, thank you for being a faithful blog reader!

And start blogging about those holiday memories!

Your friend,
Alicia

25 comments:

  1. One of most memorable moments are from a Christmas 2 years ago. The women's Ministry of my church decided to visit some of the widows and older women of our church and to take them each a gift. We went to show them love, to lift them up. We decided we would sing a hymn or two at each home and pray with them. We went to bless them, but these wonderful godly women blessed us in ways we never imagined. In each home the Spirit of the Lord was present and we left feeling uplifted and encouraged. It turned out they blessed us much more than we could blessed them. they sang with us, prayed for us and brought such joy to our hearts. One who has just went home to glory this year was losing her memory and often became confused about the period of time she was living, but when we begin to sing "Silent Night" she remember every word and she lifted up so high. i can's even described how awesome a time we had. This is one of my most special memories when you seek to give to others they most often give more to you. Thanks for this opportunity to share. Be blessed and congratulation on your 100th post.

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  2. OH, how fun!! I am off to work on getting that done...and posting the awards! YOU SOOO BLESS ME! ;)

    hugs~

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  3. What a blessing this would be to me...

    My memory... I had the utmost fear of Santa. (Come on! Big, fat crazy looking guy all dressed in red that breaks into people's homes in the evening and never gets caught! That's freaky!!!)

    Well, when I was about 5, my uncle showed up dressed as Santa. I can remember screaming, crying and running into my Mom's bedroom and hiding in her closet.

    To this day when I see the jolly old guy, I think: "This is so dysfuntional!"

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  4. Hi Alicia,

    I posted my favorite memory ... and I (DUH!!!) finally added you to my permanent links list. With today being Show and Tell Friday I usually get more traffic so hopefully some new folks will wander in here to check on your contest. Also put up a giveaway so that will help too.

    I hope you are having a good weekend!

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  5. So I gave you a tag, come by if you want to play. You know I love ya!

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  6. my favorite memory is of all my life going to my grandmothers house on Christmas eve for my dad's side of the family. Sants always showed up, knocked on the front window and that was our cue to start opening presents......
    Now We all still go but my kids are the ones opening the presents...

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  7. Hey I hope you have an awesome weekend! Check out my blog to get your awards with l♥ts of l♥ve from me :) ♥ Hugs! :) Shauna
    http://trying2staycalm.blogspot.com/

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  8. Well, the last post in the clutter series will be up tomorrow. You don't need to thank me, girl, I am thanking you for giving me the idea! Anytime I don't have to come up with an idea is a good time. You see what happened the other night when I was to tired to think and posted anyway, lol!

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  9. Sooo...one of my most memorable Christams'; let's see. I would probably have to go with last year! We went to Christmas Eve service, which was so great and then had a family dinner at my house. Came home and tracked Santa and then hit the hay! Christams day is AZ is very relaxing and layed back (nothing like MI where would we run everywhwere), so the fam came over for a big breakfast and hung out all day, opened presents and then a big dinner. We had such a great day, but then the next day we flew to Michigan and got to hang with MiMi and her fam and then we flew to Florida for the Capital One bowl game and there we were able to spend time with Ryan's family and UM won! It was very exciting...so I would say last year, becuase I was able to spend at least a little time with all the special people in my life during a 2 week period. It was awesome! Thanks for letting me share and Happy #100!
    xoxo & ((hugs)) Stacey

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  10. ok, I have 'my memory' to post on Monday!! Thanks for this opportunity, friend! Hope you have a blessed weekend!

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  11. ok, I have 'my memory' to post on Monday!! Thanks for this opportunity, friend! Hope you have a blessed weekend!

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  12. Hi my dear friend!!!

    I have mine up! I figured I would have it for my post on Sunday!!

    This was fun!!!

    Have a blessed day tomorrow!
    Alicia

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  13. I am working on some pics to go with my thanksgiving memory : )
    I have some cute ones of my precious parents.

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  14. Wow! I just stumbled onto your blog for the first time this morning and what do I see? Your wonderfully generous giveaway. I would so like to join. :)

    My favorite holiday memories are from Thanksgivings past. My dad's siblings lived far away and we only saw them during random times of the year. My mom's family lived nearby, but her brother and his wife have six kids and her sister had a huge house. So we rarely had holiday celebrations at our house. However, when I turned 13 we had just moved into a big farmhouse and we started having Thanksgiving at our house. I LOVED being a young hostess and spending time with my family. Yes, the food was/is great on Thanksgiving. But my favorite part of any holiday has always been the presence of the ones I love, including our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, not the presents that they bring.

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  15. What a great giveaway! I posted about Thanksgiving 2003...

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  16. sounds like a great giveaway! I'm in Canada, so if i'm allowed to enter, i'd love to! if not, no worries! Congrat's on 100!!! that's awesome!

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  17. Hey Alicia. My favorite holiday memory will post tomorrow, the 25th.

    Blessings my friend!

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  18. Hello, Alicia.

    Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving a sweet comment. I thought I should check out your blog and I find another wonderful Christian, homeschooling mom. And I see that you are an accountant by profession. Me too, but I'm pretty passionate about it at least for now.

    It is nice to meet you and I hope to get to know you better. I'll be back to visit again.

    Loved your miracle story....you left us hanging ....I have to come back.

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  19. Hello, Alicia.

    Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving a sweet comment. I thought I should check out your blog and I find another wonderful Christian, homeschooling mom. And I see that you are an accountant by profession. Me too, but I'm pretty passionate about it at least for now.

    It is nice to meet you and I hope to get to know you better. I'll be back to visit again.

    Loved your miracle story....you left us hanging ....I have to come back.

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  20. Mine is from Christmas with my two oldest sons. (my bio sons - dh is my second marriage)

    On Christmas Eve we would go to a movie - Toy Story was one of our favorites. Then out for a nice dinner. (Usually Applebee's). At home we would make and decorate sugar cookies, then make a small cake and and have a Happy Birthday Jesus party. We would sing songs and then talk about the Nativity story and then on to our "Adopted Grandparent" and what we gave them for Christmas that year. (we adopted a single, older person each year from the Angel Tree or Salvation Army) Then the boys were allowed to open their gifts from me, as Christmas Day was so hectic going from my parents house to the ex's parents house.

    I still treasure these memories, even though they are now 22 and 25 years old.

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  21. My memory of a wonderful Thanksgiving meal that my husband and I hosted: We had out of town family leave the following day. And, my Mom coming in the following to help care for our son. I was pregnant and knew my daughter was coming any day. However, our blessing #2 arrived three days after Thanksgiving! And, this year is her 2nd birthday AND Thanksgiving Day! What more reason to give the Lord thanks than for our two!

    Tamrah T.
    (jttsoATcybertrailsDOTcom)

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  22. Alicia,

    Mine is up. I am so sorry it took so long. It is short but sweet. Congrats again on the 100th post!

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  23. Congrats on 100 posts!

    My favorite holiday memory... being deaf and not able to enjoy the Christmas carols as much as other people might... really made me extra-grateful for the incredible beauty of a candlelight service.

    Such a sacred hush and sweet glow from each person. It was a moment that somehow felt so holy and reverent. I just loved it and will never forget it!

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