Monday, October 26, 2009

Holy Smokes!!!! We WON!

When I checked into the ole' blog this afternoon, I was more than a little surprised to see that 57 visitors were here - at one time. That may not seem like much to some of you, but to this little-known piece of the blogosphere - that was HUGE. I couldn't help but wonder where all of these people were coming from.

I hit "refresh" and we were up to 61. What on earth? And then I looked over at my righthand sidebar.
Layla had posted the winner of her giveaway. My heart skipped a beat. "No way".

But, it's true! We won!!! :) Click here to read all about it. Can you believe it? Sam is going to be sooo excited.

Just for kicks, here's what I wrote to enter the giveaway. Layla had asked us to tell why we needed their free leafblower:

"I would like the leaf blower, please :)This is our first fall in our "new" house and we are one of the only young families on the entire street. Most of the homes still boast their original owners, now retired and manicuring their lawns with some fierce dedication. With four children ages 8 and under, we pale sadly in comparison. It's a good week if the grass gets mowed, let alone edged and aerated. Our house needs some love, but it has an amazing wooded acre lot. We have a huge black locust right beside our driveway that's dropping its teeny weeny leaves all over the place. Those things are tricky to rake! A leaf blower would be just the thing to take care of the locust leaves *and* get us up to speed with our meticulous neighbors :)

Thanks, Kevin & Layla!!! This is really generous of you!


Thanks, indeed! This is so incredibly generous of Layla and Kevin. Guys, no kidding, this is so great :)


The Country Nest said...

CONGRATULATIONS! Glad you won, you have a great blog and this is how I found you!

Lettered Cottage said...

Congratulations!!! We hope you and the family have a great time blowing all those teeny weeny leaves into a big pile for the kids to jump in!

Kevin and Layla

Elizabeth (blue clear sky) said...

Congratulations on your win! Sounds like the prize will come in really handy. I stopped by from Layla's blog and added you to my blogroll so I can get updates as you post. I'm off to check out more of your blog, please stop by my blog anytime!

Beth said...

congrats! found you guys from 'the lettered cottage'. love all of your before and afters. like you, we have 4 kiddos and are always in the middle of something around the house. it's really neverending. glad to see another busy family really take pride in their home. will definitely be checking on your progress.

Anonymous said...

congrats! that would feel sooooo awesome winning a prize from sweepstakes. Hope you blow away those dead leaves, and make ur garden the most amazing one in your neighborhood !!!

Stephen and Larissa said...

Congrats! That's so exciting! I just started reading their blog and am enjoying it.

heartfulhome said...

congrats on winning- I've enjoyed reading your blog. Layla was right, very enjoyable!!

Leen said...

Congratulations :)

So happy to have found your blog!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations :)

Looking forward to reading your blog. We are also in the process of remodeling an early 1970's house. It's been an adventure.


JacciM said...

Thanks so much for the kinds words, everyone :) Not only am I excited about the leafblower, but I'm also excited to see so much traffic on our blog.

Thank you so much for stopping by. Here's hoping a few of you will be back!


Sherry Petersik said...

Wahoooo! That's so exciting! And you and the fam totally deserve it. So glad to hear that you're noticing new people dropping in on your blog too. That's totally well deserved as well!

Sherry (& John)

cousin Deb said...

Congrats on winning the leaf blower! I just finished reading through your blog and love what you are doing with your home. Your kitchen is looking great and I love how your black appliances tie in with your black doors. I'll be reading your blog regularly from now on. Lovely to meet another Christian family!

Rose DesRochers said...

Congrats. Want to come blow my leaves? Thanks for dropping by my blog.