Tuesday, March 31, 2009


So I teased about a future giveaway and the time has come!! The wonderful people at Sinupret for Kids has agreed to sponsor this giveaway.

Sinupret for Kids is a safe, natural remedy that supports healthy sinus, respiratory and immune function. No other clinically tested natural remedies are available today in the US that support all three functions.

Sinupret and Sinupret for Kids are one of the world’s leading herbal remedies for upper respiratory health for children and adults ages 2 and up. Sinupret for Kids is available in a cherry-flavored syrup.

The 3 winners of this giveaway will receive the following package of great stuff!!!

*A copy of Dr. Bob Sears bestselling book The Healthiest Kids in the Neighborhood
*A sample of Sinupret
*Yellow children's binoculars
*Sinupret for Kids Activity Books
*Sinupret for Kids Stickers
*Mini Plush Bear

To enter this giveaway, go to Sinupret and take a look around. Then come back here and leave me a comment telling me something you learned that is not in my description above. You MUST have a valid email address or you will be disqualified.

For extra entries:
-Follow my blog publicly (1 extra entry)
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-blog about my contest and link back to this post (5 extra entries)
-tweet about this contest on twitter (3 extra entries)
Please leave a separate comment for each additional entry that you earn.

The contest will run until Saturday April 4th at 7:00 pm. Three winners will be chosen by Random.org and notified within 2 days. You will have 3 days to claim your prize or another winner will be chosen.

Good luck!

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Lots of things

So I know that it has been a while since I wrote anything. Life has happened. We have been busy. It's getting nice outside now so we try to spend as much time outside as possible. We have been taking walks in the evenings in hopes that I lose some more of this baby weight that I've been carrying around. (Actually, I weigh less now than I did when I got pregnant!! I guess being pregnancy really agrees with me.) But I guess I'm just trying to say that we have been enjoying the evenings and I haven't taken time to sit down and write anything.

Eli is getting big! He thinks he's a lot bigger than he really is sometimes. He loves to stand up and look all around. We ordered him an exersaucer this week. I can't wait to see him when we put him in it for the first time.

We got his 3 month portraits done at Olan Mills. They just came in and we are picking them up tomorrow. So I will be sure to post some of them soon.

And now for my big announcement.....

I am gearing up to host a really cool giveaway. The makers of Sinupret have generously agreed to supply prize packages for up to 5 winners. I am just trying to decide what I want to do for the giveaway. Any cool ideas??

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

3 months

Eli is 3 months old today! My, how time flies!! Here are some recent pictures that we have taken. We got some portraits done at Olan Mills over the weekend. I will post those as soon as we get them.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

How do they do that?

I've come across some new blogs lately. A few of them get to review new products. The company sends them the product to review and they can do whatever they want with it. Most of them review it on their blog and then have a contest to give it away.

How do they do that? How would I go about getting some free products to review? I love free stuff and I'm not afraid to give my opinion. I would love to get some baby products, cleaning and household items, and cooking items. If anyone knows how I would do this, please let me know!

Out with the old and in with the new

This week has been great week for us. We got our tax check about a month ago and decided that we really needed to get some new furniture for our living room. We have never had new furniture. The stuff we had was originally my parents and then my brothers and then ours. So we were overdue for some new stuff. About three weeks ago we went and ordered all new furniture. It FINALLY got here last night. I LOVE it!!! It makes our living room look so nice! I will take some pictures tonight and post them soon, I promise!

We also got a new dishwasher. When we bought our house, the realtor that owned it replaced the dishwasher because the old one didn't work. Well, they bought the cheapest one money could get. It didn't work hardly at all. We had to wash our dishes after they came out of the dishwasher. I guess it was better than not having one at all but I was tired of it and so was Big John. So we got a new one. It's really nice. It's a Whirlpool and it's really spacious on the inside. The best feature is that the silverware basket is on the door so it doesn't take up all the room on the bottom rack.

Our refrigerator is stainless on the front and black on the sides. Now with our new dishwasher, which is black, the white stove we had didn't match anymore. So I got a new stove also. It's a 5 burner cook top. It's so nice! It all makes our kitchen look so modern and cool!!

I also got a new Kitchenaid stand mixer. I have wanted one since they came out and I finally got one. I love to make and decorate cakes so this will come in handy!! I would really like to start baking more. Maybe I will post recipes and pictures of what I am baking. What do you think?

Monday, March 9, 2009

Awesome giveaway!

Check out this blog for an awesome giveaway! It is a must have product for any mom with a little one that needs covered up! I wish I would've thought of the idea!

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Eli's baptism

Here are some picture of Eli's baptism:

He didn't like the goofy hat that came with the outfit so we didn't make him wear it.

Big John and I standing with the other families getting ready to baptize their kids.

Pastor Tim praying over Eli.

Pastor Tim baptizing Eli.

Big John, me, Eli, and Pastor Tim

The whole family.

Friday, March 6, 2009

Big shoes to fill

I call Big John that for a reason. He's a big guy! He's about 6'6" and he wears a size 15 shoe. The other day, we had a family get together after Eli's baptism (pictures to follow shortly). This is a picture of my best friend's baby (who is 5 months older than Eli) and Eli standing in Big John's snow boots. Yes they are really his shoes! And yes they really fit his big ol' feet. I told Eli he has some big shoes to fill!!

We think Eli and Ethan will be good friends when they grow up. Just look... They are already holding hands.

Thank you Daycare!

Eli is sick. AGAIN! He has a cold again. Thank you Daycare for spreading around your germs to my little guy. What are these parents thinking sending their kids to daycare when they are sick? Why can't they just keep their germy kids home like I do? Eli is clingy and pitiful when he is sick. Just like any guy, Big John included. Just how pitiful is he when he's sick?

Enough said.