Monday, October 13, 2008

Ten Thousand

As I write this post, my handy little counter says "9738" visitors since I started out. To be honest, I'm kinda surprised! I was worried that I'd be writing for myself, my hubby, my mom, and my BFF to read.

I'm thrilled, excited, and blessed to know that other people who don't even know me (and even some who do) read my blatherings on here. My hope is that my day-to-day will be an encouragement to someone else - then it will be totally worth pouring my life out here on the world wide web.

To celebrate the impending 10,000 hits, I've decided to host a giveaway. It's a thank-you giveaway...well, because I want to say thanks! Because everyone is different, and I wouldn't just give the same gift of thanks to everyone I meet, the gift is not determined. NOPE. You must help me!

So, here's how you win:
- look at the hit counter (which is sitting right up top beside this post)
- post a comment (obviously, tell me what number you read on the stat counter)
- also, tell me three things about yourself that would help me choose a great thank-you gift for you (your fave colour or verse, whether you like pretty or useful, and so on) - THREE THINGS.

I'm not going to tell you how I will select the winner, but Pat knows so you know I'm not just choosing someone I like (I like you all, anyway, so how could I choose?). Go ahead and keep commenting, even after the 10,000 mark.

I'll announce a winner soon!


  1. 9755 is my lucky number. HAHA!
    Three things about myself
    1. I love chocolate.
    2. I almost always enjoy useful over pretty.
    3. I love to bake.

  2. My number is 9768... at least that is my first number as I plan to be visiting you and re-entering this contest many many times.

    What kind of prize would be best for me?

    1. I really want the cookbook by Ellie Krieger, the food you crave (how is that for being specific)
    2. I also really want bible reference book about all the women in the bible (I currently have one from library.... but I must get one for myself to keep)
    3. I love Crcle E candles... DO you have that in Canada? (you never know.... a place without uncrustables....)

  3. 9773 was the number on the counter. Wow!!! I am only in the six thousand range.

    I really enjoy your blog it is so uplifting and fun. I also enjoy your comments.

    Three things about me:

    1. I am addicted to blogging AND love the "sisters" I have met there.

    2. I am an animal lover and have always wanted a large bird. (Daughter has asthma and bird dust is a no no.) Bummer

    3. I am a home body for the most part, but like to surprise my kids with little day trips here and there.

  4. Oh yeah, I forgot . . .

    You have been given an award . . . by me - COME BY AND GET IT!


  5. 9779 (7s are not my lucky number - boo hoo)

    Congratulations on 10K!!!

    Lets see, about me:
    1. I love to cook.
    2. I love, love, love to knit.
    3. I am working very hard on becoming an organized person (not my nature - it's a hard process).

  6. #9786
    Okay, here's three things about myself that should convince you that I should get the prize:
    I. I'm your mom (and your husband's favorite mother-in-law)
    2. I'm your children's grandma
    3. My favorite verse is James 1:2-3


  7. #9793...

    3 things about me...

    #1- I love reading my Bible, books about how a woman of God should live.

    #2- I love being with my family, my boys I love watching them and teaching them new things, we love just being together!

    #3- I love humor! I spend (too much) time on blogs that are funny, because I love to laugh and to know that I am not necessarily the only crazy person in this world! I love funny movies. I love that my husband has a great sense of humor too... And I love to make them laugh.

    Darn... I have so many other things! =) Thanks!!!

  8. 9794

    About me...
    1. I love to read
    2. I love going to movies
    3. I love working out

  9. 9802 is my number
    Okay so 3 things about myself....
    1-I am a mom of 4 kids
    2-I am a memnber of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints(LDS)
    3-I love the fall season

    Oh and I love reading your blog

  10. that is a lot of people reading about you! :) Thanks for being so candid and honest with your entries. 3 things about me:

    1. I don't need the prize...just wanted to participate in the FUN. I am often like that...others before me...the heart of a mommy I think :)

    2. Favorite and most used by me verse: "Creat in me a clean heart of God and renew a right spirit within me." Psalm 51:10

    3. I looove scrapbooking!

  11. 9865 is the number...

    Thanks for the comment. We used to pay $40 to $50 for our lawn to be mowed. But, we also live in a place where it needs to be mowed in 105 Degrees heat. It is cooler in the winter, down to low 80's or so. I'd love to pay someone just $10. (but hey that is what my hubby is for. lol)

    BTW - I love just about anything except debt and dirt. lol.

  12. 9929... Yeah, I'm entering again!

    3 MORE things about me...

    1- I'm a drummer! I love music and singing and worship is huge! I'm on my worship team at church!

    2- I love to draw... I actually took 2 years of college. My major was drawing!

    3- I love women's ministry. I love getting my hands on any and all info I can for this!

    Thanks! =)

  13. My second number is 9939....

    Three more things about me

    1. I enjoy cooking

    2. I enjoy decorating my house (on a limited budget)

    3. I LOVE monograms.....

  14. Hello, my number is 9952
    3 things about me are:
    a) I would love to get back to my scrapbooking
    b) I love my 4 kids! :)
    c)Favorite verse~ Jeremiah 29:11
    For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not harm you, plans to give you hope and a future

  15. Hello! I recently found your blog and have been quite enjoying it.

    Hmmm...only three things?

    1. I'm the mom of 2 beautiful girls.
    2. I'm a little arsty and a little crafty. I love to take photos, sew, make cards, and anything else that grabs my fancy.
    3. My favorite verses right now are Jeremiah 29:11-13

  16. Oh, I forgot my number is 9982!

  17. I have to tell you a sneaky, devious story. I decided I would try to be your 10000 viewer, so I clicked in 9 times in one else seemed to be clicking in at this time in the morning. However, just as I was going to get to 10000, woe is me, someone clicked in and got it...I got 10001. I guess that is my just punishment for cheating. And I know I definitely do not deserve to win a prize! But I do love to support your blog, my sweet niece!
    From your cheating Aunt (Tante), who can't even cheat effectively!