Friday, March 26, 2010

A Stroll Down Memory Lane and a Giveaway!

Just because it's Friday and because the weather is icky outside I'm going to do something I've never done on my blog before.  A giveaway!  I'm giving away a $10 Starbucks gift card to one lucky person. I know it's not a huge prize, but it's enough for two lattes, mochas, or you can get my favorite; a caramel white mocha frappuccino with caramel drizzle. Yum!

All you need to do is leave a comment. Say anything you want.  On Wednesday, March 31st, I will announce the winner.  Please be sure and leave your name and/or your email so I can notify you if you win.

In the meantime, I'd like to share some pictures I found on an old thumbdrive of mine. I'm talking pictures from when my oldest was only a year old. He was SUCH a cute baby/toddler. Just look at those big chubby cheeks!
These were from at my cousin's wedding. I think it was in 2003.
Me with short blonde hair. More my natural color. I like me better with dark hair. Look at that cute, round, cake-covered face. This was before he started back-talking! I really miss those days.
Somebody help me! I'm getting all teary-eyed and nostalgic. Plus it's a baby taking a bath pictures. They've always been my favorites, and since this one is mine... my heart swells even more!
My boy getting into something he wasn't supposed to while my parents' puppy, Zoe, sat there and let him. Some babysitter she was!  Sadly, Zoe is not with us any longer.
This picture made my eyes water up when I saw it. This is my Grandma Ora and Grandpa Jack during my cousin's wedding reception. Grandpa passed away in July of 2008. These two were married 65 years and after nine kids and all that time they still loved eachother sooooo much. You can just see the adoration in his face as he gazes at my grandma. Everyone misses him, especially Grandma. I'm so glad I discovered this picture.

Hope you all have a fabulous weekend! Remember your blessings!


cindy said...

my little one had intensely chubby cheeks as that he is starting to grow out of them, i'm so sad! lol. they get so big so fast! :)

and it's definitely an icky friday! hope that saturday is much better! :)

Banjo @ Unfabulousness said...

Dude, look at his chubby cheeks! Lil C had those when he was a toddler and I miss those days as well! Great pics as always Amber!

Mom, Wife, Nina said...

What happened to Zoe?! -sniff- -sniff- Way to make me all choked up! :) Love the pictures, as always. ;)

suburban prep said...

The cheeks and the smile melt your heart.
What a darling boy.

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Anonymous said...

omg how cute are they! Such great pictures!

Cori Schramm

Wendy said...

What a great idea! You know how I love starbucks! :-) Enjoy your weekend....

KARA @ MADE 2 CREATE said...

YUMMM!!! Hope I win! The pic of your grandparents is priceless.

DG said...

a. thanks so much for the chance and b. he is so so cute! I especially love the picture where he looks shocked and he looks oh so cute with his big blue eyes and chubby cheeks! :)


Lisa K said...

Amber, such wonderful pictues. The photo of your grandparents should be on a Hallmark card. Always look forward to your posts. Thanks for sharing