Friday, November 23, 2012

let's try this again...giveaway !!

Apparently none of my photos showed up in my last post. Hmmmm...little blog elves must be messing with my stuff ! We'll try this again...

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First order of business : did you read yesterday's post featuring dozens of readers' gorgeous kids? If you missed it, please go read it now! My favorite post ever.

Second: has anyone else in blogland noticed a lull in their comment section? Maybe everybody is like me...trying to squeeze in a few moments to read is about all I can manage these days, and leaving a comment is an extra step I rarely have time for :/  (I apologize to all of you lovely bloggers whose blogs I adore but never comment on!)

Anyhoo, this is my attempt to connect with readers again after being a recluse for the first trimester of this pregnancy... There's a fabulous new site online for fun baby shower gifts ~

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 Above is just one of many great cakes featured at e Diaper cakes, but there are so many to choose from....


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"At e Diaper Cakes, we make diaper cakes out of children’s books, stuff animals, rattles and flowers. All of the products we make are assembled by hand and we are a mom-owned business. I recently gave birth to a baby girl in November of 2011 and I wanted to create a business that will let me stay home with my daughter. So eDiaperCakes.com was born in April of 2012. The baby diaper cakes we make gets used as centerpieces for baby showers and it also make lovely gifts for first time parents. We also have offices that pool money to buy one for their pregnant co-workers!

We only use brand name items on all our products because we know who the gift is going to. So you won’t see any generic baby products when you order from us. Some of the brands we use are Gund, Kid’s Preferred, TY and Pampers. Please visit us at eDiaperCakes.com to view our diaper cakes collection.  "





eDiapercakes is offering one of Lily's readers a $25 gift certificate to their store. Just leave a comment telling me what your favorite part of Thanksgiving was yesterday to be entered to win.


My favorite part?








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Watching my kids play Band Hero. Too funny.

But there was also this...

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...dinner in our sunroom. It was perfect.


And finally this....



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My little ballerina dancing to Christmas music after dinner. She partied so hard she wore herself out:)


So how about you? What was your favorite moment?


Happy Day After !! 


p.s. please tell me you can see my pictures now??

29 comments:

cara said...

For some reason, I am unable to see your pictures!! I will have to come back in a few and see if I can then. I know they are adorable.

My favorite part of yesterday was relaxing with family at home. I thought we would feel isolated and lonely, but it was a blessing. We were suppose to go to our friends' house, but due to Abigail's Mono being reactivated and a virus in our home, we stayed home. It was sweet. And I LOVED watching Mary SO excited for what she called "our feast." She could not stop talking about everything. I love watching kids light up and appreciate every last detail.

Sara said...

We spent yesterday trying to get a very sick baby well again. We ended up in the ER last night. But I still have a favorite thing about the day, one that I'm always thankful for--a sweet smile from my boy. Yesterday's smile was particularly special because he was so sick; it was the only smile I got from him all day.

Sara said...

Oh and I can't see your pics either :(

my family said...

no pictures patti:(
we enjoyed time with out of town family, including my 90 year old uncle....Brooke went to alabama with daddy for her first deer hutning trip

Holly said...

My favorite part of Thanksgiving this year, was the passing of the torch, as the next generation was in charge of desserts and they came thru with flying colors. Talents were stretched, along with our tummies, as we had new variations of the old favorites added to our meal. They did a great job, can't wait to see what they come up with for Christmas. Love it, that as the grandchildren grow up, they enjoy being in charge of something with the meal.

Anna Theurer said...

I can see them! Yes, minimal comments and minimal readers right now. Some of it happened when Sandy hit and then this week with the holidays. Thanksgiving dinner in the sunroom sounds delightful and Miss Lily is looking as lovely as always. My favorite moment was when Ellie started to demonstrate her awesome "fake" sneeze. She has the entire table laughing.

Mrs. K said...

Well, I didn't think it was going to be my favorite part of the Thanksgiving "feast" but it turned out to be just fine with me. Hope insisted she do everything this year (I think out of pure guilt for giving me her cold the beginning part of the week ;)) So as a result I got to sit and hold
Jerimiah and watch the girls play without having to worry about preparations. What is the saying "feed a cold and starve a fever"? Well, I had no problem with that part :-)

Mrs. K said...

PS Like the pictures espicailly the last one of my little tired ballirena and the one of all the Rice Rug Bunnies.

aimee said...

The part that stood out this year above the rest was having everyone back at my Grandparent's house to celebrate together. My Grandpa has recently become unable to walk so everyone, all 50 of us,crammed into their tiny one level house in order to celebrate with him!

Danielle said...

My fav part of yesterday was the finished product. When you see the beautiful product of all the hard work!! We loved being together and enjoying a different paced thanksgiving this year!'

Twila said...

My favorite part of Thanksgiving was being with my family, spending the day together and for friends that came over in the evening.

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lovemy3 said...

This was our first Thanksgiving, just the 5 of us...no traveling. It was nice to just enjoy ourselves and not run around every where.

Susanna said...

My favorite part of Thanksgiving this year was the day afterward, spent with our good friends and their 10 beautiful children, most of whom are adopted with special needs. We're both adopting again from Eastern Europe and would probably never run out of things to talk about! The special needs community is THE BEST!

Nina said...

Photos are darling; thanks for posting them and know how much your work is appreciated. My favorite part of Thanksgiving is realizing that every day is for thanks giving, thanking God for our many blessings.

Crystal said...

I can see the pictures! My favorite part was seeing all the cousins play together.

The Bronson Boy's said...

The best part of my Thanksgiving was getting to spend time with my
2 year old nephew and 1 year old niece & nephew(twins) that I waited 16 years to get from my wonderful sister in law. She is expexting baby #4 in March so this would be a wonderful gift for her. Being with my wonderful mother & father in law. My huband and 3 of my 4 sons.
Our oldest son was in our hearts this year. His fist year away from us this holiday. He's on a ship on deployment serving our country as a United States Marine.

Lindsey Wagner said...

My favorite part of Thanksgiving was hanging out with the new twins in the family!

my family said...

yea! we can see the beautiful photos of that goegeous rice family. Sweet Lily looks so sweet and tired

Jenn said...

Getting ushered to the front of the food lines by family members, since I'm pregnant this year.

Sarah said...

My favorite part of thanksgiving was the laughter. Even as adults, the cousins sure have fun together.

Julie said...

My favorite part of Thanksgiving was when my 4 year old Gracie-Bean who has been very, very sick FINALLY started feeling better. (Also my husband calling my turkey 'world famous' because it's so good, hahaha!)

Kathy McElhaney said...

Favorite part of Thanksgiving - my Dad took 100 steps during therapy yesterday! Last week we were celebrating 7 steps, then 21, then 48. Truly answered prayer seeing his health improve.

P.S. I can see your pictures fine.

Ruby Reads said...

I was reading another blog written by a mom with twins with DS who sounds like she could use some encouragement http://caseynconnor12409.blogspot.ca/
You came to my mind as I thought about who might be able to give her authentic godly words of wisdom :)

Team Lando said...

Oh, I LOVED Thanksgiving. My little girl sitting at the "kids table" with the neighbors, the getaway Matt and I went on, the turkey.... And I LOVE LOVE LOVE those diaper cakes. We have a friend who is expecting soon who would LOVE it!

Kimberly said...

Trashcan turkeys and a hayride. On a farm with 34 of your closest relatives. Honestly, it doesn't get any better than that!

Tammie said...

My favorite part of Thanksgiving was having two dinners.(I don't mean because we needed to eat twice)My husband and I were invited to Thanksgiving at my daughter's inlaws because our family Thanksgiving had to be cancelled because I had two very sick granddaughters. It was so nice and a great dinner. I then had the best time and was SO THANKFUL to get to have our family Thanksgiving dinner on Saturday with my children and grandchildren that have recovered. I couldn't have been any more Thankful than to have them there with me. Thanks for this chance and happy that you had a great Thanksgiving.

Kiara Buechler said...

My favorite part of Thanksgiving was how well behaved my son was the entire day. It was much needed after a difficult two weeks with him.

Christine said...

Since we had our traditional Thanksgiving dinner earlier in the week, my favorite part was simply being at home with my family.

Amy said...

My 2 year old was looking over my shoulder as I read this and he saw a picture of Lily and he said "It's a baby! It's a pretty baby!" lol