Wednesday, November 19, 2008

What's a Party Without a Giveaway?!

Throw on your party shoes, crank the tunes, and join in on the celebration.....

Today marks my
100th post!!! Wahoo!

When I started this blog a few months ago, I simply wanted to keep family and friends updated on our adoption process, but it has grown to be more than that....

I love that long after our baby is in our arms, we'll be able to look back and know what I was thinking or feeling or chatting about that day. ~ I love that our little one will be able to see just how thrilled and blessed we are to be on this journey. ~ I love that our Baby O know how excited you are for us! ~ I love that I can share my faith in Him. ~
I love all of the new friends I have made who I get to learn from, laugh with, and hear stories about. ~ I love that you all continue to check back each day to hear what I have to say. ~I love that you leave comments!! ~ I love that you offer encouragement. ~ I love that you are praying for us.

I truly am thankful. So today we celebrate!

So on with the Partay....

No fun celebration goes on without some sort of prize! So I dug deep into my gift bin carefully contemplated the perfect items and decided that the winner will receive the following....

A fun Gobble Gobble Thanksgiving kitchen towel

One (red or black) of these super cute little purses from lovely Target
Bonus: You'll match with me!

Now you need to know how to win this humble fabulous giveaway!

1. Leave me a comment on this post (make sure I have a way to contact you via e-mail or your blog)
2. Send an e-mail ~ look to the right at the top of the sidebar

3. Since Thanksgiving is fast approaching, you must let me know WHO or WHAT you are THANKFUL for!

4. One entry per person, please

5. You have until this Saturday, November 22nd, 12:00 PM to enter

6. I'll then randomly choose a winner and announce it soon after!!

Everyone is welcome to enter!

Thanks for stopping by my 100th post blog party! I am so thankful to have you following our journey...

P.S. Who's in for the Chicken Dance?! I know my family is game!
**Edited to add ~ what is up with this version of the Chicken Dance? I hit play and this crazy guy started singing....he's ruining it! Ugh.


  1. Oh my goodness, are too much! I have to say that I don't want to be considered for a gift being that I only recently started commentng on your blog, but I would love to participate! Let's see, I been so blessed, it's hard to pick one thing to be thankful for...but I would have to say my family: a wonderful husband and a beautiful daughter!!! They give me so much love everyday! (and to fit with your little towel theme, check out the halloween pics on my facebook page--Sam was a Turkey!)

  2. I just found your blog through Rachel Huse's. My hubby is in seminary right now.

    I am always thrilled to hear about believers adopting! What a beautiful picture of God's love.

    We will be praying you get your precious little one in your arms ASAP!

    Thanks for sharing your story.

  3. How fun! I so know what you are sayin' about the neat encouragement and relationships formed through blogging. Isn't it the best??

    I am crankin' your party music. :)

    I am so thankful for my family. They mean the world to me! My Dave and three boys are such an amazing gift from God! Sometimes I wonder how I ever became SO blessed - but then I reflect on who God is and well - he's just good like that. :)

    I am so excited for you guys and looking forward with you to when you hold that little one in your arms.

  4. Congrats! Isn't great how something that started out for family has turned into such a big blessing!!!

    I am so thankful for all my bloggy friends! They enrich my life every day!!

    btw, LOVE the red purse!!!!

  5. Congrats! Isn't great how something that started out for family has turned into such a big blessing!!!

    I am so thankful for all my bloggy friends! They enrich my life every day!!

    btw, LOVE the red purse!!!!

  6. Oh gosh, things I'm thankful for... definitely my hubby, my little girl, my church, the girls in our youth group, all our parents and grandparents, God's provision (I'll be here all day if I keep going). :)

    What a great giveaway! You're awesome!

  7. i think you like to party!!! ha but you have a reason to party to for all the GOOD that you have been blessed with. me too! and that is why i like my thankful tuesday - top ten list every tuesday. it makes me stop, think & remember that i really do have alot to be thankful for. but my number one thing is FAMILY. i would be nothing without them, their love, support, laughter, good or bad times i need them!

    congrats on your 100th post - i'm right behind you. i will be there soon!!!

    happy wednesday to you!

  8. Hey Rachel, Thanks so much for stopping by my blog and for the good music suggestions!
    Congrats on your adoption journey! That is so exciting!

  9. Hi Rachel! You said one but I just can't narrow it down that much! I am thankful for my dear husband who is always there for me and ALWAYS keeps life interesting and fun :) I'm thankful for the amazing journey the Lord is taking us on leading us to our little one. I am thankful for my church family and how at home we feel here. And I am thankful that pretty soon I will get to eat a fantastic meal with my family. I am so blessed! Happy (early) Thanksgiving!

  10. Look at you doing a giveaway for your 100th post! I'm on post number 450 something and STILL never celebrated a blogiversary like this! Good job!

  11. Congrats, Rachel. We are fairly new friends, but you had me hooked immediately. You are just so likeable and genuine and you have a nice variety of post topics, which may very well change when the baby arrives. :)

    I'm so intrigued with adoption, it just speaks to the deep places in my heart, and I'm enjoying witnessing you go through it.

    ANYWAY, I am blessed in so many ways but mostly I am thankful that I call Jesus my Wonderful Savior!

  12. that version of the chic dance is hilarious! hahaha

    what am i thankful for?

    i'm thankful for the blogging community that bridges the gap for sooooo very many of us. I love your story and I can't wait to see how God cont's to lead you.

  13. LOVE your blog, Rachel! Congratulations on your 100th post! I think I'm just a couple posts away from 200! Whoa!
    I am so thankful for all of my wonderful friends that I have made on the Holt BB this year. You all have gotten me through this awful wait to bring Briar home! I am also thankful for my precious baby girl and can't wait to finally meet her someday. I am thankful for my amazing husband, who is so strong and keeps me going on those rough days. And, I am thankful for the saving grace of God and eternal life through Jesus!
    Your bloggy friend,

  14. you are toooo much fun!! (is that possible?!) i'm having a difficult time deciding, as i have so many people to be thankful for. but, as i embark on my own adoption journey, paralleled to yours, i would have to say that i'm thankful for my parents for giving me the gifts of faith and family. and for teaching me that there is more to what makes up a family than blood. there are so many ways to love. fun post, rachel!

  15. Well, we're all glad you started blogging too. It's so neat to have people supporting you on this journey and you're cool too.

    Anyway, I'm most thankful for Jesus' grace and mercy that I receive every day and how much God has blessed me with such a wonderful family.

    Congrats on your 100th post1

  16. whoops - I'm not trying to have two entries, you can erase either of these, but I didn't put for what I'm thankful. I'm thankful for the Lord's provisions especially while I'm going through my storm. Sorry I'm a rule-breaker!

  17. 100 posts already! Wow - I am thankful that you, my friend, started blogging! :) Otherwise I would have never met you.

    I am thankful for my sweet baby girl. Those are the 3 most important things, so I'll stop there. :)

    Love the prizes...nice job!

  18. You are so funny! I found you through Missy @almost naptime. I love your blog- and I will be praying for you and your husband as you continue on your adoption journey.
    I am SO thankful for my precious family and that GOD that gave them to me!
    Great giveaway- and HAPPY 100th Post!
    Take care,

  19. Sooo much to be thankful for! A God who loves me. My Girls & Husband. My awesome church & pastor's family. Friends who put up with me. Warm house, cars that run, jobs, scrapbooking, food...

    I think I will stop now, but I could keep going!

    My word verification is "butgal" does that mean something?

  20. Hi Rachel.....what a good idea. I just love reading your blog!! :)
    I have so many things to be thankful faithful Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ!! My amazing husband and beautiful children, a roof over my head, food on my table, health and sooo many more. God is so good!! In all things....



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