Thursday, April 16, 2009

Thankful Thursday and Giveaway!

Today I'm thankful for the time I had to just be out on my own, alone. I dropped Jadyn off at preschool and then I had some time for reflection, reading, prayer, a walk, and a little photography. It was very nice to have some peaceful time alone. It doesn't happen often.

I took a few photos, looking for a few little signs of spring. I don't claim to be the best photographer, but I hope you'll enjoy these photos. I certainly had a nice time taking them.
Bits of Green

Out with the old and in with the new!

A robin, high up in the tree.

No green here yet, but I know it will come!

Now for the Giveaway. I found these cute little birds at a gift shop and they reminded me of spring. I also liked this plaque because it reminds me of my friends. If you are reading this, consider yourself my friend. I do!

If you'd like to win these cute little birds and this plaque, then leave a comment on this post. If you blog about the contest or become a Follower, you'll receive an extra entry. Please let me know if you did so, or if you are a Follower already. Also, be sure to leave an e-mail address if you don't have a blog. I'll need to know how to get in touch with you. The giveaway will close on Thursday, April 23rd and we will draw a name on that day.

Good luck my friends. I appreciate you!

16 comments:

Goosegirl said...

Oh pretty!!! I love spring! We have our bird feeders outside and they are attracting many birds already. I love these pretty little birds.

"His eye is on the sparrow..."

In His Grace,
Sivje

sunshine said...

I'm a follower!!! You Know it!!! LOL

Beautiful pictures. I love the one of the bird in the tree. That's my fav. :)

I am REALLY looking forward to Mass starting Jr.Kindergarten this fall. Some time to myself after 16 years is going to be wonderful. Just to even go shopping without having to take anyone ... I can't imagine! LOL

Thanks for leaving the b-day wish for Gabby! I'm going to read them all to her after her gymnastics class!
((Hugs))
Laura

Kim said...

I love spring! It looks like some of your warm weather made it our way today - YEAH!! Love your spring photos!

I'm a follower - not in a weird way though :-) Just like to read about families that have kids in the same age bracket.

Enjoy your weekend!

Kristin said...

Very cute. :-) And yes, I am a follower....but am so behind on reading!!!

Lea said...

I appreciate u 2! I am so excited!

Pick me! Pick me!

Lea
xo

Lea said...

And, I became a Follower!

Lea
xo

Colleen said...

Oh how I love spring!!!! I am waiting for spring to arrive here too. Tomorrow is going to be 70!!! Whooo hoooo bring on the shorts!!! Ok maybe just a short sleeved shirt.

Jboo said...

Your photos are wonderful -- and spring and warm weather will be here to stay soon I just know it! Your giveaway is so sweet == throw my name in the hat please. And I am already one of your followers! Have a great weekend!

Janet

Jean said...

This is fun!! Count me in!! You know where to find me!
I already am a follower and I plan to add you to my Thankful Thursday blog! Check it out!

Is that buds that are almost leaves and tulips in your pics?? Wow, Maybe spring really is here!
Blessings,
Jean

Sally- That Girl! said...

Jean sent me over to your sweet family and blog. Love the birds and they would look great on our nature table!!! No pressure! :)

Jean said...

BTW- I love the new look!! This is very, very nice!!
Do I get extra credit for sending Sally over?? JK

I may not be able to do 5/1- I will e-mail you.

Blessing,
Jean

Kristy said...

Hi Laura, I think you should know that you photos are just gorgeous, I loved every single one of them. Thank you for sharing. I am playing catch up because my computer has been having issues.

I am a follower of your blog. I love the little gifts you are giving away so sign me up.

Have a blessed weekend.

Love , Kristy

sunshine said...

AND I posted a link back to your page on my latest Blog entry!!! Twice!!!
How many ballots am I up to now? 3?4?
;p
((Hugs))
Laura

My name is Tracy said...

This would be my first time visiting your blog. I was reading "Theres no place like home." and she was telling everyone to take a peek over here because you were having a giveaway. First thing I noticed when I popped in was that we have the same backgrounds on our blogs. So I will say "I love it" giggles. Im always looking for good blogs to follow and really wish I could get someone to come follow me too. Of course I've only been blogging for a short time.
I love the pic. of the little river. I'd love it if you could add me to the names for the giveaway and as of today I am a follower.

hollym. said...

Hi Laura!
I am a bloggy reader of your blog. Just a little shy and don't post alot!:) Anyhoo...I enjoy your blog and family alot and you are saved in my favorites! I'd love a chance at the sweet birds. Best Wishes to all trying!
Take care, hollym. (Bethany Momma to Anna who will soon be five, I can't believe how time has flown by.)

Goosegirl said...

Hi again! I had forgotten to post that I am a follower.
Happy Monday!

In His Grace,
Sivje