Saturday, July 11, 2009

32 and counting

Thanks for stopping by today as I celebrate my 32nd birthday. In honor of my birthday I am listing 32 things about me. After that, I am celebrating my birthday by giving away presents to you.

I love birthdays
I have three girls, Nadia (3), Madelyn (6), Taylor (8)
I have a degree in Mass Communications.
I have been married to an amazing man (Chad) for nine years.
I love to travel. (I have been to Hawaii four times in the last nine years)
I became a Christian when I was 25 years old.
My dream is to own a cottage on the beach someday.
I learned recently that I love riding horses.
I am scared to death of rattlesnakes and sharks. (Yet I live in rattlesnake country and I love to snorkel)
I am a Stay at Home Mom. I was a working mom until my youngest was 6 months old.
I am a speed reader. I love to read and sometimes ignore my family until I finish a good book.
I love public speaking.
I love Children’s Literature. My kids could seriously open a library right out of their bedroom.
I am a middle child and have all of the characteristics of one.
I have lived in South Dakota my entire life.
My parents still live in the house I lived in throughout my childhood.
I have no pets, yet all things furry love to take refuge in my backyard.
The one place I told my husband I would never move to is exactly where I live. Crazy thing is I love it!
I am domestically challenged. I can find just about any reason not to clean my house.
Since I have been married I have never owned a dishwasher.
I love chocolate.
I am going to attempt my second 1/2 marathon in October and I haven’t even started training yet, Yikes!
I love throwing fun parties for my kids and all of their friends.
I am a girl scout leader.
I love to scrapbook, but am so behind I am a little overwhelmed with it all.
Two things I really want to do in my 32nd year of life is start learning to play the guitar and re-learn how to use a sewing machine.
I really dislike vegetables, but I am trying really hard to like them and add them to my families menu.
My husband (a banker) really likes to save money and I really like to spend it. (I think we compliment each other quite well)
Both my parents and my husband’s parents are still married.
I love New York City and wish I could visit there every single year.
Someday I hope to be published.
My MacBook is the best toy I have ever owned.

What am I giving away. . .
First of all, my all-time favorite devotional, (that I blog about a lot), My Utmost For His Highest by Oswald Chambers. This book was given to me about 7 years before I became a Christian. It has had a huge impact on my faith journey.

Next on the list, The Shack by William P. Young. This is a great book that I recently read. I think everyone should read it!

Third is a scrapbook kit by Made Simple. It has 12 papers: 6 designs, 2 sticker sheets and 1 sheet dimensionals. (I would include a picture but I am away from home and I forgot my USB cable for my camera.

Finally, a subscription to Family Fun Magazine. My all-time favorite. This is a magazine that every mom should own.

If you have any of the above, let me know in your comments and I won’t include your name in that items giveaway. These are just a few of my favorite things.


Leave a comment for one entry.
Become a follower of my blog for a second entry.
Blog about my giveaway and you receive a third entry.
Leave a separate comment for each of the above to earn your extra entries.

The very best birthday gift for me is comments and followers. I love to hear what you have to say!

Giveaway ends 12pm July 15th. I will announce the winners on July 16th.


MWLinMadison said...

happy birthday and congrats on all your 32 things. Oh and I am stopping in from SITS.

Collette@Jesuslovesmums said...

Happy Birthday I do hope you have a lovely fun filled day and you are spoiled by your family! I just turned 33 last November, time passes so quickly as you get older I think!
Collette xxx

JennyMac said...

Happy Birthday!

Chele said...

Thanks for telling a little about you! The thing about cleaning, that's me!! LOL. I know I told you read The Shack but I do not have the book and would love it. Actually I would love all of it!! Happy Birthday, I hope you are enjoying it!!

Chele said...

Hey, I'm a follower! :)

Rebekah said...

My husband is a CPA so I'm the one that likes to spend and he wants to save the money.

Happy Birthday and enjoyed reading your 32 facts.

Stopping by from SITS!!

Melissa said...

Happy Birthday! Loved reading your list :)

Amanda said...

Found you through the blog hop. I'm probably a little late, but happy birthday anyway! I already own "The Shack" and agree with you that everyone should read it. I have never had a book make me cry and think so much! I am following your blog now, by the way. =)

Amanda said...

Oops! I was following your blog, just so I can read it, but now I see I get an extra entry. WhooHoo! We have a lot in common by the way. =)

Jules said...

I have also read The Shack. What an excellent book. Happy Birthday.

Kee said...

Just found your blog through blog hop. Love the name.
Happy Birthday, I just turned 33 this past May.

Kee said...

Just became a follower and not really for a second entry. I think I"m gonna enjoy reading more. :)

Chele said...

Oh well you already know. I did a shoutout on my blog today! :)

Tracy said...

aw wish I had found out about your blog sooner, happy belated birthday!

Tracy said...

I am a new follower!