Monday, March 9, 2009

A winner!

The thing I hate about having a contest is that I wish everyone could win, especially when the people who've submitted entries through comments here or through email are friends and family. So if you are not the winner, might I suggest hauling yourself out to Council Bluffs on Friday, getting some tickets, and joining us for what is sure to be a fun night!

The little man is already reminding me that we get cotton candy when we see ice skaters. We're making it a family night out and it should be fun. I really do love the music from High School Musical. Really.

Without further adieu...

The winner is...

Drum roll...


Joey, if you stop at the will call window at Mid-American Center on Friday night there will be four complimentary tickets waiting for you. Maybe we can exchange cell #'s too, in case we have any trouble. See you Friday!


So I'm on this blogging break, but needed to do the contest. So I'll throw in a few other random thoughts at the end here. Why is it that I am inspired to write blog posts more frequently when I take a break? Probably because I'm not spending all my time at the computer, thereby living a life worth blogging?

I menu-planned (another non-verb verb for you there SB, kinda like scrapbooking) the whole month of March and have honestly stuck to it (until tonight) and have made some great meals. I am trying a new crock pot meal each week, last week was BBQ pulled pork. This week I'm also trying a new recipe, which I'll share if it's as good as it sounds. Fish tacos with homemade tortillas (which intimidates me) it calls for this homemade cilantro lime sauce that looks soooooo good. We've also had good old fashioned pot roast with onions and carrots and a side dish of twice baked potatoes. That was a hit.

I finally got my house semi-clean this weekend, so that was a bonus. It was long overdue.

I noticed I haven't posted much about my kids lately. Which made me think...
I have trouble finding balance between tracking their growth and progress through this great medium and just all-out bragging. I feel so lucky and blessed that these two kids are healthy, happy, typically developing kids. I also don't want to whine when I could go on and on about how our five-year old is way-emotional or our two-year old is refusing to go to bed at night unless I lay with him in his bed. So I just don't write. But I don't want that either. So in April, expect a few updates on B and the little man. Especially since my baby boy turns three!

Until then, I guess that's that. It's the most disciplined I've been about not reading blogs since I started in December '06. I guess since it's for Lent, and between Jesus and me and everything. I just feel a little more pressure to stick with it. So I am.

But I miss you! My ten blogging friends. I'll be back and will be so happy to do so.


Anonymous said...

So excited! So excited! So excited!
I have 3 very excited kids! And a husband who is grateful there are only 4 tickets!
Thanks so much for doing this!

Jenifer said...

Enjoy the break..we are all giving up something for Lent too. The girls are really committed to it the idea and could not wait to start...they just want to know why I didn't choose perhaps in my sleep-deprived state their survival depends on it.

Bea said...

It's kind of scary, I find, the way my brain goes to blog-silence after more than a week of non-posting. Welcome back!