Sunday, December 23, 2012

Christmas Lights, Christmas Ornaments, and Christmas GIVEAWAYS!

Sunday, December 23, 2012  at 1:41 PM
Are you ready for Christmas?  Got all the presents wrapped?  Mine is currently wrapped in a swaddling blanket and sitting with his momma.  Baby C LOVES Christmas lights!  Jenn and I have caught him looking at the Christmas tree out of the corner of his eyes several times.  In fact, we've put him down on his tummy time mat underneath the tree and watched his eyes sparkle at the shiny lights all around him. It's pretty cute!

Our Christmas tree is covered in very special ornaments that have been gathered ever since Jenn was a little girl.  Her mom, Kathy, started giving her (and me once I came on the scene) a new ornament every year.  Here's the one that she gave us this year.

Here's one of my favs considering that I love VW's so much.

Here's one I made for Jenn in 2004, three years before we were married!

Here are a couple from this awesome blogger that she's sent us the last two years.

And here are a couple of specialty ones that you might like.

It truly has been an awesome holiday season...one I can really be grateful for and remember forever!

But I want you to remember it to...with a little momento from me!

Last year, Erika Myers @ Thisspartanwill.com contacted Runningmedalhangers.com (go check them out...I'll wait here) about seeing if they would send her a medal hanger to do a giveaway on her blog.  Well, being the generous company that they are, they said, "Sure!"  I happened to win the giveaway!  And, here's what my medal hanger looks like!
In all honesty, half of those medals are Jenn's...
I freaking love it!  They even sent it to me with wall anchors, screws, and spacers to hold it off the wall.  It really is an awesome way to display medals.  They have so many different options for hangers, or you can even get something custom like mine created.  So, since I like mine so much, I wanted to give you the opportunity to be blessed by this great company as I was.  I contacted Gayle who is their sales coordinator to see if they would be willing to sponsor a blog giveaway.  Of course, just because they are so generous and cool, she said "Yes!"  She sent me three hangers, one of which I gave to the winner who guessed the closest to when Baby C was born.  Here's what they look like.
Pretty cool, right?  I know that whoever wins these hangers will be happy with it, and if you don't win, check Runningmedalhangers.com out to get one of your own.

The Rules:
This giveaway contest will run until Friday, December 28, 2012 at 11:59pm, so make sure you have your entry's in by then.

You can get one entry for each of these options.  I will tally up all the entry's and use Random.org to select TWO winners.

  1. Leave a comment:  That's easy, right?
  2. Follow my blog: I know there are some of you out there that read but do not publicly follow this blog.  On the left sidebar, click the button that says "Join this site" and follow me publicly.  If you already do follow me, leave a comment telling me that you do. 
  3. Friend me on Facebook: Click the Facebook icon on the top of the left sidebar to take you to my facebook page and ask to be my friend. Again, if we already are friends, say so in your comment.  If you want another entry, post a link to this giveaway on your Facebook wall, and let me know you did.
  4. Follow me on Twitter: Just like with Facebook, click the Twitter icon on the top of the left sidebar to take you to my Twitter page and follow me.  While you're at it, tweet about this blog giveaway for another entry, and let me know that you did.
That's all you have to do.  I will announce the winner sometime next weekend and will ship them out asap.

I hope that you have a very Merry Christmas!  Enjoy the time off work.  Enjoy your family.  And most importantly, Enjoy The Food!!! :)

40 comments:

Karen

Oh fun Baby's first Christmas! :) I sooooo need a medal hanger! (Insert picture of medals shoved in a drawer.... I think I follow on all three methods.

Emily

Such a sweet photo of the baby! Our son loves them too! I follow your blog, and will now follow twitter as well! Hope you guys have a great holiday!

tri like mary

I've been wanting to order one of those for my new bike room!

tri like mary

Oh, and I've been a long time follower too..

Julie

I just loooovveee that first photo! What a sweety you have there! I also love those hangers! :) I'm a follower :) Will find you on FB too! Merry Christmas and enjoy your new bundle of joy!

Vicky Cook

sent you a FB request, (not for a prize, but they are cool). I keep my blog VERY quiet so mums the word ;D

adena

I'm with Julie, I LOVE that first pic of the baby and I love those ornaments. I love the Christmas season at your house!

Now first, can Canadians play? If so do I need to leave a comment for each because I follow your blog, I follow you on twitter and we are friends on Facebook AND I comment on your blog. PLUUUUUUUS I email subscribed to your blog so I don't ever have to check, as soon as you post it comes straight to my inbox. Let me know.

Jill

Love all the ornaments, so pretty! You're going to have to get Baby C his first ornament, too! :)
What a precious shot of the baby by the tree, LOVE it!

Jill

I follow you on FB!

Jill

I follow your blog... I see my picture right there in the boxes :).

I'm not on Twitter though :(.

Merry, Merry Christmas to the Smiths!

lisaappelson

I love those hangers and my race medals are just scattered around the house (although none are as nice as yours)!

I also followed your blog, friended you on FB and on Twitter so 4 entries for me, please! :-)

Kevin

Such a cute picture of Baby C. I am in for 4 entries, I friended you on FB, followed you on twitter, and followed your blog. Merry Christmas to you and your family

Beth

Baby C looks so cute!! I love your new ornament this year and all the others you have pictured. Hope you guys had a wonderful Christmas.
I am in for three entries - (1) Comment, (2) FB, and (3) Following you blog. :)

Erika

Yay!! Thanks for the multiple shout outs and so excited about your giveaway! Maybe I will win one ;)

Erika

I am of course a follower!!

Erika

I follow on Facebook!

Erika

Follow on twitter!

Erika

I tweeted your giveaway!!

Elaine K

I'd love to win one!

Merry Christmas :)

Heather-O

I can't believe I have been missing out on your blog! Thanks to Colleen for posting the link ;) I will now stalk you on your blog, FB, AND twitter, lol. Congrats on Baby C!

Heather-O

PS - I FB'd and tweeted about your giveaway ;) LOVE those medal hangers!

Benjamin Gray

Love these hangers! I'm also following on FB and Twitter!

Rachel Keele

Matt! I want that hanger! Plus, you wouldn't have to send it to me. You could just give it to me on Tuesday, so... And don't give it to "mmahessh" cause I'm pretty sure he's spam :)

James Ford

New follower and love seeing another Christian triathlete!!!!

Big Daddy Diesel

I love their hangers!!!

I follow your blog

Big Daddy Diesel

And I already follow you on twitter and fb as well

adena

Hey, where the heck are you? Hope all is well with the family but it's been a while since you posted. Just checking in. :-)

Bazaarinegypt

Having your own Christmas lights display at home can make all the difference to the holiday season.

Christmas Gifts

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