Friday, November 2, 2007

A Winner, An Apology and A Bon Voyage

Congratulations to the Fall Y'all Bloggy Giveaway winners!
Tammy and Parker at Praying For Parker.
They are the lucky winners of
The Best Christmas Present I Have Ever Received.
I printed off the pages of comments, cut them all up, and threw them in a box.
Gracie picked a name, and Tammy and Parker are now the new owners of their very own Cocomotion Hot Chocolate Maker.

All they have to do now is wait for it to arrive, add milk and a couple packets of Swiss Miss and they too, will be sipping warm, frothy, perfect, hot cocoa.
Happy Fall Y'all!

I owe a big apology to a few of my blogging friends.
Chrissy and Heidi each tagged me for meme's and I have yet to do them.
I'm sorry. I just wanted to let you know that I haven't forgotten, and I'm not ignoring you. It's been a crazy week.
Jenny from Chicago had a post up on her blog, about sharing tips for successfully organizing your home, your kids, your LIFE,
and I never even participated in her carnival. And I love organizational help. I embrace it.
I started my post, I really did. It just never got done.

Seeing though, as how I spent most of the week looking like this

I am not really sure that I would've had a lot of helpful tips to offer.

I could go on and on about everything that has landed in my lap this week, but I will spare you the details. Just image lots of vomit, extra laundry, an ear infection, a to-do list that is still not showing a lot of check marks, some health concerns of my own, the croup, 2 doctors visits, pink eye, a car that had to go in for service, more vomit, pizza and McDonald's for dinner 3 nights this week, trying to pack for a vacation, and kids that STAYED HOME FROM SCHOOL SICK.

Indeed, it has been a week full of the type of child raising experiences that a new mother only dreams of.


And that's okay.

Because next week, instead of looking like this

I am going to be looking like this

Minus the pink sun visor. Because I don't wear sun visors.

And I don't think K will wear that straw hat.

But I will be totally rockin' the sarong.

But not the electric blue bathing suit.

Oh, nevermind.

Who cares what I'll be wearing, because we will be here

And y'all, I really need it.

See you in a week.


Family Adventure said...

Have a FANTASTIC time, Lisa. It sounds like you need it. Hope your kids are well now, and ready to enjoy their break.

I hope you got some good news - I have been thinking about you.

I will check in with you upon your return.


ValleyGirl said...

TAKE.ME.WITH.YOU!!!! PLEEEEEEEEASE, I'm BEGGING you!! Okay, I'm not quite that desperate. Let's plan something for February, once I'm sick and tired of winter!

Hope you have a great time! You definitely deserve some quality R&R after the week you had!!

Annabelle said...

Congrats to the winner! I will have to check out one of those Cocomotions this fall!!

Jul said...

Lisa- have a good relaxing time!!!


chrissy said...

Happy Vacationing! Enjoy!!

Mom of 2 little princesses said...

Honestly, when I am in the Chicago area - or you are in the Indy area - let's do it! I think we'd hit it off, too!

Tammy and Parker said...

Thank you. *smooch*

And have an excellent adventure, k?

kari said...

Sorry you've had sick kiddos. We have had a stomach virus going around my house all week -- all three of my boys have missed 1 or 2 days of school. And, I came down with it on Halloween and totally missed all the trick-or-treating. Hope you have a wonderful time on your vacation and get lots of rest and relaxation.

Jennifer (Jen on the Edge) said...

Bon voyage! Can't wait to hear about it when you return.

missbecky75 said...

Oh, I'm jealous!!! Y'all have a great time!

My Semblance of Sanity said...

I LOVE that cartoon of the frazzled mom!!!

She is great!

She is ME!

Thanks for the laugh!

Darcy said...

Sounds like you have had a crazy week! I hope you have a wonderful vacation. I'm jealous...we might get our first snow flurries up here in Minnesota while you are basking in the sunshine on the beach next week! :)

Mary@notbefore7 said...

Oh so jealous!!!!!! I want to come.

Sorry the week was tough. I am sure the next one is gonna be sunny!

Been thinking about you and praying for you.

Jenny from Chicago said...

I hope you are having sooo much fun. Please be a good girl. Your are representing our whole county.

My Wonderful Men... said...

Have a great time!

nancygrayce said...

and believe it or not, vomit and all, these are the good days! Wait until they get older! Oh, my negativity is showing! j/k have a great cruise!