Saturday, September 11, 2010

We have a WINNER

I have a virtual candle lit in memory of the lives lost on September 11th. This afternoon, I'm meeting the girlz for lunch. It's a day to be thankful for our loved ones so we spend time together every September 11th. A tradition.

Picking a winner was REALLY hard. I've been pouring over these entries for the past twenty four hours. Laughing, laughing, laughing. Okay, not the FULL twenty four hours. I did sleep last night. Then I laughed some more this morning over them...but I still couldn't decide so I made the hubster read them. And he couldn't decide. He actually told me to either stop having contests (because I made him help with the last one) or stop dragging him into the judging. Well!

So, again with the names in the button hat...and our winner is....(drum roll)...


"Look, Ma, she caught a monkey!"

That's actually Lily's favorite toy. She thinks it's magical because she and her boyfriend, Bubba, desqueak it, then destuff it, but it always "magically" reappears whole again in a few days in her toy box. (Shhh, I buy in bulk.)

Congratulations, Jennifer! Email me your mailing address ( and I will pop this in the mail on Monday (the $15 Starbucks gift card, not the stuffed gorilla).

Enjoy the rest of your weekend, my friends!


  1. I love your get together tradition! What a wonderful way to honor and to cherish. I also think it flies in the face of those who took away so much....good for you all! I hope you have a completely lovely time.

  2. Lovely tradition. That monkey is so cute. Buying them in bulk is a great idea - our dog used to have toys ripped apart within one hour.

  3. Lovely tradition...

    Congratulations to Jennifer.

    We stopped buying Macy toys with stuffing. We were worried about her digesting the stuffing.

  4. Great tradition.
    Congrats to Jennifer!

  5. Holy cow, I won! My very first blog contest win EVER! Thanks, Jennie!

  6. Wow, congratulations Jennifer! I love it when my cyber friends win things. :)