This morning all entries were placed in a bowl, mixed up and, with the aide of my eldest daughter, a WINNER was selected. I'd like to say "thank you" for sharing such great recipes and ideas! The winner will receive the items in this basket:
Thank you for participating in the giveaway and for those of you which left comments for entries. So, without further delay...
The WINNER is...
On Thursday, January 20, I was consistently having contractions about 5 minutes apart, so we called our midwives. Lynn was with clients, so Michelle came. When she arrived my contractions almost completely stopped - I was 4 cm and 100% effaced, but no real labor. Michelle went home and said she’d stay on alert.
Mark took the day off and we enjoyed the time together…the last as a family of “four”. Mark and I went on a dinner date, leaving the two boys with my mom. I began having small contractions again regularly during dinner. Yah! A middle name still had not been decided for Logan so during dinner, Mark finally chose Thomas for his middle name. I teased that Logan wouldn’t come until he had his name; little did we truly know how soon he would be here.
We usually take a summer vacation, but have decided to save that money this year, using some to get home projects done and the rest will be saved, going toward a family vacation next year. This morning the children and I sat down to make a master list of all the FUN things they like to do or would like to do this summer. There were two rules: it could not be far away and it could not be expensive. So, one by one I went around the table, youngest to oldest asking them for an idea. We did this several times until we reached 30 ideas. The kids thought it was great to give their input! Some reminiscing happened and lots of giggles. I took their ideas an created a printable.
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"No. It can't be. I don't know how to do girls. Check again."
Who doesn't like something free? And what if the free gift is aromatic? And what if it has health benefits, too? Well, that's what I have for blessed one reader! Entering is easy and should be done by June 24th 11:45PM EST, so don't delay. What do you need to do to enter?
Conferences range in size from a local setting, with families from around the area ranging in attendance of a hundred or so people, to much larger ones, that are on a state or national level ranging in attendance of thousands of people, usually gathering together in a span of a couple of days. I have attended many since 1996 and find my happy place is in the hundreds; just enough to refresh and regroup to prepare for my next 'school year'.
Whatever size the conference, it is a good idea to have a plan of what you hope to attain from it. Today I am going to share some things I do to prior to attending any conference.
Here's how our kitchen looked before the update last year: