Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Giveaway Winners!

Woah! Where did the last three weeks go?!
I'll tell you where they went:

Korah had a birthday, resulting in rollerskating and epic sleepovers!

Dave got a new job! And when you have two jobs already and you get a new one, sometimes that means you will be working three jobs all at once, which means your wife will be working overtime as well. (But things are chilling out now, thanks for asking.)

David and Taylor were at the third grade farm trip all last week and they took the van, so I did a little commuting by bike and bus which is equally awesome and exhausting, and all my dreams of staying up past the kids' bedtime and blogging have been sacrificed to recuperation!

And all of that brings us to this, the last week of school! Awards, assemblies, field days and potlucks galore! Somehow in the midst of this I have managed to find time to snag another free trial of Netflix and enact a "movie-a-day-for-two-weeks" policy in celebration of...

...in celebration of...

...well, we just watched The Blind Side and I'm feelin' so good, I could be celebratin' anathing right now and you betcher britches it'd be with a Southern accent!

But now, enough gum-flappin'... it's time....for....THE GIVEAWAY WINNERS!

(drumroll......)

First, throw ALLL those names in a hat...

...my lovely assistant reaches into the hat...

...and the winner is...SARAH!

But WAIT! I have decided to give away my own copy as well (don't worry, I didn't dog-ear any pages).

My loverly assistant reaches into the hat-o'-names once again and....

...it's somebody we all know and love...

...CARMELL, all the way from Alaska!
(Does Korah come from her mama, or what?)

Congratulations, ladies! Please email your address to vonderhaus@gmail.com, unless of course you are Sarah, because I know where you live ;)

Life, In Spite of Me was a pretty quick read, so pick it up, finish it, and pass it on. I know to some people, Kristen's stories might seem a little like hokey Christian coincidences. But I've been there. I've taken the gut-wrenching leap of faith, weather it's about following an opportunity that looks like a guaranteed fail, forgiving the unforgivable, or making myself vulnerable to brutal self-examination. And I'm telling you, miracles occur. Friggin' MIRACLES. There's no other way to explain it. You just have to listen, and be willing to believe what you hear.

My hope is for everyone to experience the miracles that happen from trusting a bigger picture. God is so far outside our box, we have to be thinking there, or we're not really giving Him a chance.

By the way...all you readers, commenters and blog-stalkers alike: thanks for reading. It's very cool that you do and I appreciate it. Everyone say "hi" once in a while....

Peace out.

5 comments:

emily* said...

Hi Wendy!! Love you!!!

Sarah said...

me sarah?

wendy said...

Darn tootin'! You were the only Sarah who replied! :)

chaundra Anderson said...

What a great idea to give away a book. you are super cool, and i want to be like you when i grow up.

Barlow Family said...

Thats weird somehow I missed this post (?)...I read the 100th post so how did I not see this one. Im so happy to see my printed name on a blog other than my own:) I feel special. Thanks Korah for pickn my name:)