“Happy Birthday to you,
Happy Birthday to you,
Happy Birthday, dear Blog-e-e-e-e,
Happy Birthday to you!”
They grow up so fast, don’t they? It seems like only yesterday that I somewhat spontaneously decided to set up a blog and write my first article. My husband had been telling me for a few months that I should start a blog, but I hadn’t really given it much thought until one morning when I was suddenly inspired to take the plunge. Now, here we are, celebrating my little blog’s entrance into the terrible twos. Hopefully, they won’t be quite as bad as all of those stories I’ve heard.
Of course, we all know that birthdays just aren’t birthdays unless gift-giving is involved, but it’s kind of difficult to give a blog a gift. So, you know what that means… I’m going to give a gift to one of you! No, wait, I take that back. In honor of Precious Adornment’s two years of life, I’m going to give someone two gifts! Yes, indeedy, for today’s birthday giveaway, the winner will choose two of the following items:
Dug Down Deep by Joshua Harris (Hardcover)
Sons & Daughters by Sovereign Grace Music (Audio CD)
This Momentary Marriage by John Piper (Paperback)
Betty Crocker Recipe Magazine (1 year subscription–6 issues)
Crazy Love by Francis Chan (Paperback)
Exciting, huh? Ok, so here are the ground rules for the birthday giveaway:
Since this is a blog for women, only women are allowed to enter. (Sorry, guys.)
Shipping will be available to U.S. addresses only. If you live outside the States, you can still enter, you’ll just have to come to the U.S. to retrieve your winnings.
This one’s not a rule, just a request. If you have enjoyed and benefited from reading Precious Adornment, would you consider suggesting this blog to your friends? You could do this through the Precious Adornment Facebook page by using the “Suggest to Friends” link or by emailing your friends a link to the blog. This would be most appreciated by yours truly.
To enter, simply add a comment to this article, telling me and everyone else about your very favorite birthday present of all time, or if you can’t remember one, just tell us about an interesting birthday memory. You can describe as much or as little as you like, but I do enjoy a good story.
Make sure you include your email address when you comment. The address will not be displayed to the public, but it will allow me to contact you if you win, which is a not so minor detail.
The Giveaway will run for two days, so at midnight (EST) tomorrow night (Saturday, June 26), I’ll use Random.org to choose our birthday winner.
Let me get things started…
When I turned 16 years old, I had a little party at my house. At the time, my grandpa was living with my family, and because of his dementia, it was an interesting time in our lives to say the least. That particular day, he was in a very cantankerous mood for whatever reason, and he kept bugging my mom to take him somewhere. At one point, my friends, my sister and I were in my bedroom, and my mom came in for a moment of peace. But, unfortunately, my grandpa was not to be deterred by the closed door, so he started shouting and kicking the door (I can’t remember if curse words were involved on this particular occasion or not). Fortunately for me, I was never a terribly cool kid, so even though embarrassment was involved, this incident didn’t significantly affect my reputation. :)
Ok, now your turn!
Photo: Karen Barefoot