First, the preparations...
Then, I enlist a helper.
"ETHAN!!" (Who is equally engrossed in a lovely slice of lemon poppyseed bread and "The Upside Down Show"
patter-patter-patter.... I love to hear him run. "WHAT?"
"Pick one of these out of here...."
"These things? What are they? How many do I pick?"
"Oh wait, Ethan, that one, give me that one. Just pick one..." (I should've explained this whole process a little better...)
This is the same one he picked. He just wanted a closer look. So I said, "Honey, hold it up for me." This is what I got:
"Can you turn it towards me, Buddy?"
You can see that he turned it towards me but refused to stand still.
So finally, I took matters into my own non-manicured hand...
And I'm pleased to say that this is our winner:
Ms. Tania Willis!
Which, I have to say, is an odd coincidence considering that I just emailed Tania this morning to let her know I would also like to donate a copy of my book to the Jen Gallacher Benefit. I read on 2peas this morning that Jen's son Joey was air lifted last night to the hospital, intubated and told his kidneys were failing. This boy's smile alone is sooo sweet, I just cannot imagine what this family is going through right now. I sent Jen a copy of my book last week, and in it, I wrote this prayer for them:
'"The Lord bless you and keep you; the Lord make his face shine upon you and be gracious to you; the Lord turn his face toward you and give you peace."
And that is still my prayer for them at this very hard time. If you're the praying type, please send up a few extra prayers for Jen and her sweet family... and if you didn't win the book but would like another shot, please go to this blog that Tania set up to raise money for Jen. There are tons of amazing prizes there as well... and I can't think of a better cause.
So, Tania, please send me your address! And thank you to everyone else who wished me well on my pregnancy! I have a doctor's appointment this afternoon, bloodwork included (fun!), but it'll be good, I think. I have some questions. I've been feeling lots better and have even been able to exercise like normal this week. (Thank God!) So, hopefully the worst of it is behind me!
Have a wonderful day!