Saturday, December 13, 2008

Blog Anniversary and Giveaway!

Monday December 15 will be the first anniversary of Joyful Nine. I can't believe quickly the past year has gone by. It seem like yesterday that I was counting the days waiting for Rose to be born!
I have enjoyed learning to blog and still have a lot to learn . I love sharing photos with family and sharing recipes and just the day to day things of our home with my real life friends and my blog friends, like Monica. Blogging is great for sharing all our frugal finds!
I don't have as much time as I would like to write about homeschooling and our day to day life. This is why you usually see more pictures than words here:) I love taking pictures of everything and if I didn't need sleep you would see multiple posts everyday. However, since I need sleep and we need food and clean clothes, it is more hit and miss here than I would like! Lord willing, I look forward to another year of blogging!
To celebrate my blog-a-versary I will share my favorite blogs to read:
In no particular order...
Now...help me celebrate my anniversary by leaving me a comment! Every blogger loves a comment! If you are a regular reader, let me know!
I will randomly choose one person from the comments to win a $10 gift card. I will even let you choose what kind of card! You can choose from the following....CVS, Kroger, Wal-mart, Walgreen's, Food Lion, Starbuck's, or McDonald's.
So, leave me a comment! Be sure to tell me what gift card you want if you win and your email address if you don't have a blog. The contest will end at midnight on Monday the 15th. I will announce the winner sometime Tuesday.

5 comments:

Tisha said...

Hey Monica... I am a regular reader and I love your blog. I believe that we found each other through Monica's blog! I love learning about your family!!
I would love a gift card to Starbucks, I don't get to go often, so it would be a treat. I am pretty sure the first person never wins... oh well!! :)
Merry Christmas and happy anniversary!

Monica said...

I have so enjoyed getting to know my blogging twin over this past year:) You encourage me by your life and example as I know you are going through much the same things as myself. God is good to use others to spur us on.

Of course, if I were to win it would have to be the Kroger card- because you know me- I can make $10 go a long way at Kroger!

MARIE said...

HI MONICA,

I LOVE YOUR BLOG BECAUSE WE DON'T HAVE THE TIME TO CHAT LIKE WE USE TO! I MISS YOU, TOMMY AND THE KIDS SO MUCH BUT I CHECK YOUR BLOG SEVERAL TIMES A WEEK TO SEE PICTURES OF THE KIDS AND WHAT'S GOING ON. THESE DAYS I SPEND MORE TIME ON THE COMPUTER THAN THE PHONE! I LOVE THE LINKS TO RECIPES, MONEY SAVING AND IDEAS!! I EVEN HAVE MY SISTER ADDICTED TO YOUR BLOG! CONGRATUALTIONS ON YOUR 1 YEAR ANNIVERSARY, I LOOK FORWARD TO MANY MORE! IF I WIN, GO TO MCDONALDS AND BUY 10 BOOKS OF THE "WINTER CELEBRATION PACK" AND THEN LET THE KIDS ENJOY ALL THE TREATS!!! A GREAT DEAL FOR $1!! HEY THAT SHOULD BE A MONEY SAVING HINT!! THIS TIME IN THE COUPON BOOK IT GIVES 3 HAMBURGER COUPONS, 3 SMALL CONE COUPONS, 3 MILK OR JUICE COUPONS AND 3 APPLE DIPPERS OR FRIES COUPONS!! YOU SPEND A $1 AND GET AROUND $12 IN FOOD!! YOU CAN START USING THEM NOW AND THE EXPIRATION IS MARCH 31 2009. I LOVE AND MISS YOU ALL! MARIE

Anonymous said...

Needless to say, I certainly have enjoyed the blog. I have cried a lot, laughed a lot, and have just received such an inspirational blessing from you. As a NaNa, I am partial to all the pictures, I can't say enough about them and how proud I am. I feel I have the best grandkids ever. Thanks for all the memories, and most of all being able to share this at work on those days that I really need a pick me up. Thanks Monica, you are the greatest.
I love you
NaNa
PS. If I win, I will share with someone else.

Meredith@MerchantShips said...

Congratulations on your blogging anniversary! It is such a fun way to look back and see all that happened in one year, isn't it?

Thanks for including Like Merchant Ships on your list. I'm humbled.