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Updated:  The Canvas winner, as determined by is Jodi!  Congratulations!

Six years ago I created this space to write whatever came to my mind.   I also wanted to be able to document funny things our children did or said, because–naturally–our children are as funny as their parents.  For a long time, however, it was not made public.  The space was all mine, and if I wanted to write about how I just sneezed and tinkled, at the same time, I could.   Mostly, though, I wanted a space where I could–once again–write poetry and prose.   I’ve been writing here for six years, in addition to the various leather bound journals that amassed through my years before children.   Don’t even get me started on the forgotten notebooks and trashed pieces of napkin at the coffee shops.

I look at those old journals;
amazed at the words
that came out
from me
revealing who
I was back then
and how I’ve grown

Six years changes a person.   I’ve written some of my favorite pieces here, and look back amazed at the words that have come out from me.   I used to care how many people read or didn’t read, but mostly I cared about comments (read: peer validation).   Now, though, I only care about four people who will read (and have started to read) my words.

This blog is for them…

Six years with almost
two thousand posts
filled with words and photos;
I will continue to write
for our family’s posterity
Sometimes to laugh
Sometimes to cry
I want for [you]
To see what I saw

To hear what I heard
To enjoy what I enjoyed 
To feel what I felt
To understand what I understood
To see me as I see myself

In Her Eyes

Oh, and it wouldn’t be a “blog-o-versary” without presents!

One commenter will win their very own 16” x 20” rolled canvas print from

How, you ask?

Just comment telling me how long you’ve been blogging.

If you don’t blog, tell me what you would name your blog if you started one today!

The winner will be notified via email.

Another Win-Win Situation

The Road

I’m excited to be able to do another print giveaway.
This time a print posters from my friends over at UPrinting!

What you can win:

  • One 18×24, high gloss or semi gloss Poster Print

Who’s eligible:

  • US residents who are 18 years or older

The best thing about this type of type of color printing is that you can do anything you want.   I’m actually thinking about doing something like the picture above; taking one of my pictures and adding a relevant quote.  But, I also think about putting together a mosaic of a bunch of pictures to display.  I already have one of these printed with a picture of the kids together that I absolutely love.

To be entered in the giveaway just leave a comment below telling me what you’d do; what would you have printed if you won?

The winner will be announced a week from today on May 27th.  Good luck!

{Disclosure: UPrinting is providing me with a Blogger Appreciation print, but I am not otherwise being compensated for hosting the giveaway.}

Goodbye November

The symbolic month
With it’s swirling emotions
Has come to an end

Souls are bare as trees
As the harvest sun does loom
Goodbye November


The winner, as determined by RANDOM.ORG, of the 18×24 is Sarah (@SarahinMI)


This was {NaBloPoMo}

I love my sisters because they touch my heart!

I love my girlfriend, my sister…because in the midst of my panicked phone call that my own family wouldn’t take me in while I contemplated the probable end of my marriage – without hesitation to her own crowded home she invited me and my children in. To love and support…to talk and to veg. To just be.

She is my rock through this.
–Sarah, Redefining Perfect
Winner of the Dress Barn clutch

“Just tell me why you love your girlfriends, your sisters,” I said.

The answers I got where incredibly touching.   Thank you to all for sharing.  And congratulations to Sarah!

In appreciation of my awesome readers, I’m giving away a print from Large Format!

Giveaway prize: (1) 18×24 poster print

Eligibility: Limited to US Residents

How to Enter: Tell me what holiday photo* you’d like to print.  Better yet, link me to it!  I’d love to see.

You can tweet about the give-a-way for an extra entry, just make sure you let me know that you did so with a link to your tweet!

The winner of the print will be announced on November 30th, 2009!

*For participating in the give-a-way, I will be getting an 18×24 poster print, too.  When the contest is over I’ll show you which picture I’ll be printing to display in our living room!  I can’t wait.  Oh, but that means I have to get the picture first.  Better get snapping!

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