Of course, I can't miss an opportunity to brag on my hubby, so the reveal is scheduled for the end of the post :)
As most of you know, we celebrated our one-year anniversary in Branson this past weekend. We had a ball, as you can see from my previous post.
It will never cease to amaze me how Austin can strike up a conversation with anyone, anywhere. He is probably one of the most personable, friendly people I know. Everwhere from the buffet line, to waiting in theaters for shows to start, to parking lots, to leaning over to the table next to us in restaurants, he's getting life stories, and sharing ours. And not only does he get people talking, he makes everybody laugh! Most importantly, he is never shy about discussing his faith. His infectious joy and courage of conviction are two of the things that I love the most about Hoss. He's pretty awesome!
*ETA* I wrote this post before Hoss got up this morning, but he was so sweet after he got up that I had to add:
We got into a disagreement last night - a pretty loud disagreement, and it was all my fault. I honestly kind of expected him to be crabby at me when he got up this morning (not because he has a track record of that, but because I totally deserved it), but he was just as sweet as can be, hugged me good morning and kissed me and we chatted just like normal. I am so thankful that he doesn't hold those things against me and make me "suffer through" the consequences of my tantrums. :) He's wonderful!
And now, it's time for the reveal of the prizes for our very first ever ~My Husband Rocks!~ Fridays/Austin & Katy's Anniversary Giveaway!!!!!
First of all, I would like to thank everyone who participates in MHR Fridays! We started writing MHR posts on June 13th of this year, and as of last week we had a total of 91 women who participate on a regular basis! That just blows my mind!!! Praise the Lord that 91 of us are choosing to encourage and build up our husbands in public rather than complain about them and tear them down! I think that is wonderful! What a great reason to celebrate with a giveaway!
For the giveaway this go 'round, all of the following prizes will be awarded to 1 (one) winner!
My delightful bloggy friend Amy (her photography site, her blog) seen above with her three adorable sons, has generously offered to create an 8x10 photo collage using 3-6 photos of the winner's choosing.
The book Love and Respect by Dr. Emerson Eggerichs. This is a fabulous marriage book that looks at the core needs of husbands and wives.
A "Bee Joyful" Teapot/Cup set (pic to come).
And (drumroll, please . . . ) From*me Tees has generously offered two (2) t-shirts in size to be specified by our winner!
The first shirt is the new long-sleeved 'My Husband Rocks' shirt in dark chocolate!!! I am totally getting one of these! The winner will have the option for either the fitted version:
or the classic version:
The second is the new men's short sleeve 'My Wife Rocks' tee in cream:
How can you win all these fabulous prizes? You ask, well I'll tell you:
1) Comment on this post with a valid e-mail address (i.e. katylinvw[at]yahoo[dot]com) - no e-mail, no entry - sorry, but i've got to be able to get a hold of you if you're the winner!
~ to do any of the following "bonus" entries, you must first complete #1 ~
2) Those who participate in MHR Friday this week will receive 5 (five) bonus entries.
3) Blog about the giveaway and receive 3 (three) additional chances.
4) E-mail 3 of your friends and Bcc: me and receive 3 (three) additional entries.
5) NEW IDEA FROM A COMMENT!!!: For an additional 15 (fifteen) entries, e-mail a pic of you and or your hubby in a From*me Tee's my husband rocks or my wife rocks t-shirt!
There you have it folks! Good luck to you all!
Entries will close at 12:00 midnight on Thursday 10/2/08, and I will be announcing the winner on Friday 10/3/08!
If you'd like to find out more about why I started MHR Fridays, either click here or follow the button in the left hand sidebar (if you would like to add the button to your sidebar, use this code ).
If you'd like to join in the fun, leave a comment on this post with the permalink to your ~my husband rocks! Friday~ post! Remember, this is not just for us girls, guys we'd love it if you would turn it into ~my wife rocks! Friday~ and link up! :)
If you're not a blogger, but still want the world to know about your amazing husband (or wife, or husband to be, or wife to be, etc.) leave a shout-out in the form of a comment! If you're unable to comment, e-mail me at katylinvw [at] yahoo [dot] com and I'll add your shout out to this post!
As always, on Fridays From*me Tees will refund your shipping on any order of two or more items if you mention the great adventure and ~my husband rocks! Fridays~ in the "how did you hear about us?" section of your order form, so run on over there and check them out, too! Thank you From*me Tees!
Thanks for reading everyone! Good look to all! :)