Friday, December 21, 2007

Blog Candy for 15 000+ Hits!

Please scroll down for new posts - I'll leave this at the top until December 21.

Okay Everyone, it's Blog Candy Time! My counter hit 15 000 last week, so I'm offering some yummy Stampin' Up! blog candy! Thank you to everyone who visits my blog regularly. I do appreciate it! I've met so many good blog friends here, and I'm so grateful and amazed!

Since I haven't had time to pull together all the blog candy and take a photo, I'm going to copy Alex (California Stampin'), who by the way is also offering some blog candy, so check it out! I'm going to offer some "wrapped" candy - you'll find out what it is after I select a winner. It will include a Stampin' Up! stamp set, some 12 x 12 SU! designer paper and some assorted embellishments (some SU!, some other).

Here's how to win: simply leave me a comment and let me know what you're doing for Christmas this year, if anything! I'm interested to know how people around the world will be spending the holidays. Our family will be going to British Columbia for a few days to visit my mom and step-dad. (Yay! A long van ride with two little kids!!! Thank goodness for the DVD player! LOL!) Mom always cooks a ham dinner on Christmas Eve and a turkey dinner on Christmas Day, so there should be some good eating! Afterwards, we'll have a late Christmas with my in-laws here in town. Our boys will exchange gifts with their cousins and we'll have a yummy supper afterwards (do you see that food is a theme here?).

Anyway, I'll leave this open until Friday, December 21, then I'll use random.org to choose a winner. Thanks again for visiting!

31 comments:

maiahs_momma said...

Congrats on all your hits :)! This year has been a rather busy one here in my family, I have volunteered to have xmas dinner here at my house. This dinner includes my side of the family, and my dh's parents since they will be alone this xmas day.
Then we will be doing things with my dh's side of the family, like annual xmas hikes (on Boxing day), to open houses and having get together with cousins and their parents visiting from Toronto. It is also a special Xmas, because my dd is 1 and I can't wait to see her face light up with delight. It is also a hard Christmas for my father, his mom just passed a few weeks ago...it will be hard for him I am sure. But all in all we will be with family and will have lots of fun :)!
Thank you so much for this chance at some great blog candy and sorry for my novel :)!

Hugs,
catherine
www.mystampinggrounds.blogspot.com
c_levy@auracom.com

cinmfoster said...

Congradulations on your hits. This year we are stay in MN and not traveling. Our son is here so it's an extra special treat.
cindy

Linda said...

Congratulations on all of those hits.
We are lucky to have most of our family right in our town or very close by. We get together for 3 days in a row with my family one night, my husband's family another night and our children and grandchildren another night.
Linda Peterson
craftylin1968@aol.com

Stephanie said...

This is the first time I've visited your blog...you've definitely had some hits! : )
I'm a teacher too...wish it was "former" but not so lucky! : ) I teach 5th grade in Indianapolis!
We have the family over on Christmas Eve for games/food. The next morning we discover what Santa left with our two kids. Then my husband's family joins us for brunch and more presents. Finally, we end up with my family and MORE presents. My 3 and 6 year olds get a little overwhelmed with all the presents...actually I take that back...I get overwhelmed trying to find a place for all of them! : )

Cathy said...

Congrats on your 15,000 hits! Count me in on this sweet SU mystery candy!
This year for Christmas will be a quite won at home. No traveling for us this year. This will be nice for a chance.
Thanks for a chance.
cmeyers@hughes.net

Wife2TJ said...

Congrat's on all your hits! I didn't think we would get to go home for Christmas this year but we got a chance to. So we will be driving 12 hours to go home and see our family. Our big thing is Christmas eve all the family gets together for a dinner and someone dresses up as Santa and hands out gifts to everyone. I love seeing how happy the little kids get, it is so much fun! I am just blessed I get to see everyone this Christmas. Thanks for sharing blog candy with us all. Hope you have a blessed holiday! -Samantha :-)

Jan Scholl said...

I am not doing anything for Christmas except go nuts as hubby will be home for a week or so. Which means I have to babysit him. Most of his contacts overseas dont celebrate the holiday,so he will be on conference calls constantly. and I just want to see some heat and sun.

Peggy Maier said...

Congratulations on all the hits!!! Our Christmas will be as usual this year: A buffet supper on Christmas Eve, open gifts, more eating. Then Christmas Day our daughter will have us over for lunch - a huge feast, of course! Turkey, homemade rolls, cranberry relish, turkey, dressing & everything else that goes with it. So good. Then we'll watch the football game (or at least the men will, while the women stamp & search for bargains in the newspaper ads for the sales that will take place the next day!

Tejal said...

Not doing anything this year...Everyone is out on their own plan, so basically it will be me, and my friends who are as messed up on the plans as I am!!
Sometimes its fun to be alone..and say thanks for the wonderful year..
I couldn't do this every year though!
Happy Holidays to you!!

Kelly's Artistic Journaling said...

Thanks for sharing! Congratulations on 15,000 hits!
This Christmas we are bringing a family of 10 Christmas Dinner. Share all the blessings we have received..

dd2njoy said...

Yay Shannon on all your hits!!!!
Christmas for us is being together with family!! On my side of the family we gather on the 25th and have all of us 5 children,nieces and nephews and greast nieces and nephews and just have fun!! We reminisce about mom and dad,sing kareoke,eat,play games,eat,eat and eat!!! I can't wait to see everyone!Thanks for a chance at your candy! Happy Holidays to you and your family!!!

Debbie/StudioBeeCreations said...

whooooowhoooooo...way to go Shannon!
Me & Mr. Lowes guy that I am married to, are empty nesters....will just be home alone(together) watching movies on TV/dvd........missing the kids, I am sure!

Anonymous said...

Congrats on all the hits! We spend Christmas Day with my family, and boxing day with my husbands. Everyone is local, and both small families, so it is very low key.
Kristine
coombdav@aol.com

Angel Wilde said...

I am so excited about our Christmas this year. We moved from KS to GA in January and left behind our two boys in college there. the oldest got married in August to his sweetie. So this Christmas our family will be spending in Georgia. The 3 kids are flying out this Thursday! It will be a ton of fun I am sure!

Cindy Vernon said...

What fun. I'm spending Christmas Eve at my mom's and entire family, eating a yummy turkey dinner. Christmas will be spent opening presents and then going back to my mom's to open presents and then hopefully relax for the rest ofthe day.

Alison Molumby said...

Congrats on the blog success! We stay local, visiting with my parents and my sister and her family. Between the two of us we have 6 girls, so it's a noisy day for the husbands and my dad!

Linda SS said...

I'll be doing the same thing I always do - go to church on Christmas eve & come home and prepare some of the dishes for our Christmas dinner. Then on Christmas Day, my entire family comes over to open gifts, play games and eat, Eat, EAT:)

Wendy Powell said...

Congratulations, Shannon! I never knew you were such a net-head! We are off to my in-laws for a California Christmas today. I hope I packed enough in the carry-on to entertain the kids! Have a great Christmas in BC! We're looking forward to our 'second Christmas' when we get back! Love you! -Wendy

Elizebeth said...

Hi Shannon!

You won my blog candy, please see my blog for details for your winnings!

CONGRATULATIONS!!!!

Amy G. said...

Congrats Shannon! I'm glad to be a contributor to your 15k ;) I'll be having my brothers family (3kids) in town along with my dad. No big plans made yet, but I'm sure we'll be visiting with other family that lives here. Should be interesting! ;)

Diane Noble said...

We will spend Christmas day at our house with my parents and two grown sons coming. Gone are the days with little ones clamoring around the tree. It's quieter now, but oh, so precious when family is together. Later in the week extended family will gather at my sisters, spreading Christmas celebrations out over a full week!

Congrats on all your hits! You're ahead of me but I'm just getting started at all this and so look forward to other great connections with artists all over the world!!

dianenoble50@hotmail.com

Melissas said...

This year, we will be hosting dh's parents, who are traveling from Arizona. We will have a big ham dinner (cooked in my brand new kitchen!), and then will celebrate my ds's birthday after dinner. Yes, he's a Christmas baby! It will be a busy, fun day.

Happy holidays!

scfranson said...

Our kids will be here for Christmas, I'm so excited to have everyone together.
Claudia
scfranson@charter.net

Elizabeth V. said...

We will spend Christmas at home in southern California. It doesn't look a bit like Christmas outside but we pretend. We will attend Christmas eve service at church (where I will cry) and then come home to our traditional chili dinner (I love a crockpot dinner!). We have Christmas brunch and then a ham dinner on Christmas day. Congratulations on your milestone!

Stephanie Earls said...

Wow!Congratulations on 15,000 hits!
We usually gather in my mom's small house on Christmas Eve and we have far outgrown the space. So, this year my precious husband has almost finished us a 30 X 30 party building. We have air hockey and ping pong tables, a tv area, a kitchen area, a 14 ft dining table for adults and 2 6 ft tables for children. I love it because we have a place for birthday parties, family gatherings and I can spread a lot of craft supplies to paint or make cards with anyone who wants to craft. We stopped the construction for Thanksgiving so all that is left is painting . My husband's mom got sick and was hospitalized shortly after and yesterday we took her off of life support. It was her wedding anniversary to my husband's dad. We lost him in 2006. This year will be a lot different without them both. Thanks so much for letting me share and the opportunity to win some fabulous blog candy.

Lilian said...

congratulations on your hits!

for christmas we will be going over to my sister-in-law's for christmas eve early dinner, then off to christmas eve worship. christmas morning will be alone time for just me and my husband, then christmas lunch will be a my mom's for more christmas eating! :)

thanks for the generous blog candy!

Tracy.H said...

Congrats on the hits and Very Merry Christmas to you and your family.

We are doing what we always do. Christmas morning with just us and the kids then off to the in-laws for the remainder of the day. There are 15 of us. Lots of fun. Then Boxing Day morning with my Mom and then the afternoon and evening dinner with my Aunt and Uncle here...there will be 7 of us. Busy busy...but fun. ;0)

~ Jayme ~ said...

We'll be having a small early Christmas on Saturday with my brother. On Sunday we're having Christmas with my grandma, dad, aunt, uncle and cousins. Then Christmas Even we'll be spending it with my hubby's mom, dad, brother and sisters. Then Christmas Day we'll be spending it with my mom and aunt. wooo, I'm tired already...LOL

GrammaStamper (Barb) said...

Congrats on 15K hits for your blog. I can certainly see why! This Christmas will be very quiet for us with no family around. So, I will cook a small Christmas dinner, probably Prime Rib and Yorkshire pudding as that's my DH's favourite meal.
Shannon, thanks for the lovely Christmas card. It arrived today and I love it.

Alexandra said...

Congratulations to you my friend!! How awesome for you! As for what I am doing for Xmas, well, I would just like to move into our new home so keep your fingers crossed! Have a wonderful time with your family Shannon! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

Monika said...

Congratulations on your hits! For Christmas we usually celebrate it with our in-laws, and the 24th is always with my Family. Not much traveling but we are going to stay @ my parents for a few days...so the girls can hang out on the farm a bit. Well Merry Christmas to you and Happy New Year.