Wednesday, May 12, 2010

A surprise for the J-Man and a giveaway for you . . .

We picked up the J-Man to go for a ride for a surprise.  At first he thought it was to pick up a piece of machinery - a grain wagon or an auger or a disk.  Then he changed his mind and thought the surprise was cotton candy.  Don't know where he came up with that!  But he said you can only get cotton candy at the county fair and it was raining so he was back to thinking the surprise was hauling back something big.  Now, this kid thinks of nothing but farming and the equipment it takes to plant, spray or harvest.  I was afraid he would be disappointed with his surprise if it WASN'T machinery!

But when we got there, equipment was the last thing on his mind!

  PUPPIES! 


They all wanted attention!  What is it with little boys and puppies?  Which one is more excited to jump and run and play in the mud?


But this one stopped him in his tracks and said "I want to be your best friend.  I'll love you, protect you and get you in loads of trouble.  But we'll have the best time!  Please take me home with you."


So we did.  This is the new member of the family!  No name yet.

We haven't had a dog on the place for 2 years and we all miss not having one around.  But it was our son's turn and his son's turn to take on the responsibility of a new pet.  Frankly, I knew I couldn't face the attachment to a new dog after our Ruby died.  But look at that face ~~ I know that she and I will be best buds too!


And YOUR surprise is a GIVEAWAY!  I would like to share my 'plethora' (see previous post).  I'll probably add some more 'stuff' to the giveaway later but for now, what you see is what you get!

Now, I really dislike jumping through hoops in order to enter a giveaway but I'm going to play along with the most common rules this time. 

1.  Leave me a comment on this post  ~~ 1 entry
2.  If you are a follower ~~ 1 more entry
3.  If you blog about it or give me a shout out on your sidebar ~~ 1 more entry  (I really hesitated about this one cuz this giveaway is not as great as others I come across but I'll try anything once!)
4.  And for those of you who got my hint from the last post and already left me a comment ~~ you get an additional entry!

To make all of this hoop jumping easier, you can do all of this in one comment.  I read (and re-read) each and every comment I get so I think I can figure out all of your entries! 

Let's see . . . I don't like giveaways that you have to wait forever for but want it long enough for ALL of you to have a chance so let's say the deadline to comment is in a week ~~ May 20th.  That way the winner can do the happy dance all week-end long!  AND I will announce the winner in a timely manner and email the lucky gal so you don't have to come back again and again to see if it was you!

I hope YOU are the one chosen and get as excited as a little boy with a new puppy . . .



32 comments:

Cheryl~ZanyMayd said...

Sounds Wonderful ~ Please Count Me in, I am of Course a Follower & will link from My Blog ~ I have My Fingers Crossed too!
Cheryl

Cheryl~ZanyMayd said...

Oh My, I got so excited from the Give~Away that I never told You how Adorable J-Man and the Puppy are, a Boy & His Dog, A Great Combination.....

lkamphuis said...

OMG - he is adorable - we have always been labrador lovers - something about that face wins you forever....I have been a follower and love your blog!

Linda said...

OH what a sweet puppy! Please enter me in your fun giveaway~ I would love to win this! I am a follower and I have posted this on my sidebar! Thanks!

FILIGREE MOON said...

Oh, please do count me in! I am a new follower. Love the photos of your grandson and the puppies, especially the chosen one, who look so very sweet! Thank you for visiting me today! ~ Angela

Craftymoose Crafts said...

That is one seriously cute little boy (and puppy)! I'd love to enter.

I'm a follower.

I commented on your last post.

Viki said...

Oh my gosh, the puppies are so adorable!! Your blog is beautiful, and I LOVE all of your giveaway stuff! How fun. I am now a follower.

Anne - Fiona and Twig said...

Hi Connie!

Oh, those puppies are so adorable!

Ya know, I thought I was already following you...I chuckled over your comment about not dumping you, silly girl! :-)

Have a wonderful weekend!
Anne

Marie Lost Bird Studio said...

Hi Connie,
oh, those two are so adorable- I'm a new follower and would love to enter your sweet giveaway.I will also post this on my sidebar.
Thank you have a great weekend
hugs
Marie

Daphne Nicole & Lynda Cade said...

Your grandson is so cute, and what adorable puppies!!! I love your giveaway, and would love to be entered! Thank you so much for visiting our blog and for entering our giveaway! I tried to join as a follower and it would'nt do anything, I will try again later. Blessings~~~Daphne

Nancy said...

What a cutie pie! I found you via No Minimalist Here (Sherry).
Your blog is so sweet and personal. I have read a few posts. So sorry about the loss of your Mother. What a sweet tribute on your Mothers Day post.

Raspberries and Rose Petals said...

Hi Connie! Thanks for stopping by my blog today & signing up! I'm so glad you did so that I could find you! I am now following your blog, and I look forward to sharing lots of fun stuff with you!

What a cute little boy, with a puppy to match! I'm sure they will have many happy adventures together! They are both at a perfect age to form a very special and lasting bond!

I'm drooling over your "plethora" giveaway! I'm fingers are double-crossed! :)

Have a wonderful day!
Lori

The Whistle Stop said...

Oh, that little face... lab puppies are just the best. Our dog Mr. Nelson is now 11. He is a black lab and has been just the greatest pet. Enjoy the new addition to your family. I can't wait to hear her name. If we would of picked a girl puppy her name was going to be Emma.

Carol Mae said...

Very nice giveaway and I'm a follower also. Please count me in. Cute Puppy. Smiles, Carol Mae

Brynwood Needleworks said...

Hi Connie:
I loved your puppy post! Our sweet Morgan passed nearly two years ago, leaving us with just his daughter, Kes. It was so painful for my husband that we're only just starting to consider getting another little boy lab. Kes wants a little brother! ;-)

Please enter me in your generous giveaway. I'm already a follower, and I'm going straight back to my blog to list your giveaway on my "Current Blog Giveaways" page. I'll come back just to give you the link when I've posted it.

I finished your Hearts' Desire Sweet Heart today and it will be on its way to you tomorrow! Hope you love it!

xoxo
Donna

Regina said...

Wonderful photos of your grandson and the puppies. The puppy is so adorable! Hope you have a fun time with him!
That's an awesome collection of goodies you're giving away. I have my fingers crossed.
I’m now a follower of your lovely blog and I have added your candy in my sidebar.
Thanks for the chance to join.
Sending hugs Regina*

Kelly said...

congrats on your new puppy! she is adorable!

please enter me in your give-away!

Lynn Stevens said...

oh that sweet face, who could resist a new puppy! I'm sure they'll be best of friends!
I'd love to be included in your sweet giveaway too.

Jo said...

What a beautiful blog, and a beautiful puppy! I shall be following your blog from now on, I love your style! x

The Rustic Victorian said...

What a wonderful blog, Donna at Brynwood Needleworks told me about you. I put a link on my sidebar, followed too. I made it just in time!
Sweet puppy, and wonderful finds at the sale.
Happy to have found you!
Marcie

Staci said...

Oh please add me to your giveaway!!!

Tami said...

I am a follower too! :o)

Tami said...

Hummmm, I thought I left you a message, I remember reading it....hummm!!

Adorable puppies and the giveaway items are so yummy!!

Sue@MyArtsDesire said...

Saw your SOS(!) message as I follow your blog in my google reader and came right over. This is a very wonderful giveaway and I'll throw my name in the hat. The previous post on the puppies is just adorable. We have a one year old white lab and I can't believe she was ever that little. Having a grandchild must be one of the sweetest little rewards of life...can't wait for that day!

Mary Isabella and Kiley too! said...

OOOOOh please enter me in your wonderful give-a-way......m....

Rustique Art said...

Well shame on me...I just saw this post. Guess I let one slip through the cracks. That puppy is precious! We love dogs, have two...one is a chocolate lab. His name is Rover...(no really) and the our other is a coon hound goes by Rudy. Your sweet new puppy is adorable and who could turn down that face. ((melting))

I already follow your blog and happy to say it is a fave!

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

What a sweet puppy and your grandson looks so excited! Thanks for visiting and the kind comment you left on my giveaway post. I would love to be entered in yours also.
xoxo,
Sherry

Lucy said...

Hope I'm not too late! Please enter me, and I'm a follower already. Thanks! Love that puppy!

sharon said...

Just found you thru Marie at Lost Bird Studio! Your blog is beautiful! Thanks for the opportunity, I just became a follower also!

Hope I am in time!

Lynn Stevens said...

I'm following you now too!

Brynwood Needleworks said...

Connie: I almost forgot to let you know that I'd posted your giveaway on my page! Here's the link: http://brynwoodneedleworks.blogspot.com/p/current-blog-giveaways.html
Have a great weekend. (My fingers are crossed now, so I can't type. lol)
xoxo
Donna

Jill said...

I'm I too late?! I'm finally getting caught up on visiting blogs after our graduation hoopla. You new look on the blog is great.