Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Loving the journey + a giveaway


I don't think I've ever shared this photo on my blog, but it's always been one of my favorite photos of my two small Bears, taken when they were about five and two years old. We had taken them up to the foothills for a little hike, and they were running back down the trailhead toward the car. I don't think we put green shirts on both of them intentionally, it just worked out that way, though I've always liked the way they match. They're a lot alike anyway. When I was expecting my daughter, people kept telling me that I would now have a "pigeon pair," - a boy and a girl, a matched set - which I thought was cute, but we'd have been happy no matter who joined the family.

These two squabble like any siblings, but they're also very close and loving. I'm glad they get along so well. It makes me so happy, I can't even tell you. Kind of bewildered too, but I always feel a little bewildered about my little family - it's everything I'd hoped for. I feel so fortunate to have the three of them, and this time of year really brings it home for me as I celebrate all three of their birthdays in the span of just over a month. This time of year reminds me of the last stages of my pregnancies and my babies' births, and the early weeks at home with new babies, which were filled with joys and challenges, new experiences and beginnings.

I always knew that what I wanted to be a mom. Early on, we had reason to think that we might have a difficult journey to parenthood, and we were lucky to learn about fertility charting, which helped us greatly (I'll always be a proponent of it - even now that my family is complete!). I've been very fortunate to be a stay-at-home mother, which has been a true blessing in my life. Some days are better than others, of course, and there are some days when I feel a little bit batty with it all, but that's any life. No matter what, I'm really glad this one is mine.

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I'm partnering today with Conceiveeasy.com for a special trying-to-conceive (TTC) giveaway!  If you're hoping to start or expand your family, I hope you will read on to see the special TTC Kit that Conceiveeasy would like to send to one of my readers. Conceiveeasy's TTC Kit includes helpful tests, supplements, equipment and materials to assist you. You can win the kit to keep for yourself, or to give to a friend or family member.

The TTC Kit - The product is for the exclusive new TTC Kit ™ (a $152 value). The TTC Kit is an all-in-one, natural, proven solution for helping mommies-to-be conceive sooner & easier than ever before. You will receive Conceive Easy's Months 1&2 Starter Pack, a BBT thermometer and Getting Started Guide to Charting, and can also choose to customize your new TTC Kit with one of the following exclusive bonus gifts:
 
Bonus gift #1: 20 Early Result Pregnancy Tests
 
Bonus gift #2: 20 One-Step Ovulation Tests
 
Bonus gift #3: 10 Pregnancy & 10 Ovulation Tests

For more information, please see the product website at www.conceiveeasy.com



The giveaway is now CLOSED.

This giveaway is open to US residents only, 18 years of age or older. 

To win this giveaway, please leave a comment on this post, stating that you wish to be entered in the giveaway drawing. Please also consider becoming a follower of my blog, through the method of your choice (Bloglovin', Feedburner, and email subscription options are in my sidebar). The winner will be chosen at random from the comments. The giveaway will close on August 29.

27 comments:

  1. what a special giveaway...!

    and the picture of your two bears is just so lovely.

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    1. oh please dont enter me in the giveaway - i am not from America :)

      good luck to those who do enter.

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  2. Lovely photo, thanks for sharing it.

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  3. What a sweet, sweet photo. No wonder it's a favourite.

    I was never able to have kids of my own, so every baby is a miracle to me. (Now I'm at a stage of life where it couldn't happen anyway.)

    Best wishes to those who enter!

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  4. What a simply lovely photo 💙x

    Good Luck to everyone who enters.

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  5. That is the sweetest photo! I can see why you treasure it.
    I'm past having kids, so wouldn't want to enter for me. But if I can enter to give it to my daughter that would be awesome. They've been trying to get pregnant for a while and nothing is happening, so I know she would appreciate it. However, if it has to be for the person entering, I totally understand!
    PS - I already follow you on bloglovin. :)

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  6. Thanks for sharing the sweet photo of your little bears, Jennifer. I enjoyed viewing it and am so happy for you and your family that you enjoy motherhood. Blessings on whoever wins your giveaway! xx

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  7. Good luck to others in this giveaway.....love your cute pic and reminds me of so many of my four girl 3 boys so much fond memories here. Now with grandchildren truly blessed ♥♥

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  8. I love that photo of your children - so beautiful! I hope you have that printed out and framed somewhere. I will have to pass on your giveaway, seeing I'm 56 years old AND have had a hysterectomy. ;-)

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  9. That is such a sweet photo.

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  10. Awe such a precious photo of your children. Defenitly one to treasure forever.

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  11. I wish to be entered in the giveaway drawing.

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  12. I would love be entered in the giveaway, thank you for doing it!

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  13. I wish to be entered in the giveaway please

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  14. please enter me in your giveaway

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  15. I would love to be entered in the giveaway.

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  16. I would love to be entered in your contest! I follow by email!

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  17. I would love to enter to win a cool TTC Kit for my grandchildren.

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  18. The amazing TTC Kit would be great for my grandchildren; so, I would like to enter to win.

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  19. My nieces and nephews would really enjoy a marvelous TTC Kit, and i want to enter now.

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  20. Because this TTC Kit would be just wonderful for my grandchildren to have, I need to enter to win.

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  21. A fabulous TTC Kit would be a nice gift for my nieces and nephews, and I believe I can enter and try to win.

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  22. It would be a delightful thing to enter to win an awesome TTC Kit for my many children.

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  23. Please enter me in this giveaway.

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