Thanksgiving Giveaway


This Give Away Is Now Closed

Congrats to Commenter #8 Ryan Devries

(chosen randomlyby a very scientific method via Isabelle Wegner)




The time has come once again for us to gather around tables of food piled to the ceiling with delightful goodness.  Rob and I have the privilege of celebrating with both sides of our families in one day—that’s right!  Two delicious, amazing Thanksgiving meals in one day. Rob’s sister’s house is much quieter.  The table is set elegantly, dining chairs match the tablecloth and gold silverware and plates.  Everything is beautiful.

Both families celebrate the same holiday in very different ways.  My mom and dad’s house is full from end to end-busting at the seams with 13 kids, 10 adults, and turkey and stuffing to our heart’s delight.

We try to pace ourselves through the first meal at my Mom and Dad’s house, but it’s pointless.  I have learned to throw caution to the wind and just enjoy.

We all know the point of Thanksgiving is not the food, but the spirit of gratitude.  It’s a time to sit back with tummies full of stuffing and mashed  potatoes with gravy and remember why we are thankful.  I thought I’d get an early start this year and do a give away because I am thankful for YOU!

Knowing someone is reading my blog really makes me happy and grateful.  It helps me to know that my thoughts and words mean something to someone.

For this giveaway, I am giving a $35 gift card to CSN stores.  Leave me a comment and tell me something you are thankful for this year.  Celebrate gratitude, and I hope you win!

Subscribing to this blog via Google reader or email, or whatever service you use will gain you TWO extra entries.  Just let me know you did!

Tweeting or Facebooking this contest will gain you ONE extra entry.

Giveaway will start Sunday, November 7and a winner will be randomly chosen on Monday morning November 15.

16 thoughts on “Thanksgiving Giveaway

  1. lifeinthecorn says:

    Great post, Michelle. I am an avid reader of your blog! This year, for us, has been a very tough year and being thankful is something I have to make myself do each day. This past year, I have been thankful to make it through and still be able to see God’s blessings in the little things in life. I am thankful for the boxes of food and toiletries that have been dropped off at our home as we continue to struggle with unemployment. I am thankful for the teachers at my kids’ school who invest themselves daily into my children. I am thankful for medicine that keeps my Dad alive.
    It has been a hard year for us, but we have been greatly blessed in many ways. Thank YOU for that reminder.

  2. Ruth says:

    I was going to post but decided against it after reading the above post. She so deserves the give away!

    I am thankful for all of your posts and the way you use God’s gifts to encourage and help others with your every day happenings.

  3. Danielle says:

    This year will mark one of the most thankful Thanksgiving I have experienced yet in my short 25 years of life. Through the worlds eyes we are extremely monetarily lacking more than ever before, but from a Kingdom view we are RICH. I am thankful for a core team of support that is constantly helping me refine myself to the likeness of Christ. We have witnessed sin and bondage broken in many lives of youth and families in our impoverished neighborhood. I am thankful for people providing for youth they have never met but sacrificially give in order to bring hope to their lives. I am thankful for an inspiring husband that despite extreme opposition has unshakenly stayed true to the extraordinary call on his life. I am thankful for 2 beautiful children who’s smiles bring immeasurable joy to my soul. I am thankful for a body where life can flourish and for the new addition to our family that will be gracing this world with his/her presence in the upcoming year! I am thankful that even though no paychecks are coming in our needs miraculously are met. I am thankful for the ultimate role model, Jesus, and that I have a Bible and that I live in a country where I can freely read and teach about Him and that I see His power changing lives every day!

  4. Suburban Prep says:

    I am thankful that my husband and family love me. I had a rather hard summer with three surgeries and yet they hung in there with me and helped me through the recovery.

  5. betsey says:

    I am grateful for YOU!!! I was gonna say “right back at you” but that isn’t enough!!!
    I am grateful for the people of GCC and MC3 for giving me responsibility(even though I complain about it every once in a while) and trusting me with that responsibility.
    I am grateful for the love I have received from you and yours–I am so glad you care!!!!

    And what’s CSN???

  6. skoutz says:

    I’m thankful for the little ways God provides over and over again…especially this last week. Friends who covered my cost of AND and Renewal so I could be a part of what our church is doing. The $20 bill a man walked up and handed me saying buy some gas this week on me. The $15 check that I found in the mail so I could buy groceries this week. The friend who gave me her keyboard she never plays because she knows GSM is the only time I get to play. Little things make a big difference.

  7. Amber says:

    As I read your blog, I was transported to my family’s Thanksgiving celebration from the first ones I can remember, to the present. When Grandma would give the word, everyone would gather in a circle and Grandpa would say the blessing. Then we would eat and eat and eat!

    We have always gathered as a family for Holidays. It doesn’t matter what special day it is, any holiday will do. I have always been glad that my family wanted to get together at G-ma and G-pa’s house to celebrate and be together. The last few years have been years of change with our family. We lost some loved ones and learning to continue on in our lives and live in a new normal has become … the new normal.

    Well, this year we will be celebrating Thanksgiving without Gramps. He went to be with Jesus on March 31,2010. So this year I choose to be thankful that Gramps said that prayer everytime we were together. He led the spiritual way for many of our journeys to Christ. Gramps led by example. I am thankful that I had him in my life and in the lives of my children. He made an impact and I am forever thankful.

  8. Ryan says:

    And I am thankful for the Wegner’s willingness to share the good parts of their lives with all of us. I am thankful for a God that is able to put someone in need next to someone able to give.

  9. Jordan P says:

    This year, I’m thankful to have moved in with the man I love!

  10. Renee says:

    There are so many things to be thankful for…a wonderful church, a great husband, awesome healthy family, a great friend to listen to my crazy talk, a warm home that I don’t have to leave in order to work, nutritious food, my crazy dog who makes me laugh every day. Humungously grateful for opportunity and the fun and often times scary unknown.

  11. Today I’m thankful to have a husband who went above and beyond while I was away for 72 hours. I have kids who were well loved and well cared for because I have him. AND the house was clean when I came home.

    Now it’s my turn to take good care of him. 😉

  12. Cindy says:

    I’m thankful that my poor old tired feet still carry me from one place to another.

  13. Eddie says:

    I am thankful for the ability to give my kids a better life then I had. God has blessed me with so much in my life and I never noticed or appreciated till I was older and started my journey with Christ. I am so thankful that I can now see all the blessings God has put in my life, and that I can bless others with the gifts he has entrusted to me.

  14. Melisa says:

    I am thankful for the technology that allows my brilliant friends to share their experiences & heart with the world! Thanks for blogging!

    • Mary Holewczynski says:

      I am thankful for the direction/answers/solutions that my family has received on how to move forward in treating my father’s cancer. Thank God for second opinions, wise doctors, and my dad’s sense of humor as he walks in this journey. God is good.

  15. Mo says:

    Today I’m thankful for my Molly Haab. Seems like so much of my day is still about Colt. He is everywhere and still needs a lot of my attention…THEN I look across the room and see this precious baby girl, sitting on a blanket happy as could be and my heart explodes because she really is the sweetest thing and she’s mine. Whoever said you can’t love your 2nd baby as much as your 1st never had two babies. For real.

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