Sunday, July 5, 2009

What a Weekend, and a Winner

Can I just say how fun it is having your kiddos be old enough for a mountain hike up to a gorgeous waterfall on 4th of July weekend? No whining, no diaper bag, just everyone pulling their own weight. Beautiful stuff. Now, I miss the sweet soapy smell and tiny bums of little ones, but you have to enjoy the stage your at, right?


Hey, look at me. I made a writing analogy.



Ok, I know you didn't pop over to look at my kids, so on with the winner of our Free Stuff Friday drawing...



Using random.org the winner is:



BJ Anderson


Congrats, BJ! email me your address at tesshilmo(at)comcast.(dot)net and I'll get that Barnes and Noble gift card in the mail.



Happy Monday, friends! Let's get to writing!
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22 comments:

quixotic said...

Woo hoo! Congrats BJ!!

Tricia J. O'Brien said...

Congratulations BJ and thanks Tess for doing an awesome contest--and looking at your kids and the waterfall is totally awesome! Glad it was a great Fourth.

B.J. Anderson said...

Oh my gosh!!! I never win anything!! Woo hoo! Thanks for the contest, Tess! :D:D

B.J. Anderson said...

I was so excited I forgot to say beautiful picture. :D

Lisa and Laura said...

Oh, I can't wait until I can go places without a diaper bag. But I DO love the smell of Johnson's Baby soap. I suppose every stage has it's pros and cons!

Cindy said...

Tess, I am glad you had a great hike and you enjoyed time with your family.

Congratulations, B.J.!

Dave said...

I hear what you are saying about kids getting older and starting to pull their own weight. My youngest is three and a half, but there is a big difference now that he can cruise on his bike. Can't wait for the hiking phase you are in. Great photo!

L.T. Elliot said...

Perfect description of lil' baby bums!

Jill Kemerer said...

Oh, I just love the picture! How fun! I hear you on the 'everyone pulling his own weight.' It's such a pleasure to take a long bike ride with my kids. No whining, no stopping, just gliding along at the same speed. Magical!

MeganRebekah said...

Baby bums! Maybe I'll have to incorporate a baby bum into my bum week posts. One word - so many meanings!

Robyn Campbell said...

Congrats to BJ!

Girl, you had a terrific 4th. What beauty. Mine was great too. First, I love to ride my horses, second comes hiking. I love to be out there looking at everything God made. The waterfall looks breathtaking.

Good luck on your writing today. :)

Suzanne said...

YAY BJ!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Janna Qualman said...

Aw, I'm sorry I missed the contest! But congrats to the winner. :)

Staying "in the moment" is tough. It's so easy to remember when or look ahead to... Your hike looks fabulous! What a beautiful spot.

lotusgirl said...

Congrats BJ. Fun hike!

Davin Malasarn said...

Tess, I'm glad you had a wonderful weekend. I love that idea of everyone pulling their own weight. I love teamwork!

Congratulations to BJ!

Amy Allgeyer Cook said...

random.org? What happened to having your beautiful kiddos select the winner? Or your dog? :)

Danyelle said...

Very lovely picture! And congrats BJ!

Kate Karyus Quinn said...

Gorgeous picture! And as someone who is currently enjoying the tiny bums of little ones stage, I have to say there is a part of me that looks forward to when my baby gets older and we can get out and explore the world more easily.

ElanaJ said...

I totally get it when your kids are grown up enough to do stuff. It's like heaven! Congrats BJ!

Karen Amanda Hooper said...

Ooooh pretty waterfall. :) And congrats BJ!

Tess said...

Thanks for the comments, guys. It was a great weekend and I hope you all had fun, too.

Congrats, BJ! I got your e mail and will send that gift card out tomorrow.

Petula said...

Congrats BJ.

Wow, I'll be glad when all of my children can operate under their own steam. Insert wistful expression. :)