Sunday, December 4, 2011

Contest Winners and Heavenly Footwear

Deck the Halls and Joy to the World!  The random number generator - also known as my family - has come up with the winners of this year's Family Christmas Letter Giveaway Sweepstakes Extravaganza!

Thanks to all of you who put the LDSBC widget on your blogs, posted, linked, donated, and generally supported the scholarship fund raiser last month.  You all have such big hearts.  Seriously.  I'd have that checked if I were you. 

I will write the tales of heroism, brilliance, and incredible cleverness that every family is certain is their due, even if Fate and Karma and their day jobs think otherwise.  Our three lucky winners are:

Sally Ashmore - who had a total of five entries, bless her generous heart!

Jana Parkin - whose letter I am completely freaked out to compose because she is herself one of the finest writers I have ever known.

And believe it or not, Melanie Jacobson!  Last year's winner scores again!

Also, Tammy is a runner-up, in case one of the three winners is unable to perform the duties of her, you know, winnage.  That's a word now. three lovely ladies need to provide me with the names of all members of your family whom you wish to have mentioned in your letters, and at least two things they've done this year.  The more details you supply, the better the lies - er, I mean stories will be.

Send the deets to mybackorderedlife at gmail dot com by Tuesday, December 6 in order to claim your prize.  Otherwise, Tammy's family goes on to fame and fortune, and you write your own dang letter.

Congratulations!  I envy all three of you so, so much.  I wish I would write MY family Christmas Letter.

Now.  On to fudge.

DeNae's Salute to Fudge, Day 4:

You don't know which is worse - the sheer illogical sappiness of "Christmas Shoes" or the fact that it's playing on every radio station from here to Neptune.  Toss Bing and Perry into the CD changer, a little fudge onto a plate, and let it all just melt in your mouth.


tammy said...

So close, yet so far...

I guess I can hope that one of them is being held in a Turkish prison and won't have access to your blog in time.


AS Amber said...

Ugh! That dumb song came on the radio the other night while we were driving to the Festival of Trees and I had to turn it! Tavis was al.."that's a good song!" and I was all..."dude, it's so sappy, the sap is literally sapping out of the radio."

Lucky, lucky winners!! And you BETTER write your family's newsletter this year!

Jillybean said...

I have my children very well trained, as soon as the first few notes of that song come on the radio, they race to see who can turn it off the fastest. I can't decide if they don't want to hear it themselves, or if they just don't want to hear me complain about it for the next few hours.

The fudge looks delicious!