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« Gratitude Continues ~ Day 3 ~ 5 Days of Give Aways | Main | Gratitude Week – 5 days of Give Aways »

Gratitude Day 2 ~ 5 Days of Give Aways

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Hello and Happiest Tuesday,

Oh my word, I am truly overwhelmed by the response to yesterday’s give away.  I wish you all could win!!  ‘sigh’

So today I have another give away to share!

Before I share the give away details…

Above is a pic from the trail.  One of the ponds that Ben has fallen in love with! He insist on double dipping everyday..and sometimes triple...  Sophie goes in too, but like a lady, she just stands there pretty… Ben on the other hand just has to lay down and get all good and wet…and sometimes a little slimy as well.  :)

Here they are, after a little dip. :) Playing with a stick.. :) Soggy and all…so cute!


Okay, I’m babbling.  Time for the give away details!!

Today I am offering up 3 four-month spots in my new membership site- The Test Kitchen.  If you are not sure what the Test Kitchen is…. it’s actually The Photoshop Test Kitchen.  A membership site where I am sharing Photoshop recipes, tutorials, tips & tricks…along with textures and other good stuff.  I also have friends popping into share their good stuff as well.  I’m super excited about today’s guest…  ‘sigh’

So, here’s how you can play along.

Enter yourself or a friend (simple note about the friend part is fine).  But here’s what I’d like you to share.  Please name the one ‘thing’ you are most grateful for, today.  And by thing, I mean, someone, someones, or something… :) 

I can’t wait to read your comments.

Okey doke.  I must sign off. Ben & I have a morning date with Sophie and her Mama….

oh, p.s. a few people asked about what breed the pups were.  Sophie is a Labradoodle…and very much doodle as in poodle… She has the loveliest coat…barely sheds… She’s a big girl, as you can see by the pic.  She’s my brother’s dog.  Ben is a goldendoodle and vey much golden…as in golden retriever.  He sheds like mad…but we love him anyway…haha… He’s been with us for about 3 weeks. It was love at first site for all of us. Both pups were adopted from different families in the city… and both pups are in LOVE with the country life….  ‘sigh’  Before I sign of, I’m going to put Ben & Sophie at the top of my gratitude list today…..



Reader Comments (56)

I am grateful for my family. My husband's grandmother was diag with cancer last week, so it really hits home to be so grateful of the tme you have with your family while they are here with you!!!

October 19, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterApril

It is so hard to think of just one thing I am thankful for, but if I had to narrow it down, (other than God of course!) I would say I am thankful for my husband, Larry. He loves me with such gentleness and he has always supported my photography no matter what. I could go on and on about him. I adore being his wife.

October 19, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJulie

I am grateful for Jen Lee who reminds me how important telling one's story is!

October 19, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKAren D

I am thankful for my salvation today and everyday :)

October 19, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterclaudia

I'm so very thankful for my family, today and everyday.

October 19, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLeanne

I'm grateful for the incredible, breathtaking progress my daughter has made over the past few years. She didn't have an easy road to walk but as I watched her at her seventh birthday party yesterday, surrounded by friends and excitedly and enthusiastically participating in all the chaos my heart nearly stopped from the sheer magnitude of it all. What I would have given to have shown that moment to myself a few years ago, to know that it would all turn out alright...

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October 19, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterRobin from Israel

I am grateful for LIFE. Since I am a 3 time cancer survivor----I celebrate everyone sunrise.

October 19, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterpatricia

I am grateful for my brisk morning bike ride into work today - for the health that allows me the pleasure partake in such a simply beautiful experience.

October 19, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnna

the one thing i am most grateful for today is forgiveness

October 19, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterrachaelmarie

I'm definitely grateful for my family here in Italy...the family I married into that has been so welcoming and wonderful...who could ask for more!?

October 19, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterlinda

Today I am grateful for RAIN! We haven't had rain in months and months and this morning we awoke to the pitter-patter of raindrops.

October 19, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterRoberta

I'm so thankful for the health of my family!

October 19, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLinda

Today and everyday, I'm most grateful for my family! And, of course, I'm grateful for giveaways;)

October 19, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLeah C

Today I am most grateful to my mother who made egg salad sandwiches for us both to share for lunch. It was unexpected and so thoughtful!

October 19, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKatja Maki

I'm grateful for Patricia - the 3 time cancer survivor up above - and others like her who's very life makes me so grateful for the life I have. Stay strong, Patricia, and God bless you.

October 19, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJo Nelson

I am grateful for my cat, Joey. Silly, but he is such a good companion. I am also grateful for autumn this year, this is not a common thing for me as I love summer. But the autumn is gifting me with crisp mornings and sunshine afternoons.

October 19, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMarilyn

right now I'm thankful that I get to go away with my husband for a couple of days... I'm looking forward to some time off (and some time for taking pictures!!)

October 19, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterwendy

Right this minute I am grateful for my mother-in-law's courage. She is in her 80's but is facing her second bout of cancer and is in surgery as I am typing this. She is a lovely lady and we are all praying for a full recovery!

October 19, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterConnie

I am grateful for being alive and well. Thank God everyday for all your blessings!

October 19, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterDebbie prediger

I am grateful for my 2.5 year old daughter who we almost lost to a brain tumor earlier this year, and who has now fully recovered.

October 19, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKelly

Oh Kim , I always enjoy hearing you babble about the dogs LOL, it is such a treat to see them soooooo happy :) I am always grateful for my pooch but today I am grateful for all the beautiful fall colors in our area, I took mom for groceries and wow, the leaves were blowing everywhere it was beautiful.

Ok, your giveaway, I would love to win for a friend again because I am already in the Test Kitchen group which is just wonderful :)

Thank you, Lynn

October 19, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLynn

I am grateful to God for giving me the Mom I had. She is gone to heaven now but there hasn't been a day in the past 8 years that I haven't heard her voice guiding me. When I come upon something that I feel is impossible, some wise words that she had told me all those years before comes to me and I find a solution. I think of her every day and miss her terribly.

October 19, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterRobin Tryon

I am thankful for my daughter Lauren, who has taught me that it doesn't matter how many chromosomes you have, you are still a person and deserve love and respect.

October 19, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBeth

Well, I am grateful for many things, but my top 2 are my health, after having part of my colon removed, my insides feel better all the time. And secondly for my boyfriend, who is my best friend. Super supportive and understanding too. ♥ I would love to be a "tester"! :)

October 19, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKelly N

Only a half hour ago I came out of the
post office into the crisp fall air, looked
up at the bright blue skies, puffy white
clouds and colorful trees and whispered
gratitude under my breath for the gift
of F R E E D O M.....Freedom to move
easily from place to place, to have choices
and to not live in a country that is full
of oppression. Thank you for this wonderful
giveaway; I have already learned so much
this week through the Skinny; you are
a great teacher!!
xx Suzanne

October 19, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterPrivet and Holly

I am grateful to my friend Carmen who has allowed me to interview her for my blog. She just sent through the answers. Will be posting later this week...

October 19, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLisa

Today I am VERY thankful. I am in Texas visiting my husband whom I don't get to see much due to him being in the Army. I get to spend 8 days with him before he deploys to Afghanistan for a year. I am thankful for this time I was blessed with--spending it with this wonderful, selfless, most caring man I married only month ago!! :)

October 19, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMelissa H

I am thankful for the wonderful day I spent today with my husband, parents, and grandma at the park and cider mill!

October 19, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSarah K

At the top of my gratitude list today: my sweet hubby. He is the only family that I have here in Scotland (we moved here from Italy about two years ago). He is my best friend and he is always super supportive, caring and understanding. He will follow the Skinny-Mini eCourse with me :) How great is that? BTW, we are behind already *gosh* 'cos we had friends visiting, but will start tomorrow for sure. Thanks again for being so generous :)
Good night and sweet dreams :)

October 19, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKia

I am grateful today for Joy. When I find it or it finds me, I try to stay in the moment and let it surround me with its grace.

October 19, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKaren

I was just thinking how grateful I am to live in a place where life seems fairly simple and yet fairly deep, where we can walk out onto the headland and our dogs can run free. I like that, a lot. I like seeing so much sky and so much ocean, rocks, seaweed, and the occasional whale.

And I'd be ever so grateful, if I were picked to receive free weeks in the kitchen which I love!

October 19, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLani

Today I'm grateful for my horse's happy whinny when she sees me get home from work. And she grateful for all the delicious fall apples she's been getting when I get home from work!

October 19, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterShelley

Each and every day, I am most grateful for my family.

October 19, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterlisa

Today I am grateful for my beautiful baby girl. It is her third birthday today. And the hubby & I took her out for a special afternoon of yummy cupcakes & playground fun. She came into this world in a whirlwind three years ago. My blood pressure shot sky high & they had to do an emergency c-section. In the end all was well, but for a few hours that day it was quite scary. Now I see that beautiful face, hear that sweet voice & devour her melf-on-you-like-butter hugs. She is a precious gift!! =]

October 19, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJulie H

Today is my 25th wedding anniversary! I am grateful for finding love again when I thought I would be alone in the world after my first marriage ended. Thanks, Kim for your 5 days of gratitude giveaways!

October 19, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMadelin C. Wolf

Today I am grateful for my amazing husband, who has been cleaning and folding laundry and generally fixing up the house this weekend while I have been feeling crummy with a cold. It is so wonderful to be given extra help without having to ask for it!

October 19, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJoyelle

I am grateful for my husband. He works so hard at his job and studying. He is so supportive of me and the things that I want to do.

October 19, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterErika

Today I am most grateful for doctors. Doctors who really care about their patients. I am grateful for those whose minds have created medicine to help us to be healthy and happy!

October 19, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterCecilyinc

right now i'm thankful that i survived test and one midterm!
i'd love to be a tester!

October 19, 2010 | Unregistered Commenteralyssa

Hi Kim,

I'm grateful for you! Have a wonderful day!

xo Tracy

October 19, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterTracy

I am very grateful for today and everyday.

October 19, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterShelly

Today I am truely grateful that my bubba boy is only two weeks and about 10 hours from making an entrance into the world. Of course, I cannot wait to meet my Little Man, but my pain is at such a point that I wouldn't get through the day if I couldn't look to the 4th and know it's almost over!
Thank you for the awesome opportunity to enter :)

October 20, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBecky

I am grateful for the love of my family and friends.

October 20, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterRoxanne

This is a tough week to think of something I am grateful for as five years ago on the 16th of October my son died in his sleep. he was 24 years old. changes a mom forever where somedays you even wonder if there is anything to be thnakful for. but I am thankful to my two daughters as without them in my life, i am not sure i would be here 5 yearslater. You live for your children and through their incredible zest for life, I have chosen to live. I want to live more, i want to create ... I want to create something in honor of my son. I am thankful for the 24 years I had with my son. I would do it all over again.

October 20, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSharon

i am grateful for my mother's wonderful and inspiring outlook on life. in the last 3 weeks she has discovered she has breast cancer and had a double mastectomy as well as lymph nodes removed, and still we laugh and giggle every day together on the phone. this truly makes me grateful!

October 20, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterirenemann

I am most grateful for Kayla. There is nothing like a 7 year old point of view to put a fun spin on everything.

October 20, 2010 | Unregistered Commenteranita

Grateful for life ....

October 20, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterS. Etole

i'm thankful for my mother-in-law. yes... i know (!) but I am. she helps us out a lot with our three kids and dog. it is not a walk in the park and we need all the help we can get. i'm so thankful that we have her and i'm full of gratitude.

October 20, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLilla huset på prärien

I am grateful for my loving husband and adorable little boy Jack. They are my sunshine.

October 20, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterTara

well, just one thing? that's difficult. Right now, at this minute I'd have to say my health. good health means i'm free to pursue so many other dreams.

October 20, 2010 | Unregistered Commentermaureen @ Cottage 960

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