Tuesday, August 28, 2012

♥ A Winner and a Birthday ♥

Well today, there’s two reasons to celebrate……I have a winner for my fall giveaway AND it’s my birthday.

But since I’m sure you want to find out who won this, I won’t make you wait through a bunch of pictures to find out!



I decided that we’d do this the old-fashioned way, by giving each person that entered the correct amount of entries and mixing them all up in a bowl.   There were nearly 150 entries when they were all tabulated and everyone given the correct amount of entries! 



It’s more fun for my kids this way too because they get to draw out the winner!



Are you ready? :) Here we go!

The winner is………



Maple Lane!  :) 

That's Mildred from Maple Lane!  How about that?  She's such a sweet lady that I just "met" recently through one of my Sunporch Chats!  Congratulations! If you’ll email me your address to countrygirlathome@att.net, I’ll get this in the mail to you this week!

Now on to the birthday. Today I celebrate my 49th birthday. I can’t believe I’m a year away from the big 5.0. Since I don’t really like the alternative to not getting older, I’m embracing it. Really, I’m thankful to be given the gift of another birthday and I thank the Lord for all the blessings He’s given me including my family and health!



Just for fun, I thought I’d share some childhood photos.



Mama and Me
Daddy and me


At the Fair

First Grade

Third grade
Fifth grade
Seventh grade
Ninth grade

Thank you so much for entering the giveaway and for stopping by today and taking a trip down memory lane with me!  :)


Be sure and join Annie and me tomorrow on the sunporch for a chat!  Oh boy, you're in for a blessing and a treat (I'm serving coffee and cheesecake).  :)  See you there!

♥ Tammy ♥  

34 comments:

Karen said...

CONGRATULATIONS TO MAPLE LANE for winning. Yeahhhh!!!

Now you DO NOT LOOK YOUR AGE dear girl.
And what a fun step back in time and I must say Joy looks just like you at those ages.

Have a wonderful birthday!

Karen

Joy ~ Doodlebug ~ said...

Mama,

HAPPY BIRTHDAY! :D I love you so much! :)

Congratulations to Maple Lane! :)

Love you! 8!

God bless you!
Joy :)

Carmen C. said...

CONGRATS to the winner of your wonderful giveaway Tammy and HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!! You look awesome and I can not believe how much you looked like Joy when you were a child:O Have a wonderful, blessed day!!!!

Maple Lane said...

Thank you so much, Tammy; I am thrilled to be the winner. My birthday was yesterday!

I wish you a very blessed day and I loved your photos through time. You are lovely and look soooo young! Enjoy every minute of your birthday.

TamaraP. said...

Happy Birthday! :o)
I enjoy your blog! Thanks for sharing! Congrats to the winner!

Lois Christensen said...

Happy Birthday to YOU! May the Lord bless you abundantly in the coming year! AND congratulations to Maple Lane!

Jeannette said...

Morning Tammy! HAPPY Birthday - you don't look a day over 39!!! Seriously - I neva eva say things unless I mean them! Hope you have a fantastic day.

Congratulations to Maple Lane and a happy birthday to her also!

Sincerely, Jeannette

Karen said...

Happy birthday, Tammy!! I hope you have a wonderful day!!

LynnMarie said...

You're 49 years old!! WOW I never whould have thought that - you look so young! Happy Birthday to you and may God give you many more. Congrats to Maple Lane for her win.

Donna~One Simple Country Girl said...

Happy birthday!!! Joy looks just like you in those later school pictures. Y'all could be sisters! Beautiful! Congrats to your lucky winner ~ can't believe I missed this awesome giveaway. Hope you have a blessed day!

Holly said...

Congratulations to the winner!
A very happy Birthday to you! Hope you have a wonderful day!

Sandi @ The Primitive Skate said...

Happy Birthday Tammy! I hope you have a wonderful day!
Congratulations to Maple Lane! Thanks for hosting a wonderful Giveaway!
Love the photos. How sweet!

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wayside wanderer said...

What a cute idea to put up your school pictures. So beautiful! Happy, happy birthday!

Cindi said...

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Congrats to the winner!
Be blessed,
Cindi

Farm Girl said...

Happy Birthday!!! Have a wonderful day and congrats on your winner!

~Sara said...

Happy Birthday Tammy!! You sure are doing something right, and don't worry about that big 5-0! I did that this past year and it was nothing!!! lol. Congrats to the winner and thanks for a generous giveaway. Blessings~Sara

Sandra said...

There is NO way you turned 49, just no way. Good grief you don't look your age at all :)

Hope you have a wonderful birthday.

Hugs,
Sandra

Raggedy Creations said...

Congrats to your winner and a big Happy Birthday to you Tammy and thanks for hosting the giveaway.

Felicia

SweetPepperRose said...

Happy Birthday Tammy!

Amber said...

Happy Birthday!! Hope you have a great day! I am going to do Pinned It, Made It Monday next week.
Amber

Trace4J said...

Happy happy Birthday!
You are beautiful!
Hope your day is filled with bursting at the seams JOY!
Congrats to Mildred!
Hugs
Trace

www.grannytracescrapsandsquares.com

Pendleton Primitives said...

You are NOT 49! You look fabulous but then your parents are so cute in the photos so youve inherited some good genes :) Your dad looks like a military man?? I think for that time period though his flat top haircut was common. Anyhow, congrats to the winner and you have a great Birthday!
~Christina

Tina Leigh said...

I hope you had a wonderful birthday! I love the pictures! Looks like you've been pretty all your life and STILL GOT IT GOIN ON!!

Many more blessed birthdays to you!!

Michelle said...

Congrats to the winner. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

Mary M said...

Happy Birthday, young woman of God. God has blessed you with talent with words, a lovely family, hospitality and teaching. What a wonderful combination. Got ya beat by 7 years you are still a youngin! I love your page. I believe I had the same dress as your third grade photo in green but mine was red plaid. Beautiful photos thank you for sharing and Maple Lane is a blest woman for winning. Keep up the great work cooking and sharing.:)
<3 M

Susannah said...

Congratulations to Maple Lane!!!!!!!

But most of alll...Happy, Happy Birthday to our Tammy! May you have a blessed year with many memories!

Heather said...

Happy Birthday!

Seriously, I agree with everyone else- I would have pegged you as much younger! Your childhood pictures are precious! Thank you for sharing them!

God bless you today and many years to come!

Blessings!
Heather

Raymond Homestead said...

Congratulations Mildred and Happy Birthday to you Tammy!

Anonymous said...

Happy B-Day Tammy cturner

Chenille Cottage said...

Happy Birthday to one of the sweetest ladies I know! I just know your day is perfect with your loving family around you.
What sweet photos of you from little girlie to today. You are adorable, Tammy!
Thank you for you thoughtful comments and visits to my blog!
You are a treasure!
Birthday blessings,
Carolynn xoxo

Cherry's Prairie Primitives said...

Happy Birthday!! Loved your photos!!

Paula said...

Oh, Tammy~ I can't believe I missed your birthday!!
HAPPY BELATED BIRTHDAY!!!
I loved seeing your pictures... these trips down memory lane are so fun!
Congrats to your winner!

Blessed Beyond said...

Happy Happy Belated Birthday!! You are such an inspiration to have such a beautiful and positive attitude on aging. Hope you had the most wonderful and special birthday.

Congrats to Maple Lane!

And btw, Joy looks just like her most beautiful Momma! :)

Hugs and Blessings,

Allison said...

Happy late birthday!