Monday, October 4, 2010


Yesterday was my grandson, 
Jonathan's, first birthday.

And in a effort to be totally fair, 
I decided to have him draw the name 
for the winner of the contest.

It wasn't easy. 
He was soooo very excited
with all his grandpas and grandmas, and
uncles and aunts watching 
him play with his presents.

But he finally settled down enough
to focus on the job at hand.

Here he's fishing in the bowl of names.

Then he became distracted. 
So I tried to show him how to do it.

Ah, now he knows what to do.

But he pulled out ALL the names. 
And as much as I'd like to give 
everyone of the finalists a Kindle, 
it's not in the budget. 
So we put all the names back
and Daddy and Grandma stepped in to help.

Again a handful of names came out of the bowl,


One stuck in his hand. 
With everyone watching, 
I took the name from him.

The grand prize winner of the Kindle is . . . 

well you can't see the name very well, but it says . . .

Catia Nunes!!!


The Kindle will be in the mail shortly.

Thanks to everyone who participated.

You made the journey 
fun, exciting, and very memorable!


  1. Way to build suspense there, Kathi. Congrats Catia!

  2. Wow, Catia, you lucky blogger! Congrats. :)

  3. Ben,
    Well, I guess the storyteller in me took over. :)

    Thanks for coming on the journey!

  4. Michelle,
    I'm glad you came on the tour. It was a lot of fun. And yes, Catia is very lucky. There was a lot of competition for the Kindle. :)

  5. Khronia Polla to your Grandson!

    Congratulations to Catia!(What a lovely name).

    Kathi, thank you for such a fun blog tour!

  6. I agree with Ben - very suspenseful post, Kathi:) And congrats to Catia!

  7. Glynis,
    You're very welcome! You added a lot to the journey and really got into the spirit of the adventure.

    Thanks for coming with me. :)

  8. Krista,
    Thanks! I'm glad you came with us on the journey. :)

  9. AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ^_^ Thank you!!!! I started yelling for joy when I read this. Thanks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :D :)

  10. What a way to build tension and suspense! I think I just got a sneak peak of what to expect in your novels. :) This was such a generous and fun contest, Kathi! Thanks for having it. Your grandson was so sweet to help you!

    And congratulations to Catia!!!

  11. Catia,
    You are welcome!!!

    The Kindle will be on it's way tomorrow!

  12. Laura,
    Thanks for coming along on the journey. I'm glad you enjoyed it.


  13. Jonathan is totally trustworthy in this regard- he loves & slobbers on everyone equally, good job Jon!

  14. Trizia,
    Yes he is and does, the cute little guy. :)

  15. Aw! He's so cute!

    Congrats Catia!

  16. Carolyn,
    I think he is, too.

    Thanks for going on the journey! :)

  17. What an adorable little boy! So cute!!

    Congrats, Catia!

  18. Thanks, Jill.
    I think he's pretty cute, but I'm just his grandma so what do I know. ;)

  19. Congrats to Catia! Your grandson's just diplomatic, is all. He wanted everyone to be a winner. ;)

  20. Laura,
    I never though of it that way. But now that you mention it, that's probably it. He just wanted everyone to win. :]



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