Monday, December 20, 2010

winner, winner, chicken dinner, and some family stuff...

This past weekend I had the opportunity to hang out with some of my favorite people...

 This is  not the best picture I know, but I asked a total stranger who had never used my camera before to get a group shot for us. I think she did o.k given the circumstances, 1.  the lighting was terrible, we were at a duck pin bowling alley (if you've never tried it and there is one near you, well then give it a try, it is so much fun! 2. there were ALOT of us! 3. we are obnoxious when we get together and 4. well I think the photo tells a great deal about the night...

the reason for our gathering?

this guy... my brother Patrick, he is in the airforce reserves and is heading overseas for a few months with his unit to help with the job of bringing our troops home.  I am incredibly proud of him and am so glad that we were able to visit with him for a bit before he leaves.  If you would be so kind as to keep him and the rest of his unit in your prayers I would sure appreciate it and I know he would too!

Now to reveal the winner for the sign...
I was able to use the random number generator but I could not get blogger to let me download the file picture of the winner, I'm sorry you are going to have to trust me!  I'm trustworthy I promise! 
The winning number is 36... congratulations Deb from Talking Trash! 

Thank you all for playing along, I wish I had a prize for all of you!  Theresa xoxo


  1. Your family looks like they were having a fabulous time! Patrick and his unit will be in my prayers as they embark on their mission.
    Congrats to Deb on winning the giveaway!
    Have a very Merry Christmas!!!!

  2. I think it is a great photo, maybe we can see the Fun & Love coming thru.... Patrick & Unit will be in My Prayers, God Bless Your Brother for His Service (Thank You Patrick) Also, Congrats to Deb for the Win - You Lucky Girl...
    Stay Warm & Safe with the Coming Snow this week & Have a Wonderful Christmas Dear Friend....

  3. Looks a fun time was had by all. That is a big group! Keeping your brother in thoughts and prayers as he travels overseas. Congrats to Deb -- her name keeps popping up as a winner! Wishing you and yours the happiest of holidays, Tammy

  4. T,
    The smiles say it all. God bless Patrick and his unit...for that matter all our gallant soldiers. They will all be in my prayers.
    Second...Woo Hoo! Thank you so much and thank you Random Generator!
    Merry Christmas!

  5. I can tell y'all had a fun time. Congrats to Deb, she's a lucky girl for winning. Hope you and your family have a wonderful Christmas time.

  6. Give Patrick a great big thank you for serving our country! Thank goodness for men and women like him we live in a free country! I will keep Patrick in my prayers!

    Congrats to Miss Trash Mouth! (She's the one that gave me the name tot)!


  7. Hi Theresa,
    I pray that Patrick will be safe and return home safely...A big "thank you" to him for all that he is doing for our country.

    Wishing you and your whole family a Merry Christmas!!!

  8. We thank your brother for his service and say a prayer that he returns home safely.

  9. Dear Theresa, Wishing you and your beautiful family, a safe and healthy holiday season and all the best for 2011!

  10. Hey tehre...I read this one a little while ago & in the middle of my comment I got beckoned away by one of the kids...but I am back! Thanks for all the sweet & encouraging messages you have left me throughout the year & especailly lately! I treasure you as a dear friend & even if you don't know my number to call when shopping at Target it wouldn't even surprise me if I did get a call from you it would be just normal and I often wish you lived across the street & could mosey over for a cup of coffee & the all the kids yours & mine would be circling around us going about their busyness :)

    So fun to see your gang gathered above to honor your borther. Thank you PATRICK!!! What an important job he has & man he is..I am grateful to him!!!!

    I hopeyour Christmas was filled with your kids & memories that bring joy! & the whole next year let's be sure to record as much of those memories & joy as we can! Take Care!!!

  11. God bless your brother for his service. Praying he stays safe and is home soon! I hope you have a Happy New Year!


Thank you so much for visiting me here at The Old White House, your comments make my day! ~ Theresa xoxo