Today is a great day for a celebration. First of all it's my brother's Birthday, he is 49 years young! Also, it marks the 114th Birthday that Utah became the 45th state in the USA. Below is a picture I took of my brother this past Christmas 2009. Happy Birthday Kerry!!!
“My momma always said, Life was like a box of chocolates. You never know what you're gonna get.”
This is one of the most memorable quotes from the hit movie Forrest Gump. I had never thought about life like that before, but how true it is!
When I was a little girl, my grandpa always shared his box of chocolates with me. I would gaze wide-eyed at the large assortment, wondering what was inside each one of those tiny chocolate-covered surprises. My favorite is the milk chocolate covered caramel, (oh so delish!!) and like a kid at Christmas I would hope to get what I wanted. Of course I was terribly disappointed if I didn’t!
Life is like a box of chocolates, loaded with surprises, some delightful and some not so much. The yummy ones, of course, are easy to swallow, but the yucky ones are sometimes hard to stomach.
On Saturday, January 2nd, 2010, I ventured out to Shepherd's Bush for a little fun. Every year they have a big sale and I bought some "grab bags", ten to be exact. I thought it would be fun to send 10 people a "box of chocolates" so to speak. Each grab bag contains 10, yes 10, different cross stitch patterns. They are all packaged up and like Forest Gump says " You never know what you're gonna get". (Not even me). Entering this giveaway is easy. Please leave me a comment on this post only telling me what your favorite "boxed" chocolate candy is and if there is a special meaning why. You have until the 10th of January, midnight to leave your entry. I will use the random generator for this giveaway and I will post the winners on January 11th.
I LOVE having Giveaways, they are soooo much fun, and this time they will be a surprise for all. I enjoy reading your comments and look forward to a great 2010!! Thanks for visiting.
P.S. Thank you so much for your help in finding a pattern for "I Thee Wed". This is such a special year/milestone for my hubby and I. I can't believe how many of you were so generous to offer/help out a fellow stitcher. You are the best!!! I hope I can be of help to some, if not all, of you if the need of something special arises.