Happy Birthday to Me, but YOU get the Gift! (CLOSED)

That’s right. It happened. I’m old. 31 to be exact. And I feel every second of it. I can no longer say I’m 30, because now I am officially “in my 30s.”

Another year gone by, and what a year it’s been! Since my last birthday, I’ve started homeschooling, had another baby, taken on numerous projects, and have blogged. A LOT. 🙂 I have battled with weight-loss, postpartum depression, and even almost dying after giving birth to Parker. I have seen children saved by grace, worshiped the Lord with my friends, made some wonderful friends, and have been so blessed. Through every trial, every test, and every good moment, God was there. He is so good, and He is so faithful.

When I was younger, I had big plans for my life. I was going to be a veterinarian, and live on a farm with my husband, and our 8 children – all girls. I was going to pave part of the ground on our farm and make a full sized basketball court. After all, with 8 kids, that gave me exactly enough for 2 basketball teams. (If you include my husband and myself, of course.)

While I’m not a veterinarian (I just deal with human sickness, not animal sickness… although my kids are monkeys…), and I may not have the farm (although we do have a lot of cows around here!), and I may not have 8 girls (thank GOD! What was I thinking?!), and I may not have the basketball court (yet! My life ain’t over yet!), what I do have is an amazing husband, 5 beautiful children, a wonderful extended family, more friends than I can count, and a Savior who loves me. Who could ask for more?

So as I stress about the fact that I’m now in my 30s, I will take today and focus on how much God has blessed me over the last 31 years. I will wallow in His Goodness and put the self-pity aside.

Thank you for sharing my special day with me. Each one of you are so special to me. I appreciate you always stopping by, offering encouraging words, funny tidbits, and supporting my sponsors!

To thank you, I want to offer one lucky reader a Tiffany Bracelet. That’s right. It’s the real deal. It’s a silver heart-toggle bracelet, and it comes in a beautiful little green pouch.

To Enter:
I am giving you unlimited entries into this giveaway. All you have to do is leave comments. That’s it. You can leave as many as you want, and you can talk about anything you want.

There are a couple of rules, though. After all, it is my birthday, and I get to decide how we play!:

  1. You *must* post a sentence. No single words, no letters. It can be as short as “Hi, Mom!” or as long as you want to make it, but it must be a sentence.
  2. You may not post twice in a row. Someone else has to post before you can post again.
  3. You may not post the same sentence twice.
  4. No swearing, bashing, or just plain being mean.

That’s it! Just post your heart out and enter to win a Fabulous Tiffany Bracelet! (I’d love it if you’d help spread the word, too!)

The giveaway will close tonight at 11:59pm. I’ll select a winner via random.org and will announce it asap. (Winner will have until 9am on Wednesday, July 8th to claim their prize. And I will NOT be emailing the winner. They must check back here to see if they’ve won. Sorry, but we’re still playing by my rules!)

Ready? Get Set. POST!

Giveaway CLOSED. Give me just a few minutes to announce the winner!

Angie Vinez (2893 Posts)

Angie is a wife and mother to 8. Her life revolves around cooking, cleaning, laundry, and other household duties. She is passionate about her life in Christ and wants to encourage other mothers in their own walk of faith. Angie is active on many social media networks, loves technology, photography, and graphic design, and loves creating blog designs for other mom bloggers.


  1. 801

    maybe 800 will be the lucky number! eaglesforjack@gmail.com

  2. 802
    Heather Adams says:

    Only a few more needed to make it to 800!

  3. 803
    Dolfindancer says:

    My baby girl is curled up sleeping in her playpen next to me. She looks so sweet! 🙂

  4. 804
    Sherry and Gena says:

    You have a fantastic chance Danielle. I will have to come back tomorrow to check and see if you did win!!

  5. 805

    We made it thats awesome! eaglesforjack@gmail.com

  6. 806

    Still 800 posts that pretty nice..

  7. 807
    Danielle a.k.a Yellie says:

    Psssshhh, 800 was no match for us!


  8. 808
    Dolfindancer says:

    But then I'm Mommy, so I might just be a little biased.

  9. 809
    Sherry and Gena says:

    Hot Dog we passed 800!!

  10. 810
    Melissa says:

    The fireworks have already started! Happy Birthday and early 4th!

  11. 811

    Well almost over its been nice chatting with you all! eaglesforjack@gmail.com

  12. 812
    Heather Adams says:

    Good night everyone! Have a great night.

  13. 813
    Dolfindancer says:

    I agree tina, this has been a lot of fun!

  14. 814
    Sherry and Gena says:

    Danielle I bet your butt is hurting.

  15. 815

    Just getting my last comment in.. once again HAPPY BIRTHDAY

  16. 816

    good night everybody this was a blast! eaglesforjack@gmail.com

  17. 817
    Danielle a.k.a Yellie says:

    Well, we're coming to an end. Thank you so much for this chance to win something amazing, Angie. I hope you have had a wonderful birthday and that God continues to bless you and your family greatly!


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    Dolfindancer says:

    Gotta get my last comment in!

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