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May 23, 2011

Kick Off Summer with a Give-away for a Great Cause!

Memorial Day is the unofficial beginning of summer, and I, for one, am ready to kick off my shoes and start living in flip-flops for the next few months. (Who am I kidding...I live in flip-flops as long as the temperature is above freezing!)

I am so excited to be hosting my first give-away...and for a cause that is very close to my heart, at that.

I first met my dear friend Jenny in the prenatal classes at the local hospital. Her sweet boy/girl twins were born exactly one week before my girls, and I was so happy to reunite with her a few months later through friends of friends.

Jenny is now my go-to twin mama...she just knows stuff, ya know? She is such a beautiful mother, and her kiddos are pretty awesome, too.

(The Borders family at the girls' birthday party in January)

Jenny and her hubby are working to expand their family through adoption. They are looking forward to welcoming two Congolese babies into their family!

To help raise funds to bring their babies home, Jenny is making the most adorable flip-flops...

...and I am giving away two pairs! (Click HERE to see more of Jenny's flip-flop creations.)

To enter, just leave a comment on this post, telling me your favorite thing about summer...easy-peasy!

And if you'd like to leave Jenny a note in support of her journey, I know she'd appreciate that, too.

And feel free to zip over to her blog. Specifically, you can read more about her adoption journey HERE.

One entry per person, and I'll select two winners at random on Memorial Day, Monday, May 30. The winners can choose the size of their flops (Jenny has both youth sizes 8 and up, as well as adult sizes), and the colors.

Thanks so much for your support! Happy Summer!


Andrea said...

I love the feel of the sun beaming down on my bare skin!!! :)

Love these flip flops!

Thanks Mandy!!

reanbean said...

I love all the time outside and trips to the pool with my kiddos!

Such cute flip flops. Best of luck to the Borders family as they continue their adoption journey.

Unknown said...

that's easy - 2 words: No SCHOOL!!! :-) I used to work summers before i had kids - but now that I have kiddos of my own - you couldn't pay me enough to make it worth working when I could be home with them instead!!! :-)

Best of luck to your friends!

Christina said...

Late nights, cold beer, cookouts, and the smell of rain.... =)
My BFF would die for those!

Johanna at The Baker Twins said...

My favorite thing(s) about summer:
The Lake
My birthday
My babies' fat legs in swimsuits
More time with my teacher friends

I'll be praying for your friends and their adoptions. I think I saw a post from someone else I read who got some of these for her daughter, complete with cute video thanking her for them. Can't for the life of me remember who it was...

Marcia (123 blog) said...

While I love winter, I do love a few things about summer:

eating oranges over the sink while the juice drips down my arms :)
a tall, cold glass of water with lemon
walking barefoot on tiles
flip flops in fun happy colours
late afternoon thundershowers that break the heat.

Thanks Mandy!