Friday, July 30, 2010

Anniversary Giveaway!

Two years ago, I started a blog.  I wanted an easier way to share what was happening with our lives and our kid (just the one baby at the time!) with the rest of our family.  So, on August 6th, I wrote a post about how I was going to turn my computer time into something constructive. 

In the beginning, I wrote about how teething was turning Isaiah into a monster and shared a photo of him doing his "evil genius laugh" as he cackled about how he was eventually going to take over the world. 

Brett Favre had just un-retired to sign with the Jets.  I was mad.  So I wrote my third blog post ever about my former quarterback.  I got a little riled up, I'll admit it.  Little did I know that he would eventually become a Minnesota Viking and I would declare him dead to me.  Ah, good times!

Two years ago, Jenn Van Wyk was trying to launch her photography business and was looking for people to let her take some pictures.  Even in the early days of her business, it was clear she was going to be successful.  Now she's booked up several months in advance and I'd like to think it all started with this photo of Isaiah!  (Not that it actually did, but I like to think that.)

Jon and Kate were still married, we took Isaiah to his first Brewers game, Michael Phelps was in the process of becoming the most decorated Olympian in like the history of the world or something, and Isaiah was learning to stand up on his own.

Here we are two years later and I'm so happy you are here to join in on the journey with us!  To celebrate, I am proud to present our VERY FIRST GIVEAWAY!!!  Can I get a "Woot!  Woot!!"  Just as a way of saying "Thank You!" for being a reader of The Arena Update, I have TWO fabulous prizes to give away!

FIRST PRIZE - $25 Gift Card to Amazon.comOne lucky winner will get to choose whatever they want from Amazon's massive selection of items.  If you can imagine it, Amazon probably has it!

SECOND PRIZE - $5 Gift Card to  Even our runner-up will get to pick something out from Amazon's superstore!

P.S.  If you're stuck on something to get, I can recommend some wonderful choices from My Birthday List!!  Just kidding!  Kind of.

You can enter up to SIX TIMES!  To enter the giveaway, leave a separate comment each time you do one of the following:

1.  Leave a comment telling what you would score from Amazon with your gift card!
2.  Become a follower of The Arena Update.  Click on the "Follow" button under the heading "My Awesome Readers" on the right side of the page and then tell me about it in a comment.  If you already are a follower, that counts too.
3.  Subscribe to my RSS feed using Google Reader, Feed Burner, etc.
4.  "Like" The Arena Update on Facebook and share with your friends how they can enter the giveaway!  Again, if you already do this, just leave a comment letting me know!
5.  Follow me on Twitter and tweet this giveaway!  Copy and paste the following and tweet away!
Want to pick your prize? Enter to win an Amazon Gift card at The Arena Update from @slkooiman!
6.  Grab my button from the right side of the blog and post it on your website/blog.  Leave me a comment with your URL so I can go check it out!

Giveaway closes at 11:50 pm on August 5th.  The winner will be chosen by on August 6th and the results will be posted shortly thereafter!  So, get after it!

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