Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Chocolate Anyone?

I'm guessing I have your attention, right?
Well, hang on just a minute and I'll explain.
First I'd like to share some pictures with you....

Caleb loves to play outside in the snow!
At the end of 2011 we had very little snow. 
The kids were anxious to get some so they could build snowmen, forts, have snowball fights, etc.

Sarah can usually hold her own with her brothers
Well, the new year brought snow.
Not as much as last year, but still plenty to play in. 

so strong!
After playing outside for awhile, the kids come in
covered in snow,
rosy cheeks, 
and red noses.

 We don't see the sun much in the winter, but when we do it is beautiful.

A few weeks ago, Ron took all the kids tubing.
Caleb was concerned about me staying home all by myself.
I quickly explained that I did not mind at all.

Andrew and Caleb getting ready to go down the hill
 I rode down this hill last year....it's a blast!
Remembering the fun they had last year, the kids were estatic to get to go again.
I'm so glad God gave my kids such an awesome dad!

A very fun day!
I think this is one of those things that will be a yearly tradition.

Now....back to the chocolate!

A while back a blogging friend of mine had a give away on her blog as she was heading back to the states on furlough.  Someone had the oportunity to win something special from her field.  Since I thought it was such a neat idea, I decided I would do the same thing.

How would you like to win a CHOCOLATE CANDY BAR from Estonia?

10" x 5" milk chocolate candy bar with almonds

All you have to do is leave me a comment.  That's it!  Just leave a comment about anything at all.  What I would be interested in mostly is something about yourself, how long you have been following my blog, and how you heard about my blog.

If you do not yet follow my blog, but you start following, you can let me know in a seperate comment for another entry for the candy bar.

For those of you who LOVE chocolate and want another opportunity to win, this is what you can do - leave a seperate comment with the promise to pray daily for at least one of these special requests:

safety as we travel to America on March 5th
safety as we travel through many states while on furlough
to raise additional support
our ministry we are leaving behind
new ministries we would like to start when we return
the salvation of Olga, Tonya, Valodia, Sylvia and others we are working with
Caleb's salvation
a family to help us reach the people of Johvi, Estonia

One more thing you can do that will give you an extra entry is add my new button that is on the right hand side of the blog. Now, I just did the button and I'm hoping it works. Please let me know if something isn't right.  Just to let you know, I may still experiment with the button when I have time.  If you have any tips or advice, I'm listening =)  Make sure you leave me a comment letting me know that you have added my button.

So, that is four possible ways that you can enter to win the CHOCOLATE CANDY BAR. 

The giveaway will end on March 5th at 9 p.m. (Pacific Time)
I will ship it to anyone that wins where ever you live.

I am also adding another chance to enter....if you put this giveaway on facebook.

Make sure you leave a seperate comment for each thing you do. 


  1. Rachel, I Love this plan! Very creative and CHOCOLATE! I've been following your blog for awhile...hmm! I know it's been longer then I've been on FB (2 Yrs. in June)! I heard about it from my Mom! But I've known you for about 22 yrs! LOL! I want to win...because I love Chocolate!I Live with 9 males! And its like a little vacation for me to taste Chocolate! LOL! :) Hope to see you while your home! ~ Cassie Fox

  2. This is so fun! I'm not entering to win because of shipping to Jamaica, but I added your button to my blog and I'm going to mention this on my Facebook. I love the pictures of your kids tubing. Reminds me of my childhood in NE Missouri! Love you and so excited about your adventures on furlough, so exciting to see family again! Maria

  3. How Sweet! ;-) I also love the pictures of your kids tubing. We get plenty of snow and we have some wonderful sledding hills around here. Kids and snow are such a fun mix! My sister is leaving in two days and then after that I'm hoping to spend some time fixing up my blog a little. I'll add your button then. Until then I'm going to enjoy the rest of her visit. Have a wonderful time in the States and I'll be praying for you!

  4. I just recently started following your blog that I found from facebook. You got my attention when you mentioned chocolate...it's my favorite! :-)

  5. I will be praying for travelling safety and that you get the support you need. I know it will be nice to see family again. Also I enjoy reading your blog and seeing the pics you post!

  6. I just recently started following your blog through a friend of mine. She and I love following Missionary blogs.

  7. Been following your blog now for almost 2 years I think. Met you in Lithuania in June of 2010. :) had a blast with your kids!

  8. Love the pictures, looks just like our house with all the snow!! I will definitely be praying for your family as you come to the states!! Emma would be so excited to taste chocolate from where Sarah lives(so would I:0)

  9. Mrs. Rachel, I love the pictures of your kids! Looks like they're having a wonderful time. We will be praying for you guys as you go on furlough, and expecting to hear from both you and your brother about great adventures, visits and blessings!

    P.S. We met through my blog, but I don't engage in shameless self-promotion, so I won't put a link here!!! :)

  10. Of course we'll be praying for you! Started reading your blog about 2-3 years ago when we met. Enjoy it!

  11. Great fun! Please don't add me to the giveaway... I really want someone in America to get something "hot-off-the-press" from the mission field! :-)

    Added your button to my blog. It looks great... don't change it!!! :o)

  12. Great idea! I hope I remember it in a couple of years. It would be fun to do it from Kenya! It looks like you got a ton of snow! Great pictures of your kids.


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