Bloggy Giveaway!

October 27, 2008

Rocks in the Sun by Troy Livesay

I met more blog friends yesterday. God is really good. I can’t believe He takes the time to bring just the right people to my life via the silly old internet. But He does.

I’m thankful for the chance to hug Tara while jumping up and down. Meeting her was like meeting an old friend. An old friend that I had never before met, but felt like the comfort of an old shoe. Yes, Tara. You are an old shoe. And that’s the best kind of compliment. Because you’re the kind of friend I would definitely choose to put on, familiar and broken in, as if I’d met you somewhere other than bloglandia years and years ago. You are lovely! Thank you for fitting in some moments with me in your short trip to the Minnesota.

Check out the Livesay (Haiti) Web Log, people. It is a beautiful (nearly) daily portrayal of life in Haiti with a family of nine who will be the first to say they aren’t perfect. But that’s part of what makes them so inspiring as they tell their stories with honesty, humor and faith. They knew God wanted them in Haiti and even in fear, they went. Isn’t that what life is all about?

I picked up Troy’s book yesterday. Rocks in the Sun; Haiti in Pictures and Proverbs.

It is so beautiful. I’ve poured over the pictures and words and loved every moment. So I’ve decided to give it away during the Bloggy Giveaways Carnival! (click on the words to see more giveaways.)

(No worries. After I give it away, I’m going to order another one for myself. I can’t NOT have one.)

All you have to do is leave a comment. Don’t forget your contact information (an email or your blog address.)

I know you’ll be busy visiting all the bloggy giveaways, but you won’t be disappointed if you take the time to check out the Livesay (Haiti) Web Log too. (:

Good luck!

P.S. Speaking of giveaways, I won ANOTHER one! She won mine, I won hers. We’re tied. Thank you, Melanie J!

Update: OOPS. I forgot to say when I’ll announce the winner. How about Sunday? Sunday sounds good to me- November 3rd it is. Big drawing. Sunday.

Update: I just realized I was supposed to end this giveaway yesterday. The carnival ended then. So I’m drawing the name this morning and I’ll post the winner this evening! No more comments after 9:30am, central on Sunday. Thank you!

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Jillene October 27, 2008 at 9:59 am

Yeah!! Pick me!! Pick me!! Sounds like a great book. I am going to check out the site right after this!!

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Abra October 27, 2008 at 10:04 am

I love your new blog look! The cake makes me hungry :)

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Heidi Ashworth October 27, 2008 at 11:03 am

What incredible people! That is true devotion. I would love a copy of Troy’s book! Thanks! Oh–you mean, I have to win? I don’t automatically get one? (How about I buy one if I don’t win?)

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Kristina P. October 27, 2008 at 11:05 am

Out of all the blog people I know, I wish I could meet you.

Does that help my chances? ;)

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Baby Tunnel Exodus October 27, 2008 at 11:06 am

Oooh, good one! Pick me, pick me… I’ll even save you the shipping, LOL.

The Sun is Up Today.

Blessings, Whitney

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Sabrina October 27, 2008 at 11:16 am

Im hungry. :)

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Sara@ Butterville October 27, 2008 at 11:46 am

I’m in too! I can also save on shipping! :)
I’m so glad you met another friend. It’s like my name only a T.

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Elizabeth October 27, 2008 at 11:53 am

That book looks fascinating. I have so much to learn!

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Amber October 27, 2008 at 12:06 pm

Please enter me :) Thank you!

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Kazzy October 27, 2008 at 12:16 pm

Cool blog reference. I will have to check in on that one here and there. Inspiring stuff. Thanks H!

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LisAway October 27, 2008 at 12:22 pm

I want that.

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Melanie J October 27, 2008 at 1:10 pm

I feel like I shouldn’t enter or I might win and we’ll become the center of a minor internet conspiracy theory.

But it sounds too interesting not to, so I’m entering!

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Jessica October 27, 2008 at 1:11 pm

I would ADORE this book! I love the Livesays blog, and I Love Haiti!

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Carolyn October 27, 2008 at 1:46 pm

I’ve never tried to win an online give-away before but for photos and proverbs (along with the endorsement of my newest online friend), maybe today isn’t a bad day to start.

So count me in on this contest.

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Huse Yo Mama October 27, 2008 at 1:46 pm

Am I seeing this correctly? Do they have EIGHT kids? I know one is the live-in niece, but EIGHT? AND they live there? That is incredible. I don’t know how my faith would pan out if I was being called to do something like that. What a great experience!

Can’t wait to win the book!!! :-) I’m so presumptive, but seriously – pick me.

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The Three 22nds October 27, 2008 at 2:32 pm

Hi Heather!

Finally finished picking up my yard in anticipation of snow so now I can blog again!

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joolee October 27, 2008 at 2:35 pm

I am NOT a loser.

Ooh, lucky me…….I get to type retrards for your word verification thingy:) Doesn’t that mean I’m the winner of a fabulous prize?

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Keyona October 27, 2008 at 2:39 pm

I checked out the website, and they are a really cool family!

Thanks for sharing the link!

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Nina October 27, 2008 at 2:54 pm

I guess am going to have to look at this bloggy giveaways carnival. You are the second blog I have visited today that has talked about it.
It sounds like a great book you are giving away.

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Mrs. Dunbar October 27, 2008 at 3:11 pm

fun fun. glad you got to meet some of your blog friends.
have a good week girl.

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Cindy October 27, 2008 at 5:24 pm

Count me in girl ~ I’m giving a book away on my blog tonight!! Stop by.

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EllyBean October 27, 2008 at 7:35 pm

I would love to win this book. I would gift this to my mother in law :)

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Dee October 27, 2008 at 8:31 pm

Looks like a good book to me!

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Mommy Madness October 27, 2008 at 8:58 pm

I gotta win something sometime! This looks like a great giveaway. Count me in!

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Jenny October 27, 2008 at 10:32 pm

You know I have two sweet little cousins in Haiti, don’t you ?? That means I’d LOVE that book.

;)

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Hayley October 27, 2008 at 10:38 pm

The book looks awesome- count me in!

oreo89 [at] gmail [dot] com

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Marivic_Little GrumpyAngel October 28, 2008 at 2:20 am

Honestly that would be the most perfect giveaway to win but I seldom if ever win anything, so I’m not hoping. But you can change my luck and pick me…????

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cdziuba October 28, 2008 at 6:45 am

I’d love to win ! Thanks for this nice giveaway. cdziuba@aol.com

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Lisa October 28, 2008 at 7:43 am

I’d love a book with pictures in it!

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Bebemiqui October 28, 2008 at 10:04 am

Count me in.
bebemiqui82(at)yahoo(dot)com

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the schros October 28, 2008 at 10:52 am

i’m in katelynthames AT yahoo DOT com

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Becky October 28, 2008 at 11:20 am

Hey. Pick me.

Yeah, I’m feeling a little sick-ish today, so I couldn’t muster up any real enthusiasm. But someday, when I’m myself again, I’ll be happy that I entered the drawing.

See? Can’t even bring myself to do a little smiley face.

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Katie Stacey October 28, 2008 at 11:35 am

This books sounds great.

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momofmhasr October 28, 2008 at 1:07 pm

Looks like a beautiful book.

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Peanut October 28, 2008 at 1:08 pm

Oooh pick me! Pick me!

Lucky you, getting to meet your bloggy friends! One day, it’ll be our turn :)

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Mrs. Incredible October 28, 2008 at 1:41 pm

Oh I am so jealous that you got to meet Tara IRL! Don’t enter me because I have already bought several copies of the book, but I just wanted to say that my Haitian kiddos LOVE to look at Troy’s book, and IMHO it is a MUST HAVE for anyone parenting a Haitian child. Our kids should know that their country is a beautiful place…

Corey

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Deedles October 28, 2008 at 2:20 pm

Please enter me. Thanks for the giveaway.

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Rae October 28, 2008 at 2:34 pm

How I love a good book! My fingers are crossed!!

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Kathy - mom of many October 28, 2008 at 4:12 pm

Sounds like a neat book! Count me in!
Kathy
bigfamily8(at)yahoo(dot)com

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Anonymous October 28, 2008 at 5:36 pm

I almost couldn’t see the “post a comment” since it is in white text, anyways
how fun
KawaiiNeko2008 (at) aol (dot) com

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Mrs. McB October 28, 2008 at 6:15 pm

Pick me!

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Christy October 28, 2008 at 6:35 pm

We would love to have this book. My husband’s father is from Haiti and my husband lived there for a year as a child. It sounds awesome. Thanks for sharing

Christy

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Crayl October 28, 2008 at 10:33 pm

Sounds truly wonderful. Thanks for the chance.

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Becca October 28, 2008 at 10:47 pm

I would love to win this book! Thanks! cross_home2001 (at) yahoo (dot) com

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Sandy October 28, 2008 at 10:52 pm

would love to win…looks great, please enter me…mrs.mommyyatgmail.com

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HeatherLow October 28, 2008 at 11:14 pm

I’d love to win the book…thanks for the giveaway.
Heather
poncey76 at hotmail

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Hil'Lesha October 28, 2008 at 11:30 pm

Very nice!

lilacbutterfly [at] earthlink.net

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superpaige October 29, 2008 at 10:09 am

That sounds nice. And it is wonderful to “meet” new people through the internet, isn’t it?

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jenna October 29, 2008 at 11:56 am

The book sounds beautiful! Count me in, please!
frog123 (at) cyipcom (dot) net

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Debbie October 29, 2008 at 12:38 pm

This would be the ideal present for my father-in-law who has gone to Haiti several times for mission work.

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Julie October 29, 2008 at 1:06 pm

I’d love to win!

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Jesica October 29, 2008 at 1:17 pm

what a nice giveaway – thanks for the chance

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Jodi October 29, 2008 at 4:47 pm

Great giveaway, thanks for the opportunity to read this book.

purehrt555(At)yahoo(dot)com

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Chi October 29, 2008 at 6:40 pm

Thank you for the giveaway! :D

anastasia@mediamafia.org

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Chantelle October 29, 2008 at 8:37 pm

Awesome Giveaway. Thank you for the chance to win :)

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Anonymous October 29, 2008 at 9:06 pm

HOw exciting! I went to Haiti on a mission trip in college!
Elaine
bells6ATbellsouthDOTnet

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Lalycairn October 29, 2008 at 9:24 pm

We have a friend who goes to Haiti to teach in a Christian school 4 times a year (sometimes more). It’s been very interesting to hear his stories. I’ll be checking out the blog, and I’d love to win the book!!

Thank you.

Lalycairn (at) gmail.com

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Ginny October 29, 2008 at 10:06 pm

Sounds great, thanks for the blog link!

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Krista October 29, 2008 at 11:19 pm

This sounds really interesting. Maybe it will help me get over my fear of going to Africa… :)
Love the new header on your blog, but the cake is making me drool…
teacherkrista at gmail dot com

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Sweetpeas October 30, 2008 at 6:58 am

Count me in!

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CanCan October 30, 2008 at 11:04 am

I have always wanted to adopt from Haiti.

onlycancan at hotmail dot com

http://www.MomMostTraveled.com

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Becky October 30, 2008 at 3:42 pm

It is wonderful when He brings just the right person at just the right time into our life. Please enter me into your giveaway. Thanks so much.

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dani October 30, 2008 at 3:55 pm

I love the colors of your blog! Crisp and very clear
daniwilliams30 AT gmail DOT com

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Charlotte October 30, 2008 at 6:29 pm

Sounds like a wonderful book. Thanks!

charlotte(dot)evard(at)comcast(dot)net

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Jessica October 30, 2008 at 7:42 pm

Count me in. Thanks for the giveaway and have a great Halloween.

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Anonymous October 31, 2008 at 3:12 am

Thanks for sharing this!

jen
mariettaseller(AT)yahoo(dot)com

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Candie November 1, 2008 at 8:07 am

I thik the book would be cool to look at. How fun. Thaks

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Theresa N. November 1, 2008 at 4:49 pm

This sounds like a book I would enjoy. Thanks:)
Theresa n
weceno(at)yahoo(dot)com

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T and T Livesay November 4, 2008 at 9:14 pm

Hi Heather-
Wow. I have not been able to read your blog for two weeks … so I was catching up and saw this sweet thing you did here. I felt instantly connected too — and that is not always the case when meeting “internet friends” (that sounds like it could be wrong) — you are so adorable and I love that I found you from your SCL comment … which is quite random yet not coincidence at all! I am praying for you and for Ryan and just hoping that God will make a way for you all to not do this travel all the time thing for much longer … now I need to go read more posts … love to you! THANK you for coming – I loved meeting your cute face.
tara

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T and T Livesay November 4, 2008 at 9:14 pm

Hi Heather-
Wow. I have not been able to read your blog for two weeks … so I was catching up and saw this sweet thing you did here. I felt instantly connected too — and that is not always the case when meeting “internet friends” (that sounds like it could be wrong) — you are so adorable and I love that I found you from your SCL comment … which is quite random yet not coincidence at all! I am praying for you and for Ryan and just hoping that God will make a way for you all to not do this travel all the time thing for much longer … now I need to go read more posts … love to you! THANK you for coming – I loved meeting your cute face.
tara

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T and T Livesay November 4, 2008 at 9:14 pm

Hi Heather-
Wow. I have not been able to read your blog for two weeks … so I was catching up and saw this sweet thing you did here. I felt instantly connected too — and that is not always the case when meeting “internet friends” (that sounds like it could be wrong) — you are so adorable and I love that I found you from your SCL comment … which is quite random yet not coincidence at all! I am praying for you and for Ryan and just hoping that God will make a way for you all to not do this travel all the time thing for much longer … now I need to go read more posts … love to you! THANK you for coming – I loved meeting your cute face.
tara

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T and T Livesay November 4, 2008 at 9:14 pm

Hi Heather-
Wow. I have not been able to read your blog for two weeks … so I was catching up and saw this sweet thing you did here. I felt instantly connected too — and that is not always the case when meeting “internet friends” (that sounds like it could be wrong) — you are so adorable and I love that I found you from your SCL comment … which is quite random yet not coincidence at all! I am praying for you and for Ryan and just hoping that God will make a way for you all to not do this travel all the time thing for much longer … now I need to go read more posts … love to you! THANK you for coming – I loved meeting your cute face.
tara

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