Spring Celebration Announcement (And A Giveaway)

This Spring I am celebrating a lot of things but the biggest one is that my little sister, Amber, is coming into town! She lives in New York and we (my family, my brother’s family, and our mom) live in Illinois so we don’t get to see her that often. We saw her two years ago but before that it had been probably over 10 years since I had seen her. To add to the celebration she is coming into town as my nephew turns 4!

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Giveaway ends May 17, 2011 at 11:59pm central time.

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Looking ahead…

Today was my little sister’s 13th birthday and while debating on what I should get her, I thought about every other special occasion that was coming up this Spring and Summer for my family. I decided to make a list because… well, that’s just what I do :)

March- Stepmom’s birthday and Sinisa’s (fiance) birthday

April- Easter

May- Brother’s 1st Wedding Anniversary, Other brother’s birthday and graduation from high school, Nephew’s 2nd birthday

June- Son’s 1st birthday, my due date for baby Lucas, my sister’s birthday, my sister-in-laws birthday

July- My sister-in-law is due with my niece, my birthday is at the end of the month

That’s 13 gift giving occasions. And knowing me and my pregnant, mommy brain I probably forgot something. I’m glad I made this list ahead of time because I have just started budgeting (March is month one) and I will need to include an amount for gift giving every month from now until the end of Summer.