Wednesday, May 07, 2008

Lisa Kleypas book Giveaway!

Here's a chance to win BLUE-EYED DEVIL by Lisa Kleypas! Read the review by Romance Reviews Today's very own Terrie Figueroa by clicking here


Enter for a chance to win this contest by posting about some favorite memories about your mother. What a way to honor your mother. One lucky winner will be drawn on Monday night!

17 comments:

ChristyJan said...

My Mom is the Queen of Memory and Tradition Making. Gourmet Christmas, Thanksgiving, Easter, and New Year's Day dinners, Memorial Day, 4th of July and Labor Day picnics. Root Beer Floats on the patio, Summer Vacations, Birthday parties, etc. ~ she made/makes everything special.
One memory that comes to mind is the Christmas she made penuche. Unlike everything else she makes it did NOT turn out. As kids we thought it was great ~ big sugar logs that looked like poop. (I don't think I picked a very good example to honor my Mom with this story.)

robynl said...

Mom has passed away so there are many memories always on my mind. One in particular is her making our school lunches, the school bus heading the top of the hill and Mom saying "wait, the cookies aren't quite down yet." Then she'd pull the pan out of the oven just as the bus was braking and hot homemade cookies were put into each lunch box. Delicious!!! She looked after us kids to the nth degree.

annie said...

My mother who was extremely devoted, selfless and giving always would make sure that we dressed adequately especially during our harsh and lengthy winters. On we would go trekking to school through blizzards and snowstorms with our snowsuits, leggings and bundled up with hats and the scarf wrapped around and over our forehead to prevent the winds from damaging our skin. She is gone now but her legacy lives on.

acdaisy95 said...

My memorable memory of my mother would be when she was trying to ride a bicycle. My brother and I would try to teach her to ride one. We even have some photos of it.

Jane said...

My favorite memories are when my mom would take us out to the street to buy cones from the ice cream truck. I also remember how she used take me to the stationery store to buy Hello Kitty stickers and toys to reward me for doing well on a test.

Maureen said...

One of the things I think of when I think of my mom is reading. She always had piles of Harlequins next to her bed and we were always encouraged to read. Summertime meant playing outside, swimming in the pool and reading with weekly trips to the library.

CrystalGB said...

I have many great memories of times shared with my Mom. I remember my Mom teaching me how to jump rope and how to cook and bake. She has always been a rock for me.

ellie said...

My mom used to be home in the morning before we left for school, when we returned after school since that was a mother's role at that time. It was a norm and we felt comforted and well loved. Our snacks were ready, and she would sit down with us and discuss our day and then help with our homework.

Cherie J said...

I remember growing up in NYC that sometimes when money was not so tight mom would stop by one of the stores on the way to school and buy us a buttered bagel and hot cocoa. My twin sister and I always looked forward to that time with mom.

limecello said...

Oh this is such a great contest. My mom is fabulous. She's really caring, and giving - whenever someone needs a responsible friend - or someone they can count on - they call my mom.
I think my favorite memories about my mom are cooking with her. It's ironic, because she didn't really learn how to cook until she was 30 - and doesn't love it like the rest of the family - but she's an amazing cook. I think food is just a great thing to bond over, and I've learned some great things from my mom and had a lot of fun.

jennybrat said...

My mom's always been there for me, even when I haven't always made her proud. I remember her waiting up for me when I come back late and hounding me to make me eat my meals when I was young. She usually saves the best food for us and eats warmed leftovers from the night before for breakfast. When I'm very ill and cannot stomach anything, only her trademark noodles will do the trick. Mom, you're the best!

Karin said...

One of my memories of my mother is her getting a needle stuck in her finger when she was sewing a dress for one of us kids. I freaked out. She calmly managed to get the needle out.....good thing she wasn't depending on me to help!

Lindy said...

My mom used to read to me every night. Not just picture books, but nice thick chapter books. Even when she was sleepy from working all day and could barely stay awake to finish a chapter. She definitely helped create the book addict I am today.

Laurie said...

I'm not close to my mom at all. You are all very lucky! Favorite memory... my mom and I golfed & swam together a lot during my 6th grade summer. We never have family get togethers etc.

Jennifer Y. said...

What a great question.

Some of my fave are just spending time with her talking about various things and sharing books with her.

After her mother passed away, I think we became even closer than we were before.

One fave memory is when she went with me to a big booksigning last year. I think she was just as excited as me. She said it was because it made me happy and she likes to see her kids happy.

I have a lot of great memories about my mother and we continue to make them each day. Take today for example...a family water balloon fight in honor of mother's day. LOL.

flchen1 said...

Wow, Jennifer Y--very cool! A water balloon fight ;) Awesome!

Like Lindy, I know my mom encouraged our love of reading--she read a ton to us when we were little, and I loved our weekly trips to the library, after which we happily dragged our stacks home to devour. I'm trying to do the same with my kids now :)

Eidlhe said...

My mom would take all of the kids to the library every week without fail. She never pushed us to hurry up and she never batted an eye when I would walk up to the check out with 20+ books. She also never complained when she had to pay my fines or replace my library card. :)