Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Birthday Boy and a Giveaway

Happy Thanksgiving time to all you good people out there.  

Guess who's 12 today and likes to stand next to lobster tanks.



You'd be right if you said Simon.  He decided he wanted to go to Red Lobster for his birthday, so I plucked him out of school early and that's what we did.  Seriously, what's more important...seafood or education?  It's a no-brainer
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 kiddos with Grandma and Grandpa at Red Lobster

So after we were completely stuffed full of cheesy biscuits and lobster pizza we went to grandma's for cake.  Yum :P


Simon kept giving me this silly little sideways smile, but we were able to overcome it.

In other news, I was contacted to be able to giveaway two copies of a new novel by Rachel Hauck called "Dining With Joy".  


I get a copy to read too, and I can't wait. I've been looking for a good read lately.  Here's a little synopsis from Publisher's Weekly:

Romance novelist Hauck (Love Starts with Elle) whips up a delectable and light tale of finding love amid everything edible, a story that goes down easy. Joy Ballard, a cooking show host who can't cook, inherited her television show from her father. Joy's executive producer sells Dining with Joy to success-hungry Allison Wild of Wild Woman Productions, who brings on hunky chef Luke Davis, owner of a failed Manhattan restaurant. When Joy and Luke mix it up on television, sparks fly and ratings soar. The only thing holding back Joy's career is the truth about her lack of cooking talent and her guilty conscience. Toss in some cooking rivals, old family wounds, and struggles with Christian faith, and readers will find themselves hankering for another serving of low country living from Joy's pantry. 


I'll leave the giveaway open through Monday night November 29th...10pm.
It's open to North America, and winners will be contacted by email, so be sure I have some way to contact you.  To enter just leave a comment on this post and use the code word "stuffing" to let me know you're interested! 

22 comments:

Mary at Deep South Dish said...

Just stopped by to say Happy Thanksgiving!! I think seafood and eating seafood rank right up there! Looks like the b'day boy had a nice day. Cool cake!

♥peachkins♥ said...

happy birthday to simon and happy thanksgiving!

tanya904 said...

Hope you're having a great Thanksgiving and don't eat too much STUFFING.. Thanks for the giveaway
tanyainjville at yahoo dot com

teresa said...

aw, happy birthday to your little buddy and happy thanksgiving to you and your family julie!

Pam said...

Happy Birthday, Happy Thanksgiving, and Happy STUFFING!

My Little Space said...

Julie, Happy Thanksgiving to you & your family. Hope you're enjoying the day. Have fun!
Blessings, Kristy

Monet said...

Happy Birthday to sweet Simon! What a handsome young man! I hope you had a wonderful thanksgiving. Thank you for sharing! I hope you have a lovely weekend.

Chris said...

Sounds like he had a great birthday. Wish someone would come get me out of work early on MY birthday, ha ha.

Puppydogs said...

Wow, what a great birthday lunch, a chance to go to red lobster and getting stuffed!

Happy Birthday

theUngourmet said...

Happy Birthday to Simon! My daughter chose Red Lobster for her 13th birthday! ;) Love the cake!

Donna-FFW said...

Happy Birthday to your little guy. I bet he was happy stuffing himself at red lobster.

Rick said...

Simon us have the sea in his blood. Red Lobster, Sponge Bob, and the rest. Maybe he should become a sailor and spend time on the ocean stuffing his boat with fish.

Chow and Chatter said...

adorable post and wow looks like he had the perfect day

Rebecca

Meghan said...

Happy birthday and Thanksgiving! Does your son like lobster with STUFFING??

gardengirl505 said...

This year we got to try gluten free stuffing at my parents house. It was surprisingly good.

Susan said...

Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving and didn't enjoy too much STUFFING and turkey.

Hope your son had a great birthday!

Susan www.ugogrrl.com

Val said...

Happy birthday to your little man.

Ingrid said...

Happy Birthday, Simon!

Hope you had a delicious Thanksgiving, Julie!
~ingrid

The Japanese Redneck said...

Happy late birthday!

Hope you had a good time "stuffing" yourself with lobster pizza and cake!

Kim said...

Julie - I hope you and your family had a great Thanksgiving holiday. Happy 12th to Simon. Sounds like you all had a great time "stuffing yourselves silly" with those delicious cheesy biscuits.

The Blonde Duck said...

My SIL's b-day is on Thanksgiving too!

Happy Birthday Simon!

Oh my gosh, that book looks fabulous. I'm going to check it out of the library!

Tiffanee said...

What a fun birthday! Love the cake!! I would enjoy "stuffing" myself at Red Lobster!!

tiffaneeg@yahoo.com