Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Q & A and 2 giveaways!

I've been inspired by several blogs lately to do a Q & A on my own blog. So, is there something you've been wanting to know about me? Perhaps Carleigh or my family? Or possibly about our journey? If you've got a question just post it in a comment and I will answer all questions in another post. Feel free to leave more than 1! :)

To top it all off I'm going to do a small giveaway for all those who participate. If you leave a question for me you are automatically entered to win a Burt's Bees Classic Tin Quartet. In this tin pack is Beeswax Lip Balm, Lemon Butter Cuticle Creme, Hand Salve, and Res-Q Ointment. Each tin is 0.3 oz (8.5 g). You will have all day today to leave a question in a comment and be entered. The giveaway will end at 11:59 pm EST. I will answer the questions and announce the winner on Thursday.

But wait!! There's more!!! I have another giveaway for you!

Remember Carleigh's Corner? It's a special corner in our flower beds that honor Carleigh. I actually really enjoy gardening (pulling weeds not so much) but this year I did not plant any annuals. I have enjoyed the blooms on my perennials though. How many of you enjoy gardening too? I'd love to see your gardens with your beautiful flowers and landscaping! Please email me pictures of your gardens at and you will be entered to win a Burt's Bees Gardening Tote. This tote includes Hand Salve, Lemon Butter Cuticle Creme, Res-Q Ointment, Herbal Insect Repellent, and Beeswax Lip Balm. Out of all the entries I receive I will pick the one I like the best. Entries can be submitted until Friday, July 17 at 8 pm EST. I will announce the winner that same evening and feature your garden on Carleigh's blog.

I can't wait to answer your questions and see your beautiful gardens!


Trisha Larson said...

My question is where did you get Carleigh's headstone? did you decide what to write on it?

At Nate's cemetary, we are only allowed to do a ground marker (nothing raised). I have so much that I want to say on it...but I want it to be simple at the same time. It's the last thing that I will do for him and I want it to be just right.


The Milams said...

Hi Holly I was wondering how you would handle the feeling of people seeming to forget Carleigh. For example: People will say to me, You look so great for having 3 kids!

As if i have just 3 I have 4, you just can't see the oldest. How would you feel and handle this situation?

Andi said...

Okay, Holly-I was wondering what your middle name is and if "McKenna" is a family name or just a name that you liked?
I think this is a neat idea! I can think of lots of questions!!

croleyc69 said...

Would like to ask how you decided on Carleigh's name ? :0)

Nickel Pickle said...

Kyndra and my daughter Chloe are the same age(3 days difference). I could not imagine being pregnant & having to chase after Chloe too. Was it difficult on you to be pregnant while trying to take care of a one year old at the same time? I would have been so exhausted!

Camille said...

In reading your blog (and others that have gone through what you have) I have found new insight in the preciousness of the lives of babies yet to be born. From your first child to Carleigh how has your views this changed?

The McDaniel's said...

How was it on Kyndra when Carleigh went to heaven? Do you think she knew something was going on? How did she react to meeting her little sister? How did Anthony's oldest daughter,Hannah, handle the news of Carleigh? (I think her name is hannah, if Im wrong please for give me!)

MommyIvy said...

I was going to ask them same thing as The McDaniels. Also, Does Kyndra remember that their was a baby and does she ask(in her own way) about her?

mommy_2_alexander said...

My question is what feature of both of your girls did you love the most?

mommy_2_alexander said...

What thing did you love most about about each one of your girls?

nikjarv said...

I was also wondering about Hannah! Good question.

Do people ever say anything to you about your choice to have a vaginal delivery? I totally understand it.... very very much so. But other families seem to choose surgery....

stitchndeb said...

How old is Coalee (your dog) and how and when did you get him? ~Debbie

sherry treece said...

Hiya Holly!

I have always wondered how the news about Carleigh affected your marriage? If it brought you closer or???


Ms. Sarah said...

holly you know i love your blog. I wonder what you think your future looks like..Do you see more children? a Foundation for other families afflicted with the same disorder?


Joye @ The Joyeful Journey said...

Holly, I'm so excited that Carleigh's headstone is up! I know how it must be a bittersweet blessing.

For the question, I was wondering how much Kyndra knows about her sister? Or how much you think she knows? What did you tell her about Carleigh?

Mindy said...

Hey Holly,

You have admirable and addicting faith. Where and when did you find Jesus and how did it change your life? Do you feel closer to him now that you have gone through this?

Anonymous said...

I know I am too late to enter the giveaway, which is fine, but I was wondering about your faith and relationship with God. How have you developed that and how do you maintain that relationship? I grew up in the church but got away from it as an adult and would like to rebuild my relationship with God. You seem to be one of the most spiritual people I know.

Dawn from CM (bakersd79 - I still can't remember my login info!)

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