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Thursday, April 3, 2008

It Finally Happened!

Last night I went to my college son’s Catholic High School’s Chinese auction (must be the season!) and I actually snagged one of the grand prizes! I’ve gone to these things since he was in Kindergarten and never won anything! I really believe you all sent me good karma when I won the flower centerpiece last week, dear blogging friends!

My prize had a summer theme…I came home and placed everything on our kitchen couch to share with you! We live near the ocean so this will come in handy this summer!

There were 2 beach chairs and umbrellas...


A cooler filled with soda and 2 boogie boards for body surfing...
A volleyball game for the pool...a pool chaise (could that be me lolling around in the sun??)
A skim board for wave skimming...Two bottles of wine ( would you like red or white?) and a water cruise to nowhere (hey, I'm so happy you do not even need to turn the boat engine on!)

And a box full of wine gadgets (if you know how to use these, let me know I am clueless!)


My daughters were very excited...maybe this makes up for playing our April Fool's prank? Hee-hee! They were good sports...I say, now summer can begin!

21 comments:

Cottage Contessa said...

Congratulations on winning that terrific prize Tara! I can see you putting it to good use now that your Summer is knocking on the door.......just like your poor daughter! lol Love your April Fool's Day prank sweetie! Hope you have a great weekend!
Amanda (aka Cottage Contessa)

M.KATE said...

congrats Tara, you sure got the best of everything, happy weekend :)

amanda said...

How fun! You really hit the summer jackpot! Congrats!

Amanda:)

Carletta said...

Wow - lots of goodies!
Must be one great auction.

Tracy said...

That is amazing! Congrats on all your prizes, Tara...Let the summer fun begin! Happy weekend ((HUGS))

Deb said...

Wow - you really did hit the jackpot! Fabulous prizes Tara. You are ready for a summertime of fun :-}
Have a great weekend.

Angela said...

WOW! you really hit the jack-pot here didn't ya? Congrats to you! :-). Water cruise to no where huh? I think I've been on one of them after a bottle of wine *giggles*
Have a great weekend!

Melissa @ The Inspired Room said...

You definitely hit the jackpot!

Have fun with all your goodies!

xo

Brenda Kula said...

My husband has all those wine gadgets, but I haven't a clue how to use them myself. Good luck!
Brenda

Gina said...

Bring on summer! Congratulations :O)

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

well I just have one thing to say....WOW! And lucky you living near the beach. It's my wish to get there this month. Have a great weekend Tara. ~ Lynn

Pat said...
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Pat said...

Congratulations Tara! I was lucky at my church school's "card party" and won a $400 gift certificate to a furniture store last month. We used it to replace our rickety kitchen table chairs.
It's so much fun to win a big prize and your prize looks like so much fun!
I love how imaginatively the prizes are made up for these fundraisers using special themes and all.

I bet you can't wait for beach weather now! :-)
HUgs, Pat

Jill -Forever and Ever House said...

Congratulations on your prize! Don't you just love winning things? It happens so rarely to me but when it does, it doesn't matter what it is, it is just so thrilling!

Donna said...

Wow, lucky you! Great things you've won!
Congratulations!
Hugs,
Donna

JeannieTheDreamer said...

Congratulations Tara, now that's a great big win! What a nice treat for you and your family.

Happy weekend

Jeannie

bluemuf said...

Congratulations...What fun to win all those fantastic items. You and your family are going to have such a good time playing with all your new toys.

Karen

annechovie said...

That's great, Tara! Congratulations.- it's always exciting to win something!

pve design said...

Ooh wee girl, you lucky thing! Looks like we know where you will be this summer. I am drawing a picture now, "toe in the water, on a boogie board, drinking some special drink, "sangria" and sporting fun sunglasses and a polka dot bikini."

Classic Charm said...

TARA - OMG - good for you girl! What a wonderful prize, ha you lucky girl you! I'm happy for you - now go have some fun!
Hugs,
Rose

Sandi McBride said...

You can have everything else, just leave the wine on the stoop
Sandi
ps...must have been some darned good Karma you had going there...