The Macs

Sunday, June 7, 2009

the giveaways go to...

Thank you so much for playing along with us. My mom and I had so much fun reading through all of your comments. What great memories and family traditions!

Here are the giveaway winners:

One red, white, and blue Cora dress

Sarah: I must say...I've never won a thing before in my life, so I thought I'd give this a chance! I absolutely LOVE the 4th of July dresses!! My fondest memories as a child are going with my parents to pick out the fireworks. I was always so excited to get the snaps and sparklers! I also loved making a mess with the black snakes with my brothers! We would participate in the towns activities (going to the parade and water fights and such) and then bbq with friends. We always ended the night by lighting off the fireworks. I'm so proud to say that I have passed some of these memories on to my own children. They love to go and pick out snaps and sparklers and love going to the parades! We have started a tradition of bbqing with friends and lighting fireworks as well! I love watching their faces as the fireworks go up in the air. I just hope that I'm giving them the same fond memories that my parents gave to me!Thank you for this great opportunity!!Still praying for your family in Nebraska.

One red, white, and blue girl's t-shirt

Cherie: How fun!! This is my first time commenting. I know, shame on me! :) What a blessing your words are to so many, especially me! One of my favorite things about your journey is the relationship you have with your mom. I can completely relate to having a mom that you love to spend any day with. We are so blessed to have the best moms and to have such a special and close friendship with them. God is good!! You asked about family traditions…Our 4th of July family tradition is to go to my husband’s grandparents house to watch the BIG fireworks display that the school across the street puts on. My husband comes from a farming family and one of the best highlights is Grandpa’s homemade peach ice cream. By the way, I LOVE YOUR CORA DRESSES! Adorable! I just can’t seem to get my hands on them. Who knows…maybe now. :)Thank you for sharing your journey with all of us. Stay strong…I can not imagine how people do this life without our amazing God! Praise the Lord we are HIS!!

One flag onesie

Bri: I left on a service mission for my church for 18 months on July 5th, 2000. That July 4th before I left was a special one because I knew it would be the last time for a while I would be with all of my family. We went to "The Stadium of Fire" which is always a special experience. It is very patriotic and inspiring. I LOVE the 4th of July and I would LOVE to get one of your giveaway items. Thank you for sharing your life with us. I often am in tears when I read your posts. You inspire me.

Sarah, Cherie, and Bri please contact me at with your contact information.

We will start posting our red, white, and blue stuff at Cora's sometime this week. Keep checking back!


Blogger Katy @ Live Laugh Love Craft said...

Congratulations to those who won! Now, if I can only catch a dress or two when it's posted into the shop!!

June 8, 2009 at 4:26 PM  
Blogger The Mershawn's said...

Yep, I'll be waiting for one too!! I'm always too slow...:) Thanks for the fun. Hope you guys are doing okay.

June 8, 2009 at 4:50 PM  
Blogger Dawn said...

Thats great you did a giveaway.
I love that style of dress so cute, stylish and simple looking.

Im waiting to nab a 4T. I keep hoping.

June 8, 2009 at 4:58 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Congrats to the winners!

You and Grammy are wonderful!

Thinking of and praying for you all!


June 8, 2009 at 5:06 PM  
Blogger Missy Locklear said...

wow, a great first giveaway! congrats to the winners. I hope I can get my hands on one of those patriotic dresses (fingers crossed!). Still praying for you down here in Texas!!

June 8, 2009 at 5:16 PM  
Blogger Tricia said...

What a great give-a-way! Congrats to all of the lucky winners! I'm off to check out Cora's. Maybe sometime here I'll be quick enough to get something. ;)
With Love and prayers,

June 8, 2009 at 5:20 PM  
Blogger Jenny said...

Congrats to all the winners! I was a lucky one a couple of weeks ago to catch a dress for my little one! We rec'd it last week. She wore it this weekend and it was wonderful. Not only was it very pretty on her but very comfortable! She just loves it. We will be back to buy again! Keep making the 5T! God Bless!

June 8, 2009 at 8:11 PM  
Anonymous Sarah said...

Just wanted to say THANK YOU so much for picking me!! I'm soooo excited to get one of the first dresses for my daughter!! I've tried so many times to buy something, but like so many others, I've fallen to short. :( I can't thank you enough!! Your family is a true inspiration!! Thank you again!!

Always praying in Nebraska!

June 8, 2009 at 10:25 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I read yoour blog all the time and when little Cora died I cried! I am not a crier and pretty emotionally distant from everything. But I just have to mention how alike you and Cora were as babies. You can believe that little Cora would have grown up too be just as pretty as her Mommy.

June 9, 2009 at 5:52 AM  
Blogger Danyele Easterhaus said...

i love reading your blog...have for a very long time...this is really awesome. thank you so much for sharing the stories...great.

June 9, 2009 at 7:53 AM  
Blogger Beki - TheRustedChain said...

Congratulations to the winners!

This whole giveaway makes me smile.

In the old pictures, your mom looks JUST LIKE your sister does now.

And I've always seen a lot of Joel in Cora (in pictures) but that baby picture of you looks just like her!

We were in Colorado last year for the 4th of July and loved it so much that we agreed to make it our new tradition. So that's where we're headed in a couple weeks. :)

June 9, 2009 at 11:50 AM  
Anonymous Karina said...

Congratulations to the winners! And kudos to you and your mom for reading over five hundred posts!! I agree, I can see a lot of Cora in your baby pic, whereas previously I thought Cora looked a lot more like Joel. :)

June 9, 2009 at 12:58 PM  
Anonymous Nancy Gerena said...

Congrats to the winners of the giveaway! I, too hope to purchase an item from Cora's once they are listed. :)

I read your blogs all the time and you are truly an inspiration to all that read your blogs. On numerous occasions I have forwarded your blogs to friends and family because I found them so touching (I think I've cried everytime I've read them).

You and your family are in my prayers often.

God Bless!

June 9, 2009 at 1:02 PM  
Blogger Robyn said...

I have commented a time or two before but let me just say I so admire you and your strength. I still say a prayer for you and think of you often. I cannot even imagine how you get through the day. I am so glad to hear the playground will be started soon.

I know you may not have time to answer this. I have been checking your store for the 4th of July dresses. I have 3 girls to buy for so everything I do, X3. A great problem to have but gets a little expensive. I was curious if you use a pattern or just kind of gather up the material to fit the tank when making a dress? I have a machine and would love to make my 3 one, if I can't afford to buy them once you list. I don't plan on selling on ETSy or anywhere, just curious if you might share how to make these cutie pie dresses. Thanks-

June 9, 2009 at 2:14 PM  
Blogger Laura said...

I had to scroll up and down a few times to make sure that the baby on the daddy's back was you and not Cora.
Amazing likeness.
She lives in you, and you in her, in so many ways. Some visible to the eye, and others, deep inside the heart.

What beautiful girls you both are.
God Bless

June 9, 2009 at 9:12 PM  
Blogger wicker0407 said...

What a great giveaway congrats to all the winners. Jess you and Joel are still in my thoughts and prayers always!
Summer & Family in California

June 9, 2009 at 10:29 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I would like to make a "honor contribution" to St. Jude in Cora's honor. I need your e-mail address so you can receive the card after it's finished. If it's ok with you guys. You can post it on my blog or e-mail it to me @ Thanks.

June 10, 2009 at 10:06 AM  
Blogger Beki - TheRustedChain said...

Thinking of you, praying for you.
You're not forgotten.

June 11, 2009 at 11:43 PM  
Anonymous Robin in Benton said...

Thinking of you and praying for you this morning.

June 12, 2009 at 9:20 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh my! I clicked on the 5T dress to buy it and before it loaded to the next screen...someone else bought it!!! Can you believe it? Wow you have to be so fast! This was the first time I've even made it to the site before it was sold out. Maybe next time. God bless you guys. We will wait patiently to catch another one sometime. Until then, happy fourth of July!

Chasity Schuler

June 12, 2009 at 7:39 PM  

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