Spontaneity Leads To Fun Family Moments – Welchs #sharewhatsgood

I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Welch’s. I received a promotional item as a thank you for participating.

With two parents, two adult children and two dogs each going their separate ways on any given day, it can often be difficult for all of us to find quality time together.  Between blogging and my “day job” I don’t have a lot of free time. I have found leaving myself open to some spontaneity can go a long way to creating fun family moments we all cherish.

Fun Family Moment #1:

The other day Art and I were at the store when he noticed  some glow-stick necklaces on display for Halloween.  He bought a couple and when we got home we put them on the dogs to see how they would react:

Fun Family Moment #2:

Bud got a new boxspring a couple of months ago.  It came in parts, in a long box.  After assembling the pieces, Bud and his girlfriend each got on one end of the box and tried to coax Kiff to run through it.  It was a no-go, so next they decided they wanted me to take a silly picture:

Fun Family MomentsThat’s Bud’s legs hanging out of the box to the left of the photo.

Welch’s believes in the power of fun family moments.  In the time it takes to drink a glass of juice or share a sandwich, a special moment can happen. That’s why they just launched a new movement called Share what’s good. It’s all about sharing those special moments that occur each day with family, friends and loved ones – whether it’s at home or on the go. As part of the Share what’s good campaign, Welch’s has launched the “Share Your Moments” photo contest! From 9/16 to 10/25 upload a photo of your favorite family moment for a chance to win $5,000! While there is only one grand prize, everyone who enters will get a $1.50 coupon for Welch’s 100% Grape Juice – or $2.00 if you share the news. Visit Sharewhatsgood.com to enter.

Or post your own photos to Twitter and Instagram, using the #sharewhatsgood hashtag to enter to win the Share what’s good Photo Contest!

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Do you have a fun family moment?  Why not enter today?


Wonderful Weirdos Day – Five Weird Things About Me

According to yahoo.com, today, September 9th is officially Wonderful Weirdos Day.  The holiday was established by the city of Austin, Texas in 2000, the same year that “Keep Austin Weird” became the unofficial motto of the city.  Over the past thirteen years, the idea of celebrating weirdness has begun to catch on nationwide.  In honor of this obscure holiday, I would like to present you with:

Five Weird Things You Might Not Know About Me

  1. I have weird feet:
    wonderful weirdos dayMore specifically, I have weird toes.  Art says they look like they were chopped off in a paper cutter.  Others call them my little Barbie feet (size 6.5 US).
  2. I am (and always have been) a bit of a messy eater.  No matter how hard I try it is fairly common for me to end up with food on my face:
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    Me – circa 1981


  3. I don’t drink coffee – ever.  I do like tea – mostly chai and herbal, but the oddest part is that I drink a Coke Zero every morning to wake me up.  Just one caffeine a day, any more and I am seriously wired.  I mean operating cell phone, computer and Kindle at the same time type of wired.  Talking so fast you can’t get a word in edgewise type of wired.

    Wonderful Weirdos Day
    Breakfast of Champions???
  4. I don’t sweat.  Well, maybe a little bit.  Enough to sometimes get sticky, but not enough to cool me off.  Which means on hot days, I can very easily get heat stroke (ugh).
    Wonderful Weirdos Day
  5. I LOVE Star Trek!!  I’ve seen all the movies (including the new ones) all the episodes of all the TV series (including Star Trek: The Animated Series) and read quite a few of the books.  I’ve even been to a few conventions:Wonderful Weirdos Day

Do you qualify as a weirdo?  What are some weird things about you?  Please share in the comments below.