Monday, January 19, 2009

Home and a new winner

The trip to Sacramento went great. My daughter placed first in two dances. She needs a certain amount of firsts to move up from Prizewinner to Preliminary Championship. Best of all I got to spend some one on one time with Mackenna. We also got to have dinner with my friend, Deb. A great time for sure!

When I came home, I had an email from a friend telling me that her brother, the mountain rescuer who helped me research three of my books and became a friend in the process, had fallen on Mount Hood on Saturday. I can't tell you how reading the first sentence of that email felt. He's been very open about some of the close calls he's had, but those were in the past. I was just hoping his luck had held out this time, too! And it had.

He's in the hospital and is pretty banged up, but his injuries could have been a lot worse. This is the same guy who let me write about his skydiving proposal on the Wedding Planners blog and got married on New Years Eve. If you could say a prayer for Michael and Linda as he recovers, I'd appreciate it. Thanks.

Now without any further ado:

Here are your random numbers:

Timestamp: 2009-01-20 04:12:44 UTC

This week's free book winner is Brandy. She won with a comment on the post Contest Time! Brandy, please choose one book from the list here. Email me your choice along with your snail address. You can use the contact form on my website.

I never heard from last week's winner Amy.

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limecello said...

Yay! Congratulations ot Mackenna! And... oh my gosh - I'll definitely pray for Michael and Linda.

Congratulations to Brandy!

(Wow - a lot going on)

Dru said...

Congratulations to Mackenna on her top placements in two of the dances. WTG!!

Congrats Brandy on your win.

Sending positive healing vibes to Michael and Linda.

Have a good Tuesday.

Tori Lennox said...

Congrats to Mackenna!!! That's awesome!!!

Sarita Leone said...

Big congrats to Mackenna! Way to go!

Michael and Linda are certainly in my thoughts and prayers. I hope he's soon on his feet again.

Amy said...

Last week's winner was Amy? Like, ME? Or a different Amy? How did I miss that?

Was your friend the one they were talking about on the news? I heard that story, and thought, "I wonder if Melissa knows him?"

Virginia said...

Yea Mackenna WTG! Congratulions in coming in first!!

I will be praying for Michael and Linda.

Congrats Brandy!

Cheri2628 said...

Congrats to Brandy and Mackenna! Also, sending thoughts and prayers for your friend. That was such a beautiful proposal video.

Rottie_mom said...

Congrats to your daughter.

Congrats to Brandy!

Prayers on the way for your friends!

Brandy said...

Oh, thank you! I'll be sure to pray for Michael and Linda.
Congratualtions to Mackenna for placing so well!

Have a wonderful day!

Jane said...

Congrats to Mackenna.

Congrats, Brandy.

catslady said...

Congrats, Mackenna!
Congrats, Brandy,
And my thoughts are with your friend, Michael.

Roberta Harwell said...

Glad to hear Mackenna won her dances. However, I know it was hard to hear about your friend, Michael. He will be in my prayers.

Melissa said...

Thanks, everyone! Much appreciated. xoxox