***As of Sunday morning I have barely edged out the toilet picture. But I'm going to need lots more votes this week to stay in the lead. If you love me, post it on your blog, tell your friends and family to come vote, and vote yourself if you haven't already! Thanks all!!!***
Remember this picture?
Well, I entered it into a mother's day photo contest over at 5 minutes for mom, thanks to an anonymous commenter here who told me I ought to take a look at the contest because she thought I had great pictures on my site. (Thanks to whomever made that anonymous comment! Perhaps I live in the dark ages, but I'd never heard of that website!) Anyway, I went over and looked at the contest information and was shocked to see that the winner receives 1,000 dollars. A couple days later I caught the picture of Sophie and entered it in.
Yesterday I was chosen as one of 20 finalists out of over 400 entries. Now it's something of a "who has the most friends to vote for them" contest. So, because 1,000 dollars would make a huge difference in our lives and to Joel's upcoming Spain trip especially, I am imploring you to go over and vote for me. If, when you get there, you decide someone else should get your vote, that is perfectly okay with me, but I would (of course) love you to vote for me!
Here's what you need to do:
Go to this link: Mother's Day Photo Contest Voting, scroll down to the bottom, where you will see the voting box, and vote for "Overstuffed with Polka Dots" (Yet another instance of my monthly banner confusing new visitors, but no big deal!). Of course, you can also see my competition, and click through to their blogs to read the stories behind the photos. So far, I'm not doing so well against the toilet picture. Voting closes May 9th and you can only vote once, and believe me, I'll be hounding you. :) Tell everyone you know, too!
Anyway, this is the closest I've ever come to winning something this big, and I am excited, honored and humbled!