Monday, November 22, 2010

Book Giveaway-Lena Nelson Dooley's 'Christmas Love at Lake Tahoe'

I'd like to welcome Lena Nelson Dooley to my blog. We're going to have a little fun today and get in the holiday spirit.

Lena had her pictures taken and would like to h
ear what your favorite picture is. Look over the pictures and see which one you like best. Leave a post and which number you like best to be entered into the drawing for Lena's book Christmas Love at Lake Tahoe.

Lena has a fun Thanksgiving tradition that they do every year. After reading what Lena's family does, tell us if you have a Thanksgiving tradition that you every year.

Several years ago, I got one of those blank books and made it our Thanksgiving Day book. I made everyone who came to our house for the holiday write why they were thankful that year, even the little ones. My youngest granddaughter, who is now 15 could hardly write the first time we did it. And the men weren't really into writing their feelings, so theirs were very short.
I continued this every year. Now they are waiting for the book and make sure everyone gets to sign. Last year, my 22-year-old grandson missed it and came back the next day so he would be in it. And my 2-year-old great grandson scribbled in it with the pen.
I notice that many of them look back through the book sometime during the day, reading passages from previous years. One year my son-in-law Eric's father was with us, and he wrote in the book. He's since gone home to be with the Lord. Eric likes to look back at what his father wrote.
When this book is full, we'll start another one.

Winner of Darlene Franklin's Bridge to Love is Diana. Congratulations!


  1. I like #3, as it's a great close-up and she looks so relaxed and personal in that one. Her eyes are so vibrant and the sun exposure is perfect.

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  2. Definitely Picture #2. Something about it says "I have fun in life."

  3. I love number 2. The many colors is your outfit are very flattering. I would love a copy of the book! angelmom1165 at yahoo dot com

  4. They all look great, but #2 is my favorite.

  5. What an awesome idea! I love the thankful book and will have to start doing that with my family. :O)

  6. All of the pictures are very flattering! Lena, you should be a model! You are very photogenic!! I like #2 the best because your blouse looks beautiful with your coloring! I would love to win a copy of this book! Thanks for the chance.

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  7. Each pic is pretty & colorful. I guess I like #2 best. And I like the lovely cover of your book.

  8. Number 3 wins my vote. I love the close-up view that shows her flashing eyes and contagious smile. As Linda writes, she looks relaxed. Her personable personality shows through. Love her: love her hugs!

    Write on!
    Because of Christ

    Because of Christ,

  9. Number 3 is my favorite. Thanks for the giveaway!


  10. I love picture number two. It looks the most natrual and relaxed. The lighting and colors are perfect. I'd love to win a copy of the book. I love Lena's writing, and I've always wanted to go to Lake Tahoe.

  11. Thank you, everyone, for your comments on both the pictures and the Thanksgiving tradition.

    Connie, my cousin called me after she read the Lake Tahoe one and said it made her feel she was back there.

  12. Lena looks great in all of the pictures...but if I had to choose would be number 7.

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  13. They are all great, but number 2 is my favorite.
    Thanks for the giveaway.
    Many blessings,
    Trinity Rose
    wandaelaine at gmail dot com

  14. My vote is for #3 although I think they are all beautiful! I have to tell you too, that I grew up not far from Lake Tahoe in California. ;-)

    Thank you for sharing your Thanksgiving tradition with us, Lena. Oh- and Carmen sent me.
    ~Jen Unsell

  15. Love #2!!!

    Thanks for the entry!!!

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  16. #2 is my favorite. #7 is second.

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  17. Number 2 is my favorite. No glare on the glasses and she does look relaxed. All are great pics.
    Would love to win Lena's book.

    No Thanksgiving traditions and now just me and my son and daughter and we usually go to friends for dinner and take several dishes.

    Carman sent me.

    misskallie2000 at yahoo dot com

  18. I like 2 the best!

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  19. #3 and #7 looks best!

    aikychien at yahoo dot com

  20. Wow! Thanks everyone for voting. I think mine is number 3. I love your tradition. I may pick that one up next year. Wish I would have had time to get out and buy a book this year. Maybe I'll do it on Christmas this year then move it to Thanksgiving next year!

  21. Nice favorite is #2. I think it makes you look young! Please include me in this drawing!


  22. I think I prefer number 2. The colors are beautiful in it! She has really nice skin!
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  23. I really like picture #2. The colors in her top are beautiful.

    We don't have a lot of family that are close enough to join us for Thanksgiving. The last two years my husband, mother and I have been invited to our friends home and they have become our extended family. Last year we had 18 in attendance this year there were 23 of us. It's such a wonderful time.

    Cindy W.


  24. I like the colors in #2.
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  25. I think photo #2 is the best photo:)
    I would LOVE to win this book since Lake Tahoe is where my husband and I honeymooned:)
    chakasa58 at gmail dot com

  26. As an an amateur photographer, I'd have to go with #2. The coloring is nice, the background is good, and there's no glare on the glasses. I really like #2. :-)
    Thanks for the chance to win!


  27. I can't decide between number 2 and 3. I like both of them. I think number 3.
    Thanks for the giveaway.

  28. I like 5 or 7. This looks like a very enjoyable book - thanks for giving one away!

  29. I'm with the rest #2 it brighter your eyes shine and is lovely! You look a bit more relaxed.

    Would love to read your book!


  30. Karen, I used #7 on my new cards for fans.

    Charlotte, what a fun honeymoon.

    Thanks, everyone, for stopping by.

  31. I would pick #2. This looks like an awesome book!

  32. For me it's between 2 and 3.
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