Saturday, December 27, 2008


MERRY CHRISTMAS and HAPPY NEW YEAR to all our friends and family! I feel so bad I didn't send out any Christmas cards this year! But I want all of you to know how much we love and appreciate you and your friendships. We hope that you all have a wonderful holiday season full of all the things that are the most important to you!
This Christmas we have been at Dave's parents in Albuquerque New Mexico. We are still there right now and really loving it. I had some down time this afternoon and decided to put of some of the family pictures they took while we were here.

The Mr. and Mrs.

Our Fam!!!
We tried our best on these pictures. They were last minute and we were short on time. Casen was so unhappy with it (later we found out he was hungry) and Collin was wild (as usual).

These are random pictures taken on their camera from Christmas Eve. Isn't Casen adorable?

This is all the Mink Women, my five sister-in-laws and Dave's mom!

Here is the whole Mink Family! And yes, Collin is in there somewhere. This year everyone was able to make it for Christmas. We were really excited to have everyone together!

Hope everyone is having good holiday season! Love you all!

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Be a Hero. Save a blog. Use Bloggled’s Blog Backup and Win an iPod.

Have you ever had this experience?
You are posting to your blog, click the publish button, and the very next thing you know the screen is blank. So, you click back to your drafts and nothing is there, then you click your published posts and nothing is there. At this point you are starting to think to yourself…oh no, what just happened? As you continue searching your blog admin for information you see that all your uploaded images, videos, files, and everything is gone.
Living through this situation would be enough to devastate any blogger. Knowing that years of data about your person, family, or business is gone can be difficult to overcome emotionally, but even more difficult of a problem to solve. If you haven’t backed up your blog recently, or ever, chances are your posts and everything else are gone for good.
This is the kind of situation that led Brent Ramey to the idea of creating, “and to honestly save anyone in that situation the act of going insane.” is a blog backup company that is allowing bloggers to backup their blog for free as an introductory product to celebrate their official launch out of beta and as a holiday gift this season. Bloggled is also offering multiple prizes to those who participate in their “Be a Hero, Save a Blog Contest” that is running through the day on Monday, December 15, 2008. Winners can choose from either a 16GB iPod Touch, or a Cricut Personal Electronic Cutter Machine and it’s quite simple to enter. All you have to do is one of the items below, but if you do more you get entered more times into the drawing…but you have to enter on Monday 12/15 to qualify so act fast, or should I say slow so I have a better chance of winning.
Join Bloggled. Register and sign up for a Bloggled account (
Friend or follow Bloggled on one of the following social network profiles:
Subscribe to Bloggled’s RSS Feed:
Blog about the Blogger Contest on another blog then notify Bloggled about the new blog post by commenting on their blog.
Anyway, as you can tell from my post here, I have met the criteria and will be hoping I’m drawn as a winner today. You can find the full contest details by visiting