pay it forward giveaway winners!!

Hi my lovely loves out there in internet land! 🙂 Happy Valentine’s Day! 🙂  I hope you’re showing lots of love to all those important people in your life, whether it’s your friends, spouse, kids, parents… etc. Spread the love today! 
And now… time to announce the winners of the two photo sessions! 
Let me just start this by saying – as the nominees started rolling in, I not only cried a lot (you guys shared some truly amazing stories… seriously. It really reminded me of all the good people there are in the world at a time when I really needed to be reminded… so THANK YOU), I also realized there was no way on earth I could pick these winners myself. I had to leave that up to fate, and some good old pen & paper. 
So I put all the nominees in a cup… 
…shut my eyes, stirred it up and picked two pieces of paper out. (I didn’t pick and throw back in, no cheating or favorites here… just picked the first two pieces I touched and didn’t look back… I promise.) 
And, FYI – those of you who didn’t win this giveaway will automatically be entered in the next Pay It Forward Giveaway I do, since you were all SO deserving. I wish I had the time and means to giveaway sessions to everyone that wanted/needed one… but sadly, I do not. 
So, without further ado – here are the winners:
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If you or someone you nominated won – please email me to set up your/their session! 🙂  Again – thank you – thank you- thank you to all those that nominated someone! 
And because I can’t let this Valentine’s Day pass by without reminiscing… here are some photos of James and I enjoying our first Valentine’s Day together as a married couple in Puerto Vallarta on our honeymoon last year… *sigh* (These pics make me really wish we were back there… having a drink by the ocean, watching the sun set…)

(They had 2-for-1 happy hour every day at our hotel… and instead of giving a couple 2 for 1, they gave you EACH 2 for 1… oy!)

 Oh these pictures make me feel so peaceful and happy… 🙂


Happy Valentine’s Day loves! 🙂 
XO ~ Christy 

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