It’s been awhile since I have hosted a giveaway.
Who wants to win a $10 Amazon Gift Card?
If you want to win a $10 Amazon Gift card, just be sure you are an email subscriber to Family Friendly Frugality (sign up here and don’t forget to confirm your email after you sign up. I DO check if you win, and if you aren’t a confirmed and active subscriber, I will pick someone else).
Then comment below and tell me what the best moment of summer has been for you so far.
Ends on 7/23/13 at 11:59 PM CST.
Disclaimer: This giveaway is out of my own pocket. You will receive an e-giftcard to your email if you are the winner. I will contact the winner and the winner will have 48 hours to confirm their entry to this giveaway. After 48 hours, I will pick a new winner if there is no response. This giveaway is not affiliated with Amazon.
rachel rohde says
the best moment of my summer is our vacation up to my grandparents’ cottage in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula.
Jennifer English says
My best moment hasnt arrived yet, but it will be here on Sat when we go on Vacation to TN for the first time and I get to see my Mom & my brother, whom I havent seen either of in the last year.
Carla Matheson says
The best part of my summer so far was all the wonderful fourth of July celebrations. Watermelon, swimming, BBQ and wonderful friends! It can’t get any better than that!
Tobin Carroll says
My favorite moment was finding out I was pregnant with our second child! My four year old daughter is very excited about her new brother or sister!
Valri Western says
The best moment was going to New York City for the first time and having two of my adult children with me & my hubby and our 17 month old granddaughter! What fun we had in this crazy, wonderful city! A fantastic vacation that we’ve planned for quite awhile! So special but we wished our other daughter could have been with us although it wasn’t possible!
Alicia K says
4th of july has been the best moment so far
Judy Behling says
The best moment of the summer happened today. My son was just hired to teach math at the middle where I teach… we are now COLLEAGUES! 🙂 Proud Momma here!
4th of July my hubby and I went to the Stadium of Fire event and saw Kelly Clarkson live! Best night of my summer by far!
Camping with my family
Traveling to NYC to see my nephew for two weeks! Thanks for doing this giveaway:)
Following the Zimmerman trial…
Emily Adams says
My favorite memory so far is when we took our daughters to the zoo, my oldest daughter had a wonderful time!
Mrs. W says
4th of July celebration with my husband and children!
Best part of summer has been .. The summer nights spent at the softball field!
Peter Schott says
Swimming with my family has been the best so far. We’re heading to camp later this summer and I’m looking forward to that, but that’s in the future. 🙂
Carla J. says
Best part so far: spending time with friends and family over the long Fourth of July. Late nights and fun!
My daughter’s bday!
Andrea Williams says
One of my best moments so far was seeing my oldest son graduate high school. Another was getting an unexpected trip to visit my parents for two weeks.
Donna Marsh says
The best part of my summer has been not having to race out the door by 7 AM and having flexibility with my schedule to spend time with my kids and hubby.
Maegan Morin says
My summer has been pretty good so far! Unfortunately the husband has been working non stop through all of it but the kids and I have spent a lot of time out at the cabin and out camping and swimming. Its been a lot of fun.
Best part of summer so far… Picking up my daughter after her very first week if sleep away camp!
Jessi @ What The Wfff says
The best part of my summer has been my trip to Colorado to see family, attend a friend’s wedding and spend a few days with my best friend from HS
Cheryl Abdelnour says
MY BEST MOMENTS HAVE BEEN WHEN MY 3 SONS CAME HOME TO VISIT.
sandra davis says
the best part of my summer so far has been being able to spend more time with my kids
Amanda Mullins says
How fun! My most exciting summer is this one because I had my 2nd baby girl on June 14 🙂 So we’ve been lucky because family has come to visit, more are coming, and my older daughter is getting special attention with extra play dates!
Best part of this summer has been watching my little girl take her first steps! It was an amazing feeling ! So over joyed!!
My best moment of the summer was taking my 3 yo daughter to Disney and watching tje magic in her eyes as she saw each new thing. She literally took a step back and gasped at the site of Cinderella. Truly a magical experience 😉
A day at the beach
Crystal Eberspacher says
The best moment of our summer has just been all the extra time with our 6 year old son! He started Kindergarten last year, which was a huge adjustment for all of us, so we have all just enjoyed all the extra time together doing all those fun summer things like swimming, BBQ’s, and sleeping in! 🙂
Arbie Anthony says
My best moment was on my birthday! All my friends and family came together to celebrate with me! It was the best gift ever!
brittany marie doerfler says
the best part of this summer has been all the vacation time with the kids
Jenn m says
Going to the splash park with my kids!!
Susie Newton says
My best moment this summer has been going camping and not have to worry about what needs to be done around the house.
My favorite moment thus far in this summer was a trip to the Greenbrier Classic Concert Series to see Kenny Chesney perform- FREE! Sitting on a blanket in the sunshine, listening to good music, and spending time with a close friend– it was the perfect evening.
Terri Lewis says
The best summer moment so far has been a day trip to a local park.
stacey appler says
The best part of my summer is that I get to stay home with my son.
Being able to open my windows while driving! And Yard sales!:-)
Margaret Houk says
The best part of the summer would be a toss up between going to Dollywood’s Splash Country and watching Dispicable Me 2
Melissa Conant says
The best moment so far this summer was going home to see my Parents and my 91 year old grandmother! Moments spent with such a special lady are so priceless, she is still fully independent and going strong! Such an inspiration to us all, and seeing my children make memories with her! <3
The best part of my summer is spending time with the kiddo’s , more relaxing in the summer.
Cooking out and smores!
Jenni Lamb says
I’ve been working a lot this summer so I haven’t really had a chance to do a lot in my free time, but my best moments have been being able to play with my son. He loves the outdoors and gets so excited when I tell him we are going out to play. It brings me so much joy to see that big smile on his face when he’s running around out in the yard.
Jaimie Adams says
My best moment has been sitting on the front porch and watching my son and daughter dance to a bunch of songs. They love making up their own dance moves and it’s just too precious. 🙂
Katarina Kopasek says
So far, its been the 4th of July.
Stacey I says
Every moment with my son!! Being back in school full time takes so much of my time that every moment where it’s just the 2 or 3 of us is so precious!! My son will be 10 next week! Eek!
Cathy Vaughn says
Seeing one of my best friends daughter get married last weekend.
Angela Kinder says
I think the best moment was when I saw someone I had known (and loved) for 8 years after not seeing him for several years. And yes, the love is still there.
The best moment so far has been riding bikes and watching fireworks with my husband on the 4th of July!
I subscribe and follow you! My favorite part of summer has been 4th of July weekend. My daughter ended up getting sick, so we couldn’t go camping with friends. However, we ended up having our own camp out with the tent in our living room, a movie and smore’s broiled in the oven. It was SO much fun!
Tabathia B says
Taking my kids fishing for the first time ever
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Went to see New Kids on the Block last night. That was pretty great. 🙂
Sarah Chavez says
Laughlin trip with my family 🙂
Diana Stanhope says
So far the best time was taking the dogs up to Big Hill Lake and watching them chase their new GoGoDogs Pal.
TG Alford says
The best part of summer has been spending time with family and friends.
ken ohl says
We took a road trip up to Wisconsin to see our niece it was wonderful.
Amanda Rauch says
The best part of this summer is that I do not have to work! It is the first summer in over 15 years I get to be home and I am enjoying every minute of it! My son leaves for college in the fall, so I am trying to spend as much time with him as he will allow 🙂
The best part was celebrating our 35th wedding anniversary. Hubby took the week off.
The best moment of my summer was getting a surprise visit from a dear old friend.
Amy T says
So far, my best moment was being in the ocean with my son at Myrtle Beach this summer.
Debbie Barker says
Best thing this summer –
The best moment of summer so far was Memorial Day. It was just one of those strangely perfect family times…you know, the ones with extended family where no one has or causes drama. Absolutely perfect! 🙂
steve weber says
so far the best moment as been seeing 5 Dave Matthews Band shows in a matter of 2 weeks in 3 different states!
lisa lo says
The best moment this summer I am still waiting on.
my great summer so far is when my husband and I spent the day in Outer Banks, NC
Jessie C. says
I love our 4th of July party with friends, the best moment to me so far this summer.
Catherine Shaw says
Just walking around on the night of the super moon, when the firelflies made their first appearance of the summer and the various cats in the neighborhood were out enjoying it all too. (I subscribed at email@example.com).
Dawn Justice says
My favorite memory this summer so far has been making smores in the backyard with the kids. And sneakin’ around trying to find each other :), they had a blast.
The 4th of July, almost all family here, and my birthday, fun, food, fireworks!
Susan H. says
The best part has been spending time with some of my family that I usually don’t get to see very often..
Diane Cooper says
My best summer moment was watching my husband and my 6 year old grandson make my favorite cake for my birthday!
will be leaving on vacation at our rented lake house next week. absolutely cannot wait.
Best moment of the summer thus far – watching eating ice cream and watching fireworks with my 2 year old on the 4th. The wonder and awe in her was absolutely priceless! p.s. thanks for such a great blog!
Wanda McHenry says
The best moment of summer was the super moon
my best summer moment is bbq-ing with my family on the 4th
Jen H says
We bought a home!
Aline Grigorian says
Just being able to take my maternity leave and be home and have fun with my little guy. Last week his first three teeth came in, and this week he started crawling! But my time is almost done and I’ll be back to work soon 🙁
The best moment of my summer was last month when my beautiful 17 year old daughter came up (NH) from Georgia. She has been living with her father there for 6 years and she told me she wasn’t going back.
That completed my whole year, not just my summer!
Janet W. says
The best summer moment for me has been watching my grandson have so much fun riding his balance bike at the park! He’s got his bike mastered and always has the biggest smile on his face.
Shaunda Eppes says
My best summer moment so far has been the two week break I had.
The best moments have been all the time spent with our daughter. She’ll be a freshman next year – so, is busy, busy, busy during the school year, and it’s just nice to have a little one on one time with her this summer.
The best moment of the summer came over July 4th. Bummed because it rained our parade…literally…we opted for brunch with friends, then pictionary at a friends home. We ended the evening at a different home with hotdogs and (wet) fireworks. What a lovely time spent “weathering the storm” with friends.
Best part was being accepted to a Doctor of Physical Therapy Program! I have worked so hard to get in and will now be in debt, but your website has given me so many tips on how to help out the next 4 years!
vacation in Anguilla!
Jean D. says
My best moment so far this summer has been while walking the dogs with my family.
Vicki Wurgler says
we took our grandchildren camping for a week-we had so much fun
Stephanie Phelps says
My best moment so far is we purchased a home and now we don’t rent anymore yay!
As crazy as it sounds getting a new front door to my apartment. The last one had a huge window that would have made it easy for anyone to come break into the house.
The best moment of summer so far is spending time with my wife, and celebrating our 1 year anniversary.
Crystal Walker says
The best part of summer was seeing my Brother that I haven’t seen in2 years
Krista E. says
Any day I’ve went to the beach!
My favorite moment of summer was spending time on my Grandma’s lake on the 4th of July
Kathy Cain says
Traveled down to Georgia to visit my roommate from college and her family. It had been over twenty years since we had seen each other…but it was just as if it were only yesterday. We had the greatest visit. Thank you God for the wonderful gift of friendship!
The best moment of the summer is when I was able to quit my job and spend lots of time with my kids! 🙂
soha molina says
going to the beach with friends
Shane R. says
The best moment was throwing an early 1960s-themed cocktail party with my boyfriend.
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Vickie Moyer says
My best moment this summer was picking up my boys from summer camp and listening to all of their great stories in the days after.
This summer has been the most unique and worthwhile for me because I got to teach my 5-year-old niece how to read.
I subscribe. Our best moment so far had been swimming at summer camp.
Beppe DM says
My best moment was a cruise in the Mediterranean Sea with my wife last June
my fave moment has been when my family visited us a few weeks ago
Carolyn N. says
My best moment of summer so far has been spending time with my family which I have not seen much for the past twenty years!
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Courtney Tomasu says
hmm, not sure if I really had a best moment yet. But I think it will be this coming Sunday when I get to see a couple of my best friends and their baby daughter. They’ve been away overseas for 7 months and it’ll be a great reunion!
The best moment so far was having family fun on July 4th with the whole family, since my husband had the day off!
Renee McD says
My best moment of the summer is when my son and daughter both learned how to swim and my daughter passed the deep water test.
The best moment of the summer, so far has been gathering together with my family for the 4th of July.
Peggy D says
best moment of summer so far is hanging out with my kids and enjoying “our time”. So far we went to Great Adventure, the boardwalk, hung out by the pool and ready to do it again
LILLIAN SANTANA says
Spending the 4 of July with my family .
Nikki Drozd says
Best summer moment, taking my 1 year old triplets to the pool for their first time! So much fun!
Anna Memphis says
I got a half tuition reduction from my uni!
road trip with the family
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Sandy VanHoey says
My best moments of summer has been having my grandson home from school. It is lonely when he is gone for the day and he brings so much joy having him home so every day has been special for me.
Elizabeth Owens says
The best moment was being at a pool party with all my friends and family for Fourth of July and then watching the fireworks!!
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YVONNE WOODSTOCK says
My favorite moment this summer so far:
Of our 5 young adult kids, 4 live nearby but one daughter had to move to live across the country in Georgia so we only get to see her once or twice a year and that’s hard on all of us because we are very close knit.
At the beginning of the summer My husband and I flew (my 1st commercial airflight) from Michigan to Orlando Florida (my first visit to Florida too) where my daughter and her boyfriend drove to meet us there. We stayed at a hotel in Orlando Together and one day we spent the entire day at Universal Studios laughing and having fun making priceless happy memories together. : ) We ended the evening at our first visit to The Cheesecake Factory for dinner and dessert. We each chose a different flavor of cheesecake and then we each cut our flavor into 4 pieces and exchanged them so we could all taste all 4.
Emily Luker says
My best summer moment was becoming an AUNT! Little Ellen Elisabeth was born yesterday!
My best moment this summer , so far, was celebrating my father’s 99th birthday with family and friends.
Hayley s says
My best moment this summer was when I got accepted into the nursing program! So excited and nervous to start!
Lewann Rice says
The best moment has been spending as much time as possible with my 16 year old daughter. I know in just a couple years she will go away to college and I am just so grateful that we are so close and she still holds my hand and wants to hold my hand! I still love cuddling with her while watching movies! So that has been my favorite thing this summer!
So far the best moment has been being able to spend so much time with my 13 year old son while school is out. Next month we are taking him to Kennywood so he can enjoy the rest of his summer before school starts back up again. Thank you for the generous giveaway!!
My best moment so far was finding out my best friend is pregnant.
When me and my husband went camping for a couple of days was the best moment so far.
Anna Memphis says
Going to my boyfriend’s brother’s wedding!
The best moment of summer so far has been watching 3 ravens carry on a spirited conversation for 5 minutes.
Mary A says
BBQing with our family.
Keely Hostetter says
Our best moment has been watching our kids play and make memories together.
The warm weather, it took awhile to get here, but I love it 😀
Annmarie W. says
We had a ball at the Crab Feast we threw for family & friends on July 6!
sheila ressel says
Our first trip of summer out on our boat was the best! It was so nice to be back out on the water again.
Nadene Adams says
The best moment of this summer was taking my son to the ocean for the very first time. He loved it!
The best moment of summer this year is getting married! 😀
michelle leep says
Our town sits on a wonderful lake, Lake Charlevoix (you should check it out,http://travel.usatoday.com/destinations/dispatches/post/2012/07/why-you-should-visit-lake-charlevoix/814979/1 !!), We recently found the most perfect, secluded.beach that no one else seems to know about! So every Saturday and/or Sunday has been my perfect moment!
LISA THOMAS says
when the navy told my sister and brother in law that they were being stationed in Florida, which is alot closer to me in Georgia than where she was in Nevada.
Monica Steele says
not really any best moments, but I guess seeing fireworks on july 4th will work. been a tough, tough summer for us.
My favorite part of summer so far is the trip I just took to Washington DC to take part in the No Kill Conference! It was an inspiring event geared to saving the lives of shelter pets in america!
So far the best time we have had this summer is my husband and I took my daughter and 2 nieces to Ripley’s believe it or not on the Oregon coast. The attraction is cheesy but time with all 3 girls is priceless.
finding out I am pregnant with our first!!!
Katie Bellamy says
Going on our annual Beach vacation!
Sara Cunningham says
My summer has been really low key, but the best moment was when my parents gave me their elliptical!
Isswarraj Gopee says
Going to the beach with my family
Jennifer Storment says
Seeing my baby girl’s (just turned 4, so not actually a baby!) eye light up when we presented her with the swing set we’ve scrimped and saved for, and then later that night, visiting our friend’s new baby girl. The daughter they’ve been trying 10 years to conceive. It was a beautiful, emotional (happy!) day of beyond words gratitude.
John Leahy says
It’s been a quiet summer. The best moment was probably a great dining experience at a local upscale steakhouse.
Hideki Yamada says
Our baby boy took his first walking steps on his feet this week!
Maria LeMasney says
The best moment of my summer was getting to take my three year old daughter back to my hometown in Wildwood NJ to finally see where I grew up and to go to the beach and boardwalk rides for the first time. She had so much fun and the memories will stay with me forever 🙂
The best part was getting to spend today with my 6yo. I work fulltime so I took a day & we played all day.
Caroline B says
Watching my daughter watch fireworks for the first time.
Spending many weekends at my sister’s, playing with my nieces and nephews and finally helping them move into their newly constructed house.
Karol Baker says
The best moment of the summer was watching my 4 year old climb up a blow up moon walk water slide all by himself and go down alone. He has been terrified of them, I was so proud watching my son conquer his fears!
My birthday was July 2nd and it was so awesome! My husband and my family made me feel so special! 🙂
best so far was seeing my mom on the 4th of july!
This was the winning comment! I picked the winner at random, but I’m so glad you won. I actually lost my mother on 4th of July 18 years ago so I’m glad you got to spend 4th of July with your mother!
Best moment this summer so far was watching fireworks while holding my husbands hand. It’s the little things.
andrea dimario says
The best moment so far is when I brought my son to the lake with his grandparents
maria g says
Going to the shore to hunt for crabs with my family
The best moment was a surprise visit from an old friend.
My best moment of summer has been getting to know my neighbors better!
Sara M says
I can’t say I have just one best moment of summer, just in general, getting to spend time with my family has been great.
Jessica W says
the best moment … being able to be at my Uncle’s Memorial service… spending time at the beach healing from the loss… being reunited with my cousin and meeting her newborn son
Sunshine Ybarra says
The best moment of my summer so far was when my biological dad started talking to me for the first time! That 16 years of my life where I didn’t have a father figure. I’m so happy that I finally got to meet his whole family- Fiance, stepdaughter, grandma (who I met a couple years ago), and his other two daughters. They are paying for me to visit them in Texas in August! I’m so excited!
Barb K says
Best part of summer is just sitting back and relaxing. Visiting with friends. It is nice to find time for getting to together.
My best moment hasn’t happened yet, but it will be going to England for my birthday.
so far my best moment has been going to alaska and seeing all the beautiful land that is around there!!! the kids got to go too wich made it that much more special
Annmarie W. says
We took an overnight trip into NYC earlier this summer…and saw a Broadway show!
laurie nykaza says
Took my daughter and sister to the beach for the week and had a nice relaxing time.My daughter had cancer and my sisters husband almost died last year and was in the hospital for a year cancer and Pancreatitis so they really needed a vacation!
It has not happened yet, tooooo hot.
Amy Green says
My favorite moment of the summer was my little sister’s birthday. She wanted a half-Barbie, half-Wizard of Oz birthday. So, I gave her the Barbie Wizard of Oz Emerald City playset for her dolls, which I was so happy she loved!
My favorite moment is being at the kindergarten,trying to dig a hole to escape from there!
last summer because i made a travel to europe
Summer vacation with my family and best friend!!
the best part was celebrating my birthday and going shopping A LOT.
An Ran says
The best moment of summer so far has been having the time and energy to learn how to cook new dishes every day.
Misha Lynn Estrada says
My best moment of summer is going to be next month when I go visit my family!
Annemarie Z. says
The best part of summer was planning my boyfriend’s birthday party with his daughter!
The best part of my summer so far has been my surprise 40th birthday party and then us surprising one of our friends for her 40th birthday with a party!
Ali Goff says
The best part of my summer was when my family and I went to the Renaissance Festival. It was a great vacation experience.
Robert Gibbs says
FINALLY learned how to play guitar!
Kim Holsapple says
New subscriber here. My best moment so far is watching my 12 year old swim in her first summer championships in the county. She placed 5th for her relay team, 5th in breast stroke, and 12th in butterfly. Watch out Michael Phelps! We live about 20 miles from Michael and have been watching his entire career.
Christy Maurer says
I’m a brand new subscriber 🙂 The best part of my summer was actually not quite summer yet. We took our vacation at the end of May because someone let us use their summer home in Cape Cod. Though it was sort of chilly, we still had a lot of fun. On the way home we stopped at Yale University. My daughter and I are huge Gilmore Girls fans, so we thought that was the best thing ever! “Rory’s going to Yale.” Such a great show and such a bonding time with my daughter!
Susan Johnson says
The best moment of my summer hasn’t happened yet. That day will be August 1st, when my nephew celebrates his second birthday, after successfully fighting cancer. It has been a rough summer. So far, yesterday was the second best day of my summer, when he was given a stem cell transplant and did well.
Samantha D. says
Going for a roadtrip and camping with my b/f. Its an annual trip in Wisconsin with close friends. Kayaking, cooking, and just enjoying a week away from the burbs.
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Sara Filler says
My favorite summer moment was sitting on the beach with my family
the best part fo my summer is cooler temps and a lot of rain
Going to San Diego with the kids and visiting Lego land. Definitely much more relaxing than Disney!
Lisa R says
I quit smoking after a stay at the hospital and its been a month and I feel pretty good
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Michelle Tucker says
My best moment was going to Denver and meeting up with some friends from around the US.
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ken ohl says
we took a road trip to wisconsin and it was wonderful
Tammy Woodall says
I’m a confirmed subscriber. The best moment of summer for me was when all my brothers and sisters and their children were able to get together… for the first time in a long time.
Darlene Ysaguirre says
For sure all the family cookouts and pool time with the kids.