Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Heaven in Mattress Form

You all know that I'm a big contest nut-if it has the words 'win,' 'contest,' 'giveaway,' sweepstakes' or anything that generally leads you to the conclusion that you could possibly win something for nothing, I'm all over it!

I've won a great deal over the past year and you all generally see my wins in my weekly Mailbox Monday meme {which I'm WAY behind-expect a pretty large special MM post in the upcoming future}, however I've been waiting to blog about THIS particular win because I felt it deserved it's own post.

Awhile ago, I entered to win an Embody Memory Foam Mattress by Sealy from Piera over at Jolly Mom. I took advantage of all the extra entries; I blogged, I followed, I subscribed, I tweeted daily...The giveaway deadline came and went and I heard nothing about winning, so I figured good for whoever won-they deserved it!

While on Twitter one day, I looked under my tags and I saw I had a new one:


When I saw that tweet, I pretty much freaked my mom out because I squealed pretty loudly and she thought something was wrong O.o

When she asked what was wrong, I nearly screamed the fact that I had just won T.H.E mattress I had told her about. It took her awhile to comprehend that I had actually WON, though. Lol

When I had calmed down and she had wrapped her head around the win a little better, I told her I wanted to give the mattress to her and my dad because they deserved a new mattress, and they've done so much for me, especially in the past 7 years, that it was the least I could do for them :)

{They had theirs for over 10 years and have always hated it}

It took her awhile to actually accept the bed {she kept telling me that I had won it, so it should be mine}, but once she did, she just kept saying, "I can't believe you actually won..."

Fast forward a month.

I wake up yesterday morning to a phone call from a number I didn't know, but they left a message-It was a lady stating that they had a mattress for me and that they wanted to arrange delivery!

As soon as I woke up, I called her back and told her who I was and what I was calling about. The only snafoo was that apparently somehow, the name on the order wasn't Kayla, but a Ryan, so she thought she had called the wrong person.

I quickly informed her that she had the right person-That was MY mattress! LOL

Honestly, I wasn't expecting the mattress to be delivered until a week, maybe two from now. However, when I broached the subject, she said the delivery guys were actually close by and she had sent them with my mattress and information just in case.

I'm glad she did!

The Old Mattress.....

.....The New Mattress!

We had some fun taking turns testing it out once the movers left and breaking it in-just take a look at the pictures I snapped!

{On our way to view the bed in it's new home}

{Dad beat us in and was the first one to try it out}

{It's a family affair}

{Happy mommy and daddy!}

I just wanted to take this moment to thank Piera and Sealy for this amazing and wonderful opportunity-You both allowed me to be able to do something nice for my parents when they deserved it, and for that, we are ALL grateful :)


Matty said...

Now that's a big deal. Good for you passing it on like that.

I just bought a new one a few weeks ago myself and I love it.

Eschelle Westwood Mumfection said...

super sweet of you to give it to them!!!

Unknown said...

WOW nice win Kayla and you were so sweet to give it to your parents. I guess Santa came early for them this year :)

JaMean said...

Kayla, you are so giving and sweet. Your parents are truly blessed!! Merry Christmas! :) We pray for you daily.

Terra Heck said...

Congratulations on such a super win! What a generous and kind thing for you to do for your parents.

Jennifer S. said...

That is such a great win! And so sweet of you to give it to your parents, they look so happy in the pictures! Sometimes that is the best part of winning...giving it to someone else! :)
Merry Christmas!!!