Tuesday, February 1, 2011

A Riddle (Contest Giveaway!)

Contest Rules

1) One comment per person

2) On your honor, don’t look at the other comments to guess, decide what you will write and then don’t change it when you see the other comments

3) Guessing ends Wednesday night, winner announced on Thursday morning.

the riddle…

What does Amy have in common with an elephant?

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Start guessing!  No answer is too silly. And, yes, I think I am prepared for whatever answer. :)

What will you win?

A Timbali bag!

(Sorry no picture yet, I’m snowed in and away from my computer)

TIMBALI CRAFTS is an income generating project for women in Swaziland, Africa.  In this tiny nation with the world's highest HIV/AIDS rate and the lowest life expectancy, the needs are immense. The women who create Timbali Crafts are
all volunteer cooks at feeding centers for orphans and vulnerable children in their rural communities. Most of these women are widows also.

37 comments:

Mindy said...

You both have babies from Africa!! :)

chrissy said...

Long pregnancies ( adoption takes a long time to get your babies home :-)

Peggy said...

Instincts. :)

Kristi said...

you never forget! (I'm pulling that from The Jungle Book, I think...) Do you have a good memory?

Amber Nicole said...

you both are deathly afraid of mice?

erica said...

You both have trunks - yours is a storage trunk :)

Justin & Sarah said...

It has been said that "An elephant never forgets." As I have had the privilege and blessing of getting to know you as a sister-in-law, I admire how you are constantly immersing yourself in God's Word, so as to never forget His promises. His Word is life to you Amy, and by His grace, you will never forget!!

megs said...

both of your hearts belong to your babies born in africa?

Ashley Baner said...

You are both forever tied to Africa :)

Amber said...

Being that I've thought of this analogy several times in my own life lately. . .I'm guessing you're adopting again!?!?!?!

can't wait to hear!

Joy said...

You both have tough skin?:) As in, you can do anything:)

Miranda said...

You have patches of dry, very rough skin? :)

Chels said...

YO digo que te gustaría visitar África algún día con las niñas.... o que tienes demasiada paciencia con ellas ... ya se que cuidas de tus niñas como su fueras una mamá elefante!!!.
Chels from CVE,México

T and M said...

Hhmm, I was thinking maybe this means you're adopting again (because of the "Riddle" title) but have no idea what that has to do with elephants. So, I'll go with my original thought...
-Neither Amy nor the elephant have any natural predators ( : or that Amy & the elephant never forget anything. Mandy

Heidi said...

Your arms are as strong as an elephant because of constantly having to hold at least one baby at all times! and to your comment if only you lived closer I would send Brooke and Parker over anytime to help with the twins they would love having their own baby to play with.. they love reading your blog with me and already know all about your girls.

kj said...

Wow, those are good guesses, I can only come up with that you both have good hearing....
Have a blessed trip, I'm sure the girls will do great!
Karen

Jessica said...

you both have tough skin. I don't know you too well, but from what I do know, you can stand your own ground and can be independent.

Ashley said...

My first thought is a long wait for a baby... don't elephants have really long pregnancies???

L, An and boys said...

First thought was loyalty.

bethany said...

Elephants are beautiful creatures...and you're a beautiful woman. I absolutely love reading your blog!

Mouseymom said...

AHA! People want to extract your teeth to make piano keys!!!? just kidding!

Sandra said...

You have tough skin! So I went back up and read others...they are pretty good. I also noticed that my sister adn I put the same thing. Why am I NOT surprised.

Nathan and Rachel said...

you are both scared of mice:)

Kristen said...

Wow, such nice things said about you! Maybe I should start a blog and post a similar question to see what people say about me... :) I won't guess, b/c you already told me the answer.

Sheila said...

Amy NEVER forgets! ;)

Thanks for the fun game!! Now to go back and read the other responses!

Stephanie Leigh said...

Really long gestation periods... ;)
Esta bien para decir la palabra "A" aqui???

Deep Fried Goodness said...

So many similarities...
1. both are mammals.
2. no natural predators
3. less hairy than their Asian cousins
4. take mud baths frequently to protect the skin
5. spend 16 hours a day eating plants
6. ears used to regulate body temperature
7. popular in circus settings

Just for starters... :)

Todd ~ Teresa said...

We think it's your memory. :)

Mitchell said...

Ok, all these really nice and sweet comments and then you have mine! ;) But you have always said in high school that you hate your EARS and you thought they were too big! So that is my guess even though I didn't want to say it, that is what came to my memory. I SO don't think it's true though!!!! You do have tough skin too! Love you Amy!
Dana Aschliman (ignore the "Mitchell" post, it is really me:)

heidi said...

Amy,
I was going to say big ears, as I remember when you were a little girl... you never wanted me to put your hair up in a ponytail as it made your ears look big. I still remember laughing at your comment. I never did agree with you, but that memory has never left. Hey, really, I dont care for my ears either, they are shot... hee.
Well...Im curious if thats correct or not. I couldnt help but had to try, too bad Dana answered that before me. I had my hopes up big time until I got to the last comment. ha. :)

Much love from your beloved babysitter who loved everything about you!!:)

Heidi C.

Jen said...

I have no idea, but I'll say big feet? I'm on the edge of my seat here! (:

Janel said...

Ok...I had to think about this for a while...but I always see pictures of the babies following the mommas around (holding onto her tail) and after I read this yesterday I had 3 kiddos following me around & I felt like an elephant...so I thought that could be it:)

Ashton said...

The first thing that came to mind was that elephants never forget...do you have a good memory?

Ashton

Dave and Angie: said...

Ok, I couldn't help myself by reading the comments. I have learned a lot about elephants!...and some are funny!! I love the one about the teeth. So, I have no idea...do elephants deliver in multiples of two usually??? That's my guess. How about being creative??? You are mighty creative!
~Angie D

Susie said...

Well Ames I think I know the answer to this riddle so I won't give it away. If I didn't already know I would have to go with the ears as you have always been slightly sensitive about your ears I just didn't have enough guts to post it till I read Dana's comment. Love the girls teeth, so cute!
Suz

Wee said...

Well, since this looks like the African elephant, I would say that both of your (yours and the elephant's)babies come from an Afican descent.

Other thoughts:
* Both the elephant and Amy were created on Day 6.
* Elephants don't like to be cold and get stomach cramps when the temp is close to freezing, and since we're in the middle of frigid temps, maybe the same is true for Amy?!
* Both Amy and the elephant have a great sense of smell.
* Both of your babies have just incisors (on top)...actually, your babies have their canines, not incisors, so never mind :)
* Just as elephants leave a region that has plenty of food and water to escape insect pests, so is Amy leaving her home (the USA with plenty of food and water) to travel to a warm place (Mexico)to escape winter (pests) :)

Just my thoughts!

Annie said...

You can squirt water out of your nose?