Don’t say I didn’t warn you

When you have 5 kids and 2 dogs there is only one thing more you must absolutely throw into the mix- a puppy.  Yes, for the insanity to be complete a puppy is a must. 

However, when the insanity comes wrapped in a package as cute as this one, who could possibly resist?

World… meet Willow TerKeurst.

I mean seriously, look at that face!

So, in honor of the newest member of our family, I want to hold a little poetry contest. 

Have you ever heard of a Haiku?  It’s a simple little poem with 17 syllables written in three lines.  The first line has 5 syllables, the second 7 syllables, and the third 5 syllables.  (This is the simplified Lysa version in case you are a Japanese expert and know the deeper truths of the moras which are too complicated for me.)

Here’s an example-

Outside it did snow-
My mom wanted a picture-
With smiles we did go.

And there you have it.  I never said the poem had to be truthful.  As a little side note, my people weren’t nearly as excited about the photo situation as you all were.  But, alas, with a few heartfelt and loving threats, I got my picture.

So, back to the Haiku.  You can write one about puppies, something funny that happened during your Christmas, Made to Crave, or whatever other little blog conversations we’ve been having lately.  Get your creative on and just have fun with it.

I will have a very official panel of Haiku judges running today’s contest and announce the winner tomorrow.  If you are deemed the Haiku Honey of 2010, you’ll win a “Made to Crave” book, workbook, and DVD set

So leave a comment-
And get ready to cheer big-
This prize you will dig.

Somebody stop me please.  See?  It’s that insanity I was referring to earlier.


  1. Melissa Heglund says

    Husband got some gifts
    Kids were spoiled by many
    Did they forget MOM???

    HAHA!! I actually was very blessed this Christmas, but my next “just for Mom” gift just HAS to be Made to Crave. Looks awesome!!

  2. Cory says

    Let’s go Tanner
    Put on your boots
    What! I’m a dog
    ddy Max will laugh
    Ouch take them off.
    Okay Tanner, off they come.

  3. Kathy says

    My heart fell in love
    Wih that sweet little face
    the color of the chocolate dove…
    Kathy Mills
    Enjoy your new puppy

  4. Debbie says

    Our dog Brodie , a Golden retriever was hanging around t he kitchen Christmas dinner while I was getting ready to fix dinner. I had New York Strip Steaks on the stove one for the four of us in the family . I was standing right at the stove and the four steaks were right beside me and yes you guessed it , HE helped himself to one of the steaks before I could even begin to stop him. He inhaled it , didn’t even take time to chew any of it. I was just a little furious. So Brodie got a really nice Christmas present this year!!