Sunday, December 6, 2009

"Sunday Scoop" The Gang's Weekly Column

(our earliest posted ever!)

What's Been Going On @ TLGBRS??
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It's good to be back to you guys....  Sorry about the "missing" Scoop from last week. The Gang had a long busy week this past 7 days!  Work, doctor's appts (5 collectively!), school activities, our first winter snow storm, and holiday shopping (Mara and the girls have been busy little bee's!) 
Here's 1 of our Menorahs and a few cool looking ones we found on google.

 <------1 of ours

Just a little shout out and a Happy Hanukkah to all of you that will be getting out your Menorahs this week.  We are going to try and find some whacky Christmas Trees when we get closer to the big day! 
 Got a cool Christmas tree or Menorah (or even "outside" decoration set) you'd like to share with us? 
Feel free to submit a pic of your own Menorah or Christmas tree to us and we will post them in an upcoming Scoop!  Mail pics directly to us at for submission.  Heck if enough of you submit your pics of your own holiday treasures to us, we may have to even turn it into a Lateiner Gang .... 

 How about if we get a min 10 pics from you guys and we turn it into a little giveaway??  Let's say the winner will get a book mailed out like all the other winners from the Mega Contest...  So let's say, an extra winner for the Mega Contest... Yeah,
IF we collect at least 10 entries of your own treasures, we will add another name to the list of winners from the Mega Contest and you will get a prize book shipped to you.  Let's say that all pics MUST be in our email no later than 11:59pm (est) on Saturday Dec 19th, 2009.  Cool, another contest.  This is fun!


Check back later on today for the contest that we think will get you guys most excited... How about a giveaway for a Barnes and Noble "NOOK"?  Anyone interested in winning a  Nook??  Well, we are interested in giving one away!  We finally got a thumbs up from an anonymous sponsor who is doing such a wonderful thing (we are begging him/her to let us post their info, but they are the "quiet" type) and offered to sponsor a giveaway of a Nook!  As well, we are working on a few other sponsors, so we can decide whether to make this an exclusive contest or not.  The contest will probably run for a while, as it is shipping mid January now for Nook's pre ordered customers.  And as far as the store, it isn't happening for a long while!  SO, since one ordered over the next week or so won't probably even be shipped until late Jan-early Feb, we have some time to let you guys build up your entry numbers and will prob run this one until around the beginning of Feb.... we will see, but it will be posted later in the week (asap), so don't wander too far away!  ALSO, for those of you who receive our TLGBRS EMAILS, we will be sending out another email for the launch of our (to be called) "Super Contest".  We hope that the Mega Contest was only a small bit of excitement compared to the amount you will have with the Nook Giveaway!  We plan to make this contest fun, with some interesting ways to get some extra entries!


We currently have contests running for 2 different books that the Gang absolutely LOVED! First, we have a signed copy of an ARC of "Candor" by Pam Bachorz (ENDING IN LESS THAN A WEEK!)  Also, we have a signed copy of "Adventurers Wanted: Slathbog's Gold" by M.L. Forman as well as a copy of the Audio Book also donated by Forman (ENDING IN A TAD UNDER 2 WEEKS!)   To enter both of these, go to our "Contests" Page by clicking HERE.  You can also click the "Enter to Win" sign above.

Well, we don't have much more to say for now except get ready for the Holidays, read, and enjoy this awesome time of year.  We want to be able to share this time with all of you guys!

Speaking of sharing..

 We had our first winter snow storm this weekend.  It wasn't big by any means, but it was still the first of the season.  We took a picture of a house we absolutely LOVE!  It is in a section of our town called "Short Hills" and is a house we would love to own one day!  As soon as we can come up with probably $10 million dollars, we can see if they are willing to sell!  The house is much bigger than it appears. (twice as wide, hidden on the right by trees from this angle) It was hard to get a shot in the snow while passing by so there is probably half the house missing!  If you look on the right side of the pic closely, you an catch the side attachment hidden behind the trees.  Such an awesome pic of the house in the first snow fall, we thought we'd share it with you guys..

Until Next TIme....

David, Mara, Lauryn, and Sami
Your Lateiner Gang


  1. That pez menorah is amazing!! I'll be thinking of some 'different' Christmas trees to send in pictures of. I'm looking forward to the contest to win the Nook!!

    We just got our first real snow of the season last night. We were supposed to get 4-6 inches, but only wound up with about 1-2. Nice picture. That house looks so pretty.

  2. We got some snow last year but it doesn't look like that's going to be happening this season. That is a nice house!

  3. Great Menorah pics. Awww, I miss the snow. I used a live smack dab in the middle of the snow belt. Now I am in the middle of the rain belt. Enjoy!

  4. I miss seeing the snow since I live here in Florida. I don't miss having to shovel tons of it or drive in it though. I grew up in Indiana on a farm and we would often have the "Little House on the Prairie" moments where we would be completely snowed in and have ropes tied from the house to the smokehouse to the garage to the barn to the... I think you get the idea.

  5. I love the Moose Menorah! So cute. We are supposed to be getting our first batch of snow today...good ole Michigan. So far we've been lucky with not having too much of it. I always like snow on Christmas Eve, after that it can leave.

  6. Oh my god! I love the Pez menorah! I never would have even though to do something like that.