A Splash of Joy

Posted by casey on June 18, 2011 in Add the Caption, Caden

Just a Little Splash of Joy for Your Saturday

Tell me it doesn’t make you smile.
Tell me you don’t want to be doing the same thing.
Tell me it doesn’t take you back to your childhood days.

So Much Joy in One Little Body.

What caption would you give this picture?
(Maybe there will be a surprise for the best caption next week.)


Santa, Captions, And the Winners Are…

Posted by casey on December 17, 2010 in Add the Caption, Caden, Caden's Chronicles, Contests & Giveaways

After admitting to being MIA, I asked you to guess as to whether or not Caden was a cry-face when he met Mr. Claus.  You tell me…

Congrats to Emily for being one of those to correctly guess whether or not Caden boo-hooed his way through his greeting! 
Slightly concerned? Sure. Who wouldn’t be concerned when placed on a stranger’s lap.  Cry-face? No way. Not my boy!  He spent most of the time looking quite chubby and green with envy of Santa’s hair.  One day Caden…one day. Colter’s reaction?  “How did you fly to the North Pole and back in one day to meet the real Santa?”  Ol’ St. Nick at Northpark is the real deal and has been filling kids with excitement there for twenty years!  He is a professor of Educational Psychology at U.T. and a professional storyteller so in addition to his lap-time duties as Santa he hosts a story-time for the kids several times as well.   Caden better hope he continues this long enough for him to experience it and remember it because I don’t know if you could ever find a better Santa who has been featured on as many shows and news programs as him!

In other news, we have an Add the Caption winner as well!  You know when you ask people to pick a number between “___ and ___”  & they always go for the first or last number?  Well, our last entry lucked out this time because #7 was picked! Congratulations to Gloria who so loyally enters Add the Caption and leaves comments on most posts!  Just in time for the holidays you will have a Starbucks gift card heading your way!

Winners, e-mail your addresses to lifeofthekazmanns@gmail.com to claim your prizes!


Add the Caption – Very Merry Edition #1

Posted by casey on December 11, 2010 in Add the Caption, Caden, Snapshots

As Christmas approaches I realized there is no better time for a little Add the Caption contest competition.  Totally part of the Christmas spirit right?  Here is your first chance to win in our Very Merry themed Add the Caption pictures. Get creative!

You have until Wednesday , December 15th to enter!
Winners Can Be Found Here


Add the Caption – Special Edition !!!

Posted by casey on November 1, 2010 in Add the Caption, Contests & Giveaways, Snapshots

Today is your lucky day!  You may be familiar with CSNstores, which a company that has everything from a dining room table, to home decor and even schmany cookware! Why are you lucky you ask?  CSNstores has asked to team up with me to do a giveaway just for our readers and I thought that it would be the perfect jump start to your week!

Since it has been awhile, I also thought you might like to combine this with a little thing you know as “Add the Caption.”  To enter to win the gift certificate you must…

1. Add a caption to the picture below in the comments section.

2. Leave your email address in the comments section below your caption or e-mail it to me at lifeofthekazmanns@gmail.com if you do not want it to be seen publicly.  This is so you can be contacted if you win!

The winner will be chosen at random in one week. You have until Monday, November 8th at noon to enter!

A little while ago I shot some family portraits where there happened to be no potties. No potties + small children = adorable & hilarious brotherly moment. Enjoy adding the caption to this snippet of childhood!

You may receive an extra entry by….

– Blogging about our contest and linking this post in your blog entry.
– Tweeting about the contest.
– Leaving a link and comment to the contest in your Facebook status.
– Becoming a new subscriber!

If you choose to do an extra entry, please come back and leave another comment with links to your blog and/or your twitter name so I can verify your entry!


Add the Caption – Birthday Edition

My sweet little niece isn’t so little anymore!  Miss Cathryn turned TWO this past weekend, TWO years old!

 In honor of this occasion we will have a little Add the Caption contest with triple the chance to win!  Below you will see three pictures of this baby girl…I mean little lady.  You can add a caption for each picture, just one, two…you get the idea. :) The number of captions you add will be the number of times you are entered for a random drawing winner! (Be sure to label which picture you are adding the caption for!)

But wait….there is more. I’m feeling generous.  It is birthdays, they just get me and make me want to give!

Giftcard #1 = Randomly Selected Winner
Giftcard #2 = Most Creative Caption for One Picture

Picture #1 – Cathryn’s BIRTH day on July 30th, 2008

Picture #2 – Cathryn’s 1st Birthday, July 30th, 2009

Picture #3 – Cathryn the Two Year Old!!!

Contest Ends Friday, August 6th at 4 p.m. – CONTEST CLOSED
Leave your captions in the Comments section or E-Mail them to lifeofthekazmanns@gmail.com


Kathy for being the most creative!  Not only did I enjoy your captions but everyone else practically voted for you as well as they were entering their own.  I have to say, Jess’ were funny as well. :)  Knowing this little angel made her mother’s captions of what was going on in her head pretty priceless!

Our high tech random winner by drawing names out of a hat was….

Your giftcards will me in the mail shortly, keep you eyes peeled for another round to come soon!


The Congrats Goes To…

Posted by casey on June 22, 2010 in Add the Caption, Contests & Giveaways, Snapshots

Can you tell that Caden is excited to announce that the  winner of  a Starbucks gift card from our two caption contest pictures is…..



I went to each picture to pick a favorite and then was going to pick out of those two.  The first picture was a toss up between Leah’s comment and Norma’s, but in the end I thought that “Mouthwash dude!” really captured Caden’s facial expression as well as the whole of what Thrasher was doing to begin with.

The simplicity of “Immortality” as the caption for the second picture was too good to pass up.  Thanks everyone for entering both pictures and be on the lookout for another contest soon.


Caption Contest

Posted by casey on June 17, 2010 in Add the Caption, Contests & Giveaways, Snapshots, Uncategorized

The first picture we tried this out with is here.  On the line this time is a nice Starbucks gift card to treat yourself with mailed straight to your casa.  Now the rules.  You have two chances.  You can post a caption/title to the picture in the comments section for the first picture we did, or the one below, or both.  But, you can only post one caption for each picture.  The winner will be announced on Friday afternoon, so you have two days to enter!

(Due to subscriber e-mail error, the contest has been extended to Monday!)


Add the Caption

Posted by casey on May 16, 2010 in Add the Caption, Caden, Contests & Giveaways, Snapshots, Uncategorized

Ready for a game?  It has been awhile since I have done mystery picture, so I thought I would change it up.
It’s pretty easy. I show you the picture, you comment what the caption should be. Click on the picture to enlarge!
Ready Go!


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