We had so many stories submitted in The Dig Me Out of the Doghouse Contest that we asked for everyone to help us select the best candidate. The Winner is Tara Laging. She won a prize package that will help her stay out of the doghouse this Valentine's Day. Her prize package includes a memory foam pillow  from Ibedzz,Luxurious 6×9 Smartstrand silk rug from Innovative Interiors,McAdams- a snack basket,Golden Wings- $50 gift card,Chit Chat and Jewels- necklace, earrings and bracelet set,Crossroads Archery- $50 gift card and t-shirt, $50 gift card to the Sky, and gift basket which includes matching heart earrings and necklace set, cross, candle, air glass blown hearts from Day Dream Creations and  drum roll please…. 3 nights of accommodations Drury Inn & Suites in San Antonio. Admission for 2 Six Flags Fiesta Texas, Whitewater Bay, Cruise for 2 Rio San Antonio Cruises, admission to the Alamo!

In case you missed her story here it is:

First I will introduce myself. My name is Tara and I am a mother of three, wife, graduate student, and speech therapist. With that being said my poor husband has been put on the back burner the past year (or 3) because of my very busy schedule. He is already gone half the time because he works in the oil field. His schedule for the past 7 years has been one week off and one week on. This schedule wasn’t so bad until we decided to have children, me work full time, and be a full time graduate student. We have a 4 year old daughter, a 3 year old son, and a 7 month old son! I work Tuesday, Wednesday, & Thursday all day at a Pediatric Rehabilitation Clinic and at The Vine School as a Speech Therapist, have class Tuesdays and Thursday nights, and am doing my internship at Warm Springs Hospital on Mondays and Fridays. Every time he is coming home he says something like “did you put me in your planner for this week” or ” can I be fit into your schedule while I’m home”. I feel terrible and hate that it has been this way. Thankfully he understands that I am doing graduate school to make a better life for our family and we both know it will get better (in April 2014). This Valentine’s Day I would love to surprise him with this surprise package to reassure him that I love him very much and wish I could spend every minute with him and the kids. He would be so excited to know I am “putting him in my schedule for 3 full days” and going on a little vacation together with no interruptions.