More than 285 photos were entered in Michigan Patch's 2013 "Object of My Affection" contest, but only two readers' names were selected in the drawing for a luxury hotel getaway and a set of spa treatments.
The lucky ladies were Dana Kaplan of Berkley, who won an overnight stay at the Royal Park Hotel in Rochester, and runner-up Melanie Prapotnik of White Lake, who received two microdermabrasion treatments from Northville's newest business, Abassi Dermatololgy.
The random drawing was held Thursday, Feb. 14 – Valentine's Day.
"I am so excited to have won! I never win anything," wrote Kaplan, who uploaded a photo of her twin boys Eli and Oliver, in an e-mail claiming her prize. "Well, now I can't say that!"
Prapotnik also uploaded a photo of her family.
"I love this picture because this captures the last day of beach fun that we had, on our familymoon, before my husband was deployed," she wrote.
The contest drew all kinds of photos, including those of dancing couples, bouncing babies, patient pets, groovy grannies, mouth-watering morsels and more.
[Click here to browse all 287 photos that were uploaded during the contest!]