Thursday, April 30, 2009

I'm expecting...

UPDATE: It is now closed to comments!! Thank you all for playing. As funny as some of you were, all was fair and I actually quite enjoyed the competition shameless displays of desperation to see who could post the most comments and all the reasons each of you gave for you being the right choice (although, I do have to remind you this will be done randomly and I'm not easily swayed!)

Good luck to you all! And maybe I'll post the winner tomorrow...or maybe not...you'll just have to keep checking.

Cause it's my prerogative.... (and I guess you could either be thinking Bobby Brown OR Britney Spears as someone pointed out...but I definitely went with Bobby)

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...all lurkers and non-lurkers alike to comment on this post!

Gotcha.

Oh you funny, funny people who suggested it might be that I'm pregnant! Boy wouldn't THAT have been a surprise! Especially to me.

Sorry to disappoint, but the big news is...

One year ago today I started this little blog. It's my 1 year Bloggiversary!!!

Please, no applause. Seriously, now, settle down. What's that you say? You're not as excited over this little fact as I am? You mean your life hasn't been dramatically changed by my inspiring words pictures of cows giving birth, dead chickens laying on sidewalks, the most adorable skunk on 2 feet you ever did see, and other such drivel?

Well, apparently I shouldn't have hyped it up so much, because now you're all sitting there going, "That's it? That's the big reveal?! Whoop-dee-doo. You've been blogging for a year. Good for you. Can we get back to our own lives and our other, way more interesting friends, please?".

BUT that's not ALL this post is about my friends. Nope, it's not. I also came up with a brilliant way to celebrate, if I do say so myself.

In honor of my 1 year blogging anniversary I thought I would grace you all with 365 interesting facts about ME! You know, for the 365 days that are in a year, but I guess you had already figured that out....

  1. But I quickly shot that idea out of the water because I didn't want to drive away any readers or in real life friends or family for that matter, that I've somehow managed to keep coming back...

  2. So instead I decided it was time for my first ever Giveaway!!!

So can you get excited about that?! I know I am! I love to give gifts, so consider this my little gift to you.

The winner will receive...a 1 year membership to the jelly of the month club!! What?? That doesn't make you want to comment? Beggars can't be choosers.

I kid! I kid!

The real prize: winner's choice of either a $15 Starbucks giftcard OR a $15 Target giftcard! mmm hmm. That's what I'm talkin' about.

Of course, there's a catch. You actually have to leave a comment in order to win. And I bet you didn't know that you don't even have to be a blogger to comment. At the bottom of the post you'll see a link that says how many comments there are. It might say "0 Little Snippets" or "43 Little Snippets" (less likely, unless I've just won over at MckMama's place) or "7 Little Snippets" (way more likely in my little world). Anyway, click on that link and comment away (using the anonymous option if you don't have a blogger account).

And I would say only 1 comment per person, but what would be the fun in that, right CarpoolQueen??? So comment as many times as you can stand lookin' at my blog.:) And the winner will be chosen at random...whenever I decide to end it. That's my prerogative. Cause it's my blog. Anyone else thinking back to Bobby Brown right now??

If you're having a hard time deciding what to comment about, I won't care if you just go ahead and speak the truth and tell me how beautiful my children are, how blessed I am to have the man that I have, which card you would choose and what you would buy, or how you like the green background of my blog (if you don't like it, feel free to keep that to yourself).;) OR if you've been a blog stalker reader but never commented until now, you could just introduce yourself!

So what that means is you better start commenting.



Now.



Hurry up.



Why are you still reading this??!!!



Happy anniversary to me, happy anniversary to me, happy anniversary to me-eeeee, happy anniversary to me!

Oh and feel free to spread the word...



104 comments:

Trina said...

Girl, that was a very funny post, congrats on one year! You totally got me with the expecting part...lol

Carpoolqueen said...

Oh boy.

Carpoolqueen said...

At little "back at ya'" time.

Carpoolqueen said...

Oh yes it is.

Carpoolqueen said...

I'm sure I'll be back.

Carpoolqueen said...

When did you say comments closed?

Carpoolqueen said...

Oh, you didn't.

Carpoolqueen said...

I'll take Starbucks, please....I may need it after camping here all day.

MckMama said...

You TOTALLY had me!!! I was almost screaming! Okay, but since you "expect" us all to comment...here I am!!!

:)

Phoebe @ Cents to Get Debt Free said...

You are seriously hilarious.

Phoebe @ Cents to Get Debt Free said...

And, I can't leave without telling you just how beautiful your children are--you know cause I tell you everytime I visit. Don't want ya to think I changed my mind, or anything! :)

Phoebe @ Cents to Get Debt Free said...

Hmm...and I think if I were to get lucky and actually win, that I would choose the Target card. As a lover of coffee, I've purposely avoided Starbucks because I don't want to become even more addicted. Plus, the closest one is over an hour away. What a travesty.

Phoebe @ Cents to Get Debt Free said...

You totally had me, btw!

Wendy said...

Free stuff!!!!! Although I enjoyed spreading the rumor at music team, I will take free stuff any day. I will reserve the rest of my wonderful thoughts and comments for future posts in this effort to win FREE STUFF!!!!

runninggal said...

Yup - you had me!!!

Funny post!

Family of 5 said...

You... CRACK...ME...UP! You are such an energetic person! And a lovely woman that loves the Lord as well! So Happy Anniversary to you! And congrats on making it a year on the blog! BTW are you going out to celebrate tonight? Anything to go out for dinner right? :)

Acker Family said...

I'm the 15th person to comment! And I'm sure you'll be getting more! I seriously thought you were preggers-and I thought to myself "oh how fun, we're probably due around the same time." BUT NO! Whatever. You can get pregnant if you want to! :) Looking forward to hanging out one of these days!

Tinseth Family said...

You are hilarious! How funny! Totally thought you were expecting a new bundle of joy, but you had us all tricked. I need to get going on my blog. You are doing great on yours. Found it though some other lovley Salem Heighters.

harmonysong said...

Well, yes! A most happy anniversary to you!

harmonysong said...

Your husband should take you out for a nice dinner!

harmonysong said...

After all, you ARE doing a service to all your readers by providing dairy education.

harmonysong said...

I'm just saying! :)

harmonysong said...

Oh, and I LOVE the green!

harmonysong said...

I guess I am done now. :)

Mighty M said...

Happy Bloggiversary!!

Wendy said...

I was trying to decide if I should attempt to stack the deck in my favor by posting more comments, and then I thought, "of course I should"! It's free stuff after all!

Lisa @ Stop and Smell the Chocolates said...

You are so funny!! I love your post! Congrats on your 1 year of blogging - I just had mine earlier in April and YES it is a big deal - LOL!!

Lisa @ Stop and Smell the Chocolates said...

Oh - I'm leaving another comment - how did that happen?!

I would love that Starbucks card! Yum!!

Lisa @ Stop and Smell the Chocolates said...

Aaaaannnnd I'm back. I will spread the word about your lovely giveaway and cute blog! Thanks for all the fun! :)

Wendy said...

Oh to have 29 comments on your blog. Are you sure this wasn't a ploy for attention? :) Just kidding, although if you see me do this then know it is totally a ploy for attention.

carpoolqueen said...

Would it help me win to let you know that my cat died last week?

carpoolqueen said...

And that I had to go the dentist? And that he wants me to come back?

Nikki said...

hmmm - I wonder how many comments I can make ;)

carpoolqueen said...

And that a North Korean spy ripped out my eyebrows?

Nikki said...

Especially if I want to see your numbers up past 40!!

Nikki said...

Because lets face it ......

Nikki said...

that would be totally awesome!!

Nikki said...

And yes .... you had me too! I was so excited I yelled "YES!!!" so loud I scared Brandon = )

Nikki said...

Not nice tricking me like that sweetie!

Nikki said...

If I win, can I have the Starbucks card?

Nikki said...

Cause with 5 kids, not only do I need the coffee, but I need that little time away when Brandon is home to get out of the house ;)

Nikki said...

hahaha! Now look - you're numbers are over 40!! WAY TO GO SIS!

Nikki said...

And give the kiddos a hug from Tia Nikki .... oh - Tay wanted me to tell you she wants Emma to come over to play. I don't think she quite understands how far Oregon is from where we live - so I'm going to show her. Silly goose ;)

Nikki said...

Oh, and one more thing .....

YOU ARE SO FUNNY! Love you so much!

Carpoolqueen said...

And I have triplet BOYS??? Who doesn't need Starbucks with triplet boys??!!!

Basking in the Son said...

I was just catching up on blogs and I wondered for a second when I first saw your title.

Basking in the Son said...

Feeding the calf a bottle reminds me of camp.

Basking in the Son said...

I like your new header picture.

gramma said...

and speaking of camp - here's a hi from your OLD Aunt Phyllis (I don't want to win, don't drink coffee, and never get to a Target. Only prize I enjoy is memories, and I have a lifetime of those.) Please tell Nikki to invite me to her blog. I was enjoying it until I got blocked out

mer@lifeat7000feet said...

You are a witty one.

mer@lifeat7000feet said...

And what a fun giveaway to celebrate your blogoversary.

mer@lifeat7000feet said...

I'd spend it ALL on Starbucks.

mer@lifeat7000feet said...

I definitely think I deserve the sympathy vote after my purse was stolen AND it had a Sbux gc in it along with my iPod. I need some Starbucks to soothe my hurting heart.

mer@lifeat7000feet said...

And, Starbucks always tastes better when it's snowing. Did I mention that it's May and we're still seeing flakes?

Do I have your sympathy?

Amanda P said...

yikes!

Amanda P said...

there

Amanda P said...

are

Amanda P said...

a lot

Amanda P said...

of

Amanda P said...

comments

Amanda P said...

going

Amanda P said...

on

Amanda P said...

here

Amanda P said...

pick

Amanda P said...

me!

Amanda P said...

pick

Amanda P said...

me!!

Amanda P said...

Love you, girl....miss you too!

Amanda P said...

(if you remember right you all (Kristin, Karyn, Julie) all started blogging 'cause of little 'ol me....not that it should weigh at all.....

Anonymous said...

Cant pass up the chance to get a target gift card! :)-Summer (your "expecting" friend!)

snoodlings.com said...

Sigh.

snoodlings.com said...

Sigh.

snoodlings.com said...

CarpoolQueen is shameless.

snoodlings.com said...

Happy Bloggiversary, by the way.

snoodlings.com said...

And that post title?

snoodlings.com said...

You had me going there for a second.

snoodlings.com said...

And actually when you mentioned Bobby Brown?

snoodlings.com said...

I was hearing Britney Spears.

snoodlings.com said...

So which is more embarrassing?

snoodlings.com said...

Bobby Brown?

snoodlings.com said...

OR

snoodlings.com said...

Britney

snoodlings.com said...

Spears

Karyn said...

Can't pass up the opportunity for a target gift card.

And I was NOT fooled by the "expecting."

Ha ha!

Wendy said...

Alright, I don't know if you are still running the giveaway, but I feel I have truly followed the rules by coming back at different times rather then stuffing the ballot box all at once. Just saying, hard work should be rewarded.

Carpoolqueen said...

Oh, and I did Jillian, too! I deserve a non-fat soy chai latte extra hot for that.

Lisa @ Stop and Smell the Chocolates said...

Well, I can see that I have fallen down on the job of multiple comment-leaving! Not near enough from me!! :)

You have a lot of friends that have a good sense of humor (or do they??) and made this post a lot of fun!!

mer@lifeat7000feet said...

You're gonna want to give me that Starbucks card once you taste the deliciousness of TJ's vanilla cake.

It'll be ALL MINE then, baby.

ALL MINE.

mer@lifeat7000feet said...

And I'm so glad I'm not as shameless as CarpoolQueen.

mer@lifeat7000feet said...

Though she really might deserve it with her cramps and all.

mer@lifeat7000feet said...

I hear toe cramps are painful.

mer@lifeat7000feet said...

And make you do things that embarrass yourself.

mer@lifeat7000feet said...

It's 38 degrees here. Totally a Starbucks kind of day.

Phoebe @ Cents to Get Debt Free said...

Holy cow

Phoebe @ Cents to Get Debt Free said...

I've got to get my chances up..

Phoebe @ Cents to Get Debt Free said...

I say

Phoebe @ Cents to Get Debt Free said...

You

Phoebe @ Cents to Get Debt Free said...

must pick me!

Phoebe @ Cents to Get Debt Free said...

Seriously

Phoebe @ Cents to Get Debt Free said...

Please. Please.

Phoebe @ Cents to Get Debt Free said...

I'll make you bread.

Phoebe @ Cents to Get Debt Free said...

I could mail it..

Phoebe @ Cents to Get Debt Free said...

If you didn't feel like coming to get it...

Phoebe @ Cents to Get Debt Free said...

Which I would understand. :)