Wednesday, November 5, 2008

My 100th Post & Giveaway!!!

*update* I will be using Random.org to get the winner. So you can enter 5 times....spread the comments out to have a better chance to win!

Holy Crow.....as Bella would say, It's my 100th post! I was going to do a 100 meme but never got around to writing 100 things....so I decided I would share our family dinner night because I love to share these nights! They mean the world to me! I will reveal the giveaway at the end of the post!

After work John & I drove up to Conway to the girls house to have our family dinner. We went to an Italian restaurant called, "Due Amiche". Our conversation was mostly about the election. Both girls got to vote for the first time in this historic election!

I had to take the usual family dinner photos so I could blog about the night.
This was the first one I took of Tori & Meg.

I didn't like the first picture Tori took of John & I so I asked her to take another one. She video taped us instead. Here is the video.




I took this photo of the girls and told Meg she looked constipated. That got the ball rolling on all the laughter....the loud laughter and all the silly photos!

So we took another with the girls posing their best constipated face!



So John & I "tried" to give our best face as well.....
we couldn't stop laughing.....and laughing.....Meg took the camera and said, Come on give me your best constipated look.....we tried again. Not knowing she was videoing this time. *If you are offended by cuss words don't watch*





We laughed so hard my make-up kept on running and John was crying!! We always have good times like this when we have family night!
After we hung out at the girls house and socialized with their friends for about an hour....they headed off to Hendrix college for an Election party and we headed to our friend Mo's for one as well. Both Obama & McCain gave awesome speeches last night. I would like to say, "Congrats to our 44th President Elect Barack Obama!!

100th POST GIVEAWAY!!!!!!

I am giving away a shawl wrap that I crocheted! It is in the colors of Cocoa & Wheat! It is super soft and warm. I love to wrap myself up in my shawl while I watch my favorite TV shows....or while I'm blogging! To enter all you have to do is leave a comment on this post!!! I will take comments until November 10th. I will announce the winner on the 11th. John was a good enough sport to model the shawl for you all. Doesn't he look cute in those shades...he is a little tipsy from the beer he drank at the Election party.





Good Luck!!!

55 comments:

momto1 said...

Fun Family dinner night! Thanks for sharing...I love the video clips!

How exciting that your daughters voted for the first time this election!

That shawl is beautiful! Does every comment get me an entry??? One entry per person? What a great idea for a giveaway! Happy 100th post!!

momto1 said...

Wait! How did you get the "thanks for flying by my blog..." to show up in the comment box? I want to change mine too--can't figure it out! Did I mention that I love the clouds background?

LY said...

Wow this is pretty shawl. Are the girls in the pictures twins?

Kayla Grace said...

Aw, the shawl looks so pretty! I love those colors. Your family is fun :) I liked the videos! Reminds me of my family. Cute, crazy, lots of laughs. I'm so excited about the giveaway!

April said...

You, your husband, and your girls always seem to have such fun whenever you're together. Isn't laughter and love what it's all about? As I've said before, I can only hope and pray that when my girls are older and on their own, we'll continue to be as close as we are now.

Please enter me in your giveaway! I would love to win that gorgeous shawl! I'm so cold-natured!! :)

Betty said...

I loved hearing your voices and laughing! Sounds like you had a lot of fun!
Your hubby is such a good sport for modeling the shawl! I love it. It is gorgeous! Please enter me in your drawing. Not that I could use it right away, but we get winter too... :)
Congrats on your 100th post!!

Sandy Toes said...

Count me in....what a beautiful shawl!
-sandy toes

Michelle said...

I saw you on SITs and thought I would jump over and say Hi!

Oh, that shawl looks nice and snuggly! :)

Becky said...

Your family looks so fun!!! I can't wait until my kids are older and Mike and I get to laugh and be friends with the like that.
How very cool!

(oh and John looks very sheek in the wrap..he makes a great Vanna:)

Anonymous said...

DI' said hello,Family time is alway's good to have enjoy life to the fullest,but when i grow-up I'm going to be like you smile by the way Happy 100th post

Annikke said...

what fun pictures and fun video too! Looks like Family Dinner Night is special to everyone!

Pretty shawl too! The model did an excellent job of advertising it for you!

Rene said...

Betty -- those pics are wonderful and I love the videos!! My son voted for the first time this election too. He had a little boo boo at the end and put his sample ballot with his notes on it in the ballot box along with his real ballot. Poor thing!

ps...John is just too cute!

mrsbear said...

Congrats on the 100th post. And thanks for letting us in on the family dinner, you guys are so much fun. I loved it.

Aubrey said...

Looks like another fun family dinner! I love it when the laughs just keep coming!

The shawl is FAB! Pick me!

Congrats on your 100th! I'll be here for the next 100 and the next after that!

Meaghan said...

Are you sure he will part with that shawl? I so want to win this its gorgeous! And...even better...YOU MADE IT!!

Happy 100th post and thanks for telling me about this so I could get in...fingers crossed!

xoxo
Meaghan

Betty said...

Ok, here goes! I reaalllyy want.....

Betty said...

......to win that shawl!!!

Betty said...

It looks beautiful and comfy and I .......

Betty said...

........need it!! :)

Hagatha said...

This is my first time visiting your blog and I just want to say your page is beautiful! Your daughters look so much like you and you certainly don't look old enough to have daughters in college! BTW I found your blog through Meghan's site, "I kicked Cancer's Ass".

Buzzings of a Queen Bee! said...

Oh my gosh, I love that shawl! My hubby won't let me give away my address if I win anything, though, so unfortunately I can't enter the contest. Bummer!!
Carrie

Ashley said...

This is too funny! Ya'll have such a great time together! I love seeing happy families!! Ok, so - I want that shawl!!! Gimme, gimme! Please :)

dddiva said...

Congrats on your 100th post! Quite a milestone. Love the shawl and the model... y'all are just the cutest family anyways. Love that you had so much fun with the girls.
I have heard that Due Amiche has gone downhill *shrug* at least the day I went with Kyra since it is near her house- not the best food I've ever eaten... of course growing up in the NY/NJ area trying to find good Italian around here is not the easiest feat to begin with.
Glad you had such a wonderful time though. We do goofball things like that in public all the time too. Hooray for family night.

Julie said...

I love your family fun nights... especially the Mexican place you go to...it looks so yummy!

I would love the shawl....

Julie said...

oh and congrats on the 100 post

TattooedMinivanMom said...

Awww...you guys were all cute snuggling the whole time. Then it was so cute when your husband called your daughter a bastard. Good times.

Happy 100th birthday!...oops...Posting!

I think my word verification is arse?

Susie said...

Congratulations on your 100th post!! What a great accomplishment! And, I want that shawl:-) Hee, hee, hee.

rainydaygirl said...

What a beautiful shawl. Thanks for the uplifting, funny blog - I check in almost daily to see what you have to say and one more thing, you are an awesome teaching to stay up all night making those treats. Whew - couldn't do it.

heathersister said...

Happy 100th Post!!

Family dinner night. Once a week. At your kids house. That is so cool.

I am lovin' the sunglasses on the model.

Hope I win, I am freezing as I type this. Need it.

DysFUNctional Mom said...

Beautiful shawl! I'm glad y'all had a fun dinner.

TinaBug said...

Your girls are beautiful!

TinaBug said...

stopping by through SITS~

TinaBug said...

The shaw is beautiful!

TinaBug said...

how many is this? 4?

TinaBug said...

Seriously, you seem to really love life! I enjoyed reading your blog! And congrats on 100!!

Jamie said...

Congrats on 100 posts! That shawl is beautiful! Your husband is a very good model..."happy" and all!

misty said...

the shawl is beautiful - the colors so pretty! as you are too! you don't look old enough to have 2girls in college.
congrats on your 100th post... my day is coming!

heathersister said...

Hi Betty,

Back again for another comment so I can have another chance to win this shawl.

Have a good Thursday.

April said...

You've won an award!! Hop over to my blog and check it out! :)

Suzann @ Lavender and Roses said...

Hi! Popping in to visit and say hello - you're the commenter above me on SITS. Your daughters are absolutely beautiful! They look very much like you. Obviously your husband is a hoot! He is such a stunning model.
congrats on 100 posts!!!

DIANA said...

A Family that smile together stays together

LADY DI said...

LOVE YOUR SHAWL,What a great gift,smile

Melody said...

Happy 100th! The shawl is gorgeous!

WheresMyAngels said...

I almost missed a giveaway :(
Woo hoo, lovely!

I love the pictures of your family, love your video too. How do your girls and you keep your curls tame? My best friend refuses to wear her hair down says her curls are too frizzy. I would love to heave her hair and think it looks great down, but she says it gets too nuts.

I'm working alot of hours so haven't had time to read or blog :( I've got my days and nights mixed up and though I would check a few blogs out, before i try and catch some more sleep.

Happy 100! I think I am almost there but I am going to wait til 121 post to do a giveaway ;)

heathersister said...

Here is one more entry for me.

Have a good weekend, I will.

heathersister said...

I only have 3 so here is #5

heathersister said...

and here is #5.

Wish me luck.

Cristin said...

The constipated faces killed me!!! Your girls are gorgeous!

micaela6955 said...

congrats on your 100th post-love the pics too by the way! Everyone looked like they had a great time...

micaela6955 at msn dot com

micaela6955 said...

oh, and I forgot to mention your shawl is gorgeous!

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BArbara Jean said...

that was freaking hilarious!! I miss those sweet girls!! PS John is a tool, but pretty funny!

momto1 said...

Ooooh....3 more chances??? Perfect! Did I happen to mention that my teeny tiny house gets quite cold in the winter? I shawl would be sooooo nice to wrap myself up in!

momto1 said...

I hope I didn't miss it!

~The Robin's Nest~ said...

It looks like I am late to the party! Thanks for stopping in on my blog and leaving a comment!
Happy 100th post~The shawl is amazing -Could you please enter my name in for it~♥
Robin~♥

Megryansmom said...

Good morning, you were ahead of me in roll call this morning and to my good fortune I have stumbled upon a giveaway. Beautiful shawl, it matches my new couch, how wonderfully warm that would be on a cold Midwest night.