Wednesday, December 7, 2011

600 P O S T S ! ! !

I'm celebrating today on my blog -
Celebrating my 600th post!

Wow.
Can't believe it. That's a lot of words and pictures people.

My first post was March 13, 2008.

My babies were at my ankles in the kitchen playing in the Tupperware drawer while I reached out to the outside world through this blog.
I connected with my family and friends who were miles and miles away that I was missing.
I shared the moments that made me laugh each day as a momma of four kids.
In the beginning most of my posts included poop, pee or vomit for some reason.
You can read some of those great moments here, here, here or here.
And it doesn't get much cuter than this post.
Somewhere along the way (June 4, 2008 to be exact) I started to share some of the not so laughable moments. I put my heart out there a little more.
Putting yourself out there on a blog is a weird thing.
You tell people you don't really know a little bit (or a lot) about your life.
I hope when you read my blog you see a women, a wife, a mom who is real.
I hope you see a women pursing a loving God.
This blog has been a great journey for me.
I looked back through my blog books before making this post and I got nostalgic.
Wow.
My babies are not in the Tupperware drawer anymore.

A day like this needs a give away.

One lucky reader will win

$35 to the
 


I have several items from them and they all mean so much to me!
You will have fun shopping at the Vintage Pearl, I promise.

Here's how you can enter! You can do one of these or all six. Leave a separate comment for each one. I will select a winner from random.org on Sunday Dec. 11.  All comments must be posted by Saturday at midnight.

1.   Leave me a comment telling me what you like about my blog or why you read it.

2.  If this is your first time to comment on this blog tell me you are a first time commenter. Even if
 you've been reading it for awhile and just never comment.

3.   GO VOTE for Jason and I to win a trip to the Verge conference I keep talking about. Go to this link HERE, click on the box by my name.  Voting closes Thursday night.  Come back here and leave a comment telling me you voted. If you have already voted leave me a comment telling me. (If you are wondering what conference I'm talking about read this.

4.   Post this site on Facebook to have your friends vote for us to go to the Verge conference.  Leave a comment telling me you did that.

5.  Put this site on your blog and get your blog readers to vote for us.


(Can you tell I'm trying to get you to vote?  We are in 4th place with two people close behind us. If we stay in the top five we win one free ticket.  So even if we don't win first place with the airline ticket and hotel we get a free admission ticket and that rocks!! So please go vote!)

6.  If your name is Heather and you are from Utah you get an extra chance at winning because you started me on this whole blogging thing!!  Miss you girl !!

Thanks to all of you for being one 
of my bloggy friends!
Love ya.
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41 comments:

jasonq said...

You have a blog???!!!
Just kidding. Love you, Babe & I'm so proud of you. I always have appreciated your ability to authentically, competently & passionately lead by example. Thanks for opening your/our lives up to connect with the journeys of others through the highs, the lows, and everything in between. (if you could make me look a little more heroic in some of your posts though, that'd be awesome - jk) LOVE YOU!

Dana said...

You better not fix this contest so that Jason wins and you get the prize! :) Just kidding!

I read your blog because I miss your sweet family and love to see what you're up to. I love how authentic you are (always have!) and how you share your challenges with the rest of us so God can use them in our lives too. And, I love the perky music you play.. sometimes I leave your blog open just to have music in the kitchen. :)

Dana said...

Okay, and I already voted.

Dana said...

And, I already posted it to my profile when you posted it to your profile last week! And, who is this Matt Cote guy!? I think he could be cheating.

jdirks said...

Hi, Nicole, first time blogger. It's been a long time!

jdirks said...

I meant, in my last post, first time commentor, though I've stopped in a few times before to read your blog. I like catching up with old friends from the past, that's why I check in with your blog and others' occasionally.

jdirks said...

Just voted for you, hope you get it!

Dana said...

And I blogged. Done and done! Hoping you guys get a ticket at least!

bethie.gee said...

Nicole, I read your blog ALL the time! It's even bookmarked in my folders. I love reading your blog because you are real and authentic about marriage, being a mom, and a child of God. Very admirable. I love feeling connected with you guys all the way from Utah!!

bethie.gee said...

I am a first time blogger/commenter! I had to set up a blog for one of my classes and have never used it..haha.

bethie.gee said...

OH, and I already voted:)

Brenda said...

I enjoy keeping in touch with you and your beautiful family thru your blog! You are a gifted lady and God's light shines thru you as you share about your life, however "crazy" the day may be!

Peg said...

I read your blog to help keep up with you and your kids & Jason. We don't aways have time to talk on the phone for hours so this helps. Love it! Keep it up!

Peg said...

I voted for you!!!

Peg said...

I posted to Facebook!

Sara W said...

I voted!

Sara W said...

I read to keep up with you and I'm always curious what you are wrestling with.

Kendra said...

I LOVE LOVE LOVE reading your blog, and showing it to all my friends. Why? because you are such an INCREDIBLE woman that seeks the Lord and have an incredible family. I was not kidding when I said I hope to be like you someday. I don't know how you do it all - you're like wonder woman. I read your blog because I want to know how to pray for you and the family, read things for me to learn and to keep in mind for the future, and just pure enjoyment. You (and your blog) are such a blessing! I don't think I'm a first time commenter, though... I might have commented on one other post. I voted for you (wish I could more than once!) and reposted a link on my facebook wall (don't have a blog). Love you so much, Nic, and hoping to come visit you in the spring!

Kara Janzen said...

Hey Nicole! So I think I came across your blog randomly one time before I really knew you and I haven't kept up with reading it but I'm thinking that now I need to start reading it regularly! It's been such a joy to get to know you and work with you on random things here and there. You are awesome! :)

Kara Janzen said...

Okay, so I'm also a first time commenter. Maybe if I start reading more often, I'll leave more comments..but I have to leave comments this time because I'd LOVE the gift certificate to Vintage Pearl!! :)

Kara Janzen said...

All right, and I voted for you! Hope you win. :)

Daughter of the King said...

1. I'm pretty sure this is my first comment on your blog.

2. I love reading your blog for a few reasons. First, you are someone I look up to and hope to be more like as I mature and grow as a woman and a Christian. Second, I love the stories about your kids they make me literally laugh out loud! I miss you all!

3. I voted for you

4. I posted the link on my facebook asking my friends to vote for you as well.
~Allyssa K

Heather said...
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Heather said...

Hello lovie, your post made me cry. oh, how I miss you in my life. 600 post..you are amazing. you have a way of balancing everything in your life perfectly, being a wife, mother, friend.. teach me I want to be you!!! love you and your blog, you write so well.. it's just like talking to YOU!!! LOVE YOU!

Lynette said...

Hey Sister!
I read your blog EVERY day -- That's one of the ways I stay connected with the people I love!!

Sheree G. said...

I voted and I lnked it on my profile page! Cheering you on from KS!!!

Phil & Melissa Wiebe said...

way to go nicole!! my favorite part of your blog is the 'say what?' if i ever need a laugh i go straight there. besides your encouraging, real, and updating posts, i also love the ,music play list... i've totally played it over and over during the day.

Hayley said...

Hi friend! Congrats on your 600th post. You know I love your blog because I love you. And...I tried to vote the very day you told us it was time, but because I am not on Facebook, the stinkers won't let me vote. :) Sorry about that. I'm voting for you in my heart.

Lisa said...

I read your blog to keep up with you guys and it almost always makes me laugh! Love your honesty too!

Lisa said...

I already voted for you!

Phil & Melissa Wiebe said...

i voted! hope you win!

Phil & Melissa Wiebe said...

i shared on my facebook too!

Megan Souter said...

Okay......I read your blog because it helps me stay connected to you and your family because all of you had an amazing affect on my life in high school, and I also read your blog because even though I'm not a mother yet, I love your ideas and tips. They help me a lot as I deal with my kids at the daycare.

Megan Souter said...

I also am pretty sure that my last comment was the first comment on your blog ( i could be wrong), but i'm pretty sure this is.

Megan Souter said...

Oh....and I voted for you. Good Luck.

Megan Souter said...

And.....I posted the link to facebook.

christine said...

Hey NIc...when you were in utah, i loved getting new stuff and posts from ya...now that you are so close, i still love getting updates on your life and thoughts about it all through your blog and even Taylor checks out all your posts. Maybe I will start a blog too, inspired by you! Also, I voted for you guys! Hope you get a free plane ticket...that'd be awesome!

Heidi said...

I have loved reading your blog as a way to keep up with what your family is doing!! Well done on making it to 600 posts!! So for the contest (since I've always wanted something from that shop)- I'm commenting, I voted for you on Verge, and I put something on my Facebook page encouraging people to vote for you. So that's 3 entries :)

Anonymous said...

I enjoy reading your blog
Mrs. B.

Edie said...

I voted several days ago; hoping you will be one of the winners. I've seen on facebook we know many of the same people.

Lynette said...

So.... when do we find out if you won the trip to Verge? I hope all of our Facebook votes help. I voted on Austin's and Jim's :) Love you all Sister!

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