Friday, July 24, 2009

Top 10 Reasons I am Excited to Stay Home with My Family this Coming Weekend

So if you read more blogs than mine, you probably know by now that this weekend is the BlogHer conference in Chicago. Blogging women from all over the country will be convening in Chicago to laugh, connect, network, have fun, and talk about blogging!!! But I'm not bitter much because I will be HERE in Tennessee. YAY.

In order to alleviate some of our jealousy, the wonderful people at Cozi have offered a consolation prize to fifteen bloggin mamas who are NOT going to the BlogHer conference (so take THAT all you people having fun in Chicago!). The prize? $100!!! (And seriously that will go straight to our adoption which actually DOES excite me!) And the BEST part? YOU guys can help me WIN!!! All you have to do is leave me a comment on THIS post!!! So come on all you blog lurkers:

PLEASE?!?! Spread the word! The more comments the better! I have until Monday at midnight! :)

In the meantime, here are the top 10 reasons that I am SUPER DUPER GLAD I am NOT at the BlogHER Conference this weekend!

10. Chicago is totally bad for my hair... hello??? WINDY city!!!

9. I just joined Cozi.com so I get to spend time seeing how they're going to simplify my life!

8. Think of all the money (and calories) I'll save by not eating out in Chicago!

7. I would miss church on Sunday, and Ron is preaching on the Element of fire using the story of Moses and how God's approach to us is always for our good.

6. Sunday night I get to hang out with some of my favorite people in our community group, eat snacks, dig into the Word, and build relationships with them.

5. Unlike all those people coming home from Chicago, by the end of the weekend, I will be completely caught up on my laundry. Maybe.

4. I will get to enjoy a lazy Saturday with my husband and kids... sleeping in, laying around, swimming lessons, sunshine! That's the life!

3. I could miss SO many potentially great blogging moments while I'm away from the kids... like this one!

2. I'll have more time to label school supplies.

And the number 1 reason that I'm glad I'm staying home with my family this coming weekend?
1. I WON'T have to go through airport security. Twice. Nuff said.

So please please please! Leave me comments! Help me win $100! Please??? (I'm not above begging!) :)

128 comments :

Jessica said...

Hey Renee I hope you win!

Anonymous said...

Good luck Renee!

Anna

Becky said...

Good luck!

Courtney said...

On a day like today I needed that smile! Good luck Renee!

Cindy B. said...

Best of luck Renee!

Charlotte said...

Bring Kellsey home =)

Amy, a redeemed sheep said...

You should win! It's a great cause!!!

Joy said...

You totally deserve to win!!!!!

sherry said...

Good luck, Renee! And enjoy your weekend with the family!

Mom of Army Brats. said...

Good luck!!!

Anonymous said...

I don't know how...but you always seem to WIN!

Mom

Erin said...

YOU NEED TO WIN THIS. GOOD LUCK!

Allison said...

hope you win! good luck!

Dawn said...

You also need to be home to celebrate when Frank's paperwork comes in the mail on Saturday (I've got a feeling).

ZudaGay said...

I hope you win, Renee!!! WooHoo!!

kirsten said...

Good luck!

Kari said...

Good Luck! I hope you have a great weekend at home!

Manuella said...

Good luck Renee !!
I just love your blog !

Nancy Ferrarini said...

Good luck Renee, fingers crossed!

Denise said...

Enjoy your weekend AT HOME!!! (although I think I detected a bit of sarcasm in there??)

Tricia said...

Good luck .... hope you win!

SSquyres said...

When you get caught up on your laundry, want to come help me with mine??? Just a suggestion.

Anonymous said...

Does it work if it's send under "a noni mouse"? ;-) Well, if it does, here I am. You know me, Renee, but we'll see if the system counts me.

I hope you have a pleasant weekend at home enjoying your family and getting things done. Come on now, you can do it.

Charla

Michelle said...

You're hilarious! lol Good luck!

Becky said...

Are we allowed to comment more than once to help out your odds? If so, let us know!

Lyndi said...

I hope you win, Kellsey needs to come home!!!!!!

Jacki said...

I hope you win!
It's time that baby met Mommy and Daddy, not to mention the K's!!

Mindy said...

Good Luck!

(Im secretly jealous im not going to blogher but would be too star struck and nervous to go anyway lol!)

Anonymous said...

I hope you get this!

A lurker coming out of the closet!

Dawn Princess Cristina's mom

momof4as said...

Hi, I know I've never commented before but... ;-)

I used to live outside of Chicago and although it is a great city, you *will* be saving on hair and calories LOL...

Have a great weekend!

Karen Bowerman said...

Great post!!!

Anonymous said...

Good Luck and have a great weekend!!

Amy

Kim said...

Those sound like great reasons to stay home! Good luck!

ashley said...

Just leaving a comment is an easy way to kelp you out. Good luck and have a great weekend.
P.S. I enjoyed the houshold tips below and will have to test some of them.

Shylo said...

Good luck!!!

Jeri said...

Good Luck! Jeri

BobbyCarol said...

Right on!! Good Luck!

Patty said...

Good luck!!

RK said...

I vote for Renee! Wait, maybe we're not voting... either way, I vote Renee! :)

Kath said...

Go Renee!!!

♥emma stormy♥ said...

Great reasons to be at home...good luck!!!

Sadie said...

haha....I'll just use this chance to ask about your advice for a D.C. trip? We are wanting to go but trying to figure out where to stay? Drive ourselves? For all the "tourist attractions" is it better to drive yourself and make it through traffic or is city transportation better? Any other suggestions?
And also...good luck (winning the contest AND convincing yourself you'd rather not go) :)

Anonymous said...

Good Luck!! I know that the money will help you bring Kellsey home and I know you cant wait for that to happen!! Praying for ya'll! :)
Kelly

tonia said...

Have a Great weekend

Special Ks Daddy said...

Yeah come folks help us win!! We cant wait to meet Kellsey!!

CJ said...

Renee, you rock and you totally deserve $100 towards that adoption! I hope you win!!!!

Anonymous said...

I have two adopted children with special needs. Hope you get that extra $100 towards bringing Kellsey home.
Kathleen

Anonymous said...

Go Renee,
I love your blog!
Hannah
NZ

Jess said...

Does your friend Amy have a blog or anything? I would love to know how she came up with the name for her baby. :) Hope you win the contest.

Anonymous said...

I hope you win! Emily Grace Comm Church

Cammie Heflin said...

I so hope you get it!

Debra said...

I hope you win. Good luck.

Anonymous said...

Delurking...hope you win!
Lori

Anna said...

Coming out of semi-lurkdom! Good Luck!

Stephanie said...

Good luck

Anonymous said...

Well I for one would have liked for you to be here, I would have liked to have tried to meet up with you even if only for a quick hi and hug but most likely I'd have made you share a meal with me! :-) Good luck, sounds like you have a full w/e planned. :-) Robbin in Chicago.....

Vicky said...

Hi Renee. I really hope you can win so that you are $100 closer tobringing Kellsey home!!Good Luck!

Just Me said...

Good luck!

Ann said...

You totally deserve that $100! How does blogher work anyway?

Ashley said...

I hope you win. It's one step closer to bringing that precious baby girl home.

Maggie said...

Hoping this brings you closer!!!

Anonymous said...

I hope you win... and I hope I helped. :)

Natalie

Karen said...

You bet I'll leave you a comment! I'd post about it on my blog, but nobody ever visits my blog...maybe because I never update it?

awarenessismyjob said...

Renee, Maybe ONE day my blog will be as cool as yours!!! We need to try and hook up face to face! www.awarenessismyjob.com

SiliconeFree said...

Enjoy your weekend at home....and thanks for the ll bean backpack feedback, it really helped me make up my mind!!

rylie's mom said...

Hope you win!

ourjoyfulljourney said...

Good luck renee! :)...I love the one about not having laundry to do when you get back...i hate that about vacationing..all the laundry when you come home! ;)...Enjoy your time spent at home with your family!!!

thedickinsonfamily said...

I can't think of a better reason to be a winner! Kellsey deserves to win. Coming home is the best gift ever!
Blessings,
Meghan

Brandy said...

Good luck Renee!! :)

My Three Sons said...

I love the laundry reason. I hope that I can keep mine caught up as well. Airport security....another good one.

Oh and I love the picture of little man's work with the TP. He is preparing himself for houses when he is a teenager. LOL

Good luck and hope that you win.

Tricia said...

Hope you win!

"To Infinity & Beyond!" said...

I can't wait to meet Kellsey!!!

Kim Porter said...

Kellsey is one lucky little girl.

Amy said...

I have total BlogHer envy going on right now. If you win, I'll feel a little better.

June Berger said...

hope you win!

Leah Varga said...

Renee your blog is so heartwarming!

Emily Doss said...

I love your blog. And it's a good thing you didn't come to the conference in Chicago because we are out of town. If you do come to Chicago you should stop by and see us! (we are about 1 hr. away.) :)

Hevel Cohen said...

De-lurking from Hungary (Normally Israel). Hope you win!

grammygwen said...

I hope that you win.

Marsha :o) said...

I am so glad that you are NOT going to the BlogHer convention. That would have meant a weekend without you blogging. That would mean that I would not have an excuse to get onto the computer to see whats up with my favorite virtual family. Have a wonderful weekend!

Mundanemomma said...

Heehee, I love #5! Hope you win so you can add the money to Kelsey's fund. Did you hear that here in Canada, an adoption agency just went bankrupt, and all those poor parents are left wondering about their little ones in other countries, not knowing what will happen and unable to get answers...So sad, my heart goes out to all of them. The government is jumping in to help them though, hopefully it all gets resolved fast!

Julia Savage said...

Good Luck!!!! you deserve that prize more than anyone i can think of! xoxo

datri said...

Good luck!!

Tabitha@ichoosebliss said...

"Happy SITS Saturday Sharefest"

Good Luck!!

Kara said...

Happy SITS Saturday Sharefest! Good luck, I sure hope you win. We are also trying to adopt, so I know every little bit of $$ helps.

jen@odbt said...

Happy SITS Saturday - good luck. Hope you win!

Ande said...

I hope you win :D:D:D

lesliemarie said...

Good luck!

Christa Allen said...

Renee... I am forever amazed by you!! I really hope you win! you deserve it! Good luck! (by the way, we really miss you guys! :0))

Amy Crouch-Howard said...

Good luck Renee!!!!!

Megan said...

Hope you wine Renee! Good luck!
(Megan-mkmnc819)

Angela said...

I'll only comment if you promise that if you win you'll use the $100to come down to Chattanooga. LOL

:)

Paula aka sixkidsmom said...

Renee, you also get more time to take more pictures of the fun times your family has every day.

Melissa said...

I like number one. Seing as how you'll have to go through customs AND security soon I certainly don't blame you!

Hope you win :)

Stephanie said...

Good luck!

Leigh Anne said...

yay I hope you win, you are totally AWESOME!

Heidi said...

Hope they count UK ones too?! I don't blog myself, but my brother persuaded me to get an account to follow him......http://aboxoffrogs.blogspot.com/

Hope you win!

Heidi
xx

Allison said...

Good luck with the contest!

Anonymous said...

I think sending you the $100 bucks would have been easier than trying to figure out how to comment...you know my technical demensia disorder dysfunction disease I suffer from..caught while living in the hospital for almost a year! How did you not catch it? I heard it was a common thing mothers almost all contract??? Did you get a pill for relief? I need the RX pls... Darla and Luke

dougandrachelfox said...

Good luck Renee! I hope you win!!

Stacey said...

Good luck Renee - Hope you WIN!!!!

Dylan'sMom said...

Renee,
Love your blog and reading about your kids. Good luck! Hugs, Lisa

Kim Fissette said...

Love your blog, hope you win. And Chicago is not that bad, tee hee!! I live 45 minutes outside of Chicago. But your reasons to stay home were definitely right on the money. :)

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Tricia said...

Hey Special Ks!!! Love your blog:)

Shari said...

I hope you win! I couldn't think of a better family to receive it!

Anonymous said...

Good luck Renee!!! I just really enjoying reading ur blog!!

Hugs
Amy from South Carolina!!

Lynn said...

Why is it when you click on the link to a specific entry all the comments are there and you have to scroll all the way to the bottom?
Does this qualify as a post?

Tamar SB said...

This is for Kellsey!!!

Ron Edmondson said...

I love this!

Anonymous said...

Hey Renee! I hope you win!

Mallory

mom2natnkatncj said...

I hope I'm not too late. I've been meaning to get here, but I've had a crazy busy past four days. So I hope this helps ;).

Jen said...

Comment on this post. Ha Ha! I am so funny today! :)

Desiree said...

Lurker, Commenting. I don't know what to say but your kids are adorable.

Tiffany said...

Good Luck, Renee!! :)

Qadoshyah said...

Hope you win, Renee!

christy said...

Good luck...hope you win!

Anonymous said...

Renee,
I hope you win! You deserve it.
Debbie in PA

Mommyto2 said...

Hope you win!!!!!

Robyn

Christina said...

Hope you win!!!

Ashley's Attic said...

Good Luck Renee!

Grecia said...

The prize could not go to a nicer family!! Sure hope you win!!

Lori said...

Hope I made the deadline - and I hope you win!!

ANewKindOfPerfect said...

Oh, good luck!!!!!

Casey (@ Ever-Changing Life) said...

Renee should totally win!

Bethany said...

LOL funny stuff! I can't remember if I already commented? LOL

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natesgirl said...

yay! hope you win