Its late, but... (and a giveaway)

Tuesday, November 17, 2009 30 Comments A+ a-

Yes, I realize it almost midnight.

Yes, my children have been sleeping for almost four hours now.

And yes, that is my husband sleeping soundly in bed next to me.

But there's a reason they call this a crackberry. And I'll be the first to admit I have a problem at our next support group meeting.

I've been poking around on the internet, checking out Google Reader and Site Meter and some sort of dossier-report thing. Its made me curious... and we all know what curiosity did to the cat.

I see the number of hits I get on my blog, I see the locations of the visits, I visit the websites of people who link to my blog, and I wonder. I wonder who is reading about my life; I wonder why they keep checking in; I wonder if I know them; I wonder if I've ever offended someone, or did I offer encouragement in some way.

And yes, I realize that was a lot of "I" statements. In short, I am completely narcissistic at midnight.

But all kidding aside, I really would like to know more about you. Would you be willing to come out of lurking for a chance at a gift certificate?

Now before anyone gets too excited, its really not anything big. I have a $10 gift certificate to Starbuck's for one lucky reader that responds to this post.

And I'll keep this as simple as possible. No one has to become a follower; you don't need to have a blog; you don't even need a google account. And yes, you can even post anonymously if you'd like. I'd just like to know the following:



Your name
Your location (state or region is fine)
How you found my site
How long you've been reading
Your favorite drink (coffee-related or not)


It's that easy.

I'll close comments at 11:59pm on Friday, November 20th. (Heaven knows I'll be awake, probably even on my crackberry.) And then I'll announce the winner on Monday, the 23rd.

Come now. Doesn't the thought of drinking a Peppermint-Mocha-anything or a Gingerbread Latte while Christmas shopping make you want to participate? I sure hope so...





I’m a coffee drinking, book reading, laundry procrastinating, husband and children loving, mess of a woman who believes that chips and salsa can fix anything. We have chickens running around the backyard, a mountain of dishes in the sink, and on any given morning, I have at least 10 school forms that need my signature or initials. It’s a crazy life {I prefer to call it controlled chaos}, but its ours.

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Julie
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6:03 AM delete

Name: Julie
Location: Virginia (but, started reading in California, then Florida, and now here...husband is military)
How I found you: Amy-oh-my (friend)... I use to live in Washington :)
How long have I been reading?: Since you were pregnant with Hudson... and I have little ones too, as a matter of fact I will probably be in the hospital the day you announce the winner having my 4th (our surprise from God)
Favorite Drink: Diet Coke

There you have it :)

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Mary
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6:31 AM delete

I probably comment on your blog as much as you comment on mine ;o) So i guess I am technically a lurker.

Mary
Charleston, SC
I can't remember how I found you.
I've been reading you since I started blogging and you were at your old site. :) (2005)
My favorite drink is probably any type of coffee or sweet tea!

Love ya girl!

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Courtney
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6:37 AM delete

I can still win even though I'm your sister right? =)

Courtney
Colorado
You told me about it
Since you started your old one in 2005
Right not it's the eggnog latte but anything Christmas related works for me!

Love you!

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Anonymous
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7:12 AM delete

Julie
Holland, Mi
I can't remember for how long, but before you were pregnant with Reagan.
I also don't remember how I found you, people think I'm strange when I talk about blogs from people I don't even know, but I find it interesting how other people live and I feel I can learn from it.
My favorite drink is chai tea.

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Robin
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7:22 AM delete

Hello, my name is Robin, and I am a lurker.

I feel better now. Actually, I was going to delurk soon anyway to tell you how much I love your blog designs! So much so, that I'm thinking of asking my husband for one for Christmas :o)

Anyway...
I'm in Illinois and have been reading your blog since just before you found out Reagan would be joining your family :o) I don't remember, but I probably found you through MckMama's blog. And right now, my favorite drink is a nice cold glass of milk which I crave ever so badly now that my 5 month old appears to have a milk allergy! But come winter, I am all about hot chocolate! YUM!

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Amanda
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7:43 AM delete

Hi there,
My name is Amanda, and I live in Madison, Wisconsin. I found your blog through my friend Andi's blog, Tales of a Crafty Mama. I've been reading for about three months now- and I love it! My favorite drink is a frappucino... any season of the year!

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Kendra
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9:53 AM delete

Kendra
Colorado
You told me about it
Wow, I don't know...Long enough for you to inspire me to start mine almost 2 years ago...Let's say 2 1/2 years...
Caramel Macchiato is my fallback drink, but I try a lot of different ones. Right now that peppermint mocha is sounding really good!

What a fun idea to find out about the people who frequent your blog!

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Timmarie
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10:50 AM delete

I'm Timmarie
From the surface of the sun.
Your psuedo aunt passed on her blog addiction.
I think I started reading not too long before Hudson.
And I heart peppermint white choc mochas and diet cherry pepsi.

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11:09 AM delete

-I'm Malisa or Missy
-Colorado
-You told me about your site, actually I started following your previous one and now this one.
-Been reading since the beginning and you've definitely been an inspiration to me, dear friend!
-I love the Pumpkin Spice Latte and the Peppermint Mocha Latte from Starbucks!

So glad we've been friends for a long time! I just wish we saw each other more.

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Teresa
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1:23 PM delete

-Teresa
-Tennessee
-From a link from my daughter's blog, Rachel from Nothing Gold
-Reading since right after Hudson was born
-Dr. Pepper

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stefanie
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1:26 PM delete

Hi Jenn!

Philly area...you told me (or maybe your mom did!)...off and on for, hmmm, more than 2 years...ice cold water with lots of ice.

I'm glad you went back to the full feeds. I am lazy and I read on Google reader. It makes it easier to lurk. So since I'm here now I get to say your blog is lovely and you are a great mom, and wife, and sister, and daughter, and friend. I hope my girls love and care for each other when they are grown the way you Sandwiches do.

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Paula
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2:05 PM delete

Paula
TN~Smokey Mountain near Ms Dolly herself!!!
I don't remember how...through comments I am sure.
I believe you were pregnant with Hudson when I began....

My favorite HOT drink is my Russian Tea. Favorite Starbucks...this time of year Peppermint mocha!!

So thanks for the chance...listen $10 to Starbucks is GOLD to me!! :)

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Michelle
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2:35 PM delete

Hey Jenn! What a fun idea and a way to get to know the people who love to read about you!

Michelle
CO girl living in Oklahoma
I found you through Courtney or maybe Daniel and I've been reading for the last 6 months or so.
Fav Coffee- Pumpkin Spice Latte or Peppermint White Mocha!!!!

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Dana Marie
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2:44 PM delete

If Courtney wins I'm demanding a recount... :)

Name - Dana
Location - Ohio. I don't want to talk about it. ;-)
How you found my site - you sent it to me YEARS ago
How long you've been reading - I've been a faithful stalker (read: follower) for a long long time!
Your favorite drink (coffee-related or not): Dr. Pepper, it makes me happy. would LOVE another peppermint hot chocolate though, PICK ME!

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Tamara
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3:09 PM delete

Tamara
Loveland
Barbie sent it to me.
Just over a year and a half.
I enjoy a gingerbread latte from time to time. :)

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Kim
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3:35 PM delete

Kim
Florida
On your mass email list :)
Since you started blogging, but more recently I check for your update almost daily. It is my routine to do on my break.
Favorite drink... wine (oops.. did I say that?) Favorite coffee drink is soy caramel machiatto.

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Christine
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4:01 PM delete

Christine
Indiana
I can't remember how I found your blog, but I also have three sisters and 3 kiddos and am a Christian, so I guess that's why I keep coming back. =) I can definitely relate to someone with 3 sisters. I often want to leave comments, but you know what it's like with 3 kiddos!
I think I have been reading since you were preggo with Reagan, which is the name I wanted for #3 but we had a wonderful boy instead!
Tazo iced green tea is my addiction!

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Katie
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6:08 PM delete

This is Katie and I found your blog throght Sarah's blog, As the Lord Works. I am your neighbor friend and I stalked you for a long time until I finally told you I was doing so. I think I officially started reading right before you found out your were prego with Reagan. Now I stalk your sisters:) My favorte drink is Peppermint Mocha. Mmmmm, so yummy. I would like one now, yes please. I love your blog and I love your thoughts about life, here or in person :)

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Christine
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8:05 PM delete

Okay, If Courtney gets to be in the drawing, then so do I. Ha! :)

Christine -sister
Colorado
I've "followed" you since the very beginning, at the old blog.
Favorite Hot Drink: Pumpkin Spice Latte or Vanilla, Hazelnut Latte.

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8:39 PM delete

-Erin
-Colorado
-Courtney and I are friends and I found your blog via hers
-I've been reading as long as Courtney has had her blog
-I love Americanos! And water, but that isn't nearly as exciting.

:-)

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Sherry
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9:09 PM delete

-Sherry
-Washington now, used to live in Lland, CO
-found your site through Dana (my husband grew up with their fam)
-been reading about a year (I too have 3...ages 4, 3 and 1)
-too many favorite drinks...Diet DP, americano with caramel, caramel macchiato, cinnamon dulce latte

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Andrea
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10:34 PM delete

~Andrea
~Loveland
~Don't remember exactly how I found your site, maybe through FB
~I think I've been reading (lurking is the better word) for about a year but I've know your family since we were all in high school.
~White Chocolate Mocha... I keep trying to break out and try new things but keep coming back to this one
You are an inspiration and a source of encouragement for me! Your openness about all aspects of your life have helped me realize that the things I feel and experience are maybe a bit more normal than I think. I've been meaning to tell you that for awhile. Thanks Jenn for sharing your heart!

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MamaBear
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10:35 PM delete

Sitting here enjoying your playlist like I do just about every night while I work....

Name: MamaBear
Location: BearCountry

I've been reading for a while now...years actually.

Found you through Jennisa at the Princess Diaries.

Favorite Drink? EggNog {anything}

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Holly M.
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8:00 AM delete

Hi Jenn, I am Holly and I live in Edmonton, Alberta. I have been reading your blog since when you just had Devyn. My favorite drink is anything coffee related! and I am not sure how I came accross your lovely blog.

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Anonymous
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9:11 PM delete

Weel, if Courtney and Christine put in, Aunts are ok too???

Christina
Peoria AZ
Reading since, golly, I don't even know how long or even how I found out you blogged. Randomness, I guess. Maybe you told me? Since Before Hudson, anyway.
Tonight I discovered the Caramel Brulee goodness with your uncle.
:) Pick me. LOL

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Julie Swanson
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1:06 PM delete

Julie

Colorado

Just started reading, I'm friends with a few of your friends (Sarah, Katie, Jenny) and we met at Sawyer's first birthday.

Jamba juice, White Chocolate Mocha, cherry coke, I can't pick a favorite!

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Dareth
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2:50 PM delete

Dareth
lives on the surface of the sun
You told me about your blog and I have been a faithful reader since the beginning
Diet Cherry Pepsi is my current addiction...

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Anita Kaiser
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12:27 AM delete

Name: Anita Kaiser
location: Z├╝rich, Switzerland
site: through your sister Christine
how long: a little over a year
favorite drink: chai

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Mandie
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8:49 PM delete

I'm Mandie
I'm in the Chicago area
I found your site through google. :)
I have been reading your blog for about 5 minutes.

My favorite drink is a Venti Mocha Non-Fat, light whip. Yum. Drool.

justwemoms at gmail dot com

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MK
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7:05 PM delete

I'm late, but I wanted you to know I read every post. :)
Melissa King
Fort collins
Found you through being my friend since 8th grade.
My favorite drink is fountain coke!

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