Sunday, July 26, 2009

Christmas Hangover...

Well, the presents have been unwrapped and I think I may have drank a little too much egg nog. Anyone else feeling the effects of yesterday's blow out?? I don't know about you, but I had a blast!

I have to take some time and thank all of you, from those that hosted parties to those that visited with us and took time to leave some love. I appreciate you all so much and am still reeling from such a wonderful response and from attending some majorly fabulous parties! Wow! I saw Santa, had some rum, sang "Dominick the Donkey", helped decorate for a Pink Christmas, had some rum, watched "A Christmas Story" over and over (it never gets old), got about a dozen new recipes to try, had some rum, found some new craft ideas, shared the fun of family traditions AND I had some rum! *hiccup*

P.S.-Thanks Melissa for the rum!

Thank you so much for making my first run at hosting a blog party so successful! All of your parties were beyond marvelous and you all deserve a huge pat on the back for your hard work, thank you again!

And the fun keeps on coming as my fabulous friend Karyn gave me this:

This is a "BFF" award which stands for "Blogger Favorite Friend" and now I'm to give it to 10 blogging friends and also tell you 10 things I love about blogging (look at me following the rules :P) So here are my pals:

Karyn (Yes, I'm giving this right back to you but I can't leave you out so there. You don't have to post it again! lol)

Oh geez, it's too hard picking just 10! There I go breaking rules again...

10 Things I Love About Blogging

1. I can say whatever I want because it's my blog (Buttface-poop-boobs!)
2. I don't read the newspaper in the morning with my coffee, I read blogs.
3. I've had to go to the bathroom for the past 10 minutes but I want to finish this post first, that's how much I love blogging.
4. I meet 100 times more people than I ever would get the chance to meet if I didn't blog.
5. I have a captive audience for my various witty remarks and anecdotes. (There once was a man from Nantucket...)
6. I can post embarrassing pictures of my husband.

7. Blogging is fun.
8. I've made friends through blogging that I always want to have in my life from now on.
9. I get cool awards that I can pass on to other bloggers.
10. I love posting about Toot. (Plus if I stopped posting about Toot, everyone would stop reading my blog. What can I say? The kid brings in the readers...)

Thank you so much for thinking of me Karyn! You're so fabulous!

Speaking of fabulous, look for my blog makeover giveaway winner announcement soon! You have until midnight tonight to leave me a comment on THIS POST for your chance to win!

P.S.-It has been suggested that with all of the new visitors to the party blogs, some winners of various blog candy might not know they're winners so if you had a giveaway on your blog and would like me to post your winner on my blog as well to make sure they get the good news, e-mail me the info at katamommy @ gmail dot com.

Love to you all!!!!


C'est Moi, Julie Marie said...

Hi Maggi! Thanks for passing on my Idyllhours BFF award! A year ago, I didn't even know what a blog was... and here I am now, making up my own phrases and awards! You blogger ladies are the best!!!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

U TOTALLY ROCK!!! I loveeeeeeeeeeeeeeee your list and BOTH photos are TOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO CUTE!!!!!!! And you're right...I'd stop reading if Toot wasn't in the picture....LOL....KIDDING! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

That's Who I Am said...

Maggi! Thanks for such a great party. I had a blast and I am tired lol but didn't drink any of that egg nog:) You are so much fun. Thanks for the BFF award so sweet! Are you so super excited about tomorrow nights Bach.? I can't wait. What are we going to do when it is all over with. Maybe Jillian will let them do her wedding like Tristan did! I hope so I would love to see her wedding and she wants on really, really bad lol! Can't wait to see it!

Anonymous said...

congrats!!! again, thank you for hosting this wonderful blog party, it was so awesome! love the pic of the husband ;-) toot is so photogenic, seriously...I see modeling in her future, she's way too cute for her own good!

icandy... said...

Awww, it looks like I missed a great party!!

Happy day!
Christina :)))

sPaRkLiNg sCrApBoOkS said...

I must tell you, this pic you have up is so pretty- and your party looked like it rocked. (I have those princess mouse ears your hubby is wearing btw!) Next party I am IN for sure. love deb

Scrappy Girl said...

The pic of your hubby cracked me up! I finally made it to all the CIJ is 5:25 pm Sunday! I loved participating in this...thanks for hosting. I am picking my winner on Monday morning...I will let you know the winner so you can post it!

Jocelyn said...

Loved the party and has such a wonderful time visiting all the blogs....they were all awesome!!! I am so in for the next one!!!! Take time to relax now!!! Love ya!!! :)

Lisa said...

Maggi, I love the pic of your husband--that is TOO funny!

Karyn - (French Charming) said...

Thank you much for hosting such a fabulous party! I had a blast! I appreciate all the time and effort you put into to making this such a great event!

Girl, you seriously are one of the funniest people! EVERY SINGLE post I get some really great giggles.

Does Chris know you posted that photo? And the picture of Toot is so cute!

I need that blog makeover badly, I've had that stupid tag that say "undefined" to the left of each of my post and I haven't the slightest clue what it's for or how to make it go away. Maybe I just need some computer skills???

Anyhoo...I've rambled on enough and besides, my fingers are tired after yesterday, thank you again sweet friend!!


Anonymous said...

Awww Maggi, thanks for the award, I will get to it this week and get it posted over on my blog.
So glad the Christmas in July Blog Party was such a success!
And I forgot to tell you that I love your new profile pic!
So glad I found your blog!

Anonymous said...

Maggi, thanks so much for hosting the fabulous party. I'm pretty sure I visited them all, although I started to be unable to feel my fingers at some point and am in therapy for carpal tunnel now, but anyways...hehe

Thanks also for the wonderful bff award, you're totally one of my blogging bff's too!

Also, on the saying whatever u want and "boob" My son came to me today to tell me, "Mom, guess what?"

"what" I say

"Boob backwards is booB!" Insert enormous giggles.

"Um," I answer.

"Mom, guess what else?"

"What?" I ask, kind of terrified.

"Moob backwards is boom." Laughing hysterically.

"Oh...what's a moob?" I ask, altho I know the answer and want to know if he does.

"A man boob!" as he runs away squealing with laughter.

Karen said...

I had so much fun yesterday visiting several of your party hostesses! I still want to go visit some more and will hopefully get to before they come down tonight! :>:> Congrats on your award! Speaking of which, I have an award for you on my blog!! Hope you stop in to collect it! :> And because I'm so tickled to have found your blog...I will be back! :>

happeningswithLana said...

Toot is such a CUTIE!!!!

jacque4u2c said...

You know that is what makes your blog so totally AWESOME is that you are yourself - no rules - just you being you! I love it! I have been addicted since the very first day i stumbled across it! GURL keep it up! It really saves me from therapy! LOL!!!

Lorry said...

Maggi, looks like your party was a success, sorry I could not join in the festivities too much going on here this weekend to stay inside.
Love reading your blog and think toot is adorable... :-) would still read if shes not involved.. lol

yyam said...

Maggi, thanks for hosting the blog party...I visited everybody! Yay! You've some incredibly talented friends!

Toot is the cutest! And your husband...erm...looks good in pink? lol..:)

Alicia said...

it was so fun to see all the fun christmas parties yesterday!! and i love the pink disney cap :)

HiHo said...

wiped for sure, worked the weekend and had an overwelming turn out for my 200th post. Thank goodness I don't have to pull a winner until Weds.Your Christmas party was wonderful...went from 42 to 67 followers in 48 hours, who knew??? the presure is on now to only post good posts....Heidi

BunnyKissd said...

What an awesome pic of your hubby! ^o^

perezmom said...

Maggi - thank you for hosting a fab Christmas party! Thank you for being your witty funny self and sharing Toot with us! I love to read your comments on my blog - it brightens my day. I am trying to get better at the leaving comments thing. Rome wasn't built in a day and my ADD can't be fixed in a day! I find a link I go and forget to leave a comment where I was at. Thank you again!

Fink said...

I missed the party!!!! Darn it! I should have been checking earlier! Love the pic of dh and toot!

My Big Mouth said...

Even tho I was a bit late,I still ahd fun.I was so exhausted from moving all day that I only got to visit about half, but I made sure to hit the other parties before leaving to move some more.
I had a Grrreat time!!!

GypsyFox said...

I had a blast honey, it was a great party! LOL that picture of your hubby is too much for words !!!!! Toot is a cutie patoot!

Dustjacket Attic said...

Oh way too funny, I'm with Karyn, does Chris know you posted that cool pic of him. Oh I just want to squeeze Toot, xx.

Congrat's on award you deserve it, your a cool blog friend.


Gee I hope you made it to the bathroom .... intervention over at Glitter block ... !!

nomorelittlemonkeys said...

Maggi, I feel like the biggest loser (no, not the reality show)! I forgot about the Christmas party until Saturday evening, and by then was too tired to do anything about it. It looks like it was a huge success, which is no surprise because you are a fabulous hostess! I think I'm still beat from the crop last weekend. My apologies!!


Personalized Sketches and Sentiments said...

Definitely, fun, fun, fun-tab-u-lous!

...the Christmas in July Blog Party Extravaganza!

Whew!!! I am aching from all the partying! shoulders, wrists and eyes. ...oh, yes, can't forget those butt muscles...wish that partying this way would have taken off 10 or 15 lbs!!!! haha

anyways... thank you so much. (I was hoping to find the rest of the parties that I missed, somewhere since I failed to save the party list, cuz I didn't make it to everybody's.) I am soo glad I was able to join and post mine, although by the time I was done with all the preparations, it was about 1:30am Saturday morning!!!!

Toot is Cute! Toot is Cute! Toot is Cute! (must say this in the voice that a mob of demonstrators would use.)