Monday, October 13, 2008

Decisions, Decisions, Decisions...

I am torn in two...  this is one of those decisions you make lightly like the upcoming presidential election...  This is real life changing decision making here - this could affect the happiness of my marriage - for at least, what... a day or two at least :)

You see - on Oct 14th I celebrate a milestone 15 years of marriage to my wonderful and devoted man... this is an event worthy of a post pointing out all of his good traits and ignoring each and every time he has put the toilet paper roll on upside down (and in case you didn't know, it should roll off the top)...

HOWEVER - besides being such a personally thrilling date, the ladies over at The Secret is in The Sauce have chosen this date for their own fun purposes.  If you don't know anything about this  website it is a tremendous way to waste time because they have created a little SiTS-erhood of bloggers that check in daily to see who's being featured (and hoping to win a monthly prize).  I was completely sucked in when they were giving away the Cricut Expressions and somehow stuck with it even when I didn't win (mope, mope, mope...).  Anyway - they link to all sorts of fun and witty people and sometimes I find some great stuff out there in return for my 3 minutes of stopping by.  I say "fun and witty" because they were nice enough to send a pile of readers my way recently and they must have some standards right?  (yes Meg - that was when you commented on all the "saucy" comments I was getting)

SO, back to my dilemma - I could go on and on and gush about my wonder-hubby and how we met (a parking lot - though we like to tell a variety of more interesting stories) and how long we dated (about a year)... or I could post about this Blog-a-Thon they're doing over at SITS in the hopes that I could win one of the hourly prizes?

Do I inundate everyone with multiple pictures of Q making me applesauce cookies when I beat him in a "who can get more tan while T is in Mexico and Q is in Utah during the month of March" contest and our wedding reception (holy early 90's hair - you're missing out!)  Or, do I link to these 5 fun people I have found through SITS?
Ronnica - 'cause she has a cool name is my only link to Kansas.
Gingela - even though she has dogs - I'm not allergic to them over the internet apparently.
P.I.M.P - No, that's not her name... you'll figure it out when you click!  My frugal guru.
Tina - even though she likes the Utes - she's still okay in my book
& Yaya - because although I am a funny blog junkie - she made me cry last week - a well written touching blog is important once in awhile too!

Now I am feeling bad that I didn't do more... but I'll post links just for fun someday so that nobody feels left out.

Well - it looks like you'll have to check back next year for photos of that dress that my blood,  sweat and tears went into making.  Oh, and my mom's blood, sweat and tears, and my neighbor's more skilled serger and sweat (pretty sure she didn't bleed or cry).  Thanks Cheree... couldn't have done it without you...  Instead of telling you my 100 top things about the love of my life I've sold my soul to the Leopard Printed Devils over at SITS!  Hubby's sisters are probably relieved to not have to read all of that anyway - but I promise, it doesn't matter what they're giving away - if next years' blog-a-thon happens to fall on our anniversary, I'll concentrate on you instead :)  

(do you think they'll disqualify me for calling them leopard printed devils?  Oh well, it's worth the risk right?)

77 comments:

Anna Lefler said...

Very cool blog! Happy blogathon day!

SITS rocks...

:^) Anna

Brooke said...

I SO never thought of Pennies in My Pocket that way. Ha ha!! That is a good one. Hope you have a great anniversary and that your hubby understands! :)

Laura said...

There needs to be a support group for the hubbies of bloggers! Good choice!

cold cocoa said...

Hey-I wouldn't feel embarrassed reading about Q's amazing husband traits. I would love to hear it! It is always interesting to see your siblings sensitive side. You guys have been married half my life! Wow, that's cool to think about.

Mommyhood is Thankless said...

Happy Anniversary! I am trying to keep up with them as they come (comments) but I can see that will get hard around dinnertime!

Michelle said...

Yeah, more new blogs to check out! Your blog looks like a lot of fun. Love the kid pictures. I usually find a bunch of pet pictures and self portraits when they get their hands on my camera.

Happy SITs blogathon Day.

Tiffany said...

Love your blog! Thanks for the sweet comments! And I am laughing out loud at the Leopard Printed Devil comment. hee hee Saucy, Saucy!

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

I am not doing a SITS post today as I am celebrating my 100th post. Please stop by and enter my giveaway.

Becky said...

Happy Anniversary. Even though you sold your soul, I am still kinda getting the impression you're crazy about your husband. So it's all good.

Heather said...

I linked to Ronnica for my blogathon post, too! :)

Happy Anniversary! Hope I didn't get Sound of Music songs permanently stuck in your head for the day - I had to sing it out loud while I was working on it, and I know some of the lines are a bit off, syllable-count-wise, but it was the best I could do with it being late and me being sleeeepy.

Cheers!

Shannon said...

Hey there fellow SITStah!

Thanks for visiting me earlier... come back tomorrow to help me celebrate my birthday AND 100th post!

LeLe said...

Happy Anniversary and SITS day!! Wonderful blog, keep up the good work!

jewelstreet said...

Happy Anniversary!

I don't know. They might like to be called leopard printed devils.

Thanks for stopping by my blog!

Ronnica said...

Leopard printed devils...wow. Haha.

Thanks for linking me. *blush* I think my name's cool too! (wow, and now I sound vain.)

I agree with you about the tp...otherwise how do you rip it off?

EmmaP said...

very clever how you were able to incorporate SITS AND gush over your anniversary (happy-happy btw). Oh and it looks like we share some Bloggy Friends from SITS! Good luck today!

Tinabean said...

Thank you so much for giving me a shout out!
It's nice to know that others like what you do & write.
Good luck today & HAppy Anniversary!!!

P.S. Sorry about the whole BYU thing, at least they're both Utah teams though!
I've been a fan of the Utes forever, well at least about 20 years.
In my Utes collage is my husbands cousin (Derrek Richards) last year was his last season but it was fun to be a fan & have a relative on the team.

Wep said...

Who wouldn't want to be a leopard printed devil!

Khadra said...

Happy Anniversary!!

Amy said...

Happy Blogathon to you too, thanks for stopping by! :D

Heather said...

"leopard printed devils..." BRILLIANT!! Happy Blogathon Day!

American in Norway said...

This sure has been a great SITS day hasn't it? Going to go click on your choices!

Mandy said...

I agree. It is an addiction! :) Thanks for stopping by!

Jen said...

I think that you did both special occasions proud. Happy Anniversary to You!

Nanny Goats In Panties said...

If I can say "leopard goddess", you can say leopard printed devils - LOL!!!! Happy Blogathon day!

Eudea-Mamia said...

I think you did an excellent job weaving your love for your husband with your devotion to SITS - and if your hubby doesn't appreciate it, tell him to leave a comment and you'll get back to him.

Happy Anniversary AND SITS Day!

Off to check your links...

Em

NJDecorator said...

Congrats on the Anniversary! I cannot wait to read more of your blog - oh no another favorite - I am getting a long list of SITs friends.

Natalie said...

Happy Anniversary!

And Happy Blog-a-thon :)

Jen Sue Wild said...

Rocken Fun Blog happy Blogthon!!!

Katy Lin :) said...

congratulations on your anniversary! :) happy blog-a-thon, too! :)

Jennie said...

you are so right, toilet paper should roll from the top... maybe they let it roll from the bottom in, lets say, Australia, because you know when they flush their toilets the water goes the opposite direction.... Happy anniversary... I know I would have been torn, but after 15 years together, he won't mind....

lynn said...

Happy Anniversary and Blogathon day!! Hope you are enjoying both. Thanks for coming by earlier!

1bitrcountrygirl said...

Happy Anniversary and Blogathon! Thanks for stopping by!

Becky said...

15 years is quite the accomplishment! My husband and I have been marrried that long. I always like it when I see the "I belong" button :). Good luck with that mojo.

koopermom said...

Happy Anniversary! Your entry had me smiling! Happy SITS blogging!!

Live.Love.Eat said...

Hi there. Thanks for the blogby. I appreciate it. It's been a great day!!!!

Happy Anniversary!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Judy @ In His Grip said...

Happy anniversary and blogathon. Wow, what a day.

Crazy Momma said...

Thanks for stopping by today...AMAZING day, isn't it? I can't get off the computer....must do dishes...

Megz said...

I would leave something long, but I see you've got it covered today. Happy A-Day!

WheresMyAngels said...

Too funny, you know men don't care if you do a mushy blog about them!! lol But girls, that is another story.

Happy anniversary!

Denyse said...

thanks for stopping by my blog. Your layout is adorable. Maybe you could post an anniversary blog tomorrow? Tell Hubby ya'll must do something very special and romantic tonight so you can write about it and make all your SITStas in blog-land jealous :) Congrats

Michele said...

Happy Anniversary. I can't wait to check out the blogs you recommended. Cute blog, by the way!

oº˚ Queen Bee ˚ºo said...

Thanks for coming by today! Happy SITS day!

Much Love
Anissa

gingela5 said...

Don't you hate it when you thought you commented on someone's blog but you didn't? That's what happened with me! I have been having link guilt all day and now I have it again! Thanks for the link love and I love your blog too! Hope you're having a great blogathon day! YAY for SITS!

Holly at Tropic of Mom said...

Ooh, I linked to Ronnica too!

Happy SITS Day! Thanks for stopping by my blog.

Kelsey said...

I love YaYa, she has been such a great friend since I started blogging back in June!

Congratulations on your anniversary! I hope I'm as lucky one day.

btw, nanny for 5 kids!? I commend you, because I don't think I could EVER do that!!

Jori-O said...

Thanks for visiting! I'll have to check out your bloggy picks!

Just say Julie said...

Love that post! And, yes, I did do the matching costumes because I felt bad about not doing the homemade costumes. For the record, I did make his the first 4 years, but then I gave in to the Halloween world at Target. And my sewing machine thanks me :) Love this fun new blog to check out (and I was sucked in by the cricut too)

Nessa said...

Happy Blogathon Day!

Thanks for stopping by my blog! Yours is great! I'll be back to visit soon!

KDLOST said...

Hey hey hey!
Double happy day, SITSa!

Glad you stopped by my froggity blog again, fellow-Audrey-admirer!

Anyhow, hope your day is AWESOME, dahhling!!

Cheers!

AngiDe- Nana's Box said...

Happy SITS Blog-a-Thon day!!

Angie
www.nanasboxnonprofit.blogspot.com

Come by and enter MY giveaway!

Meaghan said...

Thanks so much for the kind comment :)

-Meaghan

ParentingPink said...

Happy Anniversary! My hubby and I just celebrated 10 years together this past may. And yes, he has his little quirks too (aka phobias! LOL), but I'm luckly - like you are - to have found someone I"m so compatible with!

Thanks for hopping over to my little blog. Just joined SITS today & love it! Everyone is so friendly!

Tabitha Blue said...

I love your writing style! So fun, and the blog design is super cute too! Happy Blogathon day!!! Keep up that snappiness :)

Marla @ Stolen Bon Bons said...

Happy SITSathon and Anniversary!

Swift Jan said...

Great blog!! Thanks for stopping by :)

Pennies In My Pocket said...

ROTFL -- when I read your comment on my blog I nearly peed my pants laughing! When I picked the name that was something I thought about....I think it's hilarious. I PIMP out the deals! LOL

Thanks so much for the linky love!! I puffy heart your blog BIG time and I am SO excited for your 15th anniversary! I am putting a request for a SUPER gushy fest on the hubby although you did a fab job in this post! ;-)

HAPPY Blogathon Day!! SITS ROCKS!

~melody~

nikkicrumpet said...

See..you did both....hubby got his moment in the sun and you did the blogathon too! I love gingela also...she is so much fun. Glad I stopped by..now I'm off to snoop around your place a bit more!

Rachel Ann said...

Thanks for visiting my blog! I hope that your hubby appreciates your dilemma...such choices you married women face!!

Happy Anniversary!

Mary Anna said...

Happy Blogathon!

You totally made the right choice. Blogathon doesn't happen all the time, but after 15 years, he sounds like he's here to stay!!!! J/K!

Congrats and congrats!

feather k said...

Thanks for stopping by! Congrats on the weight loss...it does make a difference...hope you enjoy today!

Well-ManneredFrivolity said...

Happy anniversary. My husband isn't aware of the toilet paper rolls off the top of the roll either.

Wendy

Wolf said...

happy anniversary! i love that you called them leopard print devils! :)

thank you so much for stopping by my blog! i love your blog!

NeverADullMoment said...

Great blog! You know my life and can understand the chaos! I will be visiting again! Thanks for stopping by today!

T said...

Hey, it's looking like I got away with the leopard print devils comment... that or they REALLY were offended and didn't leave a comment :)

Dana said...

15 years is almost unheard of these days! Congrats!

Lorie said...

Happy Anniversary! I hope you win a good anniversary present! ;D

momto1 said...

Thanks for stopping by today--and happy anniversary!

Becky Welch said...

Thanks for stopping by during the blog a thon. Hope you had a great SITS day and a great anniversary!

DJane said...

Thank you for stopping by to show some blog support! My life is so busy and hectic I couldn't tell you how I run it. Maybe I need to blog more about that... LOL Thx for the compliment though!

Keeper of the Skies Wife said...

Awww. Happy Anniversary.

Kelly said...

Happy Blogathon; thanks for stopping by today!

The Gibsons said...

First of all Tonya I can't believe how many people have posted to your blog. Second of all Happy Anniversary. I can't believe it has been 15 years for ya.

Barbaloot said...

Maybe you could do a late post on the anniversary? I'm dying to see the early 90s pictures:)

Lavender n Lattés said...

Thanks for stopping by on SITS day! Great Blog!

~Trish~ said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog on the SITS day!!!

Anna Lefler said...

Thanks for visiting during the blogathon! I really appreciate that...

Your blog is terrific - so pretty!

Take care and have a great weekend...

:^) Anna

Tiffany said...

Okay, how did I miss this when I was clicking through to everyone's post?

Well, at least 76 others saw it.

You know I HAD to come look after your comment on SITS today.

You are hilarious.