Friday, July 11, 2008

The Moment You've Been Waiting For (And Giveaway)

Sorry to put you through such torment and force you wait for such a long time. I know you have been clasping your hands together, holding your breath and squealing in anticipation. I do hope you are OK and that I didn't prevent you from getting on with life. The thought of you being unfocused and unable to perform would be too much. I just have some big news and it's not something I could just throw out there unplanned, unorganized and unexciting. Things like this just take some time. And quite frankly, I'm a bit of a computer tard and so it took me LONGER than anyone else to figure out some stuff. But I did it eventually. So without further ado I now present to you . . . . . .





Diana's 100th Post !!! (cue big band)

So in celebration of me getting to 100 even with my A.D.D. -OH, not Attention Deficit Disorder. I was referring to my ability to ADD. ( I'm an accountant and we can't be writing and counting at the same time.) But anyway, to celebrate this great occasion I am going to torture you with some pictures. . . OF ME! And if you are good and you don't laugh too hard (only with me & not at me) I could possibly have a surprise at the end of the post.



This is a rare picture(one of the two pictures on the planet) of me as a baby. Here I am with my hot Mom holding me. I must have been a really ugly baby to explain the absence of more pictures. Don't worry Mom & Dad, I'm not scarred for life:)

Alright, maybe I fibbed a little and there are actually three pictures of me as a baby. The funny thing is that when I do a Fohawk, I still look exactly like this with chubby cheeks and all.
Here are me and my sister Angel. We are flower girls at my cousin's wedding. Boy did we love our pigtails!
Oh, don't make me dig this picture back out to see what grade this was. I am thinking it was 5th. OH PLEASE! Don't tell me that you thought I was serious? This is more like 1st grade people! And YES, my hair was always misbehaving. . . still is!


Can you say Big 80's hair? This is me graduating from high school. Yeah, I insisted on pictures for proof later on. I know I'm hot in my white gown and white socks and quite possibly white shoes? I can't tell but I wouldn't doubt it with my great 80's taste!

I know you have all had the wild urge to call me "Princess Di". You have haven't you? Well, go right ahead! I was in royalty once and was a princess. So it completely works! If you are unable to pick me out from this picture, look for the one with the BIGGEST hair and that would be me. (Or with a pink dress/white sash)

The happy couple starring Bob and I on our wedding day. We were married in the Salt Lake Temple 21 years ago!. . . is that all? It seems like FOREVER already! hee hee! Check out the dress and tux. We are completely decked out in the 80s wedding fashion and we looked dang good. . .or so we thought. We can now look back and wonder "What were we thinking?" (P.S- the dress & veil were made by my Mother with my assistance on beads).

Here I go again with pictures of graduation for proof. NO this is not my high school graduation silly! This would be the day I graduated from Utah State University with a Bachelors degree in Accounting. And I SURVIVED with three kids! I'm just cool like that I guess;)

And last but not least, we have my four kiddos sitting out in the weeds. That's what we do for punishment. You see, they have allergies and so it really is a bad deal to be sent out to the weed patch. They were all bad this day and we have evidence! From left we have: Ty-Ty, Al-Pal, Kitty and Jakeman. Sure they are looking all innocent now but you have no idea what they have been up to. Bob & I couldn't be in the picture because of the black eyes we sustained.

And once again, I may have been fibbing a bit for story sake but it sounded good eh? (No, I'm not from Canada-I don't know where that came from). I want you to come up with what kind of mischief these hoodlums were up to prior to this picture being snapped. Leave me a comment and because it's a CELEBRATION and I like to be a kind and giving person, I will have Ty-Ty randomly pick his nose. . . er, a number from his sand pail to pick a winner of my give-away. You can enter twice if you like because I'm nice like that and I get all giddy when I see comments greater than 10! NO, it doesn't take much to get me going folks. But now is the opportunity to double your chances if you like! (Comments will be closed to contest on Monday 7/14 at 9 p.m. Mountain standard time)

What is it that I'm giving away? I'm glad you asked! You may or may not know that I am part owner of a Floral/Boutique. I will be sending one lucky winner a gift bag of boutique items with a value of $100.00.

Thanks for stopping by and commenting & I wish you all good luck! (Then you can leave your congratulatory presents at the door and leave. . just kidding!)


73 comments:

Alice said...

Oooo...pick me. Pick me. Pick me.

Alice said...

I loved the pics of you growing up and can't believe you graduated with three kids. I'd die.

I may need to go to the dollar store to find a congratulatory present for your 100th post. ; ) Woo hoo!

Nancy Face said...

They had just finished tipping a cow.

Nancy Face said...

They had tied their parents to a fence post...right next to a large ant hill.

Nancy Face said...

They had just sent a 1978 Suburban over a cliff.

Nancy Face said...

They had picked all the watermelons in a nearby field, busted them open, and eaten the hearts out...leaving the carcasses to rot.

Nancy Face said...

Thay all had to pee very badly after eating so many watermelon hearts.

Nancy Face said...

They had just left a baby squid on the neighbor's front porch.

Nancy Face said...

They had just finished putting their mom's bra on a baby goat.

Nancy Face said...

They had just finished putting their dad's boxers on a baby calf.

Nancy Face said...

They had taken the mayor's Corvette for a joyride...with Ty-Ty in the driver's seat.

Nancy Face said...

I bet you're sick of my Face, hahaha! :D

Nancy Face said...

I bet you're also sick of my pink pig's Face...she loves attention about as much as I seem to!

Nancy Face said...

You're way cooler (more frigorific) than the other Princess Di! I mean, gee...she never taught me the word for eating one's own feces.

Nancy Face said...

My hub was in a white wedding tux too...we were sooo 80's, hahaha! :D

Nancy Face said...

You were such a cute little baby!

Somebody was just jealous and hid the other 263 pictures! ;)

Nancy Face said...

I ♥ the flower girl picture...it's super adorable! :)

Nancy Face said...

I'm also loving the college graduation piture with your kids! :)

Nancy Face said...

Can you tell I like prizes?

Nancy Face said...

Am I disqualified for being so annoying?

K, BYE! :D

Nancy Face said...

WAIT!!! One more...

They were pleased with themselves for sneaking their dad's knives, selling them door to door, and flying their parents to Hawaii...in celebration of their mom's 100th post!

quitecontrary1977 said...

great giveaway. i do love surprises! and the pics were so cute!

quitecontrary1977 said...

and i'm gong to blog about your giveaway so expect a crowd in here!

rachel said...

Were you the youngest child? I know my sister had 100 baby pictures of her but they had very few of me. It seems to happen to the youngest kids.
Cool giveaway!

rachel said...

Here is my second comment.My sister is quitecontrary1977 and she is the one with all the pictures! Man, she gets all the breaks!

samsakara said...

I Love your wedding picture! I wish mine turned out that well. I had a lot of pictures with shadows covering me from it being so sunny.

samsakara@twcny.rr.com

Sue Cahill said...

It would be so much fun to win! Please throw my name in the hat and I'll keep my fingers crossed.
Sue Cahill
(sbonetsue at yahoo dot com)

studiorose said...

Clearly, they were NOT mowing the grass. Which they had been told to do dozens of times, all to no avail, because instead they were busy trying to hide the fact that they'd broken the fence and were covering up the evidence of its destruction by lining up against it, using their bodies to hold it up. Eventually, of course, they had to move (after the picture was taken), at which point the fence collapsed into pieces, and the jig was up. Fortunately they'd made so much money selling the persimmons they'd stolen from the neighbor's tree that they were able to purchase a brand-new fence, thus saving all their behinds from being sent to bed without dessert, which, that night, was Mom's special chocolate cream pie, which nobody wanted to miss. (You think they'd be more careful on chocolate cream pie night.)

misty said...

Maybe they were watching a tv program they aren't allowed to view. lol. Thanks so much for the opportunity.

planetmisty at gmail dot com

misty said...

Myabe they tied the dog to the skateboard. lol. Thanks so much for the opportunity.

planetmisty at gmail dot com

blueviolet said...

They snuck food out to the animals and were feeding it to them. Or, they're the animals and they were sneaking food and feeding it to themselves.
doot65{at}comcast{dot]net

blueviolet said...

Here's my second comment:
They were digging holes all over the place.

doot65{at}comcast[dot]net

3boyzmom said...

Maybe they just finished planning that huge, wild, teenage party for the next time you and hubby will be out;)

petersons said...

Your baby pics look like Jake when he was a baby! And Scott looks even more like your Mom in that picture of you and her! I love old photos :)

Neil said...

Happy 100th!! You are amazing!! And look at all the blogger friends you have. I'm just so proud. MUM

ELASTICWAISTBANDLADY said...

Nancy Face is a comment hog......but my porcine comment side is whispering to me that it's ON and we smoke her like a pound of hickory flavored comment hog bacon!

ELASTICWAISTBANDLADY said...

You should read b.'s blog. I think her address is http://igottab.blogspot.com

I swear to you that your wedding gowns and veil thingies are identical. You both went for the Emma Samms from General Hospital and Dynasty look, didn't you?

ELASTICWAISTBANDLADY said...

Learning accounting while having to count up three kids at every moment to make sure they're where they're supposed to be. Holy wow, if you can do that you can do anything!

ELASTICWAISTBANDLADY said...

Diana hits 100....Diana hits 100.....Diana hits 100....

You look so well preserved for your age, too.

ELASTICWAISTBANDLADY said...

Fingers..get..ting...tiiiirreed....must..beat...NACY FACEEEE!

ELASTICWAISTBANDLADY said...

And here's the portion of my commenting show where I suddenly break out my dollar store ukele and sing The Rainbow Connection.

Shannon&Eli said...

thanks for hosting this and it's super nice you let us enter twice...even though some people entered a hundred!!! I am hosting a giveaway as well...check it out at www.shannonmakesstuff.blogspot.com

Shannon&Eli said...

once again thanks a ton!!!

Shannon&Eli said...

once again thanks a ton!!!

Hey It's Di said...

Hey you big comment cheaters! haha! I'm laughing at all your comments and loving them but I'm still only counting TWO each:D

Check it all those comments! I rock at 100;)

Sabii Wabii said...

They were debating who had absquatulated their sweaters since it had become a frigorific day!

Now I'm a bit nervous posting for a drawing since your sister just wrote about the Big Yard Sale and the cleaning out the junk...I mean closets of treasures!

Blessings on your day!
Terisa

Hetal said...

eldest just ran over mom's car.

herry123_us@live.com

Busty LaRue said...

I love those old pictures of you! So fun! I especially like your wedding pics. Awesome! :)

Busty LaRue said...

Oh, yeah, forgot to come up with what your kids were doing....hmm....let's see... They were putting their heads together trying to figure out how to get you and Bob to take them back to Disneyland, but had to hurry and act all innocent like when you snapped the pic because they didn't want you knowing! Well, too bad! I know their secret! And now it's out! hahahahahahahaha :D

purango said...

Thanks for posting your photos. I enjoyed them. Luv the giveaway. garrettsambo@aol.com

Over The Tipsy Top Design said...

We want to win and we can share! Come join our contest too.
Cute pictures.

Over The Tipsy Top Design said...

Did you say we could enter twice?

b. said...

Ok....nacy face took all the good comments!! Good thing she's cute!

The dress is AWESOME!! The veil is lukeandlauralicious!

Your kids are very cute (we have a weeds picture too!)

Kathi D said...

I don't know whatcher talkin bout Webster, you are a beautiful wedding couple!

As for the kids, I detect silly grins of the kind that they might have from finding out that they could roll those weeds up in corn husks and smoke them. Just sayin. (Kids, don't try this at home.)

PJ said...

I bet they tied your shoelaces to a cow, just before you snapped the shot:) That's all I got.

Great pictures, great hair...you rock!

Angel said...

Hey, Pick me, I want to win a prize from SBC. wait a minute I probably already have some of those things. hey , you could just give me a piece of furniture instead!

They have just come back from the corn feild where you and Bob are tied up for the sacrificial offering. after all they are The Children of the Corn, you can tell by their smiles. (Jk)


Ps. I left a comment

Jen said...

I think your children probably just said "Mom" too many times. That tempts me to punish a lot right now.

Jen said...

And I'll comment twice to double my odds, too. Thanks Princess Di. Happy 100th.

Nicole said...

Thanks for a chance to win.

Come by my blog and enter to win a year's subscription to Brain, Child magazine.
http://thinkmama.blogspot.com/2008/07/brain-child-subscription-up-for-grabs.html

Nancy said...

Knowing Bob like I do (being his sister and all), and the evil influence he has had on your poor poor children. I would dare say that they just got done with either a belching or farting contest. Congratulations on the 100th post (I am assuming this is a big blogging deal). I'll have to remember to tell Dad thanks for telling me about his page. It is hilarious.

Nancy said...

Oh my, I just admitted that I was related to Bob - just shoot me now. How could I let that happen?

Jean Knee said...

yay, I wanna win!!!

Jean Knee said...

how bout now?

Jean Knee said...

now?

Jean Knee said...

your kids look especially naughty to me.

did I win??

mamabug said...

Congrats on your 100th!!! I'd be grateful!! k.bugbee@att.net

mamabug said...

Your pics are fun!!! I agree College with 3 little ones YEOW!!! Congratulations on that one too. k.bugbee@att.net

Dana said...

i want to win, LOL...

Love the old family photos... So cute..

Lola said...

"Look!! There's Elvis!"

The only BOB said...

I know what you kids was grinning about. Someone just executed the pull my finger trick. So which one was it. They are all smiling and none of them look like they will take credit for the green haze moving around. However the trees and bushes still look in good condition. This must be a trick photo. Where is Bob? We all know it was him and all the kids are thinking is, take the photo so we can get out of here. So I think the correct anwser is BOB. If buy chance I win I will be happy to exchange your prize for some Knifes. I really bet the rest of the 69 people who replyed didn't think of the old photo trick of it's really not what you think is happening......Oh ya buy the way this is Bob.

Nancy said...

Hey BOB I was pretty close with the contest. Who would know better than family....

hellesbelles86 said...

Oh well I missed this one, but having recently been a teenager myself I can assure you that they really didn't do anything-- You're just imagining things because you always think they did something they weren't supposed to because you're their mom and thats really not fair because they NEVER do anything wrong and if you're buying this, how would you like to purchase some ocean front property in Arizona? If you buy it I'll throw the Golden Gate in free.

Melanie said...

you are such a comic...for being such a shy cousin..you really aren't! love you