Saturday, May 2, 2009

Happy B Day Bill and my 500th POST!

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THIS IS MY 500TH POST!!!
YAHOOOOOO!!!!!!
And what a perfect day to celebrate!!!
MY HUSBANDS 45TH BIRTHDAY IS TODAY TOO!
YAHOOOOOOO!!!!!
For one month and 12 days, he is 5 years older than I am, not 4.
I love rubbing that in his adorable face.
IN HONOR OF TODAY...
I WILL ATTEMPT TO DO ....
Wait for it...
Wait for it...
here it comes...
Almost there...
Just a little bit longer...
Patience please...
Oh... I just love the suspense!
Don't you?
MY VERY FIRST AND ONLY GIVEAWAY!!!
I am completely clueless of how to do this...
so bear with me.
First of all... I will be sending one lucky commenter a box of
PAMPERED CHEF GOODIES FOR THEIR KITCHEN!
Not cheap crap either... GOOD, GOOD STUFF!
Kitchen shears, cookbook, bamboo serving tongs, cheese grater... ohhh soo many great things!
AND... a little bit of my favorite makeup... BARE ESCENTUALS!!!
Sooo... what do ya think?
Yes? No? Don't care?
I'm going to make it infinitely easy...
Comment as many times as you like, each comment gives you one entry.
Follow my blog and you get 5 entries.
Already a follower and want 5 entries? No Problem...
Mention my giveaway and link back to me and get 5 entries. Make sure and tell me when and how often you do this so I can keep the tally going for you.
I will pick a winner on Friday, May 8th.
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Now... on to my Birthday Tribute to my Husband..
Bill.
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He is a handsome, caring, loving, witty, selfless man.
He works sooooo hard to give us a life that is truly blessed.
I have been a stay at home Mama for 15 years, and he cringes when I mention I might want to go back to work one day. I love that about him.
He is a joy to cook for.
He is adventurous, an avid water skiier, and hunter, and a true manly man.
He has Popeye arms, and the best legs I have ever seen... bar none.
He could care less what I do with the house, what colors I paint it, how I decorate it, what I buy for it.
He feeds my need to shop... he knows retail therapy is a true therapy.
Sometimes he'll even go with me to see how happy I get.
He doesn't ask for much...
Good food, a made bed, and action in that bed. That's all.
He is very easy to please.
He drives me insane most of the time, and we do argue from time to time, but
he makes it really hard to stay mad at him.
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He teases me about being "so" Italian... but I know he really loves it.
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My Mama adores him, and feeds his cookie addiction.
She always tells him that if push came to shove... she would be on his side... because she knows me too well... and it would be my fault anyway.
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He truly, wholly, undeniably adores his sons. He swells with pride when he is with them.
He loves all the stares and whistles he gets when he shops with them... from other women.
He always tells me how much "play" our boys are gonna get someday...
Yeah.. he's so sweet like that... telling me such things... just what every Mama wants to hear about her darling baby boys.
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He was raised by the same kind of man. My Father in Law shows his love for his son, just by the way he looks at Bill. It is palpable. It is real. It is so wonderful to see.
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I don't know what I ever did to deserve this man...
But he is mine... all mine.
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I love you, Bill.
You drive me bonkers... but I love you.
Oh, and no.. this tribute does not mean you are off the hook for Easter. LOL!
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The boys and I have some special things planned for you...
I hope you enjoy your day.
Pictures will follow.

123 comments:

  1. Ha! Okay, first things first..Happy Birthday Bill!

    Second..wow and double wow! A Pampered Chef give-away..now that is an awesome giveaway. You should do that more often for sure! LOL

    I'm already a follower so I guess I'll just have to tell someone about your giveaway..but I don't really want to cause I want to hog all the entries! :::snort:::: ;o)

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  2. Oh, I get an extra couple for being first commenter too right? lol

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  3. Happy birthday Bill, I mean, can I call you Bill? I know we have never met but I really like your wife, though not in a creepy stalker way, just in a- we have a lot in common way.

    As for the giveaway...can I buy a couple extra entries? I think those of us with 3 sons should get extra brownie points (get it? brownie points=pampered chef-teehee).

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  4. Happy Birthday, Bill-He sounds like a wonderful man!
    I am a follower, and I will also link you on my blog...but doesn't that cut down my chances to win?! More people will be commenting...
    LOL
    If I win-it will be a Father's Day Gift for my husband since he is the cook around here!

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  5. OH..I almost forgot...my linky thingy is not working so I can't link to you but I will stand in the middle of the grocery store holding a sign with your blog address on it. How many entries is that worth? Keep in mind it is a big store. And I practically live there. And the store owner thanked me for helping him pay for his new pool. And I can stand for hours. :)

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  6. You have a handsome one, Saundra!! And your description of him does indeed tell me you'e a lucky one. Happy Birthday, Handsome!!!

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  7. Happy Birthday Bill. I hope you don't have to spend the entire day at the baseball fields.

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  8. Aww! How sweet! He sounds like a keeper;0) Happy Birthday Bill!

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  9. Congrats on your 500th post! That's awesome! I'm a follower too by the way:0)

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  10. I blogged about your giveaway here:

    http://theadams7.blogspot.com/2009/05/italian-mama-has-gone-crazy.html

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  11. Yay, it's Bill's Birthday!! Woo-Hoo for you! (Letti, I think Bill would LOVE to spend his special day at the baseball park!!) You guys are so awesome, Saundra. I absolutely love being around you and all your boys. As for the giveaway, I will link to you from my blog (feeble attempt at it) and I will begin following you on Networked Blogs which links from my Facebook page. I WANT that Pampered Chef stuff!!!! Hope your family has a very cool day! :)

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  12. I'm popping over from Sandy's blog! What a great giveaway to celebrate your hubby's birthday...and a wonderful tribute, as well!

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  13. I am now a follower of yours! Enjoy your day!

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  14. 'kay, it's done. Head on over to your facebook page and you can "claim" your blog. You probably have a notification about it! :D

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  15. Happy Birthday to your Dh!! I love your header pics!! Found you from The Adams Family, Thank you!!

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  16. I signed up to be a follower, and I'm looking forward to Life Italian Mama Style!

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  17. 500th Post and a Giveway and Hubs birthday indeed a day to celebrate!!!!!!!!!!!

    Congrats on all accounts i will warn ya the giveawy thing can be addicting!!!!

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  18. Happy Birthday to your hubby! He sounds a lot like mine, I smiled all the way through your post. We crazy Italian women have to marry like this so the looney police don't just come and take as away, huh?! ;)

    I LURVE Pampered Chef, I'd so love to win!

    Oh, and if you want, come visit me at www.thescreamindeal.blogspot.com and enter MY very first giveaway, Organix shampoo/conditioner! :)

    Oh, I'm a follower, too!

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  19. Happy Birthday Bill!!!

    Happy 500th Post!!

    Pampered Chef Rocks and so does follwoing you

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  20. Happy Birthday and happy 500th post.

    Wow - 500! I am pretty new to this blog thing. I am already a follower of yours also.


    Pampered Chef? Love it (want it hehehe).

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  21. Made my way over here from The Adams Family. Happy Birthday to the hubs. Great giveaway! Count me in!

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  22. Congrats girl!!! And you know i'm a follower... love your zaniness!

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  23. Happy 500th Post! You Rock!
    knittingmomof3 (AT) gmail (DOT) com

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  24. Happy BIrthday to you! cha, cha, cha
    Happy Birthday to you! cha, cha, cha
    Happy Birthday Dear Bill, cha, cha, cha
    Happy Birthday to You! cha, cha, cha!

    knittingmomof3 (AT) gmail (DOT) com

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  25. I must say, this is the best giveaway I have seen. I need kitchen supplies and make-up so very badly! Thank you for giving me this opportunity.
    knittingmomof3 (AT) gmail (DOT) com

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  26. I am a happy follower.
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  27. I would be crazy not to follow
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  28. Of course I follow
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  29. I follow. :)
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  30. I follow, even when blogger went crazy, I got it straightened out.
    entry 5
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  31. What a sweet post! You are a lucky woman, but you already knew that. =) Found your blog thru Sandy @ The Adam's Family. Your boys are sooo handsome, I know you must be a proud mama!

    Happy Birthday Bill!

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  32. Congratulations on #500. I passed that way a couple of months ago. Happy Birthday to the mister too. I am also following you now. Great give away!

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  33. Congratulations on your 500th post!!!!

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  34. Happy Birthday Bill!!

    Don't feel bad hun, I'm the one older than my husband and he does the same thing Saundra does. Evil aren't they??? LOL!

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  35. I always have and always WILL follow you!

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  36. PAMPERED CHEF ROCKS!!!!!

    Love it, love it, love it!! (really!!)

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  37. You're a STAR!! 500?!! woot :)
    and i know you :)
    and love you :)

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  38. And happy birthday to Bill...and welcome to 45!!!

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  39. I would do this every day if you wanted ;))

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  40. 3 times, 4 times, 5 times, you name it my lovely :)

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  41. Happy Birthday, Bill! We all deserve great husbands!

    Cool giveaway!

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  42. Here is an extra comment. I am here from Sandy's blog:)

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  43. Buon Compleanno Bill!!
    Are there people who know you are here and choose NOT to "follow"?
    What a Fab Give away!!

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  44. Happy Birthday Bill! I signed up to follow because I am a giveaway whore.

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  45. Saundra this was a pleasure to read.

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  46. You don't write about Bill much. It was really great to read you gushing over him.

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  47. I wish yo all the best on your giveaway plans.

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  48. Can't wait to win your great prizes!

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  49. Even thrift store junkies get tired of crap.

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  50. You will definitely be mentioned in my next post.

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  51. Are you ready to slap me yet?


    LOL!

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  52. Hey Saundra, as much as it pained me I talked about you on my blog and pimped your giveaway!

    I tried to hide your giveaway but couldn't figure out how to get more entries without talking about it!

    Have a great day!

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  53. I don't know how I have missed you? I hopped over from Kansas Chaos. She linked up to you :-)

    Your giveway looks great - heck you got folks to leave 59 comments!! Excellent.

    I have 2 boys (14 & 11). And 2 boys cats. So if counting all males... there are 5 in my house with me. I will definitely follow!!! We need to stick together!!

    I so agree with the sex thing!! As long as they are happy... food and sex!!! Everything is also fine at my house.

    My hubby said that he knew that he would marry me when I made him a box of treats after we had only dated a month or so. He was just down and I wanted to pick him up.

    This could be a fun post! Was there a moment when you knew you had to marry the person? They were the one.

    You would enjoy my post on supersperm!!!

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  54. Oh... I will link up with you for fun. This is a cute post!!!

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  55. Happy birthday Bill!
    Great giveaway!

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  56. Happy birthday to hubby and happy 500th post to you! Yes, I want to get in on the giveaway. Who DOESN'T like Pampered Chef? I'm awaiting a delivery, but I can always use more.

    I especially like the Holiday photo of your boys. As I like to say, they clean up well! And I really dig beards, but luckily I have one of my own (husband with beard) to divert my attention!

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  57. AND I followed, so don't forget my extra 5 votes. Just making sure.....

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  58. 500! wow ... i'm just celebrating 100 tomorrow (with giveaways too ;))

    Popped over from hit40 who recommended your post - glad to have found your blog!

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  59. Happy Birthday to your husband!

    Congrats on your 500th post - that is quite an accomplishment. I will be back - this looks like a great blog and I haven't run across it before.

    Shawn said to come and enter, so I did. I'm having a month-long giveaway of my own, if you want to come over and leave a comment!

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  60. First things first.........

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY BILL!!

    I hope it is wonderful, but you have a terrific wife there so I'm sure she made you special day totally awesome! Enjoy!

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  61. Now Saundra... 500 post? Are you kidding me? Did you go back and recount? Hee Hee... Just Kidding!

    500 post!! You are terrific. I love reading your stories and tales. Keep it coming and a great big congrats on hitting 500!

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  62. You know I am already stalking you! I'll get busy writing a post telling eveyone to come celebrate your fabulous 500 withyou!

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  63. what a wonderful tribute to a wonderful man who was lucky to marry a wonderful italian woman.

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  64. I'm a follower. Your boys are handsome. I have two single Italain girls. lol

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  65. Congrats on your 500th post. and keep it up.

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  66. I'm SO glad I found your blog! I've been reading lots of your old posts, such fun!

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  67. Happy Birthday to hubby and congratulations on your 500th post!

    I'm a loyal follower...

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  68. I'm spreading the word!

    I blogged about it here...

    http://jamblogging.blogspot.com/2009/05/kitchen-gadgets-and-makeup-giveaway.html

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  69. Congrats on your 500 posts! That is amazing.
    I'm new here..JAM sent me!

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  70. Oh Forgot to say, I am also your newest follower. Hope you love new followers as much as I do. (although you do have way more then me!) LOL

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  71. I found you through Shawn - she is giving your give-away the big shout out on her blog!

    I loved the tribute to your husband - it made me grin, it made tears come to my eyes. I've been married for 18 years so I really get how two people can still be in love, that deep.

    Congrats to you both for having something that special, congrats to you for the 500th post and Happy Birthday, Bill!

    I'm looking forward to following along!

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  72. P.S. Your boys are gorgeous!

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  73. How sweet! Beautiful blog and what a beautiful family! I'll be back to check out the photos and read more...which means I will FOLLOW your blog! :)

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  74. And I also added a link from my post today to your blog.....just an FYI.

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  75. Your hubby sounds like a keeper! Happy b-day to him!
    I'd love to win that loot! I just perused a pampered chef catalog at work and my thoughts were "ooh, nice" then "ouch, no way!"

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  76. Congrats on 500th post that is awesome! And a big congrats on such a great catch your hubby sounds wonderful!

    What a wonderful giveaway, thank you for the opportunity to play along.

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  77. I'm a new follower #5

    (I have a giveaway up that you might like =D)

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  78. Beautiful post...beautiful family and I'm a new follower of your blog, LOVE IT! Congratulations on #500!

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  79. Happy Birthday to Bill. Many more to come.

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  80. I am a follower.
    I should totally win since I heart pampered chef so much.

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  81. whew.. I was worn out finding the bottom of the comments! I finally got here, thought I was heading cross country on a car ride!!

    Now.. what was I going to say.. Oh, I remember..
    1. Happy Birthday to Bill, what a guy, that truly is a wonderful tribute.
    2. I am leaving comments , and finding your follow thingy.. so will follow
    3. will be leaving a comment on my site (found you at JAMS site!

    Happy 500th post..

    alos, those are handsome boys you have .. you did good MOM!

    Jan

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  82. ..I am back to tell you all accomplished.. you are now mentioned and linked via my post.. and I even added the button, shouldn't that be like 5 more points as well?? It is a very cute button, by the way!

    Jan

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  83. oh.. this is third comment.. and I wanted to mention,, came via JAMS..

    so let me thing..
    3 comments
    1 button ( ?)
    1 Comment with link.. add a cup of sugar, and a teaspoon of salt.. and..I too will finally be a Pampered Chef!

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  84. Oooh congratulations!! Giveaways are fun...and that' one hot stallion you've got on your hands there! You two make such a good couple. :)

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  85. What a wonderful tribute to your husband & congrats on 500 posts, that's awesome!

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  86. Happy Birthday - how on earth do you live with such an OLD man? ROFL

    Pampered chef? I'm a junkie...bring it on!

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  87. HAPPY BIRTHDAY BILL!!! I hope you had a blessed day! Your family is awesome!! It shows what kind of father you are, oh and what kind of mother Saundra is because you have 3 amazing, polite, adorable boys. Especially my Little Johnny! I'm not just saying that because I' m hoping to win the Give Away...LOL I've always told Saundra that about the Shaver Boys......hehe!

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  88. Forgot to mention, Saundra is the most organized Snack Shack person I know! I could clearly see her theory on organized Snack Bar duties from the beginning, and I stand by you 100% Saundra!!

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  89. P.S. Congratulations on 500 posts! I don't know how you do it, with everything else you do as well! You go girl!!!

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  90. Happy Birthday to your handsome hubby! Great post!

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  91. Hey Saundra....I counted at least 2 people that mentioned they came over cuz of my gushing about ya over at my place.

    would that turn into extra entries? hmm? hmm? :::nudge:::nudge:::

    Bwahahaha!

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  92. Congratulations on your 500th post!

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  93. Happy belated Birthday to Bill. What a great post Saundra, just made me a little teary. You are a great team I think and Bill is right about those sons of yours, they are going to get a lot of attention, if not already!!! And its awesome about your 500 posts. Woah that is a lot!!!

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  94. Happy Birthday to Bill! He definitely sounds like a keeper! ;)

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  95. CONGRATS on 500 posts! That is a major accomplishment! :)

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  96. I'm already a Follower... Do I need to comment 5 times for the 5 entries to count? ;)

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  97. Hello! I jumped over from Jan's Place to see this giveaway! What a beautiful family you have! Happy Birthday to your hubby!

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  98. I'm now a follower!! :) Groomer Angie and TN Bull Terrors are me, I wasn't trying to cheat, didn't realize I was still signed on under my Bullies screen names. ;)

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  99. Holy cow.....500 posts! You are a machine. :)

    Count me in! I love PC products.

    I'm a follower....a lazy one lately, but a follower.

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  100. Congratulations on 500 posts! That is amazing. And happy Birthday to your fabulous husband : ). I love nice husbands!

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  101. Sounds like you hit the jackpot with that charming husband of yours!

    Happy birthday, Bill!

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  102. Oh, and I already follow you!

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  103. And I tweeted about your giveaway!

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  104. Wow...!! 500 posts!! I still have yet to reach 100!! Happy Birthday to the hubby!!

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  105. Happy birthday to your husband! I'm a new follower (Thanks Girl Outnumbered!).

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  106. Ooh! I just got new pampered chef delivered this morning. But a girl can always use some more. I am also following you right now.


    CONGRATS on 500! That is a lot of blogging.

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  107. Came over from Lions Tigers and Bear....what a fun giveaway and tribute to your hubby!
    sandy toe

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  108. I didn't want to look greedy by posting a bunch of comments on the same day, so here I am again! LOL

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  109. If I comment on the next post, I'll just come back up to this one to do it. :p

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  110. Wow your first giveaway is a biggie!! I went to my first pampered chef party a few weeks ago since my niece sells it now. Fun times esp since I was with girls I love and no children were there!!! Happy bday Bill!

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