Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Happy Anniversary to Us - UPDATED

*UPDATED to add that the contest closes Friday night - I was all the way to work before I started kicking myself for forgetting to mention it :)*


Blogoversary that is.

Would you believe it's been such a crazy few weeks with this nutso computer that I actually forgot that we'd breezed right past our 3-year mark?
(But hey, that's better than a certain unnamed someone who remembered at 9pm tonight that it was his mother's birthday last week, right?)

Well, I'm nothing if not efficient... right? So I thought it would be fun to mix it up a bit.

Of course there's a giveaway at the end of this... and it'll be worth the read :)

Just a disclaimer here... I AM NOT COPYING.
That is just for you, Brandi and Julie.

I've been wanting to do one of those "Ask Me Anything" posts for forever. But my junior high fear of "gee, what if no one asks anything cuz they all think I'm a dork" kinda put the kibitz on that.

I know y'all are a bunch of funny and creative bloggy friends - so hit me with your best shot. Or make that shotS. Every question is an entry - and leave a separate one telling me if you're a follower :)

Can't wait to see what you guys come up with.
Oh... and what you can win?

Well this is the super-cool part.
I've been bloggy buddies with Amy for awhile, and she has touched my heart with her posts many times. She is a mom who loves her family and loves God. We are praying for a miracle for the health of her family.

Her son Philip is a miracle child - and we are especially familiar with that. He has faced many things in his life already - and is in an especially rough chapter right now.

Amy has her own health issues and is undergoing treatment to kick its butt. She is caring for Philip like I know we all would for our kids - and is raising funds for medical costs.

She's teaming up with Live Life Solid Company to sell t-shirts that especially fit Philip's story.



One of you will win your size in this shirt. How cool is that?


Yeah, it's a multi-tasking post:

Happy Blogoversary to a forgetful blogger

Please make me feel like I'm not the last kid picked for kickball and ask me some questions

And be part of a great giveaway to help raise money for a family who can use your prayers.



Oh and ahem... Please don't hesitate to ask Mr. Daddy stuff too. I know there must be some burning questions on your mind about my Magnum P.I. hottie, right? (Right Lisa? Cuz you know I couldn't just leave it alone after your last comment. tee hee. Love ya)

59 comments:

SimplyValorie said...

Well I'd never want you to feel like a middle school loser, so...

What kind of camera do you use? Also, do you have a favorite picture you've taken *ever*?

SimplyValorie said...

Oh, and by the way, I'm a follower. :] I love hearing about Itty Bit.

momof3darlings said...

So, when are you going to have that girl?

;)

Yes, you need a girl. Soon.

momof3darlings said...

and I'm a follower/stalker/facebook friend/emailer

:D

Killlashandra said...

Very cool, happy bloggy anniversary. Considering I unsuccessfully migrated my site over to a new host I won't be celebrating my 4th year blogging. ;) So it goes though.

Foursons said...

When does your contest end? How's that for my first question? I'll be back for more, I want to space them out some and up my odds of winning. :)

Kameron said...

You made me realize I spaced out my Blogversary too! It's only been 1 year for me at the end of August, but I guess i have been to busy to notice!

I know Itty Bitty was a miracle kiddo so would you want to try tto have another one or would you ever consider adopting instead? Just wondering!

Kameron said...

Of course I follow you too. I will have to think of more questions. My coffee hasn't fully kicked in yet.

Kmama said...

You take some excellent photos. Is it a hobby or do you have formal training?

Brandi said...

You are soooooo copying. HAHA! Just kidding. I too need my coffee and I'll be back with some questions! :)

Emily said...

Fun...I love the ask anything posts!
Why did you decide to call your blog "Once Upon a Miracle"?

Emily said...

And I follow you too...

Emily said...

Ok, I have one more question. Are you and Mr. Daddy as hilarious together in person as you appear to be on your blog?

Tiffany said...

What is the sweetest/most romantic/most memorable thing is that Mr. Daddy has ever done for you? And I love this idea!

Tiffany said...

And I follow you too!

Don Newbury said...

I follow your blog as well, so I'll ask this. Do you like having your own domain name instead of using the the old Blogger template? I don't know if I'm asking that right but I just bought my own domain name and I am trying to figure out how to get it up and running. I love your site. You seem like a very funny person. Thanks

Foursons said...

I thought deaf people couldn't drive- they can? I just thought because you can't hear a car honk their horn or a train coming or things like that- that you weren't allowed to get a license. Call me stupid- it's OK.

Foursons said...

How has your blogging changed in the last 3 years?

Foursons said...

How did you meet Mr. Daddy?

Foursons said...

Did either one of you have reservations about the age difference? My husband and I are 10 years apart and sometimes it is glaringly obvious.

Foursons said...

If you could live anywhere in the world- where would you live?

Foursons said...

How is the secret to true happiness in life?

He & Me + 3 said...

What verse in the Bible is your favorite?

He & Me + 3 said...

What type of camera are you shooting with & what are you using to edit your pictures?

He & Me + 3 said...

I follow you.

Paige said...

When are we meeting at the park??? It'll be raining soon!

Paige said...

I've been an active follower that has turned into a silent follower... but I'm still here. : )

momof3darlings said...

Hey, I put a little BLURB in my post for you. ;)

I was TOTALLY subtle!! Mr Daddy won't suspect what I'm up to at ALL! ;) I'm totally on the DOWN-LOW....

K said...

Question 1. what do you indulge on ?
Question 2: If you could go to dinner with any person from history who would you go with?( you cannot pick Mr Daddy)

shmode said...

#1. How long have you and Mr. Daddy been married?
#2. Was your wedding more or less traditional'ish?
#3. Did you ever find out which one of Mr.Daddy's dudes saw you half nekkid? *snort*
#4. Do you scrapbook or do anything else with those amazing photos you take?
#5. Have you ever considered pursuing a career in photography?
#6. I promise this is my last one ;). If you could visit only one country for the rest of your life, which would it be?

shmode said...

Ok, technically I don't 'follow' using the google friends thingy because my blog is on wordpress, but I do stalk your blog when my RSS reader there updates.

shmode said...

Oooo, I remembered another one... or two ;).

Where did you get that cool categories spinner?

This one is for Mr.Daddy, do you hunt anything else besides elk?

Foursons said...

Have your first readers stuck around, or did they blow the joint?

Foursons said...

Also, blogs you followed 3 years ago- do those people still have them?

Brandi said...

My coffee break was a little longer than anticipated (and dang if Julie didn't already ask all the good questions).

I would like to know if you have any hobbies (aside from blogging)?

Melissa said...

Um yeah, 1-How long have you been married to Mr.Daddy? 2-Any more kiddos in the plans? 3-Do you work?

Melissa said...

I am a follower and love your humor!

Tina said...

okay, so I'm a follower! It's funny that you mention copying Brandi!! Brandi is a close friend and I have thought of totally copying this idea, but am also afraid noone will respond!!!

Tina said...

What type version)of Bible do you read?

Tina said...

What are some of your favorite blogs to read? What type of post are you most interested in? Family, Spirtual, etc.?

Tina said...

How do you keep up with your blog? What time do you blog normally, and do you set aside a certain time of day for posting, catching up on other blogs, etc.?

Liz (Loving Mom 2 Boys) said...

Lovely idea!! (how did I miss this?!) I love Amy and her family!!!

What really made you start blogging in the first place?

Liz (Loving Mom 2 Boys) said...

Were you ever a middle school loser? (I know I was :)

Stacy said...

Oh, I have a question! Has Mr. Daddy managed to convince you to allow him the priveledge to hang up dead animals in your living room? This is coming from a taxidermist's daughter. ;)

Happy blogiversary!

Lisa said...

Okay, so you know I am a follower (although I am a little upset that when I switched to your .com it put me as a new follower, and I want EVERYONE to know I have been following you for a while... just for the record! LOL)

So, my first set of questions are for Mr. Daddy.

1. Other than the hunting dude you said someone else said you reminded them of, have you ever been compared to a celebrity? *ahem*

2. How does it make you feel to have all kinds of strange women calling you hottie and Magnum and such?

3. How does it make you feel to know we all refer to you as "Mr. Daddy" like we would a 'normal' name. You know what I mean, like I told my mom "Can you believe that is Mr. Daddy?"

4. So are you afraid of your real name and hide behind your nickname (since Rachel goes by her name) or are you embarrassed by your HUGE age gap and don't want to be recognized? lololol Just kidding, kinda LOL

And finally,

5. What is your favorite trait about Rachel, one she may not even see in herself, but something that you just love about her? (Hey, I can be serious too!)

Lisa said...

Now for Rachel's questions.

1. Do people ever think you are Mr. Daddy's daughter when you guys are out together? *snicker*

2. How did you choose Itty Bit's real name?

3. How did he get the nickname Itty Bit?

4. Why do you not have a bloggy nickname? (I am glad you don't, don't get me wrong, I like first name basis, just curious.)

5. How do you think being deaf has changed your life? I mean, like self confidence and such. Did you roll with the flow, or was it difficult.

6. How did you get to be so nice? lol You have a lot of followers and such, and you seem to have a good raport with most of the active ones, from what I can tell.

And finally,

7. What advice would you give someone who is struggling with their own personal issues. What verses or advice in the bible do you find most comforting and helpful, and such.

Foursons said...

Did I enter wrong? Should I have put all my questions in one comment? Real question- Will you post a picture of your couches on your blog? BAhahahahahahaha!

Foursons said...

What do you and Mr. Daddy fight about the most?

Foursons said...

Do you ever feel awkward with the age difference between the two of you?

Foursons said...

Have you ever been mistakenly called his daughter? (I ask 'cause I was once called Chris' daughter.)

Mr. and Mrs. Nurse Boy said...

I want to know whose idea was the blog? And, was it easy or natural for the other one to join in?

Mr. and Mrs. Nurse Boy said...

I would also love to know if you have any tips on marriage? Ya know, marrital advice?

Mr. and Mrs. Nurse Boy said...

Tell us what you love or appreciate the most about one another.

Love this idea... I am not going to lie, I will most likely be stealing this in the near future.

Mrs. Nurse Boy :0)

JenniferNe said...

Happy Anniversary!

What is your all time favorite movie?

Where did you two go for your first date?

Amy is on my mind and in my heart along with her family.

God Bless!

Pam D said...

Always a day late and a dollar short. Past the deadline, but hey. I just had to ask... other than spewing hot lead down Rach's shirt and searing her girls and then asking to "make it better", what "lines" did you use on her to woo her? Cause that one was so smooth that I just know you have a ton of other ones. Also, do you shop around for best prices on the little blue pill, or just get it at your regular pharmacy? Oh, yeah.. what is your favorite brand of fiber product?
Inquiring minds want to know....

Pam D said...

And yes, I am a follower... :<) (although you may "de-follower" me after that last comment...)

Mom Of Many said...

Happy Anniversary guys!

Yes, I am a follower...and have been for a long, long time!

xo

Mom Of Many said...

And Dw & I just have one question, and only one...

We are certain that between Mr. Daddy and you there would be a real good smart butt answer..

Exactly how much wood would a woodchuck chuck if a woodchuck could chuck wood?

Do tell! xo

Sara said...

What made you decide to change your blog website address? What are the advantages?

Not sure if you'll answer this one, but it doesn't hurt to ask...What is Mr. Daddy's real name? I respect if you don't answer that, but I am curious.

Do you guys always laugh and have fun? It seems like you do.

When will you be in the Midwest? :)