Wednesday, November 4, 2009


Those of you who have been absent from the computer for a couple of days may not have been aware that I was trying to win a contest for a FREE Flip digital video camcorder. Because the contest was based on votes, I have been begging/pleading/harassing everyone possible to click over to Classy Mommy and vote for me.


My friends, family, Twitter peeps, blog readers/followers, TBWers, and Facebook friends... you not only PUT UP WITH ME, but you put on quite the show of support. You emailed, called, linked up, re-tweeted, and voted from as many computers as you could get your hands on.


It was a close one. Too close to call until the very end. A real nail-biter, it was. *grin*

So a big thank you to everyone who took the time to vote or to pass on my begging/pleading/harassing to their family/friends/followers in order to help me win my Flip. I'm SUUUUUPER excited to get it and to start boring entertaining you with gratuitous footage of my adorable kids at nauseum every once in a while.

Again, I realize that this is not a life altering device. It's just a camcorder. However, being a lover of photographing, blogging and generally recording my children's childhood, this little non-life altering device is something that I've had in my peripheral vision for a few weeks now, since reading about it somewhere online (another blog, maybe? ETA: Found it! It was Dani over at Postcards from the Mothership who posted a review of one last month. Hi, Dani, if you're reading this. *waves*). But because we're currently living on Peter's income alone so that I can stay home with our three boys, things like camcorders are just not an option in order for our budget to work.

Speaking of budget, Peter and I sat down the other night and re-did ours. My maternity benefits will be ending this month (and will be sorely missed!), so we knew we needed a clearer idea of where we stand and how we will function with the loss of that "income". We also wanted to be proactive in doing some pre-Christmas damage control in order to determin approximately how much we could reasonably afford to spend this year. I suggest you all do the same. It's really a good idea.

(As it turns out, looks like all our family and friends will be getting is a DVD compilation of video footage of our adorable kids.)

(Just kidding.)

Thanks again, everyone!!


  1. Wait!!! You WON?! Thats so awesome.


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  3. YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! You BETTER be sending videos...

  4. I have been away or I would have voted for you too.. my GF has one of these and she uses it a LOT...

    As far as Christmas... I think the coolest Christmas cards are ones peeps send with a photo of their family on them..

    AND I think one of the coolest gifts... those beautiful letters, yes hand written letters (ok they write it once and copy it) of a recap of what the family did in the last/past year and usually includes photos....but maybe that's just me I do admit to liking weird gifts that others would be looking at you like WHAT THE HECK IS THIS????

  5. All the people I sent your email too want to know if you got the camera!!!
    Hope I can remember who they all are! Yippee!!!!! Love, A. Dianne

  6. Congrats! I'm so glad you won! I know someone who won a contest, how cool is that?!?!

  7. That looks so neat. I'm so happy you won, congrats!

  8. Congrats! It looks like such a cool gadget! :D

  9. Oh, now that I can finally comment again, I want to say that I have something for you over on my blog!

  10. *smocch*

    (I love my Flip. Lucas calls it the "Happy happy" because the first thing I ever recorded was the boys singing Happy Birthday to send to my brother and the boys will ask me to replay it four and five times in a row. Unfortunately, now every time he sees it, he wants to WATCH happy happy instead of doing whatever cute thing he was doing that I wanted to record. My advice to you? Never let the kids see that it also plays back!!!)

    (Sheesh, I totally need to put this on my own blog, don't I?)

  11. Yeah! I checked back to the site several times and saw how close the "race" glad my vote pursuaded that camera to go to you.


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