Wednesday, June 16, 2010

This is for real.

The votes were counted.
Then counted again.
It was super close.
(If winning by over 1,000 votes is close, that is.)

But just like that, my illiterate baby's dreams came true.
{Do not fear.  No iPad's were harmed in the shooting of this picture.
Perhaps, close to harmed/ destroyed/ tears falling forever.  
But eventually survived unscathed. 
She did however, sacrifice a shoe in the process.}

I got all techy and installed Wi-Fi by myself, not once, but twice in anticipation.  
Turns out our hand me down Apple AirPort was made back before the Revolutionary War.  Or at least the equivalent of that in technology years.
I may or may not have had no internet for two days in the process. 
Evs.

So date night involved a trip to the Apple store to fetch a new AirPort, as well as to play with an iPad for the very first time.  I have up until yesterday, quite a dysfunctional relationship with them.  I couldn't look at them, couldn't watch the commercials, certainly couldn't touch one.  Because I know myself.  The prone to obsession part of myself is dark and dangerous.  One minute with a real iPad and I would become that crazy ex-girlfriend that just doesn't get the hint.  I would plot and obsess and talk way to much about it.  Then I would start counting down the days until my birthday on the chalkboard.  My December birthday.
So I stayed away.  For all of our health and sanity.

Until Nathan changed everything.  With an email and a video, suddenly my iPad dreams seemingly appeared possible.

But not without you.  Or your votes.  Your crazy, awesome amount of votes.  Smilegen didn't know what in the world to do with me.  Or my epic posse.

Together we can take over the world.  Or at least get me free stuff.  Same diff.

So thank you.  So very, very, very much.
It is even more amazing than I had imagined.

Seriously.  Even.  More.  Amazing.
Times a billion.

With all that to say, the happy new owner of the bribery goodies is:






















{The horse has nothing to do with anything, except I have been playing around with this digital kit.}

Jenny, send me your deets and I will send you your treats.

Off to play with my lovely, wonderful, best ever, iPad.

60 comments:

  1. That's awesome! Congratulations!

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  2. Congrats! I am soooo glad YOU won Julie!

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  3. Congratulations!!! They look like so much fun! I will have to live vicariously through you until that magical day when they are only $50. :o) Enjoy!

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  4. Amazing!!! I am so happy you were the winner! Now, will you all help me win my iPad this week? Pleeeeease :D

    If my puppy makes you smile, please vote for her! Thank you!

    http://shareasmile.smilegeneration.com/submission/subprofile/436

    -Christine

    ps. slightly embarrassed to be commenting literally seconds after you posted this..hehe.

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  5. Oh, you lucky girl! Congratulations. :)

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  6. Congratulations!!!! Your photo completely deserved to win!

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  7. So glad you won it! Congrats.

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  8. Congrats Julie! Your pictures are beautiful and I enjoy reading your blog.

    Nicole
    from simplycreatedbycole.blogspot.com

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  9. So glad you won, Julie! You deserve it, Sweets!:) Lori

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  10. yay!! good for you! I want one :)

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  11. Oh my goodness- congrats Julie!!!!! You AND Miss Janie SO totally deserved it haha!! She looks very pleased in the photo! :)
    xoxox Holly

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  12. SO, SO happy for you sweet friend!!!! off to check out your "horse" digital connection!- I have a Princess who would LOVE to play with it! (see todays post :)!)
    Blessings!
    Jill

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  13. HOLLA!!!!!!!!!
    So glad you won, you SO deserve it!!!

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  14. Congrats! That's super exciting! (And funny.) :)

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  15. Congrats!!! That. Is. Awesome. Woohoo! And congratulations to Jenny too!

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  16. yay!! my dad got one and i got to play with it last weekend.

    fun. very, very fun.

    that dig. kit looks fun, too. i'm a bit illiterate when it comes to digital scrapping.

    i know. i'm quite possibly the last gal on earth to say that. sometimes i think i was born before the revolutionary war.

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  17. Look how happy she is now! And I'm so happy for you!

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  18. Congratulations! You and your crew definitely rocked Share A Smile last week.

    Good luck to everyone else here on the next two chances to win.

    Cheers!

    Chris Lorenz
    New Media Developer
    The Smile Generation

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  19. That is so funny! You actually won!

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  20. Congrats! Who said bribery doesn't work!
    I'm making the salted caramel cupcakes right now for our PTA meeting. I'm having a good time licking the excess caramel and Skor bits off the table. LOL

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  21. Yay! Congratulations!!! Woo hoo!

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  22. yay for bald baby & her awesome mama !!

    woot~WOOT!!

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  23. I think my jaw hit the floor! There is a hint of jealousy in the air! So not Christian like! Enjoy :) At least you let Janey hold "her" ipad :)

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  24. That is so awesome! Glad I could help out!

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  25. I am so happy for you! That is awesome! I voted for you (not that you needed my vote!), and I waited my turn :), so please, please, go vote for MY baby girl. (and if you just so happen to want to get your super awesome friends to vote for her too, I won't complain!) Hopefully our baby girls can play with their Ipads together! ;)

    http://shareasmile.smilegeneration.com/submission/subprofile/415

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  26. Awesome! I'm so glad you, I mean, she, won!! :)

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  27. I have been so excited to hear- tried to go to Smilegen's winner page and it wouldn't work- been waiting for your post!! WOOHOO!!!!! Yee-haw! LOVE IT!!

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  28. i am the same with iPhones.
    i can't even look at them!
    i want one so bad.

    so happy for you and your illiterate kid.

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  29. WOOOOHOOOO! Her picture was for sure the cutest! By the way don't December birthdays stink, mines on the 12th!

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  30. Congrats!

    I entered a picture this week...would you mind voting for it? Here's the link: http://shareasmile.smilegeneration.com/submission/subprofile/397 . Thanks & enjoy your iPad!

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  31. YAY Julie!!! Your baby is A.Door.A.Bull!!! Love her little baby teeth!!!
    ~Molly P

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  32. Yipee, and your little one is the cutest...did I say cutest? Congrats on the Ipad....hugs

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  33. Happy for you!
    Jealous, but happy.
    I voted. I think I need an "I voted" sticker.

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  34. Haha! She's smiling now! Congratulations!

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  35. Oh happiness!! Seriously. Some good old happy day. Makes this one happy happy week. I am so glad you won! And look how happy Janey is too. She has a big smile on her face! Probably because she knows she might as well live up that she is getting to touch the ipad for a few minutes before she won't get to for a very long time ;) Love it! Enjoy! Now go play with your ipad :)

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  36. YAY for you and sweet munchkin cheeks! I think she looks you in this picture...just a little rounder and with a little less hair! ;)

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  37. LUCKY! CONGRATS JULIE!!!!

    Congrats to the winner of your "bride swag" LOL - I'm jealous! It was some awesome stuff!!

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  38. I had no doubts you would win ;) Congrats and enjoy your new toy! I'm impressed that you got it so fast! Instant gratification!

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  39. You already got it?! Woohoo! So excited for you and Janey! :)

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  40. I super stoked that you won!!! WOOHOO!

    now - I must do the same!
    muhwahahahahaha!

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  41. Sign up for something else. Quick. Taking over the world is pretty awesome.

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  42. Awesome picture, she's definitely smiling now! Congrats

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  43. Stoked you won lady!!!
    What else will that cute baby win for you!!?? i need to get goldie to work!! :)

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  44. So much loveliness and inspiration over here!

    Wishing you a grand weekend. xx

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  45. You and your family look amazingly like mine. I have six daughters and I love your creativeness. I too am an artist and would love your feedback. If you ever have any questions about girls just give me a shout.
    Kindest regards,
    Barbara†
    http://www.madreminutes.blogspot.com

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  46. hehe..What a cutie! Congrats! I'm sure you are already addicted! LOL

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  47. Congrats!!! I'm glad your bribery worked. I got all excited when I saw the first letters of the winner's name were "J-E-N..." but then it all went awry from there. :)

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  48. is this the best prize you've ever won? wow! so excited for you.

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  49. yay congrats!
    smiles,
    gina
    ps-i'm a new reader and you had me at hello with the ipad post! I am OBSESSED! and have no way in sight to get one. if you see a contest, let a sista know :)
    http://hiyaluv.blogspot.com

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  50. Wow. Congrats. You are like Merlin. Making magic happen.

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  51. I can't wait for Janey to be old enough to hear the story "about the time when she won an ipad..."
    Love you, Julie

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  52. That's so cool ! Congrats! I'm sure you'll have fun with it.

    Lori

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