Thursday, September 15, 2011

Today is the day – Let’s celebrate with a giveaway!

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My Mom Is……

An Ice-Cream Lover.

Any time she came to visit us and wanted to treat us to some junk food, she would stock our freezer full of ice cream.  Yum.  So today, on her birthday,  I am giving away a $20 gift card to…..

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How can you win this delicious prize?  Just join us in a party here on my blog by leaving  a comment for my mom with your birthday wishes.You will be entered in  the drawing once.  I will draw one name as the winner. Here are a few rules.

1.  Each person who wrote a post for the “Who My Mom Is” series will be automatically entered once. 

2.  Each person who made a comment on one of the “Who My Mom Is” posts before this post was published will be entered once for each comment.  Yes folks, rewards for past comments.  You liking that?  I sure am.

3.  Anyone who leaves a comment on this post, before 10 pm MY TIME TODAY (that is 7 pm for you west coasters) will be entered once.  Please leave your name and if we don’t know you that well, tell us where you are from. 

4.  The first 20 people to comment on this post will be entered TWICE for that comment.

5.  Since I want the kids to be involved in celebrating my mom, kids may dictate birthday wishes to their parents, who can then enter on their behalf.  And don’t feel like this is cheating.  I really really want their wishes. There are some advantages to having lots of kids, right?

I know, sounds a little complicated, but it comes down to this, please leave a comment here with birthday wishes for my mom before 10 pm tonight, with your name, and one of you will get free ice creamEven if you have never met her in your life.  Even if you have never met me in your life.  I am blatantly pandering for comments here folks and I fully encourage you do to the same with your friends and family.  Post this on facebook.  Email it if you need to. My goal is at least 100 birthday wishes for my mom.

Last but not least, let me mention that you don’t have to have a google account to leave a comment on my blog.  Just click the “name” bubble underneath the comment box and write your name in.  So no excuses, right?

Winner will be announced tomorrow, Sept. 16.  And then I can take a nap. Whew.

53 comments:

Christa Holt Armenta said...

Linda,
I wish you the happiest birthday ever. I have read all the posts and each one reminds me of how lucky we all are to have you in our lives. You are truly amazing. I really miss "catching up" with you when I visit Blythe. I just want to say thanks for being, well, YOU! Have a wonderful birthday.

Shannon said...

Happy Birthday Linda!! I have learned getting to know more about your life. What a wonderful lady you are!! Have a wondrous day!

Shannon said...

*loved* getting to know you...

Shannon said...

Happy Birthday Linda! I have loved reading all of yhe posys about your life! Hope you have a great one!

The Fox Family said...

Linda,
Happy Happy Birthday! I hope your day is wonderful! I have enjoyed getting to know you. I loved reading all the sweet things your family said about you! Isn't it great to have a wonderful family that love and care about you!
I hope all your wishes come true!
Happy Birthday To YOU!
Candace Fox

Ashley said...

Happy Birthday mom! I love you so much! Hope you have a great day and wish we could be there!

C. Leah said...

Happy Birthday Linda, (Katie and Levi's Mom)! ;)

I hope you have a great day and get to eat lots of ice cream on your day!!! :)

Ashley said...

Rae says Happy Birthday and she misses you a lot! Rae says she loves doing art with you and can't wait to do some again!

Ashley said...

Blaise says he loves you Granny and thinks it is super cool that it is your birthday and hopes you get a yummy cake!

Bobby said...

Happy Birthday Mom! Thanks for being all these things and more.

James said...

Happy Birthday Mom!!!!

Oh, and...

Ashley and Shannon are spamming the posts, so those don't count!

Ashley said...

Dude, James, mine weren't spam - they were individual comments from my kids. Looks like you read instructions as well as some of your students ;)

Isaac says "It Granny birthday??!! I sing to her!"

We are going to call later so he can sing!

Christie said...

You tell him, Ashley!

Happy Birthday, Mom! I hope I win so I'll have your Christmas present all taken care of!

jess and scott said...

Happy Birthday! This has been so great getting to know you. And just so you know. Every time you walk into church Kate tugs my arm and says "look mommy, my teacher, I love her!" Have a great day!

Linda C. said...

Happy Birthday from one Linda to another. It was great having you as a visiting teacher. I've loved reading all the posts about you. Oh, and I love ice cream, too! Have a wonderful day!

Sharon said...

Linda, Happy Birthday! We hope that you have a well-deserved great day and that this next year will be a wonderful and fulfilling one for you. It's been fun reading all the posts from so many people that love you. Love, Jim & Sharon

mom and grandma of BOLTON BUNCH said...

From #3 to #4- Obviously you are really #1 in many eyes. Hope your day is a great one. Love you and miss you.

Jamie said...

Happy Birthday Linda! Hope you have great birthday, you deserve it! Love you!

Aaron said...

Happy birthday mom. I'm glad we could all have a chance to express how we feel about you.

Christine said...

Happy Birthday Linda, I hope you enjoy all the wonderful things everyone has written about you. You should realize just how loved you are. Hope you are able to eat lots and lots of ice cream today. I love you!

lindsey said...

shoot comment number 21!

lindsey said...

oh good shannon commented 3 times so I think mine still counts twice ;)

Anonymous said...

Dear Linda
Thanks for being the best mother in-law of the world. You always were thinking about making others happy so you deserve to have the best day ever. I love you so much and admire you.
Sabina

Gaynelle said...

Happy birthday Linda! I loved getting to know you for the short months we were in Charlotte. You have a wonderful daughter which is probably a reflection of the kind of mother you are. .

BiggieKen said...

Linda,
Thank you for sharing your light and life with so many of us. I hope you have a very happy birthday.
With much love,
Kenneth Witham

Jasmine (Jeppson) Hall said...

Happy birthday, Aunt Linda! You are an amazing woman that has raised amazing kids that are now raising even more amazing grandkids for you! Hope your birthday is...well...amazing! :)
Jasmine (Jeppson) Hall

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday Linda. I have loved getting to know you. It so great to have you in nursery with Jonah. He loves it. Thanks for all you do.

Happy Birthday,
Stacie Grubb

Faas Fam said...

Happy Birthday Linda! We don't know you but we love Katie and Chad and it's been so neat getting to know what a sellar person you are through the eyes of others. Hope your day is the best!
Love, Matt and Jennifer :)

Anonymous said...

Sister J, I hope you get/do/eat whatever you want ALL DAY LONG!! Wishing you the happiest of Happy Birthdays! - Kevin Ralston

Anonymous said...

HaPpY bIrThDaY Linda, I hope you have a an awesome day! I don't know you well, but reading the posts, I am amazed at the strong, funny, and spiritual women that is described. What a wonderful legacy you are leaving for your children and grandchildren!

Tamara Ventimiglia

Shyann said...

The last few days have been so uplifting reading all of the fun and special messages from your loved ones. Thank you for your wonderful example. The world needs more people like you. I was also really touched when I took pictures of you and Carina at her baby blessing. From the way you looked at her you would think she was your first grandchild. And thank you so much for all your work in nursery. It is so appreciated. Happy Birthday!

Olivia Carter said...

Happy Birthday Aunt Linda! Reading all these posts about you have been awesome! I'm sure you enjoyed them all as much as we enjoyed reading and learning about you. Hope to see you soon & we love you tons!

Carolyn Ciarrocchi said...

Mrs. J,
You are such a wonderful lady! Always smiling-you notice the smallest details. Have a fantastic birthday with your lovely family.

Adena and Greg said...

Happy Birthday Linda! I hope you have a day that is as amazing as you are

James said...

I read the directions, I just had to make a distracting claim to sway the jury.

colemanrecipes said...

Happy Birthday Linda I hope you have a wonderful day and with most of your kids there I know it will be.

Autumn said...

Happy birthday Linda!! It was great having you in my life as a kid and I agree with each and everyone one of the posts. Love ya!

Jennifer said...

Happy Birthday! I hope you have a fun day, filled with joy!

The Husband said...

Happy birthday, Linda! I'm grateful to have your example in my life.

- Roy W.

Kari said...

Linda, you have been a powerful force for good in my life! Thank you for being such a great woman. Happy birthday and many happy returns!
Love,
Kari

Cathy said...

Dear Linda,
I hope you have the best birthday ever. You are an amazing woman. Since Katie is family, I consider you my family too, and I am honored to be a part of such a wonderful legacy. Sending lots of love.
Cathy Coleman

Bubb Rubb said...

Hope you have the best birthday ever. I can't thank you enough for raising such wonderful daughter in Katie. It takes a special woman to put up with someone like Chad! She could only learn those attributes of unconditional love and patience from a terrific mother.

You are an inspiration. Keep it up! The Coleman's send much love from Spokane, WA.

Christie said...

Jeb says "Birthday"

Christie said...

Elizabeth says "Happy Birthday, Granny. Your number will be good!"
good (She typed the second good herself!)

Christie said...

Amelia says "Happy Birthday, Granny! We love you!"

Liz Vega said...

Happy Birthday to Mrs. Jeppson!! To this day my favorite meal is grilled cheese and tomato soup. Whenever I eat it, it takes me back to high school when Ashley would drive us to your house for lunch. Hope your day is grand, you deserve it :-)

Aaron said...

Does anyone else find it suspicious that Ashley commented on almost every post yesterday? Tipped off maybe?

Ian & Mande John said...

Happy birthday Linda!!!! We miss you so much! I hope you have a wonderful day and every one after.

Katie said...

Aaron - have you not seen how often Ashley comments on everybody's blogs?! I thought it was time to reward her blog dedication!

ladybezoar@gmail.com said...

Happy Birthday Sister Jepson! I hope it's a great one. Thanks for all the many leasons all those years ago!

Kathy said...

Linda,

Happy, Happy Birthday! I miss you so much and I am so proud to be your sister. I love your courage and faith. You inspire me. I love you! Hope your birthday is terrific!

Caroline said...

Linda,
I have loved seeing all the posts that Katie has orchestrated all to celebrate you! I love seeing you at church every week. You have such a beautiful and contagious smile! It always brightens my day!
Happy Birthday!
Caroline

Susan S. said...

Well, I might be late, but I still wanted to wish you a happy birthday!! i hope it's been wonderful! You have such a sweet spirit! It's great to see your beautiful smile each Sunday! Love, Susan