Monday, November 29, 2010

Me...Blog of the Year?!

Imagine my delight this morning when I went to the Multiples and More blog and saw my little ole blog as one of the nominations for "Blog of the Year"!!!

Let me just tell you how happy this made me, in light of everything that just recently happened to us!!

In brief, I came downstairs Friday morning and noticed that with every step on our beautiful wood flooring, water was squishing out of the seams.  Turns out we had a leaky pipe in our bathroom wall...for days, unbeknownst to us. 

Need I remind you that Tim and my stepdad spent 5 days laying this wood flooring...and then remember when Tim and I put down the tile in the bathroom and the foyer area??  We were so proud of all our hard work.

Well, it's all gone...completely ruined by the leak.  Our insurance company sent contractors over to remove all our flooring and now we have nothing but cold cement floors, covered with huge blowing machines which dry the cement (and create so much noise that my kids yelling actually sounds more like whispers!)





If I want to focus on the silver lining here, we can choose to upgrade our floors...maybe go with dark wood this time?  We're not sure just yet. 

What I was most bummed about was that we had just put up our gorgeous Christmas tree and decorated it....Bella and I had just put together our lovely Christmas Village and we were so excited about how beautiful and festive our living room looked. 

The contractors advised me to put away the Christmas Village, which I did, but I refused to take the Christmas tree down.  We weren't able to put out any other decorations and I wanted our kids to at least be able to enjoy the tree...make it feel more like the holiday season.

So anyway....seeing that my blog had been nominated for Blog of the Year totally made my day, needless to say!!

I would love it if you'd take a minute and go over there and vote for me!!   Click here to go vote!  Thanks!!!!


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50 comments:

MiMi said...

This too shall pass. <--- i hate that saying because i want it to pass RIGHT NOW.
Anyway. CONGRATS! I hope you win!!

Kristina P. said...

Oh, booo. And yay! I will definitely vote for you.

sbswtp said...

I totally went and voted for you... I love your blog :) I am so sorry about your house though :(

Christina said...

Congrats! I hope you win, your blog is something special. :)
xo

Merri Ann said...

Blog of the Year? That is definitely something you deserve.

As for the house? I say paint the concrete and call it good. Throw down some rugs if you need some ambiance. Nothing can hurt it ... except maybe an earthquake :)) Think of all the worry ...just poof gone.

Just an idea .... ;P

Cindy said...

I just voted for you before I came here to congratulate you - you SO deserve it. And yes, go for the dark wood upgrade - LOVE IT!

blueviolet said...

Congrats on the nomination!!! Why would you need to put away the village? So it won't get knocked down and broken?

Ashley said...

Terrible news about the leak, so sorry to hear that. Great news about the nomination, I just voted. You definitely deserve it! :)

Karen Peterson said...

That completely sucks! I'm so sorry!

And I'm totally voting for you!

Sadia said...

Oh, what suckage! I didn't realize how bad it was from Facebook.

And of course I voted. I nominated you too, and clearly I'm not the only one!

FRANNIE said...

I just voted and you're in the lead!!

heather@it'stwinsanity said...

Congrats Helene!!! And so sorry about the floors. That just sucks!

Shell said...

You definitely need some sort of break! Off to vote for you!

MandyE (Twin Trials and Triumphs) said...

I'm so sorry to hear what a mess you have on your hands! But I love how one of the "bright sides" you identified is that the fans tone down your kids' yelling...HA!!!

And CONGRATS on your nomination! You've got my vote! :)

mudmama said...

Congratz on the nomination! So sorry about the leak!

mudmama said...

Congratz on the nomination! So sorry about the leak!

IASoupMama said...

Congrats on your nomination!! Way to go, mama!

And so very sorry about your flood...

The Lane Family said...

Hooray and for you!! I was so excited to see you were nominated and I have already voted. You do a great job and are so fun to read!!

I am so sorry about your house that sucks especially this time of year..for many reasons. Hopefully better days lay ahead!!

Angela said...

I saw that you won the M&M award! Congrats! So sorry about your floors! Yikes!

Jenny said...

I'm so sorry about your floors! It seems like you all just got them installed!

How awesome you were nominated for Blog of the Year! I went over and voted for you! Good luck!

Nezzy said...

Oh happy day...doin' my silly happy dance here for ya. Congratulations sweetie!!! Sounds like you needed some good news.

So sorry about the flood. I so feel for ya, been there...done that far too many times. For some silly reason we've been blessed with many different water hazards here. Like the time the water was frozen and Hubby left the water on and the drain closed when we left for the weekend.

There's just nothin' like pullin' up in your driveway seein' water leakin' out from under your doors!

At least ya get an upgrade outta the mess.

God bless and I'm off to vote! :o)

Nezzy said...

Oh baby, I just checked...your in the lead!!! :o)

Twins Squared said...

Aww - that is such a bummer about the decorations! I wouldn't have taken down the tree either. Just voted for you! Hope you win!

Dysfunctional Mom said...

I am usually kind of lazy about voting, but I did it for you! I hope your Christmas season gets better quickly.

Dysfunctional Mom said...

I am usually kind of lazy about voting, but I did it for you! I hope your Christmas season gets better quickly.

Jen said...

Ugg! That is not good.

Look on the bright side, maybe you have have the kids 'swim' on the floor to wear them out and get some peace for yourself.

Good? ;)

Marianne said...

What a nightmare!!! So sorry that happened, but at least insurance is covering it. What's going on with the move? Did the house fall through after all?


Off to vote!

Eva Gallant said...

Congrats! I'm not surprised at your win, one bit!
How awful to have all that hard work ruined. I'm so sorry.

Natalie said...

Sounds like we have similar luck with house stuff. Sigh.

Congrats on the nomination! I already voted for you this morning :)

Kimberly said...

Oh yay and NooOo all at once!

Creative Junkie said...

Huge huge huge congratulations on the nomination!

And even though it will suck in the process, your new floors are going to be awesome! I'm seriously considering flooding our entire second floor now.

The Mother said...

Oh, so sorry about your floors. When you've put personal effort in, it's so much more heartwrenching when something goes wrong.

Chocolate Covered Daydreams said...

I voted! Hope you win! Sounds like you could use a bit of cheering up. Sorry that your floors have had to be torn apart but I love your attitude and how you are looking forward to darker wood.

Hang in there. The blowers will be gone before you know it.

Omotee! said...

count on my vote.

sorry about the leak...

Cucipata said...

Congratulations!! I hope you win... Sorry to hear about that leak and good luck dealing with your insurance company.

When did I become my Mom said...

VOTED!

Sorry about your floors.... :-(

You're in the lead, I hope you win!!

Donna said...

Duh!! You are ARE the best blog of the year! I already voted when I saw you on there. I may try and vote again!

Anyway, major BOO on the floors and on infiltrating your holiday spirit!

Yes, yes - do the upgrades! Anything to make you say, "Wow, we're so "glad" the water pipe bursts so that now we have THIS beautiful space!" But still major boo! ;-(

Neo said...

been "away" for a while and i have missed ur blog. congrats on d nominee jus voted for u, hope "we" keep d lead :) Sorry abt ur floors but like u said, creative leeway!

The Girl Next Door Grows Up said...

I will go and vote, but are you just sick with the floor? I would be. Oh man.

However, the dark floor would look cool too :-)

The Girl Next Door Grows Up said...

I just voted and you are leading!!!!!

purseblogger said...

Oh man girl! That totally sucks. I'm so sorry. But being nominated is huge. Off to vote for you! xoxo

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Charlene said...

Oh my...so sorry that happened to you !!! My sister in law just recently had this happen to them too. They live in GA.

I hope it gets fixed soon, it sucks living with your house all screwy around you and to not have your Christmas stuff up...well that just stinks!

On the bright side, at least you have insurance to cover the damage!

Karen & Gerard Zemek said...

So sad about your floor being ruined. What a mess! I voted for your blog though--it's great!

Mayet said...

sorry about that.anyway, I just voted for you!! goodluck.

Kim said...

Heading over to vote for you . . . congrats!

Snuggle Wasteland said...

Ugh. I can only imagine how upset you were when you found your floors all wet.

Congrats on the nom! Hope you win!

Rebecca said...

I'm so behind, but seriously...those floors are annoying (upgrade is good though) and your blog? Totally voted for it!!!

Megan said...

OMG, the floors! Noooooooo! But, at least you can upgrade. That's me looking on the bright side of things.

And I'm so excited you were nominated for this award! First, because I nominated you, and I like to be right. And second, because you're awesome. I'm voting for you daily!

Flying Giggles and Lollipops said...

Oh no, that was a lot of hard work! Life always throws us a curve ball when we are least expecting it. We went through a similar experience years ago, but we did not know about the leak until we had mold growing and my daughter was sick. We had a lot of tearing up to do and could not stay in the house while it was being done.

Congrats on your nomination, I voted today.

I figure that if the children are alive when my husband gets home at the end of the day, I've done my job.

----Roseanne Barr



 
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