Top 10 Reasons I am Excited to Stay Home with My Family this Coming Weekend

top10Okay I will admit it.  I have been a little bummed out because it seems like everyone and their sister is attending BlogHer (a blogging convention) in Chicago which started today.  Then a blog post from my friend Lisa at Mom of 2 Boys, Wife of 1, made me realize that I am not the only one not going to BlogHer and that instead of feeling bummed, I should be excited to have time with my family this weekend.  Lisa announced on her blog a contest sponsored by Cozi who is giving away $100 to 15 bloggers not going to BlogHer.  To enter, we each have to post the Top 10 reasons we are excited to stay home with our families this weekend.  The 15 bloggers with the most comments on Monday, July 27th will each win 100 big ones.  SO PLEASE LEAVE ME A COMMENT

Since I hope that I am one of the lucky 15, if you leave a comment here, you can enter either one of my current giveaways an extra 15 times.  Need a SlimPerfect swimsuit or Mitchel Musso’s CD? Comment here and then leave 15 separate comments on one or both of those posts.  Here is my list (in no particular order):

1.  I get to spend some quality time with The Little Write Gal who just got home from “Camp Grandma” today.

2.  I will save lots of money since I didn’t have to buy any new clothes for BlogHer. 

3.  If I was at BlogHer I would miss seeing my college friends Caroline and Mandy who I am visiting with tomorrow.

4.  I get to go to church with my family on Sunday.

5.  The Little Write Gal and I will be attending a birthday party on Saturday for the prettiest and sweetest 3 year old, Miss Ava Elizabeth.

6.  I would miss The Little Write Gal and Ashes terribly.

7.  I need to stay home because next weekend I am going to be out of town with some girls at church for a Beth Moore conference.

8.  I would miss my Sunday afternoon nap with The Little Write Gal.

9.  I have a hard time sleeping when I am not in my own bed.

10.  I would miss reading all of the wonderful comments from my readers if I was sitting in a conference all day.

Thank you so much for leaving me a comment. So what will you be doing this weekend?

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59 Responses to “Top 10 Reasons I am Excited to Stay Home with My Family this Coming Weekend”


  1. 1 Beeb Ashcroft July 23, 2009 at 11:41 pm

    I will be working on some home renovation projects and seeing a friend who is home on vacation from South Korea!

  2. 2 Staci A July 23, 2009 at 11:42 pm

    I hope you have a wonderful weekend at home! I would miss my own bed too. I can’t stand sleeping elsewhere.

  3. 3 Cathy @ Chief Family Officer July 24, 2009 at 12:09 am

    I hear ya! I feel a bit left out too 🙂

    Thanks for the extra entries!

  4. 4 Christine July 24, 2009 at 12:13 am

    Have a great weekend! The Swag is not as good as you think anyway 🙂

  5. 5 cheryl h July 24, 2009 at 12:15 am

    Awe how sweet. Your #10 response even included us (your readers). I dont know how you do it, it must be painstakenly time consuming running your own blog and taking care of your family. Thumbs up to you for doing such a great job. Sending Good Karma your way and wishing you a beautiful weekend with your family.

  6. 6 cheryl h July 24, 2009 at 12:18 am

    I forgot to mention one important thing. Thank you kindly for the extra entries. Hoping your readers and friends will give you the comments you need in order to win.

  7. 7 cheryl h July 24, 2009 at 12:21 am

    Entry #2

  8. 8 cheryl h July 24, 2009 at 12:22 am

    So sorry, can you please delete the above entry…it was meant for stylish swimwear giveaway.

  9. 9 Jessica July 24, 2009 at 12:24 am

    You can’t beat a good nap!! Thanks so much for the extra entries.

  10. 10 Cheryl July 24, 2009 at 12:26 am

    Hi! I’m just writing for extra entries. No, but in all seriousness! Thanks for sending me the note!! Love your site. 🙂 xoxo

  11. 11 Belinda M July 24, 2009 at 12:27 am

    It sounds like you will have a much better and less hectic time staying home and enjoying your family (and us).

  12. 12 Selene M July 24, 2009 at 12:44 am

    Four of my five children live at least 500 miles away, so I have to travel to visit with them. This weekend, I’m with all five in Alabama. Hope you have a great time staying home with your family surrounding you.

  13. 13 hairstyles for girls July 24, 2009 at 1:03 am

    I love naps! Who wants to be in a stinky old conference room anyway? 😦 Have a nice weekend.

  14. 14 Melissa @SavingCentswithSense.net July 24, 2009 at 1:07 am

    I’m not going either and I think that we are saving a TON of money buy missing the conference. I’m starting my saving fund now, though, for next year! Good luck to you and please feel free to come visit my post for comment luv too!

  15. 15 Debbie Perkins July 24, 2009 at 1:35 am

    It sounds like you have a busy, but fun weekend planned! Weekends at home with the family are the best! As far as my plans go for the weekend, I was thinking of taking the kids to our city’s Aviary tomorrow (free admission day, hooray for that), and possibly the Aquarium on Saturday (we have a year membership, and the kids love it!). Sunday we’ll go to church and then spend the afternoon with the in-laws. It’s going to be a nice weekend I think. I hope yours is wonderful!

  16. 17 Cindi @ Moomette's Magnificents July 24, 2009 at 2:20 am

    I am so with you on this one! Have to admit, I am Green and just itchin’ to go to my first Blogging Conference – but it’s not in the cards!

  17. 19 erin July 24, 2009 at 7:54 am

    I love my own bed too! Clean sheets!

    I am hoping for a Non BlogHer Sponsorship too!

    http://www.themombuzz.com/2009/07/top-10-reasons-i-am-excited-to-stay.html

  18. 20 Amanda July 24, 2009 at 8:00 am

    Hope you enjoy your weekend home. I wish I got a Sunday nap. My boys just don’t stop, and my 8yo refuses to nap.

  19. 21 Angela July 24, 2009 at 8:33 am

    You enjoy your time with Little Write gal… I will be enjoying the weekend with my boys!

  20. 22 Christine v July 24, 2009 at 9:28 am

    going to the farmers market

  21. 23 Frantic Holly July 24, 2009 at 9:48 am

    So glad to be staying home too. Have a great weekend!

  22. 24 Sandy July 24, 2009 at 10:02 am

    Have a great weekend and good luck!

  23. 25 Linda K July 24, 2009 at 11:52 am

    Thank you for the extra chances to win. hope you have a great weekend. I will just be hanging out at home with my animals.

  24. 26 Unorganized Momma July 24, 2009 at 12:23 pm

    Saving money!! I didn’t even think of it that way! Good luck on the $100!

    Please share the comment love:
    http://www.unorganizedmomma.com/2009/07/10-reasons-i-am-excited-to-stay-home.html

  25. 27 A. Morgan July 24, 2009 at 2:04 pm

    Have a great weekend! Thankyou for the extra entries:)

  26. 28 Elaina July 24, 2009 at 2:34 pm

    My daughter Sage Elizabeth was almost named Ava Elizabeth!
    smalltownbeatnik at gmail

  27. 29 Jammie July 24, 2009 at 3:23 pm

    I hear you on sleeping in your own bed. I have a hard time not sleeping at home. Good Luck

  28. 30 Sarah July 24, 2009 at 4:49 pm

    There’s nothing like the comfort of sleeping in your own bed. Here’s to a fabulous weekend, BlogHer or no BlogHer.

    Good luck to both of us!
    http://www.livingmycharmedlife.com/2009/07/top-10-reasons-i-am-excited-to-stay.html

  29. 31 Deal-ectible Mom July 24, 2009 at 6:27 pm

    Have a great weekend and good luck! Who needs Blogher anyways 😉

  30. 32 Huguette E. July 24, 2009 at 6:46 pm

    Those are great reasons! Have a great weekend!

  31. 33 Stefanie July 24, 2009 at 11:39 pm

    Have fun at the conference! I think I went to one of her conferences. Have a great weekend! 🙂

  32. 34 Cathy B July 25, 2009 at 12:36 am

    Thanks for the extra entries for commenting! I hope you are one of the 15 to win! I also wanted to enter, but havent had my head together enough to think about it due to illness right now! $100 is like a $1000 these days, isnt it?! So here is to you being one of the 15 to win that $100! GL!

    cathy b
    projecthope7 at gmail dot com

  33. 35 Mom July 25, 2009 at 8:30 am

    There’s no place like home no matter how far you roam! Good luck on the contest and hope that you win!

  34. 36 Terri July 25, 2009 at 9:01 am

    Love the website. Hope you win!!! 😀

  35. 37 Cheryl Cornwell July 25, 2009 at 9:55 am

    So…what am I doing this weekend? I am home ALONE for the first time in a LONG time! Husband and son (18) are in Chicago to watch baseball…..oldest daughter (21) is in Tennessee to white water raft with friends….and my youngest(10) is at a spend the night party. Just me and the dog…and the quiet of the house is almost deafening!!!!
    Good luck with your contest! Hope this helps you to WIN!

  36. 38 Cascia @ Healthy Moms July 25, 2009 at 10:06 am

    Good luck getting a sponsor for next year. I’m not at BlogHer either so I understand. I just wanted to let you know that I have an award for you over at Healthy Moms.

  37. 39 lita sheffield July 25, 2009 at 11:52 am

    family is the most important people in the world and jesus is the heavenly father. what a great time we all have.it beats the blog anytime

  38. 40 lita sheffield July 25, 2009 at 11:58 am

    I COULD NOT BE HAPPY AT BLOG. MY HEART WOULD BE WITH MY FAMILY.

  39. 41 Jenny July 25, 2009 at 12:00 pm

    staying home is always more relaxing than going out of town! enjoy your weekend, and good luck winning the $!

  40. 42 lita sheffield July 25, 2009 at 12:02 pm

    WEEPING MAY ENDURE BUT A NIGHT BLOG BUT JOY COMES IN THE MORNING

  41. 43 Bridget July 25, 2009 at 1:47 pm

    Love your top 10 🙂 I didn’t get it together to go either, maybe someday we can all meet up!

  42. 44 blueviolet July 25, 2009 at 2:46 pm

    Your weekend actually sounds really nice!

    I’m sharing the comment luv from MomDot. Here’s my post

  43. 45 Lizzie July 25, 2009 at 2:58 pm

    I would miss my Sunday nap, too! And that would be tragic. 😉

  44. 46 Courtney July 25, 2009 at 4:39 pm

    Good luck. Hope you’re one of the lucky 15!

  45. 47 Sharon July 25, 2009 at 6:39 pm

    Good Luck !!! Hope you win 100 big ones !!!!

  46. 48 Faye Bedford July 25, 2009 at 11:57 pm

    Christie – What a great site you have – I know your Mom is very proud of you – good luck to you – hope you win the prize

    Faye

  47. 49 JessNBP July 26, 2009 at 12:52 am

    Sounds like a good wkend. 🙂 Right now I’m at my parents house part(y)ing it up!! LOL I played some poker, too.

  48. 51 Cindi @ Moomette's Magnificents July 26, 2009 at 2:31 pm

    Hoping to go to BlogHer10 in NYC next year!

    Visiting from MomDot

    I like the “Camp Grandma” idea LOL, I AM Camp Grandma!

    Here’s mine:
    So I’m Not Going To BlogHer – Top 10 Reasons I Am Excited to Stay Home with My Family this Coming Weekend

  49. 52 Julie Blalock July 26, 2009 at 3:09 pm

    Please enjoy the weekend with your family! The time slips away so quickly, you’ll wonder where it went.

  50. 53 Christine July 26, 2009 at 3:20 pm

    Oh I hope you win the money, and then next year we can maybe all meet up at NYC, that would be awesome! Good Luck

  51. 54 Shannon July 26, 2009 at 4:35 pm

    I am so jealous about the Beth Moore conference. Let me know how it goes!

  52. 55 Logout July 26, 2009 at 6:44 pm

    Going to church and then a bridal shower.

  53. 56 Logout July 26, 2009 at 6:51 pm

    I am excited just to have a peaceful weekend to look forward to without having to plan for anyone except my husband and myself.

  54. 57 Andrea H July 26, 2009 at 8:32 pm

    I came over from Momdot. I hope you had a nice weekend. Nice to meet you!

    Here is my post:

    http://bit.ly/jrryo

  55. 58 Cori Westphal July 26, 2009 at 10:27 pm

    I’m sorry you didn’t get to go to Blogher but it sounds like you have lots of good reasons for staying home too! Good luck!

  56. 59 Carolyn July 26, 2009 at 10:43 pm

    You better be at home saving money and naps are always good. I would not have missed Ava’s party for the world. Good luck!


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