Wednesday, March 18, 2009

A True "Fairy"-Tale/Egg Hunt Contest

Hahaha! I couldn't resist the pun along with this picture. :D So what's my big news? Well, this posting has several components so please bear with me.

First and foremost, it is my wedding anniversary! DH and I have been together for 15 years and I am truly blessed. Here's the fairy tale part of it all: It was love at first sight. For both of us. Did I believe that ever happened? Uh, no. And so I am sharing this true story with my blogging and stamping friends.
After a long night at work I opened my apartment door, turned the corner, and there he was on the couch with a group of our friends. It turned out that he was a friend of my roommate's boyfriend who, btw, was drunk so DH offered to drive that night.
(Warning grammarians, here come the cliches!) Angels singing? Check. Glow all around him? Check. Everything in slow motion? Check. Goofy grin? Double check, we were both smiling...and we have been together ever since. So Happy Anniversary to my wonderful husband, who still makes my heart skip a beat all the time, like when I see him being silly with the kiddos, coaching his football and basketball teams, and especially vacuuming.

Second part - if you want to know a little more quirky stuff about me Club Anya is featuring yours truly in the blog today! Woohoo! I was so excited when Jessica emailed me to tell me the schedule and that it coincided with my anniversary! Consider yourself warned before you read my 13 facts, there's some weird stuff in there...I'll understand if I have less followers by the end of the day.

And finally...because my life focuses more on blessings and positivity, I wanted to celebrate today with all of my virtual friends! Here is my little surprise for YOU. Remember this from Monday?
Look at the banner on top...because I am hosting an egg hunt!! Guess how many eggs are on this house INCLUDING the 3 that Anya is already holding? Let me help out a bit, there was no intentional number, like, it's not 15 because DH and I are celebrating our anniversary. I was cutting and pasting eggs when I thought up this little challenge, so I had to count them after I was done. Please don't bother counting them in the pictures, and I say this lovingly because there are some that are peeking out only a little in the grass and hidden in the owl's tree. This isn't meant to be a tedious contest at all, you can just throw out a number. The contest ends on March 26th 11:59 EST, I will post the winner on March 27th's posting which is happily my sister's bday as well.
So what's the big prize? Since I am uber honored to be a guest designer for Club Anya's 1st DT (TY Jessica and Marie!!), I am giving away your choice of 3 TGF DIGIS!!! Baseball Ian anyone? Easter Anya? Adorable storybook inspired Anyas? And don't forget her other fun Digis as well, I love this line! OR if you aren't a digi fan, then you'll have your pick of any single Ian or Anya image, any of the sweet fairies, or Dream Quotes and I will ask Marie to ship it directly to you. The correct guess on the dot or closest without going over will win. If there are multiple correct guess-ees (haha) I will draw a name using random.conscience which isn't a real site but will haunt me forever if I even think of cheating or playing favoritism.

Are you ready to start guessing? Please post your ONE guess on this blog in the comment section. This way when it comes time to reveal the actual number, it will serve as proof that it was you. If you don't have a blog or are having a hard time posting (sorry, I keep trying to tweak this problem) then please PM me on SCS (jonjinko) or email me at jonjinko@hotmail.com with 'Egg Hunt' in the subject line. I will post your name and guess in the comment section for the same reasons. International friends are more than welcome to join in!

Are you still here? THANK YOU for staying until the credits rolled! You can go now and post your guess. If you really want to look at the Easter House again in the post below (don't look too closely or you'll see the flaws, haha!), note that there aren't any hidden eggs in the back of the house, nor in the actual magazine holder, and the little Anya peeking out the side window doesn't have any eggs because she hasn't been outside yet. ;) Have a great day everyone!
*Love and Aloha*

39 comments:

Sarah said...

Hey there Joni! I am going to guess 21 eggs are one your wonderful house!!

Melissa Craig said...

I loved reading this! HAPPY ANNIVERSARY to the blissful couple!!

Cindy said...

What a fun post to read! Congrats on several levels! :o) I will guess 23 eggs....

Brandi said...

Happy Anniversary and thanks for having an egg hunt!

My guess is 34!

Smiles,

Brandi

PaperCrafty said...

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!!!

My guess is 30 Easter Eggs.

Holly aka Toy said...

Aww, Joni! What a sweet story about how you met your DH! Happy Anniversary to both of you!!

My best guess is 22 eggs. Although I am having issues with counting this morning! LOL

Hugs!
Holly (aka Toy on SCS)

Anonymous said...

Awwh Heck... Um how about 38 eggs!

Happy anniversary!!!!

Christy (christy1807 on SCS)

Liann said...

Joni..Happy Anniversary to you and hubby...i love when a heart skips a beat when spouses look at each other..totally awesome..i am going to guess 30...btw your profile flick is so u'i and with the pua..have a great day...

Gael said...

Happy anniversary Joni!!

I cannot see the photo well enough to actually count eggs. so I will just throw a random number out there...26 cuz my sister's birthday is March 26.

Sara said...

YAY!!! Congratulations on being featured on Club Anya. Your work is so inspiring and I come here often and read your blog a lot because I get some fun ideas! Thanks for being so fun and talented! :)

Shannon said...

Happy Anniversary!!!!! I'm going to guess 25 eggs.

Kelli said...

UGH! I cant get it to enlarge so I'm pickin a number out of the air, I'm gonna say 36.

Happy Anniversary to you and SO glad that fairy tales do come true, all I've got so far is a FROG! LOL JK! :)

Christi said...

Happy Anniversary!!! My oldest is turing 4 on the 25th so that's my guess-25 eggs! :)

Janna said...

Joni!! Congratulations on you Anniversay and on the the feature spot on Club Anya! That is so exciting and you definitely deserve it! I love hearing first date and first meeting stories. Everybody meets and falls in love in such different ways! it is so fun!! Of course I love your fairy card! you colored her in so beautifully and the flower you made is awesomeness! How cute!!! Okay so I am going to guess 27. No reason at all except I like that number! This house is the cutest by the way and I can't wait to comment on it in the next post!

Smiles,
janna

Tracy.H said...

Happy Anniversary!!

Okay how fun is this? Okay...I am gonna have to guess 31...why? No idea...just sounds good. :0)

Gabby said...

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY JONI & BROWN!!! I wish you 15 more years and 15 more after that and 15 more after that!!! Reading your story on how you met is truly a fairy tale romance! Hey...the kids say it too...LOL! :P

I'm going to guess 32 since it's my age! :)

Cheryl~aka~DJ said...

Hmmm DJ's guess is 102 eggies..What an awesome prize...hope I win..mwah

Angie said...

I read your post on the CA blog, I loved your 13 things! Congratulations on your anniverary too! I will guess 35 eggs. Oh, I hope I win, I love TGF!

Becky said...

I am going to say 28 eggs. What an adorable card, and congratulations on your 15 years, that is so wonderful and even more wonderful that it was love at first sight.

Will Stamp For Food said...

I'm guessing 29 and congrats on 15 years. I celebrate my 15 years in September. :)

Sara said...

hmmm... I guess 41. :)

Anonymous said...

Hey Joni - congratulations on your anniversary!! I love fairytale stories. I was going to guess my age but that is way too high, so I will take a crack at 19 (for the years my DH and I have been together). Thanks Joni and many more happy years for you.
Big hugs
Sue (rarinstamp@shaw.ca) scs - rarinslik

~*Joni said...

This is a posting for:
Tracey (tdean32) - 28 eggs
Jody - 35 eggs

~*Joni said...

Kelly Couch guessed 30 eggs. Thank you all so much!

JenRaff said...

Happy Anniversary!!!
My guess is 26 eggs.

Rosette said...

What a lovely post Joni!! No you're not having lesser followers.. that will maybe be me thatwill have them! I'll try to guess, as I need more TGFs now!! 14 eggs??

Carrie said...

Congrats on your anniversary!! I love your creations so adorable and Congrats on the design team. Yeah!! So happy for you!

My guess is 35. Thanks for having such a fun contest!

Laura Jean (AKA LJ) said...

33 eggs! Happy Anniversary Coach & Joni! :-)

"T" said...

Ok Jonesy Pooh my guess is 34

gracieb said...

Happy Anniversary! My guess would be 24 eggs... =)

Lisa Phillippi said...

WOW...Happy Anniversary! Super cute card with the sunflower! Looks like things are going great Joni, Super happy for ya!

Viv blusky said...

Wonderful love the ears. I think there are 29 eggs. LOL

laos348 said...

Happy anniversary and congrats on the Club Anya gig - such fantastic news!

MRS.BANN said...

Happy Anniversary!!!

My guess is 22 eggs.

Chrissy's Creations said...

My guess is 43. :-)

Robin said...

Hi Joni!
My guess is 32 eggs...
Thanks!

Dianne said...

Fun contest! I'm going to say 62 eggs!

~*Joni said...

Lori said 17 :D

Kit said...

love the Easter Anya I have only just downloaded her today :o) I loove the house you have put her with this is super great

Best Wishes, Kit x