Wednesday, November 04, 2009

A PRP First

500 posts people.


Did you ever think I would last that long? Did you ever think I would have so much to say?

Bad news, everyone:

I'm just getting warmed up.

To celebrate, I'm hosting a giveaway. I know, a giveaway!

What will you get? When will you get it? How much love will I smack a stamp on and send out?

I. don't. know.


It will be fun. It will represent me and things that I love. I will carefully select and prepare and wrap and scent and smile and send.

Doesn't that sound like fun?

So, drop me a comment, tell me why you love me (no really, do) and I'll pick a lucky winner on Saturday morning, the 7th, because that's bound to be a fantastic day. My second turns 7 on the 7th, remember?

So, off you go, right now. Comment! And win!


Trevor and Sara said...

I don't need you to send my anything, truly, but I will tell you why I love you just because everyone deserves that. :) I love you because you take life - your own and your childrens' lives -SERIOUSLY. You care about what type of human being you are and what type of human beings they will be. Because of this, you change the world everyday, and I, for one, love that about you.

Heather said...

I love that you are YOU. True to yourself, your family, your friends and the gospel. You are smart, loving, thoughtful, and by golly you can COOK WITH GARLIC!

Sarah said...

I love that you are so passionate about making the life of your family better and anyone else you see who's in need of help or service. You seem to magically be able to stretch another hour or two out of the day to do these thoughtful things.

TyLeen said...

I love that you always say what I want to say. And it always comes out so right and so magical. It has been fun getting to know you through your blog.

hatch said...

I love that you have so much passion and drive about everything you do! I admire the way you serve everyone around you.

Amy said...

I love that I'm getting to know you all over again through blogging. I love that I miss you after all this time. I guess that's not really about you, it's me, whoops. I love that you try to make everyday special for your family. I love that you adore your husband and work on your marriage daily. I love that you enjoy being a mother so much and that you work on making your home a haven for them. I love that you have fabulous taste in home decor, fashion and friends. You, my dear, are awesome! And instead of giving me anything, if I won, lets plan a get together with our families, we would love to see you guys!

Brooklet said...

Congrats on 500- wow! I love you because you are so funny and I love to read about the way you look at life.

Mimi said...

When I saw that you already had a bunch of comments I thought it might be difficult not to be repetitive but the 'reason to love Karen list is long'!!! Here are just a few.

Yes you are incredibly passionate! a reason to love you indeed.

You keep up on the interesting stuff like celeb-gossip and I certainly love that.

You have serious style skills...not just in the way you dress, but the way you dress your children and your home. Love it.

You know the right thing to say to perk people up when they need it, that is just too lovable.

You are honest as honest in your struggles of life as you are in your successes. Truly lovely!

You are witty. Who doesn't love witty?

Last but not least, I love it when you say "seriously?". I cracks me up every time no matter the context!

No need to enter me in the drawing, just keep entertaining me with your blog, ok?

Tana said...

I love you because you have a crazy life, wonderful husband and great kids and are not afraid to tell the world that you love your life. So glad you are you and I love reading about all that is Karen Johnson.

Rachel said...

Karen, I am a blog stalker, but I love to read your blog everyday because you make me smile. Everyday you say something that makes me laugh or remember how much I love my family and that I do have many things to be grateful for, or you spark a creative spot in me that has been quiet for a long time. You are a motivated, talented, funny, loving person. Thanks for letting me be a blog stalker.

Knotaklu said...

I love Karen because she reminds me of another woman who loved life, her family and her husband much like the way Karen does now. Thanks for sharing you life with us.

Sara said...

I love you because you love your life and the people you share it with your passionate and fierce about being a good mama. Love Ya!

PRP said...

So this was the best idea I've ever had. I'm seriously floating on a cloud from all the nice things you've each said. How delusional you all are...but how lovely!

And I'm totally sending you my care package of adoration if you win, so stop saying I don't have to send you anything. Sheesh!

tharker said...

I love you because you say words like "horked" and "farg" and once in a while you call me a "Crack Whore" and I absolutely LOVE it!

No really, I love you because you are YOU. You know who you are, and you don't need to be anything else. Plus the fact that you are an amazing friend who has been there for me through thick and thin for so many years. I just love you!

AOlson said...

I dont want to be repetative here, but all of these wonderful ladies have said what I wanted to say. I have LOVED getting to know you better. I LOVE how you are just RAW Karen. This is me like it or leave it. You have so much passion about your family, friends and beliefs. Your house and wardrobe are so stinkin' stylish. I LOVE your taste in music and movies and your choice of vocabulary. You are seriously a GREAT cook and can host a party like no one I know. SO much more to say, not so much time. LOVE to call you FRIEND!

Selfish Sage said...

I just want a Christmas present for once. That would be like winning a contest.

Dallin & Ashley said...

Karen. I have no idea what else I can say that everyone else hasn't already said. But lemme try. :)

When I was in Young Womens, I looked up to you so much. I remember seeing how you and Brad interacted with each other and thinking, "I want my relationship with my future husband to be the exact same as Brad and Karen's" I think we're headed in the right direction. :)

As I have gotten a little bit older, I have started noticing how you treat your children as well and I realized what an amazing mother you are. They are your whole world (besides Brad, of course!) and you will be their best friend and confidant, I am sure. There is no doubt in my mind the obvious love, admiration and pride you hold for your family. To see such a thing in this day and age is refreshing. I love it.

And everything else that you do is just a glimpse of the amazing testimony that you have of this gospel. You serve and love selflessly, and you are an example to all of what a wonderful wife and mother should be.

So thank you. Thank you for being just one more AMAZING example to me as I grew up. You were one who helped me to build my testimony and you were/are such a source of strength. And that is why I love Karen Johnson.

(Oh, and because you use words like farg and horked and because you refer to your bust as your wombats. :) You always keep me laughing!)

vwbabe said...

I love you because you are not afraid to ask and accept help. I have felt so awesome since I moved here because I can help you out. Please continue to know that I love to do everything for you because I love you and truely adore this relationship that we have! You are awesome.

dandee said...

500? Keep 'em coming! I love that you know exactly who you are.

Lisa said...

Holy smokes, you are one loved girl!

I love that you are completely honest and open in your posts. You are easy to relate to, and that makes your blog so fun to read!

Congrats on 500!

Kelly said...

What's not to love? You are all of the above mentioned things and more. I cannot express how much YOU have enriched my life just by being in it...ever since that day back in 1978 when I first met you. I love you for being exactly who you are! That and the fact that you are the only person on this planet that has ever referred to me as the "bomb diggity".

lindsay>boo said...

Happy 500! Wow, it's hard to follow all of those amazing comments, because on each one I think, "Yeah, what she said...I totally agree!" You are the best. Love you and your fabulous family...

Camie said...

You are amazing! I want to be like you when I finally grow-up. I love that you have such a balance in your life. You put family first but still have time for you. Thank you for making the Tri-Cities an easier place to live. LOVE YOU!

The Neff Family said...

I am totally a PRP stalker! I told B-Rad that I absolutely LOVE reading your blog. There is something about it that is relaxing and puts my priorities straight. It is my own little form of mormon cocaine.
I started reading your blog when we were both pregnant with our sweet little boys. I thought I was the only one that had really hard pregnancies. But when you said you wanted the Dr. to put a cast on your "Who Who" I knew we shared the same pain! Thanks for making me laugh through the hard times and for some reason you have the ability to make me cry. I am so touched the way you are able to write about your life and family.
You really need to write a book. Everyone has a lot of the same feelings - you just know how to write it just prefect! I will buy the first copy!
Here's to 500 more! Thanks for your friendship!

lovely lindsay said...

happy 500!
i love the PRP because you tell it like it is. you are open minded and love love love your little family. plus the PRP blog plays good music. what can i say?!
love, lindsay

Janna G said...

Karen you Rock! Your are a fun and funny lady with awesome taste. I love to see what you are up too.

Marilyn said...

I love you because you make me laugh, and you have supported me even though we really don't know each other "that" well. I love you because you are a great example of what a good wife and mother should be. I love you because you love music too!

Happy 500! Can't wait to read 500 more!