Thursday, March 19, 2009

Ultimate Blog Party, 2009

Ultimate Blog Party 2009

Welcome! Thank you for partying with me!

If you stick around long enough (just until the end of this post), I'll have a game for you to play. There will definitely be a winner, and a prize, but we'll talk about this more in just a minute. Let me introduce myself first.






Hi! I'm Hillary, aka H.K., aka Not the Queen.






I live in Washington State, have been a SAHM for 2 years now, and was a teacher (though I didn't have my certificate). I am currently working on getting my certification in math education. I am a math nerd and a grammar snob. I love to make cards, cook/bake, and camp. I went to an all-girls' school in high school, then on to WWU to major in Sociology and minor in French.

Was that random enough for you?

This is my family.



Prince Charming. Not the most dashing picture, but he's hunky, trust me.










Cinderella. She's a cheese. She turns 5 on Sunday.












Sleeping Beauty. She is the biggest goof, and not very photogenic at times. That's her brother's hat on her head. Sleeping Beauty will be 2 in May.









The Little Prince. He is my big chunk-of-love. He was 10 pounds 11 ounces when he was born. He'll be 4 months old at the end of the month.





Well, shall we play a game now?

This is an extended version of Two Truths and a Lie. Each section (in the block quotes) has two truths and one lie. If you've read my blog before, some of these are gimmes. But, since my blog is teeny tiny, I'm not too worried about that, and neither should you be.

If you want to play along, just leave your guesses in the comments section. Let me know which one of each group you think is the lie.

That's it!

For the prize, well, I mentioned above that I like to make cards. I will make the winner an entire year's worth of cards. Holidays, birthdays, anniversary, etc.

How does that sound?

Are you ready to play? Okay. Here we go!


Starting with dentistry and orthodonture:

I had braces twice.

I've never had a cavity.

I wore my retainer in college.

Moving on to travel:

I have never been to Mexico.

I won a trip to Disneyland.

I went to the Caribbean for my honeymoon.

Heading into haircare:

I have never colored my hair.

I have never permed my hair.

I have never plucked my eyebrows.

Detouring towards education:

I have taught English.

I have taught music.

I have taught science.

And ending with musicality:

I have taken singing lessons.

I have taken piano lessons.

I have taken guitar lessons.

Okay! That's it! If you want to know the answers, check back in at the end of the party. I'll get a hold of the winner when the blog party is over, so make sure I have a way to contact you if you don't have a blog.

I hope you've enjoyed your visit here! Come back again sometime; I love to entertain!

Party Hearty!

Oh! And the prizes! These are my faves: USC 58, 41, 28, 76, USC 11, USC 45, USC 16, 106, 71, USC 2, 75, 19, 21, 22, 75, 122, and 65.

36 comments:

  1. HI! Good to meet you! What an adorable family you have!

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  2. ok guessing here: never had a cavity, never colored your hair, never been to mexico, taught english, taken guitar lessons.

    Probably wrong on all.
    We used to live in Washington State too.
    Party On!

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  3. Your little prince is close in age to my sweet little one!

    And brownie points for you for spelling your name with 2 Ls..HA (we have the same name). We also are both teachers (well, you were), and love making cards. Cheers to that!

    For the lies:

    I've never had a cavity.
    I won a trip to Disneyland.
    I have never plucked my eyebrows.
    Taught Science.
    Taken guitar lessons.

    Take care.

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  4. Hey Hillary, aka not the queen...that is too funny! Thanks for dropping by my blog. You've got a very nice blog here as well! I have been to Seattle once, a couple of years ago on a military base to visit a friend.

    Okay, here's my answers to your truth or lie game. I think the lies are:
    -You've never had a cavity.
    -You've never been to Mexico.
    -You've never plucked your eyebrows.
    -You've taught english.
    -You've taken singing lessons.

    That was fun. :)
    Have a great weekend!
    Jennifer

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  5. Hi--thanks for dropping by for the UBP09! I'm gonna take a wild guess at yoru 2 Truths & a Lie.

    Lies:
    1) You did NOT wear your retainer in college (hence the 2nd set of braces--ah-ha!)
    2) You did not go to the Caribbean for your honeymoon.
    3) You have never colored your hair
    4) You have not taught science (you are a grammar snob & love math, so I suspect you to be musical, also)...
    5) You have not taken guitar lessons. You're a singer/pianist.

    Again, all total guesses! Thanks for the fun party game! Did I win?

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  6. oh!! Just read Aloha Friday #73--got that #2 WRONG!! ugh.

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  7. Nice to meet you and your family! I'll be checking back to try out the game. Hope you'll come back for my giveaway.

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  8. What a fun post! nice to meet you! Some comments are making some very educated guesses on your lies! LOL!
    Lets see, I was going to guess no cavities, but my husband has never had a cavity either! and he's an orthodontist...hmmmm...How about
    -you did NOT wear your retainer in college
    -you did NOT win a trip to Disneyland
    -you HAVE permed your hair
    -you have NOT taught Science
    -you have NOT taken guitar lessons
    it will fun finding out the truth :)

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  9. Thanks for stopping by my blog during the ubp09! That was a very sweet comment. BTW, your blog is so pretty! Very well done. I love the "your not a queen" line but in my corner of the world I say "if your hubby treats you like a princess then you are the queen of his heart & castle!" AW :-)

    Okay here are my guesses: (love the game idea)
    Starting with dentistry and orthodonture:
    I've never had a cavity.
    Moving on to travel:
    I have never been to Mexico.
    Heading into haircare:
    I have never colored my hair.
    Detouring towards education:
    I have taught science.
    And ending with musicality:
    I have taken singing lessons.

    I'm totally guessing! LOL

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  10. Hi Hillary,

    I love your blog!

    I am stopping by from The Ultimate Blog Party to check your blog out. What a great week we are in for!

    Check out my place for your chance to win a LeapFrog Tag Reading System. :)

    Stacie
    The Divine Miss Mommy
    http://www.thedivinemissmommy.com
    http://www.twitter.com/stacieinatlanta

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  11. Thanks for stopping by. The pictures of your family are beautiful! Happy Partying.

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  12. Nice fun game. My baby is restless so I only have time to say nice blog, cute kids and I'll be back to check it all out.

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  13. I'm new to your blog so I don't think I can play.....You've got the cutest kids! Thanks for dropping by my blog. Nice to meet you. Please drop by often.
    DebraK

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  14. Thanks for partying on my blog! Keep kickin' it up with the UBP '09. And -- my guesses for the lies:
    I wore my retainer in college.
    I won a trip to Disneyland.
    I have never plucked my eyebrows.
    I have taught science.
    I have taken piano lessons.

    So, am I right? Probably not but worth a shot. LOL!

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  15. Hello! Poppin’ in from The Ultimate Blog Party…all the way from Queensland, Australia! G’Day! I hope you have time to visit my party soon.

    Ta!

    I want to invite you to the Mommie Daze Virtual Baby Shower that I am hosting May 15 to June 8. This is an international even and there are prizes! Stop by my blog for all the details.

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  16. I love your blog; your penchant for grammar shows. It's nice to read a blog that doesn't use "cuz" as a word! I'll take a guess on your game, because I love anything homemade (I'm a quilter).
    I'll guess that these are lies:
    I've never had a cavity.
    I've never been to Mexico.
    I have never plucked my eyebrows.
    I have taught science.
    I have taken guitar lessons.

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  17. Hi there! Happy UBP! And Happy Birthday Cinderella! Thanks for visiting my blog! I'm having so much fun with the party, how about you? Have a great day!

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  18. nice to meet you, I can relate to that big chunk of love my son weighed 10lbs 5ozs
    love your blog
    Happy UBP!

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  19. Here are my guesses:

    I've never had a cavity.
    I won a trip to Disneyland.
    I have never permed my hair.
    I have taught Science.
    I have taken guitar lessons.

    Have a great week!

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  20. Ok, I am guessing,
    Braces twice,
    won the trip to Disney,
    Have never permed your hair,
    Taught music,
    took music lessons...

    Wow have fun!!
    Great Game!!
    if you get a chance stop by my blog and leave a comment for a chance at the Surprise Door Prize that I am hosting.
    auntrene.blogspot.com

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  21. I just stopped by, blog hopping as part of UBP 2009. It is very nice to meet you. I have a blog at www.superfunmama.blogspot.com; It's a toddler learning blog. I'd love to have you for a visit! I am loving UBP! Have a magical day. I have a goal of trying to visit 150 blogs per day, whew! Let's hope the little one takes long naps for the next few days.

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  22. You like my prize! Yea!! Happy UBP 2009!!!

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  23. Nice to meet you!

    Talk about a party!

    I'm quite intrigued and am learning how to get around!

    Just stopping by from 5minutes for moms blog party!

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  24. Hey I wanted to say and thanks for visiting my blog! So you are an English grammar snob?...my blog will drive you crazy with all my ...s. I use them obsessively. I liked your game...very cute. Your family is beautiful!

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  25. Let's try this again, I tried to leave a comment earlier but darn technology wouldn't work...I wanted to say Hi H.K. and thank you for stopping by my wee little blog. Your family is beautiful and I enjoyed reading about the daily happenings around your castle. Here are my guesses to your game (great idea BTW:) ):
    - I wore my retainer in college
    - I've never been to Mexico
    - I've never colored my hair
    - I taught science
    - I've taken guitar lessons
    Hope you have a great rest of the week and have fun at the UBP!

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  26. Hi Hillary!

    I'm doing some blog hopping and wanted to stop over to say thank you for visiting my blog!

    You have such a wonderful looking family and I just love your blog!

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  27. Hey Hillary,
    So good to meet you.Very cute kids! My 2 yr old refuses to smile for pictures too :)

    What a fun game to play!

    Ok, so here are my guesses:

    Never had a cavity.
    Never been to Mexico.
    Never colored my hair.
    I have taught english.
    I have taken guitar lessons.

    How'd I do??

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  28. Ok, here this goes again. I tried to comment earlier but no go...I enjoyed reading your blog and meeting your beautiful family and reading about the daily happenings around your castle. Thanks for stopping by my blog. Here are my guesses to your game (great idea BTW):
    - I wore my retainer in college
    - I've never been to Mexico
    - I've never colored my hair
    - I taught science
    - I've taken guitar lessons

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  29. I am enjoying all these blogs. Yours is one of the best especially your graphics.

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  30. Happy blog party! I enjoy very much these blogs especially yours!

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  31. your blog is very helpful. I am really having fun looking at all these blogs

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  32. Hello - here on the party route - still trying to meet up with all the blogs - have been to 250+ so far - last day! Lovely to meet your blog!!

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  33. I'm still just blog hopping through the Ultimate Blog Party link list. I didn't want to miss out on any blogs... but I just ran out of party time. So... I'm still working my way down the list... even though the party is technically over.
    Stop in on my blog if you've got a minute! Or... if you're still up for a party post... you could stop by my party anytime!

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