By: Jennifer Murray

Did You Know You Were Reading a 2008 Weblog Award Finalist Blog?

The 2008 Weblog Awards

So apparently our blog was nominated for the 2008 WEBLOG AWARDS in the "Best Parenting Blog" category…and somehow, someway, we’ve made it as a TOP TEN FINALIST (out of 79 nominated blogs)!  And from what they tell me (they being some of YOU) it’s sorta a big deal.

"The Weblog Awards are the world’s largest blog competition with over 545,000 votes cast in 2007 edition and nearly two million votes cast in all editions since 2003."

Initially I didn’t think I would bother you with asking you to vote, but many of you consider us almost family, and I knew you would want to be included. In addition, I know that God has used this blog for a PURPOSE and if a well-known award could reach other mothers of multiples, women struggling with infertility, or encourage any reader who comes across our site, well then, I guess it’s not ALL about me after all, then is it? 

It’s one click voting – no need to create an account, and you can return every 24 hours until Tuesday, January 13th to recast your vote.


And would I recruit you to vote without some sort of offering in return?  Heaven’s no!  Here’s a little afternoon humor courtesy of Brooks and Henry.



25 Responses to “Did You Know You Were Reading a 2008 Weblog Award Finalist Blog?”

  1. Lindsay
    January 6, 2009 at 3:00 pm #

    oo very cool! I just went and voted 🙂

  2. Suzanne
    January 6, 2009 at 3:03 pm #

    wow! congratulations 4tunate! i feel like i’m best friends with a celebrity! 😉 woooo hoooo! loved the 20 questions….too funny!

  3. Cheryl Lage
    January 6, 2009 at 3:11 pm #

    I COMPLETELY understand your nomination and am not surprised in the least! Well deserved indeed!
    Now let me go vote! 😉

  4. Devin
    January 6, 2009 at 3:15 pm #

    Ooh! Major congrats, Jen! I voted!

    I wanted to let you know that I linked you in a post that I will post tonight. I think you’ll like it. *grin* Or, at the very least, agree with it, since it was something you originally said!

  5. Anonymous
    January 6, 2009 at 3:43 pm #

    hahahaha LOVE the video Jen…hahaha thats TOO TOO FUNNY!!! Ohhh what blessed people ya’ll are!!!! I voted =) ~sioby =)

  6. Classy Fab Sarah
    January 6, 2009 at 4:09 pm #

    I actually was stopping by to tell all your other readers to vote – I saw this morning you were nominated.


    And that video of the boys is too funny!

  7. Rachael
    January 6, 2009 at 4:38 pm #

    congrats on the much deserved award nomination! i voted 🙂

    the video is just too cute, i love that you have all those answers on tape. it will come in handy one day 🙂

  8. Kami Lambe
    January 6, 2009 at 5:47 pm #

    Congratulations on the nomination! Hope you guys win!

  9. Rachel E.
    January 6, 2009 at 6:19 pm #

    That video is too funny! How did you get them to say “no” to everything? Oh, wait, they’re almost at the terrible twos. 🙂 I’ll be voting for your blog!

  10. Leah
    January 6, 2009 at 7:01 pm #

    That video was hilarious! My 1 year old was watching with me and he would shake his head no every time Brooks and Henry would! LOL

  11. Jac Tubre
    January 6, 2009 at 9:05 pm #

    Of course I knew I was reading a Top 10 blog…only the best for me 🙂

    Love the video and of course I just voted for 4tunate!

    Love yall,

  12. Mom Taxi Julie
    January 6, 2009 at 9:45 pm #

    I voted for you! You are in second at the moment 🙂

  13. Kate
    January 6, 2009 at 9:57 pm #

    Aw! Congrats Jen!!! I just voted for you…you’re in 2nd place right now. I’ll have to remember to keep voting…my brain is a little dysfunctional right now due to sleep deprivation with a newborn, but I’ll do my best to remember! You’re blog is the best…I know it just BLESSES so many people!!

  14. Following HIM
    January 7, 2009 at 1:43 am #

    20 questions are hilarious…the shaking of the heads crack me up! You guys crack me up and 4tunate deserves that blog award. I agree with Suz and feel like I blog with a celebrity couple!
    Have a great Wednesday!!!

  15. Fran R.
    January 7, 2009 at 10:56 am #

    Who taught those boys to shake their heads “no”? How cute. I did vote and will again for you to win this blog award. Cool, eh? Hope you had a blessed Christmas and New Year. From an admirer, Fran R.

    January 7, 2009 at 4:04 pm #

    i voted…and i’ll be back again tomorrow. 🙂 you’ll have to show that video to the boys when they grow up!


  17. Kritter Krit
    January 7, 2009 at 5:31 pm #

    Popped over from the list of Weblog Award finalist to see why you’re kicking tail.

    I get it.

    You’re a superhero. QUADS?? The fact that you’re upright and coherent enough to form a thought after chasing four boys all day, well, you get my vote. Good luck! =)

  18. Andria
    January 7, 2009 at 7:23 pm #

    You got my vote babe!

  19. The McNulty Family
    January 7, 2009 at 7:31 pm #

    Jen jen! This is AWESOME! I’m voting RIGHT NOW! I love you so much. You are an amazing mommy and friend. Those are 5 (including Brad) lucky boys!


  20. Anonymous
    January 7, 2009 at 10:28 pm #

    I can’t believe they’re turning two years old soon. It just doesn’t seem possible. WOW! I’ll go vote.

  21. Stine
    January 8, 2009 at 5:11 am #

    Hello! I have voted for you. Have a nice day, Stine from Norway

  22. Kalle
    January 8, 2009 at 12:02 pm #

    20 questions was adorable!!!! I’m off to vote.

  23. Lollipop Goldstein
    January 8, 2009 at 5:46 pm #

    Just voted!

  24. Heather
    January 9, 2009 at 11:10 pm #

    I’m so loving the video . . . I kept expecting them to say yes to “Do you want a banana?” or something small like that after saying no to all the big things.

    Voted today, and will keep voting. . .

  25. Shosh
    January 13, 2009 at 1:43 pm #

    LOL! I have a video of my 15 month old doing this too. No matter what you ask her, the answer is always no!!! Your boys are so cute! And I’ll go vote now too!

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