By: Jennifer Murray

You Wouldn’t Believe Me If I Told You…

But I’ll tell you anyway. image

Many, many moons ago, I came across an online application to become a “Living in HD Family ” for Panasonic. It wasn’t a blogging contest, or a sweepstakes.  In fact, it was much different than any other promotion or campaign than I had ever witnessed.  It was an opportunity for families and individuals to invest in a tight-knit community with people all across the nation who are interested and enthusiastic about living in High Definition. I found myself making friends with other families and individuals in the community and learning more about photography, technology, and their own lives through interacting with them on the community site.

Many months later, I found out our family had been chosen to become the 80th LiHD Family. It’s such an INCREDIBLE opportunity!  Our family will be a “test family” for an assortment of Panasonic HD equipment and  provide feedback that will  help improve existing and future products. (You guys, go apply!)

We have been outfitted with some AH-MAY-ZING technology, including a Toughbook Laptop, video camera, still camera, AND a 3D 50” HDTV. (Did you notice it in the “Running In Circles” video?)

No, I’m not kidding you.

It’s absolutely insanely awesome. And you are all invited over to come see it all! =)

Here’s a look at how we’ve been Living in HD so far…

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Greeting the delivery truck bringing the Panasonic 3D HDTV

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Installation Day with 4 Eager Helpers

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Helping “Mr. Greg” (they also called him Mr. McGregor) get connected.

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Greg Harper flew out for our installation to meet our family, and show us the products.  We had SUCH a great time getting to know him, and wished we could have showed him even more “Hoosier Hospitality” while he was here.  Come visit again soon, Mr. Greg!

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Our first look at in-home 3D technology. Sahhhhweeeet!

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Out with the old…

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In with the new.

Panasonic did not require us in any way to post about this opportunity, it’s just a blessing we wanted to share with you. We are thankful that even during a season of uncertainties God is showing us His generosity even in the “fun” category.  Our hope is to use these tools and technologies to be a blessing to others!

And now, back to the USA World Cup in 3D! U-S-A! U-S-A!

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22 Responses to “You Wouldn’t Believe Me If I Told You…”

  1. Lacie
    June 18, 2010 at 2:59 pm #

    SAAAA-WEET is right! Congratulations 🙂

    • QuatroMama
      June 18, 2010 at 4:42 pm #

      Thanks so much, Lacie and Barbara!

  2. Barbara
    June 18, 2010 at 3:15 pm #

    Wow, that is awesome. Enjoy!

  3. Janna
    June 18, 2010 at 3:35 pm #

    That is just plain awesome!!!!

    And how is it possible that your boys are getting even cuter????!!!!

    • QuatroMama
      June 18, 2010 at 4:41 pm #

      Janna – You’re too sweet! They are handsome little dudes in my humble opinion. =)

  4. Barbara Manatee
    June 18, 2010 at 4:09 pm #

    wow!! what a FUN opportunity!! Very cool! a 3D TV?? wow! I’ve heard that they existed but had not actually seen one or known anyone who’s tried it out. Have fun with it all!!

    • QuatroMama
      June 18, 2010 at 4:41 pm #

      We hadn’t heard of anyone having one either…who would have thought we would be some of the first to try it out! Craziness.

  5. Rachel
    June 18, 2010 at 4:22 pm #

    This post was an encouragement today. Jeremy and I are going through a major “season of uncertainty” right now. I can totally relate. It’s hard to believe or trust that God cares at all about me right now, much less about things like fun. To see God show kindness to you like that encourages me and makes me think maybe He’ll be kind to me.

    • QuatroMama
      June 18, 2010 at 4:38 pm #

      Rachel, I hope that you will be encouraged in a BIG way today. God truly has blessed us in ways we do not deserve. He is kind to us always, even when things are difficult. I’ll be praying for you today. Thanks for sharing your heart.

  6. Sonya
    June 18, 2010 at 5:16 pm #

    That is so cool! What a change from your old TV!

  7. Holly
    June 18, 2010 at 5:16 pm #

    That is SO cool! Congratulations! And what perfect timing, just at the beginning of the world cup. Hope you all have fun watching! And have fun with the camera and the video camera and the laptop, too. How perfect that a family with four little boys gets a “toughbook” laptop. I wonder if every winner gets that or if they picked it out just for you. 🙂

  8. AmazingGreis
    June 18, 2010 at 5:26 pm #

    Wow, what an amazing opportunity!!!

    So, do you think they have any openings in the Single and lives alone category for LiHD? Because I would so totally rock it!!!

    • QuatroMama
      June 18, 2010 at 8:55 pm #

      Greis, they do! You can even sign up as a group of friends! Go for it! They would LOVE you!

  9. Cori
    June 18, 2010 at 8:26 pm #

    L-U-C-K-Y people!! How awesome is that!!

  10. Kara
    June 18, 2010 at 11:40 pm #

    Wait Wait Wait. You can watch regular TV in 3D? That’s AWESOME. When can I come and try it out? 🙂

  11. lynne from uk
    June 19, 2010 at 9:43 am #

    I hope you enjoy your HD TV, but be warned – the HD channel that was showing the England v USA match over here went to a commercial break unexpectedly and missed England’s goal! Sometimes the old ways are the best! I hope you enjoy all your stuff, well done for winning it.

  12. Tegan's Mama
    June 19, 2010 at 4:07 pm #

    Wow! I bet the kids love watching their movies on that big tv! Do you get to keep all this stuff at the end of the “test” period? If so, that would be so awesome!!!

  13. Carrie
    June 19, 2010 at 6:46 pm #

    Congratulations to you guys! God is pretty amazing, huh?! He sometimes uses really FIN things to bless and encourage us during seasons of trial. Enjoy life in high def!

  14. MandyE
    June 20, 2010 at 2:12 pm #

    That’s awesome! And my hubby would be SO JEALOUS of the World Cup in 3D. I keep saying I’m a World Cup Soccer widow for the next 3 weeks…it would be even more lonely if we had a 3D TV! HA! Hope you guys enjoy!

  15. Jen@balancing Beauty and Bedlam
    June 21, 2010 at 2:04 pm #

    Woo HOO! So thrilled for you….but in 3 D? I had no idea…that is truly amazing technology.

  16. Tamara
    June 21, 2010 at 3:39 pm #

    OMG, that’s awesome! Congrats!

  17. teresa
    June 23, 2010 at 5:07 am #

    that’s exciting for your family. and how cute that mr greg was called “mr mcgregor”. =)

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