Thursday, August 20

Congratulations from Soleil and The Little Seed!!

Okay, so the cat's out of the bag.

I'm on Twitter.

And I've only been following about 4 people, and one of them is Soleil Moon Frye.

I can't remember how I encountered her account, but I thought- "How sweet! She actually replies to her fans!" I grew up absolutely smitten with Punky Brewster. I wished Henry would adopt me too, and I could grow up sisters with Punky, and friends with Cherry and Alan, and even that snotty Margo. I'm remembering these names without referencing- so maybe they're misspelled...


A few days after the tomato incident I happened to see this tweet from Soleil: Need great get away.U still have chance 2 win b-day gift from me to you @phvegas is giving 2 nights+fun.

It read:
Its a birthday present from me to you. You guys have been so amazing and supportive. Here’s a chance to win a fun get away similar to my B-day celebration. We will fly you to Las Vegas, where the wonderful Planet Hollywood is going to be giving an amazing 2 night stay, limo transpo from the airport to the hotel , 1 spa treatment, 2 buffets of choice at Spice Market and 2 meals of choice at Planet Dailies.
Share your stories on why this get away is perfect for you and much needed!!!

I hadn't decided to write a post on here about the accident yet (still felt too embarassed) so I thought I'd vent to Soleil Moon Frye. Naturally.

Summer Says:

August 7th, 2009 at 2:56 pm
I could tell you my reasons, but you probably won’t believe me.

I’ll start with the basic reason- outnumbered by kiddies! They are 3, 2 and 2 years old. All girls (Yes, the 2-year-olds are twins, no I’m not crazy enough to actually plan two toddlers at once.) My husband is a full-time student and we are livin’ on love. Okay, AND student loans.

The sob-story reason I need a little R&R: Tuesday afternoon the tomatoes I was canning exploded on me and I got 2cd degree burns, and 8 stitches on my hand where I landed on a jar remnant. Luckily, I got all taken care of with a nice ambulance ride to the ER. Unluckily, my husband and friend both had to work all week (we don’t live by family) and I’ve been taking care of three sick kids (fevers, runs, and one of those weird all-over baby rashes) with one throbbing unuseable hand and a burned arm and face. Okay AND armpit.

The Aww-cute reason we would love Vegas: We went there on our honeymoon, nad our anniversary is September 6th.

Maybe this would all be more convincing with pictures… but- ew.

Guess what I found in my inbox last night!

Hi Summer,

You recently shared with us your reasons for needing a trip to Las Vegas with your husband and we agree, a weekend in the desert is just what the doctor ordered...and we're gonna send you! We could only pick one winner for this give-away. It just seemed really perfect for you. We fell in love with the fact that you hurt yourself doing something as fantastic as jarring organic tomatoes.
Please send me your contact information so that I may send it on to Planet Hollywood.
You can set the dates at your convenience.

Congratulations Summer!!!


Soliel and The Little Seed Staff

By golly.


Breezi said...

Congrats :)

Michelle said...

woohoo!! Enjoy your much needed trip!

Rachelle Van Wagoner said...

What??? That is fantastic! What a great thing to win! Something good, from something bad!

Magirk said...

Serious? From Punky Brewster??

Sweet!! :-D

I hope you enjoy your trip. But I so wish I could have lived near you the last little while, so I could come over and help you out. I mean, not that it would be productive having TWO sets of 2-year-olds in the same house...! But, you know. At least I could have changed a few diapers for you. :-(

I'm sorry you've had to deal with such a crappy time while not feeling well. I didn't burn and cut the heck out of myself like happened to you, but I know all about feeling like crap but still having to go on with the daily grind.

My hat's off to you.

And I seriously hope you are doing much better, or will soon.

Erika said...

Congrats! That's sooo awesome! I hope you really enjoy it. :) I hope you are feeling better too.

And I'm glad the newborn pics are helping you out. ;)

Amandean said...

So, you're telling me that all I need to do to win sympathy votes for a fun vacation is to find a way to get a 2nd degree burn and then cut myself deep enough for a few stitches? Well then, if only I had known it was so easy! But seriously, Dean and I are spending a long weekend in December in San Antonio for a work seminar for him WITHOUT THE KIDS! I am so excited! I don't imagine it will quite compare, but. . .

Melissa said...

I'm so excited for you! What a great vacay. I can't wait for the post about the trip.

Brooke.Serial.Scrapper said...

Soooo cool! I had no idea about the tomatoes! Bummer, but you got a good treat out of it!
PS I think I am a WAAAAAAYYYYY bigger fan of Solei than you are trust me, and it's not margo it's Margeaux! J/K, Congrats!

Kelly D. said...

That's amazing! Congratulations!!!!!

My favorite episode of Punky was when she got in that old refrigerator. It was scary yet frightening.

Bon voyage, my dear!

Hollie said...

Yeah for you. I tried a sob story for the Ellen DeGeneres show once, it didn't get me anywhere. Have fun on your trip!

Ashley said...

if anyone deserves this vacation its you two!! i wish i lived closer so i could take your adorable children while you two party in vegas!! when are you going?! Congrats!

Lisa said...

Wow!!! I think that is awesome and no one deserves it more than you and Zach! Congrats!

Tulsi said...

How cool is that!!

The Garber Family said...

I heard this from mom and dad last night. Are they going to do airfare too?

The Waits Gate said...

Awesome!!! I've always wondered what happened to her! Maybe you'll get a pic with her!

Anonymous said...

(I can't remember my identity!) I just got around to reading your blog, Sum. At least I found out about the tomatoes another way! So that's how the Las Vegas freebie happened! You're just one lucky kid (in a roundabout sorta way). Who'd have thought Punky Brewster would grow up to be such a nice lady!

Jessica said...

I am excited for you!! I can only imagine them reading your letter to the whole office!! WOW.... HAVE FUN!!

Picture Perfect said...

Holy AWESOME!!! You totally deserve it! Have a great time!:)

Megs said...

So Cool! Took me time to finally see this - but AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!

Britney said...

That's the coolest Twitter story I've ever heard. Congrats.

Blog Stalker said...

That is so awesome! Enjoy the get-away! And i hope you are doing better as well as the kiddo's.

Have a great day!