2.28.2011

Ellen's 300,000th Audience Member

When you're so Happy, that you Cry...
Remember Laci, my fab photographer friend,


who is in charge of all of our amazing family pictures,

that I'm getting ready to hang up this week?

Well, when she called me all excited, to tell me that she had big news coming up,
I never thought that she meant THIS!






I couldn't stop crying, while watching today.
I was actually doing that "laughing, crying ugly" thing during the whole segment. LOL
I bet my girls thought I was going crazy.

You deserve ALL of it Laci!  Enjoy E.V.E.R.Y minute of it, girl!!!!
:)
CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!!

103 comments:

  1. That is freakin awesome!!! GO LACI!!!

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  2. Wow! What a win!!! I actually got a little teary I was so excited for her (and I don't even know her!!!!!) That is one lucky gal!

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  3. HOLY CRAP! That's so amazing! Congrats to her!

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  4. p.s Let Laci know, her outfit was super cute!

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  5. Oh my gosh! Laci is soooo dang cute too! I got a little teary myself and I don't even know her. haha

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  6. Aaahhh! That is unbelievable!!!! Thanks for sharing (I love Ellen) and congrats Laci!

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  7. THAT IS SO AWESOME!!!! how incredible! what a birthday gift!! :D

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  8. She is so cute and was adorable when she was receiving all of the prizes.

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  9. I saw that!!! And when she said what she does I literally thought to myself, "Hmmm....she seems fun! I wonder if I know her somehow through blogland!" That's awesome!!! I'm so jealous that she got to meet Ellen! I loooooove Ellen!

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  10. OMG! How fun!! That is crazy. And, yes I agree...she looked so stinkin cute!!

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  11. Omg I am all teared up all the way over here in Australia, so excited for Laci, but also now wanting to go on Ellen. Way to go Laci congrats and Happy Birthday

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  12. She's adorable. How fun for her to receive all those awesome things!!! She was so excited and gracious about the whole thing!

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  13. oh my gosh that is the most amazing thing ever!!! i shared this video on FB!!!! lucky laci!

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  14. Omi...I mean totally speechless! Can you even freakin imagine?!! She must have been on top of the world! I love to see good people get these opportunities =)

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  15. Oh My Gosh! That is soooooo cool! I'm so excited for her. I was crying too and I don't even know her except for through Studio 5. Does that count? She was so cute! What an awesome Birthday present!

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  16. Okay, I don't know her, but I'm having an extra hormonal week and I'm sitting her crying for her! How exciting!!! :)

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  17. This is so amazing. I adore Ellen. I got a little tearful watching it. Congratulations to Laci x

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  18. Yea, like everyone else, I don't even know her and I was laughing/crying, too! How freaking awesome is THAT?! Congratulations to her! :)

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  19. WHAT!!!???? That lucky, lucky gal!! How awesome is THAT!!! AND her BIRTHDAY!! How COOL!!

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  20. THAT IS SO COOL!!! Congrats to your friend!!! :)

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  21. How precious!!! I was watching and I told my husband, "I KNOW her"!!!!!!!! hahahaha I LOVE that she won all those goodies!! What a sweet girl!

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  22. I laughed when I saw the comment above mine that said "I'm extra hormonal this week....". Okay, I'm not even (extra) hormonal and I don't even know that woman, but I was crying too! How terrific!

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  23. She was adorable & such a lucky girl!!!

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  24. That was SO exciting to watch!!! OMG how awesome!!!!!!!!!!!

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  25. That is amazing and fun and very crazy that you KNOW her. What a bday!

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  26. that's crazy! and exciting. Congrats Laci!!!

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  27. I think I better go take a pregnancy test, because I BAWLED the whole thing through.
    I have to stop interjecting myself into people lives...LOL!!
    SO FREAKING AWESOME! Laci, if you read this, GOOD ON YA girl!!

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  28. oh my gosh!!!!!! i don't even know her and i was crying tears of joy i was so happy for her, and then of course i laughed, too!

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  29. HOLY MOLY! What AN AWESOME DAY! Congrats to her! SOOOOO fun!

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  30. Isn't it fabulous to see something good happen to someone you love?!?! I don't know Laci, but she looks adorable and I'm so happy for her!

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  31. What the HECK!? Are you kidding me. That is SO amazing. Her head must be spinning right now.

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  32. OH MY GOOOOOD THAT IS SO AWESOME!!! She is one LUCKY lady!! Now I want to go to Ellen!!! hahaha

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  33. Shut Right Up!! That is so awesome! Im so jealous right now :) I love her on Studio 5!

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  34. Wow!!! Congrats Laci:))) How exciting and FUN!!! BTW.... love Laci's hair, shirt and earrings... she is pretty fabulous:)

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  35. Wow! Move over Oprah 'cause that is rockin' awesome! WOOT! Congratulations!

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  36. SHUT. UP!! So cool - so exciting for her!

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  37. SHUT UP! Is that crazy awesome or what???? So happy for that girl! {{hugs}}

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  38. Oh my goodness I literally just sat down at my computer, pulled up your blog, saw this post and turned around to see this exact segment on the Ellen show as I was reading it (I'm in Australia)
    How wonderful for Luci! I don't even know her and I was doing the same cry, laugh thing ahahhaha!

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  39. How awesome is that???? Congratulations to her! What a lucky gal!

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  40. that was so fun to watch, laci is a doll and she seems like the sweetest little thing on the planet, someone who totally deserves all of that awesomeness that just happened to her!

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  41. That is awesome! I DID see her this morning! SO excited and happy for her and now I know someone who knows someone who knows Ellen! lol Congratulations, Laci!

    Roeshel

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  42. Oh wow! I saw that earlier today! What an awesome birthday present, right? :o)

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  43. How awesome!!! What amazing gifts!! So cool that you know her!!

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  44. I don't even know who she is and I started crying!2 how awesome that she was one of you friends and from UTAH!!!

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  45. I don't even KNOW her and I cried! And laughed! And was super excited for her! How cool is that???!!!! I'm jealous. Let's hope my 40th is this exciting this year!

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  46. Oh how I wish I could have been in her shoes! It wasn't you that bought her that ticket was it?!!

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  47. can't stand it!!!

    how totally cool for her!

    she's adorable!

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  48. I don't even know her, and I was doing the ugly cry!!! How AMAZING! What a great surprise!

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  49. Oh how exciting!!!! It's fabulous when such amazing ladies get such awesome surprises!! Congrats Laci!

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  50. I'm new to your blog. Your friend, Laci is a doll! Congratulations to her! How exciting!

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  51. ahhhhhhhhhhh I COULDN'T STOP SMILING!!! :) :) so fun!!!

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  52. That was so much fun to watch! How fantastic!! Lucky Laci!!!

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  53. OHMYGOSH I don't even know her and I was crying tears of happiness for her.... that was beyond AWESOME

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  54. What a HOOT! I bet she still hasn't stopped smiling...speaking of smiling -- you are just a ray of sunshine! Your blog always makes me smile. My husband especially loves your beadboard ceiling :O).

    I'm new to the craft blog world. Stop by sometime...http://www.rufflesandricrac.blogspot.com/

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  55. How fun!! AMAZING...that was so fun to watch :)

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  56. That's FANTASTIC! How cool is that?!?!?!?

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  57. How cute is she? that is awesome! congrats, Laci!

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  58. Shelley this is so sweet of you! You are such a kind giving person and you put a big huge smile on my face :) It has been so crazy! Thank you for all your sweet comments and love! My heart is BURSTING!!!!!
    xox

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  59. Holy cow!! That's so AWESOME!! How fun that you know her to! I pretty much just started crying! She is so SO cute!! What a lucky girl!

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  60. When I saw this I thought there is nobody more perfect to win this. So happy for her. Can't wait to see all your pictures hung

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  61. Oh wow! I watched this today! I got a huge smile on my face and teared up because I naturally tear up when things like this happen on talk shows. How amazingly awesome! Ellen is the best.

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  62. Ummm...I don't know Laci...but I was doing the laugh/cry thing too! So cute...and AWESOME!!!

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  63. WOW, that is so great for her!! You go girl.

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  64. She is so precious. I am so happy for her.

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  65. HOLY COW!!! That is so freaking amazing! And, btw, she looked absolutely DARLING! What a lucky gal!!
    Missy
    ificould-ificould.blogspot.com

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  66. I was watching with my husband and I kept saying I think I know her...I just forwarded him the post!

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  67. That is so awesome. I don't even know her and was so excited!!

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  68. So fun! Shelley- hopefully she gets to take a friend with her- Maybe you should start sucking up now! :)

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  69. Ok Im dying here b/c the sound isnt working on my laptop for some reason. AGH!!! Can someone tell me what all the things were they put around her neck?!
    This doesnt compare to what happened to Laci but in my own life I had something somewhat similar happen to me. Last year for my birthday my mother in law and sister and law and I went back(yes, we'd tried to get in the year before and they cut the line off AT US) to the Rachel Ray show and it just happened to be during her 500th episode month. We all won over $1200 in prizes!!! It was an absolutely amazing experience!:) So Thats only a fraction of what Laci experienced:)
    XO,
    Sarah
    HandbagsnPigtails.blogspot.com

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  70. This is great and she is too too cute!!

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  71. YUP!!! TOTALLY laughed and cried all the way through that and I don't even know her! HAHA! Congrats love!

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  72. She got a ticket to ALL 12 days of giveaways, a trip to orlando for her show there, her birthday show, and the season premiere show. plus the 5000 Best Buy gift card.


    It was her birthday so she made a bigger deal :)
    We got to go to the last day of the 12 days of giveaways and I can honestly say it was one of the coolest and most memorable experiences of my life. It is insane how much work goes into those shows.

    Congrats to her! That's pretty awesome. Ellen is just fantastic. If you ever have a chance to go to her show, you should.

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  73. oh and PS... if she gets to take someone... EACH person gets the prizes that she gives away. My husband and I both got the prize package when we went. That's gotta be her best birthday ever :)

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  74. Oh my gracious!!! How exciting for her! I'm crying like a big ole baby! Then I died laughing at Meredith. So funny! Congrats to your friend!

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  75. I don't even know Laci, but it looks like it couldn't have happened to a cuter, sweeter girl! Haven't' seen Ellen's giveaways. Anything like Oprah's and she is set! This is so fun. Congratulations!

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  76. That is just incredible!! What a chance of a lifetime and she is so cute!! She will remember this birthday forever!!!!

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  77. how freaking fabulous!!! that was great!!

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  78. That is just pretty much the COOLEST thing EVER!!!

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  79. WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!! How on earth did her heart not explode during that!!! AWESOME!!!! That is seriously one lucky girl!!! love Ellen, she is just too cool.

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  80. That's so funny, because as soon as she said her name was Laci from Utah, I turned to my husband and said I think I've seen her on Good Things Utah. I just barely watched the show today, then went and turned on American Idol and who did I see?!?! Laci AGAIN! So funny and how neat to see someone you "know". And she is a FABULOUS photographer!

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  81. Thats AWESOME! Congrats Miss Laci

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  82. I saw her on Ellen and wondered more about her biz...yay! When i heard she was from utah, a mom, and photographer...i got all excited!

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  83. Congratulations Laci! The first time I watched it I had to cry a little. Nice to see that these things are won by "normal" people. ;o) The second time I watched it, I had to keep the tears in, as hubby was next to me. *lol* Enjoy all your trips to the Ellen show... I do hope that they cover air fare and hotel though, or it could become an expensive year! *lol*

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  84. That's AWESOME! I had tears of joy for her, and I don't even know her. Ellen rocks.

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  85. that is AWESOME! i am like 90% happy for her and only 10% jealous :D what a lucky girl!

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  86. I saw her on American Idol too! She is making the rounds in CA, gooo Laci!!!

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  87. okay, i never comment but read often. i have had a rotten day. really, really rotten and this clip but a big smile on my face. what fun! she was precious and i love seeing things like that happen to such deserving folks. thanks for sharing!

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  88. THATS insane!!! congrats laci!!!

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  89. Oh my goodness!! How freakin' awesome was that!! Good for her! :)

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  90. Laci is so pretty and I loved her outfit. Was hoping to get a closeup on those earings. Well done Laci!Fiona

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  91. That is out of control so cool and I even started to tear up and I don't even know her!!!!!! So excited for her!!!

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  92. Geez! I don't even know her and I was crying!! Thank goodness my husband was in the bathroom for a while so he didn't see me blubbering. LOL!

    So great to meet you at Creative Estates Shelly! You rocked the house with your FORGET YOU rendition!!! I feel like a celebrity just because I WAS THERE! haha!

    Lots of love!

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