Tuesday, December 30, 2008

WELCOME TO "I SEE WHAT YOU'RE SAYING, CHRISTMAS EDITION!"

Welcome to ISWYS Christmas Edition, 2008! Can I get a "Woo-to-the-Hoo?!"

Bi'ness: Please be sure to link directly to your video post below so that viewers go to your video and not to your shopping list or New Year's resolutions list or something like that, although I'm sure your resolutions are interesting
and completely rational and attainable, as all resolutions always are. On the day you make them.

However, if you vlogged your resolutions, I think that was a great idea because you will be memorable to us, and we will check back with you in 12 weeks or so to see how you're doing with those promises that you made before the world. Just another service I provide: unsolicited accountability. You're welcome.

To those of you reprising your roles in your
stunning videos from September 30: I cannot tell you how excited I am to see you again! You are veterans now, captivating Vlog-land ingenues all of you, well, except for Greg, who cannot strictly speaking be an ingenue, so I'll just call him a "heroic luminary for our troubled times" instead. To those of you debuting today: I cannot tell you how excited I am to "meet" you! Break a leg, etc., etc.

So here is my video, complete with bloopers at the end, expertly edited by my wonderful spouse, Jorge, who worked many hours to sync up our new computer with our older camera. He is the man. Oh, I could kiss him. (That will be funny in a minute or two.)

You will notice about three seconds of our kids in a van singing Dexy's Midnight Runners' "Come on Eileen" (1982) on our way back from summer vacation, but hey, we
meant that to be there. Think of it as a musical interlude. OH, Just go with it, OK?




67 comments:

Carol said...

Wait. I'm FIRST!?!??!

Tucker is totally laughing at Zoe's little outfits. He thinks she's hot, though.

Loved your bloopers. No way was I keeping mine in there, though. All 6,483 of them. No way.

Every day is a blooper at She Lives.

Greg C said...

Well you are one level above me. I didn't get my family in the movie but I did get them to help with music, filming and editing. Oh well there is always next time. Did that dog lick you on the face and then your husband kiss you, Ewwwwwwwwwwwww. I am totally grossed out but then my wife does the same thing I am sure. Great video.

Becky said...

YAY!!! I could see it this time! Love the back ground music and Zoe's interjections. What a cute lovey poopsie... and Zoe is cute too. LOL! ;-) I couldn't see all of the bloopers, my dial up cut out but I will try again tomorrow. It was great to see you (((hugs))).

Smilingsal said...

You are a RIOT! Zoe's growl was the cutest thing.

Greg C said...

Ok this totally stinks. This blocker thingy here at work, won't let me view the video's so I can't view them until I get home tonight. There goes my plans for my day. Now I may actually have to do some work. At least I got to watch yours this morning Linda.

Beverlydru said...

Of course I love the blooper part. Your family is great. Thanks for doing this - let the games begin!

Deven said...

Confession: I stayed up till midnight last night waiting for the ISWYS post to be up because I was just SURE it would go up then. Or perhaps it wouldn't. :) Then I noticed that other posts went up at three, and I said to myself, "No way I can make it another three hours."

Anyway, I haven't had a chance to watch the video yet because it's only 7 AM and Caleb isn't awake yet. I'm pretty sure, though, that when he does wake up, we'll kick back and watch some ISWYSs this morning instead of PBS Kids.

Robin Lambright said...

I'm up! Merry I see what you're saying!

Blessings
Robin

Chatty Kelly said...

Loved your video - especially the video interlude!!! LOL!!! Too funny! Things like that always happen to me.

The bloopers were good too. Fun day!

Deven said...

Ok. Caleb and I just watched AND laughed. He wasn't thrown at all by the mad kisser (obviously a LOT of that going around at the Swan house), but he did notice the doggy bark in the background and said, "Momma, da doggy!"

The Bayou Belles and Their Beau said...

Love it! Your family seems fun enough. Wish we could hang out. Come on down to the South. Zoe won't need any of those outfits. A string bikini will do here. Off to view the videos.

The Bayou Belles and Their Beau said...

Just realized my video is too long. Sorry. I missed that part. 1-2 minutes? Really?

Rachel @ Unexpected Blessings said...

I think it is totally funny that you and your daughter are dressed so lovely and Jorge (I assume that is him)Is dressed in his very stylish United Way T!

I love Zoe's second outfit!

Thanks so much for hosting again!!!

annie's eyes said...

Happy New Year to you, Lid! You're all in on this and I am so impressed. I hid in my study to film mine. Maybe next time...? That Zoe may be on the best dressed list. Your family is fun, too. I bet road trips are a blast. Have a wonderful 2009!
Love, Annette

Liz said...

I'm back. Now that I'm at work I was able to watch your video. Zoe really just makes the video. Loved the bloopers, though. Jorge and the kiss... hilarious!

Jeff and Valerie Carr said...

Someone else considered naming their child Bram??!! Omigoodness, I will have to read this blog now, God has brought us together through rare names....

Loved the dogs and dog clothes!

Debbie said...

I tried, really I did! Alas, I failed - so sorry. And apparently my work is blocking like Greg C's because I can't watch your video either...

sara said...

oh my that was a great video!!!!

sorry mine is not up yet...it will be.....unplanned circumstances......you understand!!!

Sara@ Butterville said...

I love how the dog barks as your Hubby kisses you! Our does the same thing she is very protective of me. Zoe is so sweet. Loved the bloopers! They are so fun to watch.

Mocha with Linda said...

I thought Zoe had on a neck brace until you said it was an outfit and showed us the little pompoms in the back! LOL

And when Katie put on her lip gloss, I thought "Guess this is now I See What You're Doing!"

You crack me up.

Linda Vujnov said...

I miss my dog.
Have a happy new year Linda!!

Rach@In His Hands said...

Zoe is SO cute...I wish I had a little doggie to dress up! :-(
Your family is great....loved the big kiss at the end!
I'm off to see more videos! Thanks for hosting!

Edie said...

Great video Linda! Loved Zoe's outfits. She's so stlish like her *mama*. :)

Beverly said...

the video is saying not available. is that because so many people are watching?

Cathy Davis said...

Love the bloopers! Zoe's little growl cracked me up.

(I didn't know you spelled your name Lidna!!)

My ADHD Me said...

You're a Hit!
Loved the Bloopers!
It looks like it's going to be another day of non-productivity around the blogging universe. We'll all be watching videos!

Growin' with it! said...

THAT's what i should have done on my vlog. made my pooch wear clothes! you'll see what i mean. your family is cute and quite the sports to have fun with you.

Mom To Six said...

Too funny! I loved the bloobers. Thanks for doing this.

Ohilda

Susanne said...

Zoe is a fashion diva, I say! Adorable.

Love, love the bloopers especially Katie putting on her lip gloss. She's such a girl. LOL. You guys are all wonderful.

P.S. Hubby wants to know where Jorge bought the mistlefur 'cause he wants to go get some. LOL.

Elizabeth Bonds said...

My first vlog ever!

I loved yours. The end was so cute. I loved the little clip of your kids singing too.

The direct link to my vlog post is -> http://agilmoregirlsfan.blogspot.com/2008/12/i-see-what-youre-saying.html

Linda said...

Oh my word! The bloopers were hysterical! And I really love Come on Eileen so I wish that would have been longer!

Zoe looks beautiful in her wardrobe. I have always wanted a yorkie but we have always had hunting dogs (brittany spaniels). I think its because my husband knows that I would dress her like Zoe!

I see what your saying...and enjoyed it!

Smelling Coffee said...

Great job, Linda! So sorry that I didn't make it this time. Even with all of the guilt... I promise to try again! And to figure it out BEFORE the day of the posting. :-)

Happy New Year to you and your family - and especially to little Zoe!

Robin Lambright said...

and you were worried! It seems that everyone is having a wonderful time with their videos.

Your numbers are growing!!!

Toooo Fun!

Blessings
Robin

Jen said...

Blogger isn't letting my load my video :( Its coming soon...I hope!

Andrea said...

Okay, I did it.

And I thought it was hilarious that your dog growled while she was modeling. Too funny!!

Sara@ Butterville said...

Hey, I forgot to tell you...you HAVE perfected the Bedhead and the braggin rights are YOURS.
Not to mention the STARBUCKS card. Mocha on me...sorry the 2nd cup will have to be on you...but wait, I think you might be in a bit of trouble over at Greg's place...melting a snowperson is a serious offense. There may be only time to drink one cup when you're running from the law.

Chel's Leaving a Legacy said...

Oh Linda, the video was so cute...and the bloopers were hilarious!! I love how Katie looked like she was trying to get away...but you had a death grip on her! lol!

Too fun...thanks for doing this again. I can't wait to see everyone else's posts!

Happy New Year!

Halfmoon Girl said...

Your doggy is so much better behaved than Linda's(Growing With it)cheeky dog! I will participate one day when I am not such a numbskull at uploading videos!

His Girl said...

okay, the interlude? fantastic!

Rachel said...

Linda, this was great! I SO wish I could have participated. What a lousy time to lose my voice! :( I am so here for the next ISWYS!

Rach@In His Hands said...

I fixed my video, Linda! So it's workin' now...

Heather of the EO said...

I have to quickly tell you that I'm MAD MAD MAD at my DUMB computer!!! Won't let me upload my video...blogger hates me and so does YouTube. I'm TRYING (all day maybe perhaps ignoring my kids trying maybe but I didn't say that)
Hopefully I'll link up later. AAAAAHHHH!!!!!!!

Kim said...

Your vlog rocks! I especially like when the daughter says, "Oh is this on?" LOL She's a chip off the old block, isn't she? :-) And LOVE the ending! hehehehehe Go Jorge!

Sarah@Life in the Parsonage said...

Zoe's clothes are ADORABLE! I need to get Odie something stylin'...he's feeling a little insecure now...

Carol said...

Okay, I just did the first 29 and I have a question:

WHY are you only doing this once every 3 months?!?!?! it's way fun. Do it more often. Maybe other folks could help you host or something.

It's way fun, Linda.

Chatty Kelly said...

Hey girl - not a bad turnout for Christmas vacation, huh? Good job.

As for your question about what my hubby thinks about the singing & dancing...he knew I was crazy when he married me. So now he is just dealing with the consequences. LOL!

Remember he is 24 yrs older than I am, so he just thinks its a generational thing. LOL!

Becoming Me said...

Zoe is so cute in her little fru fru collars and I loved all the silly outtakes too!

Pamela said...

I have been taking care of Katy while Caleb is in the hospital. First I she watched her mommy's video. She kept trying to talk to her mommy. Then I showed her your video and explained who you are...telling her how we used to play with each other and go camping, etc. She wants to come to your house now and play and see Zoe.

Have a great New Year, cuz!

Phyllis@Aimless Conversation said...

It was way easier to upload the video than I thought it would be for my technologically challenged self. But I did not upload myself, because my daughter...she had a song just for you.

I do hope you enjoy it. =) Happy New Year!

Missy @ It's Almost Naptime said...

Ok - I will have to do this tomorrow. My computer died but then just now it MAGICALLY came back to life - a Christmas miracle - so maybe I can do this now. Unless it dies again.

Paula (SweetPea) said...

I love the ending, Linda. Hearing the smack, laugh, and bark repeatedly. Your little Zoe is so cute how she tries to lick and kiss you. I don't know...maybe if I watched hours and hours of video of Zoe I'd get over my dog fetish and become an owner of a little Zoe twin.

Mocha with Linda said...

Don't faint!

Phyllis@Aimless Conversation said...

oops...#34 is the right link. Sorry!! Told you I was technologically challenged.

Merrie said...

Lid!... I'm sorry but you CAN'T see what I'm saying... in fact, you can't even HEAR what I'm saying. Just call me a failure and an ignoramus... completely inept...
I have enjoyed all the other smart people and their vlogs...
I was in hopes that I could pull it off and do it... dumb dumb dumb...

Annette said...

Thanks for the chance to be included in your I See What You're Saying video. It has been a hoot.

fransmomma said...

soooo, no luck with getting my video to post, even after your help. i am officially an idiot. just know that i tried. i'm vlogging in spirit.

Pam from alertandorientedx4 said...

I'm so sad...my video wouldn't upload....had to take the girl shopping so I couldn't fiddle with it any longer...sigh...oh, well

Sarah said...

Stoppin' by to say Happy New Year! I did just do a VLOG of my daughter making funny cookies for a school project. I'll link it in.

See ya in the New Year!

Heth said...

Christmas cape? Genuis.

Loved the whole thing. Love Katie's haircut. Super cute.

skoots1mom said...

Happy HO HO, everyone! This is late but finally made it...couldn't get my video to load correctly, so I used moviemaker to pull together some stills from our SEASON...where there's a will, there's a way.

Who's for doing one around EASTER?!

Liddie, praying you and yours will have a blessed and SAFE NEW YEAR's EVE and NEW YEAR!

Jendi said...

I'm so glad that I could join in this time.
It is bunches of fun!
Thanks for hosting.

Suzanne said...

this is my first time to your blog & I'm in love! ha! I am going to make a video tomorrow!!! A little late but I can't resist...so much fun!

sara said...

Linda, what a great time again with the carnival!!! Thanks for hosting this. Rachel reminded me that we have been friends now for 3 months, since the last vlog!! You have brought several new friends into my life and I just want you to know that I really appreciate it!!!

One question, why is it that I can think of a million things to vlog about away from the camera, but as soon as I step in front of it my mind goes blank?!!!

Funny, I was intending to vlog about a tatoo since several people asked me about it.......I went a whole different direction!!

Laurie Ann said...

That was awesome!!! I loved it, Linda. Since I don't know how to use my camera's video thingy deal, you can't see what I'm saying, but I'm totally smiling right now!

Barbara H. said...

I loved your video! It was so nice to see and hear you. Your family looks to be just as fun as you are.

I still haven't made time to figure out my video camera....maybe next time?

Donna @ Way More Homemade said...

Late to the party.... as always. Technical difficulties. I don't want to talk about it. Grrr.

Thanks for hosting!!!

SanDe said...

Not particularily short, a whoopin' 13mins, but was done by my daughter for our Christmas newsletter for our family who would go through hibernation with gobs of this stuff. Next time round, will submit something a little more specific, riviting and humorous .. although having ten kids is funny right there .. or is it just down right scarey. Happy New Year for those still to emerge into 2009.