Saturday, November 29, 2008
* Alexis Faith Gosselin – 2 lb 11.5 oz, 15 inches long. Nicknamed "Lexi" or "Sassy".
* Hannah Joy Gosselin – 2 lb 11 oz, 13.8 inches long. Nicknamed "Hannie".
* Aaden Jonathan Gosselin – 2 lb 7.5 oz, 13 inches long. Nicknamed "Ay-day" and "the professor". He is the only child that wears glasses.
* Collin Thomas Gosselin – 3 lb 0.5 oz, 15 inches long. Nicknamed "Coggy" or "Collie". He is the biggest of the six.
* Leah Hope Gosselin – 2 lb 14.8 oz, 15.4 inches long. Nicknamed "Princess" or occasionally "Le-le". She is the smallest of the six.
* Joel Kevin Gosselin – 2 lb 9.7 oz, 15.4 inches long. Nicknamed "Joelie".
* the six were born may 10, 2004
* cara and mady were born october 8, 2000
* kate has 3 sisters and 1 brother
* jon has two brothers
Do You Think The Gosselin Kids Are..........
Cara- Daddy's Girl?
Mady- Mommy's Girl?
Alexis- Mommy's Girl?
Hannah- Mommy's Girl?
Aaden- Daddy's Boy?
Collin- Both, but more towards Mommy?
Leah- Daddy's Girl?
Joel- Daddy's Boy?
Friday, November 28, 2008
Every year my cousin and I get up super early to go shopping on Black Friday. It used to be a fun tradition. But this time, because everything we were looking for was sold out, we got up at 3:45am to be at Best Buy at 4:30 am for these Nintendo DS & Wii games our kids wanted. I never did this before nor ever got up that early. The3re was a huge line! yes to get into the store at 5am. I after all that I STILL didn't find exactly what I was looking for! Was I crazy? Then I get a hysterical call from a friend that was at the Wal-mart store where an employee DIED from being stampeded from customers. It was the saddest thing I had heard and was disgusted with myself that I do this every year. For a stinkin sale. I give up. Next year I shop on line and sleep late.
P&G Opens Coupon Store on Black Friday With Kate Gosselin
I don't know if any of you guys live in my neck of the woods, but please let me know if you got to see or meet Kate today. She was at 57th Street and Sixth Avenue and I didn't do my Kate reading until today and I missed it! I am so upset. Proctor And Gamble hired Kaite to be their new spokesperson on a few really cool events for the store. Read the article HERE. I haven't been uptown in a while and Im devastated I haven't been to this cool place and I missed out on seeing her.....
A cute positive show review called "Jon & Kate Plus 8 is Fun". I am super excited about this weeks episode as any show that promotes The Big Apple is great for me! And did anyone find out yet who made Mady that cute hoodie with a cartoon of her on it? I need one! And finally I set up an e-mail account for this page if you have questions or ideas for the site. EMAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org
Wednesday, November 26, 2008
Jon Comments on Cafe Mom's Daily Buzz
I know a few of you have been wondering why all the fuss with Cafe Mom lately. Well to be honest, GWOP is as stale as the baby's bread I just found and now that they only seen to do weekly posts with 600 anon comments I have moved onto bigger and better gripes (lol). Surprisingly, this was sent to me and I am kinda confused myself. I had no idea cafe Mom even had an Entertainment Buzz Section, no less Jon actually giving an interview there! He talks about getting one big family gift this year (a computer) and how they will use it.
Jon: I've read that many families are opting for a family gift this year. Some other ways families can save money by using computers and technology: Keep in touch with friends and family using video messenger.Start a blog to keep loved ones up to date on family news if you can't travel to visit. Use digital photo frames to instantly share photos with friends and family. Design your own holiday cards that cost pennies to print.Eight Little Faces, A Mom's Journey Due Out April 2009
Thanks 3KMOM for giving us the heads up on what will hopefully be a super cute book. You will able to Kates New Book at Amazon.com & Wal-mart. Is that recipe book Ive been dying for too far behind? Wait a second, you can create your own book of Kates recipes HERE on my old blog page (lol)
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
Sentimental Value, Finally a Book Tour? The State of PA Stir J&K Controversy, 10 minutes w/ Kate Gosselin
Now that's one of the reasons I enjoyed all the "Trips" the Gosselin family has gone on recently. With the economy being so horrible it was NICE to pretend for just a sec that I was sitting there on the beaches of Hawaii with the kids. I reminisced about when we went to Hershey and Dutch Wonderland over the summer. Its FUN for me. Not so fun for others. I don't know if its jealousy or if they really just enjoy shows about the family doing nothing in the house. To each is own. But please don't let it be because you don't feel they're "entitled" or they "take and don't give back". Its dammed if you do and dammed if you don't. Last night WAS about giving back, and all anyone could take about was a cranky Kate.
I read a few of the comments yesterday. Regarding Kate tossing ornaments given to Mady by Poppy: Sentimental Value depends on the person. My husband was like Jon and kept practically everything his father left before he passed. Sometimes I just want to toss it all. I may be insensitive like Kate since my parents are living but you need to know what to hold onto and what to toss. Kate did let Mady keep the ballet ornament even though it was "dustily" (love that word!). I would have done the same. But not everyone feels the same way about items once a loved one dies, I guess its to each is own. You know what I mean...;) (For Duckie)
Kate FINALLY on a book Tour?
This was sent to me by someone on Cafe Mom. Please e-mail me if you know anything about this. I would love to go, but I think I live too far.. (lol) "Gosselin will appear at 4 p.m. on December 12 at Schuler Books and Music at the Eastwood Towne Center, MI. “Blessings”; to participate, a copy must be purchased from a Schuler location and a receipt must be presented on the day of the event. For more information, visit http://www.schulerbooks.com/ or call 316-7801."
The Philadelphia Examiner Writes More Trash For The Masses
While this is not the worst artlice I have read (I save that honor for the NE) I was amazed that once again someone from PA writes a slanted article by someone that obviously reads GWOP. You can read it HERE. Just more pointless garbage to fill up a page with nothing new to add other than blogs are a writing for Jon & Kate. They say that Jon & Kate are stirring contorversy? Looks like they are trying to cover up what they themselves are doing...
Religion News.com 10 minutes w/ Kate Gosselin:
A happier spiritual article. Read it HERE. Thanks Indianprincess!
Monday, November 24, 2008
I know how much it sucks getting up at the crack of dawn to do a yard sale. I vowed never to do it again. But since this was for a good cause, I was totally excited to watch this and see how it turned out. What touched me the most was what the haters complained about. Kate selling Jon's dads ornaments. Well it was soo sweet to see it meant something to Mady, and Kate kept the ballerina slippers for her. Crisis solved. She also found ways to fix misspelled signs, no advertising and crappy tables. I was honestly proud of them. I would have been the same way uhh "irritated" (lol). At the end of the day it was super cute to see Cara and Mady selling drinks and the family making a productive day of over $1100. It looked like they were practically giving the stuff away, I would have charged more! To hear people complain about Kate this time was ridiculous and only proving the point that they only comment to complain for the sake of complaining.
Overall, the shocker for the haters was seeing Carla. Apparently once someone is on an episode they never come back. So it was especially nice for her to be on to prove a point. Just because they are not on every week people.....And overall a show that was more about Jon & Kate and less about the babies but still be good. To hear that people came just to donate anyway was the greatest thing for me. And for the record, how many times are you going to read on a hate show that they no longer watch the show when you KNOW they do? Funny there were a few posts from people that they only watched THIS time. Yeah right. And finally, people complain non-stop about the Gosselins not giving back enough.. Well is an upcoming episode dedicated to St. Jude enough?? Stay tuned.......GO GOSSELINS!
Feeling Full From Turkey? Relax With A Gosselin Thanksgiving Marathon!
How cool was it to see that cute commercial for the Jon & Kate Plus 8 Marathon that they are having for the holiday! Yep, looks like instead of making it a Gosselin night, you can make it a Gosselin Holiday! I know I will, after of course The Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade!
Sunday, November 23, 2008
So now here we are in November. And even though they have over a million visits since they started, they basically died down to barely a crawl compared to their July hay day. Nosy people still come and of course there 50 regulars that blog every hour, but the juicy gossip proved to be fruitless and the mods gave up posting anything good. Its now blogging one or twice a week and letting the readers comment 200+ times a day. I am proud to say I tried to keep in interesting and had something relevant to say almost every day. So while I cant promise I will continue every day, I will keep up my blog until theres a good reason not to do so (or I hit lotto).
Facebook Cleans House, Can the others Do The Same?
I was forced onto Facebook recently by my friends who are hooking up next year for our big High School Reunion. That gives me less than a year to get Lipo, Botox, a breast lift, and hair extensions (lol). When I got onto the Jon & Kate fanpage I was super psyched to meet some great fans. But just like what I feel is happening ot Cafe Mom, the posts got nasty real quick. With no real moderator (the Jon & Kate fan group which is different has a moderator) people were basically ripping each other apart and facebook itself had to delete some of the pages. Trolls were starting threads and making up downright lies. Thank goodness Facebook have the page for TLC to completely take apart and re-haul. Now with 215,000 fans on the on the page chances are its not going to take long before someone tries to start something up again. But Im glad to see that so far its all fans, and all good. My Space is really good for having some pretty cool fan pages as well if your looking ot make some Gosselin friends ;)
What is You Favorite Gosselin Kids Moment?
And speaking of Facebook I just had to leave a comment by a girl who wrote down what came to mind as her favorite Gosaselin kids moments:
- on alexis' day at the reptile place in the gift shop when kate and alexis have a really cute conversation and kate pretends shes an alligator and fake bites alexis' arm
-on caras day when mady gently leads leah out the door
- on caras day when kate says how happy she is for cara and cara smiles so sweetly
- when mady and cara are nurses for the stuffed horse thats having a baby
- anytime joel talks to the camera
- when alexis licks the table at the beach
- when leah says she wants her hannah
- when aaden and alexis are playing nicely with the dinosaur
- when leah says "hannah but its wet out there" when hugging hannah goodbye
- whenever mady is excited about something
Saturday, November 22, 2008
Friday, November 21, 2008
Kmart Prays Kate Gosselin Can Help With Layaway / Get On Fancast.com!
I have posted recently several articles regarding Kate Gosselins push for Layaway. Finally we are seeing a positive result. NEWSWEEK reports another article about what appears to be the only store pushing the Layaway program. While the numbers started slow, it appears the gamble is starting to pay off, and Kmart may not have a Red but Black Christmas after all. How can we know for sure its because of the new spokesperson? Well ask a fan! (lol) And have you gotten on FANCAST yet? Every Jon & Kate episode is in its entirety for you to watch. And any other show! Get on this free site its too cool!
Has The Cafe Mom Blog Become The New GWOP?
Alot of people have sent me info and comments that were filtered through this site. And while I myself started on the site originally because of fertility, I found that the few sites dedicated to Jon & Kate have for the majority become worse than GWOP. Its normally a great mom networking site if you stay away from the hate blog. One in particular has gotten so bad with the gossip and lies its toxic to even go in there. And while the mods still try hard to not let anyone attack each other, the fans have to run out the door before it slams shut from all the bitter moms there. Yes the fan site that is also there is nice, but what is interesting is the trolls that start posts claiming to be neighbors and starting all kinds of drama. Some are even pushing people to write to the churches that are hosting them! Hopefully now with the move these stalkers can move on. Though they claim to be rid of the family who are they going to blog about now? The dark empty house? Don't get me wrong, there are ALOT of Jon & Kate blogs. Too many to keep track of. But since the IMDB board is hard to read, people are looking to other blogs to keep the debates going. (I have seen both the Gymboree & the Disney Boards get really interesting. I wish I had the time to read them) So for those that did not get to see the CBN Interview you can watch below. And lets hear my favorite quote from Facebook's J&K fan site: "Well behaved women rarely make history."
Thursday, November 20, 2008
Its important for blogs like this to not be engulfed in the haters from GWOP. Please read and feel free to leave your own comments here or there. And if any of you went to this, I am also trying to get more reviews from more people who might have had a different view or experience. Most that I have spoken to said they were charming and the speaking engagements are always alot of fun. Let me know what you think.. UPDATE: Did you see the guy Mike in the comments section that wrote about meeting Jon & Kate? Read it HERE. It was so cute!
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
Unscripted vs. Reality TV: Which do you choose?
I found such a super cool article I have to share from The San Francisco Chronicle regarding the difference between Unscripted vs. Reality tv:
"The easiest way to settle the issue is to separate "unscripted" from "reality" television, even if that's technically not possible. So how do you tell the difference? If you feel like a voyeur, need to take a shower or worry about the sorry state of humankind after watching it, that's reality television. If you were entertained without abject, crippling shame ("American Idol," "Dancing With the Stars") or you learned something - even if it came while watching guys blow stuff up on "MythBusters" - then it's probably an acceptable form of unscripted television. And yes, there's ever so much to ridicule on TLC, but viewers who go in for "Jon & Kate Plus 8" or "Little People, Big World" are not bad people. They want emotional stories that move them. And when they don't, they watch "What Not to Wear" or "Say Yes to the Dress" - but it could be a whole lot worse."
I happen to LOVE Dancing with the Stars seasons prior and counted on nights like these to catch up on J &K. Since Dancing for the first time in years was not a very good season, I dedicated my nights here even though I probably already saw this episode on Monday. I love this show because I can watch it over and over and not get bored. Be entertained so much by both Kate and the kids I even have the DVD's for the nights when they arent on. (I got them as a gift ;)
Thank you So Much Alana for Classifying me
Lets be honest, getting things new and interesting to talk about is not that easy. I myself sometimes TROLL the boards to get ideas to discuss. I rarely get on the IMDB board, but there was an interesting (you can always tell a good debate if the thread is long) topic about the Tups being ill behaved at the wedding. So many had opinions about why for their age could they not sit still at the wedding. Most say they know kids that sit throughout church for a whole hour without a peep. How Kate should be embarassed (even though she wasnt) that she had to disipline her kids at her own ceremony. Well just a few things. 1. I'm sure at church there werent 6 kids the exact age sitting together 2. Kids that age I'm sure need to be given play toys ot keep them occupied at least 3. All kids are different based on upbringing and shouldnt all be categorized. I dont think the Tups are bratty at all because they needed to be told to sit down. It was an exciting event that was best not to pick a fight about who stood and who didnt.
And finally I told a few people on other boards that I would post this, even though I was done bashing GWOP for the week. There was a comment by a person named Alana which stated the following:
"I've come to the conclusion that the major difference between the 'fans' who still love the JOK Show and the former fans who 'get it' is EDUCATION. IMO, the KON fans can relate to Jon and Kate. They aren't very smart, never finished school (COLLEGE), married young and had children right away,tend to think for the moment instead of planning, are selfish in a negative way, have a "me-too" mentality to go with their "me-first" attitude,never set short term goals in order to meet long-term goals, have jobs instead of careers, and argue and fight with extended family members because the drama gives them the adrenaline rush they need to get off their a___s!"
I can start a whole blog about people that appear to be this uneducated.. I admit I classify most of the people who post on GWOP as hating bitter trolls so to each is own. But the shame and sadness is that you wish we were all that dumb. Myself having a Bachelors Degree, married later in life & continuing part-time in my career I will say that sterotyping people neatly in that package confirms to us the type of people that frequent that site. And the moderators that put those types of posts up.
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
On a personal hometown note, I am so saddened with all the recent Broadway shows having to close because of the economy (2008: Legally Blond & Xanadu 2009: Spamalot & Hairspray), I am very excited that the Gosselin's are dedicating a new upcoming episode to visiting Manhattan. With all the great things that the Vow Renewal Ceremony did for Maui, perhaps they can wave their pixie dust on NYC and help us out for the Holidays!
Multiple Blessings STILL On NY Times Best Seller List
Still holding on strong at number 8
Kate's Layaway Pitch Helpful And Sales Gaining Momentum At Kmart
Click HERE for a $5.00 off $50 in-store purchase to get started Holiday shopping!
Somewhere Over the Rainbow by Iz, Hawaii's Gentle Giant
Sunday, November 16, 2008
Ok I'm back! I didn't get to see too much of AH but I know they were talking about being excited for tonights show. And of course for me it didn't disappoint. I was excited to see the kids getting ready, and Mady having at least 1 ouburst so the trolls would have something to run to GWOP 20 minutes in like usual. Also true to form, Kate interupting her ceremony to talk to the kids. I love this gal. What alot of people complain about, them not being real or relatalbe anyomre, I highly disagree. The girls are always adorable and Alexis throwing her cheese stick showed that they are growing into their own personalities. The boys are so stinkin cute I want to kiss their faces and the twins are my daughter to a tee. Overall they were very polite and well behaved with a minor eruption or two.
Mady gives so much for the haters to talk about. She is just a child and her comment about not wanting to be Kates Maid of Honor was not about hating Kate but just being a pain in the neck. Its sad and hurtful to see people talk so nasty about her till she smarts off to her mother then its high-fives & "go Mady" on the troll boards. These are the same idiots that claim they don't watch the show but comment 100+ times as "anon" about what they saw or read somewhere else. GWOP has jumped its own shark by announcing that on top of The Gosselin's & Duggars they will now have a Hayes board. Are they hoping to get a board to bash every show on TLC? As a mother to my own Mady I know that this is a good girl growing through her "testing" phase and I'm glad to see that this family privately chooses to discipline her outside of the show. Also it was nice that Kate let them pick out what nail polish they wanted and let Mady keep her hair however she wanted. As Aaden would say "They went to get pedicares."
Another thing that clogged the blogs was the people in attendance at the wedding. Jon hadn't seen his family in a while so for people to argue why invite strangers, well that was the point. For Jon to meet his family and see people he hadn't seen in years. It didn't have to be that he invite his closest family was it? And also why do people go on and on about Kate not being appreciative? Does the woman have to jump up and down for everyone before anyone is ever satisfied? The family knew how lucky they were and I hope they knew that there that were truly happy for them. The Resort really catered to the family and that cake was beautiful. And their kiss being fake?? Geeze would everyone prefer she slobber her husband on camera?
And finally, I too watched The Hayes Family and thought they were very nice. Do I think I could watch them every week and have them captivate my attention? Sadly no. The Gosselin haters claim they are such a more "relateable & real" family. Uhh wasn't that what you said about the Gosselins until you turned on them because they started making money and getting freebies? The kids on that show are just as cute and the daughter breaks my heart, but what that show doesn't have is Kate. Love to dislike her, she makes this show for me. All these shows have alot of super sweet cute kids. All of them. But for me, when you get too many kids on a show, its hard to get into relating to them. Also for me its all about the mothers. Michele Duggar I want to shake silly, and Elizabeth Hays reminds me of my neighbor down the street that I always see running around trying to wrangle her kids and never have time to even breathe let alone say hi. Nope I dont think the Gosselins have anything to worry about..yet (lol)
Saturday, November 15, 2008
It reminded me of that infamous episode when Kate put one of her boys on the laundry room floor after the kids one by one got sick. The GWOP trolls dedicated weeks of discussion on this. And while I agree with Kate 100%, I too am trying to figure out what to do as I see my kids showing signs of illness. Poor Kate had 8 of her kids at the same time being ill and I could not even imagine how horrible that must be. No less reading people criticizing how you parent your own kids. Could you imagine? People blogging about you saying your a horrible person and a terrible parent for isolating an ill child so the rest can function? I'm running out of sheets, and ideas. When this starts at this busy time right before the Holidays, I think alot about the episode and it just pisses me off even more when people seem to think they know better how to raise your own children... Feel me getting pissed yet? Lets more on (lol)
Jon & Kate Plus 8 Gives Maui Tourism A Needed Boost
Well the jealous haters will still not stop griping about the Gosselins getting such an amazing Anniversary Gift from Maui as they hosted the family for their renewal ceremony. The big episode we've all been waiting for is this Monday. Well Maui is so happy they were able to have them and it looks like they even want them back! Starbulletin.com writes a nice article about how grateful they were for the Gosselins to accept their invitation, as its given Maui a much needed tourism boost in a rough economy. Whats great about this article is, after loosing $17 million in Advertising, having them featured on this hit show has done for them what they thought would never happen. Get MORE visitors. So for 2 or 3 suites for a week with some perks, Maui saved millions and gave the Gosselins a vacation of a lifetime.Now would YOU pass up a freebie like that? Thought Not.
VTech(R) Rings In The Holidays With Our Busy Mom
What I love and envy about Kate is that shes a smart business woman who is taking her new "status" as a celebrity mom and really putting it to good use. First up was KMart and their layaway program (which I hear is slowly showing momentum) and now has become the spokesperson for VTech(R) this holiday season (Check out that they now have the Jon & Kate Plus 8 video clip on their site as well as The Rose Petal Cottage! Talk about Gosselin Advertising!). PRNewswire.com also did a great article about how Kate is helping their company boost sales. In this article she discusses holiday planning tips and insight on what she looks for when buying the season's hottest toys. Whats important for me to note is that regardless of whether this family has money now or not, everyone is cutting back this year no mater how wealthy you are. The middle class is accepting that layaway is not just for the poor, and the wealthy have no issue with budgeting. So no one should even dare to comment that Kate or anyone else for that matter shouldn't be allowed to do the same. Check out Kate's tips in the above article.
Thursday, November 13, 2008
You can see the ABC interview to get an idea about this New Jersey family HERE. (You'll see a commercial first). They will be taking out the Duggars for a week to showcase a family that has 2 sets of twins and sextuplets. And while they are in no way the personalities of the Gosselins, they also appear to have their hands full. I was saddened to hear that one of the sextuplets has Cerebral Palsy. You can reads an article about the community rallying around to support and donate what they can HERE. While I applaud TLC for hoping that this family will be loved like the Gosselins, how many do you think can take on becoming celebrities while also being criticized for bringing their children into the spotlight for money? While I would personally do a pony show to get my kids a nicer way of living, the Goselins has been bashed by the trolls for child exploitation. But how is it OK for these families to do the same? And for that matter, how will this impact TLC for being criticized for becoming the "any big family now gets a show" network?
This appears to be a more laid back quiet family with alot of kids. Kids that as you can see from the video are not yet ready to handle big network interviews and are not nearly as polished as the Gosselins. But you will definitely sympathise with this couple after seeing all these kids running around like crazy. I can see that TLC is looking real hard to create a new "Gosselins". But when you see this cute family, one thing is missing: and that's Kate. She drives the rating, the controversy, and the success of their show. And while my preference will always be the real deal Gosselins, I wish this family nothing but the best, and hopefully a hit show with this great family that could perhaps replace the controversial "family values" Duggars.
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
Holy Google meltdown Batman! I could not get into my blog last night. Now that Blogger has combined with Google, It's been a hot buttered mess. Since my two accounts are different, lets just say I almost cried my way through deleting and creating accounts last night. Even the trolls over at GWOP were stressing they did have names that they couldn't get into. Which made for an even bigger anon mess! Berks County, the place where the Gosselins are now moving, seems to be the bulk of the haters recently. Bitter much? Apparently they are flocking to sites like Cafe Mom & GWOP crying foul about the Gosselins not being entitled to anything they have. Are you for real people?
Fancast.com grows its Family With Jon & Kate Plus 8!
Recently I was very excited to announce that Fancast.com was now offering full episodes of Jon & Kate Plus 8 that you can watch on the computer for those that do not have cable. Jim was nice enough to come to my site to plug this and I am excited to show you the first great article about Fancast's Gosselin addition. Read it HERE. Marketwatch.com appears to be super excited about this merger. I guess that in the future you will basically be able to watch any show you want on a computer. Go and fully browse this website. Its so great to be able to watch sows I missed from all my favoite channels. Waiting at the library for my daughters craft class to end now has its perks!
New Jon & Kate Plus 8 Merchandise at Cafe Press!
Take a look HERE, for all the cool things you can get including cute onesies and bibs!
Season 4 has been extended!
Ok personally I really felt they could have gone out with a bang by having Hawaii be the final episode of the season. I felt that the whole garage sale thing would have been such a great kicker to start season 5. But take a look, we have a few new episodes in store!
Baby Mama Has No More Babies
And on a final note, I would like to say Happy First Birthday to my darling Ava Lilly. Just one year ago today after struggling with 5 years of fertility treatments you came into this world and blessed this family. As sick as I was I couldn't wait to give birth to my 12 lb. 11 oz. bundle of joy. (Yes you read that right!) You are still as of this day the largest baby delivered in your Hospital. Yet here you are today, so tiny and petite. We love you more than words could ever tell you. Mommy & Daddy wanted you so bad to come into this world happy and healthy. And you are! I hope that someday, for some reason, if you ever find this in blog world, know that you and Sissy bring us the most joy any family can ever have........
Monday, November 10, 2008
This episode was wonderful on so many levels are for so many reasons. I will try to remember a few...Leah learning how to swim. The boys going on a "Treasure Hunt" and Joel using the stick as a boom mic.. Mady finally shining at the hula. Alexis "at peace" on a snorkel board. Colin saying her cookie she made looked "yum". I swear Aaden is such a cutie, Kate was so right when she said once "whoever nabs him will be one lucky girl"! And finally the resort itself. Whatever it cost to put this family up they will make back tenfold. If I had the money I would book this place myself. It was so stunning and looked so much fun for the kids. I swear it was worth the wait to see them all enjoying it, and thinking how my family would love it too. I just booked our vacation next year for CA and now I had to watch this.....
Getting back to Mady. Those on Blogs like Cafe Mom & Facebook need to lay off that poor girl. As a mother to a girl Madys age I know that alot of girls that age are testing boundaries and seeing what they can and cant get away with "divastyle". What Kate did, removing her from baking was totally the right thing to do. I'm glad that she didn't spoil the rest of the kids fun. It showed her that she would be missing out on alot on that trip and after that she "shined". She got to Hula dance, make friends on the beach and appear to have an amazing time. My absolute favorite moment was when Kate coaxed Mady into the water. It shows how hard Kate works with trying to deal with Mady's personality and reminded me so much of what I deal with I really wanted to cry. Mady is a wonderful free spirit that needs to find her own place within that family. I was very proud of her.
All in all, it makes for a wonderful way to segway into the wedding and the finale of season 4. Lets hope there is more amazing things to come if they agree to season 5.
Sunday, November 9, 2008
Kates Necklace Designed By Her Sister on Etsy
Someone had notified me that they had e-mailed the Gosselins about possible gifts for the kids for the Holidays. Its so incredibly nice when you hear how much some fans truly love watching the kids! The Gosselins replied back that any gifts should be sent directly to the Cancer Charity they support. Which would be much more used and appreciated. Thanks for asking! On Say Yes To The Dress, Kate wore beautiful silver unique necklace I fell in love with and was asking people about. Turns out it was one of her sisters designs from the Etsy Website. I am an Etsy fanatic and buy all my jewelry from this site that you can buy or sell custom made items from around the world. Though she has since removed any comments about her relation to Kate you can see Christen Largent's collection on Etsy HERE.
Fancast.com will now show Jon & Kate Plus 8 Starting Monday
Thank you for the comment letting us know that you will now be able to see episodes free on Fancast.com. Those of you that love the show but do not have cable will appreciate this site. Its gives you the opportunity to watch alot of your favorite shows. Thank you Jim for telling me about your site!
And finally, check out this Jon & Kate Maui Invasion article from Hawaiimagazine.com talking about the big finale!
Friday, November 7, 2008
Thursday, November 6, 2008
Because of the slowness of Jon & Kate blogland this week everyone turned on poor Jenny and slamed her in recent posts. Her tight clothes are short shorts are pretty much all people could gripe about. That and they feel shes unhappy (how do you know that?) They speculate on what shes making, what her privacy clause is and why she would want to sleep in the same room with Cara & Mady. Leave that poor girl alone! Even the trolls are arguing with each other as to why she is even being targeted. While I was on Facebook on what was supposed to be a Jon & Kate fan site, Brittany (Beth's daughter) got on when there was a post on what the heck happened to her and her siblings. Bethany just said it was her and did not wish to discuss her mother (Beth is currently working on her BA at Albright College, perhaps that's why she can't help with the book tour?) Everyone is saying its actually her since people know her, but after the fake Jon I don't believe anyone anymore. Whats so interesting was that she said:
1. Jenny is her ROOMMATE.
2. Apparently the Disney episode we last saw her on she was 21 now shes 22.
3. She and Jenny went to high school together
4. It was the SAME one as Jon
Wow, Brittany refuses to say anything else, but you know that girl knows a TON. Is this how the Gosselins found her? Has she said anything to her roommate about what she deals with as a "helper"? Juicy info indeed!
Wednesday, November 5, 2008
Season 3 DVD almost here!
Discovery Store will start shipping season 3 on November 17th if you are interested in acquiring the trilogy. (lol) My husband thinks its a bit sick that I wish to own a show I watch every day at 11am. But I got the first as a gift I swear!
Shiba Inu Live Puppy Cam!
And finally, a few people sent me the link to this live sextuplets (kind of) puppy webcam. Just the cutest dogs being filmed 24/7 in their beds by their owners. Exploitation? Should we notify Paul Peterson? (LOL) Heck no! Check out the stats on the hottest pups on the web! My kids are now DYING for these dogs! The 6 Shiba Inu pups (3 boys and 3 girls) turned 4 weeks old on November 4th.
- Autumn (Purple collar)
- Ayumi (Yellow collar)
- Amaya (Red collar)
- Aki (Green collar)
- Akoni (Black collar)
- Ando (Blue collar)
Tuesday, November 4, 2008
I wanted to update the original list I had HERE from August of the Gosselin Speaking engagements. I wanted to know if anyone knew of any others because this is now a short list. Looks like the big one is coming up next week! Also below is a cute video of the twins as babies. I might have posted this before. Also below I have a cute video of the twins as babies. Remember "Pregnant With Twins? Marathon tonight!
November 14 & 15, 2008 - Women of Purpose Conference (
Monday, November 3, 2008
First of all trolls, get off the blogs wailing about Kate and her need to have order in an airport. Have YOU tried to be in a place like that with 10 kids? Of course not. I give Jenny alot of credit being a good helper and staying out of the way but being there every second. I need a helper like that. And in my lifetime if I ever get to see a nice resort such as Paradise Point I will have died a happy woman. The website is INSANE! Would you turn down a freebie like that?? Heck no! I think about Mady alot since I have a daughter the same age going through the SAME set of issues. I was thinking about what I would do in that situation if one of my kids were acting up like that and I probably would have done the same thing. People love to pick on her, mostly because they don't have a kid that age doing the exact same stuff. I didn't get to see them at the San Diego Zoo but I'm sure it was great fun for the kids. I'm with Kate though, nothing beats hanging out at the hotel and just feeding the fish.....
Quote Of The Day:
Alexis: "COWBOYS! Why are the cowboys here?"
Jon: "Maybe their going somewhere"
Alexis: "Maybe their going to the potty!"
Sunday, November 2, 2008
It's been at least 6-8 months now that they have been talking about building a house in NC. J&K attended a wrap party for Season 3 back in May down at Figure 8. When they returned, Jon said that property had been purchased and all of the sponsors had committed. Everything is being provided including appliances, furnishings, TVs, etc. J&K are not paying for ANYTHING. They have been showing their house plans to various people. Supposedly, it's going to be 8000sf with a pool and pool house. There will be an area designated for the crew including their own entrance and kitchen. Moving out of state has nothing to do with fighting with family and friends. That has been going on as long as I have known the family. We believe that in order to get the house of their dreams, the production company has stipulated that it needs to be near them. They have no intention of ending this any time soon. Blog entry created from comments posted by The Truth Shall Set You Free.
Julie are you kidding me? You mean I could get arrested and go to jail for nothing? The trolls over at GWOP are practically looking at them changing for bed in PA not NC!
Anonymous said...They did indeed move to this house. Drove by there yesterday and saw the kids out front in the yard, and the big blue van parked in the garage, and a small white box truck in the driveway (moving truck or TLC?). It's quite a house, that's for sure, but the one pictured is in fact the house they're in. As someone else said, this house is pretty isolated. It's not a home you can easily come across, without knowing where to look, and there are no other homes on that stretch of road, but it is also in very close proximity to all the necessities. I would venture to say they made this move to be a little closer to family? They often make trips to Berks County area anyway (church, etc.) and family still lives here. 11/02/2008 7:28 PM
So Julie, does this mean you were lying, or had no idea exactly what you were talking about? Because the nosy neighbors from their last neighborhood have nothing on these psychos that are traveling around isolated streets looking for their NEW house. And you wonder why they wouldn't purchase a house in their own name?? Lets check out another gem from GWOP before bed...
Lynn said...Sorry, I must correct. The deed was recorded on 10/23/08, and the purchase price was $1,120,000.00. This is according to online records that I was able to view. 11/02/2008 3:47 pm
Wow, so how scary is it exactly that the trolls can look hard and acquire this much personal information about a family? Is that totally insane? Does that show the type of people that post on that blog? Is it almost as bad as me flying to North Carolina to sit in the bushes by a house I was told by Julie was Jon & Kates! Why, these both sound pretty insane to me!
Jon & Kate Are Praised By The National Inquirer?
Yeah, I had to comment about this after I saw it on GDNNOP. Read it there and see the pic. Len Feldman says is the best thing to watch on TV, right in the pages of the National Inquirer. Its true! The same ones that paid Julie $50 for her inside knowledge slamming the Gosselins! Kidding, I really don't know that for sure. Lucky for me it was all just a bad dream and I'm safe and sound in bed. Like the normal folk. Super psyched about the episode tomorrow!
Saturday, November 1, 2008
Speaking of houses, there is talk in blog world that Jon & Kate have now started moving. Which would be the perfect time now that the season is over. Are they taking the kids out mid year? And were they really moving to NC or was that just a ploy to get rid of the looky-loos and get some actual privacy? Questions Questions. So all the neighbors or just one are writing in the blogs about it. Either this is the same person with two different names or just several nosy neighbors talking on both GWOP & Cafe Mom. Would also like to add that both of these women have no profiles so you have no idea what they're deal is......
etownnurse on GWOP said...
From what I've seen this week, it looks like they ARE moving. There have been trucks there all week, and it looks like the garage is all packed up. I doubt that they will be keeping the house just for filming. When the movers (well did you expect Jon to do it all again??) had the front door open it didn't appear as tho there was any furniture in it! The vans haven't been there either. My guess is that they are settling into the new KON-pound and once the house is empty THEN they will put it on the market. I don't see Miss Kate allowing common folk to walk thru the house while they are still there..
JusticeMama on Cafe Mom said:
For several days there have been large rental trucks outside of J & K's house moving what appeared to be large boxes out of the house!!Then on Thursday, as I was leaving the development I saw Kate standing in her now empty garage as boxes were being loaded on the truck. Their house is now dark and their cars are no longer there!! (NO, she was not seen lifting a finger to move the boxes, there were men their doing that for her, I'm sure TLC paid for the moving crew)I think our development will now have to have a celebration and hope that the next family to live in J & K's house is will be a more personable family!THANKS FOR MOVING J & K!!! I WOULD SAY DON'T LET THE DOOR HIT YOU IN THE @#&!!YOU WILL NOT BE MISSED!!!
NOSY NASTY MEAN PEOPLE! Are you kidding me? Are you the same person blogging at two different places? THANK GOODNESS they are moving! Who would want stalking, bitter, jealous trolls like that living near them? How do you know that Kate wasn't lifting a finger? Were you watching in the bushes? And for that matter, why should she lift anything heavy anyway? Jon & Kate, wherever you move, I am so incredibly happy for you. You did not need these crazy people (or woman) for your neighbors anyway. UGH. Now that Season 4 is finished filming I wonder what, if anything we will see in Season 5. I am hoping there will be one as Kate promised "Good things to come". And I believe her because she isn't bashing people on the web like these stalkers. The photo above was actually posted on GWOP by one of these crazy people taking photos outside of their house. How sad is it that you need to post signs telling people to back up and give you some privacy?