Tuesday, August 2, 2011

We won! So... Kidnapping your husband guidelines!

We won Whoohooo! Yes, i am talking about the Ice Cream Flavor Face off contest!!! So my present and THANK YOU gift, from me to you; Kidnapping Guidelines!!!

These are easy to follow and no, it doesn’t have to be your husband, it can also be your wife, best friend, girlfriend, boyfriend, (and yes it would be lovely if you can ask him or her to marry you on this trip…) or soon to be fiancee! It's always good to hit two flies with one swat, or so my grandma used to say...

Just make sure it is an (almost) adult and you HAVE TO FORGET about work, troubles, sickness, pain, worries, money, kids OR cows!


So you pick a date, call his or her boss to make sure they can leave for a while, but you also have to make sure the boss is in on it and don’t spoil the surprise. Grab some favorite jeans, pants, shirts, hiking boots and toiletries and stuff them in the back of your car the night before. Think of good excuses to give to him or her so they don’t find out that you have hidden them! Good excuses include, “It is in the laundry basket, yes it is been in there for over a week”,” The dog used it as a new playmate”, “Oh sorry honey I ruined it with the bleach, but I will get you a new one soon” and/or “The cat pied on it and now I need to wash it again”…

On the day of, put your designated “victim” in the car, take his or her keys, phone, blackberry, I-Pad, laptop and other play toys from them and put them in a zip lock bag and store them in your glove compartment of your car! Tell them to enjoy the ride/drive/flight! And no they can’t have their toys back until you get back in the car to drive home… I know this will be a little bit of a challenge for some of us, but trust me, it is worth it!

Arrive at the The Quail Ridge Inn in Sevierville and enjoy 2 or 3 days of relaxation with your loved one AND George and Anita! They are absolutely fabulous and they will make you feel at home in their beautiful log cabin and cook the most INCREDIBLE breakfasts AND (yes, I know it is almost too good to be true) desserts! There are NO tv’s in your room, you are in the middle of the mountains, right in front of the Smoky Mountains, and you have very BAD reception. So it is the perfect time to enjoy your loved one and the KING SIZE bed (o my gosh it is HUGE!!), the Jacuzzi, good food, trees, raccoons, butterflies, birds, deer, flowers and bears (who steal Anita and George’s peaches) and mountain views, rivers waterfalls and green meadows!

So you see it is not that hard…


I am so glad that we are blessed with a super mom, dad and little brother so we COULD go away like this last weekend and we enjoyed it too the fullest! Yesterday we came back and it was back to business and cows as usual but everything was a little better to bear because we were refreshed. Maybe sometimes you just need to be refreshed to do the best job possible…?

Besides the fact that we had a great time with each other and Anita & George …. IT IS OFFICIAL…. Because of all of your votes WE WON!!! I got this fantastic news on my blackberry, yes I snuck out, dug into the glove compartment of the BMW, opened the zip lock bag and checked all my messages and all of your comments on the “kidnap Bastiaan post”. “Don’t tell Bastiaan, though!”

So this great news was a little cherry on top of Anita’s great dessert!

I would like to thank each and every one who voted in all the rounds and yes if you want to read how we got to the top…
Vanilla Bean Ice Cream and Little Brothers!
Ice Cream and multi Colored Peppercorns
Kidnapping Bastiaan... and Vanilla Bean Ice Cream...

Or if you want to go give George and Anita the pleasure of your and your kidnapped person's company…
The Quail Ridge Inn Bed & Breakfast


Or if you want to learn some more about everything dairy and / or cows…
The Progressive Dairyman Yes, Whoohoo we won!!! Super article if i may say so myself! ;-)
The Proud to Dairy Website

THANK YOU SOOO MUCH and I told you before but I will tell you again… YOU’RE THE BEST!!!

Thursday (blogging life) will be back to normal! So we’ll probably do a new “Crazy American’s” then but now I am going to catch up on some work. We are going to have a big group of people coming to tour the dairy today, so that is going to be exiting enough! And yes tonight I will be off to go and read some of your fantastic posts that I haven’t been able to see in (what looks like) ages! Hehe…

 
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30 comments:

Lois Evensen said...

Congrats on the win! And, I'm glad your kidnapping went well.

It wouldn't work at all for the two of us. We plan things together and enjoy them together. I am sure each of us would be really upset if the other tried to take total control. Just wouldn't work here, but we sure do have a good time doing the things that we do together. I guess each couple is very different. ;)

Jen said...

Congrats on the win!

Jill said...

Congratulations! What a beautiful place for a kidnapping! Not all that far from where I live in Western NC!

TexWisGirl said...

love that you had a great time away! sounds like you really needed it! hurray for winning the ice cream flavor!

*^_^* said...

Wonderful! Congratulations! :D

Sharon said...

Congratulations on your win!!!

Your get-away sounded heavenly - until you got to the bears part, the no tv had me there, for a while!

Chip "Rocket Man" Allen said...

Congratulations! Glad you got to enjoy some of the scenery we see every day!

ann said...

Congratulation on your win

Lori Skoog said...

What fun! And congrats on your win.

Debbie said...

every time i hear the word winning.....it reminds me of charlie sheen, da_n!!

congrats!!!!

bon bon said...

congratulations FTW!! ha!
as for the kidnapping, how does one plant the idea that they wish to be kidnapped? especially with the views you've provided! just beautiful!

Jill said...

Congratulations! I'm doing the happy dance for you. :)

It's me said...

Nou ja !!! Wat leuk !! Gefeliciteerd !!!...liefs van mij...xxx..

Samantha said...

Congrats!

I think Michael wouldn't go for the kidnapping..he would fear for his life! ;)

Debbie @ Swampbilly Ranch said...

Congrats on the ice cream! The trip sounds wonderful!

Buttons said...

Congrats I knew you would win. Yummy.
I am glad you got away it sounds wonderful. I hope to follow your rules someday but it is hard to get the farmer off the farm indeed. B

rainfield61 said...

You are the best, for you have kidnapped your husband.

My wife told me that I was not.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Congrats... SO glad that you won!!!!!!

Glad you enjoyed the Smokies also.. I only live about 1 1/2 hours from the Smokies and we love it there --especially in off-season times when there's not many people around.
Hugs,
Betsy

Cheryl @ The Farmer's Daughter said...

Wonderful news! Congratulations!! So glad you had a nice getaway. Your photos are great.

Negerigeletschtempoit said...

I am so happy that you had a great time! You work so hard all the time that you surely DESERVED it!!
xxxxxx

Sandra said...

so happy you won, i got an email today stating you won from the company. that lodge looks like a place i would love to be kidnapped to. glad you had fun time

Garden of Egan said...

So happy for you!!!!!!!!!!!
It looks like it was an absolutely fabulous time.
You so deserve the time away.

I look forward to more details!

That Janie Girl said...

I got the email notification today and I was so glad to see y'all won!

Congratulations!!!

Nancy @ A Rural Journal said...

Well done, Leontien. So happy for you. :)

JackTrox said...

I just looked at my email and saw the news that you won the Ice Cream contest! I had actually voted for another ice cream (I know...sorry), but I am happy that I can say I feel like I know you guys more after touring your farm during the Kentuckiana Dairy Exchange this past Tuesday! Thanks for everything, it was great!! Anyway, Congrats on winning, and the vacation getaway sounds great! I went to Gatlinburg a couple years ago for my high school class' senior trip, there is always something to do there!

Bob Bushell said...

Glad you won. Might you, it could have been me. Lovely landscapes.

Not So Simply Single said...

Good job!

Lisa
xo

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

yay!!!! Congrats to you! I just goto an email about it. :D

I wish I could try some of your ice cream. I know it is delicious!

xoxoxoxo,
Ricki Jill

PS I have been sick, so I am over here catching-up on your blog!!!!

PSS We almost hit a deer with our car about an hour ago!!! Yikes!

lisa said...

I LOVE it, and there was no doubt in my mind that you would win. Your ice cream was just fantastic!!
CONGRATULATIONS!!!!

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