Let’s review.

on November 5, 2012 in Perfectly Unique with 7 comments by

First of all, I’ve gotz to tell you this.

This weekend, we were in Grand Rapids for a Girls of Grace event. I told some jokes. I figured that there is no better way to make friends than to make them laugh and when you have a few thousand teenage girls staring right at your face waiting on you to be awesome, jokes are good.

Let me tell you the process of how it went.

Annie tells joke –> a few laughs –> more laughs –> hubbub as the joke is discussed amongst themselves –> laughter again.

Pretty much, I won them over with my wild front ear.

You’d have been proud.

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Here’s the thing about telling jokes all the live long month: we didn’t really get to talk much about life.

So this week, I’m gonna recap for you a few of the awesomes that happened in October- including the Influence Conference, the Allume Conference, and The Fall Thing.

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Guess who is TWO MONTHS OLD today?!? Perfectly Unique!!

Here’s a few things about my favorite infant:

First of all, THANK YOU GUYS for buying it and telling your friends about it. Zondervan is really happy [and to be honest, I think they are shocked] at how quickly Perfectly Unique has spread and I keep telling them, “I TOLD YOU MY PEOPLE ARE AMAZING.”

[That’s you. My people.]

As of right this minute, we’re the #2 teen Christian book and the #6 teen spirituality book according to Amazon. And we’ve pretty much been in the top 10 on both lists consistently… which still makes me shake my head in like a, “wow, y’all. Wow, God.” kind of way.

So thanks thanks thanks.

If you’ve finished reading it, it would be RAD if you would leave a review on Amazon. It matters.

Also, if you are leading a group through Perfectly Unique, I hope you saw that there is a FREE LEADER’S GUIDE AVAILABLE.

And while we’re talking about free things, don’t forget that there is a free 30 day devotional available as well.

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Also, let’s review a few other things:

The University of Georgia is playing some amazing football and we beat Florida last weekend, which is just one of those statements that fills me with pride every single time I get to say it.

Also, the Falcons are 8-0 and for this lifelong raging Falcons fan, the kind that proudly wore a Deion Sanders jersey to school at least once a week in the 8th grade, it’s a pretty amazing thing. Do I still have that jersey somewhere? Not sure. But I hope so.

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What was the highlight of your October?


  1. posted on Nov 05, 2012 at 10:51 AM  |  reply

    Willa resents the implication that she has been replaced as your “favorite infant.” I pointed out that she is almost 4 and that it’s only fair she be usurped but she will not be appeased. Suggest you send her a large box of chocolate to make up for it. πŸ˜‰

  2. posted on Nov 05, 2012 at 12:58 PM  |  reply

    my highlight was hiking with the beautiful autumn foliage!

  3. posted on Nov 05, 2012 at 1:01 PM  |  reply

    Just left a glowing review! πŸ˜‰

    How bout them dawgs!!! I saw something on Facebook this morning that said, “beat Auburn… Everyone else has!” Haha!!!!

  4. posted on Nov 05, 2012 at 2:56 PM  |  reply

    Hello Friend!
    Seriously, one of the highlights of my October was attending Allume, and getting to hug your sweet face! I truly was blown away by your wisdom, humor and grace in your breakout session! (NOT just saying that- you are such an incredible speaker!) It was such a surreal and fantastic experience to meet the bloggers I read in real life! I’m still processing through all that I’ve learned! I lurve that you graced the GOG gals with your jokes! And while I loved your series, I’m stoked your back to regular posts! I’m reading your book, and loving it! (Will write a review when I finish). And can I just say, my hubs was bummed about the game yesterday – he’s been a Cowboys fan since junior high…I’m still processing the information of what a ‘down’ is. (Just keepin’ it real πŸ™‚ Blessings to you, my new friend – hope you’re have a great Monday!

  5. Rei
    posted on Nov 05, 2012 at 11:10 PM  |  reply

    I was at the Girls of Grace Conference at Grand Rapids. It seriously CHANGED MY LIFE FOREVER!! I’m so happy I came and I can’t wait for next years conference!!
    And Annie, you were such a wonderful, inspirational speaker!! I SO badly wanted to talk to you (but I didn’t get to πŸ™ ). You’re so down to earth and funny and beautiful inside and out!!
    I can’t wait to read Perfectly Unique… I’m asking my mom for it for Christmas πŸ™‚
    I thought all the jokes you told were hilarious. Seriously. It just took me a minute to get them… I’m usually slow with jokes πŸ™‚

    No big highlight in October for me. The biggest thing was Taylor Swift’s new album coming out at the end of October. I love that girl!

    God bless you!

  6. posted on Nov 06, 2012 at 10:07 PM  |  reply

    The Influence Conference was one of my favorite highlights of October, too. Such a great weekend with so many inspiring women. I came away with so many connections and new friendships. Definitely on my list for 2013!

  7. Lisa BL
    posted on Nov 07, 2012 at 12:33 PM  |  reply

    My 11 year old daughter and I were at the Girls of Grace conference in Grand Rapids and we LOVED listening to you!!! At one point we were in line for the bathroom during a break and my daughter said, “Mom! WE CANNOT MISS ANNIE!” Thanks for being the highlight of her day!

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