Monday, February 21, 2011

My first award.

 Wow. I am speechless. Well, not really, that would make this a pretty boring blog, huh? I am honored. Yes, that's it. Honored and surprised. I recently found a blog that I love reading called Adventurez in Childrearing. I don't remember how we even found each other but we have a lot in common...she is a Christian, wife, mom of three, loves photography, and describes herself as a "accidental homeschooler"...I love that. Anyway, she surprised me with this blog award. Thank you, thank you very much.

I am now supposed to tell you 7 things about here goes:

1 -  I don't really like thinking about ME. I would rather be sharing about other things/people so this is going to be hard (and I'm knocking one off by saying this so just six to go).

2 - I am embarrassed with how much chocolate I have eaten in the past week. Valentine's Day has not been good for my hips.

3 - I really need to get back working out again (see #2). I enjoy the feeling of having worked out, but just keep putting it off. Someone please kick me in the rear and make me get moving, please.

4 - I feel like I was a much better parent to babies than to kids, especially 11 year old kids. I would appreciate your prayers and I figure out how to train up our children in the way they should go. Parenting is HARD.

5 - Raising Hope is my new favorite show. If you haven't seen it, check it out. You won't be sorry! Mammaw kills me!

6 - I am about to start a new job (in my spare time). No really. I have applied to be the new director for our local Classical Conversations group. I have been told that I have it in the bag, barring no crazy revelations on my background check, but I'm waiting until it is official to get excited. We love CC and I am thankful to be considered for this position.

7 - I don't make my bed. Like ever. I know, I know. I also don't fold our underwear or put the toothpaste away. I just find doing things like this that don't matter and are just going to be undone to be a waste of time. In the big scheme of things, they don't matter to me and I am ok with that.

So, do you feel like you know me better now - lol?

Next, I am supposed to pass this award on to 15 newly discovered here goes.

1 - First...I have to give this to my sister at I'm so proud of her for blogging and love reading about their lives since we live to far away. Check her out and leave her a comment. She is still a new blogger and you know how far some encouragement can go :)

2 - Next is my buddy Shaynaynay at love her positive outlook on life and appreciate her friendship.

3 - Another of my new faves is my friend from CC who blogs at . She is am amazing woman and mother and I can learn so much from her and her sweet family. I am thankful that God brought them to our homeschool group and look forward to getting to know them more.

4 - A blog I just added to my sidebar today, actually, is Rachel at . She shares great ideas and is just so sweet.

5 - I'm going to cheat on this one because this isn't a "new" fave, but it is one of my fave blogs to read. Nicolle at is awesome. She is the BFF of a local friend of mine and so kind and generous. I feel like I know her even though we have only met in real life once.

6 - Another blog I enjoy is Jen at . It is fun when you have things in common with others. She has a son the exact age as P and we "met" when we were preggo together over 6 years ago.

7 - Like Jen, I "met" Michelle when we were pregnant. She just had her 3rd bundle of joy recently and is such a great mom. Check her out at

8 - This is another friend that I am glad started blogging. She is not only my friend, but my hair stylist too. If you are local and need a hair dresser, let me know and I'll hook ya up!

9 - Ashley is another of my fave new blogs that I follow. She is a sweet, creative, Christian mom and I love that she reads and COMMENTS on my blog. I have enjoyed getting to know her and her sweet daughter the past few months since I found her (again, I don't remember how we originally hooked up?!?!). Check her out and leave a comment and I bet she will comment back to you (comments are FUN...hint, hint, hint).

10 - And last but not least, I have so enjoyed Lana's blog at She is so funny and seriously crafty. I have loved seeing her projects lately.

So there ya go. 10 of my fave new blogs. This originally said to post 15 but I am changing it to 10 because I want to see my family tonight and I still need to go tell these fabo bloggers what they have won - haha.

Here are the rules for accepting the award:

1.Thank and link back to the person (or people) who awarded you this award

2.Share 7 things about yourself

3.Award 15 (or 10) recently discovered great bloggers

4.Contact these bloggers and tell them about the award


  1. Of course now I have to leave a comment!!
    I love that you don't make your bed! That's great!!! I don't like folding socks :O)

    Have a wonderful evening. And NOW I will have to work on this post!!

  2. Awww, thanks, Les! LYLAS...cuz you ARE my sis :) I will get right on this...tomorrow! Good night!!

  3. Well that was sweet, thank you! I'm excited about you getting the directors position in cc but sound like we have some catching up to do!!! I'm still learning all this blogging (computer)stuff and I'm not really sure how to do what your asking me! LOL!! oh and i'm totally with ya on the folding the underwear thing!

  4. lol- i think changing it to 10 is a good idea! i felt the same way although there are so many great blogs that i love- it wasn't easy to get all the info posted & i messed up and didn't know it until i was done and had to do it over again! (that Lucy thing again)

    absolutely SHOCKED about the whole bed thing-lol
    my mother always makes hers up PERFECTLY - first thing no less, and she did it even with 3 little ones- but....... i've had a hard time with it- i usually make an attempt at shaking around the covers and pull it up a bit .... don't tell her!

  5. i will pray for you w your 11 yr old- i have one almost 10 and the attitude has changed lately - Lord help me!

    and about that chocolate thing- well, let's suffice it to say that i am way too "fluffy" lately! gotta drink more water.... exercise.... more protein, less sugar...yuck! but i gotta!

  6. Thank you for giving me this also! You are such a sweet friend! :) I will catch up on this when I get back from my trip.

    I also NEVER EVER EVER make beds. Underwear doesn't need to be folded, we don't fold ours. :)

    Don't get me started on the sweets I've consumed lately. haha. You are not alone!

  7. How fun! I totally added some new feeds to my google reader! :) Need to do this on mine when i'm on my lunch today! Do I need to put on heels and fancy schmancy dress to accept? ;)

  8. Aww, Thanks! The feeling is mutual... :) Have a great day!

  9. Congratulations! I found your blog through Kelli and I look forward to getting to know your better. I'm your latest follower. Happy Tuesday!

  10. Awesome! Congrats on the award! You are an inspiration to me - from my perspective, you are a great mom to your 11yo (and the others), and I think of you and your happy homeschooling often!

    In response to your first commenter - folding socks? People DO that? (Oops. I guess I won't be getting the laundry queen award!)


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