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 myself...so 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 blogs...so here goes.
1 - First...I have to give this to my sister at http://bonbonsandbubblebaths.blogspot.com/. 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 :)
3 - Another of my new faves is my friend from CC who blogs at http://urbanfunnyfarm.blogspot.com/ . 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.
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 http://boydscrazymama.blogspot.com/ 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 http://mycrazythisis.blogspot.com/ . 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 http://azbowmans.blogspot.com/.
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! http://adavisday.blogspot.com/
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). http://simplemodestbeauty.blogspot.com/
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