A Big Fat Thank You, and I’m Handing Out Awards!

I just want to give a big, fat thank you to all of you for reading my blog everyday, every few days, occasionally, for the first time. There are so many blogs out there and it’s really humbling to know that you all spend time here with me leaving comments, getting to know me better, and for the out pour of support that you send when I’m having a rough time of it. It’s nice to know I’m not alone on this journey and experience called mommyhood. So thank you again!
Thursday, I wrote about the loss of my mother-in-law. It was a hard post to write. I didn’t even know how badly I needed to write it until after I finished. I received so many kind words and thoughts, and I want you to know it was very appreciated! And to those of you who sent me private emails, I want to thank you for trusting me with your stories, and your hearts. And a special thank you to JDaniel4’s Mom for actually mentioning this post in her Great Posts I Came Across This Week post that she posted this morning. Please make sure to read her post and see if there’s anything there that tickles your fancy!
Now…on to the good stuff! In the last couple of weeks, I’ve received some awards from other bloggers that I think are just awesome. So I’m excited not only to accept them, but to pass them on!!

Okay, this one is so cool! Look at that hot she devil sitting there telling me my blog is hot! I wish I looked like that, but alas, I do not. Thanks to ~J from Boobies, Babies, & A Blog for this one…we just stumbled across each other’s blogs and were instant friends. She blogs about all kinds of things, and has a ton of giveaways and reviews – make sure you go and visit!!

Here are the rules to accepting this award:

Make a post with the graphic and post the graphic on your blog. Nominate 5 other sexy blogs and let them know via comments with a link so they can grab the graphic.

Pick five? How about just one! I’m passing on this award to Kris at Pretty All True. Because her blog is hot and she is freakin’ hilarious. And she has the best responses EVER to comments that you leave her, so if you get a chance, check her out.

Tennessee Mom over at Days on the Creek  giving me the Trendy Blogger award! Thank you *kicks Kanye offstage so I can finish* Tennessee Mom! (that’s what she said in her acceptance of the award and I thought it was funny so I stole it!) Make sure you drop over and visit her blog because I always enjoy her posts. And on Wednesday she does a post on her blogger crushes and it’s a cool way to find new blogs to check out.

Now, I’m supposed to recognize ten of my favorite bloggers. But that would take me forever to figure out. So I’m giving this award to my new friend Dr. Heckle. The Doctor finds regular, everyday pictures (well, not in my world are they regular or everyday; I don’t know where he finds them) and he heckles them! He’s very clever and you should check him out for sure!

And I got this little beauty twice! The first one came from Nichole over at in these small moments who I tweet with on Twitter all the time. We are Twitter buds. She also likes to read, but not anything scary or dark. So if you have a suggestion for her, she’s looking for a new read!

I also received this from Mrs. Mayhem over at Mothering Mayhem who is witty, funny, and someone I think I’d hang out with if we lived anywhere near each other.

Now, to accept this award, I must do the following:

1. Thank the person who honored me with this award.
Thank you Nichole and Mrs. Mayhem!! I am flattered that you thought of me for this one and I appreciate the shout out!

2. Share seven things about myself.

  • I dance like the stereotypical white girl. I think I can drop it like it’s hot and that I look hot doing it, but I highly doubt that that is ever the case.
  • I no longer have any time to do anything but blog. I think it may be on its way to becoming an addiction!
  • I HATE taking baths. I don’t see the point of sitting in your own dirt-dirty water. I can’t even tell you the last time I took a bath. I don’t like spas either.
  • There are certain foods I’d never try (like liver) just because the word sounds gross and I couldn’t imagine actually eating them.
  • I am not a fan of winter. Of the snow. Of the cold. I don’t like anything about it. Except Christmas. But not for the gifts; more for the decorating and being with friends and family throughout the season. I have a Department 56 village (North Pole) that takes me at least six hours to put out, and four hours to take down. But it’s worth it every year.
  • I have friends that I’ve known since 3rd grade, 6th grade, high school, and I’m still friends with them today. Even though we have grown apart in someways and probably wouldn’t be friends if we met today, I still love them as much as I did back then.
  • We have two summer vacations coming up and I’m looking forward to them both, although I know that I will probably be miserable being away from home with the kids out of their element.

3. Pass the award on to fifteen bloggers who I’ve recently discovered who I think are fantastic.
Fifteen? How about two!

Lori at In Pursuit of Martha Points because she is hilarious, has an entire page on her blog explaining what Martha Points are, and because I crowned her the Twitter 100th Follower Queen because anytime anybody needs their 100th blog follower, she’s there to make sure it happens.
 
Ms. Understood at On This Journey Called…Life. She is my newest blogging buddy, and we had an instant connection when we started talking. She’s new at blogging, nobody knows she’s doing it but her husband and her best friend, and she is an amazing woman.
 

And how sweet is this one?! It says Simply Special 2 Be Your Friend Award…I love it! I got this one from over at  themombshelter from one of the funniest, most sarcastic, realest (I just made that word up I think) mommy bloggers out there. Check her out. You have to!

This one I get to pass along to whoever I’d like simply because they are my friend. So I am giving this award to each and every one of you! This award is special because it’s all about friendship, and I consider you all my friends. So take it back to your blog with you, post it, and enjoy it!!

Remember to check out my Boogie Wipes review and giveaway! You’ve got through Sunday to enter to win so make sure to go to that post and leave a comment.

And one more thing…Lacey over at Our Life: Narrated by Lacey had the cutest post I’ve seen in awhile earlier this week about how similar babies and computers are. It’s a fun read, so please check it out!

And so it goes…

Comments

  1. Candy and Cake says:
    Congrats on the awards! Happy SITS Day! :)

    Candace
  2. Karen Mortensen says:
    Happy SITS Saturday Sharefest. Your comment was right above mine.
    Hope you are having a wonderful day. I hope you don't get mad but I admire you and what you are doing with your children. I think it is wonderful that you have them.
    Check me out at 3 different places.
    tkdmoments, mrsmortensensclass, and fullymutated. These are all on blogspot.
  3. Tennessee Mom says:
    Way to go on all the awards, you deserve each and every one, if I do say so myself. Wait, I did say so!

    Thanks for the shoutout and link as well :)
  4. Happy SITS Saturday Sharefest!

    Come check out my baking giveaway..
    http://paigefaulkner.blogspot.com/2010/06/favorite-cake-recipes-review-giveaway.html
  5. You know, sometimes it's tough for me not to comment on what other people in your comments are saying.

    Any, congrats pumpkin! (Now I want to make a pumpkin award. Great, just great.)
  6. yea for awards! what, no glen ivy? ;) i'm with you on the cold/snow...i'm ok for a few months in CO but that's about it. i think moving home is in my future...
  7. ♥Cari♥ says:
    Congrats!!
  8. Funky Mama Bird says:
    Congrats on all the awards!

    I cannot understand how someone could not like a bath. Maybe shower before hand so you are clean? I love to SOAK for HOURS if I have the time. Bliss.
  9. I am with you on the liver...it even looks gross!
    Blogging is a total addiction...sometimes i have to tell myself...back away..just back away!
  10. I have something for you!!! Come check it out!

    http://nodontandstop.blogspot.com/2010/06/remember-me.html

    Have a good day!!! :)
  11. My Momma Drama says:
    Way to go on the awards and passing them on! Sorry to hear about your MIL - sending your family well wishes.

    I'm on my way to check out the other blogs you mentioned in your post...
  12. Ms. Understood says:
    Awwwww . . . . . Thank you!! You are the sweetest. My first award!
  13. :) good for you! awards are fun! (for awhile)
  14. Sluiter Nation says:
    Congrats on all the awards! You totally deserve them! I had no idea that there WERE blog awards that could circulate...see, I'm sort of new to it all. *blushes and hides face*

    Congrats!
  15. Dr. Heckle says:
    Congrats on your awards! And THANK YOU for mine!

    I haven't gotten The Trendy Blog award before and you know how you feel about "your first." haha ;)
  16. Awards are fun. You're blog is great and well deserving.

    Thanks SO much for the shoutout!! I'm honored you thought of my blog and liked it enough to share. Thanks!
  17. Lori @ In Pursuit of Martha Points says:
    Aw, darlin'! You da bomb!

    And someday we will do the stereotypical white girl dance together while drinkin' our cosmos and just KNOWING that we are the hawtest things under those outrageous, neon lights!
  18. Sippy Cup Mom says:
    Yay, congrats! You deserve them! I love your blog!
  19. Congrats on the blog awards. Your blog is "HOT"... So sorry to hear about your MIL. I guess you must have written it while I was playing in SD. Sorry. It's been tougher catching up than I anticipated. Maybe I'll get to it one of these days. Know that I'm thinking of you. I'm with ya on winter and baths. Yuck.
  20. MelissaAggie98 says:
    I'm from the Lady Bloggers Tea Social...how are you? I'm your newest follower! If you get a chance, stop on by my blog too for a visit! Have a great weekend!

    http://www.mommylivingthelifeofriley.com
  21. you are one sexy mama! i've never seen that award before. how cool!

    i'm with you on the bath thing. and i worked in a hallmark store for many years, selling all sorts of dept 56. :)
  22. Congrats on your awards!!! I love reading your blog!! I totally hear ya on the dancin like a white girl thing and thinking I look good!!!

    I'm sorry to hear about your mother in law. I'll keep you and your family in my prayers!
  23. Heather says:
    Love the awards! And I won't eat liver either. LOL Stopping by from SITS! Have a great Sunday!
  24. The Mayor! says:
    You go on with your bad self!! Congrats, who are you wearing on the red carpet??!!

    :-D
  25. Mighty M says:
    Hi there!

    Saw you on the blog frog and thought I would pop by for a visit...something about "little monster" got my attention as that is the perfect phrase for my 2 year old at this point in his life. Yes so very sweet at times too.

    Your blog is very cute - and I love the Roseanne quote, I have heard it before but I intend to use it again today when my husband returns from an 8 day trip! :)
  26. Beverly @ FlamingoToes.com says:
    Congratulations on all your great awards! You deserve them - you have a great blog.
    And I'm totally with you on winter. Which is why I live in California - where you can have Christmas without all that yucky white stuff. ;)
  27. WhisperingWriter says:
    Congrats on your awards.

    I have tried liver and it was GROSS. You were smart not to try it.
  28. Sue Campbell says:
    Your bloggy cup runneth over! Congrats!

    Not that it will change your mind, but the chemical properties of soap bond with dirt and prevent it from getting back on your body.
  29. MommaKiss says:
    I'm so bad about those award things...but you rocked it!
    And late, but I am truly sorry about the loss of your mother in law.
  30. Oh, Man! I am all slow and lame in coming by to congratulate you on your award. My head is all hung with shame. I had a reminder written on a post-it, but guess what? My desk is covered with about 8 million post-it reminders.

    I need a better system, I think.

    Thank you so much for passing an award along to me! You know how I love accolades!

    Love you.

    And baths? They are the best. You are crazy.
  31. Megan (Best of Fates) says:
    You're just winning awards left and right! And you totally deserve them, congrats!
  32. Congrats on the awards, you deserve them!