Wednesday, October 14, 2009

My First Award

I received an award! (And I immediately say in my head "What's it all mean, Bazil?")

Mandy, at Mommy Musings, passed this award on to me this week, and I'm honored!   I don't remember how I found her blog, but it was shortly after I started mine.  I was hooked on her blog, because she has a little girl only one month older than Jack, and a lot of what she was posting was what I could relate to.  I love Mommy Blogs. Thanks so much, Mandy!!!  (I hope Little M gets her naps figured out!)

Okay, now down to business....Here are the rules:
1-Thank the person who nominated you for this award.
2-Copy the logo and place it on your blog.
3-Link to the person who nominated you for this award.
4-Name 7 things about yourself that people may not know.
5-Nominate 7 Kreativ Bloggers.
6-Post links to the 7 blogs you nominate.
7-Leave a comment on each of the blogs letting them know they’ve been nominated.

 Here are 7 things you may not know about me (though, since most of you reading this are family, you may already know this stuff).

1-I've recorded a CD.  In a real studio.  So maybe it only has 5 songs, and none of them are my songs, but it's still a CD, and it's still really cool!  And I'm also credited on a real album.  One that's sold to the public. (so it's name's still in there!)

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2-I have been on TV.  This is a running joke in my family.  I really was on TV, but it's even worse than the 'I recorded a CD thing.'  I won a Karaoke competition in a hole-in-the-wall bar years ago (before I met my hubby).  The prize was a trip to Vegas to be in a big competition for a karaoke CD maker, which would be aired on TV. was an infomercial that aired at 4:30 in the morning.  Once maybe.   But I had a blast in Vegas with some great friends!

3. I've been to Great Britain THREE times.  Can you believe that?  I can't. The first time was with my Dad when I was 16, and the next two times was with my college choir on a choir tour.  They were  the most amazing vacations I've ever taken.  I LOVED being in the cathedrals and castles.  My favorite place was Wales.  All of it.  I would go back in a heartbeat if we could afford it. 

4.  I ramble.  A LOT. I can go on and on.  You may have guessed that. 

5.  I went to Alaska last summer with my husband and mom (Thanks, Mom!!!). That is my other most favorite vacation ever.  We took a cruise tour from Fairbanks down to Vancouver. Rick and I often toy with the thought of moving up there.  It was so beautiful

6.  I love cooking new things. It may stress me out to try new recipes, but I really do love making new meals for me and Rick.  But I always end up forgetting what I've tried and never making it again!

7.  I struggle with knowing what to do with Jack all day, every day.  I want to be a great mommy, but sometimes I worry that I'm not doing enough.  *sigh*  

These are the 7 blogs I'm choosing to pass this award to.  *You don't have to pass it on if this isn't your thing.  No pressure.  But it's kind of fun coming up with those 7 things and seeing who you 'read'. * (I'm learning a lot about praising my son from her!) (she has a ton of ideas for rhymes and songs and FELT!) stories about her kids are so funny!  And she takes great pictures!)'ve read her blog longer than I've had mine.  I always end up laughing or learning something) (I just recently found this one, and I've told ALL my mom friends about her.  GREAT ideas!!) (she's in Wales!  I've been to her town!  That makes me smile) has a daughter with special needs and is so honest about dealing with it all) 

Ok, so that's it.  You don't have to leave a description telling why you nominated your 7 blogs, but I thought I'd add it to my list.   I hope you at least check out some of those blogs.  Thanks again, Mandy! 


  1. Wow! Thank you for thinking of me! I am so glad that you enjoy my site. I like your site as well. That thing you wrote about not knowing what to do with your son all day and worrying if it is enough, I am pretty sure we all do that. If you have more children then you worry even more because you worry you are not giving the oldest what you used to, then the younger ones aren't getting what the first did and you worry about that. It is just too tiring to worry that much. My kids tire me out enough. I have tried to stop worrying about that kind of stuff and just enjoy them (although some times are harder to enjoy than others). Keep up the great blog!

  2. Thank you so much for the award. I'm glad you enjoy my site. I know you were one of my first followers. That is so cool that you have such great vacations!

  3. As Seen On TV

    And you really are a great cook.

  4. Thank you so much for the award. It is such a blessing to hear that others are reading and enjoying what I write! Such fun stories about your CD and your TV appearance! I love your honesty in your #7. I think many, many of us moms would say the same thing -- we want to be great moms, but we don't always know what to do! I'm so thankful we have this bloggy world to share with and support each other!


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