Tuesday, May 25, 2010

The End of the Vacation

Who knew that taking a two month hiatus would help me win my very first blogger award??

For those that don't know, we moved the end of March. Things are finally settling down and I'm ready to pick up where I left off with the blog, but before plunging in again, I thought it would be a good idea to catch up on friends' blog posts for the past couple of months.

Imagine my surprise when I came to a post in my friend Azlina's blog Lin Handmade Greeting Cards that listed me as a winner of the prestigious Gorgeous Blogger Award! I'm not sure exactly what it is, but I'm thrilled nonetheless. :D

This is a kind of pay-it-forward award, so here are the details.

A. Accept the award and thank the person who gave it to you
Thanks, Azlina - what an exciting and fun surprise this was! I love reading about your life in Malaysia on your blog...it's been great getting to know you that way!

B. List 10 things about yourself
1. I'm a sinner, saved by grace (and I praise God for it!)
2. I married a man who fought for me
3. I have two boys, 20 years apart in age almost to the day
4. I'm a homeschool mom
5. I live in one of the coldest states in the US (and I love it) :)
6. I live 15 minutes from the ocean
7. I am constantly getting rid of stuff
8. But I like yard sales too :)
9. I like to strip and refinish furniture
10. I swam in a triathlon in a former life

C. List 5 additional things you DON'T like

1. Wal-Mart
2. Facebook
3. Cooking
4. Tailgaters
5. Dieting

D. Pick ten bloggers to give this lovely award to
Big Newtons and Fig Newtons The Meanest Mom
Now, I will confess that the chances of the last 5 bloggers ever knowing they received this award from me are slim-to-none. However, their blogs are great reads, even if they don't know I exist. :)