Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Thank you!!

All right in the last month I have received a ton of awards from so many wonderful blogs... and I keep meaning to post them and now I just feel bad that it has been so long since I have received some of these awards. So I am not going to follow all of "rules" of the awards, but instead am just going to feature the people that were so kind enough to give me an award.

1) I got the following award from Lourie-From CA Girl and from Preparing for Our Children's future --Did you know that not only does Lourie have a great blog that I love reading but she is my cousin-in-law! Ever since we moved to California I have been blessed to live close to her and have been able to get to know her. Lucas and Ryan (Lourie's son) adore each other.

--Preparing For Our Children's Future-I am amazed at her faith and how beautifully and openly she shares it. She also takes part in the Menu Planning Monday-so I can always get some good ideas for dinner from her.

2) Katelyn from The Bird's Nest gave me:I love looking at Katelyn's pictures, she is an amazing photographer. She and her husband are in the process of becoming foster parents and I totally respect them for that. I was a foster care worker in Utah, so I totally understand the need and importance of great foster parents.

3) Darcy from Just a Night Owl awarded me this:
She is amazing homeschooling mom of 3, soon to be 4 in the fall! Her blog is filled with faith, hope and some great ideas for home schooling.

4) Tami from Hearts Make Families awarded me this:
I was honored that Tami recognized my blog, as she is big time with over 1000 followers. The story of how she became a mom is inspiring and wonderful and she now devotes her life to her family and kids.

Thank you so much everyone for the wonderful awards! It was so kind of you all.

Also--I am thinking of something I would like for you to all join me. If you have read my blog for a bit, you know that at the end of every month I do my Ten Things to Smile About lists. This is just my chance to look back and the month and remember the good things about it.
I know of a couple of other bloggers that have started similar lists, and I would love for all of you to join in.

So on March 30th- I will have a Mr. Linky up that you can link up your month's list of Ten Things to Smile About. So during the month be writing down and thinking about what you are thankful for. I will remind you as it gets closer and am even going to try and create a button that you can grab when you participate.


  1. Sounds like fun. I always like to note the things that make me smile.

  2. Congrats! I will have to be thinking of some things I am grateful for! I always love those posts! Do we need to do it with pictures like you? I don't take as many great pictures as you do!

  3. Ah! Getting awards sure makes you feel good, doesn't it? Congratualtions! And I love that you are going all out with spreading the joy of 10 things that went well in the month. Ten things that made you smile. Everyone needs to have a list like that. Can't wait to join you.

  4. Wow, that is a lot of awards!! But you deserve all of them so congrats!

    Enter to win a women's Orient watch!

  5. Congrats on your awards! Well deserved, for sure!

  6. Congrats on all your sweet awards!! And remembering the good stuff is a great habit...even though yesterday I was in such a foul mood I didn't give a crap about the positives in my life.

  7. Congratulations on all your awards. I am so glad to have you and your family so close!!

  8. Way to clean house on the awards!

    The grateful link up sounds great! I would love to play (I'll pick out the best of the best from my gratitude journal he, he!)

  9. Congrats on your awards!!
    I am guilty of breaking award rules!

  10. Congrats on all the awards! I definitly will be joining in you little linky party!