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Thanks… for this! {Monday Listicles}

July 15, 2012

Every once in a while it’s nice to sit back and think of the people and things that you are thankful for.

Stasha, the list master, wants us to make a list and check it twice of 10 Thanks…

So, here are my top 10 I want to say “thanks” for.

Thanks for…

1. The guy without whom none of this would be possible… my hubby.

2. The boy, who makes me laugh out loud more than most, who has started to cook with daddy, who does his chores without too much grumbling, who is the best big brother.

3. Middle, who loves fashion, One Direction, and for being my best photography model.

4. Little One, who impresses me daily with her knowledge and smarts, who “cooks” the best soups in her kitchen, who gives the best monkey hugs.

5. Becoming an American citizen this year, a step a long time coming, finally, happily taken.

6. Our backyard pool, for my almost daily exercise, for providing an oasis of coolness in this summer heat, and for alleviating hours of boredom for the kiddos now that camp is over.

7.The beach/ocean just minutes east of us, for sitting in the sand, relaxing, staring at the horizon and watching the waves wash ashore.

8. For sunsets and views like this… moments to get lost in.

9. My camera, to capture all these precious moments and smiles so I can share them, here, there and everywhere.

10. For today… for letting luck be with my girls and letting them catch fish after fish after fish… the haul included two catfish, which one of the neighbors took home to eat.

There are so many more people and things I’d say thanks for … my mom, all of you, stopping by here to read, to comment, to share… blogging, and the world it opened up to me… and on and on and on.

Thanks for everything!

What are your 10 Thanks? Why don’t you join Stasha and make a list to play along!


My First Blog Award!!!

January 16, 2012


My year sure is off to a good start and I hope, it stays that way. The last couple of weeks have been pretty amazing. And on Friday I received a very pleasant surprise!!! RoryBore at Time Out For Mom bestowed upon me my very first blog award…

RoryBore is one of the people who have embraced me with open arms since I became a “member” of the blogosphere. She let me write my first  guest post on her blog when I took a leap of faith and contacted her about one of the coffee chats she did for the Christmas season. I love visiting her blog… she always manages to make me smile or nod my head in agreement!!!

THANK YOU for once again thinking of me and giving me my first blog award, RoryBore!!!  Here’s to the little fish, in the big pond!!!

The Liebster Blog Award is said to have originated in Germany!!! (Kind of ironic!) The word “Liebster” is a term of endearment that means “beloved person” or favorite. The aim of this award is to bring attention to blogs with fewer than 200 followers!

There are some rules that come with this award. Not to worry, you won’t have to bend over backward, just do the following…

  1. Show your thanks to the blogger that gave you this award by linking back to them.
  2. Reveal your top 5 picks and let them know by leaving a comment on their blog.
  3. Post the award to your blog. (right-click to safe to your computer, than upload to your blog.)
  4. Bask in the love from the most supportive people on the internet–other writers.
  5. And best of all… Have fun and spread the Karma!

It is with great pleasure that I pass the Liebster Blog Award to:

NOTE:  As not every blog has GFC, you cannot always tell how many followers someone has.   So, if I make an error, just keep in mind:  it’s the thought that counts.

  1. Paul @ The Ossington Kitchen
  2. Tere @ {Welcome to} Tere’s (never quite “normal”) World
  3. Rebecca @ Freaky Frugalite
  4. Jennifer @ Just Another Day
  5. Tami @ Empty Nest In Illinois

It wasn’t so easy finding 5 blogs that have less than 200 followers. I’m still a newbie myself and have lots more blogs to discover. But these are 5 blogs that I do enjoy reading and make a point of stopping by each and every week!!! So, if you have some extra time… show them some blogging love and check in on them.

Have a great week!!!!! 🙂