Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Wow, an award!

I have never been awarded anything as a blogger. And let me be honest for a minute here - I am not sure that I deserve this one. I haven't been doing too well with the blogging lately. But I am very very grateful to Gen over at Gen's 110 for giving it to me. Go and check her out - she is new to this weight-loss blogging thing, and can use some support from you all. And I am going to use this award to jump back into blogging - I have some things I want to blog about that have been rattling around in my mind. So here goes nothing:

The rules for this award are simple:

  • Post and link back to the person who awarded you this award;
  • Share 7 things about yourself;
  • Award 5 bloggers who have "stylish" blogs

Well, seven things about me...

1) My birthday is on St. Patrick's Day, and it was also my great-grandma's birthday. I am part Irish and love having that be my birthday!

2) I hate olives.

3) I have three chickens named Lucille, Smidge, and Kevin (yes, a hen) that my family wanted but I didn't, and in the true nature of being the mom, I am the one who takes care of them all and they follow me everywhere.

4) I secretly dream of being a gospel singer, ever since playing a gospel singing nun in a musical in high school. Sorry, I don't have a scanner or else I would post a picture. It would be very embarrassing.

5) I love Disneyland. Well, really I love Disney in general, but am really interested in Walt Disney himself and love love love going to the theme park. I know more about Disneyland than your average person. Luckily for me, my husband loves it all as much as I do. Unluckily for me, I live 8 hours away (7 if the traffic in L.A. is good, which let's face it, is never.) My husband is trying to convince me to remedy this.
This picture is the hubby and I in Disneyland in 2007 - it is also a wonderful example of the difference between who we were (physically) then vs. now.

6) I am forever taking pictures of myself, trying to get that elusive "good one." Most people just think I am vain.

Sometimes I include some of my children, as they always make me look good.

7) I LOVE to read. I have been known to finish a 500+ page book in a day if I am really into it. 

Ok, that was much harder than it should have been. Surely there is more to me than seven facts! Well, part three of this award is to award five others. I am sure that some of you have already received this, and others probably eschew all awards. Since I don't know who specifically feels that way, I am taking my chances and awarding:

4) Jasmine of eatmovewrite
5) and Chris of A Deliberate Life

Those women inspire me every day, and I really appreciate them for that.

Thanks again, Gen, for including me in the fun! 


  1. What a great day for a birthday, im irish too!
    I love disneyland too. We just went 2 weeks ago and have a pass to go back byMay!

    I try to get the one good pic too lol. And your kids aere adorable

  2. Olives are evil. That is all I have to say. Oh and I'm glad you hadn't already gotten it!

  3. Congrats on the award! All the pics are good, but I like the 2nd on the best.

    I love to read too but 500 pages??? I like them in the 300 page or less range.

  4. Olives are the worst food ever!

  5. I tolerate olives. And I think you look gorgeous in all the pics. Especially #1 in the white shirt. You MINX!

    I love receiving the awards! Thank you very much for giving it to me. I've just been so out of it lately, that I've misplaced a few others that people gave me. It might be bad form for me to play favorites? (just so you know, you've got my vote ;)

    Feel free to petition me. I will cave.

  6. I think you're beautiful -- no wonder you take so many pics! :) Love your hair.

    Thank you for the award! I love awards! I always giggle when I get the "stylish" one. I have to assume they are talking more about my blog than ME who lives in pajamas and t-shirts! :p