Saturday, September 27, 2008

Blog awards post number 2

Here is another blog awards post. My friend Katie nominated me for this award.

Here are the rules to the award.

The winner can put the logo on their blog.
Link to the person you received your award from.
Nominate at least 7 other blogs.
Put links of those blogs on yours.
Leave a message on the blogs you've nominated.
Write an acceptance speech in the style of the Academy Awards, thanking everybody’s mother, father, sister, brother, aunties and uncles and the kitchen staff at your favorite restaurant!

I sent Katie an award Thursday, but I would like to to thank her nominating me for this award.

1) My first nominee is my friend Leah. She hosts a scrapbooking/parenting blog called Life As Lou. Right now, she's going through some tough times, but if you want to see some beautiful and awesome scrapbook pages, head on over there and check her out. (She's beautiful too!)

2) Second, I would like to nominate Melissa. Some of my very favorite posts to read ever are her posts about what she sees at the grocery store. She has found some strange items, but she's extremely insightful, and I love to read and comment on this blog.

3&4) My third and fourth nominees both host the same blog. Two Guys Making That Money. These people are my husband Robert and his best friend Todd. This really is one of my favorite blogs. Although Robert is the predominant poster at this point, some of my favorite posts ever written by anyone are posted by Todd. Therefore, I'm nominating them both and hoping that they will both respond.

5) For number five, I would like to nominate my friend Kimberly. She has several blogs. The link is to her OB Nurse blog, but she has a great blog of her photography. She can choose any of her blogs to respond to this with because they're all great. :) (This is the same Kimberly that sent me the award I posted about previously.)

6) This nomination goes to my friend Kristene. She almost always posts some sort of picture with any post. Since pictures are some of my favorite things, then I'm excited to see pictures on almost all her posts.

7) My final nomination is my sister-in-law Jill. All of her posts are fun. She also posts a lot of pictures. She doesn't post often, but every post is full of life, vigor, and love. I love you Jill!

I would like to thank Katie for nominating me for this award. Also, I'd like to thank my husband Robert for working hard to provide everything for me, and most especially for earning enough money for me to have several avenues to high speed internet access. :) OK, so the internet is not the most important thing to me, and I'd also like to thank Robert for supporting me in staying at home with my children. I'd like to thank my children for being such wonderful kids and also for providing so much blog fodder. Otherwise, I would never be nominated for any awards. My kids are most definitely the most entertaining part of my life. I'd also like to thank my mom and dad for raising me to be the kind of person I am, and I'd especially like to thank my dad for being the best type of example to me. His example keeps me going.

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Awards and Tags

While I was taking my blog break and finishing my quilt, I got nominated for several awards and several of my friends tagged me. The next several posts will do with these items. I feel very grateful for all of my friends who thought of me, and I'm very grateful to have so many friends who blog and also grateful for other bloggers who have become my friends. :)

My first award is from my bloggy friend Melissa's blog.

This award is just an award from a friend to a really great blogger friend. I really appreciate Melissa's blog because she regularly makes me laugh but also because she has some different views than I have, and it makes me take another look at what I think. A great big Thank You to Melissa for this one. I'm going to pass it on to my friend Katie. If I ever look at a friend who describes all of the qualities named in the picture above, Katie would be one. She is always nice to people and honest with love. She is definitely trustworthy and honest, and she works really hard not to hurt people's feelings because she cares about everyone so much. Thanks to Katie for being such a great friend ever since we were in 5th grade.

The next award I have won is from my friend Kimberly. She's so awesome! I go out to lunch with her once a week (whenever I'm lucky enough.) She has the cutest little girl, and my kids love to play with her. As a labor and delivery nurse, she's always working for her patients, and she has some good insight into all of the physical aspects of having babies as well as the emotional aspects of raising her daughter. A huge thank you to Kim!

For this one, I'm going to pass it on to my other friend Kimberly, who with her husband hosts

I have another big award to do tomorrow, and I have been tagged, so I will do that post tomorrow. :)

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

I finally finished my quilt!!!!

I finally finished my quilt. I did it a few days ago, right before I left for our trip out west. To any readers that I may still have left, I hope that you still love me. I know that ditching my blog for a little bit wasn't a very nice thing to do, but really, something had to go. One thing that I'm certain about is that I cannot piece quilts for Ellie Bellie Baby. My quilt would have been complete a month before if not for the pieced top. Also, sewing for pay isn't nearly as much fun as sewing for my own family or a close friend. I'm going to include pictures of the quilt at the bottom of this post, so feel free to scroll down if you would like.

Right now, I'm out west with my dad, who is for sure dying. The Drs. have given him 3-6 months to live. I'm just grateful that I'm getting to spend this time with him. :) We went to a series of Dr. appointments yesterday, but since they were with my mom and dad, we actually had some fun. They gave him a room to lie down in between visits at the VA hospital, and that was really good for him. My parents and I played 5 Crowns (If you don't know this game, it's a great card game for anywhere between 2-6 players) and just had fun. I also got to talk to my dad quite a bit.

While I was with the Dr., Rob took the kids to a place in Downtown Salt Lake City called Discovery Gateway. They loved it! They had so much fun with the activities that Rob kept saying, "There's still more to see." I'm so glad that we got to come. And on the bright side, we still have until Sunday here in Salt Lake, and then we get to go back to Phoenix and hang out with my cousin and Rob's best friend again for a day before we fly out. :) We also get to stop on our way down there and see my brother. :) YAY!!!!

Stay tuned because my next post is going to entail some meme's that I've been passed along by several of my friends in my absence, and it will be pretty fun. (At least for me.)