Thursday, February 5, 2009


I've been given a new award. This is a new one. I like it for more than the obvious reason. I like it because it allows us to show how imperfect we really are.  I received this for my BFF Dawn. She has an awesome blog and is a wonderful mommy!
Here is the award.

Here are the rules:

1) Admit that ONE thing you feel awful about involving being a mom. Get it off your shoulders. Once you've written it down, you are NO LONGER allowed to feel bad. It's over with, it's in the past. Remember, you're a good mom!

2)To remind yourself that you ARE a good mom, list SEVEN things you love about your kids, you love doing with your kids, or that your kids love about you. These are the things to remind yourself of EVERY DAY that you rock!

3)Send this to FIVE other Moms of the Year that deserve forgiveness and a reminder that they, too, are the best moms they can be!!! Remember to send them a note to let them know you've selected them, and add a link to the person who nominated you!"

My thing would have to be When I went to the store and  Locked Ty in the car about a month ago. For those of you who have kept up with me will remember what I did. If not check out the link. Sometimes I just need to slowdown a little bit. Thank God it wasn't a hot day!!

7 Things I love about my kids.

I love the way they play together and love each other.

I love spending evenings with them watching movies or playing games. All the memories we are making.

I love reading with them. Either having Grace read to me or reading to one of the boys.

I love watching they grow up! And the wonderful little people they are.

I love that God gave them to me. I feel so thankful for each of them.

I love how they make me laugh, and how I love them more than anything in the whole world.

I love how excited they are to see their daddy when he comes home from work. They each have such a wonderful relationship with him.

Also, today I receive a wonderful award from a new blog friend of mine. Misty , she has a charming blog and wanted me to pass this one on.
The Great Attitude/Spirit of Gratitude Award

Thank you Misty for visiting my blog and seeing it as one with a great attitude and spirit. It is much appreciated. Blogs are a lot of hard work and so much of the pleasure is knowing that others are receiving a positive experience with each visit.

Here are the guidelines.....

put the logo on your blog or post.

nominate at least 5 blogs which show GREAT ATTITUDE and/or GRATITUDE! be sure to link to your nominees within your post.

let them know that they have received this award by commenting on their blog. share the love and link to this post and to the person from whom you received your award.

Now to pass it on.....

the following blogger friends are amazing people.  I totally have enjoyed reading their blogs and can see their spirit shine! They make me laugh, cry and think. They are truly deserving of this award! I would like to pass both awards on to these wonderful moms.


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  1. YAY!!!!! Congrats to you...don't you just love awards...very sweet. Thank you for passing along to me! What a nice surprise..

  2. Thank you so very much for the awards! You've made my day!

    I have to laugh at your "lemonade" award though, because that is another one I need to get around to handing out and I had you on the list of people whom I'd like to give it too : ) just know I am not being a copycat when you receive it again within the next few days : )

  3. Thank you so much for the awards! So sweet of you to think of me. I have seen the lemonade award around and I've been secretly wanting it. :-D That mom one is cute, too. Thank you so much.

  4. Thank you so much! It's very sweet. And congrats to you on receiving this award. It really is the best kind of award to receive!

  5. Thanks,Michelle! I hope Imnot the one making you cry! ;)

  6. I'm afraid I'm disqualified here, even to comment! :-)

  7. Awww... you are a great mom! Even though you locked your poor kid in the car. LOL

    Justine :o )

  8. Congrats on your awards!
    I remember when you locked Ty in the car...hope you have a wonderful's gonna be nice!!!

  9. Congrats on the awards! I went back and read the story - eek, scary, but it can definitely happen.

  10. As mom of three and as grandmother of five so many things came to my mind, that it`s better I stay quiet.
    But thank you for your suggestion on my blog, it was nice, but I am quite happy in this coldness - most of the time anyway and the house is warm always, don`t worry, we have used to it :)

    Look at a post of Sunday, children are not suffering either!

  11. I know you already have it, but I left you something on my blog!

  12. You are a great mommy!!! I've locked several kiddos in the car & in the parking lot of pre-school no less...aaahhh?!?
    Your family rocks : )
    Thank you for the award, it's truly appreciated!!

  13. Thanks for the sweet compliment!

    You know I think you're a great mom! ;0)

  14. Congrats on all your awards!! You deserve them all.

  15. You do have some sweet babies and they'r lucky to have such a great mama.
    Congrats on your awards!! Well deserved!


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