Monday, March 1, 2010

I've Been Nominated!!!

Ok - I will be honest....I am totally pumped about this! In "bloggy" world I have often seen where others have been nominated for fun blog awards.  But I never thought that I would be on the receiving end!  But last night when I was online I saw a comment from BJ Mamma from For What It's Worth...Or Not...that she had nominated me for an award that she had also received!  I will admit my ego grew a few sizes when I saw this...but I have gotten myself under control and I am now going to pass on the "honors" to some of my favorite bloggy friends!
With the first award I am supposed to share with you 7 interesting facts about myself.  I am not sure how "interesting" they might be but here goes!

1) I can touch my tongue to the tip of my nose. I think this is a "skill" passed on to me by my dad...maybe it my mom I can't remember.
2) When I was in 7th grade I broke my left hand pinkie finger in 5 places playing basketball.  I had to wear a cast up to my elbow to correct it.  It still has a permenant bend in it!
3) When I was younger I hated my first name. I didn't think it was "cool" and just wanted to be called Jennifer. Today I love my name because it is a little more unique!
4) 9 years ago I broke my foot while walking up the stairs at work.  I was reading a book and not paying attention - hit the step just wrong and snap! I had to wear a boot on my foot for over 2 months to fix it!
5) I am totally Type A - When I eat something like Skittles or M&M's I have to eat them in a specific pattern.  Always the browns first and then I eat the rest in color groups. Weird I know!
6) I have always been terrified of speaking in front of groups. But God has given me many opportunities to practice recently and I am becomming more comfortable with it.
7) I love meeting new people and making new friends but I am pretty shy so until I feel comfortable I may seem pretty aloof!

"This award means you're really going places, Baby. You'll still be blogging about your great adventures 10 years from now, and I'll still be reading them."

The rules include telling where you see yourself in 10 years!

Let's 10 years from now. Well Isaac will be 23 (ouch!) Gabriel 16 and Elijah 10 almost 11.  Hopefully we have one more in there too...and even more hopefully a girl! :)  I hope that in 10 years we are completly debt free and will be able to do traveling. Hopefully in 10 years I won't be a grandma yet - hear that Isaac! :) 10 years is too soon for that title!

This one came from EllaBellaMozzarella. I love how people come up with these cute blog names!

The rules are as follows:

• Put the logo on your blog or within your post.

• Pass the award onto 12 bloggers.

• Link the nominees within your post.

• Let the nominees know they have received this award by commenting on their blog.

• Share the love and link to the person from whom you received this award.

So after humbly accepting my nomination....ok maybe not ever so humbly...anyways I get the opportunity to introduce you to a few of my "favs".  These ladies are all amazing and I decided to share just a little about why I have nominated these gems!  I hope you check out their blogs and are blessed by them like I have been. 

My sweet friend – Amanda counts in this award for 2. She has 2 amazing blogs. I Am Mommy and I Am Baker. She is a wife, mother and lover of God! She shares stories and pictures on her mommy blog and her wonderful, sweet creations on her baker blog. Once you see her baking creations you will be inspired to try some of your own!

Kami is my second choice. Her blog My Beautiful Day is written by a woman with a true heart of God. She is kind and caring and shares her life openly. I appreciate her heart and her wisdom.

If you haven’t read Melissa’s blog – you should! Melissa and her sister Rachel (named below) photographed my brother’s wedding. Melissa just had her 5th child! She shares stories about her family and also her passion for photography and being a woman of God.

Rachel – Melissa’s sister has a private blog. So I can’t link it here. But she does have her own photography blog and you will fall in love with her pictures – please check them out! Rachel is funny and caring and transparent. She shares insight on what walking the road of infertility was like for her and how God redeemed that for her and her husband. Beautiful story – beautiful soul!

Stacy has a beautiful blog – He Will Carry Me. I was introduced to her blog through Angie’s and I have been “hooked” ever since. Stacy tells of their loss of son Isaac and has openly shared her walk through grief and life with God. She inspires me to continue to draw towards God in all things. Stacy is now expecting their daughter in 3 days. Please pray for her!

Danielle is a sweet woman, also pregnant :) who lost a son shortly after birth. Because of a silly TN law – doctors said Wyatt was born stillborn, when in fact he was alive for 2 precious minutes. Danielle shares her fight to help change TN law. Please check this out and sign her petition to make Wyatt’s life “count”.

Raechel at Finding My Feet – also pregnant…is there a pattern here?? an amazing seamstress. Besides sharing pics of her beautiful family and her walk with God through the loss of their daughter Evie – she shares all of her magnificent handmade onesies, bibs, crib bedding, and even a repurposed oven mitt! She has more talent in her pinkie finger than I do in my whole body when it comes to sewing!

Sal loves to share funny stories about her family and also some great recipes too. She always has some great wisdom to share and encourages me on my blog as well. She is also a twin – of which I am totally jealous. A true kind soul, Sal is someone you will just feel at “home” with!

Emily – lost her husband to an unexpected illness while she was pregnant with her second child. Emily was due about the same time I was with Elijah and I am amazed at her strength and courage!

Sarah recently lost her son Andrew unexpectedly before birth due to a cord accident. Sarah shares with honesty and transparency her walk through life without her son here on earth. She inspires with scripture and helps to encourage my walk with God.

Last but certainly not least I just recently came upon Tracy’s blog. Tracy had her “miracle” son after a series of recurrent miscarriages. It is fun to see the miracle on the pages of blog and always encouraging to “spend time” with another woman of God!

Well guys there you have it! This has been so much fun - please click on the links above and "meet" some amazing women! Also please check out BJ Mama's site too...she is fun, creative and also expecting their 2nd child!  Have a wonderful week!


Amanda said...

Thank you so much Kristin... to be included in this list of amazing women is such a blessing to me.. THANK YOU!!

You are wonderful!


Danielle said...

Thank you so much for thinking about my blog! What a blessing.

I am the SAME way with eating different colored candies! I don't feel so weird anymore :)

Also, I wanted to thank you for sharing the story of the stuffed elephant with me. It made my heart smile today.


David and Emily McKay said...

Thank you so much! I am honored to be part of your list!

Sarah said...

Thanks so much for including me and my blog in your 12! I didn't want you to think I ignored it, but I was having trouble figuring out how to post the picture - I should have more time this weekend to figure it out and I'll be sure to return the favor. Have a great weekend! Much Love, Sarah

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