Saturday, May 29, 2010

Thank You Kelly-My first award


I was so excited and very surprised to receive this award from Kelly at:
I just love her blog and was honored that she liked mine enough to nominate me for an award.  I am not sure if I am allowed to tag back and so I won't but if you haven't visited Kelly's blog you must go read it-she is so kind and sweet and posts really great posts on loving your hubby and yummy recipes and great homeschooling tips too.  I would like to one day meet her in "real life" too but for now-I am blessed to call her my blog world friend.

The rules for "The Versatile Blogger Award" are:
1. Thank the person who gave you this award.
2. Share 7 things about yourself.
3. Pass the award on to 15 bloggers who you have recently discovered and who you think are fantastic!
4.Contact the bloggers you've picked and let them know about the reward. things about me that you may or may not know are:

1. I have traveled to every state in the USA and I have also traveled to Europe-the Bahamas and Canada.

2. I sang with the Continental Singers in 1991 and would have loved to have done that professionally but it never happened.

3. I am addicted to chocolate-could live on only it and nothing else if I could and wish I wasn't.

4. I have been known to sing or whistle to every song playing in whatever store I am in and not even realize I am doing it till one of my children stops me. lol

5.  I love to buy things for other people but have a hard time waiting to give them to them so I have a really hard time as Christmas or birthdays and just about any time I buy things early and have to save them.

6.  I have a degree in Travel but have never used it-instead I worked in a bank and in retail 3 yrs in NY-I was a live in Nanny for 2 1/2 yrs in PA-and managed a Bridal Store in CA for two yrs, and an assistant to the Dean of Arts and Sciences at OBU in AR for 4 yrs and now a Children's Choir Coordinator in TX for 4 yrs!

7.  I had to ask my husband about something else to put-he said "You're handy with tools!"
Cracked me up because I was going to put the other end of the spectrum which was I am addicted to shoes-I love shoes and have tons of pairs of them.  But the tool thing is true too-I was my daddy's helper growing up and he was very handy and so I learned a lot from him and I try to fix things before I call out to get them fixed-sorry honey-(but he will admit this too)  he is soooo artistic but when it comes to fixing anything-not!

So there you have it, seven things you didn't know about me and possibly could care less that you know now. just kidding. Here are some blogs I would like to pass this award on to:

1. Margie over at Dustbunniesanddivas.  She has been my friend for many years (when we both lived in AR-she was actually one of my husband's art students) but she is like a sister to me (and even thought she hasn't blogged in awhile) she has a wonderful blog with an awesome sense of humor-and who knows maybe this will make her blog more again! 

2.Janette over at Janettessage. She is inspiring and real.  Her blog makes me both laugh and cry-I have had the privileged of getting to know her through e-mail as well and she is just as sweet there too.

3. Bridget over at Road Schooling Ryans. She is so funny and sweet and shares her life openly about being a mom and homeschooling (while traveling around in an RV)  with her hubby and 5 beautiful kids.

4. Alexis over at Where He Leads Me. I just love reading her blog-she is open and honest and is a mommy to one sweet miracle baby (just found out miracle #2) is on the way and you will be blessed by her blog.

5. Barbie over at My freshly brewed life.  She has such a great way with words and has great posts/mini devotionals that will uplift you and inspire you.  I have gotten to know her better through FB and e-mails as well and she is just blessing to know.  

6. Bethany over at Confessions of a chosen one.  She is a young mommy to two beautiful babies-one of which was born early and had some medical issues at first.  She is candid and sweet and just has a great blog I love to follow.

7. Lynnette over at Dancing Barefoot on Weathered Ground.  She has millions of followers and so most of you are probably already following but if not, you must.  She has been through so much and yet has come out refined by the fire-her blog is uplifting, funny, inspiring and much more.  She is a really neat person-she was also so kind (when I barely knew her-still only through the blog world) to ask for prayer for my sweet Brandon and our family on her blog- that meant so much to me.  She is a blessing as well.

There are lots more blogs that I could recommend....but since I have been on here an hour doing this post I must close for now.
Thanks so much Kelly for the bloggy award.   This was such a surprise and so much fun.
Thanks to my tiny group of followers-I have really enjoyed getting to know you all this way.


Barbie said...

Congratulations Jill! You deserve this award. Thank you for nominating my blog for this award. I humbly accept and will make mention of this award in my upcoming post! Blessings!

cooperkelly4 said...

oh fun! I really enjoy the "7 things" part. A friend of mine did it an dI just found out she is related (many generations back) to Pocahantas...small world! Way to go with the tools. =0)

Lynnette Kraft said...

Oh, how sweeeet. :) Thanks so much Jill. You are a precious soul.
Love ya.

Lynnette Kraft said...

BTW, some fun things you told us about yourself. That's pretty cool that you've been to every state - WOW! I've only been to about 10 - maybe. Oh, and I love that last tidbit - tools and shoes - you are like Marjorie on By the Light of the Silvery Moon. ha!

Alexis said...

Thanks so much, Jill! I'll try to post this one as soon as I get a chance!

I agree with Lynnette--you've been to every state?! That's incredible! I've never seen the ocean, never been any farther north than Carterville, IL, only seen two time zones, and never once a sky scraper. I have no desire whatsoever to move away from the country, but I'd love to see all the things you've seen...especially Hawaii! Ha!

Rachel said...

Every single state? That's my dream!!! I still have my atlas that I had as a kid where I've colored in states that I've visited. I've been to 30--so that's a start, right????

You are now my GEOGRAPHY hero.


Bethany said...

Thanks so much, Jill!! I loved your's always fun to get to know you a little better!!

Also, so SO excited to hear about Brandon's decision! What a blessing!!

God Bless!!