Beautiful Mama Blog Award

What a wonderful surprise to come home to tonight! Maria over at My Mom Thoughts nominated me for the Beautiful Mama Blog Award. With kids, homeschooling, church work, insecurities, house cleaning, gaining weight issues, gardening, life, life , life…there are many days when I don’t feel so beautiful. So this was quite an encouragement after a good, but long, day!

There are some things I’m supposed to do. I’m to share with you three things I love about motherhood and then nominate as many other mom blogs as I want.beautiful-mama-blog-award1

So let’s get busy.

Three things I love about motherhood:

  1. I love a lingering hug from my kids. You know, the one where they just won’t let go of your neck!
  2. I love getting to watch my kids learn, grow, and mature each and every day.
  3. I love going on dates with my husband and leaving the kids at home!


To accept the award, please do the following things:

  • Click the above award image, save it and use it in your acceptance post.
  • List 3 things you love about motherhood.
  • Nominate other deserving mamas; you may choose as many as you like. (And let them know of the nomination)

Congratulations to all…and if you don’t accept and pass on awards, that’s Ok. Please know that you are appreciated!!

Two Quick Awards to Give Out!!

Ok…go ahead…slap my hand. I’ve been bad about this. I knew I had been given an award. I knew I needed to pass it on, but I sure didn’t realize it had been given to me so long ago. And then when I went to get my links, I realized I had been given TWO awards. ~ sigh~

My wonderful blogging friend, Bonita, over at For His Glory And His Praise gave me BOTH of these awards. Thank you, thank you, thank you!!! I really am honored. I’m slow, but I’m honored.

The first is The Crafty Blogger Award. The rules are: Continue reading

If You Read This Post, then YOU Earn the Award!!

I am entering into the last 2-3 days of the project that has kept me away (sort-of) from my blog for the past 2 weeks. The project has gone well and with very few bumps along the way. That makes it nice and fun. So I should be back to normal by the end of the week.

I have missed seeing some of you “normal” commentators and “likers.” I hope it is because life has been busy, as it has been in my neck of the woods; and not for some other unfortunate reason. Please know that your presence has been missed. I value all of my Readers, and that includes YOU!! Continue reading

The Commentator Award!

I LOVE THIS AWARD!!!!!! I get to recognize people for all the awesome comments you leave on my posts. A HUGE thank you to CreationScience4Kids for nominating me for the Commentator Award. Creation Science and I have been traveling the blogging world together because we both started right about the same time. Go check out her blog. There is all kinds of information about creation and evidence for a God-made world.

On with the list. 🙂 Continue reading

And Another Award…

This has been the week of awards! This “Lovely Blog” award comes from Betsy over at ParentingisFunny. I know these awards are kinda “chain letterish,” but they can be good fun and I’ve found some really wonderful blogs (and people!) doing these things. Awards really are a fun way to build community in the blogosphere. (Is that an ok word to use?) So here is one more award to pass on.

Here are my nominations for the “Lovely Blog” award:

The Random Path – On the path to simple living and financial stability.

Spotlight316 – Wonderful encouragement!

Music for Little Learners – I love her ideas to teach beautiful music to my children

A Detailed House – Just looking through her blog motivates me to make my home nicer.

Journey of My Butterflies –  I love her title and the description of her blog!

Please go check out these blogs. Spread a little blogging love. Be encouraging to them.

At this point I feel the need to say, “Peace Out!” but that is SO not my personality.


Another Award!

Can you believe it?!? Another award! I really do feel honored and blessed to be able to write about topics of which I am passionate (my God and my family) and to have people actually read what I write! That is just icing on the cake. I was skeptical before I started this, but I have had so much fun building this blog and meeting all of you. I love your comments and I love seeing what you enjoy. I plan on sticking around in the blogging neighborhood. I like it here!

So this is the “Tell Me About Yourself” Award from Betsy at Parenting is Funny. Thank you, my friend! And thank you for keeping me laughing!

I guess I have to tell you some things about myself. Here goes: Continue reading

Reader Appreciation Award!!

I received another AWARD! Thank you Sandy over at LBTK!! Sandy has become a “friend across cyberspace” to me. I appreciate her!!

And I do appreciate you Readers! After all, if no one read the words I wrote, what fun would blogging be? I value your comments and I receive joy from your “likes.”

There are a few of you whom I see face to face on a weekly basis. You all encourage me so much! So this award goes to the following “Email Followers:”  Summer, Vicki, Brooke, Sherri, Pam, and Kim. You ladies leave comments for me all the time and I love my friendships with you all!!

As for all you Blog Followers, I’m going to give this award to the last 15 people who signed up to “follow” my blog! Here we go!

So now it’s your turn! Pass on the award and continue the spirit of this Blogging Community! (I guess I should let you all know you GOT the award!)

Happy Blogging!!

A Thank You to my blog’s Top 5 Commenters!

Hello Readers!!

I wanted to take just 1 minute of your time to thank you for reading this…this blog, my thoughts… about my crazy family, homeschooling stuff, and my musings about my Master Creator.

As with all blogs, it’s the “likes” and “comments” that grow the community of the blogging world.

And you need to know that I appreciate you!

I have been amazed to see my little spot of cyberspace grow to over 7,000 hits and 8o Followers. Now, I am not naive. I know that everyone who “Follows” does not actually read my posts. But for those of you who actually do, I’d like to recognize the “Top Blog Commenters” on my site. 🙂 Continue reading