Thursday, April 15, 2010

My Very First Blog Award!!!

So Lindsay over at Just My Blog surprised me this morning and awarded me with my very first blog award! She made my day! Her blog is delightful and you should go check it out as well! Thank you Lindsay for making my day!!! :)

So, the rules for the award are pretty simple...I need to list 10 things about myself and then pass the award along to 10 friends.

1. I am a Stay At Home Mommy to 3 kids, one of which is school-age. Ariana (11), Ava (2), and my baby boy Spyder (7mo.).

2. I am a wife to an AMAZING man! Anyone who knows his heart, knows what a great guy he really is. We've been together for about 9 years now, married for 5. I feel truly blessed to be married to my best friend.

3. I am NOT rich. I run a daycare in my home to supplement our income, because I want to stay home with my kids. And yes, I do think it is going to make me insane! :) All I can say is, I applaud all of you teachers out there!

4. I love to run. I don't enjoy most any other excercising (that is until I'm done and can feel it) but I LOVE to run, it's my drug of choice!

5. I also LOVE to eat (good thing I like to run!)

6. I admit, I never used to like cooking, but it's growing on me (maybe cause I like to eat?!) :)

7. I don't own any animals (sad, I know) But I'm a germaphobe and don't like the mess. Maybe when we build our dream home someday we will get some dogs, but for now I don't want to clean up after them. I have enough on my plate as it is. That being said, I do love animals, though and want to rescue them all the time. I've brought home strays in the past, but we don't have a place for them really.

8. I want a big family, lots of little ones. There's just something comforting to me about leaving my kids with a good support system for when my husband and I are no longer here.

9. I have 3 siblings, an older sister, the best sister anyone could ask for, and 2 younger brothers, one of which lives in Alaska with his wife and has served a tour in Irag and one in Afgan. and will be going back again sometime soon. My youngest brother is 11 and is very sweet and I hope he stays that way!

10. I finally decided what I want to be when I grow up!!! Exciting! My husband and I will be opening up a teen center in the near future. If you've ever lived in a small town like mine, you'd understand why this is so desperately needed where we live.

So, now I need to pass this award on to ten other fantastic bloggers.

1. Where Is The Me In Mommy?- This is the blogger that I would love to meet, she is a girl after my own heart! She is very real, a good mommy, and a wife that cares deeply about her marriage...something that I don't see often enough. Oh and she has great ideas and thoughts on so many different things. She's amazing, you must go read!!!

2. 400 things- If there ever was a Super Mom, she is it! She might disagree with me, but I really admire her for everything she does for her family. This woman does it all, including homeschooling her 4 kids and she is now expecting another one. Congratulations to you and Randy! I get all of my great money saving tips from her and political updates as well...definitely need to check her out!

3. Loud & Proud~M♥nica - I love this lady. She is a mommy and a grandma and she has a great blog! She tells it like it is and I really enjoy go check her out!

4. Should Be Cleaning - What can I say, I love this girl. She is funny and interesting, need I say more?, definitely worth checking out!

5. Peace and Craziness - Reagan from WhereIsTheMeInMommy? recommended this blog and I absolutely love it. She always has a good post, I'm never disappointed, and I promise you won't be either, so go have a look!

6. Life Of This Stay At Home Mom - I enjoy reading this blog, she is a mommy that I can relate to and she is sometimes funny, sometimes just speaking from her heart, I enjoy this one alot, check her out!

7. The Chronicles of a Veteran Kindergarten Teacher - Anyone that has kids or who is or has ever been a teacher will enjoy this blog, or if you just enjoy stories of kids. When I go to her blog, I find it hard to stop reading. I mostly laugh, but she has some tear jerkers as well, go see what I mean!

8. Adventures of a Mom - Love her! She's a mom and I can relate to her as well. I enjoy reading her posts especially when she's just blogging to get it off her chest...go read!

9. Pieces of a Mom - A ray of Sunshine is all I can say! I'm a new follower of hers, but I adore her blog, you must go read!

10. Raising Olives - This woman is amazing! A great blog, great read, go check her out!

Thanks again Lindsay!



  1. Awww Thanks! I think this is my first blog award as well!!! I'll get on this at nap time, haha!

  2. Thanks so much! My first blog award,too!

    I love that you're opening teen center! I grew up in a very small town and it would've been amazing to have something like that.. we had nothing.. so we came up with not so good ways to keep ourselves occupies...

  3. Thank you for the kind words, and the award! Now where's my cape?

  4. Momma V- Lol!!! Your very welcome!

    Mandy- You deserve it! You know what I mean then. When teens have nothing to do they will find something to do and it's usually not something good!

    Nikki- You need a mommy cape, I'll think of something. I think there is a mommy who makes capes for little boys, perhaps we can work something out! :)
    Nicholas could sport it for you!

  5. Reagan- You most definitely deserve it!

  6. Hi Amy,

    I came to tell you I linked to your blog today in my post..thanks so much for the award. I am not sure I know what to do with it, but I will give it a whirl. Hope you had a great day my blogging bud.

  7. Thank you so much Amy! You made my night :)Congrats on your award!!!

  8. Thank You Amy!! I am writing up my post now. Congrats on your award and thank you for passing it along to me.