Sunday, October 23, 2011

two fer

It was very sweet that two different blogger mommy friends gave me bloggy awards on the same day! 


Thank you, Mama Mountain, for giving me the Versatile bling.  And thanks, Jen, for thinking I’m stylish!  You both made me feel all warm n’ fuzzy.  And if I wasn’t already subscribed to your blogs – I totally would have done so ASAP!  (hint hint those of you not yet following these girls Winking smile

The Rules
  • Thank the person(s) who nominated you and link back up them.
  • Tell Readers 7 things about yourself.
  • Pass this award onto your favorite newly discovered bloggers and let them know.

Seven Things About Me
Be forewarned…I’m really not that interesting! 

1 – I can speak Swahili because I used to live in The Bush.  And by The Bush, I mean Tanzania, East Africa where the wild things are.  Okay…so that’s kinda interesting.  I figured I’d add this nugget first to hook ya!  

2 – I swore I was never going to homeschool my kids.  God winks, right? 

3 – Speaking of kids.  I always thought I wanted 10.  Turns out the first was more than I could handle and it’s pretty amazing that we went for number two – who was such a peach that we just had to go for number three!  And even though some (or is it most?!) days I wonder what the heck we were thinking – there is also at least one daily moment in which I feel completely fulfilled and know that our (imperfect) family was Perfectly put together.   

4 – I’m desperate to paint every room (and some random pieces of furniture) in my house.  Now to find the time.  We may not have 10 kids…but we do have a Trevy!  For the Kinesthetic readers my two oldest said Trevy could totally be Donnie from the Wild Thornberrys for Halloween.


5 – I struggle with my weight and self image.   

6 – Once upon a time, when I was young, cute and energetic, I sold cars.  Successfully, even.  It was fun. 

7 – I long to create a peace & joy filled home for my family.  It’ just…well…I’m reminded often that I’m human. Lucky me – there’s Grace.  Smile 

Tag You’re It

I’m gifting the following ladies with both The Versatile Blogger & The Stylish Awards because these are blogs I read and enjoy often.  I’m linking their blogs in because I think some of the girls who read my blog may enjoy theirs too. Smile  



  1. You lived in Tanzania, how exciting:) My family is planning on doing a safari late next year and the Ngorongoro Crater is high on our list as a place to go!:)

    Thank you for for the two awards, and you very kind exciting:)!!! I will stop by and check out the blogs you nominated as I love finding new blogs to read:)

  2. Oh my...the Ngorongoro Crater is SCARY! At least if you're afraid of heights like I am! But your visit will be an adventure to remember...


  3. Wow! Thanks for the encouragement. I lurked around your site for ages and really love it. I finally clicked the "follow" button and I was your 100th follower, so congrats to you and thanks again.

    Vicki at

  4. Awwww...I was wondering who would be 100!


  5. Thank you so much, Danielle! You have made my day!:) Please stop by and enter my giveaways when you get a minute.;) I would love for you to win! Lori

  6. Thank you so much for nominating me! I love reading your blog!! *hugs*