Monday, October 18, 2010

Nepotism is great!

I had a bloggy award given to me this weekend. I'm not too sure I can consider an actual award since it's bestowed upon me from my aunt, but I appreciate it all the same. If you haven't checked out her blog yet, you should! She's the author of Ninja Mom and she's hilarious. I often find myself laughing out loud when I read her blog (probably because she knows how to put in to words what happens in my house on a daily basis).  Thanks Nikki!

This award comes with some rules: thanking the person that gave me the award, writing 7 things about myself to give my readers more insight in to who I am (that would actually mean there are people out there besides those that are already family/friends reading this blog), and passing the award on to 15 other people (I'm not sure I have 15, but I'll attempt 5).

7 Little Facts About Myself: 
1. I'm not really a season person...unless you count June through December as a season, then it's my favorite. Once January hits I go in to hibernation until June. Probably why our kids are born at the end of the year...we were bored in March.

2. We're a family of almost holidays. Our youngest was almost born on Thanksgiving. Our oldest was almost born on Christmas. My husband was almost born on Valentine's. I was almost born on Mother's day.

3. I love to throw parties, I just wish I had a bigger house to do it :) but as my husband pointed out, the fact that our house is too small for large parties saves us a lot of money.

4. I love hand written cards (or comments...(wink, wink)...). Must be that my love (and friend!) language is written words of affirmation. Close runner up is quality time.

5. My childhood role model was Mother Teresa. This is actually something my husband just told me "I didn't know that. That explains a lot." I'm going to consider that a compliment, so hopefully it was. :)

6. Even though I think I dress my boys very well and clothing stores have come a long way in terms of boy's clothes, I still have a hard time walking in to a kid's clothing store. (gender envy)

7. I have 2 pet peeves; the first is when someone incorrectly spells your and you're (but don't hold me to anything else!), the second is socks. I refuse to wear mismatching socks, I throw them out when they no longer have elasticity, and I can't stand when they aren't pulled tight (meaning there is extra sock by my me the chills just thinking about it).

Paying it forward:

1. The L Family -- What beautiful pictures! Truly inspiring.
2. Paisley Jade -- Cute crafts, fun posts, easy read!
3. Mommy Spirit -- Her poems are great and inspirational. I'm new to this blog but really enjoy it.
4. Airing My Dirty Laundry, One Sock At A Time -- Oh. My. Gosh. Funny.
5. The Mommyhood Memos -- Love this one. A mom that speaks from her kind of woman.


  1. Love your random facts--I have gender envy too--ha! :) Thanks so much for the award--so sweet of you!! Now to work on my 7 randoms.... :)

  2. Thank you soooo much!!! My kids are holiday and almost holiday kids too!

  3. Congrats on your award! Thanks for sharing with me!

    And yes, the your and you're thing bugs me too.

  4. You, Your & You're... pet peeve also! Drives me bonkers!
    Your blog is super cute, & your family is adorable!

  5. Thank you so much for the award--you are so sweet to think of me. By the way, I do have "gender envy" too when it comes to shopping in clothing stores...Can't help it. I love frilly dresses and bows!