My Husband "Subvet" says that when our first son "Sonshine" was born the sun rose on our world, when our second son "Gator" was born the sun laughed and when our daughter "Sugars" was born all the flowers bloomed. That says it all.

"Life is not about waiting for the storms to pass...
It's about learning how to dance in the rain."

Your mind is the garden, your
thoughts are the seeds, the harvest can either be flowers or weeds. — William

Saturday, February 7, 2009


Awards mean a lot to me to receive. I mean, everyone wants to be liked right? But they are so very hard to pass on. Because no one wants to be left out. So, if I have left a comment on your blog in the last week, consider youself awarded whichever of these awards you think best describes you...but you have to tell me which one you picked!!

The Lemonade Award is a special one.......making Lemonade when life hands you lemons. aka The Attitude of Gratitude Award. Now I know I remember seeing that SOMEONE had bestowed this lovely upon me.....but I can not for the life of me remember who. So, if YOU were the nice person who gave me this lemonade stand, please speak up so I can thank you personally.

Thanks to Mrs 4444 for this award!

The qualifications to receive the award are:

A. Display a cheerful attitude.
B. Love one another.
C. Make mistakes.
D. Learn from others.
E. Be a positive contributor to the blog world.
F. Love life.
G. Love kids.

The Rules:--I'm breaking all the rules so I don't expect you to follow them either!

Thanks so much! What this award embodies is a lot of why I started blogging in the first place!!

and thanks to Diane for this's only getting done now cuz there was a MEME attached and I OD'd on meme's for 2008 already :-)

You must be a true Christmas lover to receive this award.
The person to whom you give the award must also be in love with Christmas.

Here are the rules for the Christmas award.~~~~~
Again, I'm eschewing all rules....if you don't know by now all the reasons why I love Christmas you need to go back and reread all the posts from last December!!

Stephanie at Scraps gave me this lovely award:
"Marie Antoinette Keeping it Real Award".

This award is for someone who blogs, honestly, 'warts and all'.

Mighty Mom of My Wonderful Life is a lot like my sister-in-law: in her head, out her mouth. She's nutty, dedicated, a long-suffering mom, and posts heroes on her blog every Wednesday. AND she packs a mean Thesaurus.

OKay, it took me awhile to "own" that in head out mouth comment....but I'll roll with it. Nor do I feel terribly "long suffering"....really, I don't. But I do tend to put up my life as is, from my perspective so thanks Steph!! :-)

Lisa was nice enough to give me this award

“These blogs are exceedingly charming. These kind bloggers aim to find and be friends. They are not interested in self-aggrandizement. Our hope is that when the ribbons of these prizes are cut, even more friendships are propagated. Please give more attention to these writers. Deliver this award to eight bloggers who must choose eight more and include this cleverly-written text into the body of their award.”

again, rules...smules. but it was very nice of her to think of me as charming! This blog and the folks who read it are my largest support network. The friendships made here are very important to me and I am grateful for each of you who comment here.

Now, I get about 5 comments per post on average....yet have about 25ish hits per day that I've posted. Either each of you are coming back to my blog FIVE TIMES before leaving a comment...or there are some lurkers out there who never say HI.

Come on now...just a little hello would do ~~ don't be shy, I don't bite....usually........


Susan said...

Congrats on all your awards.

Sarah (JOT) said...

Nice shelf of awards you have there. It is nice to feel appreciated so, isn't it? Enjoy!

diana said...

man, that's a lot of awards. but as i read each one, i felt like you deserved each one. congrats!

Adrienne said...

Thanks for the reminder. I have some awards I haven't posted yet.

You deserve everyone of these awards....

Sooooooooo - may I have the Smile Award?? Huh, huh?? Pleeeeease???? I "heart" awards....

ABNPOPPA said...

I'm here, I commented, I'm gone.


WeaselMomma said...

Congrats on the awards. I love Mrs4444 and read her daily!