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Wednesday, April 28, 2010

And the award goes to...

Me! Bloggie awards are so much fun! Hope yall think so too.
1. Thank the person who nominated you for this award and link back to their blog.
What a fun surprise to be blog browsing yesterday morning and see my name listed here for a
AFS is a real life friend who/whom (which is it) I absolutely adore! She is smart (a lawyer), funny, and oh so stylish, so to be nominated by her was truly an honor! She is pregnant with a sweet little Baby Doll girl (I love her name, but she hasn't announced it yet on her blog), who I know is going to be BFF with Kate and Baby #2. AFS makes adorable aprons, throws fabulous parties (the kind where you want to take pics to show on your blog), and has an incredibly sincere heart. I am so glad that I get to claim her as one of my friends! Go check out her blog, you will put it in the to be read daily list!
2. Pass the award on to 7 other bloggers who have a beautiful blog.
Ok, I had a hard time narrowing down my list of beautiful blogs I read. I decided on some criteria to make my job easier. These blogs are all local (sorry coast trash), and they are all blogs I keep up with fairly regularly. Hope you enjoy catching up with my friends/people I stalk as much as I do!
1. Audra and Andrew-My nursing school friend who first introduced me to html stuff (for of course!) We survived the trenches of nursing school, and now we are staying afloat in mommyhood! She has an adorable son, is a SAHM (yes, I am jealous), and is a coupon queen. Oh, and she has the prettiest blue eyes I've ever seen!

2. Ben and Audrey The real life experience of having two under two! I cant imagine...oh no, I better figure it out! Even on her worst days, Audrey keeps a positive attitude and a thankful heart. We were friends in HS, and then recently reconnected via facebook and our blogs. Jack and Jovie are so cute! She is an inspiration to me because I can see what I have to look forward to...the nitty gritty and the precious moments you wouldn't want to miss.

3. A dad, a mom, and three princesses- We have been friends forever, and I love reading her blog because she reminds me of my mom. Haha, love that dont ya Whit? She has three beautiful girls, and is such a good Mama to them. She has always been maternal, toting our foster babies around at horse shows and such, and watching her girls on the blog is so awesome!

4. The Mills-My sweet work friend, Aundrea. She taught me everything she knew when I was a measly extern on postpartum, and now we get to work together every Monday and Thursday night. We try to carpool so we can both give in to our Sonic cravings and to have someone to keep us awake for the ride home! She is a mommy of one (two in a very short time!), and a joy to be around. She is funny, very smart, and a yummy cook. I aspire to be a Mommy like her one day. Oh yea, and check out her pics. Isn't her little girl the cutest?

5. Wheatley Times A former pom squad member, Valerie and I have been friends since high school. We danced our little hearts out, and since have eaten dinner together once a month at Supper Club. If you want a laugh, read her blog! Her girls are hilarious!

6. Poppy Joy- Ok, I admit, I stalk this blog. Never met her in real life, but I would love for us to be friends! I started reading her blog after her second daughter was born at my hospital. She is an eloquent writer, a fabulous mother, and an inspirational Christian woman. I feel like she has wisdom beyond her years...and we are about the same age! I think everyone would enjoy what she has to say!

7. Three Doodles- This is the newest addition to my list of real-life friends whose blogs I stalk/read. I ran into them at the zoo the other day, and it was so fun to meet these adorable girls in real life. Funny how a blog makes you feel closer to people some how! Alicia is amazing at double tasking everything I am doing just for one. Her girls are right around Kate's age, and I get exhausted just thinking about what her days must be like. But, she always has a smile on her face, and her girls are always dressed to the nines! Love reading about their family!

3. Contact the other bloggers and let them know they won an award.
4. Say 7 things about yourself.
1.Hmm, where to start! I strive everyday to make our home a place that Luke, Kate, and everyone else want to be. I want it to be peaceful and a place of rest, but also a place where fun, loud memories are made. I hope that they will look back one day on our home the way I look back on mine. 2. I love all things Southern! Recently, Southern Living did an article on three things "Southern" we need to bring back. Pastel Easter dresses was one of them. I did not realize that not all families matched their pastel, Sunday best on Easter Sunday. Ours always has, and my mom still calls me to see what our color scheme will be for that year. Cheesy, perhaps? The second thing was corsages on Mother's Day. I remember growing up, Mama always had one on for church. I don't know who eventually dropped the ball on that one, but I don't recall seeing one last year on anyone. I am making sure I order hers soon, and you should too. Check out here to see the what color you need to buy. The last thing Southern that needed to be brought back was hostess aprons. I have started a collection of aprons, and have now decided to wear them more often. Hope everyone joins in on Bringing Southern Back. 3. I think I have come to the conclusion that I love all seasons equally.gasp. I know, I am cheating on you Fall. But something about the changing of seasons is so refreshing. Just when you can't take one more freezing wind, Spring steps in. And that fades to summer=swimming. And when you can't stand the heat, a brisk wind steps in and takes the leaves and our sweat with it. Don't even get me started on Christmas! I just look forward to them all...and I might have to admit, equal! 4. My sister is way cooler than me and always will be. How did that happen? And is Kate destined to be the bossy big sister like I was always (am always) labeled? Poor thing?! 5. I miss my college friends. I have dreams about twice a month that I am back in the KD house. Yep, usually married with child looking like a fool, but I am there nonetheless. What a wonderful time in my life. 6. I just turned 27, and I feel like I should feel more like a grown-up. Do you ever feel as old as you think you should? 27 sounds very mature and I should have my stuff together. But most days I just wanna hang out with Cutie Patootie and make her laugh at me. I guess I should feel like a Mom with the Momobile and all, but so far, it aint happenin. In fact today, I picked up Jake from school and annoyed him all the way home about his dog, just because I can. Real mature, right Amanda? But it was funny, and he couldn't quit laughing, so no harm done. 7. If I could change one thing about myself, I think it would be my voice. I can't sing worth a flip, and I sound like a hick male on the phone/video camera. I also would change my "writing" voice. I am sure I have said here before, but I am a terrible writer, and wish I was more eloquent. I got all the math/science brains and my little bro, Blake, is an incredible writer. He is hilarious and serious and seriously good.


Ben and Audrey said...

thanks SO much for the blog award. i'll be sure to post it tomorrow!! i'm trying to think of 7 things about myself!!

i would love to get together sometime for a playdate. wouldn't that be so much fun? maybe we could schedule something with Audra. she & i have been meaning to get together for awhile. could be loads of fun & I really want Jack to be around some other kids his age. our church is tiny & just doesn't have any kids his age.

have a great weekend! love!

megan said...

I AM way cooler than you..but I'm afraid your daughter might be cooler than me. :) I love you!

Wheatley Family said...

Thanks for the sweet award! I'm kinda stupid but how do i get that picture on my blog? If you get a second let me know!

Audra Laney said...

Yeah, I'm with Audrey about the GTG (get together). That's old speak, Amanda. ;)

Heather said...

i will never award you a blog award.

your coast trash friend

ps - hugs and kisses from jones!

Tricia said...

Was I included in the coast trash category? That's just a MS Coast saying, right??? RIGHT????? :)

Amber said...

1. Congrats on the award!
2. I love all things Southern and will gladly work to bring those 3 traditions back. (Seriously, why WOULDN'T people match on Easter... If I have my preference, my family is color-coordinated every Sunday?!?!)
3. My brother and sister are/ have always been way cooler than me. I blame it on being firstborn.
4. Just wanted to let you know our blog moved...