Tuesday, January 19, 2010

It's Humbling. It's Awesome!

I got caught up in every day life with a few kickers thrown in for good measure. Those I'll tell you about later.

In the meantime, my blog was recognized by An Oklahoma Granny for the Lemonade Stand Award. This award given to bloggers who show great attitude and gratitude. It's both a humbling and exciting experience for me. If you haven't been to An Oklahoma Granny's place--I mean her blog--drop on by. She has some incredible stories about her personal life with her family and her dogs plus interesting stories about the history of her state. It's like visiting without leaving home. 

The rules for accepting this award are:

- Put the Lemonade logo on your blog or within your post.

- Nominate 10 blogs with great attitude or gratitude.

- Link the nominees within your post.

- Let the nominees know they have received this award by commenting on their blog.

- Share the love and link to the person from whom you received this award.

I am excited to accept the award from An Oklahoma Granny and will pass it along to some of my fellow bloggers.

I do recognize and understand that some bloggers prefer to have an award free blog. In picking my nominees I did check each one to determine if that is what they preferred. So if your blog is listed below and I somehow missed the fact that it is an award free blog, please accept my apologies for overlooking the designation.

The blogs I would like to recognize are:
Viki's Place: She writes touching pieces about her mother and her family's decisions concerning her.
Welcome to My World-JanMaryJanMary shares her adventures of her faith, her family, and life in Northern Ireland.
Notes From Oklahoma: Joan always has wonderful stories about her family and shares the most remarkable photographs of her Corgis.
 LanyardLadySimply because Cherin took me to the beach with her. Her blog makes me laugh and cry.
Four Dog DayKathy shares her journey through her life and fills me with inspiration.
BeeTreebyme : Mary Ellen's a talented and creative artist who strives to inspire all around her.
The Butler and Bagman ChroniclesI love his stories.
Turquoise Sky  : A New Kid on the Block who is my "neighbor." 
Tins and Treasures  : Natalie has won this award but she has such a way in her blog that makes me eager for the next chapter.
My Two Cents--For What It's WorthAnother beader who shares life!


  1. Thanks for the award. I do appreciate it. It's nice to know you like my blog. I will have to think on it for a while if I want to participate. Not that I don't, I just don't know that many blogs that I can nominate LOL.

  2. I read 4 of the blogs you listed regularly. I'm off to visit the others now. Thanks for the introductions!

  3. Thanks so much Cathryn. I have to check out some of those blogs....they are new ones to me. Awesome! Thanks for the kind words and I will gladly pass it along ASAP!

    I like the new banner picture! Very cute!

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  5. Thank you! Love the new banner too. It make take me a day or two to get the post together, but I will pass it on.

  6. Thanks, Cathryn! I am humbled. I'm so glad we're blogging buddies. And the new banner is precious!

  7. Love the new banner Cathryn! Thanks for the blog links, checking them out now.

  8. Thank you Cathryn, the award is appreciated and though I've accepted a couple of honors in the past I find the most difficult part to chose my favorites from so many wonderful blogs. I also realize, much as you have, that many blogs prefer not to be given awards as one can end up spending far too much time complying to the awards requirements. I will see what I can come up with but right now my time is extremely limited. :) Love your blog and I think you deserve an award. If I had one to give you, it would have absolutely no requirements just a plaque that reads "One Fantastic Blog by One Amazing Blogger" !