Saturday, March 21, 2009

Awards and Memes again!

It's that time again! Awards and Memes!!!

I was presented with these 2 awards by Maureen and Melissa.

Thanks girls!

The rules say I'm supposed to pass these onto 10 other people, so I choose for the Sisterhood award:
1. Life is Like a Box of Chocolates
2. Able's Antics
3. Blessed and Lucky are We
4. Blessed by God's Grace
5. Dream Big
6. Embracing Life as a Household 6
7. Among the Lions
8. Jacinda's Blog
9. My Army Life Too
10. My Princes and Princess

and for the best friends award:
1. Three Little Lady Bugs
2. Kwisteena's Kwaziness
3. Bringing Home Boys
4. The Shupp Family
5. Down South Musings
6. Expecting Evangeline
7. Faulkner Family
8. Llama Queens Don't Do Homework
9. Megan's Got 47
10. The Poppies Blog

I rec'd this award from Courtney, Shylo and Casey. Thanks girls!

The rules for this are below:
"These blogs are exceedingly charming. These kind bloggers aim to find friends 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 will be 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."

1. Adelynn's Journey
2. Ella Grace with the Pretty Face
3. Mixed Blessings
4. Barnes Bunch
5. Neapolitan Ice Cream
6. Reed Rugrats
7. Reflections
8. The Albrecht Squad

I was also tagged by Casey for the purse meme. Here are the rules:

1. Post a picture of the bag/purse/handbag/pocketbook {whatever you call it!} that you are carrying! Now, don't you even think about going back there to your closet and getting that cute little clutch that you carried before you had children or the last time you went out ;-) I want to see the purse that you carried today!

2. Tell us how much it cost! Oh my, I know what you are thinking - a Southern Belle neva discusses matters of money, darlin'. Well, yes, but today we are gonna break that rule and tell! Yes, tell how much it cost. We won't judge! This is for entertainment purposes only! And if there is a story that goes along with this purse, tell it!!

3. Tag some other girls. It will be fun to see what everybody else posts :-)

So here's the thing, I don't carry a purse! LOL (I know, what's wrong with me?!) I have this small black case which holds my iPod touch, an extra battery for my phone, and my debit cards and military ID and driver's license. That's it. Exciting huh?! LOL

I now tag:
1. Christal's World
2. Final Score: Boys 3 and Girls 2
3. Out-numbered By Kids
4. Ralph and Crew
5. This Mama's Hood

Christal tagged me for the picture Meme! Thanks Christal!

Here are the rules:
1. Go to where you store your digital photos and open the 4th folder.
2. Post the 4th picture in that folder.
3. Explain the picture.
4. Tag 4 people.

My handsome big guy! He's awesome!
No real explanation necessary, right? LOL

I now tag:
1. The Ever-Changing Life of the Military Wife
2. Loving You Plus Two
3. Pardon My Chaos
4. The Horton's - One Day at a Time

Brandi presented me with the Life is Grand award!

Thanks Brandi!!

The rules are to give 5 reasons why I think life is grand and then tag 5 more people.

Life is grand because:
1. Spring is here!
2. My hubby is home!
3. My kids rock!
4. My mom is awesome!
5. Kellsey WILL be home soon!

I tag:
1. Opposite Kids
2. I Remember When There Were No Questions
3. Journey to a Promise
4. Quinn's Crusaders
5. The A-Team Adventures

I received the Proximity award from Jacki. Thanks Jacki!

The rules are:
Proximidade is described as:'This blog invests and believes in PROXIMITY - nearness in space, time and relationships. These blogs are exceedingly charming. These kind bloggers aim to find and be friends. They are not interested in prizes for 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!'This blog award should be sent to your favorite eight bloggers and they, in turn should forward to eight of their favorites.

I tag:
1. Ten Squares, Three Squiggles
2. Charlie's Up To
3. Crystal said what???
4. The Ham Fam
5. Life as a Busy Mom of 3
6. Life With Bubba Chicky and Nika
7. Proud Mommy of Four
8. She is our Angel

Monica, Brigitte, Ecki, Melissa and Jessica presented me with this Premio Dardos Blog award. Thanks ladies!

“Premio Dardos means ‘prize darts’ in Italian." This award acknowledges the values that every blogger shows in his or her effort to transmit cultural, ethical, literary, and personal values every day.

Here are the rules for this award:
Step 1: Respond and rework -- answer the questions on your own blog, replace one question that you dislike with a question of your own invention, add one more question of your own.

Step 2: Tag - eight other bloggers to do the same.

1) What are you wearing right now? T-shirt and capris

2) What is your biggest fear? Relapse.

3) Do you nap a lot? When I can

4) Who is the last person you hugged? Kassidy

5) What websites do you visit when you go online? Too many to count

6) What was the last item you bought? Pizza for dinner

7) If you could go anywhere in the world, where would you go? To Kellsey's country to bring her home.

8) If you could go to the Oscars, who would you want to sit next to? Reese Witherspoon

9) Has a celebrity's hair cut ever influenced your own hairstyle? Not really.

10) If your house was on fire, what one item would you grab? My CD case full of pictures.

11) What was the last movie you watched? Been so long I can't remember!

12) What is the luckiest thing that ever happened to you? Kassidy, Kameron, Kennedy & Keeghan

13) If you had a whole day to yourself with no work, commitments or interruptions what would you do? Sleep. Blog. Read.

14) Is there a major goal you have that you haven't yet achieved? YES! Bringing my daughter home!

15) Where did you meet your spouse? College

17) What States and Countries have you visited as an adult? Oh gosh, too many to count for states. For countries, just Mexico.

18) What do you do to relieve stress? Cry. Sleep. Eat. Blog.

I now tag:
1. Karli's Kingdom
2. The Fowler Family
3. Garden of Eagan
4. Izzy N Emmy
5. Life as Snooks
6. Mama on the Edge
7. Mama Monkmee
8. ReJenerations

Lisa and Maureen presented me with the Lemons to Lemonade Award!! Thanks Ladies!

Here are the rules for the award:
1) Put the logo on your blog or post.
2) Nominate at least 10 blogs that show great attitude or gratitude.
3) Link to your nominees within your post.
4) Let the nominees know that they have received this award by commenting on their blog.
5) Share the love and link to the person from who you received your award.

I nominate:
1. Monkey Musings
2. Living a Van Nice Life
3. A Hapa Girl and her Hapa Family
4. A Joyful Life
5. Butterflies and Rainbows
6. Elliot's Expeditions
7. Finnian's Journey
8. Jaxon's Fight
9. Riley's Journey
10. Praying for Parker

Jacki sent the TLC award my way! Thanks Jacki!

I now pass this to:
1. The Fabulous Fields
2. Horton Happenings
3. Larkin's Place
4. Masto Mama
5. One more, more than one

Brandi tagged me to tell you all 6 weird things about myself and then tag 6 people. SO here are some:

1. I hate raisins, but LOVE grapes.
2. I don't like blueberries unless they're in pancakes.
3. I hate cheesecake but love cream cheese on bagels.
4. I pretty much hate all dried fruit, except dried cranberries.
5. When I start talking about food, I can't stop.
6. I'm suddenly craving fruit and a bagel with cream cheese. LOL

I tag:
1. Penny, the baby girl
2. Having Fun at Home with Master Dillon
3. Counting My Abundant Blessings
5. Graced Again
6. Trying to Live Micah 6:8


Leslie said...

Ok you are a great blogger and have earned lots of awards for it!! YOU ROCK!


JRS said...

Thanks Renee. I appreciate you too. I bet it took a long time to put all those tags together. Whew!

momof4as said...

Thanks Renee - life is grand indeed! Hope you are having a good Down Syndrome Awareness Day - thinking about Kennedy and Kellsey today!

mom2natnkatncj said...

Thanks Renee. Do you know I don't even read 8 different blogs. This is going to take me some time. I guess I need to start reading more blogs ;). I don't know how you keep up with everyone.

Lacey said...

Thanks for the award. Looks like you had a lot of awards to pass on. If I don't hop to it, I will have more than the three I have. Thanks for reminding me:)

Kelli said...

holy cow thats alot of awards. Way to go!

Bobbi said...

Thank you for the award, that was really sweet!

Lynn said...

How in the world did you find time to do all of this? Is there an award for a tired grams who just doesn't have time to blog...partly because she's so busy signing everyone else's guestbooks?
The Lord knows everything that's going on and is always there, working. I'm here praying!
Hebrews 4:13-16 Neither is there any creature that is not manifest in his sight: but all things are naked and opened unto the eyes of him with whom we have to do. Seeing then that we have a great high priest, that is passed into the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our profession. For we have not an high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin. Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.
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Karyn said...

Thanks Renee!

Mel @ A Box of Chocolates said...

Thanks for the award! I'm proud to be part of the sisterhood. Have a great day!

Mindy said...

Thank you so much for the award! It's amazing!

LaForestGump said...

Hey there lady!
Thanks for the award! I haven't had a ton of time to respond, and I'm just doing a fly-by right now. I'll post it very soon!
Love how popular your blog is! What a voice you have!

Lu (Lucille) said...

Yay thank you! I posted it on my blog (mentioned Kellsey's blog).

Happy Mother's Day! (in UK) Hope you had a lovely Sunday!

rae said...

Thanx Sista!

sandsmom said...

Haha...Im glad I clicked on the Dream Big blog you awarded....for a second I thought it was me LOL
whew...that would have been embarrassing! I need to add something to mine so I'll know which is mine haha
love ya girl

Bethany said...

I'll add it to my list! :)

Jessica said...

Thanks for the award and wow! I am impressed that you had time to pass on all these awards. Very impressive!

Sonia said...

First of all ... WOW! How amazing is that??? You've gotten the most awards that I've ever seen!

And secondly, THANK YOU! I love getting awards :) I promise to share the love and post my Thanks to you ASAP! I've been slacking since I celebrated my 100th post!

Thanks again!

Monica @ Monkey Musings said...

Thank you so much for the Lemons to Lemonade blog award. That made my day! I love reading your blog and seeing all your awards!

Izzy 'N Emmy said...

Thank you!! Just now finding it after being gone but I'll get to it soon! THanks! *HUGS*