January 18, 2008

Blogger Love

OMG! Twice in one week - two different awards! I'm in bloggy heaven over here! I've now been awarded the "Blogging with a Purpose" award, and I'm very grateful!

Donna, you shouldn't have, but I owe you much love for giving my little corner of blogger world some props!

Donna and I "know" each other because back in the early days of LID (oh, I don't know...20 years ago..) - ok, maybe more like 2 years ago, we joined a group scrapbooking swap. My very first swap, Donna and I were matched to send each other a scrapbook layout. Well, I can tell you right now - it was ADORABLE, what she sent to me. And I was in scrapbook love. I tried to rig the system so that Donna and I could swap exclusively from there on out, but the group moderator said no. Shoot.

Meanwhile, we had our blogs and I was able to bond with her over the internet - God Bless Technology!

Thank you Donna - you're too sweet, and I have truly enjoyed getting to know you through our blogs these last almost three years. Wow!

Ok, so on to my nominations:

The Eternal Knot
This is my new buddy Stephanie, and I love, love her! Not only does she share the same dream that I have of holding our daughters soon, she also makes the most amazing, gorgeous, endearing, and beautiful artwork. And I'm talking BEAUTIFUL! If you are looking for some amazing prints to hang on the wall of your nursery - you HAVE to go see her and take the link on her blog to Jinkinkids!

Welcome to my World!
Ya'all, this is my girl! Not only is she one of my best friends, but she is ONE - say it with me now - ONE day off from the last referral batch. It has been so hard to see her miss that cutoff by one day (12/20/05) after two long years of waiting. On the other hand - I think we all could use a pick me up and she keeps us laughing! You have to follow her journey as she sees her daughter's face for the first time in the next few weeks! Love her!

Life Through Our Eyes
This is the blog of Suz and her husband, Joe. They recently gave birth to QUADS! I love checking her blog, because it gives me a pick me up, and makes me remember that things could be a lot more hectic in my daily life! She is adorable and her babies are insanely cute. I love their little family and really enjoy reading about their upside down life! (They were only aiming for one!)

Confessions of a CF Husband
This is a tear-jerker! I came across this blog a while back, and haven't been able to stop reading. It's a daily update from a husband and father. His amazing wife suffers from Cystic Fibrosis and just as she was about to get a desperately needed lung transplant, they found out they were expecting. She gave birth to a baby girl two weeks ago and is fighting to get better herself. This is a must read! They are amazing and inspirational!

Journeying Sojourners

This is a blog that I really needed to find - and ever since I did, she's been a joy to follow. Misty is adopting from Ethiopia too, and is at about the same stage as we are. She expresses a lot of the thoughts and feelings I have from time to time, and I really enjoy keeping up to date on the progress of another Ethiopia mom-to-be! It helps that she's a dog mama too! Love me some animal peeps!

Can I just say again, that it's so, so, so hard to nominate blogs that you really enjoy and it's hard not to nominate those who have already been nominated - because let's face it, there are so many great blogs out there that we all deserve an award or two. But I had to choose five and five only - if you're on my sidebar over there to the left, it's because you're my favorite - no doubt about it!

Ok, that's all I've got - now go forth and nominate!

1. Awarded parties must nominate five people who have not received the award.
2. The blogs that receive the award must serve some purpose.
3. In their post about the award they need to link back to the original entry.
4. Awarded parties must post the award banner on their site. The banner must remain linked to Eric Novak's site.


CFHusband said...

Thank you!

Kayce said...

Congrats on your well deserved award!

Stephanie said...

Awww. Thank you!! :) Hugs.

Anonymous said...

You know you are an adoptive mother (or you should be!) if:
1. The fact that there are 143 million children without a parent to kiss them goodnight has ever made you lose sleep.
2. You realize DNA has nothing to do with love and family.
3. You can't watch Adoption Stories on TLC without sobbing.
4. The fact that if 7% of Christians adopted 1 child, there would be no orphans in the world is convicting to you.
5. You spend free time surfing blogs about families who have experienced the blessing of adoption.
6. It drives you crazy when people ask you about your adopted child's "real" parents.
7. You have ever been "pregnant" with your adoptive child longer than it takes an elephant to give birth (2 years!)
8. You had no idea how you would afford to adopt but stepped out in faith anyway knowing where God calls you He will provide.
9. You have ever taken a airplane ride half way around the world with a child you just met.
10. You believe God's heart is for adoption.
11. You realize that welcoming a child into your heart and family is one of the most important legacy's you could ever leave on this earth.
12. You shudder when people say your child is so lucky that you adopted them, knowing full well you are the blessed one to have them in your life.
13. You know what the word Dossier means and you can actually pronounce it!
14. You have welcomed a social worker into the most private parts of your life.

I thought you might enjoy this and get a few laughs and can say amen to some....I know I can relate
We miss you and love you
your cali cuz

Donna said...

I love Stephanie's artwork...it's SOO pretty. The one of the Chinese dress is shown with the name Lauren...maybe that means I must get it!

Donna :)

Christy said...

CONGRATS!!! YOu totally deserve it and 2 in one week--WAY COOL!!!

Christy :)

The Murray Crew said...

I found you from Suz's blog. We are have the priviledge of raising quadruplets as well! I'm glad to have found your blog and look forward to learning more of your story....Just a gentle and I mean super light comment...MOST ALL of us with quadruplets, triplets, quints, etc. were trying for "Just ONE" - it's a common misunderstanding that because we were blessed with a crew that we must have been trying (most think irresponsibly) for more than one. On the otherhand millions of moms like us are out there who used the same "safe, conservative" efforts that ended up with ONE - and no one knows the difference. Just trying to clear us multiple mommies reputations! =) Congrats on your awards and happy blogging to you!