Thursday, June 26, 2008

They Like Me! They Really Like Me!

Or at least someone does. Morninglight Mama presented me with a blogging award, which is the first one I've ever gotten. And maybe it'll be the only one!

In the meantime, I'm busy composing my acceptance speech. It will have the title quote in it, as I've always wanted to say that.

Anyway, on to the fun part. The award I was so generously presented with was the Arte y Pico award (I speak no Spanish and have no idea what that means, sorry -- anyone, anyone?). Apparently, Morninglight Mama believes that I am deserving due to my creativity (really, it's the wee ones, not me), design (definitely a stretch!), interesting material (again, the wee ones, although I did breed them, technically), and also contributing to the blogging community (awww).

Isn't it beautiful?

Now for the other fun part. This award comes with rules. They are as follows:

1. Choose 5 blogs that you consider deserving of this award for their creativity, design, interesting material, and also contribute to the blogging community. Coming...

2. Each award has to have the name of the author and a link to his/her blog. Check!

3. Each award winner has to show the award and put the name of and link to the blog that presented her/him with the award. Check!

4. The award winner and the one who has given the prize has to show the link of Arte Y Pico blog so everyone will know the origin of this award. Check!

5. Show these rules. Check!

Now for the five. And keep in mind that I can only include five, so know that there are blogs I read and love that I couldn't include. Without further ado, I present you with:

First, I'd like to ensure you go visit Karen's site. The Rocking Pony always has something to make me giggle or smile. She deals with her children with grace that I hope I have as my children get a little older and spend more time in public. Plus, she makes rocking t-shirts that I drool over every time I see them.

Manic Mommy is the blogger who gave me courage to start my own blog, although I don't think she knows that. I'd been reading Dawn's Because I Said So for awhile but felt too inadequate to write a blog. But something Manic wrote this winter finally got me over the hump. I can't remember specifically what it was, but her blog is definitely a favorite.

Angie's Spot is another blog I read regularly. Her most recent two posts made me cry and laugh in that order. I can only aspire to have that visceral an impact on my readers someday.

Irene's blog has some of the most impressive photos. She gives great tips on how she takes them and how to improve your own photos, not that this helps me -- yet. Plus, she throws in some great stories, too. Go check out Our Little Piece Of The World!

And the final blog... Kellan from On The Upside has a razor sharp wit. She always cracks me up and is wonderfully self-deprecating without a touch of self-pity. Plus, she gives me a great view of all that I have to look forward to as Mister Man and Little Miss get older.

It was really hard to narrow it down to just five, as there are so many wonderful blogs out there -- and so many more that I'm discovering via SITS. But congratulations, Ladies!


Angie June 26, 2008 at 8:54 PM  

OMG, there are tears running down my face! Hubby is like "what is with you?" You would think that he would be used to my impromptu emotional outbursts now after 14 years together. But I digress... Thank you so much for my award! I will now have to author an additional entry for tomorrow in order to celebrate this momentous occasion; my first blogging award. I'll try not to break my arm patting myself on the back. :-)

Seriously though, thanks so much for the kind words and I'll pay it forward tomorrow!

Michelle June 26, 2008 at 10:56 PM  

Angie - I'm glad you like the award -- and that you'll pass it along. Winning an award like that is a pretty cool feeling, isn't it? :) I can't wait to see who you send it on to!

scrappysue June 27, 2008 at 2:13 AM  

congrats on your award!

Mabunny June 27, 2008 at 8:00 AM  

Congratz on your award ,and to the other five.
Hope all is going well with you, will check in later:))

Angela June 27, 2008 at 8:53 AM  

Hi Michelle!

First, thanks for coming over to check out my blog! Hope you continue to enjoy it! And yes, it is so nice to be getting this pool project wound up. We're ready to have our yard back, LOL!

Second, thanks for nominating Angie's blog, because she in turn nominated me! So you've made my weekend as well!

Have a great Friday and I look forward to reading more of your blog!

-Bridget June 27, 2008 at 11:49 AM  

Congrats for your award! It was well deserved.

anymommy June 27, 2008 at 1:12 PM  

Congratulations! Was there any doubt. You are hard not to like.

morninglight mama June 27, 2008 at 9:47 PM  

Glad you like your little bloggy-bling. :) (Did I REALLY just say that???)

Cookie June 28, 2008 at 11:51 AM  

Congrats on the award! You deserve it :)

Michelle June 29, 2008 at 3:37 PM  

Scrappysue - Welcome! And thanks for the congrats. It was definitely something that made my day!

MaBunny - Thanks to you, as well! Go check out the other blogs, too. They're good!

Angela - Congrats to you! It's way cool to have someone show that they appreciate what you're doing, isn't it? Glad this was a bright spot for you!

-bridget - Thank you! That's so sweet of you to say! (as behind as I am in responding to comments, sorry!)

Anymommy - You're making me blush! Of course there are doubts! Who doesn't ever doubt themselves?

Morninglight Mama - Thank YOU! Of course I like my bloggy-bling, and yes, I have to admit that you (and now I) just said that!

Cookie - Thanks!

Manic Mom June 29, 2008 at 9:23 PM  

Ah, man!!! THANK YOU!!!! SO MUCH!!!

I just wish you could remember what I wrote that got you over the blogging hump! LOL! Cuz then maybe it would motivate me to do some of the things I'VE BEEN PROCRASTINATING ON!!!

Thanks so much Michelle! Totally appreciate it! xo

Michelle June 29, 2008 at 9:38 PM  

Manic - I really wish I remembered. But it had to be somewhere near the beginning of March since I finally got up the guts on March 8. And I distinctly remember it was you, as you were one of the very few blogs I was reading at that time. Hope you enjoyed your vacation!

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