I needed to check my email and my reader.
Have I mentioned how much I love Google Reader?
(I guess that could be a whole different post.)
When I checked , the first blog to show a new post was
Loving Our Simple Life.
I always love it when Kristen writes.
She is one of my daily reads.
Imagine my surprise when I discovered that she was giving out blog love and yours truly was one of the recipients.
I even clicked on the link to make sure it was me.
It was. *I blush.
This is my very first Blog award.
I will always remember this day.
I am so honored to receive this award from Kristen.
I remember OHMommy sending me to Kristen's blog to read about her husband and his brain tumor.
I have been reading ever since.
I feel like I know her though we have never met in person.
We are kindred spirits.
We love Vera Bradley bags, Nicholas Sparks books, the coast of NC, tulips, (now peonies too), and of course blogging!
We love children's names that begin with "C".
We love men's names that begin with "C" too.
She taught me about Google reader and how to delete less than desirable comments.
Thanks friend! (in my best Nancy Grace voice)
What good would an award be if it couldn't be shared?
So I shall.
I would like to pass this award on to OHMommy at Classy Chaos. She was the first blog that I read again and again. She was the first blog I stalked daily. She is a fabulous writer, a great mom to three adorable children, and an amazing photographer. She is also my blog friend. I have emailed her more than once and she has always responded. She always comments on my silly posts. She has been so helpful while I tried to enter this bloggy world. She has to be the first one I share this with.
Next, I would like to pass this award to Katie at A Trivial Smorgasbord of Insights Into My Life. I met Katie a few years ago in real life. I knew I liked her instantly. I knew if she just lived in NC we could be great friends. (I would never hold it against her that she is a lot younger, skinnier, and hipper than me.) Katie is also a wonderful writer. I never grow tired of reading her blog. I have learned so much about her since we have become bloggers. I most definitely consider her my friend.
Last, but certainly not least, I pass this coveted award to my friend Cecily at My Chaos My Bliss. She is an amazing mommy to three beautiful children. She is an excellent writer, a fabulous photographer and she is also a great commenter. When Cecily comments I sit up and take notice. If she thinks my post was funny... then it must be! If she thinks I had the best post she has read in a while...then I don't have to wonder. I know if we lived in the same neighborhood, we would be friends. We would share funny stories over a Diet Coke. I am sure of it.
Thanks again Kristen for this most special award.
I will display it proudly.
I have the most incredible friends in real life.
I also have the most incredible blog friends too.
(cue the music. "That's What Friends Are For" begins playing.)