Friday, July 6, 2012

Good morning ya'll.  I can say that because I live in southern Texas!!   :O)  I hope everyone had a wonderful Independence Day.  I am calling it that because my hubs and I had a conversation about 4th of July.  He is irritated with everyone for calling it 4th of July.  He says that's a date and the holiday we celebrate is Independence Day.  whatev...I've always called it July 4th and I'm not gunna stop now.  You've got to know something about Mr. Mach...he lives a tad bit anal and obsessive life he likes things very structured and organized.  It bothers him that people do this.  Here's the funny thing and why I am telling you this...we NEVER do anything for this holiday.  It's not that we aren't patriotic (he is especially) it's just that 1) it is flippin' H-O-TTTTT where we live and (2) with 2 under the age of 2 it is hard to get out and do that and add the just don't mix well with the little ones.  My older kids have set yearly plans for this.  One goes to a lake house with best friends and the other is in theater for the summer.  She is ALWAYS at the theater and 4th of July is no different.  She has the best view of the fireworks because the theater is right by the park where they shoot them.    I'm sure we will start celebrating in public again but maybe not because of reason (3) ...we're old and like to be in bed early...hehe  j/k about the last one!!
See all we did was visit my mom and dad and little C was out!!!!!
Baby E and Little C after an afternoon with Granny and Poppa

I know I am bragging and that is probably frowned upon in the blogging world but this is our newest addition to the fam.  Baby E is 3 months old today!!!  Isn't she a cutie!!!

The other morning I woke up and opened my computer and found...GET THIS...not ONE but TWO blog awards.  I am so excited and honored!!  I didn't really even know what they were I'm embarrassed to say. I'd seen them on peoples blogs but NEVER thought Id receive one.  So I am going to tell you about them.

The first one came from sweet Alyce at mrs. bartles school family.  She was so kind to stop by and check me out! Giving the award was just icing on the cake!

As part of receiving the awards I must tell you about the rules:

Once you receive the award, you have to pass it on to others! Here are the 3 rules to follow:
1. Follow the person who gave you the award.
2. Link back to the person who gave you the award.
3. Pass the award on to 15 new bloggers.

So now I'll pass on this "lovely" award to some great blogs that I really do think are lovely.  Please stop by these ladies' blogs.  You'll be amazed at what they have to offer!!!!
April at wolfelicious
Courtney at swimming into second
Kerri and Lindsay at teacher bits and bobs
Amanda at one extra degree. 

The second one was from Diane at Teaching with Moxie.  This one is the versatile blogger!  I want to thank Diane for visiting my blog and for giving me this award.  (I feel like I am accepting an Acadamy Award...or maybe for me it would be more like MTV music award...haha)
In receiving the Versatile Blogger Award, there are some rules that go with it.

1.  Thank the blogger(s) who nominated you.
2.  Include a link to their site.
3.  Include the award image in your post.
4.  Give random 7 facts about yourself.
5.  Nominate 15 other bloggers for the award.
6.  When nominating, include a link to their site.
7.  Let other bloggers know they have been nominated. 

OK...Seven random facts about me...

1.  I've seen the Dave Matthews Band 29 times...yes 29.  They used to play two shows in my town and I do like to travel...
2.  I have tiny little freckles on my neck that form a triangle
3.  I am adopted
4.  I love photography and scrapbooking (they go together, right?)
5.  I've lived in Texas (practically the same town, they are 7 minutes from each other) my entire life...I'm about to be 44...that is 34 years of horrifying heat to many!!!!
6.  If I won the lottery (which I don't play :( ) I would spend an OBSCEEEEEENE AMOUNT OF MONEY on shoes and handbags...did you say that in your best Edward(Richard Gere...Pretty Woman) voice?
7.  I love the beach and would want to own a beach house one day.  I could fish all night (not day...refer to #5), listen to the waves and be content forever!!!

Please stop by these awesome blogs.  Yes, some of these blogs are nominated above but you'll see why when you go there.  They are soooo great!  They do deserve two awards!  You'll learn alot about all kinds of things!!!!!  

April at wolfelicious
Courtney at swimming into second
Kerri and Lindsay at teacher bits and bobs
Monica at the schroeder page
Mrs. Carroll at the first grade parade
Abby at the inspired apple      

See everyone back on Sunday!!!  I'm sure I'll have alot of interesting things to share about little Cs birthday!!

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  1. thank you..thank you .. thank you what a great award!
    Those pictures are the cutest! I love those little outfits.
    Your hubby is correct on this one too.. I found out lots of fun facts, while doing a blog post this week and it seems to be July 8th is a more important day?? LOL
    Love your blog, Have a fantastic weekend & let me in on some new cool trends ~ teens totally know best!

  2. Thank you so much for the blog award! I'll pass it on soon :)

    Luckeyfrog's Lilypad

  3. Congrats on your awards! I found you through Luckey Frog's Lilypad giveaway! I feature new blogs every Tuesday. If you're interested email me!
    :) Dana
    Fun in 1st Grade

  4. Thank you for this sweet award!! You totally made my night!! Thank you!!

  5. By the way, your babies are PRECIOUS!!

    1. Thanks so much! I have been quadrupley blessed. I know I am partial to them, but all 4 of my daughters are beauties!!!

  6. Congratulaions on your award! You are allowed to brag when your kids are that cute! I am giving away a $20 TPT gift certificate. Come visit and enter to win! :)

    Delighted in Second

    1. Thanks for the complement! They are cuties, huh? I love your blog. I'm your newest follower!

  7. I am your newest follower! :o) Found you on Fun in 1st Grade!

    jennkeys @ gmail . com

    1. Also found you on Luckey Frog's Lily Pad.

  8. Hi!! I'm your newest follower-- I love your blog!! I also live in Texas and LOVE DMB!! :)

    I hope you'll stop by sometime!

    A Day in First Grade