Monday, August 9, 2010

Cherry on Top Award

I recently received a special award... the sweetest kind of award. Wow! Look at this!!!

I think this award is especially sweet because it was given to me by a dear friend.

Those individuals receiving this award, are asked to do 5 things:

1. Thank the person who gave you this award

Thank you, Kelly! You have touched my life in so many ways! You are always here for me. You know me well enough to recognize when I'm needing an extra hug, a kind word, or just a well-worded question. You inspire me! I love you, my friend!!!

2. Copy the award and put it on your blog

3. List three things which you love about yourself

This is so difficult... let's see.

One: I love it that I have a personal relationship with God that impacts my life in so many ways.

Two: I love my creative nature that allows me to think outside the box.

Three: I love being a loyal friend who a good listener and encourager.

4. Post a picture you love

This picture was taken just 3 weeks ago. It's not often that all of my children are home at the same time. At the time the picture was taken, it was the first time in over two years for such a treat. We also realized how unique it was that the four of us who are drivers all had blue vehicles... so we took this picture with each of us standing beside our blue vehicles. This picture may not be the best in photographic quality but it is PRECIOUS to this mama!

How quickly things change, though. A week after the picture was taken, my husband traded in his blue van for a pickup truck (a WHITE one! What was he thinking?!?!?!) and our son who lived 800+ miles east of us moved back here to go back to college. (Woo Hoo!)

5. Tag 5 people you'd like to give this award to

It's so hard to name just 5 (there are so many people who are deserving of this award), but I'll stick with the rules.

Melina - I always look forward to seeing your smiling face (love your avatar) and reading your words. You are an encouragement to so many people and I consider myself fortunate to call you my friend. I ♥ U!

Tami - You are creative and talented, but most of all, I think you are fun! You always say the most clever things. You make me laugh. You make me smile. You bring joy into my life! I love the way you challenge me to take better care of myself. I treasure our friendship!

Lorraine - I've enjoyed getting to know you as we've served on the same design team. I am delighted to see you nearly every day in the comments section on my blog. A faithful follower who is always kind and gracious in leaving comments. I thank you!

Heidi-Mari - I just recently found your blog and am in awe! You have so much talent and creativity. I would never ever guess from your lovely creations that you are only thirteen years old. You are a real inspiration, to young and old alike! I admire you!

Tami and Aly - a mother/daughter team deserving of this award. Aly, I love your challenges and the fantastic projects you create to go along with them. Tami, you are kind and supportive of your daughter and those who participate in her challenges. It is a joy to check out Aly's Challenge blog often!

Melina, Tami, Lorraine, Heidi-Mari, , and Tami/Aly, thank you for being the types of bloggers deserving of awards. Enjoy! And spread the joy!!!

Oh, and one more thing.... here are the 5 non-bloggers I wish had blogs so they could receive an award: Barb, Carol, Darlene, Michelle, Sweet P!



April said...

I must say that you are deserving of any award Kelly(or anyone else) bestows upon you! Congrats and I wish those 5 people had blogs

Michelle said...

♥ you!

Melina said...

Awww, Jeanette! I have it posted to my blog! Thank you so much for thinking of me :)

Marlene said...

Congrats! I got this award today, too....but my answers are a little snarkier than yours. :)

Laurie HIMCR said...


:: BlueInks :: said...

Thank you, for the kind words. You are the perfect person to receive the award!

MiamiKel said...

You are soooo welcome! You deserve it and then some :) WHat a terrific picture!!!! I just love it! x0x0

Barb said...

I love being called a non-blogger by you! Makes my heart swell--really it does! Thanks so much for the kind words!

You are so deserving and are a great friend!

Heidi-Mari said...

WOW Jeanette
Thank you so much for choosing me as one of your 5 award winners!
I’m so exited and feel truly honoured!
I posted it on my blog and picked 5 award winners, too.
Have a blessed week

~Paola~ said...

Oh my goodness!! Here I am,in the middle of the night and not sleepy at all...deciding to peruse some of my friends blogs and I have to say that my eyes popped when I read of this wonderful surprise U are honoring me with!
This is a FIRST one for me Jeanette,and feel so blessed for your kindness toward some od us non-bloggers...U truly are amazing...and I luv ya so! Thank YOU and Congratulations for the very deserving award U were given....*hugs*