And I’d Like To Thank….

Woot woot! I got another blog award. So exciting! This one came from Honey B, and here’s how this award goes down:

1. Thank the person who nominated me for this award
2. Copy the award & place it on my blog
3. Link to the person who nominated me for this award
4. Share 7 interesting things about myself
5. Nominate 7 bloggers

7 Interesting Things About Me

1. I cannot stand for the inside of my ears to be wet. After showering, I will swab a Q-Tip around to make sure they’re dry.
2. I’ve gotten into playing a video game I never thought I’d enjoy: Gears of War 2. I play it with my husband.
3. Those ASPCA commercials with the Sarah McLaughlin song playing bother me so much, I will scramble to get the remote from wherever it is in an attempt to switch the channel before I can see too many sad puppy/kitten eyes staring at me.
4. I love my birthday. It’s the one day out of the year that’s a holiday just for me.
5. Off-key singing makes me want to cry. I’m not talking the tone-deaf jokers on American Idol, I’m talking when someone is just slightly sharp, or slightly flat. It’s like nails on a chalkboard to me.
6. When I was little, I demanded that my family call me Jasmin (after Princess Jasmin in the movie Aladdin) for a week.
7. I think that certain movies need to be shown in high schools. Schindler’s List, American History X, Requiem for a Dream.. Schindler’s List shows the brutal horror of the holocaust, American History X shows the brutality and screwed up nature of racism and Requiem will scare anyone away from EVER TRYING DRUGS.

And, I am passing this award on to:

Thanks again to Honey B for this award!

ANOTHER Blog Award for Yours Truly!

I’m just flabbergasted. Kate at Busted Plumbing likes me, she really likes me! She gave me my 2nd blog award, which is AMAZING. Thank you KATE!!!


List 10 things that make you happy, try to do at least one of them today, and tag 10 bloggers that brighten your day. For those 10 bloggers who get the award, you then link back to my blog and create your makes you happy list.


1. Feeling my little girl kick.
2. Singing with my chorus/quartet.
3. Hugging and snuggling with my husband.
4. Christmas music.
5. Napping.
7. Reading other peoples’ blogs.
8. Getting things in the mail.
9. Warm days (this one won’t happen for a while!)
10. Black/green/greek olives.


2. Future Mama @ Baby Makin(g) Machine
3. Christina @ Being Mrs Jones
4. Blair @ Heir to Blair
5. Mandi @ Life in Beta
10. Michelle @ Plus One

Thanks again to Kate at Busted Plumbing for my award! You rock, Kate!

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My First Blog Award!

Okay so I know it’s Wednesday, and it’s supposed to be Wordless and everything… But I just got my first blog award and that deserves a lot of words!

Kate at Busted Plumbing gave me this award:

This is kind of a “Pay it Forward” award, and the rules are as follows:

The Rules:

Share 7 things that you don’t already know about me.
Name 7 other blogs to receive this award.
Leave a comment on each of the blogs I nominated.
Thank the person who gave you the award.

Seven Things You Don’t Already Know About Me:

1. I have a scar on my left cheek from an accident I had as a child. When I was around 5 or 6, my parents built a cat tree. Like this:

But it was made out of tree limbs and such. One day I was being a typical rambunctious little kid and was running around. We had a couch that was right next to said cat tree and I was running around the couch; as in climbing up on the cushions and launching myself over the back. Running around the side, and repeating the process. Yeah. So anyway, on one of my trips over the back of the couch, I managed to get caught on one of the limbs sticking out. I got caught right on the face. The branch/limb impaled my cheek from the inside out. I required 6 stitches and my parents paid a plastic surgeon to make sure there wasn’t a scar. Obviously the damage was pretty bad, because I do have a small scar there. I rule.

2. When I eat any sort of potato chip whether it be Ruffles, Doritos, etc. I have to lick both sides of the chip to see which one has more flavor. Once I find which side has more flavor, that’s the side I put face-down on my tongue when I eat.

3. My absolute favorite movie of all-time is The Princess Bride. I can recite the entire movie almost line-for-line.

4. I type almost 90 WPM.

5. I refuse to watch the movie Christmas Vacation until either Thanksgiving or the day after. I will not watch it any other time of year. My Christmas spirit will not ignite until I’ve watched this movie.

6. My head is jammed with useless information. I can’t remember history dates or do math in my head to save my own life, but by God I can tell you when each of the Beatles’ birthdays are, kick ass at I Love Lucy trivia and tell you the name of a random actor that I’ve only seen in one or two movies.

7. When I was young, I took one season of jazz dance classes. My recital at the end of the season was to the song “We Got the Beat” and my costume was black, hot green, hot pink, and hot orange. We looked like little neon pirates.

And now, my 7 nominations to receive this award:

1. Rose’s Daughter at Baby Makin Chronicles. She is a fellow mommy who lost a baby to miscarriage, got pregnant when she wasn’t expecting it, and just gave birth to her beautiful son! I always look forward to her updates.
2. Michelle at Plus One. Michelle is not only new to blogging, but new to motherhood. She and I are friends “in real life” (meaning not just via the internet, we live in the same town and I was in her wedding). We were due 8 days apart, but her little boy Liam Eliot was delivered almost 10 weeks premature in October.
3. T at To a T. I’ve been reading her blog for a while now; she is another miscarriage/stillborn survivor and now mommy to the lovely miss Brynna MaeLynn.
4. Joanna at my life as mommy . I’m fairly new to her blog, but she always leaves great comments and has lots of cool stuff on her blog!
5. Kristi at Million Dream Mom. Kristi is another one I’ve known in my actual real life for a while now. She was good friends with my brother and actually came on one of our family vacations. She’s now a mom of two, and a blogger of many talents and subject matters! She even met The Bloggess, which is SO AWESOME.
6. Christina at Being Mrs. Jones. Christina’s another blogger whose blog I’m fairly new to. She and I are due fairly closely together, and we are both pregnant with little girls. In fact, we’ve joked that our little girls work together to worry us as they seem to have less active days at the exact same time!
7. Lindsey at Memoirs of a House Wife. Someone pretty new to my blogroll, but entertaining nonetheless. She’s pregnant with a little girl, and features fun weekly posts like Post-It-Note Tuesday!

And to end my post, I would like to give a huge, massive THANK YOU to Kate at Busted Plumbing for giving me this award! This is really exciting to me and I’m honored to have been picked by her. THANKS KATE!!!!! Go check out her blog, she is HI-LARIOUS!

So there you have it, folks. I have abandoned my weekly Wordless Wednesday post in order to be all squealy and excited about my first award. It’s going to be a good day!

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