Friday, April 29, 2011

I won an award!!!

Yay!! I have been given an award. I am so excited to add it to my sidebar!
Here it is...

Since I won this award I now have to comply with the rules that go along with it. They are as follows!

1. Link back to the person who gave you the award.

My sister in law Hillary passed this fun one on to me.
Seriously, go check out her blog. She is funny, genuine, keeps it real, full of faith and pregnant!! She is one of my favorite people and best friends so I know you will be glad that you did.

2. Tell 7 things about yourself....look below.

3. Award other bloggers (ideally it should be passed along to 15 'recently discovered bloggers' but I'm thinking that I'll award less since I'm still really new to blogging(publicly anyway)!
Chelsey @
April @
Lenzi @
Jami @
Veronika @
Ashley @
Stephanie @
Heather @
Tiff @
Lyndsay @

4. Contact the recently awarded bloggers and let them know they've won :)) I am sending the emails now but my computer is super slow so I may have to do this in shifts. =)

So on to the 7 things about myself...

{1} I have known my husband Cody since I was 8 years old. We were "going together" in 4th through 8th grade (I have a note from him back then that says circle yes or no), then we broke up. In high school we were always friends but one of us always had a boyfriend/girlfriend while the other one was single. Finally, in January of our Senior year, Cody got my mom to help break me up from the guy I was dating. =) Cody and I had our first date on February 3rd of 1995. We have been inseparable ever since and we got married in July of 1999.

{2} I am a shopaholic. There I said it. I love to shop!!! Especially for my boys but really buying for other people just makes me very happy! I get a serious high while I am shopping. Don't get me wrong, I love to buy things for myself too...mainly clothes.  I love having new things to wear. I have decided that I need to work on this.

{3} I write cheesy little rhyming poems. I try to tie in things going on in our life to make them meaningful to my boys(you know when they read this stuff someday). You can read just how much of a cheese ball I am with a few of my poems here, herehere and here. You can not laugh. =)

{4} I used to be an elementary school teacher. I really loved teaching but always dreamed of being a stay at home mom. Once I had my oldest, Colton, 8 years ago I began staying home. I guess you can say I have my dream job...domestic engineer. ;)

{5} I  love pictures. Especially of my boys. If they happen to be in matching outfits, that is even better. (contributes to my shopping problem) I really enjoy taking pictures and always have my camera handy. When I get some spare time, I would love to take some photography classes.

{6} I have mentioned this before but I am a night owl. I run on very little sleep. Most nights I am up until 1:00am or so( it is 2:04 am as I type this). I get up with Colton at 6:30 am to get him ready for school. Amazingly, I function pretty well on this small amount of shuteye. Every couple of weeks, it will hit me like a ton of bricks and I will feel horrible until I get some sleep. I know this is soooo bad  for me. I will probably age much quicker and I certainly need more beauty sleep. This is something else I need to work on.

{7} I was a cheerleader through elementary, middle and high school. It is still such a part of my personality. I talk to everyone, can't stand still when music is playing and occasionally bust out the "spirit fingers". ;) I have to say though that being a cheerleader these days seems waaay tougher than it was back in my day. You know when I walked to school barefoot in the snow. ;)

Thank you so much for the award Hillary! I will display it proudly!!!! ;)


Hillary said...

And now I'm crying!

I am soo blessed to have such a wonderful sister-in-law, shot-giver, hand-holder, shoulder-cryer-oner, and best friend!

Love you soo much!

Veronika said...

Sorry I am just now getting back to you! It was a crazy week for me :)
Congrats on your award & thank you for mine :)
I don't know where my email is either on my blog, thank you for pointing that out! ha! I will have to add some things and spruce it up some soon.
By the way, I can 100% relate to the shopping addiction and matching boys for pictures :)