Wednesday, October 28, 2009

My Very First Blog Award!

So while beginning my morning browsing of recent updates on the blogs I have been following, I came across a Chocolate Lover's Confessions and found that she presented me with my very first blog award (also thanks to Handcrafted Hitching Post for honoring me with this award as well)

Oh my goodness.  I am so excited!  Being new to this whole blogger thing (and encouraged to do so by Chocolate Lover herself) I saw all these brides with their awards on their blogs and wondered how they received them.  Now I know.  So for this one, the directions are simple:

Post the award on your site, write 10 interesting things about yourself, and then pass it on to 10 other bloggers.

10 Fun Facts (easy - I could give you even more but I'll limit them):

1. I am an anal, control freak, OCD, perfectionist...and I don't understand why they call it 'common sense' because most people don't have any so it must not be that common!
2. I have never broken a bone in my body but have had one surgery and a couple weeks ago cracked a rib (wait, is that a broken bone?).
3. My daughter's APGAR score was 0 when she was born...which was by a c-section due to a prolapsed cord. She had to be fully resuscitated and put on a respirator in an incubator for 5 days...she truly is my miracle baby...though she is now almost 15 years old (in February).
4. I was the Editor-in-Chief of my yearbook my senior year in high school. The yearbook was named as one of the top 10 in the country...something I am still proud of to this day. Of course about 25 other people helped me make it. :D
5. I LOVE the Food Network and am a self taught cook from the many recipes you can find on their shows and web site.
6. Video editing is a hobby of mine...I've made hour long videos of my my daughter's soccer season, her all-star softball season, my best friend's wedding and my sister's wedding. People suggested I should do it professionally, but it takes me a year to put one hour long video together.
7. I used to want to be a wedding coordinator but decided it was too stressful, too competitive and demanded too much time on weekends and holidays.
8. By the time I was 19 I had worked at Cinnabon, Mrs. Field's, Kinney Shoes, Farmers Insurance, a clothing store, a furniture store, as a telemarketer, at an alarm company, and in a grocery store...but I worked in the grocery store for almost 10 years and have been at my current job for 7 1/2 years.
9. I met my fiance, John on and ironically, neither my fiance nor I drink any all! Neither of us has touched a drink in over 15 years. Up until last year, whenever a recipe called for wine I would use grape juice as a substitute. I have found that the wine is much better in the food.
10. I have led groups of high school and college girls in weekly bible studies for almost 9 years now. The group I have now is made up of 5 ladies in their early 20's that I have been with for about 4 or so years. They won't leave, they just keep coming back each week. And I love them for it.

Bonus facts:
11. I don't like wearing makeup or curling my hair. I will only do it on special occasions when I have to and it drives my fiance crazy. But hey, I work in an office where I'm all by myself for 8 hours a day...what's the point?
12. I have been skinny my entire life and rarely ever work out or exercise. I often get frustrated because no one has any sympathy for someone who struggles to GAIN weight!

And the fellow Bloggers I would like to pass this award onto:

Have fun with it, ladies!


NuFlaiir said...

WOW !!!! This is Fabulous !!
Thank you kindly.
I will be sharing it over my blog as soon as I get my 10 facts together :-)


alishaneva said...

Congrats on your first award! Those facts are so fun - how cool that you're there to help the girls along!

Chocolate Lover said...

I am a Food Network ADDICT! How funny! I get frustrated since I moved to Canada cause the US one is so much better!

Born to be Mrs. Beever said...

Hey Choco Lover...check out a free website called They have free full episodes of all kind of tv shows and several are from the Food Network here :) Maybe you can still watch online?

Katerina @ GirlWithARing said...

Congrats on the award! Also, thanks for your perspective on our interfaith challenges. It's great to hear from someone with actual experience raising a child. Like you mentioned, religion can be a touchy subject, so I'm glad you were honest about your opinions. It completely makes sense to me that someone with very strong ties to their religion would not consider marrying outside of it. I think it's a personal decision and there's no right or wrong here. However, it did surprise me that you tell the girls you work with not to date outside the faith either, since it is something that each person should decide for themselves.

I thought it was interesting that your sister struggles with this as well - because her husband doesn't have a "conflicting" religion, I would think that it would be simple to raise her kids Christian. But I guess it's never as easy as it seems. I will definitely be posting more about this as it's a huge issue for us!

A Los Angeles Love said...

Aw Thank You! And congrats on your award! I only discovered your blog recently and it's an absolute wealth of information, so that award was well-earned!

TheRoddyBride said...

Thanks Girly! I am glad that you are a fabulous follower of my blog!

Katie said...

Oh darn it! I left you some love on my blog today...silly me didn't see that you already have been gifted this award!

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