Happy 200 :)

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

In honor of this, my 200th stream of consciousness, I'm going to give out some awards that have been graciously given to me :)

Ashley at For the Love of Shoes and a Baby gave me two! Whoa. Thank you so much! The first is the sunshine award- "The Sunshine Award is given to bloggers whose positivity and creativity inspire others in the blog world. I am now going to pass along the sunshine and present this award to some of my favorite bloggers who make my day "A Sunshine Day!"

Just like her, I'm rolling the sunshine and the next "Going Places" one (and the third one below) all into one big award-a-palooza!

The "Going Places" Rules: Post where you’d like to be in 10 years and then give it to 10 bloggers.

The Type A Nightmare gave me the Happy 101 award :) Gotta love the type-A love :) When you receive the Happy 101 Award, you have to list 10 Things That Make My Day and then list 10 Blogs worthy of this award as well, and then you'll have the award and they'll have the award too.

So here is my award homework:
1. Tell where I'd like to be in 10 years. (Do I get extra credit if I'm still blogging in 10 years and can link back to this post?) I'd like to be the work from home mom of 3 kids (Ages 9 & 9 (twins) and 7). I'd love to still be living in the same area as we do now, and I'd love to feel more at home in a church. Banana will be old, but as sweet and precious as ever. Mr. A will be a rockstar dad. We'll have sold our rental property and almost paid off our current house. Mr. A and I will have seen our awesome marriage strengthened by our awesome kids- and we will still get up on Saturday and make an amazing big breakfast together, but this time we'll have 3 extra helpers :)

2. 10 things that make my day:
*A breakfast combo from the local bagel place: Chocolate brewed coffee and a sausage, egg, and cheese asiago bagel
*Walking Banana
*Talking to one of my sibs
*Making a great dinner that we really enjoy
*Getting alot accomplished at work
*Reading a devotional that really hits home
*Watching any episode of The Office
*Daydreaming of what our kids will be like
*Being married to Mr. A- whether it's hearing about his day or listening to his hilarious grumpiness in the morning or laughing together at something so funny we both have tears in our eyes or pretty much anything else that we do together :)

And here are the people I nominate!
1. Hoping for a Baby
2. Mis(sed)conception
3. TTC Hopeful
4. While I'm Waiting
5. Thoughts from a Blonde
6. Misson: Motherhood
7. Everyday Blessings
8. Such a Good Egg
9. I will be a mom...Someday
10. One who understands

Okay! Get on your homework!! :) So glad we can all connect like this- it's such a blessing!!

(PS. Just wanted to add that getting great comments/emails also makes my day! Didn't want to leave that one out- I guess nowadays the joy I get from blogging is a given!! Thank everyone so much!)


julie said...

Wow! I can't tell you how touched I am. You made my day! Since I havent been posting much lately I have felt sad about being disconnected from my online friends. These awards make me feel like I am still connected and also motivate me to get out of my haze and get back to posting! (Especially since I have homework to do!) Thank you so much. It is such a special feeling to have your blog validated. It feels like a nice warm hug! Thank you!!

Lisa said...

200 Posts! WOW!! Thanks for these awards, they make me so happy! :)

Jennifer said...

Thanks so much for the awards! You made my day.

I must tell you I also LOVE to swiffer. Now that I have my Dyson I don't do it as much though.

Basic Girl said...

Love it, I hope that's exactly where you are 10 years from now...and how cool would that be if you linked back to this post?!?

Anonymous said...

Hehe I absolutely love that you have Swiffering on that list. Swiffering makes me happy, too. :) And congratulations on 200 posts!

Hannah said...

Aww, thanks so much for thinking of me for an award! :) I just love your list and thoughts about where you'll be in 10 years! That breakfast combo sounds AMAZING! I want to run out and get it. And my husband and I always enjoy watching The Office together too.

I've really enjoyed reading your blog - so glad to find it! It's such a blessing to have another blogging friend who really understands. HUGS!

Anonymous said...

Happy 200 posts :)

brigittemarie said...

Happy 200 posts! and I do believe you will be there in 10 years + at least one crazy aunt to come and wreak havoc with your children!

Al said...

Happy 200!! I'm so glad you blog, I love reading your posts and your perspective.

Thanks for the award - they make me smile :-). I am sooo behind on my blogging lately! Will get to them this weekend I hope! I still need to do the beautiful blogger one too...

Have a great day!

Anonymous said...

Thank you, thank you! I am honored! :)

Your 10 year plan sounds exactly like mine. Here's to all of us being where we want to be in a decade! xo

Stacey said...

Congrats on 200 posts and your much-deserved blog awards! I have to agree, I love my Swiffer, and I love The Office! :)

Jane said...

Thank you soooooo much for thinking of me!! I have loved loved loved having your blog to lift my spirits and give me hope in this tough journey we're on, so this really means a lot to me!! And I love your 10 year plan! What a beautiful future and I know you're well on your way! Oh, and I guess I need to try swiffering - sounds like a lot of people enjoy it - who knew? (Not me!)