Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Do You Want To Hear My Acceptance Speech?

I suck.

There you have it.  

I have received some awards, like maybe a month ago (or more, okay yes, more) and it's time to show my thanks.  

Color me conceited, but I'm going to let myself off the hook, and take the nature of giving and receiving literally and say, thank you, sincerely, for allowing me to covet and cherish these awards, and now, please, allow me pass them along.  

There were probably some rules that went along with these and I'm totally blowing it.  But probably, they were this:

1)  Enjoy
2)  Share

(...or something like that.)

Lisa at Very Busy Mom With 4 awarded me with the loveliest little thing:

Aw, isn't it purdy?  I'm so proud.  Lisa is a hoot.  I don't think I've ever said that before, so I'll say it again, a hoot!  (That feels good.)  She travels with really old people, hangs out with 4 little young people, watches Malcolm in the Middle, and always makes me mute my volume because Josh Groban interferes with my reading of her daily musings.  Check out her post where she comes clean and admits she has a blog!

I would like to pass along the Sharing The Love Award to:

Krystyn at Really, Are You Serious?  Krystyn is adorable, has an adorable daughter, and an adoring husband (okay, I'll say it, he's adorable too), and a soon-to-be adorable baby on the way.  She leaves sweet comments, lubes up, and even lets her kid figure sh*t out for herself.  I dig that.  Please say hello.  

And, I'm sending it along to Lindsey at Douglas Drama.  Lindsey is a true sweetheart.   Like a modern day Disney Princess.  She is easy to relate to, funny, sassy, and has two darling, DARLING little angels.  Lindsey is also renovating a house and moving with these angels, so please take some love Lindsey!

Kristen, oh Kristen how do I love thee?  She sent along this cool baby:
Kristen at Loving Our Simple Life is one of those bloggers that remind us that we are not alone in the big ol' world of parenting.  Her kids are delicious, she shares before-and-after hair pics, and she's taken her kids to her parents for A MONTH!  Thank you Kristen!

I'd like to share the Must-See Blog Award with:

The one and only Burgh Baby's Mom is a TOTAL Must-See!  She says it like it is and just rocks me every time.  Although I give her no credit for her freaky-ass crazy baby games she plays with us, the rest of it is just golden.  If Burgh Baby lived closer I swear I'd kidnap her (don't contact authorities, I meant adopt her) because she is one coolio kid, like her mama.  Check out Burgh Baby.  Just don't blame me for the nightmares.  

And also to two total camera babes:  Tommie at Tuesday Update.  Tommie is a Must-See literally because she shoots the most beautiful damn pictures.  Her and MamaGeek at What Works For Us just drive me crazy with their mad camera skills.  Seriously.  Stop it!  Okay, don't.  But take the award, please.  

Wendi at Because Wendi Said So gave me this cutie-patootie.  Yes she did.  And I am so loving her blog to pieces.  Uh-huh.  Wendi cracks me up.  She has a great outlook on life, her son's name is Chase (hello? I'm kind of fond of that), she hooks me up with prizes (maybe I won fair and square, but I think she rigged it for me), and she makes me smile every dang time I read her.  Thanks Wendi!

So I'm passing along the Love You To Pieces Award to Karen at The Rocking Pony.  Karen keeps it real.  She gardens.  I know nothing about those leafy things, but I dig reading about hers (or at least seeing those garden-y things grow and stuff).  She talks about her peeling boobies, her crazy kidlets, and how she manages it all with like a farm and stuff.  Like totally.  Plus she has the most rockin' T-shirt designs which I guess I'm just going to have to buy one of these days because they are so freakin' smart!

(Okay, time-out.  I have a few more to share but I want to do it right and my kids are like locked in their room and stuff so I can blog.  Guess I ought to let them out.)  

I've got a wee bitty favor to ask of you.  Can you please check out my BlogRoll and tell me if you'd like to be added?  I just know I have many of you on my Google Reader but have mistakenly forgotten to add you to my BlogRoll.  Or come on out like 
Tiffany did and tell me you've been reading.  The guilt of (potentially) leaving my peeps is causing me to lose sleep.  Zzzzz...

You still there?

Okay, the music has long since played me off the stage.  I get it.


Wait.  I forgot about my own contest.  Remember the Caption This Giveaway?  You don't?  Oh, well, that's because it was like forever ago.  Well, Trish chose the winner and it is hereby dubbed as Kathryn, funny woman.

She said, "Ugh.  My butt STILL itches and now it's full of sand too."  

Hee Hee.  His butt was all itchy.  Itchy butts are funny.

Kathryn, please email me and I'll send you Randy Pausch's Last Lecture.  

I must say, honorable mention goes to Jennifer.  She referenced her grandma's dog dragging its ass across the carpet.  She was afraid she offended me comparing a dog's ass to my son.  Sheez.  Right.  :)  I nearly peed my pants.  


Kori said...

Congrats on all the awards, and ALSO for some new blogs to check out. Always looking for more, as the reader isn't QUITE filled up yet.... :)

Karen said...

Awww, thanks so much for the award. I'm honored, and so are my peely boobies.

You deserved every one of those. Your blog rocks my world. And your kids are more beautiful than mine.

Did I say that out loud?

Lori said...

congrats on your awards... it's nice to see the one I made getting around Bloggyland (I made the I love your blog to pieces award)

Amy said...

Congrats on your awards, I read some of those blogs and I adore those ladies! Will have to check out the others.

Wendi said...

Congratulations on all your awards!
You are certainly deserving of them all.
I have been thinking about this award thing.
I love getting them.
But the giving them back out is so hard.
What if we just become award hoarders?
And just stockpile our awards?
You in?

Kathryn said...

Yay!!! I won!!! Woohoo!!! That is so exciting! :) Thank you! :)

Congrats on all of your well deserved awards. :)

Amy said...

You go girl!!! How did you get so popular? lol

I guess I am the one who sucks cuz my blogroll is lacking - like slacking or missing a bunch of people. I promise to do it and of course you will be added!

Cheri @ Blog This Mom! said...

U so cool.

Lisa said...

I love you acceptance speech. I too suck at all of that - glad I'm not alone!!!

Mel, A Dramatic Mommy said...

Congratulations! Now, go release the kids.

Burgh Baby said...

You do not suck, I SUCK! Trust me, I do.

For what's it's worth, you can't kidnap the willing. I would totally stuff myself in your trunk if it meant I could hang with you for a day.

Jenn @ Juggling Life said...


Lisa@verybusymomwith4 said...

Thank you for your kind words :)

I thought your acceptance was awesome and all your awards are totally deserved!

Trish said...

I love...that everyone loves MY DAUGHTER. YAY jamie!

Tiffany said...

Such fun with awards! Thanks for "outing" me more! Add me onto the blogroll since I am officially outed.

Loving your pictures and love the new design.

BTW, sorry for the delay in getting you your Foot Cream - It is on its way!

Kristen said...

Congrats on all of your fabulous bling dear!!

You do rock!

And can I just tell you that the before and after pics of my hair. STUPID idea. Really need to think through my "put on the internet" crap more! :)

katydidnot said...

i suck with you. i totally ignore both memes and awards. but not really on purpose.

Lindsey said...

Thank you so very much for the bloggy love. I so don't deserve any bloggy love as of late. This renovation is killing me, seriously! You are too sweet. Sending you a hug:)