A big thank you to Jessa from the fabulous blog Holiday Haven for giving this blog an award! It is an honor to be nominated by Jessa, since her own blog is amazing! If you're interested in holiday planning, crafts, decorating, recipes, and love all things beautiful, you HAVE TO check-out Holiday Haven.
Now as part of the blog award, there are some rules to follow:
1) Thank who gave it to you and post the rules -- Done that!
2) Copy award in your blog -- Done that!
3) List three things you love about yourself:
1) I love that I'm a good friend.
2) I love that I still feel like I'm a 10 year-old inside.
3) I love that I still love to learn, and try new things.
4) Post a picture or quote you love:
I'm actually breaking this rule a bit (and I hope Jessa will not mind)! See today is Mother's Day, and it's a very special one for my family, and I.
For over 16 years my mother, Maura (sounds like Laura), has been battling breast cancer. She is an amazing woman, and I love and admire her so much. Not only do I owe her for giving me life, I owe her for making me the strong, generous, loving person I am today. Everything that I've become, is due to my Mom's strict upbringing, and loving spirit. As I raise my own children, I can see myself becoming more and more like my mother! Of course, that always shocks me because I'm sure I'm not the only one that swore up and down that they will never be like their mother...but nope, I'm proud to say I'm a lot like my mother! My love of animals and all things connected with Mother Earth, comes from my mother. I can't say it enough...she's an amazing woman and mom. So now that she's on stage four cancer, it is so important that we see her and show her how much we love her, and want her to continue to fight for her life!
As a Mother's Day gift, my lovely hubby will be picking-up my Mom in NYC, and bringing her back to Colorado for a visit. We are also renting an RV, and taking "Grandma" on the road trip she's been wanting to make...we are taking her to YELLOW STONE PARK! We are looking forward to hiking, cooking, camping, and staring at stars with my loving Mom!
So back to the award...I've chosen not one, but four, pictures of the last time we were on vacation with my awesome Mom! We all went to the Grand Cayman Island, and we enjoyed every moment we had with her! My kids loved it too...especially the princess, since she got to spend the most one-on-one time with her Grandma roaming the beach! Love you Mom...we can't wait to see you soon!
5) Tag 3-5 people you wish to pass this award to.
First up, is MaryLea of Pink and Green Mama! If you are looking for arts-n-crafts to make with your children, MaryLea is the queen! Check her blog out, and be prepared to be amazed!
My second choice is Liz from The Flowering Dogwood! I found her blog while looking for a good chicken recipe. That night I made fresh Teriyaki Chicken...and it was yummy! I love reading her blog, especially when she makes her weekly meal plans to feed her family.
And lastly, but not least, I love reading Kari's blog, The Snail's Trail! As a former teacher, Kari shares with her blog readers ways to teach their preschoolers at home. She also shares lots of technology information on ways to improve your blog. But of course, the best reason I love reading Kari's blog, is that like myself, recognizes the importance of having children out in Nature. She loves to write about her children's Nature explorations. And as a result, I love reading her description of their discovery, and obvious enjoyment. Kari is an amazing mom, and I hope everyone gets a chance to visit her blog sometime soon!
Well, that's it! I've completed the rules! And again, thanks to Jessa for nominating us!
One more thing: HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY TO ALL OF YOU PRECIOUS MOMS OUT THERE!