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It’s Not You. It’s Me.

6 Aug

Dear Blog,

I love you. I really do. These next few weeks may be a little tough and you may feel a little neglected, so I just want to explain myself. You see, we bought this house…

It’s our first home and it has a yard. Yes…a yard. I know…no more concrete living for us…

And it has all of these wonderful rooms. These wonderful rooms need to be cleaned and painted…

Baseboards need to be removed and replaced. Counters need to be scrubbed…

Ava’s Room needs to be fit for a true princess…

We need a room prepared especially for guests. A room that will also house the place where I write to you and tell you all my thoughts and remind you you are loved…

Carpets must be replaced to create a playroom to send Ava off to while I’m trying to write those thoughts…

And then when that’s all done, I must create and decorate the space where I will lay my head at night…

So you see, I’m busy making my dreams come true. Making my family’s dreams come true. So if I take a few days off from you and neglect you, just think of the stories I’ll have to tell and the pictures I’ll have to show. Think about the parties I’ll host and memories I’ll make. You understand, don’t you?


My Very First Blog Award

4 Aug

This is the first blog award I have gotten and I’m so excited that it was from Heather over at Mommy Only Has Two Hands , who I believe stumbled upon my blog the same way most of us stumble upon other bloggers! The funny thing is WordPress spammed her comment letting me know she was awarding me with it. Now I feel cheated out of the days I didn’t know about it and could have been happy about it!


There are a few things I must do in order to accept the award.

  1. Thank the person who gave me the award.
  2. Share seven things about me.
  3. Nominate 15 newly discovered blogs, and let the nominees know about the award.

So here are seven things about me:

  1. I’m a former smoker turned long-distance runner.
  2. I love bacon more than any other food in the world.
  3. I’ve been watching America’s Funniest Home Videos since it came on the air…and I still love it.
  4. I never eat the last corner of a sandwich and have no idea why.
  5. It took me a really long time to feel comfortable in my own skin.
  6. I’m terrified of flying.
  7. I would do just about anything for brownies.

And my nominees are:

  1. Like Swimming: This woman is open, real and amazingly funny. She writes about her battle with addiction, her love of stupid pharmacy customers and her two boys, one of which likes to smell…well, just go to her blog and read and laugh along with me.
  2. In These Small Moments: Nichole blogs about her family and her attempt to always appreciate “the small moments” in life. She is funny, moving and deeply insightful.
  3. Raising Our Little One in the Big World: I love Erica’s blog because she’s a TMI mommy. And I love TMI mommies. They make me feel like, “Oh good…it isn’t just me that’s fascinated with bodily functions.” Check her out…she also has lots of informative stuff on her site.
  4. Late Enough: Alex is a BlogHer Voice of the Year so I really doubt that she’s going to give a crap about me giving her this award…but I don’t care. I think you guys should read her…she’s funny and random.
  5. Manic Mommy: This woman named her blog appropriately. What I love most about Stephanie’s blog is she makes you feel like you are sitting in her living room having wine and just chatting. You feel like an instant friend reading her blog and she is so relatable, it’s crazy.
  6. Mom-Nom: I cannot explain how funny this woman is. She was made to write and she has quite a story to tell. I don’t know how she does it all, but I admire her as a blogger. She’s the rhymes with pit starts with “sh” Follow her. Read her. Love her.
  7. In Pursuit of Martha Points: Such a witty, creative and clever writer. I always find myself laughing or smiling at the end of every post. And she replies to every comment on her blog…I think that’s SO awesome.
  8. My Momma Drama: 5 kids, 2 adults, always interesting.
  9. Guilty Squid: Because like she says, “She’s a self-proclaimed internet superstar!”
  10. The Daddy Files: Because he’s awesome and he stands up for himself but what really got me was the way he stood up for his wife.
  11. Mommy Nani Boo Boo: I just love the name of her blog. Sometimes I want to say that to Ava when I win an argument.
  12. Rock and Drool: Because I feel the same way about Lucky Charms.
  13. The Pioneer Woman: Because I found her and couldn’t stop reading Black Heels to Tractor Wheels. I was so obsessed I didn’t get anything done for four hours. Plus she’s just awesome.
  14. F Yeah, Motherhood!: She’s hilarious and just puts it all out there.
  15. Drama for Mama: As she says, “I’m not a writer. But I play one on this blog.” I would have to disagree. She’s a fantastic writer.

Thanks so much, Heather, for the award. Now it’s time for me to pass it on!