Saturday, May 1, 2010

My First Blog Award

I've received my first blog award! This Beautiful Blogger award came from Sandie at Chatty Crone.
Sandie is so sweet and she posts the funniest things! I've enjoyed getting to know her better through our e-mail chats. :)

Here are the rules:

1. Say something nice about the person who gave you the award.

2. Copy and paste the picture.

3. Share ten things about yourself that people don't already know.

4. Pass the award on to ten other bloggers.

Well, here goes!

1. For the most part, I am a very quiet person. I like to listen and observe. I learn so much that way!

2. My favorite color is blue.

3. My husband says I am an excellent proofreader. Spelling was always my favorite subject. I have a little more trouble when it comes to punctuation and sentence structure.

4. I love music. I still have an autographed Carman ticket from when our church youth group went to his concert in Beckley, WV, in 1987!

5. I can say my ABCs backwards really fast!! When my grandma would visit, she would bunk with me. Lying there in the dark, she taught me how to do that. I have such sweet memories of her, she was very precious to me. I was nine years old when she passed away.

6. I love Italian food. Olive Garden is my favorite restaurant.

7. I am not a fancy person. My 'dream house' would be a little log cabin in the mountains, surrounded by pine trees, with a view of a beautiful lake!

8. I enjoy singing and playing the piano. My parents have an eight-track of me singing when I was two years old! My mom taught me how to play the piano. I also love to read. I have a book with me almost all the time.

9. I am terrified of spiders. I can handle the little ones, but that's about it. When I'm in the garage in the summer, I take a can of bug spray with me.

10. I have super sensitive hearing. I enjoy a good fireworks display, but I will be the one with my hands over my ears!! :)

These are the ten people I have chosen to receive this award! They are all followers of my blog, and I think they're just wonderful! Please do not feel like you have to participate. I'm sure a lot of you more seasoned bloggers have already done this a time or two. I just thought it was fun! :)

1. Katie (my daughter) at Katie's Journal

8. Sherry at The Journey Back

I hope you're all having a wonderful weekend. :)



  1. Thanks, Mommy!!! That's so sweet of you to give this award to me! Thanks!!


  2. Awww...thank you Melanie - I'm truly honored! :O) I cherish our friendship, even if it is only online.

  3. Thanks Melanie! I'm truly honored also! That's cool that you still have your ticket stubs from seeing Carmen in Beckley, West Virginia! I think I seen him in Huntington, West Virginia a few years later.


  4. Congratulations on your award Melanie! How fun! I enjoyed reading your list of ten things. I love Olive Garden too...I wish we had one close! I'm not a fan of spiders either...yuck. I also love to read.

    I hope you have a lovely Sunday! :o)

  5. THanks Melanie, I will proudly accept this award and post it to my blog! You are too sweet...I will tell you though I do not pass mine on anymore, too many to love, and too many choices to make in that one.....I hope you understand:) My favorite color is blue too, and I love music!

  6. Oh Katie is so sweet to you.

    I enjoyed hearing more about you - some things I would have guessed but others I couldn't. The ABC's backwards and a great speller - two things I'm not.

    I'm terrified of spiders too.

    I believe you like to listen and can play music.

    Great to get to know you better girlfriend.

    Have a great weekend.


  7. CONGRATULATIONS on your award, Melanie!


  8. thanks Melanie! so sweet of you to think about me. Loved reading these things about you; I am like you, an excellent proofreader (maybe it comes with the nature of my work, LOL) I'm always finding typos in things(including my own work :)

    Isn't Olive Garden the best? I love their lemon cake dessert (if it is still on the menu, I haven't been there in awhile)

    enjoy Sunday


  9. Wow! Thank you - I have never received an award before...especially like this. I feel so honored.

    You've become a dear blogging friend... thanks!

  10. congrats on your follower!off to see more...

  11. Congratulations on your award. Enjoyed reading your list. Hope you have the best week also. Blessings,

  12. Hey friend -- I just tagged ya! Stop by to see what I'm talking about!


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