Sunday, August 3, 2008


Hope everyone is having a happy weekend! We’ll be posting photos tomorrow of the non-birthday get-together on Friday, but today we’ve got a few items of business to attend to.

First, thank you to Lori at Teacher Turned Mommy for passing on the Bloggy Goodness Award! I love reading about Lori’s gorgeous kiddies – Blake and Colby. It always amazes me that a mom can survive with a baby not all much older than Esmé and take care of a newborn, too – people like you are my heroes!

Now I get to pick 3 blogs from the dozens of excellent ones to pass this award on to. So I’m hereby passing this on to:
  • Angie at 7 Clown Circus. Not just for making me jealous with photos of her romantic vacation, or for having some of the cutest kids out there, but also for being real on her blog.

  • Kathy at Kathy Likes Pink. For making me laugh, for some gorgeous photos in her posts, and for the pink brightness I get every time I view her blog.

  • Nell at Casual Friday Everyday. It’s fun watching the belly grow! Plus I appreciate the constant reminder to enjoy the moment – these mommy moments pass by so quickly!

Second, I got tagged by Jen at One Mom’s World to share six random things about my life right now.

We’ll start with six random things about Esmé:

  1. She is 16 months old today!

  2. She has 13 teeth and three just ready to burst any second.

  3. She is ambidextrous – she eats, colors, and throws ball with both hands.

  4. Her favorite color seems to be pink, if evidenced by the color of markers she prefers to draw with.

  5. She has a gazillion stuffed monkeys.

  6. She’s a water baby – she was born in the water and still loves it!

Now six random things about Esmé’s mommy:

  1. I haven’t lost a Boggle game yet (except the online version, but I’m sure the winners use a computer program or something to get their winning scores).

  2. I can’t swim.

  3. I like white water rafting. I went on a 2-man inflatable kayak with my husband the day after I found out I was pregnant with Esmé, and we tipped over – my first time ever tipping over. All that training kept me calm as I told myself to relax and let my life jacket do the work. It did – I came up under the overturned kayak and couldn’t get air. Then the training kept me calm as I told myself to “walk” to the end of the boat (of course I took the long route) – and finally I got air! And I hung on the boat all the way through the rapids. It was only after I was all safe and sound that I panicked.

  4. I am an out-of-practice flautist.

  5. I’ve always worked in accounting or information systems. Right now I handle the finances for our Africa project. When I took the Myers-Briggs test for my company a few years ago, though, it surprised everyone by showing that I was a frustrated artist. I think orchestra conductor was at the top of my occupation list. Unfortunately, being an artist takes talent as well as personality . . . If I could choose today what I would be when I grow up, I would probably choose something in social work. Or I’d be a midwife. Or I'd read books for a living.

  6. The kitchen is an area my OCD shows up in full force. I either am in the middle of cooking a dozen recipes or can't handle the thought of cooking at all.

So, all awardees – consider yourselves tagged and pass on the award if you so choose. And get out and have some fun before the weekend is over!


KathyLikesPink said...

Wow! Thanks for the bloggy goodness award! I'm going to add it to my blog RIGHT NOW!

I can't believe that you can't swim, and yet you go on white water rafting trips! I'll bet your mother worries a lot!

I always wanted to play the flute.

I've never played Boggle - but Yahtzee is my game! Although I have a hard time finding anyone who will play with me - so I play online or with a handheld game a lot.

The Hubs and I watched Darling Daughter very closely to see if she was right or left handed, as he is a leftie and I'm a rightie.

LOVE the fact that baby's favorite color is pink! The girl has excellent taste

perilloparodies said...

Very cute award!!! Congrats! have a great weekend! blessings...


Retiredandcrazy said...

Thanks for visiting my site. You sound fun. I must google boggle! I have never heard of it.

Milla said...

thanks for visiting my blog! Can't swim but like white water rafting, my, surely that's even more dangerous than going for a walk with our dog. Take care now!

Amber said...

Congrats on your award! Lori is so sweet! Thanks for visiting Babywearing Buzz! I'm interested in what you and your DH and DD are doing! Are you Christians!?

angie said...

Thank you so much for the award. Great way to start the day. I've never seen this one either, so it really makes me happy. I really love the meme you participated in, especially the occupational section. I'll pass on the award in the next few days. In fact, I'm preparing a post now, and I've given you an award, but I'm not finished yet so it might be a few days. :)

R. Sherman said...


Thanks for visiting my pages. I've poked around a bit here and have enjoyed what I've read. Please know, your family and your ministry are in our prayers.


Pam said...

Congrats on the award! I love reading the random things-- so much fun to learn more about you. Wow! 13 teeth- Riley only has 8 so far. I would have never remained calm if I was overturned like you were on your white water rafting trip.

Pregnantly Plump said...

Very fun facts! It's so nice to learn about the bloggers I read.

casual friday everyday said...

Wow, thanks for the sweet award!

And your daughter is She is ambidextrous?! That is great! My brother in law is so we're waiting to see if any of our youngsters will be also.

Takin' time to smell the flowers! said...

Thanks for leaving a comment. I was suprised to see that you're from Roseburg. That's where I was born. I go there all the time to visit my family! I love your blog, I'm putting you on my favorites! I'll be back (said in my best Terminator voice).

Genny said...

Fun to read. 16 months old is such a precious age! And congrats on the bloggy award!

dani said...

congratulations on your blog award!!!
i love knowing more about esmé and esmé's mommy:)
love and prayers,

Octamom said...

Congrats on your award!--enjoying perusing your blog and can't wait to read more!