Tuesday, December 29, 2009
Hello, again, internet! Please excuse my absence. I've been busy with my sisters......enjoying their company and comforting them in the chaos which presents itself when we have visitors. It's not easy being a guest in the Starnes house.
No, ma'am, it's not.
One of my new favorite reads, While We're Waiting, bestowed upon me this fruitful award and I'm honored! Love, love, love her blog....a venture away from my Mommy Blogging genre. She's a good one, girls. Check her out. Her site caught my attention because of the tag line under her title. Totally agree.
The rules for this one are fun and easy: List 10 things that make you happy.
Here we go!
Cooking - providing a warm meal for my family or friends genuinely puts a smile on my face. I think it's one of my favorite ways to show love.
Southern Louisiana - love this part of the country. There is no place like it. I miss my family who lives there, the food, the culture and the fun. Such a fantastic place to live.
Lima beans - yep, I love them. Buttery, starchy, one-of-a-kind goodness.
Four Seasons - living with 4 seasons is a privilege. I enjoy them all and look forward to the changes each one brings. Not just the fall leaves or the winter snow. I love the spring growth and summer beauty, too.
Travel and Relocation - both include an open mind and the possibility of adventure. I love living in a new part of the country. Raised in Texas, studied in Louisiana, spent 3 years in the mountains and now we're The Midwest. Where will we be next?
Being Catholic - my spirituality is not something I discuss much on the blog. But, my Catholic faith is a big part of my life. Seeing my children do the sign of the cross or receive a sacrament warms my heart.
Red Bull - don't judge. I'm raising 3 kids here and if you know one thing about any of them, you know they're exhausting.
Circle E Candles - one of my favorite gifts to give and receive!
"Uncensored" Blogs - those who tell it like it is. I've been encouraged by a few people to write one like this. Maybe one day. Maybe I'm already doing it. Hmmm...
My husband - another part of my life I've chosen to keep private for the most part. But, I love this man without limits. I'm so happy to spend each day with him, including his 35th birthday today and our 10 year anniversary in the new year. Love you, babe.
And, I pass this on to 10 blogs that make me happy:
Coco - One of my dearest friends, whom I met online. Oh, the irony.
Fitz - New mommy and old school friend.
Froggity - Louisiana girl on the go.
Sassafrass Jane - Fiercely funny and honest.
Brown Eyed Girls - Arizona girl, mommy of 2, busy bee.
Allyson and Dave - Super cute couple. Always happy.
The Luis Family - My new Canadian friend!
Follow The Leaders - Sweet family in Nebraska.
Shannon Albert - Don't call her a Mommy Blogger. Everyone's favorite commenter.
Sweetnicks - Fantastic photography and food. What else is there?
Pass it on, loves.
Recap on our Christmas visit with Ceason and Caroline coming soon. Lots to share!