Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Blog Love

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!


Dee Stephens said...

love the post! Congrats on 10-years!

Allyson and Dave said...

Thank you for the award!!! I love the fancy list with pictures. I will be sure to make my list but it might me a day or two. We have guests flying in today.

Shannon said...

10 things that make me happy is one I think I can handle.

Coco said...

Thanks lady!

Tutus and Choo-Choos said...

What a nice sweet post! This is the time of year to reflect on the past and get ready for the new future.

Julie {Angry Julie Monday} said...

Awww love it!! Congrats!!! The perfect touch to this post was all the pictures!

Merry Mack said...

Congrats. to you! I used to have this book called 14,000 things that make you happy and I used to underline all the things that also made me happy. It was fun. Happy is good. I love the pics.

Anonymous said...


ps- the picture in your header is pure comedy. i love it!

Kristen said...

So the best part about awards (other than getting them and giving them away of course) is getting to learn more about the people who end up with them!! I don't think I have honestly ever had a lima bean. I musy try them.

Jodee said...

Wow! What a nice surprise! Thank you soooo much! I enjoyed this post!

SASS said...

Lima beans? That was one of your 10 things? LIMA BEANS? Weird to the O, woman.

Love the Blake part. Yall are too sweet.
Can't wait to hear about the sister visit!

Thanks for the award :)

FROGGITY! said...

thanks! i appreciate that, you're too sweet. those are great items! :)

Kim said...

Great list of favorites. Have fun with your sisters!

The Luis Family said...

Awww, thanks! It is so much fun to receive an award. I will have to get some pictures together to make my list as snazzy as yours!

Love. LOVE. Love the picture of you and Blake! So dang cute. Happy birthday to him too!

I had a great time looking at all the other bloggers you gave awards too.

Shannon said...

Tag answered. Sort of. http://bit.ly/5rED84

Cate O'Malley said...

Thanks so much for the link love!

BonBon Rose Girls Kristin said...

Living with 4 seasons is such a luxury. I miss it!

donatelli98 said...

Thanks for the award - I have been MIA but will try to post something soon!

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