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Sunday, April 17, 2011

The Versatile Blogger Award

Hello All :-) Sorry again for all my delinquent blogging. Partly it just hasn't been in my heart. I have been through a lot of personal challenges over the past few months. It is taking me a while to get caught up with everything. Baili graciously awarded me this award. I have to list 7 things about myself in accepting it. Here they are :

1. I am running Bloomsday (7.2 mile) run in Spokane in 2 weeks!! That is exciting for me because i didn't even think i could run that far. One day I just had this feeling like it was what God was leading me to do. Amazingly my daughter started running long distances and pushing me to do it with her. I was just amazed that we could consistently run 6 and 7 miles together. I guess God has a good plan in it :-)

2. I started another sugar fast yesterday. Again, one of the bizarre things I felt I should embark on. I'm going to try and go 2 weeks without white sugar and concentrated sweets in my diet :-)

3. I fall apart daily but God gives me supernatural grace. I look like a virtuous, got it together wife and mother. The truth is most days I'm a wreck. The only thing that keeps me sane is worship music, prayer and a patient husband and kids ;-)

4. I am alive when I am basking in the summer sun next to a lake wearing as little as I can modestly get away with. I'm also alive when I'm running, swimming and hiking through the forest. The forest sets me free and I feel Gods presence around me.

5. I have become obsessive about praying "The Power of a Praying Wife Prayers" over my husband daily. I recently obtained a copy of "The Power of a Praying Parent" - bwahahaha!

6. Fear is my worst enemy.

7. I love dogs, especially German Shepherds. I gawk at them when I see them around and secretly believe someday I'm going to have one again :-)

Okay, here are the people I would like to award "The Versatile Blogger Award" to. They are all very versatile, though they are true to a flavor and diversity all their own :

The Mama Has Spoken - because she always gives me a good laugh!

Mama Bugs Blog - because she inspires me with her Godly attitude and backwoods adventures!

Amber - because she always has something nice to say to everybody and she is faithful.

Julia Christie - Because she is an OUTSTANDING artist whose pictures come alive. Even though I'm not into art, she makes me want to keep coming back for more of hers :-)

The Modest is Hottest Girls - because they are everything that i am not

Mama Bear - because she loves God and her family and never stops trying to inspire us to do the same.

Blessed Mom - because every blog post awes me and takes my breath away

Kimberly - because she lets us grow with her and makes her home her domain

They all have blogs worth reading and are truly worthy of the above award!!

Remember me in my meat plight. When we returned from Minnesota we discover our largest freezer was kaput! Oh oh oh!! I should be thankful that a lot of it was still partly frozen and the rest was cold!! I cooked up pounds upon pounds of hamburger along with 5 roasts. The little freezers are stuffed full - every nook and cranny! We threw away 2 trash bags of what was the most replaceable. Stubbornly, I have made smoothies every day because I can't bear to toss all my hard work in fruit! Now the big challenge is how to use up what is in the refrigerator before it wastes! Pray I will become a MEATY MEAL MAKEN MAMA in a hurry ;-)


Mamma has spoken said...

Thanks for the award! Glad that I can give you a giggle every now and then.
I had a freezer quit a long time ago and had to do the same thing that you are doing. But because I didn't have the space for all the cooked food and it was only hubby and I at the time, I gave away meals to everyone and anyone so that it wouldn't go to waste.

Kimberly said...

Thanks for the award, I'll get to posting it later.

I made sure our freezer was near empty before we left for California, I had a fear of it quitting while we were away, it didn't quit- I'm sorry yours did. Glad your back home, and that you had a good trip!

Julia Christie said...

This is so kind of you! thank you for your kind words and this great award!!
Good luck with your marathon - I am in awe of your dedication to this! Inspiring yes!


Heather said...

Your honesty is refreshing--thanks for sharing those things about yourself. I didn't know you liked dogs so much!

Sorry to hear about your freezer--too, too bad!

Every time my girls see a banana they remind me of the ones that wouldn't fit in your ear!

Heather said...

P.S. You will do awesome at Bloomsday! Is SFE running it with you?

Mama Hen said...

I love the header pic. So sweet! So sorry about your freezer. Boo-hiss

Laina's Corner said...

What a beautiful post! I enjoy reading your blog, however, I sympathize with your freezer adventure. Blessings to you on your journey, and strength to you on your run!

blessedmom's simple home said...

I think the Versatile Blogger Award fits you perfectly!! Congratulations, and thanks so much for passing it on. I haven't felt as much like blogging lately either, although I've wanted to keep updates of Jordan available. Thank you so much for your prayers for him.

I enjoyed your photos from your family get-together. It reminds me of the ones our family had with my cousins when I was growing up. Loved them!

University Exam Result said...

Thanks for the award.great story shared in the post i like it .

baili said...

loved reading about you dear especially loved you obsession,and thank for giving idea about cutting off the sugar for while ,
congrats god bless you always

Amber said...

Congratulations on th award. It fits you nicely.
Sorry to hear about the freezer adventure.
And thank you for the award as well.

I'll post it as soon as I can.

Momma Bug said...

thank you THANK YOU dear friend!

I hope I'll be inviting you to meet a baby soon:-)

Thinking of you,

Mama Bear... .. . said...

Aw, thanks for including me in the Awards! I have to say, I have been out of the loop too, with wanting to blog lately. I am finding that enjoying life is so much more fulfilling these days. I do relate to you on a few things...always benefit from "Power of a Praying Wife". Great book, and prayers. I find that I need them often too.

I love your transparency, thank you for always sharing that which encourages deeply.

Happy Resurrection Day, dear sister.

paulawannacracker said...

Congrats on the award and I loved reading all these things about you. Especially how you feel closest to God basking in the sun. That's pretty much sums up how I feel.


paulawannacracker said...

BTW--that's wonderful how you and your daughter run together. Love it.

from MN said...

I came to "check up on you" and see how you are doing in blog land only to find your freezer quit! Arrgh! That is not a pleasant welcome home surprise. Hope you got your fruit eaten or turned into fruit leather or canned or something. I remember when our freezer quit- I had to put a big hustle on to turn all the thawed out fruit into jam. Thankfully I had a neighbor that let me put some meat into her freezer for a while. Hope all is well these days....