Sunday, September 13, 2009

I Heart Blogging

The reason I started blogging was pretty simple. Two reasons actually. 1) To keep our families updated on our children. 2) To document our kids growing up so we can all look back on it someday. Since I didn't do so hot at baby books and scrap booking I thought maybe I would keep up a blog a little better. Well what do you know, it worked. :)

What I didn't know would happen when I began blogging was that I would meet some really great women. Women that are a lot like me. Other moms, wives, daughters, friends...just girls trying to live life and blog about it. It's weird to call someone I have never met in person a friend but I find myself doing it a lot now. And weird or not, I think it's pretty awesome.

Yesterday I got to meet one of my bloggy friends. I actually got to know her through a relatives blog so although I have never met her before she wasn't really a "stranger" I guess. Or maybe that still counts, I don't know. Either way it was cool. She has a daughter almost the exact same age as Alexa and twins (boy/girl) who are just a little younger than Braden....a match made in heaven? I think so! We already talked about getting together again soon so the kids can play and us mommies can get some much needed adult time too. :)

Another wonderful mommy blogger I have got to know is Bethany at Crazy Days...Sleepless Nights. She is of those people that only has wonderful things to say and can always make you feel good about whatever is going on. She's great and apparently she thinks I'm okay too because she gave me an award!

The Splash Award is given to alluring, amusing, bewitching, impressive, and inspiring blogs.

When you receive this award you must: Put the logo on your blog/post. Nominate up to 9 blogs which allure, amuse, bewitch, impress or inspire you. Let them know that they have been splashed by commenting on their blog. Remember to link to the person from whom you received your Splash Award.

So here are MY nominations:

Sonya at Ladybugs, Butterflies and Boxing
Kathryn at The Flammes
Shannon at this mama's journey
Amanda at i am mommy
Katrina at Sevin Family
Jen at our daily lifex4
Rachel at Wherever you go, go with all you heart
Carma at Carma Sez
Mimi at He & Me + 3

To all my nominees: Don't feel like you have to participate, just know I think you and your blogs rock so that's why I am passing it on! :)


He & Me + 3 said...

Congrats on the award! I love your blog!

Sonya said...

Thanks so much for the award! I think your blog rocks too!! I have to tell you the other night when you sent me a tweet about the Red Velvet Cake{I have twitter on my phone so I make sure to keep up} My husband was like WHO IS THAT twitter again? I said no it is my friend Laura who wants to know my recipe for Red Velvet Cake!!!! :)

rachel said...

Oh, I am so honored.

First, I'd like to thank my husband, who helped make our children so I would have something to blog about.... haha kidding!!!

Laura you are so sweet. And when I went to check your blog tonight I was singing your name to the banana song. You know. -- "Laura, Laura bo baura banana fana fo faura... " don't ask me why. Maybe because I spend my days with little people aged 4 and under?!

all joking aside, i have loved the friendships i have made through blogging. i have met several of my bloggy friends and we instantly hit it off, probably because we already knew so much about each other. the first time we hung out, it was like we had been friends for ages. for me, the adoption community has been such an amazing support network as well and boy, am i so grateful for all i have learned from those folks. so i "get" it!

i love your blog and have so enjoyed getting to know you and your family through it. you always make me smile. thank you.

love and hugs!

Mrs. B said...

oh my goodness, what an honor! you are seriously too cool! well, please know that i feel the exact same about your blog! and a match made in heaven!? my thoughts EXACTLY! we (well, mostly me) can't wait to set a date and actually hang out for real! who knew that blogging could create such friendships!? i sure didn't!

well, thanks a bunch! you have just made my day!

Amanda said...

Hey! Thank you!! Although I am not sure I belong in such great company... you know some great bloggers!


Jen said...

Hi...thanks so much for honor of nominating me. I am so excited to just be mentioned on your blog. I really do enjoy reading yours. I realize, from todays post, we are both from the midwest...Have a great day and thanks again.