Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Awards, awards...and a Tag!

I was awarded this taggy-award by Laney and Maggie! Thanks girls!


1. Do a post about the person who awarded you, and their blog.

2. Give the award to 5 of your favorite blogs, give a reason, (i.e, why you awarded them) and leave them a comment letting them know they've been awarded.

3. Answer the 10 random questions.

4. Have Fun!

So, as for the sweet young ladies who awarded me...

Laney has a delightful, creative, lovely blog and I've known her for a long time through blogging because I found her pretty early on in my blogging journey... very shortly after I started this blog. :) She is very intelligent and her skills with the computer and graphic design are phenomenal! :D Go check her out, you'll love her blog! :)

Maggie is a new friend in my 'blogosphere', and I look forward to getting to know her better! :) She has a very pretty pink blog and writes interesting and entertaining posts. :)

I am awarding:

Breezy ... Breezy is an artist among artists. Her God-given skills and talent astound me... she draws and paints unbelievably wonderful drawings and paintings. The reason I love her blog so much is because I love how sweet and whimsical and wonderful Breezy is. :)

Bethany... Bethany is just about to become a big sister all over again, and the new little one (we just found out) is a little girl! I am awarding her with a big CONGRATULATIONS to her and her whole family. :)

Amanda... This lady is so creative it's scary! She knows everything there is to know about blog and web design and I love her blog. :)

Ella... Ella has a wonderful blog, and I love reading what she posts... She is great about sharing her 'real self' online and that self is so special. :) Thank you for your writing, Ella! :)

Kierstyn... Kierstyn is a friend of mine that I have known literally my whole life... we grew up together, then were seperated for years because I moved to Georgia... She now lives in Maine with her new husband, and her blog chronicles some of their adventures of starting a life together.

As for the random questions:

1.Have you ever ridden an elephant?
No! Wouldn't that be fun though? :)

2.Have you ever eaten squid?

Yes, surprisingly... after all, I used to live in Florida... I had mine fried, so it tasted like french fries to me.

3.What is something crazy you have done with your best friend?
Actually, my long-time *best* friend (who still lives in Florida) is a very rational, sensible, wonderful person. (and a very good influence on me!) :) At the moment I can't really recall anything crazy that I've done with her... I've done some crazy things with lots of close friends though. :) Yesterday I was actually helping somebody write a song about fuzzy socks. :D

4.Have you ever held an alligator?

Yes- a great big huge one! On my lap! ......... At my little brother's birthday party. And it had it's jaws taped shut. So I'm not Miss Indiana Jones or Madam Crocodile Hunter by any means. :)

5.Have you ever let a snake slither through your fingers?
Probably. (These are odd questions.) I used to play outside every day and I can remember finding baby ring snakes sometimes... they were the cutest, most harmless things you can imagine... tiny and un-poisonous.

6.What is your first and foremost dream in life? I want to live a life that glorifies my Lord and Savior, and be a shining light for him in a darkened world. I believe that my calling in life is to be a stay-at-home wife and mother, which is why I am focusing on learning homemaking skills instead of going to college.

7. What is your dream vacation?
Oh, I don't know... pick a dreamy, remote, astoundingly beautiful location and give me a gorgeous amazing camera to photograph it with and I'll be happy. :)

8. What is the funniest movie you have ever seen?
*thinks for about five minutes before finally deciding* I would have to say ... Oh....wait.... uhh... Wow. Tough call. *still thinking* Umm.... I'll get back to you on that one. ;P

9. What is your favorite song?

Right now, my favorites are some of the songs at the beginning of my iPod list... Lost Get Found, by Britt Nicole, an old favorite On the Other Side of the Radio by Chris Rice, Mighty to Save by Laura Story, and several others. I also really like the song I've heard playing on the radio called "Until the Whole World Hears" by Casting Crowns... that one is very good.

10. If you could change the world in one way, what would you do?

I would want everyone to believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God and that he died on the cross for our sins ....so that when they died, they would be in heaven with our wonderful God instead of in eternal torment. However, since I don't have that power- everyone has free choice.


I have also been awarded this award by Ruth

Thank you Ruth!

To accept this award, recipients should do the following things:
1) Save the image and upload it to display in your sidebar
2) Present the award to five people
3) Publish a post presenting the award which names your 5 recipients and tells what you like about each of their blogs/websites.

I award the same girls to whom I awarded the other award, and also:

Rachel and Jessica, two sisters who are wholesome and sweet and lovely young ladies that I am SO blessed to be close friends with! :) Love you girls! :) Their blogs are Young Homemakers and Literary Pursuits, both excellent websites that I highly reccommend! :)

Lindsay from Content in Christ - I so enjoy reading Lindsay's blog posts... I always learn something and her love for the Lord is evident in every sentence she writes. Lindsay is an inspiration! Please go visit her blog... you will love it too! :)

Have a very blessed week!


  1. hahaha :) i got 2 awards and a tag too!

    luv ur blog! i roxx! :)

  2. Thank you so much for the awards, Julia! You are a sweet friend! This was a cheery blessing for my day... I came down with a cold last night! Yuck!


  3. Thank you so much for the award and the kind words you wrote about me and my blog, Julia!! You are so sweet. :)

    It's funny, because I was going to award you with the "Favorite Blog Award" too, but then I saw that Maggie had beat me to it! :D

    I really enjoyed reading your answers to the tag. Those things are too much fun, and they really seem to be going around lately!

    Anyway, I will be sure to post the lovely award you gave me very soon! I hope you're having a blessed week, dear friend. :)

    ~ Love and Hugs,

  4. Aww, thank you Julia! :) You are such a special friend, and we both love you so much! :D I can't believe we've only known each other for about a year! :) It feels like we're lifetime friends already! ;) Hehe!



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