January 12, 2010

Something to Blog About

I have something to blog about today other than the lack of letters from SoldierMan due to field exercises. blah.

Ashley at Raising Brats gave me this loverly award:

It comes with these parameters:

1. To accept the award, you must post it on your blog with the name of the person who has granted you the award, and a link to their blog.
2. Pass the award on to approximately 15 other blogs that you recently discovered, and think are great!
3. Contact the bloggers to let them know they have been chosen for this award.

First, I should say it's hard for me to think about blogs I found recently. I'm sure you can relate: Once you start reading someone's blog, after a week you feel like you've known them forever, right? So, yeah, I can't say for sure I've found 15 blogs recently. And 15 is a LOT. But here are a few I've run across more recently than not:
  • Tracy at Wages in the Making. I'm following their adoption journey. You should, too.And if you have room in your heart, help out with a donation. (She did not ask me for this plug, so it's not shameless. But really, donate the amount of one run to Starbucks and help a child get a home.)
  • Stefanie at Yeah, Honestly. Fine German lady studying environmental engineering (right?) married to American soldier. I love reading her blog, because she has such a unique perspective on so many things. (And your adventures make me very passionate about REAL immigration reform! Seriously, we need to stop punishing the people who are just trying to follow the rules.)
  • Ashley at Spoonfuls of Sugar. Fellow Disney enthusiast, only she's got one-up on me as she and her hubs actually got to live and work for Disney for a year. *sigh* coulda-shoulda-woulda.
  • Charity at A Day in the Life of 5. We met while our husbands were preparing for BCT, since they left within a couple of weeks of each other. Even though she lives on the side of the country (and I in the middle) I feel like we've got a special bond. Most of the other milwives I talk to are all already long past this phase, so it's nice to have someone who can walk through it with you.
  • Mrs. G.I. Joe at ACUs, Stiletto Shoes and Pretty Pink Tutus. I totally envy her, not only because she has an adorable little tutu wearer, but also can now claim "published writer" as a title, which I cannot as yet. But she's good, so she deserves it. :)
  • Perspectives from a Pianist. I won't tell you her real name (although we go to church together and I do know it) because she doesn't have it posted. But this little friend of mine, studying piano at a local uni, makes up in spunk what she lacks in stature. One of those people you just love to hear talk about anything.
  • And lastly, of course, the fabulous Big Journalism, the latest sibling in the amazing 'Big' blog family. Again, if you haven't checked it out yet, do so today. Run, don't walk.


  1. you're awesome!! thanks for the prayers and honorable mention! - after a conference call with the agency, my neck is a ball of knots. This is gonna be a long, long lesson in patience. You would think with 3 kids, I would have gained a bit of that by now, huh?

  2. You are being way too kind. Except about the adorable tutu wearer ;) I did a good job making her!

    Thank you so much for the award! I'll be passing it on next week hopefully. And I look forward to checking out some of these other awesome blogs too!

  3. I feel so honored! Thank you. :)
    Side note: T informed me last night that he would probably only write to me once or twice a month. I laughed.

  4. Thank you so much!!! You are too cute! :)


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