Sunday, August 10, 2008

who knew they'd be passin' out awards?!

heidi at thinking miracles has awarded my blog with a brilliante award, who knew they'd be passin' out awards?! i am touched and inspired...

i honestly NEVER thought i would be a person who blogs. i could not understand what on earth would inspire people to blather on about the crazy things they think about and imagine anyone in their right mind would want to read it. i mean, i have *people* in my life, friends/family who i can tell the crazy stuff to and they listen and love me. i never thought i would want, need?, thrive on having a blog. ok, so i was wrong!! maybe i am a snob, maybe it is because i am not of the myspace generation, maybe it was because i did not know you were all out there waiting to play!

anyway, heidi was introduced to my blog because she is part of the stirrup queen's posse (if you don't know lollipop goldstein you've got to check her out) and she is one of many kind souls who watches over all those of us TTC who have joined lollipop's blogroll. heidi has been watching over our little blog and cheering us on - bringing us into the widely diverse community of people TTC. thank you heidi!

part of winning this award is that i get to choose 7 blogs i really like, to pass the award on to, so here goes...

at first i thought, how will i think of 7 - and then i started thinking of the blogs i enjoy and how different they all are and i thought, oh shit! how am i going to limit it to just 7? luckily for me, several i read and love have already won, and others i read and love will surely be chosen as recipients by those that got awarded when i did or by the 7 that i chose to win... all that said, here are my 8 awardees... (yes, i said 8, i am breaking the damn rules because i'm just that way!

i love the gals at babypants. i feel like i am with you on every step, every down and every up. thanks for being a blog i have turned to since i started writing in may. you are one of the first i found and i love being on this life changing ride with you both.

mrs. bluemont's house of things
thank you sarah (mrs bluemont) for taking us with you through your struggles TTC and, for now, stepping off that train to reclaim your life, your sweet love, and your sanity. i am eager to keep reading as you travel.

romancing the stork
i love being 'virtually' pregnant with k and m. no, i am not knocked up yet, but i love sharing in the being pregnant part of this trip with the gals at romancing the stork.

fumbling towards here
my sweet dakota decided that even though we are creating our motherhood together, that it was important for me (and her) to have our own voices out in blogland. i love reading her thoughts as we weave through this together (a big part of our courtship was through writing) i love love love to read her thoughts as they unfold onto her blog... it is so intimate even as it is billowing about in blogland.

half a dozen
a new blog from a canada dwelling, extraordinarily ordinary lezzie (as she says). if that doesn't make you curious to know more... know that she and her wife are trying for baby #2. i am so inspired by that, they stuggled to get #1 and now are entering the ring to go for #2. yay!

Anla knits. No, really she does!
butterflyanla found me through stirrup queen's blog. she writes kind things in her comments on my blog, she has a killer shoe collection, she has one of the largest hearts and i love that we are all together on this quest! straight and queer alike!

word to your mother(s)
i have newly found this blog and seeing as she and her gal are expatriates from the republic of brooklyn, i have a soft spot for them in my heart. dakota hails from the republic and i am a proud resident (by way of my birthplace in SoCal). i feel close to their journey and look forward to seeing it through.

vee and jay
because who doesn't love them? and because they are finally gloriously knocked up and because they make me laugh and because who better to break the rules with!

If you want to pass along the Brilliante Award to some of your favorite blogs, here are the rules that go along with this award:

1. Put the logo on your blog.
2. Add a link to the person who awarded you.
3. Nominate at least seven other blogs. (yes, i know i broke the rule here!)
4. Add links to those blogs on your blog.
5. Leave a message for your nominee on their blog


Heidi said...

Well you are ever so welcome! I happen to love my "job".


Anonymous said...

I am homored to be among your top 7!!! Thank you!!! I told jen and she came and read what you wrote and got a big smile on her face and said, "now I see why you like blogging! Its a real community out there, eh?" And yeah, it is!

I am going to go and check out some of the others you recommended...

Anonymous said...

I have a smile all over my face reading your post. Thank you for the award, it really means so much to both of us. We are happy you are blogging too, and we have to start checking out Dakota's blog for sure, because I did not realize she was blogging. I am happy we all have this community. xo L.

Anonymous said...

ahh bless you, thanks for the award. we are extremely honoured to help you break the rule!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for coming over to my blog! I've added you to my reader and I can't wait to get to know you.

K said...

Thank you! I am so honored to have made your list! I am still easing myself back into my blog routine but I'll start working on my list right away. :-)

word to your mother(s) said...

Hey lady-o!

I'm so sorry it has taken me this long to respond. Thanks for the mention in your blog and I promise at some point in the near future to also help break the rules.