Thursday, September 24, 2009

I've Been Awarded!

In lieu of my acceptance speech (cue Kanye joke...) I'd like to thank Amy at My Front Porch Looking In, who awarded me with this, um, award. She gave me some of the nicest compliments I've ever received and made me blush from here to next Thursday. (Which is not really all that difficult of an endeavor, given my ruby-red temperament.) So, thank you Amy! My warm cheeks love you.

Here's how the award works:

1. Each Superior Scribbler must turn and pass on this award to 5 of the most deserving blogs.
2. Each Superior Scribbler must link to the blog and name the author from which he/she received the award on his/her blog.
3. Each Superior Scribbler must display the award on his or her blog, and link to this post.
4. Each blogger who was awarded Superior Scribbler, must visit this post and add their name to the Mr. Linky. That way we'll be able to keep up-to-date on everyone who receives this prestigious honor.
5. Each Superior Scribbler must post the rules on their blog.

So here we go, friends. Here are 5 bloggers who've really showed themselves to be Superior Scribblers, in my highly-educated opinion. Check them out, and you'll see what I mean.

1. Lenae at Just Lenae. Her posts are beautifully written - often thoughtful, poignant, funny, and easy-going, all at the same time. That's talent. The way she shares her life as a mother of 3 sweet boys (one just weeks old!) is inspiring and I always come away smiling from Lenae's words. Oh, and she's a goofball. That's the clincher - and why I consider her to be one of my very own blog-friends.

2. Emily at The Keeping Time. After being drawn in by the smiles of her beautiful daughters (who are close in age to my own) I was delighted to find that Emily has an amazing gift with words. She can form them into thought-provoking posts about theology or philosophy, and the next day, sprinkle them across the page with joy in her role as mother and teacher. She can write about difficult passages of time in such a way that haunts me and leaves me wishing to send her a hug, all the way across the sea in Sicily.

3. Chelsea at Roots & Rings. Chelsea is one of my newer favorites. Her blog is often hilarious, scattering itself across a range of daily musings and random thoughts. I'm in awe of her ability to write so much about so little. (That sounds a bit rude, come to think of it. But I mean it in the nicest way! It's a gift she has.) She writes about life with her husband, how she's settling roots down into a world of their own, and the tons of fun that happens along the way. Good stuff.

4. Danielle at Udubalum Mama. I've enjoyed Danielle's blog for many reasons. First of all, she's a terrific writer. Beyond that, she seems so open and honest, sharing highs and lows while maintaining a strong, confident presence. I keep going back for more of her insights and stories, feeling stronger myself after experiencing tiny pieces of her life. Her 2 kids are adorable, smart, and insightful themselves, lending her blog an air of home. Very refreshing.

5. Kacie at Papua Girl...In Dallas. Kacie's blog is about her adjustment into American living after having grown up in foreign countries. She has some truly wonderful thoughts and is able to present memories and comparisons of other cultures with stunning clarity. Being a sheltered Midwestern girl, I've been drawn into Kacie's knowledge of places and customs I could never have imagined before. I get to peek into her wellspring of experiences and learn something fascinating every time I visit.

(Interestingly enough, I started trying to remember where I'd 'met' all of these ladies, and it all comes back to one place: Conversion Diary's 7 Quick Takes Fridays. Talk about a wellspring...)

So there you go. If you click on all of these sites, I have no doubt you'll find a new favorite. Go show them some comment-love, wouldja?


  1. This is me sputtering and blushing and quite flattered, thankyouverymuch! :)

  2. HA! Yes, I do tend to write a WHOLE lot about nothing. I'm not offended, you keep reading so I must be doing something right! Thanks, friend! I'll pass the award on in a week or so. Once I come up with 5 worthy blogs and a day that isn't already earmarked for Biggest Loser or Ask the Hubby questions!!

  3. Congrats to you! :) Off to look at your list of blogs...

  4. awwww, thanks so much! I've never received an award before, so that means a lot. I'm also going to check out your other recommended bloggers, and I'll repost the award next week.

  5. Congratulations! And I agree with Amy, you really do have an award-worthy blog. I find myself checking in with you often throughout the day!

    And, thanks for passing the prestige along to me! I've never won a blogging award before, and I have to admit it's really exciting. All day while I've been playing with the kids, in the back of my mind I've been thinking about which blogs I can single out for the next award! Thanks!


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