Monday, August 25, 2008

Smile Award!

Who me?? Are you sure? :) Hollie, over at Harvest Christian, with her family of 3 boys and one great husband Tom, sent this my way. Can I just say a few things about Hollie? She loves coffee (instant bond to me!), enjoys loving and learning with her kiddo's and is the first one to offer an encouraging word. Thank you Hollie for sending me this!

This award comes with a set of rules:

1. The recipient must link back to the award's creator. (It's on the award.)

2. You must post the rules to receive the award.

3. To receive the award, you must pass it on to 5 others.

4. You must fit the characteristics of the award recipient. (below)

5. Post the characteristics of an award recipient.

6. Create a post sharing your award with others.

7. Thank the giver.And here are the characteristics of award recipients.

~ Must display a cheerful attitude (not all the time - we're all human!)

~ Must love one another.

~ Must make mistakes (This must be what helped me get this award.)

~ Must learn from others.

~ Must be a positive contributor to the blog world.

~ Must love life.

~ Must love kids.

I am passing this one on to:

Lynn - at a Mothers Journal - I always love reading her blog as it gives me a tiny vacation each time I take a virtual stroll through her garden. She inspires me through her writing, her creativity and her peacefulness.

Sarah - hee hee - at Loving and Learning with Three - Sarah has been my great friend for way too many years! She has encouraged me to go where I thought I would never go - from parenting choices ;) to homeschool, and now running. Aack! Thank you for always challenging me to grow and become who I am now!

Laura over at Stepping Out of the Boat - Who could help not smile at her new addition! Hudson is completely adorable and is completely theirs! The pictures that she is sharing has inspired me to take more of my crew and to venture into the creative world of photography. Laura has me laughing, crying and laughing some more so take a peek into her world!

Shay in Maine has a great blog called Oh Shay Can you See and just that name puts a grin on my face! Now Shay is one I wished blogged daily. If she did, there would be no need for doctors (sorry for your dh Shay) because laughter truly is the best medicine. She always has such a great spirit at the challenges life brings her way. Just spend some time with her and you will be blessed!

And last but not least, Candache (or Candace) at His Mercy is New. I check her blog often so I can get some sense of what to do with some of my units! I think her home must be so much fun as she takes the time to prepare wonderful life experiences for her 3 kiddo's (and any others who might be visiting!;)). She has a great way of sharing info and inspiring others to squeeze the most out of their homeschool.

Now Smile away!


  1. Aww, thanks, Kristina!! You make me smile too! :)

    Love ya!

    PS - oh, I only have 3 kids - HA! Alot of times you will see 4 (or more) in the pictures because my nephew (and other cousins) are here alot for activities and fun times. :)

  2. You are just the sweetest thing! thank you for the kind and encouraging words. I'm glad that you are taking more photos. WhooHoo!

    I admire you and what you are doing for the name of Jesus Christ!



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