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Sunday, January 25, 2009

2 awards and a tag!

I can't believe how fast this week flew by! I agree that the older you get the faster time flies. It seems like I just got back from Dallas and that's been almost a week ago!

This first sweet award is from Melissa at . She has become a really good friend over the past several months and I'm honored she would pass this special award onto me. I am a mom of one 9 yr. old boy Chase, but also a mom to my cat, Coco and my dog, Sassy. Of course I love Chase the most. LOL! I try to be a good mom, but of course I have many flaws. The other night my mom skills were tested when Chase puked all over the bed and the bathroom floor at 12:30 in the morning. Yuck! I was in such a deep dreamy sleep too! I know Tootsie went through this just recently with her kids. It's all part of being a mom! Luckily it wasn't a virus, we don't know what it was, but right after he puked he was fine. I hope you weren't eating when you read this. lol!

Here they all are before Chase's basketball game yesterday.

I would like to present this award to Tootsie at and Michelle at I would pass this onto more of you great moms, but I think you've already received it!

This next award is from Michelle at What this award is about...

Bloggers who show great attitude and gratitude.

What you have to do...
Upon receiving The Lemonade Award, you also pass it on to other bloggers who you think show great attitude and gratitude.
Here are the rules:

1. Put the logo on your blog or post.

2. Nominate at least 8 blogs which show great Attitude and/or Gratitude!

3. Link to your nominees within your post.

4. Let them know that they have received this award by commenting on their blog.

5. Share the love and link to this post and to the person from whom you received your award.

Thank you Michelle for this sweet award! I try to have a great attitude and I know I have graditude that you all come to visit me!If you have received this award just know that I think you all have a great attidude and show lots of gratitude!

I would like to pass this award to Nicole at

I was also tagged by Diane at . I was a little nervous about what I would find. LOL!! No.....I just hoped it wasn't some awful picture with my mouth wide open or better of my mom, she would kill me!

Here are the rules......

1. Go to the the 4th folder where you keep your pictures on your computer.
2. Post the 4th picture in the folder.
3. Explain the photo.
4. Tag 4 fellow bloggers to join in the fun!

I was hoping to have something more interesting! This was taken at Christmas last year. I did get a bigger tree this year, but everything was decorated basically the same. I guess I should have cheated and showed you something more!

I tag Donna at and Dawn at I know I'm a little late posting this one and most of you have already been tagged. This was a fun one!

I will have more frames on my next post. I have a few done, but wanted to make some more before I post them. Look for that post Tues. or Wed. Have a great week!!


Happy To Be said...

Congrats on your awards girl..sorry about chase..glad to know he ok..can't wait to see your new frame girl..hugs and smiles gl♥ria

prof en retraite said...

Kristen...Congrats on your awards! You certainly deserve them! Adn I really like yuor picture tag photo...beautiful! It's a little scary opening tha tfolder, isn't it? And thank you so much for passing the award along ot me. you are so sweet to think of me! HAve a wonderful week...Debbie

Melissa Miller said...

Hi Kristen, :)

AWW...Thank you so much. I'm so happy we are friends as well. That was a sweet thing to say.
Congrats! You do deserve both awards.

Chase is so precious with his two buds. What a handsome young man.
I'm glad he is feeling okay again.

Seeing Sassy's photo reminds me soooo much of my boys. I have a very strong feeling our new puppy one day will be a Shih-stzu.
They are just in my heart.

Hope your weekend was wonderful.
~Melissa :)

Are you going to do
"What's on your wall Wednesday"?
Barb@"Grits and Glamour" is hosting. It looks like fun.

Diane said...

Congratulations on your awards Kristen. I'm so sorry to hear Chase was sick. Poor little guy & poor mom for having to clean him & the bed up... Been there - done that! ♥ Diane

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Kristen, Congrats on your awards you so deserve them. I'm so fortunate to have met you..You bring such joy each and evey time you visit. I did recieve the award a while back, but I thank you again. A person can never be told too many times can they? I've been up and down now with a sick granson these past few hours, so I hope it's not going thru blog land. lol.. Thanks again darling it means the world.. hugs ~lynne~

tardevil said...

Congrats on your awards!

Momovthree said...

Hi Kristen,
I hope Chase is feeling all better! We went through a stomach virus here over the holidays and it was no fun. :(
What a great picture of him and your furbabies.

Congrats on your award and thank you so much for passing it along to me. I enjoy coming to your blog so much!

A Hint of Home said...

Congrats on all your awards!
I love the picture you posted. Beautiful dining room.
I'm glad Chase is doing well now.

Shelia said...

Morning,Kristen. Congrats on all or your awards! Now that picture is so beautiful! Love how all the light is shing in on the table. Little Chase is so cute as well as your little fuzzy faces.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

squawmama said...

Hey Kriten... You so deserve those awards... Chase is such a handsome little man... and your furbabies are adorable... Glad he is feeling better... Have a great Monday... Love ya


Chari said...

Good Mornin' Girlfriend...

Just seen your post and rushed right over...hehe! Congratulations on all of your very well deserved, my friend! So sorry to here that Chase was sick...Ohhhh, the joys of "Motherhood"...hehe!!!

Have a great Monday, my friend...
Love ya,

Bo said...

Hi goodness, you have received a bunch of awards & certainly deserve each & every one! Thank you for thinking of me for the sweet lemonade one...I did recently receive this one, but I'm tickled to receive it again from you! BTW, your Chase is one good looker! ;-) Bo

Tootsie said...

thank you! thank you! I needed this this week!
I will post it as soon as I can!
I am right now recovering from my own migraine headache! thank you!

Amanda@Imperfectly Beautiful said...

Hey Kristen. Thanks for stopping by to say hi! Just wanted to tell you how super cute your frames are. I LOVE them! And your house is gorgeous. You are one talented lady!


The Thompson's said...


BIG CONGRATS on the awards!!! They are so awesome to get and you are SO deserving! Keep up the great work, it has been so fun getting to know you better.

Love and Prayers Always,


Lisa ~ A Cottage to Me said...

This is my first visit to your blog. Your home is beautiful and what an elegant touch you have. I will be visiting again! Congratulations on your awards!

niartist said...

Congrats on your awards! You're very deserving - love this blog!

Terrie's Lil' Piece of Serenity said...

Congrats on your award. What a cute picture of your babies. Chase is adorable.
Hugs, Terrie

Kristen said...

Yeah on all your awards! You so deserve each and everyone.

I can't wait to see your frames. You are so clever.

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