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Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Great Blogging Friends!

Karen, from Karens Ramblings has blessed me with another award. This is the Blog Friend Forever Award and this is the description of the award:

"Presented to awesome blog owners who keep their readers excited about their posts. Their blog posts are interesting (NOT spammy) and worth reading and keep their subscribers looking forward to each and every post."

I really don't think I measure up to this description, but I truly appreciate Karen's generosity in passing it along. It really made me think though, about how much I have enjoyed meeting people through blogging. There is a group of people from my church who have blogs and I feel I have gotten to know them better through this. Julie, Brenda, Jennifer, Melissa, Kim, Dawn, Diane, Tammy, Carl, Brandon, Jason - this means you! There are friends like Nancy who I know so well, but just love to see what she will put on her blog next. Of course I have to mention my family - I never know what they might say! So Terri, Cheri, Laura, Heather - this is for you. I have also gotten to know and become friends with people who I would never have met if I didn't have a blog. People like Megan who have given me computer advice and travel tips. There are Karen, Bonnie, and Jennifer who live so far away but feel like good neighbors. I would love to meet each of them in person! There is Dena who gave me her cell number and helped us find a tourist attraction in her area. (And we were even able to meet her). Through Dena, I met her friends Leslie and Leigh Ann, who were so welcoming. There is Renee who passes on ideas about carving magazines for Bob and sends me sweet e-mails. I also love to hear from Rebekah and enjoy her stories about her kids and job. Last but not least, there is Ginger who actually graduated from high school with me and we were able to reconnect through her blog. That is quite a list and it just shows what can happen when you blog. You are all great and I consider you all my blogging friends, so claim your award!

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On the subject of blogging friends, I have to thank Megan from Fried Okra who informed me I won a $20 gift card to wherever I wanted. I seem to have won a contest just by leaving a comment! How exciting is that? So thanks Megan - I'll enjoy it!






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19 comments:

Jennifer said...

How fun my second award! Thank you again!
You asked who took my picture because it looks professional... Libby. Maybe my 8 yr old has found herself a profession. I used Kodak software to clean it up a little and wahlah. A new picture without sunglasses on.
I will try to remember to post about the girls day.
We had your wild rice chicken soup and Mark has told me at least 3 times how good it is so THANK YOU!
Smiles!

Jennifer said...

Lucky, lucky you! I noticed you had won that award - how fun! I hope you splurge on something totally fru-fru and unnecessary just for fun.

~Just A Thought Ginger said...

Mari, isn't this world a crazy but wonderful one. I have met so many fantastic women as well. It's been fun to get to know your sisters and to reconnect with you. I love your photo! It's fun to see your face. I think about you so often now.

Nancy said...

Wow, another award, you are a true blue blogger, I'd say.. Congrats your are good at this.

Karen said...

Oh Mari you do deserve this! You are and your sisters are wonderful, friendly and inspiring. Have you ever heard of Charlevoix in Michigan? My friend Pam (on my links) was born and raised there. Would be lovely to meet up wouldn't it?

SharonB said...

Mari I know that I enjoy coming here and seeing what you hav to say! It's been great getting to know you. Congradulations! You deserve it!

The Birds Nest said...

I'm FINALLY back!!! My computer crashed, and I have felt lost without it. I'm so happy to be able to blog again. Congratulations on the award, and thanks for passing it along to me!!! I have a lot of catching up to do, so check out my blog in the next couple of days for all my updates and I will try to catch up on all my comments:)

Bonnie said...

Mari ~ Congratulations on another well deserved award !!! And thanks for passing it on to me ! I am a little behind ! I need to do an award post ... maybe I'll get to it tonight !! Life's a bit crazy at the moment ! I do volunteer work and at the moment I'm stuffing envelopes - 400 of them !! I am reading blogs and stopping to comment as I do the stuffing !!! Multi Tasking at it's finest !! ha ha.

The Birds Nest said...

Check your comments from the last 2 weeks:) I have caught up on you, now it's on to catch up on your sisters- it might take some time.

A Stone Gatherer said...

How exciting my first award! It has been so much fun doing this. When I'm out I keep thinking I should have brought my camera. Just another thing to get obsessive over, but whose counting. Mari it has been such a blessing and so much fun reading your blog and all those you recommend. Thanks for the award.

Just Another Day In Paradise said...

Congratulations and you do deserve this award!

The Hilton tribe said...

Just letting you know that we totally enjoy your blog as well!
Cheers!

-Carl and Tess

Laura said...

Thanks Mom! You're my BFF too! :)

And I love your picture on your blog - so cute!! :)

Diane said...

Wow, my first award!... and from my prayer partner at that!!! I love to read your blog too and I've really gotten into a habit (or obsession) of checking my favorite blogs every day. Thanks for the award!
Be blessed!

Dena said...

Hip Hip Hooray! I LOVE an award! they make me smile - I am SOOOO glad you put your pretty picture up with your comments!!!

We are SOOO BFF! I just love it!

Melissa said...

Thanks for the award!!! I love your new profile picture!

Terri said...

Glad you got those awards. I love reading about your days - and to think that you thought you wouldn't have anything to blog about!!

Renee said...

I think this is the first award I have ever won! Thanks sweet Mari!
Unfortunately I have no idea how to post an award on my blog - just call me computer illiterate. It is sooo sweet of you to grace me with an award though. I will cherish it!
Sweet blessings!
Renee

Rebekah said...

Thank you so much. The bloggy world has been so amazing to me. Its like being a pen pal in the 80s LOL.
We are all so different and yet, we can find a peice of ourselves in every one we meet