Thursday, October 7, 2010

I'm Inspiring (yep, another award)

I know!  It's craziness.  It's like winning Best Dressed, Most Likely to Succeed, Homecoming Queen and Class President all at once!

 (Note:  I was never ANY of those things.....but I was voted Class Clown a few times and Most School Spirit twice!)

The super-sweet Megan over at Megan Moments awarded me with the Fall 2010 Favorites "Blogs that Inspire" Award.

The award was created by Megan to acknowledge those bloggers who inspired her in various ways.  I personally think this is an awesome idea, and not just becuase I was one of the recipients!

Y'all go check Megan's blog out.  I've just discovered her, and so far what I've read is great! Thanks, Megan!

As with every award, there are some rules you must follow in order to accept, and here they are:

1. Make a post thanking and linking back to the person's blog who awarded you. (CHECK)
2. Tell everyone in that post what 7 things are that inspire your life - people, places, things?
3. Pass the award to 7 more blogs.
4. Contact the bloggers you picked and tell them about the award! (:

Since I've taken care of number one, let's move on to two.....

Seven things/people that inspire my life:

1. My mom
My mother has faced various forms of adversity in her life - some devastating, some just minor setbacks - but she never let any of them affect her outlook, her kindness, or her devotion to myself, my sister and our family.  She's the greatest person I've ever known, and now that I'm an adult, wife and mother, I appreciate her so much more.  I also rely on her much more and look to her for advice.  My mom is by far the most inspiring person in my life. 

2. Nature
Everyday I try to stop and look at the many wonderful things God created and be thankful for the opportunity to enjoy them.  There is so much magnificence, beauty and wonder all around us, and we tend to forget about it all because of the fast pace in which life moves. 

3. My grandparents
My mother's parents will reach their 53rd wedding anniversary this December, and that - to me - is a huge accomplishment.  They have gone through so much together - having and raising children, losing parents, siblings and friends, losing jobs, economic hardships, natural disasters, grandchildren, great grandchildren....and through all of that, they still love each other as much as they did when they were newlyweds.  Every day they go out on their porch, sit together and just enjoy each other's company.  They're so stinkin' cute, and I hope the hubs and I will be able to look back 50 years from now and love each other just as much. 

4. My children
The loves of my life.  Before they came along, of course I had dreams and goals, but none of them compared to the absolute need to improve myself once I became a mother.  Now they inspire me to be the best mom, the best wife, finish my education, just be better in general.  They inspire me every single day to be the best person I can be.

5. My Dad
My dad is the coolest, most laid-back dude.  Ever.  He always says life is too short to be stressed out all the time.  He doesn't let the small things in life bother him, and he inspires me to be the same.  If everyone was as chill as my dad, there'd be a lot less evil in the world!

6. Celebrities like Paris Hilton, Speidi, Britney Spears and Lindsay Lohan
These idiots inspire me to think before I speak, say no to drugs, refuse to do reality shows and ALWAYS wear undies!

7. Michael Myers
This terrifying dude (along with Pennywise, Jason, Freddy and all other horror movie villians) has inspired me to avoid dark houses, cemeteries, camps by the lake.... and to just stay home on Halloween night.

So, those are my seven (7) inspirations. 

Now to award the seven bloggers who inspire me - whether it's inspiration to try a new recipe, read a good book, look at the goodness in life, look for the humor in life, get off my butt and exercise, etc.  Here they are:

Thanks for being inspiring guys! 


  1. ahhh shucks! Two in a week! thanks :)
    Since this one is new and floating around I might just have to participate!

  2. P.S. Your girls are beautiful!!

  3. You are so loved. And for good reason! Congrats!!

    P.S. Your children are sooooo adorable.

  4. One of the biggest inspirations in your life is a reminder to wear panties? Hilarious!

  5. Thanks ladies! I think they're pretty stinkin' cute, too!

    Gina - sometimes you just need to be reminded to wear panties, you know? :P

  6. You are too kind. I will get working on this soon! Thanks Jess, that is so sweet of you.

  7. awwww...thanks for the award :)

    wonderful post!! Your little ones are beautiful.

  8. Hey, Jess!!! Thanks for the award. I was flipping through your older posts and saw my name on this award. Sorry I missed it the first time around. :) I'll probably post it this weekend.

    Thanks again!