Sunday, March 28, 2010

Sugar Sugar

Ever since I embarked on my healthy living pursuit, I have had so much fun discovering new blogs in addition to the ones I have been enjoying for awhile since becoming a mama. It is so nice to know that there are other ladies out there with the same struggles and desires. One of the blogs that I discovered via my BFF's blog is Melissa's! She has two, just like myself! Mrs. Married is devoted to her passion for her husband, life and theater and Try, Try Again is devoted to the quest towards healthy living and weight loss! I just adore her outlook on life and have loved getting to know her better via the blog world. I am sure if she lived nearby we would get together and burn some calories on a regular basis. After all, I don't do coffee dates anymore; it's all about burnin' calories on walks! :)

Yesterday Melissa "awarded" me the Sugar Doll award which was awfully nice of her, don't you agree?

The rules are:
1- thank the person who gave you the award
2- name five bloggers who make your life a little sweeter
3- tell why i was given this award
4- tell the nominees why you are giving them the award

Thank you Melissa!! Your blog posts are a highlight on my google reader and I so appreciate your optimistic outlook on life! I am so confident that 2010 is going to be an amazing year for us in getting healthy!!

Melissa's reason for giving me this award was this: "Patti is awesome. I love her blogs. Her first one is about family life & the Less is More one is her weightloss journey, which is inspiring & motivating me like crazy!! She is doing SO WELL on her journey & i really could take a few lessons from her (& i do!)." Thank you for such kind words Melissa!!

Because I am such a fan of encouraging others and words of affirmation, I am going to play along with the blog rules and tag five other bloggers that "sweeten" my life!! There are SO many more then just five but If I have to pick ONLY five, here are some of them......

1) Nicole @ Let Them Eat Lettuce- being a fellow NW girl, she too has to deal with trying to be active in a very damp and cold enviroment!! Yes, the Pacific Northwest is beautiful and has it's fair share of nice sunny days but we are also well known for our rainy days too. :) Nicole is a very positive and encouraging person who recently ran a 3.75 mile race, how amazing is that?!?!?! I love reading about her love for getting healthy, her husband and life in general!

2) Jenny @ The Cutest Adventure- Jenny will officially be my sister-in-law in less then 6 weeks! She is everything I hoped my brother would marry and more. I always knew that Brett and I would be close to David and his family, granted he married someone cool. Well, he is going to!! :) Emersyn just loves her Auntie and their upcoming wedding is going to be one of the happiest days of my life, I just know it.

3) Vanessa @ Everything She Knows- I am sooooo happy to have met Vanessa this last year! She is truly a kindred spirit, if that makes any sense. You know those people in life that you meet and feel like you have known them forever and you just GET each other??'s like that with Vanessa. :) She is beautiful, hysterical and has a sassy little 4 almost 5 year old that is a little firecracker, just like her mama. I love that Vanessa has a blog and I am totally jealous in awe of her writing abilities!!! She is witty and well spoken, such a great combo!

4) Melissa @ Paper, Stamps & Bows: Oh My! I have known Melissa for many years. She used to go to the same church that I do. She recently started up a card making business, in addition to juggling the responsibilities of being the mom of a three year old and almost one year old twins!! And I thought my life was crazy! :) Her cards are beautiful and you can tell that she puts a lot of love and thought into each project. If you are in need of handcrafted cards, she just started an Etsy store. I checked out some of her cards and they are very reasonable!! Stop by her blog and be inspired!

5) Kristi @ Stilettos & Flip Flops- Kristi was a student in youth group back when Brett and I were involved in that ministry. She has since grown up and turned into a lovely young woman. Don't I sound old just by saying that??! Ha ha. No really, she is in college now and even though I know life doesn't afford her much time to blog, I do enjoy reading her posts when she is able to get to it. Kristi is upbeat, loves the Lord and desires for Him to work in her life. It's so fun to read blogs of all different stages of life!

Yay for blog awards! :) Happy Sunday everyone!!


Melissa said...

You are so sweet! :)

sister sheri said...

Congratulations on winning a little sugar! Had fun visiting your awardees! Blogland is soooo fun... you meet amazing people!

Matt and Melissa said...

Thank you so much for the sweet words! I was SHOCKED when I read my name.
I love reading your blogs Patti! there is always something fun to read. Maybe one of these days we can connect in person again. Did you still want to get together about the rehearsal dinner invites? Drop me an email if you do. I think we are healthy now.