Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Giving and receiving

I have some bloggy business to attend to today. First of all, I need to announce the winner of yesterday's book giveaway: Susan! (I have your address, Susan, so will get this sent off to Germany in the next few days!)

Second, it must be blog award season, because I received three last week. I appreciate being thought of so much! I just don't have the time right now to forward all three, so I'm just going to pass along the first one I received.
The first award is the Blog Friends Forever award, given to me by Angela. Thank you so much, Angela, for this fun honor--I can't wait to hear the news of your second "busy boy!"

The Blogging Friends Forever Rules are:
1. Only five people allowed.
2. Four have to be dedicated followers of your blog.
3. One has to be someone new, or recently new to your blog, or live in another part of the world.
4. You must link back to whoever gave you the 'Blogging Friends Forever' award.

I have so many people I would consider blog friends, which is such a treasure. With one exception, I am passing on the Blog Friends Forever award to blog friends I've never met before. Thank you so much for your friendship!

Katie--fabulous former swap partner, encourager extraordinaire
Abbey--we have lots in common, and I enjoy reading about her family and life in Rome
Gail--Though we've never met, I can tell that she is a really loyal person, and I appreciate her consistent comments and e-mails
Frances--thoughtful, a fellow advocate of stewardship, and an excited mommy-to-be!
Amanda--my real life friend who just started a blog this summer--I've really enjoyed keeping in touch with her and her family this way and reading her thoughts about healthy and sustainable living
The second award I received is the I love your blog award, courtesy of Melody, a fellow Iowan! Thanks so much, Melody!

Lastly, Liisa gave me the Smile award--what a nice gesture, Liisa! Characteristics for the Smile Award:1. Must display a cheerful attitude. (not necessarily at all times--we are all human). 2. Must love one another. 3. Must make mistakes. 4. Must learn from other. 5. Must be a positive contributor to blog world. 6. Must love life. 7. Must love kids.

Thanks so much, friends. How glad I am to be part of such a wonderful community!


Susan said...

Ah, I cannot believe it. THank you so much, I am looking forward to reading this book!

Frances said...

Thanks for the "award" and the link to my blog, Carrie! It's certainly been a pleasure, an encouragement, and an educational experience reading what you've had to share this past year (I can't believe it's been so long, but my Bloglines account shows I marked a post of yours "keep new" back in October 2007!).

Katie said...

Thank you so much Carrie for your kind words and shout-out! :-) I am still around ~ in the distance here in the blogosphere....very busy on the homefront with hubby deploying overseas and a new homeschool year underway. I hope to get back into the bloggy thing soon... Thank you again!! I appreciate you and your blog so much!


mom said...

Congratulations on these awards -- how lovely to be acknowledged for blogging well! :) Love, Mom

Niki RuralWritings said...

Just dropping my to thank you for your encouraging comments re my mum.


Amanda said...

Thanks Carrie for the "BFF" award. How fun! I love having a blog and keeping up with you through it too. I'm not sure I know how to pass this on, as a newbee, I don't have lots of blogger friends yet... email me sometime about the details. :)

Jan said...

Well deserved Carrie!

gail said...

you deserve these awards! you have a great blog. and i have enjoyed getting to know you thru your posts.

thank you for giving me my first blog award--i will display it proudly. the blogging world is so fun.