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Stylish Blogger Award



I’ve been nominated for some awards in the blogging world in the past, and been chosen to share some awesome heartfelt awards by my blogging friends out there, but with my computer time being severely limited I’ve not followed through to the best of my abilities at times. After the big HSB crash, I never got any of my past awards re-posted on my sidebar.

So today, I was pleasantly surprised to find I have been nominated as a “Stylish Blogger” by my wonderful TOS Crew Mate Catherine over at Our Village is a Little Different.  Thank you Catherine!!

To accept this award I have the responsibility to pass along the very important “Criteria of Acceptance” (aka: rules) as follows:

1. Thank and link back to the Stylish Blogger who awarded this to you.

2. Share seven things about yourself

3. Award 15 recently discovered great bloggers

4. Contact these bloggers and tell them about the award!!

So here are seven things about my zany and crazy life:

1.   I am a homeschooling mom of three, as well as a veterinarian.  I am blessed to be able to work two days a week doing mostly surgery and every other Sat seeing pets, with my kids stepping up and agreeing to work independently from work boxes on the days I’m working as a vet.  I really love doing surgery, as well as helping out lot of friends with horses, cattle, goats and sheep, and other pets on the side. I also enjoy using my veterinary talents to teach a 4-H Veterinary Science project!

2. My greatest passion besides my family and vet medicine is music. I sing and write Christian music and really love being a part of our church’s Praise Team.

3. I am in awe everyday at the way God has given us this ranch and animals to care for, and of course these three awesome kids. I waited forty years to own my own horse, and now we have three! One of the greatest pleasures and thrills of my whole life is watching my girls learn to ride and love these horses. I am just amazed that my girls broke our filly with no hands-on help from anyone. Just advice from Mom, books, and friends. Wow!

4.  I am married to a true-life American Patriot who would give his life for not only me and our children, but you. He is an amazing medic, sharp shooter, outdoor enthusiast, carpenter, artist, and animal-lover to mention only a few. He’s every bit as hard headed as I am, and sometimes we clash, but we remain walking heavenward at the end of every day with three healthy children’s best interests at heart.  He was fighting for our country’s freedom in Iraq on the day our son was born in a military hospital in Texas, meeting him when Levi was 5 days old and leaving to go back overseas just two weeks later. Three months later, his father died just two hours before he arrived home on emergency leave to bid him farewell. I am thankful to be taking this life journey with my husband.

5.   I love to write. That’s probably why I love blogging so much. I LOVE English Grammar almost as much as science. I can certainly see a book or two in my future, though I’m not looking to be on any best seller lists. 🙂

6. My Mom is my hero.  It’s really hard to live so far away from her, but I’m very thankful for the many years we were able to live so closely and I’m so thankful as well that my girls got to know her so well.  Our visits are wonderful!

7. I asked Jesus into my heart when I was about 9 years old. I’ve tried really hard to follow Him through the years, and I’m ever-so-thankful for His Grace, Mercy and forgiveness. My girls have both asked Jesus into their hearts as well, and we love to celebrate their “spiritual birthdays.” My Tayt was saved on my birthday. It will be a glorious day when my son asks Jesus into his heart as well, knowing our whole family will spend an eternity together!!

So forgive me for cheating a little, because these won’t be all recently discovered bloggers, but ones that I truly feel inspired by:

1. Michelle at A Life Better Than I Deserve

2. Debra at Footprints in the Butter

3. Jennifer at Creative Learners

4. Penny at Homeschooling, Austism and Stuff

5. Shannon at Mom Loves Books

6. Mrs. White at The Legacy of Home

7. Sheri at 1 of 100 plus 25 TOS Crew Reviews

8. Tim at Families Again

9. Michelle at Homeschooling My Miracles

10. Dawn at Tractors and Tire Swings

11. Julieanne at Joy in Our

12. Vicki at Tumbleweed News

13. Rodna at Training Children Up For Christ

14. Beverly at The Cow Queen

15. Heather at The Blessings Pour Out


8 thoughts on “Stylish Blogger Award

  1. WOW! Thanks Chris. I loved reading your 7 things about you. I’ll have to give my 7 some thought and post later. Thanks again for this honor.


  2. Thanks Chris! It is nice to know that people do like your blog!
    I enjoyed your 7 things as well.
    I’ll have to think about this one for a bit. HMMM

  3. Thank you, Chris. I loved reading your 7 things, too. We have a lot in common: horses, writing, kids, farm, hubbies in the military, loving our parents and families, Jesus. It’s too bad real miles aren’t as easy to traverse as internet ones. I’d love to meet you. I even almost became a vet…I went to Va Tech pre-vet, but wound up loving teaching more.

    Thank you for the award. It will probably take me a bit to get it passed on, but I surely will. And thank you for your kind compliments to my blog. I like yours, too. I joined using Google Connect today!!



  4. Thank you so much for including me on this list!!! What a pretty award!

    I loved reading more about you!


    Mrs. White

  5. thanks Chris-I will get to this over the weekend. :0)

  6. Chris, thanks so much for this award. I already knew quite a bit of the information about you, but it was great to be able to re-read it. I’ll try to post my own acceptance and passing of the award this weekend sometime. 🙂 Blessings to you! 🙂

  7. Thanks Chris! I’m honoured! :o)

    ps, don’t forget to come back on Tuesday to find out what he was up to! ;o)

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