Tuesday, November 10, 2009

A wonderful award & Honoring our Veterans....

I am truly honored and humbled to accept this Kreative Blogger award from the very lovely and talented Rebecca of Rebecca for Vintage Living. (if you haven't visited Rebecca's blog you must...it is so beautiful, not only for her beautiful pictures and art, but her studio and home will leave you practically drooling if not down right green, I know it did for me :) Once you start looking at her blog, it is kinda hard to stop, it is just one beautiful image and post after another...enjoy! ohhh and your welcome...(sorry couldn't resist.)

Rebecca was so sweet that she had already given me another lovely award when I had dislocated my arm, being that I couldn't really type I thanked her for it but didn't honor its rules (bowing head in shame) But honestly...in my sorry defense... being new to all of this, I wasn't sure what to do or how to do it, luckily, after I finally got to the nerve to admit and ask for help...I went to my wonderful friend...Whom you all know...Dawn of The Feathered Nest, who took a few minutes to explain things to me...Dawn what would I do without you?

So according to the rules on Rebecca's blog....I have to tell you 7 things about me and then award 7 other blogs..Soooo...ok ready?....seriously are you ready?....I know I am stalling but I am starting to hyperventilate and I am starting to see stars and my ears are buzzing....kidding...kinda lol.

1~ I fell in love with my husband when I was 16 and in high school, I saw him walking across the quad and said to my best friend..."see that guy, I am gonna marry him one day and we both laughed...We married...over 2o years later and I am still laughing :)

2~ I, like Rebecca and many others of you out there lost my dad this year, March 14th and even though I still miss him so much it sometimes hurts to breathe...the holiday I associate most with him is Thanksgiving because he always made birthdays and Christmas about us and all the grandkids, but Turkey day was all about him and his favorite foods...I hope we carry on those yummy traditions...even the tart cherry pie (mouth is puckerin just thinking about it lol)

3~ I have 2 daughters ages 19 and 13, who even though I love them with all my heart....and sometimes wish they were still like I see them in my hearts eye...little and sweet...sometimes wish they would grow up and actually act their age :)

4~ I have had the privilege and heartbreak of having and losing... not 1 but 2 wonderful, amazing, loving daddys in my life. My first daddy I lost when I was 10 and he was only 35...then like I said earlier, my dad Sonny, we lost just this year, he was 73 and amazing. As painful as it is losing these wonderful men, I thank God everytime I think of them, because I was loved so much by them both...the most amazing thing though... I was their step daughter...but never once did they call me that or treated me like that...to them, I was their daughter, they were my daddys...and that is all that mattered.

5~I am so thankful for all the wonderful woman I have met and become friends with thru this amazing thing called Blogland...in my darkest moments...visiting you and talking to you has helped pull me out of some of the darkest moments... you will never know how truly thankful I and my family who have seen what this means to me, are.

6~I have so many ideas, so many things I want to do and try....but there just never seems to be enough time with all my excuses :)

7~I have the biggest weakness for chocolate and that is why I will forever battle the same 10-15 lbs lol (pathetic...I know but tis me)

Whewww that wasn't so bad....really, the shaking is finally subsiding :) Now the 7 blogs I want to give this award to are as follows...( if you feel you can't accept this award...because sometimes...life gets in the way) that is ok, because you know how wonderful you guys are...this is just away of letting you know, others think it too :) *I forgot to ask if you can give the award to someone the person who is giving you the award, chose too?

If you get a chance, visit these wonderful blogs, they are truly beautiful and inspiring.
Dawn of The Feathered Nest
June of Laughing With Angels
Carole of Maynard Greenhouse
Nancy of Fete et Fleur
Ana of A Petite Cottage
Carolyn of Little Bear Studio
Lorraine of Paper Bird

***I wanted to award these 2 wonderful ladies also, Rebecca, who originally gave this award to me and Tracey of French Larkspur, although Rebecca gave her the award already, I wanted to also....In fact there were so many more I wanted to give it to, all you have to do is look at the right side of my blog and see all those wonderful blogs...and you would know that this post would then be more than a few pages :)
Thank you, Rebecca!

Now to Honor all our Veterans and all who are still serving now...Thank you for so unselfishly serving our Country to protect and honor it and us...May you come home safe to those that love you...Thank you, thank you, thank you, I think a thousand thank you's would never be enough. To our dad Sonny, who will forever be a Marine....Thank you Dad, we love and miss you everyday!

Until next time dear friends...



maría cecilia said...

Good morning Rose, it´s so nice to have you back again, I was so missing you. I loved your love story with your husband... and how blessed you are to have the love of two daddies. And thank you for honoring the brave men.
So glad you received this award, you deserve it for your wonderful blog.
Have a great day.
Muchos cariños
María Cecilia

Carole~Maynard Greenhouse said...

I am truly so honored to get this award from you. You make me blush a little sometimes. I love reading more about you...your honesty is aways so refreshing. The memories of your fathers just hits my heart. I was very close with my dad too and though it's been almost 18 yrs. since he past away I miss him everyday. I guess that will never change.
Ok on the funny side....because I want to end on a positive note! I have the same problem with that 10-15 lb thing. except that it's starting to creep up from there. lol
Thank you so much my friend!!!!

June said...

Hi Rose, Beautiful...Beautiful post today. Losing a father is so hard. Mine has been gone now for 7 years and boy do I miss him. I loved reading the seven things about you today. You are someone I would truly love to know better. I loved what you wrote about how you still see your girls...and oh it gets so much better. My daughters are my bestest friends ever now that they are grown. Each one so, so special. The years to come will bring such gifts (if you can make it through thise teen years)lol...sob!
Thank you so much for thinking of me for the award. What a joy getting to know you has been.
Let's keep dreaming of our picket fences.

Tracey said...

Dear, sweet, Rose, you are such a genuine, loving, kind, and thoughtful person...it just comes right thru in your writing both in your posts and in the heartfelt comments you always leave on people's blogs!!! It is a true pleasure to come here to your blog and you are so deserving of this award! Congrats my friend!!! And a big, huge THANK YOU for passing it along to me...I am so honored and appreciative of the gesture! Thank you, thank you...

Enjoy the rest of your week!

:) T

Draffin Bears said...

Dear Rose,

Such a beautiful post today, my friend.
Always such a treat to come and visit you and all the lovely things you have to share.
Thanks for your kindness, you really helped me with your love, and kind words when my Dad died.
I am honoured to receive an Award from you, thank you so much, that is very kind of you.

Hope that your week is happy

paperbird said...

A beautiful Rose you are. Thank you so much for your sweet words and for the award. You are such a kind and sweet spirit. I love coming to visit your blog and reading your beautiful words and you always leave such meaningful and kind comments. Thank you for always taking the time to come visit me and thank you for your sweet award.

Andrea - Faded Plains said...

What a beautiful post Rose...and talk about chocolate weakness...for breakfast I had two Reese's Peanut Butter Cups...but at least I followed it with a glass of orange juice :o)

Ana said...

Hola Rose,
You are just the sweetest. Thank you so very much for thinking of me for this award. Your posts are always so lovey and touching. I loved learning a little bit more about you...So you're a chocoholic too? Love the stuff and I will never give it up, EVER! ;-D Thank you again for your thoughtfulness and kindness. Have a wonderful day. Blessings to you and your family.


Fete et Fleur said...

Dearest Rose!

Thank you for giving me this lovely award!! You're truly a kindred spirit. I loved reading about you and your hubby. A big hug to you, and may this Thanksgiving be a blessed and happy one.


PS You look way too young to have a 19 year old!! xoxo

The Feathered Nest said...

You are such an angel Rose!!! Thank you so very much dear friend for this award, I love blogging so, and creating as well but the best, best part of blogging is the precious friends that I've made along the way!! You are one of those friends Rose and thank you always for being so sweet and precious. Your new girl is so very beautiful ~ I LOVE HER!!! hugs and love...Dawn