Thursday, April 15, 2010

And the award goes to

Me! That's right. I am one of 10 blogs that Amy over at Chapters of me awarded this nifty little award to. I am happy to have been given this award because it means that someone that I am not close with, or do not talk to every once in a while actually reads my blog. It isn't for nothing.

So the rules to this award are pretty easy. You have to list 10 things about yourself and then pass this award onto 10 of my friends. I will have to go through my list because I am not sure if there are that many people who will play along, but I'll give it a shot!

1. First and foremost, I am a Mom. A Mom to 4 incredibly handsome little boys. Chad is 12, Kaleb is 8, Christian is 6 and William is almost 20 months. These little boys are my world and I love them to pieces. There isn't much that I would not do for them.

2. I am married to a great man. His name is Carl. He works hard for our family so that I can stay home with the boys. Our anniversary is coming up. May 6th to be exact. And we still have NO IDEA what we are going to go and do.

3. Mac n Cheese is my favorite comfort food. Not home made mac n cheese either. I am talking about the stuff out of the blue box. KRAFT baby. Actually, it is what I had for lunch today.

4. I moved to Arizona to get away. My husband had a job opportunity with a BIG promotion and he did not want to take it at first. I mean, he loved what it would mean for his career but he was worried that I would not be happy here. I told him to apply. I wanted to get away from what I thought was my family. It's sad that I don't have a family like I wish I had. I am content with our decision and haven't thought about looking back. Well, I take that back, when my husband aggravates me I say I'd like to go back there. But what started as "I wish I was home" has turned into "when do you want to go visit THERE". AZ is my home now and I love it.

5. I can count on one hand, how many REAL friends I have. When I was younger, I felt like I was not cool enough if I only had a handful of friends. I mean, how many cool people only have 5 or less friends. I had 20 BFF's I think. Now, here I am - x amount of years later and I am totally happy with the 5 friends I have now. There are more then 5 that can make me laugh and that I have a fun time with, but there are only 5 that I could tell anything in the world too. Since moving to Arizona, that number is probably going to go up a bit as I've met some wonderful people here but for once in my life I can say I am happy with how little friends I really have.

6. Back to food, Ice Cream is my "drug" of choice. I love me some good ice cream. The newest flavor is Toll house Mint Brownie! Oh Ma Gosh that is to die for. It's a little piece of heaven in a bowl (or on a cone). Tonight my husband is bringing me home another flavor to try. Not sure if that is a good thing or not.. OK, I know it's not a good thing but I love it. I hope this passes soon or else my jeans wont appreciate it much.

7. Sticking with food again, I love to cook. I complain about it all the time but the truth is, there s something relaxing about trying new things. On the opposite side of this coin, I can't come up with a new idea to save my life, so I am always looking to other people for new suggestions. If you have something unique, please share.

8. My favorite TV show once again is 90210. When I was a kid, I remember begging my mom to let me stay up until 10 so that I could watch it. She would shake her head and laugh at me, telling me what a dumb show it is but as long as I got everything done, I was good to go. Now, at 29 years old I look forward to Tuesday nights so that I can watch the new 90210. I love Kelly, though I am sad she is leaving the show. *sigh*

9. I can spot a liar from a thousand miles away. I don't know why. It's something I have in me. If I can see you, or I know you or even if we've just been talking online, I tend to be able to see right through the BS. It's like Dr. Cal Lightman from Lie to Me. My husband said that I would be PERFECT for that job. But I think sometimes he wishes he knew this about me before he married me. I am like the human BS detector.

10. And finally I have a thing with dishes. If they are my dishes, I can not let anyone else wash them. When I have company over, they try to wash my dishes for me to be helpful but I can't stand it. I try saying no, and it's not because I am being polite. It is because I don't want to waste the water to do them over again. Seriously, I am the kind of girl who doesn't even use the nice dishwasher she has because I can not stand the way they look/feel/smell if they are done in there. I must do them myself. By hand. Weird, huh?

Now, here is the list of amazing people I am tagging today. Hopefully everyone will play along. If you do, please let me know so I can go read all about you.

Beth at Laugh until you cry - Beth is a really great person that I've had the chance to get to know online and in person. Her son is just a few weeks older then my son and I love to hear all about him. She is a great photographer and I love her blogs, but especially when she puts pictures into them.

Kim at Mafia Mom - She is JUST.LIKE.ME. Well, except that she has 3 boys instead of 4 and she likes the New England Patriots. But other then that, JUST LIKE ME! Haha.

Mrs. Magoo over at the Mind of Mrs Magoo - Mrs. Magoo is very dedicated to her family and also a great photographer. She has two very adorable little boys and always has advice when anyone has a question.

Julie at Julie and Michael - I love love love reading Julie's blog. She is so down to earth, yet whitty at the same time. I usually find myself laughing out loud when I am checking up on her. You should check her out too!

Mama M over at My Little Life - Mama M always has something going on on her blog. I've been laughing a lot over there as well, which is what I really need the most :-)

Court at JCandNoah - I've had the pleasure to meet Court IRL and she is one of the sweetest people I know. Actually, when I was going back east to visit this winter, she sent me her son's winter jacket so Will would have something warm to wear. I will get that back to you Court, I promise :-)

Vanessa at The life of Nes Jas - Vanessa is another Arizonian who I love reading about. She and her husband are always going on trips and going to baseball games and she blogs about them. As well as some of the yummy food she cooks.

Shelly at The Family BLT - Shelly is just a funny cool chik! She always brings life to the party. She has 3 adorable kids (Shh... I didn't call her 13 year old son adorable) and is so busy in her life of working Mom that I am not even sure if she'll read this, but I hope she does.

Shell at Things I cant say - OMG This girl cracks me up. She absolutely says a lot of things that I can't say out loud or even in print. Heck, she comes up with things that I don't even think to say. Add her to your blog roll and be ready to laugh.

Sneaker Teacher - I love reading over here because she is teaching in another country. She always has interesting things to say and it's great to see things through anothers eyes. Especially someone who isn't in the states.

So there you go! This award will go to these great bloggers. I can't wait to read the answers everyone comes up with. Thanks again Amy for giving this to me. I've enjoyed writing this (even though it did take ALL of our nap break).


  1. Woot for getting tagged! I'll actually attempt to repost!

  2. Hey, thanks for the award! Your sweet comments made me smile. I love reading your blog too! I'm totally going to have to do this!

  3. Thanks Sweetie. I did it too. Hop on over and get to know me a little better. I like your #9.

  4. Sister! I actually did it! Woot!

  5. Loved reading about you Jess! It's always nice to learn fun and interesting things about someone...And thanks for tagging me - I'll be sure to post later so keep your eyes peeled!

  6. Hi there! I found your blog indirectly through Friday Follow. I would be happy to become a follower if you will kindly return the favor. Have a great week-end!

  7. I photo tagged you at my blog. Come check it out and play along :)
    Happy Monday