Recently, I was graciously given the
by my wonderful friend Erika over at Chambanachik. I have really loved following her blog these past months. Writing with a military perspective, she is an excellent writer, a wonderful mom and wife, and a sweet encouraging blog friend. So thank you, Erika for passing along the award to me!
Part of the rules for accepting this award is that I'm supposed to list 7 things about me. Well, frankly, you all know way too much about me as it is, so I've decided to take a slightly different approach.
First of all, I'm passing the award on to my friend Jenny at Our Little Chilli Tribe. Why? Well, I'm so glad you asked. Jenny's little boy Russell is a few months older than Addison and we have gone through the journey of mothering a child with Down syndrome together this past year and a half. She has been an amazing encouragement to me (if you check back at my old blog posts, you will find a comment from her on almost EVERY ONE with positive, reaffirming words from one mom's heart to another).
She has faithfully kept up with the October blog challenge, and she has oh so many more kids than I do (so I should really stop complaining) She has done an excellent job of raising awareness for Down syndrome and is a dedicated advocate for her son Russell. I so admire her. And that is why I am passing the award on to her. Every word that she types is deeply honest and real. The world needs more bloggers like her!
Checkout some of her 31 for 21 posts.
And back to how I'm taking a slightly different approach with my list of 7 things? Well, I'll let Addison take over from here.
(she has a slight crush on Russell..but can you really blame her?)
Here are 7 reasons why I should marry Russell. (Don't look so surprised...people with Down syndrome get married all of the time)
1. I know how to rock cowboy boots (Russell lives on a ranch, and of course will need a woman who can wear stylish cowboy boots at all times)
(just call me the Pioneer Woman)
2. I am an excellent cook. (Surely Russell will be very hungry after long hours out herding the cattle...that's what they do on a ranch, right?)
made with love by Addison
"What? Everyone samples while they cook."
3. I'm great at doing laundry
"Hey, my nickname is Chubbs, NOT Cinderella!"
4. I have mad horsewoman skills (as proven by my amazing couch dismount technique)
5. I've been told that I have a great personality. (thanks, mom)
"Why does Russell have to live SO FAR away?"
6. I look great in white.
"I'm assuming for the actual wedding day I'll be working with a larger dress budget....right mom?"
7. I know how to write the perfect proposal.
and to sum up? I totally should marry Russell...I just gave you 7 rock solid reasons why...
p.s. backoff Lilybird...he's MINE
p.s.s if you notice the lovely new kitchen set, there will be another post all about it coming up soon!
the future mr. and mrs.???
In response to this: http://babynumber10.blogspot.com/2011/10/ticked.html