Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Bloggy Award!!!

Erin from The Williamson Family tagged me for a blog award!  I think this is my second one ever.  It’s cool to know that someone out there that I have never even met enjoys reading my blog :)  Thanks, Erin!!!


Here are the rules:

List 10 things that make you happy.

Tag 10 bloggers that brighten your day.

Make sure to link back to the person that tagged you!

My ten…

1.) My other half.  I really have NO IDEA where I would be without this guy.  As corny or cheesy as it sounds, he really does complete me.  He makes me laugh every day and keeps me entertained.  We share dreams and goals and good times and bad times.  He drives me crazy, but keeps me sane all at the same time.  God really knew what He was doing when He paired me up with Justin.

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2.)  My family.  I love all of my family sooooo much.  I have not always appreciated them so much.  Since I have grown up, though, I never take a moment with any of my family for granted.  They have made me who I am.  I miss them so much now that I live away from everyone.  And in case you haven’t noticed, there is one little girl that is my WORLD!  Miss Ava Nicole.  She is my princess.

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3.) Photography.  I’m so blessed that my hubby surprised me with my camera a little over a year ago for Christmas.  I never would have guessed how much I love taking and editing pictures.  It really makes me happy.  I hope to continue learning and getting better and better.  At one point in my life I could not think of anything I was good at.  I could not think of any hobbies that I had except for reading.  Now I have found something.  :)

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4.)  Friends.  I do not have a whole bunch of close friends.  The ones that I do have, though, I cherish.  I have learned over the years that good true friends are hard to come by.  Getting to spend quality time with a best friend makes me truly happy.

5.) My kitty and puppy.  These guys are like my little furry babies.  Especially Sylvester.  I love them so much and love that they love me so much!  They make my day when I can tell they are excited to see me after I have been gone all day.

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6.) Sweets.  Sugar.  Dessert.  YUMMM…  Anyone that really knows me probably knows that a good way to cheer me up is to bring me some icecream or take me out for cheesecake.  It’s sometimes a bad thing.  Like when I can’t fit into my jeans.  But I have come to peace with the fact that it’s just part of who I am.  Sweets make me happy.  So does sweet tea with my dinner. 

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7.)  The beach.  I love going on vacation to just about anywhere.  But I think I’m the happiest at the beach.  I love the sand and the waves.  I love the sounds and the beauty of how huge and vast the ocean seems.  Even when I just get home from a beach trip, I cannot wait to go back again.

8.)  Getting gift cards.  I love getting gift cards cause I get to shop without really spending any money!  They are the best, too, because I know I will love whatever I end up with.  I know a bunch of people think they are too impersonal, but I think they rock! 

9.)  Reading blogs and blogging.  I have written about this before I think.  Maybe a few times.  But I just adore blogging.  It makes me happy.  I love reading other blogs and laughing at funny stories, getting new recipes to try out, or getting inspiration and encouragement.  I love blogging because it is such an outlet for me.  Plus it’s a great way for someone with no scrapbooking skills to scrapbook.  I will be able to look back on this years from now and remember every little thing and have pictures to go with my stories.  Happy time!

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10)  Thinking about my future.  Thoughts of my future really make me happy and make me excited.  I’m so glad that I do not dread the future.  I cannot wait to see where God takes Justin and myself in ministry. I cannot even begin to imagine all we will see and do.  And of course, the thoughts of my future children make me radiate happiness.  I have been thinking about that more and more since this will be the year we start trying to get pregnant.  I couldn’t be more excited!  And that’s only the beginning.  I have a full lifetime to make memories with all of the people that I love the most.  What could possibly make me more happy?!


And now I tag:



CJ said...

Congrats on the blog award! It was fun reading the post ♥

Lyr said...

This is great! Congrats on the award! Hope you had a great Christmas and a wonderful new years! Can't wait to catch up on all I've missed on your blog!

jill said...

love LOVE LOVE this post!!!! you are incredible inside and out. and your pictures are gorgeous! teach me!!!

Lacey Herring said...

THats such an old picture! lol!! I love you! Im soooo glad we are friends! You are the BEST!!!!!

BTW! Come see my blog!! Lots of updates mainly JUST FOR YOU! lol

jill said...

i LOVE this look!!!!! keep it keep it keep it! and boo for laundry .. i'm doing it too. ick.

In this wonderful life... said...

love your happy things!!!!! love our blog too :) Thanks sweet lady! I can't wait to post this!

Stephanie said...

Thanks Melissa! That was sweet, I enjoyed reading about your 10 things! Many blessings to you :)

alely L. said...

Melissa, thanks for stopping by my site! I really appreciate that! I've enjoyed reading some of your posts. I am a newbie when it comes to blog awards. I was wondering do you have to be tagged in order to participate in Happy 101?