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Wednesday, December 14, 2011

The Liebster Blog Award

The Liebster Blog Award is given to up and coming bloggers who have less than 200 followers.

My friend Brittany @ The McQuire Family & my friend Katie @ Life is Beautiful both honored our family blog!  Britt is a dear friend of mine who I've grown close to over the years because we were pregnant with our 1st borns at the exact same time!  Charlie & her precious daughter Campbell are only a week apart!  You can read about their blossoming love affair HERE.  I love reading Britt's updates on her blog and keeping up with her as a Mom, wife and woman of exceptional class & style!  Katie is another sweet friend I've known for years who I adore.  She is the nicest person you'll ever meet and is a stay at home mom to her son Jack.  We have a lot in common & I love the way she journals their family's life on her blog!  I was so touched for them to pass this on to me and I want to do the same for some of my favorite blogs I love to read! 

Liebster is a German word meaning 'dear, sweet, kind, nice, good, beloved, lovely, kindly, pleasant, valued, cute, endearing and welcome'.

To keep this award going (by passing along to other new deserving blogs), the recipient must now recognize five other bloggers with less than 200 followers that have really stood out in the crowd.

The rules for the Liebster Award are:

1. Thank the person who gave the award and link back to their blog.

2. Reveal your top 5 picks and let them know!

3. Copy and paste the award on your blog post.

4. Have faith that your followers will spread the love too! 

So, here are my choices to receive this award...In no particular order.

1. I just met Kelly this year, but it feels like we've been friends for years!  We met in the NICU in April and instantly bonded over the emotional ups and downs of nicu life.  Her precious son Hayes was born with an omphalocele & her blog not only provides an encouraging place for other omphalocele families to go to...but also makes you smile and giggle at the stories of Hayes' adorable personality.  He is one remarkable little boy with a fighting spirit you can't help but love!

2. Sommer is a friend of mine from high school & although I haven't seen her in years, I enjoy reading her blog so much!  She is an amazing woman of God, wife, and a mother of 2 sweet children.  Her blog always has a daily bible verse, devotions, fun learning activities that involve scripture with her kids including snacks!, and the typical adorable photo-rich posts that go along with having a 4 and 1 yr old! 

3.  Laura & I met in the nerd Cytogenetic program at MD Anderson 7 (!!) years ago.  She left Houston to live with her Marine Hubby after their wedding and has been living the military family life since!  Her blog is a good one to read not only because I adore her & miss her terribly... not only because she has one CUTE little girl named Audrey that will melt your insides... but because it's a real example of how military families live- through the emotional ups and downs of deployment, moving from base to base, and the awesome camaraderie with other Marine families. 

4.  Katie was one of Henry's NICU nurses and we reconnected after discharge through Twitter & the Blogosphere.  She was pregnant at the time and now has a sweet baby boy named Landon.  I liked her from the beginning- it was an emotional time for us and she was very sweet & offered to make Henry a little sign with his name on it so he didn't have to be known as Baby Boy Moore.  Seems silly how a gesture so small could make you happy, but at the time it did! Katie's blog is great resource for new moms because she talks about everything:  breastfeeding, sleep scheduling, cloth diapers, making your own baby food, being a working mom.  Our mothering styles are SO similar!  She also is always participating in fun little weekly surveys and posting yummy recipes!

5.  I (virtually) met Momma Wilson a few months ago when I decided it'd be fun for Charlie to participate in a pen pal program!  Our little boys are the same age and we were hooked up as a monthly pen pal for 3 months!  So fun.  Through this process we introduced each other via email and I stumbled across her blog.  It's awesome!  She has such a beautiful family and offers great mommy advice and support. 

Thanks again to Britt & Katie for honoring our family blog! 

1 comment:

  1. Love this ;) Your comments made my day!!! Can't wait to pass along!!! Your boys are so precious. Isn't it fun keeping up with each other?!