Thursday, January 22, 2015

3/52ing, Celebrating, and Sheenazing


Bigfoot. 3. Wants to grow up, loves to give the best hugs, and wants to be a professional drummer.
Linus. 1. Loves his eehh-phatt (Translation: Elephant), nose-kisses, and mostly likes sleeping in his new toddler bed sharing a room with his big brother!
These brothers: Love the sunshine, sliding, and chasing each other.
Where I've been this week: Celebrating the gift of marriage God has blessed me with! My parents came in town on Tuesday, my husband took a half day as well as Wednesday off, and we have been out and about celebrating our 5 years together. We ate out a number of times (We heart good food and I'll be sharing our yummy finds soon!), caught a movie, ran some errands together, and just enjoyed each other. It. Was. Perfect. 
And y'all, I really am floored at the nomination for a Sheenazing award. I mean really really really really really really floored! But so very grateful! 

Years ago, I stumbled into this beautiful space of web. I journeled and journeled and journeled until my software engineer of a husband nudged me to get with the times. Got with them I did. We were, and still are, far from family. We wanted a way to keep in touch. To share our lives with them and friends. Never did I expect to find the beautiful community I have with this little space.

This Christ-filled blogosphere, evangelizing Truth and Goodness with an honest dose of I'm-walking-right-there-with-ya, has given me so much encouragement, joy, fun, laughs, and friendships. It's been an amazing journey that I never anticipated but am forever grateful for.

Which ultimately means, thank you, dear readers. Readers that are named as family and friends from prior to the birth of this blog and new friends that have found themselves in my little space of hodgepodge. I really can't thank you enough! And to any new readers over from Bonnie's, WELCOME!! So excited to have you here too!!

I pray that I can offer bits of encouragement and prayers as I have been encouraged and prayed for by others through the webs. I pray I can offer a little space for community and beauty on the days that are tough, rotten, and crazy as well as the days that are joyful and seamless.

Thank you. Thank YOU! THANK YOU! And, I'd hug y'all if I could because I'm a hug-er.

So on that note, if you feel so inclined to share a vote for me in the Miss Congeniality category, head over to Bonnie's! And at the very least head over to Bonnie's A Knotted Life to see how wonderful she is as well as find tons of other amazing new reads for your blog reader of choice!

Venerable Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen, pray for us.

Note: These photos were taken with my Android Nexus camera since I haven't been lugging around the Sony. ;) Hoping to have some Sony captures this weekend. 

One more note: Our anniversary is actually tomorrow and I really wanted to have the How We Met story up on the blog, but time has not been on my side for this post. I'm still aiming for it, but it's not a guarantee. Either way, expect it soon and get excited because it's kind of ridiculous.

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    1. Erica! Thank you so much! You're the nicest! I really am still blown away I got the three votes to get me in a category.

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  2. I'm so excited for you to be nominated! And happy anniversary!

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    1. Thank you, Ann-Marie! Getting nominated kind of made my blogging year and celebrating our anniversary early was the best thing we could have done seeing how we woke up to two kiddos with upchucking food that disagreed with them from the night before on the day of. In sickness and health, right?

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  3. Happy Anniversary!! (what a treat to have such nice time to yourselves this week!)

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    1. Thank you, Theresa! It was such a treat that we absolutely reveled in. Loved being able to spend so much time with him. Just the two of us.

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  4. Happy Anniversary!
    I'm so glad we met at Edel - it's been so much fun getting to know you since. And you really, truly are so, so, so, so kind and warm. <3

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    1. Bonnie, you are the one that has been so so so so so so kind and warm. I had been reading your blog prior to Edel so meeting you in person had me a little shy and excited. You really are such a gift to so many! I really really pray that we get to meet again. Till then I'm so thankful we get to keep in touch through the web. :) Biggest hugs to you and thank you thank you thank you!

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  5. Congratulations on your nomination! I found your blog via the Catholic Women Bloggers FB page, and I'm glad to be here. :) You have my vote, Miss Congeniality. Looking forward to reading more of your posts. Happy Anniversary!

    - Catherine from The Life I Need

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    1. Thank you, Catherine! So nice to have you here! Pray you'll hang around! CWBN on FB has been such a blessing, right? Look forward to getting to know you better over at your space :)

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  6. I love love the photobooth pics! So I went to check out A Knotted Life after seeing you were nominated for the Sheenazing Award and I found that I too had been nominated! (You didn't have anything to do with that did you???) Anywhoo, this is exciting! I'm off to vote for you now! :) P.S. Look for an email from me - I have an idea I want to discuss with you!!

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    1. Yay! Thank you, Aimee! And, I did have something to do with that! Your link-up for Finding Beauty Friday is so good. I love the encouragement. God is always in the beauty and there is always beauty to be found. So thank you for your presence and witness online! And, I'd love to hear your idea! I'm excited and will keep a look out for your email :)

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