Monday, August 13, 2007

On Safari...

Happy Monday!

I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend! I know I sure did. DH & I took the kids to Toronto for the weekend. We went with my BF & her DH & Kiddies. It was great. Everyone got along really well, the girls were fantastic & we had an absolute blast. We went to the African Lion Safari the first day, and the Toronto Zoo the second day. I actually think everyone enjoyed the Safari more than the Zoo, but both were really fun. If you're not familiar with the Safari, basically, you ride around the path in your car, and the animals are running all around you!
Here are some pics to share:

My camera battery actually died the second day, so I didn’t get very many pictures at the zoo. But, BF was great and took just as many of my kids as she did of hers. Can’t wait to see them! Thanks A!

When I checked my blog this morning, I had a big surprise. I have been nominated AGAIN as a Rockin’ Girl Blogger! This time by Bunny. Last week I was nominated by Mindy, and a few weeks ago, I was nominated by Michelle . I am so flattered by all these nominations. And really surprised. And trying hard not to giggle cause if you could see me some days you would NOT think I’m a rockin girl! I’m a SAHM, and there is usually evidence that my little DD have been near – you know, things like jelly-hand-prints on my used-to-be-white shirts. I can often be caught singing that favorite Barney Clean up song to get the girls moving… Definitely not Rockin Girl moves J but, I love staying home with my kids.

So I guess I should stop procrastinating and nominate a few other ladies!

1.) My dear friend “A”. She’s been my BF for more years than I can count. She is a huge support system to me, she makes me laugh, and has taught me how to “not beat up on myself”, be a better mom to my kids, and (maybe most importantly) introduced me to scrapping. Now, I’m starting to teach this paper girl scrapping Digi Style. She’s a bit PC shy, and has no blog (yet, heehee) so I don’t expect her to do a thing with this nomination, but wanted to do it anyhow.
2.) Hummie – She is a fab resource for the digi community. She offers great tips and links for scrappers & bloggers. She has set up blog carnivals & the DigiScrapping Blogroll. She has an obvious love for this community and for God. I’d like to know just how she finds to the time to do it all!
3.) Julie O – This girl inspires me! She (like me) is a SAHM who has just fallen in love with digi. Her enthusiasm for designing often keeps her working very late. She’s got a new shop opening up, and she is just the sweetest lady around. She has been encouraging me to try my hand at design – cause digi is very hot right now, and it’s a great time to get your feet wet. And, she wrote me the sweetest email about how being listed on my blog had helped her to become “known” in the digiscrap world. If you’ve not yet been over to her new site, you really should check it out. She just announced her new designers & she’s got tons of freebies.
4.) Kate Hill – This girl cracks me up! If you’ve not been to her site, just stop by and take a look at her blog header – really, just too funny! She’s also sent me some of the funniest comments when I was posting about the Couch Potato. She’s also got fab freebies!
5.) Andrea - from Andilynn Designs. She was one of the first people to “notice” and comment on my blog list. She’s a great lady & has fab designs. Be sure to check out her blog & shop!

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Lisa said...

Great pics of the zoo...sounds like you all had a great time! Congratulations on your 3rd rockin' girl blogger nominee and thanks for another awesome list!!

Anonymous said...

Your zoo photos are great!

Hummie said...

Oh my goodness! I am SO honored! What words you speak about me to make my day! Warm fuzzies abound! What a surprise!

I have been nominated several times before and have passed it on once, so I won't be doing that again, but I sure appreciate your uplifting words today.