Wednesday, July 21, 2010

A "Merry Christmas" in July Party & Award

E-Mom over at Chrysalis is having a Christmas Party! Since coming back from some cold temps out west this just feels right. She has several things to check out so head on over and have some fun! One thing that blew me away is she gave me an award!! Now I haven't been blogging regularly in quite a while, and E-mom is one of my faithful commenters. Not only that but I have been so blessed by her teachings over at Chrysalis, so me getting an award from her is ~ well a big deal! Thanks E-mom! Here is my award:

Here are the rules attached to this award:

1. Thank the person who gave you this award.
2. Share 7 things about yourself.
3. Pass the award along to 15 bloggers who you have recently discovered and who you think are fantastic!
4. Contact the bloggers you’ve picked and let them know about the award.

So I am supposed to share 7 things about myself. WoW do they have to be interesting? I don't know if I have 7 things to share that would peak someones interests, hummm....... let's try:
  1. I can read while traveling. I know many people, my daughter and mother included who get car sick if they read. I so appreciate the fact I can read while riding. It helps the time pass.
  2. I have been told I have Indian as part of my ancestry. You can see it in my mom and a few sisters, but it appears if that is true, the only thing I received from it is my bone straight hair. Some day I would like to research this to see if it indeed is true or legend. On our recent trip though I asked the kids who this old Indian woman looked like in a picture and they both said "grandma".
  3. When in a museum I cannot stand and read all the information near exhibits. I'm more a visual person. My husband on the other hand can spend hours doing it. So I wait alot at the the end of exhibits for him. Good thing I have a book to read!
  4. When I was younger my hair was so blonde someone asked if I bleached it. I was in 6th grade. Do mothers let their 6th graders bleach their hair? I know mine wouldn't!!!
  5. I used to collect tea cups. I have them all boxed up downstairs in storage, because we have not place for them to display. My favorite cup came from my sister Kam and her husband Jeff. It belonged to his grandparents. It has 22 carat gold trim on it. It's dainty and beautiful! The largest part of the collection came from my Grandma Olsen through my mother.
  6. I was once in a television commercial. It was very short lived and was for the insurance company I worked for. I didn't think anyone would see it, but my sister told me she was watching T.V. and there I was. It didn't air very long.
  7. Speaking of insurance. That is what I did before I became a mom. I was an underwriter at Lake States Insurance Company, based out of Traverse City Michigan. I had been in insurance for quite a few years. My favorite job though was being a Commercial Lines Rater (they are the ones who calculate the premiums on policies). I am a numbers person, and this job dealt in that. I miss it actually. Don't know if I could do it again or not, very rusty!
Well there you have it. 7 things you may not have known.

I am also supposed to give this to 15 new blogs I have gone to, but I haven't been stepping out lately to new blogs. Just my tried and true! There is one I have gone to that I love, but she has received the award from E-mom too. It's Stones of Remembrance! Can you see why went to her blog in the first place? Her posts have blessed my heart!

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Shelley said...

WOW - thank you - I'm so encouraged x It's going to be busy busy around our home in the next little while but I hope to still keep blogging about it all - a stone to remember :D

Thanks friend x

Mocha with Linda said...

Congrats on the award! I enjoyed reading some additional tidbits about you!

Mari said...

Congrats on the award!
I also like to read while traveling.
The Indian ancestry is neat, but i sure wouldn't have guessed it!
We must never let Bob and Steve go to a museum together. You and I would have to go somewhere else, because he is just like Steve in this respect.

e-Mom said...

Fascinating stuff Kim... I'm visual like you, have a moth-balled (English) teacup collection from my CDN Mum and Nana, and I don't get car sick (or sea sick) either.

So you love numbers, eh? That's surprising, knowing how wordy you are. (Blogger etc.) You're a smart one alright!

Congrats again. ღ

Joanne@ Blessed... said...


Congrats on the award!

Thanks for stopping by my "other" blog. I have to agree with you...our young men don't have the Bible studies our young daughters have to choose from. It's sad.

I have taken my oldest daughter to numerous "purity" conferences for girls, but have yet to even hear of a purity conference for young men.

On a different note, where are you headed for vacation this year!? :O)