Thursday, July 31, 2008

Showin' Some Bloggy Love...

I received a nomination for this Brilliant Weblog Award from my amazing sister, Heather. She is my light! She is a beautiful women, mother and follower of Christ! Heather is actually the one who introduced me to the world of the Blogs. She is the mother of two amazing little girls, Rylee and Reagan and the wife to wonderful man, Matt! Together they build their life on a faith based foundation. She is my role model and my friend and I encourage you all to take a look at her beautiful life. Thanks Heather!

There are specific instructions that must be followed now in order to maintain such status in blog world though, so here they are:

1. Put the logo on your blog.

2. Add a link to the person who awarded you.

3. Nominate at least seven other blogs.

4. Add links to those blogs on your blog.

5. Leave a message for your nominee on their blog.

My nominees are... Jill is a dear friend of mine! Our husbands were roommates through college and fortunately for us, we have become great friends. She has the sweetest little boy, Cade and she is also expecting a baby girl, Tinsley, in October! Her and her husband have recently moved to Eagleville, where Kent will coach the Eagleville Football team. Jill loves photography and captures some great moments to share on her blog. This is going to be an exciting year for them and I can't wait to read about it! Holly Jane is such a blessing in my life! She is beautiful person with a HUGE heart. She gives me daily encouragement. Holly's blog is about her life and her exercise. She has accomplished so many amazing goals this year from running her first marathon to biking her first century(100 miles)! She has also recently biked Alto, a "mountain side" off of Monteagle Mountain. Holly is the total package! She loves life and lives it to the fullest. Holly is one of the strongest people I know. She will make you want to get out there and burn some asphalt! Lindsay is fabulous! She is such a creative person with an eye for photography. She has two beautiful children, Logan and Brynn! Brynn and my Ella are only days apart and it is great to have someone to help you through all of those "WONDERFUL" baby stages! Lindsay has a love for music and with her laid back personality , she is always a joy to be around. Lana's blog is about her journey to becoming an Ironman! Yep that's right, she is a dedicated athlete and triathlete who has an amazing passion for life. Outside of Lana's Ironman training, she is a mother to two handsome boys and a wife to her high school sweet heart! Lana loves to coach her boys through sports and if she is not coaching she is in the stands cheering. Talk about an amazing woman! Lana also encourages me and everybody else who has a hard time committing to an active and healthy lifestyle. She will help you and coach you with the "Fire that burns inside of her!" I have just recently began reading Allison's blog and I love it! She captures so many moments that leave you wishing you had her life! She is an active mother, meaning she and her daughter do many many things together, from building mud volcanoes to putting food color in the daffodils to color the pedals! She is a farmers wife, I love that! and a super sweet person. I personally do not know Ann, but I went to school with Stuart and his brother. I began reading her blog through Lindsay, when I discovered the connection. I decided to nominate Ann for the award because she is probably going through one of the hardest times in her life! She currently expecting their first child and Stuart has just been deployed. I can't imagine her life at this moment. She and Stuart need many prayers and any encouragement they can get! Jana, a friend from high school! I will always remember Jana for the times we did musicals in High School, she has a beautiful voice! Jana's blog is in regards to her beautiful children and her baby girl Rylan, who will be here in October. After having two children, Jana and her husband got pregnant with their third! However, God had bigger plans for Baby Carsyn! She was delivered still born and will forever be apart of their lives. Jana is an amazing woman of God, and finds her strength in Him daily! Rylan is a blessing to them, and it looks as though she is growing just the way God intended.