I have added some new names to my list of distractions on my sidebar. I was going to introduce them to all of you and then thought, I haven't introduced you all to any of my friends over there personally. So, each week, I will take a handful and tell you a bit about them. I plan to share about their blog and if I can recall or it is pertinent, how I "met them" in blogland.
I am going to begin at the bottom. Why? You might ask. Well, way back in the days of school my last name was almost to the end of the alphabet. Teachers would always begin with the A's. Sometimes that was a good thing, but most often it annoyed me. That is my reason. To shake it up. Yeah, I live wildly, I know....
And so, a few of a "frans" who are worthy of a look:
Welcome to Our Lives-This is my "fran" Amy. We met through Jessica's blog (will discuss her later). Amy is as nice as Jessica is crafty-but that isnt to say Jessica isn't nice b/c she is. Anyway...Amy will lift you up with a consoling word, share her love of the Lord and then go on to tell you how she has shimmed down a river in a canoe with 23 of her friends. She camps out-and likes it. My kinda girl. My husband doesn't even do that! She has the pictures to prove it. And if that isn't enough for you, she is a first time mom to baby Zaydee (cute name for a baby with eyes you can get lost in) and wife to hubby Zack. If this family isn't precious, then I don't know what is.
Weightloss and Reality TV- Sweet Michelle. Actually I met Michelle by going into her new store in Helena, Consignment Classics. Ask her, she will tell you that I clean out my closet as often as I can. But I also buy from her, you can't help it when she has such cute clothing and accessories at bottom dollar prices. One day she and I started discussing music and our mutual love for singing. I mentioned a post I had written about just that on my blog. I gave her the address and she and her dry witted husband, Steve, looked it up and read it and then sent me a cute little email saying that enjoyed my ramblings. It made me so happy. Shortly after, Michelle began her own blog. I told her it was cheaper than therapy! And so, the rest is history. Michelle and I graduated from high school the same year. Our schools played one another in football. She is a mom of 3 boys. She just graduated one off from highschool. I know there will be future material on that alone. Michelle is a go getter and wears her heart on her sleeve. I admire her tenacity. She was recently in a hometown version of American Idol called Big Mountain Idol. She did well. But don't think for a minute that her talent is her own. It was well cultivated and inherited from her mother's genes. Just another example that "Girls Rawk".
Warm Pie is just that, gooey goodness for your soul. This is a lady who was jilted by not being born in the south. You would think she was. From her home decor to the great words of advice she dishes out and spoon feeds you. She is clever!! Just read her story on a box of photographs that she collects. She doesn't know the people in the pictures, but she gives them a history and a mighty interesting one at that. Check her out, you will see what I mean! (I found her by way of Harrington House)
Traylor's Sports Droppings -This is a blog of a friend of my oldest child. Traylor, like Bama, is very much into sports. Be is trivia, news, or playing them. I told him I was going to link him to my page. I want him to get encouragement from others to keep writing. I told him, "Do it every day." It's a discipline and if he is one day wanting to go into a field of journalism he needs to practise. ALOT! I am proud of his efforts, as I am any young kid that pushes to succeed in something. And he is just a good all-american kid.
Trav's Thoughts - I met Travis through Dust Bunny Hostage. DBH knew of my enjoyment that I got from Dancing with the Stars-perhaps it was my at least once a week postings? She emailed me to say that Travis shared a love for that show too (and other reality tv shows). We have been regulars at one another's blogs since. His blog is a good read. Thanks DBH for introducing me to another "fran."
and finally, The T Family Syndicate- This is Frannie. I met her through a Valentine blog pal thingy at Island Girl. We were matched up as a "secret sister" type of thing but for Valentine's Day (the day I hate, I know......) We swapped goodie boxes. Mine was cool, but even better, I made a new friend. Frannie lives in Atlanta and has a most interesting life. She is married to a great man, who happens to be Asian. They have a precious child, "Drama". My favorite post of hers was a sad one, but also one of healing and compassion. Her husbands grandmother recently passed away and the way that her husband's culture recognized the passing and also celebrated her new life was both beautiful and educational. It moved my spirit. I appreciate her for allowing us to easedrop and learn a new experience.
And that, frans, is my handful for this week. Tune in, to see what I might say about you!
And now, go forth and visit some new blogs, make some new frans, and tell then that Leigh sent ya! But always remember to come back here and pay a visit. You know, I run my thoughts off each day and I always enjoy knowing you dropped in.
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