Sunday, June 21, 2009

Monday, Monday

I had a fabulous time on vacation last week. If I was late in getting by your blog, I want you to know why. Apologies. My family and I stayed in Perdido Key, Florida. My parents, brother and his family stayed in Orange Beach. My brother in law, "the Artist" and his family stayed at another location in Perdido Key, so I basically played all up and down the coastline. We had a blast, and of course the week just wasn't long enough. I plan to go back in a few weeks, hopefully to do all the things I ran out of time for.
I do have much to tell, but today I wanted to just run a slideshow of the past week, and use the rest of the week to go into better detail of the who, what , when and where. So, I hope you enjoy the sights....

Sherrie contacted me yesterday to say that I had an award over at her blog. I have become to behind in posting those. Forgive me. I am grateful for each and every thought sent my way, be it a comment, an email and certainly an award. I am always flattered and humbled at the thought that someone else would think of me. That being said, Sherri was kind enough to give me this award. She said that "This is how the award works: This award is bestowed on to blogs that are exceedingly charming. These kind bloggers aim to find and be friends. They are not interested in self-aggrandizement. Our hope is that when the ribbons of these prizes are cut, even more friendships are propagated. Please give more attention to these writers. Deliver this award to eight bloggers who must choose eight more and include this cleverly-written text into the body of their award." How truly kind. I am so appreciative at such a gesture.

The award also ask that I tell 7 "random" Things about me. There probably isn't much I haven't already confessed on my blog. Here goes:

**I classify garage sales. Just a drive by can usually determine if it is worth stopping or what I call a "drive by".

**I have a weakness for bread and cheese. And pasta. And potatoes. Yes starches are my downfall.

**I had three miscarriages in my life. I know that God has a plan far greater than I can ever begin to understand. I feel that through our trials and tribulations we learn greatly about ourselves, lessons that can be beneficial to others.

** Things, or people rather, that get on my nerves- People who brag, people who think they are above someone else, people who are rude. I am here to tell you that good manners are gold in my book.

**I am indecisive and it drives me batty. As Jimmy Buffett would say though, "Indecision may or may not be my problem." I take great stock in what my family and friend think and usually consult with them on decisions, no matter how great or miniscule.

**This, I know, is going to sound cheesy, but from the moment I saw my husband-at the age of 11, I knew I would marry him. I think God laid that upon my heart that very day. I will never forget seeing him and what I felt. How I prayed.

**I believe in ghost and spirits. Not vampires or witches.

And now the awards. I can honestly say that almost each and everyone of these ladies below I correspond with daily, be it email, comments back and forth, even phone calls or letters. I look forward to their visits and feel as though I know them, some I actually have met through blogging. I feel even greater blessed to know these ladies and feel inspired and encouraged by them, their zest for life, their faith and the knowing that it isn't things that make us rich, it is people. I am blessed to call them friends. I know you will feel the same way, just pay a respectful visit to their blog and I am quite certain that you will agree.
Here are the 8 folks that get this award:
1. Keetha
2. Karen's Korner.
3. Chandy
5. Blondie's Journal
6. Kat
7.Bama Belle
8. Dust Bunny Hostage

Congrats, and to all I hope you have a wonderful week! Come back now, ya here?
And please, be sure to leave me a "roadmap" to your place.


Mari said...

Welcome back! Looks like you had fun. I love Maeby's hair! You got some great shots.

HEWY said...

Glad you are back!


Glad you are back. Thank you my friend for the award and I loved the slide show. There is nothing cuter than kids at the beach.

Sandi @the WhistleStop Cafe said...

You know Perdido is my old stomping grounds... I'm envious!

Bama Belle said...

we are soooo glad you are back!
Thank you for the award! I will post it on mine tomorrow! BIG HUGS

Derek said...

Welcome back, Leigh! I'm heading down to OB this Friday for a few days myself. Looks like ya'll had a great time!

Kirby3131 said...

What great photos! Looks like you all had a grand time -- and you are going back in a few weeks?! That's great!

You are so sweet to give me an award :) Heck! You're so sweet to read my blog! haha You have a great group of blogging friends - I think I've visited all of their blogs at some point or another, but I'll be sure and get back there this week for sure.

That is so cool that you knew your guy was the one when you were 11. :) Awwwwwww!

jennifer said...

Thank you sweet lady! I appreciate you for thinking of me.

I am so glad that you all had a good time at the beach. I loved your slide show (the monkey bars and the chimes were such cool pics).

We went to the big water today and Leigh it was SO hot! Does summer know this is only JUNE???

Hugs to you my friend!

Keetha Broyles said...

I too thank you for honoring me by MENTIONING me in a blog award!!! The honors make our heads swell, don't they?

I don't know that I'll pass it on just now - - - I just participated in something very similar not too long ago.

You know I'm crazy about YOU and your BLOG - - - ever since we met chasing each other all over blogland on Fashion Fiesta Friday hosted by Big Mama.

Cindy said...

Hi, After reading the 7 things about you, I think we have a lot in common! Thank you for coming by and leaving a comment on my blog, you are really sweet. I am not blogging much right now because I am on vacation. I'm busy getting lots of hugs and kisses from my two little grands! Please come back and visit me soon, though. Hugs ~cindy s~

Kat said...

Well, how sweet is that?! Thank you so much! I'm truly touched.

I love watching your slideshow. Great photos. There's just nothing more special than spending time with family.


abeachcottage said...

loved the seven things, great to know more...

pics look fab, all so happy and lovely, gotta love the summer eh?


Shelia said...

HI Leigh! Oh, I'm so thrilled you had such a wonderful time! I must tell you your photos on your slide presentation are marvelous! I loved them.
Congrats on your award!
Be a sweetie and I'll bet you're all tanned and gorgeous! Not that you weren't gorgeous before! LOL
Shelia ;)

Susan in the Psych Ward said...

Great pics! I love family fun beach pics!!!

scrappydee said...

I'm so glad you hada good time and that you get to go back. I hlove your random facts, they just make me know that we have so much in common. I do the same thing with yard sales and I fell in love with PC the moment I laid eyes on him and of course I am a carb lover too! Congrats on the award you so deserve it - you made me feel right at home in blogland. Thank you!

Chandy said...

You sweet thing! Thank you for the award! I will be posting it sometime soon. You are so darling to think of me and I agree with the ghos and spirit thing, I believe in them not their fictional interpretation.

I would have to go and hit those garage sales with you. I am hoping to get find some this summer and indulge in some serious "saving while adding" excursions, but the kiddos and hubs have their schedule, and I'm just the manager...

butterflygirl said...

I have the same weaknesses, no wonder why I like you so much!