That title is to show how undeserving I feel of a great honor my good friend Amber bestowed upon me. Here it is folks, the thinking blogger award!
But I have to share what Amber said about me, because well, I just can’t believe how nice she is!
“I don’t personally know Amanda, but I can sense that she is so much fun and exuberant and energetic just by reading her posts. I feel happy after reading what she has written each day. Her desire and love for Christ is inspiring, and I love how she freely shares how God has blessed her family in so many ways. She is someone who I would LOVE to meet someday.”
Aw, shucks, Amber! Before she even said all that yummy stuff about me, I had told my husband, next time we go to Florida, I want to visit Amber! I think we’d have so much fun together! Please, go visit her blog! (is that enough exclamation points?!!!!!)
So, enough about me, let’s get to the linky linky part. I now have to follow the Thinking Blogging Rules:
1. If, and only if, you get tagged, write a post with links to 5 blogs that make you think.
2. Link to this post so that people can easily find the exact origin of the meme.
3. Optional: Proudly display the ‘Thinking Blogger Award’ with a link to the post that you wrote.
There are lots of people I’d like to tag…and I’m sure most of these people have received these awards before, but since I’m new to the blogosphere, I’ll just do who I like, ok?
Candace at Laughing Daisies is the reason I have a blog. When I was in Bham, I lived vicariously through her blog. She has such a fun normal life and that’s what I needed (we were at a job that was sucking our life away and I needed some normalcy)! Candace is incredibly funny, has an adorable son the same age as Lydia and she’s amazingly crafty. And she’s all about the daisies. Oh, and guess what?! I am going to meet her this week! She’s headed to the ATL and we’re having a real live playdate–for our kids, of course!
Ann Kroeker’s blog always makes me think. She’s a published author, mommy, wife and God-lover. I don’t know if she does it on purpose, but she blogs about each of her roles and articulately offers sound advice in each area. I’ve already written one post about her, so maybe I’m kind of a stalker! Really, I look forward to reading her every day because the hats she wears are the ones I’d like to wear, too.
Angela Hunt @ a Life in Pages is one of my favorite authors and is now one of my favorite bloggers. Some author blogs seem like they are written by an “AUTHOR” not by a human being. Angela seems like someone I’d be freinds with…albeit a little more famous and creative than me. Angela’s blogs run the gamut to insightful book-author-stuff you’d never know, previews of the books she’s writing now, the articles she writes for big time newspapers, crazy pictures and personal family stuff.
Now this 5th one is really making me think…because I really can’t just choose one more. I have lots of mommy blogs on my bloglines and I enjoy so many of them. They make me think in so many different ways: Val makes me think about photography and kids and friends. Stephanie makes me think about parenting in a different way. Trish makes me think about prayer and thankfulness. Pandapalooza makes me think about the little girl I’d love to adopt. Clementine makes me think about myself. So? My 5th Thinking Blogging Award goes to…hmm, I’ll let you know. (Please don’t take my award away for not following the rules!)
While we’re sharing the linky love, I’ve been meaning to post about Julie Carobini, author of Chocolate Beach. It’s her first novel and she’s currently writing the sequel. HEr blog is chronicling this process (and her life!) and the best part is I won a book from her! Go check her out!
I met another author online, Nicole Petrino-Salter. She sent me her book, Hope of Glory. It’s about horse racing. When was the last time you read a book about that? I can’t wait to finish it! Lydia just hasn’t given me a chance to sit down and read it yet! Check out her blog because she’s always posting something passionate about Jesus and about the craft of writing.
*whew* If you made it through all that, I hope you found some new people (and blogs) you’ll enjoy!
Thanks again, Amber!