Thursday, June 16, 2011

An Award!

Blogging is so much fun for many reasons and one of the best reasons is all of the wonderful new friends you meet.  Blog friends are the best!  One of these sweet blog friends surprised me with the Versatile Blogger award.  Thanks so much, Dianna!  Please be sure to visit Dianna's wonderful blog at

I understand that I'm to list 7 things about me that you may not know.  So without further ado, here are my 7 things that you probably don't know:

1.  I am scared of heights.  Hot air ballooning?  No way.

2.  I have stood ThisClose to Joe Montana, the great quarterback for the 49ers and, briefly, the KC Chiefs.

3.  I don't like to watch scary movies.  I tend to think about them too much when the lights are off.

4.  I used to be afraid of the dark when I was a child and could only sleep with the light on. Number 3 above was part of the reason why.

5.  I have motion sickness and can't ride on boats anymore.

6.  I was kissed by my school bus driver.  Okay, okay...I was a senior in high school and he was a college student.

7.  My children even find out things about me they didn't know before by reading my blog! 

Next, I'm to pass along this award to some other bloggers.  Not knowing how they might feel about being in the spotlight, I will, with a bit of fear and trepidation, nominate the following for this award:

Aunt C's Place  - I've been visiting Carolyn's blog for a while now.  She has great photos and wonderful posts that I love to read.

Leah @ South Breeze Farm - Leah has a great blog and I've always enjoyed reading her posts.

Barb's Blog - Barb has been a blogging friend since the beginning.  Her blog is warm and friendly and I always look forward to reading new posts. 

I hope you will take time to check out these terrific blogs if you haven't already been visiting.  You will be glad you did! 

Until next time...


  1. I'm so glad you accepted this award, and loved learning more about you. Quite interesting about being kissed by the school bus driver!!

    Heading over to check out the blogs you listed - they're all new to me.
    Enjoy your day!

  2. Enjoyed learning a little more about you.

  3. Congrats on the deserved award. I will have to check out your awardees.
    Did you touch him? Joe that is.

  4. Congratulations! I will be checking out your links too. I enjoyed those 7 things about you! Inquiring minds! I have been reading and enjoying Dianna's blog for awhile. That Sundae of hers :)

  5. Thank you, Cheryl! What a sweet thing for you to do!

  6. Well, I seem to have some of the same, no heights for me, and motion sickness, well, I got dizzy on the zip line, and ever since then, I hate anything that rocks. Beautiful photos. Nice blog.

  7. Kimmie: Thanks!

    Dianna: Thanks again for the award. As for the bus driver, I lived in fear that my parents would find out. :D

    Susan: I love learning about my blogging friends, too. They are a great bunch of people.

    Ar Patti: Yep, I touched Joe Montana! I was a big fan of his skill with the football and that he was cute didn't hurt either. :D When time came for the photo, we were told to squeeze together...I had no problem with that as my photo with the goofy look will attest. LOL!

    Pix: I think Dianna's kitty, Sundae is sooo cute! Glad you enjoyed reading my 7 things.

    Leah: You're welcome, and I totally understand if you don't want to have it!

    Deila: Nice to see you and hope you'll visit again. Isn't motion sickness the pits? And the pills like Antivert don't do a thing to help, imo. Thanks for your nice comment.

  8. fun to learn about one another -- right -- as for me yes, I love it when I learn something new about a firend.. hugs

  9. Fun to learn more about you, Cheryl. The school bus driver kiss gave me a chuckle. blessings ~ tanna

  10. congrats to you Cheryl....No wander you received this award...Your blog is great..I love coming over to your place to visit each day...
    Congrats also to those that you passed the award to...I read Barb's blog all the time, but I will make a point to stop by and visit the others as well...
    Hugs to you and sweet Blessings galore!

  11. Hi Cheryl!

    I am so glad you had a happy anniversary, you sooooo deserved it!! I loved the pictures you took . . . looks like you had a great time. I especially loved the picture of Marley, he's adorable!

    Thank you for passing on the award to me! You are very sweet, and I love your blog as well. You and I have been blogging for about the same amount of time, and I have loved getting to know you! I feel very honored to get an award from you... :0)

    Isn't it funny that our kids find out things about us on our blog? I always laugh when my kids are shocked about things I do and say!!

    Warm hugs,

  12. cheryl....thanks so much for the visit. had you not commented on my blog i would have missed my award from dianna.

    my balloon adventure has left me behind in bloggerville!!

    i will return again tomorrow when i have more time to relax and read up!!

  13. Thank goodness you explained that bus driver thing. Did you marry him? Ha!

  14. Kris: I agree, it's fun to learn new things about our friends.

    Tanna: I really debated on telling that one. But we were really only 3 years apart in age, so it's not as bad as it first sounds!

    Shug: Thanks, and blessings to you, too.

    Barb: Thanks, Barb! Yeah, I think I managed to shock my daughter with the school bus driver story. lol.

    Debbie: Congrats on your award! Your balloon adventure looked like fun, if you not scared silly being high up like I would be. :D Glad you made it down safe and sound!

    Vee: No, I didn't marry him. I sure wasn't ready for marriage then and neither was he! :D