Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Birthday Thanksgiving

*Thanks for visiting today! Make sure you visit here to get in on the super cool giveaway that I'm hosting. You don't want to miss out. We now return you to your regularly scheduled Angie's Spot programming.

So, today's my birthday. Woo hoo! I was all set to post about some wonderful gifts that I've received and some hilarious cards, texts and emails that I've gotten, when I decided to go in a different direction.

Today is a lot about me being thankful for the amazing life that I lead. I'm able to be a full time mom to my 2 beautiful girls. I'm able to work from home to help subsidize some of the extras that we participate in. I have a great hubby who continues to surprise me with his thoughtfulness. I have family that can be trying at times, but I can't imagine life without. I also have the most wonderful group of friends (live and online) that a gal could ever hope for. I am truly blessed in many ways!

A couple of my online friends have bestowed some awards to me over the last few weeks and I want to give them some proper shout outs. One in particular gave me an award today that I want to give some special attention to.

First, I want to send a huge THANK YOU to my new buddy Hot Tub Lizzy who gave me the Arte y Pico award and the Brillante Weblog Award! She's the second one who's given me the Arte y Pico award, but this is my first time getting the Brillante Weblog Award. I'm just a little excited! Oh, and here they are in all their glory.

The next award that I received, actually came in today, from my bud Steph. Not that I don't appreciate all awards given to me, but this one in particular really hit me sideways in the emotion department. It was created by a mom whose son was saved from an organ donor. He would've died without the life-saving heart that he received. The story made me cry and I simply love the rules that surround this one. I'm simply to pass it on to other bloggers who inspire me and ones that I want to Share the Love with! So, first let me show you this adorable award.

And now for the list of bloggers that I want to give this award to. Hey, it's my birthday and I'll give away love if I want to. Each of you inspires me, makes me laugh or cry (or both), and makes me happy to be in a circle of bloggers who encourage each other. Thanks for sharing the love with me.

Angela at Hello Dahrlin' - My BFF forever and ever...amen
Tressa at American in Norway - Such a cool gal and friend
Carrie at Candid Carrie - Too many reasons to list why I luv her...I'll start with her humor
Jennifer at Crazy...Life - She's a mom who's crazed, just like me.
Nik at Exceptional Voyage - She's a gal from TN. Who doesn't love that?!
Michelle at Honest & Truly - Participating in the push up challenge alone garners this award.
Holly at June Cleaver Nirvana - I'm one of Holly's biggest fans. I'm just glad she doesn't think I'm weird or anything from all the comments I leave. Or do you, Holly? :-)
Lula! at Lulaville - Another southern belle sista. She & I are like peas and carrots. In a Paula Deen butter cream sauce.
Kelly at Song for Whoever - My thanks to Tressa for introducing us. Kelly is da bomb.
Kat at Sunshine & Lemonade - Anyone who shares my love of trashy reading is a friend for life.
Lizzy at Journey to the Hot Tub - So she can share the love with Mr. B
Rhea at Texas Word Tangle - My first commenter ever and a friend for life now
Shannon at Welcome to the Nut House - Blogging has reignited a great friendship. Woo hoo!
Eleanor at News from Nooga - She needs all the love we can share with her right now.

Ok, I'm cutting it off there because I could literally go on for ages. But, I do plan to issue another list of blogs that I'm sharing this with, because it's just not right to keep this one to myself. So, go share the love with others and hug your loved ones tight. We never know how long we'll have them. Mwah!


Hot Tub Lizzy said...


Oh please stop by my blog later tonight!!!

Connordog said...

Happy Birthday!!! I am so glad that the Share the Love award came on your birthday. I hope you've had a wonderful day.

Angela said...

Yay!! Happy Happy B-day and thanks so much for the award!

Lula! said...

Happy Birthday to YOU!!!!!! Wooooooooooooooooooooooooo!

Thanks for sharing the love, too. You are rather awesome. Especially in a rich, butter cream sauce. Now that's what I'm talkin' about!

Kelly said...

Happy Birthday to you...cha-cha-cha
Happy Birthday to you...cha-cha-cha
Happy Birthday dear Angie, Happy Birthday to you, Cha-cha-cha!!

I hope you have a fantabulous day today doing all the things you love doing.

Thanks for the award...you're too sweet and your da bomb also!!!

Kat said...

Happy Birthday! And isn't it exciting to talk about trashy books. The really really trashy ones.

Thanks so much for the award. I am so horrible at passing these on. Or thanking anyone for them. I have gotten the pico award twice. And the brilliant one three times. I am truly a slacker. But this is my first sharing the love. So, I'll work on my sharing...

CrystalChick said...

Happy Birthday! Hope it's a GREAT year! :)

Jules said...

Congrats Angie! You deserve them all and much more!

sky said...

Ooo... I'm stopped by a bit too late!! Happy (belated) Birthday!!! Hope you had a fun one! xxx

Jennifer said...

okay okay... where do I start...

first of all ...

(plse turn down your speakers! i am VERY tone deaf!! and I do mean VERY!!!)





there that wasn't so bad was it?? ;)

Happy birthday!! I hope you have the BESTeST day ever!! :)I'm sure you will have a fabulous day just being with your girls and your hubby!! :)

This was a very nice post! I like this idea!! Good for celebrating a special day!

THANK YOU, thank you, THANK YOU for my Sharing the Love award. I haven't ever gotten this one!! BUT I LOVE it!! I also happen to love your blog and you too!! ;)

I will definitely be showing this baby off and passing it around some!! :)

Have a wonderful birthday... you deserve all the BEST!!

xoxoxo HUGS!!!!!

Shannon said...

THANKS!! MY 1ST AWARD!!! (can you tell I'm excited about it?!?!)

Hope you had a great birthday!

Rhea said...

You're not supposed to GIVE gifts on YOUR birthday, Angie!! BUT, THANK YOU!! You're so sweet. Thanks for sharing the love.


Nik said...

YAY! Happy Birthday!!

Thanks for sharing the love - but you DESERVE the love on your birthday!

Ronnica said...

Happy belated birthday! I hope that it was enjoyable!

Michelle said...

What fun to get so many awards! And thanks for sharing. When I get back after this weekend I'll add it to my list of things I need to do to pass it on :) Fun birthday presents in a way, right?

Oh and I'm NOT doing the pushups tonight or tomorrow night or the following night because our hotel room is entirely too small. I'm not sure I can actually even walk from our couch bed to the bathroom without tripping on something, so I'm on hold until Sunday ... BUT I did to 117 (not in a row obviously) on Tuesday!


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