Friday, September 12, 2008

Some Bling and A Smile...

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Isn't it lovely ladies? Thank you so much to my friend Tonggu Momma for this fabulously fun award!

There are no rules for this award, so I will pass it along to some ladies who I think add a lot of sparkle to our group:

The Pixel Fairy Princess...her photography is nothing short of breathtaking. She is able to capture people in a way that stills your heart.

Denise at 'Tucked Inside My Heart'. She is always there to lift me up when I need it and her blog designs are so gorgeous (she does them herself) and she definitely has amazing taste.

Kim at 'Isabella Bison'. She always finds the coolest stuff on-line. If you are looking for something unique and memorable, ask her. She has the most giving heart and truly is an amazing friend.

Daleea at 'Jewels of My Heart'. This woman has so many strengths and talents. She designs so many of my baby shower headers and sidebar graphics. She is an amazing seamstress. She is a true friend who anyone can turn to when they need encouragement. She has raised over $5,000 for my favorite cause, Starfish.

And last but not least Steffie from 'Never Too Many'. She is my friend, mentor and keeps me from going nuts through this wait. We can meet for lunch or dinner and talk about anything for hours. I can call her when I'm about to cry and she gets me back on track. Truly, I don't even think I know how much I need her. She has bling for days too...this is a perfect award for her!

The Smile Award

My good friend Patricia from Hip Hip Hubei 2 (private) gave me this award. Her little girl Kiera is Eli's soul sister (they were born on the same day in the same year). Thank you so much Patricia! I love this award.

I must pass this along to Fliss. She doesn't just make me smile, she makes me burst out laughing. She calls me when I'm really struggling and her outlook on life just busts me up. I love her accent and her energy. She is someone who everyone should get to know.

Chelley at 'Live Fully Laugh Often Love Deeply' She is always making me smile. She's my Aussie friend. She has 3 children and is foster mum to 2 little ones. Head on over to her blog. She's begging for someone from the states to send her some poptarts. (really, now you are smiling about that aren't you??)

Kelly at 'Truly Blessed' (private) makes me smile. I am fortunate to live close to her and she has been a constant source of friendship and strength to me through this adoption journey. She is a veteran and has 2 daughters from China along with 3 sons. I am very blessed to have her in my life. It's amazing how God brings people into your life who you will need to make it through certain times.

Lea from 'Oh My 6' makes me smile. She is an absolutely wonderful and giving person. She always leave me the nicest comments and does fun things on her blog. She races dragonboats too...

Lala at 'Ladybugs and Dragonflies' makes me smile and so does little Annslee. And everytime I think about Coby coming home and their


OH MY #6 said...

U R way too sweet! My day is the 23rd! Bill is the 18th! My goodness September is an awesome month!

Thank you for making my day friend.


OH MY #6 said...

PS. I stole your picture from your sidebar

Jewels of My Heart said...

First.... Congratulations on your awards!!!!!! You know we would all give them to you too because you are simply the best!
Now.... how fun! Thank you for my diamond.... I love it! heheee too sweet and it brightened my day... your words as always uplift me and make my heart smile... thankyou for being a cherished friend and for always encouraging me and supporting me....
and..... Brown Eyed Girl is one of my favorites and I automatically started dancing in mychair.
love you friend.

Walker said...

Congrats on your bloggy awards!! You deserve them both!
Have a Great Day!

LaLa said...

Thanks...but now I have to wonder what else you said about me as it was cut off...hmmmmm..hope blogger didn't censor it LOL

Amy (Meredith Teagarden) said...

Awards you deserve and i too love those you passed them on to! Have a great weekend, no doubt dreaming of more you can do from your kind place in this world :)!


mom 2 many said... are very deserving yourself! I am praying you get a new referral SOON!!! The wait stinks! Hang in will soon be long forgotten ;-)


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Truly Blessed said...

I'm so glad I make you smile -- what a lovely compliment! Actually, I know it's my beautiful girlios who make you smile more -- they make me smile, too!

So glad we live so close and can do fun things together -- can't wait until Sophia Jane gets home so our girls can be "soul sisters" (even though they likely won't share the same birthdays -- they can still be soul sisters, right?).

Thank you, you make me smile, too!

Elisa. said...

Congrats on your awards, truly deserved!

jennifer said...

YOu so deserve all these awards! You're awesome!

Isabella's Mommy and Daddy said...

Congrats on the awards...
you deserve lots more..
You are amazing..
Thank you my friend...
Love ya girly...

Somewhere In The Sun said...

You are SO deserving of these awards! They describe you perfectly!


Steffie B. said...

You are such a sweet friend to me...I am so thankful that the Lord has brought us together....I pray that our wait isn't much longer....and our dream to travel together becomes a reality! ;)
Love you sweet girl.....your beautiful heart shines through to us all! ;)

Chelley said...

Congrats on the awards you really deserve lots more..
You are simply amazing

And thank you so much for the award you gave me!!

awww shucks!!!!

Isabella's Mommy and Daddy said...

Good Morning...I know you are getting ready for your chat.. the colors are
I am getting ready for work..
Will check back to say hello in a few.. then have to go..Hugs.

Colleen said...

Congrats on your awards and they are well deserved. I love coming to your blog it always brings a smile to my face. Love the cranberry color in the background and the new header. Have a wonderful weekend.

Denise C said...

Oh sweet Kimberley! Thank you so so so much for this beautiful diamond award! You are the precious one, though....I am just so glad that God saw fit to cross our paths, for I am deeply blessed by your precious heart!
You are a treasure!
Have a blessed week!
Hugs and love to you sweet friend!!!

Fliss and Mike Adventures said...

Thanks so much... sorry haven't been around for a bit... work, work, work, vacation... work... you know how it goes... hey... I will say I have my down days but life goes on... just plod along... if I don't pop by to visit as much etc just know I am thinking of you... you pop into my mind in the middle of the day for no reason... hugs to ya...