Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Blog Awards

Recently two very special blog friends of mine, Kelly and Betsy posted an award or mentioned my blog on their posts. Can I just be real honest here.....I was giddy with excitement when I saw my name. The award was for blogs that bring you happiness and inspiration. I feel so very much of the time my blog compared to so many others is so bland and so plain....just not cool overall (almost like I was in high school again. I seriously told Bryan Monday night I felt like I may have a blog design complex. I even casually approached Bryan about paying someone to redo my blog design. As you can see, that didn't fly. I'm still the same:)!!!). I'm not very technical at all so you see very little graphics. It doesn't seem too appealing to me. But Kelly and Betsy's words on 6/16 and 6/17 made me feel so special and liked. They lifted my spirits!!! So I send this out to them.

Although I have only met Kelly outside of blog world, I can know without a doubt both fit this award. I read of their servants heart in their church, I see their wonderful smiles in pictures, and I read about many thoughtful gestures they do for others. I am honored you allow me to be a part of your lives!! May God bless you both tremendously and give you the desires of your heart!!

I would also like to send this same award out to Caroline, Faith, and Brooklyn. These 3 ladies have recently helped me in various ways over the past few weeks. Whether it is a prayer notebook design, blog design, or listening to struggles and frustrations. Thank you for being patient with me (whether in person or through emails).

I love EACH of your blogs and I look forward to reading them. I hate when I have several days to catch up on. Please do not think because I didn't list yours I don't like yours. I actually wanted to send and link every single person on my blog roll, but I didn't want to irritate all of you and then my blogging would be over for real!!! I even looked for individual awards I could assign to each one but there is just so much. So many of you have sent me personal emails and ask how I am doing and you are so willing to allow me to share my heart in the more private world of email instead of out there for all to read in blog world. My blog friends have lifted my spirits on many a day. I wish I could meet every single one of you. I know this may sound corny or childish but I really do Thank You for being my friend. Thank you for letting me share my ups and downs. This award is for everyone on my blog roll:

Do you have a wonderful person in your life?


Brooklyn said...

julie, you are such a sweet friend...don't know what i would do without having a friend who loves the Lord like you do. i didn't know you got a new camera monday?! hope you like it. we were going to stop by today after getting the girls but i was a wreck so decided to just see ya tomorrow. thank your for your loving words--they were the bright spot on my otherwise upsetting day.

Leigh Ann said...

This was such a sweet post. I am so glad I have gotten a chance to read your blog and get to know you.

Betsy said...

You are so sweet Julie! Thank you so much for your kind words!! :)

Faith said...

Julie, thank you so much!!! You are the sweetest. And, I love your blog, no matter what it looks like because of your sweet heart that you share and the encouragement that you bring me. Thank you for that!!!

Megan said...

Julie! You are so sweet! I understand about the 'blog complex' part. I told Luke that I think I am a nerd in the 'blogworld' He just rolled his eyes. Boys don't get it! I love reading your blog! You have a way with words.

Lindsey said...

You deserve to be awarded, sweet girl! I hope you are having a fabulous day! :) Sending you a hug!

Kelly said...

Oh you are so sweet!!! I really do love your blog and it's not boring - it's always inspiring to me! I think you are the sweetest person!

Angela said...

Awww, this was all so sweet! I'm so happy we have gotten a chance to "know" each other through our blogs. You know, your were my first blog friend that I don't know in real life. Does that make you special or what ;)?

Hope you are having a great day!

karamy3sons said...

Julie you are so sweet. I am so glad that I stubbled upon your blog! I feel like my blogging friends are more like family! Have a beautiful weekend! And congrats on your blog award!

Kara Prov. 3:5-6

Kristen said...

This was a sweet post! I think your blog looks awesome! Congrats on winning your much deserved award!

Heather said...

Your blog is never boring because YOU are not boring! Congrats on your awards. You deserve them!!

MiMi said...

Such a sweet post. Congratulations on your award. You deserve it!

valerie said...

Congrats on the award! Your blog is never boring. I check it every day.
I passed this "wonderful person" award on to a sweet blogging friend of mine who lives in Canada.
She was one of the first ones who I started communicating with when I began blogging.
I feel like you's hard to pick out just one or two because each person is so special in her own way and each blog is so unique.
You are in my prayers!

Becoming Me said...

Congrats to you. This is my first time at your blog, but it certainly seems like the awards were most deserved.

valerie said...

Also, I sent you an e-mail about you, Brooklyn, Kristen & I getting together one day soon for lunch.
Fun! I haven't met any of my blogging friends in person yet. We live so close it would be ashamed not to. Let's do it soon!

Nancy said...

Congratulations on your award and I love your blog. It's very warm and inviting. If it reflect you and what you like...keep it just as it is! More power to ya girl.