And the award goes to . . .

Thank you so much, Ellie (, for the Versatile Blogger Award nomination!  I have just started blogging, so your recognition of my efforts is greatly appreciated.  Inspiring, even!

Now, according to the rules, I am going to tell you 7 things about myself.  Sit down.  It might be boring, but here goes:

I am an animal lover.  I especially love dogs and cats, but I also came to love a pet crow.  Don’t want him/her back but value the experience.  I have had fish but never loved them.

I love children.  All of them, not just mine.  I especially love my grandchildren.  They keep me young and make life interesting.

I am an only child.  Always wanted an older brother but had cousins who filled the void.  My imaginary siblings were always perfect, never annoying.  As I’ve gotten older, I’ve discovered that it doesn’t work that way in the real world.  I’m fine as an “only”.

I have always been a health nut, even when it wasn’t cool to be one.  I enjoy eating fruits and vegetables.  Actually crave broccoli.

I was born in Tulsa, OK, but have lived in NJ, GA, and West Germany.  Home is where the heart is, so my home will always be OK.

After graduating from college, I discovered (after my daughter was born) I really wanted to be a mom.  I have never regretted the decision to stay home and raise a family.  They are the light of my life.

I love sports!  My husband could care less, but I attended sporting events with my dad as a child.  I am a NY Yankees fan.  I don’t know why.  Weird like the broccoli thing, I guess.

 Now, to nominate 15 other blogs/bloggers for the Versatile Blogger Award:

  T.E. Hanna,

Rebekah M.,

Overwhelmed by Joy,

Searching for my Childhood,

Adopting James,

Unshakable Hope,

Beside Quiet Waters,

Green Light Lady,

Virginia Plantation,


Hope Springs Eternal,

Walking in the Word,

Garden of Eden56,

Mustard Seed Budget,

Terrie van Baarsel,

If you’re on this list, here’s what you do:

Thank the person who gave you this award, including a link to their blog.  Next, select 15 blogs to nominate for the versatile blogger award.  Finally, tell the person who nominated you 7 things about yourself.

Simple!  Relax and enjoy.  Hope this will lead others to discover your blog.

Thank you again, Ellie, and happy blogging!


8 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Ellie
    Jan 30, 2013 @ 16:04:26

    Oh I LOVE it! It’s so great to learn something about the person behind the blog. I grew up on a small farm in McAfee, in Sussex County. We owned the land where the golf courses are (is it Big Bear or something like that with the silo, quarry and RR tracks?) We also lived in West Berlin and Augsburg Germany. (I had a pet skunk, crow is better)

    I am sure this is just the first of many awards to place on your “blogging mantel.” Well done!

  2. greenlightlady
    Jan 30, 2013 @ 18:39:53

    Congratulations on your award, Connie! Thank you for thinking of my blog.

    Blessings ~ Wendy

  3. Terrie van Baarsel
    Jan 31, 2013 @ 08:52:48

    Thank you so much for the nomination. Your kindness has encouraged me!

  4. chemocurls
    Jan 31, 2013 @ 10:10:54

    Encouragement and inspiration are what blogging is all about. Love the community of it. May God bless your day. Connie

  5. Correna
    Jan 31, 2013 @ 11:31:45

    I accept!!!! Thank you so much, this is so fun! I really appreciate your kind words of encouragement. I love blogging and I have learned so much and am so encouraged every day with blogging. Yours is wonderful and you always write from your heart, I can tell you are a passionate person. Thank you again. Have a wonderful day. Correna

  6. chemocurls
    Jan 31, 2013 @ 11:54:52

    I’m thrilled that you will accept, Correna! I hope it will be rewarding and fun for you! I enjoyed the process, and I was so honored to be nominated. Keep up the good work. God bless. Connie

    Sent from my iPad

  7. Rebekah M
    Feb 19, 2013 @ 23:55:28

    Thank you so much for your nomination!!!! I accept! 🙂 It must have gotten lost in all the shuffle so I’m sorry for such a late reply but thank you so much! Ironically we (the girls of BeingRebekah) have actually set up a nomination for you for a similar honor that we’re publishing later this week! 🙂 Again, thank you so much! God bless you!! ~Rebekah M

  8. chemocurls
    Feb 20, 2013 @ 08:02:37

    Wow! Thanks, Rebekah. I’m so glad you accept my nomination. Keep up the good work and God bless. Connie

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