Friday, February 11, 2011

Stylish Blogger Award

Sarah tagged me for the Stylish Blogger Award.  YAY!  I love learning about people and their journeys through their blogs. 

Here are the Rules for the Stylish Award:
  • Make this a post and link back to the person who gave the award to you
  • Share 7 things about yourself
  • Award 5 great bloggers
  • Contact the bloggers and tell them they've won!

So, here goes... 

  1. I have had the same best friend since diapers.  I met Margaret she was about 6 months old and I was about a year and a half.  We went to the same babysitters, through elementary/middle/high school, worked at the same seafood restaurant, etc. Although we are very different from one another, we are best of friends.
  2. I was a band geek.  I marched in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in 1995.  It was an awesome experience.
  3. I am named for my Dad's sister.  My middle name was Emily-Marie before I got married (Yes, a hyphenated middle name and that means that I went through childhood with 4 names).  My Daddy chose that as my middle name because it was his sister's name.  His sister was born with severe medical issues and was confined to home; my Dad played a significant part in her care.  While my Dad was serving in Vietnam, she passed away.  Oddly enough, I was born on the same day that she passed away, 13 years later.  I will always have a special love for the aunt I never met.
  4. I love, love, love the beach and warm.  When circumstances change with my employment or finances, you will definitely find me living by a beach.
  5. I love Disney.  I went to Walt Disney World the first time when I was 26 years old.  I wasn't convinced before we went that I would like it (I tend to be too serious and don't love crowds).  Well, my hubs was right - I loved it.  We're taking a Disney cruise and spending 4 nights at the Polynesian Resort for our 5th wedding anniversary in May!  I am planning to run the Disney Princess Half next February (that is what started this whole running thing).
  6. Cheerwine and "quarter cakes" are my weakness.  As a child, every time we passed the TeePee (gas station/convenience store) it seemed like we stopped.  We could go in and get a Cheerwine and a quarter cake (aka Little Debbie Cake).  My favorites are the Fudge Round, Star Crunch, and Swiss Cake Rolls.  I honestly can't tell you the last time I had one, but I don't really miss them.  Thank goodness Cheerwine comes in diet!  It is so good! 
  7. I want to be crafty.  I try desperately but haven't found the right thing for me.

Now it is my chance to award several others!
  • Jim at 50 After 40I love reading his blog!  He is so incredibly encouraging!
  • Shelby at Eat, Drink, Run:  I stumbled upon her blog a few months ago.  I love reading it and she lives in the same city as me!
  • Debbie at Weigh Down:  She's a fellow WW'er.  I think it is cool that she takes pictures of her journal every day.  I have used her blog to get myself out of a food rut a few times.
  • Lisa at 110 Pounds and Counting:  Her blog was one of the first that I started following.  She reminds me daily what this is all about.
  • I have no idea who else to tag.  I love reading blogs!


  1. I have never heard of Cheerwine....I guess it's a US-only thing? (I'm from Canada). Congrats on the award!

  2. Hi - thanks so much for the tag, I will post it on Sunday! #4 is totally my wife's dream too. I just wanna live by a baseball stadium somewhere!

  3. Thanks for the shout out! :) Hope you're having a great weekend and enjoying the ZOMG GORGEOUS weather!