Part of being a blogger means being tagged and awarded sometimes.
So.....here are some awards I've been given lately.
From Shauna at Trying to Stay Calm (I call her the ♥Queen♥ of ♥hearts♥ in my mind):
I hereby award these to every single one of you, because I do love your blogs and you are all great blog friends. Some of you are even great real life friends. :)
From Keyona at The New Norm (this one does double duty and comes with a tag):
6 things I value:
a. My family.
b. My religion and all that comes with it: A belief in God and Jesus Christ especially.
c. Good books.
d. My education.
e. My friends.
6 things I do not value:
a. TV (I could totally do without it).
b. A messy house. I only value it when it's clean. :)
c. Rap music. Which is not music at all.
d. Brussel Sprouts.
e. Debt (Thanks, Keyona...that was a good one, and I had to copy it).
Finally, another tag from Stacey at Taylor Tidbits:
1. Write your name with both your left and right hands.
Well, I am right-handed, but tend to do several things with my left hand, too. I often eat with my left hand, for instance. When I am writing on a chalkboard, I will often do it with my left hand and not notice, but that is easier than writing on paper with a pen. I kind of wanted to wait and do this tag later so that I could practice my left hand writing and amaze everyone, but I really probably wouldn't have done it, so I just did it. So there you go. Feel free to analyze my handwriting if you want.
2. List five of your 50/50's (things you are torn between, or that you like equally):
Wow. This one was somewhat hard for me. I've never actually thought about it, I guess.
a. Bria and Chloe and Sophia (I guess they are 33.3/33.3/33.3).
b. Christmas and Halloween.
c. Utah and Arizona.
d. Opera and Musical Theater.
e. Candy Corn and Twix bars.
3. List five of your pet peeves:
a. Whiny children.
b. Soggy bread (this is more than a pet peeve. I will definitely throw up if I have to touch it, or worse, eat it, unless it's a bread bowl with soup, I've discovered. I know this because I had one last night and the sogginess didn't even bother me).
c. A messy house
d. Misspelled words and phrases. Things like a lot (this is actually two words people!) and their/there/they're, your/you're and it's/its mix ups really bug me, although I'm guilty of not paying attention sometimes myself. But I change it as soon as I notice, I promise!
e. The Twilight craze.
4. List five things that you think don't mix well:
Oh this one is so easy for me. I have a serious issue with meat and fruit together. The. Worst. Thing. Ever. Soooooo.....
a. Turkey and cranberry sauce.
b. Ham and applesauce.
c. Salmon and berry sauce.
d. Chicken and peaches.
e. Pork chops and pineapple.
And there you have it. One of the reasons that blogging is kind of cool. If you want to find a bunch of awesome bloggers, look at my sidebar. I've got family bloggers and bloggers I knew from BYU (although some people are lumped into this category that I have known much longer or met a little differently, but they still attended BYU, so there you go), and bloggers that are my friends from our time in Arizona and plenty of bloggers from where I'm currently living. Then there's the big long list of even more blogs which are mostly people I've never met in real life, although some of them I have. Here is where I must also mention I'm thankful for RSS feeds and Google reader, or I would never get off the computer!