Friday, April 15, 2011

I am honored...

...I have received my very first blog award!

Incredibly Sweet Blog Award
I am especially honored because I received it from a fellow blogger who is also very pink at heart! I love her blog.  I encourage you to check it out as well; if you don't already follow her you should.  Pinkim is an advocate for breast cancer awareness, a fan of my favorite game ~ baseball, and a lover of all things pink!  Thank you PinKim of Truly Simply Pink for the honor of this award.

Now in accepting this award I am to share five things about myself... here goes:

One I am the youngest of six siblings (1 brother who is the oldest, and 4 sisters). Even though we are all now scattered through NYC, PA, VA, and FL, we are a tight-knit group of siblings from beautiful parents who have been married for 70 years (yep, 70!). Our oldest sister passed away in 2009 (I miss her every day), we know she is in heaven smiling down on us, happy that we remain as close as we are.
The six of us with mom ~ March, 2005
Two I married my childhood best friend.  My husband and I have literally known each other since we were in diapers.  He has always been my best friend.  He can tell people for certain that he knew I was the one for him in the third grade.  I on the other hand took a bit longer to come to that conclusion, but when I did, it was truly a slap across the forehead "duh" moment for me.  How did I miss it all those years?  Glad I got with the program, we have now been happily married for six and a half years.
Three I am a proud momma to a beautiful daughter who is now a young adult.  I raised her as a single mom for nearly 16 years, but thankfully I was surrounded by a "village" of helpers.  Motherhood brought me some of the most fulfilling moments of my life and of course some of the most frustrating ones; but I wouldn't change it for a thing.
Where have the years gone???
Four I am a baseball fan, specifically I am a New York Mets fan, but at the end of the day I am a fan of the game, not just the team.  Back in 2003 I had the opportunity to visit the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, NY (a must do for all baseball fans).  I was moved to tears looking at all the rich history of the game.  It may sound funny, but I can almost equate it with a religious experience.

Five I am a weekend addict of HGTV!  I turn it in on Saturday mornings and it is usually my channel of choice until Sunday evening.  As we are currently apartment dwellers, I can only dream of the day when I can put all the house hunting, gardening and DIY projects I am watching into practice.

Now I will be sharing the sweetness and bestowing this award on others who I feel are worthy of it as well!  There are a lot of blogs that I read and enjoy, and many who are deserving of this award, but I have to narrow down the field to just a few.

That Pink Girl! I may be partial since she is also a fellow "pink", but read her blog, you know she totally deserves the award!  She is a runner, which is a great inspiration to me (one who wants to be a runner); but her writing is great and entertaining.

EC Writes - The Crazy Life of a Writing Mom I absolutely love this blog! Her writing is thoroughly entertaining and brings a smile to my face each time I read it.

Last, but not least, Fork you! No, fork you! I know Christina deserves this award (even if I am extremely biased since she is my cousin). Her writing is great! She too has provided much of my running inspiration, and her recipes don't only look delicious, they are delicious!

Now pass it on, keep spreading sweetness in the blogging world!


  1. Congrats on your award. I lve baseball as well but... Im a San Fransico Giants fan.
    Visiting from Over 40 blog hope over at never Growing Old.

  2. Thanks for the award!! :)

    Wahoo and let's go Mets! We went to the game the other day but by the time we got there it was rained out :( gotta love the Spring hahaha


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