August 10, 2010

Versatile Blogger Award

 a596b01c546e0a02310d5b9fb037abdfIt’s nice to receive recognition for something.  I recently received a Versatile Blog Award from Legendswife over at The Way We Homeschool.  

Admittedly so, I wanted to look up the word versatile and here is the definition:


1. capable of or adapted for turning easily from one to another of various tasks, fields of endeavor, etc.: a versatile writer.

2. having or capable of many uses: a versatile tool.

3. Botany. attached at or near the middle so as to swing freely, as an another.

4. Zoology. turning either forward or backward: a versatile toe.

5. variable or changeable, as in feeling, purpose, or policy: versatile moods.

I am choosing to think my blog would fit best with # 2.  At least I hope so.  I have benefitted so much from others’ journeys through homeschooling and motherhood and I hope by sharing our experiences I might somehow help someone else; I hope to be useful.

The rules for the Versatile Blogger Award are:
1. Share 7 things about yourself, and
2. Pass the award on to 5 fellow bloggers (with links to their blogs)

Here are 7 things about myself you may or may not already know:

  1. I am the oldest of 5 children, so I like to be in charge and care for others around me.  It’s part of who I am.
  2. I wanted to have 5 children of  my own, but was only able to have 3.  I trust that the Lord knows what He is doing.  I am grateful for my crew whom I adore.
  3. My husband of 19 + years is the baby of 5 boys and lets me think I am the boss most of the time ;)  He is the peanut butter to my jelly and I can honestly say that he “completes” me (as cheesy as it may sound).
  4. I am a bookaholic and I  don’t care who knows it.
  5. I love my family and I love homeschooling and I feel like this is what I was born to do.
  6. I love the Lord and try to be more like Him each day.
  7. I have an inner dork that just pops out when a picture is taken of me.  It’s true.  I’ve tried to suppress it, but alas it’s there and there’s no controlling it.  You can ask my family. ☺

I have benefited in so many ways from so many of you.  Here are a few fellow bloggers that have inspired, encouraged or enlightened me:

  1. Tristan @ Our Busy Homeschool – Tristan has a houseful of little ones and she is able to accomplish so much. She shares the same passion for family that I do and I’ve enjoyed getting to know her better through the blogging sphere.
  2. Bridget @ University Cookie – is just awesome and I’m happy she shares her talents with me.  I know she shares them with others, but you know…. She shares them with me. ☺
  3. Tonya @ Live the Adventure – I’ve followed Tonya for a while now, we both started writing for The Homeschool Classroom around the same time. And I always enjoy reading her posts.
  4. Donna @ Flowers n’ Plaid – I’ve enjoyed reading Donna’s thoughts.  She’s has a little bit of this and a little bit of that on her blog.  She seems like a real person.  I like that.  I prefer real people to not real ones, don’t you?
  5. I just couldn’t decide with all the great blogs in my reader.  SO I’m not going to. If your blog wasn’t listed in 1 – 4, then you would be here with my other favorites. ☺

Thanks to all my Blogging Buddies out there!  You are awesome!  Even if your post doesn’t overflow with comments, Please know that what you write matters. Keep it up!


  1. Hi Dana! Thanks for the cool award! I love it and honored that you mentioned me! :)

    On a side note (since it's been seconded) I'll take your suggestion and work on putting together that post about our favorite RV moments. It'll be fun.


  2. Thanks Dana. I'm catching up post wedding. This was such a great surprise. Thanks!!


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