Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Let's Be Friends...

One of the last things I'd ever really thought about when I first started journaling online was that I'd make friends here. My whole motivation behind this blog of mine was and still is, to keep in touch with my kids/family, ramble, keep recipes, (Nothing like getting calls after midnight for a family recipe) family traditions for my children and to keep in touch with the ones who have already moved out of my nest here.

Well so much for the communication part with the kids on here! They read my blogs but don't communicate much on here, unless of course, I get the story I am telling on here wrong! At that point I pretty much told them all, it is my blog, go tell your version on your own page! Of course they do not and continue to pop in and keep me in line on my blog, or should I say, they try to keep me in line?

I will never forget the first comment I received on my journal from a non family member...I was so nervous and freaked out that someone I didn't even know would be the most remote interested in reading past the first paragraph of my journal, much less make it through to the end and than leave a nice comment to boot.

Here I am now, finding myself in the evenings falling in love with all the wonderful lives and creative folks in bloggy land. There really isn't anyone on my friends list that I wouldn't just love to meet someday. As a matter of fact, I feel as though I have already met everyone here already - I mean really.... just from all of the sharing of our daily lives and events on here, I mean really, how can you feel like you have not already met?

I will tell you this, my family sure has enjoyed some new and exciting meals around here! I have thoroughly enjoyed gleaning ideas from everyone I have met on here. If it wasn't a meal that drew me to you than it was a book or a home improvement idea or just your thoughts and ideas that impacted me in some small way, ideas that I'd never looked at in that light before. Even something as small as a comment you have left here for me to soak in as well...you are truly appreciated by me...so thank-you very much for adding to my small life here.

Karen is someone I found through Connie,
over at "Connie's turning 50" blog. I can truly see the three of us hooking up one day and meeting, shopping, chatting, creating, eating and lots of laughing! We are all pretty much in the same season together and for the most part, I think enjoying it. I mean really, what else are we going to do but enjoy it? I encourage all who happen to stop by and read this blog of mine today to go visit these two...you won't be disappointed in what you find over there.

Karen has passed off this, "Let's be friends" award to me and I'd like to thank-her right now. Thank-you Friend!


These blogs are exceedingly charming. These kind bloggers aim to find and be friends. They are not interested in self-aggrandizement. Our hope is that when the ribbons of these prizes are cut, even more friendships are propagated. Please give more attention to these writers. Deliver this award to eight bloggers who must choose eight more and include this cleverly-written text into the body of their award." Here are my eight people (I am picking ones I have not met in real life, but feel as though I have)

Connie - “Connies turning 50” Fun, sweet, great wife, mom and a wonderful roll model for our season!

Beth - “Rambling Goat chick” Encouraging, loving, fun, sweet and fun to visit!

Jennifer – “Tatertots and Jello” Younger than me, cuter than me, more creative and hmmm why is she on my list???? Very creative and talented and sweet!

Carrie – “Carries little world” Refreshing and creative!

Darlene – “The only thing worth walking towards” Wisdom, talented, creative, warm and friendly and loves her family dearly too!

Jessica – “The Russo Corner” Her mom did a good job raising her! Creative beyond anything I ever was at her age or mine! A love for her family and husband.

K – K’s Kronicles I get fat at K's place....wonderful ideas, recipes, sweet, and a good hostess for her town..I love all her tours.

Nina - “Just enjoying life” Adorable, sweet, loving life, positive compassioned and I am just drawn to her daily happenings. Oh yeah, and youthful looking....!

Honestly I could go on and on here, but I am only allowed eight picks! A big thank you to all of you for letting me come into your lives and you coming into mine..it has been fun getting to know each and everyone of you...and now.... I need to head back to my laundry room...hugs!

So I Thank you ladies. I'm honored to call each one of you my "friend".

So please grab this award, post it to your blog and PAY IT FORWARD to eight more deserving bloggers!

~ enjoy


Lorrie said...

Good morning Christine--I echo so many of your sentiments here with regard to blogging--(my kids are exactly the same--they read but don't contribute). I feel that the friendships I've made through blogging enrich my life, and like you I would enjoy meeting each person "in real life" if circumstances allowed.

southerninspiration said...

I wholeheartedly agree, too! Wouldn't it be fun to have a huge party????
Your kids are great looking! Mine are 27, 19 and 17.


The Farmer's Wife said...

So funny you would write this, when I was feeling the same way! There have been days here in MommyWorld when I felt very alone, but when I went to my blog and read the comments or the updates by others, there was such a kindred spirit.

You are one of the funny, cool, creative, unexpected blessings that came through the blog....I love to hear from you and love to read your posts.

Blog Stalker said...

Very cool post. It is amazing how blogging can bring people together. sounds kind of cliche but it is true. And it is very fun to get feedback and others viewpoints on different things.

Great post!

Have a great day!

Jackie said...

All your thoughts in this post sound like I could have written them myself.

Making friends was never my plan, but I do love it!

My husband has been teasing me about it.

You are darling! I loved this post

Lynette said...

Incredible how blogging has no borders. Now I am tagging you to find out a little bit more about you....please play along.

Carrie said...

What a great post I feel honored to be given this award! Thank you so much!

Karen said...

You are welcome my newfound friend!
And yes, I really do see the three of us getting together. How fun would that be? Oh my goodness!
Have a wonderful day! I am so glad you sent this award on to eight more deserving "friends".
Hugs! Karen

Amy said...

LOL!!! I have to tell ya how much I love love love getting to meet you through Blog land!! What an incredible example and mentor you have been to me in so many ways!

Hugs.. Amy

Ms. Tee said...

Your expressed everything about blogging so beautifully, Christine :) I agree with all of it 100%. I wish we could all meet up - so much fun that would be! Have a great Wednesday :)

Darlene said...

Thank you so much for this kind award!!! I, too, think of you as a friend I have "sort of" met... and would love to meet!!

I also agree about the surprise of blogging friendships. A good friend talked me into trying it, and it has been such a blessing to me at this season in my life! ...especially the encouragement of other Christian women!

You are a blessing to me, Christine!


jenjen said...

Hi Christine! Thanks so much for the award. I am so glad to have met you! I feel the same way about blogging. It is a miracle in my life. I feel blessed every single day to have met and keep meeting such wonderful ladies!


Karen said...

Girl! Tears? Wow! Didn't expect that. But you know - what goes around comes around. You've had me there before with one of your posts!!!

Lisa said...

I too find it weird that people read my blog...I think its more fun when they leave a comment now though. lol. Who would have thought that we would have found each other from 360 and now here either?!? Your blog is definetly a favorite of mine...I wish we were closer...concerts and dinners would be a must. Heck...you almost make me want to read a book! I am a huge Kirk Cammeron fan as well!!

Connie said...

Oh Christine...you are too nice. THanks for the kind words. Just checking in with a few minutes I have playing catch up at home before I head off to work. My blog time is limited right now and I don't like it. Miss you all and updating my blog. Thanks again and it would be fun to get together one day! Connie