Sunday, July 15, 2012

End of Vacation and Blog Awards

Yesterday marked the end of a great road trip vacation.  This was my first road trip and my first real vacation without my parents.  My boyfriend and I went to the Grand Canyon, visited his great aunt in southern Colorado and went to Taos, New Mexico with her, visited my great aunt and her daughter in northern Colorado, and then took three days to drive home (going through Wyoming, Utah, and Nevada). It felt so good to sleep in my own bed last night.

For some reason, I imagined myself reading blogs and writing posts during the vacation.  Maybe writing in the car, posting and reading when I got to the hotel.  That didn't happen.  Driving is way more exhausting than I thought! 

Now I'm back.  I have so much blog reading to catch up on and many things to post about.  Not to mention, we're now 3 weeks away from getting my classroom keys back and 5 and half until the school year starts!  So much to do!

I'll start with what surprised me most upon returning to blog-land.  I was nominated for not one, but TWO blog awards while I was gone!  Wow!  Thank you, ladies!

First, Mallory at {Sixth Grade} All-Stars nominated me for the "One Lovely Blog Award."  So sweet!

There are three rules to follow once you've received this award:
1.  Follow the person who gave you the award.
2. Link back to the person who gave you the award.
3.  Pass the award on to 15 new bloggers.

Here are 15 Lovely Blogs:

Second, Amanda at Surviving the First Year nominated me for "The Versatile Blogger" Award.  Thank you!

This one has seven rules to follow:
1.  Thank the blogger who nominated you.
2. Include a link to their site.
3. Include the award image in your post.
4. Give seven random facts about yourself.
5. Nominate 15 other bloggers for the award.
6.  When nominating include a link to their site.
7. Let the other bloggers know they've been nominated.

Seven Random Facts:
1.  I played water polo in high school and college.
2.  I love to sew.
3.  My boyfriend and I started dating when he asked me to senior prom.
4.  I have been to 11 states (5 of which were just added to my list this past week and a half!)
5.  I sleep 11 hours most weekend nights.
6.  I majored in Creative Writing in college.
7.  I am horrible at keeping plants alive.  Most last about a week.

15 Versatile Blogs: 

I know some of you who I nominated have the award already, but you're just awesome enough to get it again!

Now off to unpack, grocery shop, and do laundry.  Have a great day!


  1. Thanks for the're on my blog roll.

  2. Thank you so much for the awards!! I really appreciate it! :) :)