July 25, 2012


Oh my gosh! Several AWESOME bloggers have nominated me for two awards, and I am finally claiming them!! I am SO flattered!!

The first is the Versatile Blogger Award. This award has seven rules:

1. Thank the blogger(s) who nominated you.

The first to nominate me for this one was one of the amazing teachers from my building, Sarah @ Write On, Fourth Grade. So, my first official "Thank you!" goes to her! She is an amazing and inspiring teacher, as well as a fellow newbie blogger! You should definitely go check out her blog! (See #2) I also need to thank Jane @ Learning in the Little Apple, Jennifer @ Darling Little Learners,  and Rita @ Wild About School for nominating for this award as well!

2. Include a link to their blog.

Write On, Fourth Grade
Learning in the Little Apple
Darling Little Learners
Wild About School!
You should definitely go check out all four of these blogs!!

3. Include the award image in your post.

4. Give seven random facts about yourself.

OK...this is the hardest one for me, but here goes...
  • I am a DIE HARD sports fan! I follow the OU Sooners football team and Texas Rangers baseball team like crazy!! If I have my way, the Sooners will win a National Championship this year and the Rangers will win the World Series! The cool part is...they both have a REALLY good shot at it!! YAY!!
  • I have two celebrity crushes: Ian Kinsler (from the Texas Rangers) and Matthew McConaughey, although my real-life crush (my husband, with whom I am MADLY in love!!!) puts both of them to shame in my book!!
  • I am almost 40, and I still talk to my mom and my dad every day! My mom only lives 15 minutes away from me, but my dad is about 3 hours away. Still, I talk to him every day! And, yes...I still call him, "Daddy!"
  • I am a complete sucker for ANYTHING chocolate and peanut butter! Reese's Sticks are my favorite! They are like Kit Kats, but with peanut butter in them! Like a little piece of heaven right there in your mouth!
  • I am the one who does the grilling in my house. Yes...you heard that right! My husband has to surrender his man card every time I walk out onto the back patio with a plate of meat! I love cooking for my family, and I am pretty darn good at it!
  • I am a complete 90210 junkie! But, I don't mean the new one... I'm talking old school, 1990's 90210 with Brandon, Donna, David, Kelly, Dillon, Steve, Brenda, and Andrea. Soap Net shows reruns every day, but I am glued to them every Saturday morning!
  • The single most important random fact about me is that I am SO completely blessed to be a child of a loving and amazing God! I could do nothing without Him, and I thank Him every day for all the amazing blessing in my life!

5. Nominate other bloggers for the award.

I am so excited to nominate some amazing bloggers that are new to all of this as well! Their blogs are off to a great start, and they have some wonderful ideas to share! You should absolutely go check them out and follow them!!

Happy Literacy
K is for Kinderrific
Mrs. Ehle's Kindergarten Connections

6. When nominating, include a link to their blog.

(Done in #5!)

7. Let other bloggers know they've been nominated.

I'm heading to do that now!

The second award I've been nominated for is the Liebster Blog Award! Here are the rules for this one:

1. Link back to the person who gave it to you.

Again, the first blogger to nominate me for this one was my awesome colleague, Sarah @ Write On, Fourth Grade. I was also nominated by Mrs. Ziegler @ Teaching with Z and Jennifer @ Darling Little Learners. Thank you SO much for the votes of confidence, ladies!

2. Post the award to your blog.

3. Give the award to bloggers with less than 200 followers.

I want to nominate the same three awesome ladies for this award, too!

Happy Literacy
K is for Kinderrific
Mrs. Ehle's Kindergarten Connections

4. Let the bloggers know they have won.

Headed that way!


  1. Thanks so much for both of the awards. I appreciate the shout out! :-)

    K is for Kinderrific

  2. I'm obsessed with anything chocolate/peanut butter too!


  3. Love you too, but Ian Kinsler is mine! ;)

    1. Maybe we should arrange for him to come as a guest speaker!! I mean...they do community outreach, right?? And...if you and I set it up, we would HAVE to be the ones to take care of getting him there, feeding him lunch, showing him around the school...

      This has definite possibilities!!