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Saturday, March 21, 2009

The Lemonade Award

Hooray! Many thanks to Diana for this award, especially since she offers me so much "lemonade" from her own life!

Here are the rules...
1. Copy the above logo and put it on blog or post.
2. Nominate at least 10 blogs that show attitude and/or gratitude (Those who add sweetness to life and/or inspire you by making lemonade.)
3. Be sure to link to your nominees within your post.
4. Let them know they have received this award by commenting on a post.
5. Nominate your favorites and link to this blog.

From the Trenches of Motherhood - Valerie is my lifesaver! She introduced us to Keith and helped me through the entire process of the adoption. (I'm so amazed at how much you remembered after a year!) She is busy with her family of 5 kids under the age of 4 and she is always making lemonade and freely shares it with everyone.

Smiling All The Way Back - Christine is a huge example of spreading the love she has for all her kids. I'm very impressed with her happy outlook on life and her desire to share her blessings with others less fortunate.

Our adoption journey and beyond! - Courtney is on her second journey to Ukraine to adopt two beautiful little girls! She works hard and tries to see the positive outlook when things are tough. She mades some tasty lemonade.

Sarahbear - My childhood friend, Sarah! She is a single woman who volunteered to be the guardian of her two adorable nieces, because their mom couldn't do it. She's also a social worker who works hard to help other children find their forever family while she balances becoming a mom without a husband to help! You're an inspiration, Sarah!

MRS. OKLAHOMA COUNTY HEATHER ROUBA - Heather is an advocate of helping children who come from divorced parents. Through her title she is striving to help these precious children through this rising epidemic of divorce. I support her for taking a stand to help children and for making a powerful noise in her community.

Hidden Treasures - Karen went to Ukraine shortly before we did. In fact, she carried our precious dossier to the SDA for us! She is an amazing mom to her 5 kids and her two newly adopted DS Ukrainian daughters! Her drive to keep going to stay on top of everything is amazing. She has no doubt found treasure in her family.

Jones Family - Resa is a huge example of me of how to continue onward when tragedy strikes and how adoption can be sweet, indeed. Her blog is a breath of fresh air and you can see lemonade in every post.

Seedpod Books and Art - Jessica is an amazing example of how to juggle 5 kids while doing homeschooling, music, arts, and crafts! She has taught me how to not sweat the little things and how to encourage teaching my children life-skills while they're young.

Cornish Adoption Journey - Meredith works hard to help others go through Ukrainian adoptions. She is a wealth of knowledge and helps us stay connected with other adoptive families. She brings lemonade to families and those precious Ukrainian angels.

More Cowbell - No Cool Story's blog makes me laugh when I'm feeling overwhelmed with the stress and lemons of life. When I laugh, I'm happy. When I'm happy, it's easier to make lemonade. Everyone wins! Thanks for the laughs, No Cool Story!


Christine said...

Thank you so much! What an honor!

TRAVIS & RESA said...

I do not feel like I make lemonade--I really try to make the best of things; so thanks for your encouragement and reward. This truly means a lot to me. I think that the kindness and encouragement of others truly help people make the lemondae--so thanks!!! You helped a lot with the stirring ;)

Pamela said...

I wanted to say that your new family picture is very beautiful!!!!

I enjoy reading your blog too. :)