Tuesday, August 10, 2010

versatile blogger award!

we are home again, home again, jiggety jig! :)

as i was catching up on my google reader, i came upon this post. i was so honored to receive the versatile bloger award from PCOSchick over at His and Her Infertility, Just Like the Towels. she and i have a lot in common in terms of our infertility background and she and her hubs are also on the journey of adopting internationally. i so appreciate her honesty and her humor -- i mean, hello? her blog title is quite hilarious and tongue-in-cheek. love that! right now she's doing a cool 30 day blog journal -- check her out!

and now on to the award!

here is how the Versatile Blogger Award works:
1) thank and talk about whoever gave you the award
2) share 7 facts about yourself
3) give the award to 7 other bloggers who rock!

7 facts about me:
1. i was born and raised in the beautiful and lovely state of new jersey, just outside manhattan. say what you want, but i heart new jersey and always will. holla! do i watch jersey shore? no. i am still proud to be from jersey despite that show? yup.
p.s. snookie is not even from jeresy, so ha!

2. i can sing the alphabet backwards. i don't remember how this started but i think someone said they could do it, and i said i thought i could, too. so, i did. on the first try! i did NOT sit there like a nerd and practice. really. cross my heart.

3. i love my handwriting. sometimes, i sit and admire it. i know, i'm so vain.

4. one of hardest things about being a teacher is not being able to go to the bathroom whenever i need to. i have to pee all. the. time. sometimes, i'm thankful i'm not pregnant, because i think i would seriously need to wear depends if i was.

5. i can blow spit bubbles off my tongue.

6. i cannot watch scary movies. thinking about "the shining" (i saw it 15 years ago) still gives me nightmares. even scary movie trailers freak me out.

7. i am a complete and utter klutz. i trip over air. the best story to illustrate this? my senior year in high school, i was playing the nurse in "romeo and juliet". on opening night, i slipped while walking down a ramp on stage and slid all the way down, landing hard on my bum. and then i couldn't remember my next line. for those of you that are familiar with the play know that the nurse is a comic relief character, but of course this incident happened during one of the two scenes where the nurse is in serious mode. of course.

and, now the fun part! i get to pass the award on to other bloggers i love! i love all my bloggy friends and it was so hard to choose, but here are some that i've been reading lots of lately. in no particular order, the award goes to (imagine a drumroll here, please)...
1. tina at the ros' bowl! tina is a close friend IRL and she has been walking this infertility journey with me for the last 2 years. she and her husband have been amazing friends to me and peter and their friendship is the best thing that has come out of our dealing with infertility. she is pregnant with her little miracle after IVF -- go congratulate her and follow her on her journey!

2. joanna at little bit o'seoul! love the name of that blog! i had the privilege of meeting joanna recently and she is just as sweet and cool in real life as she is on her blog. and her son gabe, whom she had her husband adopted from korea, is SOOOO cute!

3. sas at can i walk with you! sas is a bloggy buddy who lives on the other side of the world in new zealand - i would so love to visit her! she and i met on the hannah's prayer forums and she blogs about her infertility journey. go and say "gidday!" (do they say that in NZ?)

4. kelly at jon and kelly plus one! she brought her little cutie home from korea just over a month ago and has been writing about her family's transition. go encourage her and admire her son! he is adorable!

5. christine at 12,450 miles! christine also has an adorable son adopted from korea. she is also an amazing designer -- check out all the paper products she made for her son's second birthday and his amazing nursery!

6. heather at can i get some sugar with these lemons! heather is also on a journey to adopt from korea. she blogs honestly about her feelings, especially around infertility, and i applaud her candor. check her blog out as she also waits!

7. elizabeth at a.e.i.o.! i just recently started reading elizabeth's blog, and i have to say, her little girls SO cute! they recently brought their youngest home from korea and are transitioning to life as a family of four. go give her a web hug!

yay for awesome blogs and awesome bloggers! :)

oh, and happy 11 months to my little choi boy who turned 11 months old yesterday! i love you, baby, and can't wait to hold you and squish you!

dude, i used way too many exclamation marks in that post. apologies. ;)


  1. First... aw shucks! And Thanks! I can't wait to do this!

    Second... happy 11th month choi boy!!!

    Third... Uhm, we have some serious similarities. My two faves?! Fellow Jersey girl in the house!!! Now I'm going to try to figure out where you lived. Not in a stalker-y way or anything though! My other fave? Scary movies. I still have nightmares from one that I saw when I was like 15. Seriously pathetic. Hmm. Now I probably can't use those two, huh?!

  2. hay! oooh. wow. gosh. thanks for that. appreciate it! my first award as a blogger! exciting times.

    haha yeah some people do say 'g'day' here but it is not as big of a thing as it is over in australia- at least not around me.

    i so am a pee-er too! not cool. sigh. hehe.

    fun list! i'm enjoying checking out the other blogs too. thanks again girl!

  3. Yay! I'm so honored!!! I think I've done the 7 things about myself thing before so this will be an interesting challenge to figure out 7 more things ... but then again this time I'm a (new) mom so maybe it could be 7 things about me as a new mom. Hmmmm, this post may not happen immediately but I'll do it eventually. In the meantime, I totally love your list! So funny that you admire your own handwriting :) And you trip over air? I'm like that too! Sometimes I trip over stripes in the carpet :)

  4. Thanks for the award! I like that your list is a mix of IF and adoption friends :)
    I like when people have nice handwriting, since mine is horrendous! Hmmm...in this internet world, when can we see a sample, Ms. Fancy Handwriting Lady?


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