I’d like to thank God, my family, the academy.

Awards, Just my opinion

And Nic who nominated me for a “Pink Rose Award”  I have to admit, I didn’t even know such an award existed before I was nominated by her.  Actually, come to think of it – have I actually “won” anything or am I just nominated?  Not that it isn’t an honor to be nominated.  It’s my first (and probably last) blog award!  I have arrived! LOL.  Is this the final thing one waits for to be able to attend BlogHer?  Maybe next year, next year….

Either way, it’s awesome and I am gracious.

It seems as there are rules to this contest.

Once an award is received, the rules are as follows:
1. On your blog, copy and paste the award, these rules, a link back to the person who selected you, and a link to this post: Pink Rose Awards. You will find the story behind the Pink Rose Award and other graphics to choose from there.
2. Select as many award recipients as you would like, link to their blogs (if they have one), and explain why you have chosen them.
3. Let them know that you have selected them for an award by commenting on one of their posts.
4. If you are selected, pass it on by giving the Pink Rose Award to others.
5. If you find that someone you want to nominate has already been selected by someone else, you can still honor them by posting a comment on their award post stating your reasons for wishing to grant them the award.
6. You do not have to wait until someone nominates you to nominate someone else.

So now it is my turn to nominate 7 wonderful bloggers for this award.  I will be presenting these nominations with a delicious piece of eye candy.

Don Diamont from The Young and the Restless

Don Diamont from The Young and the Restless

We will be trading well written but not as well read banter from a teleprompter.

Bobby:  Tonight we have a great group of women nominated for the prestigious “Pink Rose” award.

Don:  Oh Bobby, these ARE some talented women but not nearly as intelligent, funny or sexy as you.

Bobby:  (*looks at Don and smile)  Thank you Don, I’m surprised you actually read my blog.

Don:  I wasn’t talking about your blog – I was talking about last night.. (*pinches Bobby’s butt).

Bobby:  (*Giggle, Gains composure.  Clears throat. Uses envelope to fan face).  And the nominee’s are:

Kim: I know her in “semi” real life.  Although we have never officially met, I feels as though we have.  She was actually the woman who introduced me to the blogasphere.  She joined my infertility support forum back in 2005-2006 (correct me if I’m wrong, Kim).  She was there when I got my first and second miracle BFP.  I was there with her when she had 2 of her miscarriages, her last IVF which resulted in triplets, the sad news that one of the babies wasn’t developing and the shocking news at 18 weeks that one of the twins was gone as well.  She gave birth to one amazing little boy and has two older sons.  She is going through an international adoption from Korea now.  She is a smart woman who I turn to for advice as she is a PROFESSIONAL Mom and knows all the tricks!

Nic: Some times you just find people, through random chance and just connect.  That’s Nic.  First of all, I love reading her blog and hearing a female cockney accent in my head (even though she swears she sounds more like Marry Poppins).  She has a great blog that usually makes me chuckle.  And of course, she nominated little ol’ me for this very same award!

“Just”Stay-at-Home-Wife: Love her blog and feel as if we are kindred spirits.  I too was “just” a stay-at-home-wife at almost her same age back in the day.  I had all this time to think about what I didn’t have and how much it sucked that I couldn’t be a stay-at-home-mom.  When I read her blog it’s like stepping into a portal to the past.  I believe whole-heartily that she can read my blog and see herself in the future.  Sending you babydust!

A Little Pregnant:  One of the graduates from infertility.  Great blog.  Very entertaining and funny.  I am so envious of all the comments she has and hope someday to be in the same realm as her as far as popularity.

Shelly’s Journal:  A blog I stumbled upon when I was going through my “running phase” (it lasted about 1 hour).  This girl does all the things I wish I did and she does them well – stays in shape, home-schools, sews, and is just your average ordinary super Mom.

Three Under Two:  I thought my story was amazing (ok, I still do) but this woman has me beat, hands down.  After years of infertility and 6 rounds of IVF this Momma conceived twins and then a singleton spontaneously after that!  A great blog that for some reason doesn’t get updated as often as some (hear the sarcasm – she has 3 kids under 2!  I’m impressed she showers).  A very honest blog well worth a read.

And the winner is……..

I have no idea – how does this work?  Anyone?  Anyone?

3 Comments

3 Comments

  1. Nic  •  Jul 29, 2008 @5:18 pm

    I think you just nominate, don’t think there’s a winner. Well, we’re all winners, all us IF bloggers, wherever we are on that road.

    Gosh, an adult comment from me.

  2. Kymberli  •  Aug 2, 2008 @6:20 pm

    Nic’s adult comment was the right comment! I’m the Pink Rose originator, and in my world “nominee” and “winner” are synonymous. So, you’re a winner! Congrats on your award and thanks for passing it along! Thanks even more for the linky-link in your sidebar! I’ve added you to the Pink Rose Award winner list!

  3. Kim  •  Aug 3, 2008 @2:01 am

    Mandy – finally got my blog updated to within a few days of the actual date! I have something for you too… I bet you will never guess what it is!

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    My children called me Bobby when they were toddlers due to not being able to prounounce "Mommy." They are now 7 and 8 years old and I am Mommy. But my real name is Mandy. I just do this so I can keep in touch with the REAL me. Being a Bobby is a dream I thought I may never realize and I do not take it for granted. I homeschool (more specifically unschool) my two children and it's easy to lose yourself in the tasts of the day. I just want to make sure that after 19 or so years have passed,and my kids have moved out, I'm not stuck looking in the mirror and squinting in hopes of seeing Mandy again.