Wednesday, April 14, 2010

I Love Awards

I love awards - it means you like me you really like me!!!  I love my sweet followers and the comments that everyone leaves, so thank you so much Shannon for giving me me this lovely award

Now on to the conditions of this award which are easy peasy.  State 10 things about yourself then pass this award along to 10 fellow bloggers.  Ok maybe passing the award is easy but 10 things, let me think . . .

1.  I am deathly afraid of snakes and lizards, can't look at them on tv or in books, can't see them in real life (I might hurt myself or others getting away).  When I was little, my dad and I were picking blackberries in the woods beside my house and a king snake (ok I tried to look up a picture for reference but at first sight I got the shakes so forget that) crawled across my foot.  I was frozen, completely utterly scared to death and since then can't look at, will never touch, and have threatened my boys to never ever bring a snake and/or lizard (close enough in look for me) near me.

2.  I love the SEC (SouthEastern Conference) especially football (you know LSU Tigers and those other teams like Arkansas Razorbacks, Auburn Tigers/Eagles whatever they are this week, Alabama Crimson Tide, MS State Bulldogs - 2nd in my book only to LSU, etc. ok maybe I should mention FL Gators - just for you Shannon and Tracey).  There is nothing better than sitting in Death Valley on a Saturday watching the TIGERS play, the roar of the crowd (maybe not during the past season), the sunset, and the excitement from the game - IT IS AWESOME!!!  I did mention I was a fan, right?!

3.  I work for a company that owns tugboats and runs barges up/down the river and sells fertilizer.  I take care of payroll and insurance, a change from being an Accountant but I love it, it is always changing and never a dull moment.

4.  In August, I will be married 10 years after dating for 5 years and during the first 4 years of marriage, lived in 3 states, 5 differenct homes/apartments.  Luckily the moving has stopped - I hope!

5.  I have 2 boys in arms but 3 boys in my heart.

6.  I am the mother of a Trisomy 18 angel, Aiden and am so very proud of him.

7.  I love the Lord more than I could ever explain, He has been there and continues to be there every moment of every day for everything.  Without hesitation and even with our questioning and doubting He is still there - who else can you say that about???
You alone are the LORD. You made the heavens, even the highest heavens, and all their starry host, the earth and all that is on it, the seas and all that is in them. You give life to everything, and the multitudes of heaven worship you.  Nehemiah 9:6

8.  I live in Louisiana (for those who didn't know) and LA means "Lower Arkansas" to me, I live in a small town that is approx 20 miles from Arkansas.  And no not ever lives in New Orleans, that is the first question that is asked after I say I live in Louisiana.  Don't get me wrong I LOVE New Orleans but there is more to this state than NOLA.

9.  I love the South, I cannot imagine living anywhere else.  It's the magnolias blooming, the sweet tea, the front porches, the hot summer (we don't have spring weather) nights, pecan pies, gumbo, crawfish and shrimp. It's Gone with the Wind, Steel Magnolias, To Kill a Mockingbird, The Big Easy, Sweet Home Alabama, Driving Miss Daisy, Fried Green Tomatoes, and Hope Floats - just to name a few.  It's where everyone says thank you, ma'am and sir, ya'll, honey and darlin.  We drink bloody mary's in the morning, mint juleps at lunch and muscadine wine for dinner and sweet tea all day long.  We eat fried green tomatoes, fried chicken, crawfish pie, shrimp gumbo, cheese grits, and shrimp & grits.  It's Designing Women (you will always be remembered Julia Sugarbaker), The Dukes of Hazzard, Dallas, Andy Griffith, and Golden Girls.

10.  I love the internet, ok it sounds silly but think about it - I would have never met you, never read your comments, and never followed your blogs.  So I love the internet.

 Now to pass this award on to a few good bloggers . . .
Charms of the Carolines
The DC Ladies
The Queen of my House
Home of a Magnolia
Southern Inspiration
Karen at Home
Mike and McGee
A Southern Belle, trying not to rust
Punchy Pink Martinis
Musings of a Southern Belle Mama


Fabulously Chaotic said...

Hey girl,
I have the samw award for you on my blog.

Southern Belle Mama said...

Aww, thanks for the award! I'll be posting it soon!

I love living in the South too...I couldn't imagine living anywhere else!

southerninspiration said...

Thanks, Ashley for the award. I'll post it early next week, since I have the giveaway going this week. Thanks so much for thinking of little old me!!! ;D


Shannon said...


House Queen said...

Aw...sweetie! Thanks so much for giving me this award! I will try to post either tonight or tomorrow...after I think of ten things to tell bout myself! Oh...and I soooooooo feel your pain about the lizards/snakes!!!!!!!!!!!!!


I hate them! S-C-A-R-Y!!!!!

Have a fab day!

~Meg~ said...

My goodness, thank you so much! I had not won an award since my old LTLV days!

I love your list! What a great way to get to know more about you! I hate snakes! I would not want to live anywhere else but the South!

Thanks again!

Kristen said...

Good tidbits!!!

lindsey said...

I love hearing more about your life Ashley! You are a wonderful mom to all three of your boys.

And, I am right there with you with #1...I can barely even type the creatures' names. Seriously, Stan shoots lizards for me off the back porch with his bb gun. You may hear more about that from me sometime, ha.

My heart just filled with pride when I read all you wrote about the South...that was so well written. Hope you're having a great weekend! :)

Kristin said...

I'm an SEC girl through and through. GO Gators!

Mel said...

Congrats on the awards! You have the cutest family =]

Letherton said...

I stumbled across your blog and wanted to say hi.
Take a minute an check my blog out
I have lots of great giveaways going on.
Thanks :)

Avery's Mommy said...

Great post :)

Karen said...

I love this post! I love the South, too, and the Razorbacks! Sweet tea and cheese grits. Yumo!

KJJ Houston said...

Congrats on the awards! Southern girls are the best! Presh family!

Kitchen Belleicious said...

Congrats on your award. Love hearing about you. It was so great to see you at Grant's party. Thank you so much for coming. I have a pic of all us girls that I will send to you. IT is so cute. Grant has been sicke ever since we got back so i meant to send it earlier but haven't had a chance! Have a great week! Love u

Kitchen Belleicious said...

Congrats on your award. Love hearing about you. It was so great to see you at Grant's party. Thank you so much for coming. I have a pic of all us girls that I will send to you. IT is so cute. Grant has been sicke ever since we got back so i meant to send it earlier but haven't had a chance! Have a great week! Love u

GapGirl said...

I LOOVVEE your #9. I too adore and love the south sooo much. Thanks for writing your passions so nicely...

Brittany said...

I love awards too! Just wanted to say your blog is adorable, and I love ALL the songs on your playlist. Good choices! :)

Tracy said...

I had to check out your blog as you have my maiden name. Bray.

Susie said...

Congratulations on your award! That's awesome:-)

Howdy from the SITs Welcome Wagon:-) I hope you enjoy the party!

Alely L. said...

congratulations on your award!