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Sunday, March 4, 2012

7 x 7 Award

I am honored to receive a 7 x 7 award from One House One Couple
Have you heard about this award? It is a new one to me, and I am super excited to be able to share with my blog friends. You wanna know the rules?...Here goes...
**Share 7 things about yourself (new things if ya got em')
**Share 7 posts that fit into the 7 categories
**Nominate 7 other bloggers for the 7 x 7 that is a lot of 7's!
So here goes:
7 Things about myself:
1.  I am adopted...yep, it's true. I was adopted by my parents at 3 months of age.
2.  I have been married for 20 years to my wonderful husband, Cliff. Between us we have 8 children, and 9 grandchildren...Really!
3.  I was 39 when I went to college, and I graduated at age 43 from The University of Alabama...Roll Tide!  (I'm a nurse)
4.  God promised me in a dream that I would have a child with my husband....7 years later I found out I was pregnant. My husband and I had been told we would not be able to have any more children...With God  ALL things are possible!
5. My grandma was named Nina, or so she thought. When she had to collect social security she found out that on her birth certificate her name was Amelia. When I heard this story, I was pregnant with my daughter and I just knew she was going to be my Amelia Joanne (my mom's name). 
6. When I met my birth mother I was a mom of two boys. She told me my birth father was named Richard Allen Henson. Amazingly enough my oldest son was named Robert Allen, and my youngest son...Richard....freaky huh?
7.  I met and married my husband in 30 days....I know!! Can we say ADD!
7 Posts fitting in 7 Categories
(I'm still kinda new so I will try to find 7 that fit...)
* Most Beautiful:  Heirloom Oranaments  (beautiful and!)
* Most Helpful:  Organize 2012  (My top 3 Blog tips)
* Most Popular:  Revamp the Lamps  (Most page views )
* Most Controversial:  Our Brother's Keeper  (I guess it is, since I only have 2 responses so far....sad too)
*  Most Surprisingly Successful:  Song Birds  (I did this in an hour for fun...who knew that these little guys would get so much blog love)
*  Most Underrated:  Love is in the Air  (My talented little writer...she is good!)
*  Most Pride-worthy:  Rockin' Tangerine  (Owlivia was just one of those inspirations you wait for...I love her!
7 Great Bloggers
Cathy @ My 1929 Charmer
Mandy @ Project Queen
Tammy @ One More Time
Charlotte@ Butterbean Row
Brigitte@ Evolution of a Home
Kate @ Kate in Technicolor
Erin @ How to Nest for Less
It is so challenging to just pick 7, when I have so many blog ya'll can pass on the love too.


Anne@A Little Fur in the Paint said...

Amazing post! Love your blog; I'm a new follower! ♥

My Crafty Home-Life said...

Nice to meet you, Lori. New follower.

Debi said...

I just got here, and managed to read all of the blogs on this first page! I LOVE your blog hon!! You are a definite inspiration to all of us first time bloggers! I know where to come when I have questions, and say thank you in advance!!! :D
This post is sooo great! I loved learning new things about you, and yes the names are freaky! In a great way!!
I will be checking out your 7 fitting posts, and 7 great bloggers! My a lot of information in one blog. Thanks sweetie for all your help! I will bring my pepsi with me every morning to check out what is new!
Hope you have a wonderfully blessed day! Thanks for blessing mine!!!

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Debi said...

P.S. I am following you too! :-)
Oh I noticed that you have a blog called Dumpster Divin Decor. Cant wait to read things on there too!!

Sam I Am...... said...

I think that is great that you shared yourself with us. If I have any criticism of the blogging world is that some don't even tell you where they live or anything. I blog because I want to connect with people who have common interests. Thank you for sharing your great family, blogs and projects!

Rose :: Fine Craft Guild said...

wow. i LOVE hearing stories like this. at college at age 39. you rock!

I am actually coming to your site re. the Follower linky blog hop. I AM FOLLOWING YOU *** WILL YOU FOLLOW ME BACK ? Thank you so much when you do.

There is also a link party on our blog, where you can feature 'your best creative work'. There are some great projects to see already, but we want to see your work!

This url is both to FOLLOW and to PARTY:

Hope to seeing you around!! Have a happy, creative day!

Tammy Henderson said...

Lori...Thank you for the mention on being a great blogger...being so new this..I am honored and greatful you feel this way! You are so sweet! ok I am going to try and do this tonight...time willing.

Thank you again!!!!

Heather Jacob said...

fabulous post ... what a great way to get to know you .... congrats on the award ... I am following now
thanks for dropping by my blog xoxo

huda said...

Nice post
Good blog
I am following your blog with GFC
now follow back my blog with GFC too

Mandy said...

Hi Lori, thanks so much for giving me the 7x7 award!!! I'm honored that you chose me. Goodness, I LOVE your 7x7's! God has been blessing you RIGHT and LEFT!!! Love it!!!
I'll have my 7x7 up this week.

PS We used to live in Corde Madera! Still have our house there. Moved to Fresno 6 years ago. Jealous when I saw the city pics!

cathy@my1929charmer said...

Wow, thanks for much, what a special surprise. I really enjoyed you 7x7's. Gosh now I'll have to put my thinking cap on to come up with mine. I'll be posting mine soon, and again thanks so much for honoring me.

Brandi said...

This is such great list. I am new to your blog, so I enjoyed reading more about you! The story about meeting your birth mother and your boys' names gave me the chills! Thank you for sharing!!

Kate in Technicolor said...

Thank you so much for thinking of me, Lori! I still have got to do my 7x7 post, but I was so flattered that you chose me! THANK YOU! You rock. LOVE your blog.