Sunday, February 5, 2012

Cloud Nine

Yesterday was pretty much awesome. We had our first speech meet of the year and it was great! It was a huge meet, and we only had half our team there. My two more experienced girls both placed, twice actually. They double-entered and did a duo together, plus they placed in their own catagories. One was a tenth grader, and she won prose! (It's actually a pretty big deal.) I am very proud of both of them. I was totally on cloud nine last night.

And, to add to my fun, I was given two blogging awards by Victoria at Confessions of a Twentysomething Fiction Writer.  She has a great blog about her journey as a writer.

Now I have to share ten random facts about myself and pass these great awards on to someone else.

 1: I am the middle of five kids.
2: In kindergarten my teacher asked my mom if I had ever been exposed to paper and pencils. I had, of course, but I apparently had no interest.
3: I got married at 22, to a man I'd only known for a little over a year.
4: We'll have been married for eight years this month.
5: I started showing horses when I was ten.
6: As a kid I had huge glasses and was a major nerd.
7: I was a captain on my speech team for three years.
8: I started coaching speech the year after I graduated.
9: I love spaghetti.
10. I think it's hard to come up with ten random facts about me.

Okay, now to pass this award on to others. :) Aka, the fun part. (I tried to give these to people who didn't already have them.)

Beautiful Chaos
Live to Write...Edit When Necessary
Edited to Within an Inch of my Life
My Not so Secret Writing Life
Pink Tea and Paper
Wake up, eat, write, sleep
Priscilla Burris

Now go check them out, 'cause they're awesome. :) Also, tomorrow is the first day of the I'm Hearing Voices character blogfest.. It's going to be fun, I can't wait!

Enjoy the rest of the weekend everyone. :)


  1. thanks for the awards. i had huge glasses/ was a nerd too. and i was in debate, though i don't like speaking in front of others.

  2. Congratulations on the awards and your girls doing so well! Nothing wrong with being a nerd in school. They tend to grow up to be the nicest people!

    1. Thanks Alex. And I wouldn't trade being a nerd for anything. :)

  3. Thank you Rachel. I'm feeling all rewarded-up - I think I might end up making a total mash-up of the passing on bit, but I'm going to try!

  4. Eight years! Happy Anniversary!
    Thanks so much for the award, Rachel :)

  5. Thanks so much for the award!

    I know this on-cloud-nine feeling as it relates to my kids--but only once in a blue moon. That blue moon happened last Sunday when both my boys placed in their swim meet. I knew that both of them got personal bests, and one of them got a first place in a relay, and a third place in back stroke.

    I'm not a parent who feels that their kids need to win in order to be successful. But when it hardly ever happens, it feels SO GOOD when it does.

    I'm so proud of what my kids achieve privately. But is was so nice to see them succeed in the public eye as well!


    Thanks again for the sweet award!

  6. Congratulations and happy anniversary!