10 February 2009

"It's a major award!"

But don't worry, it's not going in the front window to glow and embarrass the family for all the Russian passersby to see.  And if you know what I'm talking about, then kudos to you on you Christmas movie trivia knowledge.

The truth is that Shannon over at Teaching Tiny Tots is passing on the Kreativ Blogger award of attitude/gratitude to me.  Yes, little ol' me!  Thanks, Shannon!  Part of being given this award is to pass it on to other bloggers who show great attitude/gratitude, link to the people to whom you give the award and then comment on their blogs to tell them about the award.

So here are my choices, not in any particular order, and there could have been many more:

Simple and Deliberate--when I think about attitudes, I can't help but think about Heather.  She's on a tough road that God has laid out before her.  She struggles, and she's honest about that, but she continues to look to God for her strength.  Read her blog, you will be encouraged and challenged.

And Then There Were Three--I love how much E loves her little boy!  She always has a great attitude about teaching opportunities for him.

Between Blue Rocks--this young writer amazes me with her writing skills and her focus on glorifying God with the skills that He has given her

The Nelson Family--my friend has been through some tough times, but she always looks to God and she just all around has a great attitude!  I love her sense of humor, too.

LaTour Family--I think I've gotten to know Kelly better through her blog then when we grew up together!  Being able to stay connected to someone from home has been great and encouraging.  I love how Kelly can laugh at herself on her blog.

Mulishani from Zambia--one of my college roommates is now ministering in Zambia.  Though we have very different ideas about what kind of weather is ideal, we can enjoy each other's experiences via blogdom.  She has a much better attitude about snakes and rats and mosquitos than I do!

Will and Carrie--I've never met Carrie in person, but through our blogs I feel like I've known her a long time!  She's a great mom; and I love how much she loves her family.  

Growing Hope--a friend from grad school days, Guitta always makes me think.  I appreciate her perspective on things, as she makes me think about things that I wouldn't normally think about, or in a way that I wouldn't normally think about them.  I love how she loves God!

Vanessa's Ventures--this gal is just "stinkin' awesome".  And you need to read her blog.  Vanessa is a fellow InterAct missionary who is living in Novosibirsk, Siberia.  She can tell a great story, and it's all true!

Because Momma Says So--in a day when marriages don't survive like they used to, I love how this blogger (who happens to be related to me, by the way, so you can pray for her!) is always grateful for and praises her husband.  It's great.  She's also an up and coming quilter, which is pretty neat.

So there you have it.  These are some bloggers for whom I'm thankful.  I'm going to go tell them so.


js said...

Oh, I love being able to keep up with you. It is so wonderful! And YOU have a much better attitude about snow and cold. :)

CristyLynn said...

Thanks, Janelli. :) Sure you don't want to come visit sometime? You could come in the summer--it can get up to about 80 for a couple weeks.

Reed, Anna and Emily said...

Cristy, I just love you! You are so encouraging and your love for Christ and your family let's me know that with God, we CAN do it all!!

Anonymous said...

You're so sweet, Cristy! Thank you!

Kelly said...

Thanks, Cristy!! That is so neat. I feel privileged that you read my blog. And I definitely agree that I have gotten to know you all the more thru your blog...who knew it would take you moving around the world. :) You are such an encouragement to me as a wife, mom, and just as we strive to be more Godly women. Thanks for all you do!!

guitta chaiban hogue said...

thank you, cristy. i hardly deserve it but I appreciate it. as i'm writing this i see your belly pictures to the right. i am so happy for you guys. we could all use another isaiah--the sweetest boy to ever live (can't believe he is 3!). and from what I can tell in the pictures, it doesn't look like your showing much but i'm not sure. you are too sweet to me. thank you again.
i love you.

CristyLynn said...

Thanks, y'all! Your comments have made my day.

And about the belly pics. I felt a little self-conscious putting a slide show up of me, but I figure that at least my mom would appreciate it. :) With the second baby I'm sure that I'll show sooner than I did with Isaiah. In fact tonight after supper, I could tell that I was not alone. I don't think I'm really showing that much. Unfortunately with a c-section scar, the belly never really got back to the way it was before, even after I lost weight. Oh well. I'll work on it harder this time. :)