Saturday, January 24, 2009

My first two awards!

This award means when life gives you lemons you make lemonade.It is given to someone who has shown a good attitude and has a good outlook on life. My friend Kathy felt I was worthy of this sweet award awhile ago and a thank you to her is long overdue- so thanks Kathy(((hugs))).She gave it to me when this blog was nothing more than a title(not that it contains much more than that now) ha ha I was so touched that she would think of me.I have had my share of lessons to learn in life but I sure don't have to look very far to see that others have had to go through some much more difficult issues than myself.I think surrounding myself with positive people(in real life and on the Internet) as much as I can has helped me to react more optimistically to what life has thrown my way.I am very new to the blog land and yet I have already met some amazing people who are very worthy of this award.I am supposed to pass this on but I think everyone I know has this award already! lol,told you I hang around great people! I would like to just let anyone feel free to take it and pass it on to anyone they feel deserves it and who was previously missed when it was going around.

My dear friend Melissa at gave me this award just the other day.It is the NOBEL PRIS award which was given to her from her friend Wibech from Norway,her blog is called "beautiful Days".This is an award for being a wonderful Mom. In translation it means "you do fantastic work,be proud of your accomplishments!"
I am very honored that you thought of me Melissa,thank you.I think that without a doubt,my biggest accomplishment has been,along with their great father,raising our two sons.They have both brought me so much joy and pride.Gosh,I can't help but thinking this gives me an opportunity to brag about them a little. Here they are together.

The one with the hat is our oldest and he has decided to follow in his father's footsteps and has chosen the construction trade as his career path.He has worked so hard learning every aspect of the trade since graduating from high school only six years ago.I am very proud to say that he is already a superintendent for a large construction company,a great accomplishment at such a young age,he's amazing.Besides doing very well in his chosen career he also has become a father and a husband all within this last year.So yaaa! I'm a grandma!!Here is his little girl bathing in my sink. aw www
This little one's mom had a daughter before she met my son and so I became an "instant" grandma.Until you've had this experience it is really hard to explain the joy these little ones bring to one's life.
Now, I can't stop without telling you about our youngest son because he has also made many remarkable achievements of his own.He decided a long time ago that he was going to university and so he has.He also knew that school would cost quite a bit of money and so he had a plan.He set his mind to getting a scholarship and he did it.He worked hard at his studies and at his chosen sport,football, to reach his goal.He was the MVP on his high school team and also received the all star receiver award in his division.He made the university team and along with that came a full scholarship.He is now in his 5Th year and will be done in 2010 with 2 degrees,business admin.majoring in marketing and also a psychology degree.He's not sure if he will be playing football next year,he's had many injuries unfortunately, but his drive and determination has been an inspiration to me.Here he is on 2 of the teams he's played for.(I bet your glad I didn't have more kids)lol

Now as I've mentioned I'm a new kid on this block and I don't know many bloggers yet. I do know many moms who deserve this award though.First to the ladies without blogs who are so deserving of it.

My mom,I am so lucky you stuck with me while I was a rotten teenager,you never gave up on me -THANK YOU!

My mother-in-law,you did such a good job with your son -THANK YOU!
My daughter-in-law,you have the patience I wish I would have had,you are doing a great job THANK YOU

To my friends - Kathy Sue,Pat and Carol - you all are VERY deserving of this one

Yes,I do know some with blogs and because I'm so slow some of you may have received already but better late than never
Marty,go see her brand new blog everyone!
You ladies stand out in my mind as moms who have done a great job and should proudly take this award,well done girls!


marty39 said...

Congratulations Cyndi, you are so deserving. I love seeing the pictures of your sons and hearing all about their accomplishments. I know you are proud and you really should be. They are handsome buys and a true blessing. Your granddaughters are also just the cutest things. I just joined the blog world. You can see it at When I figure out how I will gladly accept this gracious award. Thank you for recognizing me. I can't wait to visit more. Hugs, Marty

mbkatc230 said...

Congratulations Cyndi. I gave you this award also, great minds and all that haha. And thank you for thinking of me, I really do feel that our daughter is our greatest accomplishment! You have a wonderful family. I know you are proud of all that they have accomplished and rightfully so. And isn't it great that Marty has started a blog? I told you that this would be fun, can't wait til your next post. Hugs, Kathy

prof en retraite said...

Wow! Cyndi...Two awards already! Great job! And I loved your post. You are a special mom indeed! Thank you so much for thinking of me. I am honored. You are doing so well out here in Blogland. You should be very proud of yourself!! Hugs...Debbie

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xinex said...

Congratulations Cyndi for the well deserved award, but most of all, for the accomplishments of your sons. Nothing can beat that and knowing how succcessful they are gives you a lot of peace of mind. That's priceless! Thanks also for passing the award to me. I am deeply honored. You do have a beautiful family and I know I already said that...Christine

Kathysue said...

Congratulations Cyndi,You have such a beautiful family and boys to be proud of.They are so handsome and obviously responsible,driven young men.Your little princess's are just that Princess Cutie Pies.thankyou for including me in this line-up of amazing women and mothers,you are so sweet to think of me.Hugs to you my dear friend,Kathysue

prof en retraite said...

Hi Cyndi...I hope you don't mind...I gave you a little plug on my blog! :-)...Debbie

ann said...

I just found out at Debbies you joined us..WElcome to the blogworld.You probably already know,but there is so much love and closeness here.It's wonderful...Ann

Barb @ GritsandGlamour said...

Cyndi - congrats on your new blog and for the awards too. I am so slow and I missed you started a blog. I'm so sorry. But I'm so happy you are now a part of blogland! You are off to a great start! What a beautiful family you have...I know you are bursting with pride. That babygrand is a dollbaby! Thanks for the award, I appreciate you thinking of me. I'm off to try to catch up on blogs and at micassa. Hugs, Barb

Our really empty nest said...

Cyndi,There is no way you are a grandma, you dont look old enough have children anywhere near old enough to make you a grandma! I am an aquarius too, Feb. 12, me and abe lincoln! I tried to check out your home on and using prairiedog but I must be doing something wrong, please advise??? Your boys are so handsome and talented, what a good mom you are! THanks so much for stopping by to visit! Us newbies need to stick together. Sue

Susan said...

Congrats on the award and welcome to blogging! (I am still new at it too, I have been at it a month)

Found you through Debbie (plate addict)...I look forward to more posts!

Lynette said...

Congratulations Cyndi and what a lovely tribute to your sons and your entire family!! The pictures were great and I'm glad you shared them with us - I'm looking forward to getting to know you (and them) better!!

Have a good one ~

PAT said...

Hi Cyndi and welcome to the world of blogging. I'm looking forward to more of your posts.

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Congratulations. What great sons you have raised. I read about your new blog at Debbie's Confessions...
I am stopping by to welcome you to BlogLand. You are doing a great job with your blog. I'll be back to visit often. laurie (bargainhunr on RMS)

ann said...

Hi dear,it's so nice getting to know you.You look like sunshine and bubbles to me.Such a sweet smile.It looks like you have been a fantastic mom and now grandmom.No,there's nothing like those babies.Those two are precious.I wish I could get some of that sweet sugar.I saw 2 lumps on those chins i could sneak up and get and they wouldn't even know I got em...Ann

Tootsie said...

Welcome to Blogland!!!! I am in Red I am familiar with where your sister lives...especially since I used to spend summers with my grand mother there! lol
Welcome to my blog is wonderful to see that I am not the only Canadian with a blog. lol
I will be here often, and I thank you for the visit!
oh...and those seeds are all for my own greenhouse is only 12x20 so it will be bulging full by May!

tam said...

Congrats on your awards and for such a beautiful family! Welcome to my blog! Yay-glad to have you as one of my Yakkers! Isn't being a Mom and grandmother the best!? I love it too! Hope you are having a wonderful day and look forward to getting to know ya!~Smiles~Tam!

Design Ties said...

Cyndi - you found our blog! :-)
Now that you have I hope you drop by often!!
I can't tell you how much I enjoyed reading about your fantastic boys, and the photos of your family/pets were a real treat... thanks for sharing your beautiful family! Congrats on the two awards, too!

Kristen said...

Congratulations on your awards!

Your blog is looking really nice!

ann said...

My goodness.You're gettin these left and right!I have another for you.PLease drop by and pick it up...Ann

mbkatc230 said...

Hi sweetie - stop by my blog, you have another award! Hugs, Kathy

marty39 said...

Cyndi, what a thrill to hear from you today. I have really missed you. I know you are working constantly, and hope it ends soon. Thanks so much for the visit. I bought a Kodak 1073 it is called smart technology where everything adjusts itself. That's great for me because all I can do is point and If I have to adjust anything, then forget it. Hope you are resting when you can. Hugs, Marty

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