I am so flattered to have received the Gorgeous Blogger Award from Elizabeth at Sunny Bug World!  Thank-you, Elizabeth… this is a very exciting day!

Here are the rules for receiving and passsing it along!

1. Accept and thank the person who sent it to you.

2. List 10 things about yourself.

3. List 5 additional things you don’t like.

4. Pass the award on to 10 other bloggers.

Here are 10 things about me:

1.  Though I am very fortunate to be staying at home with my children for the majority of the work week, I also work as a Clinical Psychologist part-time.  Creating things in my “spare time” helps me balance the Mother/Wife/Doctor/Just Me aspects of myself.

2.  My husband and I are celebrating our 12th wedding anniversary this weekend!  I am very blessed to be married to such a wonderful person.  We were married almost 10 years before we had any kids and are LOVING this phase of our lives together.

3.  My lifelong favorite place to vacation is northern Michigan.

4.  I love strawberries, especially when they are made into jam and pie.  Yum!

5. One of my favorite smells is laundry fresh from the clothes line.

6. I love to get things in the mail.  It feels like getting a present.

7.  A perfect day for me is spending time with my family, doing whatever sounds like fun at the moment.

8.  I try to be a runner.  It doesn’t always work, but the effort makes me a better person nonetheless.

9.  I have a very weak spot for junk food… cheeseburgers, ice cream, brownies, fries, strawberry pie.  Hence the need for #8.

10.  My favorite place is Holland, MI.  It is where I met my husband, where we got engaged and where I hope to live again some day.

Here are 5 things I don’t like:

1.  Yelling.  Whether it is an argument or one of my kids just being loud, I can’t stand it.

2.  Seafood.  Any and all of it.  Gross.

3.  When it’s so cold outside that my eyeballs freeze.  That is seriously irritating.

4.  Spiders.  Not original, I know, but I can’t stand them.

5.  Inconsiderate people.  It doesn’t take much to make the world a better place.  Taking the time — even a couple of seconds — to consider someone else can make a huge difference.

This is where I am supposed to pass this award on to 10 other bloggers.  There are many worthy women out there, but I am new to blog land and am feeling a bit shy (I don’t want to feel like a stalker — and 2 of my faves have buttons on the right side of my page, so you can check them out, too), so I am picking 6.  These are a combination of blogs by women I know and women who I don’t know but admire via cyberspace.

I am awarding these GORGEOUS blogs with the Gorgeous Blogger Award:

Jen at life, love and beans…

Audrey at Pot Luck Art

Valerie at Valerie Dietche Photographer

Christine at From an Igloo

Anna at Noodlehead

Care at Obsessively Stitching

Check out these blogs as well as Sunny Bug World.  They are all worth a peek!