Friday, February 12, 2010

Beautiful Blogger Award

Thanks to Beth at Beth, Will, Rod and the Quads for giving me the Beautiful Blogger Award.

Now I'm supposed to tell you seven things about me and then pass this award along to other bloggers I really like. If you've been reading this for any length of time, you probably already know too much about me, but here goes:

1. I am the youngest of eight (four boys and four girls), and have a fraternal twin sister. (Hi, Cathy!)

2. Every year since 2000, my mom, my three sisters and I have gotten together to celebrate a Girls' Weekend. Except the year I was pregnant with the triplets. (Sorry I broke the chain, ladies!)

3. My recipe posts get me in trouble, mostly with family. I've been accused of holding out, and am currently taking the blame for someone possibly not fitting into their shorts for an upcoming trip to Mexico. (Sorry, Aunt Illa!)

4. I have a Master's degree in International Conflict Analysis. International huh? Yeah, that. I plan to use my knowledge to defuse the deep-seated conflicts that will brew amongst my children as they become hormone-filled teenagers.

5. I grew up in a town so small that as a 4' 6" eighth-grader, I played basketball. I wasn't fast, I wasn't a good shot, I wasn't great on defense, and I sure wasn't tall. But I played. Mercifully I recognized my limits and didn't play in high school.

6. One time I was at a professional conference and a couple colleagues and I caught a ride back to our hotel with a new acquaintance...who had no arms. That's a post begging to be written, isn't it?

7. At this very moment I am failing miserably at making my grandmother's fushing grophas. Fushings are yeast doughnuts with no hole, and my grandmother made them every year just before Lent. It's my first attempt, now that I finally have her recipe. The dough has been "rising" for almost 6 hours now. I blame old yeast. Pretty sure I'll be pitching this batch and trying again.

Now to pass this award along to other bloggers I really like. Here's my list of good reads and fun-to-follows (in alpha order, of course). Be sure to go check them out.

Buried with Children (Jen is a fellow mom of triplets)
Hormone Colored Days (I get great blogging advice here)
I'm Living Proof That God Has a Sense of Humor (Helene is the funny mom of two sets of twins)
Mama's Losin' It (Play along at Mama Kat's Writer's Workshop.)
Octamom (Not that one! This one has eight kids, including a set of twins and posts amazing pics.)
On Maxine's Mind (An old friend from high school who will make you laugh)
Ravings of a Mad Housewife (She's pregnant with her first and funny about it all)
Seven Clown Circus (A recent addition to my reader. I can't wait to play along on Wordful Wednesday.) 
Steady Mom (Good parenting advice for all. Just breathe!)
Two Peas and Their Pod (A couple who cooks. May I say, "Yum!"?)

Happy reading!

© Trippin' Mama 2010


Mama Kat said...

You are just BRIMMING with stories to tell!! I can FEEL it! Thanks so much for the award!

Helene said...

Congratulations on your award! And thank you for including me on your list of people to pass it onto!!

You definitely do not lack the material needed for some great blog posts!!!

And yeah, your Masters degree is going to come in handy for sure when the kiddos are teens!!!

Jen said...

I really liked this. Those are some interesting facts about yourself. I am not wondering if I should go back to school and get a degree in conflict resolution. Lord, knows it could come in handy here.

Thanks for passing this award along to me and it makes me happy that you enjoy reading my little stories.