to log on last night and find that Heather had nominated me for the "Nice Matters" award - you made my day! Thank you, Heather, for encouraging this rookie blogger.
"This award is for those bloggers who are nice people; good blog friends and those who inspire good feelings and inspiration. Also for those who are a positive influence on our blogging world. Once you've been awarded please pass it on to 7 others who you feel are deserving of this award."
O.K., most of the blogs I'm nominating have already received the award, but I still want these ladies to know how they have encouraged me. They are in no particular order, and yes, I'm nominating more than seven! :) (BTW, I have not figured out how to link you to a person's page via their name without having to copy their entire URL. Neither have I figured out how to add to my friends list the non-HSB ladies, so I'm including those in my favorite links sidebar instead. You have to know by now that I'm not very techno-savy!)
Heather - I've got to tag you right back, girl - if that's allowed! I've been checking in on your blog via the FIAR boards for quite some time. You've always got such creative ideas for making learning fun (and for organization too!) Your enthusiasm for your students and learning is contagious. Thanks for your willingness to help out others by answering our questions! http://www.blogshewrote.blogspot.com/
Sheri - I always like to visit your blog to see your kids' cool notebook pages. You are one of the folks who has inspired me to try out the notebooking thing this year! I also always look forward to the funny stories you tell. They always make me smile! http://theshadesofpink.blogspot.com/
Amanda - I think your new blog is just beautiful, as is the name you've chosen for it. You've done a great job with it. Your sincere and caring words and warm smile on the FIAR boards always make one feel so special. Happy blogging, mate! http://jacarandacottage.blogspot.com/
Jen Unsell - I recently discovered your blog, Jen, and I have to say that you guys do some cool stuff at your house! I also can't wait to delve into your recipe section - my family will be happy for me to try some of your yummy dishes. http://web.mac.com/bunsell/Misc_stuff_/Five_in_a_Row.html
Marcy - Your blog makes me want to be in 1st grade all over again - it looks like you and Ben have so much fun! You've also been a real encouragement to me on the FIAR boards. I can't wait to meet up with you all next week - The boys will have a blast together! http://www.homeschoolblogger.com/profiles/benandme/
Michelle - I think yours was one of the first blogs I ever visited. I've always loved the name of it! It looks like you all have loads of fun "merrily rowing" together. BTW, I really like your "Discovery Days" idea. May I borrow it? I think that will be a great way for us to fit in Nature Study this year! http://www.homeschoolblogger.com/profiles/MichelleL/
Candace - Your blog helps me to remember that you can homeschool with three very little ones without pulling your hair out! Not only is your blog a source of fun ideas, but it has also been an encouragement to me in my walk with God. You're an inspiration and you always brighten my day!http://www.homeschoolblogger.com/profiles/CandaceC/
Ami - Your hard work and willingness to share it is truly amazing! Your blog motivates me in so many ways. Thank you for always sharing from your treasure of resources and ideas not only on your blog but also on the Homeschool Share Site. http://www.homeschoolblogger.com/profiles/amibrain/
Kristen - I enjoy seeing the neat things you and your little ones are up to! As the fellow Mom of a kindergardener you inspire me in so many ways. It's been fun getting to know you on the FIAR boards too! http://www.homeschoolblogger.com/KristenS/
I'd also like to add that all of the homeschool moms I've met through cyberspace this last year are some of the "nicest" people I know! Blessings to all of you.