Monday, January 26, 2009

Fabulous Blog Award

I have been nominated for this prestigious award from Lori, and as recipient of this award, I must pass this on to 5 fabulous blogs, including the one that gave it to me and link them. The adoption/blog community is really unique in that, you can share a special bond with people you have never met personally.

Below are my nominations, some of which I have met or personally know, or some I feel like I know personally because of our bond, as China Mommy's.

My first nomination goes back to Lori at Stress Is The New Black. Lori and I have a funny and unique story about her and her husband Marc and their darling children. If you visit her blog, you will see that there is never a dull moment in that house and they are always on the go. Lori is very active with the Chinese community and if you can't catch her on their blog, she can be caught on Facebook. We began our journey around the same time and several years later they have 2 beautiful children from China and 1 adult child in law school, with a wedding on the way!!!

My second nomination goes to Isabelle at Mak and Jack . Isabelle, her husband Dave and their son Jack travelled with us to China. Their beautiful daughter Makena is from Chongqing also and we were travel companions during our 18 day journey to the Far East. Isabelle is from Malibu, California and is always jetting off somewhere. I thoroughly enjoy reading her posts, as her life is like one big adventure. Isabelle has always made it a point to try to visit everyone in our group when she is buzzing around the world. I hope to see her in March when she swings in on her way to The Keys.

My third nomination goes to Krista at A Million Miles to Mia. Although I personally do not know Krista, I do know that she has been waiting a very long time for her Mia and she loves her nieces and nephews. My mom is addicted to her blog, because she is such a good writer and I can tell you that I have had tears of laughter in my eyes at times with some of her topics. I hope she gets her Mia soon!

My fourth nomination goes to Do They Have Salsa In China. These twins are a hoot and I have followed them from the beginning. We had our paperwork delivered to China in the same month and I found them when everyone was celebrating their referrals and I have been addicted to that blog since. I think they are so adorable and the stories just crack me up!! How they do it with twins is beyond me, I cannot imagine!

My fifth nomination goes to a very popular site, Waiting For Sophie. Sophie's family used the same adoption agency as we did and I followed their blog while they were traveling in China, so I could get a feel of what to expect when it was our turn to travel. Sophie is a beautiful little girl, and her brother and sister are such a beautiful addition to their family.


Life with JJ, Starr and Spice said...

Thanks for the nod my friend and a job well done.

I am happy to know that we share such a special bond and we always will.

Hugs to the family

K L said...

Hi there,
I linked to your blog from Waiting for Sophie. You have a great blog and beautiful family. I was excited to see you are living in Vero. My parents live there. My daughter is from Jianxgi and has been home since September 2006. Just thought I would say hello.

Shana said...

Awww, thank you so much for the kind words and the award! You are so sweet, and Mia is ADORABLE!!! Too bad you don't live closer- I'd love to photograph her!

xoxo, Shana :)

Special K said...

Thanks for the kind words. They are appreciated. Isn't it funny we've gotten our moms addicted to blogging? My mom now calls to have conversations about different blogs she follows. It cracks me up to hear her say something like "Did you see the salsa twins blog yesterday?" like she knows them or something. So funny.