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Friday, February 5, 2010

Friends Like You Bless Me

Hey Ya'll. I'm so excited and so honored. My darlin' friend Cindi from Tally's Place has given me my very 1st Blog award. The Happy Blog award. And believe me I am!!!

Now to accept this award I must tell you 10 things that make me happy and then I will pass this on to 10 more blogs that make me happy too. You know the old saying Pay It Forward - So here we go.

10 wonderful things that make me happy:

  1. The Father, Son and Holy Ghost
  2. My Family ~ Neil, my son Ty & wife Christal & Grandchildren Zack, Ki'a & Tristan
  3. Chocolate, particularly Godiva & Lindtz
  4. Giving others something that's just what they wanted or never expected & seeing them smile
  5. Shopping though I've slowed down to null. I love a great bargain. Whether through sale or coupon or better yet both. Love to walk out with it free.
  6. A freshly manicured lawn ~ Oh' that smell & just for that short while it looks magnificent
  7. Traveling anywhere
  8. My Pets
  9. Creativity whether doing it or viewing it
  10. I have to say it......I love contest and sweepstakes or better yet when someone lets me know they think about me. I can't help it, it makes me feel loved and like I make a difference to someone. (Like Cindi).
Now...the 10 blogs I send this award to (in alphabetical order):
  1. Beneath My Heart
  2. Carol Anne's Boutique
  3. Cherry Kingdom
  4. Common Ground
  5. Creative Breathing
  6. Deb's Country Crafts
  7. Fiona and Twig
  8. GypsyMermaidLife
  9. Living Beautifully
  10. The Feathered Nest
I hope everyone will take a moment and visit the blogs I've listed that may be new to you. Thank you Cindi for showing me the Love! Hope everyone is having a good weekend. Hugs....Tracy :)


  1. There are some people God chooses to bless us with, even though we don't deserve it. We don't know why, but He does. I'm so glad He blessed me with you.

  2. Hello Tracy~I wanted to stop by to reconnect. I've had a few absences from blogging and have lost touch with some of my friends.

    Congratulations on your first award.
    I agree chocolate in any form can bring a smile to me too.
    I hope you can stop by so we can get reacquainted.

    Sweet wishes,

  3. Thank you sweet Tracy, you're just the best!
    Oh I love your list of things that make you happy! It's good to think about the things we are thankful for, and to remember to tell those close to us that we care. Thank you for always being a friend!
    Lots of love, dear Tracy,

  4. Dear Sweet Friend,
    Oh how you do bless me. Thank you for all of the encouragement of late...I've always told the babies that you never know the exponential value of a kind word spoken to someone. It may just be a God moment, it may be the darkest moment of some ones heart and that kind word rescues and sets a different course for the direction that heart will go. You do that for me and the word thank you just seems to fall so short of what I want to say to you. I hope your having a blessed weekend. XO May angels fly with you and carry you on rainbows. Keke

  5. Glad I stopped by today and happy you have this award you certainly deserve it.
    I will have to visit you more often to catch up.
    Have a great weekend

  6. Congratulations Tracey!! I love your list of things that make you happy. Have a great weekend!

  7. Kind words, sweet thoughts, good times. That's you Tracy! I adore your #4 and #6. I love knowing how much you enjoy your yard. I love mine, too. Thank you so very much for thinking of me! Oh my goodness, The giveaway you have won is so truly wonderful. I am going to keep it in mind for my next giveaway. I will be keeping my eyes out at the thrift stores! Well, I am nestling underneath all of this snow! Have a lovely weekend! Elizabeth

  8. Congrats on the award! And I love your new treasures! So many really cool things you won! Hope you are feeling better!

  9. Thank you so much, Tracy! You are genuinely one of the nicest gals I've met in blogland, a true ray of sunshine! :-)

    And thank you so much for your comments on my "burnout" post, every visit and comment means so much to me!


  10. Aww thanks chickadee! I will post about it asap!!! I have to agree I am a bargain kind of girl to hehe!! big hugs

  11. Thank you for visiting my blog and leaving such nice comments and thank you for passing this award on to me! Take care, hugs!

  12. Tracy!!!! You are such an angel!!!! Thank you so much for bestowing me this sweet award!!! I always hope and pray that when anyone stops by, that they leave my blog with a smile on their face ~ You truly are precious Tracy and always so thoughtful!!!! Thank you again...hugs and love, Dawn

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  14. Hi Tracy!
    Thank you so very much for thinking of me! I feel so honored to receive this award from you! You have always been so sweet & kind to me and I have always felt so blessed to have met you through blogging!! You are truly such a sweetheart Tracy!!!
    Love & Hugs, Carol Anne

    P.S. Thank you so very much for your very sweet compliment about the banner I made for my Mom! :)

  15. Hi Tracy,
    Firstly congratulations on your blog award!!
    and secondly thank you for stopping by again and your lovely words!
    It would be great if you could visit England there really are some beautiful places over here and I think a lot of English people don't appreciate them enough.
    I live in Yorkshire which is a place of great extremes..heavy industry..beautiful countryside..big cities and tiny picturesque villages! and of course we are famous in yorkshire for of our delicious eatables!

    You mentioned a 'one on one' swap..I'm not entirely sure what that means but I think it sounds interesting and I'm definitley up for it!
    Take care
    Em xxxxxxxxxxx

  16. Thank you Tracy! I am so honored. You are such a sweet blog friend. Thank you for blessing my sister and me with all of your sweet comments!
    Love in Him,

  17. Hi Tracy,
    Just popped in to say hi and hope you are having a great week, and that the nasty cold you had is gone. Take care,

  18. Tracy
    You are so sweet!! I can't tell you what your kind words meant to me. There is nothing I desire more that for people to see Christ through me and my blog. Traci and I are always blessed by your visits and we feel the same way about you.

  19. I just want to thank my friends for stopping by and leaving such loving comments. It always thrills my heart to see and read such kindness. I've been kind of lax for the past couple of weeks about getting to visit. I've always tried to leave a comment when I do visit but as of late that hasn't always been the case. But never doubt how much you comments and the time you take to visit me means. I hope your all well and blessed beyond measure.

    xxoo's....Tracy :)