Monday, November 10, 2008

Warning: This Post MAY Cause Drowsiness

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Yikes - I'm having a hard time knowing where to begin this post. Can you believe that someone who BLABS SO MUCH could have trouble talking?? LOL!!

My sweet friends, April, and Amie have given me some bloggy awards. Since April "awarded" me first, I'll start with her..

Yes, April gave me the Marie-Antionette-REAL Person Award!! (She tagged me through my comment section, thanks, April! I've TRULY beem BLESSED getting to know you!)

Now, here are the rules for this award:

1. Please put the logo on your blog. (Check)

2. Place a link to the person from whom you received the award. (Check)

3. Nominate at least 7 or more blogs. (Can't do it, sorry! I'm SUCH A CHEATER!)

4. Put the links of those blogs on your blog.

5. Leave a message on their blogs telling them they've won an award! (If you wanna play, call yourself TAGGED!)

Now my friend Amie - at Heart smiles has quickly become an AMAZING friend as well. These ladies have stolen my heart for sure!!

So, to play Amie's tag/award....

In order to accept this Bloggy Award/Tag in disguise, you must do the following:

1)When you receive the prize you must write a post showing it, together with the name of who has given it to you, and link them back.

2)Choose a minimum of 7 blogs that you find brilliant in their content or design.

3)Show their names and links and leave them a comment informing they were prized with ‘Honest Weblog’.

4)List [if you can and/or dare] at least ten honest things about yourself. And then, pass it on.”

(As with all tags, I'll just tell you that if you want to play along - jump right in there)

Now, it's time for me to help you doze off to sleep... Hehehehe

HHMMMM.... ten things about myself... where DO I begin?? (I'll try to share things you haven't heard me say already)

1. To be such an organizer/freakish person.. I have a REALLY HARD time staying on top of my chores! (I'm quite sure my time on the internet has NOTHING to do with this.. ha!)

2. My labor time with all 3 boys was under 12 hours. I THINK - ALMOST positive that the first one lasted only 7-8 hours. The same for the other two. I was TRULY blessed with impatient baby boys! LOL!! (TMI.. RIGHT??)

3. Other than being a child of God's - the MOST IMPORTANT thing in my life is to be Link's wife and the boys' Mom. I've NEVER, EVER wanted to do anything else. (Well, I did want to be a beautician when I was 12'ish... but when I saw that first baby boy ANY desire to leave them for any length of time QUICKLY went OUT the door!)

4. I'm COMPLETELY CONSERVATIVE! There is NOT ONE OUNCE of "a liberal woman" inside me. (The ONLY "rights" that anyone has are those given by GOD. If HE doesn't say it's "okay," then it's NOT okay!)

5. If the Bible says it, I BELIEVE it! We can't "write off" scripture because times were different. The Bible CLEARLY SAYS that JESUS is the same YESTERDAY, TODAY, AND FOREVER!

Hebrews 13:8

Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever. (Based on John 1 we know that Jesus is the WORD too, and that means the WORD NEVER CHANGES EITHER)

John 1
The Deity of Jesus Christ

1(A)In the beginning was (B)the Word, and the Word was (C)with God, and (D)the Word was God.
2He was in the beginning with God.
E)All things came into being through Him, and apart from Him nothing came into being that has come into being.
F)In Him was life, and the life was (G)the Light of men.

(The only change I see is going from being under law to grace.. and we are DEFINITELY UNDER GRACE, if we're UNDER THE BLOOD of JESUS!)

WHOOPS! Got side-tracked... sorry! (You're wondering what happened to that gal that couldn't think of anything to say.. right?) LOL!

7. My GREATEST desires (as of yet) have been fulfilled - ALL of our boys have put their faith in CHRIST! There was NO desire, even in my wildest dreams, GREATER than that!

8. I used to be shy. I know. It seems impossible, right? Hehehe... I did.. I'm not sure what happened to the old me. Now, I almost NEVER meet a stranger. (Well, there is this one guy at Walmart that is INCREDIBLY ANNOYED at my attempts to "greet" him... I think he has issues, but they have NOTHING to do with me..)

9. I HATE slimy foods! Yeah, I know that's random, but I'm TRYING to make it to "10"

10. AH HA! I DID make it... HMMMM... and my mind is BLANK................ ALL OVER AGAIN! (This is not new to me) LOL!!! Oh, I know.. speaking of drawing blanks... I'm SO ADHD that they should come up with a new term for it. I can't keep ANYTHING in my memory for ANY length of time! If I NEED to remember it, I write it down. Then, I just HOPE I don't forget where I put it!

THANKS AGAIN to my sweet friends for thinking of me!



Pam D said...

I just love getting to know you better! And now I know not to send you any cooked okra.... ha ha! (or snails... yummy!). You're such a bright light, and you always bring me a smile..

Melanie said...

Hey, Tonya! So good to hear from you this evening and I had so much fun reading your 10 things. I love these memes... always fun to read. Well, except for when it's me that has to come up with 10 things... then I have trouble! :)

Congrats on your awards! Your most certainly deserve them both.

Jennifer said...

I just gave you another award on my blog and it was before I read this post!! I guess everyone sees what I see in you too!! I love your dedication to the Lord!! You put it very, very well in your list! Thank you for being real! I'm so blessed to "know" you!!
Love ya, Jenn

Beth E. said...

Hahaha! Love the 10 things about you! It's so neat to get to know you better.

I'm with you about slimy food...yuck!

Love you

Cheryl said...


I'm not into slimy things either. There is just something not right about them.

Love all your words.

I'm having a blog give away this week in honor of my sis. It will be 1 year Thursday since her diagnosis. So, come and join the fun!

Love ya,

Daphine said...

Girl, you're hilarious!
I must tell you that I didn't realize that April had given this award to I awarded you again tonight! LOL! See, you are a woman who keeps it REAL! I am so glad that our paths crossed and that we are getting to know each other more.

Congrats on your awards! You so deserve them!

He And Me + 3 said...

Congrats on Both! Your Greatest desire gave me goose bumps. That is awesome that all your boys know the Lord! How exciting when our children have a heart for Jesus too!
You did not put me to sleep...I loved your post:)
Have a great Tuesday!

April said...

Hi Tonya!

So glad you enjoyed your award and it's been such a pleasure getting to know you, as well! I think we have a lot of things in common. Congrats on your other award, too! That's great!

I enjoyed reading all of your post...and, no, I didn't fall asleep! You made me laugh and I so needed that at this early hour! Keep right on keepin' it REAL, girl! Have a super day!

Sherri said...

It was fun reading about your 10 things!

I have a brother who professes to be an atheist, and I know it was the greatest heartache of my mother's life that he rejected Christ (she's in heaven now--he's still here, so there's still hope!). How blessed you are that all of yours accepted Christ.

Have a great day today!


Davisix said...

This was an amazing post! SO much fun!!! And HOW AWESOME that your boys know the Lord. That was a goosebump moment for me. Love you!

Faith Hope Love Mama said...

How funny! You are too cute. I always love reading these. It's a great way to get to know you. Have a great week.

Greg P. said...

Hey Tonya:

Good post. I just wanted to comment, but, I seem to be gggget....ting very

I should have rrred the d is claaaaimer at the beginnnnnnningggggg ........ zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

Linda said...

I really enjoyed reading all that stuff about you..Didn't make me sleepyyyyyyyyyyyyyy..........:)

Ashley Griffin said...

I don't do slimy either!!! *shudder* and I am with you on sooo many of the others too! i like these because they give you some more insight into who you are and i have had so much fun getting to know you :)

Melanie said...

Good Morning, Tonya! I heard thru the "bloggy land" grapevine that today is a special day for you. Happy, Happy Birthday, my friend!

lori said...

HEY....a little bird from LOUISIANA mentioned it was your BIRTHDAY! HAPPY, HAPPY DAY and abundant blessings and peace all the days of your life Tonya!!

Have a great one!
peace! singing from these here parts:) JUST WISHES!

Greg P. said...

I didn't realize today was your birthday! I knew it was soon.

I awoke from my drowziness just to say ...


God bless you always.

Sheryl said...

Just poppin' in to say hope you have a very Happy Birthday!!

Love ya,

Kim@Seasons of My Heart said...


Praying God blesses your socks off!

Laurie Ann said...

Happy Birthday! Came here via Susan's blog. Loved your post and getting to know you. We have a lot in common!

Kristin Amato said...

Happy Birthday, Tonya? How old are you...25, right? =) I hope you have a day that is as special as you are!
Love ya, Kristin

Susan said...


Hey Tonya,

Sorry I missed your call, I got your text. Hope you are getting the ROYAL treatment today.


Tiffany Stuart said...

Happy Belated Birthday! I hope God dumped LOVE and JOY all over you. You are remembered. May God grant you many more years to make a difference.


Amy S. said...

Happy,Happy Birthday to you!

Love and Hugs.

Anonymous said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Know that so many care about you and we're all blessed to have you in our lives!

Tracy said...

Hi Tonya! Congratulations on your well-deserved honors. What a fun post to read. Thanks for sharing and Happy Belated Birthday! = )


Keli said...

Beautiful list Tonya!!! I love getting to know everyone! Great awards and good for you! Love ya!

Michelle said...

I really like these tags and getting to know people better. You have such an amazing heart. I loved reading everything you wrote!