Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Happy Days

"Happiness is not a possession to be prized, it is a quality of thought, a state of mind."

We had so much fun this 4th of July! We went to see the fireworks! We got to the beach early enough to hear a great band. Little Chick and I danced up a storm! She was beaming when she heard them playing. We went in the water and splashed about and we made yummy sand cakes. Little Chick was so excited to see all the boats lining up in the water to catch the show. She loved having a delicious 4th of July cupcake and hanging out until it got dark. This is something we have not done yet. Her excitement built and she asked many times when the fireworks would begin. When they did she smiled from ear to ear and screamed with such happiness! It was an amazing day!

I am so happy I just received two awards from some amazing blog friends! The first award is the Fabulous Sugar Doll Blogger Award from an inspiring blogger friend, Jinnia at Jinnia Low.com. She is such a sweet woman with a very insightful blog. the next award is the Blogger with Substance award from Big Fat Mama at Cooking Up Faith. She is a beautiful blogger with excellent posts that really inspire readers. Thank you so much my dear bloggy friends! I really appreciate it!

The Fabulous Sugar Doll Award comes with some rules. Write five things about your self and pass the award on to five fantastic bloggers. Well, the first thing about me I would like to share is that I love to be very creative! The second is that I love to put on Dean Martin or Frank Sinatra and dance with Little Chick while we set the table for meals. Third, Little Chick and I go sledding every chance we get in the winter. Fourth, I am a Capricorn. Last, I love all different kinds of music and have hundreds of music Cd's.
I pass this award onto: Our Happy Home, The Bonnie Five, The Gruneisen Family News, Cooking Up Faith, and My Crazy Kind of Wonderful.

A Blog With Substance Award comes with a couple rules. First, I must sum up my blogging philosophy in five words: inspire, love, honest, hope, smile


The Winner of the Home Safe Home Giveaway is Sippy Cup Mom!

57 comments:

  1. Awww, thank you very much! I need to do an award posting.
    The photos of Little Chick watching the fireworks are so precious. She is just so full of life! Her sweet treat at the beach looks yummy!
    Have a great evening!

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  2. She looks like she had so much fun! We still haven't stayed up for the fireworks because the two little ones are still too young, but I can't wait until they see their first fireworks!

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  3. So glad you had such a wonderful 4th of July celebration. I love all your pics but the 2nd to the last of Little Chick's profile as she stands in awe looking up is priceless!

    Have an equally great week, my friend.

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  4. Aw! Thanks for the award! Looks like you had a wonderful 4th! We didn't have fireworks this year due to rain. :( But glad to see that you were able to share the great tradition with Little Chick!

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  5. Congrats on your (well-deserved) awards! Wahooo!!! And these photos of your little chick are just adorable!!! She is sooo cute!

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  6. These pictures are so cute! What a fun day you had! Congrats!

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  7. Those pictures are adorable!!! So glad you had a wonderful 4th!!! Thanks for stopping by my blog and making friendship friday successful!!! Happy Monday!!!

    xoxoxo
    Lo

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  8. What fun pictures! Looks like it was a great day! Congrats!

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  9. Hello! Checking if comments work!

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  10. it looks like you guys had a great 4th! what fantastic pictures! :)

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  11. Wow! Little Chick had a blast I see. I gave you an award posted under your post 7/3/10. I guess you didn't see it.

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  12. what a beauty this little one is... glad you had good time. Congratulations on your awards..:)

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  13. Why aren't the comments working? Yikes!

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  14. Glad Chica enjoyed her 4th. Beautiful Pics! *smile*

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  15. Looks like a fun weekend! congrats on the awards!

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  16. Why aren't I able to make a comment?

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  17. Happiness really is a state of mind. I genuinely believe that you can choose to be happy. Gratz on the awards!!

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  18. Yay for 4th of July and fireworks, and beaches and summer!!!!

    AND beautiful pictures. =)

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  19. what a fun 4th : ) the fireworks pics you caught are just awesome!!

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  20. That cake looks yummy! Glad you had a good 4th!

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  21. Sounds and looks like you had a great 4th of July!

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  22. continually awesome

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  23. Wow! Looks like she had so much fun. I love the picture of her looking up at the fireworks all excited :)

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  24. It's such an inspiration to read your blog. I must get back here more often.

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  26. Blogger is being difficult! Yikes!

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  27. Hey, thanks for the award! You are so thoughtful. Your 4th of July with Lil Chick sounds amazing. Thanks again! Thanks again and have a wonderful Day Mama

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  28. Thanks, for the award. You are so kind! I love that picture of Little Chick enjoying the fireworks. What an awesome experience it is to see the festivities through little eyes!

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  29. Congratulations on all your awards! I also have an award for you over at my place. Come on by when you have time and pick it up!

    I'm glad you had such a great 4th. Your little girl is so adorable!

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  30. Great pics. I love the one where you caught Little Chick and the fireworks! I can imagine the look of awe on her sweet face as she took it all in. Sounds like you had a happy 4th indeed. -EW

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  31. Thanks for stopping by my A Vision to Remember blog :) I really appreciate it. Did you know right now I am looking for bloggers that can submit their recipe for next months 30 day food challenge. Next month I am not going to cook the same meal twice. Also I am going to share readers recipes. Let me know if you are interested. my blog is www.iamonly1woman.blogspot.com

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  32. following from tagalong.. How did you take the firework pictures...I tried and NONE came out... tripod.. 10000 shutterspeed or night manual????

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  33. Great photos! So cute. Following you from TTA!! ::Kristin::

    http://www.kuppykakesbykristin.blogspot.com

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  34. That looks like the perfect fourth to me!!!! Congrats on your awards!

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  35. Hey, Mama Hen! Great post. Nothing is better than some sand, surf, and fireworks - except for that cake - wahooooeeee!! I want some cake, too! Love the top photo and the one where Little Chick looks up to the sky in awe. Beautiful!!

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  36. Your daughter is adorable! I am a new follower and I absolutely adore your blog.

    You can find me at:
    http://mylittleheroine.blogspot.com

    Right now I am doing a Girlybaby giveaway that you might be interested in. Closes tonight at midnight!

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  37. Following you back. Totally love your blog and theme!

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  38. How precious! I love her surprised look watching the fireworks! Thanks so much for the award! I really appreciate it!

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  39. So much fun!

    I gave you an award...before I realized you already had it! Do I have to take it back?!?
    http://discoveringthemeinmommy.blogspot.com/2010/07/another-award.html

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  40. Love that photo with her mouth wide open in awe!

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  41. What fun! We had plans to go to the beach too but things didn't work out since the nearest decent beach is like 2 hours away, but we did see fireworks!!
    I love Little Chick's hair bun, so cute:)

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  42. Glad you had a great 4th of July!
    Love those pics! she is so cute!
    I found your site through your comment on FMBT.
    I 'm now following you!
    I'd love if you'd visit me!
    Hope you're having a lovely Tuesday!
    ~B

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  43. Thanks for the award and for your thoughtful comments. I read your post about your dad... sometimes the emotions just hit you. I'm feeling a bit better and focusing on the happy memories! Thanks again!

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  44. Congratulations on more awards Mama Hen! And Little Chick, looks like you had lots of fun! Cutest reaction to fireworks, ever! :-D

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  45. Cute pics! I am following right back!
    PonyTails&FishScales
    terelauritsen.blogspot.com

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  46. congrats on your awards - and your 4th looks like so much fun! following you back

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  47. Ahem????!!! Now how in the world did you get that shot of Little Chick and the fireworks??!! I should have had you come to Branson and help me with MY shots. I didn't get ONE keeper. That is completely COOL! You are really quite a photographer! I didn't get anything of the sort. Grrrrr!

    OK, you are totally the sweetest to think of me for this blog award!! It means so much & congrats to you too! Looks like you had a wonderful time and Little Chick just radiates joy.

    I am so glad to be home! A nine hour van ride...not really my thing. :-) LOL! My kids did better than I did! I am completely brain dead, so I must run. Thank you SO MUCH for thinking of me! :-) ♥

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  48. Little chicks face while watching the fireworks is priceless! Congrats on your awards!

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  49. How cute! And I love your blog's design. Congrats on the awards:)

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  50. Thank you so so much for the award! I love the pictures! It looks like a great day! I love the picture of Little chick in awe of the fireworks. Both my boys passed out before the fireworks LOL, so neither of them got to watch them.

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  51. Congrats and thank you so much! Your photos are fantastic - my favorite is the one of Little Chick with her mouth open watching the fireworks. I hope that we can all keep a little of that awe with us on that day. Georgia is still a little young, so we skipped the fireworks this year.

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  52. It looks like you had a wonderful 4th--I love your photos! And congratulations on your awards. They're well deserved!

    http://LivingMontessoriNow.com

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  53. What a cute blog you have AND adorable little girl.
    Thanks for stopping by my blog! I'm your newest follower :)

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