Tuesday, February 16, 2010

The Honest Scrap Award

Tyly gave me my first blog award! I'm so excited! I love reading her blog because she has such a sweet, funny, positive, and yet realistic view on things. You can't help but love her, so check out her blog! She will soon be known as Mrs. Crossland! Tell her congrats!

"The Honest Scrap award comes with a caveat or two. First, you have to tell your readers ten things about you they may not know, but that are true. Second, you have to tag 10 people with the award. Third, let all the people you've given the award to know that they've gotten it (comment on their blogs or something). And finally, make sure you link back to the person who awarded you."

I can already tell this is going to take me a while to figure out so here goes nothing...

1. I am by nature a VERY shy person. I have to MAKE myself speak to people and be sociable which is very hard. It takes me a long time to open up to people. I have gotten slightly better at being friendly as I get older but I'm not great at it.

2. When I graduated from HS I would have swore on the bible that I would NEVER NEVER NEVER be a high school teacher....

3. I refused to get my driver's permit for 7 months after turning 15 because I knew as soon as I got it that I would be stuck driving my brother and cousins all over the place. I was right... :)

4. Both of my grandmother's passed away within 2 weeks of each other when I was a sophomore in high school. My maternal grandmother and great-grandmother were both named Katy. My mom wants me to continue the tradition when I have kids but I don't know if I will. I act almost exactly like my paternal grandmother and am often called "Virginia" because of it. I adored those ladies and have never really recovered from their passing. I wish they could have met Kevin and seen all the things I've done in my life.

5. When I was 14, I tore a photo of a firefighter from New York City out of my People magazine "Sexiest Men Alive" issue and hung it on my closet door. It stayed there until I moved into my first apartment. During my 1st or 2nd year of college, I was surfing the net one day when I found the same picture. It said that "my firefighter" had been killed trying to rescue people in the World Trade Center towers on September 11th. I think that was the first moment that I truly realized how many lives had been lost that day.

6. I played varsity Golf in high school. I was not great but they needed enough people to make a team. I'm a competitive person but for some reason...not competitive when it comes to sports. I was the girl that always forgot when it was game day but would NEVER forget to do my homework.

7. I was required to take 1/2 semester of Ag in junior high. I hated everything about it. BUT...I beat almost every boy in my Ag class to win 3rd place for a log cabin birdhouse I built. Ha!

8. I have spent my entire life in West Texas. I attended K-grade 4 in Midland, TX and then my remaining school years in a tiny town called Bronte, Texas. I have not ever ridden a horse. I do not wear cowboy boots. I do not consider myself a country girl. I do consider myself a "southern girl."

9. I do not drive in large cities or towns. I will drive you all the way to the edge of town and then I will pull over and someone else has to drive. I'm too jumpy. You do not want me to drive.

10. I would really love to write a book someday and be a published author. I just don't think I could do it.

I'm going to tag several of my favorite blogs. There is really no rhyme or reason to my favorites except that I think they all are just great ladies. I'm sorry if you've already received it before! Do not repost if you are too busy or don't want to! I know several of my favorites just had babies or are about to pop. I just wanted y'all to know how much I enjoy your blogs!

In no particular order...
Bonnie at The Browns
Becky at The Branches
Kim at Thoughts By Kim
Anna at Your Little Birdie
Ashley at The Happy Little Home
Andrea at My Chihuahua Bites!
Cassandra at My Cup Runneth Over
Sarah at In Light Of The Truth
Marlayna at The Schoenfields
Amy at The Holifield Clan

Tyly would most certainly been on this list had she not already tagged me...


Kim H. said...

Awwww...thank you!

Mrs. Jenk said...

I just love West Texas and have been to Bronte when in college at Angelo State. Thanks for the award!

* Tyly * said...

Oh my goodness, what kind things to say about me!!! Thank you so much!!

And as the oldest of 4 kids, I was the sibling taxi as well!!

All of James's family is in West Texas. Most of them are in teeny tiny McCamey!

K said...

I found your blog through Bonnie's.

Interesting list. I could've written #1 myself... describes me to a tee.

Becky said...

Well, that was very interesting to learn more about you! You are so silly! Thank you for the award you are so sweet! <3 Becky

* Tyly * said...

Thanks!! I just want people there to celebrate with me. It's not even about the gifts {although those are VERY nice! :) } I am more excited about knowing people are going out of their way to do something nice for me. :)

Here's the link to make a box: http://www.formspring.me/

I copied the idea from other bloggers. :)