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Sunday, July 20, 2008

Thank You...to all of you!


Thank you rules the day...all of you have made me not only feel 'beautiful' but embraced me in the blogger community. I did something that was simple in nature but terrifying in reality. I 'outed' myself on blogger. I had been getting tons of emails to reveal myself, which took time on my part. Then one night, all alone and feeling silly. I grabbed my trusty digital camera and set out to my master bathroom, which had the best lighting and the biggest mirror. And there I sat for an hour posing and shooting! Several (thousand...lol) shots later I felt I had some that would be fun and have the artsy feel I was striving for.

I then posted and then held my breath...and then 70 something comments later, I breathed easy. Nothing but love from the comments. Comments that brought tears to my eyes because they were so sweet and kind. And virtually all from strangers. I love blogging, each of your blogs has carried me to wondrous and well traveled paths. I have enjoyed learning about each of you. I have experienced the gamut of emotions on all the blogs I have visited. You name it, I have experienced it!
To my blogger family...I humbly thank you from the bottom of my heart. Thanks for making this one of the best experiences here on blogger!

And the LOVE Keeps Coming!

Terri over at Lakewood Manor and Lisa over at LisaLaughs have each given me an award! And it happens to be the same award! I am very honored to have this bestowed on me.

Terri is a truly inspiring woman to me. We have known each other online for a while now. We have shared alot of experiences together. Her father and I had Thyroid Cancer at the same time. And Unfortunately, that great man lost his life to the disease. Through my tough times with the disease she was a ray of sunshine and she gave so much of herself to me! I love you, Terri! Thanks for always being there for me!

Lisa is an incredibly talented artist in my book! She is amazing in the scrap booking and anything with paper world! Lisa and I have been in some swaps together and have come to enjoy our swaps together. I have learned a many things from this highly talented woman. Thanks for always being so lovely to me!
Here are the rules for the award:

The rules for receiving this award are:
1) Put the logo on your blog
2) Add a link to the person who awarded you.
3) Nominate at least 7 other blogs.
4) Add links to those blogs on yours.
5) Leave a message for your nominees on their blogs.

Here are the 7 people I nominate. All 7 are incredible in so many ways. I love their blogs and visit daily. Each one is so very different. And each brings something to the table. I love reading their tales and get so wrapped up in their posts. From creating art,to unraveling a mystery, to discovering one's journey, to wittiness. I have a huge blog role list, and if I could I have have put ALL of you. I think each of your blogs are incredible. To the 7 that were picked...thank you for blogs and thanks for sharing a peek into your worlds. I for one, have thoroughly enjoyed my journey to your blogs.

1. CSI Seattle - Fantastic man, friend, incredible writer, father,husband,teacher, and has a love for all that is CSI!

2. FarieBees - She has a knack for making her garden lush and inviting to all...people and little critters alike. She is an incredible thrift er and then turns around and makes something magical out of her find!

3. Lattes and Rainy Days - a new blogger friend to me, but have come to find that her and I have so much in common. Kirsten takes beautiful photos and her words haunt me. There is a ribbon of commonality between us.

4. Randy's Creative Hands - New to the blogging world. When Randy and I first meet, it was like meeting an old, lost friend. He is a gentle soul and has a god given talent. Randy is an incredible artist, he does wood crafting/arts. His skills are fine tuned and he has a quite the following in Arizona. Slowly but surely, I think Randy will find that his art will be making it's debut coast to coast.

5. The Old Professor/Paulz Blog - Some of you have been introduced to this wry and witty man. Paul has on a many occasion made me spit coffee onto my monitor while reading one of his witty posts. His posts have become a highlight in my day. I promise Paul will not disappoint. He is a very wise, wise Professor!

6. The Weather in the Streets - This woman is incredibly inspiring to me. Leah's writing is impeccable and her words are beautiful. I love her descriptions of events that have taken place. Leah is an incredible writer, mother, wife and most importantly, friend! This blog will not only have you laughing but will make you THINK!

7. Rose Cottage Studio - Last but certainly not least! This woman is beyond incredible. I have come to love my friendship with Suzanne. She is highly motivating and has a incredible heart of GOLD! Suze is selfless and loves everything...from animals to humans. I love her strength and her fire in her words. She is passion at its best! Promise you too will love her as much as I do!

So, my incredible friends please take the time and enjoy these wonderful blogs. Stop by and tell them 'Robyn' sent ya! You will not be disappointed.

With much love,

19 comments:

Travis Erwin said...

Congrats on the award and I agree blogging has been a rewarding experience.

Leah said...

Yay, second one here! Thank you so much, Robyn, your words mean a lot to me!

xoxo

~Kristen~ said...

Robyn, you so deserve all the kind, wonderful comments you got! You are gorgeous, girl, inside AND out!!!

I am off to check out these other blogs now. Girl you are going to have me sitting in front of my computer all day!!! LOL

Big hugs! :-)

Random Chick said...

Hi Robyn!!!

Now you know why so many people are addicted to bloggin! There's a whole community of folks who are very cool and sweet out there (like you!)

Thank YOU for sharing yourself with us. I've bookmarked your blog now and I check it regularly. You're on my hit list now! Watch out!!!

XO
RC

kirsten said...

wow, thank you robyn!! that is so kind of you. and i definitely agree ... there is a thread of commonality here.

aw, shucks!! ;o)

Rosemary said...

Hi Robyn,
Congrats on your award!!!
Loved your post!
Rosemary

Suzanne said...

I'm thinking about leaving and you're promoting me like some sort of commodity!!! Hey you! That's just too funny. Okay...I'm stayin'. How could I live without all of you. Impossible.

Well, I even listen to the music. Loved it. My niece was the best drummer in high school. She's now a psychologist in NYC. I wonder if all her patients know? Perhaps I should email them!!! Think she'll give me their personal info? Nope! I'll have to troll for it. The band sort of reminds me of Led Zepplin. I like them.

Most of all, I love you. You know that. You are a beautiful, beautiful soul and we are forever connected. I will never leave like 1Pic. I wouldn't do that to anyone because I know how much it hurts. I just thought perhaps I'd start a new blog. But now realize this one is just fine. I'll simply take a break. The fire at the park and the loss of so many has broken my heart and I'm struggling to find my way. But I will.

I love you dear friend. With all my heart.

XO

Walker said...

Congrats on getting the award.
You ridn't have to hold your breath.
There are many nice people out here with great eye sight ;).

Suzanne said...

I forgot to say THANKS!!! But I'm glad I did because I came back and read Walker's comment, thought it was so sweet and visited his blog. I laughed my ass off. Okay, he's in!!!

Love you honey,
Me

Gypsy said...

And why wouldn't you get so many lovely comments on your last post (over 70 is amazing by anyone's standards)...you're gorgeous.

You also seem like a lovely person and I am looking forward to getting to know you better. Congrats on the award x 2. It's well deserved.

Stacy's Shabby Shoppe said...

Congratulations on your award Robyn! I love your blog ~ thanks for visiting mine. I've added you to my blog roll so I can check you out every day! Keep on inspiring us! ~Stacy~

Julie said...

Hey - I just noticed that you have green eyes!...or if not - that is the way they look on my computer. Have a great week!

Peter said...

Congrats on the awards sweetheart...you deserve them!

Yes, it's definitely insecurity about worrying about putting a photo up for the world to see. I was like that, but now I don't care what people think of me. I still have issues when it comes to my appearance, but I think I hide it quite well. And you have nothing at all to worry about, ya beautiful thing!

Peter x

Maija said...

Well, you are spectacular!

Robert said...

can you feel the love tonight!!!!! hehe obviously you can miss robyn!!! You are a very lovely beautiful lady and your inides match your outsides!!! Thank you so much for your sharing and kindness on my page I hope you continue to enjoy all the love you give and to visit you often here you rock!!!

INNER VOICES said...

hey!!! i did do some commenting on yer last post!!!! and there were no commentsie backsies.... but im here and there... and those were some fun fotos!

MJ said...

I seldom post pics of myself on my blog and when I do I’m in disguise. Yes, that’s me with the gnome.

But here is one photo I posted of myself so now you know.

INNER VOICES said...

ha! i knew therd be photos on line of the old mj.....

a pink-bee said...

How sweet of you Robyn :) Thanks :) Will be posting the award on my blog tomorrow :) It has been BEYOUND busy here this week.
hugs :)
crystal