That is the name of the award that was bestowed to me a couple of days ago by an amazing blogger/photographer/mommy and the list goes on. Her name is Holly and she writes Photo By Holly here at WordPress.  Everyone and anyone should definitely check out her page. She is a courageous person that is always positive, even in the face of adversity.  Thank you tons Holly!!!

The rules are simple.

1) Thank the person who honored you and give a link to their blog.

2) Tell 7 random facts about yourself.

3) Pass the award to 15 new found bloggers.

4) Contact each blogger onto whom you pass the award and let them know.

5) Let the giver of the award know you accept it or not.

Well let’s get to it! I have done #1 with no problem! 2 is much harder… Ummm…yeah…here we go.

1.  I always said I never wanted kids. Bahaha! Look at me now! I would have a bunch if I could.

2.  I eat at least one bag of gummy bears a night.

3.   My favorite movies are Disney Movies.

4.  I have only recently begun to enjoy shopping, but I hate spending money.

5.  I was in the Air Force, and have fired an M-16, Saw, 50 cal, as well as a bunch of other guns. I have a Berretta Tom Cat.

6.  I research and plan everything to death!

7.  I would rather drive a stick shift than an automatic car any day. And make it FAST!

Wow…now that that’s over J.

I would like to pass this on to 15 other bloggers but honestly, I do not have time to keep up with that many and half of the people I do follow have already been given this award. So here are some that to my knowledge haven’t got it yet and totally deserve it. I have heard that people don’t appreciate this in the blogging world though, so if you’re one of those people…sorry.

1.  David Williams. He takes amazing photo’s, has been nothing but supportive, has a beautiful family, and always keeps me coming back to see what he’s doing, every day.

2.  My 3rd Eye.  Sasi always has helpful tips and I love looking at his photos!

3.  Emily’s Photography Blog.  This lady can take amazing photo’s, paint, and has the cutest “kids”.

4.  Jolene’s Life in Focus.  She takes amazing photos, as well as puts a lot of thought and SOUL into what she writes.

5. greysqrl.  He takes great photo’s, has an adorable family,

6. M. Cooley Photography.  Michelle is a lawyer by day a photography lover for life.  She is always helpful, even when in the middle of getting married and enjoying her honeymoon. 

7.  Amanda Pfeifer’s Blog.  Crafty for sure. She has two beautiful babies, and documents their life beautifully!

8.  Wesley’s Photoblog. Have just recently found his site, and I’m glad I did. He has a great eye and is doing great portrait work.

9.  the 365 project.  This lovely lady just started her 365 photo project in January and has done better than I have!

10.  Journey Photographic. Traveling the world and taking amazing photo’s along the way. Lucky!

Well, I think that’s all I’m going to do for now.  15 is a lot!

If you are one of the recipients – you can either save the Versatile Blogger image, and then post to your own page, or you can copy the image location, and put in the html code.

A big thank you to anyone who stops by my little blog! I appreciate it!

Sal noticed these flowers when we were on our way to the V.A. today. I have never seen them and they were only on the side of the road, not in the desert, and only for a couple of miles. Does anyone know what they are? They were so pretty and they smelled so good!


Half-Assed Sabitical, Here I Come!!!

Let me start off by saying I ABSOLUTELY love taking pictures. I love playing with them in PSE and I love posting them for all to see, but I am soooo frikin tired. I feel like I have run 10 miles and back and did it again. It has nothing to do with photography and everything else to do with whats going on in my life. There’s nothing horrible going on or extremely taxing (anymore), but I am exhausted.

Now please don’t think that I’m complaining in this next part; I’m just merely explaining a little. I go to school full-time, work full-time, and have a little family. I am beyond busy and getting on the computer after doing homework or whatever-it-is-I-do-that-sucks-my-energy-out, is the last thing I feel like doing right now. However, I made a pledge to myself to do this 365 photo challenge and I have been amazed at how much I have learned and at how much I have fallen in love with photography. I know I have missed a few days, and a lot more than a few days have been sub par pictures, even for my standards, and I don’t have high ones when it comes to my ownbpersonal photography :)~, but I plan to keep going. I may not write as much, post multiple pictures, or comment as frequently on other peoples amazing blogs for a week or so. It’s okay though, because when I come after my half-assed sabbatical, I’m coming back full force!