Friday, August 8, 2008

And the Brilliant Bloggers are...

I'm finishing my Brilliant Blogger award responsibility. Thanks again, Andrea, I often get inspiration from you! First of all I would like to bestow these fellow peeps with this award. There are many brilliant bloggers out there, but these are the ones I read most often!

1} Kami D.-unfortunately, she has a private blog, but you can email her if you want to see it. Just email me and I'll forward it to her. She has a son Kaleb who is just a week older than my son and they were orphanage mates in Bishkek, his pics have been known to show up on my blog once in awhile and I share a very special friendship with Kami.

2)Rachel-who lives in the same burb in Florida that my bro lives in, and has a daughter who was in the same orphanage as Phoebe

3)Hilary-my sweet friend that I hope to meet someday soon! Her daughter Anara was also in Tokmok but definitely did not see my little Phoebe:)

4)Jackie-she also adopted from Kyrgyzstan, and her daughter Nola was also in Tokmok-she has become a good friend of mine after meeting in Florida last February.

5)Margaret-okay another private blog, but you have to keep in touch with those Tokmok girls! You can email her at the link provided.

6)Ivy-I love her journal about picking up her son. Yup, private...but you can again try to get access at the link:)

7)Lisa-a fellow Minnesotan in line for a Kyrgyz referral!! Yeah, my children will not be the only Kyrgyz in this Northern State:)

Now ladies pay attention, not only do you get to award 7 more brilliant bloggers, you get to answer these questions A to Z!!

A. Attached or single? Attached

B. Best friend? Hubs

C. Cake or pie? Cake

D. Day of choice? Sunday

E. Essential item? Ice cream

F. Favorite color? depends on my mood, could be pink, black, green, or brown

G. Gummy bears or worms? Bears

H. Hometown? Minneapolis

I. Indulgence? One hour massage from my favorite massage therapist

J. January or July? January-I like snow, my hubs was born then, start of a new year

K. Kids? 5-my 2 Kyrgyz kiddos, my 2 dogs, and my Hubs

L. Life isn’t complete without? Family and faith

M. Marriage date? 02/28/03

N. Number of brothers & sisters? Older bro, a younger bro & sister

O. Oranges or apples? Oranges

P. Phobias? Heights

Q. Quotes? It doesn't matter where you are, it's who you are with. A journey of 1000 miles begins with 1 step.

R. Reasons to smile? my 5 crazy children

S. Season of choice? Fall

T. Tag seven peeps! (see above)

U. Unknown fact about me? It wouldn't be unknown if I told you :) Got that straight from Andrea:)

V. Vegetable? Tomato, if you think that's a fruit then asparagus

W. Worst habits? procrastination

X. X-ray or ultrasound? ultrasound

Y. Your favorite food? good spaghetti and ice cream

Z. Zodiac sign? Gemini

Now of course I have to add some pics of my babies...


Margaret and Tom said...

Thanks Gen! I appreciate the Brillante designation :) I'm not sure I deserve it, but Milana does sure make the blog look pretty anyway :) I have been out of town, so it may take me a few days to get my list and answers logged in my blog :) Oh yes, and anyone is definitely able to view our blog just email at and I will add you on. The kids are adorable as always, Phoebe looks to be getting bigger!
Take care, Margaret

L&T said...

Okay, okay! Thank you!! Not sure I know 7 other bloggers that haven't already received this award, but I'm gonna try. :)

Oh, and can you gain me access to Ivy and Kami's blogs? I think I now have Margaret's. Thanks!!