Fun news- I received a Stylish Blogger award from the amazing Darcy of No Monsters in My Bed!  In order to receive my award, I must:

1) Thank and link back to the person who awarded you this award.

If you are not already reading No Monsters in My Bed, then you must immediately bookmark/subscribe to the site.  It is a great mix of fun local things to do, beautiful photography, activities/crafts for kids, and links to interesting sites.  Seriously, I subscribe to many blogs in Google Reader, and I get excited when I see a new post from Darcy.  Check her out!

2) Share 7 things about yourself.

~ I LOVE reading, but I have trouble getting into meaningful novels now that I have kids.  Thankfully, my book club helps me to read beyond People and blogs.

~ I also love NFL football and college basketball.  I even play fantasy football (gasp).

~ I am one of 10 kids on my dad’s side- the 9th to be exact.

~ I am a pretty laid back mom, even from day 1.  I always said that I seemed to be more of a mom of a second child, even though K is my first.  What will I be like as a mom to my actual second child??  It could be scary.  🙂

~ I love musical theater.  My dream as a child was to be on Broadway.  Too bad that my voice is not leading lady quality, and the chorus almost always require dancing as well.  Trust me, you do not want to see me dance.

~ I like to stay pretty busy.  I try to have something planned for K and I every day.  Even when I watch TV, I can’t just veg in front of it.  I have to be doing something else too (blogging, crafting, surfing the net, etc).

~ My favorite place to visit in the area with kids is a tie between the National Building Museum and the US Botanic Gardens- it just depends on the weather.


3) Award recently discovered great bloggers.  Check them out!

Masala Chica

Frugal Family Fun Blog

Mommy for the Win

Summer Sky: Learning As I Go

The Meanest Momma