Tuesday, February 9, 2010


Thank you so much to Elise who gave me this award. Please check her out at http://latebloomer13.wordpress.com/2010/02/09/hey-look-at-what-i-have/#comment-132 she has been through an amazing journey of IVF and is now pregnant with her first child. She is very honest and optimistic, and is a really great read.

The instructions that go along with this award are as follows:
•Thank the person who nominated you for this award.
•Copy the award and place it in your blog
•Link the person who nominated you for this award.
•Tell us 7 interesting things about you
•Nominate 7 bloggers
•Post the links to the 7 bloggers you nominate.

Here are 7 interesting things about me...

1. I am from Britain and I am now living in the US. I moved here when I was about 11 years old, moved back when I was sixteen, then came back to the US when I was 20, and have been here ever since. I haven't been home in 7 years and I'm finally going to get to go in March! I can't wait!

2. I allow my DH to keep poisonous snakes in our home. Everyone says that I am crazy, including DH's parents. I know, I know, it is kind of crazy but it makes DH soooo happy so I just try to pretend that they're not there.

3. I have somehow made it through my entire life without breaking a bone, beeing stung by a bee/wasp/hornet, or spending one day in a hospital. Uh oh, I really need to go knock on some wood now.

4. I am a English lit major with a minor in studio art. I am still currently a student at the age of 29. I returned to college at the age of 27. I have no idea what I am going to do with this degree but it is my greatest ambition to write and illustrate a children’s book.

5. I am the oldest of 7 children! Most people can't imagine growing up with that many children in this day and age, but I loved it! I am so happy that we were such a big family growing up and holidays are amazing!

6. I am color blind. It is one in hundreds of thousands chance for a girl to be colorblind and I was the lucky one. This also means if I have boys that they will all be colorblind too...sorry boys.

7. I love to garden, but I have only had other people's gardens to tend to so most of what I have planted so far has been bulbs. I can't wait to get my own house so that I can plant whatever I want.

I would like to mention that I love to read other people's blogs. The ones that I do read, I read religiously. So for those of you that are on my list and many of you who I couldn't fit on here, thank you so much for writing. Most of you have no idea how much I treasure you.

1. Dana, whose whit and wisdom inspired me to blog in the first place http://thebabydaydream.blogspot.com

2. Baby on mind, who showed me what a blog could be http://baby-on-mind.blogspot.com/

3. Brandles, who's struggle I have most identified with http://babymakinglab.blogspot.com

4. Jen, who's optimism is contagious http://novembers-girl.blogspot.com

5. Kelly, who has just had her first baby, http://themetcalfmiracle.blogspot.com

6. Resh, who inspires me to cook, when I forget how much I love it http://rkitchen.blogspot.com/

7. Nikki, Who makes me laugh and cry when I read her blog http://journeytobaby1.wordpress.com/

Please check out these blogs, these are some really amazing women!


  1. Congrats on your award Sarah.

    Was thinking about you yesterday. How was the HSG?

  2. Thanks Melissa, I didn't end up going. We just decided that with the house and everything that we couldn't afford to pay the $750 that they were going to charge us for it.

    Plus we are debating on not trying this month. I know I said this last month too but this month would be the first month that was actually bad timing. With me leaving for the UK the following month and us moving into a new house (hopefully) it just seems like too much stress to add a baby into the mix.

    Of course I'm not sure if I really have the ability to just give up on a whole cycle but it really would be the smart thing to do.

  3. Congrats on the award, and thanks for nominating me. Since I already had been nominated just a few days ago, I will not be putting up another post for this. Thanks again! I love reading the interesting things about you, especially the bit about your hubby's poisonous snakes. Too funny!

  4. Sarah,
    I have been following you since your old blog..i am sorry that the HSG thing didnt work out. That house though looks stunning and i hope you get it.
    That being said, congrats on your award, you totally deserve it and thank you for humbling me with one. I will be re-posting within the week.
    Have fun in UK next month.

  5. Sarah, you are my giveaway winner! Shoot me an email at babyonmind@gmail.com.

  6. Wow, thank you!!! That is so amazing. Wow, I think that's the first thing I have ever won that wasn't on a scratch card, lol.

  7. You've got a Blogger Award waiting for you over on my blog! We must have been writing our posts at the same time... I see that you've already got this award, but I am nominating you anyway!