Friday, March 20, 2009

Friday Favorites - #3 And An Award!

Happy Friday!!
Now for the things that got me through this week:

Favorite Post:
What My Kids Think of Me at The Polka Dot Daisy

Favorite Food:
POM Pomegranate Peach Passion White Iced Tea

Favorite Show:
Big Love
Big Love is a show that my sister, mom and I get together every Sunday night to watch. There was a big uproar over this past episode as the show showed a sacred ceremony. 
There were many people upset about this and I completely understand why. 
But I [coming from a non-Mormon household] loved seeing how beautiful this ceremony was. The three of us [my sister, mom and I] were all teary-eyed while watching it. [As a side note, I was raised by a mother who got teased growing up that she could "cry over soapbox commercials" heh]I feel privileged to be given the [Hollywood-ized] chance to see something so special to this group of people. 

Favorite Times:
-I've spent the entire week on the lookout for things to use for the Spring Swap I'm participating in. I still have to box it all up and get it sent out by Wednesday. I've had so much fun with it.

-This past weekend I went on a trip to Carmel, CA for "Family Christmas" [yes, I know it's March]. Family Christmas is a group of Families that have been getting together for over 30 years and most grew up together. It's wonderful to watch the group evolve as the kids I grew up with are now getting married and having kids. There are now three generations in the group. And this past gathering we found out that 2 of the women [that married into the family within the last 3 years] are pregnant! So exciting!

I feel honored to have received this award from the amazing Tanielle over at The Polka Dot Daisy! She's got the most adorable kids and her blog is where I go when I need my daily dose of laughter.
The rules of this award are to tell seven things I love and pass it on to seven bloggers I love.

Things I love:
1. Dancing
2. Flowers
3. Fairies
4. Rainbows
5. My Camera
6. Traveling
7. New Experiences

Bloggers I love:
1. Mamarazzi at Dandelion Wishes
4. Heather at Little Wonders
5. Kerri at Messes and Mudpies
6. Jennifer at Moix Madness


Unknown said...

Congratulations on your awards! great Friday Favorites!

Mamarazzi said...

thanks so much for the shout out and award!

you are a doll.

(ps the show Big Love is NOT about the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints they are actually part of a religion that was formed after member of the congredation did not want to follow the Mormon leaders new rules outlawing after they were excommunicated they made up their own religion and no longer affiliated with the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints..commonly known as the Mormons. ALSO, the episode you are referring to was very loosly based on what happens in the Temple but you are right for a TV show it was beautiful...just not 100% accurate)

Melanie said...

Awwww! Thank you for my reward! I hope you have a great weekend. :)

Kerri said...

Krissy, thanks so much! That was very sweet of you and you have made my day! I haven't ever watched Big Love, but I am a Mormon and I am sad that they would use our sacred temple ordinances for entertainment. I understand that a lot of people are glad because they are curious, and I'm sure I would be too. I will say that when I attend the temple I feel so close to Heavenly Father and I am so thankful for the opportunituy to make sacred covenants in the temple that bring my family together forever. The things that happen in the temple really are beautiful and so spiritual.
I actually wondered if you might be LDS because of your quote by Marjorie Hinckley on your side bar! I loved her!
Thanks again for this sweet award! I've enjoyed reading your blog so much!

Kerri said...

By the way, if you have any questions about the temple I would be happy to answer them to the best of my ability!

One Bite At A Time said...

Congrats on the award! I mailed your package yesterday through Fed Ex, so be on the look out for it!

Denise said...

Congrats on the award! I mailed your package yesterday through Fed Ex, so be on the look out for it!