Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Well, I'll be...

Oh my goodness! I can't even begin to describe the smile this award brought to my face! It was given to me by a fellow blogger I truly admire. I love reading her posts, and I am so excited to see the changes she is making for her blog. Now this award is called "The Proximidade Award"

Now the only itty bitty tiny glitch I am seeing here is that it is a Spanish award, and I don't speak Spanish! BUT- Laural sent along with it an English translation...

*I originally thought it was in Portuguese, but I did some research and found the original award in spanish...

A todas nos encantan los blogs, donde en la mayoría de ellos sus objetivos son mostrar las maravillas y hacer amistades; hay personas que no se interesan cuando les damos un premio y de esta manera contribuyen a cortar esos lazos; ¿queremos que se corten o que se propaguen? ¡Entonces tratemos de prestar mas atención a ellos! Así que este premio debemos entregarlo a 8 bloggeras que a su vez deben hacer lo mismo y poner este texto

To translate it means:"This blog invests and believes, the proximity." Meaning, that blogging makes us 'close'- being close through proxy. How awesome is that??

This comes along with the instructions that also seem to be roughly translated to English...

"They all are charmed with the blogs, where in the majority of its aims are to show the marvels and to do friendship; there are persons who are not interested when we give them a prize, and then they help to cut these bows; do we want that they are cut, or that they propagate?"

Then let's try to give more attention to them! So with this prize we must deliver it to 8 bloggers that in turn must make the same thing and put this text.

I am gonna attempt to add some more definition to this translation...

I translated this through a few different FREE translation sites, and when combined, this is basically what I came up with in English:

We all love blogs where the majority of posts target the marvels of friendship. These are people who are not as interested in the awards they are given as the friendships they are creating. Because of that this award may stop. But do we want this award to stop or to keep spreading? Then let’s try to give more attention to those bloggers! We must pass this award to 8 bloggers that in turn must do the same and post this text with it!

(Anyone is free to correct my translation if they actually speak Spanish and understand better what I didn't...)

So- the winners of this award, as decided by the most impartial and awesome judge (me) in no particular order:

Ju at Hamlie's Happenings - Okay, maybe this one is in it's proper place. She is my very best friend, and she is awesome like that.
Morgan W at Whipple Troupe - She is such a sweet person, so are her children! Her blogs are filled with joy, love, and all sorts of cuteness!
Aimee at What the Hall?! - She is so sweet, and exceptionally nice. She spends all her free time playing with her adorable baby girl, and being the best mom and friend she can be. Such a great person, and so deserving of this award...
Triscuit at Crazy Good. She is funny, and nice, and a great listener, and she is so good at so many things. She has a beautiful family, she cherishes her friends, and she lets them know it!
Erin from right HERE - She was one of my truest friends from my working days, and she found me again! I am glad she did too, because she is a great friend who has had her fair share of hardships, yet she pulls through them with flying colors and a remarkable sense of humor!
Heidi at her PRIVATE blog - Sorry folks, if you don't know her, you won't get much chance, but lemme tell ya- she is one of the nicest people I know, and she has the most adorable twins on the face of this planet!
AnnaMarie at HER blog - she will do anything for her friends. INCLUDING packing her whole family up and driving to a neighboring state just for a Christmas party.
Sariah from Sariah Says - She is the glue that holds a group of online women together! She is amazing, and thoughtful, and caring, and giving. She may not be perfect, but she is pretty close!
Kristin at The Walters Family blog - she may be gullible, but she is such a sweet and wonderful person, and she is one of the truest friends I know. She has a very infectious laugh and a smile that matches her bright personality and soul!

What!? That was 9? Well what's one more... I never was good at counting! ;) I can't help it! All 9 deserve it!

Much love!


Heather and Billy said...

Awww.. Thanks. Please remind me if I don't get to this by the end of the week. There's just been stuff going on so I might forget.

By the way though... I totally hear ya on the Halloween too. And yet my house has never been more decked out. Your porch is super cute!

Brian and Erin Lewis said...

Thanks so much! That means lots to receive!! You notes of love mean even more.

Morgan said...

That's so sweet!! Thanks!

I have about 5 blogs I need to get to so I am going to keep this unread in my google reader until I get to it.

Thanks again! This really was sweet!

Ben and Heidi said...

I feel so honored!! Thanks

Heather and Billy said...

Question: are you allowed to give the award to someone who has already received it? You pretty much stole all my people.

Mamasphere said...

Wow- you are the queen of research! Portuguese and spanish are similar, but rarely do you find a sentence that is exactly the same in both languages, including spelling. Which is probably why someone who speaks Portugeuse got a hold of it and didn't know it was really in spanish, lol.

Kristin said...

Aww. Thank you!! Sorry I didn't see this earlier! We just got a computer back, so I have my links again! You are such a sweetheart!!