I’m feeling all *hearts* today. 

I woke up inspired  to finally take the Christmas ornaments off the tree prepare to decorate the tree for Valentines Day (yes, really). 

And then I checked my e-mail and discovered that Jenn at Juggling Life has given me this sweet award: 


Isn’t that sweet? 

Jenn is a mom of 4 who also manages to work part-time AND go to school!  She juggles more than I can even imagine and almost never drops the ball.  I keep hoping some of that will rub off on me, although I’m not ready to have one of my boys morph into Grizzly Adams.


With all the news coverage on Tuesday, I thought it would be the snapshots of elderly black women tearing up that would make me cry.  I was wrong… those photos made me smile at the the joy they must be feeling. 
This morning, however, I saw this picture of a deployed soldier watching the inauguration of President Barack Obama:,2&pg=17

If you can view it and feel nothing, check your pulse. 
Sorry I can’t just copy & post it as a photo — be sure to click on the link — it’s worth it! 

5 responses to “Awwww…

  1. YOU WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOON! I’d give your blog a prize too.

  2. Awww, that’s an adorable blog prize. I want one????

  3. You decorate a tree for Valentines? You are hard core.

    That is an cool photo. But does it mean I am insensitive that instead of getting emotional I started thinking of Shrimp Gumbo, Barbecue Shrimp, Shrimp Kabobs, Sweet and Sour Shrimp….

    I thought looked like Bubba from Forrest Gump!

  4. So many amazing photos. BipolarLawyerCook has a link on her blog to some fantastic pics from the Boston Globe–including some service members who are feeling the same way that soldier is.

  5. That’s an excellent photo. It conveys so much emotion without a word.