And The Liebster Goes To…..


Ok, so this has NOTHING to do with Caden or Adoption at all.

Its just fun.

I have had so so soooo much going on that I am very late in doing this, but a few weeks ago I got told that I received a Liebster blog Award!!!!!

Thats amazing because:

A. When I was forced started this blog….I thought maybe my mom and husband may read it. I knew that I had nothing really interesting to say and thought “Who is the world would want to read about my life?”


B. I can barley use Google. Not kidding, its so bad, It’s almost a gift. I dont do this because I am lazy and dont wish to be able to find all of the things the world has to offer at my fingertips, its because for some reason, I just cant find anything I want to or fix the slightest issue if it so chooses to arise.  Matt and my friends know and are just like ” Give me the computer, Ill find it in 2 seconds!” And they are right. I dont get mad though, its just the way it is. Ive accepted this reality and I CANT BELIEVE I have managed to make my blog look “pretty” its nothing short of a miracle. The fact that you are reading this is … in fact a .. miracle.

SO, I had to find out what a Liebster even was ;) But Thanks to Ellie over at Musing Mamma, I now know. Thank you Ellie for finding what I say worth anything and for giving me this award. The Liebster is an award, given by one blogger to another. Liebsters go to bloggers with less than 200 followers, so it is a way to recognize small blogs and encourage others to check them out. Once nominated, the nominee passes the Liebster on to 5 of their favorite small blogs. And why is someone who is given a Liebster Award called a nominee? I have no idea. It’s one of the great mysteries of life. Annnddd without further ado……. Here she isssssss.

Purty Aint she !!!!

But in my head, she looked like this:

And I was all….

According to the research I tried to do, the Liebster Award takes its name from the German word meaning ‘Beloved, Dearest or Favorite’.  Don’t quote me on it though, Its me we are talking about. When you win the award, there are a few rules to follow:

  1. Thank your Liebster Blog Award presenter on your blog.
  2. Link back to the blogger who presented the award to you.
  3. Copy and paste the blog award on your blog.
  4. Present the Liebster Blog Award to 5 blogs of 200 followers or less who you feel deserves to be noticed. (Sorry if someone has more than 200 followers,  hopefully I am not offending anyone!)
  5. Let them know they have been chosen by leaving a comment on their blog.

So, the five blogs I am presenting the Liebster Blog Award to are:

1. The Peach Notebook. This is amazing friend, who I have YET to meet in person. She married our good friend Josh, whom we did our DTS with in 2007. She is amazing, and inspiring. She writes about a lot of things like mommyhood, all things natural, her passions to save the world and see it change for the better, art, nature and my favorite is when she includes pic of her hubby and sweet baby girl. She is a dreamer and I love her. Cant wait to get to Hug you Liz!

2. Becoming the Miller Family. These are our good friends and I am so glad God bought them into our life. Its nice to come across people that believe like you do and have similar passions. Michelle is PASSIONATE about orphan care and they have great BIG hearts. They are adopting a little boy from Uganda and this is their journey. I especially like their ‘Dreams, Schemes, Silly Things’ page. Its fun! I cant wait till they get their little guy home….

3. Aprons and Apples. This is my friend Kristy, whom I met in Vanutau in 2009 when I adopted Koral. She adopted a little Island Girl too who is only a month older than K. Bella and K were little buddies for my 4 months in V2 and I loved getting to know Kristy ( and her family ) while there. Her blog is FULL of DIY, Home school, cooking, crafts, exercise and healthy living… you NAME it she’s got it. I love her and really dont know HOW SHE DOES IT ALL. Hope to get to visit her in the states one day!!

4. Finding Church. This is the Church Family!!! They are adopting, like us, through YWAM Ethiopia and I JUST LOVE THEMMMM!!! Shannon and I have been writing each other since Nov 2011, and I was VERY pleasantly surprised when we actually got the SAME court date to go meet our babies!!! We are kindred spirits and I am so blessed to know them. This blog is their journey “finding” the newest member to their family, who happens to be a sweet little girl close to my heart, little Laylu. She is totes adorbs. We are {PRAYING} to go to embassy together… to be continued …

5. Polka Dots and Ric Rac. This is Brooke. I do not “know” her. They are adopting a sweet little boy from Ethiopia right now too. She is with a different agency than me and lives far away, but I bought one of her adoption shirts to support their journey. So we started emailing. And I just love her blog. Its cute, Its funny, its got some heartbreak stories and some amazing triumphs. Not to mention a WHOLE LOTTA adorable pictures of her little family.

Check em out and enjoy!!

7 responses »

  1. I absolutely “liebe” it!! LOL! CONGRATULATIONS!!

    We all knew you could do it!!

    (even tho we never heard of it) ;-D

    XOXO <3

  2. I love your post (especially about your google issues) & can’t wait to check out the blogs you picked. I’m laughing that you included a picture of Taylor Swift and the exact same day you posted this I happened to do a post about one of her songs!

    • I LOVE me some T-Swift! thats what the cool people call her anyways ;) I love speak now and the song you highlighted! I aint ashamed to say I would buy her t-shirt and go to her concert. its just true. Thanks again for the award, so fun!

  3. Lisa… Love following your blog…and I just want you to know that I have been a fan since BEFORE you became famous with this Liebster. =) No band-wagon fan here! I am excited to watch you bring your little one home. And I am praying for your dad. The pain of stomach cancer is personal to us in this family.

    • Hahahaha carrie! You are TOO funny! Thanks SO much for the prayers and the kind words… I so appreciate them more than you know! And yes, the cancer thing just stinks! Glad we could connect!

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