Tuesday, February 8, 2011

The Stylish Blogger Award!

Well, Kelli and I are absolutely honored and blessed to receive the “Stylish Blogger Award” from our precious bloggy friend Debbie Dillon! She is such an inspiration and encouragement to us all of the time, so if you haven’t checked her out yet, please head over the Writin'4HimCafe to meet her next.

As a recipient of this sweet award we are asked to share 7 things about ourselves with you that you may not already know.  So, since we are a team of two you get a double dose of interesting (or not so interesting) tidbits from us…

From Heidi:

1.) I was born in Iowa, but raised in the Dallas, Texas area.

2.) My husband is a Reno native who lived in Dallas for 2 years… I met him 2 days before he was planning to move back to Reno. He stayed for 2 weeks and I quit my job and moved out here 5 months later.  We were married 2 years later.

3.) My husband is not my type, but he was the first “nice guy” that I ever really liked… and that is the greatest gift God has ever given me because my “type” was scary and destructive.

4.) We have 3 amazingly, fabulous kids: Hannah – 8, Robbie – 6 and Isabelle – 4.  I am blessed to stay home and homeschool… though it’s not easy, I wouldn’t have it any other way.

5.) I am a PADI certified scuba diver… it was a prerequisite to my marriage. We got married in November, so I had to take my final certification dive in Lake Tahoe… in October… with snow on the ground in order to be ready to dive on our honeymoon! This is a picture of us right after our shark dive in Roatan..

6.) I absolutely love to cook. If I had gone to college I know now that I would have been a chef or a writer! What a blessing now to be a stay-at-home wife and mom and still be able to do both!

7.) And, lastly as a family we spend our time having as many Super Family Fun nights as we can fit into a weekend… watching movies, attending UNR basketball games, traveling, skiing (well not me… I sit in the lodge and read) and camping!       

From Kelli:

1.) I was raised in Marietta Georgia.

2.) My husband and I were married after 3 months of dating.

3.) And, we were married in a drive-thru Wedding Window in Las Vegas!

4.) I have one brother.

5.) I played basketball.

6.) I've worn braces twice.

7.) We have three girls (3,6,7).

In addition to sharing these little unknown facts about ourselves we also get to pass this special award on to some of you, so here it goes...

Jennifer at ~Sweet Blessings~
Allison at Beautiful in Him
And, sweet Esther at Laugh With Us Blog

Please feel free to respond in a post on your site with 7 fun things to know about you and nominate some of your bloggy favorites to keep the award moving! But, please don’t feel bad if you don’t want to, just know that we love, adore and praise God for you!



  1. Aww thank you for the fun facts it's so nice to "meet" both of you! And I feel honored you nominated me and my blog *tear, thank you!!

  2. Congratulations on your award! And I loved reading all about each of you! Heidi: Dallas is actually not far from where I am now, I also have 3 amazing kiddos, and we heart family fun nights, too! :) Kelli: So crazy cool that you were married in a drive thru window!! I also have one brother and I've never worn braces, but I need to! :) Now I'm going to go check out these other stylish blogs! Thanks for the list! :)


  3. Oh, how precious you both are! I love you guys and thank you so much for the sweet blog pitch :) I love getting to know you both through the "7 things." So much I didn't know.
    Wow Heidi...scuba diving? Tahoe in the snow? Oh my! We actually went to Tahoe on our honeymoon, but no scuba diving for us :)
    And Kelli, I can SO detect the Georgia in you, girl! Too cute, and I LOVE (both) the pics of your beautiful children.
    What a blessing you are - keep up the awesome work!

  4. Loved learning these new things about you. Heidi, where in Iowa? My mom is from Storm Lake, Iowa and my grandparents still live there. Thanks for sharing the pics too. You both are beautiful - inside and out. :)

  5. Aw! Thanks guys! Loved getting to know you both a little more.
    Heidi-- Boy can I relate to #3. I remember when I met my husband and I told a close friend..."I'm not sure if he's my type." My dear friend responded, "Eileen we know your type...you don't want your type." LOL!! God did a perfect job picking him out.
    Kelli- A drive thru Wedding? Cool!

  6. Thanks ladies...nice to get to know some new things about you. I'm headed off to type up my 7 things...it may take awhile :)

  7. Congratulations on the award ladies! I greatly enjoyed learning more about you, and have gained a great deal from both of you since finding this wonderful blog. Your postings and comments to the articles on my blog have always inspired me, and I appreciate you both very much.

    And as for the nomination for my site, well all I can say is thank you... I'm very flattered. :-)

    Have a Blessed Day!

  8. Congrats on your award! Thank you for the nomination for Sweet Blessings! Love learning new things about you sweet ladies.

  9. I don't know...scuba diving might have been a deal breaker for me! lol I very much enjoyed reading details from your lives. Thank you so much for including me in your blog list!