Monday, November 30, 2009

My First Blogger Award !

Karen from the great blog Ancestor Soup has nominated me for the Kreativ Blogger Award! What an honor from Karen especially since I love to read her blogs too. All of us who blog do it for the love of it but it is wonderful when our peers recognize our efforts! I am a little slow with this response but I want to thank Karen again so much for the nomination.

As the winner I am to list seven things about myself and then pass the award along to seven other bloggers who I think deserve the award also.

1) My days are filled with as much genealogy reading and or research as I can possibly squeeze in. Wish the days were even longer!

2) My husband is a railroader so he is gone a lot but even when he is home I usually get in a few hours on the computer. He leaves me alone in my own little world most of the time, but he does think meals are still pretty important. He indulges my whims to the max as to tech equipment and travel with my sister-in-law to pursue my research or find the next cemetery.

3) For years while I was running our business, I didn't have the time to "play". Now I am trying to make up for lost time! My grandchildren are far away but it is for them that I blog and research so they will know their family history and have that precious treasure also.

4) Five years ago , I didn't even know how to turn on a computer. Wow, what an experience of learning. I have loved every minute of it and looking forward to many more years of learning.

5) I am also engrossed in digital scrapbooking and photo restoration so I work at fitting time in each day for some of that also. I am an avid collector of antiques and memorabilia, photographs and especially old family pictures so all this keeps me busy. My photo library has grown to almost 28,000 now with old family slides, cabinet cards and photos.

6) I love doing heritage crafts, studying history and reading, which also goes along great with my genealogy work. My Dad passed on his love of country and history to me, which I am so thankful for and thus I can't think of anything better than the prospect of always learning something new about family, country, or life!

7) I have two spoiled dogs that keep me company--and force me to take time off from the computer occasionally. They keep daily life interesting on the home front.

I try to read about 20 blogs every day and many more that I get caught up on about once a week. Many offer such good content and stories--and learning opportunities. Below are a select few of my favorites, the seven that I have chosen to pass the Kreativ Blogger Award to:

Roots and Leaves

Relatively Curious

West in New England

Grace and Glory

Nebraska Roots and Ramblings

George Geder

What's Past is Prologue

Please check out these great blogs if you haven't already! If you are like me, you will always enjoy new reading.

Cheri Hopkins aka The You Go Genealogy Girl #2


  1. Cheri, Thank you for the award and
    the compliment!


  2. Cheri's husband GeoffDecember 1, 2009 at 2:31 PM

    Seven things people don't know about Cheri.

    1. She has an eye for detail. Anybody who sits for hours and restores old photos pixel by pixel has to have a compulsive disorder of some sort. Any comment, on anything I write, starts with checking for spelling errors on my part. Ah, I don't think I have spell check on this comment box.
    2. She's an animal lover, but doesn't support peta as she loves to hunt and fish.
    3. The first time I saw her, she was at the trapshooting range. My comment at the time was " Say that girl can shoot ". She is an expert with any firearm. Home invaders beware.
    4. Cheri controls the finances during christmas. The kids and grandkids are at the top of the list. My take out of each check is $5.00.
    5. She has turned into a computer geek. All I want to do on the computer is send and read emails and read the news. She gets mad at me when I refuse to take her advise on computer shortcuts.
    6. Our house gets smoked up when she goes from the stove to the computer and back. Misty, our dog, alerted me to food burning on the stove before I smelled it. Good dog.
    7. When she goes on one of her out of town trips, me and the dogs eat steak every day. I am warned not to make a mess in the kitchen. I leave a little mess on purpose. She points out every crum to me. Has to be some sort of compulsive disorder.
    7.5. Cheri's purpose in life is to take care of the dogs, family, and last of all ME.

  3. Thanks, Cheri! I had just posted about 3 others who gave me the award, but I added your kind award into my post.