Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Blog Award!

I'm so excited to announce a blog award I recieved from a fellow Texas blogger!!! Thank you SO much, Chelsea! :) You should check out her super cute blog!

Now For a Seven Question Survey...

1. Who/What inspires you?

This is an easy one. My grandfather. He is my hero, my inspiration, etc. He has accomplished more in his lifetime than anyone I know. And still...he ALWAYS put the Lord first. I love him.

A little history: he graduated high school, graduated from A&M in only 2.5 years, went off to the army for 5 years, came back, graduated from A&M vet school, became Dr. Reesing, met his love (my Nannie), got married, moved to Montana, had my mom :) , went to fire school, became a SMOKE JUMPER, moved back to Texas, opened up his own vet clinic in East Texas, had 2 more boys, moved to Alpine (my hometown), became a professor, taught at Sul Ross State Univeristy for 25 years...WHILE being the chief firefighter in Alpine. Phew! Retired, took 1 1/2 half off (ha), & now he has his own little ranch with cows & horses, and drives all over the state of Texas working for A&M teaching fire school.

He is truly an inspiration. He still reads his bible and always reassures me that "The Good Lord" as he ALWAYS in control.

2.What is your favorite season & why?

Hmmm....I would say winter. I love winter. I love snow days, comfy clothes, hot chocolate and all that good stuff. BUT...with summer right around the corner, I would say summer. I love the way sunscreen smells;, takes me back to my childhood, I love the flowers, green grass, the longer days, flip flops, sun dresses, etc. SOOOO I would say I love all year round! :)

3. What are you most looking forward to this year?

Oh man....A LOT. You'll have to read my blog to know.... ;)

4. If you could write a book about anything, what would it be about?

I think I'm going to have to go with Chelsea on this one...a cook book! Or maybe a self-help book.

5. What is your greatest passion?

I would have to say helping others. I know that sounds so cliche but it's the truth. Whether its helping with the churchs' Christmas program, & buying toys for needy children, or giving a homeless man a cup of hot coffee on a freezing da, or just helping out a friend on a hard day. I went on a mission trip last year & it was SO fulfilling & amazing. I can't wait to go on another one.

6. If you could change one thing about your life or yourself, what would it be.

Well, I believe God made us all the way HE wanted us to be, imperfections & all. But if I had to change one thing, it would defintely be the control freak in me. :) I have a Type A personality, and I feel like I have to be in control of things for everything to be okay --- I'm working on it. :)

7. Lastly, what is your favorite novel?

Is this even a question? ha! I have soooooo many books I love. :)

4 sweet comments...:

Alex Carter said...

Congrats on your blog award!! I'm your newest follower and I'm from Texas too!! you can check my blog out at

Ramblin' Blonde said...

I went to Alpine this Summer!! One of my best friends is from there too. We got a big group of people and drove out there for a long weekend. We went to Big Bend and Terlingua. It was a BLAST!!!

Jamie said...

Your grandpa sounds like an amazing man!

Hope you've had a great day!

Ramblin' Blonde said...

Hey! I couldn't find your email address but my friend is Kari Moore. Small world lol. I would appreciate if you didn't tell her about this though because none of my friends know about my blog yet haha! I'm trying to decide if I should tell everyone