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Monday, December 29, 2008

2009 New Year's Spirit Award

As the days to the Christmas holiday approached, the Three Bay B Chicks were lucky to receive a number of awards and tags from our friends in blog-land. Although these coincided with our brief hiatus from the blogosphere, we are excited to have been recognized and are committed to keeping the tag love moving along.

One of the awards we received was from Tammy Jackson at Omah's Helping Hands. She passed along the 2008 Christmas Spirit Award. The caveat was that you must be a true Christmas lover to receive the award. What fun!

Tammy, we thank you for your lovely award and apologize that we weren't able to follow-up in a more timely manner. BUT WAIT, in true Three Bay B Chicks fashion, we'll tweak things a bit and make it work! Thus, we give you...

The 2009 New Year's Spirit Award!

The rules will be modeled after the 2008 Christmas Spirit Award. Thus...

1. You must be a true lover of the New Year to receive this award. The person to whom you give the award must also be in love with the New Year.
2. List 5 things that you love about the New Year. If you can't limit it to 5 things, then keep going till you run out of space.
3. Pass the award along to as many people as you like. That can be 1 or 50. It's up to you! But keep the New Year cheer going.
4. Let your recipients know that you have tagged them by leaving a comment on their site. Also, link back to the person who gave you the award.

Here are the five things that I love about the New Year:

1. I love that hope springs eternal in the New Year. For the entire month of January, I truly believe that I can lose weight, be better organized, save more money, and be wiser about my investments.

2. I love TV during the month of January. Morning shows, such as Good Morning, America and The Today Show, along with the endless string of Weight Watchers and Jenny Craig commercials, all help me to perpetuate my belief in my ability to be a better human being.

3. I love the "Year in Review" news stories. Which famous people died, what were the biggest news stories of the year, what were the top 10 songs of the year? Any story that begins with the words "top ten", I am guaranteed to watch, listen to, or read.

4. I love the calm and quiet that comes with the New Year. After all of the frantic shopping, gift giving, visiting with family and friends, and plain ole making the season merry and bright, I need a break. January offers this.

5. Presidential Holidays. What is not to love about having a shortened work/school week?

Since the countdown to the New Year starts at the number 10, I will pass this award onto 10 fun and fabulous blogs:

10. My Confessions of Craziness
9. Joy to the Blog
8. Handful of Blessings
7. What a Trip!
6. A Nut in a Nutshell
5. Hot Chocolate Caramel Mocha
4. Be Different...Act Normal
3. The High Family
2. Confessions of a Yummy Mummy
1. It's a Zog World

(Did you countdown the numbers in your head?)

Happy New Year to All!

-Francesca

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13 comments:

Nicole O'Dell said...

Thanks for visiting my blog, Francesca! I'll definitely play along with a New Years post.

Your children are soooo cute!

Thanks again!

Lorie said...

Thanks for tagging me! Off to play!

seriously? said...

Thanks for tagging me. I am all over it. I appreciate your confirming my blog design for me. No blog friendship lost. So, now that you know what I look like, you better look for me around. :)

Kristina P. said...

Congrats on the award, Francesca! I'm so glad you found my blog so I could find and read your fabulous blog!

blueviolet said...

Thanks for tagging me! I'm glad you visited my blog and that I've now found yours as well!

I'll write up a post this week in recognition of the award; thanks again!

Stesha said...

It will be my New Years Post, but I will tag now and link back to you.

The High Family said...

Francesca ~

Thanks for stopping by my little mommy blog. It was fun reading your New Year's post. I will try to play along but I have so many posts to catch up on first. I can't believe 2008 will be gone in less than 48 hours. Crazy how fast this year went by.

Your children are absolutely adorable and I will definitely be back to visit this fun blog!

Happy New Year!!

~ Bobbi :)

Joy said...

Francesca, thank you for stopping by earlier and for the amazing compliments you bestowed upon me and my blog. I am not sure that I deserved so much praise! (But I will take it nonetheless.)

And thanks for tagging me with your Spirit Award. Very fun. I will do the tag in a few days. Have a wonderful new year!

Willow Tree said...

ohmygosh '09 is all mine. Cannot Wait to get started on it, LOL.

Blessings, Carolynn

Omah's Helping Hands said...

Oh Thank You Francesca! I do love the New Year as it brings new promise to life! Will get started on this one right away.
Cheers!

Hope you all have a wonderful, propserous, blessed New Year!

Jill said...

Love your new award! Beautiful!
Thanks so much for thinking of and praying for me yesterday. It made everything so much easier knowing that so many people were praying. :)

Brooke said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog! I hope you enjoyed David Bowman's prints. I'm not much of a New Year's fan, I wish I was! Ithink I would have much more fun if I were. You have beautiful children (all of you).

Lissaloo said...

I had to come check out your Tag! Were you able to follow it back to you? Pretty cool :) Thanks for the Great comment you left :) Happy New Year!