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I am a momma of 6 :) I have one grand-daughter who is 2 and a half and one who is 9 months!!...my youngest son is 6 months younger than the older one and 1 year older than the baby :) We homeschool and we are always on the go! I like to joke and say we are "addicted to chaos"! Long story short - we are parents of kiddos every age imaginable (almost) and like everyone else...We're learning as we go along! Thank the Lord...He's forgiving and LOVING - 'cause we're truly undeserving of all the wonderful gifts He's given to us!

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Shiney Blue ribbon! :)

OH I hate when you just hit "enter" and it thinks you have actually POSTED something and then everyone gets an empty screen. UGH!
Well I gave my first toastmasters speech this morning -
Woo hoo for me - I got the "Best Speaker" ribbon!
I'm on a roll this week - my 7 year old gave me a 4 foot trophy with a golden woman at the top and said it was my "best mom" trophy. (yes...he got it out of the neighbors trash - but Hey I'll take those awards however I can get them!:)
Next thing I know - the golden lady is off my trophy and is now the new hood ornament on my 16yr olds truck (truly is an impressive hood ornament) When the 7 year old saw it he looked both in awe and panic-faced because he wasn't sure if I'd be happy.
I just laughed and said "Oh that's okay now everyone in town will know I got the "BEST MOM AWARD!"
win win right?

So....would it be wrong to be totally addicted to this whole Toastmasters thing?
I have NO problem getting in front of people and speaking....
in fact that is one of my dreams "someday" being a professional speaker..
maybe that comes from YEARS of feeling like I'm talking to a huge crowd (my kids) and thinking ..."maybe they're not even listening" or "maybe I'm speaking a different language?!"
I LOVE to sing infront of people - so speaking is just about the same...just without the great rockin guitar breaks :)

Fun fun!
With all my heart~


  1. Awesome, good for you:) Hey, wherever the trophy came from, it's still a trophy!! yay mom!! You are cracking me up! I always say that when I talk, my kids hear the teacher from Charlie Brown:)

  2. Congrats on the blue ribbon! I got one on my first speech, too. I'll be giving my 3rd speech next month. Eek! Like you, I know I might have to speak in public at some point. But I absolutely DO NOT WANT TO! You hear me, God? Yeah. He hears. But He doesn't obey. Dang!

  3. I think it is sweet he gave you at trophy, no matter where it come from!

    Go for it, we all have goals - that is what gets us through life.