Sunday, April 8, 2007

The Thinking Blogger Award

I was awarded a "Thinking Blogger Award" by Gisela… I am so thrilled! This is a meme and now I must pass it on to 5 others who I feel blogs make me think. Not an easy task, at all, with so many blogs I love and like to visit.
I thought of all my blog friends and I decided to pick the ones that I have been closer, mostly through e-mailing. I am sorry I could nominate only five bloggers! So, here are my choices:

1) Geraldo at 21st Century Grandpa - We have been friends for over 10 years now, and Geraldo and his wife have been such a blessing to our family. Our kids love them and they make sure we feel as part of their family. He has many thoughts and feelings to share about being a grandpa and life in general.

2) Britt-Arnhilds at Britt-Arnhild's House in the Woods is a woman that can make a difference in everyone’s life. She inspires me, making me slow down, and look around with fresh eyes. Her life in Norway is described in a way that she fits you right into scene, taking you together in her journey.

3) Stefanie at Maine-Coon Luna manages her blog with such grace, she has taught me so much about Germany, crafts and mostly about cats. I have to confess, I was not a big fan of cats and through her I learned so much about them.

4) Kerri at Colors of the Garden has been teaching me about gardening. Her posts are thoughtful and friendly, filled with pictures and stories of her family, her garden and birds. She often makes me feel so homesick for the US.

5) And last, but not least, Moi at Not by a long shot!, a new blog friend, who is from India and has made me think with her pictures that speak for themselves.

Now all you have to do is copy the Award button to your post and side bar, pick 5 blogs and post them on your blog. Congratulations to you all!

Thank you all for allowing me into your lives and for bringing me such joy!


Susie said...

Great list Cris! Kerri is one of my dearest friends, but then I think she's a wonderful friend to everyone. I thought this was a fun meme :)

kenju said...

Congratulations, Cris. I got nominated for this too, and I have yet to name my five. I will have to do it soon.

Anna said...

Good for you Cris! I am already a fan of MOI but I am going to check out the other blogs you awarded! I love coming here and love your images!

Taswir said...

Congrats, beautiful pic

Moi said...

Hey Cris: Congrats and thanx a ton too!!! :) ur blog has brought a newer world to moi!!! Viva blogging!!!:)

Luna said...

Congratulation, Cris!!! Glad to hear you and your family had a great easter time.
And "Thank you" for your nomination and your nice words for the reason !!!
But I try to get the button in my sidebar and I can´t get it in. Please mail me how I can get it

Sonia said...

Eu também não estou sabendo como colocar o button no meu sidebar. Se você puder me dar uma dica, agradeço. Beijos!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations to you Cris. A well deserved award. Love coming over to visit you.


Sonia said...

Cris querida, ainda não te dei os meus parabéns! Você merece! Seu blog é lindo e seu inglês é perfeito! O Country Patch é tão novinho e você já conquistou muitos fãs! Congratulations! Beijos!

Deana said...

I love Maine Coon Luna...and it reminds me that I forgot Cats on Tuesday today. ARgh! The long holiday messed me up!

Geraldo said...


Everything you said about us we can say about you, you know we feel as part of your family, too!
Congratulations for your nomination, and thank you for nominating my blog!

Mike said...

Nice shot and congratulations!

Cris said...

I appreciate all your comments... thank you so much for making this blog possible with your visits!

Cláudia Benevenuto said...

Congratulations, Cris, I'm so glad for you! I'll be checking out the other blogs you have awarded. I also love your photo blog and it is an inspiration for me.
Kisses and hugs.

Kerri said...

What a lovely surprise to see my name among your nominations! Thank you so much.
Horizon of Message in a Bottle (who you must'll love her wonderful sense of fun and love of life. She's a sweetheart!) also nominated me, and I've been thinking of who to pass the award along to. You were one of the first who came to mind, but I see you've already been nominated.
You deserve the award. I love the way you think! Congratulations!
And what a beautiful picture of the daisies!

Britt-Arnhild said...

Thanks Chris. I am so honored.
As you know I have been away all week, but as soon as I get time I will follow up this.