to deep down things i award the prestigious spelunk award. jen from deep down things takes us below the surface of everyday events and refocuses our attention on things that really matter. thanks, jen, for sharing your treasures with us.
to patrick's blob, i award the nerdie. patrick reviews books, musical artists, and occasionally shares stories from his life. his academic style and choice of topics are geeky chic like your favorite suspenders. cheers to you, patrick.
to polkadotsoup, i award the bearhug. katie's cute posts - from her multitude mondays to frequent sweet peeks into her life - feel like a real-live hug, no matter how far away i am. thanks for your daily updates and adorableness, k-dizzle! i love you.
to my small tornado, i award the diaper genie. danielle makes mommyhood seem like a run in the park. her little macattack is already lighting up the blogosphere - thanks for sharing him (and yourself) with us, dan.
to the journey inside, i award the honest abe. carrie is open and transparent in her writing, and is brave enough to tackle really personal, private topics. she also shares absolutely adorable stories of her kids, whom i love, even though i have never met them.
to idlehide, i award the linklove. heidi's posts are always like little peeks into her fun and busy life, and one of my favorite things about her blog is her link list to wonderful blogs. she's one of my first stops before i start surfing. thanks, heidi, for keeping me linked! *honorable mention goes to heidi's hubby, kennyo, for posting weird and wonderful clips before they show up on msn.com.
to rise before dawn, i award the vuvuzela. gwen's descriptions of life & work in south africa are beautiful, funny, and heartbreaking. i love getting my africa fix by popping on over to her blog. thanks, cousin!
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honorable mentions to those whose blogs have been somewhat sparse of late: i'm still a fan. keep posting because i love to read your stuff.
joey at a day in the life has sweet stories and adorable kids. i love them so much it hurts. i need more stories!
kelly at life [revealed] has some of the world's most hilarious stories and vulnerable writing, usually all in the same post.
thanks to all of you. i love peeking in to your lives, and seeing your world through your eyes.