Yay, I'm a Winner!

I've just been awarded not one, but two blog awards. Huge thanks, Rachel! (Her very cute blog is here.)

Aaahhh, I just love looking at them! Now it's my turn to pass it on. By accepting these, I agree to:

1. Thank and link to the person who nominated me. -check
2. Share 7 random facts about myself. -will do
3. Pass the award to 5 blogger friends -will do
4. Contact and congratulate the nominated blogs. -will do

Seven Facts of Randomness about ME:

1. I am the youngest of five kids, and of the five, I am the only one with (naturally) blonde hair.

2. When I was eight or nine years old I wrote a whole series of picture books called Why, Mr. Rabbit about a rabbit who moves to town and has super powers. The illustrations were done thanks to the new stencils I'd gotten for my birthday-ha ha. Sadly, the books were thrown away in a fit of childish sibling rivalry. Boo hoo.

3. Even though I only have two children, I've been pregnant FIVE times. (I despise you, miscarriages).

4. I am a Mormon! :) Check out my profile, if you want!

5. I play the clarinet like a madwoman (or I used to. Not as much since I had kids and started writing. And blogging!), and my senior year of high school I won first place in the Idaho State solo competition.

6. I'm itching to travel to Europe and see the Eiffel Tower.

7. We are living in our in-laws house while they're serving a mormon mission, and hooha, they're continuing to pay for their housekeeper...sigh. Idk how I'll go back to cleaning my own house when we move!

There it is! Me.

And now, my picks. You lucky winners will get a two week cruise to the Bahamas and a lifetime supply of chocolate! (Just kidding!)

Bridget Straub
Gail Shepherd- PARADOXY
Jill Campbell- Outside the Lines
Kris Newman- Through a Writer's Eyes
Jennifer Groepl-Writer


Kris A. NewMan said...

Hey! Thanks! How very kind of you.... now do I pass on the award in the same manner? I have so enjoyed this blogger campaign and I know it's only just begun. What a great way to meet fellow writers...

Wait.... let me get my acceptance speech in order.... Excuse me... (is this thing on?) Good Evening my esteemed fellow writers, authors, and random word users. I just want to thank everyone and their cousin George for the opportunities presented to me as a result of the receipt of this award. I am flattered, flustered and favorited. Sincerely, I thank you. My children thank you. My grandchildren thank you. And to all a good night. Thank you. That is all.


Creepy Query Girl said...

Congrats on your awards and to the winners! I was one in five kids too- but the oldest:) Glad to have discovered your blog! New follower here

Gail Shepherd said...

oooh, Courtney, thank you! I am thrilled! I swear I enter the lotto all the time and never win, so I never expected....well, anyway, the pizza looks delicious. : )

I'll gleefully pass these on.

Sarah Tokeley said...

Some more new blogs to check out, thank you. And, a housekeeper? How awesome must that be!

Michelle Merrill said...

Congrats on your awards! It's great to learn more about you :)

And, for some crazy reason, you look SO familiar. I'm sure we lived in the same area at one time or another!

Here's what I have in common with you. My hair's not so much blonde anymore, but I'm the blonde in my family. I'm a Mormon as well and I'd love to travel to Europe.

Other than that, I'm sorry about your miscarriages and I'm super jealous about the maid thing! That's saweet!

Do I look familiar to you? Seriously! I've lived in Washington, Utah, Idaho, and now Oregon. Went to Timpanogos High School, BYU-Idaho, lived in Moscow ID while my hubby went to U of I...

Anything? It's going to drive me crazy :)

Cortney Pearson said...

Kris, yes please do pass it along! And I love your acceptance speech (is this thing on? lol)! :D

Sarah and Creepy Query Girl (lol), thanks for stopping by! And Gail, I'm glad you won!

Michelle, that's so funny because I stopped by your blog in the past few days and you looked familiar too but I didn't think about it. But I just went back and since you mentioned BYU-Idaho, I think maybe we had some classes together? Were you an English major between 2002 and 2005 (because I was)? And I just have to say, I love the fairy eyes in your pic!

Anonymous said...

Courtney, thanks so much for passing on the award to me, but which one am I suppoes to take? Congrats on winning two!

Cortney Pearson said...

Good point, Bridget! Sorry, I wasn't clear, they're both for you. :D

Anonymous said...

Thanks. I'll post them tomorrow!

Michelle Merrill said...

English Major? Sadly, no. That's back when I didn't know I wanted to be a writer. But maybe we lived near each other. Or maybe you knew my sister Monica McAllister. She played the clarinet there. I had to know you though. You look way too familiar.

Jill Campbell said...

Thank you, thank you Cortney. I am truly flattered. That last thing I won was a French dictionary playing Bingo in my seventh grade French class. So, yipee for me.

I will happily pass these along. Thanks!

p.s. 7th grade was a really long time ago. :)

Gail Shepherd said...

I'm such an idiot! I was rushing out to go to my critique group last night, and not only misspelled your name, but mistook a strawberry pie for a pizza! Yarghhhh. Thank you Cortney, I have passed these on.

Cortney Pearson said...

Michelle, what a crazy thing! I'm sure we'll figure it out.

Jill, you definitely deserved it, then!

Gail, no worries, when I read your comment I was like, mmm, pizza. :D

Jen Groepl said...

Thanks, Cortney! What a surprise! I appreciate the blog love. :)

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