Tuesday, January 12, 2010

With Gratitude

This weekend I received word from Lori Hellmund of Genealogy and Me and Thomas MacEntee of Destination: Austin Family that they had chosen My Ancestors and Me for the Happy 101 Award. Thank you both! What a fun surprise.

When I went to Lori's site to learn more about the award and retrieve the image, it didn't take me long to realize that lots of blogs would receive the award in a very short period of time. I think it takes only about 3 generations for 1000 blogs to receive it! By Saturday evening the 2nd and 3rd generation blogs had already posted their lists. Good things travel fast, especially in the genealogy blogging community.

I'm to tell you 10 things than make me happy:
Having my family together
Accomplishing a goal - finishing a quilt, learning something new, starting a blog....
Finding an ancestor - anywhere! Census, newspaper, death/birth record, anywhere....
Finding the 3rd piece of evidence that corroborates the first two pieces for an ancestor
Sundays of worship and rest
Ice water for breakfast
Snow (though not so much as I grow older)
Sleep, especially when I can sleep in, since I'm not a morning person
My clownish Airedale terrier
Sharing the results of my family history research

I am also to pass this award to 10 other blogs. Here they are:
Who Will Tell Their Story
Random Notes
Shades of the Departed
The Ties That Bind
Blind Pig and the Acorn
Find My Ancestor
The Professional Descendant
Personal Past Meditations - A Genealogical Blog


  1. Congrats on the award! And thank you so much for passing it along to me-makes my day to know you like visiting the Blind Pig!!

  2. Thank you so much for passing along the award to the Find My Ancestor Blog!!

  3. Thanks for passing on the happiness to Personal Past Meditations!

  4. Thanks so much for passing on the "happiness" to me!!!


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