(This picture cracks me up.)

Today has been full of unexpected sunshine. :)  Like this girl, who I found changing a diaper for me, so that I wouldn’t have to.  What a sweetheart.

And like this little one, who is one month old today!  I cannot believe that.  Before I know it, she’ll be digging up worms in the backyard and riding a bike. 

Like making volcanoes, just for fun.

Or like this woman, my friend Jen, who I have met only once in a delirious state after a run.  :)  I just have to say, she is a constant inspiration.  She is a bright, bold, courageous woman, who loves her family and loves other people.  She is an incredible mother, and an incredible activist.  She is in charge of the Run for Congo Women in Colorado…she cared so much about the cause that she started it without even being a runner!  Her efforts have changed and inspired my life immeasurably, and given me courage to pursue my own ideas, daunting as they may seem.  I also love her because I feel like she is one of the very few women who truly understands and feels the same weight that I feel about what is happening to women in the Congo.  So, was I ever surprised to be featured on her blog today, with a Sunshine award.

In return, I’ll post links to some of the blogs that uplift and inspire me.  Though I’m not great at figuring it out, I love the benefits of technology.  Blogging and the internet can definitely fill the world with plenty of unpleasant things, but it can also be used to reach out, uplift, and inspire.  And I am grateful for those who do, because we moms need each other.  :)

The Sleepy Time Gal
The Evolving Homemaker
Rare Books and Fishing Tackle
The Pioneer Woman
A Thousand Sisters
Women for Women Get Involved Blog
Enjoying the Small Things
Savory Seasonings
The Malleable Maze
Oopsey Daisy
Four Little Women
Tipping Bucket

7 Responses

  1. Nicole

    thanks ann. i have loved visiting all of the sites on your list. very inspiring. love you!

    April 16, 2010 at 2:56 am

  2. Debra Domenici

    Happy one month! Boy time sure does fly. You have a wonderful helper there. They sure are growing fast. I love the pictures that you take. You do a great job! I think it is wonderful that you were able to find such a great cause to support and are able to devote so much time out of your already busy life to help others in need. You are such a wonderful example to everyone! Love you!

    April 17, 2010 at 2:33 am

  3. c h a n t i l e

    aww, thanks for adding me to the list! :) I love you and can't wait to see you and all your little sunshines! :)

    April 17, 2010 at 4:24 am


    Too kind you amazing woman…truly…can't wait to peruse your list of amazing blogs!

    April 17, 2010 at 4:32 am

  5. Krista

    So sweet!!!!! :) Love that first pic, too – and what a big sister #1 is!!! :) Such a helper! :) Love it!!! :) Congrats on your sunshine!!! :)

    April 21, 2010 at 5:14 am

  6. Alison

    Wow… what a darling little baby. Love those great big eyes!!

    April 21, 2010 at 5:16 am

  7. Tara and Dan

    Who's the author of The Malleable Maze??? She hardly ever blogs… *snicker*Your little one looks just like a baby doll! So perfect and sweet :)

    May 10, 2010 at 5:05 am

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