Thursday, March 19, 2009


I was given an award today by sweet Lilly Sue (love her name we could be sisters from the south) over at her fun and creative blog A Peace Of Bliss . Thank you so much for this award Lilly Sue it was so thoughtful of you. Thank you for your sweet comment about my name too! That put a big old smile on my face.
The requirements are to list 10 things about yourself and then pass it on to others. So here goes nothing.
1. I have a wonderful family that I love with all my heart and soul. I am so thankful to my Heavenly Father for blessing me with all these great people in my life.
2. I never thought I would get married let alone have children. Even though I was engaged 5 times before Mr.Right came along and swept me off my feet.
3. I took me three years to get pregnant. I wanted children so bad and we went through fertility specialists until one told me to stop thinking about getting pregnant and get a job I loved. So I got a job as a Chapter 1 teacher in Oct. of 89 and in on December 4th I found out I was pregnant with Coco.
4. I wanted to legally change my name to Coco when I was 13. I was studying Fashion Merchandising and fell in love with the Coco Chanel designs. So I wanted to have that great name. My parents would do it so I kept my name and decided I would name a child it someday.
5. From the time I can remember I have always read in the bathtub. I read so much faster in the tub than anywhere else.
6. My dream is to live on a farm that would be self-sufficient. Raising animals, having a huge garden, with solar energy and a well. This way I wouldn't owe anyone any money. Not that I am a environmentalist but I was born in the wrong time period.
7. I use to be a model. I went to Plaza Three Finishing and modeling school. Then went into print modeling from the time I was 13 to 21. I had big dreams and then at 21 retired from the business. I was way to short but could get away with it in pictures. Got tired of starving myself to fit that mold.
8. I love to celebrate holidays. The planning, decorating, cooking and crafting for them is so much fun. Not just the major one either.
9. If I had my way I would have a different set of dishes to match the type of dinner I was serving each night. Of course with cloth napkins, table cloth and serving dishes too.
10. I would love to know what my mission here on earth is. I pray that I am doing what Heavenly Father wants me to do but still not sure what I want to be when I grow up.

Now to pass this award on.
Coco at The Lucas Gang.
She is honest, funny and blunt with her blogging

Southern Housewife at Her Southern Charm
Who's blog is charming

Tiffany at Seriously, So Blessed!
Her blog is a blessing to read

Stephanie at Nie Nie Dialouges
She is so strong and loving

Hope you all have a wonderful night. Gonna take my award and head off to a hot bath and a good book. Hugs, Bobbi Jo


Jaclyn said...

Wow, I learned things about you I never knew reading in the bathtub, I love doing that! And you used to be a model? Cool :)

JackandJaneyNichols said...

Thanks for sharing your ten things, some I didn't even know or had forgotten about you.

And I'm pretty sure you're doing what you've been sent here to do, you're raising a good and happy family in a nice home, giving them all lots of love, and you are a friend and good example to lots and lots of people who admire you, not to mention your extended families all love you. You're a ray of sunshine, truly!

Small House said...

Congrats on the award! I'm catcing up on blogging. I've enjoyed reading through your past posts, and reading the list of things about you. I'm always afraid I'll drop my book in the water. Wierd hu?
Have a great day.

Janice said...

Congrats on the award!!
That was a fun list about yourself.
It was fun knowing more about you.
Thanks for sharing!! I also like to read in the bathtub. I have dropped a book in the tub once. Luckily, it was mine and not the libraries. Have a wonderful day.

LillySue said...

Bobbi Jo- Thank you for the kind words! I loved reading your list. I had the same preggers exp. I lost a baby at 21 and hadn't been able to conceive since. At 28 the Dr. had us doing the charting and temp. taking. The daycare I was working at had an outbreak of chicken pox which I'd never had. Soooo, I came down with a SERIOUS case of chicken pox. Of course, getting pregnant was the last thing on my mind and guess what...Yep! 9 mos later we got our Holly (aka Arwen)and two years later Jesse (aka Frodo). Thank you so much for sharing!
Blessings- LillySue