I am thrilled to share that LADDventure has been nominated for The Very Inspiring Blogger Award by my new friend Angela, from Popsiculture! Thank you so much Angela. I'm honored and happy to inspire! Once you've been nominated, here are the rules:
- Thank the blogger who nominated you.
- List the rules and display the award.
- Share seven facts about yourself.
- Nominate other amazing blogs and comment on their blog to let them know you nominated them.
Seven facts about me and LADDventure:
I originally started LADDventure as a way of documenting our (pretty spontaneous) move to Arizona. We were up for an adventure, and it was also a great way to keep family and friends updated.
The blog's first name was Destination Desert, until it became about more than just the move. Then I changed it to Ladd Adventure briefly until my friend's husband brilliantly suggested combining the two words into LADDventure.
I have become immensely more "outdoorsy" since moving to Arizona. Love getting up into the mountains in our Jeep.
I am married to my high school sweetheart and first love, the adorable Mr. Ladd. We've been together for 18 years, married for 9 and I couldn't be more grateful for that guy.
We are adopting two siblings between the ages of Birth-6 soon! We're finishing up the process to become certified to adopt from the state foster care system, and will go from a family of 2 to 4 real quickly.
In 2012, I decided to take a break from teaching to pursue writing full time. I dedicated more time to blogging and eventually started another website, The Candid Teacher all about teaching and parenting.
I wrote a book! Candid Classroom: What Parents Want to Know & Teachers Want to Tell Them released last month, and I'm still pinching myself.
Now for the really fun part - introducing you to some other bloggers who I nominate for the award! I nominate:
My good friend and neighbor, Kelsey from Rising*Shining, who's been inspiring me to purge and organize lately.
Sarah from Positively Dreaming with great thoughts on creativity and design
Sarah R. Bagley, a recovering perfectionists guide to a B+ life
Jacquie from The Sweeter Side of Mommyhood, whose recipe for Chicken Tikka Missala I've made twice in two weeks
Thanks again to Angela for the honor, and go check out these lovely ladies who are truly making the blogosphere a beautiful, inspiring place.