Thursday, November 17, 2011

A Blog Award!!

So, earlier this month, I was blessed to receive the above award from Faye at her blog Labor Not In Vain.

Thank you so much, Faye! I've gotten to meet Faye in person twice, I believe. She has been sweet enough to come to Crossroads bookstore in Sioux Falls, South Dakota when Mary, Rose, Lorna, and I have been signing books there. Faye's an avid reader of Christian fiction, a blogger, and a really sweetie. She's also a fan of the AWANA program, which holds a special place in Vetsch Family hearts. :)

So, the rules of the award are:

1. Thank and link back to the person who gave you the award.
2. Share 7 things about yourself.
3. Give the award to 15 other bloggers.

Seven things about me:

1. I have a pair of red and black striped socks that I call my OompaLoompa Socks.
2. I sometimes find my life portrayed all too accurately in the comic strips Baby Blues, Zits, and Pickles.
3. My parents have been married for 45 years, and next month my husband and I will celebrate 22 years of marriage.
4. I love to chew gum, and my current favorite flavor is mint chocolate chip ice cream.
5. I like to have a hymnal to myself when I sing in church. Mostly because I like to make up my own parts. :)
6. I've been to the football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio twice.
7. I tell myself every year that I'm going to get a new artificial Christmas tree, but I never seem to do it. Still have the same tree we bought in 1990. It's looking a little--stressed. 

I'm going to tag all the bloggers in my blog roll to the right. These are the blogs I read the most often, so, I think their blogs are great! :)

Today's Log Cabin Christmas blog tour stop is
And the party is rolling on over at Casey's place, so I hope you'll stop by.


  1. Erica, I'd like to see you sporting your coloful Ooompa Loompa socks! Sounds like fun.

  2. Keli, I'm trying to recall if I've ever seen her wear them to church!!!

    It's always fun watching Erica & her husband, Peter, "fight" over control of the hymnal on Sunday mornings!!

  3. I just got some striped socks yesterday! But I haven't thought of a name for them yet beyond Super Comfy Socks, cause they are :) I LOVE mint chocolate chip ice cream - it's my number one favorite, so I might have to see about that gum. Fun post!

  4. We finally broke down and bought a new artificial tree last year. Ours was pathetic! I feel your pain. :) And your socks sound fun! Congrats!!

  5. Thank you for accepting :) It was lovely meeting you, and I'm so glad that the AWANA program has touched your life :) Loved learning more about you, and congrats on your upcoming anniversary!

  6. Congrats on the award, Erica. It was fun learning these extra things about you, particularly about those socks. I don't have a single pair of socks with stripes, polka dots or any other design. I wonder what that says about me? But Christmas trees? For me, they *have* to either BE real, or LOOK real, and we always have a real one. Those with roots get planted out in the garden in the spring. (As if we don't already have enough trees around here!)

  7. Congrats! #5 made me laugh. I've never heard of mint chocolate chip ice cream gum, but it doesn't matter, I don't like MCC ice cream. Don't yell at me!!!