Things in Life That are Priceless

Yesterday was a busy day for me, which followed a very busy weekend. The holiday season is always so stressful for me. I have been working in the retail market since 2002, because of this I do not get the chance to sit back and really enjoy the holiday season.

Yesterday at work, we were busy and I am thankful for that. I work on commission and the more I sell, the more I make! I always need more customers.

This past weekend, my son came home from college and I am so happy to have him home. I am sure other parents can understand the fact that I want to nail all of the doors shut and keep the kids here with me. In a rare moment last night, we had all 3 of the kids home and the whole family in the same room. That in itself is a priceless gift and I am thankful for that.

As the family sat together discussing all of the kids Christmas list’s, (ok we really procrastinate in my house, it’s all good, Santa still delivers for us) I took a few minutes to check facebook, twitter and my blog stats. Imagine the surprise when I found links from Dear Myrtle (read her post here), FootnoteMaven (read her post here) and Geneabloggers (read this post here) coming into the blog. At first, I had no clue what was going on. So I clicked on the Geneabloggers link, to my surprise, Finding Our Ancestors has been nominated for Family Tree Magazines 2011 Fab 40 genealogy blogs.

Let me start by saying I was completely stunned to read this. To be honest, I thought for sure Thomas had made a mistake in his blog. I then went to Family Tree Magazines web site and could not find a full listing there. Thomas for sure made a mistake. Then, I found the link to vote and guess what, it was there! Woo hoo! I voted!

So since I do not know who was so nice to nominate Finding Our Ancestors, I want to say personally, thank you to any and all of you who did. When I started my blog, it was just to track my research. I wanted to be able to look back in 20 years and remember those moments when I made a discovery, or broke down  a brick wall. I never even thought about the friends I would make or any kind of nominations/awards from bloggers or magazines. I am amongst great company for the 2011 Family Tree Magazine’s genealogy blogs.Win or lose, I am honored to be nominated.

OK, so here is where my competitive streak starts. Please make sure to vote, and you can vote often!



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