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Go Brie!

We attended Briahnna's middle school athletic banquet last week to recognize all students that participated in the sports programs. For each sport the coach gave out 3 plaques to the athletes they thought were most deserving for a specific area. Briahnna was given the 'Coach's Award'. Her coach was pleased with Brie's readiness to work hard, perform well and be a team player. We are so proud of Brie and she certainly deserves this great honor. What a nice way to close out her middle school volleyball career. Next stop high school!

Shelly, Mom Files

2011 South Carolina Junior Scholar | Briahnna Ismail

Yesterday evening we attended an awards ceremony in honor of the elite group of the 2011 South Carolina Junior Scholars. The recipients of this award perform at the academic top 2% of the state and also had high scores on the Fall PSAT. We are so proud of Briahnna for achieving this top honor and you would not believe the amount of mail we receive from so many colleges and universities from around the country. Go Brie!!

Shelly, Mom Files

And the Mom of the Year Award goes to....

Obviously NOT Shelly Ismail!!!

Look at what her son is doing *sighs*

Let me explain...We had company staying for a couple days and William's little furniture on wheels usually covers this outlet as well as his monitor unit is plugged in this outlet. We did not think to put safety covers on. Obviously this did not hinder two cousins from having some rowdy fun!

Shelly, Mom Files

One Lovely Blog Award

I was presented this sweet little award from Lisa over at Lisa C Writes. She was so gracious to choose to give it to me because of the friendship with have built over the past 2 years through blogging. It's really neat how you "meet" people from all over the world through blogging and I have made some amazing friends that have truly become like family. Lisa is one beautiful woman inside and out and is an outstanding mother and wife. You can count on her to always have kind and encouraging words. If you ever want to know more about natural living then she is your girl! Now I will share the love. I would like to pass this Lovely Blog Award on to:
  • Kristin- I just love her sense of humor and spunk! She is so ridiculously creative.
  • Renee- she is amazing and is very inspiring.
  • Beautiful Mess- just because when she leaves comments she always ends it with *HUGS* and she makes me smile.
  • Sean- such a cool guy that makes your mouth water when you stop by his spot!
  • Tanyetta- because she is as genuine as they come. I love her!!!
You folks truly rock and I'm so glad to know you!

Arte Y Pico award

I've been so graciously awarded the Arte Y Pico Award by my friend Lisa over at Lisa C Writes Thanks for thinking about me Lisa!! I feel so special~!

This award was created for bloggers who inspire others with their creativity and their talents, also for contributing to the blogging world in whatever medium. When you receive this award it is considered a "special honor". Once you have received this award, you are to pass it on to 5 others.

Here are the rules:

1. Pick 5 blogs that you would like to award this honor to.

2. Each award has to have the name of the author and a blog link to be visited by everyone.

3. Each award winner has to show the award and put the name and link to the blog that gave them the award.

4. Award-winner and the one who has given the prize have to show the link of "Arte y Pico" blog, so everyone will know the origin of this award.

These bloggers have inspired me in some shape form or fashion and I want to show my gratitude to them by giving them this award! Now some of you may have already received this award but just look at it as a blessing knowing that there are many of us who appreciate what you do.
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