Monday, February 22, 2010

Giddy

We had a great week in Florida! I can't tell you how exciting it was to look at houses and actually start planning for retirement. I returned to work in a great mood, ran to Mom's on my break, back to work, picked up pizza on the way home and anxiously awaited the kids arrival. Dinner with the kids was great, they all had things to share about their week off and return to school.

A great week followed by a great day! The kids sat around the table and John got them all online so I picked up my computer to quickly check my email and look what I found!


Wow! I was speechless - for about 10 seconds. My husband offered his congratualtions. The kids wanted to know what all the fuss was about. They were unimpressed, after all I haven't written anything about Amelia Earhart and she was our cousin wasn't she? I haven't even written about the branch of the family that owns the candy factory. In short, my genealogy blog is boring to them.

Thank you to all of you who find my ordinary ancestors and my ramblings here worth reading and voting for! I am absolutely floored and thrilled to have Apple's Tree included in Family Tree Magazine 40 Best Genealogy Blogs. And to be listed with so many other great blogs is amazing to me. Congratulations to you all!

My husband is afraid this will go to my head. Every time he looks at me I just grin and he shakes his head and says I'm giddy. Yes, giddy I am :-)

21 comments:

Greta Koehl said...

Fabulous, well deserved - congratulations!

Craig Manson said...

Congrats on this honor! Well-deserved.

Sheri said...

Apple you were one of the first blogs I ever lurked about on. Your were part of my inspiration to finally make the jump and start blogging. Congratulations, it is well deserved!

Thomas MacEntee said...

You have every right to be giddy! Congratulations on the honor - you run a great blog!

Terri said...

Congratulations Apple!

Vickie Everhart said...

Congratulations!

Barbara Poole said...

Apple, congratulations again (once here and once on fb). Love your blog and you deserve the award. Enjoy the thrill and let it go to your head (I don't have to live with you!)

Harriet said...

Congratulations! Your blog is great, you have put a lot of work into it. You deserve to be honored.

Tina Lyons said...

Congrats!

John said...

Apple, congratulations! What a great honor for a great blogger!

footnoteMaven said...

I'd call you a peach, but you're our Apple.

You are the hardest working most professional family historian I know. I am such a fan and I look forward to your next adventure.

Congratulations

-fM

Family Curator said...

Nothing's wrong with giddy. You deserve it! Congratulations Apple.

Amy Coffin, MLIS said...

Congratulations! This honor is well-deserved. Yours was one of the first genealogy blogs I read and I've been hooked ever since.

Donna said...

Congratulations, Apple!

Elizabeth said...

Giddy is good!! Yours was one of the first blogs I started reading.

Becky said...

Apple, I'm glad you had a great week in Florida! Congratulations on making "the list" it is an honor to be mentioned alongside you! Keep up the good work. I always look forward to reading your posts.

Lisa said...

Apple's Tree certainly deserves the honor. I've enjoyed reading your work since 2007. Congrats to you on well-deserved recognition, friend!

Lisa
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TCasteel said...

Congrats on being named "TOP 40"!
Theresa

Brenda said...

That's great, Apple! Congratulations!

Dr. Bill (William L.) Smith said...

Congratulations, Apple, on being named one of the 2010 Family Tree Magazine 40 Best Genealogy Blogs!

Bill ;-)

http://drbilltellsancestorstories.blogspot.com/
Author of "13 Ways to Tell Your Ancestor Stories"

Wendy Hawksley said...

Congratulations to you!