Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Mississippi Is A River

When my voice teacher taught me how to bow, she said that I should relax my neck muscles, bend at the waist and say "Mississippi is a river" in my head.

"Why are you bowing?", you might ask.

Because we've received a most prestigious award! The Liebster award. This award is for blogs with fewer than 200 followers who deserve more recognition.

The Award comes with a few rules. You’re supposed to:
  • Show your thanks to the blogger who gave you the award by linking back to them
  • Reveal your top 5 picks for the award and let them know by leaving a comment on their blog
  • Post the award on your blog
  • Bask in the love from the most supportive people in the blogosphere – other bloggers
  • Hope your recipients pass the award to their 5 favorite blogs to keep the love flowing
"From whom did you receive this most-prestigious award?" you inquire.

From Love Makes a Family, a blog about a surrogate, two great fathers and how their twins came into the world through a community of love.

"Now that you've won this award, what will you do now?"you want to know.

Now, we'll give out our own Liebster Awards to the bloggers we love!

1. Allton-Nee Three: First off a hat tip and Liebster to our fellow world travelers. Read the story about the birth of Beau and find out about these Dads' infinite levels of patience when getting their kid out of India.

2. Pride in Life: I'm not sure if Ryan has fewer than 200 followers. Even if he has more, you should be reading his blog, which features beautiful photography, great stories about his son, Bean.

3. Mark and Kerrie's Journey: If you are unfamiliar with Mark and Kerrie's story, please go back and read their whole blog. Their experiences dealing with infertility, IVF, shipping disasters, surrogacy and finally, success and the birth of Cailyn should be required reading for anyone journeying into the world of ART.

4. Alotabi Triplets: Just because I don't know how she has three children at once and manages to update a blog!!

5. Two Babies on the Way: The Khan family is on a similar journey to ours. Our kids were born within a month of each other, and we love reading up on what Brady and Rooney are doing. Go check their blog out too!

Cheers and Happy Reading!


  1. Oh my goodness, I feel very honoured! Honestly, thanks for the mention. We know our blog sometimes scares the heck out of people, but, the end result shows how perseverance pays off. One of our fondest memories is meeting you guys for lunch and tea in New Delhi! We hope to meet your boys when we return!

  2. How sweet are you guys? Super - that's how sweet. Thanks so much! :)

  3. Thanks guys, we feel honored to receive this award! We love checking out what you four guys are up to as well.

  4. Thanks guys! We receive this award with a Gwyneth Paltrow-esque tear filled sense of pride :) Our only disappointment is that we really struggle to find the time to blog these recent weeks! How those with twins, triplets, quads.... manage we DO NOT KNOW!!!!!!!!!!!

  5. Thank you for the award, I will pass it on soon! BTW your twins are just adorable!!