So, um, I'm a finalist over at the Wedding Channel's Best Real Blog Awards. I have no idea who nominated me, and I had no idea this contest was even going on until Elizabeth emailed me this morning. (Apparently voting opened a few days ago?) And, while I think it's a little amusing that the Wedding Channel picked my non-froufy musings about marriage and my occasional anti WIC rants over other more, ahem, standard bridal blogs, I am entirely touched. Not just because of the contest (though winning would be more than a little rad, mostly because of the grand prize thing) but because someone out here went and nominated me and some of you are even voting.
I love you guys. I would have packed up and turned inward to a private personal blog a long time ago if it weren't for this amazing community. I would have driven Jason and my poor local friends nuts with stress about succulents and wedding dress shopping and guest list horrors while they attempted to feign interest in my idiocy. Instead, I have this amazing little community of brides and grooms with whom I get to work through these big and small picture questions about this life transition. This has been more rewarding than I could ever have imagined when I started this little blog about a year ago.
So thank you. To each and every reader and to each and every person who voted, thank you!
And, if you want to help me win the grand prize of a $1000 from Amazon (which really, would be so freaking awesome and would really help with some of the wedding budget crunch), please go and vote for me here, until July 16. I already wish I could reach through the computer and hug each and every one of you personally for reading and commenting and emailing. And, since I feel like today I want to break down the computer screen with that thankyouthankyouthankyou desire, I'm going to find a better way of saying thank you for all being so awesome, at some point very soon.