In order to keep this list under some semblance of control, I have only included blogs that a) I've been reading for over two years; and b) are still going strong. Enjoy!
(PS These are in no particular order, bar #1....I wrote them on slips of paper and drew them out of a hat (well, a mug) to mix it up!)
Kelly herself has to be number one on this list! She is such a sweet, intelligent woman and I love the whole tone of her blog - the humour, the honesty, the fun, the keeping-it-real. She is a treasure, and I love reading about what she, Scott, Harper and Hollis are up to!
Jaime is a hugely talented photographer and writer whose blog is full of the beauty of nature. Whenever I read one of her posts my soul soars - she sees the world as a place of wonder and communicates this beautifully on the page. She's also a total sweetie!
Kelle's blog is a thing of beauty! She finds the beauty and wonder in everything and lives her whole life gorgeously. She's funny, witty, and has a heart the size of Wales...I love to read her updates!
Lori is a blogger who astounds me. I started reading her blog a couple of years back when it was a lovely day-to-day record of her life with her hubby and kids. Now, it's something quite different. Very sadly, Lori lost her husband, and now she writes about her life in 'The After'. You never know what a post might bring - beauty, sadness, anger, humour, but her writing is always challenging and full of heart.
Erik is a funny, funny guy, and the token boy on this list! He writes candidly about his life, music, politics, current events and his adventures in Texas, and he always makes me smile and/or think. I'm so looking forward to reading his posts when his little one arrives!
Angie is a blogging megastar. I've been reading her blog for years and her writing and her heart truly inpsire me. The way that she and her husband dealt with the loss of their beautiful Audrey is a story of love, glory and a faith that fills me with awe. Her blog is sweet, smart, and oftentimes funny, as are her brilliant books!
Lisa-Jo writes hard. She tells it like it is and shares so much of herself on her blog, and we are all the richer for it. She also curates (if that's the right word?) the 'Five Minute Fridays' blog hop, and I love writing to her themes when my schedule allows.
Ashley is simply beautiful, inside and out, and writes a gorgeous blog about her family, her faith, and the adoption journey she is on. She's also a Christmas nut, just like me, so I love to read those posts too!
Sara always makes me smile. She is such a talented and gracious woman, and her blog just stands out for me - it's full of faith and love and hope. I feel priveleged to read her.
Megan is another inspirational woman. She and her husband, Brent, lost their beautiful boy Cohen, and again, showed such grace and courage throughout. Now they are celebrating the arrival of their gorgeous twins, Sloane and Knox! I am so very happy for them and love reading about their little family.
Michelle is a blogger who can make me laugh and laugh. Her posts are full of humour and wit, and she's never afraid to be real. She's also a great friend and I love her funny emails! I adore the LOLcats she includes with every post!
Relyn is a fellow teacher, with a blog full of poetry and inspiration. I love how big she lives her life and all the beauty she sees in the everyday.
Christy is not just a great blogger, she's also a dear friend. I love reading her blog, she's so passionate about music and travel and teaching and Toronto (where she is lucky enough to live!).