Liebster Award

 A couple of my friends "nominated" me for something called the Liebster Award. Huh? My thoughts exactly. I had never heard of this award before until reading my friends blogs. I'm not entirely sure what it means, how it started, or the actual purpose of it, but what I do know is that there are certain rules you're supposed to follow once awarded, and my guess is it's to help others get to know you even better. Fun stuff huh?

So, what are these rules you're supposed to follow once awarded: 
1.  Post 11 facts about yourself.
2.  Answer 11 questions from your nominator.
3.  Nominate 11 other blogs with under 200 followers and ask them 11 questions.

So, here's me following the rules and playing along. Thanks Mandy, and Emily for the nomination, I'm flattered.

Facts about myself:
1. I love working out and being active, but just as much as I love to go for a good run, I LOVE to sit on my bum and be lazy. And eat food. Lots of delicious food.
2. I lived in the same house my entire childhood, but once I left for college, I have since moved 12 different times and lived in five different states.
3. I've hung out with President Bush in the Oval Office...my one claim to fame.
4.  I have an innate sense of direction, and rarely get lost.
5.  I hated doing crafts, coloring, or anything else that required even the tiniest bit of creativity when I was a child, now, I live for that stuff.
6. I'm obsessed with musicals. If there was one thing I could be good at in life, singing would be it.  Alas, I was not blessed with such an ability. So, instead I admire it in others and feel envious.
7. I've never actually loved being a redhead.
8. My dream life would be to live near the ocean...walking distance to be exact. More specifically, just across the street. I won't even be picky about which beach or which state. 
9. I eat chips and salsa almost daily.
10. I love to cook/bake, and somehow my husband never knew I had the ability to do such things until we were married. Surprise! At least I know he didn't marry me for that.
11. I dream of being a boss of some high up company. It's the red personality in me.

I'm splitting half of the questions both girls asked me, 22 questions to answers seemed a bit much:

From Mandy:
  1. Morning or night person? Definitely a night person, I despise mornings.
  2. Do you want a big or little family? I honestly have no idea. For now, I'm good with the three of us!
  3. What always puts me in a good mood? Being around friends and just chatting.
  4. What is my biggest fear? I was asked this question the other day, and I couldn't think of what my biggest fear is, other than loosing the people I'm closest, too.
  5. Favorite movie? I don't think I have one. Movies are just, eh, to me. But growing up my sisters, cousins and I LOVED A Very Brady Sequel. We loved quoting that movie.
  6. Roadtripper or flyer? Definitely a flyer, I hate driving...even short distances.

From Emily:
  1.  What is your favorite go-to recipe? This one. The simplified version of it first mentioned. So good, SO easy. So healthy!
  2.  If you could change one aspect of your life right now, what would it be? To be happier in the present. I always look back on experiences of mine with fond memories, but in that moment I usually don't view it so fondly. I can already tell you I'll look back on Oklahoma and think it was amazing, but I haven't always thought that while living here.
  3. Do you have any regrets from your childhood? (e.g. wish you never quit piano, etc) I quit every thing I did sports, instruments, etc. I wish I would have stuck with something and gotten really good at it, instead I just say I can do everything now. Except sing. I still can't sing. But I also never took voice lessons. You're either good or your not, and if your not, it's not worth the effort, right?
  4. Dog or cat person? Cat person, I can't say I really like dogs.
  5. Share with us one of your favorite memories. I remember one night in high school while I was working at Joe Morley's, my favorite BBQ restaurant, my dad randomly showed up at work, alone. He wanted to come eat dinner with me...and he wanted to get out of the house while my mom was busy doing Activity Day's with the little primary girls, but that's beside the point. I remember we just sat there and chatted, and cried (my grandma she was really sick at the time), but we just hung out, just me and my old man. I remember feeling like the luckiest girl to have such an amazing dad who wanted to come spend time with his little girl, and eat dinner with me while I was at work. That's still one of my best memories to date. Love that man! 

Alright, here are the 11 blogs I'm nominating for said Liebster Award:
  1. Jana Eliason
  2. Lauren Richey- do you even blog anymore?
  3. Flight of the Thorups
  4. Hello, Lindsey
  5. W&K + H&H
  6. Charlee Chats
  7. Have you ever thought about...
  8. Kristin
  9. Tom and Elise
  10. Diana and Ryan
  11. The Flake Family
And my 11 questions:
  1. Who/what inspires you?
  2. What is something you can't live without?
  3. What is something you have to do every day but wish you didn't?
  4. Best piece of advice you ever received?
  5. What is the best piece of advice you've ever given?
  6. What is your most prized possession?
  7. What are you most pleased about in your life right now?
  8. What is the best book you've ever read?
  9. What color is your personality based on this test?
  10. What is one thing you love about yourself?
  11. What age/year would you love to relive/hate to relive? 
Ready, set, go...


Erin said...

George.....George Glass

AJ Candrian said...

Sweet story about dad. Also, how do you know any different than being a red head to know you would like being a brunnett or a blonde? I say embrace what God gave ya! :)

Mandy said...

Fun to read about! {I'm with ya on the don't know much about it, but doing it anyway thing}...so thanks for doing it for kicks. President Bush-awesome, Sweet Dad memory, and I LOVE your RED HAIR! I have always said that when a red head is pretty they are GORGEOUS and you fall into that category! Oh, and I'm lovin your monthly goals...that's a good idea....I may copy you next year if I remember...lol. {because I don't want to exert too much effort on those goals now ;) }...especially with a dang 10K hanging over me head to aim for...

JazznJenna said...

That's a really sweet story about your dad. Every kid should get to have memories like that. That reminds me of one I have with my mom :).

Congrats on your award :). I wish I could get to know you in person as well as I can on your blog, but I'll take the blog until then! ;)

Joy said...

Wait, what about being kissed by seal and how you smelled like fish for days afterwards? Wasn't that a famous claim to fame thing?
I want to say, I love your blog too. Keep it up!