Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Playing Along

My friend, Jenn, has nominated me for a Liebster Award.  What is a Liebster Award you might ask?  I'll tell you: Liebster is German for sweetest, kindest, nicest; beloved, lovely, kind, pleasant, valued, cute, endearing, welcome, or dearest.  You don't really win anything tangible but you get to learn more about the authors of your favorite blogs.  Then you get to pay it forward!

So, what does this award mean?  Well there are a few rules of the Liebster Award and Here's what they are:

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.

Since Jenn was kind enough to nominate me, I thought I'd have fun and play along!  So without further ado, here are 11 facts about me!

1- I absolutely DETEST ketchup (and therefore fry sauce too). 
2- I failed my driver's test twice.
3- I secretly enjoy having to bag my own groceries when I shop at Aldi.
4- For the most part, I really enjoy routine.
5- Since marrying Zack my tolerance for hot/spicy food has increased quite a bit!
6- I love to be the hostess.  (I feel like Monica from Friends when I say that!)
7- If (heaven forbid) something were to happen to Zack and I had to go back to work, I wouldn't teach.  I've decided that being a dental hygienist is the way to go! 
8- Since having kids I really hate weekends.  They don't really exist for me!
9- I've had the same (plain) hairstyle since 9th grade and will continue to for some time.  I just like it!  Hopefully it looks ok!
10- I'm the youngest in my family but have never really felt that they treat me that way- thanks guys!
11- One of my parents favorite stories about me as a kid is when I sang "I belong to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints" for show and tell in my Baptist Pre-school.

Here are the questions Jenn asked and my answers to them:

1- In the film adaptation of your life, which actor/actress would you want to be you?
I guess I'd go with Anne Hathaway. Heck, she just won an Oscar and people say we look-alike. I'm pretty positive that when they say look-alike they mean the Princess Diaries version of her, but I'll still take it!
2- How many scars do you have and what are their stories?
I guess I have 3 major scars. First is one on my calf that I got from having my bare skin touch a hot muffler on a motorcycle. Turns out it was a 2nd degree burn and I had to wear bandages on it for weeks. Second is my c-section scar from Elise. Third, I have one on my left breast (tmi?) from getting mastitis while nursing and not doing anything about it because I had no insurance. It turned into a abscess that had to be surgically removed.
3- Aside from childbirth (if applicable), what's the worst pain you've ever been in?
The pain from the abscess was pretty bad.... 
4- What's your life motto?
I don't really think I live by a motto but something I often tell myself is that 'everything works out for a reason'.
5- Which Napoleon Dynamite character are you according to this arbitrary quiz from TeenNick.com?
Took the quiz- I am most like Summer Wheatley apparently. 
6- What’s the last thing you ate?
Elise and I shared a brownie after her nap :)
7- If your music selection for the rest of forever was limited to the discography of one artist/group, who would you pick?
I really like Kina Grannis.  She has a nice voice and I don't seem to ever get sick of her songs.
8- What’s the best thing you’ve pinned on Pinterest?
I found that the blog, Semihomemademom, puts up her meal plans for the week and the recipes, and I often copy her!  It makes meal planning a breeze :)
9- How many pecks of pickled peppers did Peter Piper pick?
17, of course!
10- What’s your favorite holiday? I love Independence Day!  I love the family time, parades, fireworks, barbeque's, and patriotic music.
11- If you were a kitchen utensil/gadget, what would you be?
A dishwasher- because I feel like I do that all day!

Here are my 11 questions to those I nominate:
1- What is your favorite go-to recipe?
2- If you could change one aspect of your life right now, what would it be?
3- Do you have any regrets from your childhood? (e.g. wish you never quit piano, etc)
4- Dog or cat person?
5- Share with us one of your favorite memories-
6- Favorite book character and why?
7- Which day of the week is your least favorite?
8- Which of your parents are you most like and why?
9- What article of clothing (skirt, pants, shoes, shirt) have you owned the longest?
10- Favorite ride at Disneyland?
11- Favorite children's book?

I've nominated the following blogs:
1- Nicole at The Pendleton's
2- Natalie at Niederfam
2- Erin at Oh, the Hubanity
4- Emily at Maxwell House
5- Shauna at The Phillips Family
6- Rachel at Rachel's Ramblings
7- Liz at Brian and Liz plus the Kids
8- Shantel at The Peaden Life
9- Amy at It's a Love(ll) Thing
10- Anna at Today is a New Day!
11- Erin at Dating me in one-three

Please don't feel any pressure to participate if you don't want to!  This is just for fun :)


Jenn and Daniel said...

Yay, thanks for participating!

Shantel said...

You really are so sweet. Also, I love the story about singing "I belong to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints" in your preschool. So cute!

emily said...

so fun reading the random things about ya. yes, #11 is just awesome. totally made me laugh out loud.

and thanks for nominating me. i'll see what i can do - we are getting ready to leave for cali in 2 days (first vacation for our family - besides visiting family!) and so i'm busy for a bit. but i think it's a fun idea!

emily said...

P.S. the questions you asked are pretty fun! fun, i'll do it at some point. :)

Niederfam said...

Apparently I'll get right on this....;) FUN to read, glad you don't feel like the baby! It's cause you never acted like one!

Nicole said...

Oh please you had to list me #!?!! ha ha ha. Man. I didn't even finish reading...I had to see if you nominated me! We'll see. I guess I will do it ;) he he.

erinmalia said...

first, how fun to read all these things about you! second, thanks for the nomination. and third, sorry i didn't get around to it yet. still getting things back in control after march. but get to it i will!