Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Leibster Award

I know I was tagged a while back, and I had started typing this up a long time ago, but I guess I forgot since I haven't blogged in a while! I went in to do a new post and saw that I had started, but never finished this (ha typical me) so here goes! 

My beautiful friend Shelly nominated me for the Leibster award last month. This is an award that goes to bloggers with less than... 100 followers I think. Whatever the number is I'm way below it! ha ha. So the rules are:

1. each person must write 11 things about themselves that readers may not know.
2. answer the 11 questions the tagger asked, and then ask the people YOU nominate and tag to answer 11 questions.
3. choose 11 other blogs and link them in this post.
4. go to their page and tell them.
5. no tag backs!

(Don't ask me why everything is 11...?)

11 things you may not know about me:

1. This is now my 3rd time writing unique things about me, so I'm really having to search my brain

2. In 3rd grade I was moved up to 4th grade for a couple months, and then moved back to 3rd to be in a "special" class. ("smart-special")

3. I want a puppy more than anything. Preston just doesn't understand this need of mine because he's not a pet person, so it makes things a little tough (combined with the fact that we are stuck in tiny apartments for the time being)

4. My favorite girl celebrities are Reese Witherspoon, Jennifer Aniston, and Kate Hudson

5. I am a total summer person, but I LOVE Christmas- especially the week before Christmas

6. My husband and I are opposites in almost everything but it totally works :) -- he's left brained, I'm right -- he loves city life, I love wilderness -- he's on top of things, I'm forgetful and put things off -- he loves TV, I only want it on once a week. -- etc. etc. etc. He's a gem though, definitely my best friend and perfect for me.

7. I have a bunch of little phobias. Basically I am very sensitive. I don't like knees to get knocked, ankle bone things to touch each other, people to bite cold things such as popsicles, pulling apart cotton candy or cotton balls, two people's teeth to touch, etc. There's a lot of them.

8. I'm finishing my last classes of college right now and will soon be entering the "real world." Scary.

9. I am the worst at keeping a clean house. Clothes just overwhelm me. Although I am pretty good at keeping a clean kitchen. I can't stand dirty dishes or bad smells, so I try to keep the sink clean.

10. I am obsessed with sunsets. I have like 100 different pictures on my phone of sunsets. Funny thing is they never look like anything special in a picture. They are one thing that you really just have to experience yourself.

11. I am a Mormon

Now for Shelly's questions...

  1. What's your favorite article of clothing? I really love skirts- like casual summer skirts. They are almost as comfortable as wearing sweats, yet you look like you dressed up! 
  2. What's your favorite childhood memory? I have so many... probably just playing in the big sagebrush field behind my house with my brother and my dog like every day :)
  3. Scariest moment of your life? Two of them (not counting all the times I was babysitting and thought someone would break in and kill me): 1. rolling my car in high school in the provo canyon. The scariest part of that was having to call my dad. Second scariest part of that night was when Holly said she thought her teeth might fall out :) 2. I was left behind in the canal that ran through our neighborhood when I was really young and I thought for sure I would die in the rapids, but I was miraculously rescued by a kind lady who heard my screams
  4. One word that would best describe you? Independent
  5. If your friends and aquiantances were willing to bluntly tell you what they really think of you, would you want them to? Why or why not. Totally depends on who haha. I think I would... to a lot of people I probably seem like I keep to myself a lot and to acquaintances at BYU I probably seem ornery a lot of times but who isn't at that school? It's a stressful place ha
  6. What is your favorite month of the year? definitely July!
  7. Favorite restaurant? that's hard to pick just one... I love Tia Rosa's in Arizona for Mexican, Cellars in Park City for steak, and Molly's in Provo for a cheap local place
  8. What's your favorite number? 24. ha I just made that up- I don't have one! But 20's are always good.
  9. What is the nicest thing anyone has ever said to you? I can't think of specifics, but my husband always gives me pep talks to build me up and says things like I have so much talent and potential that I could do anything I set my mind too. Makes me feel good about myself...
  10. What is your favorite Disney movie? I really love Little Mermaid, and Lion King, and this is kinda weird but I always remember watching Fox and the Hound so I guess that's a favorite too.
Now I nominate:

Dana from Scribble and Jot
Lauren from Robins and Ruth
Lauren from Simple As It Should Be
Ellee from My Life as Superman's Wife
Tawni from The Brinton Bunch
Heidi from Greg and Heidi Atkinson
Kelsey from Love is in Stiles 
Holly from Todd and Holly

Here are your questions:

1. Why did you start blogging?
2. What is the most embarrassing thing that has ever happened to you?
3. What is your favorite food?
4. Do you prefer mornings or night?
5. What is your biggest pet peeve?
6. What is something you are most proud of and why?
7. If you could be anywhere in the world right now, where would you be?
8. What is your scariest memory?
9. Favorite holiday?
10. What's your favorite thing to do with friends?
11. Is there a meaning behind your first or middle name?      

Enjoy! :)

P.S. I realize my font is teeny tiny but I can't get it to go normal!!


  1. haha I agree with a lot of things in this post.
    1) That skirts are basically sweats. Some people just don't get that, haha.
    2) Clothes destroying my hosue
    3) Wanting a puppy
    4L The Little Mermaid, The Lion King, and Fox and the Hound
    5) okay .. basically I agree with everything.

    I saw the cutest little puppy today! It was a black yorkie poodle mix! You would have love it! I can't wait to hear about New York!!

    1. haha thanks, I'm glad someone relates to me!

      I would have loved that puppy! In fact I saw all kinds of cute little dogs walking around in New York and I loved them all. I'll see you on Sunday (hopefully). It's been forever!!

  2. Ha ha ha I laughed out loud when I read your scariest thing that has ever happened to you! That is such a good memory now :) glad I get to share it with you... Love and miss you girly!!

    1. I miss you too and I CAN'T BELIEVE YOU'RE PREGNANT!!! Holy cow I'm so excited for you! I know we say this all the time, but I really want to get together soon, like in 2 weeks (after finals) and we can go to lunch or something!