Liebster Award

Hey Everyone! Jessica from Being Mrs. Kirk, nominated us this week for a Liebster Award! Thank you Jessica, that was so incredibly sweet of you!! 

"The Liebster Award is given to up and coming bloggers who have less than 200 followers. So, what is a Liebster?  The meaning: Liebster is German and means sweetest, kindest, nicest, dearest, beloved, lovely, kind, pleasant, valued, cute, endearing, and welcome. Isn't that sweet? Blogging is about building a community and it's a great way to connect with other bloggers and help spread the word about newer bloggers/blogs."

In case you don't know, here's how it works//

1} Each person must post 11 things about themselves. 

2} Answer the questions that the tagger set for you, plus create 11 questions for the people you’ve tagged to answer.

3} Choose 11 people and link them in your post. {the goals to promote small bloggers}

4}  Go to their page and tell them.

5} No tag backs!

So here we go!

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11 facts about me:

1} I have 2 older sisters and 2 older brothers.

2} They are some of my very most favorite people in the whole world.

3} As a kid, my favorite food was bologna sandwiches. Thank goodness we out-grow some things! 

4} If given a choice, I prefer silver over gold.

5} I don't wear glasses or contacts. I've always had 20/20 vision.

6} I was in foster care for a short time when I was 7. 

7} I hate horror movies. And clowns. 

8} I believe life is an adventure, and taking my kiddos around the world is at the top of my list.

9} I've never broken a bone, but I have had 2 c-sections and my appendix removed.

10} I am passionate about adoption, and believe the world would be such a better place if every child felt the warmth and security of a loving, stable home.

11} I never thought I'd live in the desert . . . but I love it here. And even more, I love the people who have become just like family to us :)

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Questions from Jessica:

1} When did you start blogging?  I started blogging here in November/2013. 

2} Who/what inspires you? People full of grace. Hope. Random acts of kindness. Rainy days. Wonder. The smell of pumpkin. Good books. My children's laughter. Acts of bravery. And most of all, the way my husband pulls me close on the hardest of days. 

3} What do you do for a living?  I left the medical field a few years ago, and came home to be a full time mommy. I homeschool by day, and by night I run a little ETSY shop, edit photos, blog, and dabble in web & graphic design.

4} How many kids do you have/want? We have 3 kiddos right now, but we're in the process of adopting more  :) 

5} Favorite recent movie? About Time. It puts life into an incredible perspective! 

6} Favorite place to travel on a weekend? Probably the historic parts of town. I love looking at beautiful architecture, running my fingers across the old brick walls, and soaking up all the history.

7} Favorite food?  This is hard one, because I do love me some good food! A lot depends on my mood . . . but probably Italian and Mexican. And always chocolate!

8} What describes a favorite day for you? Nothing big or epic, just the little moments when everyone is happy. The times when we're on the floor laughing togetherthose are my favorite kind of days. Life is full of so many hard things, tough choices, and people who don't understand you . . . laughter really is the key to making days that matter.

9} Are you a morning person? Are you crazy? Just kidding, but definitely not. My most creative ideas always come late at night, and my brain has a hard time shutting off, so I'm a night owl. No matter how hard I've tried to train my body over the years, it still doesn't come naturally for me to wake up before the sun. But nonetheless, because I have kiddos, I do it for them :) Thank goodness for coffee!

10} Whats your favorite season?  Fall. The crisp cool air, the sound of leaves crunching under my feet, sipping hot cocoa, and cuddling up close . . . nothing beats it!

11} Favorite holiday? Thanksgiving and Christmas. Maybe it's because our lives seem so busy, and I love that these two holidays force us to slow down, or rather give us permission to do so. All the stores close down, we take a week off of school, the phone stops ringing, and there's no where we have to be, except the places we want most to be. 

My Nominations:

Sarah from Simply Albany

Alecia from Alecia Simersky

Cathy from Moments On The Journey

Camille from Flowers In HIs Garden

Delonna from Clothed In Love

Mandy from Hearts Undaunted

Randi from Foreign Quang

Mel from A Barefoot Life

Kristin from The Riches of His Love

Gindi from Gindi's

Elise from Our Stories His Glory

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Question for the Nominated:

1} Why did you start blogging?

2} What's your favorite book?

3} Favorite season?

4} Who/What inspires you?

5} Favorite place you've ever visited?

6} Favorite cookbook?

7} Favorite drink?

8} Favorite holiday?

9} Do you play an instrument/speak another language?

10} Night owl or Early bird?

11} Tell us one thing on your bucket list or something you dream of doing in your lifetime?

Excited to read your answers!