August 27, 2013

Liebster Award

Karlito nominated me to answer some sweet questions and pass on the awesomeness of the Liebster Award to other nominees.  Karlie is one of my very best friends.  We've been friends for at least 13 years (holy cow Kar that's awesome!), she's currently prego with twin baby girls, she's such a sweet, caring, smart and beautiful wonder woman.  Check out her blog!

"Liebster" means dearest in German, and it's awarded, blogger to blogger, to up-and-coming blogs with less than 200 followers.  The rules for accepting and giving the award are pretty simple.  Once you accept the award, you just have to do the following in a blog entry:


Answer the 11 questions posted by the nominator on her blog
Give 11 facts about yourself
Nominate 5-11 other new, up-and-coming blogs with less than 200 followers
Make up 11 more questions to pass on to the bloggers you choose to nominate
Thank your nominator by linking back to her blog
Upon your post going live, contact your nominees about your nomination for them

Kar's Questions:
1. How do you deal with nerves/anxiety? 
Unfortunately it takes me a little bit longer than I'd like to realize that I'm "freaking out" from anxiety or nerves but once I'm able to realize it I feel like I am able to deal with it better if I talk to friends/family about what is stressing me out.  The longer I keep it in the worse I feel.  Usually while voicing what is bothering me I can see how I'm being ridiculous and I can usually calm myself down and then my friends help validate my anxieties.
2. When something totally awesome happens, who are the top 5 people you want to tell? 
My Mom, Dad, Karlie, Anisa and Kaylyn
3. When you are having a rough day, what is the one thing you can always do that will cheer you up?
Listen to the song Red Red Wine by UB40.  For some reason that song ALWAYS makes me feel good.  Perfect vacation on the beach song.  If only I drank red wine.
4. What is your favorite memory from Elementary School years? 
Honestly, one of my favorite memories from elementary school is when we would play SLAM during lunch.  Eventually we got to be good enough to play against a teacher and that was a huge victory in and of itself.
5. If you could get paid to do absolutely anything, what would you want to get paid for doing? 
I would love to get paid to do crafts or creative projects all day.  I love making things, sewing, cooking, creating, etc.  Or I'd love to have a business with my mom where we fix up houses and sell them. HGTV here we come!
6. What is one item that is always found in your purse that you always need?  
My wallet. :) Other than that, I'm always searching for a hair elastic or bobby pin.  I always seem to lose them and I can only last so long with my hair down in my face.
7. What do you do when you have absolutely nothing to do and are bored out of your mind?
Watch Netflix.  I never thought I'd be such a Netflix junkie but I'm obsessed.  I love watching random documentaries and trying out new TV shows.
8. What is your favorite month of the year?
July is tied with December.  July is full of summer, corn on the cob, BBQ, family and fireworks which I can never get enough of.  December is full of snow, scarves, sweaters, charity, selflessness, family and hot chocolate - a month full of warm fuzzies.
9. What are 3 words that describe you perfectly and why?
I'll describe myself physically because that's self explanatory and less awkward: blonde, white and mediumlyaverage (totally one word)
10. If you had to decorate one room and live in it for the rest of your life, what colors and theme would you give the room?
I would choose my bedroom which is connected to my bathroom.... does that count? haha and I would decorate it with a Beachy feel.  Blues, lots of white, tan, flowy, light, relaxing and awesome.
11. If  you were to go on a road trip where would you go and what would you do?
It is on my bucket list to visit each state in the United States.  I don't want to just drive through each state and stop at their gas station, I want to visit something special and unique to that state. Amusement park, national park, crazy diners, historical landmark, infamous gems and movie scenes.

Facts About Me: 
  • I'm a scaredy cat when it comes to changing my hair color/cut.  I have a slight panic attack after a bad hair cut and feel as if the world is over. I'm not sure why, but it is what it is. 
  • I have a hard time finishing projects. 
  • I love coupons and getting a killer deal. 
  • I like to be the center of attention if I am putting myself there, otherwise I hate it. 
  • My favorite flowers are Sunflowers and Daisies.
  • I really like going shopping by myself.
  • I'm terrible at gardening and don't care much for it. 
  • I don't like taking medication. I like to believe that my body can usually take care of itself. 
  • I have the potential to be a hoarder.  Luckily I received my mom's joy of organizing so it doesn't get out of hand. 
  • I laugh at my own jokes.  (because they are funny... duh)
  • I don't like dealing with car issues, which I happen to have a lot of. I should probably date a mechanic.
So now I get to pass the Liebster Award torch to some new people and I choose..... 
Amy Allen, Jessie & Sean and Erin Fleming. (Yeah I know it's only 3 people, but that's all I've got!)  
Alright, here are your questions to answer:
1. What's your favorite flavor of Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream? (Or just favorite in general)
2. What has been your favorite vacation so far? 
3. What would be your dream vacation? 
4. What is your favorite perfume and favorite cologne?
5. How many kids do you hope to have? (If any) 
6. I've always wanted to have my own secret spot that few people know about that I visit to be alone to think, but haven't found the perfect one yet. (The last one had too many bugs....) Do you have a "special spot" you like to escape to? 
7. Name a band/singer that you have always loved that most people may not know.
8. What is your favorite workout class you've been to? 
9. Do you have any dating advise for me??  
10. Share/describe a moment in your life when you have truly been HAPPY, something other than a grand occassion.
11. In what way(s) have you turned out just like your parents?

Alright, go for it guys!!

August 6, 2013

London, England

Parker just got his mission call a week ago and..... he's going to be serving in London, England for the next two years!!!!! He reports to the MTC (in England) on Halloween!  Looks like PK won't be going trick-or-treating with us this year....
video

Don't mind the crazy screaming person recording this video.... #mybad

I am SO excited for Parker and SO proud of him for making the decision to accept his calling to serve for two years as a missionary for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.  I hate the thought of Parker leaving us when we just got Jordan back, but I know that he'll be such a great missionary and will be blessed for his huge sacrifice!