Monday, March 31, 2014

Liebster Award

Hey all! The lovely Linn Acres nominated us for the Liebster Award! This is basically a meet and greet for bloggers, a way to get to know each other better, and a great way to find some new blogs to check out!

Here's what we do with the Liebster Award:
- Acknowledge the blogger who nominated you and display your award.
- Answer eleven questions that the blogger gives you.
- Give eleven random facts about yourself.
- Nominate eleven blogs (with 200 followers or less) that you think are deserving of the award
- Let the bloggers know you nominated them.
- Give them eleven questions to answer.

So, here we go with my questions from Linn Acres....

1. Where are you from? Nebraska originally, and now I'm back!
2. What is your favorite food or recipe? Sugar Snap Peas straight from the garden!
3. Do you prefer summer or winter? I love each season, but coming out of the coldest, longest Winter I can remember, I'll have to say SUMMER!
4. Why did you start blogging? We bought our little farm late last Summer and we had lots of friends and family that had a lot of questions about where we were going and why and lots of city friends who were very interested in what it was like out here. So, I started the blog to share our experiences.
5. Is there anything you'd like to change in your life? I would like to have our farm up and running ASAP so that my husband can work fewer hours away from home and spend more time here.
6. What is your favorite holiday? Christmas!
7. What is your favorite thing to do with your free time? Oh my goodness, soooo many things! The list of things I love/want to do is endless.  If I had to choose one downtime activity though, it would have to be sitting outside, drinking tea, watching the kids run all over the farm!
8. Do you have a daily routine? Not so much.
9. Do you have any pets and if so what are their names? Golden Retriever (with no spots) named Spot. Blue Betta fish named Nemo, and 2 rabbits named Snowball and Blackie- can you tell they were all named by children? We have chickens, guineas, and geese but those aren't really pets and don't have names.
10. What is one of your favorite books? I love books. One of my favorites is The Egg and I by Betty MacDonald. Or She's Come Undone by Wally Lamb. Or Breakfast at Tiffany's by Truman Capote. Or anything by or about Laura Ingalls...
11. What would you do if you suddenly won the lottery? Adopt a whole bunch of kids.

11 Random Facts About Me:

1. I drink my tea/coffee from a Christmas mug everyday of the year.
2. I love writing and receiving letters. So I have a lot of friends over 80, everybody else just wants to email! ;)
3. I don't do well in group situations. I like one on one conversations.
4. I believe my foster siblings are truly my siblings. God doesn't always create your family in the traditional way and that's a beautiful thing.
5. I do the chores in my pajamas sometimes usually. The animals don't seem to mind.
6. I love to travel. Some of my favorite places are Western Montana, Puget Sound in Washington, and Zion National Park in Utah.
7. I lived at Boys Town in Omaha NE for awhile as a kid because my parents were family teachers there. Because one of those foster kids I mentioned got sent there, and I said, we're family, so the rest of us went too.
8. I love camping. The kind where you sleep in a tent, cook on a fire, and do NOT bring your electronics.
9. I once drove almost a hundred miles going the wrong direction before I bothered to wonder why I kept seeing signs for Bismark North Dakota. I also once drove an entire night around the desert in Nevada before finally sleeping in my car on the street for a couple hours and then finally finding my way out of Nevada! Apparently I have a terrible sense of direction. And no desire to look at a map.
10. I grew up in a really tiny one level house and always thought it would be so cool to have a second story. Our new house has a second story and I've already fallen down the stairs three times! 
11. My sister gave me the nickname Toad when I was a kid. Awesome.Thanks Sis. Just what every girl wants to be called. ;)

Now for my Nominees! 

And the questions for my nominees:

1. What's your favorite thing about where you live?
2. What is your favorite post you've ever written? (leave a link!)
3. When you were a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?
4. What was the first blog you started reading?
5. What movie do you think should have a sequel?
6. If you could be a member of any TV-sitcom family or group, which would it be?
7. What's your favorite song?
8. What is the worst job you've ever had?
9. Do you collect anything?
10. What is the best compliment anyone has ever given you?
11. How far away from your birthplace do you live now?

There you have it, the Liebster Award post!

Don't forget to visit Linn Acres and these other great blogs!


  1. Really enjoyed reading this! It was nice to learn more about you. I love the part about doing the chores in your pjs.. I have to admit that both Eric & I have done that many times.. haha!

    1. Hi! Thanks again for giving me the opportunity to participate, it was fun!

  2. What a great idea, thank you for the nomination! It makes blogs so much better when you feel like you know the person behind them. :)

    1. Hi Amanda! You are most welcome, yours was one of the first blogs I started reading, I love it! I agree that blogs are better when you get to learn about the author!