Thursday, August 8, 2013

Liebster Award

 Thank you to Lauren and Andrea for nominated my blog for the Liebster Award.

So for those of you who have never heard of the Liebster Award, it’s a fun way for small bloggers to give recognition to other small bloggers (with 200 followers or less) for the contributions they make to the blogosphere.

 Here are the rules: -
Thank the Liebster Blog presenter who nominated you and link back to their blog.
- Post 11 facts about yourself, answering the 11 questions you were asked and create 11 questions for your nominees.
- Nominate 11 blogs who you feel deserve to be noticed and leave a comment on their blog letting them know they have been chosen.
- Display the Liebster Award logo.
- No tag backs meaning you can’t just re nominate the person who nominated you.

My first set of questions are:

  1. What is your favorite type of shoe?   Running shoes! For every day use, I'd say a nice pair of Danskos- whether they are sandals in the summer or clogs in the winter. I know they aren't super "stylish", but they are comfy!
  2.  What is one goal you have for yourself in the next 5 years?  I think it would be fun to write a children's book, but don't hold me accountable!
  3. Which type of candy is your favorite? Chocolate, chocolate, chocolate. I prefer a simple Dove- milk or dark is fine.
  4. What is your favorite season? Fall time. I love the crisp days, apples, and doing the typical fall things like visiting the pumpkin patch. (Running in the fall is the best.)
  5. What do you do in your free time?  Free time? If I had a babysitter and I didn't have to go to the grocery store I would go for a run.
  6. Why did you start blogging?  I was pregnant with quadruplets and it was an easy way to keep family and friends informed.
  7. What 3 words describe you best?  Nurturing, Positive, Patient (I am tested on the latter every day)
  8. Are you allergic to anything?  Penicillin. This was a bummer when I had mastitis. I had to take an antibiotic that had rare but life threatening side effects. Eeek!
  9. What did you want to be when you were little? There was a long phase when I thought I would be an author. My earliest hope was veterinarian, but I think every little kid said that. In 6th grade I was 99% sure I would be in the Olympics for the 100, 200, and long jump. I would medal too.
  10. What is your favorite tv show to date?  When I just need to decompress, I love "Real Housewives". It makes me feel better about myself. I am in the middle of watching all the seasons of "Dowtnon Abbey", and I love it.
  11. What is an interesting fact about you?  I don't think there is anything more interesting that my quadruplets were spontaneous and that two were mono-mono. Just something so crazy and rare!
My second set of questions

Here are my 11 questions:

1.  If you could re-live one day of your life so far, what day would that be? My wedding day. I had so much fun but it's all a blur!
2.  What is your greatest accomplishment? It's kinda lame, but I was the most proud of myself when I finally made it to state in the 800 meter run as a senior in high school (and I had a big PR at state even though I didn't make it to finals). I would also say carrying 4 children at once, but I was disappointed that I made it to just 27 weeks instead of 30-32 weeks. (I'm not dissing anyone else who didn't go far either- it's just a personal sadness.)
3.  What is your favorite meal?  Most Italian meals. I love making chicken parmesan or lasagna. I can always eat pizza too.
4.  What is your favorite book?  "Omnivore's Dilemma" by Michael Pollan really struck a chord and I also enjoyed "Complications: A Surgeon's Notes on an Imperfect Science", by Atul Gawande.
5.  If you were to change careers, what would you do? I would be an RN in the NICU.
6.  What kind of jobs have you had? My first job was scooping ice cream at the Portland Malt Shoppe in Duluth. I was also a barista at Caribou Coffee, a cashier at Thomas Liquors in St. Paul, and a cashier at Linder's Greenhouse in Roseville. The two jobs I've had that related to my major, exercise science, were "lab tech" at the Exercise Medicine clinic at the St. Paul and a track and fiend coach at Cretin-Derham Hall in St. Paul. I may get back into coaching.
7.  What is the best thing about where you live? I love the season changes in Minnesota. Minnesota always ranks really high in quality of life, health, etc, so that's great! Specifically I like our house in Oakdale because we have plenty of space for the kids to run and we're within walking distance to three playgrounds (and a great walking area in a nature preserve).
8.  Tell us something about you that most people don't know. I may be motivated when it comes to running, but I struggle keeping up around the house. I don't even have the excuse of kids because it has always been my downfall. It's just amplified now that I have kids! I need help!
9.  What is your favorite thing about being a mom? The hugs and how they need me so very much right now.
10.  What is your favorite age (of kids)? So far, age 3 1/2 is really fun. My hope is that age 4 will be even better. Less whining would be great. My favorite baby age is 5-7 months (or from when they fall asleep for naps and night time on their own until whenever crawling starts!)
11.  What is your favorite baby or kid product? This is a hard one. Ummmmm... the boppy? There isn't one product I depend on or anything. Actually, when the girls were little, the triple stroller (The Runabout) was a lifesaver and gave me some mobility when I was alone.

Here are my nominees...

Here are my random questions. Some serious, some fun.
1) Where was your favorite place you have traveled to?
2)  What is your favorite thing to get at your coffee shop of choice?
3)  If you could turn back time.... is there something you would do differently?
4) Favorite holiday and why? Has it changed since you were younger/before kids?
5)  If you were relaxing on a hammock on a beautiful summer day, what drink is in your hand and what magizene are you reading?
6)  Do you think life turned out cloely how you envisioned it when you were a child?
7)  What do you not do anymore that you miss?
8)  What is your favorite food?
9)  What was the LAST movie you watched? Did you like it?
10)  What is the hardest part about being a parent?
11)  Do you know the muffin man? -----> sorry I'm getting antsy and this the best question I could think of right now!

Have fun answering the questions!

1 comment:

  1. I have enjoyed reading your blog for several years now. I think you can call yourself "an author" when random people look forward to your writing! :)

    Also, I just had to say that I occasionally watch really trashy shows (I tent to gravitate to the ones on TLC like "Say yes to the dress: bridesmaids" and "toddlers and tiaras") to make me feel better about myself!!! I am like: "Yay! My family is awesome; my friends are awesome; none of us create drama; and I MUST be a better parent than those whackadoodles." hahaha. my husband hates it though and doesn't understand how it boosts my self-esteem.

    I enjoyed reading more about you and will take a look at some of the blogs you linked to.