Thursday, January 30, 2014

Sunshine Award ...

so, it's been weeks since I was nominated/awarded (whatever) ... but I'm finally getting around to this!  Candice - my awesome "can do everything artsy" friend over at Measurements of Merriment awarded me!!!  check out her blog, seriously - she is so talented and so creative!!!

so, here goes ...

The Rules:
     Display the award on your blog, then give 7 random facts about yourself.  Answer the 7 questions I had to answer, then nominate any amount of bloggers you choose up to 11.

7 random facts about me:

1~ I love Jesus
2~ I am, once again, "debating" on if I should homeschool ALL my kids (really not debating, but praying about this ... I want to do what God wants me to do!)
3~ I can not hide this fact: I love Twilight!  I've read all the books, I own all the movies, I'm a pretty big fan!
4~ my "dream" number was four kids and I wanted two boys and two girls ... God gave me exactly what I wanted (that, or He planted the desire early in my life)!!!
5~ I am a shopaholic!  I love to browse, I can browse for hours!  I love that I am now living fairly close to a LOT of shopping!!!
6~ I'm pretty afraid of spiders!  and snakes, which I am hearing we have a lot of here - yikes!!!
7~ when I was little I used to sing at church - often!!  these days you have to be a close friend to hear me sing - lol!!!

my questions:

If you could go back in time ten years and tell yourself one thing, what would it be?
hold tighter to your instincts with parenting!  stay strong and stick with it!!!

What's your favorite ice cream flavor?
probably chocolate chip cookie dough ... but I've had plenty of flavors I like!!!

If you were to take me on a date, where would we go and why?
 the movies - because I LOVE going to movies!!!  that or a decent sit down and eat place!!

Above all else, what are you afraid of?
I'm not really sure!  the thought of living without my husband or children is somewhat scary, but more tear provoking and sad.  I'd say the main thing I'm "afraid" of is "messing up" my kids.  no joke.  (see first question - lol)

What would you do if you new you couldn't fail?
homeschool - for sure!  ha ha!!!  there's probably many things I could put here?  get some college under my belt?  go back to zumba classes (I am so out of shape again)!  foster/adopt children (something I've always had on my heart)!  open up a shop of some sort!  who knows?!!

What has been your favorite age to be and why?
oddly enough, a teenager!  it's funny I'd say that - cause I was a mopey teen!  but the part I love is your old enough to have some passions in life, but young enough to have fun and be free!  and dreams are endless - I love that part!  

Coffee or tea?
definitely both!  but coffee more often!

I would like to give the Sunshine Award to some of these great blogs I follow: 

I am awarding some blogs that I love and, therefore, miss - cause they have been so quiet :(

and some I just love!!!


  1. #1,3,5,& 7 are facts I would list about myself as well! And I'm with you on the date night thing... I LOVE going to the movies - especially if it includes dinner out too! Well aren't we a lot alike? ;) Thank you for the award! I'm terrible at continuing those things on but I appreciate it more than you know!

  2. Great post! Thanks for the Shout Out! You're quite talented and creative yourself! Loved all the Buddy ideas!