I am so honored to have received Three! LIEBSTER Awards on the same day!  Thank you so much Chewy-Licious, This Too Shall Pass, AND It's A Dome Life!  I feel so incredibly blessed.

What is the Liebster you ask?  The Liebster award is given to up and coming bloggers who have less than 200 followers. Liebster is a German word meaning: sweetest, kindest, nicest, dearest, beloved, lovely, kind, pleasant, valued, cute, endearing, and welcome.   

The Rules:

1.    Each person must post 11 things about themselves.
2.    Answer the 11 questions the person giving the award has set for you.
3.    Create 11 questions for the people you will be giving the award to.
4.    Choose 11 people to award and send them a link to your post. Go to their page and tell them.
5.    No tag backs.

(If you are thinking Chain letter esque Award... ME TOO!!!) 

11 Facts about me

  1. I have lived in 2 countries, 5 states and 9 cities. 
  2. I am 5 feet 4 inches tall and 117 pounds  (I have never EVER told the truth about my weight to anyone.) ; p
  3. When my husband wakes me up snoring, I fantasize about slapping the shit out of him, then pretending to be a sleep. That will stop the snoring!
  4. I am a middle child and properly screwed up from it.
  5. I am a ‘classic’ black pant and denim jeans girl. I have never followed trends. Never.
  6. In addition to English, I can speak 3 languages poorly! Not one fluently.
  7. I want to raise my child all over the world.  Every 3-5 years move to a new country.
  8. I could eat a Chinese noodle dish or Sushi every night for dinner.
  9. I'm 34 and still laugh hysterically when I hear the word Beaver.
  10. I was a champion horseback rider
  11. I met my Australian husband in Austria.

My Questions to Answer (Chewy-Licious)

1.    What do you like to read about in blogs? Personal crazy rants and sweet stories.
2.    Do you like college football? If yes, what’s your favorite team? Yes, Florida Seminoles
3.    What’s your favorite TV SHOW? The Big Bang Theory. But, all time favorite is Murder She Wrote.
4.    What’s your favorite drink? Maker’s Mark Manhattan
5.    Coke or Pepsi? Coke for sure! mmmm Cherry Coke
6.    Purse or Shoes? Purse
7.    Dresses or Sweat pants? Dresses
8.    Do you wear makeup just to go to the grocery store? Hell no!
9.    Cotton or silk? Ooooh I don’t know!!!  I love them both!  Silk.
10. Handmade or store bought? Handmade.
11. Cupcakes or Macrons? CUPCAKES!!  I grew an entire human on them!

11 Questions for me to Answer (This Too Shall Pass)

1. What personal item could you not live without? Complete Sherlock Holmes Book.
2. What’s your favorite season? Spring.
3. Would you prefer to fly or drive? Fly!  I love airplanes.
4. Do you have a favorite professional sports team? If so, who? Yes, the Venus sisters. 
5. For a thousand dollars would you eat a live centipede? Absolutely!
6. Greatest fear? Loosing my baby.
7. Clowns...do you think they are cute or do they weird you out a bit? Definitely weird me out.
8. Favorite color? Pink. Yes, I am THAT girl.  Lavender is close second.
9. Favorite website that isnt a blog? Wikipedia.
10. Cake or pie? Cake!  I freaking love icing!
11. Why did you start blogging?  Because I was 3 months pregnant and had enough of Pregnancy Forum "know-it-alls" saying horrible things to me and other preggies. I needed a safe place to piss and moan about the shits and giggles of pregnancy. 

11 Questions for me to Answer (It's A Dome Life!)

1. What’s better, being an adult or being a child? An Adult Child! I will never grow up, but I still get to drive and eat cake for dinner!

2. How many pairs of shoes do you own? A shit load!

3. If space travel became possible for the average person, would you

     go? No! I love to fly on Airplanes, not space shuttles.  Scary!

4 If you were given a large sum of money to donate to a charity of your 

   choice, which charity would you choose? Animals and World hunger. I am passionate about both.
5. Reality TV: Good or Bad? BAD!  Train Wreck!  Cant. Stop. Watching.
6. If you could be a character in a book which character would you be
    and why? GOOOOOD QUESTION!!  Kinsey Milhone from Sue Grafton's Alphabet Series
7. What is the weirdest food you have ever eaten? A Yum Cha Dish in China Town In Melbourne Australia.  There were two actually.  Not a clue how to spell.  One was ok the other was not so much.
8. What laundry detergent do you use? Tide w/ Fabreeze or Downy
9. Do you think aliens exist? Yes. Absolutely. No way are we the only ones...
10. Prints or Solids? Solids.
11. Chocolate or Vanilla? CHOCOLATE!  as if...
12.What is the worst job you have ever had? My last job. I freaking HATED that job!  Print Sales.  I love magazines but not selling ad space in them!

11 Questions for the People I am Awarding

1.    When did you start Blogging and why?
2.    Do you eat breakfast?
3.    If you could live anywhere in the world where would it be?
4.    Mini Van or SUV?
5.    Flats or heels?
6.    Ocean view or Mountain view?
7.    Dream profession?
8.    If you had 1 million you had to spend or giveaway what would you do with it?
9.    Biggest Pet Peeve?
10. Worst habit?
11. Where do you see yourself in 5 years?

11 People I’m Awarding:

  1. Chase's Journey
  2. Cooking it up Sarah Style
  3. Loquacious Family
  4. Ninja Kitten
  5. The Beetle Shack (TBS has more than 200 followers but she is fabulous!)
  6. Images by Shay
  7. Life with our Baby
  8. Peanut Butter Spoonfuls
  9. It's A Dome Life
  10. Being Cooper's Mum
  11. Momma's Meals

Two confused parents=One amused baby Hopelessly we are trying raise a baby who is clearly smarter than both of us. April is an award-winning writer and blogger. Her work has been published in over ten countries and four languages. From books to newspapers, to print/online magazines and everything in between, you can find her work. For more on April, Visit AprilMcCormick.com


Kate @ Daffoldils said...

Im 5'4 and wish I was 117! We are a military family and one of our goals is always to try something new when assignment time comes around. I want to my kids to experience as much of the world as they can. Great post to get to learn more about you!

FirstTimeMomandDad.com said...

Thanks Kate! Yeah.. um... I'm was 117 at one point in my life! However, I am thinking it may have been 20 years ago! lol.

Unknown said...

Answers (will post the rest on my page ;))
1. When did you start Blogging and why?
When I was living in the NICU with Chase, and had no desire to leave the floor just to call people to update them on his progress. I found that it was the easiest way to inform anyone who wanted to know, and as each day went by, realized there was a lot of venting, research, and so on I needed to share :)
2. Do you eat breakfast?
ALWAYS- except for stupid fasting bloodwork or a damn c-section ;)
3. If you could live anywhere in the world where would it be?
Oh hell, this is gonna bite me in the ass if Dave reads this considering my stubborn, non-moving ass... ummmm- live? If not taking into account the current economic situation of the country? Ireland. A lot of good times there.
4. Mini Van or SUV?
Hell no to the Mini-van... SUV all the way (gas does suck though- and inside the vans they are pretty nice, but I'm still traumatized from childhood by mini-vans and station wagons)
5. Flats or heels?
Ooooooh- I LOVE heels, really- at 5'1", I've lived in them. But day-to-day? Always barefoot, flipflops or sneakers. Never dressy flats though.
6. Ocean view or Mountain view?
Damn, another one to bite me, eh? Can I have both? But I must always be by water.
7. Dream profession?
You must've been up at 3am with me the other night- I have no clue anymore! I would (in a dreamland) be a food & travel critic... in reality? Still working on it :)
8. If you had 1 million you had to spend or giveaway what would you do with it?
I would give away quite a bit- because there are a lot of people out there that need it more than me. But I would want to pay off our house (or another one), secure the finances for the kids, and try to live as normally (but without the financial strain) as possible
9. Biggest Pet Peeve?
Ouch. Right now? Clutter and cleaning up after people. Freakin' over it- and I cannot function when things are messy or cluttered.
10. Worst habit?
Only one? I have a million. Probably being bossy/know-it-all...
11. Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
Finished with school, working in a hospital or something bringing in the big bucks (haha), chasing after Chase in Kindergarten, and living under the same roof as my husband (LOL)... hmmm - simple things

Unknown said...

I think we can be friends. Chocolate, shoes, it's better to be an adult...yep, we're probably soul mates. Thanks for the award. I think I am going to answe your questions in the comment section of my blog just to torture my readers a little more...Bawahahhaha! They will know more about me than they ever wanted to.

FirstTimeMomandDad.com said...

You are so awesome! I will pray for you that 11 comes before 5 years... xx

FirstTimeMomandDad.com said...

I'd love to be friends! Thank you for the award. I know what you mean... my readers know more than they ever should!

Gia said...

3 in one day! Impressive! Congrats.

Marianne said...

Congrats! Lillian sent me over. She apparently has very good taste.

FirstTimeMomandDad.com said...

That Lillian! She is good stuff! Thank you for your kind words, Marianne! xx

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