Friday, November 23, 2012

Liebster Award :-)

In the last few days I have been nominated 5 times for the Liebster Award!!  I can only think of one word ----- Wowzers!!!! I am feeling the love today!  Thank you to The Price of Teaching, Beach, Sand and Lesson Plans, Curious FirstiesLittle Second Grade Somebodies and Whooo's in Second for nominating me!  The Liebster Award is designed to bring attention to bloggers who have less than 200 followers.

Here are the rules:

1. You must post 11 random things about yourself.

2. Answer the questions that the nominator set for you.

3. Create 11 questions for the people you nominate.

4. Choose 11 other blogs with fewer than 200 followers to nominate and link them in your post.

5. You cannot “tag back” the other blog, but leave a comment on this post with the URL of your Liebster post so I can learn more about you & see who you nominate.
So, here are 11 random things about me...
1. I have 2 AMAZING children who I am so proud of.
2. I have another 21 children that I spend  my days with through the week and am proud to be their teacher.
3.  I have been teaching for 21 years - how is that even possible????
4. My favorite TV show is NCIS - it's one of the few shows my hubby and I both enjoy :)
5. Our local mall just opened a Bath and Body Works - FINALLY!  I've been travelling 3 hours for my fix!
6. I love to do cross-stitch - my house is full of my 'artwork'.
7. I love my flower gardens, especially the perennials that come up year after year with little effort :-)
8. My husband gets home from work before me and cooks dinner almost EVERY night - I literally walk in the door and sit at the table.  Yep I'm spoiled!!
9. I do laundry everyday - seriously the pile never gets smaller!
10. Blogging has made me a rejuvinated teacher! I have gotten so many ideas from my teacher 'friends' who I have never met (although I would love to sometime!)
11. My hubby and are celebrating our 20th anniversary this summer and we cannot decide how to celebrate ... ideas anyone?
Since I was nominated by 5 wonderful teachers I am going bend the rules a little and answer a few questions from each of them.
1. What do you do most when you are bored?
Bored?  I'm never bored!  If I were though I would pick up a good book!
2. When you were younger, what did you want to be when you grew up?
I'm a third generation teacher and always thought I would be.  I can;t imagine doing anything else!
3. Do you have pets?

I have one dog and as much as I love him his constant barking drives me crazy!

4. Are you a middle child, oldest, or baby of the family? Or are you an only child?
I am the third of four children.  We recently celebrated our parents' 50th wedding anniversary and relived some great memories.  It's not very often we are all together.
5. How did you pick your blog name?
That was easy - I need to laugh, otherwise some days I would cry.  The stories some of the kiddos have break my heart.
6. Would you rather live in a place with a cold or warm climate?
As much as I love living where there are 4 very distinct seasons I wish the snow would stay off the roads :(
7. What is your favorite book?
Right now - it's Elf on the Shelf
8. Have you or anyone in your family ever served in the military? If so, what branch?
I am the proud daughter of someone who served in the air force.  I also have a brother and brother-in-laws in the army.
9. Do you intend to "Black Friday"?
I bought a few things today :)
10. What is your favorite food?
That's easy - chocolate!
11. When was the last time you laughed so hard you cried?
Today - I work with the best group of people ever!
Here are my 11 questions for the blogs I am nominating:
1. How old were you when you knew you wanted to be a teacher?
2. When did you start blogging?
3. What is you favorite word word activity?
4. What is your favorite television show?
5. Who is your favorite author?
6. What is your favorite children's book?
7. What is your favorite food?
8. What's at the top of your Christmas list?
9. Do you have any pets?
10. What is your favorite childhood memory?
11. What is your favorite part of your teaching day?
Here are the blogs I'm nominating:
Don't forget to leave me a link to your blog so I can learn more about you! Hope you enjoyed learning about me!



  1. I'm glad I found your blog in your Liebster Award nomination! I am happy to say I am your newest follower :)

    1. I see you were nominated too :-) Love your sweet blog!

  2. Thanks so much for nominating me! Your blog is super cute!

    1. I'm glad I stumbled upon your blog - I LOVE the gingerbread houses!

  3. Just learning all this fun stuff! Stop by and say HI!

    1. Thanks for stopping by. I'm not sure how I haven't come across your blog before, but I'm your newest follower :-)

  4. Thank you for the Liebster Award nomination! I am honored. I posted about it on my blog. Here is the link:

    1. You are very welcome! I always enjoy stopping by for a 'visit' :-)

  5. Thanks so much for the award! I am honored! I will post about it tomorrow and share the award with other new bloggers like me!

    1. You're very welcome - it gave me a chance to find and follow new blogs, like yours :-)

  6. Thank you for the Liebster Award nomination! We are now following more blogs because of you. We read about your blog title and we too often try to find laughter when we feel like crying due to some of the sad little lives of our loved ones. Hope you are enjoying your Thanksgiving Break!

    Happy Blogging,
    Victoria & Tricia
    2 Super Teachers

    1. You're very welcome - the award also gave me a chance to find and follow great new blogs - like yours :-)

  7. Love your answers! I have been a teacher for 23 years and I can't believe it either! My dream would be that ANYBODY would cook dinner every night!! LOL! Lucky girl! Thanks for stopping by my blog!
    Beach Sand and Lesson Plans

  8. Thanks so much for the Liebster Nomination. We are so appreciative for your help with our baby blog. We also appreciate this nomination for helping us get out there and do some more blog hopping. Thanks again, Page and Cristy at Kindergarten Squared.
    Here is the link to our Liebster Post

    Liebster Post

    1. It was my pleasure to nominate the two of you! I enjoyed reading your post!