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Thursday, October 25, 2012

An Award For ME?

So I have been nominated for the Liebster award a few times now and I figured it's time I get on it!! Thanks to Stephanie, Patricia, and Nikki for making me feel like a cool kid!!

So this is how it works, kids.....

~ If you were nominated, post 11 things about yourselves.
~ Then answer the 11 questions the person who nominated you created.
~ Create 11 more questions to ask the bloggers you decided to nominate.
~ Choose 11 bloggers to nominate with less than 200 followers.
~ Make sure and let these people know you nominated them! No tag backs, so don't nominate   someone who nominated you. 

11 Things About Me

 ~ I am TERRIFIED of snakes.... and not just normal scared, like to the point of irrational.. it has held me back from lots of things I'd like to do.  I was even trapped in a snake filled gym by some 2nd graders when I was in middle school... I think that's when I got mean. 

~ My original life goal was to work with elephants in Africa.  I think they are AMAZING creatures and are by far my favorite animal.  I get teary eyed when I see them, and I can't wait to see them in real life someday.  Ryan even incorporated my love for elephants into his proposal!

~My dad had a kidney transplant last year, thanks to his wonderful sister. and he is part of why I became a nurse.  

~I love cake decorating, but I don't really do it anymore.  It was something me and my mom did together and since we live so far apart now, something just isn't the same.

~Christmas is my absolute favorite time of the year!!!  I love every single thing about it and am SO FREAKING EXCITED that it's almost time!!  I can't wait to get my tree out and decorate MY house for the first time!  Growing up, our tree was usually up by Halloween (my mom is an event planner so the holidays are her busy time, so if it wasn't up by then, it wasn't happening) and it is taking a lot not to drag that bad boy in right now!

~I am starting grad school next fall!!  I love nursing, but I think I like the science behind it more than the bedside care part of it, so I am going back for my Nurse Practioner Degree!  Hopefully, I can get a job with transplant services and work with families going through what mine did!

~ I can't stand ranch dressing... it literally disgusts me!  I think a significant part of what keeps Ryan and me together is our mutual hate of ranch.... that, and our amazing saracasm and witt :) he completes me... haha

~ I do NOT believe in TMI!  please tell me any disgusting or dirty story that you have to share, and I'm more than willing to give it right back..... I have no filter. 

~Ryan is a big geek/gamer and I pretend that it bothers me, but I secretly like it.  I have always had a thing for the nerdy guys.  Plus, there are way worse things he could be out there doing other than playing x-box or warcraft... plus he can always fix my techie challenges :)

~Fresh sheets and freshly shaved legs = Heaven!!

~I love boy names for girls!!  I fully intended to name my first born daughter Ryan.... until I decided to marry a Ryan.  Now I can't wait on little Logan to be born in like 3-4 years so I can be the most bad ass dance mom EVER and throw the best birthday parties, and make the cutest outfits, and single handedly keep Etsy running!!  or I'll have a boy, and be completely 

11 Questions I Answer (since I had 3 nominations, I'll do a combo of their questions)

1. If you could spend one hour with any other deceased human being, who would you choose?

     I would want to see my Grandma again, and tell her all the things I should have while she was alive.  Losing her has changed me alot... for the better, and I'd love to tell her that.
2. If you could travel anywhere, free of charge, where would it be?
     Thailand or Africa..... elephants, duh!!!!  and sadly... snakes :( but I'd totally wear my big girl panties and suck it up!
3. What song makes you cry?
     You'll Be In My Heart, by Phil Collins from the Tarzan soundtrack.... LOL! It's me and my mom's song, it started as a joke, but as I got older it means more. Several country songs get me  too
4. If you could play a musical instrument, what would it be?
    Guitar.... duh!
5. Have you ever broken a bone?
    Yep!  like 4 of my toes.  Once while I was getting out of bed in the middle of the night to pee.... my leg was asleep and as soon as I stood up, I fell straight down.  This was the night before cheerleading tryouts so I had to tumble with freshly broken toes :(  another time I broke them was from tripping over the vacuum ... I am that coordinated.  And my right pinky is crooked to this day from me and my sister playing Dirty Dancing as kids..... we were determined to hit that lift!
6. Do you like to run?
     I do actually!  I never thought that I would, but I'm growing to love it!  I feel my body getting stronger by doing it, and it's the best workout for me weight loss wise.  Plus I love the me time!
7. Growing up what was your favorite TV show?
    I was a TGIF girl!!  I remember every Friday night me and my sister would do crafts and watch all the greats..... Boy Meets World, Step by Step, Sabrina the Teenage Witch, Full House, and we always had frozen pizza for dinner.
8. What kind of car do you drive?
    I drive a 2011 Hyundai Santa Fe that I got after totaling my 2006 Huyndai Santa Fe just 1 year shy of paying it off :(
9. Do you have any pets? Tell us about them.
    If you have ever read my blog you know I have 2 fur babies.  Ali, is our oldest.  We got her right after we got our first place.... we were 3 hours from home and had no friends, so basically she is our baby.  She is a complete daddy's girl and loves being rocked to sleep even though she weighs about 60lbs.  She's a yellow dog... we aren't really sure what she is, we thought she was a golden retriever until we saw her next to one.... definitely not.  We got Brick about a year later on our 6 year anniversary, because "Ali doesn't love me so I don't have a dog".  He is 100% mama's boy and I love him more than carbs!  He is a German Shepherd and will do anything for a tennis ball and snuggles.
10. Last thing you drank?
   Pumpkin Spice coffee with Pumpkin Spice creamer!
11. If you won the lottery, what is the first thing you'd do?
     Get up and dance out of my job, abandoning all of my patients and co-workers yelling EFF THIS as I skipped out the door. Not really.... I wish.  I would probably be responsible with it... pay off my student loans, car, and house; make sure my family and friends were set, do some traveling, who knows what else.  I've never really been one to want extremely extravagant stuff, so I'd probably be a pretty boring lottery winner.

Well now that you know more about me than you probably EVER wanted to, here is who I nominate to overshare next!

Annie @ Crazy/Simple Mama
Brandi @ Finding The Healthy Within
Julie @ Mom Taxi Julie
Lauren @ Misson: Skinny Jeans
Samantha @ Samantha Griffin
Brittany @ The Bucher's
Erin @ Shesabigstar
Jenn @ Thin Again Jenn
Tiffani @ Thoughts From Tiffani
Paige @ Weighting for It To Happen
Keyona @ Skinny And Delicious

Here are you're questions!!

1.  What is one of your life goals?
2.  What is your go to get pumped up song?
3.  Who is your greatest role model?
4.  Most embarrassing moment?
5.  If you could be anything, what would you be?
6.  What is your favorite animal?
7.  Are you a clothes, hair, or makeup girl?
8.  What is your favorite movie genre?
9. What is your favorite Guilty pleasure?
10.  Who is your Celebrity crush?
11.  Who/What is your Biggest inspiration?

Don't feel bad if you don't want to participate, I know it's long and a lot of effort, haha, but I will say it was pretty fun!!

So, there ya have it.... I finished!!  Thanks for hanging in there, I know that was a long one!!!  And just because what is a blog post without a picture, here is a glimpse of my life last night.
 NOT CHICKEN for dinner!  It was scrumptious!
 The babies watching us watch the cars
They were doing the Conga!  Sorry, it's blurry :)

If someone could explain to me how to make a signature that would be great, but for now.....

Love, Jenn!


  1. Loved your interpretation of winning the lottery:)

  2. Thanks for the nomination, working on my post!

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