Thursday, July 11, 2013

Blog Award!

I was honored to receive a comment on my blog nominating me for the Liebster Award. 
Mrs Ehles Kindergarten Connections
Mrs. Ehle from Mrs. Ehle's Kindergarten Connections nominated me. If you have never visited her blog, GO NOW!  It is one of my favorites!  She has awesome ideas.
Now for the award itself, here it goes!

To accept the nomination I must:
1. Link back to the blog that nominated me
2. Nominate 5-11 blogs with fewer than 200 followers
3. Answer the questions posted for you by your nominator
4. Share 11 random facts about yourself
5. Create 11 questions for your nominees
6. Contact your nominees and let them know you nominated them
Here are some "facts" about me... prompted by ?s from my "nominator!"

1. What is your favorite ice cream flavor?  We have an AWESOME ice cream shop by us called Dairy Haus.  All of their ice cream is home made.  They have wedding cake ice cream that is to DIE for!
2. What is your favorite type of music to listen to?  Country or Pop, depends on the day.  My newest music obsessions are Maroon 5 and Bruno Mars
3. What is your favorite subject to teach?  Math
5. Do you prefer sweet or salty?   Sweet!
6. Name 5 things that are currently in your purse.  
     a.  a diaper (I have a 1 1/2 year old daughter)
     b. childrens underwear (I also have a 4 year old daughter)
     c.  Receipts
     d. wet ones
     e. my giraffe print wallet
7. Where is your favorite vacation destination?  Vegas
8. How long have you been teaching?  This will be my seventh year teaching.
9. What is your favorite children's book?  Oooh  this is a hard one!  I would have to say Lulu and the Brontosaurus10. Do you prefer the mountains or the beach?  neither, I prefer pools, there are fish in the ocean...and sharks.  NO THANK YOU!
11. Name one special thing about the town you live in.  There really isn't anything special about the town I live in now, but where I grew up our high school mascot was the Pretzels.  When I was a senior George Bush choked on a pretzel and the national news came to our town and interviewed all the high school kids.   It was interesting.  :)

I'm not real sure that I can come up with 11 MORE interesting facts about me that you would actually care to know, but here are a few...
1. When I was a child my first grade teacher was also my tumbling coach.  I was POSITIVE I was going to be in the Olympics one day.  That NEVER happened. 
2. I am extremely gullible.  When I was a kid, my grandpa used to tell me we were eating road kill for breakfast, and I believed him. 
3.  In my first three years teaching, I taught art, second grade, first grade and kindergarten.  Yes, I switched from Art to second grade mid-year. 
4.  I can NOT dance.  I have no rhythm what so ever, but I started taking Zumba classes and I love it!
5.  My last name rhymes with Cow.  (A lot of people ask how to say my last name)
6.  I am the middle child.  I have an older sister who is my best friend and a little brother who is pretty cool too.  There is a reason they stopped having children after him though!
7.  I know a lot of people switched over to bloglovin, but I still get really ridiculously excited when I log into blogger and see that I have a new follower.  82 and counting...  I don't really understand how bloglovin works.  I just get my blog fix from the blog feed at the bottom of my blogger dashboard.
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  1. Congrats! You deserve it...Your blog is fun to read...I'm happy to be a follower!!
    Owl Things First

  2. Okay, I have to ask.... did you grow up in New Berlin, Illinois? I taught there for two years and when I interviewed and found out the mascot was a Pretzel, well...I had no words. I have never heard anyone else mention such a mascot - I am cracking up!!!


    1. Actually I am from Freeport, Illinois. I did not know anyone else had that same ridiculous mascot! I always laughed when we said we were the "mighty pretzels". We were a snack lol!