The Liebster Award...
Never heard of it? Well, despite being awarded this prestigious award by Carrie "CJ' Jean over at Military Wife Life I also had to google it.
But...this may be my one and only chance to do Academy Award style thank you's so you'll just have to wait on what I found out...in the meantime...
I'd like to thank my elementary school teacher, Mrs. Matthews. This is what I remember most about her...she collected pigs and she would let me hide up in the reading loft when I was supposed to be doing something else. Thanks for encouraging me to read and being the best librarian ever and instilling a love of words into a 5th grader.
Thank you to my teenage angst years, my adoration of New Kids on the Block and my complete nerdiness in high school that provided mountains of journal writing experiences of which I still have and cherish and laugh hysterically when reading.
And last, but not least...thank you to my parents who made me write essays as punishment. It was those hours of writing no less than 500 words on "Why I should not lie" that has made me the blogger that I am today.
If i forgot anyone I'm terribly sorry...receiving the award has just gotten me all flustered!...
Ok...so in my google search...What I discovered is that the Liebster award has its roots way back in 2010 in a German blogger who decided to start an award for bloggers who have less than a certain number of followers. I've seen numbers from 3000 to 200...it doesn't really matter in my case. I fit both criteria. Its kind of like a blogging chain letter...only MUCH cooler and you can't get arrested for it if you ask for money. Which I may add to the Liebster award rules...nominate bloggers and then they have to pay you for accepting. I may be onto something here.
Soo....I get the award...answer a list of questions asked by the one who nominated me and then pass the award along asking my own list of questions...
On to my award! I get a badge and everything!
1. What is your favorite quote?
I adore CS Lewis. I find him absolutely brilliant. This favorite of mine brought me much peace in the years I struggled with faith...
"I believe in Christianity as I believe that the sun has risen; not only because I see it, but because by it I see everything else."
And then of course there is my second favorite which is much less serious, but still has a religious underton...
"The 11th commandment: Thou shalt not weigh more than thy refrigerator."
2. What was the last song you listened to?
Ha! Katy Perry - Firework. LOVE her. LOVE this song. I just find it inspiring...and I LOVE the music video. Bella and I danced while Jaxxy jumped in his exersaucer. It was DANCE PARTY!
3. What was your first blog post about:
I had to go back and look! It was about starting a blog and writing like Dave Barry (who I find very humorous). I'm not sure if my humorousness has reached his level....
4. What is your favorite blog post on your site?
Oh, unfair! I have no favorite. (Booooo! Hisssss! say the crowd) So if I absolutely HAVE to choose a favorite..I would say the one where I got this awesome award called the Liebster award....
5. How did you come up with your blog name?
Ever seen Magnificent Seven? There is a quote in there...
[as they ride to the village, Chico is following them]
Vin: Riding out there in all that dust and heat... what a chucklehead.
Chris: Yep. Not smart like us.
And it was a good line. And a good movie. So when we started geocaching we needed a family name and became the chuckleheads.
Also an interesting note...chuckleheads is synonymous with the word blockhead. Guess what they call New Kid on the Block fans? BLOCKHEADS! I do believe everything in my life eventually ties back to New Kids on the Block.
6. What inspires you?
Easy...my kids. They are my light..my laugh...my love... They make me want to be happy, healthy, kind, loving, exciting, energetic, active, spiritual, sweet, fun....
7. Where so you see yourself in 5 years?
In 5 years....I shall be an old woman and I shall wear purple...
No seriously? We'll still be in the Army...maybe living in Korea? I'll have a 9 year old and a 5.5 year old. I'll be on the PTA and have my own motorcycle to ride around on. Oh, and I'll have actually crafted everything I have pinned on Pinterest. Yeah Right.
8. Describe yourself in 3 words.
Awesome, gracious, loving, sweet, generous...and of course humble...
9. What is your hometown and what is it like?
I always choose my birthplace as opposed to my hometown for questions like this. I think deep down inside I liked being a country girl. So, Vale, Oregon. Little town of about 4,000 people. One flashing stoplight. It is as country as you can get...dusty, farms, migrant workers, trucks, one schoolbus to take all the kids to elementary, middle and highschool...
I loved living there. I ran wild in the fields, swam in leech infested ditches, had my first boyfriend (Zach VanMeter - be still my beating 8 year old heart!) Swam in a pool that had paint chipped in the deep end that I thought was in the shape of a shark....boy did I swim FAST in the deep end...I picked up potatos an beets from the side of the road as they dropped off trucks loaded high with produce. I picked asparagus in the ditch banks and we drove an old Scout that could take a bump at 60 like no other car.
It was a glorious place to live.
10. What is your dream job?
Dare I say writer? My dream is to publish a book someday....
11. How long have you been blogging?
Since 2004. Thats 9 years...on this same blog. And I love it. Cheers to another 9...
And now for the moment you've all been waiting for...my Liebster nominations...
1. Southern Stepmom
2. A Handful of Hannants
3. A Daily Dose of Del Signore
4. Mrs. Lawler's Lovelies
5. My Life in Custody
6. The Amburgular
7. Lipstick Uniforms and Bare Feet
8. The Pert Skirt
9. These are the Days of Your Lives
(its not a real liebster rule that I HAVE to have 10...I always had a hard time following directions anyway.)
And your 10 questions...
1. What was your weirdest hairstyle ever?
2. Do you believe in love at first site?
3. What is the last thing you put in your mouth?
4. Why did you start blogging?
5. If you could be famous for one thing...what would it be?
6. If your mom was describing you what would she say?
7. you could go back to highschool what would you change about that experience?
8. Who do you admire most?
9. First kiss tell all...what when where who how...
10. Are you thrilled to receive the liebster award?