Leibster Award!

The Bestie, or Rebekah to everyone else, at Living & Learning nominated me for a Liebster Award!

[What is a Liebster Award, you ask?]
The Liebster Award is given to up and coming bloggers who have less than 200 followers.
1. Each blogger should post 11 random facts about themselves.
2. Answer the questions the tagger has set for you, and then create 11 new questions for the bloggers you pass the award to.
3. Choose 11 new bloggers(with less than 200 followers) to pass the award to and link them in your post.
4. Go back to their page and tell them about the award.
5. No tag backs.

[Random Facts About Me]
1. I am a certified scuba diver.  It is one of my passions and I have been diving with my mom and dad since I was a little girl.  There is nothing like going on a deep dive and seeing things that most people only read about in books!
2. Most people think I look like my mom, but in reality I am really my father's daughter.  We are built the same, have the same features, similar personalities, and even work in the same professional field.
3. I am a fourth generation Texan, and fourth generation Sangerite.  My family is the founding family of this small town that I call home.
4. The Texas Rangers are my favorite team of all time.  I am not a bandwagon fan!  I have been through the good, the bad, and the ugly with them.  And plan on keeping it that way! 
5. In college I worked at a summer camp where I was a horse wrangler.  My passion for kids and horses came together and it is probably my favorite job I will ever have.
6. My dream date night-in would be ordering pizza, watching the CMT Top 20 Countdown and eating fresh baked cookies on a Friday night.  What can I say... I am a homebody and I love me some country music.
7. With that being said, I love country music.  Texas Country is my favorite, but it might surprise you to know that I also love rock music.  I can do Avenged Sevenfold, Mudvayne, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Flyleaf, and Three Days Grace like nobody's business!
8. My alma mater(Texas State) will always be my number one college sports team that I cheer for, but I must confess I am a huge Alabama fan!  Roll Tide, y'all!
9. Traveling is in my blood.  My granmom was a world traveler and over the years has supported me and paid for many of my trips abroad and stateside.  I strive to be like her everyday and traveling is just one of the ways that I plan on achieving said goal.
10. When I was younger, before my brother went into the military, I was a better shot than he was.  He will deny every bit of that, but my father will back me up every time because it is true.  Now he can out shoot me, with good reason.  But make no mistake, don't mess with me and My Ruger!! 
11. I love to cook, but my passion is baking!  My mother is a force to be reckoned with in the kitchen when it comes to baking and I like to think that I have learned from her.  Dad always jokes that we should have a bake-off, but I think he just really wants some sweets, and lots of them.  My specialty is Red Velvet Cheesecake Cupcakes and my brother dreams about them in his sleep.  Not sure if it is because they are that good, or if he just likes free cake...

[Questions from Rebekah]
1. If you had to live somewhere else (far away) where would it be and why? 
France, and if you know me well this should come as no shock.  I have been to France three times on mission trips and have left a part of my heart there each time I had to come home.  Nice and the Riviera is my favorite area, but I would gladly live anywhere in France.
2. Who has been the kindest to you in life- or a very memorable act of kindness from another? 
My grandparents.  They are all gone now, but are somehow still providing for me to this day.  There is not a day that goes by that I do not think of them or miss them.  They mean so much to me and I would not be the woman I am today without them and their love and kindness.
3. What are you proudest of in your life? 
Being the first in my family to graduate from college.
4. All challenges aside, if you could be one thing in this world, your dream job- what is it?
Photographer for National Geographic.  Or if I were to use my degree it would be to renovate old warehouses and mills and turn them into residences or commercial buildings.
5. What was the most trouble you got into as a child?  What was your punishment for it? 
I was a perfect child, not.  One time I wasn't where I was supposed to be when my dad came to pick me up.  I was 'grounded' for two days- day was always a softy! 
6. Did you enjoy school as a child? 
Yes, it was easy to in my small town.
7. Are you still friends or in touch with anyone from your high school days? 
Well since the lady that nominated me is my best friend from high school and I see her all the time I would say yes!  I am also close with a handful of friends from high school too!
8. What lessons has your work life taught you? 
Never assume...
9. What is your ethnic background/heritage? 
Texan. Scottish, Irish, English.
10. What is your all time favorite TV show? (or one you can't live without right now) 
11. Any broken bones in your past (or present)? How did you get them? 
Nope, knock on wood!

[Questions for my Nominees]
1. Favorite sports team?
2. Why do you blog?
3. If you could travel anywhere in the world all expenses paid where would you go and why?
4. Are you a homebody or someone who is always out and about and going?
5. What do you miss most about your childhood?
6. Where did you grow up?  Would you raise your children in the same town/city?
7. Favorite genre of music?  Favorite band and why?
8. If you had to name one, what would be your favorite day/memory from the last five years?
9. What is the most serious injury you have ever had?
10. If your blog name was taken, what would you rename your blog? 
11. If you could do anything and know you would never fail, what would it be?

[I Nominate the Following Beautiful Bloggers]
Kaitlin at Kaitlin Leigh's  (Rebekah also nominated her, but since we are sisters I thought I could too!)
Angela at Living Pretty
Mrs. Edwards at Southern Newlywed
Emily at Newlywed Moments
Helene in Between


Helene said…
congrats on your award and thanks for joining the link up!
Angela said…
Thank you so much for the nomination! I am working on the post!

Elle said…
Thank you so much for nominating me! And congratulations on your award as well! I thoroughly enjoyed getting to know you a little more in this post! I am currently working on passing the award!

~ Elle @ Barefoot & Beautiful