Sunshine Award

Friday, October 18, 2013

Why, hello Friday! I am so excited for this weekend to relax and do some homework. My two education sub-term classes have ended, so now I have a little break until the rest of my fall classes start in a few weeks. This weekend we are going to be packing and getting ready to leave next week for TEXAS for my sister in law's wedding - We are so excited to go home!! I think a date night before the festivities are in order for the weekend!

So before I try to work ahead on my homework in order to not have anything to do while we travel, I'm going to answer some questions, for Chelsea from Anchors Aweigh nominated me for the Sunshine Award! One of many awards floating around in blogland, this one is given to another blogger who brings sunshine into the world - how cute! So, here are the questions she asked me!

1. If you could trade places with one person for a day, who would it be and why?
Well, to be honest, I really love my life, and I would just want to be myself. I'd just like to be me! But if I have to choose... Do animals count? I would love to be our dog Scruffy for a day - to see her perspective and have her worry-free life! Is that weird?

 2. What is your all-time favorite TV show? *Bonus points if you say Friends ;)
All-time? That's a tough one. Fawlty Towers (a British sitcom) or  Married...With Children. I also love Once Upon A Time!

 3. What is one talent you are thankful for?
Playing the flute and piccolo! I love Walter & Winnie (my flute & piccolo..Yes I named them), and although I only get to play sweet music with them once a month between all this school, it just brings me joy! I love music, and being able to play a musical instrument makes it even sweeter. I've been playing since 6th  grade, so over 9 years. I can't believe it! I've been slowly learning the Flight of the Bumblebee on the flute, so hopefully soon I will be able to play that at tempo.. Which is ridiculously fast, mind you. I mean, I can play fast, but that is something you really need to work at!

 4. We all know I am obsessed with babies. What are your favorite baby names?
I really like the names Lyla and Brayden. I first heard the name Brayden when I was at a church camp in middle school and thought it was so cool. And Lyla is, of course, the mother in the movie August Rush - I just love that movie and story so much! Such a pretty name! We have so many ideas for baby names when that comes, it's going to be hard to choose!

 5. What is your favorite holiday of the year?
Without a doubt - Christmas! Celebrating the birth of Jesus, Christmas trees, gift giving, family, baking, the smell of fall, candles, handmade wreaths, garland... I love everything about it! I am so excited for Christmas this year!! Finally, the first one where we actually are in a house - that I can fully decorate - no more temporary living!

 6. What advice would you give the 12 year old version of yourself? For example, I would tell myself to put down the clunky doc martins and wear a shoe actually made for a girl, but I digress.
That was about 7th grade.. Oh my. That's when we moved from Texas to Wisconsin, and was it traumatizing or what! I was so nervous - moving to a new school in the middle of middle school! I was devastated when I found out we were moving. So the advice I would give... Don't sweat. You wouldn't believe the friendships you are going to make. Be yourself - even if others make fun of your accent. And above all, never wear a cheese head! Stick to your Texan roots!

 7. Name three things you can't live without.
God, Marshall, books. (Also, cats, cupcakes, the beach...)

 8. If you could relive any moment of your life, what would it be and why?
I was just talking to a friend about how we were proposed to, so I would say the weekend Marshall proposed. Driving to Corpus Christi, waking up at dawn, taking a stroll on the beach, eating some honey butter chicken biscuts at Whataburger to celebrate. I would re-live the proposal at Corpus, definitely! Such a sweet weekend! I outlined some of that here in our story.

 9. If you only had $20 to spend at Target, to which section would you go?
I would go to the dollar section.. More for your money! Although most of the trinkets there we don't really need, there are some useful things. Such as candy, of course.

 10. What is one thing most people do not know about you?
I would love to go to pastry school one day! I want to have an in-home baking business, where I bake cupcakes, wedding cakes, birthday cakes, pies, everything. That will come in time, once we are able to move back to Texas and settle in.. But I'm not sure if the pastry school thing will - maybe I'll be a self-made baker like my mother in law! She made our wedding cakes, ya know!

 11. What is one fashion trend you wish would come back in style. For example, overalls. Those babies were so comfortable!
I'd say the 50's style swimwear and shirtdresses. I love that style, and I love how it's modest. I've really been searching, like seriously searching, for a cute one-piece swimsuit, that actually covers you up, but it is so hard to find today! Seriously impossible to find, with all that skimpy swimwear that's out now! I love that style and how 50's swimwear hugs your figure, and also how flowing and cute shirtdresses are, so that would probably be it for me!

And here are the bloggers I nominate.. with their questions as well!
Can't wait to see your answers!

Julia @ Eternal Girl
Meghan @ Beautifully Inspired
Amanda @ Happily Ever After
Victoria @ Anchored by Faith
Rebekah @ Rebekah's Ramblings
Courtney @ Air Force Wife & Our Life
Julie @ Becoming a Navy Wife
Melissa @ A Little's Enough
Courtney @ Chase All Your Dreams
Amanda @ Prepared to Take Off
Kym @ Red, White & Marine Wife

1. Fall is in the air! What is your favorite thing about fall?
2. What is your favorite all-time movie (or movies if it's a tie!) and why?
3. Where do you call home, and what makes it home?
4. Where did you find or order your favorite meal/recipe? (And how was it?)
5. Favorite vacation spot? When did you go there?
6. What is one thing about you, that people are surprised of when they find out?
7. What is your biggest dream for yourself? (Job, goal, life's mission, etc)
8. If you could go back in time, what year would you travel to?
9. If you were a painter, what would your greatest work be? (What kind of art would you create?)
10. What is your favorite American landmark that you've visited? (Capitol, state parks, statue of liberty, etc?)
11. What is one of your favorite quotes, and why?


  1. How fun! Oh and I LOVE ONCE UPON A TIME! I have been watching it non stop on Netflix! Yay, I can't wait to sit down and answer these! We made it to San Diego and now its house hunting time! Have a great Monday!

  2. Thank you SO much for nominating me for this award, Katherine! And for the record, I totally hit up the dollar section of Target, too! :)

  3. Thank you for nominating me, I will be posting answers to questions later on tonight, again thanks a bunch !!!!!!!

  4. I loved reading your answers! The sunshine award is sooo fun!

  5. Loved reading your answers! I too would love to spend a day seeing things from my dog's point of view- not weird at all to me! Pastry school sounds like it would be amazing!


  6. Thanks so much for nominating me!! I cant wait to answer!! xoxo

    Amanda @ Happily Ever After


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