Sunday, May 25, 2014

Answer Me This: Volume 2

Arrrgh. I didn't meet my goal of two posts this week! I hope you forgive me...end of the school year craziness going on 'round these parts. Don't worry, though, I have some GEMS coming up for you...I have to say, I'm pretty excited about the posts that will be coming in the next few weeks! I think you'll like them too...or at least be intrigued enough to start reading a few sentences?

Anyway, here's this week's installment of Answer Me This! from Kendra at Feel free to answer the questions about yourself in the comments below.

1. Beach or Mountains? Where would you rather be?

Dad, mom, and brother in front of Alaskan glaciers
I really do love both. The majesty and beauty of mountains amaze me every time I see them. I went to Alaska a few years ago and have never seen anything so magnificent. Plus, my family vacations growing up were always to places with mountains: Wyoming, Montana, Tennessee. I also love hiking, and all the wild animals you see in the mountains.

I also have a deep fascination with the ocean. Sharks in particular. Learning about ocean fish is always so interesting to me. And I love swimming in the ocean because it's so FREAKY to think that a few feet underneath you could possibly be a shark or jellyfish or other type of crazy ocean animal. My idea of a great time? SHARK WEEK ON DISCOVERY. I can't get enough of it. I actually wanted to be a marine biologist for a little while when I grew up...until I learned that I don't understand science AT ALL. 

If I HAD to choose, I would probably say mountains, just because I have been around them more. Plus, living in the land of cornfields as I do, it's awesome to see land that is not flat.

2. Which is more fun: Christmas Eve, or Christmas morning?

Best Christmas present EVER
In the past, Christmas Eve has always been my favorite simply because it's more laid back and relaxing. Growing up we always spent Christmas morning cooking and getting ready for the big meal that day (not that I minded that...I loved it!).

Now, I would probably say it depends on whether or not Trent is working on Christmas. If he is, I'd say Christmas Eve. If he isn't I'd say Christmas morning. We started a tradition last year where we do not put up any Christmas decorations until Christmas Eve. That was really awesome. It helped us stay focused on Advent and "preparing" for Christ's birth.

I have to say, though, that the most memorable Christmas morning happened in 2012 at 2a.m. when my water broke and a certain little baby named Elizabeth decided she wanted to come that day! Or actually...the day after...12:53am December 26 to be exact!

3. What’s the most embarrassing childhood outfit you remember wearing?

My mom had pretty good fashion sense when she dressed me as a child. Looking back, I had a lot of really cute outfits. The problem, however, was that I was a tomboy and I HATED dresses. So, even though most people would say how cute I looked him them, I didn't buy it. All I wanted to wear was t-shirts. I always felt really embarrassed when I had to wear a dress.

Ironically, now, all I want to wear are dresses. And I really, really like dressing cute. I think becoming a teacher did that to me...when I had no choice but to dress nicely every day.

4. Your house is quiet, you don’t have to do work (housework included). What do you do?

Read or bake, depending on what my energy level is. There is nothing more relaxing to me than curling up with a good book (preferably in a cozy chair by a window if it's raining outside, or laying in a hammock if it's nice out. But if I feel like I want to accomplish something, I'll bake. Or MAYBE I would bake something, and THEN read!

5. What movie do you want to watch when you’re feeling under the weather?

Any Disney movie. And when I say Disney, I mean GOOD Disney movie. So, mostly anything Pixar is great, and any Disney movie before Mulan (Mulan, is, of course, included in that list).

6. Did you have an American Girl doll when you were little? If so, which one?

Oh my goodness, how I LOVED American Girl Dolls. I had a "Look Like Me" Doll named Alexandra (which, coincidentally, was one of the names my mother wanted to name me) and the Josefina doll. I saved up my own money to buy the Josefina doll. I also loved all the books about the American Girl dolls.

My most memorable experience with these dolls actually involves my brother. He was a fan of the Chucky movies, which made him not a fan of dolls. So I was teasing him with one of my American Girl dolls, saying she was going to come alive like Chucky. He took her and threw her across the room, and her leg broke off. I was pretty upset (even though I had it coming), but it turned out to be pretty cool because we sent her to the "American Girl Doll Hospital" where they fixed her up.


  1. I love your answers! I can't believe your brother was so mean, but my brother was! When I was about five, I had a favorite doll. My brother drilled a hole in her forehead. Of course, I cried and was broken hearted. His simple explanation was that he drilled the hole to let the evil spirits out! I think HE was the one with the evil spirits!!

  2. Hahaha! Must be an older brother thing! I was being pretty mean to him so it wasn't ALL his fault 😄

  3. Ohhhhh man. I had Josefina, too. And I just realized that I've spelled that name wrong every time I've written it.

    1. Haaahaha it's funny you say that because when I reread this to proof read it, I realized I spelled it "Josefina" in one sentence and "Josephina" in the next....oops....


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