Thursday, April 16, 2015

Liebster Award~

I was recently honored with the Liebster Award by my sweet blog friend Laura, of The Horton Family blog. Laura and I have had the pleasure of meeting, and she is a doll.  As many of you know, our youngest is finishing up at Baylor University.  Laura and her family live minutes from our usual stop for lunch when traveling to and from the University.  We have had the opportunity to eat and chat with them a few times now.  I am sad that this May will be our last trip as baby girl is graduating.  But, I hope they will make it this way soon for a visit.

Here are the questions Laura gave me to answer.  I personally love getting to know those I follow a bit better.

1.  If you could have dinner with anyone in the world, dead or alive, who would it be?
Okay, I can't pick just one as they were both so instrumental in who I am today, but it would be my Granny and Pop.  They were the best example of what a Christian is.  They also were the ones who taught me to cook, sew, garden, work with tools, craft.  You name it!!

2. What is your favorite childhood memory?
Despite the amount of trouble I got into for this one, it still remains a favorite.  Making mud pies with my best friend Stephanie C in my parent's Scottie camper.

3. Dust, mop, clean the bathrooms or vacuum? Which is your least favorite and why?
Dust...I have a severe dust mite allergy. Not fun!! However, bathrooms run a close second (especially when we had two make up loving girls living at home).

4. What are (or would be) staple vegetables in your summer garden?
Well, since discovering my tomato allergy, those are out.  Peppers...we like hot peppers.  However, we love our fresh herbs more!

5. What one thing would you do differently on your wedding day?
Fresh flowers!  Yes, my mother had the bright idea of using artificial. Don't ask!!

6. What do you put on your hot dog?
Still a Yankee, mustard and sauerkraut.

7. If you were granted three wishes, what would they be?
To see my Granny and Pop one last time, and ask them all the questions I wish I had (see #1), To go back and undo some of the stupid childish mistakes I have made, To take back some things I have said.

8. How do you fold your socks?
In half, then half again and then turn the outer side inside out so it is a neat little bundle.  Drives my family nuts!!

9. What do you enjoy most about blogging?
The opportunity to connect with so many wonderful women (and men-thank you Ron and Mike), and getting to meet so many of them in person.

10.  If you could have one super power, what would it be?

I am not going to tag anyone, but if you would like to play along I would love to hear your answers to the same questions.

By the way, my sweet friend Laura is most likely sunning herself on her Hawaiin cruise this week. We are going to miss them by a few days as we leave next week.


Gypsy Heart said...

Fun to read, Lauren! You are always welcome to stop here ~ would be awesome to meet!


Ron said...

This is awesome, Lauren!

Mocadeaux said...

I'd be very sad if I discovered I had a tomato allergy! Can I say all of the above to answer the question about my least favorite cleaning chore?

Preppy Empty Nester said...

Love reading your answers Lauren! I bet your Granny and Pop watch over you and your family from heaven. Have a great weekend. said...

Nice to read Lauren and have a lovely weekend:)

Karena said...

Dear Lauren, I love learning more about you and we do fold our socks alike!! Yes to fresh flowers as well! Have a wondrous weekend!

The Arts by Karena

Michele @ The Joyful Home said...

Love getting to know you a bit more through these answers :)

Rustown Mom said...

Ha! Loved reading these! Hot dogs are about the only place you will ever see me spreading mustard (: And if I could do it over again, I would have picked artificial for the one flower we could not "match" at my wedding - blue irises. They were delivered just before the wedding - purple. UGH. So, at least your mom was trying to avoid matching mistakes! (:

Lisa @ Shine Your Light said...

Lauren, I loved reading your responses....this was a fun questionnaire! Dust mites - ugh!!! And cancer- :( But I love your sock folding method.....I do a little fold thing too that I learned from my mom! :)

Linda @ Life and Linda said...

Lovely post Lauren. Love getting to know you more. Congrats on the award. Have a great weekend. xo

Christy @ 11 Magnolia Lane said...

Lauren – how nice to get to know you a bit better through your answers! Congratulations!

Leslie said...

Good Morning Lauren! What a fun interview:) Congratulations!

Thanks for stopping by to visit today! I'm glad you are getting something out of what I post that is of some value. That's what it's about right? Sharing information :) I enjoy your menu posts as well and thank you for that. Enjoy your day!