Sunday, July 7, 2013

Liebster Award

Well I woke up this morning to such a sweet email from my friend Mrs. Monroe at School is a Happy Place . She emailed me telling me I am one of her nominations for the Liebster Award! What is the Liebster Award you ask?? Well its an award for new blogs! How sweet of you Mrs. Monroe thank you so much for such an honor it made my day :)

To accept the award I must:

1. Link back to the blog that nominated me
2. Nominate 5-11 blogs with fewer than 200 followers
3. Answer the questions posted for you by your nominator
4. Share 11 random facts about yourself
5. Create 11 questions for your nominees
6. Contact your nominees and let them know you nominated them

Miss. King @ Miss Kings Echanted Kingdom 

Ms.Cranfill @ Ms. Cranfills Class 

Dana @ Polka Dots, Checks and Stripes 

1.  Why did you start blogging?
2.  If you could learn to do anything, what would it be?
3.  What story does your family always tell about you?
4.  What is your favorite song?
5.  What is your favorite outdoor activity?
6.  You have a ten minute speech to give at a high school, what is it about?
7.  Where do you like to vacation?
8.  What is one goal you have made for yourself this year?
9.  Do you have a pet(s)?  If so, what type do you have?
10.  Are you married?  Do you have children?
11.  What do you "know now" that you wish you "knew then"?
1. Why did you start blogging?
I started blogging because I wanted to document my teaching experience with everyone in the hopes that it might stick with someone and they could relate or gain something from it! Its also really fun for me to look back and see my own journey!
2. If you could learn to do anything, what would it be?
SOW!! I wish I could sow and I am sure I could learn if I actually bought a sowing machine and took the time to learn...maybe some day
3. What story does your family always tell about you?
When I was 4 my little sister was 2. We were outside in the backyard and I pulled her off the ladder up to our play house and she fell and busted up her lip (sorry Christina). My mom of course not happy with me sent me to my room. It was the first time I had really been sent there for being in trouble. Mom says I sat at the edge of where the carpet in my room hit the hardwood in the hallway and cried that "I just wanted to see the Earth one more time"...guess I was a bit dramatic and thought I was going to never get out of my room :)
4. What is your favorite song?
Caroline by Old Crow Medicine Show-Me and the Hubs song :)
5. What is your favorite outdoor activity??
Well we LOVE the pretty much all our activities outside but I would probably say my favorite is either hiking or running. 
6. You have a ten minute speech to give at a high school, what is it about?
I would probably tell the high schoolers to never ever give up on their goal for themselves. If they have a goal to become a doctor or a mechanic (etc) do anything they have to to get there to that goal and finish!
7. Where do you like to vacation?
Our grandparents lake house in Wedowee, Alabama or our family beach trip spot at Folly Beach in Charleston, SC. 
8.  What is one goal you have made for yourself this year?
My goal in Georgia this year is to meet some other moms and create a play group for Connor so that he can play with only kids his age :) I also want to start a bible study there for the time we will be there. 
9.  Do you have a pet(s)?  If so, what type do you have?
Well...I grew up with horses and have riden my whole life. I still feel like they are my pets even though I do not live at my parents anymore :) We are about to adopt our first puppy...a bloodhound named Jeb. Pictures to come :)
10. Are you married? Do you have children?
Yes and Yes. I am married to my wonderful husband Sean. He is an officer in the United States Army and I could not be more proud of him. We have one son Connor who will be 2 in October. 
11. What do you "know now" that you wish you "knew then"?
I wish I knew that it would be so fun blogging!! I should have started sooner :)

1. I went to the University of Tennessee for Undergrad-Go VOLS. I got my Masters in Elementary Education from Shenandoah University!
2. I am the oldest of 4. My sister Christina is 2 years younger and goes to Univ of Tennessee and will be a senior (she wants to be a vet :)!). My brother Jacob is 4 years younger and is a Marine! My youngest brother Caleb is 6 years younger and will be a senior in high school this year. He wants to go to the Air Force Academy...I am thinking he needs to go to UT :)
3. 45 members of my extended family (including all of my grandparents) went to UT :)
 4. I worked on a ranch in Colorado during my summers in college!
5. Sean graduated from West Point. We met though my friend from high school that played lacrosse with Sean there!
6. I want to live in a small town when Sean is out of the Army. They are the best!
7. I love click flicks. Sweet Home Alabama is probably my favorite
8. I love the South and am so glad I am living back there. I love college football!
9. I wish I could seriously dance like the people on So You Think You Can Dance.
10. I love to teach math! 
11. I actually dont really like to read (SHHHHH....grownup books that is) but I LOVE to teach reading (its probably my second favorite thing to teach) and I LOVE children's books SO MUCH!!! I also love to read blogs and to read teaching books! My new favorite is The Next Step in Guided Reading by Jan Richardson it is so helpful!

1. What is your favorite subject to teach?
2. Why did you start blogging?
3. What is your favorite part about blogging?
4. What do you hope for the future of your blogging?
5. What is your dream vacatioin?
6. What is your favorite thing to do on the weekends?
7. Where did you go to school?
8. What is your favorite children's book?
9. What is your favorite blog to follow?
10. What accomplishment are you most proud of in your life?
11. Are you married? Do you have kids?

Thank you again so much Mrs. Monroe for nominating me!! So fun :) Nominees-I emailed you if you did not get it please let me know!! 


  1. Congrats on your nomination! Your blog is so cute and I'm a new follower!

  2. Congratulations on your nomination and Thank you for nominating me! I am truly excited and honored. I grew up a marine brat so I know about moving and relocating often. Thank s again.
    First Grade by the Sea

  3. Thank you so much Julia! email is

  4. I adore college football, SEC is the best!!! I am an LSU Tiger though, but I'm sure we can still be friends :)

    Congrats on the nomination! Good Luck!


  5. Hey. Enjoyed reading your responses and getting to know you better.
    btw-your email still looks like a no reply. Try again and email me again.
    Have a good day.

    School Is a Happy Place