Wieder Geliebt

I feel doubly loved—I’ve been granted the Liebster Award once again!


The rules vary slightly this round, so you’re spared the eleven “About Me” facts. Here are the rules:

  • Thank the blogger who gave it to you.
  • Answer the 11 questions they ask you.
  • Nominate 11 bloggers with less than 500 followers.
  • Ask those 11 bloggers 11 questions.
  • Let those bloggers know they’ve been nominated so they can continue the chain!

Thank you, Suzanne, for the award! I recently discovered her blog, TattooedMissionary, and have loved her faith, her charm, and her open, honest style.

And on to the questions:

What three words would you NOT use to describe yourself?
Chthonic, antediluvian, asinine.

What would thirteen-year-old you find surprising about your life right now?
That I’m actually getting a novel published. I still find that surprising.

If you could go back to school (for free!!), would you? What would you study?
I would if I could just take whatever classes I wanted. I barely managed to focus enough to graduate once.

In a movie of your life, who would portray you?
I don’t know. I only know a handful of actors’ names. Maybe the girl from Spiderman? Emma Stone? We kind of have similar first names—that’s enough, right?

If you had to eat one meal every day for the rest of your life, what would it include?
Burrito bowls. Covers all food groups with plenty of room for variation.

If you had to play Never Have I Ever (a game where each player says something they’ve never done and everyone else who has done that thing loses a point) with three celebrities, who would they be?
Can I pick authors for my celebrities? JK Rowling (how could I not?), Jessica Day George (because I would have to grill her on what happens after Wednesdays in the Tower), and . . . oooh, John Flanagan.

What are your three favorite things about yourself?
I’m a mom, I’m an author, and I can make a mean batch of Nutella cookies.

What is your movie version of comfort food?
Sense and Sensibility. That moment when Emma Thompson bursts into tears at the end—classic!

What’s the last thing you did that really scared you?
Taught a self-defense class. And taught a Sunday School class of six-year-olds. Standing in front of people is a little terrifying.

What’s the next thing you’ll do that really scares you?
I’m not sure. These things tend to pop out of nowhere.

What’s your dream job?
Just what I’m doing: stay-at-home mom and author. I’m so blessed to be able to be able take on these roles right now.

Since I would probably just tag the same blogs I did with my last Liebster, I will forgo that section of the rules. Check out my first Liebster Award if you’re looking for some fantastic blogs.

Thanks again to Suzanne for this award!

Liebster Award!


Cathy from Drowning in Rough Drafts nominated me for the Liebster Award! I feel loved. And, come on, the name of the award is German. How could I refuse?

So here’s the deal:

  • The nominated person must link back to the person that nominated them.
  • Provide 11 facts about yourself
  • Answer 11 questions set by the person who nominated you
  • Choose 11 more people (with under 200 followers) and ask them 11 questions

I feel a little goofy doing all the “about me” stuff, but here goes:

1. I’m a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
2. I have a baby girl who looks kind of like this:
Seriously, I’m sometimes tempted to see if her hair glows when I sing.
3. I’m an avid Doctor Who fan. David Tennant is my Doctor, but my favorite classic Doctor is Peter Davison.
4. I love music. I play the piano and have dabbled in clarinet, trumpet, and guitar.
5. I love tennis and am a major Roger Federer fan.
6. Christmas music is fair game all year round in my house.
7. Peach orchards and rice fields are two of my favorite smells in the world.
8. I majored in German Linguistics and spent a summer in Berlin. I miss Germany like crazy.
9. Charles Dickens is one of my favorite authors.
10. It makes me a little crazy how many times the word “I” appears in this list.
11. The last word added to my list of fun words is “quidnunc,” which is a nosey person, from the Latin for “what now?” (Thanks to Literary Interest!)

And Cathy’s questions:

1. Describe one interesting physical feature about yourself.
Double-jointed thumbs. I dominate at thumb wars.

2. What’s your favourite colour?
Blue, green, purple, red, yellow. In that order.

3. Who’s your favourite actor/actress?
Probably Benedict Cumberbatch. Seriously–prime minister, Sherlock, dragon, Khan. What’s not to love?

4. Most overrated thing on this planet? (It can be ANYTHING!)
4. Oh dear. Pretty much anything you see in the headlines that involves a celebrity.

5. If there was one thing about yourself you could change, what would it be?  Physical or psychological.
Two more arms. Seriously, getting things done with a baby would be so much easier.

6. How was your day?
Fantastic! I heard from a good friend, broke through a wall on my story, and enjoyed the sunshine with my beautiful baby girl.

7. What’s your biggest pet peeve?
Celebrity gossip. Seriously, people, who cares?!

8. Alright: iPhone or Android?
Neither, actually. I’m fairly low-tech. But in theory, I would probably go with Android.

9. Name 10 positive facts about someone you really detest.
I don’t know that I really detest anyone. Except maybe Professor Umbridge? Do I really have to come up with positive things about her?

10. What’s your favourite dessert?
Chocolate. Pretty much any kind of chocolate, though Happy Hippos are the most entertaining variety.

11. 5 facts you dislike about yourself and 5 facts you love about yourself.
I’m gonna cheat and only answer the second half of this question.
a. I know the difference between a hyphen, en dash, and em dash.
b. I’m a mom.
c. I can read Cornelia Funke’s novels in the original German.
d. I can sing along to a ridiculous number of musicals word-for-word, and I’m okay with that.
e. I’m a writer!

So as it turns out, I’m pretty lame and don’t follow nearly enough up-and-coming blogs. But here are my nominees:

 An Adventure Every Day
Megan O’Russell
A. D. Scroggins
Breakfast with Words