Friday, August 2, 2013

Drum Roll Please...

.... I can no longer claim I never win anything, because I have won the

Thank you, Vickie, from The Selvage Edge for this award!  (Well, in truth, I received this award several months ago from my friend Stacy at Crawford Clan Weekly but was lame and never completed it!)  

So, in case you don't know how the Liebster award works, I'll pretend I do and explain it to you ;).  From my understanding it is a way for smaller blogs to get out there and gain some followers.  When nominated, you answer a series of question the nominator chooses to help readers get to know a little better.  You then choose a number of blogs you enjoy (with a small number of followers) and give them a series of questions to answer. So, here it goes...  

1.  What was the best job (paid or unpaid) that you ever had and why was it the best?
My best 'job' is a babysitter. Vickie mentioned she didn't think some people counted that, but honestly, I couldn't choose another one.  I LOVE kiddos and the opportunity to spend time with them.

2.  What is your favorite type of cookie?
I love ooey gooey chocolate chip cookies, but they need to be soft, but not super thick, and just a little chewy.

3.  What is your favorite thing to teach a child?  
That they are of royal lineage and are worth the world.

4.  What is your favorite book and why?
I'm cheating and giving two answers here as I have a favorite because it is the most valuable to me, and a favorite because it's my favorite to read.  The one that has been most valuable in my life is the Book of Mormon.  It has brought me closer to the Savior than any other book and has changed my life for the good forever.  My favorite to read is Jemima J by Jane Green.  It literally changed my personal outlook on life and on myself.  If you like to read, you should definitely check it out!  

5.  If you could change one thing about the world, what would it be?
I wouldn't.  I think one of the most beautiful things about the Plan of Salvation is the gift of agency we have been given - and I wouldn't chose to take that away from others.  Lame answer, I know - deal ;)

6.  If there is a nickname that your family uses for you, what is it and how did you get it?
My 'full' nickname is Lissy Louie - but as an adult it's been shortened to Lou, or Aunt Louie by my nieces and nephews.  When I was young my little sister Kim couldn't say my name, so she called me Lissy Louie - and it has stuck.

7.  What is the one song that without a doubt always puts you in a good mood?
You Are My Sunshine - I remember virtually nothing about my biological mother, and most of the things I have been told have been unpleasant, but I do remember the smell of vanilla and her singing this song

8.  What was your favorite vacation?
Several years ago my sister used her time-share points (or whatever) to get condos for the whole family in the mountains near Gatlinburg, TN.  It was amazing and the first time we had all been together for something other than a funeral in several years. 

9.  Excluding Jesus, who is your favorite historical figure and why?
Joseph Smith - the strength of character he showed inspires me when times are hard.  

10.  What is your favorite characteristic in your spouse?
His patience.  It's at times beyond what I think is humanly possible!  

And the nominees are:

& Angela from Abstinence and the City

and I'm lame, and am going to copy Vickie's questions (mostly because I like them!)


  1. I sing "You are my sunshine" to Tommy all the time. I sing "you are my daughter-shine" to Ellie. :)

    Thanks for passing on the fun!

  2. And can I borrow Jemima J? The library here doesn't have it. :)