there are a few rules a nominee must follow to receive this award, which are:
1. each person must write 11 things about themselves that readers may not know.
2. answer the 11 questions the tagger asked, and then ask the people YOU nominate and tag to answer 11 questions.
3. choose 11 other blogs and link them in this post.
4. go to their page and tell them.
5. no tag backs!
Since Samantha tagged me first, I will answer her questions. Sorry Mandy girl! :)
11 facts you may not know about yours truly:
1. Everyone calls me Shelly but my real name is Michele. ONE L.
2. I am extremely ticklish almost everywhere on my body. I squirmed every time someone touched my belly when I was pregnant.
3. I was a gymnast for eight years and had early release in 6th grade. No PE for me!
4. I am addicted to chapstick. Burt's Bees to be exact.
5. I have dislocated both knees more than 10 times. Killsssss.
6. I'm a convert to the church and am the only Mormon in my family. So far ;)
7. I'm a total gamer. I LOVE nights where we stay in and play cards or board games.
8. I am starting to love sewing. My domestic skills are improving now that I'm a mama.
9. I am a bit of a clean freak. I hate when things are out of place and I can't stand when dishes are sitting in the sink. I'm a little OCD. Or as B calls it, COD (in alphabetical order).
10. Branson and I have an itch to travel. Tahiti, New Zealand, and Italy are at the top of our list :)
11. I want to learn to play the piano. I wish I was one of those kids whose parents forced them to play. One day...
Now onto Samantha's questions...
1. (obligatory) why did you start blogging? I had a goal to get better at writing in my journal but found that a blog was even better because I could add pictures to all my posts.
2. where is your "happy place"? My happy place is wherever my husband and baby boy are. When I am with these two I am on cloud 9.
3. what is your favorite dessert? Oh gosh. Do I have to pick one!? I'd say caramel bars or lemon cake. And ice cream. Agh!
4. do you prefer mornings or nights? I am a TOTAL morning person. Everyone who knows me knows that I don't do so well after say, 9 o'clock.
5. chocolate or vanilla? CHOCOLATE!
6. what is your favorite type of music? I can't chose one...it really depends on my mood. Let's just say there isn't any type of music I don't like.
7. guilty pleasure? Watching reality TV and teeny bopper shows like Pretty Little Liars.
8. what is your bedtime ritual? Feed and put Parks to sleep, wash face, brush teeth, prayers, pillow talk with B and usually knock out during this time. Sorry babe.
9. is there a meaning behind your first and middle name? Not my first, but my middle name (Leslie) is my dad's middle name--which he hates because it's feminine. haha
10. your biggest pet peeve? Probably what I mentioned above about dirty dishes in the sink/things being left out and messy looking. And being late.
11. what is the last thing you checked off your bucket list? hmm...other than having a child? Probably running a half marathon.
Now I tag....
Lyndsey from Cory and Lyndsey
Danibree from Opposites Attract
LaRee from The Pooles
Nicole from Moms Are People Too
Lane from Preston and Lane Phillips
Brittany from The Pynes
Callista from Ben and Callista Welling
Monica from The Mursets
Eliza from Eliza and Josh
Emma from the burton blogger
Sadie from Sadie's Spot
Here are your questions....ready GO!
Wow that took forever, but was fun.