Wednesday, July 23, 2014


About a month ago, April from Musings Of A Childless Mama, nominated me for a Leibster Award. Thank you April! April is also a Canadian blogger and since I know of so few of us, we need to stick together! Ha!

I have been nominated for a Leibster Award before (see this post) but I thought I would answer April's questions because it makes for a fun blog post. And also this week is our VBS week where I am volunteering and then I am watching my friends' son in the afternoons so who has time to think of blog posts?!?!

1.  What movie have you watched 3 or more times?
The Princess Bride, When Harry Met Sally, and Notting Hill. These are movies I absolutely LOVE and could watch about a million times. As you can tell I LOVE romantic comedies. However I have also seen the original three Star Wars movies more times than I can count so I guess you could say I'm well rounded. Ha!

2. What was the first blog (if you can remember) that you read?
Some of the first blogs I read were blogs of friends. They all linked to each other. Jen, Donny, Dave -- why don't you blog anymore?! :( Then I read my friend's friend's blog, who I vaguely knew. Then I discovered her sister (who I knew better) had a blog and that blog had a blogroll. By then I was hooked. Sadly, I think all these blogs no longer exist. Or they aren't updated anymore. Boo :(
3. Do you listen to the radio? If so, which station?
I listen to a local radio station (Kool FM for anyone who is local.) They play a mix of pop rock and retro music which I like. But I only listen to it in the car, usually when I'm by myself.
4. What is your favourite Summer time activity?
DOING NOTHING!!! Actually, probably it's gardening. Although I also really like doing nothing :)
5. What/who was your first concert you went to?
By myself/with friends? It was The Northern Pikes, a band from Saskatchewan who was playing in Ontario. It's the only time I've used fake ID because they were playing at a bar and I was only eighteen. I had totally forgotten about that so thanks for asking this question April. (Also I don't think Dave knew about this so this will probably be a big surprise to him when he reads this! Ha!)
If you're talking the first concert with my family it was either Sharon, Lois, and Bram (a Canadian kids' group) or The Nylons!
6. Do you camp? If so, do you tent, trailer, cabin, RV?
My family was big into tent camping when I was growing up. However Dave didn't grow up camping and I could go either way. My parents bought a cabin after I left home so I didn't grow up with that either. However, they did still own it when Dave and I lived in Alberta and we had a good weekend there fishing when Sam was five months old. This summer we have rented a house at the beach with some friends and that is much more my speed.

I have thought that we should borrow our friends' tent and sleep in our backyard with Sam and Rachel this summer though, but again, since Dave is only reading about it now (Hi Honey!), this may or may not happen :)
7. Where are you in your family (oldest, middle, youngest, only)?
I am the oldest of four but since I don't really have a relationship with any of my siblings (they don't really have a relationship with my parents either), I often feel like an only child. That is not the worst thing in the world :)
8. What is your favourite flavour of ice cream?
Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough. Or President's Choice Loads Of Cherries And Chocolate Chunks. Either way, I'm good!
9. Do you have the entire CD collection of one particular singer?
Ummm... I don't think so. I'm not a huge music person. We do have most of the Kindermusik CDs though. Does that count? Ha!
10. Do (or did) you have pets?
My dad was not a pet person and he passed that on to me. We had goldfish while I was growing up but I don't even know if Sam and Rachel will even get that privilege. (If Janice is reading this, I know she is shaking her head right now. However, her love of animals will influence Sam and Rachel so they will be well rounded!)
11. Pie or cake?
Cheesecake. Always and forever!


  1. I definitely didn't know you had three siblings...or that you USED A FAKE ID!?!??!?! Gasp. I have to completely rethink who you are now. ;)

  2. Hey Natasha! Thanks for playing and for the shout out!!! I was reading your answers, and I totally forgot that I had asked those questions..haha :) I am not sure if you are following me, but if you aren't, I would love a follow. Have a great day! And yes, we Canadian Bloggers DO need to stick together!

  3. ALWAYS cheesecake. Pie? pfffft! Pie sucks!

    And my childhood self would be jealous of the Sharon, Lois and Bram concert!

    1. Cheesecake is so awesome Dave and I had it at our wedding instead of wedding cake.

  4. Since you mentioned that there's so few Canadian bloggers, I thought I'd let you know about Amber's blog at whose one of my other favorite Canadian bloggers. Her blog is actually one of the first I ever read, and the first blogger I ever interacted with, and like me still happens to be blogging six years later!


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