The Liebster Award


I won an award!! Woohoo! A few months ago there was a post from Scary Mommy circulating on Facebook about 25 ways you know you’re a parent. This post cracked me up so I read it outloud to Mo and we both laughed until we cried. The awesome, hilarious blogger named Katia  (I AM THE MILK) who wrote this post actually read my blog and nominated me for a sweet award called the Liebster. It means “favorite” and basically she’s famous, so this is a big deal! Thank you Katia, for your humor and insight, and for reading my blog. I really appreciate that you picked me to receive the Liebster!

Now that I have accepted this award, I have to answer a lot of questions, then pass on the award to 11 other bloggers, and make them answer a lot of questions. Get ready for some 90’s chain letter action! Because there are so many steps I’m going to post them in several parts.

The Rules

  • 1. The Liebster Award is given by bloggers to bloggers who have less than 200 followers.
  • 2. Each blogger should post 11 random facts about themselves.
  • 3. Each blogger should answer the 11 questions given to you.
  • 4. Choose 11 new bloggers to pass the award on to and link them in your post.
  • 5. Create 11 new questions for the chosen bloggers.
  • 6. Go back to their page and tell them about the award.
  • 7. No tag backs.

For today, the 11 random facts!

My 11 Random facts

1. I was born in Vermont in November. Shortly after my birth there was a freak snowstorm that deposited 6 feet of snow on the tiny town where my mom was staying with me alone while my dad was away for work. A kind, strange man named Ephram cleared all the snow and came to bring her supplies from town each day. I often saw him at the general store whenever we visited family in Vermont and I felt like I wanted to hug him but he had no idea who I was.

2. When I was a kid, I wanted to be either a back up singer for James Taylor, or a museum curator when I grew up. As you can see, dreams do come true.

3. My favorite food is cake. Preferably not from a bakery, but really, any other kind. Carrot cake and chocolate are the best.

4. My favorite food disaster was the time I tried to put dark chocolate in black beans. Bleh.

5. Almost every time I traveled back and forth to Israel I would take flights with ridiculously inconvenient layovers so I could spend a few hours in cities I had never been to. I have not traveled through Europe, but I have technically spent two hours in Milan, seven hours in Rome (I even took the train into the city, ate spaghetti and red wine alone in a restaurant near the train station, and took the train back for my connecting flight. I later learned that the Coliseum was right around the corner from the train station. DOH.), one night in a London airport hotel, and one night in Frankfurt (Ben and I enjoyed the hotel pool when I was 36 weeks pregnant).

6. I am totally afraid of the apocalypse. Apparently as a young child I told my mom that I wanted to be there when the world ends because I figured God would be there and I really wanted to meet him. Now that I have kids I just don’t really want the world to end. I’ll take God in the small doses where I find him.

7. My Hebrew name is Gila Eden. Gila means joy.

8. I am forever grateful to my children for forcing me to be a better person. Whatever I won’t do for myself, I will do for them, including learning how to be better to myself, so I can be better for them.

9. I read way too many articles on the internet and I rarely read books, even though I have a degree in English Lit and love to read.

10. I am an only child but there are four men I consider my brothers and I am lucky to have them.

11. I had a crush on my husband and stared at him in class, then waited for him outside of class but I was too scared to talk to him. I found out the course we were taking was literally his last class before graduating and if I didn’t talk to him I would probably never see him again. I finally worked up the guts to talk to him on the last night of the course. He walked me to my car, we stood there talking for three hours. I drove him to his car, got out, told him I didn’t usually do this kind of thing but I really wanted to give him a hug. I gave him a hug, and I’m telling you, I didn’t necessarily think we would get married, or even date, but I knew nothing would ever be the same from that moment on. I knew my life was changed forever from that one moment.


8 thoughts on “The Liebster Award

  1. I loved the post and it’s so interesting to learn these details about you. I really like the facts and stories that you chose to share. Curator was my dream job for a while too. I’ve actually completed a certificate in Museum Studies and thought I’d work as a curator at one time. I also love that you broke the post down to two separate posts. I wish I had thought of that, I did feel it was a bit of an overwhelming amount of knowledge. Very smart of you.

    p.s. Thanks so much for the kind words about my blog. It’s wonderful to know you were reading this out loud and laughing. Yay! (oh, and I’m not famous, but don’t tell anyone). 🙂

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