Thursday, January 26, 2012

Kreativ Blogger Award

Big thanks to Jamie Ayers, for the Kreativ Blogger Award!  It will look lovely on my side bar.  So, now I'm supposed to share 10 random things about me.  I'll tell you, I'm a private person...this will be my first post that isn't about deep breaths.  I hope you enjoy the honor of learning a few things about me because I might freak out and take this down later.  :)

1)  I am 9 weeks pregnant with my second child!  That one was easy.  :)

2)  I once stabbed a knife all the way through my hand while trying to de-pit an avocado.  Here's a kitchen tip - don't try to de-pit an avocado by stabbing it with a knife while holding it in your hand.  Yes, despite my high SAT score, my common sense is not always 100%.  The hospital thought the story was so ridiculous, they were certain I was lying and on drugs.  I don't know if it's a good or bad thing that I was dead sober when I did that.

3)  I have run three marathons....each one slower than the one before

4)  My husband is a descendant of one of the Alamo defenders.  Our son was named after the brother of the soldier (the one who lived to branch the family tree) and he was born on the day the Alamo fell.

He's one of the guys in the background
5)  I wrote my first novel when I was fifteen.  I wrote it by hand in a spiral while I was on a long road trip with my family.  When I got home, I typed it on the computer but was too self-conscious to let my parents read it so I saved it on a floppy disk.  The floppy disk became degraded and I lost all of my work.  Of course, I'm much more careful now.

6)  I am the great granddaughter of WWII General Laurence Kuter.  He was the youngest general officer in the Army in 1942.  There is a photo of him taken at the Yalta Conference with Churchill, Roosevelt, and Stalin.

7) I have been sky diving and snorkeling and I think snorkeling is much scarier because I'm freaked out by fish.

Photo by Robert Studio
8)  The most famous person I've ever met is George W. Bush.  I was in the same high school class as his daughters and played on the high school soccer team with one of them.  We had the soccer team party at the Governor's Mansion and W. attended.  There, I was given the award for "Most Aggressive" because I liked to knock people down on the field.  Later, the coach worried this would hurt my self-esteem so she changed it to "Most Courageous."  Both George W. & George Sr. were at my high school graduation, meaning it was also well-attended by men in black suits.

9)  I have listened to the Harry Potter audio books an unreasonable number of times.  I am a little bit addicted to Jim Dale's voice.

10) My husband and I met on

Now I am pleased to pass this award on to some of my awesome fellow bloggers:

Kelley Lynn from Between The Bookends
Deanna Barnhart from
Freya Morris from A Writer's Endeavor
Crystal Licata from Reading, Writing, & A Little Bit Of Nonsense
Lindsay N. Currie from

Thanks for the awesome blogs ladies!!


  1. First, CONGRATULATIONS ON THE BABY!!! How exciting!!

    Second, thank you so much for the award!

    Third, soccer is awesome :)

    Thanks so much for sharing. You seem like an incredibly interesting person. You should consider sharing more. Perhaps we just have to keep bestowing awards on you ;)

  2. LOL, Kelley . .. I thought the same thing! THank u so much for sharing, what great stuff! I ran a marathon, too! But only 1 & I don't ever wanna do it again. It was to raise $ for Kristeen's (the cousin that I mentioned)son who unfortunately, has had cancer a long time now. Anyways, what a great family history you have to pass onto your kiddos:) Congrats!!!

  3. A big congrats on baby #2!!!! And how exciting to go sky diving! I think I would have passed out before jumping. I'm so glad you shared some personal, very cool tidbits:)
    Also, thanks so much for thinking of me!! You're so sweet:)

  4. Congrats on the award! And on the new baby. :D And oh my gosh, that avocado thing sounds painful!

  5. Yep, avocado just isn't as good with blood. Now in the emergency room. Congrats on #2!!!

  6. Sharon! Thanks loads for the blog award! I can't believe you stabbed yourself - I recoiled in horror at that.

    Congrats on being preggers and all the other amazing facts.

  7. Congrats on the award and of baby. You've done so much and it sounds so interesting. I'm signing up for skydiving right now. Not!

  8. Hey! I'm back! :)

    Now its my turn to give YOU an award! Come on over and get it :)