Eleven Dearest Facts

Every time I would get tagged for the Liebster (which means dearest), I would start to try to think of eleven random facts about myself and the blog draft would just gather dust. But this time when

sayin- i love you

tagged me (thank you!), I did it! Sorry to everyone else who tagged me before and I am just now posting this. Eleven months in the making for eleven things?

Random facts about moi.

1. Surprisingly, I did not like Notre Dame growing up. Ha!

2. Maybe you know that my favorite animal is a chicken, but you don't know that I did things like poultry judging in 4-H and competed in the National Poultry Judging Contest. Hey, I think it is cool that Tommy Boy would suggest to hang out with me.

Telling the judge what you look for in a chicken breast during poultry showmanship at the Ohio State Fair.

I don't know how I haven't ended up on an awkward senior photo list. Make it happen,


? And yes, that belt buckle was won by showing chickens ... what a livestock poser.

3. I cry at things normal people wouldn't. Who else cries when watching a

grainy replay from the 1996 Olympics


4. In the first grade, I walked up to my teacher and told her that I was now going to spell my name, "Katerina."

5. I am one of thirty-five grandchildren. Christmas is very, very fun.

6. In the third grade, I got my first two rabbits for 4-H, and I named them Kat and Matt because I had a massive crush on a boy named Matthew. They had bunnies. Awkward.

7. Whenever people would say my hair was black, I would correct them with, "No. It's dark, dark, dark brown."

8. I've been to two operas and fell asleep during both of them.

9. I was sent to the principal's office in the sixth grade on picture day because my skirt was too short.

10. When I spent a summer in Belize, I hiked 1.6 miles into a mountain and back when I went on a tour of

a cave that was an ancient Mayan sacrificial site

. One of the scariest and coolest things I have ever done.

11. The first diaper I ever changed (not counting the training doll at babysitting class) was a bomb of Chris' sister, Molly, when I was

twenty years old



1.  Why did you start a blog?

-  I spent sooooo much time reading mom blogs, and Chris always asked me why I didn't start one myself. So I did. And the rest is this blog's history.

2.  What is your favorite time of your day?

-  Meeting Chris on campus for church and lunch with my boys. A good naptime is always heavenly, as well.

3.  When was the last time you cried and why?

- Conor was being very, very fussy the other night so then.

4.  Do you like to leave comments on other people's blogs? Why or why not?

I do! but I have been so bad at actually doing it lately. I think it is because I look at most blogs on my phone, and I kind of dislike typing on my phone. I need to get over that. 

5.  What is your favorite quote?

- β€œAnd then her heart changed, or at least she understood it; and the winter passed, and the sun shone upon her.” J.R.R. Tolkien - The Return of the King.

6.  What is your guilty pleasure?

Bad tv like Nashville! You know it's bad when one of the story lines is a fake pregnancy, am I right?

7.  Do you have any talents?

- Definitely not

any musical ones

! I do like to dabble in art, but I am not very talented ... I just enjoy it! But other than that ... chicken judging? 

8.  How old were you when you had your first kiss?

- Sophomore in high school

9.  How do you feel about plastic surgery?

 I don't think I will ever be getting any!

10.  What is your favorite childhood memory?

A toss up between county and state fairs and camping in the Rocky Mountains

11.  How did you come up with the name for your blog?

I was inspired by a quote from St. Therese of Lisieux. You can read about it