Friday, March 26

Our First Award... I'm So Happy!

My amazing friend Debbie at Cranberry Fries awarded Shauna and I this! Debbie is such an amazing person, she's always willing to help out someone in need and she kicks my butt at Scene It!

The rules of the award are: List seven things about yourself. Link back to the person that gave you the award. Pass the award on to seven bloggers.

So... seven things about me are:
(This is Shauna in the green, I'll be adding my two cents!!)

1. My favorite chocolate combination is chocolate orange. Love it! I'm actually not a huge chocolate eater, but all self control is out the window as soon as I see one of these things.--->
Mmm!  Or Dark Chocolate Orange Sticks!!!  I wouldn't say no to anyone who wanted to send me some!!!

2. Two fabulous books that I've recently read are Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta and The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows.  I get all of my good book recommendations from my sister with the wonderful taste in literature!  These are both on my to-read list...

3. I love the spring! I saw a few crocuses and jonquils yesterday and did a happy dance.
There are hyacinths in my yard!!!  (thanks to previous owners!)

4. For years and years I hated french fries and Oreo cookies (I know, how very un-American of me!) When I was dating my husband, he reintroduced me to these tasty treats. Now, to the chagrin of my arteries, I really enjoy them.  I had the same experience with peanut butter sandwiches and my hubby!

5. I am a plant killer. Maybe I just haven't figured out how to make things grow in the arid climate that I now live in. I have successfully managed to murder 10 plants in the past year. It's gotten so bad that when I start to browse down the garden aisles at the hardware store, the pansies lift up their leaves and run away screaming.  My plants don't die... they are silk!  Actually, I had one I loved a lot, but didn't think I was up to holding it on my lap for a 10 hour drive to move it with me!

6. I am making enchiladas for dinner tonight. My daughter calls them chechichatas. They are her favorite food. I like them because they are easy to make!  OK, Kayla is a stinkin' good cook!  That gene totally missed me.  Well, I suppose I can if I really try... the problem is I don't like trying!

7. I had an ugly/gawky phase that lasted from second grade all the way until my sophomore year in high school. I knew I was an uber dork, but I didn't care, I was just happy being me! I guess some things never change. :)  Gawky & dorky, yes.  Ugly, NO!!  And your craziness made up for the rest and everyone loved you!

Seven things about Shauna are:

1. She looks good in psycho tights. I'm pretty sure her favorite pair are orange.  Yep!  I'll be the crazy one in tights when I'm 80... can't wait to see that, can you!?!

2. She has made 5? lovely wedding cakes over the years. I like to cook, but I'm not much of a baker. Shauna's cakes are one of my favorite things to eat!  Thanks Kake!  I have fun with cakes... this one wasn't a wedding cake, but it was my very favorite one ever... and it was for myself! 

3. When Shauna was little she was scared of everything. The Care Bear movie freaked her out to the point that, as a 3 yr. old, I had to hold her hand to go turn on our bedroom light.  Well, I was thinking to myself, "Wow!  I sound kinda cool!"  Up until this one!!!  ...So Kayla, should I share the "river" story???  ;)

4. Her most famous solo performing moment was as the screamer in the Jaw's Theme Song that her band played in high school.

5. As a teenager, she hated lending her clothes to me because she was very neat and tidy. To this day, I still manage to get more food on my shirt than I get in my mouth. 

6. She's still bitter that one of her favorite earrings was lost at the hospital after she got in a car accident. I think that happened 15 or 16 years ago.  Not just that time... every time I have a "favorite pair" I lose one!!!  It would be better if I lost both so I didn't have the constant reminder of my loss!

7. Her most embarrassing moment was when she was laughing at a joke that some cute guy was telling and farted out loud... oh wait, that was me. Okay, it was when she slipped on a napkin and fell on her butt in front of the whole lunchroom... wait, still me. Maybe when she ran into a pole that one time... wait, me again. Hmm... or the time when she got a black eye while dancing... shoot, they're all me!!! Shauna is very graceful and a delightful sister!  Hahahaha!  Doesn't she make you laugh!  I'm so lucky that I've been entertained by her for decades!!!  And thank you Kayla. for that nice compliment!  My embarrassing stories are just that... embarrassing -- and never funny.  Maybe its just that I don't have that gift of storytelling that Kayla does!  Speaking of which, she used to make up great stories when she was little.  She almost had my aunt convinced that my family owned a goat to eat the grass and chickens that my mom had to catch and roast for dinner!  (I think she was about 4 at the time!)  She's now turned this gift into a job!  (See here)   

We tag:
Jennie Elyse
Jennifer O.


Jenni Elyse said...

Ha ha! You're hilarious, Kayla! I was laughing out loud several times, and to my chagrin, I was in class. Luckily, though, my teacher isn't here yet. ;)

Thanks for paying it forward! I'm way excited! :)

Shauna said...

LOL!!!!! Kayla, you are ridiculously hilarious!!! I'll have to post my own thoughts on us... but not right now. I've got a husband and Sherlock Holmes calling me (literally in the case of the husband, but I am excited to see the movie too!)

Kayla said...

Jenni- I'm glad that I didn't put on the professor's bad list! :)

Shauna- I hope you had a good time with Sherlock Holmes. I don't think it's possible to go wrong with Robert Downey Jr. AND Jude Law!

Shauna said...

Yep, I did! Its on my list of movies-I'd-like-to-own-one-day-when-I've-got-some-extra-cash-around! Which means it may very well be a "classic" by then!

Violet said...

Haha! You two are way too cute and hilarious!

Kayla - You didn't like french fries? *gasp* That is like saying you didn't like oxygen! I've been hearing only great things about Jellicoe Road, must add that to my TBR list. I also have the more-food-on-my-clothes-than-in-my-mouth condition. Still hoping for a cure someday, but in the meantime it would be nice if restaurants passed out rain ponchos with the silverware.

Shauna - Love those colorful tights & your awesome cake! And I can totally relate to the torture of losing just ONE of your favorite earrings. Do they run off with the single socks that go missing in my dryer? I wonder if there is an ebay market for lovely (single) earrings? It would be nice to give some of these old favorites a second chance at life somehow. :)

Debbie / Cranberry Fries said...

Ok this was a great list and crazy entertaining! You girls are a lot of fun!

Thanks for playing along! I love getting to see knew things about my favorite people!