Tuesday, November 26, 2013

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, Ellie? 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?
- “And 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 here


  1. #3 ~ Me too!
    #11 ~ Too funny!
    Great list!

  2. I correct people with my hair colour all the time too. My defence is that, in the sunlight it's actually reddish brown (daaaaaaark brown). When my 4-year-old started to notice hair colour, my hair colour turned to just black. She can't tell the difference, and she couldn't care less.

  3. OMG! The chicken picture, I love it. My little sister showed a $1 feed store duck (named Mabel) at our local county fair when she joined 4H. She won Grand Champion two years in a row and ended up getting 3rd place at the state fair! A rags to riches story I tell you! :)

  4. your senior picture is my favorite!!!!

  5. Hahaha I'm with you on operas! I hear am ala and I zonked right out.

  6. 1. I used to hide that I didn't like opera because I felt classless. I'm glad there are others out there!

    2. Terrible TV is so great. Not to be confused with trashy TV, but I do like a good dumb-downed show. I'm the same with books, though I love classic lit, too. Maybe it's being a mom!

    3. Finally, someone else in this world who isn't Pintrest crafty!

    4. My blog name was inspired by my beloved St. Therese, too!

    The end. :) Happy Thanksgiving!

  7. I'm so happy you did it this time Katrina :D I loved your list,especially your love for chickens, I feel the same way about cows, well, maybe not as much as you do about chickens :) Great senior picture!!

  8. Fact #10: I did that on our honeymoon un Belize!

  9. Fact #10: I did that on our honeymoon un Belize!