Liebster Award


Thank you, dear Georgie, for nominating me for the Liebster Award! I normally don’t do these meme-type blogs, but I thought it would be fun. :)

Rules of the Liebster Award

  1. Thank the person who nominated you with a link back to his/her blog.
  2. Answer the questions given to you by the nominator.
  3. Nominate (and notify) other bloggers for the award that have fewer than 500 followers.
  4. Create 11 questions (or less) for your nominees.
  5. Let the nominees know that they have been nominated by going to their blog and notifying them.
  6. Display the Liebster Award logo on your page.
  7. List these rules on your post.

Georgie asked…

What was your favourite childhood game?

I loved to play The Farming Game. It’s an old, old board game that my family had far before I was born. It’s basically monopoly, but with a farming theme. No one ever wanted to play it with me because it took sooo long to finish a game, but I loved it!

What is the meaning of your name?

I have read different meanings for the name Rebecca: ‘faithful wife’ and ‘snare’ being the two most common. When my parents named me though, I think they just liked the way it sounded. My parents had four children and all of our names start with an ‘R’ except for one of my brothers (my parents couldn’t agree on an ‘R’ name they both liked!) so it fit with the pattern.

Do you use a watch to tell the time? Why or why not?

No. I generally use my phone to tell the time since I have it on or near me practically all of the time. I’m not opposed to wearing a watch, but I can never find one I really like and it seems silly to spend money on something I don’t really need.

What is your favourite word?

I love the word “reminisce.” It sounds and looks beautiful, and it evokes happiness as you look back at past memories.

What is one thing you have on your to-do list right now and when will you tackle it?

Oh man, I have so much on my to-do list right now, and all pretty much wedding related. The thing that I will probably tackle first is these cute little silverware and napkin bows that I found on Pinterest. Since we are not having real silverware at the wedding, I thought these would be really cute to do. We have all the materials, so we will probably start (And hopefully finish!) them this week.

What are you looking forward to in the next couple of months?

This is an easy one. :) I cannot wait for my wedding in August! I am really excited to marry my best friend – but I am also ready for all this planning to just end! :P

What is something you need to do regularly but absolutely despise doing?

Laundry. I hate, hate, hate laundry.

Describe the worst problem you have had with technology that made you very frustrated.

I don’t know if this is the biggest/worst problem I’ve ever had, but for my Business Communications class I had to take about a year ago, we were required to use thick, resume paper for everything we turned in. We weren’t allowed to put our paper in the school’s printers
(which made no sense… but whatever) so I was just going to use Andrew’s. I spent five hours trying to get his printer to connect with my laptop. I did everything possible – tried the chords that came with the printer, tried wifi, tried downloaded drivers I thought I needed and other software and eventually just gave up because nothing worked. I was so frustrated to the point of tears because it was something I needed to have done but couldn’t because I couldn’t get the printer to work! Ugh, it gets me upset even thinking about it! I ended up having someone else from the class printing it on their printer because I never got it to work.

Do you think that there should be a minimum age for children to use the internet for interacting with other people (just playing games on the internet is okay)?

I think that’s something a parent should decide. I think computer usage should be minimized in younger years, but not necessarily prohibited. But for their own safety there should be some sort of parental supervision or checks to make sure everything is appropriate and safe.

What is one thing in your hometown, or one thing about your hometown, that you really love?

Do I have to pick just one? There is so much that I love about St. Louis, so I would have to say the culture. If you live in St. Louis, you love Cardinals baseball, toasted ravioli, and just living in this town.

Which famous person would you love to have lunch with?

I don’t know why but this question is really hard for me to answer. Maybe Esther from the Bible? I can’t image what it would have been like to go through what she did so that would definitely be an interest conversation about courage and faith.

I Nominate

Gillian, Cat, Kya, Bhairavi, and Claudine. :)

My questions

  1. If you could travel anywhere in the world for a month, where would you go?
  2. What is your favorite book and why?
  3. What is your favorite Disney Princess (or lack thereof) and why?
  4. Describe your most embarrassing moment.
  5. Who is the biggest inspiration in your life?
  6. If you had to pick just one meal to eat for the rest of your life, what would it be?
  7. What is your favorite family tradition?
  8. If you had a chance for a “do-over” in life, would you go back and do anything differently?
  9. How would you define love?
  10. If you were elected president, what is the first thing you would do?
  11. Are you an early bird or a night owl?

To my other readers, I’d love to read your answers in the comments!

Feeling Bridal-y

I had my bridal shower this weekend. This was actually the second one – I had a small family one back in May. I was really nervous about how it was going to turn out. My maid of honor waited until the last minute to plan everything – and you know me! I want everything organized and planned like a month ago, haha.

It was a bit frustrating, but in the end, my shower turned out really nice. We had it in my church’s fellowship hall, which by itself is really pretty ugly. Just a lot of brown and tiles but my mom and bridesmaids did a great job decorating it and made it really cute. They used streamers and hung lanterns from the ceilings. It was just really cute!


I think my favorite thing was the picture frames one of my frames made. She painted them my colors and used clothes pins to hang up pictures of me and Andrew. And she let me keep them afterwards!

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It was at 11:30AM so for lunch, we served croissant roll sandwiches with fruit and chips and Rotel dip (a spicy cheese dip that is to die for!). My maid of honor baked cupcakes and I thought she had bought them at the store because she iced them and added little sunflowers and beads to them. I couldn’t done that good of a job!

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After we ate, we played a couple of games. The first was called He Said, She Said. My mom and I found this cute template and just filled it in with questions like, Who wears socks to bed? or Who has been to Paris? Then you had to circle whether it was me or Andrew. Only one person got them all right, which made me laugh because it was a little girl that I used to babysit. She was so thrilled that she won (“And I just guessed!”) and got to have a prize.

The second game was a memory game. There were two rounds; the first round was beach themed. Emily had a bag full of beach items like a volleyball, flip flops, sun screen, etc. She would pull them all out and then put them back in the bag and everyone would have to write down what they remembered was in the bag. The first round everyone did really well. The second round was kitchen themed and there were fifteen items in the bag and they were all really small items like chip clips or a peeler. It was so funny watching everyone try to scribble everything down and my friends were having such a hard time.The winner of both of those rounds got prizes, too.


I opened presents after that. I was really blessed by all the presents that people gave me! I never thought that I would receive so many gifts from people getting married. I am just really grateful. It was a bit awkward opening presents with forty people watching and it was really quiet. I think my favorite gift was from my friend Allison, we gave me two nerf guns for our “first fight.” Mine was the really big one with “Hers” labeled on it and Andrew’s was a little bitty one with “His” labeled on it. He was not amused when I texted him a picture. :P

I received a lot of kitchenware which was great because I don’t have a lot of kitchenware, and what I do have is hand-me-downs from my siblings which they used in college so it’s all old and falling apart. I joke now that I have to learn how to cook. ;) I am really excited to use them though! Like my panini press… my lunches will be so much tastier now. ;)

Overall, my shower was a lot of fun but I was so exhausted once it was over. I wanted to go home and just take a nap, but we had to figure out where to put all my presents! I don’t think I’ll have in our small apartment in Kansas City to take everything back with us, so we will have to pick and choose what we want to take back and what we want to store in St. Louis until we come back (permanently).

Very blessed by such wonderful friends and family. :love:

My Mom and I
My Mom and I
My bridesmaids and I (plus a friend!)
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