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The Liebster Award and Some Sneak Peeks!

I was reading my friend Amanda’s new blog last week and got to the bottom of it where she wrote that she was nominating me for the Liebster Award! I had never heard of it before, but apparently (from what I found through google) the Liebster Award is given to newer bloggers and was created to help bloggers interact and get to know each other! From what I understand, basically the rules are that if someone nominates you, then you have to post 11 facts about yourself and answer 11 questions from the blogger who nominated you! Then you nominate other newer bloggers to keep it going…

Since I was thinking of doing one of those “10 facts you might not know about me” posts anyway, I thought this was a great idea to make it a little more interesting! I was also sold on the idea because it’s called the Liebster award…if you’ve been following my blog for a while, then you know that my dad’s side of the family is German and lives in the South East of Germany…Liebster (or Liebste) roughly translates to beloved or sweetheart! So I like to think of this award as spreading some blogging love to other newer bloggers…

So first, here’s 11 Facts that you might not know about me:

1. You might know from the “Meet Annamarie” page on my blog that I used to want to be an Actress…but you might not know that when I was 15 I played the older sister (named Pamela) of a demon possessed boy in a show called A Haunting: Demon Child on the Discovery Channel. You can find it on Youtube here if you want to laugh at me.

2. I am a dual citizen of the United States and Germany (since my mom is an American, but my dad chose to remain a German Citizen after he moved to the U.S.)

3. My favorite color is peach/coral! But my favorite colors to decorate with and wear are actually navy, teal and more neutral colors.

4. I graduated from college in three years and managed to never have an 8 AM class or a Friday class…I think I might have been more dedicated to getting the perfect schedule than I was to class. (Although I definitely valued my education and enjoy learning new things!)

5. I’m always cold…and my husband is the opposite so sometimes we get into thermostat wars at our house…he’s really nice and usually lets me win though!

6. I love my planner. I bring it with me everywhere and I make lists every day..if i don’t, then i don’t get anything done. I love getting to cross stuff off the lists!

7. I LOVE Goldfish…but they have to be the baked original kind, not the cheddar. I’m not allowed to buy them or else I’d eat the whole bag in one sitting. I also love grilled cheese sandwiches with grape jelly on them (if you havnt tried this, you’re missing out!).

8. I collect mugs. I have more mugs than cabinet space, but I can never resist buying a cute one! A cute mug definitely enhances the coffee drinking experience.

9. I started dating ryan when I was 16…we got to know each other because he was my math tutor. So romantic I know;).

10. When I was five years old I was so obsessed with the Lion King that I would only answer to “Nala” and would ignore anyone who tried to call me Annamarie.

11.I’m still terrified of the dark..i make us sleep with the hall light on..

And here’s the answers to the 11 questions from Amanda!:

1. coffee or tea? – I LOVE both, but I am definitely first and foremost a coffee drinker. I have to have it everyday.
2. If you had an all-expenses paid trip to anywhere in the world, where would it be? – Germany to see my family! But I’d also love to go to Greece or New Zealand.
3. Whats your guilty pleasure? – Right now it’s watching One Tree Hill on Netflix…I can spend way too long doing this…but I convinced Ryan to start watching it with me, so now it’s really just a good way to spend time together right? Also eating frosting straight out of the container…
4. Whats on your ipod or CD player right now? – A lot of old songs…I havnt used my iPod in so long! I mostly just listen to the radio…
5. Whats your favorite season? – FALL!!! I’m so excited it’s almost here!
6. You can’t leave home without… – My planner! Also my iPhone (for GPS purposes – I have zero sense of direction), a cardigan (since I’m always cold), and chapstick.
7. Describe your ideal Saturday – This is tough! But thinking realistically, I guess it would be sleeping in and then going to brunch somewhere with Ryan and our friends, then spending the rest of the day on a boat on the James River!
8. If you had to live in a decade other than the current one which would you choose? Probably the early 1920’s!
9. Whats your favorite comfort food? Probably a milkshake from Cookout. But I also really love homemade baked Mac ‘n Cheese, all breakfast food, and Chickfila.
10. Morning person or night-owl? – I am a hardcore night owl…I’m most productive between the hours of 11 PM and 1 AM…But I’m learning to love the mornings!
11.If you could speak another language what would it be? I wish that I could speak more German and French! But I also think Russian is really cool. I’m so fascinated by people who can speak multiple languages…my dad’s best friend can speak 7!

Okay that’s it…if you read it all, I hope you enjoyed getting to learn a little more about me! I’m going to email the bloggers that I’m forwarding the Liebster Award to, because I’m actually not sure how new to blogging the ones I have in mind are and I don’t want to offend anyone!

And I’ll end with some sneak peeks at good things to come…April and Josh’s Engagement session and a peek at the bride from a wedding I shot with my good friend Katie!

One of the most gorgeous brides ever…

Happy Monday!

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  1. Anna K.

    September 10th, 2012 at 2:00 pm

    I love this Annamarie! It’s so fun to learn stuff about other photographers to get a better idea of them as a whole. I watch way too much ID and I think I have seen the episode that you are in CRAZY!!! Hehe

  2. Katie Nesbitt

    September 10th, 2012 at 2:05 pm

    I just want you to know I watched part of that video just now because I love you haha. I hate scary stuff (even fake stuff lol) so I watched it on mute. You are too cute, NALA! Hahaha!

  3. mollystillman

    September 10th, 2012 at 2:23 pm

    love this!!! i love learning fun facts about people :) :)

  4. Alison Mish

    September 10th, 2012 at 2:30 pm

    I love this! So fun! And stunning picture of that bride! :)

  5. Carrie Logan

    September 10th, 2012 at 2:54 pm

    too fun!! goldfish are my weakness and i just started watching one tree hill too and i’m already obsessed… yikes!! :)

  6. Melanie

    September 10th, 2012 at 3:12 pm

    I love you Annamarie! So excited to be city dwellers together! I’m not sure if that’s the right term for us but I couldn’t think of another word that would be appropriate.

  7. Amelia Renee

    September 10th, 2012 at 4:14 pm

    I’m TOTALLY jealous about you having a part in a Disney Channel film…that was my DREAM for pretty much all of my teen years! ;) hahaha totally cheesy I know.

  8. Amanda

    September 10th, 2012 at 7:47 pm

    yay!! i loved getting to read all your random facts and see the answers to your questions :)

  9. kaitlyn phipps

    September 10th, 2012 at 10:14 pm

    loved this! my husband and i just watched the entire one tree hill series in the last year! so good and addictive!

  10. Sara Q

    September 11th, 2012 at 12:25 am

    YES! THANK YOU for reminding me of your amazing role in that terrifying show. hahaha. SOMEONE deleted it from the DVR at my house and I was super sad. I love you!

  11. Sydni Jackson

    September 12th, 2012 at 10:50 pm

    oh my gosh this girl that works at our petsmart’s name is nala!! it’s so interesting. and maybe you are still afraid of the dark because of acting in that scary movie?? haha but that’s a really cool thing to have done!

  12. Charity G

    September 13th, 2012 at 10:57 pm

    Annamarie (Nala)
    I am Kristin’s Mom and you remind me SO much of her as I read this – Kristin is a night owl that loves to make lists and check off the items – drink coffee – she loves to watch the whole season of her favorite shows (Friends was the biggest favorite) with no commercials for hours/days when she’s on a roll and she loves Chick Fil A… anyway – I loved the engagement photos and can’t wait to see the wedding photos (just a week away!).

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