How exciting is this, We have been nominated for our very first Liebster award by Jessica @ The Wondering Brain! Thanks Jessica! We are very thrilled about this because it means that someone is reading and likes what we have to say! We promise not to let it go to our heads since we have only been blogging for about two weeks....OK....maybe a little. We promise to keep the posts coming and hope you all continue to enjoy, laugh , and cry (sometimes out of pity) with us.
If you’re like me, then maybe you haven’t heard of this award before. Basically, from what I have learned, it’s an award given to bloggers with less than 200 followers by other bloggers who enjoy your blog (say that 10 times Once you’ve been given the award, you thank the nominating blogger on your blog, post 11 random facts about yourself, answer 11 questions from your nominator and award 11 Liebster awards to your favorite blogs and ask them 11 questions.

So again thank you to Jessica over at The Wondering Brain for the award. I think her blog is awesome and you should head over and check her out!

Now on to the fun Part...

11 Random Facts about us:
  • We got engaged at and went on our honeymoon at the same place...Disney.
  • Brandon teaches CPR and first aid.
  • Brandon also blogs about soccer.
  • Krista has a culinary degree and makes cakes for fun.
  • Krista also has a degree in accounting.
  • We stood in line overnight at the Disney Store just to buy princess dolls (worst and greatest
  • Krista played the clarinet in the band.
  • Our son is named after a player on the Red Sox...Jacoby Ellsbury (Brandon is a huge Red Sox fan).
  • When we named Michaela we hoped that she wouldn't be called Micky, yet Micky is what we have called her since she was born.
  • Jacoby was born on Father's Day
  • Brandon is an artist (on the side) and he sold his first painting at the age of 17....kid you not!!!

Answers to questions from The Wondering Brain:
What does your blog name mean?
        In life sometimes you focus so much on all the things that are stressing you out, that sometimes you miss life. In the mornings when we are getting ready, one of our duties is to make lunch for the  kids to take that day...everyday we put in a fruit punch. It's personal reminder for us (Brandon and myself) to roll with the (fruit) punches and just focus on raising our children the best we can...the rest will take care of itself.
What's your favorite day of the week?
        Any day that I get to spend at home with my family.
Where do you find inspiration for your blog?
        I would say that most of our inspiration for our blog comes from our two kids, they can always keep life interesting.
What's your biggest accomplishment?
      Not to be too cheesy but our greatest accomplishments has been being parents to our 2 kids. We always knew that we wanted to be parents so that is what we did. I know that we are not perfect parents and I'm sure we have made many mistakes but when its comes down to it we are very proud of the job we have done in shaping our little ones into who they are today.
What song represents you?
       Can you feel the love tonight...yes the song from the Lion King
What's your favorite dish?
        Krista: Buffalo Chicken Pasta
        Brandon: Shepherd's Pie
What were you in high school - jock, geek, or reject?
        Krista: Band Geek
        Brandon: Jock  ................Does that make our kids Gocks or Jeeks?
Bath or Shower?
How do you relax?
        What is this relax that you speak of...???
Wine or Beer?
        Krista: Wine
        Brandon: Beer
If you had an opportunity to succeed, what would it be? 
        Krista: I would own a cute little bakery that would turn into a family business for generations.
        Brandon: I would work for ESPN as a sports journalist. I love sports and really enjoy writing about things that I have an interest in.

Our Blog Nominations:
Okay, I have no idea how to figure out if a blog has fewer than 200 followers. So I have listed some blogs that I think are cute, and if they do have more than 200 followers, oh well they can still participate. Sound good?

11 Questions for Nominees:
  • If you could have a super power for a day, what would it be?
  • What is your guilty pleasure song?
  • What would your plan of action be if there was a zombie apocalypse?
  • What is your favorite cartoon character?
  • What does your blog name mean?
  • What inspired you to start a blog?
  • What is your favorite vacation spot?
  • What was the last good book you read?
  • Mention one of your obsessive compulsive habits(like not stepping on cracks, or always taking the stairs two at a time, or never sitting with your back to the room or door.)
  • If you were give a million dollars to donate to a charity... which one would you choose and why?
  • Who was your childhood idol / hero?
4/10/2013 13:35:11

Thanks so much for the nomination and recognition, can't wait to get started on this and pass it on!

Rollin with the Fruit Punches
4/10/2013 13:45:21

You're welcome! Enjoy it! Looking forward to your responses!

4/10/2013 13:56:30

Thanks for the nomination :)

Rollin with the Fruit Punches
4/10/2013 13:57:42

You're welcome! :)

4/10/2013 15:50:49

Thanks so much for the nomination!!

Rollin with the Fruit Punches
4/10/2013 22:48:18

You're welcome enjoy it!

4/10/2013 16:58:30

Woo hoo! Love the responses :). Enjoy that Liebster... and please let it go to your head :).


4/10/2013 19:26:23

Just wanted to let you know that I linked back to you! Have a great day!

Rollin with the Fruit Punches
4/10/2013 22:50:15

Awesome! I look forward to checking out your responses!


Thank you so much for the nomination! I am humbly grateful for this recognition. I look forward to sharing our adventures!

Rollin with the Fruit Punches
4/10/2013 23:05:57

You're very welcome! I hope you have a blast with it! :)


A Beautiful Mama Award for a beautiful mama!

4/11/2013 02:59:18

Congratulations on your Liebster award!!!
and a big thank you for nominating Not a Typical Mom! We are excited and will be posting responses to the questions soon ;)

4/11/2013 07:41:57

Thank you so much for the nomination you adorable little couple! I've finished my post and here it is if you'd like to check it out. ;)

4/11/2013 13:18:26

Congrats on the award!

Hi! Stopping by from Mom Bloggers Club. Great blog!
Have a nice day!

Rollin with the Fruit Punches
4/12/2013 02:37:47

Thanks for stopping by!

4/11/2013 18:15:49

Thanks for the nomination. I just did my part.


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