20 Things

Happy Friday! In case anyone is keeping count, today is 2 months until Christmas and 3 months until my birthday. Both are a pretty big deal, folks.

Last night Deborah and I went to visit our friend Danielle and her new baby girl, Lyla. This is our attempt at fitting all four ladies in one picture. Unfortunately I was closest to the camera, so my head looks massive. Super flattering. At least the baby was cute 😉


Recently I was given the Liebster Award from Hilary and the Sunshine Award by Andrea, so I thought I would combine them for a nice little “Get to know Alyssa” Friday special! Thanks, ladies!


We’ll start with Hilary’s Questions for me:

1. What is your favorite book series and why?

This is a really hard one so I’ll give you a couple different ones. Anne of Green Gables – childhood classic. Harry Potter – I feel like I grew up with those books. I mean, I was the same age as the characters through the series! Hunger Games – ok I don’t know why really but I love them! I also love The Help, Ella Enchanted, Pride and Prejudice, Northanger Abby, Sandition, and so many others.

2. Why did you begin blogging?

I’ve always loved to write and I liked the idea of starting a blog where I could talk about anything I wanted to but focus in on my passion for running, fitness, wellness, etc.

3. If you could live anywhere other than your current location where would it be?

Honestly, I really love my current location but just to be adventurous let’s say Boston!

4. Did you have a favorite childhood pet?

Growing up we had two dogs, Dax and Sassy. Love them both!

5. What never fails to make you laugh?

Friends. I love that show (as you should well know!)

6. Do you have a favorite holiday family tradition?

I have a couple, but one that I always enjoyed growing up was my mom coloring the food for holidays, like everything green for breakfast for St. Patty’s Day or pink for Valentine’s. So festive!

7. Do you have any special talents?

haha special? Not really. I think I’m a pretty good listener though. Does that count?

8. What is your favorite quote or Bible verse?

Joshua 1: 9 – “Have not I commanded thee? Be strong and of a good courage; be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed: for the Lord thy God is with thee whithersoever thou goest.”

9. What is your favorite App to use on your phone?

Probably Instagram

10. What would you choose as your last meal?

Spinach salad, sweet potato fries with fry sauce, steak, roll with honey butter and froyo for dessert.
And now for Andrea’s questions:

1. What is the craziest thing you have done?

Slept outside overnight in line for a basketball game. in December. in Logan, UT. Which mean it was like 4 degrees. But it was soooo worth it!!

2. Hot weather or Cold weather?

Cold! I am always hot, so I’m definitely drawn to cooler temps.

3. Wine or Beer?


4. What do you do when you first wake up in the morning?

I’m trying to get into the habit of reading my scriptures first thing and this week is going pretty well!

 5. What is your favorite thing about the city you live in?

That it’s a big enough city to have great cultural things like plays, concerts, museums, etc while still not being too big. Also that it’s right next to the mountains!

6. What’s one thing that can immediately brighten your day?

Talking to someone who is earnestly trying to make their lives better and hearing about their successes.

7. What is one book that you can read over and over again?

See Question #1 from Hilary’s questions!

8. Have you met anyone famous?

Does Donny Osmond count?

9. What is your worst habit?

I used to always be so prompt but the last couple of years I’ve slipped and I’m always juuusssttt in time if not a minute or two late. It’s a serious problem in my life. But really. It drives me crazy.

10. What is the best Halloween costume you have ever worn?

Hmmm…I’m going to go with the year I was a cheerleader. I wore my mom’s high school letterman jacket with it. I really liked that one.


Well folks, that’s all for now! Have a most fabulous Friday!

Pick one or two or a few of the questions above! 


6 thoughts on “20 Things

  1. Thanks for answering my questions!

    I love Harry Potter and Hunger Games too. I’ve actually been listening to the audio book for Mockingjay on my runs!

    I love the idea of coloring all the food for the holiday. I bet that was super fun growing up. I may have to try that with the kids that I nanny for sometime. 🙂

  2. Love that scripture!!!! one of my favorites… makes me feel safe 🙂
    you are CRAZY for sleeping out side to get tickets for the game — but I also kinda love it and want to do something totally random like that haha
    Why do i not know your instagram name?!?!

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