Alright friends here are my answers from the Q&A 'Curious' post here! Thanks SO much to everyone who asked them and I hope these answer them well! If not, let me know and I'll see what I can do for ya!
I would love to know how Katinka got her name! -Emma Frances
I kind of answered this in a guest post for Gentri Lee here but here is the full version!
Kevin and I got Katinka, our 2 year old long-haired chihuahua. We were trying to think of fun names for her and wasn't sure where to go. We wanted to name her something funky and weird but cool at the same time because you can't name your kids weird names! I started looking into European names and just names from other countries in general. We were looking at Russian names for the fun of it and I said Babushka as a joke and then we were thinking of our favorite movies and of course Zoolander was brought up... and Katinka was born! Do you remember Katinka Ingabagovinana...na from Zoolander? She is the short dark-haired lady? Well we named our dog after her! Lol. At first I was embarrassed to tell people her name. I took her to the vet and they asked her name and I said I wasn't sure yet... but then finally I started just saying it...and she was kind of a sassy little thing so it worked out perfect! Katinka is a perfect name for her haha. I call her Tinka or Tinks for short sometime! Ah, I love her! So that is how we named her Katinka!!!
How do you stay so thin?! Do you keep up a certain diet or are you naturally built on the lean side? -Alexis Laughs
No, I am not on any diet but maybe I should be. I honestly eat horrible! I eat what I want, when I want and I eat when I am not even hungry. This is something that I would like to change, but it is easier said than done. I wish I knew more about nutrition, health, and exercise but I slept through the GE Introduction to Health and Fitness class at BYU. It was at 8am and I was not waking up for that lol. Growing up I was always tall and on the lean side however ever since I got to BYU and got married I think I gained a little of weight, probably 10-ish lbs. Freshman year, a lot of girls in the dorms were talking about calories and not eating food past 9pm and I was like huh? What? I don't do that? What is a calorie? Anyways, I've learned more since then haha. But I really do need to eat healthier and eat all the different types of foods in the food pyramid daily.
As far as working out goes I am off and on. I am really good for awhile and then really bad. I love to workout but sometimes it is just hard to make it happen! I do much better when I have a gym membership so we will see about that! I just started doing P90X mixed in with tennis, running, and weights, so that is what I have been attempting these days. It just all went downhill since I moved to Colorado because I had a gym pass in Utah and Gold's Gym wouldn't transfer it to the closest location here. So shame on Gold's Gym! So that is the latest since I've graduated. I really miss TurboKick (kickboxing) and Zumba!!!
Do you miss watching your husband play baseball? -Chase and Destiny
Absolutely! For those of you who don't know, my husband played collegiate baseball at BYU. He played all 4 years and played 3rd base and pitcher. His last year as a pitcher he dominated! He had the best win-loss record on his team and an insanely great ERA. He was 2nd team All Mountain West Conference. I wasn't working for most of the time he played college baseball so I was able to attend most of his games! I would sit with all of the Baseball wives - there were around 10 of us - and we would go on road trips to watch them and hung out while they were on away games, which was pretty much every week and weekend! Those days were so fun and I miss them and the wives as well! It was just so fun to watch the team, get all into it, learn a lot about baseball, and get stressed out in close games when my husband would come in as a relief pitcher haha. More on BYU Baseball here!
If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be and why? -Nadiine-x
Honestly, I love Fort Collins, Colorado! I grew up in Fort Collins and just moved back there from Provo, Utah where I attended BYU! I would love it 100x more if BYU was here and my friends I met from there were here :) That is the only downside but I guess you have to graduate and move away from college sometime! I love living in a dry climate and dislike humidity. I love living by the mountains! One of my favorite things to do is snowboard and enjoy the mountains in the summer as well! BUT...I think it would be amazing to live in Italy or Germany for a year or so. I took four years of German in high school and visited Germany twice. My grandma, Omi, is 100% German and she makes the best German food. I love the food and it is gorgeous out there - the castles and the Black Forest and everything! I think it would be fun to live in Italy as well since Kevin served his mission there and is fluent in Italian! The food is amazing and it is such a gorgeous romantic country! I think Europe would be fun temporary.
What's the craziest item in your wardrobe? And include a photo! It can be anything- shoes, a crazy shirt or jewellery. -Laura Elizabeth
I actually have the perfect one piece jump suit in mind, however, it is packed in our garage right now! We are currently living at my parents so once we move, I will unpack, find it, and get a picture for you! :) It is a Bebe jumpsuit that I got at a Bebe outlet store in Hawaii for $15 to wear to a random party! It is kind of a Veronica Corningstone outfit from Anchorman to give you a visual haha!
What?! No one has asked you about babies yet? I wanna know... how soon will be see little Ashley's?? Haha, I'm only kind of kidding. -Not A Couple's Blog
I'm surprised no one else asked too, ha! So I would say...probably within a year? That's about all I am going to say ha. And in case you are wondering, nope I am not pregnant right now!
I like to know what people are eating and reading. -Feeding Five
So I kind of just wrote a post on what I am reading this month so take a look at it here.
What I am eating? Hmm...for breakfast I always eat cereal. I am going to try and mix it up soon and see if I can get some good breakfast smoothies with protein going on, oatmeal, and eggs. Any recommendations? I pack a lunch everyday for the hubby and I to have at work. I usually make different types of sandwiches and try to have some sort of fruit. For some reason string cheese is really popular for us right now ha. Dinner so random...we love pasta and rice and I love chicken! I used to never eat red meat while at BYU and I was anemic because of it so I try to eat that more often now and same with leafy greens...so hopefully this is sufficient :)
And we had some dancing requests...to see my clogging skills!
I posted 2 videos here for your viewing pleasure!
And the last request...for hair tutorial/tips! There were some on how to make your hair curly and also wavy! So I will have to work on something to answer this question for you :)
Hopefully this was fun for you to read and let me know if you have any other questions or requests! Thanks!