Saturday, March 8, 2008

Tag I'm it!

I don't normally conform to these TAG your it things, but I love my friend Crystal from Rochester so I will comply. You better feel loved, Crystal!

10 years ago...I was a senior in high school and had just found out that I was accepted to BYU, but I would have to go Summer Term instead of Fall. I was not accepted for Fall Semester (I didn't care about grades or ACT scores...I was a bratty teenager); this ruined all my plans for one last summer to whoop it up with all my non-LDS friends. Like I said I was a stubborn idiot.

5 things on my to-do list today...Clean house (mainly laundry), spend time with Ian and Niev (I love Saturdays!), go to the park and feed the ducks, pick out paint colors for our family room and have some alone time with Ian (that is none of your business what we will be doing).

Things I would do if I were suddenly a billionaire...fix up our house, buy a van/SUV, TRAVEL with Ian!!!, save some of the money so that Ian and I could to aid work to help orphaned children in India (one of my life-long dreams--we would help build and teach at these schools. Long story, but sometime you should ask me), get Ian's parents out of LA and back to "God's country"/Oregon. The rest I would put away for my kids and those inevitable rainy days.

3 of my bad habits...biting my nails, being hypocritical of others while being self-righteous, laziness. I will deny being any of these things when press though.

Places I have lived...Parma, Idaho/ Provo, Utah/ Portland, Oregon/ Rochester, New York (all over Western NY because of a mission)/ Rexgurg, Idaho/ Washington, D.C./ Kennewick, WA!!!

Jobs I have had...hoeing onions in my dad's fields, working in all sorts of ice cream soda shops, secretary, census bureau questionnaire giver person, substitute teacher, 6th grade teacher and now MOM!

Things people don't know about me...I pretend to be independent more than I actually am. I wanted to be a nurse when I was a little girl. I find it hard to make friends as an adult. I love to read, but find it hard to read to my little girl. I HATE doing dishes (this is pre-dishwasher me. Now with a dishwasher it isn't a big deal). I have the most intense dreams that someone is out to kill me or murder someone in my family. I no longer can ride rollercoasters (I think I blogged about this once, but I am still in shock over it!).

Now I am adding a few of my own questions thanks to the brilliant and breathtaking James Lipton:

What sound or noise do you love?...I love to hear my husband and daughter giggle at the same time.

What sound or noise do you hate?...Tires makes me cringe every time. Maybe I have been in too many accidents!

What profession other than your own would you like to attempt?...I would love to be a family counselor. I don't think I could do it for long, but I would like to see what that would be like. I also would like to be an adoption counselor for a while. Neither of these are forevers though.

And just because a blog is not a blog without a picture:
Niev and her bestest friend!

Taken early in the morning and it was cold; she was really letting me have it! Ooo, she was mad...


Crystal said...

thanks for taking on the tag! i don't usually do them either, but this was a good one (I thought) i wish you guys lived closer so our kids could play! they would have a great time.

Melissa, Jeremy, & Boston said...

Okay 1st off--cute photos of the girlie. 2nd off, I'm so offended you didn't even mention American Fork, UT as a place you lived. What? Did you forget already that you had a wonderful life there with a loving sister oh so near! just kidding. Finally finished with adoption training YEA! (well at least for a little while) -Melissa

Melissa, Jeremy, & Boston said...

PS: I just read my comment and it sounds like I'm really bitter, which in actuality I AM really missing you right now, but I'm not bitter about it. Love ya lots -Melissa

Kent & Beka said...

I am finally getting around to responding to the wonderful surprise from a couple weeks ago! I was so excited that you found us... and we found you! Congrats on the baby (a little belated, maybe?:) She is adorable! and hope you love washington! We know some folks from that area. If you ever run into the Carters, say hi for us!
Congrats on the move!

Brandon & Amber said...

Cute pictures! I think it's funny that you want to post a picture every time--that really is what people want to see though, huh? Let us know what color you pick for your family room--I'll expect nothing less than bright purple, just like on friends....and don't forget to hang an empty picture frame over your peep hole!

Melissa, Jeremy, & Boston said...

Okay almost 2 weeks since you've made a new post. It's time! :) -Melissa