Thursday, June 9, 2011

Today I'm Helping You Get To Know Me Better.

Like you really wanted to.  **laugh**  It's Day 01 of the 30 Day Challenge!

1.  I am a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.  So yes, that means I read the Book of Mormon and the Bible.  No, we are not polygamists. 

2.  I was home schooled most of my life.  I loved it.  Tony and I are going to home school our kids.  I'll be using several different philosophies - mostly Montessori and the unschooling methods.  Whatever works is what we'll do!  I'm not into paper/busy work but love hands-on learning!

3.  I really, REALLY dislike talking on the phone.  If I can't talk to you in person I'd rather e-mail, text, or message on Facebook. 

4.  I do not have a number of children planned (neither does Tony).  I believe that we were spirit children of Heavenly Father's before coming to earth (getting a phyiscal body) and that we are all here for a reason.  If God has more than a couple of children in mind for our family, then so be it.  We'll just eat more rice and beans!

5.  I love to read.  I read voraciously as a child.  I'd do my chores while reading (vacuuming, scrubbing, etc).  I'd take frequent breaks from homework to read another chapter.  I'd stuff the crack under my door with a blanket so my parents wouldn't know I was up past midnight finishing a book.  I still read as much as I can, though it happens in spurts now.  Looks like Ash is following in my footsteps and I couldn't be more pleased!

6.  I don't tan.  I burn.   And then when the burn fades it goes back to the same pasty white.  I've tried so many different kinds of tan in a bottle and it never looks quite right.  When is alabaster skin gonna be in again!?!?

7.  I play piano.  Well, I should probably say I played piano.  It's true what they say about losing it if you aren't using it.   I used to be quite good (to toot my own horn), but I'm actually quite terrible now.  Someday I'm going to get back into it.

8.  I took a guitar 101 class in college.  I got an A and still don't know how to play guitar (I'm just good at testing and I know theory).  Haha!

9.  I love my girls but I am soooooo stoked when bedtime rolls around.  Is that bad?

10.  I met my husband in Houston, got to know him when we were on the same flights going home (we're both from the Seattle area) in March of '07, and then started dating in April '07.  We got married in June (yes, same year), honeymooned in July and had our reception in August.  We had Ash in November of '08 and Britt in March of '10.  Our 4 year anniversary is this month.  Crrrrrrrraaaaaaaaaaaaaaazy!  Oh, and I didn't get to wear my actual wedding dress when I got married.  It wasn't ready in time.  How sad is that?  Luckily our reception was so far out because I, at least, got to wear it then.

11.  I love getting mail and sending mail.  It's just so much fun to find something to open in the mailbox!  And it's equally as exciting to know that you're doing the same for someone else.  Which reminds me that I need to get pictures sent to all the grandparents this month!

12.  If I could go anywhere in the world right now, it would be Ireland.  Tony would say the same thing.  I wanna go there so so so so sooooooooooo bad!  I love movies that are set there just for the scenery (have you seen P.S. I Love You?).  Someday.  I AM going there.

13.  I used to collect shoes.  Ask Tony.  He was flabbergasted when we first got married.  He couldn't believe the amount of shoes I had.  I haven't really bought any new shoes in several years.  So - the collection has dwindled as shoes have died.  Now I collect baby clothes!  And Tony is completely fed up with it.  But he doesn't fight me on it either.  :D  We all collect something, right?  Right?

14.  I used to live and sleep in my car.  I wasn't homeless.  I commuted 1.5 hours, each way, everyday to get to college and I realized that I could skip the return commute and stay out late with friends if I crashed at friends' houses or in my car.  I kept a sleeping bag in my trunk and slept in church parking lots (sounds safe, right?) when I didn't have a willing friend (or didn't feel like asking).  I'd go back home on the weekends.  That was 10 years ago.  I look back on it now and just shake my head.  Luckily my poor mother had no idea.  So NOT smart. 

15.  I have had sooooo many career paths.  Preschool teacher, piano teacher, receptionist, librarian (just the book filer, though I'd like to be a real one someday), mommy, day care worker, etc.  At one point I was going to go into Spanish - that didn't last long and no, I don't speak Spanish.  One time, I had also declared my major as family history something-or-other.  Haha!  I just like everything.  I'd like to go into natural medicine.  I'd like to be a photographer.  I'd like to be a writer.  Someday I will.  :) 

Me with one of the twins

About the pic.  That is me 7 years ago, on my mission in Houston with a girl I've long since lost track of.  Why did I choose this pic?  It was the first one I clicked on.  That's all.  Where is my tag you ask?  I don't know.  Maybe on my jacket. 


alissa4illustration said...

1. Have you ever read Nie Nie's blog? She's Morman, and I think you'd like it. I do. I'm not Morman.

2. That's cool! I thought about it, but was uneasy about it myself. Maybe because I just wasn't brought up being home schooled.

3. I totally agree!

4. You both may end up with a lot of kiddo's. More beans and rice. LOL

5. I wish I had more time to read! I actually just got done with a book I read for a review on Autism. It was so good! I love Children's books the most! The Illustrations!

6. Sunblock baby!

7. You should totally go back to it!

8. I had a few classes like that. ;) I always tell my students to full fill the assignments and add on to what I've told them, so that it interests them more!

9. Me too!

10. That is crazy, but you must of known what you wanted!

11. Me too.

12. Sounds pretty!

13. I used to collect dolls! Gave up on it. Now I have them and have no girls to pass them down to.

14. Crazy you.

15. I wish I could own a bakery/gallery!

Thalita Dol said...

also love to read, also collect stuff, and also wanna go to ireland!!

Just Bits and Pieces said...

SO nice to get to know you better!!!! Love this post!

Anonymous said...

That's some cool and interesting facts about you.

Vicky said...

Thanks for letting us all get to know you better.
I too want alabaster skin to come back into fashion. I do tan but never evenly and my legs never... I could coat them in chip fat and those babies would still be a shade of milk!

MommyMert said...

:) YeA!!!! I burn and paste too... Its all good. I freckle a bit too. Alas! Better than cancer though. Hooray for the 30 days, looking forward to it.

Amy said...

Wow you're crazy! And cool.
I can't get my legs to tan for the life of me. I jog a lot so my arms are getting brownish/freckly/kinda red even though they're not sunburned. My skin is goofy too. Albino is beautiful baby!

I'm wondering about schooling for my kids too, with the things they are teaching in public schools. It's SCARY!!!

I love the sleeping in th car story. I used to sleep at friend's houses all the time too, especially on cold, snowy nights when I was exhausted and it was freezing outside. So much easier to crash on a girlfriend's couch.

thanks for doing this, it's great to get to know my bloggy friends better!

mun said...

Alabaster skin is always IN in this part of the world hence all the whitening cream for skin.

Drama queens mum (Kimberly) said...

I hate talking on the phone too. I don't text, I probably should learn how to. I have Tracfone, so it takes away units if I text someone or read texts. I love mail too. Do you write to snail mail pals or just send cards to family & friends? I've been writing to pen pals since 1985.