Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Eleven- Tag!

Kristen, aka: Momma Miles, tagged me in this blog game that's been going around and I'll play along since it's right up my ally of Randomness. Yea!

 Here's what I have to do:
1.  Post these rules
2.  Post a photo of you and 11 things about your life
3.  Answer the questions set for you in the original post
4.  Create 11 new questions and tag people to answer them
5.  Go to their blog and tell them you've tagged them 
Eleven things about my life:
1. I consider myself a middle child. (Due to age differences and not number of siblings. There are 4 of us.)
2. I played volleyball in high school and loved it.
3. I don't force my kids to eat vegetables. Especially remembering how much I hated green beans when I was kid and refused to eat them no matter the consequence. (I love green beans now. For real.)
4. When I was little my dad and I would watch TV together (Star Trek, The Next Generation and Cheers re-runs) while eating a bowl of ice cream. No, I'm not a Star Trek nerd.
5. I hate arguments and conflict.
6. I'm rarely barefoot and I'm always wearing socks.
7. When we got married people said we'd be different in five years. It's true, we've changed a lot, but we changed together.
8. I can't swim with my head under water. That makes it sound like I can swim despite that... and that would be a huge exaggeration.
9. I never made a timeline for my life... like, by the time I'm [insert specific age] I'll have my degree, be married, have kids, own a house, etc. I'm glad I didn't. I never feel like I've fallen behind in some imaginary time line I'm supposed to be following.
10. I'm a terrible liar.
11. I strive to be content where ever I am.
Kristen's questions:

1.  What was your first memory?
Probably the first clear memory I have is when I fell off my tricycle when I was around 4 and busted my chin on the porch. I remember my mom was watering the flowers. We went to the hospital and I had my chin butterflied. It's probably weird, but I like my scar.

2.  What makes you laugh?
My kids being goofy. My husband telling ridiculously funny stories.

3.  What is the most challenging thing you've done in the last week?
Figuring out how to decorate for a baby shower... I'm not very crafty/creative when it comes to parties. Also, diving into our "big, secret project"

4.  Why do you blog?
It's fun and I get to meet all sorts of awesome people. 

5.  Who inspires you?
My Oma and Opa. My husband's Grandpa and Grandma.

6.  What's the grossest thing you've ever eaten?
Um... well, I tried salmon and thought it was disgusting. I also did not enjoy duck or lamb.

7.  Jeans or a skirt?
I wear jeans all the time, but I like skirts in the summer.

8.  You're traveling to Europe, where do you go?
Germany, Scotland, Ireland, Spain, Portugal and Italy.

9.  If you could spend $500 on any one thing what would it be?
Maybe a new (used) car/truck. Or the project. Or a vacation. Or a new wardrobe... I'll stop there.

10.  What's your favorite quote/ scripture/ saying?
You can find that here and at the very bottom of my blog.

11.  What's your favorite flavor of ice cream/ fro-yo/ gelato/ frozen concoction? 
Okay, I like vanilla because I can add so much to it, but I also love chocolate. Whatever flavor it must be Blue Bell. The last one I really liked was Vanilla Cookies and Cream.

I'm breaking/bending the rules here, mainly because I'm running out of nap time and I need to shower, and not tagging eleven people.  Kelly Jo, Steph, Ana, Cynthia, Jen, Brooke you are tagged!! 

Your questions:
1.Where were you born and raised?
2. What's your favorite book or movie?
3. Why'd you start a blog?
4. If you could live anywhere, where and why?
5. What is your occupation? Do you like it?
6. What's the best meal you've ever eaten or made?
7. What's your dream vacation?
8. Your weekends are spent doing what?
9. Salty or sweet?
10. What's happening in your house while you answer these?
11. Are you a morning person or night owl?



  1. fun to know more about a fellow blogger! I wear socks everywhere too!

  2. Oh my goodness, I love #9 and #11 of your random facts. I, too, didn't really have a timeline for my life. I appreciate that every day. Even to this day, I have hopes...but still venture to take what comes when it comes. Also, it's so inspiring to see people living to be content with their life in the present moment. Thanks for the reminder!

  3. #10, good to know. Liars suck anyways!