Tuesday, October 21, 2008

100 Random Facts

1. I refuse to buy something new, if the old one still works... I still own my piece of trash $38 vacuum from when I was first married. I am impatiently waiting for it to break.
2. I love being a mom. Nothing is as hard, nor rewarding.
3. I sleep on a heating pad almost every night, it helps my back pain and I think I fall asleep faster when using it.
4. I can't stand it when things are not put in the right place.
5. I love rocking out to my ipod Shuffle while cleaning.
6. Nothing is better than a hot bubble bath with a good book.
7. I went skydiving in my younger, crazier days (and loved it).
8. Now that I am a mom, I could never image going skydiving again.
9. I am so thankful for the safety and health of my family.
10. I won first place in the Pillsbury Bake-Off as a kid... Who would have ever guessed that??
11. I teach preschool and love my little class and all of the fun stuff we do.
12. I changed my major several times in college: social work, fashion design, and elementary education.
13. I love learning new things and would love to go to medical school one day.
14. I really wish my house would stay clean for more than two seconds.
15. I am not a morning person.
16. I need my sleep, 8-9 hours at least.
17. I love books and want a nice library someday.
18. I almost always have a sewing project in the works.
19. I am a huge fan of giving homemade gifts.
20. I love organization and wish I could be more organized.
21. I am the oldest, two little sisters, one brother.
22. I went to four different elementary schools, four jr. highs, and two high schools.
23. One day soon, I would love a nice camera and learn how to take awesome pictures with it.
24. I am a nature person... camping, hiking, kayaking, or just relaxing on the beach.
25. Ryan and I love our shows: Project Runway, The Office, Prison Break, and Lost.
26. I always wanted a big family, but am quite certain now, that I don't have the patience it takes.
27. I love sushi at "Ra," the Tootsy Maki Roll is my favorite.
28. Cleaning the house should have an "easy button."
29. I detest being in the car and dealing with traffic. I wish I had a transporter, Star Trek style.
30. I hate cooking with raw meat.
31. I cannot eat meet off of a bone, it makes me gag just thinking about it.
32. I could be a vegetarian, if it didn't require so much effort. My sister is vegan and I respect her for that.
33. Migraines seem to torment me 1-3 times a week.
34. I have developed a migraine cocktail: 3 tablets Motrin, 2 tablets Tylenol, and 1/4 can of caffeinated soda. If taken early enough it seems to stop a migraine.
35. I always wanted to be a ballerina and have every intention of living my dreams out through my daughters.
36. I hate doing laundry... it is a daunting, never ending task.
37. I wish I was more into exercise and could find the time to do it.
38. I am done with contacts and glasses and really want Lasik Surgery.
39. I am an awful singer and don't dance very well either.
40. I've come to appreciate silence and if I am driving by myself, I sometimes keep the radio off and just enjoy the sound of nothing.
41. I think I have a super-human sense of smell. I am pretty sure that is a bad thing.
42. I go to the movie theater maybe once a year.
43. The computer has turned into a big distraction in my life, e-mail, blogging, digital scrapping, online shopping, etc.
44. I have incredibly dry skin.
45. I need to be a better prioritizer.
46. I don't understand meanness and do not tolerate it, ever.
47. My family is so important to me and I didn't know that my heart was able to contain so much love.
48. My husband is a great, responsible, understanding, and loving man.
49. Sometimes, my husband is my fourth child.
50. I enjoy gardening and love my fresh veggies and fruit.
51. I love my Savior, Jesus Christ.
52. I have a strong testimony, that The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Days Saints is the gospel of Jesus Christ in it's fullest.
53. I wish I was more diligent.
54. I am grateful that I have the blessings of the temple and know that my family can be together forever.
55. I am grateful for the example my mother and father have set for me.
56. I wish I had more energy.
57. I wish my kids could share all of their extra energy with me.
58. Public speaking terrifies me.
59. Rainy, cloudy days are the best.
60. I have always wanted to go sailing, but have yet to embark on that adventure.
61. I love finding good deals.
62. I listen to a strange variety of music.
63. I am ashamed to admit it, but I love Martha Stewart.
64. I wish the TV played less of a role in our household.
65. I love reading to my children and wish I did it more often.
66. I love cuddling with my kids, but do not let them sleep in my bed.
67. I love watching my children learn and discover new things.
68. My grandma "Rain" has always been one of my favorite people.
69. Everything is better with cheese on it.
70. I love cooking and baking and trying new recipes.
71. I hate messing up my kitchen.
72. I love going to Disneyland with my kids and watching their faces light up every time.
73. I love holidays and family traditions.
74. I am a huge Jane Austin fan. Oh, and Mr. Darcy,too.
75. My friends are so uplifting and I love being with them and laughing with them.
76. I hope I am always able to remember what my kids were like when they were little.
77. I never watch daytime television.
78. I like to keep things simple.
79. My mom and dad are probably in better shape than me. (They are gym junkies).
80. I am a perfectionist and can tend to be a little too particular about certain things.
81. I love planning and preparing.
82. I wish I was more up to date on current events and politics.
83. I love dancing and being silly with my kids.
84. I wish our family lived closer. (And Kate, too.)
85. The smell of freshly washed sheets is divine.
86. I am the opposite of a pack-rat... I actually take pleasure in getting rid of things.
87. My toenails are always painted, my fingernails are never painted.
88. Pinkberry is so, so yummy. I am shamefully addicted.
89. I love watching musicals and plays. Ryan and I have a goal to see one a year.
90. I am a list maker... apparently.
91. I wear flip-flops 365 days a year.
92. I can't stand wasting electricity, water, or not recycling something that can be.
93. When I was little I wanted to be a scientist, astronaut and artist. Hmmm, I see to have sidetracked.
94. I would love to have a cat or a dog, but have no desire to clean up after one.
95. I love to dabble in things: jewelry making, decoupodge, cake decorating, quilting, etc.
96. My biggest claim to fame is winning the school geography bee in 1992.
97. One day I will have a fabulous, office/sewing/craft room.
98. I love farmer's markets.
99. I didn't care much for chocolate as a child, but as an adult, it has become a favorite indulgence of mine.
100. I love documenting my journey through life to preserve all of life's precious memories.


The Hardy's said...
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Kipn n' Sarah said...

Ok so the above deleted comment is from me but I was logged in under my sister in law's account, so let's try this again.
You are Amazing and I think you are pretty much the woman I want to become, too bad I am older than you and still have not become that amazing! You are so talented and I love all of your outlooks on life.
I totally respect and look up to you!

Kyle said...

You have so many talents...I've been meaning to email you because I got your email when you were in town and I went to the mall on the wrong day...I don't know how I read your email wrong...I was so bummed!
It was fun reading your random facts...maybe next time you are in town we can finally get together :)

The Gray Family said...

I loved reading this! You are such a neat person, and I thoroughly enjoy all the time I spend with you. And if you ever find the Star trek transporter, please let me know where I can buy one :>)

melissa gargalis said...

loved your list! I have loved reading these things and finding out more about people-especially the random thoughts that come as you try to get to 100. Loved it and love learning more about you.

Sylvia said...

Maybe you should sky dive again. Just because you are a mom might seem like a good reason but if you are worried about leaving your little one on this earth stop driving too. Your chance to die Sky diving 1 in 100,000. Your chance of dieing if you drive only 10,000 miles a year 1 in 6,000. The mechanics and safety in sky diving are amazing. If you would look into it you might just be surprised how safe sky diving is. Plus you might just get to do something you absolutely love again.

Sylvia said...

I am sorry if my previous comment came off as rude. There is no doubt that sky diving is on the edge of crazy. I just was on the defense last night after several of my friends implied that I was not being a good mother for jumping out of a plane. When i saw your blog I let my emotions get the best of me. I totally understand why most mommies don't skydive, but I it gets to me when others question my judgment. I apologize for letting you a stranger, good mom, great LDS gal, and a sister in Zion, be my stress relief. I also thank you for not getting defensive or contentious because of my comment. You are a great example.

Shelley, Ryan, Caiden, Camden, Londyn and Easton said...

Well I'm just happy to say that you, such an amazing person, are one of my best friends. I think you're fantastic and look up to you a lot. And for being someone who says they are terrified of public speaking you sure do a great job.