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50 things because Susan says I hafta!

Sunday, December 28th, 2008

I opened this over at Susan’s and now I am obligated…as are you! (When Susan says I am obligated, I take it seriously 🙂 )…

50 random things about you! If you opened this, FILL IT OUT! Learn 50 things about your friends and let them learn 50 things about you!
1.Do you like cheese? All kinds! Yum!

2.Have you ever smoked? Nope.

3. Do you own a gun? Yes. Several. (well, matt does…)

4. Do you like listening to Christmas music? Yes I heart Christmas music!

5. Do you get nervous before doctor appointments? Nah!

6. What do you think of hot dogs? I’m a weiner snob, only kosher beef ones.

7. Favorite Christmas song for all time? “where are you Christmas?” from the Grinch.

8. What do you prefer to drink in the morning? coke & sonic ice.

9. Can you do push ups? sure!

10. Who is your favorite Grey’s Anatomy Character? Don’t watch it.

11. What’s your favorite piece of jewelry? wedding ring.

12. Favorite hobby?  blogging.

13. Do you eat “exotic” foods? not really.

14. Do you have A.D.D.? No

15. What one trait do you hate about yourself? I can be impulsive… that’s annoying.

16. Middle Name? Ann

17. Name 3 thoughts at this exact moment? “I need to close this and finish after picking Izzy up from school.”  “I need to run by store and get lightbulbs.”  “Write sexy lingerie post.”

18. Name 3 things you bought yesterday? Bath & body stuff at Victoria’s secret, frame at pottery barn, and Paula Deen cookie for santa plate and cocoa pot from Dillards.

19. Name 3 drinks you regularly drink? coke, coke & coke.

20. Current worry right now? No worries.

21. Current hate? fruit. ick.

22. Favorite place to be? On the go.

23. How will you bring in the New Year? Probably sleeping.

24. Where would you like to go? Back to Disneyworld.

25. Name three people who will complete this? I have NO idea!!

26. Do you own flip flops? tons.

27. What shirt are you wearing? thermal with ivory sweater over it.  It’s cold.

28. Do you like sleeping on satin sheets? no.

29. Can you whistle? sorta.

30. Favorite color? white and variations of white.

31. Would you be a pirate? Never

32. What songs do you sing in the shower? I don’t sing in the shower

33. Favorite girl’s name? Amanda Emelia & Isabelle

34. Favorite boy’s name? John Bailey

35. What’s in your pocket right now? nothing

36. Last thing that made you laugh? Watching Little People Big World… they were laying out all this fake snow and it got messy if wet and they showed their dog with it all stuck on it’s feet.  It was funny to me….

37. Bed sheets as a child? White lace trimmed.

38. Worst injury you’ve ever had? a dogbite

39. Do you love where you live? YES!!!!

40. How many TV’s do you have in your house? six .

41. Who is your loudest friend? miki!!

42. How many dogs do you have? 3 lady, rosa and princess… our new dog daughter!

43. Does someone have a crush on you? yes. Matt.

44. Do you get embarrassed easily? No

45. What is your favorite book? Next to various translations of the Bible, Redeeming love by Francine Rivers.

46. What is your favorite candy? Almond Roca or Skor…

47. Do you know all the words to the Fresh Prince theme song? Most of them from years and years ago.

48. What song do you want played at your funeral? Solace.  Sarah McLaughlan

49. What were you doing at 12 AM last night? Sleeping

50. What was the first thing you thought of when you woke up? No clear thoughts, just a desire to go back to sleep!

christmas tag!

Sunday, December 14th, 2008


1. Wrapping paper or gift bags? both! I love pretty paper and gift bags for the unwrappable :o)… but not for the kids, they are too nosey to not look in the bags!2. Real tree or artificial? Artificial this year, usually real.3. When do you put up the tree? the week after Thanksgiving

4. When do you take the tree down? Day after Christmas.5. Do you like eggnog? ICK no!!!6. Favorite gift received as a child? baby alive7. Do you have a nativity scene? Yes, several. Matt likes them. It’s hard to find places to put them out though… too much Christmas stuff.8. Hardest person to buy for? My dad.  I have his gift already figured out!9. Easiest person to buy for? Emelia. She loves everything from dolls to clothes, from makeup to music. 10. Worst Christmas gift you ever received? batteries. I begged and begged to open one little present before Christmas when I was little, my mom finally relented and I opened a package of batteries! Could have been worse like diet pills like Ephedrasil hardcore11. Mail or email Christmas cards? Mail

12. Favorite Christmas Movie? The Grinch and Elf13. When do you start shopping for Christmas? After Thanksgiving.14. Have you ever recycled a Christmas present? Yes15. Favorite thing to eat at Christmas? Sweets of any kind and spinach dip!16. Clear lights or colored on the tree? Clear. period.17. Favorite Christmas song? I’m enjoying “wintersong” album by Sarah McLachlan, and “I’ll be home for Christmas,” is my ringtone.18. Travel at Christmas or stay home? Stay home19. Can you name all of Santa’s reindeer? dasher dancer comet cupid donner blitzen prancer vixon rudolf ???20. Angel on the tree top or a star? Bear (boyd’s bear angel)21. Open the presents Christmas Eve or morning? Both.22. Most annoying thing about this time of year? materialism, commercialism, discontentment.23. What I love most about Christmas? Seeing everyone, giving fun gifts, the pretty decorations …



Sunday, November 30th, 2008

This was over at Stacy’s (Vader’s mom)….
So here you go – How would you answer these questions about me? (leave your answers in the comment section)

1. Who are you?
2. Are we friends?
3. Something I have and YOU want?
4. Give me a nickname and explain why you picked it.
5. Describe me in one word.
6. What was your first impression of me?
7. Do you still think that way about me now?
8. What reminds you of me?
9. If you could give me anything what would it be?
10. How well do you know me?
11. How do you see me in the future?
12. Ever wanted to tell me something but couldn’t?
13. Are you going to post this in your blog and see what I say about you?

(Now off to write about faucets).

would you eat this?

Sunday, October 19th, 2008

Here are the instructions:

1. Copy this list into your blog or journal, including these instructions.
2. Bold all the items you’ve eaten.
3. Put in red any items that you would never consider eating.
4. Optional extra: Post a comment here linking to your results.
The VGT Omnivore’s Hundred:

1. Venison
2. Nettle tea
3. Huevos rancheros
4. Steak tartare
5. Crocodile (I’m counting Alligator, which I’ve had several times!)
6. Black pudding
7. Cheese fondue
8. Carp
9. Borscht
10. Baba ghanoush
11. Calamari
12. Pho
13. PB&J sandwich
14. Aloo gobi
15. Hot dog from a street cart (Nothing like ’em!)
16. Epoisses
17. Black truffle
18. Fruit wine made from something other than grapes
19. Steamed pork buns
20. Pistachio ice cream
21. Heirloom tomatoes
22. Fresh wild berries
23. Foie gras
24. Rice and beans
25. Brawn, or head cheese (Ew!)
26. Raw Scotch Bonnet pepper
27. Dulce de leche (Oh yeah, baby!)
28. Oysters
29. Baklava
30. Bagna cauda
31. Wasabi peas
32. Clam chowder in a sourdough bowl
33. Salted lassi
34. Sauerkraut
35. Root beer float
36. Cognac with a fat cigar
37. Clotted cream tea
38. Vodka jelly/Jell-O (in college!)
39. Gumbo
40. Oxtail
41. Curried goat
42. Whole insects
43. Phaal
44. Goat’s milk
45. Malt whisky from a bottle worth £60/$120 or more
46. Fugu
47. Chicken tikka masala
48. Eel
49. Krispy Kreme original glazed doughnut
50. Sea urchin
51. Prickly pear
52. Umeboshi
53. Abalone
54. Paneer
55. McDonald’s Big Mac Meal
56. Spaetzle
57. Dirty gin martini
58. Beer above 8% ABV
59. Poutine
60. Carob chips
61. S’mores
62. Sweetbreads
63. Kaolin
64. Currywurst
65. Durian
66. Frogs’ legs
67. Beignets, churros, elephant ears or funnel cake
68. Haggis
69. Fried plantain
70. Chitterlings, or andouillette
71. Gazpacho
72. Caviar and blini
73. Louche absinthe
74. Gjetost, or brunost
75. Roadkill (Deer that’s been accidentally run over)
76. Baijiu
77. Hostess Fruit Pie
78. Snail
79. Lapsang souchong
80. Bellini
81. Tom yum
82. Eggs Benedict
83. Pocky
84. Tasting menu at a three-Michelin-star restaurant.
85. Kobe beef
86. Hare
87. Goulash
88. Flowers
89. Horse
90. Criollo chocolate
91. Spam
92. Soft shell crab
93. Rose harissa
94. Catfish
95. Mole poblano
96. Bagel and lox (What’s a Saturday morning without this?)
97. Lobster Thermidor
98. Polenta
99. Jamaican Blue Mountain coffee
100. Snake

And YOU ?

I’ve been tagged… you are now tagged too!

Sunday, October 19th, 2008

I was tagged by KC

So I took care of rule #1 already and I guess the picture takes care of rule #2.. Now to try to think of 7 random facts about myself that I haven’t already blogged about…doubtful!

  1. I like coke.  Real coke.  No diet stuff eva!
  2. I could crunch sonic ice all day long.
  3. I like to make my bed in the morning.
  4. In spite of my tall stature, I enjoy a good pair of heels… even if they do make me 6’5″.
  5. My Dad and I used to play Mario every night until past bedtime.  I got really good at winning and getting the princess.  Bailey tries to get me to play his PSP and get to that level for him but I refuse.  Not because I don’t enjoy a good game of Mario,  but because if I start playing I might get hooked and I don’t have time for anything else!
  6. I buy cases of styrofoam cups at sam’s club. It is the hugest box ever and takes up a lot of space in my pantry.  I like the cups best so I sacrifice the space.  Not very environmentally friendly.
  7. To make up for #6 I carry those black bags into walmart for groceries.  The checkers actually act irritated about it half the time and don’t like using them because they don’t fit well on their little turn bag holder thingies.  I use them anyway. Check out these Callaway irons….

I tag:

  1. Gail
  2. Susan
  3. Haley
  4. Jenileigh
  5. Julie
  6. Karen
  7. You!

Oh… here’s a pic of the new hair.  It happens to look very similar to the “old” hair 🙂


Just shorter bangs and new highlights.

Oh! One more thing! Emelia (who is still 10 btw) decided she’d like to be a pirate for halloween… This pirate!


I’m thinking about this for Izzy…

photo meme

Sunday, October 19th, 2008

Saw this over at Sandra‘s, Michelle‘s, and Barb‘s blogs…

The instructions are these:

* Go to your Sixth Picture Folder then pick your Sixth Picture.

* Pray that you remember the details.

* Tag 5 others.

So here we go, the Sixth Picture Folder is…


It’s mom and dad… on dad’s birthday… at lunch at the Cowboy Hall of Fame!

I’m not tagging anyone because I wasn’t technically “tagged,” … but you should do it too! Really!

creative love

Saturday, September 27th, 2008

It’s time for some alphabet fun. The goal of the game – List 10 things you love that begin with the letter you are assigned.

Stacy gave me the letter “A” –

1. amanda (oldest daughter)
3. artichoke hearts
4. asparagus
5. amazing race
6. Annie  – the musical/movie
7. Ann Taylor (the store)
8. Aeropostle t-shirts
9. abercrombie perfume (amanda’s favorite)
10.A&E channel

If you would like to play, let me know by commenting below!

labor meme

Wednesday, September 3rd, 2008


How long were your labors?

Amanda… 22 hours

Bailey… 8.5 hours

Emelia… 3 hours

Isabelle… 4 hours

How did you know you were in labor?

Amanda… Lots of pain.  As in ouch!

Bailey… induced.  more pain.

Emelia… induced.

Isabelle… induced.

Where did you deliver?

Amanda & Bailey at Presbyterian Hospital… Emelia & Izzy at Renaissance Center.


Amanda… Epidural, but way too late.  It took effect right after she was out.

Bailey… no drugs.  induced = lots of pain.

Emelia… epidural.  Almost no pain.

Isabelle… epidural.  Almost no pain!


Nope!  Izzy had the cord wrapped around her neck. Twice.  But she was delivered and the cord was cut quickly.

Who delivered?

 A doctor on call delivered Amanda.  It was her second delivery.  She freaked out at the end when the little monitor came off her head… so she grabbed for scissors and cut away.  Then I tore.  It was bad.

Dr. Brown delivered Bailey.  It was a freak ice storm and there were no anesthesiologists  available.  He offered to sit in with the patient using the only one in the hospital long enough for an epidural to be administered but no go.  So I got to deliver naturally.  After being induced.  It was bad.

Dr. Broady Symes delivered both Emelia and Isabelle.  She did a great job, although Emelia came so fast the nurse almost delivered her.  She basically kept her from being delivered.


I’ve seen this all over the blogosphere this week… thought I’d play too!

alphabet meme

Monday, July 14th, 2008

I saw this on Tina’s blog and Jodi’s blog and thought it looked like fun.

A is for age: 29 plus a few!

B is for burger of choice: Chequer’s blue cheese bacon burger!

C is for the car I drive: Chevrolet Suburban gas eater.

D is for your dog’s name: lady, pup wup, and rosa

E is for essential item you use every day: chi

F is for favorite TV show at the moment: shear genius & 7th Heaven

G is for favorite game: bookworm

H is for home state: Oklahoma

I is for instruments you play: none as an adult.

J is for favorite juice: bleck. juice is made of fruit. yuck.

K is for whose bum you’d like to kick: no one.

L is for last restaurant at which you ate: IHOP.

M is for your favorite Muppet: Miss Piggy.

N is for number of piercings: 2. one in each ear.

O is for overnight hospital stays: 4, one for each delivery.

P is for people you were with today: it’s early… so just matt.

Q is for what you do with your quiet time: what quiet time?

R is for biggest regret: izzy’s accident.

S is for status: married 19 years.

T is for time you woke up today: 6:45

U is for what you consider unique about yourself: I’m taller than most girls.

V is for vegetable you love:broccoli.

W is for worst habit: gum chewing.

X is for x-rays you’ve had: teeth.

Y is for yummy food you ate today: non yet!

Z is for zodiac: I’m a leo, but not really into signs and horoscopes.


tag (all about the kids…)

Wednesday, July 2nd, 2008

Shawna tagged me for this meme the other day!

1. Link your tagger and list the rules on the blog.
2. Share 7 facts about your kiddos on your blog…random, weird, funny…whatever you want!
3. Tag 7 people at the end of your post
4. Don’t forget to let the tagged people know!

7 things about my kids:

  1. Amanda has a 4.0. She is not any smarter than the others, she just has really good study skills and works hard in school. Grades are a priority with her and she will use an average of fifty index cards per test she is preparing for.
  2. Bailey was named after mine and matt’s family. His first name is John after Matt, his dad and his dad. Bailey was my maiden name.
  3. Emelia has a really strong personality. Probably the strongest of all four.
  4. Isabelle loved to dance before her near drowning accident. If Sesame Street was on and had a song playing she was dancing. Matt used to turn up the music and they would shake their booties.
  5. Amanda turns 18 this month. I am having trouble believing that!
  6. Bailey is very tech-savvy. He can do almost anything with all his computers and game systems. He’s my go to guy :).
  7. Emelia loves mashed potatoes more than any food in the world and when she is at Nini’s she requests them for breakfast.

I’m tagging: