Friday, August 8, 2008

I've been tagged

My friend Jennifer put this on her blog and tagged me to do the same. I know I am way behind on vacation blogging, but I've been trying to spend lots of time having fun with the kids before school starts. I figured I could do this post to make a quick update.


A. Attached or Single? Attached

B. Best Friend? My husband, Dee

C. Cake or Pie? Cake, cake, cake--chocolate cake with chocolate icing

D. Day of choice? Most definitely Saturday

E. Essential item? Well, it's so hard to choose between my computer, my camera, and my I guess I will go with my Blackberry since it has the capability of being any of the above-listed items.

F. Favorite color? Pink--and I liked pink before it was cool to like pink--I actually remember the exact moment. I was coloring with my neighbor's grandaughter, and it was the first time I saw a pink crayon. I was wowed--it was love at first sight!

G. Gummy bears or worms? Bears, but not a generic brand.

H. Home town? Mesquite, TX

I. Favorite indulgence? Mint Mocha Chip Frappuccino from Starbucks

J. January or July? July--I love the heat, the summer, the fireworks, the cookouts...I could go on and on

K. Kids? A princess and a bulldozer whose names are Emily and Ty

L. Life isn’t complete without? My Heavenly Father! I have to honestly say that my first thought was my kids' belly laughs--I mean when they are really cracking up. But that wouldn't be possible without my first answer, now would it?

M. Marriage date? June 7, 2003

N. Number of brothers and sisters? Okay, here goes...I am the oldest...then I have 2 sisters and a brother, but not in that order. It goes Amy (married to Ben with 1 y/o son Carter), Brandon (married to Joy with 4 m/o Claira), and Christy aka Wedgey (married to Collin, no kids yet).

O. Oranges or Apples? Navel oranges, YUM, no seeds!

P. Phobias? pretty much any rodent, mice, rats, gerbils, hamsters, guinea pigs...I would rather run into a rattlesnake than a rat, seriously

Q. Quotes? This probably makes me a huge dork, but it's from "Psalm of Life" by Longfellow

Lives of great men all remind us
We can make our lives sublime,
And, departing, leave behind us
Footprints on the sands of time;

Footprints, that perhaps another,
Sailing o'er life's solemn main,
A forlorn and shipwrecked brother,
Seeing, shall take heart again.

R. Reasons to smile? Reading to my kids, especially when I am reading Snuggle Puppy by Sandra Boynton to Ty, and he kisses me every time it says kiss. Or if I'm reading You're My Little Lovebug by Heidi R. Weimer to Emily, and she knows when every kiss or tickle is coming because I have to do it the same way every time.

S. Season of choice? I'm a teacher, so that's easy--summer!

T. Tag 4 people: Christy , Angela , Joy , Dawn

U. Unknown fact about me? In light of the fact that today is 08.08.08, I will admit a sort of obsession of mine. I love cool dates, numbers, and palindromes. When I get an answer to a math problem that is a palindrome (same forward and backward such as 181 or 1001), I get so excited deep down inside. When I was a teen, I always wanted to name my daughter Hannah because it is spelled the same forward and backward, but it didn't sound right with my married name. So my friend Angela used that name for me :-)

My birthday is 11.11.77, and I love it! I love doubles! I also get a kick when the time is 11:11. Imagine how excited I was when I turned 11 on 11.11.88! And 22 on 11.11.99!!! And imagine how bummed I am that when I turn 33, 44, etc, the year won't be the same two numbers anymore :-(

Also, I love that my anniversary is June 7 or 06.07. Emily's due date was March 3, or 03.03, so I was kinda bummed out that she wasn't born on that date. And Ty was due May 6 which would have been a cool 05.06, but I was hoping for May 5, so he could be 05.05. He didn't cooperate and get a cool birthday either!

V. Vegetable? Sweet Potatoes

W. Worst habit? Picking and biting my fingernails...with 13+ years in piano lessons, I got used to short nails, and if they start to get too long, and I don't have a nail file, I have to (it's really a compulsion) right that second, get them shorter, somehow. I had WEEKLY manicures and a lot of encouragement from Lynn at Lynn's Nail and Lash in Killeen in order to achieve my goal of pretty hands for my wedding day. But I don't have time or money for that now, so the bad habit is back!

X. Xray or ultrasound? Ultrasound, does anyone actually choose xray for this one?

Y. Your favorite food? Fresh, gulf shrimp, I could eat it every day

Z. Zodiac sign - Scorpio--even though I don't really buy into horoscopes, I have been told by some who do that my personality is truly Scorpio-like


Kristi said...

The "princess" and "bulldozer" bit cracked me up! I am also still in awe of your snake-handling! I told David all about it last night and we are both SO impressed!

Alisha Stewart said...

I just found your blog through Kristi's. I just love keeping up with friends through the internet:)

Becky said...

Loved reading these Melissa! I have a thing with numbers too sometimes even though I've never really verbalized it...also I learned alot about you...didn't know you grew up in Mesquite, I'm from Irving so we were kinda neighbors :) HUGS!!!

NaNaB =] said...

We took this quiz for our ABC's. How funny! This is Bri from your 5th period!

I loved reading your blog!