Monday, August 26, 2013

Twenty-five things about me before I'm twenty-five

I know I just posted a list, but I couldn't resist. I LOVE reading She Breathes Deeply, the author Mandy is such a fun writer to read. Today, she posted a list of 25 things you may not know about her. To start off, most of my blog readers and followers know me fairly well (at least I think so). I do, however, believe that I can come up with quite a few facts you STILL may not know. 
So here we go...

1. I started blogging in December 2005. I was a junior in high school and the majority of my posts are completely embarrassing. They are littered with way too many "likes" and ellipses, and go on and on and on with stories about my most recent late night Wal-Mart trip. It's fun to look back.

2. I am pretty close to being blind without my contact lenses.

3. I do my best work at the last second. Maybe it's the pressure, but it is just how my mind works.

4. I was the pickiest eater you would have ever met up until I was 23. My favorites were salad with no dressing, grilled cheese and raw vegetables. Now I love Thai food and will eat any vegetable, cooked or raw, that you put in front of me. I made a resolution to "try new things", and it really worked out for me.

5. I've watched LOST completely through, twice. I am dying to start it again. I also try to convince my husband that we could easily name all of our children names from LOST characters. He is not convinced. Yet.

6. Speaking of names, they are my favorite. Can you go to college to study names? I wish. I have always wanted lots of children, but I think the underlying reason is so that I can use all of my favorite names.

7. I have a beautiful sewing machine. It has been mine for two years now, and I haven't sewn a thing. It is a serious problem and I have an accountability partner who is helping to kick my butt into gear. (She's a blogger too, check her out at Paint it Green!) There are so many wonderful things on Etsy that I could just make myself. Stay tuned for my progress.

8. Fresh flowers, books and coffee are better than diamonds. Forget fancy jewelry, when Aaron comes home with flowers or a steamy americano, I am the happiest girl in the world. Take me a bookstore and it's over. You've won me.

9. Next summer, I plan on making fresh salads from our currently non-existent garden.

10. I didn't go on a plane until I was 17. In fact, I'd barely left the great PNW. Since then, I've walked the streets and tent cities of Port au Prince, Haiti, swam in the Gulf of Mexico in Lousiana and the Sea of Cortez in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, stood on the front lawn of the historic Empress Hotel in Victoria, BC, and driven across our country THREE times, with 26 states along the way. I don't plan on stopping my travels anytime soon.

11. My family always combined "vacation" with visiting family and golf tournaments, camping along the way. As a kid, I loved it and looked forward to these trips, swimming all day like a fish and falling asleep with my sleeping bag scratching my sunburn. It wasn't until I was 24 that I went on a fancy vacation. I was like a kid walking into Disneyland for the first time when we reached the resort in Cabo San Lucas. And then Aaron asked me to marry him so that was cool. :)

12. Speaking of Disney, I've actually never been.

13. I prefer documentaries and historical fiction to chick flicks and comedies. Specifically the WWII time period. If they are in a foreign language, they're that much better.

14. My husband is a band director and I have exactly 0% musical ability.

15. I am ridiculously excited to get my own office this year. You'll definitely be seeing my office decor soon.

16. My husband and I are serious nerds when it comes to most things, but especially our finances. We get giddy going over our budget and dreaming about paying off student debt. We've got problems.

17. I've never been a shoe person until I got married. I'm convinced it was my wedding shoes that pushed me. Since then (a month and a half ago) I've bought 4 pairs of shoes for the school/work year, and convinced my mom that I need Hunter boots for my birthday next month.

18. I don't have a favorite color. I like way too many to pick just one.

19. I love office supply stores.

20. I don't like paper napkins or paper towels. The feeling of them is worse than nails on a chalkboard to me. Cloth napkins and wash rags all the way. Bring on the laundry, I don't mind.

21. I want to live in a place that has snow in winter. We get a day or two of light snow and it melts before we even get a chance to enjoy it.

22. When I was 18, I moved to Alabama for school. I moved back to Washington after only 6 months, but it was one of the best experiences I have ever had. I don't regret it.

23. Hot chai latte, pumpkin candle, fuzzy socks and rain on my windows. That is all.

24. We have 5 ways to brew coffee in our house. French press, pour over, regular drip, espresso machine and a Keurig. So yeah, we're from Washington.

25. The most important thing in my life is my relationship with Jesus. I don't think this is something "unknown" about me, but it is the most important. I am undeserving of the grace and love my Savior has for me. I am undeserving of the precious life I've been given. But I am using my time here in this world to known Him more, to serve Him better and to show others the love and grace He has extended to me.


  1. LOVE!! I love lists way too much! I should probably blog soon without fear of getting scolded while at work. Then I could potentially blog more than a few sentences.

    1. Seriously! You can't become a famous blogger if you only post from work! ;)

  2. I love documentaries too! And #23 is making anxious for fall to arrive! (Talicia is blogging again and I didn't know?!)

    1. She just started and we're keeping each other motivated about blogging. :) We looked at yours last night, love the new look!

  3. Oh I can;) Kels you better believe.

  4. #3, um yeah, that's me to a tee. I'm a perfectionist, but a last minute one;)
    #5 me too! In fact, speaking of the name thing AND Lost, I tried to convince Todd to let me name one of the twins Sawyer.
    #8 love this, having fresh, non-formal bouquets around the house makes me happy beyond belief. There's actually a quote "I'd rather have roses on my table than diamonds on my neck." Absolutely.
    #10 never really been much of anywhere to this day, but my first fancy trip was our 10th anniversary! And aside from a plane ride as a toddler when we moved to Georgia, didn't get on a plane till I was 20!
    #12 this is going to change lady! You will make it to the Magic Kingdom come heck or high water!
    #14 me too, zip, zilch, zero. LoVe music just can't make it.
    #16 Todd and I still sit down together, every two weeks, to do bills. Feels good, usually;)
    #21 I know a place you can visit with lots of sparkly snow...
    #25 My favorite one:)xo

    1. #5- Well you have a Charlie! I push for Sawyer, Kate, Claire... and I already have an Aaron. ;)

      I love that we're so much alike! Miss you!