Tuesday, March 18, 2008

33 Random Things about this Mom24

As another birthday arrives, I thought it would be a good time to post a light little 'get to know me' list for anyone interested. There's doesn't seem to be too much special about turning 33 per se, but I will say that I am grateful to be here - the Lord has blessed me so abundantly that I can't even begin to thank Him.

So here goes!
  1. I grew was born in Denver (Colorado) and now I live in Denver (PA) - weird, huh?
  2. I love to organize things. This does NOT mean that I am organized however. It just gets the serotonin flowin' when things are in order in my household. It's better than chocolate - seriously!
  3. I have a thing for dimpled cheeks (blame my sweet and funny hubby). My only disappointment in my children is that, in four tries, we only got one dimple!
  4. I was a band fish in high school - played the clarinet, marched and went to band camp. LOL! Can you say 'dorky'?
  5. I went to college for Structural Engineering because my dad was an engineer and wanted his goodie two shoes daughter to be one too (hey, who cares whether it's the right fit or not!). I don't like it when people label me an 'engineer.'
  6. I pick all the green M&M's out and eat them first. They seriously do taste better!
  7. The other M&M's must be eaten in rainbow color order (yes - I know. It's a sickness really).
  8. I would love to garden - I love the smell of the earth and the sound of the outdoors. It hasn't fit into my life so far though - keep having babies!
  9. I got married the year before I graduated from college. People told me I should wait 'til graduating but my grades went up and I got to be with my best friend!
  10. I graduated from college in 1998. Wow - that's starting to seem farther and farther away!
  11. Pilates is my absolute favorite workout. It's does amazing things to that post baby 'tire.' Helps to actually do the workouts though!:-0
  12. I really want to earn a black belt in karate. How safe would you feel in the city then (okay forgetting about guns and all that)?
  13. Speaking of cities, I was mugged my freshman year at Drexel. The next day, my barely an acquaintance yet, computer geeky friend (now my dh) came up behind me and pretended to put a gun to my back. Needless to say, if it hadn't been for those dimples, I wouldn't have found his joke so funny! LOL!
  14. I wish that I could quilt - I love handmade quilts that are hand quilted. Must be the Amish influence around here.
  15. I wish I could have 10 kids - in another life where we had acres to run on and a farm on which to raise them. Oh ... and only if I didn't have to carry each one for 9 1/2 months!
  16. I love spanish and can't wait to teach it to my kids so that I can learn it too.
  17. Camping is one of my favorite things to do with my family.
  18. Board games is another - but dh doesn't like them so much. Ever played MadGab?
  19. I have a 'little' brother who is 6' 5" tall. I am already nervous about my 3 boys getting so huge that I have to raise my own cattle in order to feed them if they have the 'tall' gene!
  20. I was baptised along with dh in 1999. I don't think this sat well with my Lutheran parents.
  21. I do NOT like odd numbers. If we are leaving at 9:07 instead of 9:00 or 9:10 it makes me crazy (regardless of the fact that we were supposed to leave at 8:30)! Yes my head is wierd this way.
  22. I have a 'little' sister who is also taller than I. She just got married and that makes me feel kinda old!
  23. Our family room is decorated in the southwest style (uh..as well as it can be with me having no good sense of interior decorating). I love the warm colors and geometrical patterns.
  24. I am shy and struggle at social events. This is why dh is so perfect for me - he is extroverted and funny. Blogging is nice because I don't have to make eye contact.
  25. I was NOT in a sorority in college (due to note number 24).
  26. I do like to be around people, though. They are fun to observe!
  27. I had my fourth baby at home. It took 3 1/2 hours. It was an awesome experience!
  28. I don't do well with lots of noise or chaos (hhhmmmm...wonder where Reagan gets this?).
  29. I love, love, love to scrapbook. Don't have time for that either. Bummer.
  30. I don't have a great memory. Lists work well for this little problem (which has only been compounded by the addition of four children to my life).
  31. I can never get a cliche out of my head properly - dh finds this highly amusing. For example, "Hit the nail on the head" usually comes out "Hit the hammer on the nail" or "Hit the problem with the hammer."
  32. I love all kinds of music except for jazz and rap. However, I've gotten to the clueless point already about pop culture music. Maroon who? ;-)
  33. I love working with various colors, whether it's fabric, paper, photos - I just love the colors God created!

So nothing too fancy or even really that interesting. But hey, as long as dh loves these things about me (or can at least live with these things) that's enough for me. Since there will be no cake this year (uh, hello - white sugar, white flour, hydrogenated oil, etc, etc...) I will just sing a little birthday song to me :

Feliz cumpleanos a ti

Feliz cumpleanos a ti......


sbharnish said...

love it! thanks for sharing! I especially like the M&M part...I never knew that....man, you've got issues! :o)

Monica said...

Happy Birthday. It's great to know more about you. You're much more interesting than you think:)

Hopefully, you'll be able to find something yummy in the place of birthday cake.

Jennifer@DoingTheNextThing said...

How fun to get a glimpse of you! I'm with ya on #9 ... also married with one year of college left. Best decision I ever made. ;-) Hope I remember that when my kids are that age...
I feel I know you so much better now.

Sharon said...

Okay now I have to ask... are you really me??? Quite a few of these especially #2 and your second comment about eating M&Ms in rainbow order are true for me as well. I think I could be described as a colour obsessive. I couldn't read the whole list, sorry. It's just getting all too spooky!

jodi said...

We have a lot in common. Not to mention I am very quirky too! :)

Hope you had a great birthday!!!

Mary@notbefore7 said...

These were fun!

The odd number thing is truly nuts...HAHAHA made me laugh. Never met anyone with that issue ;)

I am as social as they come. So when we do lunch with LA, I'll keep the conversation rolling!