Tuesday, March 22, 2011

50 Things

I got this idea from my sweet blog friend Caroline. For her 100th blog post, she shared 100 things about herself. I loved the idea, so I thought I would do the same, only for my 50th blog post. So, here are 50 things you may or may not know about me...

1) I spent 3 months in Guatemala doing missions work when I was 19.
2) I've also been to Romania, Belize & London
3) I used to have my eyebrow pierced.
4) I graduated from Nursing school.
5) I never worked a single day as a Nurse.
6) I am 31 years old.
7) My birthday is June 16th (which happens to also be Caroline's b-day :)
8) My anniversary is December 18th.
9) I'm a total coffee addict (but I bet you all already knew that).
10) Before we had kids, my husband & I spent a lot of weekends backpacking.
11) We dream of one day hiking the Appalachian Trail.
12) I'm terrified of heights. Terrified.
13) I love to read.
14) The last book I read was "Same Kind of Different as Me". I cried like a baby.
15) I am currently reading "Permission to Speak Freely" by Anne Jackson.
16) I have 3 siblings. Two sisters, ages 33 & 25 and a 17 yr. old brother.
17) My children call my Dad "Grandpa Lion". I know this isn't technically about me, but it's cute. We have no idea how this started, but we love it.
18) I was homeschooled on and off until high school, when I decided I wanted to go back to public school.
19) I love music and really belt it out in the car, but no one in my family has ever heard me sing.
20) When I do sing in the car, my 3 year old says, "no no no no no! Stop singing Mommy!". That is why my family has never heard me sing.
21) I hate cold weather. Once Christmas has come & gone, I'm over it.
22) I tend to be outspoken & short tempered. Both of these things get me in trouble.
23) I talk to my mom on the phone every day. I really like her :)
24) I'm originally from Jacksonville, FL
25) No, that is not why we named our son Jackson. Yes, we have been asked that question.
26) I hate (and am really terrible at) math.
27) When I was little I wanted to be a lawyer when I "grew up". My parents said it was because I liked to argue so much. Whatever ;)
28) I'm a sucker for reality TV
29) I've never smoked anything. Not even a cigarette. Seriously. I think it's nasty.
30) I don't like Oreos. I included this because apparently this is an unbelievable fact :)
31) I really hate doing laundry. My sweet husband does most of the laundry at our house.
32) I'm a stay at home mommy, but I also work a couple evenings a week for a friend of ours who is a contractor. Office work. Not construction work ;)
33) I'm 2 1/2 years older than my husband
34) I used to have short hair. Like, really short.
35) My favorite TV show is Parenthood. I think it is one of the best shows ever.
36) I'm really tall
37) I hate to exercise
38) I love food
39) The above two are not a good combination, and are causing me to always be mad at myself for not making healthier choices
40) I'm a bit of a neat freak
41) I never go barefoot, even in my own house
42) I have lived in 14 houses
43) 3 of those houses were in the same neighborhood
44) I'm a total procrastinator
45) I often stay in my pajamas until late in the afternoon. So do my children.
46) I am a Christian
47) I love the beach
48) I love the mountains even more
49) If my husband could get a good job in a tiny little mountain town, we would live in one.
50) I am totally impressed that you made it to the end of this post :)

Wow. It's hard to come up with 50 things about yourself, and I commend you if you made it to the end. Now, how about each of you share an interesting fact about yourself. I love getting to know my readers!


  1. Fun to read about you! LOVE Parenthood, though would have to vote for a beach town instead of one in the mountains. :)

    ps: started giveaway yesterday!

  2. I love posts like this! So fun. I may have to steal the idea for my blog. In the meantime, an interesting fact about me? I absolutely HATE the way terrycloth feels. It gives me the heebie-jeebies. Flannel too. And 100% cotton socks. I'm so weird.

  3. Jacksonville's not too far from my neck of the woods, and Parenthood is one of our favorite shows, too. We just love it! (What do you think of "Permission to Speak Freely"? It's been on my list for a while, but I haven't picked it up yet...)

  4. Best post ever.
    I thought you were tall :) I am short. And I am outspoken and short tempered so we can be in trouble together.
    I need to catch up on Parenthood. I love it too. I laugh and cry and think it's the best, but I am never up when it's on.

  5. i enjoyed this list!!

    puh-lease...you don't like oreos?! ;) i have a hard time believing that. hehe.

  6. Loved this! We'd totally be friends in real life...I mean if we lived nearby and all (ha)
    I had no idea you spent time in Guatemala- which part of the country?
    I love Parenthood too. I've been missing it not being on the past few weeks ;)
    My dream is to live in a mountain town and run a B&B...totally not sure how to make it happen, but I'm working on it!

  7. I realllly dislike math too and I wanted to be a lawyer too, because I love to argue so much! {Then I found out about the schooling. Yikes!} I love staying in my pj's!!
    lol. I love your singing facts! If I went driving with you, I would totally sing along with you!!! I am a horrible singer but I love it too much to stop! :)
    I love food and hate to exercise too!!! My mum just bought the Zumba- so I am hoping to try that....one of these days... ;)
    I love learning more about you!!
    PS I think its funny you went to nursing school, yet have never been a nurse. lol.
    Lots of love friend!!

  8. I absolutely hate the cold and am terrified of heights as well. I worked 8 years pretty much full time in technical theater and still do part time and working on lighting but being terrified of heights is so not a good combo. And people often think that you will "get over it" if they make you sit up there long enough.

  9. Love this!
    When I met you you had really short hair, were going to be a lawyer and you saved me from a crazy roommate. So glad were still friends. Love you bunches!

  10. haha this is great! we also stay in our jammies most days around here! and i was laughing so hard when i read about what your son says to you when you sing in the car. thats hilarious ; )

  11. :) loved reading about you! Fun post idea..I can think of several perfect mountain towns if you're interested ;)

  12. LOVE Parenthood. Seriously one of the best shows ever. I grew up in a tiny mountain town and can understand why you'd want to live in one. I miss it. I believe that my childhood was SO awesome, because of where we lived!
    I might do this 50 things on my blog too.. we'll see!

  13. Oh my gosh, it is so funny how many of these things are true for me too! Talk to my mom every day, hate cold weather, my family told me I could have been a lawyer, and I am tall! 6'0" to be exact. Love it!

  14. We have a LOT in common! I too love food and hate exercise and fight with myself constantly about the two! I LOVE Parenthood, the mountains & the beach (mtns more though). I love to read, I am a Christian and I am outspoken & short-tempered AND my birthday is just two days after yours. :) And we're both Carolina girls :) What kinda job does your hus need cause I live in a tiny mtn town? It's all about who you know? :)

  15. Fun post! I've never smoked anything either - I agree that's it's totally gross! I'm also a sucker for reality tv!

  16. what a fun post! and i can't believe you don't love oreos. that is craziness!!

  17. Um, I'm glad to read #44- I am too. I'm pretty sure I owe you a planner, right? ;) Oops!

  18. What a great list! I'm totally with you on #41. We have wood/laminate floors and 4 pets so any time I'm barefoot, I'm reminded that it's time to sweep AGAIN!!!

  19. I Love this post....I especially love #28 me too!!!

  20. Ali if you don't mind I am going ot use this idea on my blog...I hope I can come up with 50 things!

  21. Welp, I loved it so much I made my own list here: http://www.handbagsnpigtails.com/2012/11/wanna-know.html
    Funny thing is, once you start its hard to stop:)
    Happy Sunday!

  22. That was fun!!
    I can high-five you on most things but that number 22
    reminds me of someone I don't want to be around. :/
    Mountains and beach :) mmmm!