Saturday, October 23, 2010


My lovely sister in law tagged me with these questions; we all know i'm addicted to Blogger, so I have no qualms about spending some extra time on here! (Especially when ALL homework is done for the weekend!)

1. What is your favorite holiday tradition?
Probably one of the only ones we had growing up, where we build a "tent" in the living room with blankets kitchen chairs, hairties, and whatever else we can find. We'd make a Blockbuster run and rent all the movies we hadn't gotten a chance to see that year. Mom would make us rootbeer floats and lots of yummy treats, then retreat upstairs to a bed all to herself. We'd "camp out" in sleeping bags with dad and have a movie night!

2. Who is your biggest role model and why?
Honestly, probably my husband. He impresses and amazes me every day. He recently took up piano tuning after spending only two days being apprenticed by a professional. He has grasped the concept so quickly and finds it very easy. I am just so impressed that whatever he tries, he pretty much always succeeds at. I guess he completes me! :o) He has done so much for me during this pregnancy, and I don't know if I could've kept going through everything without him!

3. What is your favorite thing to do with your husband and why?
We love to take walks. It started as my "exercise during pregnancy" efforts tried their hardest not to fail. He's so much fun to talk to, and is such a good listener (even to everything I have to say!) We just walk and walk; I don't know what we're going to do this winter when we're cooped up with a newborn!

4. What is one place you want to travel to, when, why?
I'm not a huge traveler. I guess it comes from growing up and living in one place during my entire childhood. I would love to be able to go home to Kansas City more. I sure miss my family and all our friends, and we don't get to see them often. Hopefully one day we'll live some equal distance between our families so we can see them both!
(Good thing Mitch's family is so great or I think i'd be in some awfully depressed state!)

5. What is your all time favorite band?
Hmmm...I really need to update my music! I have been a One Republic fan for a long time. I finally got their latest album and i'm loving every minute of it!

6. What is your favorite book?
Last semester in Young Adult Lit (the last time I read a book) my favorite was The Wednesday Wars by Gary D. Schmidt. I need to find it cheap on Amazon and just buy it! It's a hilarious story about a little boy who swears his third grade teacher hates him; he's so sweet, funny, and endearing; you can't help loving him! The author very convincingly writes from the point of view of a third grader!

7. Who is your closest friend and why?
I've really gotten close to our neighbor, Amy. Our husbands hit it off right away, and we've been able to hit it off as well. I prayed so hard for new friends when we moved here from Wyoming, and it took awhile, but i'm so glad to have her! She's always so easy to talk to and can always give me straightforward, yet uplifting, advice!

8. What is your favorite trait about yourself?
Hmmm...considering my self-esteem is in the worst shape it's been in awhile (it's nothing traumatic, just pregnancy hormones...), I'm really not sure. I like to smile. My smile's improved tremendously since braces came off a few years ago, so I feel a lot better about smiling than I did growing up.

9. Tagged:
I would like to tag Dani Allee and Karissa Dodds, if you guys have time! (same questions)


  1. No worries, I didn't find doing that annoying at all. Anything to entertain me for a few minutes! :-) Anywho, I was thinking that it would be pretty sweet to talk with you on Skype after you have your baby, so I can see how you are and meet your little one! What do you think? Do you have a webcam or access to one?

  2. Wow, all homework done?! I'm impressed!

    I love learning a bit more about you. What a great tradition! We have movie nights at our house about once-a-week and they're a huge hit with the kiddos. We're definitely going to have to add rootbeer floats on the menu :)

    Also, that book will definitely have to go on my to-read list now.

  3. Glad to see you have a blog. And even more happy that you look at ours once in a while. The kids are growing and they still talk about your rabbit (We caught a baby one this summer, but it died two days later. They kids were soooo sad.) Congrats on the baby and good luck. You will be a great mom. We are moving to Bismarck in Jan so if you are in town before that stop by. We would love to see you.


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