Wednesday, January 25, 2012

I was tagged!

So I am somewhat new to the blogging world, but I have heard of these tag things where someone tags you in a post on their blog, and you re-tag them back. My sister-in-law, Sarah, of, tagged me in a little fact post. So here it is: (warning, it's a long one!)

The Rules

1. You must post the rules. (and link up who tagged you)
2. Post eleven fun facts about yourself on the blog post.
3. Answer the questions the tagger set for you in their post, and then create eleven new questions to ask the people you've tagged.
4. Tag however many people you want
5. Let them know you've tagged them!

The Facts:

  1. I would still rather be with Jason than anyone else I know. He is my best friend and I have more fun with him than I could with anyone else. He is the best part of me.

  2. Our kids are hilarious. They make me laugh all the time! And what is interesting, is that they are not just funny, but they have the same kind of sense of humor that Jason and I do. So we all think that we are all hilarious. :)

  3. I LOVE pinterest, home and garden TV, and all sorts of crafty things. But I am totally one of those people who will pin a ton of stuff I want to do, and never do one of them.

  4. I would rather be home than anywhere else. I used to be a “social butterfly” in high school and college, but now that I am married with kids I love being home. I love my friends and always have a good time when I go out with them, but it is always a chore to get ready and actually leave the one place I would rather stay. My favorite thing to do is to get some snacks and head down to the “man cave” in the basement and watch a movie with my Shmoopy. Playing outside with the kids is a very close 2nd. :)

  5. I love flip flops. I wear them about 10 months out of the year, as much as I can get away with it. What can I say, my feet get hot and they like to be free!

  6. I have a french fry philosophy. Yes, there is a definite system to picking out the best fries in the bunch. I have been known not to eat certain ones because of specific features. For example, the best ones at McDonalds are the ones that are short and square in shape, with a little bit of crisp to them. Best ones of all time are crinkle fries. :)

  7. I am a little OCD. I have learned how to let a lot of things go in the last few years, but I still like for everything to be in order. My mom said as a child I used to cry when I couldn't get my shoelaces to measure exactly the same when tying my shoes, so I guess that is a good indication that I really like things to be matched and symmetrical. Having kids changes that to a point, but if I had my way and could manage it, my house would be straightened all the time!

  8. My favorite smells are associated with home – my mom always used mulberry scent in our house growing up, and it is still one of my favorites. Cinnamon and apple are next on the list, and I love any kind of “homey” smell – pumpkin, spice, cloves, etc.

  9. I love road trips. I haven't taken many since being married, mainly because Jason does not like them, but I love to pack everything and everyone up for a nice long ride. I love listening to the radio, talking with no interruptions, snacking on packed goodies, stopping at gas stations for a special drink, and eating at Cracker Barrel. Chalk it up to all the trips we took as a family when I was growing up. I loved them.

  10. I love getting the mail. It is like a daily present!

  11. I am a bit of a reality TV show fan...not all of them, but my favorites are the Amazing Race, Biggest Loser, Survivor, and America's Next Top Model (the only reason I like that one is because I love to see how the photos turn out, the drama irritates me).

    The Questions:

    1. What movie could you watch over and over again and never get tired of?
    Sense and Sensibility - Colonel Brandon is my favorite character!

    2. If someone gave you a one week vacation to anywhere in the world, where would you go and why?
    Right now, I would have to say Hawaii because my little niece is about to be born! I want to see her so badly, but I don't know when I will get the chance. If she was not coming, I would say Italy - but I would have to be able to take Jason. :)

    3. Favorite food/recipe?
    Pizza and brownies (I'm not hard to please)

    4. What's your favorite guilty pleasure TV show?
    America's Next Top Model - absolutely nothing redeeming about this show, but I love the photography stuff.

    5. Harry Potter or Twilight and why? {And yes, you have to choose! =P}
    Harry Potter - way better story and I love how many books there were. The creativity JK Rowling had when writing this was really great. I loved how you got to see the characters grow up too - a story from beginning to end.

    6. What kind of person do you want to be when you "grow up?"
    Like my parents. :)

    7. Something your mom said repeatedly throughout your childhood.
    Home is a safe place.

    8. Name one thing you've done you thought you'd never, ever do.
    Become a homebody. I always used to be outgoing and social...not so much anymore. :)

    9. What room in your house is your favorite?
    The "man cave" - aka, the family room downstairs. Although, once we get all the furniture upstairs, my fave room may become the music room. There is a fireplace and once we get the cozy chairs it may trump the man cave.

    10. If you could be anything, have any job, what would it be?
    I have it - I am a mom and I love it. I didn't used to think I would like it because I wasn't a natural with kids. But it is completely different with your own, and I count myself blessed to be able to stay home and raise them. If I didn't have kids, I would say maybe a stewardess - sounds weird, but I love to travel.

    11. What's your favorite thing about blogging?

    Keeps my family and friends up to date and I don't have to stay on the phone, lol! (I have a slight aversion to the phone, unless you are my parents or Jason)

    New Questions:

    1. Favorite pastime or hobby?

    2. Favorite vacation spot or dream vacation spot?

    3. Favorite childhood memory?

    4. What day would you say has been the best of your life so far and why?

    5. Favorite movie quote?

    6. Favorite board or card game?

    7. What is a unique name you always wanted to name your child or pet?

    8. Favorite character from a book or movie and why?

    9. Favorite place to shop?

    10. Favorite fruit and veggie?

    11. What is something you have always wanted to do, either a hobby or a one-time thing, that you haven't done yet?


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  1. Ah, so NOW I know why you started a blog! No more phone calls required! ;-)

    Glad you decided to play along! =)