100 Things About Me

  1. I was born in Texas and lived there until I was about 4
  2. Other than that, I've lived in Michigan my whole life
  3. While I hate the cold winters, I don't think I could ever move out of Michigan. I love my family too much and Michigan is just... home.
  4. To my knowledge I've moved 10 times in my life. I am pretty sure we've found "home" for a long time.
  5. When I was about 5, my favorite movie was Old Yeller. I watched it over and over.
  6. I also loved Lassie. I would cry at the end when the sappy music played and she lifted her paw. I have issues, I think.
  7. I used to write all sorts of animal stories when I was little. Every writing or art project at school had something to do with a cat, dog or horse.
  8. It probably won't surprise you to learn that I always wanted to be a vet when I grew up.
  9. I started on that path at MSU but failed Chemistry my first semester
  10. I took it again 2nd semester and got an A on my first test after studying my butt off. I went downhill from there and ended up with a C in the class
  11. I switched majors to Business/Accounting and then contemplated dropping out of college and going to Cosmetology school
  12. I ended up transferring to JCC and then to Spring Arbor University.... first majoring in Art and then once again changing my major to Education.
  13. I'm slightly indecisive about big decisions.
  14. I have a major sweet tooth.
  15. I don't necessarily think of myself as creative, but I love creating things.... scrapbooking, sewing, house projects, gardening, photography etc.
  16. Ryan always says I missed the "how to stack" day in kindergarten... I always just throw our Tupperware and pots/pans into their respective cabinets. Ryan always organizes them.
  17. I get the heebie jeebies thinking about touching cotton balls or walking in crunchy snow. EEEEK!
  18. It used to make me sad knowing that I'd probably never be able to afford to be a stay at home mom.
  19. Now that I'm a mom I'm not so sad about it... I think I'm a much better mom when I'm working away from home.
  20. I'm not a huge jewelry wearer. Know the saying "Diamonds are a girls best friend"? Well, it really doesn't apply to me.
  21. The only expensive jewelry I own is my wedding bands and diamond earrings that my mom gave me.
  22. When I had a psychic reading (palm reading) he laughed at my wedding ring. I retorted that I picked it out because I'm not into huge jewelry (my solitaire is 1/3ct and there are 4 diamonds on the sides of it).
  23. I don't really love flowers either. I like the sentiment, but typically feel that they're a waste of money- they just die in a few days.
  24. I don't think of myself as a neat freak but I get into these phases where I flip out at anything that is remotely out of place or dirty.
  25. I've always wanted 3 kids.
  26. When I had Porter I thought that if I could never conceive again I'd be happy with just one.
  27. Now that I have 2 kids, I can almost see us having 4 kids.
  28. I really want to adopt from China someday... maybe our 4th?
  29. I lived with ingrown toenails on my big toes for as long as I can remember.
  30. I've had toe surgery to remove the sides of my toenails and fix the ingrown toenail problem.
  31. If I'd known there was a surgery to fix constant ingrown toenails, I'd have done it a LONG time ago!
  32. I can't stand my fingernails to be long.  I keep them clipped really short at all times.  
  33. I love bokeh.  It does such wonderful things for a picture. 
  34. I can't stand when people talk and need to clear their throat.  That gurgly, raspy sound makes my skin crawl!