Tuesday, July 1, 2008


This is post 100 on Mommyhood Adventures! I am so excited. In blogland tradition, I am posting 100 things about me to celebrate. Drumroll please......

1. I enjoy doing the overheads for worship at church. I have been doing the overheads since I was in high school. It is actually hard for me to worship when I am not doing them.

2. I love to play the tambourine.

3. I can play the tambourine and do the overheads at the same time.

4. I play the flute - but now not very well, even though in school, I was first chair.

5. I am not a morning person - at all. My body does not really start functioning until about 10 am.

6. I can play piano but I am not the greatest.

7. I met my husband when I was 17 (he was 20), we started dating when I was 18.

8. My hair is so straight it will not take a perm. I tried in high school and I fried my hair.

9. I collect cookbooks. I have over 20 of them right now.

10. My favorite bread to make is challah bread, if I could make it everyday, I would.

11. I make a really good pumpkin pie. It is my son’s favorite dessert.

12. I cannot parallel park. I am so bad at it that I will not even try anymore. I will just drive around until I can find a spot.

13. I did not get my drivers license until I was 20. I got my first car when I was 19.

14. I went to 9 different elementary schools.

15. I went to 1 Jr High and 1 Sr high.

16. I have lived in Wyoming, California, Texas, Nebraska, and Utah. Not exactly in that, order and I moved to Texas twice, Nebraska twice and California 3 times and then moved to many different areas all over CA.

17. I was born in Wyoming.

18. I love to iron. Do not really know why.

19. I love biscuits - all light and fluffy how could you not? Biscuits and gravy, biscuits with jam, honey, butter, honey-butter, with eggs & cheese… mmm now I am hungry for biscuits.

20. I love scones too, a biscuit only sweeter.

21. I really do not like being cold.

22. I can French-braid my own hair.

23. When I was a little girl, my hair was always long, past my waist.

24. Now, I prefer my hair to be around shoulder length.

25. I am obsessed with coffee. I can drink 60 oz of coffee in one day if it is there.

26. I own a normal coffee maker, a coffee press, and 2 moka pots.

27. I love peanut butter.

28. I like to dip a chocolate bar in peanut butter.

29. Sometimes I put peanut butter on a dill pickle. Even when I am not pregnant, I like the flavor. I like the contrast of sweet and sour, and soft and crunchy. I know, I know it sounds nasty. I tried it on a dare when I was 13 and liked it.

30. I met my hubby when I was going into my Sr year of high school and he was in college.

31. I am allergic to onions. When I cut them, I do more than just “cry” I actually swell up. However, I cut them anyway.

32. I love buttered onions on burgers, steak, grilled chicken, and bratts.

33. When I was a kid, I would stay up until 2 in the morning, reading by my nightlight, the streetlight, the moonlight… whatever, I was not that particular.

34. I have read the Narnia series at least a dozen times, if not more.

35. I learned how to read when I was 4 years old. (But I did not read Narnia when I was 4.)

36. I am obsessed with organizing. I love to organize my cupboards and drawers. Though looking at my house right now, you would never know.

37. I really do not like traveling. I prefer staying home when I am on vacation.

38. We spent our honeymoon in town. We enjoyed all our town has to offer, watched movies, and ate take-out. It was so stress free and fun and, not to mention, inexpensive.

39. I taught preschool before I had kids.

40. I was also nanny before I was married. I love kids.

41. I used to play school with my younger siblings when I was a kid. I was the teacher.

42. Now, I teach my kids everyday. I think I see a pattern.

43. When I was little and asked what I want to be I would answer any and/or all of the following. (clearing throat) A nurse, a teacher, an archeologist, a paleontologist, a missionary and a mom.

44. I love chocolate! Dark chocolate is my favorite but not too dark.

45. Peanut butter cups are one of my favorite candies.

46. I love to sew. I wish I had the time to sew more. I really want to become a capable seamstress.

47. I love the color purple, deep dark purple.

48. Tulips are my favorite flower.

49. I love to write. (I know that is probably obvious.)

50. I love reading Louisa May Alcott. Many people only know Little Woman but she wrote many other good books. My favorite of hers is Eight Cousins.

51. I really hated taking English in school.

52. I really loved Math and Science in school.

53. I got married in my in-laws back yard.

54. I do not follow recipes when I cook. I like to improvise. (Even though I collect cookbooks.)

55. I do not like fish. I really do not. I cannot stomach the taste of it. Except tuna, I like tuna as long as it has the mayo, relish and touch of mustard.

56. It takes me a year to unpack completely from a move. I know it is crazy. You should see my garage right now.

57. It has been 6 months where we are now and I still have not put up the pictures and stuff on the walls.

58. I took 5 years of French in school. I do not speak it very well but sometimes I dream in French. Weird.

59. I took 2 years of Spanish in school and I can speak and understand Spanish more easily.

60. I love playing Monopoly. Even though in all the 20 plus years of playing it, I think I have only won twice. No exaggeration, I always lose at Monopoly.

61. I have big babies. 9lbs 3oz to 10lbs 3oz. Yep, big babies. The shocker is my non-pregnant weight averages 110lbs. Go figure.

62. I do not like to exercise. Sometimes I enjoy a nice walk in the park. That is the most exercise I enjoy.

63. I need a lot of sleep and on most days, if you ask me how I am I will say I am tired. Especially lately.

64. My favorite books in the Bible are Song of Songs and Philippians.

65. When I am frustrated about something, I bake. I bake a lot as a stress reliever. You know something stressful is going on if you see several pies, loaves of bread, cakes, and muffins... in the kitchen.

66. I read manuals. You know the user manuals for well, everything you purchase? I enjoy reading them. I think I could make a career out of it.

67. I do not own a lot of jewelry. In fact almost none. I have a little box that has everything in it and only my wedding rings and one necklace is worth any value over $10.

68. I was an apartment manager for 8 years. From the time, my son was 2 months old until a year ago. It was a way for us to make ends meet and me still be able to teach the kids.

69. When I was in college, my roommate and I used to run to Wal-Mart at midnight and beyond to get d├ęcor items for our apartment. I was nuts when I was young.

70. I really have no decorating style. I wish I did. I just cannot seem to be able to see the bigger picture when I look at something in the store.

71. I just recently started liking the color pink. My little Princess K is rubbing off on me.

72. I love cheesecake. It is one of my favorite desserts.

73. I am a hard sell. You cannot just convince me to buy something without convincing me that life will actually cease to exist if I do not have it.

74. I love Girls Scout cookies. Life will cease to exist without Girl Scout Cookies. (Just kidding life will go on but it will not be as yummy.)

75. I like to garden. I love going out and being in the dirt and eating the literal fruits of my labor.

76. I love tomatoes. Tomatoes are so yummy straight off the vine.

77. I worked with Junior Highers after high school. Both Daddy Reg and I were on Jr High staff at the church we went to until we got married. Then decided to take a break.

78. I can do many small home repairs by myself. I am very handy that way. And resourceful.

79. I do not really like talking on the phone very much. However, I can talk to certain people for hours if I get the chance.

80. I am discovering that this is much harder to do than it sounds.

81. I want to learn Italian. I actually started teaching the kids Italian a little.

82. I absolutely love being a mommy.

83. I love being a helpmeet to my best friend Daddy Reg.

84. I am very black and white and no nonsense about life. I have learned to lighten up quite a bit for the kids.

85. I like green bananas but not yellow. They must have some amount of green on them in order for me to eat them. Once they turn all yellow, they are only good in smoothies, muffins, bread…

86. I love watching Fox News.

87. I love my Dell computer and I am not fond of Macs. Though I am not impressed with Windows Vista (it reminds me too much of Windows ME which was also a flop.)

88. I have been married for almost 11 years.

89. I am part of the over 30 crowd. But according to my father-in-law, I still look like I did when I was 14. Yep, he has known me that long.

90. I love watching my kids play together.

91. I like to watch movies. When we were dating, Daddy Reg and I would go to the movies almost every night.

92. I do not like buying things I know I can make myself.

93. I like being frugal.

94. I love playing games like Tetris and can get very addicted to them.

95. I like watching Jeopardy.

96. I enjoy doing pencil puzzles and crosswords.

97. In real life, I am actually shy and more reserved.

98. I love brownies. Baking brownies, smelling brownies, eating warm brownies with a cup of coffee… for breakfast. (Okay so this list is making it look like I have a food problem. But I swear I don’t.)

99. I actually eat a healthy diet. One of my favorite things to eat is wilted spinach with a squeeze of lemon and a dash of salt. (More nutrients are absorbed when it is cooked than raw.)

100. My heart right now is for moms. I love encouraging moms in their adventure through mommyhood. Being a mom should be fun and rewarding. As a mom you should look forward to being with them everyday not dreading it. My heart is to encourage women to embrace their role as a mommy and realize that this is the greatest job in the world.

If you made it this far congratulations and thanks for reading.



  1. I loved reading this list! There's so many I wanted to comment on...but, now I can't remember them!

    Although, I would love to hear about how you and your hubby met and fell in love. Blog topic? :)

  2. Morgan needs to look back on your blog and read your ten year anniversary post!

    So missy, I learned a few things about you I didn't know. That's funny. I don't think there is too much we don't know about each other!

    I need to go to bed now...

  3. I love Eight Cousins too, although it is a toss up between that one and Little Men!

    Congratulations my dear!
    It has been fun to get to know you just a little bit better:-)

    Love to you!

  4. Morgan, I posted my marriage story last year in August. I will go back and find it for you, my 11th anniversary is just around the corner. :)

    Thanks Momma Bug. I have to update you and well everyone on what life is throwing at us too. That post is coming soon. Promise.

  5. That was way cool! I was like "here, here!" to many things you wrote. I may have to copy you and do a similar post in the near future. It will be cool to go back years from now and see how I have changed and/or stayed the same.
    Terrific post idea!

  6. Thanks Mel. It was a lot of fun to write. It took forever and I worked on it for days but it was so much fun. I can't wait to read yours.


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