Thursday, August 14, 2014

26 Things About Me

Whether you are new to my blog or have been following along for a while, it's always fun to learn a little bit more about the person behind the screen.

So here are 26 things that you may not know about me!


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1. My hubby and I have been married for just over 3 years.  He is the most thoughtful person I have ever met, and I love doing life with my best friend!

 
2. My faith and relationship with Jesus Christ is the most important thing to me... It's where I find my hope, strength, and joy in this world.

3. I am originally from Michigan.  I moved to New Mexico almost a year ago, and about a month ago moved to Arizona.

 
4. I am a closet 19 Kids and Counting watcher.  I can't help it, I love the show... John's worried that I'm going to want 19 kids someday - I assure him that 5 will do. ;)

5. I love beef jerky. Very lady like, I know.

6. I am not ticklish.  For real, John thinks it's very strange, but the idea of someone grabbing my sides or touching my feet definitely does not make me laugh - it's just weird! I think being ticklish is a mental thing, and I decided at a very young age that I wasn't ticklish.

7. I have the cutesstttttt kitty in the entire world named Winnie. She is almost 13 years old, and is such a lady... It's crazy to me to think she's almost a teenager! I also have the cutest dog in the entire world - she's a total tornado, and I absolutely love that about her!

 
8.  I am terrible about keeping my nails painted.  I really have no problem sporting (very) chipped nail polish around town.  A perfect manicure? Ain't nobody got time for that.

9. My car is a manual, and every once in a while when I am driving John's car (which is an automatic), I will accidentally slam on the brake with my left foot thinking it's the clutch. It gives John quite the scare! But I can't help but laugh every time it happens... It catches me off guard! 

10.  I like things very organized, and am super, super OCD about my email organization.

11. I love fresh flowers and really want to take a flower arranging class.  How awesome would it be to have gorgeous flower centerpieces for a dinner party that you designed yourself?! Until then, I'll have Whole Foods do the arranging...

12. In college I was an exchange student for six months in Durban, South Africa... I had some of the best and most life changing moments during that time!

 
13.  Growing up I just haddddd to have a giant trampoline, so I vacuumed and dusted our house a million times to earn and save up enough money to buy one - my parents were thrilled!  It broke/collapsed several times from neighbor kids being too rough with it, but my dad would weld it back together for me - good as new!!

14.  I am a middle child with an older and a younger brother (both of whom contributed to the collapsing of my trampoline, see #13).

15. I've always been a math and science person, and not big on reading and writing... I wish I was more of a reader, but I have a hard time getting into books that I don't find informative.

16.  I am 5'9" and am the shortest person in my family. My husband is 6'2" and he is the shortest man in his family (John looks tiny next to his "little" brother!).  Tall genes, I tell ya'!

 
17.  My favorite movie is Father of the Bride, and my favorite TV show is Downton Abbey (it makes me so sad that I have to wait another 6 months for the next season to start!).

18.  I love buying people gifts, especially my momma!

19.  I am a terrible speller, but I am great at Scrabble - I really take advantage of words like "Xi" and I make sure I always save the X for a triple letter space!

20.  I am horrible at drawing and painting, but I love to craft! There is most definitely a difference between the two.

21.  Growing up I really didn't like camping or the outdoors, but I've recently found out how much I enjoy being outside, hiking, and biking.

 
22.  I went through this terrible phase of piercing my friends' ears for them (they asked me to, obviously - but I'm unsure why... probably because I offered and it was free), and letting them pierce mine.  Surely it wasn't sanitary, but we all turned out okay which is the important thing.

23.  I enjoy working and have from a young age.  My first job was at a farmer's market when I was 14 - my mom would drop me off and pick me up everyday!

24.  I love to dress up, but when I'm around the house, I can be found wearing a pair of crazy-patterned Nike tempo shorts. Since I am currently working from home, I pretty much live in these babies... And if you buy them online, there are always great clearance options, holler!

25.  In our family, we have nicknames like "Lisagirl" and "Johnnyboy" and "Scoutdog" ...it's just what we do! :)

26.  A couple days ago, my husband asked me how old we were... We are 26 years old, Johnnyboy.

39 comments :

  1. I love this and learning more about you!! 5 kids girl wowza!! And so cool that you did a study abroad in south africa!!

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  2. Love this. I'm entirely too OCD, so we would get along well! :)

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  3. I don't know you but I just said to myself - I love this girl! I, too, am a closet 19 Kids & Counting fan. I love to work and started at 13 (running payroll for a grading company!). You're adorable and I'm so glad I stopped by!

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  4. Omg. I love this. I chuckled more than once. Mainly at the brake/clutch confusion and the ear piercing for friends phase. Both of which seem like things I would do. Also, I would tooootally have 19 kids. Seriously. Before Lily I wouldn't have ever said that but I would love to have a ton of babies :)

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  5. great facts! I love Father of the Bride as well and I am dying to start Downton Abbey

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  6. Love getting to know more about you! I died laughing at your story about slamming on the breaks thinking it's the clutch - too funny!

    Paige
    tomatoesforcucumbers.com

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  7. How did I not know you are a closet 19 kids and counting fan too! I may or may not have about 10 episodes saved on our DVR at the moment :) Miss you both!! Give Scout some kisses for me!!

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  8. I forget about winnie! so cute and scout too of course.

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  9. I've enjoyed getting to "know" you through your blog, so it was great to learn more! I think we are kindred spirits when it comes to not caring about chipped polish and being totally OCD about organizing email (love my Outlook!), and I love that trampoline story!

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  10. Loved this! It would be so fun to take a flower arranging class and I can only imagine how amazing South Africa was!! Father of the Bride is definitely my favorite movie, too... I heard that they were making a FOB 3 but it was just a rumor. I was so sad!

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  11. We have so much in common!! FOB, downton, and 19 kids and counting for sure!!

    I'm turning 26 next month so I have been contemplating a post just like this one! Loved it!

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  12. You two are so cute!
    Downton Abby! I'm dying for it to come back on!!!!!

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  13. LOVED this!! We have so much in common! I love FOB, 19 Kids and Counting too! I literally LOL'd when I read about you slamming on the breaks. You sound like such a fun/interesting person!

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  14. Too funny about the trampoline! Loved learning more about you!

    www.madeintheshadeblog.com

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  15. Yay! I love these type of posts. Mmm jerky! Chipped nails are a total statement piece...thing. Father of the Bride and Downton Abbey, yes yes! Although I still need to catch up on the last season. And, that is so fun that you did an exchange program.

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  16. I want to take a flower arranging class too!! It's on my bucket list! Love this post!

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  17. Love this! I am guilty of sporting some major chipped polish. I wish I could afford/have time for weekly manicures, but alas, nope. A flower arranging class sounds like fun! And yes to Downton Abbey - I'm still holding off on season 4, because I think they'll probably break my heart. :(

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  18. thats so cool that you studied abroad in south africa! i'd love to go there someday. and im the same way with painted nails... i actually need to take off the chipped polish i have on now! xo jillian - cornflake dreams

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  19. Love this!! What a great idea. I might have to steal it;) we are too much alike. Father of the bride is the BEST and I lovee giving gifts as well (and wrapping them)! Thanks for sharing:)

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  20. It's great getting to know you better! I'm not ticklish either, and I love Father of the Bride and Downton Abbey! So cool you got to live in South Africa for 6 months. That must have been amazing!

    ~Ashley @ A Cute Angle
    acutelifestyle.blogspot.com

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  21. Love this post-- so fun, made me chuckle!! I have to completely agree with the Nike Tempo Shorts! I wish that was work appropriate some days! Have a great weekend!

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  22. I loved reading your twenty six things! Your family nicknames are so cute too. Loved the last one, that was so, so sweet!

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  23. I loooveee 19 Kids and Counting too...they seem like such a sweet, down-to-earth family; my husband would never admit it but he kinda likes the show too!
    And I'm with you on the fresh flowers...something so simple but totally can brighten my day!

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  24. I'm kinda obsessed with 19 Kids and Counting, too!! They are the most adorable family ever. And no, I don't want 19 kids either! :)

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  25. I love this! So fun! I love the comment “I assure him that 5 will do”! Haha! I do find those large families with many kids to be interesting as well! I don’t know how you deal with the manual! I can’t stand it when I have to drive my husbands manual pickup! Drives me to drink! ;) How awesome is it that you got to be an exchange student! That is so cool! I’m with you, when I’m home I’m always in something comfy. Since it’s cold here in MI {as you know} I’m usually in jogging pants of some sort tho! The nicknames are funny too! :)

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  26. I'm totally guilty of accidentally hitting the break thinking it's the clutch!! Getting in and driving an automatic after driving a stick is so strange! Oh and I can't believe that you and your friends pierced each others ears!!! Did any of the parents freak?!?!

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  27. I learned so much about you, girlfriend! I wish I knew how to drive a stick shift!!!

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  28. This is such a fun post! I had a kitty who lived to be 21, and it sounds like Winnie is well on the way to the same!

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  29. Girl, you are gorgeous!! This is a fun post! I loved my trampoline too!! Please tell me you would suntan on yours too?! LOVED IT!
    xo Krissy @ Sneakers and Sequins

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  30. I loved this and getting to know you a little bit more and see all the photos! I always forget you're from MI too! Is your family still there?? And too funny about your trampoline story! I broke my collar bone on a neighbors trampoline when I was little and it scarred me for life!

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  31. We have so much in common, I love getting to know you a little more :)

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  32. Im 5'9 and my mother and I are the shortest people in my family as well! My cousins are giants LOL

    Kristen @ Your Beauty Fix

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  33. You and your husband are too cute! I loved reading this! Totally want to take a flower arranging class now :) You may have just convinced me to start Downton as well... I think I must be the last holdout on earth who hasn't seen it.

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  34. loved reading this! #2 is the best, and #12....love it! i'll have to ask for tips about durban when i go visit my parents in johannesburg!

    xo welltraveledwife.com

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  35. Love Reading your Blog all the way from Pretoria, South Africa :-D

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  36. Just love this! So many fun tidbits! Very cool about South Africa! And the piercing thing had me cracking up...oh the things you do when your a teenager!

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  37. Whaaaat?! You're 5'9"?! I never would have guessed!! You are shorter than most people in your photos so you must know a lot of tall people! So cool that you studied in South Africa. Amen to #2!!

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  38. Love this post - thanks for sharing! And I love the Duggars too. I'm from a "big" family - 6 kids - definitely not "big" by Duggar standards, but it's so nice to see a big faith filled family on TV who actually get along and love each other and everyone around them. Big families rock ;) Only a week til the new season! :) -Jess

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