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Wife, doggy-mother, Jesus follower, CANCER FIGHTER! Just enjoying each day as it comes and remembering what is really important - family and GOD.


Monday, March 19, 2012

30 Things: Day 1

I have decided to jump on the "30 Things" bandwagon from Hopes and Dreams. I saw the list on Pinterest, then my SIL posted it to her blog as well. And I think if for nothing else, it will force me to really look inside myself.  Here is the list:


1. List 20 random facts about yourself.
2. Describe 3 legitimate fears you have and explain how they became fears.
3. Describe your relationship with your parents.
4. List 10 things you would tell your 16 year-old self, if you could.
5. What are the 5 things that make you most happy right now?
6. What is the hardest thing you have ever experienced?
7. What is your dream job, and why?
8. What are 5 passions you have?
9. List 10 people who have influenced you and describe how.
10. Describe your most embarrasing moment.
11. Describe 10 pet peeves you have.
12. Describe a typical day in your current life.
13. Describe 5 weaknesses you have.
14. Describe 5 strengths you have.
15. If you were an animal, what would you be and why?
16. What are your 5 greatest accomplishments?
17. What is the thing you most wish you were great at?
18. What has been the most difficult thing you have had to forgive?
19. If you could live anywhere, where would it be and why?
20. Describe 3 significant memories from your childhood.
21. If you could have one superpower, what would it be and what would you do with it first?
22. Where do you see yourself in 5 years? 10 years? 15 years?
23. List your top 5 hobbies and why you love them.
24. Describe your family dynamic of your childhood vs. your family dynamic now.
25. If you could have dinner with anyone in history, who would it be and what would you eat?
26. What popular notion do you think the world has most wrong?
27. What is your favorite part of your body and why?
28. What is your love language?
29. What do you think people misundertand most about you?
30. List 10 things you would hope to be remembered for.

I am going to start today with #1. I will try to remember to come back to this list and link up the posts so at some point, when all 30 days are done, they will all be easily linked from here. I am getting so bloggy sophisticated. Ha!

So here we go. 20 Random Facts about yours truly:

1. I worry - a lot. But I feel like over these past two years especially, God has really been trying to teach me that HE will carry my burdens. My husband will attest to the fact that although I am still such a worry wart, I have really lightened up. I am learning to lay my troubles at the Lord's feet ant NOT pick them back up.

2. I want to be a mom so bad it hurts. I know it will happen one day, when it's time! Probably when I stop worrying about it :) Ha. But honestly, the one thing I have ever wanted to be is a mother. I have dreams of a gaggle of little kids running around our house. Being the fun, cool Mom that bakes and cooks and crafts. We shall see how that turns out!

3. I have wanted to be a lawyer since I was in kindergarten. I think I may have wavered at some point for a month here and there and wanted to be a teacher. But I always went back to being a lawyer. And it is NOTHING like I thought or hoped it would be. In both a good and bad way.

4. I take so much pride in our home. Justin and I worked SO hard to have what we do. It may not be much or anything special, but it is ours. And no one else helped us get here. We have painted and nailed and scrimped and saved to make this house a home. And hopefully, sometime soon, it will serve another family as a wonderful place to make memories.

5. I love dessert. I would eat it every meal for my meal if I could and not weigh 500lbs.

6. My job is really tough. Emotionally and mentally. And I thought I was prepared for that, but I totally wasn't.

7. There are a lot of people in my life that I wish I had better, more "complete" relationships with. But I have come to the realization that it isn't me. As much as I want to change someone, I can't.

8. Justin and I are blessed with three very special, wonderful and precious nieces/nephews. I can honestly say I love them all with every bone in my body. And it may seem weird, but if anything ever happened to their mommas and daddies, I could take those babies in and raise them as my own without ever batting an eye. Because in my heart, I already love them as much as if the were my own. I am so proud to be an aunt. I would do anything to make sure they are happy, loved and cared for. Luckily, they all have great parents so we get to totally be the "fun" aunt and uncle that let them do what they want and then they go home :) Ha!

9. I used to hate cleaning, but now that we have our own home, I love it. I wish I had time and energy to clean every day!

10. I love working in my flowers. I have a black thumb I think, but I still like it :)

11. I wish I ate healthier. But I just can't make myself do it!

12. I have loved my husband since I was thirteen. I am serious. I knew then that I was going to marry him. And I never, ever doubted he was simply a gift from God.

13. I am terrified of needles. Even Dr. Jim knows this and if I need a shot, he prepares me and has me lay down on the table before bringing in the nurse. I am such a baby.

14. Speaking of, how in the h-e double hockey sticks will I ever GIVE BIRTH with the above fear? I will have to be sedated for nine months. Oh my.....

15. My favorite color is pink, with yellow a close second.

16. I love my family. I am SO blessed really with the people in my life. It's wonderful.

17. Oreo, our adorable puppy dog, is like my child. I swore up and down I would never be a crazy dog lady, but oh my gosh, I totally am.

18. I wish I could wear stretchy pants every day. Man, would life be better or what?!

19. I am addicted to reading blogs. Specifically mom blogs and food blogs.

20. I love shopping. Even if I don't buy anything. It's just the thrill of the hunt!


  1. I had a fear of needles also, but after you get poked for blood tests so many times when you're pregnant, you get ok with it by the time the birth comes. If you're planning on getting an epidual, don't worry they shoot tiny little shots of numbing meds before they use the big needle. I swear, just pressure =)