Saturday, April 12

My Blogaversary - Installment 1

So, I didn't even realize it until my nice comment....but it's my 2 year blogaversary. And in typical Blogaversary fashion, I am here to do my 100 things.
Although, it will be broken up into several posts over the weekend, because with three little kiddos, one of whom is only 3 weeks old, I don't have the ability to write out all 100 at once.
And hey, maybe it's easier to read when it's all broken up.

So, here goes...

1. I almost died when I was born, and was born via emergency c-section.

2. I started reading when I was 3 years old, thanks to an awesome in home daycare that my parents had put me in.

3. I started taking tap and ballet when I was 3 years old. I took them both for 7 years. I LOVED tap dancing. LOVED IT!!
I took a tap class when I went away to college and realized how much I had missed it.
I plan on taking an adult tap class in the fall at my daughter's dance studio, if we can fit it into our budget.

4. I, as part of the Phoenix Girl's Chorus, sang on stage once with Pat Boone and Florence Henderson, the Brady Bunch mom. I had no clue who Pat Boone was, but it was kinda cool meeting Florence Henderson. We all sang the Brady Bunch theme song to her. I am pretty sure she wanted us to stop though.

5. Growing up, I had several celebrity crushes....there was Chad Allen, but I think it was because a friend of mine was obsessed with him, and I wanted to be cool like her. However, I did LOVE the show, Our House, that he was in. Then, there was Joey from New Kids On The Block. Boy did I ever love that guy.
Jared Leto, from My So Called Life, was next.... It was his eyes....they were gorgeous. Then, in high school, I had a thing for Christian Bale and Val Kilmer. After that, my celebrity crush phase died down.

6. E.T. was the first movie that I ever saw in the theaters.

7. Neverending Story and The Dark Crystal were two of my favorite movies as a kid.

8. Debbie Gibson's Electric Youth perfume, was the first perfume I ever bought and wore. I think that I was in 5th grade.

9. Wham! Make It Big, was the first cassette tape that I ever owned...which was followed by Debbie Gibson's, Electric Youth.

10. I did run full speed into a sliding glass door, that was so clean, I thought it was open, when I was nine years old.

11. My grandfather was born in a Sioux Indian tribe. So, I have some Native American in me. I hope to someday go to South Dakota with the kiddos, so they can learn about that part of their ancestry.

12. When I was 11, I had to get stitches after literally running into a pole that was in the middle of one of the aisles inside of Pets Mart.

13. When I was 10, I won a bicycle at a Halloween Costume Contest held by the nearby Fry's Grocery Store. I barely used it though, because it was a boy's BMX bike. Oh, and I was dressed as a Scarecrow.

14. In High School, my two absolute favorite cds were Counting Crows, August and Everything After, and Mariah Carey's Daydream.

15. As a young teen, I remember begging my parents to let me audition for the new Mickey Mouse Club. I loved that show and wanted to be a part of it soooo badly. I never did get to audition, even though they held some in my home state.

16. I never got asked to any dances in High School. So the ones that I did attend, I went to stag, with a few girlfriends, who also weren't asked to any dances.
I did, however, go to Senior Prom with my high school sweetheart, who I also ended up marrying. :o)

17. My hubby and I met our Senior Year of High School. We met chatting online on AOL. Yes, it's true. We then talked on the phone a couple of times and then met. We became "official" after our first date.
It was weird, the night that we first met, because we had no idea what the other really looked like and stuff. But not only were we attracted to each other's personalities, but once we met for the first time, we realized we were both very attracted to each other physically, as well.

18. Our first date was at TGIFriday's. We both ordered the fettuccine Alfredo, and he had to leave the table halfway through to respond to a page from his friend, Chris. The page that would let him off the hook, if the Internet chick ended up being crazy. But, luckily, he told his friend that all was wonderful.

19. We met in December of 1996.

20. We dated for almost three years, but then I broke up with him.

21. We got back together in 2001 and married in 2002.

22. Okay, I guess I have to get back to random things, huh? I was in a car accident, while on my permit. I was driving, and my mom was in the car with me. It was totally my fault, and the wreck happened on the busy street right behind our house. My dad had been in the living room, and heard the crash, so he called 911. He then went outside to make sure people were okay, and then he saw his car totaled.
We were all okay, so were the people in the car that I had hit.

23. I was in another wreck, when I was 16, but it WASN'T my fault.

24. I have yet to crash a car that's good!!!

25. When I was in High School, if you had asked me what it was that I wanted to do for a career, I would have told you that I wanted to work with child cancer patients in a hospital as their nurse or therapist.
I would still love to do that someday. :o)

26. In college, I became very interested in autism, and decided to pursue Psychology, in hopes to work with autistic kids someday. I have yet to finish school. But it would still be awesome to work with autistic kids someday. :o)

27. My favorite foods are most anything Italian and mashed potatoes. I am a starch girl. :o)

28. I also love baked sweet potatoes. Potatoes in general, are my comfort food.

29. The first book that I ever read on my own, was The Spooky Old Tree. I now LOVE reading it to my kiddos.

30. I can't draw to save my life.

31. I also whistle horribly.