Thursday, May 5, 2016


I turned 33 this year and I'm determined to make it an awesome year. Every time a birthday comes around I like to reflect on what makes me, me. A while back, I made a list of 100 things about myself {here}. It was hard to come up with a good list so coming up with 33 more things, was really tough. So after a lot of thought, here are 33 more things about me and what makes me tick.  Enjoy...

1️⃣I love hosting parties & get togethers-really, any excuse to party, I'm in. 
2️⃣I suck at doing hair, running, sledding & remembering movies. 
3️⃣I wish I traveled more. Someday. 
4️⃣I wouldn't trade where I grew up for any other place even though it had its sketchy neighborhood moments. 
5️⃣one of my biggest fears is not having a good relationship w/my kids when they get older. 
6️⃣I collected bazooka bubble gum comics when I was little. 
7️⃣I love vacuuming. 
8️⃣My dad gave me a teddy bear when I was little & I named him Mr. Bill after him. 
9️⃣I wrote a song with my SIL & we performed it for my sisters wedding. 
🔟I hate raw peas but love them cooked
1️⃣1️⃣I was terrified of the huge abstract painting on the main floor in the old SLC library. Anyone? Anyone?
1️⃣2️⃣Guilty pleasure-Reality TV. So guilty, I won't even tell you which ones...
1️⃣3️⃣One of the first things I do when I wake up in the morning  is make my bed. It sets the tone for the whole day. 1️⃣4️⃣My biggest fan is Luke. I'm 99% sure he's the one that loves me the most in this world..followed by Milo. 
1️⃣5️⃣I don't like cake...except for rainbow chip & an occasional carrot cake. 
1️⃣6️⃣I easily get cold. I hate it. I could even be watching a movie with a snowing scene and it makes me cold. 
1️⃣7️⃣I love reading books & listening to books on audio while I do chores. 
1️⃣8️⃣I want to learn to play the guitar. I tried to self teach myself but that's another thing I suck at. 
1️⃣9️⃣I dream of having a home with a usable fireplace. 
2️⃣0️⃣The ocean & the animals in the ocean terrify me. 
2️⃣1️⃣I'm a horrible morning person. If I can help it, I prefer not to talk or be talked to for the first hour of my day. 
2️⃣2️⃣I hate the word epic, what-not, & combination words like chillax & guesstimate. I cringe inside every time I hear those words being used. 
2️⃣3️⃣I have strange music quirks. Just to name a few. I hate it when a song ends by fading out, I only can listen to country music in the Spring & I love octave changes. 
2️⃣4️⃣I have to sleep closest to the door at all times. I think it's a weird subconscious way of being able to get to my kids faster if needed. 
2️⃣5️⃣I wish I were more out doorsy. 
2️⃣6️⃣Luke & I used to have Halo video game parties with our friends before we had kids...when we were just kids ourselves. 
2️⃣7️⃣I love the smell of coffee & cigarettes. That's right. Go ahead, Judge away. 
2️⃣8️⃣On the first day of 4th grade, I was bit right in the calf by a stupid little black dog. I was more sad that he bit right through my new black stretch pants than the bite mark and scar it left. 
2️⃣9️⃣My appendix burst when I was 9 and I spent two weeks at LDS Hospital so the infection could drain. I never got stitches in my three inch incision and my sister passed out when she saw the incision get cleaned out once. 
3️⃣0️⃣Our tiny 500 sq ft apartment from 05-07 with Luke was our favorite place we lived together. 
3️⃣1️⃣I wanted to grown up to be a teacher when I was little. Now, I can't imagine doing that day in and day out. How exhausting! 
3️⃣2️⃣I am a germaphobe. Peoples germs gross me out like a lot, but I try not to be too obvious about it. 
3️⃣3️⃣Growing up, not a day went by that my parents didn't verbally express that they loved us. I will always be grateful for that and I now make sure to do the same for my Kids.