Sunday, January 22, 2012

11 Random things!

Ok! My Friend Ashley over at Expecting Miracles tagged me in this fun survay! Check it out!

1. Post these rules
2. You must post 11 random things about yourself
3. Answer the questions set for you in their post
4. Create 11 new questions for the people you tag to answer
5. Go to their blog and tell them you've tagged them
6. Tag up to 11 people
. (I think the rule is to tag 11 people, but I like to break rules sometimes! *evil grin* actually I'm just too tired to keep going.)

My 11 Random Things:
1. I love staying up late. Before Lovebug was born, I was such a night owl that going to bed before 11 felt ridiculously early. But, since becoming a mom I've had to curb my night owl ways. Nowadays if I'm up past 11 I start to panic thinking about how tired I'm going to be the next day! 
2. I LOVE to eat! When Hubby and I go out to dinner I'm always the one ordering these giant meals while he orders a salad. When the waiter comes back we always get a huge laugh because they without fail hand us the wrong plate. My eye's are always bigger than my stomach :)
3. Up until recently, when I let my license lapse, I was a licensed Real Estate Sales Associate. I became an agent when Hubby and I were first married thinking it would be a great job to have and be able to stay home with my future kids. The only problem was I HATED it! lol! Oops.
4. I have 2 (twin) older brothers. One that lives in New York and travels the world playing music and one that passed away 9 years ago at age 21 from Bacterial Meningitis. Both are amazing, self taught musicians that I'm very proud of and miss everyday.
5. I did not inherit musical talents like my brothers.
6. I consider myself to be pretty athletic. I've always loved sports and being competitive. Some of my favorite memories are from playing competitive soccer when I was younger. Recently I started running and LOVE it! Blog post to come!
7. I have a really hard time organizing junk. Seriously, when I see random things laying around the house my brain spazzes out and I cannot process where to put them. Sounds ridiculous I know, but it's true. I'm working really hard on changing this since toddlers leave random stuff EVERYWHERE!
8. I had a really hard time in high school. Not because the curriculum was too hard, but because life got really hard around that time. I know a lot of people say they wish they could go back and relive their teenage years, but you couldn't pay me enough to go back. No.Way.
9. I love being outdoors! Take me hiking, running, biking or walking any day of the week before you buy me a pedicure! I hate being stuck inside for too long.
10. I always thought I wanted 4-5 kids. Hubby is the oldest of 5 and I love when the whole family is together. But, now I'm seeing that 4-5 kids is not for us. We both feel like 2(or 3) kids is our magic number(s).
11. I can tie a cherry stem with my tongue. (<--------my most random fact! LOL!) 

Ashley's 11 Random Questions for me:
1. What was your favorite childhood toy?
The day I was born my Dad went out and bought me a stuffed giraffe. I still have it to this day and he carried on the tradition by giving one to Lovebug when she was born as well! My other favorite childhood toy was a small white bear that had a rattle inside. I still have it as well and it's in some of the family pictures we took recently.

2. What do you like best about your husband/significant other?
 My Hubby is a great mixture of an extremely hard worker and giant child! LOL! We have a lot of fun together and share so many interests and at the same time he always working hard to provide us with a great life.

3. What is your favorite dessert?
Hmmmm. I love anything where fruits and chocolates meet. Chocolate covered strawberries. Chocolate covered bananas. I also love brownies, cakes, cookies. I'll eat pretty much anything ;)

4. Describe one of your most memorable vacation experiences.
 Hubby and I traveled a lot before Lovebug was born, but this past summer when all 3 of us went to North Carolina and Georgia was probably my most memorable.  It was our first family vacation and we did some of our favorite things (hiking, mountain biking, visiting family) and we had our first visit with Lovebug's birthfamily!

5. What do you like to do to relax/unwind?
Just sit in one place! hehe! I feel like I move all day long. At night I like to curl up on the couch with my husband and watch TV or get online. I just need a chance to veg for a while.
6.What is the most random thing in your closet?
An old family bible from my dads side. It's from 1854 and it has everything in it from an 1880's obituary, to a gum wrapper, to multiple locks of different colored hair! It's undoubtedly one of the weirdest and coolest things I own!!

7.If money wasn't an object, what "luxury items" would you put in your house?
A fireplace, a pool, a live in chef and maid. Honestly, if money wasn't an object I'd love to live on land somewhere in North Georgia, Tennessee or the Carolinas with a moderate 5,000 sq ft house.... equipped with the aforementioned items! ;)

8.What trait do you admire in others that you wish you possessed?
The whole organization thing. I can get house work get away from me fast. I really admire those who seem to always have spotless houses!

9.What is your favorite fast-food restaurant?
Chick-Fil-A. Hands down.

10.You are having dinner with 3 of your favorite celebrities. Who are you with and what are you talking about?
Hmmm...You know there are certain celebrities that I like in terms of they always have great movies or music, but when it comes down to it they're all so pretentious and self centered! I don't know that I would actually enjoy having a conversation with any of them. 

11. What is your current favorite brand of shoe?
 Well, I'm so not into fashion so my favorite current shoe brand is Brooks! Haha! I just ordered my new running shoes and I'm so excited to get them and see how they help my improve my pace!

The people I'm tagging are:
Amber @ Bumbers Bumlings 
My 11 Random Questions for You:
1. Favorite thing to do in your "spare" time?
2. If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would you go and why?
3. If you could choose any dream job what would it be?
4. If you have a guilty pleasure, what is it?
5. What has been the hardest question you've been confronted with regarding your childs adoption?
6. If you could meet anyone dead or alive, who would it be?
7. Favorite restaurant? 
8. What book are you currently reading or do you want to read?
9. If you struggled with IF, do you ever feel that people regard your decision to adopt as a "last resort" or "second best"? If so, how do you deal with it?
10. Whats to your immediate left?
11. If someone gave you 1 million dollars, how would you use it?
*By the way, I totally understand if you don't have the time to play along. I would love to learn more about you, though, if you can find the time!  And if you want to play along and I didn't tag you, consider yourself tagged!


  1. Lol! About half of my answers random facts are the exact same as mine, from real estate license to cfa to new brooks shoes to lack of organization. I'll try to do mine tomorrow! Two months until C4C!

  2. Thanks for participating! I love learning random facts about people!

  3. I think I'll do this this weekend! Thanks for giving me something to write on my blog because I was just thinking tonight that I have nothing-- not a darn thing to write... XO

  4. I finally got this completed and checked off my list! Thanks for including me in this fun survey!