Monday, November 12, 2007

I think I may be the last person on the planet or at least my blogging neighborhood to be tagged. I was hopeful it wouldn't come my way because I didn't want to try and write 6 "interesting" things about myself. However, I've enjoyed reading yours so here we go.

1. I love to learn. I like to watch documentaries on almost any subject and have a very good memory for details and random factoids. Until having children ruined my brain I used to remember phone numbers after hearing them once and hardly ever wrote down the food orders when I was waiting tables as I worked through college. Having said that, I have a TERRIBLE time remembering names. I honestly don't know the names of half the people in my ward even though I can tell you there occupations, how many kids they have, there ages etc. It gets very embarrassing.

2. I have a problem with "spoonerisms" and its getting worse the older I get. When I'm speaking, the word I'm thinking of in my head gets switched somehow and comes out as a similar but unrelated word. One time I was talking to John about my food allergies and said that I hoped I didn't ever go into "prophylactic" shock. When he did a double take and asked me what I'd just said I repeated "anaphylactic" shock not realizing I'd ever said anything different. If you know John very well then you can imagine how much mileage he got out of this one.

3. I'm compulsive about straightening crooked picture frames and wall hangings. I also hate when things aren't square. I think it comes from my dad. He's done beautiful finish carpentry as a hobby for years and has built a lot of the furniture in their home. Anyway, his attention to detail must have rubbed off.

4. I really like to scuba dive although I don't get to often enough living in a desert. I also like snow skiing and rock climbing but I don't do those too much right now because of the babies. Fortunately, we can hike as a family (as long as John carries the heavy backpack or child).

5. I'm a recovering "A" type. I used to worry about doing everything perfectly (as evendenced by my grades up through Highschool, scholarships etc.) Then I decided that life was to short to be stressed out all the time and that trying to be perfect wasn't very much fun. So Then I decided that mediocre was the way to go (as evendenced by my grades in college). Now I fluctuate somewhere between the two depending on the circumstances and find that the "A" type is starting to rear her ugly head more the older I get.

6. I love my bed. I really, really love my bed. I love to sleep which is suprising because for someone who loves to sleep so much, I really don't seem to get very much.

Sunday, November 4, 2007


Trick or Treat! This year Johnny was so much fun! As soon as our neighbors started putting up Halloween Decorations, he started waking up and asking me "Is it Halloween Day today?" That really helped us get in the spirit so we spent more time decorating and doing "Halloween" things that we have before. Johnny loved picking out the decorations and candy at the store and He must have eaten 20 of Aunt Laurie's eyeball cookies. Johnny changed his mind about what his costume should be about 100 times. His favorites were a Thomas the Train, a Power Ranger, Spiderman, Darth Vader, and a Witch! As you can see, we opted for Thomas. Here he's standing next to his best friend Adam (aka Batman).

Of course Sarah didn't understand anything but that didn't stop her from wanting to hold her brother's pumpkin and eating his candy if he left it within her reach. Isn't she the cutest little Ladybug that you've ever seen?

Last, I have to give John credit for carving really great pumpkins. He got off work early on Halloween and came home and Carved Sally and Harry while I carved Jack. Of course Johnny liked them all but He LOVED Harry. And for that matter, so did the trick or treaters. Even the teenagers who came to our door told me that our pumpkins were "tight."