Tuesday, August 11, 2009

I've been tagged by my best friend, Carrie: www.hagendaze.blogspot.com I have to tell 25 random things about myself and then tag others. Here are 25 random things about me:

1. I hate dirty dishes and you will NEVER see a pile of dishes sitting in my sink. Even after a long night of entertaining, I ALWAYS have to put away the dishes.

2. I drink a diet coke every morning. . . it is my caffeine fix and addiction.

3. I LOVE the mountains and feel a great sense of peace and freedom when I visit them. As a child, we drove to Colorado every summer and stayed in beautiful Estes Park, Colorado--simply gorgeous!

4. I think my husband is the most handsome man I know in real life.

5. I think Hugh Jackman is the most handsome man I don't know in real life(David Beckham is a close second).

6. I have a heart condition called superventricularattacardia(spelling?). It is not life threatening, but on occasion my heart will work double time and my heart rate will jump up to 120-160. I can control it by bearing down--weird, huh.

7. I am a bit crazy about saving and this sometimes causes my husband to call me "cheap". I prefer the term frugal.

8. Darin and I spent our 1st anniversary running a marathon. He finished about 2 hours ahead of me, but I was just proud to finish. I have not run a marathon since(and have no plans to).

9. The older I get, the more I appreciate my girlfriends and the importance of those relationships.

10. I miss my mom every single day.

11. I am a TERRIBLE dancer. When Darin and I dance together, I typically stand on his feet at some point. He is actually a great dancer.

12. Three of my best friends are my siblings. I know I can always count on them for anything without judgement or question.

13. I am OBSESSED with design shows and DVR Divine Design with Candice Olsen most days.

14. Being a mom is the hardest and best job I have ever had!

15. I think my children are beautiful and hilarious!

16. I have lived in 3 different states: Texas, Washington, and California.

17. One of my children was born in Washington and one was born in California.

18. I am TRULY addicted to chocolate and eat a piece of it everyday.

19. I actually enjoy exercising and get cranky if I have not exercised for several days.

20. My favorite movie of all times is "The Sound of Music". Other favorite are: "The Notebook" and "Love Actually". I am a TOTAL sap!!

21. I dislike people who are negative. I think you have to ALWAYS find the positive in a situation and make the best of it.

22. I feel better now than I did in my teens and 20's.

23. I am a coupon clipper. I LOVE to get coupons and any marketing person should know that sending a coupon to my house will almost guarantee that I will come to your store and make a purchase.

24. Unlike Carrie, I am terrible at Math, but always loved English.

25. I LOVE to travel and have taken my children on MANY flights. Ellery has traveled to 9 states and Dane has been to 5. Some people think I am crazy, but I think it is a great learning experience for everyone.


starnes family said...

Mer, we have so much in common! I'm realizing that more and more each day. You know how I feel about traveling with kids....there are few like us for sure. I am frugal as well...I have a Red Bull most mornings.....love the mountains.....adore the movie, Love Actually. I could go on and on!

Most of all, I can also agree that I'm happier now than I was in my teens and 20's. So glad I can say that.

Great post.

Carrie Darney said...

Love your list Mer! We may be more opposite than I thought though. :)

But I would agree with you and Casey that I ham happier in my 30's than I was in my 20's! Hopefully the 40's will prove to be even better!


amie said...

I can understand the dirty dishes one. I CANNOT go to bed each night without making sure the dishes are done, dried and put away.