Friday, May 8, 2009

40 Things

  1. I was born in La Crosse, WI
  2. I've only lived in 6 different cities (not counting college) and I've been in this one since I was 13.
  3. I never had a problem making friends.
  4. Being "new and novel" was a lot easier for me than learning to maintain friendships.
  5. All I ever really wanted to be was a wife and mother. Especially after I found out how long it would take to become a Veterinarian.
  6. I don't remember a time in my life (before marriage) that we didn't have a dog.
  7. I have personally only had cats as pets. Oh, and gerbils and they count?
  8. I once owned a guppy that had 10 + babies every month or so! Her name was Big Momma.
  9. I've flushed live guppies down the toilet.
  10. I met Matt on a blind date the day after my 17th birthday.
  11. I secretly wanted my wedding dress to be an exact replica of Princess Diana's.
  12. Matt had an MRI the week before our wedding to rule out a brain tumor. It ended up just being Bell's Palsy.
  13. I still have 1 plant from my wedding.
  14. I don't have a problem organizing, I just find it impossible hard to maintain.
  15. I'm not good at hard stuff. (See #'s 3-5 and 14)
  16. I learned the hard way to wash your hands after applying Carmex and before removing your contacts.
  17. I had 5 surgeries in the first 9 years of marriage.
  18. I experienced unmedicated natural childbirth with all 5 of my kids.
  19. The nurse I had for #5 had never seen a woman give birth without drugs.
  20. Maybe I am good at hard stuff.
  21. I learned to drive on a stick shift. Thanks for making me Dad!
  22. I always believed it was necessary for my kids to take their test with a stick shift or they would never learn.
  23. My kids will not learn how to drive with a stick, because we don't own one I would trust them with.
  24. I've learned that changing my expectations mid-stream is okay once in a while.
  25. I refill my own ink cartridges.
  26. I am sometimes messy with my ink cartridges.
  27. I am fiercely loyal.
  28. The 1st real computer I ever owned was a Mac.
  29. I am a die hard Mac fan.
  30. I am also a die hard Packer fan.
  31. I am a die hard Brett Favre fan.
  32. If Brett signs with the Vikings next season I will cheer for him over the Packers.
  33. My favorite seasons in order are: Summer, late Spring, early Fall, Winter, late Fall, early Spring.
  34. My skin used to burn, peel and then start over again until I was pregnant with Griffin. Now I tan and rarely burn.
  35. My eyes change color depending on what I wear.
  36. I used to love blue mascara.
  37. I fantasize about selling everything I own, buying land in the country and living on the bus full time. Well, not everything, I'd have to keep our books to do school. And not full time, it'd get awfully cramped in the winter. It couldn't be too far in the country because trips into town would cost way too much.
  38. I am very practical.
  39. I don't have time for fantasies.
  40. I'm 40 today!!!!!!!


gbmom2407 said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU! May God continue to bless you!

Luke Holzmann said...

Happy Birthday!


HEATHER said...

Happy Birthday!!!

Karen said...

Happy 40!

Deb said...
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Deb said...

I Hope you had a Good B-day.