25 Things to Know About Me – Stephany’s Version

Over the last few weeks, we’ve had fun with our 25 things about me posts. First Lisa shared some things about herself and then last week was Ashley’s post. Now it’s my turn to share a few things about myself. Hope you aren’t bored to tears!

1. When I was eight, Santa brought me a pet Cockatiel named Charlie. When I was ten, I had him out playing with him and he flew up to the top of the window in my bedroom. I climbed up to retrieve him, putting one foot on my nightstand and one foot on my bed. Needless to say, I fell and landed on my bedside lamp. It resulted in 36 stitches and one whopper of a scar just under my right knee.

2. I am not a TV person. I’ve tried to be, but no matter how interesting the show or how short the program is, I just cannot sit still and watch TV. I find myself getting up to clean or reading something. My thoughts just end up drifting in a completely different direction.

3. I love to bake. I’ve mentioned this in a few of my earlier posts, but it feels noteworthy since it’s such an important hobby for me. I just wish I had someone besides my family to feed everything to!

4. I’ve had the same two best friends since…well, forever. Michele is my cousin and is four days older than me and I met Amanda in kindergarten. We went all the way through school together, even college. In high school, we were often referred to as the “Kimper Clan,” a reference to our elementary school and the fact that while we had lots of friends, the three of us were always the closest. We have been through divorces, babies, deaths, weddings, vacations, and everything else together. Though the miles separate us now, with Amanda in Tennessee, Michele in Kentucky, and me in Texas, we are still very close and talk weekly.

Me and the gals in Jamaica.

Me and the gals in Jamaica.

5. I am two classes away from an English degree to go along with my Economics degree. I double majored throughout my first 2 ½ years in college. It occurred to me sometime toward the end of my Sophomore year, however, that if I dropped the English major, I could graduate with my bachelor’s degree in 3 ½ years instead of 4. I went for it and graduated in December, leaving me with an entire semester to sit out and work full time while waiting for law school to start.

6. My favorite musicians are the Dave Matthews Band, Frank Sinatra, and Nina Simone, in that order. I can sit and listen to them for hours and not get bored. I don’t even always hear the words, but I love the music and find it soothing. I credit them and Colin for getting me through law school with my sanity intact. 🙂

The next DMB concert is next Friday! I'm excited!

The next DMB concert is next Friday! I’m excited!

7. I really enjoy cleaning. Weird, I know. I enjoy the organization of it and the instant gratification of seeing everything nice and sparkly. I do not, however, enjoy cleaning everything five times while the kids are behind me making new messes. Kinda takes away the reward of seeing it clean! Good thing the kiddos are worth it!

8. I have terrible eyesight and I’ve worn glasses or contacts since I was seven. I can vividly remember the day I got my glasses and the drive home. I was able to see things I had never seen before; the details in the leaves and trees, road signs, even different parts of the car interior. I cannot imagine what life must have been like before glasses and contacts were so readily available.

9. I have an insatiable sweet tooth. If it were possible to live only on sweet treats and desserts without becoming the size of a house, I could do it. I’ve heard people say things like, “It’s so rich you can only eat a little,” and “It’s just a little too sweet.” Never once in my life have I ever agreed with them.

10. Once, while studying for the bar exam, I stopped at a gas station to get a pack of gum. I had only $3.00 in cash. I bought the gum, and a $2.00 Wheel of Fortune lottery ticket. That scratch off ticket won $100!

11. I am an autocorrect nightmare. I can type on a keyboard and on my iPhone with almost dizzying speed. I cannot, however, do it correctly. On top of that, I almost always hit send before taking time to reread and correct what I’ve messed up. Fellow Three Ladies author, Ashley, teases me that she’s waiting for one of my messages to be so bad that she can send it in to be aired on the Ellen show.

12. My pet peeve is a dirty floor. I’m not a clean freak and I never really care what other people’s houses look like, but I absolutely cannot stand it when my floors get dirty. There is nothing worse than stuff sticking to me feet when I walk through a room and I pull out the broom at least twice a day around here. This is a terrible pet peeve to be plagued with when you have a pre-schooler!

13. For a long time, I had a very bad record with cars. I had my first accident when I was seventeen and had four more in relatively quick succession. Only two of these were my fault. Both of those occurred when I rear-ended the car in front of me. The other four were the fault of the other drivers. I also once watched my car get hit by a water delivery truck while parked in front of the office where I was working. Another time, I came out of WalMart to find that my entire door had been caved in when someone hit me in the parking lot and didn’t stop to leave a note. I’ve also been hit twice in parking garages when the people were nice enough to leave a note with their apologies and their phone numbers. Luckily, I’m about eight years out from my most recent incident (knocking on wood) and I’m hoping it stays that way.

14. Colin and I started talking about marriage approximately two weeks after our first date. Crazy, right?! We waited until he graduated about a year and a half later to actually get married, but we both knew pretty much from the beginning where we were headed. I’ve always joked that it took a lot of duds to get to Colin, but it just meant that I knew he was the one when I found him.

About two months into our relationship.  Hard to believe we will have been married for six years this Sunday!

About two months into our relationship. Hard to believe we will have been married for six years this Sunday!

15. I feel like I have to throw this one in since Ashley and Lisa both mentioned it in their 25 things post and it’s a genetic trait that we all share. I have disproportionately large arms. Even at my skinniest, my arms were too big for my body. It’s a trait that comes directly from our grandmother and can be very easily traced throughout the women in our family. 🙂

16. I love Christmas. It’s only May and I’m ready for Christmas again already. I cannot wait until after Halloween when I can start getting into Thanksgiving and Christmas. If I REALLY push myself, I can make it to November 1st before busting out the Christmas tunes, but I must admit I find myself singing them to the kids while I’m rocking them in the middle of spring and summer. It just happens. I am one of those people that others complain about when they talk about people who push the holiday season.

The year before last, we had a trio of Christmas trees, because why not?!

The year before last, we had a trio of Christmas trees, because why not?!

17. I love to organize. I really feel accomplished when everything is in its place and I know exactly where I can go to get it. My pantry typically has all of the canned food items lined up in rows according to the type of food. For example, all I have to do is open the door to know that I have three cans of black beans left and don’t need to buy anymore at the store. It saves so much time and besides that, I just like the satisfaction of the neatness.

18. I use Excel excessively. I can tell you pretty much every bill I’ve paid since we got married. I also keep my bank balances to the penny using it. I have charts and graphs and pivot tables and all kinds of other nerdy stuff. I can tell you how much our gas bill was in May of 2008 and how much I paid for a haircut in June 2010. Yeah. It’s that sad.

19. I love my car. When I was growing up, my parents got a new car every couple of years and I always just assumed that I would do the same. Colin comes from a family who keep their cars until they die. So when we bought our first new car together after the transmission in his old one went out at 175,000 miles, I figured we were really in for a struggle to find a car philosophy that we could agree on. Nope. We bought a 2010 Nissan Murano. We decided to spend a little more to get just what we wanted, paying extra for leather seats and the other bells and whistles, but every time I get in, I love it all over again. Even with the dents in the door and a couple of stains in the backseat floorboard, I still have no desire to trade it in.

20. I have two recurring dreams. The first started soon after my sister was born when I was five. I was so excited that we were going to get to share a room. Her crib was on one side of the bedroom and my bed on the other side in a corner. In my dream, the crib mattress suddenly flies out of her bed, across the room and pushes me up against the wall while I’m sleeping. I always fall into the crack between my bed and the wall just as I am waking up. In the second dream, there is always an emergency of some sort and I am forced to drive someone to the hospital back home in Eastern Kentucky. The catch is that in my dream, I have no idea how to drive and have never been behind the wheel. It is always very stressful.

21. Growing up I was a Wizard of Oz fanatic. I don’t think it is a stretch to say that for a few years straight I watched it at least a couple of times a month. I’m no longer quite so captivated by it, though it does always bring back some wonderful memories of my childhood.

22. Before starting law school, I lost 60 pounds on Weight Watchers. I kept it off for about three years and then slowly it started to creep back up. I am 17 pounds into my newest Weight Watchers membership and am determined that I will lose the weight before getting pregnant again.

23. My biggest hobby is reading and really always has been. I can remember in high school lying in my bed at 2 am reading and knowing that the next day was going to be really hard because I was going to be so tired. I still have the same problem except that with two little ones, exhaustion usually takes over long before 2 am!

24. I once got lost in downtown Flint, Michigan, also known as the number one city in the United States for violent crime. I was with my cousin, Randa (Ashley’s sister), and we had just left a wedding where we had been taking care of the kids that Randa regularly babysat for. A few wrong turns and we were very lost in a very rough part of town close to midnight. At one point, while stopped at a red light, a man walked in front of the car carrying a baseball bat. He looked directly at us through the windshield and kept on walking. We should have run that light. Any cop that stopped us could have shown us the way home! I don’t remember how we eventually got straightened out, but we were super glad to make it out of there safely.

25. Colin and I got engaged in a beautiful little town in Scotland called Thurso while standing in the ruins of an old dilapidated church that dates back to 1220. We had gone to Scotland to visit his parents who were living there at the time so that I could meet his dad. (I had met his mom right after we got together before she made the move to Scotland.) The proposal was perfect and he took me so off guard down on his knee, that the first thing out of my mouth was, “Are you serious?!” He had actually managed to surprise me even though I knew it was coming. On the way home, the car that we had borrowed from his mom broke down and since there was nothing but sheep and clean air around and our cell phones didn’t work in extreme northern Scotland, we were forced to walk the two miles back to his mom and dad’s house. It was perfect!

Right after he proposed.  :)

Right after he proposed. 🙂

Walking away from the car in disgust...lol.

Walking away from the car in disgust…lol.

These are just a few things who make up who I am.  I hope you’ve been entertained. Happy Friday, readers!

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25 Things to Know About Me – Ashley’s Version

Hello readers. As you probably saw last week, Lisa shared 25 things about herself. It’s my turn to tell you 25 things about me. I hope you enjoy learning more about me. I feel like an open book most of the time so these were pretty hard to come up with!

  1. I once held a human heart. You all know that my fellow Three Ladies writer, Lisa, is married to Brian, who is a doctor. When Brian was in medical school, I was lucky enough to be in town during an open family night where family members were invited to come see what the medical students were up to. Brian had been working with cadavers at the time and I was fascinated to see human organs firsthand. That was the night I got to hold a human heart.
  2. I hate beef. I guess as time has gone on that’s not entirely true. I once hated beef. Now it’s narrowed down to steak and hamburgers. I like hamburgers if the patty is very thin, but not otherwise.
  3. I’m a published poet. My maternal grandmother passed away when I was a toddler and I have no memories of her. When I was a teenager I wrote a poem about her. It was published in a book of poems. Apparently this company published pretty much anyone who submitted a poem, but at the time I thought I was a pretty big deal.
  4. i8j5FD.tmpI graduated with honors and special recognition from my college. I got a plaque with my degree info on it and the words “Honor Graduate 2008”. They chose one person from each program to receive the plaque. I was touched and honored that out of all the students I was the one they chose, but if I’m being completely honest, I was also a little bummed out that I didn’t get to sit with my fellow students at graduation and instead had to sit in the front few rows with people I didn’t know.
  5. I loved being pregnant so much with my first child that I was worried I’d never feel ready to stop having babies and even considered looking into becoming a surrogate. I would often say that I didn’t understand why other women complained about being pregnant. My second pregnancy showed me why other women complained. I was miserably sick every single day of my second pregnancy. The only food that didn’t make me sick was french fries and the only thing that had even the tiniest hope of alleviating my nausea was the smell of burning matches. I was so sick I lost 50 pounds during the pregnancy. That, coupled with the two wonderful children I was blessed to bring into this world, has helped me feel certain that I am perfectly content with only having two babies.

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    Chris and I being silly when I was pregnant with Jude.

  6. I wanted to be a photographer for years growing up. I eventually decided not to pursue photography as a career, I worried that if I did it all the time for money I wouldn’t enjoy it as much. Now my photography is mainly of my kids and I still love it as much as I ever did, but I think I made the right choice.
  7. Instead of photography, I decided to study to become a medical assistant. I spent a year and a half going through a two year program to get my Associate’s degree and it was only when I did my externship at the end that I realized it wasn’t what I wanted to do. I was going to become an administrative medical assistant instead, but then I found Chris, moved to England, got married, had a baby, and decided to be a stay at home mom instead. I’m glad I have my degree to fall back on if I ever need to.
  8. When I was about three years old, I was almost kidnapped. My mom and I were out shopping at Value City in Flint. My mom put me in the back passenger side seat and then went around to the driver’s side. As she was getting in the car, a man came up and tried to yank the door open out of her hand. My mom managed to get the door shut and speed away. She said she’s not sure where the strength to overpower him came from, but she can only assume what they say about superhuman strength in times of peril is true. I can only imagine what would have happened to me had he succeeded. Scary thought!!
  9. I hit a deer with my car once. I was driving to my brother’s house and I was driving down a road that was pretty well populated with houses. It was nowhere you’d expect to see a deer. One came running out between two houses and I didn’t have time to stop. It hit the corner of my car, bounced up onto my windshield, shattering it, and then bounced off my windshield and into a ditch. The people living in the house near where it happened came out to help me after they heard my screams. All the neighbors came out to have a look after that and one man asked me if he could keep the dead deer. I let him.
  10. I love playing hide and seek in the dark. I’m nearly thirty years old and I still love a good game of hide and seek in the dark even though I haven’t played in about five years. I look forward to a time when my son is no longer afraid of the dark and will want to play with me. 🙂
  11. Like Lisa mentioned on her list, I also suffer from disproportionately large arms. It’s a family trait passed down from my father’s family. It doesn’t matter how much weight we may lose, we’ll always have large upper arms!
  12. When I was around two or three years old I got a piece of hard candy from one of my cousins and accidentally sucked it down my throat. My dad put me over his knee and beat on my back until it came out. I don’t remember it, I only know the story, but if it hadn’t been for my dad I could have choked to death.
  13. I’m addicted to nasal spray. To the endless amusement of some of my friends and family. I’ve been addicted to it for many years, I’d say at least ten, but probably more. Luckily I use a generic kind that doesn’t have a lot of medicine in it so I don’t suffer from nose bleeds…yet.
  14. Aside from having a sip of wine or champagne to try it, I’ve never had any alcohol. People are usually IMG_0773stunned by that, but I’ve never had any desire to drink. I don’t mind if other people drink, I just figure I don’t need another fattening habit in my life, especially one that will end up making me sick and most likely forgetful. Also, I do enough embarrassing things in life without adding public intoxication to the list, haha.
  15. I can twist my arm around so my inner elbow is lined up with the top of my hand. This has always grossed people out for some reason.
  16. I broke my leg in a trampoline accident when I was a teenager. I had to have surgery to have a screw inserted in my knee to hold the bones together. I tore a ligament as well, which still bothers me today in bad weather or if I walk a great distance. I can’t bend that leg as much as my other one. I have a hard time keeping my mouth shut when I see people with trampolines. I’m sure I annoy people with that, but I feel like I have to warn them. When we had our trampoline I always thought the chances of being one of those who suffered a major injury on it were pretty slim. Those nets that they put around the trampoline now? Not very helpful. I broke my leg by falling ON the trampoline. My brother was jumping on it with me and he bounced up as I came back down from a bounce and the impact of the trampoline bouncing up from his jump to hit my feet as I came down was too much and it snapped my leg. That day and the days following the surgery, when I would wake up in the morning practically screaming from the pain, were some of the most painful days of my life.
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    Nicole and I when we she was a bridesmaid and I was maid of honor in my cousin Samantha’s wedding.

    I’ve been best friends with Nicole since we were about 13 years old. We went to the same school from the start and knew of each other the whole time. I remember when I saw her in kindergarten or first grade, I thought she looked like a brat so I didn’t bother trying to be her friend. Turns out I was probably the brat for judging her that way because for whatever reason, we became fast friends in 8th grade and she hasn’t been able to get rid of me since! We make sure to have a phone conversation every Friday and usually more in between. She has a daughter not much younger than my son, and she’ll soon have a son not much younger than my daughter. We are different people, but we respect each other’s beliefs and opinions and I think that’s important for a friendship to survive. I’m extremely thankful to have Nicole in my life.

  18. For years, I was obsessed with the country singer Alan Jackson. I’d say my obsession probably
    Wearing an Alan Jackson t-shirt when I was a kid.

    Wearing an Alan Jackson t-shirt when I was a kid.

    started when I was five and lasted until I was well into my teenage years, probably close to twenty, although the older I got the less obsessed I was, seeming more like a normal fan than a crazed lunatic. My parents took me to several of his concerts. When I was about twelve I used to say my fondest wish was for me to magically get a little older and him to magically get a little younger so we could meet in the middle, fall in love, and get married. Go figure I ended up marrying someone twenty two years older than me (though he’s certainly no singer, hah)!

  19. I love Phantom of the Opera! I’ve seen the show several times. I’ve lost count how many times, but more than 10 for sure. I’ve even seen it in three different countries (USA, England, and Canada). I’ve met a few of the Phantoms after the show and my favorite Phantom, by far, is Brad Little. I have the 50th Anniversary DVD of it now so I can watch it whenever I want. I only love the live musical of Phantom, I do not like the movie with Gerard Butler and Emmy Rossum.
  20. I already mentioned my love of photography. I don’t think you can have a love of photography without loving to look back through old pictures. Along with old pictures, I also love watching old home movies. It’s one of my favorite things to do on a lazy Sunday. When I was a kid I would call them “Tapes of Us” and I believe I even labeled a couple of my parents’ videos that way.
  21. I love being outside. I suffer from allergies which is something I can thank my mom for, but I still love being outside. One thing I seriously took for granted before I moved to England was having a big yard. We have no front yard here and our back yard is a tiny square of concrete. Most houses in the city are like that. The only way you can hope for much land is to move out in the villages and have a lot of money. Those are my observations about Leicestershire, anyway. I’m sure it’s not like that everywhere.
  22. I can’t diet. I’ve tried numerous times and I always fail. I’ve decided to stop dieting. Instead, I make gradual changes to my overall diet. I started this before I got pregnant with Melody and then it came to an abrupt halt. I only recently started it again. First I replaced pop with water, second I replaced french fries with broccoli (or other veggies), third I stopped eating Pringles (I was seriously eating about a can of Pringles a day when I was at my worst). My goal here is not necessarily to lose weight, although that would be excellent, but to maintain and not gain any more weight. Doing it this way makes it a lifestyle change rather than a temporary diet that I can’t wait to stop. I still get to eat things I enjoy and I don’t go hungry so there’s not a lot of temptation to quit.
  23. When I was 21 I won over $100 on a Game Show Network game show called PlayMania where you were supposed to call in to answer the question and you were played live on air. The questions were usually incredibly simple, the challenge was actually getting through to them because there were hundreds of other callers. It aired late at night and my mom and I would watch together. I got through twice. Once I won $100 and I think the other time I won $60.
  24. I dropped out of high school at the end of my freshman year. I was sick a lot through middle school with throat problems and stomach issues. Looking back I’m sure I was sick to my stomach that much because I was bullied a lot and therefore I was nervous about attending school. They felt like real illnesses though and I went through extensive testing to find out what the problem was. I ended up missing so much when I had my knee surgery from my trampoline accident that my parents and I decided it would be better for me to drop out and continue with homeschooling instead. I was home schooled through a small private school for about a year and then because of problems with the teachers there I dropped out of that as well with a plan to get my GED instead. When I turned eighteen I got a job at a factory and decided not to get my GED. Within two years of working at this factory I realized there was no way I could do that the rest of my life and be happy so I got my GED (after much agonizing over it. I passed the first time, so all my nerves were for nothing), quit my job, and went to college!
  25. Chris was the first serious boyfriend I’ve ever had. I had been on a few dates with other guys before finding Chris, I went through heartbreak a time or two (although looking back, those were just teenage crushes, nothing like the love I felt when I found Chris), but nothing serious. Chris gave me my first real kiss. I don’t regret not having more relationships in my past, I love where I’ve ended up in my life and wouldn’t change a single thing!
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Well there are a few of the things that make up who I am. I hope you enjoyed reading them. Tune in next Friday for Stephany’s list!

25 Things to Know about Me

We at Three Ladies and Their Babies decided that it would be good to let you know a little more about us. You read our blog and you know our opinions and advice. But you don’t really know who we are. So, we’re each going to tell you 25 random things about us you might like to know. This week, I’m going first. The other two ladies will follow me with theirs in the next two weeks. These are in absolutely no order of importance whatsoever. Instead, they are in the order of a very tired mom’s brain that has had no help for over 24 hours.

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        I’m a teacher at heart.  I have a degree in elementary education, but have never had my own classroom. Right after my college graduation we moved to Tennessee and since I knew it was only a temporary move, I didn’t see the point in jumping through the hoops to get certified in another state. Maybe someday I’ll put my degree to work, we’ll see.

        I have a nickname that I’ve had since birth. My family on my Dad’s side all call me, “Pig.” Most people hear that and instantly become offended on my behalf. It’s not nearly as brutal as it sounds. In fact, it’s actually rather sweet. I was born before the opportunity was available to know the gender of a baby before birth.  So, when I was born my Dad called my sister and brother who were anxiously waiting at home with my grandparents.  He informed them that “we got us a little girl piglet!” And thus, the name has stuck.

        As a child I was attending a funeral with my parents of an old lady who went to our church. During the services I needed to go to the restroom. My mom told me I could go on my own but to hurry back. I ended up having a difficult time finding the ladies’ restroom. Finally though, I found the men’s restroom. Next to it there was a door that I decided must be the ladies’ restroom. I was wrong. I was terribly wrong. I opened the door to discover a body lying on a table.  He was draped with a white sheet but his head was uncovered. There was no one else to be seen. I can only imagine he was about to be prepped for his funeral. In horror, I quickly shut the door and ran back to my mom. I will NEVER forget that event. Still to this day I get an eerie feeling and have flashbacks of the dead man when I pass the funeral home.

        I met the love of my life when I was 17 and married him at 18, just 4 days after I graduated from high school. If you’re thinking, “Man, that’s young!” You’re right, it was and is. I knew what I wanted and I still do. We’ve been married for almost 6 years now and I’ve never regretted it for a minute. I can’t imagine life being any different.

        On our honeymoon, Brian and I discovered a bank bag full of money in the parking lot of a putt-putt golf joint. We picked the bag up to find over 1,000 bucks in it. We looked at each other for a brief moment of, “What do we do?” It would have been awesome to keep it, but it wasn’t ours to keep. We took it into the golf office and they told us a worker must have dropped it on her way out to the bank. They thanked us and then charged us the fee to golf with them.

        I love fishing. I’m not a tom boy in any other way, except for this. In fact, sitting on the bank with a fishing pole in my hand is the most at peace with the Earth I ever feel. It’s my happy place.

        I love old music. Starting from malt shop oldies all the way to the 90’s, I just love it all! I think music today mostly stinks. Technology has taken away the need for talent.

        I’m terrified of dying. I’m not referring to the afterlife. I just mean the actual process of dying. The thought of not being able to breathe and knowing I’m dying terrifies me. I’ve often joked that I want to live to be 115 and get struck dead by a lightning bolt I never saw coming.

        I am claustrophobic. I first knew I was as a really young child playing under the bed, I would panic to quickly get out because I had an irrational fear that if I didn’t get out quickly I never would. I can’t stand to be shut up in a tiny space.

        I have a beautiful baby girl who is my whole entire world. She is my happiness and my reason for being on this Earth. The moment I first laid eyes on her my purpose for existing became clear.

        The hardest time of my life was during the time when we suffered a miscarriage. All things happen for a reason though, and one positive out of the situation is that I now feel a strong desire to reach out to other mothers who are going through the same heartbreaking ordeal as so many reached out to me.

        I plan to one day write and publish a children’s book. I’m waiting for a light bulb of inspiration to go off before I get started with that.

        When I was a kid I was sucking on the lid to my lipstick candy and accidentally sucked it down my throat. My dad saw that I was choking and performed the Heimlich maneuver on me. I feel certain that had he not been there, I would have died. That was such a traumatic experience.

        I have always felt like an old soul trapped in a young person’s body. I don’t believe in reincarnation, but if it exists then I was certainly an old woman in my past life.  As I was growing up, I just felt different than the other kids and so often found myself playing the role of “Mom” amongst my friends.

        I feel ashamed and embarrassed when I think of the way I treated other kids in elementary school. I remember one time in particular when I was a bully.  That breaks my heart to think of, but it’s true.  It’s one of my goals as a parent to make sure that my Lilly knows that bullying will never be tolerated in our home, not to her or from her.

        There’s never been a time in my life when I’ve been comfortable and confident in my body. I’ve always been just a little overweight.  I really want to be confident in my appearance. Mostly, I want to be skinny, but if that’s not going to happen then I just want to be able to feel good in my own skin.

        I love researching my ancestry! Using ancestry.com I was able to track my family back to the 1300’s in a castle in England. (I realize that sounds like I’m making a commercial, but really it is a cool site!)

        I have a line of freckles on my right arm that form a perfect “L.” As a child I always imagined that after he was finished making me, God stamped an L on my arm for Lisa. I swore when I was old enough I was going to fill in the blanks like a dot to dot with a tattoo. That idea is way gone now as I prefer not to look like I’ve spent time in the slammer.

         I love being pregnant and giving birth! Yes, I’m one of “those” wierdos. I miss being pregnant and though I’m nowhere near ready for another baby, I can’t wait to be pregnant again.

        This one’s lame but here goes. I have never played on any kind of sports team in my whole life. Not even t-ball which takes the skill of walking and holding a bat, that’s it. It makes me sad that I never did. I’ll be signing Lilly up for dance or t-ball or something as soon as she’s old enough.

        I have 6 curly white hairs that grow out of a birthmark on my head. People who just notice it for the first time like to point them out to me by saying “Oh my gosh Lisa, you’ve got white hair!” Yes, this I know.

        I have two basset hounds that are the grossest most annoying beings on the planet.

        Brian and I still watch Survivor every week and love it. Turns out, there are very few people who know that that show still exists.

        I’m a hillbilly, which means my favorite meal on the planet is soup beans, fried potatoes, fried green tomatoes, killed lettuce (if you’re not a hillbilly as well, you’ll wonder what that is. Look it up), and cornbread.

        I have disproportionately large arms. It’s a family trait passed down through the generations of my mother’s family.  Sleeveless shirts are a big heck no for me!

Let me tell you, you have no idea just how boring you really are until you try to think about 25 things you could tell people about yourself. But, this is me in a nut shell. Of course there’s way more to get to know about me than I can tell you in 25 bullets, so you’ll need to be sure to keep up with the blog for more of that.