Friday, May 11, 2007

Tag, I'm "It"

Well, I got tagged by Tonya Joy and so I'm going to fill this out as Becky since I really can't guess what Sophie's preferences to these things would be. We haven't learned to communicate that well yet. But I wanted to do something a little different with being tagged while still allowing you to get to know me a little better, so hopefully it works. These are the ABC's about me:

*ACCENT- I love how Poles speak English--their accent is so cute!
*BEST FRIEND- My spouse who I never get tired of being with and who is so good about putting up with me!
*CHORE I DON'T CARE FOR- I hate doing floors! And I don't like bathtubs much either. I'd do almost anything else before I'd choose to clean either of those.
*DOG OR CAT- We'll never have either, so I'm becoming reconciled with that. I guess it's guinea pigs for us.
*ESSENTIAL ELECTRONICS- DDR (Dance Dance Revolution) which is basically the only workout I ever get (we actually bought it with working out in mind and we love doing it! How's that for rationalizing such a purchase!)
*FAVORITE SALAD DRESSING- Brianna's Strawberry Viniagrette to put on strawberry spinach salads. Mmmmmm!
*GOLD OR SILVER- Traditionally it's been silver, but I've got a lot more gold in my living room than I'd have ever guessed! (i.e. picture frames)
*HANDBAG OF CHOICE- I loved my fake Prada bag that I got on the streets of New York a year ago (you know those ones where the guy will swear that it's real but he'll give us a killer steal on it anyway--yeah right!) I'm so sad b/c it just died, so I had to get a new one that I don't love anywhere near as much. :(
*INDULGENCE- Going out to eat. I love it, but we have to really limit ourselves, so you can be sure we choose wisely when we actually do splurge! (Usually for me that means Cafe Rio or Costa Vida.)
*JOB TITLE- WIFE & MOM!! I turned in my official teaching title, but that is definitely still included in a Mom's job description.
*KIDS- Just one so far--Sophie Jo. I love the name Lucy, but I don't think Joseph's going to come around on that enough for us to have a little Lucy someday. We'll see--stranger things have happened! (He doesn't hate it, but he doesn't love it like he loves the name Sophie.)
*LATEST PERSONAL PURCHASE- I bought a long undershirt so that my crazy long torso will actually remain covered and I won't suffer from what my mother calls "gaposis." Hey, it's not my fault that you blessed me with such a long torso that's hard to keep covered when I bend over!
*NAIL POLISH OF CHOICE- Any kind that gets put on by a professional pedacurist! (hint hint! Nah, I already know what I'm getting for Mother's Day, and I love it!)
*OVERNIGHT HOSPITAL STAYS- The only two times I've ever stayed overnight in a hospital were when I was born and when I was birthing my daughter. Otherwise I've never even gone there for anything else but to visit my dear daddy! I know, I'm lucky!
*PHOBIAS- I'm only afraid of Sophie ever getting seriously injured, and I worry about it enough that it probably constitutes being a phobia. I wish I didn't, but I think it gets implanted into you without your even knowing it when you become a mommy. It's probably in one of those millions of shots they give you in the hospital.
*QUOTE- I know it's used a lot, but I've always loved this quote by Marianne Williamson (often misattributed to Nelson Mandela):

“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It's not just in some of us; it's in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.”
*REASON TO SMILE- My Family! (especially when Sophie learns something new or just smiles at me)
*SIBLINGS- Geoff who's just turned 30 and is such a great uncle to Sophie, Peter who has got such a darling wife and baby boy, Jonny who's the greatest missionary in Tennessee, Scott who brings a smile to my face just thinking about him, and Julie who graduates this year from Skyline High (I still can't believe that) and will be at BYU with us next year! Yahoo! (I also am blessed with the greatest parents in the world, and also the greatest in-laws you could ever hope to marry into!)
*TIME I RISE IN THE MORNING- I get up around 7 when Sophie wakes up, but then I am naughty and feed her in bed so that I can rest a little bit longer.
*UNKNOWN FACT ABOUT ME- I can drink water through my nose (thank you, Girl's Camp!)
*VEGETABLE I REFUSE TO EAT- Cooked spinach. It's the only food that's ever made me throw up from eating it, and I don't think I'll ever get over that. Raw spinach leaves are great, though!
*WEBSITE- Other than all the fun blogs on my favorites list that I love to visit, my new favorite site was shown to me by Terrah and I have to admit I've become addicted to reading (I guess that would also qualify for WORST HABIT, too. The site is called Mormon Mommy Wars at Check it out if you have a second. (The funniest post is "Adventures in Arizona".)
*X-RAYS- Just on my teeth at the dentist.
*YUMMY FOOD I MAKE- Sticky chicken and rice.

Now I have to go tag a few others! I choose Terrah, Jandee, Annie, & Elizabeth whose blogs are all cute and I love to read!


'Lil Dean Fam said...

I checked out the mormon mommy wars and loved it! Thanks for sharing. Hillarious.

The Elders said...

Yep, I'll try to get around to it! It is a great idea, so keep your eyes posted...