Tuesday, October 09, 2007

Tagged Again

What Was I Doing 10 Years Ago?
I had just started my freshman year at BYU and was loving being independent and living in Deseret Towers in S Hall. I had made some great friends who I later lived with off-campus and we were currently afraid of the guys in our ward because they were mostly all RM's (and therefore all wanting to get married and sooooo old! Or so we thought.) That was okay because I had started to date a boy I met during freshman orientation and went to the BYU Homecoming dance and on other fun dates with him. (I also did study a little.) Luckily we got over our fear of "older" men and became great friends with our ward and eventually did a ton of stuff with them. I loved my freshman year!
What Was I Doing 5 Years Ago?
I had recently returned from my mission to Poland and was trying to like life back in school but wasn't succeeding very well. I had had a rough first year back but was now in a much better ward and was adjusting much better at this point. I started teaching 5th grade as an intern at Sprucewood Elementary in Sandy, so I threw myself into that and it took over my life. I ate, slept, and breathed teaching and while it was one of the hardest things I've ever done, it was also a wonderful experience and I'm so grateful I had it and the 3 other years I taught as well.

What Was I Doing 1 Year Ago?
I had just barely given birth to my first daughter, a redhead who we named Sophie, and was adjusting to life as a mom. My mother was still staying here with us and saved my life that first week as she would take Sophie during the night and let me sleep inbetween feedings and cleaned and cooked and was an angel. I missed her a lot when she left. Joseph was just starting his first year in the MBA program and was liking that a lot, and I was doing Activity Days for my calling and enjoying that.

What Was I Doing Yesterday?
I woke up and got Sophie and myself breakfast and baths, played with Sophie for a little while then put her down for a nap while I did the dishes and wrote my weekly email to the family. Once Sophie woke up we ate lunch then went to Kiddie Kandids for her one year old pictures. I spent a hellacious 3 hours there waiting for them to first take her pictures then let us view them and I don't want to go back for a really long time. Then we came home, I put Sophie down for a much-needed nap, made dinner, welcomed Joseph home and ate Sloppy Josephs. :) Then we had FHE, played some more, rearranged the living room and Sophie's room (so much more manageable!), and put Sophie to bed. Then I went and clogged for a little while with a friend, came home and chatted with Joseph and blogged a bit, and then went to bed.

5 Places I Would Rather Be:
On a Cruise to the Mediterranean with Joseph
Visiting Poland
At the all-inclusive resort in Cozumel where we honeymooned
Somewhere tropical and exotic with all of my family
In bed with a good book

5 Treats I Love:
Key lime pie
Hot tamales
Swedish Fish
Peppermint Ice Cream

What Would I Do With a Million Dollars:
Get through the rest of school debt-free, buy a beautiful big home, buy a mini-van (I can't believe I'm saying that), buy Joseph his dream 46" HDTV, hire a maid, invest, and save for missions and the future.

5 Favorite TV Shows:
We don't get any channels at all so we don't watch anything, but if I could watch just one show a day it would be "Ellen". I think she's so funny and I would love to go do a challenge with her on her show and dance and everything.

My Most Memorable Things Right Now:
Being mom to an adorable baby-transitioning-to-a-toddler, looking forward to the holiday season, enjoying being poor college students for the last time ever (hooray!) and everything this MBA experience brings, and learning a ton from my calling and appreciating all that the Lord is allowing me to experience.

People I Am Tagging:
Anyone who would like to answer these questions and post it on their own blog for me to see and learn more about you is tagged. You're it!

1 comment:

Holly or James said...

THat's hilarious to hear about your long "photo session" at Kiddie Kandids. I was just saying to my mom last week when we were getting Jack's pictures taken at Sears photo center how much I missed Kiddie Kandids. I was feeling sorry for myself because the whole session took almost 2 hours from the time we walked in til the time we got home. They were extremely short staffed. There was one employee to take the photos, help the previous customer pick out photos to order, run the front desk and answer the phone. PLUS! she was attempting to eat lunch in thte midst of all of it. Pretty lame, but it sounds like your experience was even worse. ): I hate those long 'waiting' experiences in life.