Tuesday, November 9, 2010


I was tagged by my BFF Kayla, check out her cute blog! Here are some fun questions about me. :)

1. What is your ALL time favorite song and why? None of this "well I like everything". If you had to pick one, which would it be?

This is so hard! All time? Do you know how many songs make me cry?? I love country music, Brad Paisley, Carrie Underwood, Kenny Chesney, Taylor Swift. But on a spiritchal note, my favorite Hymn is "How Great Thou Art."

Getting choked up just thinking about it, moving on, QUICK!

2. What was the most memorable part of your wedding day and or first date if you aren't married yet. ;)

First date: that Jake tricked me into it and pretended like it was with a bunch of people, and it was SO a date. Can you say, smooth operator?

My favorite memory of our wedding day was being in the temple with Jake and sobbing, I was so overwhelmed with emotion thinking I finally made it and I was in the right place, at the right time, being sealed to the right man for all eternity! I remember thinking, "my life starts now!" Then 2 years later it started all over when Jenson got here. :)

I also remember it was so hot, that my cousin Maddie fainted taking pictures on temple grounds. I feel bad so many people suffered on our behalf. I love you all for enduring that day with us!

3. What do you want to be when you grow up?

This is easy, a mom and a teacher. AND I AM! I never thought I would see the day I would actually start making my dreams come true! I love my baby boy more than life itself (and that's saying a lot because I love life), and I love my preschool class and think both jobs are very rewarding and FUN!

oh, but I know I'm not done growing up yet, so when I do grow up, I want to do something big. Like, be able to really truly help somebody (or somebodies) in need kind of big. Someday... for now I'm more focused on my little family. And I think that is okay for now.

AND someday I hope I can be a fitness guru. I'd love to have a rock hard butt and abs. sorry, tmi? Hopefully that motivation comes soon.

4. Why do you blog?

I started blogging because my mom lived so far away from me and she wasn't hip with the Facebook scene yet, and I wanted to share pictures. :) Now she is "hipper" and lives closer, but I still enjoy it as a public way of sharing family history, and I think journaling is important, and the more ways you can do it, the better.

OH, and a blog can't get deleted like a 12 page journal you typed on a Word document on a computer that crashed. I don't want to talk about it.... (but it did have a happy ending and was recovered, just a painful story lol)

5. What is your favorite attribute about yourself and why?

I like that I am ambitious and am pretty motivated. I like that I have always been able to know who I am and where I want to go, and have made choices to get me there. I'm just glad this didn't say least favorite attribute, that list could get overwhelming, let's just focus on the positive! But for the most part, I do like myself.

6. What's on your Christmas list this year?

We are kind of lame, but Jake and I never do Christmas for each other, my birthday is October, his is November, so we have never seen the point of wasting the money. And honestly, I REALLY don't see the point. Christmas is expensive enough as it is! BUT, if I had to have a list I would want... to redecorate my room I guess? And I always like anything pretty and girly.

7. What is your "signature drink"? It could be homemade, your daily Starbucks drink, or what you always order when you go out. If it is homemade, will you include the recipe? :)

I love juices and smoothies, anything fruity. Add a lil whip cream, even better. I guess I just like sugar? Lately my favorite is caramel apple cider, which is to die for at Starbucks, but my recipe is not too shabby:

for every 3 cups of cider (the bottled, 100% juice stuff)

add: 2 T of caramel sauce

1 t of vanilla

a couple pinches of cinnamon/a cinnamon stick

heat over the stove, mix with a whisk, and YUM!

(needless to say I sometimes add whip cream and drizzle caramel just to make it look pretty)

I tag: Mandie Tuttle

Abbie Taylor

Calee Argyle

Amera Jarvis

Stacey Kramer


Kayla {and Matt} Collins said...

YAY! you saw my tag! you're adorable. I love that your favorite song is a hymn and I'm so proud that your dreams have come true and you have your preschool and your baby. You are an inspiration! I LOVE YOU! xoxoxoxo

jack!e said...

I agree with Kayla! And Tommy and I don't get each other presents at Christmas either...its kind of lame when all you are doing is basically spending the money that you SHARE with eachother to buy eachother something...I'd rather save it for something bigger and better...like, oh I don't know...a baby!(down the road...NOT preggo right now). =]

Calee said...

You have a lovely bum and abs! I would love to have your shape and size. My post-baby body is here for good and you rubber banded right back lucky girl:).
I agree with Kayla too, you are a good example to all of us. I never get around to posting tags, thanks for thinking of me!

Nick and Amera said...

YAYAYAY!! Loved it! I will totally do this, cause I cant wait! Loved it, espeically about being a mom and a preschool teacher. I love you, you are the best friend ever!!