Monday, September 22, 2008

50 Things About Me

1. I was born in Ogden, lived in Kaysville for 3 years, lived in Ogden for 6 years, moved to the Ogden Valley and have been there ever since!
2. I am the oldest of 5 kids. 3 little sisters, one brother.
3. Some childhood memories & facts: My first word was "shoe," when my parents tried to get me to say "I love Mommy" I would say slowly, "!" I loved playing Barbies and would play for hours with Raquel, I pretended to be a Power Ranger while jumping on the trampoline, I had lots of pet rabbits, I got 2 black eyes, and I vividly remember hearing Santa Clause and the bells on his sleigh and ran to bed crying in fear that I wouldn't get any presents.
4. I've never had braces, still have my wisdom teeth, tonsils, and appendix. I don't have glasses or contacts. And I've never broken a bone.
5. I love watching FRIENDS. Seriously.
6. My favorite color is hot pink.
7. I have a really really good memory. I remember everything.
8. I love change.
9. I was a class officer in Jr. High and on the yearbook staff.
10. I want a baby grand piano someday. And I want one that's wood. Not black.
11. I love concerts. I've been to Rascal Flatts 4x, Keith Urban 2x, Kenny Chesney, Alan Jackson, and Josh Groban.
12. I love cereal, cheesecake, string cheese, eggnog, Pizza, Reeses, and fondue.
13. I have a weird fetish with Elvis Presley. I have books about him, a huge poster of him, a life-size cut out, and all his music. And lots of fun things my friends have given me as gifts:)
14. I always remember my dreams.
15. I'm left-brained: I love math and statistics and majored in it. And I'm right-brained: I love drawing, painting, and taking pictures.
16. I've ridden a camel twice, an elephant twice, had snakes wrapped around me, and swam with dolphins and stingrays.
17. My mom was my piano teacher and taught me starting at age 7.
18. I have a really good sense of smell and direction. If it weren't for me--Ben would be lost roaming somewhere.
19. I took 5 AP classes. American History, Calculus, English, Art History, and Art.
20. I was on the swim team, and the water polo team.
21. I want to go skydiving so bad.
22. I think I have the coolest wedding ring in the world.
23. I had my first kiss in 7th grade.
24. Ben and I kissed on our first date. And that was when I knew I wanted to marry him:)
25. I used to go skinny dipping all the time with my friend Mo, and we would never pee in the outhouse at girls camp.
26. I don't like little dogs or big cats.
27. I've been to 15 different countries: Mexico, Morocco, Spain, Italy, France, Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Slovenia, Cambodia, Vietnam, Thailand, China, Singapore, and India.
28. I love Disney movies. Always have. Aladdin, The Lion King, Mulan, Emperor's New Groove, Cars and Finding Nemo are my favorite.
29. It takes me a really long time to get ready for bed. Usually I just sit in there and talk to Ben while he gets ready and then force myself to brush my teeth and stuff to go to bed. Don't know why.
30. I want 4-6 kids. And I have all my names picked out. I actually have too many and have no idea how I'm going to narrow it down. We might just have to have 9 kids:)
31. I'm a True Aggie, and a True BLUE Aggie.
32. I didn't see Dumb and Dumber, Tommy Boy, The Patriot, Braveheart, or Gladiator till I got married.
33. My favorite ice cream is Cookies & Cream. I rarely get anything else. And when I have it at home, I have to put Hershey's chocolate syrup on it and some milk...cause it's more like a shake and I love the little crystals the milk and ice cream make!
34. I love the *NSYNC Christmas CD! I have a countdown till I can start blasting it. It's one of my favorite things about the season.
35. One of mine and Ben's new favorite card games is Rook. My grandparents taught us in Newport and we played it every single day until he started work this week.
36. I love the way Ben smells. He doesn't have BO and his sweat actually smells good to me.
37. Texting is a way of life for my family. My mom and I text everyday. My dad and my Grandma do too!
38. I should call Ben 'Gaston.' (from Beauty & the Beast) .... "And every last inch of him's covered in HAIR!" And I love it.
39. Ben and I had our first date on January 6th, called the temple on May 10th, got officially engaged on May 27th, got married on July 26th.
40. I love playing all sports, but my favorite sport is volleyball. I love water skiing, snow skiing, and ultimate frisbee.
41. I do Jane Fonda. I know right. I have her New Ultimate Workout VHS and it is so good. Ben always made fun of me when I'd say the abs and legs are so hard. So I made him do it with me and he was sore for 3 days.
42. My favorite part of opening a new carton of ice cream is scraping off the lid!
43. I always spill on myself. ALWAYS. No matter what. No matter WHAT!
44. When it comes to eating, I can be pretty particular. I love to save the best for last so I eat the worst part first! For example, I eat crust first on pizza and sandwiches:)
45. I love my family so so so much. And all my new Garrison family!
46. Ben and I still have all 8 of our grandparents.
47. I don't like "unnecessary repetitive noises..." (e.g. chewing with the mouth open, picking things, clicking things, tapping fingernails, etc).
48. I used to win at everything. (Probably used to being the oldest)......UNTIL I met Ben. Now I lose at everything and it drives me crazy.
49. I don't drink pop. I only like Coke when I'm in foreign countries.
50. Ben and I are probably going to live somewhere foreign within the next year, like South Africa or Brazil. For real.

So I bet you know me a little better! :) I tag anyone who took the time to read this long thing!


Steph and Brady said...

Cute cute post! I did know some of the things and there was a lot that I didn't! How fun! That is exciting that you guys are going to be living somewhere foreign! I guess it is good that you love change! I also love the NSYNC Christmas CD! Great isn't it!?

Chelsie said...

that was a fun post. cookies n cream is my favorite ice cream too...mmm i could really go for that right now. i'm impressed you guys still have all 8 grandparents...we only have two!

Mariah said...

I love your post! I have actually been wanting to do this for a while now, but I am not very good at making time to do it. I didn't know that you really like Elivs. Funny. Jane Fonda! I miss doing that with you. You were my motivation and now you're gone... I like your new blog background. PS - This is my first time blogging since we left SF, so I just posted comments on tons of your posts from the past month.

Sara said...

Awesome to learn new things about you! I could have written the one that says, "I always spill on myself. Always" So me. How is CA treating you? Mark interviews with Apple again on Oct 10, so keep him in your prayers so we can join you out in CA!!!

The Imperfect Pie said...


Ha! I love every bit of you! You make me laugh and I wish we were neighbors. I bet we could eat cookies 'n' cream, listen to NSYNC and do Jane Fonda all at the same time. That would be awesome.


Bodacious Barlows said...

Hey lady, I read your list and I love everything about it. It makes me laugh. You're seriously my favorite. I miss you lady! I totally can't wait for December because I love *NSYNC Christmas too. Let's Jam!