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Sunday, December 21, 2008

Tag from Mimi

Mimi tagged me on her 7 things list, so here is my attempt.

7 things I was doing 7 years ago...
1. living in Orem
2. getting Taylor started in the school system and finding him a wheelchair
3. trying to figure out how to toilet train Spencer
4. being Primary president
5. teaching little girls piano lessons after school
6. praying that our next child would be a little girl (it worked!)
7 . missing my husband as he worked all the time at his own company

7 things on my to-do list...
1. to do NOTHING and enjoy it this Christmas break
2. hanging out with my sister
3. playing with my kids and remembering that work is on hold for the next 2 weeks
4. moving Robyn to her own room
5. getting all of the office stuff out of our bedroom
6. making a quilt and curtains for Robyn's room
7. figuring out to make a loaf of bread that looks all puffy instead of flat and squished (thats been a year long project so far - someday I will figure it out in the meantime we eat bread A LOT)

7 books I want to read/reread...
1. Lincoln (its been on my nightstand for months)
2. Hunger Games (just finished and want to reread it)
3. Persuasion by Jane Austin
4. Book of Mormon (stake challenged us to read it this year in addition to our regular study - we're going to do it as a family, see how that goes after being used to the book of mormon readers!)
5. Tom Clancy books (every few years I pull them all out again)
6. Shopaholic and Sister (neighbor loaned it to me - need to get it back!)
7. Marco Polo (got it for Christmas last year and only made it halfway through)

7 places I want to visit...
1. Hawaii
2. Detroit (just for the company! - get to come true in June)
3. Italy
4. Greece (saw Mama Mia last night and it gave me ideas - that and all the Mary Stewart books I read as a teenager)
5. Jerusalem
6. Australia (but not till after February)
7. Washington, D.C.

7 place I have lived...
1. Sunnyvale, CA
2. Mountain View, CA
3. Hamburg, Germany (does a month count as living?)
4. Provo, UT
5. Orem, UT
6. Pleasant Grove UT

7 things I would do if I were a millionaire...
1. Take all our family on a Disney Cruise (Allison has been asking for one for a long time - tell her to keep on dreaming)
2. Pay off our house
3. Hire a cleaning service
4. Buy a beach house
5. Fly all my family into the beach house often - this every 2 year thing doesn't work for me

7 snacks I enjoy...
1. Chocolate - any kind but Hershey's
2. Apples and Carmel Dip
3. Can't think of anything else - mind went pretty much blank after chocolate!

7 things I can do...
1. Make fishy lips
2. Play the piano
3. Sew curtains (as long as you don't look too closely)
4. Make pumpkin bread
5. Cuddle with my girls to read stories
6. Garden without killing too many plants
7. Reading surrounded by chaos and yet being able to tune it out (don't know if this is a good or bad attribute)

7 things that attracted me to my husband...
1. His legs were bigger than mine (you'd have to have grown up with chicken leg brothers to understand why I thought this was so important)
2. He set goals to try to be a better person and was always trying to find a way to improve
3. He could put up with my laughing at improper things at improper times
4. He would understand when I was in project mode to smile and grab a hammer
5. His smile in his yellow EFY shirt
6. He would take me dancing
7. He made me feel happy, safe and loved all the time. My own personal safety net.

7 favorite foods...
1. Chocolate
2. Cheesecake
3. Sourdough bread
4. Clamchowder inside a sourdough bowl
5. Spicy seafood tomato sauce pasta
6. Really good wheat bread with butter and jam
7. French toast with berries

7 people I admire most...
1. My parents
2. My siblings
3. Jeremy
4. All my sister-in-laws
5. Team Hoyt
6. All those friends who remind me every day of what is really important
7. My kids especially my daughter Allison

7 people I tag...
1. Kelly
2. Allison
3. Michelle
4. Brenda
5. Christina
6. Brenda
7. Angie


The Skeehan Family said...

I love that you did this!! Yay! Thank you for doing it, I love getting to know more things about you - like:
1. Didn't know you ever went to Germany but Dan said you went as a foreign exchange student in high school and brought home pieces of the fallen Berlin Wall... wow...
2. You want to go to Australia... maybe we can plan something together? We've been talking about it too...
3. If you like the Shopaholic book, I have a ton of hers - total bubble gum for the brain but they make me laugh :) Just let me know and I can bring them in January :)
4. Love how you say that you are going to do NOTHING this break but then you list off all these huge projects... you make me laugh. And the greatest part, you'll get them all done in flying time and with a smile on your face.

Love you. Miss you and Merry Christmas. Oh, ps, sent your card to the wrong address again (SERIOUSLY I need to STOP flipping your address) - I haven't gotten it back but I'm sure I will because I realized my mistake after I sent it, so I'm sending another one :)