Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Speed Dating: Blog Style

Linking up today with This Little Momma {LOVE her blog} to do some "speed dating" with some fantastic bloggers! You should head on over there to link up yourself!!

This Little Momma

Here is the run down of some things you won't find in the about me section...

1. I was born to an auctioneer father and a dental hygienist mother, almost 30 years ago... 
So, you might think that I can talk really fast with clean teeth. :)  
Not so much... about the "talking fast" part anyway. 

2. I am in the middle of two brothers, who have total opposite personalities... But I love them both for who they are! :)

3. Had a little crush on my hubby {from afar} for years before I actually had the nerve to speak to him... I had all but forgotten about him when he started sitting behind me in an elective course we were both taking... He sat behind me every day. I thought it was just because he liked the seat, but I guess, maybe, it wasn't... just the seat?
The first time he tapped me on the shoulder, I almost fell out of my seat.

4. He finally proposed to me four years later, after he realized that I had given up on trying to ruin the "surprise proposal" that he wanted. He was pretty proud of himself for actually surprising me for the first time in my life... I'm not a fan of surprises, but I'll admit that this one wasn't bad! ;)

5. We waited three years to start our family. I always thought I wanted to be a "young" mom, but we both wanted to focus on our careers, and spend a lot of time together. We are both very glad that we waited for our sweet little B... :)

6. In my high school yearbook, my "Destination" says, "A successful business woman, driving my very own Lexus." Oh my, how my perspective has changed... And my favorite music group was evidently "Papa Roach". WHAT?!
I must have had a head transplant somewhere along the way...

{my yearbook page}

7. I am definitely not that girl who got an A+ in Home Economics. I remember being soooo ticked off because my cookies would never turn out the same size, which made my grade suffer.
I'm also not the tidiest of people, but I hate clutter and chaos, which makes being a stay-at-home mom a challenge that I love, especially in a 100 year-old house that is not ours... My husband, however, is a total clean freak. He folds his socks a particular way that intimidates me too much to do it myself... Needless to say, he has grown accustom to folding his own socks.

8. My two besties have been in my life since before kindergarten... They can't get rid of me, no matter how hard they try :)

 9. I love movies based on Jane Austen novels... I can watch Pride and Prejudice, Sense and Sensibility, and Emma almost any day of the week. LOVE!

10. I wear my heart on my sleeve. I can't pretend that something is funny when it isn't, and I can't act like I'm not upset when I am...

11. When I was a little girl, I thought the only athletic "teams" that existed were the Indiana Hoosiers and the St. Louis Cardinals...  It took awhile to figure it all out.

12. I'm the rebel in my family... I constantly pushed boundaries. I was always the one to launch a full-on rebellion against what was expected of me.
And as karma goes, I gave birth to my very own rebel mini-me.
YEA for this momma. :) Karma really will get you every time.

13. I have only smoked one cigarette in my life. In college. Peer pressure sucks.
Obviously, it made a big impression on me, since I'm now a respiratory therapist. And I despise sidestream smoke... Disgusting. I think I could smell cigarette smoke from a block away.

14. I have a "thing" about making phone calls and speaking in public... a big thing! I'm embarrassed to admit that the hubby even has to make the call to order out for food. Don't ask me why I'm so petrified of doing it... But I am.

15. I am probably one of the most impatient people you'll ever meet... Especially when it comes to myself. If I can't manage to do something the first or second time I try, I get really frustrated!
B is exactly the same way :( Bless her heart.

Thanks for stopping by to get to know me a little better!! Have a lovely Tuesday! :)


Nicole said...

Thanks for linking up! Sounds like we have a lot in common!

Amanda @ Life, Experience Needed said...

Great post!

Maria @ Life on M Avenue said...

oh my goodness are we long lost twins??? i think you wrote everything in your post i forgot to write in mine!! newest follower from the speed dating!

Megan10e said...

I also HATE talking on the phone! I avoid it at all costs!

Shaping Up To Be A Mom

Natalie said...

I loved reading this and learning so much about you. This is a fun blog speed date :) Love that you are raising your rebel mini-me :)

Tiffany said...

Papa Roach! Hehehe... Aren't you really glad that we aren't frozen as our high school selves forever?

I loved reading this and getting to know you a bit better.

sarah said...

how am i not reading your blog already!? such a sweet little family and i loved getting to know you through this! :) made me laugh about the yearbook thing....hmm wonder what mine says? so funny! :)

Shantel said...

Hello Emily! I love your name! I just had a little girl 7 months ago and her name is Emily!! So happy to meet you and learn about you and your family! Really enjoyed your blog and I will be back! Hope you'll speed over and say hello! Take care

Celeste said...

Hi Emily! Loved getting to know you through the speed date! I'll definitely be back :)

Cassie said...

Emily, I love this! Your speed date post was super fun to read! I love that your dad is an auctioneer. I worked at an auto auction for 3 years, so the sound of an auction always feels a bit like home to me. :) I would love for you to visit me at http://www.two-in-diapers.blogspot.com {I'm also linked up on the speed dating post}. :)

Liv Kit said...

Such a cute blog. Love it.