Thursday, January 29, 2009

25 Random Things

This is mostly boring stuff that you will not want to read. I merely posted it for journaling purposes (my kids may want to know this stuff later on - I think)

1. I have five beautiful children that I feel very blessed to have. It took four years to finally get pregnant with the first one and we have had 3 miscarriages in between.

2. I got married when I was 18 and everyone teased my husband that he was "robbing the cradle" (I met him 5 days after I graduated from High School and he was already back from his mission :) )

3. After the kids go to bed at night, I usually make myself a large shake with some type of chocolate candy in it. Jason and I then sit down and watch a show together. (Not the best habit, I know!)

4. I have been to 23 states and Canada (including Niagara Falls) and I lived in New Jersey for 8 months.

5. I don't like to answer the phone when I'm not in the mood; I just let it ring and check my messages later. (I know this is probably surprising because I love to talk, but the phone can really bug me sometimes.)

6. I can't stand it when my kids try to talk to me when I am on the phone.

7. I love to go to the gym, especially for the weight lifting.

8. When the kids take their naps, I make myself a turkey, lettuce, and tomato wrap. I eat it on the couch while watching chick flicks.

9. I can't stand it when my children complain about what they are asked to do!! (Especially when it comes to practicing the piano.)

10. I love going to Hawaii and I think Kauai is the greatest - I didn't care for Maui very much (the resort we stayed at was fabulous though!)

11. I don't like that I get impatient with my children sometimes!

12. My dad was shot and killed when I was 12 years old. He was in the Stake Presidency at the time and was a major influence in MANY people's lives. (Over 4000 people came to his viewing and funeral.) The Deseret News did an article all about him and put it on the Front page of the newspaper the day after his funeral. I really miss him!!!!!

13. I love to save money and I get a rush out of getting a great deal on something.

14. When I was a Senior in High School, I was selected as one of two honorees from the state of Utah to attend the American Academy of Achievement in Williamsburg, Virginia.

15. I am a sucker for Masterpiece Theater and A&E Classics!

16. I am madly in love with my husband of 13 years!

17. I am anal about being on time to things and I get VERY cranky if someone makes me late. (I'm not sure this is such a good thing, but my intentions are good :})

18. I am a fake blond - yeah, baby!

19. I received a Scholar/Athlete award by the United States Army Reserve "For Academic and Athletic Excellence" at a Principal's Reception my senior year.

20. I LOVE to play basketball - anywhere, anytime!! (I was Captain of my High School team and was a Varsity starter my Junior and Senior year.)

21. I have not missed a day of writing in my journal for 9 years - I am on volume 25, page 5,488

22. I have a very strong testimony of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and I wouldn't trade it for anything in the world!!!

23. I do not like it when I pour a bowl of cereal and the milk is warm because it has been left out by the kids - I pour the milk out of my bowl and open a new carton (EVERY time).

24. I have always thought that I would have a child with Down Syndrome - I'm not sure why, but I would welcome the opportunity to raise such a special spirit!

25. My favorite hobbies are writing music, playing the piano, updating my blog, writing in my journal, reading books, playing Dance Revolution, and of course, playing on Facebook

1 comment:

Jaime said...

Mindi~ you are an amazing person. I had no idea at all you have accomplished. I didn't know #18 about you...shocking! ;)