TAG! Your next!

Hello all!  K.Smitty at Daydreaming in Progress tagged me in the latest meme circling through our blogging community.  Thank you so much!  It was a lot of fun to fill in the blanks.  I have tagged a few of you as well at the end of this post!!!!  Take care!

Getting to Know You (the Rules):

1 – Post the rules
2 – Answer the 11 questions from the person who tagged you.
3 – Create 11 new questions for the people you tag.
4 – Tag people and link them to your post.
5 – Let them know that you tagged them. (I’ll try!)
Here are my responses to K.Smitty’s Questions:

1. What dinner item ends up on your table most often?

We LOVE Mexican food.  Maybe it’s because I spent a few years living in Arizona, maybe its because there is a huge Hispanic influence in our area….maybe because it is just SO good.  That being said, we have tacos at least every other week.  All kinds of tacos…pork carnitas (roasted all day), beef (both ground and shredded), fish.  YUM!  We like them with cilantro, avocado, shredded lettuce, Jack cheese, fat free sour cream and squeezed lime juice on top.  Plain and simple…preferably on small corn tortillas…just like the taco wagon in my hometown used to make them!  SO delicious!  Sometimes, we are extra naughty and fry up the corn tortillas in grape seed or olive oils.  SOOOOO tasty!

2. What song(s) always makes you smile and/or get up and dance?

I love the song Dancing Queen by ABBA.  A timeless classic, I can never get enough of.  Also, I love the music of the 70s and 80s.  I never tire of it and my poor husband has to suffer through hours of it.  Thank you, Pandora, for broadening my ability to indulge myself in my favorites.

3. Favorite bad-for-you food?

Cookies!!!!  I was known, lovingly, as the cookie monster by my friends in Grad School.  I love to seek out the best places for cookies…oftentimes, I find that my kitchen is the best stop off for a sugary sweet. I have been so bad for years.  Oftentimes, I will make up the dough and just make enough for that evening and keep the rest of the dough in Tupperware in the fridge.  Each night I will make a few fresh cookies for my husband and I.  Bad. Bad. Bad girl.

4. Any irrational fears or bad habits?

Dying young. I have witnessed so many premature deaths doing my job every day.  I am VERY aware how precious life is, how short it can be.  Sometimes it haunts me…most times my husband and I road trip, or he drives to work…I can’t help but to sometimes wonder…does he know he’s loved.  Have I said everything I wanted to say?  Have we made all the proper arrangements for our future if one of us dies early?  I could go on and on.  It’s not good….I constantly have to surrender it all to God.  Does it consume me…no, of course not, but it can often be back in the far reaches of my mind.

5. What’s the #1 thing on your Bucket List, (besides being a mommy)?

Travel, travel, travel.  I didn’t have the opportunity to travel internationally until I was in my late 20s…and now I am HOOKED.  I love it!  I really do love Europe.  I love planning, preparing, making memories, looking back at our photos…I LOVE doing it all with my soulmate.  It’s wonderful.  This spring/early summer we are traveling to France…with a little Iceland and London mixed in too.  But mostly, we will just be traveling around the French countryside.  I am beyond excited!

6. Do you live in the same area you grew up in or have you moved a lot?

I have moved quite a bit.  I grew up in a small town in North Central Washington State. I have lived in Spokane, Washington; Tucson, Arizona; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and Portland, Oregon.  Portland is by far my FAVORITE.

7. What’s your take on smartphones? Got one? If so, what one? Love them? Hate them?

You know, I love ‘em.  I will never forget my road trip out west after graduating from grad school in Philly.  My good friend who road tripped with me had an iPhone and she would be on the internet, checking her email in the middle of nowhere.  I remember being blown away at the possibilities.  Internet…in the middle of the Nebraska countryside?  This is crazy.  The following year I jumped in when my department offered to pay for them in full.  I have been hooked ever since.

8. Got any furbabys?

I have one sweet labradoodle named Higgins.  We got him last July!  As soon as we realized we were on a road of Infertility…we knew we needed another companion and distraction to get through it.  We have poured ourselves into him…following all the dog whisperer’s recommendations.  He is now 9 months old and I think he is pretty much perfect.  We LOVE him!

9. What’s your favorite outfit you own that makes you feel fabulous?

I love a good pair of Hudson jeans.  Yes, I’m a little embarrassed to say that I have succumbed to designer jeans…they fit and feel fabulous! …a cute tank and a long, rear covering sweater.  Oh and also a cute, shimmery long necklace, and some wedge ballet shoes to top it off.  Always feel good!

10. (Because I’ve had a rough day): If you take out any instances about not being pregnant, how often would you say you get emotional in front of your husband?

Well, I just asked him and he said about once a week.  I guess I’m a little surprised.  He tends to be more emotional than I am, so I typically don’t think of myself being that emotional…oh well…emotions are a good thing.  It’s something I really value in my husband.

11. Do you have a favorite quote? Or even a favorite Bible verse?

Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not unto your own understanding.  In all your ways acknowledge Him and he will make your path straight.  Pro 3:5-6

LOVE THAT verse!  SO much HOPE!

My Questions:

  1. What are your top 3 favorite recipes?
  2. What are 3 attributes you most love about your husband?
  3. Ascribe 5 words to your Infertility journey.
  4. What is 1 thing you have learned about yourself in the past year?
  5. What is 1 thing very few people know about you?
  6. What is your favorite place you have visited?
  7. What is your favorite color?
  8. What was your most recent favorite book?
  9. What is you guilty pleasure?
  10. What is your favorite blog post you have written?
  11. What is your #1 on your bucket list (beside being a mommy)?

There are so many amazing blogs out there!  Here are a few blogs that I have been following since beginning my blogging journey over a month and a half ago:

Scared not to follow him

When’s it gonna be my turn

A cup of bliss

Loudsong

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