Thanks everyone for participating in my Questions and Answers! I had so many great questions! I was gonna be all organized and categorize the questions into themes, but let's be honest - I'm far too lazy for that. To save some time (and my sanity!) I'm just answering them in order. I apologize in advance if some of my answers are long-winded.
1. How did you and hubs meet?
The hubs and I met @ Rochester College in 2001. We were both there in June for callbacks of our auditions for the Acappella group we had tried out for. My first impression of him is very vivid: They split us all up into groups, gave us a song, and gave us an hour to learn it and perform it. I remember sitting in the music room with some sheet music of some old hymn, and the hubs was the only one in our group who knew the song well....so he had to teach it to us all. I remember thinking he was super cute and thought it was adorable how nervous he was to sing for us all. I totally would have approached him later, but I couldn't remember his name! Someone got to him first (and I dated someone else) and it took us another year before we dated....but we became really good friends during that time.
2.What was your reaction when you first found out you were pregnant with baby #1
Ecstatic does not even begin to describe it. We were trying, and I was so anxious the DAY my period was supposed to start. We had an absolute crazy day, and I ended up driving home from my mom's around 3am and picked up a pregnancy test, cause I wouldn't have been able to sleep. The hubs read the test for me - positive. I had waited my entire life to be a mom. But my sister-in-law was staying with us at the time and we didn't want to tell her just yet, so I just sat in my room at 3'oclock in the morning, giddy as a school girl, quietly squealing like a pig, and jumping up and down on the bed. It was surreal and one of my favorite moments. Ever.
3. What is your favorite childhood memory?
The one that comes to mind is when my parents took us to Disney World for the first time. I remember my mom and dad telling us they were taking us somewhere special, but they wouldn't say where. Keep in mind, we drove there - from Michigan - so TWO DAYS later, we were really getting anxious to know what the stinkin' surprise was already! About a mile from the entrance, my mom handed me a piece of paper (maybe a pamphlet or something) that said 'Disney World'....and I was just really learning how to read. Once I figured out what it said, we were all jumping for joy!!! =] Very cool moment.
4. Did you like high school? Why or why not? Would you go back?
I didn't hate high school, but I didn't love it. I made some of the best friends a girl could ask for in high school, and they are all still very dear to my heart. But I really didn't come out of my shell and into my own until college. I had senioritis really bad my last year of high school. I don't think I would ever go back. Plus, I didn't think there were many date-worthy guys at our high school!
5. Who was your first boyfriend?
My first real boyfriend wasn't until my senior of high school. A great guy named Joshua, who was one of my best friends. We didn't go to school together, but we traveled in a chorus together...had a great summer with him and he took me to the prom. We both went our separate ways when we went to college, but I still get updates about his missionary life in Poland from time to time.
6. Have you ever been toilet papering?
I actually have not. I've never really been a big prank player, but I definitely would have done it if the opportunity presented itself.
7. Describe your most embarrassing moment.
I have two. One was in second grade when some tattled on me for writing 'I love Shawn Hamilton' on the bleachers outside on the playground. I had to go into the school, tell the principal what I did, get soap and water, and clean it up in front of the entire class (and other classes) on the playground. I was mortified.
My second happened last year when I was bartending. I came into work one day with my fly open gaping open. I had a pair of jeans on with a button flap so it snapped in two places, and was completely tucked into itself. My shirt was covering it for awhile, so I didn't notice.....until one of my regulars told me how much he liked my pink underwear! After that, my face and my underwear were the same shade!
8. If you had $50 cash to spend on anything you wanted and an entire day to yourself, where would you go and what would you spend it on?
Let me start by saying if I had an entire day to myself and could do anything I wanted, it would cost WAY more than $50! (It would probably include a shopping spree, spa, mani and pedi, and dinner and a movie with some besties). But right now, $50 would be spent some new clothes, and I haven't been clothes shopping in forever, trying to wait out this weight loss thing!
9. What got you started in blogging? What do you like most about it?
I actually started blogging when I first got married with a Xanga account. It was just a way to vent, talk about my fears and frustration, and really just cure boredom in married housing at school when the hubs was away and friends didn't want to hang out. Then, my blogging turned into a pregnancy log to help remember those memories and share them with others. Now, it's a way for me to connect with other people, write down my favorite life moments to keep forever, and get some great feedback and advice from other people, which is my favorite thing about it!
10. How much time do you spend blogging? What are your favorite types of blogs?
I don't spend a whole lot of time blogging, but I spend A LOT of time on other people's blogs. I usually wait til I know what I want to talk about before I write a post, then it comes in a few minutes (probably why I don't post every day). I love mommy blogs, decorating blogs, and before and after blogs.
11.What kind of music do you listen to and what is your favorite band/singer?
I honestly like a little bit of (almost) everything. Top 40, R&B, country, pop, gospel. I'm not really into heavy rock or metal. I also love musicals, so I listen to a lot of soundtracks (I am in LOVE with the Glee soundtracks!) Since I've had kids, I've tried to sensor what I listen to on the radio (I knew I had to make a change when my 3 yr old was singing 'Womanizer') - so in the car, we're usually listening to High School Musical soundtrack or our Praise and Worship CD.
My favorite band is probably Rascal Flatts. I am much more of a single artist lover vs. bands, but I LOVE Rascal Flatts! Some of my favorite singers include: Brian McKnight, Usher, Michael Buble, Carrie Underwood, Leona Lewis, Jordin Sparks, Kari Jobe and Christina Aguilera.
That's all for now. Part 2 to follow. If you have any more questions for me, feel free to add them!!! =]