Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Getting to Know Me

From Mendy

For hours and hours I could...
Walk on the beach
by myself with the radio up loud

I feel best about myself...
When I'm teaching
When the house is running smoothly

I absolutely cannot stand...
Unloading the dishwasher (I love loading it though-how weird is that?)
Getting rid of books

I am afraid of...
Driving serious mountain passes for the first time
Not having a single good picture from a photo shoot, especially weddings

I love to splurge by...
Buying Dansko clogs
Going to Borders and buying new books and music

I save by...

Shopping sales and thrift stores
Using Peapod to buy groceries (stick to the list better-less impulse shopping)
Cutting my kids' hair

I am trying to work on...
Not buying so many Dansko clogs
Getting more sleep

In high school...
I was first chair Violist for 2 years as well as second chair in the State Orchestra 1 year
I traveled to Costa Rica as an exchange student for a summer

In college...
I was so curious about so many things that I never really declared a major
I loved singing with the BYU University Chorale (I didn't even try out for Concert Choir)
I felt at home in Utah even though I hadn't lived there since I was 4. It still feels like coming home when I go there-must be something in those generations of Utah genes on both sides.

I feel I'm a good mom when...
I get field trip
permission forms turned in on time
My kids get excited about a beautiful sunset or a gorgeous moon

I regret...
Not perservering and graduating from college
Not keeping in better touch with old friends

I could never have too many...
Days at the beach

Second chances

What about you?


  1. I like how you feel like a good mom when your kids notice beautiful things. I feel like that too - like you've done something right, if they can find the beauty in "ordinary" things :)

  2. Love your's Kellie!! We have some of the same answers!! I totally need to try peapod sometime - I wondered if it would be cheaper with out all the impulse buys. So fun to get to know you better!! :)

  3. Wow, you get field trip permission forms in on time?? Impressive . . .

    This was fun. Did I know you were a violist? I think I did. I learned some fun things about you. Thanks.


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