Sunday, May 12, 2013

Happy #24!

Guess what? It's 'ma birthday :)
And to celebrate, I thought I'd share 24 things you may not know about me!
(you know... all in my pursuit to make the blog more personal!)
#1. I have never ever wanted a career. Gasp. I know. In high school my answer to the 'What do you want to be?' was always, a Mom. No hesitation. For like 3 seconds in 11th grade I thought I wanted to be a CPA. You know do people's taxes. Then I took the class and realized I sucked at that. I did actually go to school to be a nail tech before I got married. Just to have a fall back, just in case! But Luckily, my sweet husband has a wonderful job than

more than provides for us, allowing me to stay home with my sweet babies!

#2. I am CHEAP. And I mean C-H-E-A-P! I hate spending money, and rarely ever buy things for full price. TJMaxx and Ross are by far my favorite places to shop. And most of my decor comes from yard sales and clearance racks! My sister in law makes fun of me sometimes, but my philosophy is, why buy 1 shirt for $50 when I can go somewhere else and buy 5 for that price!? But don't get me wrong... I shop ALOT. (more on that later)

#3. Date night is SO important to me! We honestly hardly ever miss a week. I'm so grateful that my husband is willing to take me out so often! And that both of our moms are so close and love to watch our kids! Most weeks it's just doing to dinner and target, but just that time together is so beneficial to our marriage! And my sanity! My husband is always telling me that I deserve a break, and that he'll take me out anytime!

#4. I'm not a good housekeeper. 75% of the time, at least 1 room in my house is a disaster. My hubby is a way better cleaner than I am.
#5. I love room temperature water.

#6. The smell of toothpaste and gum makes me gag. Don't chew gum around me. Just don't.

#7. I hate my handwriting and I'm always trying to change it!

#8. Lemon is my favorite scent of all time!
#9. I love to shop. For clothes, for decor, for kids clothes, for office supplies. Pretty much everything except food! (which I used to love, until I had to start doing it every week) I go to town at least 2-3 times a week to shop. My usual stops are Joannes, Target, Ross, Kid to Kid and Old Navy.

#10. I've really never been happy with my body. Especially after I've had kids. I've just never been skinny. But I'm going to try really hard after this baby to get fit.

#11. I do not enjoy singing. In the car, in the shower, in church... or anywhere. But I will bust a move if no one is watching!
#12. I'm a little too addicted to my iPhone. I don't think I could ever switch back.

#13. I would rather have chips than a candy bar. Doritos to be exact, or Ruffles with ranch.

#14. My husband can get me to try/like almost anything. I hated chinese food, ribs, potstickers, buffalo sauce, and a few other things before we met... now, they are all my favorite! the only thing I still can't stand is Mountain Dew. Gag.

#15. I pretty much live in flip flops. Even in snow, which ,thankfully, we don't get much of in So. Utah!

#16. My favorite weather is summer rain.
#17. My husband and I dated for  3 1/2 years before we got married. That's pretty much unheard out in Utah! we met in 2005.
#18. My favorite chore is dusting... least fav... bathrooms.
#19. I love anything vintage.
#20. All bugs disgust me close up. Ladybugs, butterflies, potato bugs... up close they are all nasty!
#21. Smells and music are my biggest memory triggers. I make my husband wear the same cologne he did when we started dating because it reminds me of when we met.
#22. I hate paying for hotels. I would much rather stay with family/friends. Because I'm cheap.
#23. I talk. A LOT.
#24. I am a control freak. But it didn't start until I had kids. Now, I always need to know the 'plan' for the day, or the week. And I have list after list after list all over my house! In notebooks, on my phone, on the whiteboard, on the mirror everywhere!
So hopefully that let you get to know me a little better! Do any of you relate with anything I shared?!


Spencer and Mindy said...

Stef - you are AWESOME! i hope you have a great day (mother's day and birthday). and i gotta say, i'm right there with you on aLOT of things...but i LOVE LOVE grocery shopping.. ha haa.. :) it's so fun to get to know you better.

The Candlands said...

If we lived close I think we'd be best friends! I think that list was written about me!

Stephany Hyder said...

You are just so sweet!
Mountain Dew!!!! I can only have it on occassion, but I do like it. I LOVE Mello Yello!

And, chewing gum....I feel like my teeth are going to fall out chewing it. Plus, I hate to hear people smacking theirs. Blah.

Mandy@Mandy's Recipe Box said...

Happy Birthday! May 12th is my birthday too!! We have so much in common. We could be great friends :)

Elizabeth Fary said...

Happy Birthday! Thanks for sharing these fun facts with us!

rick.and.kels said...

love this. i love reading about people. i'm super cheap too! i would way rather get a lot of things for the same amount of money :)

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