Wednesday, September 30, 2009

38 reasons to love or hate me... You decide.

... normally I do not like to talk a lot about myself, lets face it there are 7 of us here and most are more interesting than I.  However, in light of tradition and because it was my 38th birthday I shall write about myself.  

Consider yourself warned.

1.  I am a mother to five fabulous kiddos.

2.  I am VERY conservative.

3.  I called the school district to find out about Obama's speech.  Pretty sure they changed it after I called.

4.  I graduated from the University of Utah and cheer for them when they do not play BYU.

5.  I have been happily married for 15 years and still pinch myself wondering how it happened so well.

6.  I have lived in four states:  Utah, Texas, California, and Nevada.

7.  I lived in Utah for 26 years before living anywhere else.

8.  I love to sing and have sung in choirs, ensembles, and even solo.  My husband thinks I should do it more often.

9.  I once swore I would never marry a sports fan.  Now not only do I have a sports fan husband, but I also have 4 sons who have followed in his footsteps.

10.  I worry too much about my weight.

11.  I am halfway to my weight loss goal.

12.  I believe in choices, but I also believe in consequences.  Don't complain to me about a consequence when you made the choice.

13.  Sometimes life just sucks.  That is when you "suck it up" and keep moving forward.

14.  I love most country music.  Steve is not so much a fan but my kids know most of the lyrics.

15.  I love to read.  I am currently reading 4 books.

16.  I should stick to one book and finish it.

17.  My favorite novel is "The Good Earth".

18.  School is only part of Education.  I will do the rest at home (i.e. correct what was wrong).

19.  I don't care what Hollywood thinks.  They should just be quiet and sing.  I'll listen to your politics when you read my book and see my movie.

20.  I don't want a "public option" for health care.  I will pay for mine and you can pay for yours.  

21.  I love my SUV.

22.  My Suburban can drive over any "Smart car".  So don't tell me what I should drive.

23.  I miss my Grandma O.

24.  I have had stitches 9 times.

25.  The stitches I remember the most were in 5th grade when I was in PE and a boy taller than me ran into me.  His buck teeth hit my head.  I just remember lots of blood (mine not his).

26.  I'm not really a shopper, unless I'm at a bookstore.

27.  I love high heels.

28.  My hair is all grey.  You would never know because of a wonderful person I call Megan who makes the grey go away.  Love her!

29.  I never thought I wanted a daughter, but I am so glad to have one.

30.  I love reading with my kids.  We are reading "The Mouse and the Motorcycle" (with Peyton and Marra) and Cam and I are reading Harry Potter.

31.  2 of my boys are taller than me.  Not really much of an accomplishment I know, but they love it.

32.  I love to write.  I have hundreds of stories and thoughts written down, just waiting for me to do something with them.  

33.  I love to try new recipes.  Can't say my family loves them all, but some become keepers.

34.  I love to watch the Food Network and make up my own dishes.  My family usually likes these.

35.  Give me a new recipe book and I will hide away for hours planning and dreaming.  My favorites are church and family recipe books.

36.  I love to read the Book of Mormon and conference talks with my husband.  He sees things differently than I do and it is nice to compare the two perspectives.

37.  I am a Christian.

38.  I have a testimony of my Savior Jesus Christ and the Peace he brings to the world around me.

... So right, wrong, or indifferent that is part of who I am.  Proud to be 38 because life just gets better and better.


Baxter's said...

Love you dude! You are the best! Happy Day!

CaLM RAPIDS said...

I miss you Marnie.
Hope you had a very Happy Birthday!

Brenda said...

I love finding out new things about people! Happy birthday! (btw We just finished the Mouse and the Motorcycle a few weeks ago... they LOVED it!)

heidikins said...

I love lists, books, heels, and you.


Mama P said...

I love you and this post just makes me miss you all the more! Steve really needs a job in Washington!

Becky said...

Thanks for sharing YOU with us. You are a great sister in law!

McDonald's - Life as WE Know IT! said...

That was spectacular! Thank you for sharing!!!

Rachel said...

I am late on the game here, but I loved your post!

You have a beautiful family and I think you are fantastic! I'll check your blog more often :)

loricjensen said...

I learned a few things about you that I didn't know! Thanks for writing about you. I might try it on my next post. 38 is great! Love you!

Alisa said...

I love you Marnie! You and I are so similar! Happy late birthday!