Tuesday, May 18, 2010


If you could interview one person who would it be and what would you ask them?

The one person I wish I could talk to just one more time would be my great-grandma, Lillian Whetsel. She passed away when I was in junior high and I only had the honor of meeting her twice and talking to her very little. I am told I look like her and have her attitude, but not knowing her is an upsetting thing. I wish I could of thought then to meet with her a couple more times to see who she was, what she did, and why she did things. Miss you grandma!

Last Day

If you had one day left to live what would you do? What would be your last meal?

If I had one day left to live, I would want to take a bunch of pictures of me with those I love so the memories can live on forever. I would also spend my last minutes with my hubby because he deserves to have me at my last breathe. My last meal would have to be something Italian or Chinese because both are so tasty and make me happy!


If you were a crayon, what color would you be and why?

If I was a crayon I would have to be black because I am a negative thinker, and I am always trying to hide the ugly in my life. I also like black because it is slimming and just about anything will go with it!

Mom and Dad

What is one trait that you got from your mom and dad that makes you who you are?

I would have to say the one trait I got from both of my parents is my crazy curly hair. Both of them have it, even though you would never know it! My dad has gone from the fro in high school, to the Billy Ray Cyrus look, to shaved, and now gray and short. My mom takes her time to hide the curls, but if she lets it go you can see the curls coming out. Thanks mom and dad for the curls and never having to pay for a perm!

Friday, May 14, 2010

My hubby

Write your favorite memory (good and bad) of your significant other

My favorite memory of my husband is our first kiss. He missed my mouth and we started laughing because it was not a good shot at all. I was glad he was not offended when I laughed, but he started to laugh to because he couldn't believe he blew it.

Thursday, May 13, 2010


If you could go on vacation to any place, where would you go, with who and why?

The first place I want to go is back to Disney World with Mike and Izzy. Disney World is an amazing place that really does bring the child in you back out, and I would love to see Izzy's face when she sees the characters and all of the wonder of Disney. The second vacation I want to take is a three week tour of Europe to see the history of the world and all of the neat architecture and landscapes that are over there. Three weeks is just enough to make a dent in what is there, but it will feed my
appetite to adventure and see the world!

Wednesday, May 12, 2010


What's a gift you gave yourself that has kept on giving?

My favorite gift that I have purchased for myself and use for many things is my Cricut machine. I bought this in 2008 at the end of my time with migrant school as a reward for sticking it out and dealing with all of the crazy there. I use it to scrapbook, make posters, decorate my classroom and many other things. Yes, it was expensive at the time, and yes, it is much cheaper now, but I love my Cricut and would not be complete without it!

Tuesday, May 11, 2010


If your life was a game what would it be called and why?

If I had to pick a game that is already created and sold in stores, I would go with Jenga or Kerplunk because both are about making the right choices so everything does not come crashing down. We live life on the edge and every choice we make has a direct effect on what will happen in the future and the present. Both games are about not having everything come crashing down and making the right move at the right time. If your not careful with Kerplunk, you can loose all your marbles and be left with a bunch of useless sticks!

Life Changer

What is one event, good or bad, that changed your life forever?

One of the biggest changes in my life happened in 2003 when I met my future husband Mike at the factory I was working at. He pushed me to achieve my goal of graduating from college with my degree in education, and he refused to marry me until I did so. He has pushed me to do things I would have given up on because I can be lazy and bullheaded when things do not go my way. We have had our fights, and still get on each others nerves about stupid things, but without him I wouldn't of achieved what I needed to. He is my rock, and I know that he will always be there to encourage and make me do what I need to do!

Monday, May 10, 2010

New Car

If you had to get a new car what would it be and why?

If I had to get a new car I want to get a 2010 Chevy Traverse because it is roomy, not too big, and to put kids in car seats is fairly easy. They are sharp looking, and it is better than most of the vans we tried out. I also like the red with leather interior because it cleans up easy and looks nice.

Now, if we are talking dreams cars, I want a Candy Apple Red 1962 Chevy Corvette Convertible. These are just sweet cars and I like how the engine is in the back. I saw one of these when I was a younger kid and knew this is the car I want to get one day just to have and drive.

Friday, May 7, 2010

The future

What are you looking forward to the most this year?

I am looking forward to hopefully starting a family and finding a full time job as a teacher. If I do not find a job, then I will be going back to work on my master's in some field of education. I hope that things fall into place soon, because I would love to teach and be a mommy. Both of these have been my dreams since I was a kid and to have both come true would be a blessing!


What advertisement makes you laugh every time you see it?

My favorite commercial is the Diet Pepsi commercial when it shows things going bad for people, yet they are "alright". I laugh the hardest though when the guy flips the electric circuit on and the other guy fly's across the screen off the ladder. His hair is smoking when the get up close with him and when he says he is "fine" his words are smoking. Funny stuff!

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Lesson Learned

What was a lesson you learned this year that changed you?

The one lesson I have learned this year is that no matter what you do for people or an organization, eventually they will screw you over and make you feel like what you do means nothing. I wish people would see that knowing those you work with and getting along with them is not a bad thing, but a way to keep the peace and make them comfortable. I thought teaching and coaching were for me, but it seems that because I care it makes others uncomfortable. I guess I will have to learn not to care and pretend that no one is important to me or my career, or at least that is what I have to learn to pretend to do.


What was your biggest belly laugh of the year?

It doesn't seem that I have had that belly laugh that takes my breath away and I can't talk moment yet. I know it has to be coming, because Izzy will be home this summer and that kid always makes me laugh about something. Either the way she says something, her facial expression, or just Izzy being Izzy, it always makes me laugh. Kids do that!

Monday, May 3, 2010

Car Ride

Think of a car ride you took recently. What did you see? How did it smell? Did you eat anything as you drove there? Who were you with?

The last major car ride I took was with Katey when we went to see "Wicked" in Toledo. I realize this is not that big of a car ride, but with Katey and I the possibilities are endless! We went to the Franklin Park Mall and saw a guy who had no idea how to drive his new stick shift car (idiot!), and then drove around Toledo looking for Stranahan because I had a D.A. attack. We ate at a Mexican resturant because when a pregnant lady has cravings you just eat where she wants, and we had ice cream cause she wanted that too! Our little adventure was worth it because "Wicked" was awesome and we both enjoyed our night out to our selves.

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Changes at Home

What's the best change you made to the place you live? Post pictures!

So far we have not really made any major changes that would change how our house looks. We put a new roof on, but it is the same color for the most part. We have updated the wiring in some of the house, and Mike built new steps and shelves for our cellar. My wishes are to paint our bedroom, Izzy's room and really update the kitchen with new counters, cupboards, and tile floor. But we need money to do that and we don't have it now. When we do some of these things I will post before and after pictures to show you progress made!

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Barbie-At My Age?!

OK, so how sad it this? Walking through Walmart tonight I see the new Barbie for Toy Story 3 and I realize I have to have it. I am 27 years old and still freak out at a new Barbie that I need, no NEED! I talk Mike into getting it for me for Christmas because I have the one from Toy Story 2 and need this one to keep the collection going. 27-really? I am freaking out over a doll. It was really cool, and my hubby got it for after looking at me like a big dork!!!!

Playing in the Park

On Thursday Katey and I took the kids Addison, Matthew and Izaac (Chris and Angie's boys) out to play in the parks of Elmore. These three kids are so photogenic and I had a blast chasing them with my camera. Here are some of the pictures I took while playing and enjoying a warm spring evening.


Write about a moment of peace. An hour or a day or a week of solitude, the state of your mind? How did you get there?

Oddly enough I had a moment of peace this morning when I woke up. It was starting to rain out and I still had the window open from over night, and then I heard thunder. I realized then I could lay in bed all day and listen to it storm because for me it is relaxing and a sound I love. Rain makes things clean again and I love the smell of a fresh rain. Also, I remember what a babysitter told me years ago as a kid: when it thunders God is laughing and when lightening strikes he is taking pictures. I realize that with wanting kids I need to find peace in little things, and the rain has always been a peaceful state of mind for me.


About Me

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I have been married to Mike for five years and we have a goofy almost three year old named Robert, and one due on December 18th! I am a teacher, looking for the right school to teach at!