Saturday, February 9, 2008

(Ok Rachel tagged me BEFORE Christmas and Criscell tagged me last week, so here you go, better late than never!)
A: The rules of the game are posted at the beginning. B: Each player answers the questions about themselves. C: At the end of the post, the player then tags 3 people and posts their names, then goes to their blogs and leaves them a comment, letting them know that they have been tagged and asking them to read your blog.

-10 years ago today...

I was 15 years old, a sophomore in high school. I had just left the VL club (as of Jan 1 1998!), I was attending the Valentine's Dance, and hanging with these adorable girls! Yeah, our group of girlfriends my sophomore year was quite large! I was also a sophomore senator and helped plan and decorate for this Valentine's dance!

-5 things on my to-do list today: (Sunday)

1. Not going to church :( - Lance is sick and I don't want him to spread his cold to other kids.
2. Not making dinner - thanks Kim and Sam!
3. Go on a walk and enjoy the 70 degree weather and get Lance some fresh air
4. Talk to my family
5. hmmm... relax, it's the Sabbath!

-I enjoy:

1. Being a mom. It has been amazing so far!
2. Being a wife; I definitely have one amazing husband! This morning he got up with Lance and watched him the whole morning so I could go back to sleep until noon! Since Lance has been sick I hadn't gotten a ton of sleep, and that was so thoughtful of Speener!
3. Talking to my parents - since we live in a different state, I enjoy talking to my mom everyday!
4. Taking pictures - sometimes Spence gets annoyed I take so many pictures, but I just tell him it is my hobby! Then, I like doing projects with my pictures (scrapbooking, collages, videos, etc)
5. And... of course, traveling!

-What would I do if I were suddenly made a billionaire?

1. Pay off student loans!!!
2. Buy a 2nd car - most likely a truck. We loved our Tundra that we sold when we came to school.
3. Probably buy Lance a cute bedroom set! (We just have a crib in the corner of our 2nd bedroom)
4. Save, invest, and donate to charity.
5. Go on a world cruise! I think it is like 9 months long or something like that and you go all over the world!

-3 of my bad habits:

1. worrying
2. nagging
3. Picking my zits and spence's ingrown hairs! (disgusting, I know!)

-5 places I have lived:

1. Utah
2. Massachusetts
3. California
4. Arizona
5. London, England

-5 jobs that I have had:

1. Sold fruit at the roadside fruit stands - 7 years baby!!! They don't call me corn girl for nothin!
2. Dad's office - The Heart Center - various years, various positions
3. Bella Vita (plastic surgery) - I seriously loved working here - great fun, great people, a great variety of interesting things to do!
4. Marmalade - boutique, gift store; did sells and created different cards and invitations.
5. Staff Care - Staffing Agency for doctor's and pa's.

-5 things people don't know about me:

1. The year Michael Jackson got acquitted, Spence and I dressed up as Michael Jackson and his date (a little boy) for Halloween!
2. This is a little embarrassing... when I went to London on study abroad (yes I was 20) - I didn't even know how to do my own laundry! My mom had always done it for me. My friend Kristy had to teach me. Pathetic, I know! But... don't I have the greatest mom alive! ;)
3. I have always kind of had a baby phobia - I never liked holding them because I thought they were so fragile and I didn't think I was too good at. Well, then Lance was born at only 5 lbs, so I had to get over my fear. I think I did mostly... but still little tiny babies scare me. Lance even scared me when he was a baby... I have felt a lot more comfortable as he has gotten bigger and stronger!
4. Spence and I had a pet turtle, named squirt. One time we forgot to feed him for 10 days, and HE LIVED! Then we were tending his four little boy cousins for a week and we bribed them to be good and if they were we would give them our turtle. Well, we ended up giving it to them, and he died a day later - must have been all of the attention they gave him!
5. I was so nervous to go to Guatemala. I think I was just nervous about going to Central America. I was sick for days before we went. I don't know why - it was honestly AMAZING and Tikal was one of the most AMAZING sites I have ever seen in my life. Next on my list is Maccu Piccu, Peru!

3 people I tag: Erika Hanks, Kelli Brown, Melissa Kiser


Suzi said...

That was sure fun to read!

Criscell said...

Thanks for doing that, Katie! You are one amazing girl! You have been places I will probably never go, and have done some pretty fun things too! I love hearing about it, and I liked the added pics!

Sean, Siri and Addie said...

my mom did my laundry until I was married. It was really pathetic that Sean had to teach me to do laundry. MOM'S ARE GREAT!!!

Natalie said...

Oh my gosh, that picture from high school is hilarious! And I am dying about the Michael Jackson halloween picture. Too funny!

Sim & Kam said...

I miss you girl. Haven't seen lot's of you like usual. Call me asap when lance is better. But let's get out walking too for his daily fresh air. Cute pics. The one of you in pink is adorable!

Frei Family said...
This comment has been removed by the author.
Frei Family said...

I am laughing so hard right now i can't believe you guys dressed up like that!! That is so funny!!!

Erika Hanks said...

I loved reading your fun was so fun to see all you girls in high school, lots of girls I recognized. I hate to admit...I have already done that tag on my blog before....maybe I will find a way to change it a little and then post!! Hope Lance is feeling better!?!

Melissa (Catlin) Kiser said...

I'm excited to do that tag, but give me a couple of days. Things are busy here. I love that Halloween picture of you guys. Too funny. The most nostalgic photo was the valentine's dance one. I started laughing when I saw that EVERYONE in the photo had Doc Marten's on. It was quite the fad. It was fun reading more about you.

Leeshie Lou said...

Katie!!! You are SO CUTE!!! Nate is my lil bro... isn't he a STUD? I LOVE him... How is life going for you? It sounds like you are so happy and things are good!!! Keep in touch and when you get a chance, please send me your address!!!! Love you girl

Alysha said...

I can't believe you have lived all of those places! Now I am so curious as to why so you may have to give details one day. I loved the pictures-especially with the matching pink shirts-so stinkin' cute!

The Brown Team said...

wow- You are so incredible. it is a good thing you are the only blog I check on a continual basis- I hope I can get to that tag soon. I'll do my best. since I never write to much on my blog any way. I love you and Truly love talking to you. I feel like it is a breath of fresh air. Thanks for being such an incredible sister and friend.
love kell

E Winzeler said...

Only you two could pull off those halloween costumes! We got a good laugh!