Friday, August 22, 2008

25 Things...

So Kelly, AnnaKate's Mom, did this on her blog the other day and I thought it might be fun. So here it goes...

25 things about me, Myssie.

1. I have a little photography business that I do in my spare/free time. I have a studio set up in my basement.

2. When I was in the sixth grade, we had a house fire and lost everything. We had to live with my Grandma and Grandpa for six months until our house was rebuilt.

3. I am addicted to Coke, the soda! I love it. I drink WAY too many a day.

4. I took gymnastics for many years as a child, I even competed and won medals and ribbons. My biggest accomplishment was when we traveled to Columbus, Ohio for a really big competition and I won fourth place on the balance beam. Lord help me if I ever tried to walk on the balance beam now!!

5. My Mom and Dad divorced when I was a freshmen in high school.

6. My grandparents made woodcrafts back when I was in middle school. On the weekends I would go with them to craft shows and help them to earn extra money. It was usually a lot of fun!

7. When I vacuum, I really like for the marks that the vacuum leaves on the carpet to be in a line. I can't stand it when the marks are all crazy on the carpet. My Dad did this to me, it is all his fault.

8. I went to school to be a pharmacist for a year, then changed my mind. I then decided on Elementary Education but have never finished my degree. (Sorry Dad, someday, really, I will finish!)

9. I was a cheerleader in High School (I know it is hard to believe!). But I was chosen to represent the UCA (Universal Cheerleading Association) as an "All-Star" and I traveled to Vienna, Austria and performed in a News Years Day Parade my senior year.

10. I coached my High School's cheerleading squad while I was in college. My two sisters were on the squad, it was so much fun. I think that my coaching them really made us great friends.

11. Josh and I knew each other for ten years before we started dating. We went to high school together and went to the same college (we even had a class together). It was only after Josh had graduated from college and moved to Indiana did we start dating. I was at a football game, coaching (refer to #10) and he walked by and I said hello to him. He sat down and we talked for awhile, then he went up in the stands to watch the rest of the game. After the game was over he came back down and asked me if I wanted to go to a wedding with him the following weekend. I agreed, the rest is history...

12. Josh proposed after only 4 months of dating. He proposed on the football bleachers from #11.

13. When I was pregnant with Caroline and we were trying to decide on a name, "Caroline" was not my top pick for this reason. I love the name Johna, but Josh vetoed it, quickly. I am glad that I finally came around to "Caroline" because my Caroline doesn't look like a Johna.

Josh and I had the name William picked out when we were pregnant with Caroline and knew that if we were to have a son that his name would be William. There were no questions.

14. I have a very dry sense of humor. I have been told that you must take me with a glass of water.

15. I can't stand feet. They totally gross me out. Some people think that it is funny to show me their disgusting feet to see my reaction (Ahmmm, you know who you are!!!). They make me want to hurl.

16. I pop my knuckles, I know, I know. I can't help it!!

17. I have a tattoo.

18. I love all things crafty. I dabble in all crafts but don't really have one that I love to do all of the time. The one "crafty" thing that I have been drawn to recently is altering picture frames. I don't have the patience for scrapbooking, it takes too long, but I like to make the picture frames look really cool to match the picture that I put in it.

19. I suffered from a miscarriage before I became pregnant with Caroline.

20. I have made up a song for each of my kids and I sing the songs to them often. Daily. Loudly. They are goofy, silly songs, that don't even make sense but the kids like them. I am sure that I sound ridiculous because I can't carry a tune. Don't ever ask me to sing you the songs, I will not do it! I have my dignity!

21. I watch soap operas. I really like too many of them...Bold and the Beautiful, As the World Turns, Guiding Light oh, and The Young and The Restless. It is such smut, but ooooh so good!

22. I can cry watching commericals, some of them are really sad or sweet. I also cry watching movies, sitcoms or any other TV show. Or like when Michael Phelps won his 8th gold medal, I was crying like I was his Momma!

23. I had my belly button pierced when I was in college and finally took it out when I was really big and pregnant with Caroline.

24. I can not stand to be late. I will do everything possible in order to be on time, drive like a crazy person, run around the house like a crazy person, or just be a crazy person. I really can't stand when other people are late either.

25. When I am really nervous or stressed out, I bite the inside of my cheeks. I really gnaw on them and they sometimes bleed. It's gross.


Jessica mommy to Alex/ RTS said...

We are so much alike, right down to the biting of the cheeks. My dentist says it can cause cancer cells to grow!!! YIKES.
Now that I have read two of these I guess I had better do one too.

Sawyer James Peacock said...

I love the story of how you got the name for your blog. Thanks for the comment on Sawyer's blog.

Anonymous said...

Myssie, I learned some new things about you reading this! I loved it! (I bite my cheeks too. Shhh, don't tell!)