Monday, October 20, 2008

100 Things About Angie

From all the blogs that I've seen and read, I have learned that it's a blogger tradition that on your 100th post you have to list 100 things about you. I'm not sure if I can actually do this without putting you all to sleep (me too) but I will certainly try. I'm sure there are things that I will put here that you already know but I'm sure some that you don't know. I also want you all to know that I totally expect you to read EVERY word :) Just joking...if you don't want to read it just skip but if you do read it feel free to leave a comment and tell me how weird, funny, a little dumb, or whatever else you think I am. So, here goes....

1. I was born on July 2nd, 1978
2. In Omak, WA (a town of about 5,000 people)
3. I was home schooled all 12 years
4. I loved it!! A lot of people worry about social skills of kids that are home schooled but I never had a problem with that. If you know me....
5. I am a VERY social person. (like how I pushed that one to number 5?)
6. I took one college class right when I was done with High School (it was music theory at Cal Baptist in Riverside CA)
7. I almost went to college there the next year
8. I got a job as a dental assistant when I was 19 (the reason I didn't go back to collage)
9. I also thought about going to the University of Idaho. I met the head of the music dept. at a piano competition and he asked me to come there. I'm not real sure why I didn't just wasn't in God's plan for me.
10. I worked as a dental assistant for 4 years -- 2 different dentists. When I got married I moved and found a job in Cheney.
11. I got married in June of 2000. It's really easy to remember how many years that we've been married!!
12. When I got married it was first time that I had ever lived away from home.
13. It was really hard moving away from ALL of my family.
14. It took about 5 years before Spokane really felt like "home" to me.
15. We have lived in 4 different places in the last 8 years. 2 apartments and 2 houses. We plan on staying in this one for a long time.
16. I am married to my very best friend.
17. I "went out" with Ben when I was 15.
18. He was my first date. We went to the prom together.
19. We went out separate ways for about 6 years then got back together.
20. I told him that I was in love with him before we started dating again. I knew that I was going to marry him before he did.
21. I have the 4 cutest kids in the universe (go ahead and tell me that I'm wrong if you want...I still won't believe you....but yours are a close 2nd)
22. I love being a stay at home mom. It's the best job ever....and the hardest too!
23. I think that I'm going crazy in the head most kids are busy!!
24. I hate doing's my enemy and is never ever done.
25. I am also not a big fan of vacuuming. Maybe I need a Kirby or a Dyson :)
26. I don't know how to keep up on my house either
27. It's messy most of the time (this is where you can give me hints)
28. I feel like I'm always cleaning/picking up and it just never gets done. I guess that's 'cause we live in it.
29. There are days when I wonder if my kids are crazier then anyone elses or if they are just normal boys.
30. I think my hair is already graying!!
31. I can't believe that I'm only at 31!!
32. I was scared to death when I had Jacob
33. I didn't even really know how to hold a baby...I had never babysat infants.
34. There was nothing to worry all clicked.
35. I love having babies.
36. I could have a million of them as long as I didn't have to bring more home :) I know that sounds bad...I love my kids but I just know my limit.
37. I have the perfect number of kids
38. I was also scared to death to have a girl....I only knew boys! I'm still a little scared but getting used to it.


Are you making it through this horribly long post? I hope so...I need to take a break though.


39. Sarah looks just like I did when I was a baby. When she turned 1 I compared my first birthday picture with hers and if you didn't know it would be really hard to tell who is who.

40. Luke also looks like I did. It's just a little harder to tell since he's all boy.

41.When I was little I had some friends who nick named me "walky talky" heehee...makes me laugh now (are you laughing Shiloh?)

42. I think that I could probably still have that nick name really.

43. I learned to ski when I was a kid and skied with my family lots.
43. I was also on a ski racing team. I sucked big time. I'm pretty sure that my name was at the end most of the time. I guess I just wasn't daring enough to just "let go" and take off.

44. I started snowboarding when I was 16 or 17. I never got very good at it but it was fun.

45. Someday Ben and I want to take out whole family skiing/snowboarding.

46. I broke my thumb when I was about 10. I was skiing.

47. My thumbs are different lengths. When my left one broke it was the spot where it grows and so it never grew after that.

48. The only time that I've ever had to stay in the hospital was when I had kids.

49. I loved being I said can say I'm weird. It's just fun being taken care of.

50. I knew 5 great-grandparents and 3 grandparents growing up.

51. We had a Mamoo and Pop, they were greats. I remember them really really well. Pop lived until he was 96 (?) and I was 19 or 20.

52. My mom's dad died soon after I was born so I don't remember him at all.

53. My Nana and Grandad still live in the same house as they have my whole life (that actually where the winery is.)

54. I grew up living in two different places.

55. My family owned a business in Southern California. It was an apple business so during the apple season, August through December, my dad, mom, brother and I would live in Oak Glen, CA.

56. I worked for them. It was such a great experience for me. I think that has a lot to do with the "social" part of me.

57. I got to go to Disneyland, Knott's Berry Farm and Sea World a lot when I was a kid.

58. Once Chad and I got old enough to drive we would got to concerts. We went to hundreds of Christian concerts.

59. I just found out the other day that I actually know the keyboard player for Switchfoot. He used to be in a band called Mortal and we saw them several times and I met them the first time I saw them. His name is Jerome in case you were wondering.

60. I want to go back to Oak Glen sometime with my family. It's been at least 10 years since I was there last.

61. I went to Hawaii when I was 21. The dental office that I worked for went for a convention. It was such a cool place. I wanted to move there, Ben proposed to me when I got back. I got married instead :) good thing.

62. We will go there together someday. Maybe for our 10 2 years!!

63. I went to New York 2 1/2 years ago with my friend Kristin. We went to see our two friends Jen and Melissa.

64. That was the first time I had been away from Zac and the longest from the others. It was so much fun and we did a ton stuff.

65. I have the best mom EVER!! She is always doing stuff for me and she still "takes care" of me. I love her so much and I don't tell her enough. (I love you mom!!)

66. Our friends used to call my mom Betty Crocker. She is quite the cook. I've always wanted to be like her.

67. I really enjoy cooking....I have since I first got married.

68. I started Weight Watchers in July and I have lost about 14 pounds and Ben has lost 30!!

69. It hasn't hindered my cooking at all. I've just had to change it a little.

70. I still have 30 more "things" to go?? It's starting to get hard.....

71. I have played the piano since I was 3 1/2. My mom started teaching me then when I got a little older I took from other teachers.

72. I played in competitions. I won state once and came in second a couple of times. That was one of my favorite parts.

73. I taught lessons when I was 15 through 19. Then got my dental assisting job.

74. I just started teaching my two neighbor girls. I am loving it!!!

75. I still play some. Mostly for my church. I wish I had more time to work of classical stuff but it takes so much time.

76. I used to play the drums for church too (when I was younger). I had a friend that was a great drummer and he taught me some stuff.

77. Someday I'm going to learn how to play the guitar. I would love to be able to sing and play with the kids.

78. I love my friends and I love spending time with them!! Unfortunately I am so busy with family that I don't get to spend time with as many of them as I would like to. They are all awesome!!

79. I drive a Suburban...what else could my family fit into.

80. I don't really like snow. It's okay for a few days but I don't like to drive in it and I'm not a fan of cold weather.

81. I love the spring, when it's warm enough to be outside.

82. I also like the crispness of fall too. I just don't like what comes after it.

83. I am starting to become a football fan. That's another good thing about fall. Ben is starting to wear off on me I guess. Although our poor Seahawks suck this year!!


*I know I'm almost there but I have to take another break to think about more stuff*


84. I used to be a lifeguard. I started when I was 17. It was the best job...I got to sit out in the sun and get a tan.

85. I also taught swimming lessons. It's a little ironic that my kids are just now learning how to swim.

86. Growing up we had a Boxer named Bo. When we got Dash (our dog now) we looked at some boxers. I've always thought that it would cool to have another one. She was a really good dog.

87. I know that I've told you this before here but I will say it again....I love coffee. I know that I drink way too much of it but I really really like it. My favorite way at home is with some Coffee Mate Coconut creamer in it. If I go out, I go to Starbucks and get either a Carmel Macchiato or a White Mocha.

88. I play pinochle. I have since I was young and it was just my luck that Ben plays too. We don't play enough but whenever there is a family gathering we usually get a game or two in.

89. I married into an awesome family!! I love Ben's family...all of them. He has a ton of cousins who all have kids around the same age. We don't see them enough but when we do we all have a blast.

90. My sister-in-law Becky is an amazing person. I have been friends with her for longer then Ben and I have been married. She also has a cool family!!

91. I enjoy reading when I have time. It takes me a long time to finish a book now though. My new thing to do it download books onto my MP3 player and listen while I do my housework. It make the time go by pretty fast.

92. My favorite book?? I would probably have to say Francine Rivers Mark of the Lion series. They are great books...I would highly recommend them.

93. I Love Jesus!!

94. I have been a Christian my whole life. I don't remember any distinct point in my life that I become a believer...I just am and have been.

95. I have had some tough times but I always come back to God and realize that there's no way that I can do anything without Him.

96. We helped with a church plant about 6 years ago. We are still there and both Ben and I are very involved. It's cool to be able to serve God in different ways!

97. I pray everyday that my kids will love God and grow up serving him.

98. I wish that I could be in more then one place at a time. Then I could do way more stuff and be way more productive!!

99. I'm amazed that I've made it to 99!!

100. The most profound thing about me that you probably all know....I'm a goof ball!! :) I like to joke around. I get that from my dad...he's quite a joker. I'm pretty sure that at least one of my kids has gotten that from Papa too. We'll see about the rest of them.

Oh my goodness....I'm done!!!! Hope you stuck with it and if you have any questions about any my 100 things please ask. I love to share about my life and please please leave a comment to tell me that you read it.


Scott said...

That was fun - I think I already knew about 95% of the facts, but my favorite and previously unknown detail was the nickname - "walky talky". Now why doesn't that surprise me?


Grandma said...

Ben's family loves you too Angie. I couldn't have hand picked a better wife and mother for my son and grandkids. Congrats on the Weight Watchers, but what do you mean you have another 30 to go? What do you want to weigh--75? :)

Angie said...

When I was on #70 I was saying that I had 30 more things to come up with. Not 30 more pounds to loose!! Sorry if I lost you there...

Shiloh said...

I forgot all about "walky talky". (lol)Did we come up that one? How funny!
I can still remeber the first time I saw you...I think you were about 3 or 4 and you were drawing a picture of your family. You had three little faces and a scribble mark. You said "the first one is my Dad the second is my Mommy and the third one is me". I asked about the scribble and you said "that one is Chad!"
I have always thought that was funny!

Anonymous said...

that was great ang!! i liked it~


Kimberly said...

The one story I'm curious about is the circumstances of you telling Ben you loved him before you started dating again. Of course, you don't have to tell me the story here. But it sounds interesting... bold... and a little scary.

Oh, and I thought you meant you had to lose 30 pounds, too.

Angie said...

Ok I fixed it...maybe it's a little more clear now? Sorry about that.

About me telling Ben I loved him before we started dating again...We had become really really good friends. We hung out everyday. I knew that I was in love with him and that I really wanted to date him so I told him. I know it was a little crazy and bold but I think I am just that kind of person. I like people to know what I think and where I stand. Not too interesting but that's the story.

Katy said...

Cool Ang! Now how did you know it was your 100th post? I'm sure I have a way to go! I wish we got to spend more time with you guys! That was great though! How long did it take you?

Angie said...

If you go to the "dashboard" it will tell you there how many posts you have.

It took me most of the day yesterday. I had to work on it as I was feeding kids, doing the dreaded laundry, cleaning the house, ect. I'm sure it would have taken me a couple of hours at least if I had just sat down and done it all in one shot.

Let me know if you have more questions.

Ali said...

Hi Angie - I had fun reading your 100 things. Since I've never met you in person it gives a lot of insight to who you are and what you stand for.

One thing comes out clearly, though, above all else...and that is how much you love your family. I think you're a terrific mom and wife. Congratulations on 100 posts!

Becky said...

I had so much fun reading this, Angie! You did such a great job. Doesn't it feel like forever since that day at church when our family visited and met you? Feels like forever but also feels like yesterday. : )

You are so good to my brother. When I was reading the part about you telling him you loved him, my eyes teared up. I didn't know what a gift you were going to be to our family. I hope you know how much we all LOVE you.

The Walkie Talkie nickname made me laugh, too. You are so much fun and have so many friends. You are the only stay-at-home mom I know who really does NEED a cell-phone. : )

My girls think their Aunt Angie is the COOLEST and I agree!


Anonymous said...

Hey - I read your 100 things, most I knew some I didnt ("Walkie Talkie") but it was fun to read. Ryan keeps telling me I should do a blog...I will work and getting around to that!

Anonymous said...

Oh and that last comment was from me...such a dork I am.


Daiquiri said...

This was so fun! Sheesh, now I really feel like I know you :) I'm not so sure about your husband's family though...I think they're all a little strange;) (For those of you who don't know me, I'm totally kidding).

Thanks for taking the time to do this!