Thanks so much to Jen at I'm a Nola Girl for awarding me with The Versatile Blogger Award. I LOVE her fabulous blog. She writes anything from recipes to current events, fashion to fun! Being a New Orleans girl, she's a huge Saints fan. Who else do you know that can name the entire starting line-up for the World Champion Saints 2009-2010? Yeah, she's a serious fan!
Her rules for the award are simple, just list seven things about yourself.
Simple, right? Alright, let me think...
Right before his 30th Surprise Birthday Party. I was 7 months pregnant, with Baby #2.
1. My husband and I have known each other since third grade. We started dating the summer before his freshman year of college (my senior year of high school). We dated for six years, and have now been married for almost six years. Yes, 12 years now! Guess you can say we know almost every single thing about each other. Old friends are the same friends and all, makes it so much easier.
In Pasadena for a friend's wedding, October 2007. Blond = so fun, but too high maintenance.
2. I have a hair color crisis! I have been coloring my hair since I started using Sun-In in the summer after ninth grade. I still remember finally deciding to change it back in tenth grade, and no hair salon would touch it, saying, "I'm sorry, we don't treat Sun-In hair." What?! My mom ended up having to call the Clairol Hotline, and they gave her specific instructions on what to do. Yes, it was a pain, but we finally got it back to a nice brunette color. And what did I decide to do in eleventh grade? Go back blonde, with highlights, but this time it was at a salon, so a little better, right? Needless to say I've been red, blonde, brunette, you name it! And now that I want to go back natural (brunette), I can't, because I have so much gray hair. So I'm still getting the gray covered every 6-8 weeks or so. Secretly, I've always wanted to be naturally blonde, and who gets it? My first daughter. Go figure!
3. I played the piano for 10 years. I can't say that I'm as good as I used to be. I'm hoping someday, when we get a piano, for my daughters to take lessons, I'll practice more, and play well again. It was always so nice to hear the piano playing in our house growing up. All of my sisters took lessons at one time or another, as well. The recitals were always so much fun!
4. I own over at least 12 unread books that I plan to read at one point or another, but haven't gotten to them yet. I love buying books at bookstores, but then never actually read them. Seriously, I really should start reading. My husband loves to read! My oldest daughter definitely gets that from him. She could read books all day. You would not believe how much she remembers, even if I've only read her a book one time. It's pretty amazing!
In her element.
Okay, Mama, enough picture-taking, let me get back to my business.
5. My oldest daughter was able to identify every letter of the alphabet when she was just 20 months old. No, I didn't have her on a program or anything, she's just good at remembering things. Little tots are like sponges, they seriously soak it all up. She now can identify all the colors, including PINK :), and count to 20. Okay, I think I'm boasting too much about her now, but a mother can do that, right? Anyway, it IS really impressive.
6. My dad has four brothers and a sister (they all have at least three children or more), and my mom has two sisters and a brother. They ALL live in South Carolina. Yes, can you tell we LOVE our family. :) We're the only family to have strayed to NC, but not too far!
7. I love candy. My husband has so eloquently given me the elegant, sweet, nickname...Rot. Gee, thanks.
Hope y'all enjoyed these, and I didn't bore you too much. Now on to who I should award. Hmmm, I'm trying to think of seven fellow bloggers I haven't tagged before, and that have very versatile blogs.
P.S. Just a heads up, tomorrow is the last day to enter my giveaway. Click on over if you haven't entered yet. Wouldn't want you to miss out on a chance to win!
Also, a big thanks to all of your sweet compliments about how much my mother and I look alike, from Sunday's post. That's seriously such a wonderful compliment. I can only hope I look as good as her, at her age. Also about giving birth, sorry for those of you who had hard deliveries, but thankfully both of mine were rather easy. Pushed each of them out, both 9 pounders, in about thirty minutes. Yes, I'm proud, must be my competitiveness shining through. The ease of the deliveries may also be the reason my mom had so many, she even had the first four naturally, no drugs. No thank you. Bring on the epidural for me. Haha!