Friday, February 29, 2008

Welcome to my 100th post: FAQ for Amy

Other FAQ:
FAQ for Jeff, the Stay-at-home Dad

Coming soon:
Blogging FAQ

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If your life was a novel, what would the title be?

Brown-eyed girl

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What is a biggest regret?

I regret not learning how to play tennis until I met my husband. He taught me everything I know and now we battle each other ever time we play. If I had started playing earlier he wouldn’t stand a chance against me.

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Tell me the most embarrassing story from your youth?

I was once crammed in the back seat of my parents 1981 Camaro Z28 with my brother and his friend who I had a huge crush on. I peed in my pants. I don’t remember how old I was, but I can guarantee that I was old enough to go pee pee on the potty.


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Where did you grow up?

On 10 acres somewhere between Escalon and Farmington, California


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Who is your favorite cartoon character?

I love the Smurfs. Smurfette is the luckiest being to ever walk the earth. She has all those boys to do her bidding and no girls to compete with.


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What did you want to be when you grew up?

I wanted to be a stay-at-home mom. This may have something to do with a daughter’s innate belief that her own mother doesn’t have a clue about how to be a good mom. I was convinced that I would be the perfect mother and my daughter would never complain or question me. Sadly Belle has already informed me that I am a terrible mom and she will do a much better job with her kids when she grows up.


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What is your favorite curse word?

#$%%^% &^#^ %$#@%$#@


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How did you meet your husband?

I entered a crowded office, all eyes were on me. To the people in the room I was a person of authority. Putting aside my nervousness, I tried to appear confident and searched the room for someone to connect with. The blue eyed boy approached me, he was enthusiastic, outgoing and just what I needed.
The full story is
here.

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What do you do for a living?

I am an Office Manager for a company with four full time employees (including myself and the owner). I have a background in purchasing and accounting, so those are the tasks I excel at. The rest of my job consists of project management and making sure the coffee pot gets turned off at night.


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Your hubby surprises you with a trip of a lifetime. You leave today. Where would you go?

We are getting on a cruise ship and going to Hawaii. My brothers, their families and several babysitters are coming with.


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If you were stranded on a desert island, who and what would you bring?

Jeff comes with me because I am lost without him. Since he does all the packing, I’ll let him decide what to bring.

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What is your favorite book and favorite author?

My favorite author is Dean Koontz. Favorite book is “To Kill a Mockingbird” by Harper Lee.

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What is your biggest "just for me" luxury?

I would like laser hair removal, botox and a facial, please.

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You have $1000 to spend in any store, which do you choose?

Kenneth Cole


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What is your favorite vacation spot?

I could go to Maui over and over and over again.


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I want to know how you made your hair so pretty in that last post.

I took that picture shortly after my stylist released me out into the world. Let’s just pretend that it always looks like that, mmm-kay

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Who are your favorite actress and actor and what is your favorite movie?

My favorite actor is Tom Hanks, whom I met when I was very young and before he was famous. Currently my favorite actress is Keira Knightley. Armageddon is my favorite movie.

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Do you want any more children?

I would like to experience one more pregnancy. I would be thrilled if that pregnancy resulted in twins. My husband would not be thrilled.

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How do you think life would have been different if you had two BOYS instead of GIRLS?

I’m guessing that our house would be a shambles. I would have to say bye-bye to all the pretty pink dresses and jewelry. I may not get to hunt for ladybugs anymore, but frog hunting, bike riding, and baseball would still be in order.

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Do you care if your kids go out mismatched and bed-headed?

As long as they have a jacket and shoes on they can go out anyway they want. If it weren’t for Jeff the kids would never look presentable.

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What are your biggest fears?

The day I wake up and realize that I am old, my children are grown and there is nothing I can do about it.

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What are your hopes for your kids when they are grown?

I hope they find happiness in every situation, beauty in every location and a love for God that will shine bright for all to see.


Thank you to Dlyn, Kelly, TheVasquez3, The Sports Mama, Amy, Krissy, Maria, Jane the Sane, Victoria, Honeybell, Irene, Melissa, Kellan, ToddlerDaddy, and Rachel for asking these questions.

Other FAQ:
FAQ for Jeff, the Stay-at-home Dad


Please stay tuned for Blogging FAQ

21 comments:

The Sports Mama said...

Growing up, my maiden name was Murphy. Which, naturally, lent itself to being called Smurfy Murphy. Which, since I am a girl, lent itself to being called Smurfette. For about 10 years.

My dad STILL calls me Smurfette.

Irene said...

Great post! I did have to laugh at your book favorites. Dean Koontz and "To Kill a Mockingbird" seem almost polar opposites! Too funny.

suchsimplepleasures said...

i love these memes...they are so much fun to read!!
so, did you have a great phone conversation with kelly?
have an awesome weekend!

pb&j in a bowl said...

That was a great question/answer session. Loved your answers! My favorite character was Gargamel on the Smurfs- I know, I'm a weirdo.

Feener said...

ok the pee story is funny. well, funny now not then right !

OHmommy said...

Nice questions & nice honest answers.

You peed your pants? Oh man. I loved reading your answers and getting to know you better.

Don Mills Diva said...

I loved this post. I went back and read your story of how you met your husband - you guys are so adorable I can't stand it!

Sarabeth said...

That was fun to read.

DIXIECHICK said...

Memes are such fun....this is a great one...my favorite cartoon as a child was the smurfs as well...I even had a smurfette doll...

Bloghoppin'
Dixie

Just My Type said...

I REALLY enjoyed reading your answers. Congratulations on the big milestone.

100 is a long ways off for me. You inspire me though so I'll keep on pluggin'.

Sister Sassy said...

Good to learn more about you (since I'm relatively new reader)

The peeing your pants story is horrifying! Sorry for little you.

Cheffie-Mom said...

Hi,
I'm Debbie Davis. Mother of 2. What drew me to your blog is how you honor your children. I love your response to this question: "What are your hopes for your children when they are grown?"
I recently created my blog,"I Overcooked My Family". I would love for you to visit. I'm looking to blog with other moms that want to celebrate children and family!

Gray Matters said...

Congrats on your 100th post - I like the way you approached it. Mine is coming up next week - I mention meeting the author of To Kill a Mockingbird (also my favorite book), Harper Lee. Look forward to reading more.

April said...

I loved your answer about as long as they had jackets and shoes!

Blog Hoppin',
Balancing Hops

Mr Lady said...

That is a MOST EXCELLENT favorite swear word.

Kelly said...

You plan on taking Jeff with you to the deserted island? That's it, we are breaking up.
Just kidding!
Happy 100! Here is to 100 more.

kidzmama said...

Thanks for sharing. I'm looking forward to some more answers. I just love looking at those wedding/now pictures. You guys look just as happy then as you do now!

LunaNik said...

I love these answer posts. But, like I've said before, whenever someone says "ask me a question" my mind goes blank. ::sigh::

So, even thought I didn't ask, I still love to read your answers!!

Stacey @Real World Mom said...

Happy 100th post! I just had my this past week too!

Happy Saturday! Blog Hoppin'! :-)
"Margarita Mom"

JujuBoo said...

Congrats on your 100th post! I just cracked into the 100s a few days ago myself. I enjoyed reading your FAQs today. Even though this was my first visit to your blog, I feel like I've been reading all along.

Lisa said...

Fun, fun facts!!!
Congrats on your 100th post!!!