Tuesday, July 22, 2008

9 things about me.

1. I want to learn arabic.
2. I love to go to my dads work and be with him.
3. I love to do boy stuff and go to school to learn.
4. I want to learn on how to play tennis.
5. I want to go to some place like china.
6. I want to play the gutiar.
7. I want to play the trumpet.
8. I have been to Mexico.
9. My name came from the greastest warrior in the Book of Mormon

Kiss and Run with the zipper undone!

Okay...I'm not a good story teller but I'll try to get it right. James invited my roommate and I to hear him give his "homecoming" talk in his old ward in IF. Of course we went and I was nervous as heck because his mom and sisters were there and I really didn't want to meet them...I wasn't quite ready for that yet. I did get to meet Amy and thought she was sooo cute. She came to my apartment with James and I and didn't like the peanut butter I had. Anyways...James asked my roommate if she could drive them to Uncle Fred's house in IF since he was leaving with his family to go to Cali for their family reunion. Amy sat in the front so James and I could snuggle up in the back. We were still at a early stage in our relationship here...still no kissing. So, I noticed early on that his zipper was down but I was too embarrassed to say anything. When we got to Uncle Fred's house Amy ran in and James lingered at the car a little to say goodbye. I was now seated in the front seat and James was talking to me and trying to say goodbye. I should have recognized that the kiss was coming by how uncomfortable he was getting but I didn't pay any attention. So, he leaned over, kissed me a tiny little peck (I hardly even felt it) and ran inside. I laughed and my roommate thought it was so cute. Later he informed me that he went in the house a little embarrassed and unsure of himself. His mom called him over and whispered in his ear that his zipper was down. Poor guy. He was super embarrassed that his mom had noticed and then when I told him that I had also known it didn't help. So, I always teased him about the kiss and run...and the kids added the zipper undone because they thought it was hilarious!!! So, there you have it.


I didn't realize that one of the items on my 100's list came out wrong. I didn't mean that I didn't like the time I spent in Utah. The only thing that I didn't like about living in Utah was the weather. I struggle with the winters...that's why my next item was about me being a Cali girl through and through. I really was only thinking about weather issues and my dislike for winter Utah's. Sorry for the misunderstanding...I really liked being in Utah to be so close to the Hoopes family and spend time with them...that part I miss terribly...but as far as anything goes...my heart is always in Cali.

Saturday, July 19, 2008

100 things about me...

I thought I would attempt to do this like Ang suggested. Wish me luck!!!
1. I was born in San Diego, Ca.
2. I lived in the same apt. in National City til I left for college.
3. I'm the 2nd in my family.
4. I have an older brother, younger sister, and younger brother.
5. My sister has always been my best friend...we're only 19 mo. apart.
6. I could do 8 pull-ups on the bar that hung in our hallway growing up...I think my dad liked to show me off doing that for people.
7. I wanted a scooby doo house for Christmas when I was young...there was no such thing except in my head...I got a pink bike instead and hated Santa for a while.
8. My favorite thing to do in the summer was walk to 7-11 with Craig and Kristi to get a slurpee...those were the days!
9. I loved to play sports with anyone who would play...football, basketball...tag...especially if my brothers cute friends were involved.
10. Kristi and I (along with some neighbor friends) would put on dance shows for people in the apartments.
11. At my first stake dance my older friends introduced me to a guy that I danced with at least once every dance until he passed away...that was tough.
12. I was TOTALLY boy crazy from the time I was in 1st grade...YIKES!
13. Kristi and I started babysitting together when I was just under 12 and never stopped til I graduated and left for college...it was so fun.
14. I started playing the flute in 3rd grade and had a love/hate relationship with it til I got to high school and couldn't get enough.
15. I love ice cream.
16. I love to bake.
17. I love to decorate cakes.
18. I forgot to wear my bra once in 8th grade and faked I was sick so I didn't have to suit up for p.e.
19. When I got home dad tried to take care of me and mom told him I was lying and found out the real truth...it was funny.
20. I had an obsession with wanting to wear glasses and have braces.
21. I hated life when I had braces...got married and almost had Teancum before the braces came off.
22. I was in band in high school which consisted of MANY parades (totally awesome), field shows, concerts, trips to magic mountain, disneyland and las vegas.
23. Band wasn't for geeks...Homecoming queen's, BMOC's, cheerleaders, football players, and other sports stars were all in band. We were hotties!!!
24. Went to vegas 3 years with band, disneyland 2 times, and magic mountain once...they were the best!
25. Got a standing ovation all 4 years of our field show at southwestern college...nothing felt much better than that!.
26. I was on the top 20 list for prom and girls league courts my senior year but didn't make top 5.
27. Had calculus class with Kristi my junior year.
28. Played volleyball 3 years...1 year jv, 2 years varsity.
29. Had only one boyfriend in high school who played soccer and football.
30. Won for prettiest eyes my senior year and got to be in the year book.
31. Met James the summer before my senior year.
32. Sang a song in sacrament with Kristi, one of my young womens leaders and another yw in the ward...and James snuck in to hear...don't like to do that.
33. LOVE music!!!
34. Always wanted to be singer, dancer, and school teacher growing up.
35. Never heard of Ricks til a missionary in the ward told me about it.
36. Applied to Ricks.
37. Got accepted the day my grandpa died and James asked me to marry him...funny story!!!
38. Had to go early when they messed up my application...had to be there for 3rd summer term to stay for the fall.
39. Never regretted my choice to go to Ricks.
40. My mom made sure James and I met up at Ricks and you know the rest of that story.
41. The stake presidents daughter tried to hook me up with the counselors son who was at school with me...funny.
42. Went out with Ryan a couple of times to find out his dad was really happy about it.
43. Broke up with James at one point and my brother wouldn't speak to me.
44. I am afraid of heights.
45. I am afraid of the dark.
46. I hate to be alone.
47. I didn't like living in Utah.
48. I'm a california girl through and through.
49. I hate to wear shoes..."thongs" are much better and open toed shoes.
50. I don't like rings (and shoes) for the same reason as Angela...it feels claustrophobic.
51. I love the Twilight series and can't wait for the 4th book and the movie.
52. James and I love cherry coke...inside joke!
53. I had my gallbladder taken out 3 weeks after having Teancum...then went to IF to have the stones taken out of my bile duct.
54. I had a herniated disk after Rebekah and had surgery to repair it.
55. I had my appendix taken out 6 weeks after giving birth to Sariah.
56. I hate needles.
57. I had only a shot of demerol with Teancum, Ana, and Jarom when giving birth...it was nice.
58. I was induced with all 5 kids...can't seem to start it on my own.
59. Rebekah was the worst labor...she was "sunny side up" as James put it...I broke down and had an epideral.
60. I was lazy and got an epideral for Sariah...but the doctor was my favorite and the whole labor was awesome!!!
61. James and I have lived in 13 different places as of current.
62. James joined the military after 4 years of us being married and me saying I never wanted to be married to a soldier...we both made the decision for him to join...never say never!
63. James and I just had our 10th anniversary...time went way too fast.
64. James taught early morning seminary and told the kids that we were going to have 12 kids by the time we were done...funny!
65. I hate having a messy house.
66. I love chinese food, mexican food, and pizza.
67. I love to watch romantic movies.
68. My favorite movie is Pride and Prejudice...with Keira Knightley...such a sweet movie without all the nasty stuff people think we need today.
69. I love to dance and sing with my kids...as long as no one else is there to witness.
70. I love to eat popcorn and watch a movie with James.
71. I got my credential and a special ed endorsement while having 2 kids.
72. I was a hostess and baker at JB's when I first got married...first real job I ever had.
73. James and I have had 10 cars since we've been married.
74. I hated my name and wanted to change it to Jennifer...they always thought I was a boy growing up.
75. I loved buying 39 cent ice cream cones with James when we first got married.
76. For our first anniversary James and I had pizza and a maple bar in the lounge at Wal-Mart where he worked while grandma did laundry and took care of 9 day old Teancum.
77. I love newborn babies...especially mine when I can snuggle up in bed to nurse, because it's my alone time with them.
78. I really love being pregnant.
79. I love when people don't believe that my kids are all mine...they think I'm too young...it's flattering!
80. I really dislike pictures of me...YUCK!!!
81. I love shopping for my kids...especially when I get a super good deal...like HSM pj's for Ana for 1.98...YEAH ME!!!
82. I hate shopping for clothes for me.
83. I love having people over at my house to cook for and talk or play games...it gives me a little high!
84. I love playing outside with my kids.
85. I love reading books to my kids.
86. I tried out for cheer in high school and didn't make it.
87. I carried one of my leaders down from a hike at girls camp when she hurt her knee and couldn't walk...I liked showing off that I was tough and strong.
88. I actually enjoy lifting weights.
89. I like people looking at my blog and posting comments...it makes me feel special.
90. I hate making decisions.
91. I hate wearing a swimsuit but I love to go swimming.
92. I always loved making chocolate chip cookies every sunday in high school...I think the missionaries down stairs from us like it too.
93. I love good surprises if I don't know that their coming.
94. I enjoyed seminary growing up even though it was too early in the morning.
95. I always liked sharing a room with my sister.
96. I liked playing church sports...even if I stunk at it.
97. I was obnoxious to my spanish teacher in high school and for once I had the bad rap passed on to my younger sibling Erik.
98. My 10th grade English teacher liked Craig and would pump him for information to tease me about in class...one day I came in and he had written on the board "Erin loves Tim Flowers". He was a boy in our ward that I thought was a nerd but was good friends with his younger brother. I didn't live that one down for a while b/c no one knew that it was really just a joke and my older brother being a bugar.
99. James and I's first kiss has a name..."kiss and run with the zipper undone". It's a funny little story that I'll have to share sometime.
100. I am the luckiest person alive to have James for a husband and five of the most beautiful kids in the world!!!

Thursday, July 17, 2008

My Beautiful Sister!

I just thought that I would take the time to tell my sister how special she is to me. I know I don't do that enough. Even though I am the older sister, I have always looked up to you Kristi. You have always helped me to not wander too far off the path even when I was a little resistant. I always admired you for the way you always read your scriptures and said your prayers in high school when I was annoyed and just wanted to go to sleep. I always thought you were so smart and beautiful. I always knew that whatever guy stole your heart was going to be a really lucky guy...and I think Jonathon is. I love that you have always been my best friend even through the rough little patch we had in high school. I always knew that I could talk to you about anything and that you'd always be there to encourage me to make good choices. I'm so glad that we have stayed close and I know that we always will. You are the best sister anyone could ask for. I'm so happy for you and your beautiful children. They couldn't have asked for a better mother in all the world. Alyssa is one lucky girl to look just like you. I hope she will grow up to be just as strong and beautiful as her mother. I love you and I will always look up to you...even if you are my little sister.

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Your opinion counts!!!

Okay...so my sister has finally read the books and she loved them too. We have talked a little about what will happen in Breaking Dawn and I'm curious to see what others have to say. Stephenie Meyer has made a few comments that we think that there is a possibility that Bella will end up with Jacob instead of Edward. I am a little nervous that she might do that but I'm not sure...what are your thoughts on the subject???