Monday, March 03, 2008

100th POST!!!

Welcome to this, my 100th blog post! As promised, here's a list of 100 things about me. I just learned something; even a self-centered girl like me can grow tired of herself. Don't expect a 200 list when I reach that benchmark! Haha!

1 I am a big fan of Anne of Green Gables

2 I have a children's book that's published

3 I live in So California (others are jealous of my lovely weather!)

4 I take a girls' trip every year someplace different with my best Chicas

5 I'm on staff at my church & passionate about helping Children's ministry volunteers love their children

6 I recently converted my cleaned out garage into a game room for my kiddos

7 I've challenged myself to get my home clean and organized, and I'm playing a fun game to help me (and all of you) do it!

8 I am a messy, who is wildly fighting to create a more clutterfree persona

9 I love to listen to Jon Courson & read his commentaries (and am incredibly changed by God's speaking through him )

10 I have a beautiful family

11 I have 2 adorable twin daughters who are 8

12 I have a 12 year old son that I recently went hiking with

13 I have a fabulous husband who loves me and my children so much!

14 I worry about my boy getting older and am trying to rely on faith, not fear.

15 I have gotten organized with my cute laundry baskets

16 I like to go letterboxing with my family (I've even been known to go by myself!)

17 DH is durn handsome, he is geeky where I am creative ... I pray for him every day.

18 I have been married for 16 1 /2 years

19 Cousin Judi says I GET people

20 I am a brave woman who will speak in front of crowds. I've even offered to meet with Mama P. And I'm excited about it.

21 I am not afraid to try new haircuts, such as stripes and bobs.

22 I am sensitive!

23 I can whistle with deafening power.

24 I curse like a sailor when prompted. (though I really try not to! I have no link for this one- I've never blogged about it... although now that I've been outed, I should soon)

25 I do NOT like to be embarrassed (also no blog about that... hooray for more topics!)

26 I grew up with "daddy issues"

27 I try not to be judgmental.

28 I'm an email/bloggy addict

29 My bff is also my cousin, Judi who is also Sing4Joy.

30 My first name starts with A.

31 I love Jesus!!!

32 I love encouraging others- if I think you're doing a fab job- I try to always say so.

33 I speak at MOPS meetings from time to time

34 I had a lilac Holly Hobby bed comforter as a child

35 I loved the 80's (teal mascara, high school in the 80's, music, etc )

36 I lived in Gardena when I was younger

37 I love to sing Les Miserables songs.

38 I was once a waitress @ Bob's Big Boy

39 I'm a Thespian (*cough* drama geek)

40 My first car was a little red Nissan.

41 I graduated from Perris Union High School

42 I like the rain

43 I am learning find the answers to my issues in the Lord Jesus Christ

44 I desire for Christ to change me through His Word

45 I try to place a fitting scripture at the end of each of my posts- God gets credit for that- and it's my favorite part of finishing a blog post.

46 I hide God's Word in my heart daily

47 I have a beagle named Sydney Bristow

48 I hide baby Jesus for my kids to find Christmas morning

49 I made heart shaped pancakes for my kids for V-day

50 I gave birth to twins with no surgical help (won't be sharing THOSE photos!)

51 I recently took a spur of the moment family trip and even took my cute beagle!

52 I recently went to Disney World in Florida for a conference that rocked my world!

53 I love to write, speak, and teach!

54 I have two cats that I never post about because they are not nice. Their names are Sparkle and Princess. They belong to my girls.

55 I love to laugh. The harder the better. If you make me laugh by surprise, I'll probably even snort. I really try not to, though.

56 I love to take pictures. My profile pic is me with a camera!

57 I also have another very special BeFri from High School, Brandy

58 I hate running... always have since the trauma of jr.hi PE class. (oh! another fun topic!)

59 I slept in a huge bed w/ two of my fellow Chicas last summer b/c we are silly 15 yr. olds at heart. One was a fellow blogger... Kim!!!

60 My husband went back to school 2 years ago to finish his Bachelor's degree in Management and Computer Information Systems. His final finals are tomorrow. (please pray!!!!)

61 We gave up TV over 6 years ago. All I can watch now is what I can scrounge up online. I am still not sorry.

62 I love to fly. Love airports, airplanes, going somewhere new... the whole enchilada.

63 I have a secret backup plan that involves me becoming an air marshal. hopefully I never have to resort to that.

64 I am boy CRAZY. I am working on pouring all that energy into my hubby. All the worst trouble I ever got in was "because of a boy"

65 I love shoes.

66 I am one wacky chick!

67 I have developed an allergy to walnuts in my old age

68 I used to be a preschool teacher for a living. I loved it.

69 My favorite post I ever wrote was this one. It's silly to confess, but I still cry everytime I read it.

70 I "have" to color my hair because it is very grey. I spend way too much money on my vanity.

71 I live on a cul-de-sac

72 I travel to churches and do children's ministry training. I have been all over the place, even Germany!

73 I have actually been to Germany 3 times: Once with Europe Club for my high school graduation, once to visit Cousin Judi, and once to speak at a Mitarbeiter Conferenz

74 My minivan died this year and had to be replaced

75 I love to read. If locked in a library, I wouldn't even notice until I got hungry

76 My favorite food is Japanese

77 I have never done the Macarena. It's against my principles.

78 I can't like coffee

79 I have issues with contentment

80 I love the smell of citrus, cinnamon, mint, and chocolate (one at a time)

81 I can't tolerate floral smells- especially perfume... MIGRAINE CITY!

82 I am a morning person and a night person. I am not an afternoon person. It's rare, but that's me.

83 I once did a commercial for Almond Roca- I actually was in my BlueBird uniform.

84 A product of hippie parents, I was once in a music video with the Graham Nash anti-war cover of Stop in the Name of Love. I recently saw it on youtube and laughed my head off. (you'll have to BEG for the link!my irl friends have NEVER seen it)

85 I am also a consultant to help preschools achieve accreditation. This is one of my favorite things to do.

86 I accepted the Lord as my Savior at age 9. I didn't start following Him until I was 19.

87 Speaking of 19, I was a child bride... married when I was that age

88 God has given me the gift of loving stinky rotten children. The rottener the better!

89 I am tired of listing things about myself, and hope someone hurries up and makes another entry.

90 I went to Disneyworld for my honeymoon. Where else do child brides go?

91 I never wear shorts. My legs are not for human eyes.

92 I need ppl to understand me. It's a blessing and a curse.

93 I have every episode of friends memorized. it's sick.

94 I would watch Felicity every day of my life if I had the DVD set. Pretty sure that's why nobody ever gives it to me, even though it's been on every wish list I have ever made. I love Ben. Not the actor, just Ben. I am pathetic, I know.

95 I love sleep. I would take a nap every day if it was socially acceptable.

96 I love the idea of having a maid. I would like her to answer to Alice. It doesn't need to be her name, she just has to be willing to be called it. My fantasy is to be able to say, "Smells Good, Alice, what's for dinner?"

97 I have two younger brothers.

98 I am picky about the words your and you're.

99 I have the best friends in the world.

100 I am ready to draw the two winners for the contest... and they are.....

Jenn from Moments


Alana from A Kiss, A Hug, and A Squeeze !

H O O R A Y!!!!!

That was fun!!! Thank you all for playing and for making this such a fun milestone. I really couldn't have made this list without you! You guys are very observant and very kind. I only had to add a few of my own and combine some of the repeats to make the list complete!

Alana & Jenn, if ya'll wanna email my your mailing address, I will get these out as soon as they are made. Hope you enjoy these little scripture cards as you remember that God loves you very deeply and very personally!

I have hidden your word in my heart,
that I might not sin against you.
Psalm 119:11


Halfmoon Girl said...

I read every single fact- what a hoot. Loved the video and the fact that you want a maid named Alice- that one made me laugh out loud. You are a very interesting person! We could hang out in the morning or at night as I am not an afternoon person either. Good job!

Gretchen said...

How darling was that post?!!! I loved seeing all the facts and just drinking in your 100th post. You're such a great, engaging writer, and I love that we've become friends in such a short time. God is good. All the time. really is like looking in the mirror.

love, the Messy.

Alana said...

Woohoo! So excited to be a winner! Great list! I also owned a red Nissan, although it was not my first car...loved it. I also have never done the Macarena and am proud of it! And loved Felicity. Kind of forgot about that show, didn't even think about getting it on DVD.

Congrats on 100!!

Jenn said...

I enjoyed reading each of your 100 things. In a commercial and a music video (I watched and think I found ya)!! I enjoyed learning more about you! :o)

So glad to know you and call you friend! Jeremy says we are sisters separated at birth - scary how much we are alike.

I am so excited about being one of the winners. Thanks for the fun giveaway.

Fun post!!

mer said...

You are my long lost sista! Seriously...SO much in common! I love that I found your blog.

Hey...Gretchen and I think we should all meet up sometime. Wouldn't that be so much FUN?!?

Tracy said...

What a good list! Sydney Bristow? From Alias? Is your beagle a spy?

And I think that napping everyday is quite all right!

BethAnne said...

I read all of them and I have laughed my head off. Seems we have alot in common - dont know if that is a good or bad thing, but we do have a lot in common!

T said...

I still can't get over that you can't like coffee. It's just wrong.

That was fun! Thanks for sharing all those fun facts.

His Girl said...

I know, it freaks people out. It's not just that I don't like coffee, it's that I can't like coffee. I've tried many, many times... and I really like the way it smells, but I just can't!!!
hope you'll forgive my character flaws ;)

The Daily "B" said...

Happy 100th Post!

You need to write a novel. Loved the list... I am fellow "know Friends by heart" and I too love Ben! lol

mandythompson said...

impressive list!

Becky said...

Love, love, loved your list! You crazy, hilarious, so-much-my-kinda gal!

That was such fun to read through, and gave a very descriptive picture of the real you, lol.

Fun stuff, HisGirl. Thanks for sharing!

emily said...

I'm so glad I found this blog! (through Chickadee). I have twins, too. And I made the mistake of getting Felicity Season 1 on Netflix last summer when the man was out of town and now I'm a little bit in love with Keri Russell. I also just had my 100th post! So yeah...hi and nice to meet you :) Love your blog.

lovemyraysons said...

Congratulations on 100! Thanks for being so transparent and allowing us to get to know you better! Have a great day.

Shauna said...

FABULOUS POST! I learned some great new things about you. I like you even more, if possible!

Sing4joy said...

Love the list. Love the giveaway. SICK that I did not get randomly generated.

Beck said...

Hee! That was such a fun list - most people can't make them interesting all the way through but I really enjoyed yours!

Randi said...

Congrats on your 100th! I have tried making a 100-things list, but i get stuck at about 18. I just can't think of that many things about me!

I love Jon Courson's teachings too.

lovemyraysons said...

oh no...i'm home with a "day off" and i don't have direction...WHERE's HAMPER SCAMPER? i need you. hee hee :) suppose i can start with the obvious...laundry, dishes, sweeping,etc. have i told you how much i love that new game!?

thanks for your sweet comment. we shouldn't be surprised should we...God IS good, "all the time"!!!

Jenster said...

Och! I thought I responded but apparently not.


I'm going to read your 100 things again. :o)

Mama P said...


Becky said...

Okay, so I was looking through my stats, and then remembered something you mentioned, and I just have to you happen to know a Kindergarten teacher by the name of Karen Schaffer?

Ann said...

What a fun list! And by the way, I used to not be able to like coffee either. Now, I just add a whooooole bunch of flavoring to it so that I don't even taste the coffee but still get the caffeine!

Have a fabulous week!