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I saw this on a friend’s blog and thought I was cool. It’s a lot better than tagging, that’s for sure! So I’m giving it a try and I can’t wait to see what happens.

1. As a comment on my blog, leave one memory that you and I had together. It doesn’t matter if you knew me a little or a lot, anything you remember!

2. Next, re-post these instructions on your blog and see how many people leave a memory about you. It’s actually pretty funny to see the responses. If you leave a memory about me, I’ll assume you’re playing the game and I’ll come to your blog and leave one about you. If you don’t want to play on your blog, or if you don’t have a blog, I’ll leave my memory of you in my comments.

Tag! (again)

My friend Ashley tagged me a while ago.

How to play this game of tag. Post these rules on your blog. List 3 joys, 3 fears, 3 goals, 3 current obsessions/collections, 3 random surprising facts about yourself. Tag 5 people at the end of your post by leaving their names.

3 Joys…
1. Spending time with my family
2. Spending the whole day outside
3. Seeing my new baby on the ultrasound

3 Fears…
1. losing someone I love
2. Getting skin cancer
3. getting blamed for something I didn’t do

3 Goals…
1. Have a thriving garden
2. Decorate the house
3. Teaching tanner pre-school

3 current obsessions/collections…
1. Cars movie cars
2. cooking/recipes

3 random surprising facts about yourself…
1. I like badly done reality shows on E! and Bravo
2. I crave Mcdonald’s Big Macs when I am pregnant, but detest them when I am not
3. I think Oprah is the Anti-Christ

Tag your it

If you think this was fun, then post it on your blog too!

Book Tag

My friend Karon book tagged me!

My entire book shelf was the nearest book, so I just chose the one I am going to read next.

1- Get the nearest Book to you, or one you’re reading that contains over 123 pages.
2- Go to the 123 page.
3- Find the 5th sentence.
4- Post the 5th sentence.
5-Tag five people.

The 5th sentence in my book: “No, indeed: but I have long wanted to see you, and when I heard that there had been a letter from you and that you were going to another part of the country, I thought I’d just set off, and get a look at you before you were quite out of my reach.”

Bonus: A prize for whomever can name the book!

Okay, I’d like to tag Sherri S, Natalie W, Maggie O, Ashley M, and Eliza D!

Get to Know Me From A-Z

A-attached or single: Married

B-best friends: Trent, Ashley, Krystal, Natalie, Becca

C-cake or pie: I like most cake, and some pie, but I typically do not like mixing fruit with my dessert.

D-day of choice: Friday, for some reason I feel like the entire day is open to whatever, because we can always rest for the rest of the weekend if needed!

E-essential item(s): camera, baby wipes, water bottle

F-favorite color: blue

G-gummy worms or bears: worms, especially covered in sugar

H-hometown: Tracy, CA

I-indulgence: greasy buttery popcorn, or some kind of ooey gooey chocolaty treat

J-January or July: July, fun summer holidays and Natalya’s birthday!

K-kids: 2

L-life is incomplete without: laughter, family, and fun!

M-marriage date: December 28th, 2002

N- number of siblings: 3 older brothers

O-oranges or apples: apples, unless they are clemintines, then it would be oranges

P-phobias or fears: I am scared of the dark or someone breaking into my house

Q-quotes: “The great thing about getting older is that you don’t lose all the other ages you’ve been.

R-reasons to smile: My kids, my husband, my friends, and good food

S-season: I like all of them for different reasons, Spring is my favorite, but not the spring we are currently having. It is like second winter.

T-tag friends: Becca, Maggie, and Cassandra

U-unknown fact about me: I played clarinet for 7 years

V-very favorite store: Target

W-worst habit: being extremely lazy sometime, and sometimes not being able to sit still!

X-x-ray, ultrasound, or mammogram: Yay for ultrasounds!

Y-your favorite food: Italian and anything deep fried

Z- Zodiac: Aries

Tuesday Tell All: Professional Help

For what activity
would you want professional lessons?
There are so many things I would love to receive professional lessons for.
The first is piano lessons. I never had them growing up, but I can read music and I can pick out songs already. My plan is to get a piano someday, and then take piano lessons along side the kids! I would love to have piano music playing in my home daily, even if it is me playing it!
The second is ice skating lessons. I think this is the gymnast/ballerina in me. I am already pretty good at ice skating, and if I had professional lessons, I could become really good! Plus I think it is something I could still do, even after having babies. I don’t know if this will ever happen, but it would be fun if it did!

Another Tag, Yippee!

10 years ago I was a sophomore in high school, counting down the days until I turned 16!

5 things on my to do list…
1. Do finishing touches for Janell’s bridal shower

2. Last minute Easter dinner shopping

3. Clean upstairs

4. Laundry

5. Go to book club!

5 places I have lived

1. Tracy, California

2.Auburn, Washington

3. Muncie, Indiana

4. Powder Springs, Georiga

5. Provo, Utah

What would I do if I became an instant billionaire?
Travel, build a dream house with a giant garden, buy a beach house in Oregon, pay for friends and family to come visit, or take them on vacation with me!

5 jobs I have had…
1. gymnastics coach

2. BYU Creamery worker

3. BYU Market Place cafe worker

4. RFP Depot

5. Survey call center

5 things you probably don’t know about me…
1. I have a weakness for really fatty italian food

2. I also was a cheerleader in High School for one year

3. Played clarinet for 3 years in High School

4. Graduated from BYU in Sociology three weeks after Natalya was born

5. I absolutely love playing Nintendo

I tag Becca B, Ashley B, and Karon C.


My friend Ashley tagged me, and I am supposed to list my three favorite snacks:

1. Popcorn. My favorite is when Trent pops it on the stove top for me, and then smothers it in butter and cheese powder. Or, movie theater popcorn is pretty dang good too.

2. Nachos. My absolute favorite is nachos from a concession stand with lots of jalepenos. I also like really huge nachos from restaurants. Or, when we are at home, Trent and I make nachos from Velveeta and put in a can of rotel, but I reserve this for only when I am pregnant, so hopefully soon we will be having nachos nights again.

3. Chips. I love dill pickle lays or salt and vinegar. I also pretty much love any flavor of doritos and sun chips. Okay, honestly I have never met a chip I don’t like.

4. I was only supposed to put three, but I have a new obsession to share and I thought this was the perfect time for it. I have fallen in love with the Sweet and Salty Nut Bars by Nature Valley. I could eat them for every meal. If you have not had one, please do try them. It is like eating a candy bar, but not feeling guilty because it is a “granola bar” If you don’t know what it is, it is a granola bar that has some kind of nut layer on top (I like the almond and the peanut ones) and then on the bottom, it has nut butter from whatever nut is on top (like peanut butter or almond butter). There is something more to it than that, but I love it and so you will you, unless you don’t like nuts (Becca), or I mean you if you are alergic.

To be fair, since I listed 4 snacks instead of three I will tag four people: Jessica M., Mauri, Sarah K., and Jenny L since now I know you have a blog…


I’ve been tagged again! Thanks Jenn, I stole some of your answers too:)

1. What was the best thing you cooked last week?
Fried Chicken, I have the best recipe, and a deep fat fryer, which helps.

2. If money, time and babysitting were no object, where would you go and with who?
I would either go somewhere tropical or out of the country with just my husband, or to Prince Edward Island with Ashley, Krystal and Natalie to visit all the Anne of Green Gable sites

3. When was the last time you cried?
I got teary-eyed throughout the talks during Pres. Hinckley’s funeral, and all the tributes leading up to it.

4- Five things you were doing 10 years ago?

1- I was a sophomore at Harrison High School in Georgia

2- Looking forward to turning 16 so I could actually go out on dates (even though I am pretty sure I had a boyfriend, okay maybe positive)

3- Getting ready to officially compete my first gymnastics season

4- Playing second chair clarinet in my high school band.

5 – Five things you were doing 5 years ago?

1- Enjoying my first few months of marriage

2- Working full time for RFP Depot, taking a semester off from BYU

3- Meeting new “married friends”, but mostley being a reclouse

4- Living in south Provo in our little apartment at Villa Rose

5-Coaching Cougar Cubs gymnastics on Saturday mornings

6- Five things you were doing 1 year ago?

1- Exercising like crazy, trying to lose my last few pounds of baby weight.

2- Beginning to Blog, yay!

3- Putting the final touches on Tanner’s potty training, and planning his 3rd birthday.

4- Renting a house in South Provo that was built in the 1920’s

5-Serving in as the 1st counselor in the Relief Society

7 – Seven of your favorite hobbies:

1- Cooking

2- Reading

3-Shopping (for anything, even groceries)

4- Playing video games

5- Organizing things

6- Playing outside

7- Blogging

8 – Five favorite foods:

1- Mexican

2- Pizza

3- Avocados

4- Popcorn

5- Japanese food

Five places you’ve been:

1- California (all over)

2- Cannon Beach, Oregon

3- South Carolina (all over)

4- Florida (all over)

5- Hawaii

10- Five favorite memories: (in no particular order)

1- Winning several all around gymnastics medals from 3 years of competitive gymnastics

2- Marrying Trent in the Oakland California Temple

3- The birth of Tanner and Natalya

4- Graduating from BYU in Sociology 6 weeks after Natalya was born

5- The summer after my Freshman year of college, me and my three best friends from high school had so much fun!

6- All the fun family vacations we went on growing up, especially the ones when I was older and it was either just me and my parents, or just me and maybe one of my brothers:)

People I will be tagging are: Ashley Mathie to remind her to write in her blog:) Becca Bell because I like to torture her with these things, Jana because I think she will have funny answers, and Sarah Tanner because I don’t think she has ever been tagged! And I am mad at Natalie and Sarah K., was going to tag Sarah K, Shari, and Mauri (okay, I am not really mad)… Okay taggies, copy and paste and put your own answers in, then tag at least four other people.