Friday, February 3, 2012

11 Random Things

Lindsay tagged me in the 11 random things survey!

Here are the rules:
1. Post these rules
2. You must post 11 random things about yourself
3. Answer the questions set for you in their post
4. Create 11 new questions for the people you tag to answer
5. Go to their blog and tell them you've tagged them
6. You have to tag 11 people

11 Random Things About Me:

1) I LOVE dogs!  We don't have one, because it looks like a baby is coming first, but I can't wait until we can have our own family dog!  I will seriously "talk" to every single dog I see.  If they are in the car next to me at a stop light, I'll talk to them and ask them where they are going and if they are having a good day. ha ha, weird, I know!  I think they are the sweetest creatures and really are a man's/woman's best friend.  I really love medium and bigger dogs, big snuggly ones with lots of personality :)
2) I am usually always hot.  Even before pregnancy, I never needed much of a coat or sweater when it's cold out.  I also get grumpy and irritated if I'm too hot.  I like to have a fan on and a cool breeze at all times! lol  I did get cold when we lived in Wisconsin with below 0 temps, but by the time I bundled up to go outside, I would be sweating from all the layers!  What gives?
3) Probably my favorite dinner of all time is fresh grilled salmon and roasted asparagus, made by my mom and stepdad.
4) I am not really scared or nervous about labor or having a newborn in general.  I haven't read 12 baby books like some people do.  I am just not a big worry-wart.  I'll play it by ear and ask questions when I need to.  I have a lot of experience with caring for babies, so I am not going to make myself sick with worry. :)
5) Speaking of asking questions, that is what I do A LOT.  I always ask a ton of questions before a big purchase or if I just need advice.  I (my husband and I) probably asked our builder over 100 questions before buying our first home.  I always have a list of questions in my phone ready to ask the doctor at each appointment.  I am forever asking Twitter/blog friends questions about baby things and cloth diapering.  That's how I learn the most.  Nate is the same way.
6) I am a big family person and that makes it tough to live 2,000 miles away from all of our family members!  If I could stay up and have coffee and talk or play games with my family every weekend, I would!  Or if I could play with my niece and nephews every weekend, I would.  We are a crazy bunch but we always have fun, especially with all the dogs around (we are all big dog lovers).  My mom pointed out that I took like three times as many pictures of the dogs than I did my family members at Christmas.  Woops! :)  Well, they are family, too.
7) I am not a wife who hates sports!  I actually love watching live MLB games.  It is the perfect date for us!  I can name all the teams and cities, but couldn't tell you which league they're in...don't know that much yet.  I also really enjoy pro football and even basketball.  I have several favorite teams.  I might just shed a tear if Peyton leaves the Colts before our girl can wear her #18 jersey.  BUT if he decides to play for the Cardinals, I'll be just as happy because we can see him play here live!  I also listen to Dan Patrick radio in the mornings in the car.  I'm sure my husband loves me even more for all of this :)
8) I am a saver by nature!  I don't like spending much money.  I don't buy new clothes often unless it's on clearance or something.  We watch our budget really closely and enter every recipt.  It really does help to not overspend, especially when you are swiping plastic instead of paying cash.  I look for sales and bargains and thouroughly think through purchases.  Usually, if we don't need it, we don't buy it.  I'm not huge on extreme couponing (mostly because we don't subscribe to the paper ha!), but I do use coupons when I have them.  We also don't have cable or netflix, just good ol bunny ears that gives us a few network channels.  This has been one of my favorite things because neither of us watch much TV.  We get movies and TV on DVD from the library (free).
9) I hate hot dogs...gag me!  If someone has one next to us at a game, I try really hard not to dry heave at the smell of it! ha ha!
10) I am not great at decorating.  We moved into our house a year ago and only have like 3 things hung on the walls.  I love the Ballard designs and Pottery Barn catalogs, I just can't put it together for our home.  Most of that is probably because I am too frugal to buy decorations anyway!
11) Why are there 11 things?  That is random.  I like playing words with friends, so if you want to play a game, my name is RyVaughn. :)

I tag:
Lauren K
Starr Family Blog
Lindsay's questions:
1) What is your all time favorite book? hmmmm, I don't think I have one, but I love any story about a dog!
2) If you could visit anywhere in the world, where would it be? New Zealand
3) What is your go to place to shop for yourself? Target
4) What is your must have make-up item? Bare Minerals foundation and Blinc goes on nice and comes off in tubes, so it doesn't bleed with this extreme Phoenix heat
5) What is your favorite meal? Fresh grilled salmon and roasted asparagus/veggies
6) Are you a morning or a night shower taker? Mostly morning showers because my hair gets greasy fast, although it has stayed cleaner longer since pregnancy.
7) If you HAD to go without air conditioning, the internet, taking a shower, or your car which would you pick? Depends on for how long??  Just a day-then shower, more than a day-internet (I guuuuuess).  I won't ever give up the air conditioner!!! LOL #firstworldproblems
8) What is your dream job (besides being a mom, if you are one)? Baby and family portrait photographer on the side (Mommy first though)
9) How long did you and the hubs date before getting married? Close to 3 and a half years!  We both  finished our Master's degrees first, which I don't regret, but I could have married him waaaay before that!! :)
10) What is you favorite place to vacation? To just relax, then anywhere on a beach or an all inclusive like our honeymoon in the Dominican.   But to sight see, then some place with lots of history.  I also love National Parks and hiking trails through them.
11) What is the best dessert EVER? hmmm, I'm a big sweets person, so I like pretty much anything, but a good tiramasu or cake/cheesecake is always yummy!

My questions for y'all:
1) Do you say coke, pop, or soda?
2) What's your favorite pizza (toppings or restaurant)?
3) What's your favorite app for iPhone or Android?
4) What's your favorite thing about blogging?
5) How soon did you know you wanted to marry your husband?
6) What's your favorite movie?
7) If someone gave you $500 to spend on yourself, what would you get or use it on?
8) What's your favorite thing to do for date night?
9) What is your favorite thing about blogging?
10 What's your go-to,easy dish for dinner?
11) What's you favorite brand of jeans?


BlessedMama said...

Love your random's...Great post.

Lindsay said...

Love your answers! :)

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