Sunday, September 14, 2008


So obviously I survived Hurricane Ike, but I think I have my "hurricane fix" for a long time. I don't want one of those mothers to storm through here anytime soon, not only was it freaky in our house all night but now I have no power! I am staying in my parent's condo until the a/c turns on...I am such a wimp. They say it could be weeks but I think it will be a few more days, people are getting power back slowly around here. I did take lots of pics of the before and after of the storm- so I will post those later.
In the meantime, Jess tagged here we go!

Where were you born? Houston, Texas- I am a true Texan and proud of it!

Middle name? Lynne. I like it because it has the 'e' on the end to make it a bit more feminine :) It is one of those family names

How old will you be this year? Well I just turned 21.... so next year I will be 22. I know it sounds so so young compared to my friends, but I really don't feel 21- maybe because most 21 year olds don't have a husband, house and baby?

Nicknames? JuJu, Jewels, my brother gave me another I think I won't share and my husband calls me Sweetie.

Are you taller than your mother or father? Well I am 5'9, so that puts me a few inches taller then my mom and shorter then my dad. Growing up I always thought the perfect height was 5'6 cause I hated being tall. I still can't say I have 100% warmed up to my height yet...

Do you cry often during movies? Usually when someone dies or when babies are born or...okay maybe I do- but not all the time. One thing I don't do is laugh out loud alot. I will laugh in my mind lots in a movie and only laugh out loud when it is really fun or when I feel goofy with my girlfriends.

What is your biggest pet peeve? I really hate that Nick is a picky eater and blames it on genetics, biggest load of crap ever. Or when people take up a whole lane with their bike when there is a sidewalk next to them. And bad drivers..ugh.

Favorite color(s)? Pink and Red. I am a girly girl

Favorite food(s)? Chips and Queso with Diet Coke OR popcorn with Diet Coke. So maybe just diet coke?

Favorite restaurants? Chick-fil-a, Chili's

Favorite smells? Baby lotion, Febreze, Clean clothes and Lilu, which is the perfume I wear.

Favorite time of the day? I love the late afternoon- I usually have a Diet Coke from Sonic's happy hour and have a recorded show such as Oprah or Dr. Phil on while I am preparing dinner cause Nick will be home soon!

What brand of shampoo/conditioner do you use? Biologe, Matrix and Redken. I switch out often between them, depending on my mood.

What brand of make-up products? I don't have a specific one cause I switch around lots. My mom buys me MaryKay lots but I also have some Cover Girl stuff.

How many pillows do you sleep with? 2 always. A regular pillow on top with a feather pillow on the bottom.

Do you play an instrument? The clarinet and piano

Have you ever been skinny dipping? I wish.

Did you play any sports in High School? No. Does Marching band count?

What was the last movie you saw in the theatre? Mamma Mia with my mom in Cedar City. It was pretty good except when Pierce Brosdan(?) sang, it just does fit his sexy persona.

What is your favorite article of clothing? Well I love a good pair of jeans cause they are so hard to find for me. First it is hard to find ones that are long enough for my mile long legs and then my body is not proportioned. I have baby bearin' hips and skinny minny legs- so the jeans that fit my hips are way huge in the legs. On top of that I love wearin' heels, so that add to the length drama. Next to jeans I love shoes...:)

What is your dream vacation? Cruises or an all inclusive resort to the Bahamas!

What was your first impression of your spouse? I thought he was really cute but way old. The first time we hung out we went out to a movie, which I thought was a date but he did not. He had me pay for my own ticket, so the rest of the night I was bummed thinking he was not into me at all!

If you were an animal, what would you be? I don't know- I guess giraffe too cause I am just long. Or a flamingo cause of my long legs (and it's pink)

What is your dream car? Well practical dream car would be an escalade SUV or a new Tahoe but just sports car.....not sure.

What is one of your weaknesses? Saying sorry and shutting down on Nick when I get upset about something.

What do you fix for dinner when there is nothing to fix? leftovers. If that is gone then Nick will fend for himself while I eat popcorn and Diet Coke or chips and salsa.

If you could live in a different decade/era what would it be? I like it now- especially living without electricity I realize I LOVE technology.

What is the emotion you feel the most? Happy- between Austin, Nick and the life he provides for me how could I feel less?

Do you consider yourself outgoing? yes! I love new friends and knowing lots of people but I also need to have close friends I can share things with or a feel alone.

What is something you are constantly working on? I would have to agree with Jess- Patience! It is pretty obvious after having a baby if you have patience or not and I need more! By the way- Jess is the most Patient mom I have EVER seen, I have no idea what she is talking about!

Any hidden talents? Like what? If it is still hidden then I don't think I would share now :)

What is a word or phrase you overuse? probably 'whatever'. I know it is valley girl but I say it often and can't stop or 'like'. One day I will break the habit but whatever!!! :)

What was the hardest thing that happened to you this past year? moving from Utah, nick starting his career, having a baby and buying a house all in about 5 months. Yeah it has been a crazy year!

What is the best thing that has happened to you this past year? All of those things would be on this list too. They were all so positive and have brought us great things, but all the changes were so hard.

What is one thing you hope to accomplish this year? finding something that I love to do for me and actually taking time out of every week to do it. I just put my effort into Austin and Nick all the time that I need to find a hobby and make it my own personal time!

The best piece of advise you learned this past year? Live in the moment and stop looking forward to the future. After being so excited to move to Texas, I realized that I loved our life in Utah being really poor and students and I miss it. Now I find myself being excited for Austin to be able to do this or that or Nick making more money so we can do this or that. I just need to be content with the moment cause it passes and you can never go back.

NOW I TAG Cristina Harris, Janey Luper & Sally Weaver


Cristina said...

Juicy Pu! I loved this! I was cracking up! and NO, marching band does not count as a sport. Miss you!

Chris and Sally said...

I agree with Cristina, marching band does not count as a sport, unless it's a sport for nerds. And sorry, I don't do tags. :)

Melanie Rossi said...

Hey! Thanks so much for making dinner for the Fjords because Jared was able to enjoy it too! ANd he really did! He told me it was SO good! That was so nice of you and your mom doing that! So does your house have electricity or is it your mom's? Where does she live? I knew she was moving back, but didn't know she was already here. I bet you're loving life right now, minus Ike destruction.

Chris and Sally said...

I decided my last post was pretty mean. You are not a nerd and I think marching band can definitely be considered a sport. I will do the tag but only if you make me some stromboli. I am feeling pretty left out, it seems like you made everyone else good food but me. I do realize that I have power and am perfectly capable of making food for myself but your stromboli is really good.

Julie said...

mel- both me and my mom have power! My Mom had it back on saturday afternoon but Nick and I didn't get power until Sunday night. It was sooo not fun and I am shocked that Commonwealth still has not gotten it!!! I am glad you could escape the craziness, people are mean here right now! And my parents are renting a Condo by the Post office for a year till they figure out where they want to buy or build a home. I am pushing for TelFair- it's beautiful there!

Janey said...

Yeah, no to marching band...
That last one is so true! I think we talked about that before. "I'll be happy when "this" happens." Then when it does you find yourself doing it again about something else. Thanks for the reminder!
It was fun living vicariously through you during the hurricane. I'm so glad it all worked out! Now you've been through a major one. I'll let you know when that big, major earthquake is about to happen and you can text me too.

Simmons Family said...

I think it needs to be said Julie-you drink too much freakin' Diet Coke and we need to get you help! On a side note I FINALLY updated my blog, and after viewing a few others I realized how lame mine was. So...please come over and help me fix it so I can hang out with the cool kids again.

Lindsey and Jake Palmer said...

I loved reading this... it reminded me how much im gonna miss you!! I was so excited and now i have tolive in the stupid SNOW!!!

jessl said...

yay! You are such a great friend. You responded so quickly. You have had a busy year and I think you deserve so much credit for handling it all so well.

Cutie PaTootie said...

you are so cute. how's sugar land? our family is thinking about moving to katy once my husband finishes grad school next september. Right now we live in Ft. Lauderdale. how's life being a mama? getting any rest yet? I think our daughter and your little boy are the same age born in february. being a mom of 2 is even crazier. well, check out my blog whever you have time.

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