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 me...so 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