Wednesday, August 8, 2012

If You Really Knew Me...

I have seen this post on several blogs lately, (Liz and Megan's were my faves) and I thought it would be fun to do it too!

If you really knew me....

You'd know that I love my family more than anything.  I am such a Daddy's girl and I talk to my mom almost every day.  I feel so blessed to have such loving and encouraging parents.

You'd know that I hate pickles and mustard.  It makes me almost gag just typing them on the computer.
I'm that girl who sends back the burger or sandwich if it mistakenly has either of these on it.

You'd know that I'm terrified of spiders and flying insects.  I pretty much have a full-blown panic attack if I hear a buzzing around me...even if it's a fly.  I am petrified of getting stung or having a spider bite. Eeekkkkkk.  One time a spider was crawling on the inside of my windshield while I was driving down the interstate and I literally almost passed out.

If you really knew me, you would know that my favorite movie is "My Best Friend's Wedding" and I can quote almost the entire thing.  AND I know the lyrics to the entire soundtrack.  Julia Roberts is one of my favorite actresses too...and Dermot Mulroney?   Yes please.  I wish I could set my alarm to him singing me "The Way you Look Tonight".  Hmm, how can I make that happen?  ;)
Missed that movie?  here's Dermy singing....

If you really knew me, you'd know that I would pick the beach over the mountains any day of the year.
Growing up on the beach would probably be any child's dream - and it was my reality.  I have the most amazing memories of the beach, and it is always the first choice for a vacation trip for me.  Sun, sand, ocean waves and sea perfection to me.

You'd know that I ran a 1/2 marathon a couple of years ago with my best friend, Ashley!  Finishing that race was one of the proudest moments for me, not being a runner WHATsoever.  And I did it just 1 1/2 months after having a major surgery.  I'll never forget that race, and the 22 degree weather that December day!  Brrrrrrr.

You'd know that I love sleeping in and
I'm a sucker for reality TV.  A lazy Saturday spent in my pajamas with HGTV or E on the tube equals a big ole smile on my face.  Oh, and french toast.  Yes.

If you really knew me, you know that I only ate about 5 different foods when I was growing up.  Quesadillas and nachos being the two main ones.  I have since majorly come out of the picky-eating funk, but Mexican food is still my number one choice for dinner.

You'd know that I found my true love and best friend in my husband.  We met in college and I can remember to this day what we both were wearing and how I felt when I met him.  He gave me butterflies then, and still gives me butterflies every day....8 years later.

If you really knew me, you would know that I can recite all 44 presidents in order, I played volleyball and tennis in high school, and I have a mildly embarrassing obsession with Lauren Conrad and Justin Timberlake.

You'd know that I love Jesus with every ounce of me, and I am in awe of His unfailing love and perfect grace.  He is my rock and my salvation and I strive daily - yet fail miserably - to be just a glimmer of His light.

If you really knew me, you know that if I could have been anything when I was growing up, it would have been a three way tie between a dolphin trainer, a gymnast, and a Broadway star.  Yeah, none of those dreams were fulfilled, but I LOVE my current job and I wouldn't change it for anything.
Who am I kidding - getting to ride dolphins all day long - AMAZING!

I hope you had fun getting to "KNOW" me a little better!  I hope I didn't scare any of you off ;)
Leave a comment if you have also done one of these posts -- I would LOVE to check it out!



Annie said...

Loved reading this! Wouldn't it be SO FUN to be a gymnast?!

Melissa Kalman said...

Loved this!! Miss you! xo

Caitlin C. said...

Loved getting to know you!! I hate hate hate spiders, so I'm glad someone else shares that fear :)

Anonymous said...

I do remember that freezing cold day! You're cute! I miss you!

Ashley said...

I just found your blog and love it! What great random facts for my first time visit :)

Erica [pocket full of chuckles] said...

i have a slight obsession with Lauren Conrad too. and, julie roberts is my favorite actress. so amaze.

bravo on the 1/2 marathon too! that's crazy awesome.

christine donee said...

my best friends wedding? YES!

Lucy said...

Lovely blog! I'm your new follower on gfc. Would you like to follow each other? Kisses, Lucy

Glitterista said...

These posts are so fun, and I loved getting to know you better! I am such a fan of sleeping in, french toast, and hope to be able to run a 10k or something similar one day. . . maybe even a half. ;)