I've been tagged by my long-time friend Samantha. In the past I have conveniently ignored tags from other people because I had to come up with random things about myself and that just seemed like way too much effort. But since this is a simple alphabetical list, I feel that I can now play along. And since I'm a photographer, it's hard for me to do a post without pictures, so I'll throw in a few. Look at Letter T to see who I've tagged.
A- Attached or Single: Attached, happily.
B- Best Friend: Dan, of course, but also Lori, Cami, and my sister Becky. According to Dr. Laura, women shouldn't expect their husbands to act like women, so when I need to just vent or get some sympathy without any attempt to solve the problem, I call one of my "womenfolk."
C- Cake or Pie: Cake, chocolate with cream cheese frosting. Actually, Texas Brownies are my favorite (will happily share recipe for all who are interested.)
D- Day of Choice: Saturday, but not during wedding season, 'cause I always have to work.
E- Essential Item: Aquaphor ointment for my dry Utah lips.
F- Favorite Color: Lily asks me this all the time. I always think to myself, "I dunno, do adults have favorite colors?" I usually just say brown or green.
G- Gummi Bears or Worms: Neither, gummi coke bottles are the best.
Ok, all you Heidelbergers, remember the Gummi Basement? Oh, baby, that was pure paradise! But really, why in the world did we think it was safe to go into some stranger's basement to buy candy?
Sam Carlson, Lori Gerlach, and (I think) Jared Spataro at Youth Conference in Berchtesgaden, Germany, June 1990. Didn't he have the hots for you Sam? Or was it the other way around? Oh well, Travis came out the winner in the end anyway!
H- Hometown: Oh sure, pick on the Army Brat...
I- Indulgence(s): 3 hour naps, Symphony milk chocolate bar, Mini Charleston Chews, chocolate chip cookie dough (why bother baking it?), Superman and Daquiri Ice ice cream.
J- January or July: Definitely July. Lily always asks me what my favorite holiday is (she's on a favorites kick right now) and I always answer 4th of July. Growing up I loved being on base on the 4th of July. It was always so patriotic. It's harder to get that same effect these days unless you can afford to take the whole fam damily to the Stadium of Fire, but I still love being with family and eating lots of good food, especially Texas Brownies, a 4th of July staple.
K- Kids: Two- Drama Queen and Boss Hog. There should be little doubt who is who.
L- Life is incomplete without: Pictures. One of my biggest fears is having a house fire. I keep intending to put backup discs of all our photos in our storage unit, but it hasn't happened yet.
M- Marriage Date: March 23, 1996
N- Number of Siblings: Three- David, Don, and Becky
Spring 1977, campground in the Rhine River region of Germany
November 1978, Germany
May 1980, Possum Kingdom Lake in Texas
January 1985, David leaving for his mission from Washington D.C.
August 1990, Sheridan, Wyoming after Grandad's funeral
December 2004, Washington D.C. Temple when David, June, and Aimee were sealed following the finalization of her adoption.
O- Oranges or Apples: Apples because they're easier to prepare (love the Pampered Chef slicer) but I love a good juicy orange if I'm not the one who has to peel it.
P- Phobias or Fears: Loose hairs. I hate it when there's a loose head hair on my arm or my back, tickling me. Equally gross is when someone leaves hair on the bar of soap (Dan does this all the time when he buzzes his hair.)
Q- Quote(s): My father used to play with my brother and me in the yard. Mother would come out and say, "You're tearing up the grass." "We're not raising grass," Dad would reply. "We're raising boys." ~Harmon Killebrew I try to remember this while forcing myself to ignore the fort in the living room where Lily has been sleeping for 5 nights in a row.
If your sister is in a tearing hurry to go out and cannot catch your eye, she's wearing your best sweater. ~Pam Brown This always makes me think of when we lived in Herborn, Germany and I used to always steal my sister's shirts. I was just so uncool and didn't have much in the way of stylish clothing. See?
December 1986, sixth grade. This was really my coolest outfit and I wore it at least twice a week. Oh, the shame...
R- Reason to Smile: My house is mostly clean.
S- Season: A tie between late Spring and Summer. Love the green, love summer activities, love the long days.
T- Tag Six: Becky Allred, Katy Larsen, Chris Donnell, Jenn Pilch, Cami Nelson, and Hilary Davis (oops, that's not your name anymore!) You don't have to do pictures, so just play along!
U- Unknown Fact About Me: When I was little I used to kiss Ricky Schroder through the television whenever Silver Spoons came on.
V- Vegetarian or Oppressor of Animals: Where's the Beef? Pork, the Other White Meat. I have a hard time thinking of anything to cook if there's no meat. I want to change that. Anyone know any good (and not too much work) vegetarian recipes?
W- Worst Habit: Blowing air through my teeth to clear out food that has gotten stuck. Or swishing my soda to get rid of the carbonation bubbles before I swallow. Both make Dan roll his eyes or whack me on the arm. Ooh, or along those same lines, picking popcorn out of my teeth during a movie.
X- X-Rays or Ultrasounds: If there's a baby to look at, ultrasounds. Otherwise bones are way more interesting.
Y- Your Favorite Food: Indian and Mexican
Z- Zodiac: Leo, and you know I can't do anything without consulting my horoscope. I only married Dan because he was a Libra.
You guys didn't know I was a child model, did you? Hmm, maybe I should have put that under letter U.