Friday, April 18, 2008

TAG... I'm it!

I was tagged a long while back to write a blog talking about 10 random things that you all might not know about my life. For some of my newer friends, you may learn something, but for my family and long-time friends... probably just the same 'ole stuff!

I decided to include some old pics (sorry about the quality, they are scanned)... please don't laugh too hard!!!

Here goes!

1. I went to church camp almost every summer of my life growing up. I LOVED IT!!! I made a few friends that I still keep in touch with.

A small-group study session at camp... I have no idea why I'm not sitting in the circle (I'm in white).
Gotta love cabin life!
Adam and I still keep in touch 12 years later!
2. Until I was 16 years old, I had really long hair! I know these aren't the best pics of me, but you get the idea!

3. My wedding colors were lavendar and soft white. Chris and I were married in Chouteau, OK on October 20, 2001.

4. I was Valedictorian of my high school graduating class. I graduated in 1999.

My senior pic

Yep, that's Chris and me at our high school graduation! Ahhh!

Being the Valedictorian, I had to speak at graduation. Practically the entire town was there. I remember thinking over and over to myself "Don't pass out, don't pass out!"
5. I'm not a big meat-eater, and especially hate eating meat straight off the bone. I don't know why, it just kind of grosses me out!
6. I was in school band from 5th grade all the way through my senior year in high school. I played trombone and baritone.

7. I was 13 years old the first time I went overseas to Kiev, Ukraine. By the time I was 16, I was a seasoned world traveler. The last time I was overseas was Christmas and New Years of 2000-2001... but we are planning a trip to Africa this summer (more about that later!)

1994 -- our first trip to Ukraine

I'm just standing on the Metro platform waiting to catch the train!

Family picture outside of our flat... 1997 (I'm in brown)

Bogdan (he worked as our translator a lot), my Dad, and me. Bogdan's grandmother told him he was dumb because he was no good at playing cards. The man could speak FIVE languages fluently, but yeah, he was dumb! Haha!
Celebrating a Ukrainian Christmas... 2000 (I'm on the left) And a Ukrainian New Year! Lisa is holding Jordan when he was only a year old! Soooo little (mer)!
8. I LOVE Cabbage Patch Kids! I loved them growing up, and I still love them!

9. Nap taking is my favorite thing to do on a summer, rainy, winter, snowy, cold, windy, warm, or sunny afternoon! I could take a nap every day and be perfectly happy!

10. I HATE to feel warm breath on me! I don't even like my own breath on me!!! AND, much to my brother's dismay, my niece has inherited this trait from me! She hates it too!!! This picture has nothing to do with that, but look how cute she is!!!
Okay, so now I tag Lisa, Holley, Tracy, Tia, Terra, Angie, Mercedes, and Russ to share 10 random facts about themselves with the blog-o-sphere! You're IT!


Holley said...

I enjoyed that and learned a lot about you. Didn't know about the breath thing!

Angie said...

Wow! You have already lived such a full life!

Mercedes said...

I always hated being it. JJ : ) You have some sweet facts!

Russ said...

I always knew you were a band nerd ha ha. You have changed a lot since your senior pic, I've always said that it doesn't even look like you! I enjoyed the summer camp pics, I miss those days at camp..though mine were a bit different...

Earl Gearl said...

I'm glad I'm not the only band nerd here in bloggerland! I did read Russ's and I left a comment on it about me calling Bear Gryls "the bug man." Don't know who he is married to, but I've never done that!

Jennifer said...

I can't belive you put up those pics from band and the one with me in it is awful but I think I am going to show my hubby anyway. I bet you didn't know I read you blog. LOL