Monday, December 1, 2008

101 THINGS YOU MAY OR MAY NOT KNOW ABOUT ME.. :)

1. I WAS MARRIED AT THE AGE OF 16 TO A WONDERFUL MAN... ( we celebrated our 30Th anniversary this year..)
2. I HAVE VERY NATURALLY CURLY HAIR...
3. I HAVE 5 CHILDREN. 4 AWESOME BOYS & 1 BEAUTIFUL GIRL...
4. MY HUSBAND IS MY BEST FRIEND... ( we spend a lot of time together.. we work together and play together... We have fun in all we do...) Life is an adventure.. Enjoy the journey.. !!
5. I LOVE TO SHOOT GUNS & BOWS... (a lot of my extended family thinks that i do it because Bart wants me to.. but that is not true... I love it.. and I have fun... )
6. I LOVE TO GO BOATING... I always have.. as a young girl my daddy took me on the boat.. I would hang my purple dinosaur over the edge and say faster daddy faster... as a teenager he would take me and my friends out to water ski.. I love fast ski boat rides.. I love jet boat rides up the river.. I love slow raft rides in the river.. and I love to go on the house boats in Lake Powell... None of which I do very often.. but when I do.. I love it...
7. I LOVE TO DO YARD WORK... I love to get my hands dirty in a flower garden... I love to mow the lawn in two directions (when we have a lawn )... I love to plant things and watch them grow... We once won a contest in Clinton, Utah for the prettiest flower garden...
8. MY "UP NORTH" (that is a place where you can forget everything) IS FLOATING DOWN THE SNAKE RIVER IN A DRIFT BOAT...
9. I LIKE TO READ... I like to read just about anything... I steal books from my Mommy when I visit... My favorites are mystery novels... or who done it's... I love to try to figure it out... Most of the time I guess right... Books take away the hardness of the World and Leave us with a Smile...
10. I HAVE 3 GRANDCHILDREN... and 1 on the way in Feb.. we are so excited..
11. I LOVE IT WHEN MY HOUSE IS SPARKLING CLEAN... (it does not happen to often.. more now then ever, because all the kids are gone.. I think I could get used to the messes again if it meant that my kids were here visiting me...)
12. I LOVE THE SMELL OF LEMON STARCH...
13. I LOVE PEPPERMINT CANDIES...
14. I AM SCARED OF SNAKES, MICE & LARGE ANIMALS...
15. I TOOK LIFE SAVING (SWIMMING) WHEN I WAS A PRE TEEN...
16. MY FAVORITE FOOD IS STEAK, SHRIMP & GREEN SALAD...
17. MY FAVORITE DESSERT IS CHOC. TORTE'...
18. I LOVE SHOES... (I don't have nearly as many pairs as Lora does.. but I still have a lot..)
19. I LOVE CINNAMON SUCKERS...
20. I AM HAPPIEST WHEN I HAVE MY HUSBAND, CHILDREN, THEIR SPOUSES, AND GRANDSON ALL IN THE SAME PLACE AT THE SAME TIME... (does not happen very often.. specially with Cort in Africa.. )
21. I AM A LEAD FOOT.. I DRIVE FAST...
22. I LOVE TO SCRAPBOOK...
23. I HAVE A HARD TIME COOKING IN A DIRTY KITCHEN... (I make sure the dishwasher is empty before I start... so I can put dishes in it as I use them... )
24. I LOVE FIREPLACES... (I want one in my kitchen with one of those pot holders that swings out.... So I can cook my famous deer stew over the fire..)
25. I PREFER VISITORS TO CALL BEFORE THEY COME OVER... ( I love company, but I prefer that they call first... )
26. I HAVE BEEN KNOWN TO RELOAD THE DISHWASHER... (I am a little fussy how it is loaded.. and if things aren't how they should be, I will reload it.. if I catch it... ha ha)...
27. I LOVE MY LONG HAIR... ( In the 30 years I have been married, I have had either really short hair, or really long hair... a few years back, I decided to try something different.. I cut my hair shoulder length... I kept it that way for about 2 weeks... "I" hated it... I quickly remembered why I liked it short or long.. I asked my husband if I should grow it out, or cut it shorter... He said he liked it either really short or long... So I cut it short because he asked me to.. not because he told me to... I then grew it back out... because that is the way that "I" like it best.. No shoulder length hair for me... with it being naturally curly, shoulder length took 3 times longer to style... Short Short or Long is the best... I am glad that my husband suggested it... )
28. I HAVE NEVER GONE OUT OF THE HOUSE IN SWEATS OR PAJAMA'S...
29. I VERY SELDOM GO ANYWHERE WITHOUT MAKE-UP ON...
30. I SECRETLY LIKE TO SPEAK IN PUBLIC... (dang... I guess it is not a secret anymore..)
31. MY DREAM IS TO OWN A DAYCARE FOR BOTH OLD FOLKS AND YOUNG KIDS..
32. I LOVE WATCHING OLD MOVIES AND OLD TV SHOWS..(my favorite is the Walton's).
33. I WAS BURNED AS A TEENAGER.. (I missed almost 2 years of Jr. High, and had a tutor that did nothing but have me read the newspaper and write about the articles...)
34. I WANT A SWIMMING POOL... ( I love to swim and lay in the sun... it is so relaxing... and sun is good for the happiness soul..)
35. I LOVE WALKING ON THE BEACH... (don't do it nearly enough)...
36. I LOVE STAKE CAMP...(it is in the Uintah Mountains.. we went there on our honeymoon and have only missed 2 years in the last 30.. It is one of my kids' favorite places to go. they even chose it over a vacation one year... So many memories...)
37. I AM LEARNING TO LIKE HIKING... (I have foot problems.. Had them fixed, so I can hike with only minimal pain now... )
38. I PAINT... Tole painting, oil painting & house painting...
39. I KNOW HOW TO FINISH CONCRETE...
40. MY FAVORITE COLOR TO WEAR IS RED...
41. MY FAVORITE COLOR TO DECORATE WITH IS GREEN/EARTH TONES...
42. I WEAR GLASSES... SOMETIMES :)
43. I LOVE DOING THINGS FOR MY KIDS... (when I go visit.. I love cooking, cleaning and taking care of them... )
44. I LOVE TO PLAN, DECORATE FOR & HAVE PARTIES...
45. MY FAVORITE CANDY BAR IS: BUTTERFINGERS...
46. I HATE TO SHOP... (I know.. this is not normal for a woman.. but I am the kind of shopper that knows what I want and I go in and get it and get out...)
47. I HAVE TO HAVE SOME FORM OF NOISE ON IN THE HOUSE WHEN I AM ALONE...
48. I LOVE COUNTRY MUSIC... (ALAN JACKSON)
49. I HAVE A- BLOOD...
50. MY HAIR IS ABOUT 90% GRAY...
51. I LOVE LAYING ON THE FLOOR WHEN THE SUN IS SHINING IN A WINDOW...
52. I LOVE MINT TEA...
53. I LIKE STRAWBERRY MILK...
54. MY FAVORITE FRUIT IS RASPBERRIES...
55. IN HIGH SCHOOL.. MY FAVORITE SUBJECT WAS HISTORY...
56. FALL IS MY FAVORITE SEASON...
57. I LOVE TO GO ON CAR RIDES... (this last summer Bart and I drove through 24 States..) I love seeing new places right here in America.. I love Sunday drives in the Mountains the best... And our rides to Utah... Never get tired of that one on the way... but always get tired of the ride to Pueblo.. hmmmm go figure...
58. I HOME SCHOOLED SOME OF MY CHILDREN... LOVED IT.. I LEARNED FAR MORE THEN THEY DID.. FUNNY HOW THAT WORKS...
59. I LOVE TO RIDE WILD RIDES AT AMUSEMENT PARKS.. ONE TIME BART GAVE ME A BLACK EYE RIDING A ROLLER COASTER AT LAGOON IN UTAH... :)
60. I WOULD SOMEDAY LIKE TO TAKE A HELICOPTER RIDE...
61. MY DREAM CARS ARE FORD F-150 4 DOOR/ FORD MUSTANG CONVERTIBLE (DARK RED) ...
62. I HAVE TO GET A NEW TOOTHBRUSH EVERY MONTH...
63. I LOVE MY HAIR PLAYED WITH.. (when I babysat.. if the kids did not want to lay down at rest time... they could sit and brush my hair... another reason i like my hair long..)
64. MY BIRTHDAY IS IN AUGUST.. I AM A LEO.. HMMMM NO WONDER I LIKE TO BE IN CHARGE....
65. I LIKE TO BE IN CHARGE... AND I HAVE A HARD TIME DELEGATING..
66. I PLAYED THE VIOLIN WHEN I WAS IN GRADE SCHOOL.. AND THE PIANO...
67. MY GRANDMA GRACE'S WAS MY FAVORITE PLACE TO GO AS A CHILD...
68. MY DAUGHTER WAS THE ONLY ONE OF MY CHILDREN THAT I DID NOT KNOW THE SEX OF BEFORE SHE WAS BORN...
69. I LOVE TO FLY.. AND SIT IN AIRPORTS..
70. I AM A PEOPLE WATCHER.. I OFTEN TRY TO FIGURE OUT WHAT THEY DO... NEVER KNOW IF I AM RIGHT THOUGH...
71. I BEAT THE 50 YARD DASH RECORD IN JUNIOR HIGH.. BUT IT WAS DURING P.E. SO IT DID NOT COUNT...
72. I HAD A FEW GIRL FRIENDS IN HIGH SCHOOL, BUT MOST OF MY FRIENDS WERE GUYS...
73. I LIKE DIET COKE WITH SPLENDA...
74. I LOVE TO LIGHT CANDLES OR PLUG IN MY SCENTSY CANDLE...
75. MY FAVORITE FRAGRANCES ARE SPICY... MUSK...
76. I DON'T LIKE MY LOTION TO SMELL LIKE FRUIT...
77. I AM TENDERHEARTED... UNLESS I AM DRIVING.. THEN WATCH OUT...
78. I LOVE TO WEAR FRESHLY IRONED CLOTHES...
79. I CANNOT WEAR A DRESS WITHOUT NYLONS... JUST DOES NOT FEEL PROPER...
80. I LOVE TO SURPRISE BART WITH A LUNCH OR DINNER WHEN HE IS NOT EXPECTING IT...
81. I MAKE MY BED AS SOON AS I GET UP... EVEN IF I PLAN ON GOING BACK TO BED..(I lay on top with a blankie) ...
82. I LOVE POSITIVE QUOTES...
83. I HAD A BLANKIE THAT I TOOK TO BED WITH ME.. UNTIL ONE DAY IT DISAPPEARED... HMMMMM I THINK BART THREW IT AWAY....
84. I LOVE PURSES... I HAVE ABOUT 4 THAT I TRADE OFF AT ANY GIVEN TIME.. I BUY THEM ON CLEARANCE.. LAST PURSE I PAID $3 FOR...
85. I HAVE CAMO PAJAMA'S... AND YES THEY ARE SILKY...
86. I LOVE TO MAKE HOME MADE GIFTS AND CARDS...
87. I WAS BORN IN OGDEN UTAH..
88. I AM THE YOUNGEST OF 3...
89. I ADMIRE MY PARENTS... BOTH OF THEM ARE UNSELFISH AND GREAT PEOPLE...
90. I CAUGHT A MAGPIE WHEN I WAS 10 AND KEPT IT IN A BOX IN THE FAMILY ROOM UNTIL IT WAS BIG ENOUGH TO FLY ON IT'S OWN...
91. I HAD A PET RATTLESNAKE.. UNTIL I FOUND MY BROTHER'S FRIENDS RACCOON SNACKING ON IT ON THE FRONT PORCH...
92. I SPENT MOST OF MY SUMMERS IN JACK POT NEVADA ON THE WHEELER RANCH WITH MY AUNT AND UNCLE ISAKSON.. FUN TIMES...
93. RIGHT AFTER WE GOT MARRIED, I HAD TO HELP OUR LANDLORD PULL A CALF FROM IT'S MOTHER WITH A WENCH AND A TRUCK... HE WAS SURPRISED THAT I KNEW HOW... REFER TO #92
94. I LOVE TO FLY FISH...
95. I COOK ALL THE ANIMALS THAT WE HUNT...
96. I LOVE TO DECORATE...
97. I LOVE ALL ANIMALS WHEN THEY ARE BABIES... BUT THEN THEY GROW UP... :)
98. I LIKE TO DO PUZZLES...
99. I AM STRONG WILLED... SOME CALL IT STUBBORN...
100. I HAVE LIVED IN 3 STATES... UTAH, CALIFORNIA, UTAH, COLORADO...
101. I LOVE MY LIFE AND WOULD NOT TRADE IT FOR ANYTHING... AND YES I WOULD DO IT ALL OVER AGAIN... ESPECIALLY IF I KNEW WHAT I KNOW NOW.. LIFE IS GOOD...
I TAG ANYONE WHO WANTS TO TRY THIS... IT IS HARDER THAN IT SOUNDS....

3 comments:

wrongfromheadtotoe said...

This was so fun to learn all of these fun things about you. I didn't know a lot of it. I love that you re-load the dishwasher too! Glad I am not the only crazy!haha. You are such an amazing woman!
Love ya tons!
Thanks for all of the positive comments that you leave on my blog. I really appreciate them.

Dan & Lora said...

I never knew that you pull out a calf...! That is the coolest thing ever@@@

The Adams Family said...

This is Lezli, I knew almost all of these things, imagine that. I have a blog now it is Adamsfamily1981.blogspot.com you can go look at it, Im going to make it private soon but I have your email so I will invite you. Love ya! hope to see you at Christmas
P.S.tell Jordan I want an invite to their blog if they don't mind.