Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Six things you probably didn't know about me...

My friend Mindy did this tag and it looked like fun.

Six random things about ME (I tried to think of what are some of the most unusual things about me, so let me know if you are similar in any of these things or maybe I am just really weird in some ways).

1. I chose my wedding date in high school. When I was in high school my soccer number was 2, and it didn't take long before it became my favorite number, so I decided (I think it was in 1996) that I wanted to get married on 02-02-02. And it just happened that I met Mr. Right (Roger) nine months before and we were married in the Salt Lake Temple on 02-02-02 (its seems like it was around two in the afternoon, too). I also chose my first boy's name (Malachi) and my first girl's name (Arianne) around the same time.

2. I cannot step on a drain with my bare feet. For some reason drains just really gross me out, so when I am in the shower, I will NEVER stand on the drain.

3. I have to shake my shoes out before I put them on (I know, something else to do with my feet). I think I am kind of scared that some poisonous spider will be in there and bite my foot. Out of the thousands of times of shaking my shoes, I have never had a spider or any other bug fall out, but I think I did see a spider web once.

4. I have broken two people's arms (not something I am proud of). Both times were to do with soccer. In sixth grade I was playing soccer at recess and I had the ball and this boy jumped on my back and was pretty much choking me. So, I threw him off my back and kicked him a few times. I stopped when I noticed that he was hurt. I felt really bad after and brought him a candy bar and tried to help him with some of his writing (it was his right arm). The second time was my sister Jessica (she is five years younger than me). Jessica was probably nine or ten. We were kicking the ball back and forth to each other and one of the times she stopped the ball with her hand and I guess it hit just right and broke her arm.

5. I sometimes crave the taste of dirt and chalk. I know it is weird. I have had people tell me that it means that I am deficient in some sort of nutrient (I don't know if I buy that). It's not like I want to make a meal out of it just a very small sample. It can't be any old dirt, either. It has to be very fine and dry. Even though I like the tastes of dirt and chalk, I do refrain (most of the time, anyway).

6. I fear public speaking more than death. I hate when all of the attention is on me. I don't mind small group things, but the idea of a lot of people listening to, only me, terrifies me. I have never given a talk in sacrament meeting (well, not since primary). I am working on this problem though, and feel like I am progressing, so hopefully one day I can let you all know that I am over it.








The next five pictures are of all my kids. I was trying to accomplish the impossible (all of my kids looking and smiling at me). Here are the results...






I had to get a picture of Malachi holding his Tinker Toy creations. He can spend hours playing with these. Even though he has Transformers, he creates his own out of Tinker Toys (His creations above are of Optimus Prime and Megatron).

11 comments:

Shayla said...

I love knowing those things about you now! I totally shake my shoes too though, just since I moved to AZ in total fear of a scorpion being in them! Love this picts too, I cant wait for you to take some of us:) I dont have your number, so please call me, you guys want to come over to play? Call me!

Rachel Seren said...

I love that you picked those dates and names and they all came true! I kinda did that as well, when the Mt. Timp temple opened we were able to work in it during the open house. I remember walking through all the sealing rooms and thought that sealing room 6 was the most beautiful and always wanted to get married in that room. And I did!

Platt Family said...

I had to laugh about you breaking that kids arm, I remember that story! Your kids pictures are so cute. To get pictures that cute for my kids I have to pay someone! You should make a career out of it!

Megan said...

Interesting stuff! I have never shook out a shoe, but I bet I will now. I LOVE the pics of your kids. You really should do the photographer thing, you are great at it!

Rachel said...

Oh man, that was hilarious! The dirt/chalk thing kills me because the thought of that makes me want to vomit!!! The wedding date thing is hilarious, what a cool date! Love all the gorgeous, colorful pics. :)

min said...

So cute! I had no idea that you loved dirt so much... ;)

Carene said...

You take the best pictures. I'll tell you what, I will come can all your plums and you can take pictures of my kids for me. The dirt thing is hilarious - as long as you don't give into the urge too often.

Courtenay said...

Cute pictures Annie!

Dean Family said...

I love that tag, how cute- Your kids are so cute!!! I love it and would love to see you guys sometime!

Arnold Quads said...

I love this post. It was really fun finding out those interesting things about you. And can I just tell you the kids are getting so big, and they are beautiful!!!!! Tell Roger hi and quit breaking peoples arms! LOL

maureen

shawn said...

Interestingly enough, I have a list like this too. To the contrary though, I will not be sharing it with anyone. And ditto to meg's comment. You are an excellent photographer. You have a keen eye for a good moment.