Thursday, January 29, 2009

25 Random Things

Okay. It is really cold here, we are going on our fourth snow day from school, our satellite dish is frozen solid (which means no cable), and I am about to go stir crazy. So, in honor of having nothing else to do, I thought I would write a 25 Random Things post. My daughters can read it when they are grown, and they can remember where we were at this point in our life together as a family. Enjoy. Or don't. It's up to you.


1. I never got below an A in high school.
2. My lowest round of golf is a 77..not putt-putt.
3. I have moved 15 times, and lived in 7 states during the last 9 years.
4. I have ran 4 marathons.
5. I missed qualifying for the Boston Marathon by 10 minutes.
6. I have worked 21 jobs, and no Donald, I have never been fired.
7. I have run out of the tunnel at Ohio Stadium with a football team on national television.
8. I once had my feet in the Pacific Ocean, and then the Atlantic Ocean, on consecutive days.
9. I have made the ESPN not-so-top-plays, for getting creamed by Chad Pennington on Thanksgiving.
10. I have broken both of my wrists at the same time.
11. I never want to work in a secular job ever again.
12. The craziest day of my life was because of a camping trip in northern New Mexico.
13. I washed dirty laundry to pay for grad school.
14. I once sold shoes to George H. and Barbara Bush, Barry Bonds, Jennifer Lopez, Keri Russell, Kate Hudson, Dirk Nowiski, Freddy Couples, Phil Mickelson, Ja Rule, Tyrese Gibson, and Ron Goldman, and most importantly my wife, Kendra!
15. I once had one shoe sale that was $54,000 dollars....all CASH...something didn't seem quite right?
16. I won a cruise to Key West, Cancun, and Belize with my wife, which happened to be the same cruise my wife and I went on for our honeymoon only six months before...and I never want to go to Belize again!
17. I hate any dessert that involves a fruit!
18. I was an assistant coach on a basketball team that won a state championship.
19. I helped clean debris in New York/New Jersey after the Trade Center attacks.
20. I currently have all my dream jobs at once...Husband, Daddy, PE Teacher, Athletic Director, Basketball Coach.
21. I love playing video games and I will never stop.
22. If I had two hours to live and I could only watch one movie...I would watch Hoosiers.
23. It was 106 degrees at our wedding...and it was an outside ceremony.
24. My wife and I have been houseparents at a children's home for over 3 years...and we have had 23 different kids live with us.
25. My idea of a perfect day is a day where our family can spend all day together, doing whatever we want.


1. I have 2 kids and I want 4. Or 6. Boss wants 3. We'll see who wins.
2. I am deathly afraid of elevators.
3. I want to visit all 50 states, so that I can put pegs on my map.
4. My favorite smells are Johnsons Baby Shampoo and dryer sheets. Love Spell from Victoria Secret is nice, too.
5. I HATE cooking. Really hate it.
6. I catch every disease that I read about online. No, really, I do.
7. My early childhood took place in Saudi Arabia.
8. I used to event horses. I wasn't any good at it.
9. We have had 5 dogs in 5 years of marriage. I think we have Dog Reactive Attachment Disorder.
10. My favorite thing to eat is a Cinnamon Crunch Bagel and a Chai Tea Latte from Panera Bread.
11. My favorite way to relax is to read a good book in the bathtub.
12. I never want to have a secular job.
13. I love traditions, holidays, and memory making.
14. I want Boss and I to be an old RVing couple.
15. I bought a new pair of shoes from Champs (which I didn't need) just so that I could meet Boss.
16. I love Chick Flicks.
17. I want to adopt a child (or children), but I am scared.
18. I want to homeschool my children.
19. I love being a houseparent....most is very comical and life changing.
20. I love living in the country! It is the best.
21. I want to go ice skating on an outdoor rink.
22. I really, really hope my husband gets to keep his job next year. He works harder than anyone I know.
23. I am trying to make myself enjoy exercising.
24. I am a blog junkie.
25. I am trying to figure out my faith in God. I want to know what I believe and why I believe it, so that I have answers for anyone who asks.


1. She was born after 22 hours of hard labor without pain medication.
2. She rolled over at 10 weeks and walked at 10 months.
3. She didn't potty train until she was three.
4. Her favorite shows are Spongebob Squarepants and any of the Barbie movies.
5. Emma loves pancakes and any food that contains a noodle!
6. She puts ketsup on EVERYTHING!
7. She is afraid of the dark and sleeps on a pallet on our floor.
8. She either wants to marry her daddy or Carter Woods.
9. Her daddy wants her to play Basketball, but Emma's says 'No' because then she might sweat.
10. Emma loves ballet and wants to be a dancer when she grows up.
11. Emma's favorite thing to play is Barbies.
12. She loves games and can beat anyone at Dora Memory!
13. Emma is a great big sister and is very protective of Kate. She wants to have another sister named Theresa Starr.
14. Emma is shy in new situations, but a ham at home.
15. She loves singing and does so EVERY time we are in the car. Her favorites are Christmas songs, which we are fortunate enough to hear year round.
16. Emma loves to make crafts and makes pictures for anyone who is sad or sick.
17. She has a great heart and constantly puts others before herself.
18. Her favorite drink is orange juice, because she says that it makes her healthy.
19. She loves bubble baths.
20. She loves going to the beach and wants to go every year.
21. Emma is a helper, and she can often be found dusting things around the house.
22. Emma loves God and talks about Heaven daily.
23. Emma's other favorite food is a pickle.
24. Her favorite person is her daddy, and I am okay with that. It warms my heart to watch them together.
25. Emma is an absolute joy and makes parenting so easy! She is the light of my life and I am so glad she is mine.


1. Kate was born on her actual due date after 8 hours of labor.
2. She walked at 1 year old.
3. She just started sleeping through the night last month. It's been a long two years!
4. Kate's favorite foods are french fries and mac and cheese.
5. Kate loves Caillou and Dora!
6. Kate loves to play anything that her big sister is playing.
7. Her favorite dessert is a Dum Dum lollipop.
8. Kate loves Bible Class!
9. Kate loves to wear dresses and her "fancy" shoes!
10. She can't say her R's. She says W's instead. For example, Barbies is Bawbies. Dora is Dowa.
11. She tells all who will listen that her name is Kate Little Bef (Elisabeth).
12. She is a mama's girl! I love it!
13. Did I mention she loves Caillou? It's bordering on obsession.
14. She hates having her hair washed or combed, and fights it every time.
15. She wants to marry Cooper Woods and spin around in a fancy dress.
16. Kate loves to read stories about Ballet.
17. She loves music!
18. She is not afraid of the dark, and sleeps in her own bed, in her own room, without a fuss.
19. She loves her little Bible and carries it every where.
20. Kate is very funny and has an infectious laugh!
21. She hates brushing her teeth.
22. Kate has a huge obsession with bandaids! She wears one everyday.
23. Kate loves to play with babies. She names them all Annie Rose (or Wose as she says).
24. Have I told you she loves Caillou?
25. Kate has such a sparkle in her eye and we thank God for her every day!!


Always Almost said...

I love how you met Ben... that sounds like the Kendra I used to know!

Paula said...

That a lot of cool info. I feel like I know you all so much better now !!
Hannah loves Caillou too!