Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Top 10 places I want to visit

Jess and I both love to travel. I have been to a lot of places, 12 countries and 34 of the 50 states. Here is a short list of places I'd still like to hit:
1. New York City
2. Washington D.C. All historic sites and The Smithsonian (yes, all of it!)
3. I want to tour Europe with my Hubby. I lived in Germany when I was12-14, Jess has never been.
4. San Fransisco
5. Chile- This is where Jess served his mission.
6. Machu Pichu- I love ruins. I love imagining what ruins looked like and what life was like before they were ruins.
7. Ireland
8. Egypt- I have a fascination with tombs, mummies and how people lived during any time period!
9. Tuscany- Italian country life intrigues me greatly-ok, all of Italy does!
We have a plan to take a trip around the world when the kids are older. I like to plan what we/I would do at each location. It's fun to dream about. Where is your top destination?

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

34 things for 34 years...

You may have noticed that I still haven't written anything about myself, like I promised. To make up for it, I'm going to make a whole list of random likes and dislikes, just for your reading pleasure. I have a lot of time on my hands, as we have started our first leg of our Thanksgiving trip to Pace. If anything surprises you, let me know. I'm always curious about what people don't know or things about me that are surprises. I think I'm a pretty obvious open book, though. Here goes:

1. My favorite color is blue

2. I have more blue clothing than any other. Pink is a close second.

3. Crunchy tacos are my ultimate favorite food. Close behind are fried okra, tortilla soup and pizza.

4. I make a mean chocolate chip cookie. I get mean if you try and take my chocolate chip cookie!

5. Desserts that don't contain chocolate are not worth my time. I am pleasantly surprised by some chocolate deprived dishes.

6. I like to travel.

7. I love history.

8. I love to travel to historic places.

9. I like to read everything at museums.

10. I like to run

11. I like to hike more.

12. Nothing smells better to me than the forest.

13. Fall is my favorite season.

14. I want to learn to snowboard some day.

15. I like things clean and organized.

16. With 4 kids, clean and organized is often just a dream!

17. I love to wear jeans.

18. I love to be outside.

19. I would always rather be cold than hot.

20. I love to play tennis. I am not that good, but I don't care.

21. I like to work.

22. I love to cook and bake.

23. My specialties are triple c! (chocolate chip cookie), whole wheat rolls, pasta e fagioli and cinnamon rolls.

24. I love my family.

25. I love going to the hair salon.

26. I don't like mini vans, but I know better than to say never.

27. I can do almost anything if I have gloves on.

28. I do not like feet. Lucky for me, Jess does not like his feet to be touched. We're a match made in heaven!

29. I love to watch TV.

30. I retired at 25, I just don't have money. That's where Jess comes in!

32. I like having conversations with kids. I love hearing their answers.

33. I love big families, obviously!

34. This is how old I will be next week!