Thursday, January 12, 2012

Tagged, and you are it!

I have been tagged.  And I started writing this up several days ago and for the life of me, I can’t remember who tagged me!  I am sorry for not crediting you!! It can be a challenge just to keep up with all of you awesome blogs!

Here were my 11 questions
  1. Do you have a favorite quote or saying, if so please share.
“Trust in the Lord with all thine heart and lean not to thine own understanding” Proverbs 3:5-6  Words to live by.

2.        Do you know your blood type?
I think I am A+, I am not completely sure though.

3.        Have you ever been in a fist fight?
No fist fights for me.

4.        If you could meet any living person who would it be & why?
Dieter F. Uchdorf, he is an apostle of God and an awesome example.  I would love to spend lunch together just chatting.
Here is a link to one of his recent talks: Forget Me Not

5.        If  you won $500, what would you buy for yourself?
I would buy an Ipad to see what all the hype is about.

6.        What is the worst gift you ever got at Christmas?
I think when I was 14 I got an old fanny pack with dirty used socks.  A gift from my step-brother.  We weren’t exactly great friends.  The gift almost made me cry.  {I dreamt about this, after writing this post initially, annoying!}

7.        What is your best feature?
My smile, I really need to change my profile picture.  I think I choose it, because it doesn’t really look like me, I have a fake smile in that picture!

8.        When was the last time you cried?
This morning.  Stressful morning mixed with hormones.

9.        When was the last time you made someone else cry?
About an hour ago I made my 2 year old cry because she wanted to wear her bead necklaces to bed, and I took them away.  We had two near choking accidents today with her (vacuum cord around the neck four times while dancing and sticking a quarter in her mouth with running around).  So yeah, she is making me a little paranoid and crazy today!!

10.     Where would you love to take a vacation?
I would love to visit Hawaii again.  I lived there when I was 18-19 years old and I haven’t been back since.  I would love to see the Big Island and Maui, two places I have not been and show the hubs all the places I visited when I lived there (on Oahu).

11.     Please share one interesting fact that you think people would be surprised to know.
I have two degrees in education (elementary education and early childhood special education) I used to teach special ed preschool.  I quit teaching to be an at home mom.  People ask me all the time if I miss teaching. 
Nope, not At All!!  I love being at home with my kids and teaching them, the most rewarding job ever!!!  Even if I think I am going to go crazy with my active little monsters!

11 Random Things about Amber
1- I love maps.  I like to study them and dream of vacations and road trips.  When I am on road trips I like to have the map out and see how far I have gone and how far we will be going. I am old school, no GPS for me (at the moment).
2- I was a nanny for many families.  I nannied on the east coast (D.C.), west coast (PaloAlto, CA), Hawaii and Idaho.  I paid for all of my college by being a nanny.
3-  When I first met my husband, I could not stand him.  He drove me crazy.  When we went on our first date I couldn’t believe that we actually had so much in common that I needed to check this guy out more!
4-  I almost drowned once while kayaking the Salmon river.  Everything turned out okay, but I was pretty scared.
5- Since becoming a wife and mother (and gaining 60+ lbs) I have had a hard time finding my new identity.
6- I like rocks. Small pebbles, big boulders.  I just like rocks.  I like to climb them, and collect them although it has been a long time since I have picked up any rocks.  I think I need to get out side more!
7- I love to garden, up until it gets really hot out in the summer.  Then the garden always suffers L
8- I used to be an avid biker (cyclist).  My favorite brand of bikes are Cannondales.  I currently have a Trek road bike and an Electra cruiser.  I hope to start biking again now that my kids are a little bigger and fit a little better in the bike trailer.
9- My parents are divorced and my mom remarried our blended family totaled 11 kids.  We lived in a 3 bedroom house for a couple years, all the kids shared one bathroom.  Talk about crazy times.
10- I worked at Taco Bell at a teenager and had never really eaten there before I started working there.
11- Chocolate Chip cookies are me weakness!

Here are the rules:
1. Post these rules.
2. You must post 11 random things yourself.
3. Answer the questions the tag­ger set for you in their post.
4. Create 11 new ques­tions for the peo­ple you tag to answer.
5. Go to their blog and tell them that you've tagged them.
6. No stuff in the tag­ging sec­tion about ‘you are tagged if you are read­ing this.’ blah blah blah, you actually have to tag 11 peeps!
I am breaking the rules…. If you have not been tagged yet, consider yourself tagged, I would love to learn more about you!  There you are!

Here are your questions…

1-    What is something you are proud of accomplishing?
2-    Where is the furthest place you have visited from “home”?
3-    What is one thing you want to accomplish by summer?
4-    What is your favorite way to exercise?
5-    Do you have a hobby that defines you? If so, what?
6-    Have you had any encounters with a famous person?
7-    Where is the last place you drove your car to, besides home or work?
8-    What personality trait do you seek to have?
9-     What is the best day of the week, why?
10.When is the last time you went for a walk, just to enjoy the scenery?
11- What was your favorite childhood toy or activity?

Have a Great Day!!!


  1. The iPad isn't all it's cracked up to be I got one for Xmas but the Mac book that's another subject lol

  2. Ohh, a macbook would be fun too! I wish they were $500!