Friday, October 13, 2006

100 things about me, well 50 for now

My 100th post, I was going to do the 100 things about me. Like Gina did. Well this is my 103rd post. Close enough in my book. I thought I would break it up. For me, and you.

100 things about me. 1-50

1. I am a girl/woman.

2. I was born on June 22.

3. I was born in Arizona

4. I am the 4th of 9 children. It goes like this. Sarah, Adam, Emily, Robin, Karen, Teddy, Mark, Spencer, Claire.

5. As long as I can remember we have gone on family vacations to Rocky Point, Mexico for spring breaks.

6. I have always enjoyed drawing.

7. I grew up not knowing my mother’s family.

8. I have two cousins born the same summer as me. Abbie and Jill. I love them.

9. I have always loved food.

10. I was baptized into The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints at the age of 8 (the age of accountability).

11. I have lived in Arizona, California, Utah, Wyoming, Arizona, Utah, and Arizona again, in that order.

12. In California I met my lifelong friend, Amelia.

13. In Utah I went to 5th -8th grade.

14. My 6th grade teacher Mr. Gunn was my favorite.

15. I became an aunt for the first time when I was 13. Gabe is my oldest nephew.

16. I lost a friend to suicide when I was 14.

17. In Wyoming I had my first kiss at age 14.

18. In Wyoming I got in trouble with the police. Twice. No arrest, but a little community service was involved.

19. In Wyoming I met another lifelong friend, Candace.

20. I also learned how to lift weights and pole-vault while in Wyoming. It was the first year girls were allowed to do that sport.

21. Freshman year I broke a bone for the first time. 2 bones actually. In my left foot. Pole-vaulting, 2 days before the State meet. Ouch!

22. I moved back to Arizona during my sophomore year. I changed from a High School with a graduating class of about 200 people to one with a graduating class of close to a thousand! Abbie was at that school.

23. I continued to pole-vault at my new high school. It was the first year Arizona allowed women’s pole-vault. I placed the top 5 at State all 3 years.

24. Although I am not one of those people who thinks high school was as good as life gets, I had a lot of fun and dated a lot.

25. I never smoked.

26. I never drank.

27. I liked cliff jumping.

28. I learned to wakeboard and liked that too.

29. I loved music and going to shows.

30. My first concert was Silverchair.

31. I went to the warped tour.

32. I went to The Edge radio station’s big concert.

33. I watched local bands and my friends’ bands all the time.

34. I can’t dance.

35. I wrote a lot of poems in high school.

36. I graduated in 1999.

37. I was offered a small partial scholarship by 2 local community colleges to come pole-vault. I ended up going to MCC, because the coach there helped me get a Presidential scholarship too. That is when you place in an honors class and a high enough math level with your placement tests and keep a 3.25 GPA or higher each semester. Not real hard at Community College.

38. I was the first female vaulter at MCC.

39. After 1 year at MCC I moved out of my parent’s house into an apartment with 3 strangers. Girls.

40. I met Trent in late October or early November 2000.

41. We were set up by friends. It was a blind date for him, because we had technically met at pole-vaulting camp when I was 16, which he doesn’t have any memory of. I also knew who he and his brother Blake were, as I had watched them pole-vault at many high school track meets.

42. We had our first kiss the day before Thanksgiving (technically it was the morning of Thanksgiving) after our third date. It was really nice.

43. Trent proposed to me on his birthday (June 25) of 2001. Yes, he asked my dad first. Yes, he was on his knee holding my ring.

44. We were married 8 weeks later on August 18, 2001 in the Mesa temple at 3pm.

45. We went to Cabo san Lucas on our honeymoon.

46. We went parasailing and 4 wheeling there.

47. On September 11, after the horrific terrorist attacks, I spent the day training to sell frozen steaks door to door. I quit the next day.

48. After almost 1 year of marriage, Trent accepted an athletic scholarship to BYU. We spent our anniversary unpacking boxes in our new rental house.

49. I was pretty glad Abbie was in Provo at the time. I spent the first little while searching for jobs and reading Harry Potter books 1-4.

50. At the end of November, after just one month of being off birth control, we found out we were pregnant!


Gina said...

I am looking forward to the next 50! Great job! You are so fortunate to have such close-knit cousins. I never had that.

Miss you like crazy!

Tori :) said...

I like your list!! Fun to learn things about you. It's my 100th post today too. I couldn't think of 100 things, so I think I shall split it into 50 like you. You gave me good ideas. Miss ya!

Gina said...

You are SUCH a pretty girl! Love all the photos!

Emily said...

I need to hear the story that got you community service hours in WY!