Saturday, November 14, 2009

Mama's Holiday Wish List

Mama’s Holiday Wish List Meme
TodaysMama and Provo Craft are giving away a sleighful of gifts this holiday season and to enter I’m sharing this meme with you.

1. What 5 items are on your holiday wish list this year?
- a camera
- a new house (this is a WISH list)
- new jeans
- brown shoes
- Ugg boots (mine are like 10 years old and looking ratty)

2. What is your favorite handmade gift you have received?
- I've received a lot of handmade gifts, but probably a skirt my mom made for me.
3. What handmade gift have you always wanted to tackle?
- There is a really cute shirt and skirt that I want to try to make for my daughters.
4. What was the best Christmas gift you received as a child?
- The one that stands out the most is the original Nintendo
5. What items are on your kid’s wish list this year?
- I just asked my oldest and she told me that she really wants her own tube of chapstick. I think that can be arranged...
6. What is your favorite holiday food?
- ummmm.... anything sweet!
7. What will you be hand-crafting for the holidays?
- I'm going to try and make some shirts and skirts for my daughters and maybe a pair of Robeez type shoes for my niece.
8. What is your favorite holiday movie?
- Not really sure... Maybe the National Lampoon's Christmas
9. Favorite holiday song?
- Joy to the World
10. Favorite holiday pastime?
- We grew up going skiing every Christmas and it was so much fun

Monday, November 2, 2009

All about "Us"

I was tagged by Nicole, at Launder, Fold, Repeat! You need to check out her sight. She has the cutest kids, greatest crafts, and recipes that are AMAZING! This post will give my readers (all two of you) a chance to get to know Andy and me better!

What are your middle names?

Mine is Jane. His is Andrew (his first name is Jerry, but he goes by Andy)

How long have you been together?

We have been together since high school! We started dating our senior year, so November 1998. So, I guess we've been together for 11 years now. Wow that seems like a long time, but it has gone by really fast!

How long did you know each other before you started dating?
We knew each other before we started dating. Andy and I don't agree on this part because he says that I didn't know who was my Freshman year, but I totally do. He tells me that he remembers me at basketball practice wearing really ugly high socks.
I actually dated his best friend before we started dating (
he actually was the best man in our wedding), so I guess we knew each other for at least 2 1/2 years before we started dating.

Who asked who out?

We sort of hung out for a while in a group of friends, but for our first "date" I think that he asked me.

Who made the first move?

He did.

How old are each of you?
We are both 28. He is older than me by 1 month.

Did you go to the same school?
We went to the same high school, but different colleges. I went to Hillsdale and he went to Davenport.

Are you from the same home town?


Who is the smartest? Depends on the subject.

Who majored in what?'I majored in Elementary ed and he majored in Business

Who is the most sensitive? Definitely me.

Where do you eat out most as a couple? Usually whatever place can serve the food the fastest because we have three impatient little girls. If we are going out by ourselves we like to to go to local places like Leo's or Honey Creek Inn.

Where is the furthest you two have traveled together as a couple?

Jamaica on our honeymoon

Who has the worst temper?

He does, but I have been known to shine in this area as well. :)

How many children do you want? It depends on the day. I know that we would love to have at least one more, but some days 2 more sounds good to me. Andy tells me that we'll talk when we get to four.

Who does the cooking? Both of us. We both love to cook, which is nice because if I don't fee like it, I know that he will make something delicious.

Who is more social?
It depends on the situation. I would say he usually is more outgoing in large groups. I like small get togethers with close friends.

Who is the neat-freak? I wouldn't call him a neat-freak, but he likes things clean. I like things clean too, but he gets particular with certain parts of the house.

Who is the most stubborn?

If you know Andy then I don't even need to answer this, but for those of you who don't know him: HE IS!

Who wakes up earlier? Usually he does. He has been awesome with getting up with the kids and letting me catch a little more shut eye.

Where was your first date?

We went to Studio 28 and saw "Waterboy."

Who has the bigger family?

He does. He has three other siblings. I have 2 other siblings.

Do you get flowers often?
Not a lot anymore. I got them a lot when we first started dating. Now I get them for my birthday and maybe a few other random times during the year.

Who is more jealous?

We really aren't jealous people... I guess we just trust each other. :)

Who eats more?


What do you do for a living?

His main job is a real estate agent. He also helps farm at his parent's orchard and also raises money for a private equity firm. I am a stay at home mom and love every minute of it (except the changing diapers part)!

Who does the laundry?
I do the laundry. He pretends he doesn't know how to use our new washing machine (uh, how hard can power "on" and "start" be ?). He will help me fold and put away if I ask.

Who’s better with the computer? I think it's a tie.

Who drives when you are together?
99% of the time: him. He doesn't like driving in big cities where he doesn't know his way around, so I usually will drive then.

What is your song?
I don't know if we have one?

Thanks for the tag, Nicole! So, now it's time for me to tag a few people. Tag, you're it (if you have time and energy!) to Rachel, Carrie, Ashley and Molly !