Tag, you’re it! Here are the rules: Each tagged person must post ten things about themselves. You have to choose and tag ten people. Go to their blogs and tell them you tagged them. xo
I always think I’m bad at this sort of thing, until I get going and turn red realizing how easily I can talk about myself endlessly. :)
There are only four foods I’ve ever tried that I dislike: tripe, bananas, black licorice and beer. The last is considered akin to water here in Portland.
As a teenager I didn’t think I’d live in Portland as an adult, but now I can’t imagine living anywhere else.
I used to daydream about living in Boston. And so it was I met a boy from Beantown, and even fell in love during a summer there, yet we decided to make our home on the west coast.
I can recite the “Um he’s sick” classroom scene from Ferris Beuller by heart. And, I once went on a date in order to meet Ben Stein. He put his arm around me (Ben, not the date. Well the date, too.) and it was worth it.
I can’t get enough of wedding shows and love attending other people’s weddings, but have zero regrets about foregoing my own in favor of elopement.
I think I’m a very unfunny person. My family and friends are hilarious people and I laugh constantly, but am the laugher not the laughee.
In high school, when most girls were lusting after Leo DiCaprio, Adam Pascal from RENT was my crush.
One of my very favorite indulgences is having my makeup done. My boss and I have talked our way into having hired makeup artists with free time do ours multiple times at work events, and several of my girlfriends have been conned into the duty.
I never though I had particularly pretty eyes until I had Ryan and constantly hear people say he has my eyes.
One of my very favorite TV shows of all times is The Simpsons, and I quote it often. I like to think this is a good foil for my otherwise girly predilections.
This has been an amazing 5-day weekend, much needed after a rough couple of weeks. I have lots and lots to be grateful for and am feeling very ready to focus on that. On my mind most recently, I’m grateful for -
Quite possibly the last Christmas for years to come that we all slept past 7am.
Lots of time with family, especially quiet time with my mom in the kitchen.
Two special and memorable dates with Steve this past week. One day we put Ryan Tate in daycare before lunch, and the two of us had an amazing meal with champagne and saw a movie. The next night he stayed overnight with my mom and we went to the Nutcracker and a late dinner.
Our incredible support system that made those dates - and balance in our lives - possible. My mom, daycare providers, we’re so lucky.
Ryan hasn’t been sick once this year. I didn’t even know this was possible for a toddler, especially in daycare! About 6 weeks ago he woke up with a fever a couple of times in one night, but it was gone by morning. That’s it so far. I realize this could change any day but am so grateful we’ve all been healthy.
My supportive, patient, loving husband, sweet baby boy, caring friends, coworkers and family. We’re so, so lucky.
This weekend was so fantastic and festive! In addition to choosing a tree and decorating it, as well as taking photos for our holiday card (thank you, Grand-mere!), we went on a horse drawn carriage ride around town. Ryan LOVED it and pet the horses before and after to say thank you.
And, to cap off Saturday we went to dinner out just the three of us for burgers and fries. Thank goodness Ronald Reagan declared ketchup a vegetable, because between a bucket of it and a few accessories on the burger, that was it for us that night. At one point Ryan picked up his little bowl of it and said he wanted to drink it. Only then did we intervene in The Great Ketchup Dinner of ‘11.
After dinner we walked around for a bit in the plaza, checking out the Christmas lights. It was perfect!