Thursday, February 25, 2010


I was tagged!  If you read this, consider yourself tagged and update with your information on your own blog then link to me.

1. What time did you get up this morning?  7:00

2. How do you like your steak?  Medium Rare

3. What was the last film you saw at the cinema?  New Moon!  Loved it!

4. What is your favorite TV show? The Office and How I Met Your Mother

5. If you could live anywhere in the world where would it be?  Florida

6. What did you have for breakfast?  Same as always ... one egg white, turkey sausage and 1/2 slice of american cheese on a whole wheat english muffin and water.

7. What is your favorite cuisine?  Mexican ... chips, salsa and margarita from Chili's - YUM!

8. What foods do you dislike?  There's not much I don't like.  Fish is not my favorite.

9. Favorite Place to Eat?  Anywhere in Disney World.

10. Favorite dressing?  Balsamic

11.What kind of vehicle do you drive?  Toyota Sienna

12. What are your favorite clothes?  Jeans

13. Where would you visit, this weekend, if you had the chance?  Disney World

14. Cup 1/2 empty or 1/2 full?  1/2 full

15. Where would you want to retire?  Florida

16. Favorite time of day?  Bedtime

17. Favorite literary character?  Edward Cullen (Yep, I'm a tween!)

18. What is your favorite sport to watch?  I don't like watching sports, but if I had to choose, it would be watching basketball with Dan.

19. How many siblings?  NONE!

20. Favorite pastime/hobby?  Reading, cooking, shopping, running (in the warm months!)

21. If you had a night off to yourself, what would you do?  Go on a date with Dan.

22. Bird watcher?  Yes - when the dogs don't chase them away.

23. Are you a morning person or a night person?  Morning

24. Do you have any pets?  Yes - 2 dogs, 2 gerbils and a fish.

25. Any new and exciting news you'd like to share?  66 days until Disney!

26. What did you want to be when you were little?  A mom.  I'm so lucky to be doing what I always wanted to do!

27. What is your best childhood memory?  Going to Rocky Point, sleepovers.

28. Are you a cat or dog person?  Dog

29. Are you married?  Yep, 12 years and counting!

30. Always wear your seat belt?  YES!

31. Been in a car accident?  Yes, only fender-benders - thank goodness!

32. Any pet peeves?  Close-mindedness

33. Favorite Pizza Toppings?  Mushrooms and I also love the Hawiian BBQ Chicken from Papa John's.

34. Favorite Flower?  Tulips

35. Favorite ice cream?  Cookies and Cream in a sugar cone.

36. Favorite fast food restaurant?  Five Guys

37. How many times did you fail your driver's test?  Never

38. From whom did you get your last email?  Facebook

39. Which store would you choose to max out your credit card?  Kohl's

40. Do anything spontaneous lately?  Filled out this questionnaire.

41. Like your job?  Love it!

42. Broccoli?  Love it!

43. What was your favorite vacation?  Disney 2008 - our first trip with Sarah & Katie.

44. Last person you went out to dinner with?  Dan and my parents - went to The Rainforest Cafe for Dan's birthday.

45. What are you listening to right now?  Sarah and Katie playing their DS's.

46. What is your favorite color?  Purple

47. How many tattoos do you have?  None!

48. How many people will fill this out?  Not sure

49. You're given $10 to spend within the next 30 minutes - what do you buy?  A bottle of wine.

50. Coffee Drinker?  Yes - love makingpumkin spice coffee with my Kuerig.

I'm tagging:
I don't know anyone else with a blog, so if you're reading this, send me an email with your answers!

Monday, February 22, 2010

I'm back!

Yikes!  I can't believe it's been a month since my last post. 
Here are some updates: 
I did finish the Twilight series, and immediately went into Twilight withdrawals when it was all over.  I was so excited that I got to see New Moon in the theater.  Now I'm waiting for it to come out in DVD in March, and the next movie is coming out in June.  I can't wait for that!  I started The Host, which is Stephanie Meyer's other book, but I haven't gotten to read it much ... more on why later!

I am in such an exercise rut right now.  I just cannot get motivated to do anything.  My mom and I have been taking an exercise class on Sunday mornings - which was great - except that it ended this Sunday, and we decided to skip our last class.  I made it to level 2 on Jillian Michael's Shred, but haven't been keeping up with it.  I think I was doing something wrong, because my knees really started to bother me.  Really, it's not just an excuse!  I know I should try to find something else to keep active, but I just don't feel like it.  I know this is just a funk that I'm in right now, and it WILL pass.  I will be motivated again, I'm just not sure when that will be.  I am looking forward to starting up running again - as soon as the weather warms up a little bit.  Really ... it's not just an excuse ... I swear...

Okay, so here's the reason I haven't been reading my book ... we're going to Disney World in May!  69 days from today, we'll be there!  I'm sure everyone knows how much I love Disney.  I'm just not sure if everyone understands why, and I'm also not sure if I can fully explain it.  Sure, it's a vacation, everyone loves vacations.  But it is so much more to me.  It's the feeling of excitement and anticipation that I get to share with my husband and daughters; planning and talking about our favorite rides and places to eat, and which characters we want to meet.  It's the time I spend with Sarah and Katie making a countdown chain and calendar.  It's the time we take to tear a link off the chain and add a Mickey to the calendar every day, and talk about how many days are left until we leave.  When we're in Disney World, we enjoy being together as a family without any distractions or stress.  Dan and I get to be kids again, with our kids!  Yes, we love all the rides, but the best part is just being there, experiencing everything together.  We've been fortunate to be able to go to Disney for the past 2 years.  This trip in May will be our 3rd trip as a family.  It does cost a lot of money to go, and we are not rich.  These trips just mean so much to us that we just find a way to go.  Life is too short, the girls will only be young once.  Soon enough they'll be too embarassed to be seen with me and Dan.  We're taking every opportunity we have to spend time with them enjoying the magic of Disney.  Although, I do hope that we're creating two fellow life-long Disney lovers, and are able to continue our Disney family traditions throughout their lives.  Sarah has already told me that she plans to get married at Disney!  I guess we should start saving up now ...