Friday, October 12, 2012

thirty-one things

Today is my birthday and I'm 31 {or 30 again as I like to say.} I thought I'd take the opportunity to share with you 31 random thoughts and/or things about me....

1. I'm a lefty. The world was not made for us southpaw's {spiral notebooks are the worst} but who cares because I swear it's true that just about every lefty I've ever known has also loved to be creative.

2. I love to knit! I'm not great at it but I love the way it feels like "exercise" for my brain. I like to look at a pattern, be scared to death, learn it and then be so proud that I accomplished something new.

3. Is it weird to anyone else that tomatoes are classified as fruit? C'mon.

4. My right eye twitches like mad when I'm tired or stressed.

5. I quit watching the news in the mornings about 3 weeks ago. I realized it was making me very anxious and that's no way to start the day. I wish I would have noticed this years ago.

6. Our son Grayson was nameless for the first 24 hours of his life. I couldn't make up my mind.

7. I wish I were a runner.

8. I'm almost finished reading {this} book. It's starts out kind of slow and is teency bit out there at times but overall the author makes some really great points and it's worth reading.

9. I love coffee and sugar free redbull.

10. fall is my absolute favorite time of year.

11. One day I would love to learn another language.

12. Cooking for my family makes me really happy.

13. I wish my hair were thicker. It's always been baby fine.

14. I love to play sports. Volleyball, tennis, basketball, softball, kickball, snowboarding...

15. I've learned to never hold a grudge- just let it go regardless of whether the other person does or not.

16. Shoe size 8

17. Eye color hazel

18. I'm nearsighted.

19. My all time favorite movie is Pride and Prejudice. It's so beautifully shot and always makes me feel so warm and cozy. I watch it every time it's on television.

20. I'm kind of a history nerd *thanks dad*

21. I really want to get a kitten for Lucy but I know we don't need another cat. The other two would be really pissed.

22. I have family in Sweden and Finland and an open invitation. I wish airfare weren't so crazy expensive- I dream about all four of us heading there someday.

23. I have a scarf obsession.

24. I spell it with the "h"

25. The cute boy I married is and always will be my best friend. 

26. I have two tattoos and I hate them both.

27. I'm very close to my mom. We talk on the phone multiple times a day and she comes for lunch at least once a week.

28. I have a couple of really great girlfriends I'm super thankful for {you know who you are!}

29. I look like a straight up serial killer in my newly renewed driver license photo.

30. I'm a sucker for anything with a bird on it.

31. All I've ever wanted to be is a wife and mother and to be creative. I'm living my own dream.

Hope you have a beautiful weekend!



  1. I share 18 of the 31!
    Happy Birthday!

  2. Yay for #28! Boo for #30! I think you should let me borrow the bird jammies next week.

    Love you. Happiest Birthday wishes to you!