I'm supposed to list 8 interesting things about myself. So...I have this question...since three people tagged me does that mean I'm to come up with 24 interesting things? I don't know if I have that many! lol. So here's the deal... I'm going to come up with as many things as I can. Then you can ask me any question you want in the comments and I'll answer it. I'd love for you to feel free to ask me things that aren't technical photography questions (I'd be happy to answer them in an email: firstname.lastname@example.org). That way I can embarrass and reveal myself to you as much as possible right here on my blog! lol. So let the questions begin!!!
1. I am the first of five children. The first grandchild on my mom's side. Everyone in my family has a name that starts with a 'D'...even my parents: Don, Debby, Davina, Danita, Dionne, Donny, and Devin. It's crazy silly but we even named all of our animals with a 'D'. I wanted to name a little white kitten that we got 'Snowball' but it would only pass as a name in our family as 'D'Snowball'. Yes, I know...chessy to the nth degree! :laughing: I love my family!
2. All of my kids are named after someone in my family. My son is named after my awesome grandpa James Emmett (who went by Emmett). My girls are named after a great-great grandma on each side (one from Mike's side and one from my side...from what we know of the grandma's my girls have a lot of very similar characteristics to their namesakes). Gracie is named after someone from way, way, way,way back we hope. We actually weren't completely sure what to name her. But after going through the labor I did with her we knew that her name had to be Grace. It was just perfect.
3. I gave birth to all of my children naturally, no drugs (including my twins). I know people think it's an absolutely crazy thing to do. I think it's amazingly empowering for women. Labor is an incredible experience.
4. I attended three different colleges and ended up graduating from the one I went to first.
5. I was a voice performance major at Arizona State University on scholarship. Thanks to my voice coach, Russ Penny, for all his hard work, effort, extra mile, and belief that it could really happen! Not to mention my parents believing that it would always happen.
6. I went on a mission for to New Mexico when I was 21.
7. I almost joined the Peace Corps when I was 20. I still want to go to Africa. Now I want to go with my little family and help Thirst Relief International.
8. I lived in over 20 houses and over 8 states (Ohio, Utah, Arizona, Oklahoma, Virginia, New Jersey, New Mexico, and Texas) by the time I was 21 years old.
9. I LOVE chocolate: The Molten at Chili's, V Chocolates toffee, Burger King Chocolate Milk Shakes...it's just all soooo good!!! Oh...and don't remember the last week that I missed having some kind of Mexican food. I sometimes think I could live on chocolate and chips and salsa. (ummm...that might be why I need to lose about 20 pounds...hmmmm....it's all becoming clear to me now! :laughing:)
10. If I weren't a photographer I'd love to be a country singer or a salsa/ballroom dancer. :)
11. When I was in college I was checking out a guy during orientation week in a big crowd of people and smashed into a window that I thought was an open door. It wasn't an open door. The window shattered into million pieces. I think the guy saw me...don't think he was impressed.
12. I love it when my little three year old holds my face in her tiny, little soft hands, looks in my eyes and says "I love you, Mom."
13. I love the smell of my husband just before he leaves for work in the morning.
14. I love when my kids cuddle up to me first thing in the morning with their warm little, still sleepy selves. Especially when they've had a bath the night before. It's heavenly.
15. I lost my Dad's nice SLR camera when I went on a trip in high school to DisneyWorld. I was so worried sick about it on the trip back that when I came off the bus the first thing I said to my Dad was, "I lost your camera." He hugged me and said, "It's a good thing I love you more than that camera." He's a really great Dad.
16. When I first met my husband, it was not love at first site. I was rude at first site. I'm pretty lucky he didn't give up on me. I knew he was the one when I had a super big dinner for a whole bunch of people and he was the only one that stayed and helped until all of the dishes were done....okay, maybe that's not right when I knew! He is the best man that has ever happened to me and I count my lucky stars everyday that I get to spend my forevers with him. And, yes, he still does the dishes after more than 12 years. I told you I hit the jackpot!!!
Okay...now it's your turn! Ask me anything you want. Just put it in the comments. Or tell me something about YOU, my dear blog readers!! I'm ready. :)
I'm supposed to TAG some people. So here you go:
really good. LIFE.
EDIT: QUESTIONS ANSWERED
*What has been the greatest lesson you have learned during our 12 and a half years of marriage that will help others keep their love alive? Remember that everything you married them for is still there and you still love it. Oh! And go on a date together every week...no matter what!
*How did you get so HAWT and I get so lucky? I'm lucky you think I'm hot...
*How old are you? I'm 36 but only for about 3 more weeks. September 13th (while I'm in LA at Partnercon--I'll miss partying with my kids...) is my birthday. When I think about it....I can't believe I'm in my 30s...life goes by so quickly. It's crazy.