Wednesday, October 22, 2008

100 Things

I saw this on another blog and thought it might be fun to see if I could come up with 100 things that you may or may not know about John, Olivia and I (and Elvis too). So here we go:

1. John is an Okie from Muskogee, just like the song (he was born in Muskogee, OK)
2. Olivia was born on her due date
3. John and I love to watch the original Japanese version of Iron Chef
4. It wasn't love at first sight for John and I
5. John is exactly 4 years and 3 weeks older than I am
6. Olivia shares a birthday with my cousin, Thomas
7. Elvis now ways less than Olivia (he is 16 lb. 11 oz - 2 pounds less than last year)
8. I love NKOTB! (Okay, you probably already knew that, but oh well)
9. I have been on two cruises
10. The first time John ever saw the ocean was on our honeymoon
11. John proposed to me on his sister's birthday
12. My first airplane ride was at 6 weeks old
13. Olivia's first airplane ride was at 11 weeks old
14. John's first airplane ride was when he was in his 20's
15. I was delivered by a nurse before the doctor could get there because I came so fast
16. I am starting to agree with John that everything is better with bacon
17. I hate the Dallas Cowboys
18. John loves the Dallas Cowboys
19. I don't know who to root for in the World Series
20. I really hope that we get along with the family that is moving in next door to us next week
21. Kelley introduced me to appletini's and now I can't get enough
22. I have known Amber since we were 5 - and I remember when Jordan was born (he's now a freshman in college - how old am I?!)
23. I wish that Olivia could have met her Grandpa Dickey
24. I still want to name a daughter Ryann
25. John will never let me do #24
26. I played fastpitch softball from the age of 7 all the way through college
27. John's favorite baseball player is George Brett
28. John cried when the Royals lost the World Series in 1980
29. John was my first real boyfriend and first real kiss
30. Olivia makes me laugh every day - even when she is in a bad mood
31. John and I can't wait until Olivia is able to chase Elvis around the house
32. Elvis tries to stay as far away from Olivia as possible since she starting grabbing his hair
33. John and I badly want to move out of Arizona
34. My sister is on a cruise right now and I wish I were too
35. I love, love, love to read
36. I don't have time to read anymore
37. I wish that I was as talented as the people on Project Runway and Top Chef
38. Olivia's favorite toys are hands
39. She loves animals too
40. I am proud of the fact that I still have some friends from when I was in elementary and high school
41. I could watch Friends every day and not get tired of it
42. I was scared to death of having a girl, now I can't imagine not having one
43. John reads mainly biographies
44. He is currently in the process of reading biographies on all the Presidents in order starting with Washington
45. I am trying to read the 100 greatest books of the 20th Century according to a reader's poll and an editor's poll
46. JB says that our kids are going to wear glasses with tape because of #44 and #45
47. I am so scared of Autism
48. I didn't enjoy my pregnancy enough - I will be sure to with #2
49. As a kid growing up I wanted to be a writer, Orthopedic Surgeon and fashion designer
50. John was valedictorian of his high school class
51. There were about 23 people in his graduating class
52. There were almost 650 in my graduating class
53. John had a 3.94 GPA in his MBA program at Baylor (seriously)
54. I did not have a 3. 94 GPA in college
55. I almost threw up in a porta potty and not because it smelled bad or I was sick
56. I love my brother and sister very much even if I don't say it very often
57. I got dumped in 6th grade because I wouldn't french kiss the guy
58. I hope that Olivia's eyes stay blue like her Daddy's
59. I love that MySpace and Facebook have allowed me to reconnect with so many people that I had lost touch with
60. I have learned so much from reading other people's blogs
61. I can't kick this Strep throat that I have and it is driving me crazy
62. I am much more emotional now after having a baby than I ever was before
63. I hate running!
64. John has never been snow skiing before and I really want to take him
65. John has had knee surgeries so I don't know that #64 will happen
66. I would happily go through my jaw surgery again because it was such a success
67. I want to do my wedding day all over again
68. John is from Porter, the peach capital of Oklahoma
69. John and I met in Memphis while working for the Memphis Redbirds
70. I still think George Strait is THE MAN!
71. I love to read anything by Sophie Kinsella
72. I am sooooooooo ready for this election to be over
73. Olivia makes everything new again - her reaction to new things that I see every day is awesome
74. Saturdays at our house are reserved for college football
75. We hate going to Wal-Mart (doesn't everybody?)
76. My childhood was the best - so carefree - I wish I were still a kid
77. I hope that Olivia will say the same thing when she grows up
78. I don't want Olivia to be an only child but I am not ready for another kid yet
79. If you had asked me in the first 3 weeks after Olivia was born if I was going to have another baby I would have said "Hell no!"
80. I have not forgotten labor and delivery
81. I didn't know how hard breastfeeding was going to be - I still don't know if I like it but I know it's what is best for Olivia
82. I was shy in high school
83. John was one of the cool kids in high school
84. I love to knit and scrapbook
85. When John and I win the lottery we are going to travel to all the Major and Minor League ballparks all over the country - in an RV
86. I love the rain!
87. I think Portland, OR is one of the coolest cities I've ever been to
88. I like having a birthday in March
89. I like having an anniversary in October
90. I hope that all my friends know how much I love them even though we don't live close
91. My parents are the best - I hope they live forever
92. I worry too much about other people and forget about myself
93. I want to go to the Great American Beer Festival in Denver and the Ghirardelli Chocolate Festival in San Francisco
94. John and I argue about who is luckier
95. John's sense of humor is one of my favorite things about him
96. I love Olivia's big toothless smile - I don't want her to get any bigger!
97. As a kid (actually until high school) I used to steal my brother's chocolate candy from his Halloween loot - I don't think he ever knew - but I replaced it with the stuff I didn't want out of my bag
98. I was scared to turn 20 but I think I'm okay with turning 30
99. John is not a romantic - sometimes I wish he was
100. I can't imagine life without John or Olivia


Jenn said...

I could comment on all 100, but I will limit it to one. So...I just told Rian about the port-a-potty puking incident and AGAIN laughed until I cried. Nice work.

Kelley said...

I love the list! I am also happy I got a shout out and that I introduced you to appletinis :-) They are the best!!! I may have to copy you and do one myself....

Anonymous said...

You stole candy from your brother's Halloween bag? I stole candy from all three bags!!! :-)