Sunday, September 30, 2007

I've been tagged

I've been tagged by Terri
to do this meme. Here goes:

What was I doing 10 years ago:
I was doing daycare for 2 families. Nick was 5 years old and was just starting kindergarten. He was our only child and we were in the process of starting the adoption process for Arianna.

What was I doing 5 years ago:
Nick was 10 and Arianna was 4. I was still doing daycare for only 1 family at that point. Halle had just been born but wasn't home yet- she was still in Russia and I knew nothing of her at that point. We thought our family was complete and had no idea what God had in mind for us! He must just laugh at our plans some times!!

What was I doing 1 year ago:
I was doing daycare (do you see a theme here??). Nick was 14 and Arianna was 8 and Halle was 4. My life was pretty similar to what it is now- the biggest difference is that I wasn't working as a real estate assistant at the time. I'm very thankful for that opportunity now. It wasn't easy learning that job- but now I love it!

What I did yesterday:
I went over to Julie's house and we made dinners for Michelle (our very good friend)- her brother and wife and her mom. Our minister (Michelle's dad) is in the hospital awaiting for a triple bypass surgery on Tuesday. We felt kind of helpless and wanted to do something so that's what we came up with. At night Mark and I went out for supper by ourselves.

5 snacks that I love:
chocolate, cheesecake (I don't know if that's considered a snack or not), orange julius, peaches and ice cream.

If I won 100 million what are 5 things I'd do:
pay off everything, help Nick pay for college, buy new vehicles (and Mark could finally get a new truck!) take my sisters on a cruise, take Michelle, Julie and Brenda on a cruise!

5 locations I'd love to visit:
HAWAII, Washington DC, Grand Canyon, South Carolina, Australia

5 bad habits that I have:
jumping to conclusions; a minor case of road irritability, unhealthy eating, wanting something right away, judging people

5 things I like to do
Get together with Terri on Fridays, Get together with my friends on Tuesday (Boy this sounds like I don't do anything except get together!) Go away with just 1 of my kids at a time, cook, scrapbook

5 TV shows I like to watch:
Survivor, Amazing Race, A Baby Story, Dirty jobs, Deadliest Catch

5 things I hate to do:
Clean toilets, empty the dishwasher, get the flu, go to the dentist, stop the bickering between children

5 biggest joys at the moment:
My family, Knowing Mari got to see Andy graduate, something that's happening in my basement which I'll elaborate on in a later post, Knowing God's plan is perfect for my life even when I'm not understanding it, FALL AND COOLER TEMPS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I agree with Terri- this was a long meme but it's a really great way to get to know each other a little better. I'm tagging a couple of my newer blogging friends:
Angela and LeighAnn

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Shushan said...

I enjoyed reading your answers!


Melissa said...

i agree! these things are cool to get to know each other better, and random little things that wouldn't normally come up in conversation.

Mari said...

This was fun to read - I'll be doing one myself soon!

Terri said...

Good answers. I notice that we have a few things in common. Shocking, isn't it?

Melissa said...

Cheri... I tried that slow cooker recipe Friday night. My family LOVED it!!! They can't wait until I make it again. I threw in some raisins too for a twist, it was great! Thanks!!!!

Jennifer Hill said...

okay... if you really do win 100 million dollars how can I get in on that cruise. I know maybe you could call it a thank you gift for the YC&W coordinator, then you could also invite Kim V. (as a thank you to the Children's Director of course) and you already have Brenda (Kingdom Cove) Hey I see a theme here....

Refresh My Soul Blog said...

This is good to get to know each other better. I will be posting mine soon. Thanks for the tag.

The Birds Nest said...

Fun!! I'm glad to get to know you better through this. Thanks for tagging me. I will be finishing mine tomorrow. You'll have to check it out.

Laura said...

Hey now!! What about taking your favorite niece on the cruise too! I think I could get off of work for that...

It's funny that I share all the same bad habits! :) Or maybe not so funny...