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My friend Chelsea tagged me to list 8 random things about me, so here goes...

(1) I love I believe that I am mildly to mostly obsessed. I find myself on the etsy site daily and usually I'm not on there for anything in particular, just to look around. It's amazing what you can find on there and there is always something else to look at... My most current item that I added to my favorite list (that is 15 pages long) are these:

These are made and sold by Tumus.

(2) I love watching the change of seasons. It's something that I've experienced my entire life and without them it would just be strange. Some seem to go by fairly quickly, others stay around for too long (sometimes) and sometimes I can't stand a particular season. All in all I love the change. I love how you never know how one might show up and then all of a sudden it's gone... I dread winter because of the driving conditions but I loath for it because of snow days & blizzards that leave us at home with our animals and each other. Summer is a favorite because my birthday is in June and it reminds me of all of my birthday memories. Fall is comfy and I love Halloween and Spring is beautiful.

(3) I'm the runt of my family. I'm 5'6" and that's not really all that short but compared to my family and my dh, I am the runt. My dh is 6'4", my dad is 6'2", my mom is 5'8", my brother is 6'5" and my sister is 5'10". Here's proof (dh not pictured... see #5):

(4) I have psoriasis.
(I thought that I would spare you a picture on this one...)

(5) My husband and I got married in a church that was built by the Amish. It was absolutely amazing! The warmth and loved that surrounded us during our ceremony was only amplified by the beauty of the building.

(6) I love decorating for EVERYTHING and sometimes I might go a little "over the top". Fall, Halloween and Thanksgiving are my favorite with Christmas in a close second place. My dh will even tell you that I have a "Happy Spring" sign for our 1/2 bath that usually stays up until my birthday (mid June). ha!

(7) We have two animals, a cat and a dog. Our dog was adopted by a friend from high school that posted a bulletin on myspace. He's a 4 year old Brittany Spaniel named Toby. He's a great dog that loves us and loves his kitty. Our kitty was rescued from a local bar/trailer park parking lot. Not a common stop on our bar hop but we both just happened to be there that night and luckily we were able to save him from running to the freeway. His name is William and he is about 1.5 years old. We are lucky to have two animals that really seem to get along and love each other. They are our children and if you don't have animals you should get one. Animals give you an unconditional love that will can never be replaced by a human. Rescuing animals is my weakness. I do have control but I try very hard to find homes for every homeless animal that I can...

(8) My first car that I purchased, with a personal check from my bank account at age 19 for $300 was a 1992 Mercury Cougar. Don't be jealous. It was a beauty. I purchase it with a little less than 100,000 miles on it, drove it for 3 years, aquired 70,000 or so miles and traded it in for $250.00!

Now it's your turn, consider yourself tagged...

(1) janny pie
(2) hoosier life, hoosier wife
(3) Your Average Pregnancy-After-Infertility Blog
(4) bouncing buckeye baby
(5) one time at band camp
(6) accidentally single girl
(7) busted baby maker
(8) our extraordinary life


You are going to laugh at this one. The car that I drive RIGHT NOW is a 2005 Mercury Cougar in the same pearl white as your picture!!! haha. Too funny... now I'm not going to lie and say that I don't want a new car- I surely do, but I do love my Cougar. :)

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