It's a mixer, so it's all about the random facts about you that we wouldn't normally know from reading your blog. Link up your post with 10-20 random facts about you (try to include pictures when & where you can, not necessary, but always fun) and remember the rule of 2, be sure to leave some comment love on 2 other bloggers' posts that have linked up.
Now without further adieu here are random things about me:
1.) I'm CDO - that's OCD but alphabetized, everything has it's place & I will be right behind you putting something back correctly or shifting it's position if you didn't put it where it belongs and at the right angle. Books, dvd's, & anything else that can be is alphabetized or in numerical order.
2.) My toe nails HAVE to be painted if I'm wearing any kind of open-toed shoe, it kind of sceeves me out to see unpainted toe nails in sandals.
3.) Nestle's Bunch-a-Crunch is my all time favorite candy. There's just something about that chocolately crunch that I can't get enough of.
4.) I don't particularly care for small dogs, they make me nervous. The 2 times I've been bitten by a dog in my life both times were by small dogs & unprovoked. I will take my in-laws 175lb Great Dane any day over a little anything.
|My big guy (not 175, but was pushing 80 lbs when he died)|
5.) I grew up in a log cabin, not like back woods style, but my dad's house is built from logs & has log walls (brown everywhere & not a paint can in sight).
|My hubs & I long before we were married, but you see what I mean by log walls...everywhere!|
6.) My closet is color coded & my shoes are organized by style (sandals, flip flops, heals, sneakers, boots, etc.) See #1 if necessary.
7.) My husband & I have been married for 3 years, but have been together for 10 (this past March).
|Just a few shots of us through the years, most of these are more recent, except the bottom left.|
But we've been together since I was this young. Sorry I don't have a picture of the 2 of us together @ prom on this computer. But I was 17 here, this is from my Senior prom. We had started dating about a month before this & been together ever since.
|Senior Prom 2003|
8.) There are 9 grand-children in my family & my sister & I are the only ones that don't have a brother, we're the only ones with a sister. And she's my BEST FRIEND!
|My sister & I, she's my rock!|
|The apple of Grandpa's Eye!!!|
|We were shooting zombies on the Wii & my sister thought it would be a good photo op.|
|Me @ about 34 or 35 weeks (I think, I don't remember, I delivered @ 36&1/2 wks)|
11.) I've seen 3 litters of puppies born & helped raise 2 of those litters for the 1st 8 weeks of their life.
|My boy as a baby, before he was officially ours.|
12.) We are nuts about our dogs (if it wasn't obvious by the 3 litters of pups I've seen born & how much I talk about them). Even though there are 3 litters we are still close with the majority of the pups & their families & every fall we have a birthday party for all of them (The 1st litter was born in September, the 2nd the following October, which is why we celebrate in the Fall & once the new pups came we just threw them in there too.)
|This was from 2 years ago (before the new puppies were born) Out of 17 total puppies, there were 14 there that day plus their dad & grandmom (she's the black lab).|
13.) My dad started a Sunday night ice cream tradition with me when I was about 2. And now milkshakes/ice cream are my extreme weakness.
14.) When deciding on a name for our son, my husband was going through superhero's & was saying "No" to all of them, until he came to Wolverine. I liked the name Logan. So I agreed. My husband thinks of Wolverine with the name Logan (because that was his real name in the movie), while I think of Logan from Gilmore Girls. It's a win win!!!
15.) This one isn't about me but since we've been together just shy of forever & I think this is quite funny, I'm going to mention it. In the 11 years since we started driving, my hubby has had 4 vehicles & all of them have been in the red family. These are the vehicles he's had (these aren't his, just pics I found to give you an idea).
16.) I love going "down the shore" (can you tell I'm from New Jersey or what), but I don't particularly care for the sand or the ocean (mainly the things in the ocean)...ok let me revise this then I LOVE going to the boardwalk, especially to walk the boards in the evening.
17.) I love the smell of a campfire, it reminds me of spending a week in Maine camping every summer growing up.
18.) I've been on the scary looking roller coaster "King da Ka" @ Six Flags Great Adventure 3 TIMES, the first time I almost cried when it was over because nothing can prepare you for that ride.
Here's a little video I found on Youtube of someone on the ride. Yes the height is scary, but it's the speed that gets you. According to Six Flag Great Adventure's website you go from 0-128mph in 3 point 5 seconds, it's unreal.
19.) And let's finish with a few random favorites:
- Color: Red
- Food: Pierogies
- Coke or Pepsi: Coke
- Show(s) Past & Present: Real Housewives of NJ, Top Chef, Shameless, Nurse Jackie, Roseanne, 90210 (the original)