Sunday, September 02, 2007

I am finally a blogger!

This is very exciting! I finally figured out how to make my blog. I have had this one for over a year, but didn't know how to find it again. Thankfully I have a very smart husband who could help me. Since this is my first posting, I thought I would try to list 100 things about me.

1. I am 40 years old.
2. I have named my children in alphabetical order.
3. Ashleigh
4. Bethany
5. Cheney Alan
6. Davin
7. I married my high school sweetheart (and I am so glad I did!)
8. I lived in Ontario, NY for 8 years.
9. 8 years is the longest I have lived anywhere as an adult.
10.I have moved 16 times in 22 years.
11.I have brown hair.
12.I have blue eyes.
13.All of my children have blue eyes.
14.I love Jesus Christ.
15.It is hard to believe that God sent his son for me knowing all the trouble I would be.
16.My oldest daughter is getting married in 4 months.
17.I have run over a vaccuum with a Suburban.
18.I got in a bit of trouble for running over the vaccuum.
19.My husband has a construction company.
20.My husband has a real estate business.
21.I broke both of my legs when I was 16.
22.I have a golden retriever.
23.I have a beagle puppy.
24.I have been a substitute teacher.
25.I enjoy scrapbooking, but wish I took better pictures.
26.My handwriting is very neat.
27.I can french braid my own hair.
28.I never went to a prom.
29.I graduated from high school with honors, but didn't go to my graduation.
30.I went to college for one semester.
31.I have two daughters in college.
32.I have been on a Navy ship many times.
33.I have been to Prince Edward Island.
34.I have wonderful parents.
35.I love to eat lunch out.
36.I have one sister.
37.My sister is my best friend.
38.My husband is almost a foot taller than I am.
39.My son is almost a foot taller than I am.
40.My youngest son has cerebral palsy.
41.I like tulips.
42.I also really like daisies.
43.I have my ears pierced.
44.My husband had his ear pierced. (Shhh.)
45.I work in Awana and have for many years.
46.I also work with the senior high at my church.
47.I have 9 neices and nephews.
48.I work for my husband.
49.I used to work for my brother-in-law.
50.I go on a date once a week with my Dad.
51.I am so glad I get to go on a date once a week with my Dad.
52.My Dad had a traumatic brain injury and had to learn everything all over again.
53.I have homeschooled each of my children at different times.
54.I do not homeschool anyone anymore.
55.Three of my children are juniors in school.
56.I played soccer and softball in high school.
57.I enjoy writing.
58.My favorite book of the Bible is James.
59.I am very practical.
60.My husband and I are exact opposites.
61.I shop at Super Fresh.
62.Sometimes I get to go to Wegmans because they have one here now.
63.I almost cry when I am in Wegmans because I miss Ontario, NY.
64.I do not cry very often.
65.I am not ticklish.
66.I remember making myself not be ticklish.
67.Even on my feet.
68.I have known my husband since I was 9 years old.
69.We rode the same bus.
70.I was friends with his sister.
71.My daughter Ashleigh and I have the same middle name.
72.I had all of my children by the time I was 25 years old.
73.My Mom had her oldest child when she was 25 years old.
74.Both of my grandmothers died in 1995 and I still miss them.
75.I have a very long name.
76.I kept my maiden name.
77.I love things to match.
78.I wear glasses.
79.I have lived in Virginia.
80.I lived in Orlando, but never went to Disney World when I lived there.
81. I was born in New Jersey, but moved as soon as I got married.
82.I went to the same school for kindergarten that my Dad and grandmother went to.
83.I lived in the same house the whole time I was growing up and my parents still live there.
84.My grandparents were blueberry farmers and my Dad knows a lot about blueberries.
85.We had a tree fall on our house last October.
86.I make excellent pies.
87.I love having both boys and girls and think they are both so much fun in very different ways.
88.My grandfather (the other one) was in the Army and served in WWII.
89.I failed my driver's road test the first time I took it.
90.I drive a Jeep Grand Cherokee.
91.I live on a dirt road.
92.We have a well (I didn't realize so many people still have them, but here they do!)
93.My favorite color is blue.
94.I buy one purse and use it until it's unusable. (My mom thinks this is a terrible thing to do.)
95.I used to want to be a lawyer.
96.I am not very good at Dance Dance Revolution.
97.I do not like golf. It seems very frustrating to me.
98.I live right next to a creek.
99.My baby is 14 years old.
100.I LOVE sandals and flip flops. They are the BEST!

I made it! Yeah! That was hard.


Lucy C said...

Congratulations on your first post.
And what a mammoth effort it was too!
Well done.
I saw your posts on Ruth's blog 'The Little Children'.
Happy blogging!

Priscilla said...

Hi! Welcome to blogger. I am Martha's sister and live in the Finger Lakes Region!

Ruth said...

Wow - 100 things is really hard! Well done. I've never attempted it because I know I'd run out of things! I liked your list.

Martha said...

I'm so glad you finally have your blog up and running! Bet you didn't know I used to work in AWANA and I married my high school sweetheart. (Ok, maybe you did.)

Heather said...

Martha, that does sound a bit familiar that you used to work in Awana and also married your high school sweetheart!

Martha said...

Too bad you didn't buy the house next door. We could have had lots of fun.

Bethany said...

Yea for blogging! So fun to have one hundred things written... I did that once too. It was quite exciting. We miss you guys so much! I think it's time for a visit! (Except I'm not supposed to go too far away for the next couple of months.)

Tell everyone I said hello!

Heather said...

Martha, it is too bad we didn't move next door! That would have been very fun.

Bethany, it is time for a visit! Maybe on January 4th for a little wedding and you can bring your little baby!!

Rachel said...

Hi Heather! I'm also Martha's sister. We have these things in common...
13. My children both have blue eyes.
14. I love Jesus Christ
15. It's hard to believe God sent his son for me knowing all the trouble I would be.
25. I enjoy scrapbooking, but wish I took better pictures.
27. I can french braid my own hair.
28. I never went to a prom.
34. I have wonderful parents.
43. I have my ears pierced.
70. I was friends with my husband's sister before he and I dated.
77. I love things to match.
83. I lived in the same house the whole time I was growing up and my parents still live there.
89. I failed my road test the first time I took it.
100. I love sandals and flip flops.

I think that's quite a bit. Unfortunately I deleted my 100 things a couple months ago. Maybe I should redo it.

Lucy C said...

Martha, Priscilla and Rachel!
All sisters!
You learn a new thing every day.
Thanks for commenting on my blog Heather.
It is usually just about my animals. Hopefully I won't lose my phone again in a hurry!!!
I hang out at Ruth's blog to hear her news. I am a Christian too although you wouldn't know it from reading about my animals.
Think I might do a list like yours some day.

Heather said...

Rachel, that is a lot that we have in common. I think I may have met you and Priscilla at Jimmy's high school graduation party at your parents house?? I think you should repost your hundred things about you. I have enjoyed reading your blog!

Shelly said...

Hi Heather. Welcome to blogger world! :) How on earth do you make yourself not ticklish?! I am terribly ticklish and it drives me NUTS! (and sometimes hubby too!!) LOL.

Heather said...

Thanks for the welcome, Shelly! I just kind of willed myself not to be ticklish. I didn't like the way being tickled made me feel so out of control. I was pretty young. That must make me a huge control freak, I think!

Shelly said...

So... you can choose to be ticklish or not to be ticklish but a control freak. Hmmm... I'll have to think on that one. ;)

Heather said...

Good point, Shelly. I am working on that whole control freak thing. I don't need to control most things, but have learned that I really like controlling some things. Who knew?

Martha said...

Shelly decided I was a control freak when I insisted on driving all the way to Florida, every place while we were there, and then all the way back home. Actually, by the time we got to Cleveland I was so tired I was glad to hand over the control. (Shelly was glad to take it.)

gmj said...

Hey, Heather! Thank you for visiting my blog. Welcome!! I enjoyed your 100!! If you ran over the vaccuum on purpose you are now one of my heroes. :O)

Heather said...

I did not run over the vaccuum on purpose, but it did seem funny to me. The bad part was that I had just brought it home from getting it repaired. My husband just said, "What in the world was the vaccuum doing in the yard?"

T said...

good golly heather, to run over the vacum.... well us control freaks all need a little uncontroled situations..LOL... but I would wonder why it was in the yard too...
welcome to blogging.
thanks for stopping by.

~Dawn~ said...

Hi There - Just dropping a note to say that I loved your introductory blog! Good Luck and God Bless.

Tracy said...

Nice list. It was very random, perfect for a 100 things list. I am very ticklish but one time I successfully lied to a group of children that I was definitely NOT ticklish - not one bit - and they believed me and didn't try! I was very proud of myself at that moment.

I know that seems twisted, but I really didn't want them to discover i was so ticklish and tickle me all week at camp. I was the counselor.

Anonymous said...

I love it ! Very creative ! That's actually really cool Thanks.