Saturday, April 19, 2008

100th Post

I can't believe I'm to my 100th post already. I have only been blogging for 4 months. Actually, I have been dreading this post because I always think of things that would have been better to publish after the fact.

I am curious to see what ends up on this list when I am done.

Just for fun, if you comment on this post, please share things that you have in common with my list. It would be fun to get to know my commenters better.

Where to start...

1. I am 34 years old
2. I was born in May around Memorial Day
3. When I was younger, there was a tornado watch on my birthday every year for, like, 5 years in a row
4. My sister still teases me about it
5. I lived with my aunt and uncle for two years
6. I had four other roommates throughout college
7. One of them is still one of my best friend (Deb)

8. The others I don't even remember their last names
9. I am the youngest of 3 kids
10. My husband is the youngest of 4

11. We both sometimes feel like the black sheep

12. It keeps life interesting

13. I am raising two little boys

14. I always wanted a girl
15. I think God knew what he was doing when he gave us two boys
16. I don't think I could have handled a girl

17. Most of the time, I don't think I am handling boys all that well, either

18. I began playing violin in 3rd grade
19. I began playing piano in 5th grade
20. I played in community and school ochestras all the way through high school
21. I chose to major in piano in college
22. I haven't touched the violin in at least 15 years
23. My first job was at Fuddruckers
24. I loved still remains my favorite part time job I ever held

25. There have been so many others that I keep losing count
26. I have taught in 4 different schools
27. I have worked in a music field in 7 different locations (churches and schools)

28. My first music job was a dance school accompanist
29. I was in high school
30. The dance teacher gave me a fruitcake for Christmas that year

31. It was the only one I have ever received

32. I threw it away

33. My parents divorced when I was 7
34. My dad remarried when I was 8

35. My mom remarried when I was 9
36. My dad's mom's didn't

37. My step-mom is one of my closest confidantes
38. I went to college to escape life
39. As a result...I found life instead

40. I never went to church when I was little
41. I started in high school as a way to develop friends
42. I became active in campus ministry
43. I finally made REAL friends there
44. I met my husband through campus ministry in college

45. All of my close friends to this day were also made through the same campus ministry

46. I struggle with my faith every day
47. I wish I didn't have to admit it
48. But this list is bringing that out in me
49. Noah is my oldest child
50. I worry about him all the time

51. Too much as a matter of fact

52. He is the carbon image of me

53. I worry that he will struggle the same way I did

54. He is smart, opinionated, and talks WAY too much

55. Just like me

56. I hope he can work through it better than I ever did

57. I need to let go

58. Aaron is my youngest child
59. He is the social one
60. He will be on stage someday

61. He has a way of charming anyone he meets

62. He also has a way of bringing out the worst in Noah

63. I think little brothers are just like that

64. Steve and I dated for about a year before we got engaged
65. I fell in love with his voice before I fell in love with him

66. We were married at Christmas time
67. We were married for six years before we had our first child
68. We moved to Wisconsin two weeks after we got married
69. We lived FAR away from all of our family and friends for the first two years of our marriage, due to Steve's internship
70. Then we moved back so our kids would know their grandparents
71. I think these are the things that make our relationship so strong to this day
72. We learned to rely only on each other

73. I have only had two pets in my life
74. The umpteen goldfish that I've killed within a week of purchase don't count

75. Steve and I had a pet rabbit named "
76. She was spoiled rotten

77. She was littler trained and had full rein of the house

78. She came when called and thought she was a dog
79. I wrote a whole book about her, complete with scrap booking picture techniques and rhyming text
80. Amazing what dumb things we had time for before kids,
doncha think?
81. We got rid of her when Noah came along

82. We don't know where she is today
83. Minnie the cat came along a year ago
84. She loves all three of the boys in the house
85. She'll come to me if no one else is available

86. She is VERY mean to grandmas and babysitters

87. We think she sees them as a threat.

88. I have had 6 cars
89. My first one AND my current one are both discontinued
90. My favorite was a Ford Escort my step mom found for me for student teaching
91. She liked the stripe on the side

92. I liked the sunroof

93. It was a stick shift

94. Steve never learned to drive it

95. His legs couldn't fit under the steering wheel

96. He is 6'4"

97. I am 5'4"

98. We don't notice the difference

99. Others Do

100. I am very interested to go back and see what facts I actually just wrote.

Well, it probably isn't very good reading but I am making the commitment to not go back and change them. If these were my first instincts, then I think they must be print worthy.

Let me know if you actually made it through the list.


Debbie Yost said...

Ahh the Ford escort. We had the very first year model. It was blue and standard transmission. It went through my dad and 3 kids learning to drive a stick shift on it. It ended up in a junk yard!

Congratulations on 100! I missed my 100 post because I was sick. I wrote it, but it was just a, "I'm still alive -- barely" post.

Anonymous said...

This was very informative. I'm the youngest of 3. I have 3 boys...also would have loved a little girl. Still would be we are done with kiddies. My three's enough.

LadyBugCrossing said...

What a great list!
I made it all the way to the end.

Melissa said...

Congrats on your 100th post! And I did make it all the way to the end, great list!

Summer said...

6'4 and 5'4 over here too. We don't notice the difference either. :)

Totallyscrappy said...

I can relate to the Twister Birthdays because my birthday is the opening of hurricane season. I know if you live in MI that probably isn't too important, but I grew up in Florida. June 1st is an important day. LOL!
I'm a sucker for little boys named Aaron. ;)
I'm also a sucker for any mommy of all boys! See these bald spots? I earned 'em...

Stacey said...

I haven't been commenting very long, but--we do have a lot in common. I played violin from 3rd grade all the way till I was a freshmen in High School-
We have a boy and a girl, I was hoping to only have girls -- but God is in charge --huh?
All the cars in our driveway-- are sticks-- no snoozing while driving for us!
Congrats on 100! I already posed my 100th post, but I didn't include a REALLY cool list like yours!

Deb - Mom of 3 Girls said...

I think I already knew most of this already - but wow, did your list bring back memories. Especially of the night you got that Ford Escort, meeting at Wesley, and that first apartment you guys had here, when you had Thumper.

I don't think I really need to go into what we have in common...

Great list!! :)

Childlife said...

Happy 100th post!

I played the violin and piano too... and I haven't picked up my violin since college :D

And I'm still laughing at #80!

Tammy said...

I made it through the list. I don't think we have a lot in common other than questioning our faith, but I think a lot of people do that from time to time. I have 2 children, but one is a girl and one is a boy. I found Aurora(14) was easier to handle compared to Aidan(3) when she was his age, but now that she is a teenager it has all changed. LOL! Total drama queen. LOL Thanks for stopping by my blog. :o)

Hillary said...

Happy 100th post! I made it through the list.
Things we have in common:
I played the violin and piano for 10 years each (though I haven't touched either for about 10 years now either)
My b-day is in May too.
Thanks for letting me get to know you better!

TheCynicalOptimist said...

Let's see- we have 7, 10, 33 (except at 1 year), 64 and 67 in common!

Courtney said...

I have number 2 in common with you and also, I have two girls instead of boys and always wanted a boy not a girl. We have the opposites in common too.

Magirk said...

Let's see...

I play the piano, too.

I'm like the black sheep of my family, in a sense, except that I'm more of a white sheep amongst the black sheep. (haha)

I didn't think I could handle having a boy. But I sure am glad I have him!!

My parents separated when I was 12, divorced when I was 17. Mom remarried twice, Dad has never remarried. I'm pretty close with my second step-dad (her current husband).

I, also, went to college to escape life. I think I found life, too!!

I struggle with my faith as well.

I think it was a very nice list of things about you. :) It's fun to learn more about you.

(And I did make it through the whole list!) ;)

Jenny said...

Yay! Congrats on your 100th post!

My husband and I also had a litter trained rabbit before the kids came along! His name was Gus.

I struggle with my faith as well. I'm assuming most people do, even if the don't admit it.

Congrats again!

bethn said...

Hey Kristi, of course I made it through and truly I think I knew almost all of those things about you. And as you know about me, we have a ton in common. Way too many to list. Congrats on the
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