Tuesday, August 10, 2010

tuesday ten ~ a little about jen - na :)

every tuesday i will be sharing my "tuesday ten" with you so i thought i might start it off with ten pretty random facts about me. : ) some of you who know me outside of blogland may know some of these things... but i guarantee not all!

#1 ~ my number one fear is cotton ~ this picture actually makes me gag a little. i hate the feel of it, sound of it... everything. i do wear cotton clothes, but if they are stiff and rigid i will 100% pass! when i go to the doctor i make them use gauze instead of cotton balls, and same for the very rare occasion when i go to a nail salon. it's funny when i tell people because they always think i am kidding, but honestly this is my REAL serious phobia!

#2 ~ i am number two of seven girls. i don't have a picture of us all ~ but the below is five of us. i love them all so much, and wish we were all living in at least the same state. thank goodness for texting and facebook. : ) keeps me looped in! we all couldn't be more different, but at the same time we are very much the same.

holly (#3), allyson (#6), erin (#1), me (#2), and karsen (#5) ~ the two that are not pictured are katie (#4) and danielle (#7)

#3 i am reading three books right now. which is distracting, i don't normally like to split my attention between tasks because ultimately it takes me forever to finish anything. that's what is happening to me now! i need to stop and just refocus on one at a time.

#4 ~ i have 
four eyes. when i was really little i used to want glasses because i thought they were sooo cool. then when i actually got them.... i hated them so much! i lost my frames all the time, broke them, and forgot them everywhere. i was SO happy when i actually convinced my mom to get me contacts. for the record, they aren't colored contacts! you can see i am telling the truth, when i wear only one contact. (<-- don't ask)

#5 ~ my favorite baseball team is the st.louis cardinals. i'm was born and raised to bleed red, and my favorite player is number five albert pujols. pretty funny that two of my sisters went rogue and are cubs fans. boooooo to them

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#6 ~ i want to have six babies, i know that seems like a lot, but growing up with a pretty large immediate family i can't see it any other way. another part of this is that i absolutely planning on adopting in addition to having natural pregnancy. there are so many little ones that need families, and i can't ever remember a time when i didn't think adoption was right for me and the mister. thankfully he is on board with adoption because it's something we would have to both be 100% sure about. he isn't necessarily on board with six little ones, but i think i can sway him as we go : )

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#7 ~ seven long years ago, i packed my 97 pontiac firebird with everything that would fit, and drove out to california. i had no plan, no money, and no idea where i would live. my first two nights i actually slept on the couch of a friend, of a friend, of a friend who knew someone online that lived in LA. he was michael jackson's pilot, and to this day i don't even know his last name. let me just say it was scary and weird!! as you can imagine, i've had some crazy interesting things happen along the way, that i hope to share with you all eventually. this picture is from the drive out at the grand canyon pit stop ~ sorry for the poor quality my camera was aweful!

#8 ~ the only time i ever went to an overnight camp, which only lasted a week, i came home got in the shower, and a hairy eight legged monster fell out of my hair! it actually bit the back of my neck, but it wasn't too bad of a bite. that incident scared me for life. these little creepy crawly creatures need to keep their distance.

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#9 ~ on september 2 it will be my nine year anniversary with my mister. we started dating on september 2, 2001, we got engaged on september 2, 2006, and married on september 2, 2007. : ) honestly it's gooey and mushy, but we are more in love now than we've ever been. the first picture is from back in the day and the second is our most recent.

#10 ~ i love to take pictures of my ten toes. i'm not sure why, but i've always done it. i take pictures of my feet whenever we visit some place new, and the caption always says "my feet were here". here are my feet at the dentist, right before they took out my wisdom teeth. haha weird... i know.


The Parrish Family said...

Love the top ten! Also, I love "The Lucky One"! It's one of my favs by N. Sparks!

Mango Gal said...

This was such a fun post to read! The cotton phobia is very interesting ;-)

AJ and CJ said...

psst...i only wear one contact too and people always find that strange :)

Poppies and Sunshine said...

So fun to read more about you! Wow, three books? You are talented. I want to read Eat Pray Love (and see the movie, of course!).

Jen said...

Girl, we must be related because I CANT stand cotton either!! Especially cotton balls. I try to tell people they make a certain (horrible!) sound when you touch 'em but they just don't believe me. Even thinking of touching cotton balls right now freaks me out! How funny is this??

Happy Thursday Dearie!!

J Bar said...

Great collection of shots.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

simpledaisy said...

Well thanks for sharing!!!
Very interesting...espcially packing up you Firebird and heading out west!!