Tuesday, October 28, 2008

7 - I got tagged

This is the little house we lived in one summer.  We were in Evanston, IL for Scott's internship.  It was nice to be there  after the busy first year of Scott's business school and my church obligations.  Jerome was four and Asha, almost two.   
A few "firsts" happened here.

-First pre-school for Jerome
-First tomato garden
-First charcoal BBQ ribs 
-First front tooth knock-out for Asha

and the most significant,

-First living close to Vogue Fabrics, an amazing textile store.  If only I could go back and look around that store.



   

I got tagged by Vicky, one of my favorite friends from San Diego.  I really enjoyed reading her "7" post because it reminded me of what an incredible person she is.  Thanks, Vicky!   
  

7 things that I can do:

1. make Scott tell me six things I can do

2. organize

3. multi-task

4. lift heavy things 

5. shovel snow

6. draw

7. pack, move, and unpack REALLY fast

 

7 things I cannot do:

1. lie

2. needles or blood

3. focus when the house is messy 

4. go to bed at a reasonable time when Scott is gone 

5. make witty comments

6. take Advil when I have a headache

7. stare at bumpy textures    

 

7 things I say often:

1. Turn off the water.

2. Turn off the lights.  

3. I already said no.

4. Do you need to use the bathroom?

5. Put the socks in the laundry basket.  

6. Put that book down!

7. I - just - loooove you. (Kai said this when he was really little, and now we all say it to each other.) 

 

7 things I plan to do before I die:

1. help my kids develop faith in God

2. help my kids learn to eat good food

3. help my kids learn Japanese

4. help my kids learn to play a musical instrument

5. serve a mission with Scott

6. go on an Alaskan cruise

7. travel all over Japan with Scott and kids

 

7 things that attract me to Scott:

1. his faith

2. his confidence

3. his willpower

4. his humor

5. his cooking

6. his passion for fun family vacations

7. he makes me want to be a better person

 

7 Favorite Foods:

1. Japanese noodles

2. strawberries

3. flourless dark chocolate cake  

4. paella

5. coconut curry

6. squash

7.  seafood pasta 

  

7 people who I would like to do this (only if you want to):

1. Yurika

2. Yuko

3. Alison

4. Kim

5. Allison

6. Kersten 

7. Jacquie 

 

 


9 comments:

Vicky said...

So fun to read. I laughed about the packing and unpacking. I also can't seem to make it to bed on time with Ryan away.
We'll probably keep in touch more through blogging then we did when we only lived 15 minutes away from eachother. I love checking your post.

jacquie said...

interesting reading more about you. i'm with you on the flourless dark chocolate cake!!!!

Mommymita said...

Do you remember we visited you there in Chicago? That was so fun!

Now this list I have a few questions but here's the first how can you have a flourless cake? Also do you make paellla? do you have the recipes?

Will you get made at me if I don't follow this tag?

Now I know why we are such good friends - you are not at all boring!

Grandma's Musings said...

Fun to read your 7's--may I add 7 more can do's? 1. Discipline and train children 2. Cook yummy food 3. Accompany the choir 3. Design quilts and clothing 4. Turn a house into a home 5. Follow through on a promise 6. Live the gospel 7. Be a friend to your mother-in-law...I could go on.

Marie' said...

Alison,
Of course I remember! We ate the ribs with your guys.
I also remember we kept wanting to go back to the fabric. Do you remember the zoo experience? The kids fought the whole time, and Paul finally said, "Man, I don't know how the polygamists did it."

Don't worry if you don't want to do the tag. That is why I added the (only if you want to) part.

Mom,
You made my day!

Melissa said...

I loved reading all these things about you. Jeff is gone for this week and I can't get enough sleep for some reason either. I wonder why that is.

Janene said...

how fun! It was nice to learn a few new things about you! I can't do blood either!

yurika said...

すっごく笑ったよー。とくに、最初の答え。笑
これ、面白いね。
今度やるねー♪

カローラ said...

“7 things I say often”はかなり鮮明に想像できちゃいました。(笑)ご指名いただいたので、近いうちにやります!