Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Questions and Answers, Part I

So many questions!
I hope my answers are interesting...here goes!


J from The Look for Less asked,
What is your favorite movie? Your favorite book?
What is your favorite thing about where you live?

Well J, my favorite movie changes often, but I have a few that I enjoy on a regular basis, such as You've Got Mail, Ocean's 11, Peter Pan, and Harry Potter. As for my favorite book? I enjoy The Mitford Series by Jan Karon. I have the entire collection and have read each book numerous times. There's just something about the small town charm and unique characters that keeps me coming back. I highly recommend the books if you haven't read them before! My favorite thing about where I live is that there is a Target less than half a mile from my apartment. Growing up, I was nearly an hour away from the next big town so going shopping was an all day event and planned out ahead of time. Now, I can go to Target, the mall, the grocery store, PF Chang's (super important) and the movies all within a few miles of where I live. Even though I'm close to these places, my apartment is on a quiet, tree-lined street that doesn't feel like the city at all. I like that a lot.


Miss Honeydew from Life after I "Dew" asked,
What is your ideal outfit? Say for daytime and/or night.
What summer movie are you looking forward to?

I am ADDICTED to dresses. Honestly they are all I wear, both day and night. Since I wear them so much, I like to buy dresses that are work appropriate and good for the weekends as well. I look for ones that can be dressed up with a cardigan (a wardrobe staple for me!) and some heels, but look just as good when paired with bare shoulders and flip flops. So I guess that would be my ideal outfit! And there is absolutely no question that the summer movie I am most excited about is Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince! It's funny I'm so obsessed with HP because I didn't join the craze until 4 of the movies had already come out. When the bf and I started dating, he had the first 3 movies in his collection and I laughed at him. Well, one night we watched the first one and I was hooked! I read the entire series in less than a week {that week consisted of no sleep whatsoever...seriously} and have seen all 5 movies more times than I can count. My favorite is definitely the second one {Chamber of Secrets}.

Headbands and Hand Bags asked,
Where do you fit in your family? Brothers? Sisters?
Favorite vacation spot? (also asked by Rachel)

Okay, this is a long one {but totally worth the read} and I can't believe I haven't shared the story of how I came to be in the family before. I told Danielle when we met and she loved it! My father was a Lieutenant Colonel in the Army and in 1984, he along with my mom and 3 brothers, were living in South Korea. During that same year, my grandmother (mom's side) passed away. Before she died, she told my mom that she just had to have a little girl and experience the joys of having a daughter. Of course my mom brushed this off because she already had 3 boys and having another child naturally wasn't even an option. A couple of months later my mom accompanied her friend to the foster home agency in Seoul. Her friend was interested in filling out the paperwork to foster a child so my mom went along to keep her company, but had no desire to foster a child herself. At some point while they were at the agency, a woman came up to my mom and asked her what age child she wanted. My mom has always loved babies so that's what she said. Keep in mind that my mom wasn't even there for that purpose. The lady looked at her and said, "Come. We have baby for you now." My mom followed her to the basement and there I was, covered in blood and still with my umbilical cord. I was approximately 12 hours old. I was premature and weighed around 4 pounds. Well, my mom took me home and my dad had a fit! He thought I was going to die, but I somehow made it and after a week, my family voted on if they were going to keep me or not. I don't think it really would have mattered either way, but I'm glad the vote was in favor of adding me to the family. It was 3-2 and I found out just last year that it was my dad and middle brother that voted against keeping me!! HA! Don't worry, I made them love me :)

I have 3 older brothers - John, Bill and Todd. Needless to say, I am the much younger, very spoiled little sister and only daughter.

Me with my 3 brothers many moons ago!

As for favorite vacation spots, I'd have to go with anywhere but here! HA! But honestly, when I'm taking a vacation I just like to get away from work, traffic, bills, etc. that make real life so real. So whether it be a trip back home or a day drive to Santa Barbara, anywhere that gets me away from reality is a favorite vacation spot of mine. I particularly love a fun weekend in Las Vegas too!

Lucy Marie from Lucy's Life asked,
What is your dream job?
What is your most embarrassing moment?
What is your favorite place in the whole world?

My *dream* job is to open a cupcake shop at Atlantic Station. I love Atlanta and desperately want to get back so I'm hoping I can do this before someone else has the brilliant idea. HA! If not, I will settle for being a college professor or maybe a housewife. I've had many embarrassing moments in my life, and most include my mom! She has a funny and crazy personality so it was her goal as mom to embarrass us as much as possible. One thing she always did that made me turn red was ask our restaurant servers if they were single or not and to let them know I was available. This can be quite traumatic and mortifying for a 15 year old awkward teenager! And my favorite place in the whole world is wherever my friends and family are. Although, I've had the opportunity to travel to a lot of countries and some of my favorites would be Cyprus, Italy, Germany, Ireland, Hawaii (okay state too), Korea, and Switzerland. Oh and Lichtenstein, Hungary, Czech Republic, Croatia and Spain are all awesome too! I've been lucky enough to visit many places.

More answers tomorrow!!

30 comments:

Dollface said...

I love your story about your family... how adorable!! xxxoo thanks for sharing!

Katie said...

I love that story about how you came to be apart of your family! I would love to know more about it! So, they just handed you over to your mom that day?? Wow.

Diana...aka...MeMe said...

So fun! Thanks for sharing!

The Northerner said...

omg your family story is amazing! and the voting part is funny ;)

Phoenix said...

Thanks for answering these questions -- it's very cool to hear how you became part of your family :)

Tracy-Girl said...

I am so excited you are going through and answering all of the questions... I love getting to know more about you!

*L* said...

Wow, the story about becoming part of your family is amazing!

Piper Jacquelyn said...

Oh, this is fun to read - makes me feel like I know you! Can't wait to see more answers!

BroncoMom said...

Thanks for sharing your very personal story with us. I just love reading all about it! How blessed all of us are for the whole story working out the way it did!!!

Ashley Pizarro said...

Your idea to do a question/answer series is fabulous! I have loved getting to know more about you!

Lucky in Love said...

You were such a cute little girl! What a fun story. Thanks for sharing :)

preppyinnewengland said...

Thank you so much for sharing your story about your family! How lovely and how funny your family is. I love the family with the sense of humor!

Blackeyed_Susan said...

What an adorable little Miss Sweet Tea!!!

I love Atlantic Station and cupcakes, you must do it!

Starfish and Sundresses said...

That is an amazing story about how you came to be part of your family!

Deals, Steals and Heels said...

i would totally give my dad grief about voting "no" if i were you ;) but what an awesome story...such a right place, right time!

~ Donna ~ said...

Fun stuff, thanks for sharing!

My Blonde Reality said...

What a fantastic post. I loved learning more about you!

I love the Mitford series! I read them all while on months of bed rest when I was pregnant with Elizabeth Taylor!

THE WATERMELON TREE said...

Holly had told me that you were adopted but I never knew your whole story!! Such a sweet one!!
I love reading all these questions and answers!! Can't wait to read tomorrow:)
Hope you are having a wonderful day!

Semi-Slacker Mom said...

I love your adoption story! And I was just in the ATL yesterday.

Mrs EyeCanSee said...

Thanks for sharing! It's always fun getting to know the person behind the blog. And little miss sweet tea was TOO cute!

Jules said...

This was great to read and I especially love the story of how you were adopted into your family. That is quite a story!

From your flight attendant days you have been to so many interesting places. I think I read that post when I first read your blog and found it so interesting.

It sounds like your apartment is in a similar spot to where I live. A nice balance of the suburbs and the city!

Family Life said...

I LOVE the story about your family! Tear, Tear! :-)

Rach@In His Hands said...

I can't wait for HP!!!!!!!

The story about your family is AMAZING!! Seriously one of the most incredible I've ever heard. Thanks for sharing.

Risa said...

Wow what an amazing story about how you came to your family. So meant to be!! Really makes you think--Everything happens for a reason! Love your blog :-)

Mrs. Realife said...

OK... I cried reading the story of how you became a part of your family! YOU ARE LOVED!!!

Headbands and Hand Bags said...

Oh my goodness thank you for sharing your sweet adoption story! It gave me goose bumps the whole time I was reading it! Those are some lucky brothers to have you!

Shell said...

Thank you for sharing the story about your family. It was so touching! The picture of you and your brothers is too cute! If you move back to Georgia and open the cupcake shop, I would certainly visit.

Pink Martini said...

What an incredible story. It was certainly meant to be and I can tell you have added much joy to your family's lives. :)

Stace said...

wow! that's such a cute and lucky family story!

Personalized Sketches and Sentiments said...

I'm finally getting around to catching up on reading the blogs I follow...(gee, let a week pass by and, wow! I am sooo behind on everyone's postings!)

but it was great to read your answers to everyone's questions.

Thanks for sharing :o)

Blessings!

 
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