Monday, November 7, 2011

Friend Makin' Monday - Dating!

What a fun topic, right?

I'm playing along with Kenlie's Friend Makin' Monday today!  You should go link up and play too!

The topic is dating, and now onto the questions!

What is your current relationship status? (Be as specific as you’d like to be!

Married - 16 years this December!

List a few qualities that you look for in a significant other.

Kind, hardworking, dedicated to faith and family.  Those are pretty much my 3 must haves (lucky my man has them!), but it doesn't hurt to be hot and hilarious as well.

If you could choose to date one character in TV or film, who would you choose?  And which characteristics are most appealing?

Um, Hello! Lieutenant Commander Steve McGarret!  Have you SEEN him?  I think this clip speaks for itself:

Most appealing characteristics?  Um - he's HOT, he can kick the crap out of anyone who messes with you, and he's HOT!  I posted this especially for you Myya!

How long should you date before becoming exclusive?

Obviously this depends on the people and the situation.  For me it took one day.  Yeah, we met, and I was done dating anyone else.

What are your thoughts on public displays of affection?

Honestly, it grosses me out to see other people make out in public, and I don't do it myself.  Hand-holding or a quick smooch is sweet - beyond that - keep it private please!

Do you kiss on the first date?

I have been known to, on occasion.

Biggest turn-off?

A foul mouth.  Treat me with the respect to not use vulgar, crude or obscene language around me.  And honestly it's not just a turn-off, but it makes you look significantly less intelligent.  Also, smoking - gross.

What’s the first thing you notice about the opposite sex?

Probably the eyes and smile.  Then I move on from there - I like good-looking men, I'm not gonna lie.

How long do you/did you wait before becoming intimate?

Wow Kenlie!  Getting personal here, aren't we?  I believe in and practiced abstinence before marriage.  Which may be the reason I met hubby in July and we were married in December!!  Hehehe.  Just Kidding!  I really married him that quickly because I knew he was the one I was supposed to marry - so why wait?

Describe your dream date.

My idea of a dream date has certainly evolved over time, and especially after 16 years of marriage.  My perfect date with my husband would include an overnight getaway in a nice hotel in downtown SLC.  We would start the night off with a yummy dinner at any restaurant we were in the mood for - no matter what the price!  It would be an early dinner, because we would need to be done in time to make it to a ReAL Salt Lake game - which of course we would dominate!  It would have to be against Colorado or L.A. - because I can't stand them - so beating them would be fantastic for my perfect date night.  After the game we would go somewhere fun for a yummy dessert.  Then back to the swanky hotel with my cute hubby.  We'd have some quality time , and a RESTFUL night's sleep without ANY kids crawling into our bed halfway through the night - or coming in crying because they feel like they're gonna throw up, or coming in crying because they DID throw up.  And we'd SLEEP IN as late as we wanted!

Doesn't that sound perfect?  No?  Well, it does to me!

That was fun!  Click here if you'd like to read more, or join in!

P.S.  I have no idea why blogger showed my post with half of the sentences highlighted in white.  And I have no idea how to get rid of it.  Sorry.

Friday, November 4, 2011

Friday Confessional


I'm confessing this week.  Yeah, I need a little soul-cleansing.

I confess that I have been listening to Christmas music for weeks!  And it makes me giddy!

I confess that I am listening to it right now!  David Archuleta's Christmas From the Heart is fabulous - just FYI.

I confess that my next confession may make people want to punch me....but I confess that for me, Halloween is just something that needs to be endured to get to the REAL Holiday season.  Yup, that's me - I do it for the kids, but I wouldn't be sad if Halloween got cancelled forever.

I confess that even though Halloween is not my favorite - I do put a lot of effort into helping my kids come up with costumes - and I'm sorta proud of how they turned out this year: (prepare for picture overload)


skeleton ballerina

And I'm not gonna lie - I am the most proud of turning Cowgirl into a Major League Soccer Player - our own team captain, Kyle Beckerman!

 I had to do the lettering out of sticky foam sheets because Bookworm didn't want his RSL jersey permanently lettered! 

  The temporary dreads took me all morning, but they definitely were the perfect touch, along with the eyebrows and goatee! 

And this is my favorite photo, taken at the team store next to a mural of Kyle - I can hardly tell the difference! 

I confess that I totally just used Friday confessional to show off my kids and their costumes!

I confess that I'm trying to make my post sound more cheerful than I actually feel.

I confess that I am dreading tonight.  It is not okay to be going to the viewing for a 13 year old boy.  Especially when he is a former student at our school, and his siblings still attend, and I have a 13 year old boy of my own.  I hate it.

He was struck by a car on his way to school Wednesday morning.  You can read the article here, if you're in the mood to cry.

I confess that I can't begin to understand why these things have to happen.  And to such good people.

I confess that I am so grateful for the gospel of Jesus Christ at times like these, and I don't know how people deal with the tragedies of life without that knowledge and comfort to bring them peace.

I confess that I really need to lighten the mood of this post now.

I confess that I think it was super hilarious of me to send MiMi this creepy satanic cat after her post about the mean cats.  Don't y'all think it was hilarious?

I confess that I also thought it was super hilarious that one of her readers was offended, and compared hating cats to laughing at a handicapped person.  Really?  WTHeck?

I confess that every day since I made a commitment to eat better in order to lower my cholesterol, I have started out with a really healthy breakfast.  Then, by the end of the day I have consumed pizza, or french fries, or a spicy chicken sandwich - something that is the complete opposite of heart healthy food.  Let's see how today goes, shall we?

I confess that my house is a ginormous disaster, but I am so eager to put Christmas decorations up that I feel very motivated to get it whipped into shape the next couple of days.  Anybody wanna come help?

And finally - I confess that I called the cops on a guy who is renting a room from my across the street neighbor.  He wrecked his car, while DRUNK - then didn't call the police.  And there is a huge "head print" in the passenger's side of his front windshield!  Would you have done the same?  I think if someone is hurt or worse, there should be something done about it.  So call me a tattle tale, but I did what I thought should be done.

What do you have to confess?  Go check out Mamarazzi's blog for more confessions, or to link up!