Wednesday, December 31, 2008

10 Random Facts & a Mug Shot :)

I was "tagged" a while ago by a friend to list 10 random facts about myself. Have you seen those on blogs? I never got around to doing it then, but I always love reading what my friends choose to list about themselves because you get to find out these random things that make up them, and who doesn't enjoy learning new things about their friends? :)

So, here are a few random facts, but before I list them there are so many of you who have wonderful blogs that I love to read, so if you want to consider yourself tagged, you are!

1) I buy one new cup/mug a year and I love keeping my eye out throughout the year for THE ONE that will jump out at me. I had this idea like 6 years ago that it would be fun every time I made a cup of tea that instead of reaching for a mug that was "free from the bank or a college" I'd reach for one I love. This one is my favorite and I found it a couple years ago (it's well loved and has a little chip in it):
I never found one I loved enough to purchase this year, so I put "cute mug" on my Christmas list and got a couple I love from family!! They know me so well. Then just last night Josh and I went on a date and as we were sitting across from one another enjoying coffee and conversation there was this mug that was flirting with me from across the room! So before we left I bought it! It's so cute and red! It snuck in right before the end of '08. :) Ok, that was a really long random first fact. Sorry.

2) I eat a lot of pomegranates in December. I just love them and can't get enough of them sometimes.
If you aren't a pomegranate eater, but have always wanted to try one, I blogged about how to eat them here:

3) I would love to learn to play the viola. I love it's sound, especially when it harmonizes with guitar.

4) I like reading decorating blogs. I would personally say my favorite decorating style is a mix between Potterybarn and Anthropologie.

5) I do my deepest thinking while blow drying my hair.

6) I draw Bob the Builder, a birthday cake, and a train with Jude almost every day these days, while Selah plays beside us. It's one of my favorite moments of the day.

7) I enjoy a challenging game of Sudoku and my favorite card game is spades.

8) I took 8 years of tap dance lessons when I was a kid. Shuffle step, shuffle, ball-change ball-change, brush hop step, shuffle step.

9) My life is a broadway musical from time to time (at home). I spontaneously will burst into song and change the lyrics to fit whatever is presently happening. It just comes out of me and I can't help it. I always wonder if our kids will inherit this "amazing gift" :) ha, ha.

10) Someday I'd love to have dwarf fruit trees (apple & pear), oh, and see New England in the fall.

11) Oh, and I'm a rule follower, for the most part. ;)


christinaandbrian said...

i love your mug idea. i may barrow it. happy new years!

The Kings said...

Hey Bethany fun list! I got quite a chuckle out of #9. I sing everything all the time. And Matt often changes song lyrics. The best part is the kids picking up on it. The other day in the car I caught Jude singing...We cry Jude-o Jude-o Jude-o is the lamb. Probably not the best song to change the lyrics on but it was sure funny. :) Happy New Year!

Kent said...

The interesting thing to me is that I have known you since you were a little kid and I didn't know any of the first 10 items. 11 is a maybe :-) Sometimes I feel like my whole life is a collection of random facts. Nonetheless, I truly do believe that God will use it all to his glory, just as he is using yours!

Kenny and Kimberly Stone said...

Hey Bethany!
Thanks for sharing the fun facts. That was great!
I miss you and hope we can get together soon.
Also, my sister is getting married this summer. While we would love to take photos for her, we will be doing a lot of other stuff that day. What are your current wedding prices? She would love to know!
Thanks Bethany!

jessicalanejordan said...

Why is it that a hot morning drink is so much better out of a beloved mug? I have this dainty floral mug that is totally not my style at all but for some reason I just love it. I save it for days off where I can stay in my jammies and play with Tyler all morning long. Seriously, I have a secret rule with myself that I can't use that mug unless I have at least 2 hours at home in the morning. Can you tell I am also a rule follower ... especially my own rules (there are a lot, ask my husband). Oh, and hook me up with some decorating blogs! Sounds right up my alley. I am a pottery barn gal 100% ... but only the really clean & cozy looking stuff, nothing too modern or too "out there."

So, I officially consider myself "tagged" and will think of some random facts for my blog too :) Hope you had a great Christmas Bethany!

the o's said...

i too have a favorite mug (but just one!) from a dear friend from college... i agree w/ jessica that it just makes my morning tea that much better! also, seeing new england in the fall is top of my list for "things to see in the next 5 years"... maybe we'll take wesley

love your list!! :)

Erica said...

Love this. My life is often done in song as well. And I buy more then one LOVED mug. Starbucks has some pretty CUTE ones right now.