Tuesday, May 13, 2008

I've just read Tara's Blog and accept her Tag.

10 YEARS AGO: 1998. January- found out I was diabetic. It just didn't go away after my pregnancy with Ben. Took my awhile to accept that it was not normal to have a blood sugar over 400 even if you had just eaten an oreo. Spent the rest of the month trying to adjust to my oral medication. 
February - Brian gets offered a full paid scholarship to get his Masters and at the same time offered his dream of being able to work in Mexico.
March - An agonizing Month of trying to decide what to do.
April - Finally decided that Mexico is what we would do. So off we go to decide if I could really live there. Loved the whole trip. Also made a Baby in the process #1 child made in Mexico.
May - Second trip to Mexico to find a house. Was is in awe by how colorful the houses were. But found the perfect one.
June - Brian turns 27
July - Enjoy our very last 24th of July parade!
August - Have a garage sale, pack up our house and move to Mexico.
September - Finally move into our house after being in a hotel for way to long! Baxter starts school at 4 because that is what they do in mexico. So I put my baby on a bus with kids ages 4-17 for an hour ride across the city to go to an american school.
October - Experience our very first Halloween in Mexico.
Novemember - Trip to Orlando with me being very pregnant. My feet swelled up to the point that I only could wear flip flops. Luckily it was warm in Mexico.
December - Try to decide what to do about Mari who was breech and the Dr. would not try to turn her. Called my Dr. in salt lake who told me to fly home and she would help me. We were lucky enough to find a flight the day after christmas. So home we went. The day after we arrived Mari flipped and was delivered Jan 5 1999.
Needless to say that was one of the most memorable years of my life.

5 YEARS AGO: 2003 After Brian losing his job the year before and finding another one 2 hours away. We decided it was time to sell our house and move up north. We loved living in Aurora but the drive was killing Brian. We put our house up for sale. They came and took pictures on Monday and listed it that night. Tuesday morning we had an offer. Wed. we made an offer on a house in Kenosha and were teased for crossing the cheddar curtain.  We moved in June and closed on Brians birthday.

5 MONTHS AGO: Celebrated our 15th anniversary. Had a hectic Christmas as usual. Brian's sister Autumn spent it with us. The day after christmas we surprised the kids with a trip to the Dells. Which is an indoor waterpark. Basically geared up to start having fun with the Teenagers that would soon be entering our lives.

5THINGS ON MY TO-DO LIST: 1. Get through the rest of this week to start the bookfair next week. 2. Try to keep my house somewhat clean. 3. Keep losing weight (maybe that should be #1) 4. Pick up Brians gown as he graduates on Saturday. 5. Update my blog. 

5 SNACKS I ENJOY: coldstone icecream, pretzels, anything chocolate, licorice, hot chocolate from starbucks.

5 PLACES I'VE LIVED: Mexico City (my favorite) Naperville, Aurora, Kenosha, Provo, and Salt Lake City.

5 THINGS PEOPLE MIGHT NOT KNOW ABOUT ME: 1. I am a humongous Disney Fan ;) 2. I am scared to death of people falling off of high places. My heart almost stops.  3. I was a guest on Oprah (not just in the audience).  4. I actually enjoy teenagers.  5. can't think of another one.

I TAG Chris, Tanya, Lora, Alyson. Good luck


Oby and Tara Bennett said...

It was fun reading about your exciting life! I'm so intrigued to know why you were on Oprah.....???

Lora said...

I love reading this! Mexico was my favorite too!!! Wasn't it just the best time ever? OK... now you need to do a post on the Oprah experience! I didn't know you were on there! That is so cool, what was it like??? If you have pictures, you HAVE to post them!

Tasharoo said...

Okay...I want to hear about the Oprah thing!