Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Random Facts About Me

I'm Mormon and I'm a Surrogate, kind of explains the title of my blog.
(not too many of us out there that are both)

I'll try to keep this updated.

If you came here for a bunch of religious posts, you'll be disappointed. I did blog a bit about our experience leading up to and after going through the temple in 2009. However, I'm more spiritual than religious. I'm really not "churchy" and certainly not preachy. There are a lot of people within the LDS church that give Mormons a bad name. I sure as HECK (Hell) try not to be one of them. In fact, I'm certainly not perfect and I honestly don't go to church all the time. You'll come to find out that I'm quite real and honest which this list/post should show.

I married my best friend- my high school sweetheart.
 (you either think it's gaggy or super cool)

I have 3 children of my own- A boy who is 15, a girl who is 12 and my baby girl who is 8.

My 1st surrogate baby was a girl born in August 2006. My 2nd surrogacy ended in an early miscarriage in 2007. My 3rd surrogacy was an awesome adventure with twin boys. They were born in April 2009. * Not a huge fan of c-sections.
I don't quite feel like my surrogacy days are over, but even if I'm never a surrogate again, I'll always be an advocate for surrogacy. (as of June 2012 I am matched and in the process of being a surrogate again!)

I was a Navy Wife for 10 years.
I have lived in Mayport, Florida, San Diego, California and Utah. I prefer Utah.
I'm spontaneous
I am sometimes sarcastic- although I try not to be hurtful...
I absolutely love to sing, and music makes me very happy!
I'm a fan of  Beatles Rock Band
I'm sometimes shy
I have a bit of social anxiety (self-diagnosed lol)
I love candy in small quantities
I try to treat others the way I'd like to be treated. It just makes sense.
I recently began homeschooling my children at the end of 2009 and I absolutely love it
I usually see things more than one way and sometimes over-analyze things
I try to plan ahead
Sometimes I can't plan ahead and have to do certain things last minute and I get a bit of anxiety, but then I breathe and everything's ok
I'm always working on my to-do lists
I've been a huge Beatle's fan since I was 4
I have too many clothes, but never can seem to find the right thing to wear
I am very forgiving
I am not a huge phone person, I'd rather write you a note or e-mail it depends on our relationship though... some people I don't mind chatting on the phone with
I'm not very domestic, but always a work in progress, getting better all the time
I usually give much more than I receive

I am honest. It's so much better that way. It keeps you out of trouble. If you're honest at least 99.9% of the time, you don't do stupid things, because then you'd have to be honest about doing them. (see how that works) I learned this the hard way years ago, but made a vow to be honest from that point on. Sometimes I am too honest and tell people too much.

When I get really upset I say "Flipping Hell" or "Holy Hell" LOL or "Holy Flipping Hell!"  (that's the Mormon in me) or I curse up a storm in my head.

While John was in the Navy, we moved 10 times in 7 years.

I had my tongue pierced from 2001-2005. My husband got his done at the same time and talked me into doing it with him. I pretty much fainted, then I cried on the way home, thinking "What did I just do?" I thought I'd never be able to talk or sing normal again. We moved to San Diego the next day. What a pain in the butt. We both had a hard time eating anything normal. John had to take his out shortly after because he was in the Navy and someone else got in trouble, so he had to take his out as well. His hole grew in right away. One of the reasons I decided to get mine, was because at the time, I didn't know anyone else who had one. I hate being trendy and I thought we were being original. But then we moved to San Diego and 1 out of 5 people we met had one. I had a tongue ring for just about every occasion. After awhile, I forgot I had it. It was just a part of me.Every now and then it would get sore and I'd take it out.. I'd have to re-pierce it.  *ouch* I finally got sick of it and felt like I had grown out of it and I took it out and left it out.

I used to have my ears pierced 6 times. I got my first set when I was 5. My mom let me get my 2nd set when I was 17 I think. When I was 18, John had broken up with me and I got my 3rd set as a way of acting out... Again, I didn't want to be trendy.. so I had 2 holes on my left side and 4 on my right. I would always tease people that I had 7 piercings... (with the tongue too) Of course they would think I was pierced in all kinds of weird places.  I now only have the one original set of holes. (a requirement for going through the temple)

I have 2 tattoos.

I try my best not to judge people.

I collect frogs, magnets, keys and Fisher Price Little People. (the way cool old school kind from the 60s-70s)

I am not a morning person, but getting better with that too!

I usually don't get dressed till Noon or later.
 (I  just get more done before I get dressed- oh and the fact above)

I multi-task, but sometimes I do it too much and don't ever finish anything.

I spend too much time on the internet.

I like being creative. ( I design lots of stuff, my shops are listed on my blog)

I love to take pictures.

I love to sing.

I value true friendship.

I try my best to be respectful.

I am positive and don't really like being around negative people, especially people who are flat out 

I love my family, extended and all.

I tend to ramble on in case you didn't notice. I try to explain things in detail, and feel like I say too much.

I sometimes dream about things in detail before they happen in real life and/or I have deja vu a lot.

I have had amazing spiritual experiences that I can't deny.

I have always been spiritual, even when I wasn't going to church.

I know the power of God and I know the power of Satan, and I choose God, thank you!

That's all I can think of for now. (although I keep thinking of things and adding them hee hee)

Anything else you want to know? Just ask!


  1. Great list! You should have the MOM Nerd put up links at the top of your blog, like an ABOUT ME, hobbies, reviews, stuff like that. Unless you know HOW to do that already. I'm a follower. AND your FB friend. Just thought you might want to know. GReat list!!!

  2. Great getting to know more about you. Such a selfless thing you do by being God's vessel to blessing people with little ones.

    Happy Monday. :)

  3. Kerry- hi. That's so sweet, thank you!

  4. OK...I totally forgot whos blog sent me over here...let me think...ahh, parenting by dummies?
    Anyway, what a selfless thing you do!


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