Wednesday, October 03, 2007

A little about me!

I have been tagged by Melissa over at Melissa's world!!

1) 10 years ago! Wow. Nikolas had been home 1 year from Russia and we were just spending tons of time getting to know him. You can see his picture up above!!!

2)5 years ago: 5 years ago on October 24th we add another daughter from Russia. Ekaterina! Hard to believe it will be 5 years ago this month!!!! You can see Katies's up above also.
3) year ago: LOL I am begine to see a patter here!!! We had just brought home our newest Daughter Hannah!!! You can see her referal picture up above too!!!

4)Yesterday: I babysat Jeff and Michelle Janssens children so they could spend the day up at the hospital and then last night went to Mission Mobilization
.5) 5 snacks I enjoy: Chocolate, Peanut butter cookies, chips and cheese,.Cheri's whoopies pies that she makes (YUM!!!!) Peanuts
6) 5 things I would do if I suddenly had $100 million: Pay off all our bills and start a foundation for adoptive families, start another foundation for people and families to go on mission trips, Buy an airplane so we can just pick up and go, Pay off my friends bills so they could all go with me!!
7) 5 locations I would like to run away to: Russia, Austraulia, New Zealand, Haiti, Switzerland
8) 5 bad habits I have: getting mad at people who (in my opinion) are bad drivers, eating too much, eating junk food, talking instead of listening, Yelling at my kids too quickly
9) 5 things I like doing: hanging out with my friends, being online, reading, listening to music, Camping with my family
10) 5 TV shows I like: mm...this is hard, I don't really watch TV, Deadliest catch, law and order, House hunters, Emeril, ?
11) 5 things I hate doing: dusting, Laundry, helping with math homework, Mowing, cleaning my 3 bathrooms.
12) 5 biggest joys of the moment: Knowing that Jesus loves me, Knowing I have awesome friends, Having a wonderful church to attend, Knowing that some good friends will be coming in a few weeks to stay with us, Knowing that our 17th anniversary is coming up in a few weeks.
I tag Kimberly, Tori, Tammy, Kathy F.


Melissa said...

wow! some of those answers do sound familiar! :)

Mari said...

It's fun to see the referral pictures of your kids - they've all changed!

Just Another Day In Paradise said...

Great list- The airplane and the fuel it's going to need might just take up the whole 100 million quickly!!

Tori said...

oh great. thanks. now i have something else to waste my weekend with. lol. just kidding. except i cant read the top part of that post because your music thingy is covering it and i cant get it to move. so i gave up. i will work on that tag though! lol.

Tori said...

okay, i dont have that good of a memory, so i went to melissas site and wrote down all of the question things. here goes nothing...
1) What I was doing 10 years ago: let's see, five years ago I was three, so I don't exactly remember what I was doing. Preschool maybe? Or laundry with my mom while waiting for Logan to get home in the days we got along (yes, there were some of those mom) That's about all I remember... Oh Yeah, and we were just moving into this house, so I guess that counts too.
2) What I was doing 5 years ago: hmm... 5 years ago I was in 3rd grade, so I don't remember much from then either. I was in soccer then I think, but it wasn't exactly a new thing.
3) What I was doing 1 year ago: 7th grade! Yeah, loads of fun. And I was playing soccer still. Getting ready to go to Haiti for the first time ever!!! Yeah! And little did I know, starting an addiction to it! lol. True though.
4) What I was doing yesterday: Um... I went to Target and Meijer to find a Spanish/English dictionary (which neither of them have right now, fyi) and a new pencil case for school. Looking for long-sleeve shirts (found none, lol) and then going to the homecoming game, but I never watched. lol. I was more involved in the middle school drama that was going on! I think I looked at the score once. Before halftime.
5)5 snacks I enjoy: PEANUT BUTTER!! and peanut butter by-products, nuts, fruit snacks, fruit, and iced animal crackers!! yum, I love those things!
6) 5 things I would do if I suddenly had $100 million: Pay for a bunch of people's Haiti trips, buy a plane to go to Haiti whenever I want, save some of it for kids I plan to adopt when I get older, college/car/etc. fund, and go to Burger King.
7) 5 locations I would like to run away to: Minnesota to go see the Livesay's new baby and Paige and everyone else, HAITI!!!!!, Brazil (I don't know why, but I want to go there), Brenda's house so I can go punch her for tagging me (just kidding), and the zoo to go see my homies!!
8) 5 bad habits: eating too much, talking too much, talking fast (comes in handy sometimes though), not listening to people, being mean when people tick me off!! lol.
9) 5 things I like doing: playing soccer, going to HAITI!!!!, seeing my friends/hanging out, flying and bugging my mom about her not liking to fly (ha ha, mean but always fun! oh well, she knows I love her!! hee hee), listening to music, and reading.
10) 5 TV shows I like: (Unlike Brenda and Melissa, I watch WAY to much TV, so this shouldn't be hard)Arthur (one of the best shows EVER), Hannah Montana (also one of the best shows EVER), Rugrats (can you guess what I think about this one? If not, this is it: also one of the best shows EVER), (do movies count? If they do, then the next two are movies, otherwise my other TV choices are behind them), any scary movies, Forrest Gump, CSI, Survivor
11) 5 things I hate doing: coming back from Haiti, cleaning, going to school, bad habits sometimes(scroll up for details), wasting time (like now doing this dumb thing, just kidding, this is kinda fun)
12)5 biggest joys of the moment: knowing that I am one month closer to going back to Haiti, knowing that Jesus loves me and chose me to go to Heaven and be with him, knowing that I have lots of great friends (young and old-like Brenda, lol, just kidding, she's not that old), having the ability to go to foreign countries (I can't imagine not being able to go to Haiti or anywhere else for that matter!!), having the opportunity to have the luxeries of living in America (although sometimes highly disgusting, others are nice, like education, jobs, money, food, shelter, clothes, grocery stores-lol.)
I am not going to tag 5 people, because why would I put someone else through that kind of misery? lol. I'm just kidding, about 5 people go to my site, so it's not worth it)

Tori said...

I messed up on the first one... it is supposed to say 10 years ago I was three, not five years ago. lol. bad typing skills and a bad memory. maybe I'm line dyslexic or something if that's possible. lol. ok. that's all.

DW said...

Ok - this is Tori's mom speaking... I agree with a lot of what Tori said above and want to add that as far as her talking fast, watching a lot of TV, et. - I think she suffers from ADD sometime ("ADHD, thank you very much!" says Tori)! Hmmm... can't WAIT to go back to Haiti with her!!! Never a dull moment! Be prepared, Jen and Anna!!! Just a warning!!! Hey, Brenda-maybe that's what God meant when He told you to "Be Prepared"!!!

Hope your camping weekend was totally awesome!!!! See you tomorrow night!

P.S. Tori just told me that I have ADHDD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disordered Daughter)! Amen to that!

Kathy Friend said...

I'll get to the new list in a minute...but I saw this one and thought it was so funny...I had to share...

I found this one on another site – I thought it was funny…


1. YOUR ROCK STAR NAME: (first pet & current car),
Snicklefritz VW

2.YOUR GANGSTA NAME: (fav ice cream flavor, favorite cookie),
Vanilla Snickerdoodle

3. YOUR “FLY Guy/Girl” NAME: (first initial of first name, first three letters of your last name),

4. YOUR DETECTIVE NAME: (favorite color, favorite animal),

5. YOUR SOAP OPERA NAME: (middle name, city where you were born)
Ann Arlington

6. YOUR STAR WARS NAME: (the first 3 letters of your last name, first 2 letters of your first)

7. SUPERHERO NAME: (”The” + 2nd favorite color, favorite drink),
The Purple 7Up

8. NASCAR NAME: (the first names of your grandfathers),
Guy Glenn

9.WITNESS PROTECTION NAME: (mother’s & father’s middle names ),
Frances Allen

10. SPY NAME: (your favorite season/holiday, flower).
Autumn Hydrangea Gerbera

11. CARTOON NAME: (favorite fruit, article of clothing you’re wearing right now + “ie” or “y”)
Berry Tshirty

12. HIPPY NAME: (What you ate for breakfast, your favorite tree),
Tea Pear

13. YOUR ROCKSTAR TOUR NAME: (”The” + Your fave hobby/craft, fave weather element + “Tour”),
The Fashion Sunshine Tour

Kathy Friend said...

1) What I was doing 10 years ago: Wow, that’s odd…I was getting divorced (yuck) – but it all worked out for the best, because that is also about the same time I started dating my hubby 

2) What I was doing 5 years ago: Being really skinny (what has happened?!?!?!) 5 years ago (almost to the day), Marty asked me to marry him (OK, I can hear the crowd all saying ‘awwwww’ at the same time)

3) What I was doing 1 year ago: Same exact thing I am doing right now!

4) What I was doing yesterday: Yesterday I had a pretty exciting day. I produced a fashion show, using young breast cancer survivors as models. It was a lot of fun. The women were all beautiful, and very gracious about being “models”

5)5 snacks I enjoy: String Cheese, nachos, candy, chips - wow, I guess I don’t eat very healthy do I?

6) 5 things I would do if I suddenly had $100 million: 1. donate money to friends / organizations anonymously 2. pay off debt 3. invest some of it so we would have more to give away 4. Liposuction (ok, just kidding…kind of…got your attention, didn’t I?) 5. completely fund the orphanages Anya came from 6. buy a vacation house somewhere amazing like Hawaii and fix everything that seems to be breaking around our house here in Indiana!

7) 5 locations I would like to run away to: Florida (most of my family lives there), Irkutsk, Hawaii (never been, but heard that it is beautiful), Rocky Mountains (not so much for me, but that is one of my husband’s fav places), home…I would just be at home, turn off all of the phones and relax!

8) 5 bad habits: Gotta agree with others…talking more than I listen; pick (I’m a picker, hang nails, zits - if there is nothing to pick, I make something to pick…gross huh?); work too much – over commit my time; eat every time I get into the car

9) 5 things I like doing: being active (walking, hiking, exercising – but I never do), working – I really love my job, being with Anya – and feeling like her Mommy, volunteering and seeing a ‘plan’ come together, being with my hubby – NOT working.

10) 5 TV shows I like: I also watch TV WAY too much…and what I watch is such junk…seriously, this is embarrassing. My favorite TV show of all time is Friends. I watch a lot of reality TV (I will not admit what shows), Desperate Housewives, Ghost Hunters (love it because they debunk 99.9% of all the claims), Brothers and Sisters

11) 5 things I hate doing: cleaning the house (specifically floors and bathrooms), filing paperwork, pulling weeds, going through customs in Moscow, paying for things like gas, tolls, and aspirin; paying bills; opening mail (is that more than 5?)

12)5 biggest joys of the moment: Knowing that God IS IN CONTROL (so I don’t have to worry about it!), having ‘real’ friends, my marriage/husband, Anya (she is seriously the most beautiful 5 year old – EVER!), and probably my cat, Jazz…she is the cutest cat EVER! HAHA! Isn’t it funny how your joys change? A few days ago, I bet my list would be different – and tomorrow, I would probably answer a little differently.