*I met Princess Grace and Cary Grant at the palace in Monaco
*I never finished high school. I “dropped out” and went to college, where I graduated with a degree in nursing at age 19.
*I’ve had training in and sometimes certified in: childbirth ed (through ICEA and Hypnobirthing), doula work (through DONA), doula instructor, 40-hours on becoming a lactation consultant, infant massage instructor, professional midwifery, master gardener, master food preserver, fetal heart rate monitoring, neonatal resuscitation, parenting attachment-disordered children (multiple trainings, actually). (And I’m an RN) See a pattern here?
*I took childbirth educator training from Penny Simkin in Seattle.
*I was an adjunct professor at BYU for several years.
*I am a morning person.
*I pull more all-nighters now than I ever did in college.
*I have ADD (no, really!?)
*I collect dolls from all over the world. The first doll in my collection was from Vietnam and was given to me by my Dad who flew reconnaissance during the Vietnam War.
*I’m an Air Force brat.
*I have two brothers that went to the Air Force Academy. Both are now in the reserves. One flew an F-15 Strike Eagle in the early days of the Iraqi war.
*My first boyfriend was French. (I was living there at the time.)
*Real French bread will make Americans’ gums bleed.
*I love dark chocolate until it gets so dark it sets your teeth on edge.
*Russian chocolate has got to be the worst in the world.
*I’ve been on an airplane with chickens as carry-ons.
*I love to sew, but avoid zippers whenever I can because I don’t feel like I’ve ever quite mastered them.
*I love to cook and try several new recipes every month – sometimes every week.
*I have been to 28 countries (unless I forgot some), including at least one that no longer exists.
*I have kids from 8 countries.
*I love to read. Love, love, love to read. I’ve resisted digital books because there is just something so REAL about holding them.
*I was terribly shy and unsure of myself when I married my husband. Oh, how times have changed!
*I’ve been married (to the same man) for over 1/2 my life.
*I had an LDS mission call to Quebec Canada, French speaking, humanitarian mission. However, 4 months between call and reporting date proved to be about 2 months too long and I was engaged to Greg half-way through.
*My first date with Greg was to Burger King. The day I got my mission call.
*I worked full-time graveyards while dating Greg and for the first couple of years we were married.
*I’ve been in 3 roll-over accidents.
*I used to be an avid skier and even went spring-skiing in a swimsuit and snow pants.
*I’m allergic to milk and most milk products. Bummer.
*I’m also allergic to gluten. That’s a REAL bummer!
*We have over 3000 books and probably at least 1/3 that amount in videos/DVD’s . . .
*I am the oldest of 6 kids – girl, two boys, girl, twin boys.
*I used to wash out poopy diapers in the toilet for my mom. Oh the joys. Even after that, I tried cloth diapers myself on child #7. I lasted about 2 months.