Getting to Know Me

Some of my friends have posted this on their blogs and I thought it would be a fun little thing to do. I added some information on the side in italics to explain my answers - so if you do the little exercise you will want to erase those.

Bold the things you’ve done.

1. Started your own blog
2. Slept under the stars - (with my Dad at my Grandpa's)
3. Played in a band
4. Visited Hawaii
5. Watched a meteor shower
6. Given more than you can afford to charity - (and God more than bountifully gave all back - plus more!)
7. Been to Disneyland/world
8. Climbed a mountain (actually hiked up a mountain) - (thought I was going to die!)
9. Held a praying mantis
10. Sang/played a solo
11. Bungee jumped
12. Visited Paris
13. Watched a lightning storm at sea
14. Taught yourself an art from scratch - (sewing)
15. Adopted a child - (almost two children!!)
16. Had food poisoning - (Not fun!!)
17. Walked to the top of the Statue of Liberty
18. Grown your own vegetables
19. Seen the Mona Lisa in France
20. Slept on an overnight train
21. Had a pillow fight
22. Hitch hiked
23. Taken a sick day when you’re not ill
24. Built a snow fort
25. Held a lamb
26. Gone skinny dipping
27. Run a Marathon
28. Ridden in a gondola in Venice
29. Seen a total eclipse
30. Watched a sunrise or sunset
31. Hit a home run
32. Been on a cruise
33. Seen Niagara Falls in person
34. Visited the birthplace of your ancestors
35. Seen an Amish community
36. Taught yourself a new language
37. Had enough money to be truly satisfied
38. Seen the Leaning Tower of Pisa in person
39. Gone rock climbing
40. Seen Michelangelo’s David in person
41. Sung karaoke
42. Seen Old Faithful geyser erupt
43. Bought a stranger a meal at a restaurant
44. Visited Africa
45. Walked on a beach by moonlight
46. Been transported in an ambulance
47. Had your portrait painted
48. Gone deep sea fishing
49. Seen the Sistine Chapel in person
50. Been to the top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris
51. Gone scuba diving or snorkeling
52. Kissed in the rain - (my husband)
53. Played in the mud
54. Gone to a drive-in theater
55. Been in a movie - (as a kid - I do not go to movies now)
56. Visited the Great Wall of China
57. Started a business - (My Dad started his own business - and we kids helped -- a lot!! so I marked this one. Those are some of my most fondest memories of family togetherness!)
58. Taken a martial arts class
59. Visited Russia
60. Served at a soup kitchen
61. Sold Girl Scout Cookies
62. Gone whale watching
63. Gotten flowers for no reason -(my husband has been known to do this many times!)
64. Donated blood, platelets or plasma - (after 9/11)
65. Gone sky diving
66. Visited a Nazi Concentration Camp
67. Bounced a check
68. Flown in a helicopter
69. Saved a favorite childhood toy
70. Visited the Lincoln Memorial
71. Eaten Caviar
72. Pieced a quilt
73. Stood in Times Square
74. Toured the Everglades
75. Been fired from a job
76. Seen the Changing of the Guards in London
77. Broken a bone - (two of my toes and two of my fingers)
78. Been on a speeding motorcycle
79. Seen the Grand Canyon in person
80. Published a book
81. Visited the Vatican
82. Bought a brand new car
83. Walked in Jerusalem
84. Had your picture in the newspaper - (our engagement photo)
85. Read the entire Bible
86. Visited the White House
87. Killed and prepared an animal for eating
88. Had chickenpox - (in kindergarten; I was 5 years old)
89. Saved someone’s life - (I debated marking this, but God brought Zak to us - and had he not been rescued from his life as a baby - he would not be alive today)
90. Sat on a jury
91. Met someone famous - (there have been a couple of people - but as a teenage - I found myself in the same elevator with the Governor of Colorado - he was very friendly; and amused at my response when I realized who he was)
92. Joined a book club
93. Lost a loved one - (several - our Ally is on my mind a lot this time of year)
94. Made a baby - (9 all together - 5 miscarriages and 4 completed pregnancies)
95. Seen the Alamo in person
96. Swam in the Great Salt Lake
97. Been involved in a law suit - ( somebody brought a lawsuit against me as a 14 year old - it was thrown out of court the minute the judge saw I was a minor)
98. Owned a cell phone
99. Been stung by a bee

If you decide to do this on your blog, let me know so I can come over and see what you've done.

Thanks for stopping by - I am so glad you did.



Adrianna Gimbel said...

I had to post that...was interesting to think about what I've done.


Dear Martie, it was fun getting to know more about you. I am happy to know you better. God bless you and your family. connie

Mimi said...

It was very interesting getting to know a few things about you...
You are in my thoughts and prayers as the day comes closer and closer for the adoption to become final...
I also pray for little Zak as you work with him to make his little life more peaceful for him...

{{prayers and hugs}}

Anonymous said...


I had to laugh at myself. At first, I thought you had done all of these! I thought, wow, I really don't know you very well! :)

Can't wait to see you -- 12 days!