25 Facts About Katie

25 Facts About Katie

1. One time (okay, last year) I gave myself a black eye in the Victoria's Secret dressing room. It was a funky corner room and when I opened the door to peek out, I didn't notice the eye level hook.temp-post-image

2. With the exception of In-N-Out, I haven't eaten fast food in over a year.
3. I do NOT like grocery shopping. I enjoy cooking but dislike planning meals. (We have a child who is allergic to nuts, pork, beef, dairy, citrus, corn, potatoes, and more. It makes meal planning difficult.)
4. I get super excited about Christmas and I can always talk my husband into opening gifts several days early.

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5. My absolute number one goal is to raise boys who are in love with The Lord.
6. My first real job was at a fruit stand in Turlock and I worked from 7:30-7:30 (I even drove the forklift). I've also been a waitress, dental receptionist, doctors assistant at an optometry office, and a high school English, speech, and debate teacher.
7. My current job (aside from Get Fit) is mom, homeschool teacher (starting our 5th year), and referee to my 3 sons.

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8. Two of my all time favorite foods are cupcakes and tri tip nachos. Yum.

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9. As much as I wish I cared more, comfort is always my #1 goal when I pick out something to wear.

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10. I've broken my ribs, dislocated my hip, had whiplash (all 3 from a water ski injury), had major reconstructive surgery on my ankle (by the SF 49ers sports doc), and I've broken my toe & finger.
11. I used to want to be a musical performer/"superstar". I have pretty intense dance parties in my car and kitchen. (I took dance and voice lessons when I was younger and hated both.)

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12. I'm enamored with bookstores, including the library. I especially love Bible book stores. Reading is one of my absolute favorite things to do.
13. A current dream of mine is to write a book (or several).
14. I love playing tennis and would play most every day if I could.
15. I absolutely love to travel (especially to a beach location). I have been to about half of the states and have lived in 3. temp-post-image

16. As a mother of boys I have tended to a partially amputated finger, breathing difficulties related to nut allergies, at least 20 wounds needing stitches, a butterfly, or glue, broken bones, bloody eyeballs (yep, it can happen), a separated shoulder, several concussions, a life threatening allergic reaction called Stevens Johnson syndrome, a rare post op bleeding episode (in which we though we were losing our son), and MRSA hospital stays. I feel pretty rockstar when I think about all the mom stuff I've dealt with.

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17. I fling back my covers and check for spiders before I climb into bed. Every night. I have no clue why I do this.

18. I have a Left Bundle Branch Block and bradycardia (my resting heart rate gets in the 40's). The combination of these two things can be dangerous, so I have to see a heart doc every 6 months - 1 year for evaluation.
19. I really dislike sad and/or dramatic movies. I prefer action or a good comedy.
20. When I was six years old I slipped on the rainy monkey bars and my front teeth went all the way through my bottom lip. I have 3 scars from it.
21. In high school I wrote a list of standards that I wanted in a future husband (in the back of my Bible). I found my guy and we celebrate 15 years of marriage this fall. (I think that's pretty awesome.)

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22. I don't eat leftovers.
23. I can sing (and perform) the entire Part of Your World song from The Little Mermaid.

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24. I refuse to play Monopoly. I can never take money from other people. However, I have no problem kicking your booty in jump-in UNO.

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25. One thing I can never pass up is 'extra buttery' movie theater popcorn. Even though it makes me extremely sick every single time.