25 Things About Shelby

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1. Dogs. I love my dogs. I have 2. Helena and Stella. They're pretty cute. I love dogs in general.

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2. I'm married to an excellent man. We got married at 22 (so young!) and I am so thankful that we are growing up together through challenges and learning about life side by side.

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3. I was homeschooled from 3rd grade on, and was able to graduate high school a year early @ 17!

4. I grew up in the country on 5 acres- spending most of my days out in the sunshine and playing in the dirt and the creek.

5. I didn't drive or get my drivers license until I was 19. My first car I drove at 19 is still my current car, 7 years later!

6. I have an associate’s degree in Theology- and definitely believe it's made me who I am today! We are all constantly changing works in progress, and living on a day-to-day grace filled spirituality is one of the best life lessons I've ever lived.

7. I've played music since I was very young- this includes guitar, piano, bass, and the vocal chords. My Dad and I sang a Crystal Lewis duet together at church when I was 6 years old, and it was one and the same song we danced to for the Father-Daughter dance at my wedding. Presh.

8. My favorite movie of all time is "You've Got Mail". Tom Hanks 4evr. (I actually have an email mailbox tattooed on me!)

9. I love to cook! Grocery shopping and meal prep day is one of my favorite days of the week, even though it is time consuming and makes dirty dishes.

10. I lived in Seattle for 6 months. I consider it among some of best life seasons. Between the scenery, the people, and the food, it was a beautiful time.

11. When my brother and I were younger (think 8/6 respectively), we locked ourselves in the pantry while my mom was in the shower. She didn't find us for what seemed like forever (probably 10 minutes). When she found us she overheard my brother saying, "We're dumb, huh Shelby?". Still the cutest story.

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12. If you haven't noticed, my favorite color is purple.

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13. Costco is the greatest store in the world. The end.

14. Growing up, my nickname was Bean. Still is! I share this nickname with another beautiful lady on our Team.

15. Yes, I’ve always been like this.

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16. I love knowing and getting to know people. I believe it's a gift to live in such a great community like Modesto, where in some way or another, we're all connected! It’s a small world, after all.

17. I've worked numerous jobs in this order- housekeeper, nanny, In N Out, barista, estate sale manager, Apple retail, Apple visuals, Commercial Real Estate Assistant, back to being a barista, server, bartender, and finally- my dream job, working at Get Fit. I love showing up to work simply excited to be there, happy to serve, and content in knowing it's where I'm supposed to be.

18. My grandparents are my greatest influences (ok, besides mom and dad...) in my life. Both Grandfathers are full of wit and wisdom. Both Grandmothers are full of spunk and sass! They're definitely the most fun to hang out with.

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19. I have travelled to England, Israel, Canada, many States in the US, Mexico, and Costa Rica. My latest adventure was back in March to New York! I believe that traveling offers a very beautiful defining sense of self that you have to be out of your comfort zone to find!

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20. I’m crazy blessed by my family. Each one of them is talented musically! We have been nicknamed the “Veneman Von Trapps” after the Sound of Music. We are all unique and fun in different ways.

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21. Growing up, my Dad was a Stockton Police Officer, SWAT, and FBI. He later became a Detective, and then was honorably retired when he became a pastor! Law enforcement has and always will play a huge role in my life. ;)

22. I love eating sushi and Mexican food! Food is an experience and something that always brings me joy. Ask my husband, he knows I LOVE to feed people (including myself).

23. I’m an insomniac and a napper. I’m lucky if I get 5 hours of sleep a night. Don’t worry! I make up for it by getting a REM cycle or two in during the day.

24. I love all those crazy cheesy BBC (British Broadcasting Company) TV Miniseries shows- Pride and Prejudice (the 6 hour version), Wives and Daughters, Sense and Sensibilty, the list goes on for HOURS (quite literally).

25. One of my greatest guilty pleasures is a PINT! We’re talking Ben & Jerry’s, Hagen Daas, Baskin Robbins, or Thrifty’s!!! Ice cream is a comfort to my soul.