Friday, January 4, 2008


I'm running a little late in the resolutions game this year. I'm so used to having a big hoopla over New Year's Eve but being pregnant but a little damper on that this year. I guess I just kind of forgot about the new year! I hadn't even thought about my goals for '08.

I know that my yearly #1 goal of losing weight is out this year. Well, at least for the time being. I'll have to wait until after May for that one.

I will use my video camera more this year. I had gotten in such a picture taking mode that I forgot about the video camera stashed up in the top of our front closet. About a month ago we watched some home videos and I had forgotten how much fun it was to watch them. Scrapbooking is a great way to record a memory but it's just not the same has hearing actual voices.

I will complete the huge crossword puzzle in the back of Star Magazine. I know this is kind of a lame goal but I am determined to finish one! I always get stuck on the ones that ask "City in (insert some small, unheard of country)" Sure I could look it up on the internet but I want to finish one without doing that.

I will keep a journal. This one is a yearly goal for me. I never make it through the year but I'm hoping it will change this year. Instead of writing about the day or my feelings, I'm going to write little notes about silly things Drew has said that day. He's getting so vocal and half the stuff he says cracks me up! I want to remember that stuff but since it's so everyday I tend to forget about it a few days later. I'm hoping it will be a good reference for future scrapbook pages too.

Getting to know me in '08
My blog buddy Kodi tagged me with this little getting to know you "quiz". I thought it would be a good thing to blog about and have to look back on. It's always funny to look back and see what you thought and did a few years ago.

1. What time did you get up this morning? 7:00. Yuck! I am so not a morning person but the lack of sleeping due to pregnancy has officially started. It seems almost impossible to find a comfortable position to sleep in.

2. Diamonds or pearls? Diamonds

3.The last movie you saw at a movie theater? I Am Legend. We went New Year's Eve thinking that it would be a good time to go since it was New Year's Eve and it wouldn't be packed...wrong. Apparently everyone else had the same idea.

4. What is your favorite TV show? America's Next Top Model. I'm in ANTM heaven right now since it's a week long "modelathon" on VH1 right now.

5. What do you usually have for breakfast? Coffee

6. What is your middle name? Renee

7. What food do you dislike? Canned meat. Does anyone eat that stuff? I've never tried it and don't think I will anytime soon. Oh yeah, hot dogs too.

8. What is your favorite CD at the moment? I don't really buy CD's anymore but my favorite songs right now are: Sorry-Buckcherry, Paralyzer-Finger Eleven, and Coming Undone-Korn. I'm a rock girl.

9. What kind of car do you drive? Ford Expedition...aka The Big Rig

10. Favorite sandwich? BLT

11. What characteristics do you despise? Lack of tact. I'm don't see why it's so hard for some people to be polite. I totally understand people who speak their mind but seriously, what happened to showing a little bit of sensitivity to people's feelings?

12. Favorite item of clothing? right now anything w/ an elastic waist...that's so sad!

13. If you could go anywhere in the world for a vacation, where would it be? Hands down, Italy!

14. What color is your bathroom? Plain ass white...haven't gotten to that room yet.

15. Favorite brand of clothing? I don't really pay attention to brands. If I like it, I buy it.

16. Where would you retire? Right here, I guess.

17. Most memorable birthday? 21st..It's not really memorable for the fun part but instead for the fact that I spent the afternoon at my great-grandmother's funeral and then Stacey announced her engagement that day. Not really a lot of room for celebrating.

18. Favorite Sport to watch? dirt track racing.

19. When is your birthday? July 18

20.Are you a morning person or a night person? night

21. What is your shoe size? 8

22. What did you want to be when you were little? A doctor. I spent three years doing volunteer work at Cox Hospital while I was in high school. I'm not for sure what happened but my once strong stomach became a weak one and I couldn't handle the blood and stuff.

23. What are you doing today? cleaning my scrapbook room.

24. What is your favorite candy? It's a toss up between Snickers and chocolate covered peanuts.

25. What is your favorite flower? I don't know. I'm not really a flower person.

26. What is a day on the calendar you are looking forward to? May 22.

27. Do you wish on stars? sometimes

28. What is your pet peeve? When people make their kids "clean" their plate. I had someone that did this to me and I am forever in fear of hot dogs because of it. I swear that was the only thing she could make and she knew I hated them. Nothing like being force fed your least favorite food.

29. Last person you spoke to on the phone? Mike

30. Favorite soft drink? I'm not really a big soda fan.

31. Favorite restaurant? Zios

32. Hair Color? auburn..well it used to be. It keeps getting darker and darker.

33. Siblings? 1 sister

34. Favorite day of the year? I love the 4th of July!

35. Favorite toy as a child? Hello...Lite Bright, the most awesome toy ever.

36. Hugs or kisses? Hugs

37. Chocolate or vanilla? Chocolate

38. What is under your bed? Don't know...don't want to know.

39. Who is the friend you've had longest? My sis, Stacey.

40. What did you do last night? Cleaned. I really know how to live it up!

41. Favorite smell? BBQ in the summer.

42. What are you afraid of? Tornadoes!

43. How many keys on your key ring? 5

44. How many years at your current job? 4

45. Favorite day of the week? Saturday

46. How many towns have you lived in? 6

47. Do you make friends easily? Not really. I think my shyness comes off as stuck-up. I really need to work on that. Maybe that should be a goal for '08!


Kodi Logan said...

I loved your goals. They got me thinking a lot about making changes in my own life. We too have a video camera, but rarely use it. It didn't even get used at Emmarie's 2nd birthday party. That's sad! She is so fun right now...I need to use it more. I love watching our old movies that we've made, but I don't have many. That's insane! I also loved your journaling idea. Kids are sooooo funny! I was going to do that 365 days a year photo project, but I don't think I could keep up. I'm sure I take pictures each day, but for some weird reason I feel pressured to "have" to do so. Goodluck with all of your goals. :)

I learned a lot about you from your tag...thanks for sharing!

Allison Davis said...

I didn't video Drew's 2nd birthday either! I realized it about 5 minutes after everyone left. I felt so horrible!!!
The 365 photo thing would be fun too but I'm the same as you...I don't think I would do a good job of keeping up!

joscelyne cutchens said...

I don't do videos very often either... I'm too busy behind the regular camera. When I used the old trusty point and shoot sony, I recorded lots of videos on that thing. I am intending to do Picture of the Day and posting them on my blog. I may start a flikr collection of my POTDs. I try to use my blog (and notebooks) to log the funny stuff my kids say... especially so when I want to go back and scrap it... I have the basis of the journaling already!

I really enjoyed reading your tag! and Yes, Lite bright was the most awesome toy ever, as long as you didn't step on those pegs. followed closely by the easy bake oven!

Holly said...

Enjoyed your answers! I totally forgot about Lite Bright when I answered mine! Good call!

AAE said...

Hi, I enjoyed your article about resolutions to keep! The one about keeping a journal certainly resonates with me. I had kept a written journal for a long time, but I found that with a busy schedule as a professional and parent it was hard to find the time and I always faltered on that particular resolution.

I decided I would create a journal I could contribute to during my daily commute and so I got a phone number that I could call on my cell phone, and I developed an audio journal that I could contribute to from anywhere I had a telephone.

I decided I'd offer other the service to others as well. The service is called LifeOnRecord Journals and can found at

noel joy said...

love the random questions ali. and great goals too. i think you should add... come visit noel in wa as one of your '08... was really disappointed about that one being left off! lol!

(um, i don't think you come off as stuck up at all!!!) ;)