Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Tag Teamed Twice!!

OK, I get it already! I have been tagged twice, so I guess I should probably respond. I will also take this time to do a little blog housekeeping! I have so much to blog about, but I selfishly wanted to leave the blog of my brother up for a long time. Did I mention how proud I am of him?? Anywho, our household has been major busy, OK, when I say household I really am just talking about myself! Between working, planning parties, soccer, and being an all around incredible Mom, I just haven't had time to keep up on this thing. Because now instead of blogging at night, I have been trying, and I use that term loosely, to do my Pilates video, in a hopes that I can shave some much needed inches off of my mid section, or as I like to call it, "my trouble spot". I need to look fabulous before December 18th, when I may get to go to La La land, aka Hollywood, and eat at my bro's restaurant. I can't show up looking like the frumpy stay at home Mom we all know I am. Oh, and Ryan also started college full time, and starts his training at the hospital next week! Our lives are crazy, but crazy wonderful too! Ahem, Ahem, here goes the tagging! I will start with the more whimsical of the two.

First Tag
From the blogger of all bloggers, Sarah I

What was I doing 10 years ago?

OK, so this was a crazy hectic time in my life! I was going to Southern Oregon University full time, studying Criminology, while working three jobs, yes three! Monday, Tuesday and Thursday nights from 3-11, I was hold onto your hat the B.I.N.G.O Manager of the Arc, a nonprofit organization that advocates for individuals with Developmental Disabilities. Did you get all of that? B-15, B one five. I hung out with all of the gray hairs of Josephine county. If I die of lung cancer, now you know why. Sunday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday I worked as the Part-Time Assistant Manager of The Limited. I loved that place more than life itself. I worked there for 6years, up until the day it closed, and I still keep in contact with almost all of the fabulous ladies I worked with. That is where I met my BFF Tee, who can fold a jean wall like no other lady I know, and I have pictures to prove it! And between all of that, if I ever had a free moment, I would provide respite care for families with children who were disabled. They can't just hire a normal babysitter to tend to a child who may be medically fragile or have behavior issues. I did all of this while living in Grants Pass, and driving every morning to Ashland for school.

What is on my to-do list?

What is NOT on my to-do list??


What are my favorite snacks?

Anything with chocolate! I don't see the point in wasting calories on snacks that don't contain that key ingredient.

What would I do if I were a Millionaire?

WOW, this could start some serious day dreaming. After the government took its share, and then I paid tithing. I would buy a house with wainscoting and beautiful hardware, and white cupboards, and a red kitchen, with rich brown furniture all from Pottery Barn (did you hear that Phoebe?) with themed kids bedrooms, and a soaker claw foot tub, and a yard with a pool, so all of the kids would hang out at our house, and a walk in pantry, and dark wide planked hardwood floors. See what you started? I need to move on to the next question before the self loathing begins.

Places I've lived.

Panarama City, CA
Glendale, CA
Canyon Country, CA
Taylorsville, UT
Murray, UT
Grants Pass, OR
Sacramento, CA
Talent, OR
Medford, OR
Murphy, OR
Central Point, OR

Jobs I've Had.

Babysitter
YMCA-Jr Camp Counselor
Alpha Tel-Com-Coin Collector
Geraldi's Deli-Sandwich Maker
ARC Bingo-Manager
The Limited-Asst. Manager
Respite Care Provider
Jackson County District Attorney's Office-Intern
Country Insurance & Financial Services-Insurance Agent
Tuesday Morning-Retail
ColdWater Creek-Visual
Mom-hardest dang job I have ever had!

Conference Tag

My cute friend Allison tagged me a while ago, and all answers are related to what I watched/learned at General Conference, or my own spiritual thoughts.

I am... a daughter of my Heavenly Father, who loves me and I love him!
I wish....I would apply the teachings of the gospel more fully in my life.
I want....my children to grow up with a love for the gospel, and for their Savior, Jesus Christ.
I have....a testimony of the restored gospel and how it has the power to change lives for the better.
I hate....how negative I can be, when I am so blessed.

I fear...the unknown (and that Obama will become President).
I hear...the sweet sounds of the children's choir as they sang for all to hear 'I am a child of God'
I always...smile when I hear President Monson speak.
I usually...fall asleep during conference, but not this year!
I am not....going to forget the message to triumph in times of adversity, and remember that the Lord is always right their with us, in good times and bad.
I dance.....when the music makes my feet move!
I sing....when it is a song I like or when no one is around.
I never.....regret a moment, all those moments add up to who I am today.
I rarely.....read my scriptures with a specific purpose in mind, I need to work on that.
I cry.....whenever the spirit touches me, which lately, is often.
I am not always.....as good of a neighbor as I should be.
I lose.......opportunities to serve, when I think only of myself.
I'm confused.....by nothing really, life is played out exactly how we prepare for it.
I need.....to go to the Temple on a more regular basis.
I should....be reading my scriptures, rather than blogging.
I dream.....for a life filled with family and forever.

I tag for both.....big surprise Christine I.

9 comments:

SevenVillageIdiarts said...

Loved them, fun to get to know you better, you're amazing and I love ya!

SevenVillageIdiarts said...

OK, I should be reading my scriptures or sleeping, but I went and checked out Food Fashionista's blog about your chef de cuisine bro. Great photos, take me with you in Dec. OK?!

Christine said...

Oh you little dirty bird...I was hoping to get skipped from all those tags! It may be a few weeks in comin' but I feel honored you would pick me! I love ya girl and you really are one busy little bee...and when it comes to parties you are the Queen Bee! (see my most recent post on who the queen bee of blogging is...I'm sure you can guess? How funny that we were actually posting at the exact same time tonight. We must be bosom buddies! Anyway I mostly want to tell all you Kari fans out there what an incredible mother, friend and confident this little lady is! You can tell she was preparing herself to have 4 kids under 4 when she had 3 jobs in college and still managed to graduate in a totally hard major like Criminolgy! Seriously I can't even spell the word. Kari really is an amazing multi-tasker...she plans parties and rhyming riddles in her sleep...can I just post the Couples Halloween invitation for you all to read...give me a minute to pull it off the fridge but it was just way too perfect and it should be published somewhere! Kari is the girl who was having a baby and still planned the whole Enrichment event for the next week! She hosts layers parties, tastefully simple food parties, scrapbook parites, holiday parties, baby showers, and the most incredible birthday parties on the planet! And every party is guarenteed the most adorable party bag ever! She is clearly the party planning coordinator of all time and puts Angela from the office to shame! But really this girl just goes and goes and is always thinking of others even when she has a million things going on at home! I love her with all my heart and feel privaleged to live just 3 doors away! I love that she loves chocolate, pottery barn and was Hello...a bingo caller! It doesn't get better than that! You and Jlo. I love all her funny Limited stories and all the dirt she has on just about everyone in the valley from working at the DA's and Country Insurance. I pretty much know everything about her but where in the heck is Murphy, OR...I've never heard of that! OH and I didn't know you were doing pilates tapes at night...you had better start a pilates party now that the early morning aerobics is cancelled! I also love all her funny stories, famous one-liners, but most of all her friendship! And Kari-if this hasn't convinced you to take me to your bro's restaurant in December than I can keep going! OK...totally kidding...I really was just excited you posted again and felt the urge to share my love!

Christine said...

Ok...sorry everyone for that wayyyy long comment...it took like 1/2 the page! And by the time I finally publiphsed it Sarah had taken my number 1 commenter spot! Well its gotten a bit late and Jared's just feel asleep since he's bball game is over so i will wait to post the invitation until the morning! But get ready cuase its good!

Rob and Amy Weaver Clan said...

Loved your tags! What is this about Ryan starting college????? What is he studying? Girl, you sound busy. Hang in there.

Kristi said...

Resume
Kari Holley -
Party master, mom extraordinaire, funny lady,

Kristi said...

Oops, I hit enter before I was done
.... Now I lost my momentum.
Kari is super duper and inspires me to be better.

Autumn Michaelis said...

Well, I will just have to say ditto to all the fabulous but oh-so-true comments from the ladies. Kari you are awesome and one of the first people to talk to me and include me here in the what's what of Central Point. Not only that, your kids reflect your amazing job as a mom - so darn polite and great to have around. You should really print all these comments and put them on your mirror or something!

SevenVillageIdiarts said...

I forgot to mention at church that the lady in the pirate/goth costume is the school librarian. . . innappropriate is a good word to describe her, sometimes!! Ha, ha. . .She's fun and quite a bit sexy for a 50 year old!