Wednesday, March 4, 2009


I've been "tagged" by Andrea.

Here are the rules for the Honest Scrap Award:

A) first list 10 honest things about yourself-and make it interesting even if you have to dig deep
B) pass the award on to seven bloggers that you feel embody the spirit of the Honest Scrap

*Ok so as a warning I have no idea how I am going to come up with 10 things, but let just see how it goes.*

1. I am pregnant...but here is where it gets interesting. When my #4 is born I will have a 5 year old, a 3 year old, a 2 year old and I will want to have 4 more children in the next 7 years. That is 8 kids in 12 years. So I guess number 1 for my 10 honest things is that I am crazy!

2. I love to do anything that can be considered "crafty." My current love it making cakes (look back next week to see Alan's Orca Wubbzy Dragon 3rd birthday cake) but I really enjoy creating stuff (sewing, baking, photography, drawing, coloring, painting stuff, decorating. I was an art major for a while in college and I think I just need to always be creating to fill my art needs.

3. I think I am the smartest and luckiest woman alive and here is why. I married Scott. I often can't believe that I was lucky enough to find someone who is so amazing and loves me so completely, who is my best friend, biggest supporter, and so much more. On Sunday we will have been married for 6 years and I know we will be together forever. I love him so much.

4. I think Scott is a buttface. (If you know Scott you know how 3 and 4 can exist together)

5. I think I am SOOOOO Funny.

6. I think the best thing I ever did for myself was when I was 19 years old and I decided I wanted to be a active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. I know I would not have the wonderful life I have now if I had not made that decision.

7. Ok so I don't want any comments on this. I often feel like I am lacking as a mom. I feel like I don't do enough, I'm not fun enough, I'm not patient enough, I don't show the kids how much I love them as often as I should, and I am not teaching them enough. But I know they know I love them and I know I am trying to always be a better mom that I was before so I guess that is all I can do.

8. I love reading! This surprises me because I would say that my first 20 years of life I was not really into reading at all, but now I love having a good book to escape into.

9. I love dancing. When I was young I danced ballet, tap, jazz, a bit of ballroom, and hip hop. I was on the dance teams basically as long as I can remember, dance team in high school and cheerleading in high school and in college. Now I dance 3 days a week. I just love it. I also love dancing in the living room with my kids. It is just such a wonderful form of expression. I guess it is yet another way I can get my hands into art.

10. To my ultimate sadness my house is always a mess! I feel like I try so hard, but I just can't keep it clean. I guess I will just keep trying and maybe someday I will succeed. And maybe someday I will get a little more help with it than just Logan always putting the spoons away for me. (He puts the spoons away because they are the only ones he can reach out of the dishwasher and he always puts them away in the wrong drawer. On the upside he does it without being asked.)

Um...absolutely NO pressure to do this but I'll list a few people anyway...
I tag:

1. Kathleen
2. Jenny
3. Meghan
4. Joleen
5. Shona
6. Treyonna
7. Andrea Nelson who is not my sister-in-law


Becky Lewis said...

Thanks Laura, that was really fun and I could make a comment on many of them but just know that it's always good to keep going in the right direction, doesn't matter that you are not perfect (to your own standards) it's just the direction that you are moving in. You are so on the right path!
XOXO Love you all!

Bek said...

I know you didn't want any comments on #7, but thanks for your admission, I'm glad to know I'm not alone! I feel inadequate all the time. I'm suprised you feel that way, because honestly you seem like Supermom making cakes, sewing clothes, doing Zumba, (I still don't know what that is?)and doing intricate hair styles on Emma, to name a few. Glad to know I'm not alone though! There's just no way to do it all and be perfect at everything, is there? Jared has been up in UT for interviews for a few days, and I have been anything but patient. Thank Heavens for the Atonement and for forgiving little children!

The Byrd House said...

#3 & #4 I can relate too. Absolutely love Jeff but I think he's a retard too. It's okay. We all have pet names right! :}
I did not know that you wanted 8 kids!! Holy cow! I have two and a half and I go nuts some days.
I wish we had Zumba here... I see it on TV and feel weird when I do it alone in my living room.