Monday, February 7, 2011

Things You May Not Know About Me

I thought it would be fun to share with you all some things you may not know about me through pictures. Enjoy!

1. I have an older brother, Ryan. He is 27 and I am 25.

2. I grew up on a 550 acre dairy farm in Spring Valley, WI, a town of 1,000 people.

3. I am very musical. I play piano, percussion, guitar, harp, and dabble on other instruments. This is me in high school marching band on the snare drum.

I am the one in the red tank. This was high school 'Junk-A-Stra', our trash can ensemble.

4. I have a degree in music therapy. I have played harp for relaxation purposes for hundreds of hospital patients. I have been called an angel more times than I can count-ha!

5. I am tall. I am almost 5'11". This is me in the middle on high school graduation day.

6. I LOVE the outdoors! This picture is from college spring break when I went to Pensacola, FL. I mostly enjoy warm, sunny weather, but I also enjoy the changing seasons we get in WI.

7. I was a resident assistant (RA) for 2 years in college. Here is me with Indira and Lia, two fellow RAs during training. Lia is one of my bestest friends and was my maid-of-honor.

8. I met my husband online in 2003. He is from Washington state.
9. I LOVE the ocean. I could just sit and stare all day at the waves and vastness of it.

10. I am a Packers fan! There is no better time to be one than now. They just won the superbowl last night!
11. I am Norwegian! A little polish, irish, and german mixed in as well.

12. Sometimes I laugh so hard I can't stop!

13. Living in the country, I grew up being a tomboy. I played in dirt, played sports, begged my brother to wear his football and basketball jerseys, drove four-wheeler, and rode snowmobile!

14. I have two himalayan cats, Mercedes...

and Dahlia. Spoiled and entitled.

15. I love BIG cats, too!

16. I really enjoy going to the zoo in the summer. I especially love the primates. I think this one looks like she should be on America's Next Top Model.

17. My husband is a police officer. Here he is 'arresting' me on his graduation day. 

Really, I am just a sunshiny person who loves her husband and family. Sometimes quiet, sometimes cranky (hey, aren't we all?), but I am learning about what is most important in my life, and that is God, the people I surround myself with, and the people I can inspire or comfort.


  1. It's great to learn more about you :) I should do a post like this, when things slow down. I love the pic of Dahlia - she's so cute! Where di you get your kitties?

  2. So wonderful to learn more about you! One thing I know for sure is that what you shared shows how amazing your life is! You have lots of people who love you!

  3. I would have never thought of you as having a tattoo, I love it! You have great hair, btw :)

    That last pic of you and Colin is so cute!

  4. Great post! What did hubs say when he saw the tattoo?

  5. It's great getting to know more about you!

  6. *My kitties are from a pet store in Eau Claire, WI. It is difficult finding himalayans. Look for breeders online or in your paper. :)

    *My hubs freaked a little when he saw the tattoo. I think it really threw him off-guard! But, he loves it now and has one of his own with my name on it. I know, we're dorks.

  7. Thanks for sharing. I love reading interesting factoids about people.

  8. I loved this. I DO feel like I know you better. I think it's awesome that you have played the harp for so many hospital patients.
    I also love the "Junk-A-Stra"

  9. Love the history via pictures :) Great idea! Thanks for sharing!