Saturday, May 3, 2008

I've been 'tagged'

I have been 'tagged' by Erin.  I have to admit that I don't normally do these things.  It's like receiving all of those emails that need to be forwarded or else . . . It's just another person asking me do to something - too much pressure. BUT, this one was quick & fun to see how radically my life has changed! Enjoy!

4 Things I Did 10 Years Ago (1998)
** Was living in Santiago, Dominican Republic leading Young Life in English.
** Met a really cute (& skinny) boy named Arturo who became my best friend then husband.
** Was still in the beginning stages of starting Young Life in Spanish in Santiago.
** Was living by myself & teaching new leaders how to play guitar.

4 Things I Did 5 Years Ago (2003)
**  Had my second daughter Jillian (Abigail was 1 1/2 years old).
**  Arturo and I bought an apartment in Santiago.
**  Had changed my role in Young Life to more training & special projects.
**  Experienced my first major earthquake - registered about 6.5. It was the freakiest thing of my life!!

4 Things I Did Yesturday
**  Built a castle out of leggos with my daughters
**  Changed 10 poopy pampers
**  Read half of a magazine while in the bathroom
**  Had a great family from our church over for dinner & didn't burn anything!

4 Shows I Love To Watch (in no particular order)
**  The Office
**  Soup (on E-channel)
**  America's Funniest Home Videos (b/c I watch it almost every night with my daughters - they love it)
**  Top Chef or Project Runway (whichever is on)

4 Things That Make Me Really Happy
**  When my kids listen to me the first time & don't whine
**  Conversations with my girls that are fun, unexpected & unplanned
**  A great Bible study where I feel like I not only learn something, but can apply it to my life
**  Having great conversations with Arturo & hopefully I'm eating something chocolaty

Wow - I had a lot of things come into my head that make me happy - how fun is that.  These were just the first 4 that popped into my head. We really have a blessed life & I am excited to see where God leads us & what He has us do in the next 4 days, years, decades . . .
OK, my turn to 'tag' someone.  jeesh - no pressure people but, Deb (b/c she first encouraged me to blog), Kate, Connie, & Jocasta.  Enjoy.


Jocasta and Wayne said...

Thanks so much for tagging me. I loved reading about your life - seems very exotic and exciting

Laura said...

Your past life sounds very intersting. A lot more so than mine was,\.

Debra said...

I FOUND YOU!!!! I have not been able to get on the mom site for a while and did not know you changed your blog addy. YEAH!

10 yrs ago is SO long ago, but seems to go by so fast!

I'll work on mine tomorrow during naptime!

Debra said...

Video: look next to the picture link and you will see what looks like a negative (from photos) click on that and it will walk you through the steps to post a video! LMK if you still need help!

I just saw the picture of your family. You are all so adorable!! Your girls are the cutest little things!!! I am one of 5 girls. Good luck in 13 yrs! LOL

angie said...

These are really interesting, Tracy. I enjoyed reading about what you did in the past!

Erin said...

What chnages! Earthquakes are freaky! when I posted mine it got me thinking about the next 10 years. Needless to say I cringed as the oldest will be 20! YEEPS!

girlytwins said...

I love these tag's. It so fun to get to know interesting things about each other besides mommy-isms :)

Your life sounds amazing. You are very blessed.