Saturday, January 9, 2010

7 Things About Me

The lovely Emi at The Lilly Pad kindly tagged me with this fun, little exercise.

The rules are simple: just give 7 facts about you and then nominate 7 people for the beautiful blogger award...

1. My favorite thing to do is travel. I was bit by the travel bug early on, and there is nothing that I enjoy more than the adventure of experiencing a new place and learning about its culture. I've traveled on 5 of the 7 continents, and plan to visit the last two at some point.

2. I've always known that I wanted kids, but it wasn't until my early 30s after a couple years of marriage that I seriously started thinking about it. I never thought having a baby would be easy to accomplish, but I did not expect for the past 3 years to be so hard. Bringing a healthy baby into this world has become my top priority, and now I want nothing more to be a stay at home mom for a little while.

3. I will feel so blessed to have one child here on earth, and even more so if I am fortunate enough to eventually have another. Now that I've reached my mid 30s and have struggled with fertility issues, I hope but wonder if my dream will ever come true.

4. I grew up in the South and went to school in the West. Now I live in a big, crazy city where- try as I might- I do not feel at home.

5. My husband is such a wonderful person. Everyone who meets him adores him, and I think you would too. I am not sure how I got so lucky in that department, and it's amazing how he puts up with me sometimes. I am so grateful to have him as my life partner.

6. I love to cook (and eat for that matter!). I often spend Saturdays trying out new recipes. My preference is seafood, vegetarian and ethnic cuisines. I'm not a big sweets eater, but could easily devour a block of cheese.

7. The idea of starting a blog never occurred to me. I accidentally stumbled across a lostbabymama's blog while researching information. As much as I wish no of us were part of this club, I am so incredibly thankful to have discovered people who are dealing with infertility and/or baby loss who can relate. Thank you so much for sharing your stories and offering me your support!

Now, please play along (if you'd like)! I am interested in knowing more about each of you. So I am going to cheat..if you are reading this to consider yourself tagged!


  1. Wow, you're quite the traveler. It's one of my favorite things, too. 31 countries but only 3 continents.

    Hope your pregnancy continues to go smoothly!

  2. It was fun getting to know you better! I could eat a block of cheese, too! Well, maybe not in one meal, but I love cheese!

    I wish I were a traveler. But, I've actually only left my state a handful of times. I will contribute part of that to my eight year old. kinda hard to just up and leave when you have school!

    I hope and pray that your motherhood dreams come true! By far the most difficult and rewarding thing I have done! Good luck!

  3. That's quite a list :) I seem to be pretty much the opposite. I haven't travelled very much and, if we are talking continents visited I'm in last place, not having left Europe!

    Thank you for posting this, it is nice to get to know you a little better.

    (ps: I love cheese too!)