Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Friend Makin' Monday (or Tuesday!)

Friend Makin' Mondays is a fun new way to get to know other bloggers created by Kasey at http://kaseyhelder.blogspot.com/. My friend Rebecca is the one that found this and passed it on and I love it! I love reading other blogs, even if I don't know them. Today's task is to share 10 of your favorite things. It was hard for me to narrow it down to just 10!

Alli's List of Favorites:

1. My handsome husband and beautiful kids. Most of all, I love watching them play together. I call him "Fun Daddy" because he gets down on the floor and just plays and plays with them,making them laugh until they hurt.
2. U2. Any song at any time brings a smile to my face. I got into them when I was in 7th grade on a summer vacation driving to Colorado with my dad and sister. Haven't stopped listening to them since. I was 7 months pregnant with Joshua at one of their concerts...nothing will keep me from seeing them!
3. Stationery. I can look for hours online or at gift stores just drooling over stationery. I have way too much, but I love it and I love most of all writing letters to friends just to say hi. Nothing beats getting a card in the mail between bills. :)

4. Scrapbooking. My amazing sister-in-law Julie got me into it after I had Samantha and I just love it. Some layouts are great, some not so great. But I have fun going through my pictures and putting them on paper to put in an album. I scrapbook with friends and the laughing and talking we do while working on them is the best! Most of all, I love that I have found a hobby that gives me something to do that preserves our family memories.

5. People magazine. It is my escape from reality. I have had a subscription since high school....I have been subscriber for so long that I get it dirt cheap. Jason knows that when I get it in the mail to just leave me along while I look at every page. And yes, I DO read all of the articles. There are amazing stories about just regular people.
6. Mercedes. I am a car lover. Love all kinds. But I have loved Mercedes for the longest and hope someday to drive one.

7. Margaritas. mmmm.....writing about it is making me want one now! But frozen, no salt, please!

8. Laying in my comfy bed catching up on shows on my DVR....alone! I look forward to 9ish at night to go into my bedroom and just lounge. Sometimes I read, work crossword puzzles, all while the TV is on. Jason knows this is my unwinding time and is respectful of it. I love you honey!

9. Mountains in Colorado. My most favorite place to be. I grew up going there almost every summer with my family. My most favorite time was when I had to be in CO for work and went early so I could mix business with pleasure. I rented a car and drove and drove around in the mountains, stopping in neat towns along the way. Mine and Jason's dream retirement is a cabin in Colorado.
10. God. 'Nuff said.
Are any of your favorites on my list?


Becca @ The Texas Darlings said...

Awww... I am really missing me some margaritas right now being preggo!!

And I heart stationary too!!

Fun activity wasn't it?

Rhonda said...

Hi Alli,
Rhonda here...nice to meet you. Interesting list... I with you on #1 and #10. I also love pretty stationary.

Wish I had a DVR!!
Have a great week! :D

Tanya from Miller Racing Family said...

Loved your list. I am learning through blogging that I am going to have to get a DVR. I love your #10, I think that one is the best that I have seen on any list. I want to invite you to come over to my blog, I am having a bath and body works giveaway! Have a blessed day!

Leslie said...

Precious Alli,
I love your list as well. My favorites on your list are God, the family, and absolutely the mountains!!! My heart aches for mountains already. Love to my wonderful son, perfect daughter-in-law, and my cuddly, hilarious, smart, beautiful grandbabies!!.
ILY, Leslie aka: Mom; aka: Grandmommy..........such a blessing

Jodi said...

Love the list! Love reading about your weekend with the Kulas clan! LOOOOOOOVE the Daddy/Daughter Dance! OH my goodness, what a great idea! (so was the corsage!) I wish our church would do something like that! I had fun catching up on blog posts... yours are always so fun to read! Love you! Miss you!

Kelli said...

I'm Kelli. God, scrapbooking, stationary...love them all. One day I would love to visit CO because I hear how beautiful it is and I want to see the mountains.

Kasey said...

I love to scrapbook! and a bunch of others that you had listed! Glad you joined us! Have a great night!

Kasey said...

oh yeah (I got to the comment before and forgot the other thing I wanted to say I agreed on...People magazine..when i go to Walmart I pick the longest line just so I can read people (I'm on a budget and people doesn't fit into it, so I just hang out and read it there, I know it's sad!)

Monkey said...

I think we listened to Joshua Tree at least a dozen times...that and the Eagles. That was a fun trip riding in Dad's car with his sunroom open!

AndreaLeigh said...

just stopping by from FMM to say hello! love your ten things. I'm obsessed with People magazines as well.