Friday, March 22, 2013

Old School Blogging and Flowers Galore!

Earlier this week I was tagged in a 7 things blog tag and I was also tagged by Shell in old School Blogging.
If you haven't heard of Shell's blog you are probably pretty new as she is awesome, big time blogger.  She tagged me as one of the bloggers she has known longest in blogging land; which I have been doing this for over four years now so I guess that kind of does make me an old timer.

So here we go:

What were you doing 10 years ago?
Ten years ago I was a newlywed of a couple years, living in Utah.  I was my husband's sugar mama-- i.e.  I was working full time putting him through school.  I was a Permanency worker for the Division of Child of Family Services and dealing with situations of abuse, drugs, neglect, filth and everything else you can and can't imagine on a daily basis.  We had our first home built and moved in this year too. I was also trying to get pregnant.

What 5 Things are on your to do list?
  1. update my craft gallery
  2. finish my school paper file system (that's been there for about two months now)
  3. mail off a book to my latest giveaway winner-- sorry Mary hopefully crossing this off today!
  4. go to my kids soccer games tomorrow
  5. finish reading a book I am blogging about on Monday

What are 5 snacks you enjoy
  1. Popcorn
  2. Ressse Peanut Butter cups- so bad for me
  3. Chips and dip
  4. tortilla chips with melted cheese
  5. Crackers and cheese

Name Some Things You would do if you were a millionaire? 
  Would first buy the Canon 5D Mark iii I am drooling over as well as all other photography related stuff I want. Then would buy a house, probably near the beach, a few new cars.  Set aside money for college, missions, weddings and retirement.  Invest money.  Then give money to family in need.

Name some places you have lived
  Illinois, Utah, Colorado, Arizona, California

Name some bad habits you have
  Piling up laundry on my bed/dresser/floor.

Name some jobs you have had:
   Newspaper deliver, restaurant hostess, data entry, assistant to mentally handicapped residents, Permanency worker for DCFS, photographer

This was a lot of fun- I am going to tag (and anyone else who wants to play!)
  Connie of the Young and Relentless
  I.A. of Impulsive Addict
  Mrs. Match- Date Girl Diaries 
  Sarah --Sarah Shumate

Since every post is better with pictures-- the wildflowers are in bloom around here, so last week I drug Alex along to take advantage of the pretty flowers.  Here are a few of my favorites.


Don't forget--- this upcoming Tuesday will be 10 Things to Smile About!!


  1. I love these photos of Alex and learning more about you...Reese's peanut butter cups are my fave!!!

  2. The photos are beautiful...and we are snack twins!

  3. I totally forgot/missed the snack one. Shoot, that's a fun one too. I love the pictures of Alex. Your camera takes really good pictures. ;) hehehe. You know I kid. You rock lady!

  4. Ohhh this pictures of Alex int he flowers. So beautiful!

    I need to read about your review on Monday. I need a new good book...about to finish mine up!

  5. Fun facts - I like all those snacks too! I think it's funny that you'd buy the camera before the house! love it!

    xoxo love those Alex pics too!

  6. Love the pictures of Alex! She's going to be a model someday! So pretty! The flowers are nice too! hah... Always fun to read things about people-- even ones you think you already know. When do you have time to read!?

  7. She looks so angelic out in the fields. I'll bet you get your camera long before your millionaire years. :)

  8. I love the photo's of Alex, beautiful.

  9. Beautiful pictures! I love that tags seem to be making a comeback! If I was a millionaire, I would totally buy a cabin up in the mountains!

  10. You are so talented! Those pictures are gorgeous...I love that you were a newspaper deliverer. I always wanted to do that after falling in love with the movie Newsies.

  11. Really enjoyed reading more about you in this post Emmy. And those pictures are simply magnificent. Love, love, love them. Your daughter is gorgeous. Thanks for sharing

  12. GORGEOUS photos, Emmy!!! Love the soft glow of the sun...perfect.

  13. Beautiful pictures!

    So are you telling me that the floor, dresser, and bed aren't for piling laundry on? That's where mine always ends up.

  14. oh YAY I was tagged! Ok you just saved my big behind because I didn't know what to blog about for my TTUT post, but now I do. Score! Sorry I'm just now seeing this.

    Alex looks so pretty! I just can't get over how grown up she looks. I love how practical your millionaire list is. I'm exactly the same way!