Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Total Cop Out

OK, I'm totally copping out on this post - since I haven't posted in awhile, and I couldn't think of anything cool anyway - I am going to cut and paste a questionnaire that I was just asked to fill out for Mom of the Week on my local mommy's group website. Enjoy...hehe

What is your REAL first name? Crystal
How old are you? 29 (dun dun dunnnnn - 30 next year eeeeek!)
What is your profession: Project Manager/Account Manager/Business Analyst
Are you married, single, or dating? Married
How did you and your DH/SO meet? Through my mom - she worked a at a vet clinic in Fountain Hills that was having a new location built. My husband's company was the general contractor on the job, he showed up, saw my picture and asked who I was. He gave my mom his number, I called him, we went out on a date, and the rest is history...hehe
How do you feel about being a mommy? Awesome, overwhelmed, happy, proud, scared -- a bunch of emotions
Kids names that you didn't get to use? None, I actually ran out of names after my second daughter, I had to get creative after that
How long have you been a Mom? Almost 12 YEARS, holy crap!
How many children call you Mommy? 4 currently - but another one on the way
Girl? Boy? or both?: 4 Girls, and we don't know what the new baby's sex is - but we can probably guess!
Did you know what you were having? Yes, with all my girls I found out the sex, this is the only time I'm not going to find out until the baby is born
How old were you when you became a Mom? 17.5
How long were you in labor? 9-ish hours I think with the first one
What's your favorite thing about being a Mom? Having help around the house - haha - j/k, but that is pretty cool. ;) Watching my girls' personalities develop, teaching them new things, helping them develop their faith, discovering their talents
What's your least favorite thing? Sibling rivalry - it blows - hard
Do you want more kids? Well, whether we wanted more or not, another one is coming, LOL
Do you plan on having more soon? After this one, we are definitely D-O-N-E
One thing you will not give up just because you're a mom? Ummm...that's a tough one, I think I've given most things up because I'm a mom, and I'm not saying that's a bad thing - because I've picked new things up :)
What are you looking for in a playgroup? Moms that I get along with who have kids that my kids get along with. Nothing suckier than having a mom who you like, but your kids hate each other.
What value do you hope to instill in your kid(s)? Self Confidence
How many times have you been pee'd on by your kids? Too many to count
Barfed on? Again, too many to count
Is your child named after anyone? Sereana has my middle name (Leigh) as part of her middle name (Ashleigh), Mya has my mom's first name (Lisa) as her middle name, Audra has Aaron's grandma's middle name (Mae) as her middle name.
How did you come up with their names? I always knew I was going to name my first child Sereana - I had a summer camp counselor in the 4th grade who was named Sereana, and I thought she was the coolest. Then, when I was about 14, I started writing a book, and my main character's name was Morgan Taylor (so that's where Morgan got her name), I came up with Mya's middle name first (see above), and then started thinking of names that went with the middle name, did the same thing with Audra - middle name first, then chose a first name that sounded good with it.
When your child gets in trouble, who is the bad guy? Both of us
What is the longest you have been away from your children? Couple days
Are your toes painted? Nope

One thing you did give up now that you're a mom: I gave up my pursuit of dancing as a career - but that was a lifetime ago, so I don't really think about it too much anymore
Best Mom perk: : We have perks?
When the kid is napping, you are: Napping too
Where is your child(ren) now? sleeping
Store you can’t live without? Target

What (or who) is your favorite:
Food? Cheese enchiladas and Fried Ice Cream (not mixed together)
Author? Don't have a fave
Book? Anne of Green Gables, but I'm re-reading Time Traveler's Wife now that I found out a movie is coming out, and it's really great too
Season? Spring
Day of the week? Saturday
Snack you sneak bites from your child: Puffs
Pizza topping? Ham and Pineapple
Number? 7
TV show of all time? Gilmore Girls, but now I'm addicted to NCIS
Last movie you saw in the theater? My Sister's Keeper - saw it today, it made me cry - but I purposefully didn't bother wearing eye makeup
Your favorite thing to do in your mommy time: Get a massage, go to a movie by myself, read, get my hair done

If you could live anywhere in the world, where would you live and why? I don't know, I haven't seen much of the world - but I kind of like the US - I would live in a San Diego beach city if I could afford to live there comfortably with a house right on the water.
If you could have any job in the world, what would it be and why? I would prefer to not have a job - I'm so over working – I would rather just be a philanthropist that gave lots of money to children’s causes (I changed this answer slightly from my answer on the mommy website – my other one said to own my own business)
Are you from Arizona? If not, where are you from and what brought you here? Nope, originally from California, and my grandparents moved me here when I was 8 - I've since left and moved back a couple times
What was your first PM event? Dinner at Cheesecake Factory a couple years ago - I was actually pregnant then too
Event’s you would like to see here on PM I think the events they have are good - I can't make it to all of them as it is, so if there were more, I'd be overwhelmed. hehe
If you had an afternoon of time to yourself, what would you do? Take a nap, maybe go to a museum, or walk around downtown Scottsdale or something
What's the difference between moms & dads? HAHAHAH! Don't get me started - way too many things
Tell us about your child(ren) and your journey to becoming a mom. My journey started when I was 16 almost 17, I was a senior in high school, and I got pregnant by who I thought was my high school sweetheart that I would be with forever. That was not to be so. Sereana was born 10/28/1997 - she's going to be in 7th grade in the fall. Morgan was next, born on 03/30/2002, she's going into 2nd grade. Mya was born 11/14/2004, she's starting private kindergarten this year. And Audra was born 02/09/2008 - she's just about 17 months. Baby #5 is due 02/08/2010 - but he or she could definitely share a bday with Audra - that would be funny. :)


Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

Okay, the fact that you have FOUR daughters and still post? I would not ever feel like a cop out!
A dancer? What kind?

San Diego Momma said...

I love reading all this about you.

And oh my Lord, 29 (I knew that) and 4.25 and a half kids? You are the coolest young mom ever! AND you're still going to have energy and a life after they're all grown and left the nest! (Which is more than I can say for me.)

ALSO, will you let us know the baby-to-be gender too? I am an inquiring mind.

And finally, thanks for your comments today on my blog. It helps to know someone "gets it."