Wednesday, April 6, 2011

35 Things About Me On My 35th Birthday

Lists are fun and easy way to share information. I love coming across a list when I visit a new blog. In celebration of my 35th birthday, I am sharing with you 35 things that you may not know about me. I hope you enjoy getting to know me a little better.

1. I was raised by my grandparents.

2. My mother has always been  more like a good friend than a mother.

3. I have never met my father or even seen a picture of him.

4. I am an only child.

5. My hair is naturally curly.

6. I had awful acne as a teenager.

7. When I was in high school I listened to depressed girl music like Sarah McLachlan, Suzanne Vega, and Indigo Girls.

8. Sometimes I still listen to Sarah McLachlan.

9. I love to sing but only when I am alone or during a game of Sing Star with my close friends.

10. I used to spend hours tanning in the sun.

11. Now I always wear sunscreen.

12. I still love to go to the beach.

13. My girlfriends think I am crazy because I do not paint my toenails.

14. I have four holes in one ear and two holes in the other, but I only wear earrings in the first hole of each ear.

15. My favorite book was The Secret Garden when I was eleven.

16. By the time I was fifteen Anne of Green Gables was my favorite book.

17. Jane Eyre was my new favorite book at the age of twenty.

18. After years of refusing to read the  Harry Potter books, I finally starting reading them at the age of thirty-one and they quickly became a favorite.

19. Obviously I enjoy stories about orphans.

20. My husband is my first and only love.

21. I not only love my in-laws, but I  like them and enjoy spending time with them.

22. When I was little I wanted to go to beauty school.

23. I think being a mom is the best job in the world.

24. I always wanted a large family.

25. I have polycystic ovary syndrome.

26. I have lost six babies to miscarriage.

27. I had a c-section with all three of my boys.

28. My favorite colors are pink and orange.

29. I love to wear cardigan sweaters.

30. I prefer to wear skirts, but I do wear pants sometimes.

31. I drive a nine year old minivan, and I love it so much that I will drive it nine more years if it lasts that long.

32. Disney World is my favorite vacation spot.

33. I cry all the time. I cry when I am happy and when I am sad.

34. I am a very shy person, but I love to meet new people.

35. I love to exercise, but I also love to eat. I have been chubby most of my life.


  1. Happy Birthday! I will be 35 in May, too. This list was a great idea. I love to eat and I love Anne of Green Gables. We are only in New England through June, and I MUST go to Prince Edward Island, where the author lived!

  2. What a great idea, Erica! Neat to learn more about you. :)

  3. Can't believe I missed your birthday! I hope it was a great one and I really enjoyed this post.

    What kind of mini van do you have that you would happily drive it 18 years. Maybe I need to get that as my next vehicle!

    I didn't know you were a Sarah McLachlan fan. Did you ever go to a Lillith Fair? I did! hah!

  4. We have so much in common! Shyness. Unpainted toenails. Bookish. Jane Eyre (I assume also Wuthering Heights and Pride and Prejudice?). Skirts and cardigans. Husbands who were our first and only loves (my husband and I started dating the summer after freshman year of high school, when we were both 15). Weepy.

    And we both are mothers of boys only!

    Great to "meet" you!

  5. Fun facts! April 6th is my second birthday. No, I'm not a hobbit, it is my baptismal birthday (Easter Vigil 1996). :) You are also a day shy of five months older than me, :) I also loved The Secret Garden - I still do! I I can't imagine struggling with miscarriages. How many little saints you have praying for you, and how loved your boys must be! It reminds me that children are a miracle, so I'd better love mine more selflessly.... Thanks for sharing - very fun post!

  6. I'm another PCOS mama. There is actually a Facebook group called "Catholic Women with PCOS".


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