All About Essie

1. I am a Green Bay Packer fan. Born and raised in Minnesota.

2. I love to cook, just not in the summer.

3. I like even numbers.

4. I eat things in even numbers.

5. I like all my light switches facing down, in the off position. If the light is off but the switch is facing up, it drives me crazy.

6. I may be slightly obsessive-compulsive.

7. I don’t enjoy being pregnant. I couldn’t wait until my pregnancies were over.

8. I organize in piles. Very organized piles.

9. I drink coffee for the taste, not the caffeine.

10. I have 1 brother and 2 sisters.

11. And 6 nieces and nephews.

12. And 1 great-niece and 2 great-nephews.

13. I’m a mama bear. I’ll bite your head off if you make my kids cry. (Right Matt?)

14. I’m NOT a “typical pastor’s wife.”

15. I love my nose.

16. I can’t get enough of my daughter in frilly dresses and fancy hair ribbons.

17. I don’t wear a stich of makeup.

18. I had braces for 3 years. All 3 years of middle school. Good Times.

19. I used cloth diapers for all three of my children.

20. I tried breastfeeding with my daughter, but it wasn’t for me.

21. I’m addicted to reality TV.

22. I have a list of blogs I read EVERY DAY.

23. I have 3 Britney Spears CDs.

24. My heels are cracked, and no, it doesn’t hurt.

25. I love having my hair played with. Sooo relaxing.

26. I can’t go to sleep without checking that each of my children are breathing.

27. I HATE bridges. I hyperventilate going over bridges.

28. My husband and I cannot watch a Packer vs. Viking game in the same house.

29. I’m training my children to be Packer fans.  So far, it’s only worked with Ethan.

30. I had too many teeth. (Really, I had 8 pulled in order to have room for braces.)

31. I hate when men wear pink shirts.

32. I don’t like my clothes to match my children’s.

33. I hate going to the dentist.

34. I’m terrified of snakes. Even gardener snakes.

35. I secretly wanted to be a figure skater when I was little.

36. I love beer.

37. I love fall. The cool weather, changing leaves, awesome time of year.

38. I’m a republican.

39. I love that my daughter loves playing with Barbies.

40. I have a hard time staying awake past 10pm, unless I’m chatting online with a friend.

41. I think Mike Rowe on Dirty Jobs is sexy.

42. Oops, I think my husband is sexy too.

43. I love Adam Sandler movies.

44. I love when my house is clean, but I hate cleaning it.

45. Cold weather makes me want to bake cookies and make stew.

46. I love thunderstorms.

47. I’m exactly 6 feet tall.

48. I love the smell of a shoe store.

49. My favorite Packers players are Aaron Rodgers, Jordy Nelson, Donald Driver, and Clay Matthews.

50. I’m halfway through this list.

51. I pick at my nails and give myself hangnails.

52. I love the movie Finding Nemo.

53. I only truly knew one of my grandparents.

54. I know the words to most nursery rhymes.

55. I miss being in college.

56. I love going out to eat.

57. I hate making lunch.

58. I can play the oboe.

59. I have my own oboe.

60. I’ve been playing the organ since I was six. (Not continuously…)

61. I drive too fast.

62. I like the zoo almost as much as my kids.

63. Monty Python makes me laugh.

64. I can’t resist talking to babies. Even babies I don’t know.

65. I love going to movies by myself.

66. I talk to/text my brother and sisters almost every day.

67. I love cats. I’m a crazy cat lady.

68. I hate my toenails. I’m embarrassed to get a pedicure!

69. I floss my teeth every day.

70. I was baptized on May 8, 1977.  I was born on April 14, 1977.

71. I can’t stand when people snap their gum. It drives me mmmaaaaddd.

72. I hate waiting in lines.

73. I’m barefoot 95% of the year. Probably explains my feet.

74. I’d rather be cold than hot.

75. I lost more weight with each of my pregnancies than I gained.

76. I’m a saver. I have a hard time throwing things away.  My husband calls me a hoarder.  I’m a SAVER.

77. I talk to my dad every day.

78. I love clocks. I can’t stand not knowing what time it is.

79. I’m a loud football watcher. I scream and yell.

80. I’ve scared my kids while watching football.

81. When I went to a Garth Brooks concert, I was so excited when he came onstage I cried.

82. Ditto that for being at Lambeau Field for a Packer game.

83. I’m highly emotional.

84. I love pictures of my kids. I take a lot of pictures.

85. I love Christmas. We have five Christmas trees in our house.

86. I think Budweiser beer is gross.

87. I love Peyton Manning.

88. And Eli Manning.

89. I love my SUV.

90. I adore being a mommy. It’s what I’ve always wanted to be.

91. I think God is a Packer fan.

92. I always wanted to be a cheerleader, but couldn’t because I didn’t know how to cartwheel.

93. I love Chinese food.

94. When it’s cold out, my favorite thing to wear is turtlenecks and wool socks.

95. I only wear my wedding ring when I leave the house, and sometimes even then I forget.

96. I can’t remember the last time I painted my nails.

97. I hate needles–IV’s and giving blood make me very nervous and nauseous.

98. I’m a life-long Lutheran.

99.  I love my job as a Children’s Librarian.  I’m always sad when it’s time to go home.

100. I adore my kids and my husband, and probably don’t tell them that enough!

2 Responses to All About Essie

  1. Always great to find another LCMS pastor’s wife telling the story as a blogger– great job!

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