Tuesday, February 25, 2014

35 Things

John-Paul and I are having birthdays today!!  He loves to tell people that he was my favorite birthday present, and he's 100% right :)

We'll be partying with him tonight, so for now, may I present 35 random facts about moi (because I'm cough35nowcough), interspersed with pictures from Sunday, which was the day we celebrated mon anniversaire.

1. I still feel like I'm about 27 or 28.


2. But I tell people I'm 29, and have trained my children to do likewise.

3. I laugh at potty humor alongside my boys.


4. I don't have any gray hairs, that I know of, but maybe my hairdresser is just really generous with the highlights.

5. I listen to pop/hip-hop/rap music.


6. My favorite time of day is naptime.  Unfortunately, working gets in the way.

7. Bedtime is at 9:30, if I'm not already asleep on the couch before then.  And I have to sleep with a sound machine playing white noise and a pillow between my knees.


8. My husband is only 33, and I hate feeling 2 years older than him until his next birthday.  Not that he rubs it in or anything ;)

9. I'm still afraid of the dark.


10. I enjoy fast food french fries more than an adult woman should.

11. Sometimes I put myself in timeouts.


12. I read Hollywood gossip magazines any chance I get.  Which is every time I work out on the treadmill or elliptical at the gym.

13. J.T. is my crush.  But only for his talent.


14. I have way too many boy band songs on my iPod.

15. I blush and/or tear up pretty much every day.


16. When I get sick, I still want my Mom.

17. I look at all my kids and think "How did we get here???"


18. I pretend to treat the kids with ice cream or pancakes for dinner, but we all know who really wants the treat.

19. I try to be the teacher's pet in my group aerobics classes.  Once a brown-noser, always a brown-noser.


20. I don't always finish my vegetables and I kinda hate leftovers.

21. I don't like end or corner pieces of anything.


22. I don't really understand the stock market and investing.  Yet I have an accounting degree and an MBA, so embarrassing.

23. I love getting presents, like this amazing package that Mary sent me (and she didn't even know it was my birthday, what great timing!!!!)

She really should start a business called Pregnancy Packages or Birth Boxes or Smile Piles or something much much better than that, because this gift was perfection with a capital p.

24. Trader Joe's is my favorite :)  

25. My other favorite is what's in this little brown bag...


26. I love my bloggy friends, or as I should say, my friends.  You guys make me smile every day.

27. This also makes me smile (see #13):


28. My day is ALWAYS better if I can get to Mass or Adoration or say the Rosary - yet I still find excuses not to.

29. My favorite meal is Chicken Cordon Bleu with rice and pea pods (especially when Phil makes it once a year for me!):


30. I do not drink milk or orange juice.  

31. Completely related, my Mom made us drink both every day.  (Love ya Mom!)


32. I've been paying into Social Security (aka working) since I was 12.  That's what having a family business will do to a kid.

33. I always think I prefer to stay home at night, but on the occasions I do go out, I dare say I enjoy it.



34. Pedicures are such a welcomed treat, no matter what the reason or season.  Made even better when shared with a good friend who gives it as a birthday gift!

35. I can't wait to meet this baby!!!!  But y'all already knew that :)


31 comments:

  1. Happy birthday! This list confirms that we have more in common than I thought. I too have no idea what to do with anything investing related, I love me some JTimberlake and boy bands in general (my go to work out music), and chicken cordon bleu has been my favorite dinner since I was about 5. I'll take it served anyway (from the fanciest to the prepackaged frozen kind).

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  2. Happy Birthday, you young thing!
    And you will ALWAYS feel like you are 27 or 28. Promise.
    Party it up, girlfriend! : )

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  3. Happy birthday to you! Wishing you abundant blessings in this next year of life!

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  4. Happy Birthday, Bloggy Soulmate! So creepy how much we are alike. Hope it's a great!

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  5. Happy birthday to you and John-Paul! I hope you have an awesome day! :) 35 will be a great year with the new baby!!

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  6. Yea! Hope you have a day that's as wonderful as you are - wait, that's not possible!
    Miss you, and II swear we just celebrated our 30th!

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  7. Happy Birthday (to both you and John Paul)!

    35 is young...really, I promise it is (says the 36-year old!)

    #18...Can totally relate to that one! And, to #30!

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  8. Happy birthday to you and John-Paul! #20 I don't do leftovers so we make itsy small meals and if there's anything left it becomes lunch food for Husband to take to work.

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  9. Great list!
    Happy, happy birthday to you and JP!!

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  10. Happy Birthday to you and John Paul!!! I love your list. And my kids and husband love to give me a hard time about how much I like One Direction!

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  11. Happy birthday, Colleen! I hope it's a wonderfully blessed day & year!
    P.S. From September-January each year, there's 2 years between my husband's age & mine, and I also hate that. Annnd french fries are such a guilty pleasure for me, too!

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  12. Happy birthday to you and John Paul! P.S. When I'm sick, I just want my mom too!!! :)

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  13. Wait, what's in the brown bag? What am I missing??
    Happy Birthday to you and your son! Have a blessed year!

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    1. Mary believes in having a shot of whiskey or glass of wine when labor starts...best doula ever!

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    2. Thanks, that's what I was thinking but the bag looked too small. I can picture you now in labor with one of those stretchy bands around your belly to hold the baby monitor AND your flask!

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  14. What a great list!! Happy birthday to you and your wonderful gift of a boy.
    Just wait till you find a grey eyebrow hair. Yikes!
    XO

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  15. We are more alike than I thought! Except I stay up later and like drinking milk. :) Happiest birthday to you and your boy!!

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  16. What an awesome list!!
    Happy birthday, dang it, I already went to Mass, I would have offered my Mass for you....God bless you!

    No corner pieces of anything for me either...everyone knows when I make cornbread (only in a little 8x8pan) I get the middle piece..there's only one and it's MINE!!

    Enjoy your day!

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  17. Happy birthday, Colleen! Always love finding out more about you too :) Prayers for you today!

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  18. Happy Birthday YOUNGSTER!! I am going on 46...so that would be 11yrs OLDer then you. God Bless your day! Hope you celebrated...sure you did. You and your hubs and kids know how to have fun.

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  19. Happy, happy birthday, my friend! You are blessed and you know it -- which is a great combo! :) Enjoy your day and many prayers for you and John-Paul today.

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  20. Happy birthday Colleen and John-Paul ! This list had me cracking up and relating to so many of your random facts.

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  21. First, again, Happy Birthday to the bestest friend I've never met. Happy birthday to John-Paul too. I hope you two have had the best birthday day and fun celebrating this evening.

    Ok, now your list. Oh.my.goodness. No wonder we are buddies!! I could have written a good portion of this list myself. We are like sistas. Or something. Except that I do have mucho grays, I do look 35 and feel it (sigh) and my husband is *gasp* 8.5 yrs older than me. Not that I'm counting. But hey, Marijanna and I like our mature men, so don't you be bashing us. ;)

    That package looks super duper amazing. I better get my thinking cap on for Martini's arrival. Dang, I better get working!

    Happy, happy birthday!! May this year be another amazing one!

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    1. That's right (on the older men) tell her sistah!

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  22. Happy Birthday! This was a great list, Colleen. :)

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  23. Happy Birthday! Such a fun list. Love your blog!

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  24. Happy Birthday! We have so many funny things in common. :)

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  25. I, um, well of COURSE I knew it was your birthday!!! Or I just got me some impeccable timing :) Hope it's all enjoyed!
    Happy birthday to you both!

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  26. You are the greatest Colleen, if I had to pick a favorite...#17.

    Happy, Happy Birthday!

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  27. You're so fun. But you already know I think that! Ok... I'm totally behind on a birthday gift!!! You KNOW I'm sossosososoososooso bad at birthdays... ugh. I saw your toesies and was like, Ack! Who'd she go with? Then I was like, of course, Laura... well, ok, she's awesome so it's alright. No one look at my feet, though.

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