Get to Know Me Part I

by Ashley

How’s everyone’s Sunday going so far?  Nice, relaxing, and lazy I hope!  We had a nice morning at church, attended the volunteer appreciation lunch the youth minister and I put on for our volunteers, did a Costco run (for things I forgot on Friday), and came home to relax.  I started making our weekly menu and grocery list while lying on our bed and totally zonked out!  I napped for at least an hour, and it was wonderful.  I’m not usually one to take naps, but apparently I needed one today.  I probably could have slept for a lot longer too, but Cody came in to wake me up since it was getting later.   

Tonight I decided on a “mish mash meal” including a homemade waffle and eggs for Cody and a sweet potato topped with Greek yogurt and brown sugar for me.  (I’m definitely on a sweet potato kick these days!)  I wanted a “lighter” dinner considering we had a bigger lunch than normal consisting of spaghetti, garlic bread, salad, and dessert. 

Waffle making is easy with our Waring Double Belgian Waffle Maker.  We got this for our wedding, and it was easily one of our favorite gifts!  I was considering making a waffle for me, but I was craving a sweet potato big time. 


I definitely snuck a few bites of Cody’s waffle, but my sweet potato was nonetheless amazing.

Now onto what I really wanted to talk about this evening!  I saw on Tina’s, Caitlin’s, and other blogs that they had personal questions they posted and answered to help their readers get to know them.  I thought this was a great idea.  I decided for the next several weeks, every Sunday I’ll have a “Get to Know Me” post with five different questions about me and my answers to them.  I’m going to start off with the questions Caitlin and Tina used, but I might add some different ones in there too.  Enjoy!

What are you really good at?  What are you really bad at?

What I am really good at: typing fast, organizing, bargain shopping, Super Mario Bros. (LOVE it!), being self disciplined

What I’m really bad at: sitting still, resisting homemade treats, being patient, sales

Have you ever been in a car accident? What happened?

Just a minor one about three months ago.  I was on the freeway going about 55 mph when a service van in front of me swerved over to the right lane and then swerved back in front of me.  I would’ve totally rear ended him if I didn’t merge lanes, so I quickly tried to get over to another lane.  A herst (yes, a herst!  no dead body in it though, thank goodness) merged lanes at the same time I did, and we side swiped each other.  It dented in my back passenger door a bit, but nothing major…just shook me up a bit! 

Why did you attend your college?

I went to Azusa Pacific University, a small(er) private Christian college in the L.A. area.  I always dreamed of going to college in California… beach, entertainment, lots of fun…who wouldn’t want to go there??  The Christian roots of it also intrigued me and it had a great athletic training program (which was what I initially wanted to go into).  I changed majors at the end of my freshman year to psychology, which is also a great program there. 

How did your parents’ relationship influence you?

My parents divorced when I was not even a year old and remarried when I was somewhere around 2 years old.  Cody and I both come from divorced families, so we made a promise to one another early on that divorce is never going to be an option.  My parents’ relationships with my step parents are very different from one another, but they’ve both taught me that with persistence and dedication you can make it through anything in life.  Both of my sets of parents have been through difficult stuff along the way, and they’re still together today.  I admire that. 

What were the three happiest moments of your life?

The three happiest moments of my life: the day I graduated college, the day I got married to Cody, and the day I got to move to Utah to be with Cody forever (we were in a long distance relationship for quite some time…no fun!).


  • What are you really good at?  What are you really bad at? 
  • Have you ever been in a car accident?  If so, what happened?
  • Why did you attend your college?
  • How did your parents’ relationship influence you?
  • What were the three happiest moments of your life? 

6 Comments to “Get to Know Me Part I”

  1. hahah i love super mario bros too! i play mario kart and the wii with my little cousins 🙂
    your sweet potato looks really good! but then again so does the waffle! i dont blame you for taking a few bites 😉

  2. I love these “get to know you” type things! I’m looking forward to learning more about you! My bf and I are currently in a long distance relationship, and it’s hard, but totally worth it to be with someone that you love so much! 🙂

  3. I love reading these “get to know you” posts, but I never actually put up my own. Oh well. My husband is in the military…our whole life is an on-again off-again long-distance relationship! It’s ok, though…what matters is that we cherish the time that we’re together.

  4. This is such a fun post! I would have never taken you for a gamer. Maybe on one of your days off you should come over and we’ll play Super Mario Bros. 😉

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