Friday, August 12, 2016

"I Grew Up With" Tag!

Cordy is celebrating her birthday month with a perfectly sweet tag, the "I Grew Up With" tag! 
(Gorgeous button, by the way!)
Fortunately, I don't think these questions will be as hard as Cordy's questions usually are, because they deal more with facts than with favourites or "would you rather"s. :)
Shall we begin?

Book Characters I Grew Up With:
Jack and Annie (Magic Tree House)

Anne Shirley

I was such an avid reader (was? I still am!) it would be impossible to name all the book characters I grew up with, but these series are the main ones I remember.

Family Food I Grew Up With
Every Monday night for years we had "Taco Night." 
(Then we started taking turns making dinner, and the child that got assigned Monday night didn't want to do tacos most of the time.)
Lasagna has nearly always been our go-to "celebration" dinner, and a few years ago I learned how to make it myself and now that I am willing to make it, we have it a little more often. :)
My mom went to Italy for a year and a half when she was in her early 20's, and so pasta is a staple at our house; always has been and always will be.

TV Shows I Grew Up With:
Well, I didn't have a TV growing up, and we still don't. We read instead. But some movies I grew up with include:
Mary Poppins (I've lost count how many times I've seen this movie)

Faerie Tale Theatre movies, especially "The Princess Who Had Never Laughed"

Careers I Wanted While I Was Growing Up:
Pretty much just a teacher, besides wanting to be a Mother, which has always been the main thing, but not exactly a career.

Hobbies or Lessons I Grew Up With:
I've pretty much always enjoyed cooking and baking. (I've not always been good at it, mind you!)
I've played the flute and piano for a few years.
And I've always enjoyed taking care of children (I have four younger siblings, plus a little girl we babysat regularly, and another little boy we babysit who is practically a brother).

Thanks for the fun tag, Cordy! 

UPDATE: Oh my goodness, I totally forgot to tag people! I promise this was an accident; I'm sorry! Does anyone want to do this? I'd be happy to tag you! :)

Now for a few random things to say:

-I got my wisdom teeth removed yesterday=not fun.
-I start my first semester of college ever in 10 days.
-I am reading the Harry Potter books for the first time.
-I am reading Little Dorrit, and wondering how good the movie is and which scenes to skip.
-Don't forget to vote on the poll over on the right!

-Have a lovely day!-


  1. Little Dorrit is amazing. The only scene I 'skipped' (I looked away :-P) is the one where a guy commits suicide. It's Very Bloody - you don't seem him DO it, but you see him lying there with his face covered with blood SO YUCK. Oh wait no, there's a scene with Rigaud and a girl that I skipped. There are some other scenes that could potentially be skippable but I think I've mentioned the main ones.
    I hope you like it as much as I did! It's an AMAZING MOVIE I PROMISE.

  2. Ah wisdom teeth! I'm getting mine out in a little over a month and I'm kind of scared. :/ And I hope you like Harry Potter! They have their flaws like all books, but overall I like them a lot :) and GOOD LUCK with college! That's amazing!

    1. Oh, good luck! Hopefully it won't be too bad for you.
      I have now read the first 3, and I liked them pretty well!
      Thank you, Anna! :)

  3. Oooh you're reading Harry Potter! That's still one of my favorite book and movie series. And good luck with starting college! That's so exciting. :D

    1. Yeah, I like it so far. :)
      Thank you!

  4. Hahaha! Are my questions usually hard? Oh, my... ;D

    Lucky! I want to have pasta at your house!

    Pfft, we don't have to count how many times we watch Mary Poppins! It's far to spectacular to leave neglected for long.

    Uh, a Mother is a career in my book, girlfriend! :D

    Wisdom teeth, awful! :P I hope you're feeling better.
    Good luck with Potter.
    And I agree with Naomi on what scenes are best to be avoided in Dorrit.

    1. Yes,'s a good kind of hard! Makes us think! ;)


      I suppose it is. :)

      I KNOW. I am, though; I'm perfectly well now!
      Thanks. :)

      Thanks for the tag, Cordy! Your tags are great fun. :)


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