Biggest fear: This isn't my biggest legitimite fear, but I think "animal people" are super creepy. Body-of-a-man-Head-of-a-donkey type situations. Midsummer Night's Dream is a no-go. The centaurs in Harry Potter? I'll look away and you just tell me when they're gone.
Current time: 8:41 am
Drink you last had: Currently drinking my beloved daily vanilla latte.
Easiest person to talk to: Good ol' bestie-face Laura
Halloween 2014 before going to see Dracula at the Colorado Ballet
Favorite song: "Abel" by The National. Probably the reason I'm married to my husband! Not that song specifically, but he introduced me to the band, and two weeks later we went to a show - They opened for R.E.M. at Red Rocks in June 2008! And... The rest is history!
Grossest memory: When Swede had the stomach flu last April and threw up all over me. I've experienced my share of spit-up and vomit since she was born, but this one was so... chunky.
Hometown: Durango, Colorado
In love with: My husband. (Except when he's driving me crazy. Then I'd have to go with Paul Newman.)
Jealous of: "Perfect" people. You know... Those people whose hair and makeup and clothes and children and marriage and house and vacations are all Pinterest-perfect all the time? I know their lives are messy and complicated just like the rest of us, but it looks so perfect from the outside.
Kindest person you know: My mom
Longest relationship: Jonathan and I started dating in June 2008.
Middle name: Elizabeth, after Elizabeth Bennett from Pride and Prejudice. One of my very favorite books. I love that this is my middle name. My mom's copy of P&P was a Christmas gift from my dad when she was pregnant with me, and my copy was an anniversary gift (#1, paper) from Jonathan.
Number of Siblings: I have an older brother named Rob.
At the San Diego Zoo in May 2010
One wish: That I could be more present in the moment
Person you spoke to on the phone last: I work from home so most of my phone calls are to/from clients and co-workers.
Question you're always asked: When I go to Denver for work every couple months everyone asks, "How's the baby?" This last time it took me a minute to realize they meant Swede. She doesn't seem like a baby anymore! I'd say, "You mean this one?" and point to my stomach.
Reason to smile: My sweet goofball daughter
Pretending the world is upside down is serious business
Song you last sang: Itsy Bitsy Spider. Swede does the most adorable hand motions.
Time you woke up: I woke up at 5:30 today thinking, Did the alarm already go off? Nope. It goes off at 6 during the week and I'm usually up by 6:15.
Underwear color: Pink
Vacation destination: I've spent a week at La Jolla Shores near San Diego probably 15 out of the last 20 years. Planning my first trip there with the kiddos for next summer!
August 2013 when I was pregnant with Swede
Worst habit: Overreacting to minor annoyances
X-Rays I've had: I broke my arm when I was 5.
Your Favorite Food: Ice cream
Zodiac Sign: Leo