Tuesday, August 12, 2008

It's my birthday!

Happy Birthday to ME! I thought since it was my birthday I would write a little bit about me since many of you didn't know the younger me.

I was born 28 years ago in Salt Lake City, Utah. I mainly grew up in Tooele, Utah. I have wonderful parents who have been really good examples to me especially since now I am married and have kids. I am the oldest of 5. I have one little brother (who, is NOT "littler" than me) and 3 little sisters (who actually are NOT "littler" than me either). I was a pretty good student, and usually did what my parents told me to do... maybe that's why a small part of me craves rebellion because maybe I didn't feel like I ever got to rebel or something. After graduation I went to Snow College for a couple of years (some of the best) and during spring break of my sophmore year, I met Shane. We were married that summer before school started. I went to Utah State after marrying Shane. Now I love Logan but when I first moved there I really really hated it! I graduated with my BS in Psychology with an emphasis in Child Psychology.

I love fairs, parades, traveling, my family, my church, music, movies, painting, Christmas, summertime, eating, sleeping, reading, going out, staying home, blogging, teaching my kids, teaching primary, being outside, being inside, feeling like I am important to someone, the scriptures, our prophet and apostles (especially Elder Joseph B. Wirthlin) the smell of rain, getting to know new people, listening to stories, being organized (which I'm not), pretending to be a Broadway Star and singing as loud as I can to an awesome musical, a clean house (which I don't have), when you can smell flowers before you can see them, dancing, growing things, making something better than it was before.

My hopes for my 29th year are to be more intune to the Spirit, to be a better mom, a better wife, to treat my loved ones in a way they KNOW I love them. I hope to be more organized, to get food storage completed, to be smarter with money, to be more confident, to be less of a procrastinator, to learn how to make tarts, to be a better and more thoughtful neighbor, friend, mom, wife, daughter and sister.

My dreams are to go to New York, to go Paris, to become independently wealthy so Shane and I can do whatever we want whenever we want, to be a world famous cook, or singer, or dancer or doctor or all of the above, to move to a remote island for a year with all my family, to become a real artist with painting and to always have an immaculatly clean house with never having to clean it myself.

So, happy birthday to me and anyone else I share this day with!!!

this is one of my favorite baby pictures,
I am not sure why... maybe the hair?

another favorite of my and my younger
brother, Robert. He's just SO CUTE!!

One of my funnest and most memorable
events was going to Phantom of the Opera
with my mom and grandma. It was the first
big time play I'd ever been to. And I LOVED
it!!!! It started something I LOVE to this day.
It was also the first time I ever wore high heels


Carli said...

Happy birthday Marie! You were such a cute kid and you look so much like your mom. All your goals for the upcoming year are impressive and sound wonderful! (Can I sign up for the same program?) :)

Crazy Beth said...

Yay Marie!!!! I was thinking about you today and I posted a "happy birthday" on my blog so you'll have to check it out! I hope you have a wonderful day and that you'll be able to fulfill all of your dreams!

estanworth said...

Happy Birthday!! I almost thought that was Lindsey in that picture!! Shee looks like you a lot when you were little. I hope your day is wonderful and you have a great 29th year!!

Steph and Zach said...

Happy Birthday!!! I love you lots!!

Sassy Rachel said...

Happy Birthday Marie!!! It was fun getting to know more about you...and WOW, I think we know who our little Lindsey looks like! Twinners!

My Angels said...

I think I need to see a picture of your husband when he was a baby, because I am sure that baby picture is all three of your kids, adorable of course!! I hope you had a happy birthday and days to come.

egebs said...

Hope you've had a Happy Birthday. We love you.

Anna said...

Happy Happy Birthday to you...even though I'm late in saying it. What a fun post, to see pictures of you and read things about you I didn't know!

Kristi said...

You are also one of the kindest, best women I know, and one of my best friends! I love you Marie and am so grateful for our friendship that began in high school.

The Cox Family said...

Marie- you are the best! I wouldn't mind being your guinea pig when you're making those tarts. Plus, I'd love to secretly video tape you singing at the top of your lungs while cleaning- too fun! :) Those pics are too cute!

Kathrin Paul said...

I hope you had the best birthday ever! I think you're nice!

the harpers said...

Marie--Happy Birthday (a little late...)!! I hope you had a wonderful day and your year ahead is even better! You are such an awesome person and always have been. You've always been such an example to me, probably more than you know! Thanks for being my friend for 20 something years!! Love ya!