1. I was born in Wiesbaden, (West) Germany because my dad was stationed there in the army. We moved back to the U.S. before I was one year old. While growing up, at school I often had to tell where I was born for one reason or another and the kids would always ask if I was German. Sometimes I would say "yes" but couldn't fool them for long because I didn't know a word of the language. (Dad will already know this one about me, if not all of them.)
2. I cracked the windshield of my dad's jeep with my head when I was 7 years old while he was trying to pull our cousins' truck out of a snow-filled ditch. I was able to walk away from that one thanks to the snow hat I was wearing. This incident explains why I am a genius today.
3. I have completed a 25-mile bike ride at least once since I have had kids. I would have done it another time if it hadn't been for a certain person who had to keep stopping close to the end of the race to fix the light or something on his bike until my legs finally cramped up. I'm not referring to Chad either. You know who you are!
4. When I was in the 8th grade, I had some cool Converse tenny-shoes that were pastel pink, yellow, purple and blue. I really liked them. It was one of the more daring things that I wore at that time. I didn't like to stand out in a crowd.
5. I never dreamed of being a mom when I was a little girl. I always loved kittens and puppies, not babies, and here I am now a mother of four and loving it! I don't even have any pets. I would like to have some for the kids, though.