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Friday, June 21, 2013

Question #91

Q: What instrument do you wish you could play and why?

A: Honestly, I wish I could play the instruments that I do play a lot better. I grew up playing the piano... mostly by ear and I really wish I could sight read. A couple of years ago, I decided to learn how to play the guitar... because my parents and sister all play and I think it is awesome. So I taught myself... but I wish I were better at it. I guess that is my own fault for not practicing more.

As far as instruments that I don't know how to play... I think the violin is beautiful and I would love to learn how to play that... but above that, I have ALWAYS loved and wanted to play the Harp. I think it is SO beautiful. I know they also are expensive and take up a lot of space. Maybe one day...

Question #90

Q: What's your favorite movie? Why do you like it? What's it about?

A: I like lots of different movies. I have always been a movie girl. I like different movies for different reasons. In the last 5 years though... my favorite movie has been "Hot Rod". It's a silly movie, so it seems like it shouldn't be my favorite... but it is so light hearted and makes me laugh everytime and I could watch it over and over again and it never gets old. It is also very quotable. I love to quote that movie.

It is about a guy who grew up wanting to be a stuntman because he thought his father that passed away was a stuntman. His stepfather has a bad heart and needs a transplant and he decides to do stunts in order to raise money for the heart surgery. He is not a good stuntman, but he does it... all so that he can kick his stepdads butt in a fight so he can earn his respect. Really dumb, I know... but it has a bunch of guys from SNL (Saturaday Night Live) and it is way funny.

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Question #89

Q: Where do you want to go to college?

A: Back in Jr. High.. I'm not sure if I knew where I wanted to go to college. I was still worried about Jr High and High School ahead of me. Oh how quickly that time passes. I think I knew I would probably go to Santa Barbara City College because that is what everyone in my family did. It was cheap and we could still live at home and pay for school and work.

So what I actually did? I did that for two years (SBCC) and then I decided to become an advance massage therapist, so I moved to Provo and I went to a Tech school called The American Institute of Medical Dental Technology. All of the siblings and I went to SBCC, but after that, everyoen went to and graduated from a different college. Which is kind of cool that we all did our own thing and we all graduated. Me from my Tech school. Kristy graduated from BYU Utah, Lori graduated from BYU Hawaii, Jamie graduated from UCSB and Chad graduated from Utah Valley University. We are awesome. 

Question #88

Q: List all of the costumes you have worn or characters you have been for Halloween.

A: Wow! Ok... let's see if I can remember everything I have been over there years. I LOVE dressing up, so this might be hard but I will do my best. I will start from the most recent years and try and work my way backwards.

Donatello (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle)
Mary Poppins (my friend Wes was Bert)
Alphaba (wicked which from Wicked)
Lady Bug
Jem (from my favorite chartoon growing up "Jem and the Holograms")
Forrest Fairy
Movie Star
Black Cat
Queen Amildala (from Star Wars)
50's Girl
Cave Woman
Punk Rocker
Jasmine (from Alladin)
BYU Baseball Player

Gosh... I'm sure there is more than that, but that is all I can think of at the top of my head. Many more to come in the years to come. I can't wait until I can do couple and family customes.

Question #87

Q: What foreign language would you like to learn?

A: I started to learn a bit of Spanish... mostly by being in Costa Rica for two months... I think Spanish is probably the most practical language to learn since that is the second most common language. If I were not to pick Spanish though... I think I would want to learn French or Italian? I don't know... learning an Asian language would be cool too. SUPER hard though. I had a bunch of friends that were from Loas and they started teaching me how to say some things back when I was in college. Not much though. Maybe one of these days I will get motivated enough to learn another language fluetly. MAYBE I will marry someone that speaks another language fluently and they can teach me so we can talk together.

Question #86

Q: How does your mother spend her time?

A: My mom reads a lot. She does occational crafts. Goes for walks or to the gym in the morning. Involved in her church callings and loves her political shows. When family is around, she loves spending time with her family. She loves being a Grandma.

Question #85

Q: Am I a good friend to other people? If so how? If not what can I do to improve?

A: I mean... I guess you would have to ask my friends if I am a good friend or not, but I think I'm a great friend. I am loyal and would do anything for my friends. I think that is why I have so many. People know they can trust me and that I will listen and be there for them and give advice or whatever they need. My close friends... no matter where they move, I will go visit them. I love my friends. I forgive and forget. I'm happy and fun.

Is there something I can improve on? There is always something everyone can improve on. Me personally... I knwo I am super senstive and feeling left out or that my love isn't being returned in a friendship and so on and so forth... I can get jealous and I have been trying to work on that... all of that. I think the less I worry about that stuff, the better friend I can be to people.

Friday, June 14, 2013

Question #84

Q: How do you celebrate Easter?

A: We have never done too much for Easter. When we were younger, my mom used to make us new Easter dresses and leave them on our bed Easter morning when we woke up. We would then wear them to church. When we were younger we would also get Easter baskets and die eggs. Now... I go to church and get Easter talks and then I have dinner with family. That's about it. If I am feeling really festive, I will die eggs... but I actually have wanted to and haven't for years.

Question #83

Q: What is the worst trouble you've ever gotten into?

A: In high school.... I was in choir. In the middle of the year, the teacher decided to split the group up into A & B groups because he thought we would have a better chance of winning. I felt like this was a HUGE mistake. Everyone knew that the A group was the better group. People's feelings were hurt... including mine. I was put into the B group (even though everyone knew I should have been in the A group) because another alto's dad was in charge of our connection to the recording studio. Yep! It's true. So... I went home crying and our group was torn apart and my mom went back and yelled at the choir teacher and I decided to write a letter to the teacher on how I thought he was wrong and what a big mistake he met. It was not like me to do things like this... but I just had to stand up for what I thought was right. Needless to say, it didn't make the teacher very happy. He ended up getting upset and taking my letter to the principal. This lead to me getting taken out of my history class the next day.... which only happened to the touble makers and everyone was in shock when they took me out of class to see the Vice Principal. I had to have a talk with the Vice Principal about my letter... which he actually told me he agreed with me and he wasn't mad at me... but the choir teacher was, so I wasn't allowed to go to class for the rest of the week. After that I also had to have a teacher/ Vice Principal meeting where we "talked things out". In this meeting I was totally find and he contridicted himself and what he was trying to do and tried to make me look like the bad student that didn't have control over my emotions or temper (but as it turns out... that was him) the Vice Principal (knowing me and that I was a good kid and good student) was just trying not to laugh and was on my side all the way. Once I was allowed to go back to class.... I acted totally normal and went along with his stupid rules. Vice Principal came to see me again asking me if things were ok... because the choir teacher went up to him and said things were awkward in class. I just laughed and said if things are awkward it is because of him. I'm fine. We both laughed it off with how silly this all was. Going into Jazz competitions later on, he ended up putting both A & B choirs again (because we all sounded better together... which we were told by the judges) and we won first place. I wanted to tell him "I told you so" but I held back. If you are going to make two seperate groups... do it in the beginning of the school year AND have the groups meeting at different times... not in the same class. Just saying. As a result of all of this... he wouldn't let me be in choir my senior year... which choir was my life. It was heart breaking to me.... but I got over it pretty quick, because I was over high school. I almost tested out early, but I thought I would regret that... so I just made my schedule so that I left at noon everyday by taking college classes and work ed so I could leave school and go to work. THAT worked out great. :) I still got to sing (solo & duet) at my high school graduation, which is what I wanted (not the national anthem, our theme song) and to me... that was sticking it to my choir teacher. :) So it all worked out.

Question #82

Q: How much does it cost to go to a movie at the theater in 2000? How much is popcorn, drinks, and candy?

A: $5.39  drinks, popcorn and candy were a couple bucks each.

Now, it's around $8 and you can spend another $8 getting a drink and some popcorn. It's expensive!

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Question #81

Q: Did you have special names for your grandparents?

A: Nope. Just Grandma and Grandpa Mills and Grandma and Grandpa Watson.

Question #80

Q: Did you ever go door to door trying to sell things to neighbors?

A: Yes, and I always hated it! In elementry school I usually went door to door with friends. I did it for the school jog a thon and the other time I did it was to sell candy to raise money for a school out of town field trip. Maybe for 6th grade Astro Camp too. I sold magazines in high school to raise money for Senior week... but I didn't go door to door. I think I just asked family and friends.

Question #79

Q: What does 1 dozen eggs currecntly cost? A loaf of bread? A gallon of milk?

A:  A gallon of milk = $2.99
     A loaf of bread = $3.75
     1 dozen eggs = $2.00

Question #78

Q: How much does a pair of shoes cost in 2000?

A: I think the answer would be the same now in 2013 than in 2000. I think it depends on the shoe and the brand. You can spend anywhere from $15-$50 for a pair of shoes. I usually end up spending around $20 or $30.

Question #77

Q: Who do you look like, your mom or dad?

A: If you look at pictures of me when I was little and my dad when he was little.... I would say my dad... hands down. As I have grown up and grown into my features, I maybe look more like my mom... but I actually think I am a pretty good mix of my mom and dad.

Question #76

Q: Which temple would you like to be sealed in? Why?

A: Back in Jr High I would have told you that I wanted to be sealed in the San Diego Temple... because that is the first temple I have a memory of. We went to the open house when I was in primary and I still remember how beautiful it was. Now... it just seems silly and inconvenient to get sealed there. Now, I would love the Salt Lake Temple.... because it is closer, beautiful and has so much history. At this point though... I will be happy to get sealed anywhere because it will mean that I am getting married. ha ha. I am a lot less set in my ways the older I get.

Question #75

Q: What pets have I had? Which one was my favorite?

A: I have had so many pets growing up. Let's see if I can name them all. I started with a box turtle, also had a rat, several rabbits, a guinea pig, frogs, snakes, lizards, water dragons and a couple of iguana's. My favorite was my iguana. Easy to take care of and super chill... plus, he reminded me of a mini dinosour.

Question #74

Q: What is your best and worst subject in school? What do and don't you like about them?

A: My worst subjects have ALWAYS been math and science. Yep... no hiding that. My best subject was always English. I could not even try hard (BS my way though a paper) and still get a good grade. I guess I have always had a way with writing. Not sure.... but that is the way it always was.

Question #73

Q: How much does a new pair of levis cost in 2000's?

A: Umm.... this is a guess, but I think around $40... maybe less.

Question #72

Q: What is your favorite color and why?

A: I love a lot of different colors... but my favorite has always been green. I am not sure exactly why. It is a soothing color. A major color in nature AND green is a color that happens to look good on me.... maybe because my eyes are green. There you have it.

Question #71

Q: How many children do you wish to have after you marry? Boys, girls or both?

A: I used to want 6 kids. The only reason why that has changed is because I am 30 and still not married. Obviously I don't have as many child bareing years in me. I would be really happy if I get 3 or 4 and I would love to have both boys and girls.

Question #70

Q: What is your advice to those younger than you?

A: I am not sure what I would have said back when I was in Jr. High... probably something insignificant about school.... but now... this is the advice I would give.

Try not to worry so much about things you don't have control over. Start now with being healthy and eating right. Your quality of life will be so much better. Choose to be happy. It IS a choice. Staying positive goes a long way for you and those around you. Put value in friendship and the people you meet in your life. There is something to be learned from everyone. Don't limit yourself. If there is something you want to do, DO IT! If it means saving up or whatever it may be to do what you want to do, do what it takes. Continue to learn new things even when you are not in school. Travel! Makes goals and actually achieve them. It will bring more purpose to your life. Push yourself to do hard things. Love and appreciate your family AND keep your testimony strong.... don't stop doing the little things, your young single adult years where you are on your own and can't rely on your parents to push you in the right direction.... it is easy to get lazy and that is dangerous. Life is great. Enjoy the journey. :)

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Question #69

Q: If you could choose any profession, what would it be and why?

A: This has definitely changed over the years. Back in Jr High, I would have told you I wanted to work with animals. I still love animals... and don't think it would be fun to work with them.... but I am not playing with pets like I used to. Now... the only pet I have is a beta fish, which growing up... NOT the case. I just don't have time for pets anymore and would love to get more when I am married and have kids to enjoy them and help teach them responsibility.

Now, my current job is working on contracts at Novell (a software company) I am a massage therapist on the side and sometimes even do a little photography on the side. I'm fine with that. What I would LOVE to be paid to do though... is travel and blog about it. I am currently in the works to try and make that happen. I may also become a health coach for Take Shape for Life. Apparently you can make a lot of money doing it and I think I would be pretty great at it. So... there you go. Lots of ways for me to make money. :) Makes life more interesting I think.

Question #68

Q: What is your favorite thing to play at the park?

A: I just like being at the park... but if I was going to choose an activity to play at the park... it would be softball and volleyball. Those have always been my favorite to play. :) I would have had the same answer in Jr. High. It is nice to know that some things never change.

Question #67

Q: Where is my most favorite place to go and what is it like?

A: Right now... I'm not sure that I have a favorite place to go. I just love to go places. ha ha. Back when I lived in Santa Barbara though... I had a favorite spot. It was a cliff at the beach by UCSB campus. I loved to go there... because it wasn't sandy, I would either sit on the dirt or plants. I just sat right next to the cliff and watch the sunset most of the time. Think about what was going on in my life while I felt the breeze on my face and listened to the waves crash and take in the beautiful scenery. It was so relaxing. I miss it dearly. Utah is beautiful though and has a lot of great things to offer as well. I just miss my little spot on the beach.

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Question # 66

Q: What are my favorite family holiday traditions?

A: My family really doesn't have a ton of Holiday traditions except for the fact that we try and spend Holiday's together. One tradition that we started when I was in high school and continued through the years is Christmas Caroling to different neighbors and families in the ward on Christmas Eve. Then we usually come back and have treats and watch a Christmas movie. It started out with just the Mills family... but now it has been fun to add spouses and kids to the tradition. Christmas day we usually have some sort of Christ centered spiritual thought as well... which is of course great.

Question #65

Q: What is one habit you would like to develop? Why?

A: I guess going along with the habit I want to get rid of, a habit I want to develop is better sleeping habits. I'm also terrible at scripture study and daily prayer. I REALLY need to develop that habit. Big time. I'm so social that I put everything else last, and I need to balance my life better.

Question #64

Q: Write about when you received your testimony.

A: I think growing up in the church, my testimony came little by little through learning and understanding more and experiences that I had. That being said... when I realized I had a testimony and when it became strong, was when I started early morning seminary. That in and of it'self is saying something that I got up every morning and went to early morning seminary since I am not a morning person.I had perfect attendence and got up every school day at 5:30 to go. I read my scriptures everyday. That is when I started learning of the prophet and apostles and started loving General Conference. That is when I knew without a doubt that the church was true and started feeling so blessed that I had it in my life. Having that strong testimony made it easy for me to stand up for my belief's at school and work when I was a minority as far as religion goes. I loved it and wouldn't have it any other way.

Question #63

Q: Describe a special birthday party that you have had.

A: Having a December birthday is really hard.... my birthday is a week before Christmas... so I was and friends were usually taking finals or leaving for Christmas vacation. Besides that, my parents were never big party throwers. So there were not a lot of really special birthday's. Two I think will always stand out to me though. First, the year that I turned 18 on the 18th of December. Why? Not only was it my golden birthday, but I was also in Hawaii with my family because of my sister Lori, graduating from BYU Hawaii... so we all went out. The day of my birthday, my family let me pick whatever I wanted to do... so we went snorkeling and we ate at a Mexican place (since I grew up loving Mexican food) and it was great. Can't complain about that birthday. :)

The second one that will always stand out to me was my last birthday, the birthday I turned 30. Not only will I remember it because it is the year I turned 30... but the months approaching I was depressed and having a really hard time. My roommates were saints. They were there for me 100% and went out of their way to make my birthday really special. The day before my birthday I was just coming back into town from California (singing at Disneyland with my mom). I came home and my roommates and Liz had thrown a surprise birthday party for me. It was my first surprise birthday party that anyone had ever thrown for me. Let me tell you... I was surprised. I was shocked. I didn't expect it and it was so special to me. They had made me cake and the whole ward came to celebrate and it was great. The next day, my actual birthday... it didn't stop my roommates from doing more. They made me a big candy poster that was super sweet and after work they took me out to dinner to get Indian food (one of my new faves in my adult years) and then after dinner... I had some more friends come over (just a few) and we launched the floating lanterns (like in the movie "Tangled") at the park by my house. It had stopped snowing.... which was perfect. Everything was beautiful and covered in white. The moon lit up the sky and reflected light off of all the snow... and there we were in the middle of the park, and spent an hour letting go 30 lanterns for my 30th birthday. It was beautiful and magical and really... the only thing that I wanted to do for my 30th birthday... but my friends went above and beyond that. It was so special to me and I will never forget it.

Question #62

Q: What is one bad habit you would like ot get rid of? Why?

A: I can think of two actually. First, I want to get rid of the habit of feeling like I need something sweet after every meal. I have a bad sweet tooth. I am on my way to getting rid of this habit since I started "Take Shape For Life". Hopefully it sticks. The other habit I would like to get rid of ... is staying up until early hours of the morning when I need to get up for work the next day. I know I'm a night owl... and that is never going to change, however, I can still be smart about how much sleep I get. Once my head hits the pillow, I have no problems falling asleep, so I shouldn't be staying up wasting time... like I so many times do.