Getting to Know Us


Mike

A book I highly recommend is:
    The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe

A movie I watch over and over is:
    Thor

A TV show I watch regularly is:
    Eureka

I love to collect:
    Home Theater Equipment

My favorite thing to buy is:
    Stuff for Tawnya

A smell that makes me pause is:
    Sweet Pea

My favorite sport to watch is:
    Football

My favorite restaurant is:
    Zuppa's

A moment when I achieved absolute happiness was:
    When I married Tawnya

The music I listen to most is:
    Classical

My earliest memory is:
    Popping popcorn in a oil popper without the lid, hot oil and popcorn everywhere. I was in preschool.

My favorite flower is:
    Snapdragons

A game I like to play is:
    Star Wars Legos

My favorite hobby is:
    I enjoy the outdoors hiking, camping, mountain biking, and snow sports. Folding origami animals for my friends and family is also a lot of fun. I enjoy working and playing on computers and discovering how different programs work and thinking about how they could be improved. I like to work with boy scouts and like teaching the boys about the wilderness.

A singer or band I currently listen to the most is:
    David Arkenstone

I drive a:
    Honda CRV

The city I would most like to visit is:
    Edinburgh, Scotland

My favorite meal is:
    Lasagna

Someone or something that made me laugh this week was:
    The Penguins of Madagascar

My first paying job was:
    A paper route

The memory that still makes me laugh is:
    Dad's Ice Pick story

My best birthday was:
    My 12th, I finally got to go camping with the Boy Scouts.

A smell that reminds me of my childhood is:
    Fall Leaves

The story behind my name is:
    I was named after my dad.

My favorite color to wear is:
    Blue

My strangest possession is:
    a homemade rubber band ball

My favorite dessert is:
    Double lemon cream pie

When I exercise, I like to:
    Walk, Hike

My favorite thing to do on a date is:
    Get out into nature (hike, snowshoe, etc)

The best vacation I ever had was:
    A family trip to Sun Valley, a whole week with nothing planned out. We just played, swam, went river running, listened to concerts in the park, played games late into the night, watched movies, and just had fun.

The best thing about being married is:
    Having someone who understands me, will always put up with my quirks, and loves me forever.

The thing I am most passionate about is:
    Making others happy.

What is your strangest family tradition:
    Shooting guns on Christmas Eve


Tawnya


A book I highly recommend is:
    The Secret Garden

A movie I watch over and over is:
    Tangled

A TV show I watch regularly is:
    Castle

I love to collect:
    Old books

My favorite thing to buy is:
    Candy or old books

A smell that makes me pause is:
    Cookies

My favorite sport to watch is:
    Anything but golf

My favorite restaurant is:
    Spaghetti Factory

A moment when I achieved absolute happiness was:
    When I married Mike

The music I listen to most is:
    Celtic

My earliest memory is:
    Watching ET in the theater when it came out

My favorite flower is:
    Impatiens

My favorite hobby is:
    My hobbies include hiking, camping, and enjoying nature. Visiting all the state parks in Utah is a goal of mine. I also play the piano and am learning to play the bagpipes. I enjoy listening to good music and playing around with photos and videos on the computer.

A singer or band I currently listen to the most is:
    Natalie MacMaster

My favorite quote is:
    We may not dance pretty, but we dance every dance.

I drive a:
    Honda Fit

The city I would most like to visit is:
    Halifax, Nova Scotia

My favorite meal is:
    Strawberry Crepes

Someone or something that made me laugh this week was:
    Mike, he is so silly

My first paying job was:
    Basketball referee

The memory that still makes me laugh is:
    Mike thought a cow was a bear and ran away

A smell that reminds me of my childhood is:
    Fresh hay being cut

The story behind my name is:
    I was named after a Russian track star; irony, I don't like to run

My favorite color to wear is:
    Navy

My strangest possession is:
    My Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle action figures

My favorite dessert is:
    Chocolate Chip Cookies and milk

When I exercise, I like:
    Tennis, outside playing frisbee/games, or hiking

My favorite thing to do on a date is:
    Just be with my sweetheart, I'm not too picky

The best vacation I ever had was:
    Snowshoeing in Grand Tetons National Park

The best thing about being married is:
    Being with my best friend

The thing I am most passionate about is:
    Helping others

What is your strangest family tradition:
    We break a pinata on Easter