Tuesday, March 3, 2009

The Bucket List

Place an X by all the things you've done and remove the X from the ones you have not, then tag your friends (including me).

(To do this, go to “notes” under tabs on your profile page, paste these instructions in the body of the note, do the list and tag 25 people (in the right hand corner of the app) then click publish.) If you don't see the Tag people in the upper right hand corner you are in the wrong place.)

Things you have done during your lifetime

(x) Gone on a blind date

(x) Donated Blood

() Skipped school

() Watched someone die

(x) Been to Canada

() Been to Mexico

(x) Been to Florida

() Been to Hawaii

(x) Been on a plane

() Been on a helicopter

(x) Been lost

(x) Gone to Washington , DC

() Hugged a homeless person

(x) Swam in the ocean

() Swam with Stingrays

() Been sailing in the ocean

(x) Cried yourself to sleep

() Played cops and robbers

() Recently colored with crayons

() Ran a marathon

(x) Sang Karaoke

(x) Volunteered at a soup kitchen

(x) Paid for a meal with coins only

(x) Been to the top of the St. Louis Arch

() Seen the Northern Lights

() Been Parasailing

() Been on TV

(x) Done something you told yourself you wouldn't

() Made prank phone calls

() Been down Bourbon Street in New Orleans

(x) Laughed until some kind of beverage came out of your nose

() Fed an elephant

(x) Caught a snowflake on your tongue

() Fired a gun

(x) Danced in the rain

() Been to the Opera

(x) Written a letter to Santa Claus

(x) Serenaded someone

() Seen a U.S. President in person

(x) Been kissed under the mistletoe

(x) Watched the sunrise with someone

() Driven a race car

(x) Been to a National Museum

() Been to a Wax Museum

() Eaten caviar

(x) Blown bubbles

(x) Gone ice-skating

(x) Gone to the movies

() Been deep sea fishing

() Driven across the United States

() Been in a hot air balloon

() Been sky diving

() Gone snowmobiling

() Lived in more than one country

(x) Lay down outside at night and admired the stars while listening to the crickets

(x) Seen a falling star and made a wish

() Enjoyed the beauty of Old Faithful Geyser

() Seen the Grand Canyon

(x) Seen the Statue of Liberty

() Gone to the top of Seattle Space Needle

() Been on a cruise

(x) Traveled by train

() Traveled by motorcycle

(x) Been horse back riding

() Ridden on a San Francisco cable car

(x) Been to Disneyland OR Disney World

(x) Truly believe in the power of prayer

() Been in a rain forest

() Seen whales in the ocean

(x) Been to Niagara Falls

() Ridden on an elephant

() Swam with dolphins

() Been to the Olympics

() Walked on the Great Wall of China

() Saw and heard a glacier calf

() Been spinnaker flying

() Been water-skiing

() Been snow-skiing

() Been to Westminster Abbey

() Been to the Louvre

() Swam in the Mediterranean

(x) Been to a Major League Baseball game

() Been to a National Football League game

() Swam with sharks

(x) Been White Water Rafting

() Written a book or screen play

Monday, March 2, 2009

Your Engagement/Wedding

Yet another one, but this one was fun.

Cut and paste and put in your own answers. Let's see how much you remember about your engagement and wedding day! Then tag 10 more people who are married.

1. Your spouse's name: Timothy Ronald Ranck

2. Where did you meet? Initially online, but met in person in front of my dorm.

3. Who asked who out first? I asked him if he wanted to meet in person, but he asked me out on our first date

4. Where was your first date? Dinner and a movie

5. What was the date of your first date? Week of January 14, 2001

6. Did you "know" on that first date, or did it take a while to realize "this is the one"? It took a few months, but I knew within the first 6 months of dating

7. How long after the first date were you engaged? 2.25 years

8. Care to share the proposal experience? We had already shopped for my ring at this point in time, so I knew it was coming, just didn't know when. The night after he picked the ring up from the jewelers, we went back to my dorm room to hang out. He told me he wanted to show me a website he had found about wedding stuff, so I sat down and looked at the site. It was a very general site until I started checking out the links and found one that said "Top Advice for Newly Engaged". As I was reading it, it didn't occur to me that the first letter of each line spelled out the proposal of "Katie Will You Marry Me" directed to me until after I made the comment of "Oh, that is nice...how cute." Tim said read it again and once I did and turned around to see him, he was down on his knee with the ring and I immediately said yes. He had setup the entire "website" just to propose and I still have a print off of it.

9. When was the engagement? April 26, 2003

10. How did you tell others? Called them all the next day

11. Where and when was your wedding? June 19, 2004 in Knoxville , TN

12. Did you receive pre-marital counseling? Engaged Encounter weekend along with meetings with the priest leading up the wedding.

13. Maid of honor? My best friend from college, Becki

14. Best man? Tim's dad

18. Colors of bridesmaid's dresses? periwinkle blue

19. Who gave the bride away? My dad walked me down the aisle and my parents gave me away and Tim's parents gave him away to me

20. Any special songs, music? "It's Your Love" by Tim & Faith was our song, and we picked all the rest out ourselves

21. Vows... traditional, repeated, or said your own? Traditional repeated vows

22. Anything funny about that day? Tim was extremely nervous and paced the cafeteria while waiting. Also since we didn't get to eat much at the reception, we ended up ordering pizza at the hotel that night

23. Where was the honeymoon? Hilton Head Island

24. Where did you first live? His parent's basement for the first 6 weeks, my parent's house the next 6 weeks and then finally we moved to Murfreesboro

25. Any special marital advice? Honesty is best, no matter what.

Sunday, March 1, 2009

100 Things

So people keep tagging me in these...

001. Real name - Kathleen Elizabeth Ranck
002. Nickname(s) - Katie
003. Zodiac sign - Virgo
004. Male or female - female
005. Elementary - Sunrise
006. Middle School - Penn
007. High School - Penn-Trafford
008. Hair color - brown
009. Long or short - on the long side
010. Loud or Quiet - quiet
011. Sweats or Jeans - jeans
012. Phone or Camera - camera
013. Health freak - not really
014. Drink or Smoke? - neither
015. Do you have a crush on someone? - I married him
016. Eat or Drink - either
017. Piercings - ears
018. Tattoos - none

019. Been in an airplane - yes
020. Been in a relationship - yes
021. Been in a car accident - yes
022. Been in a fist fight - yes

023. First piercing - ears
024. First best friend - April
025. First award - 6th grade math class
026. First crush - middle school, Mark
027. First sport - swimming
028. First big vacation - Disney World

029. Last person you talked to - Tim
030. Last person you texted - Tim
031. Last person you watched a movie with - Tim
032. Last food you ate - Steak and chicken
033. Last movie you watched - What Happens in Vegas
035. Last thing you bought - dinner
036. Last person you hugged - Tim

037. Food - mashed potatoes and waffles
038. Drinks - Diet COke
039. Clothing - jeans and tshirt
040. Flower - roses
041. Where'd it go? - where did what go?
042. Colors - purple and blue
043. Movies - City of Angels and A Walk to Remember
044. Subjects - science

IN 2008..... I

045. [x] kissed someone
046. [x] celebrated Halloween
047. [] had your heart broken
048. [x] went over the minutes on your cell phone
049. [] questioned someone's sexual orientation
050. [] came out of the closet
051. [] gotten pregnant twice by ralphie elephante and diego elephante.
052. [] had an abortion with raphlie’s kid.
053. [x] done something you've regretted
054. [x] broke a promise
055. [x] hid a secret
056. [x] pretended to be happy
057. [] met someone who changed your life
058. [x] pretended to be sick
059. [] left the country
060. [x] tried something you normally wouldn't try and liked it
061. [x] cried over the silliest thing
062. [] ran a mile
063. [] went to the beach with your best friend(s)
064. [x] got into an argument with your friends
065. [x] hated someone
066. [] gone to disneyworld

067. Eating - nothing
068. Drinking - pop
069. I'm about to - fold laundry
070. Listening to - B105
071. Plans for today - laundry, dishes, shopping
072. Waiting for - next week to come

073. Want kids? - most definetly
074. Want to get married? - aleady am
075. Careers in mind - engineer

076. Lips or eyes - lips
077. Shorter or taller? - taller
078. Romantic or spontaneous - romantic
079. Nice stomach or nice arms - nice arms
080. Sensitive or loud - sensitive
081. Hook-up or relationship - relationship
082. Trouble-maker or hesitant - neither

083. Lost glasses/contacts - yes
084. Ran away from home - no
085. Hold a gun/knife for self defense - no
086. Killed somebody - no
087. Broken someone's heart - yes
088. Slapped someone - no
089. Cried when someone died - yes

090. Yourself - most of the time
091. Miracles - yes
092. Love at first sight - yes
093. Heaven - yes
094. Santa Claus - yes
095. Sex on the first date - no
096. Kiss on the first date - yes

097. Is there one person you want to be with right now? - yes, my husband
098. Are you seriously happy with where you are in life? - for the most part
099. Do you believe in God - yes
100. Post as 100 truths and tag a bunch of friends. :)