Thanks to Meghan over at Champagne & Suburbs for this cute post idea! Helps me tremendously since I have sort of been in a blogging rut lately!
Boo – my dad started calling me this as a baby, and while I don’t hear it very often anymore its still always going to be mine.
Hori Horton - so when I was little, I apparently could say “L” sounds very well, so I said Hori instead of Lori.
LP - nickname from one of my coworkers. Don’t ever google your name, and then tell your coworkers the hilarious story of how there is another person named Lori Vann who goes by the name Lucious Peaches and resides in a Texas correctional facility. So there’s that.
Lawry - nickname that Brayden sometimes calls me, and I’m not even sure where it came from.
Four Jobs I’ve Had:
Daycare Teacher – went from working with 2 yr olds, to 3 yr olds to working in the front office. This job stressed me out beyond belief, but I met some awesome ladies working here!
Bridal Registry Consultant - worked for May Company Dept stores working with brides to complete their wedding registries. Also sold fancy china, crystal and silver (and other housewares). Loved this job! My first and only job I had when we lived in California.
Concession Stand at Hadad’s – made the food, flirted with the life guards and security guys and had an awesome summer. Got paid decent money, and worked with a bunch of my friends. Worked here summer before my senior year of high school.
Substitute Teacher - this job solidified why I think teachers are amazing human beings who deserve to be paid a hell of a lot more than they currently are!
Four Movies I’ve Watched More Than Once:
The Blindside – one of my favorite movies of all time.
National Treasure Book of Secrets - love this movie
National Lampoons Christmas Vacation – every Christmas, multiple times
Thirteen Going on Thirty - Jennifer Garner is amazing in this one. I could watch it over and over.
Four Things In My Purse:
Big League Chew bubblegum – because I have a boy that plays baseball.
My Planner - because I have an obsession with my planner.
Sunglasses – cannot live without these, the older I get the more I realize I need them.
Chapstick, Lipstick and Mascara - never leave the house without them!
Four Places I’ve Visited (in completely random order)
Nashville, TN - as a kid we went here and went to Opryland (now closed), the Grand Old Opry, and various museums. It was awesome and I would love to go back as an adult! (hint,hint Patrick – grownups vacation?)
Savannah, GA - one of my most favorite cities to visit. Beautiful squares, charming houses, the riverfront. Love it all. I was blessed to only live about an hour away from downtown Savannah for 3 years, so we got to visit often!
Washington, DC - another one of my favorite places! I love all the history, the power and the politics that boom in this city. The beautiful, yet haunting quiet of Arlington. I want to take the kids soon to this place I got to spend a lot of time in during my childhood!
Los Angeles, CA – went here to visit twice with my parents when they came out to San Diego to visit us. We did some movie/TV studio tours, including the Days of Our Lives set. Loved it! We went to a Dodgers game and saw the Hollywood sign too!
Four Things I Don’t Eat:
Squid or Octopus – gross. Other than that, I will eat just about anything. Patrick swears he is going to get me to eat squirrel, but the jury is still out on that one. I am leaning towards a NO!
Four Places On My Travel Bucket List:Europe, Dominican Republic, Turks & Caicos, India
- basically, I just love to travel! I would love to go back to the Dominican Republic. I went after I graduated high school on a mission trip and truly enjoyed the bit of down time we did get at the beach. Patrick and I have talked about going on a cruise, so maybe we can hit up Turks & Caicos on a cruise. I’d love to go to India, and really experience the culture there. And Europe – because, why not?
Four TV Shows I Watch:
Madam Secretary - I have missed a few episodes of this, but it is a good show I enjoy watching. I hope to catch up this summer!
Blue Bloods – Donnie Wahlberg & Tom Selleck, need I say more?
Criminal Minds - really because I want to be the woman that Derrick Morgan calls baby girl.
Scandal – Olivia Pope is someone I’d really like to have in my village. I need a little bad-assery in my life. White Hats ya’ll!
Four Things to Look Forward to In 2015:
Road Trips - Out oft’ cancelled/postponed anniversary trip to Charleston will happen this year. Going to mama’s to take the kiddos to the beach will happen. I am sure we will travel a little bit for baseball too.
Patrick & I - more road trips, more laughter, more time together.
High School - I am looking forward to seeing Katie start high school, and all the fun that comes along with that.
Sports - baseball, football. lots of sports in 2015.