Sunday, January 2, 2011

Monday Minute 1/3/2011!

Well guys, the first Monday Minute of the year 2011 is here!  I cant' believe it!  2010 was a great year for us because our beautiful Liliana was born.  I hope it was a fabulous year for you guys too.

Just in case we have any newcomers with the new year ... the rules are:

(1) link up to the linky, grab the button,  and answer the 5 questions below.  If you don't want to link up, just answer them in the comments, 
(2) if you have any suggestions for questions, just email me or write them in the comment, AND
(3) if you ever want to host a Monday Minute one week, just email me and we'll arrange it!


(1) If you could go on a road trip with any person (dead or alive) who would you go with and where would you go to?
(2) If you knew you had 24 hours left to live, name three things you would do in the time you had left.
(3) When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?
(4) Out of the last five years of your life, which was the worst and why?
(5) Out of the last five years of your life, which was the best and why?

(1) Honestly, this one was an EASY answer: Evan.  Evan and I have taken quite a few road trips together...ESPECIALLY this last semester.   And even with a brand new baby in tow for all of it, we always manage to have a good time. We don't let things stress us out: forget something? That's ok.  Baby crying?  We'll climb over the seats.  We're a damn good team.  As to where we'd go...that's tough.  Maybe San Francisco?  We've both been there, but separately, so I'd LOVE to go with him and spend a few days there.

 SEE?  We don't stress on road trips.  Just smile!

(2) These are definitely in order of priority: (1) "alone time" (wink wink) with the hubby.  HEY, don't judge.  If I only have 24 hours left, you bet I'd want some of that for lovey dovey time and cuddling just us two. (2) Just flat out family time.  We'd get together, eat, laugh, maybe watch some movies, and just enjoy the time left. AND (3) something daring: swimming with sharks maybe.  And since my brother and husband are deathly afraid, I'd guilt trip them in to doing it with me.  One thing I KNOW I wouldn't do: sleep.  I'll have plenty of time to do that once I'm gone.

 Hey could be my brother and I!  

(3) I'm nearly too embarrassed to admit this: a stock broker.  I know, I was a complete and total loser.  What little kid even KNOWS about things like that?  But my Grandpa once told me I was really good at math and that I would make a good stock broker when I grew up, so I was hooked (well, until I was 14 when I decided I was going to law school).

(4) The worst?  I'd probably have to say my first year of law school.  I had just graduated from college where I had had an amazing time graduating as a fightin Texas Aggie.  Those years are something I will never forget.  It was great.  AND THEN, law school hit. I was miserable, unhappy, missed family, and didn't do anything but study.  I studied, slept, and studied once again.  OK, that's maybe an exaggeration, but it sure felt like that.  I have to be honest though: I've had some good years lately.  I feel like a big complainer with this answer.  That year was also one of the best for me: I graduated college with honors, had a full scholarship to a law school, and got married to my highschool sweetheart.  SEE? Not bad actually.

(5) This one would be the year of Liliana's birth.  I would have easily said the year I got married, but as you see from my answer up above, the law school starting thing did stink.  So, I say Liliana's birth.  I was surprised with a pregnancy, had a beautiful baby girl, graduated from law school, and learned to take some time for our family and change career paths for at least this year so I would be home at 5 instead of 8.  And to make things better?  My marriage is BETTER than it was when I started law school because seeing Evan as a father has only made our marriage even stronger.  

ALRIGHTY, that's it!  Now link up!

Sorry that they're tough questions...some of them are mine and some are suggestions from others.  I just randomly chose the next 5 in order and this is what happened...


  1. If it makes you feel any better up until I was 16 I wanted to be an accountant. Some days I wish I had gone that route.

  2. Hi Cristy! Thank you for hosting.

    (1) If my Memere & Papa were still alive I would take a trip with them to Ireland. They went along time ago and I just love their photos!
    (2) If I had 24 hrs to live I would write a universal letter to all those I love, make a great dinner for all of my family and friends, hug as many people as possible!
    (3) When I was a kid, I wanted to be so many things. I just wrote a post on resolution listing them all! You'll laugh :)
    (4) A few years ago it was a tough year, I had 3 losses in my family..
    (5) This past year was one of the best years because I learned so much more about myself and about some other people (good/bad) overall it's healthy!

  3. Sharks? You're a brave, brave woman! That pic totally gives me the creepios! :)

  4. Rats! The link up is closed! I was hoping to join in this week. Maybe next week!