Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Day 1

As I said yesterday, I am joining in on this 30 Day Challenge and linking up with Katie.  I'm a couple days behind, so I may have a day where I double up to catch up. We'll see.  I also may decide that this isn't for me, say like, Day 12 or something.  But, alas, I'm doing it for now.

Day 1-Introduce, recent picture, 15 interesting facts

My name is Stephanie. I'm a 37 year old woman, wife and mom. I am a teacher whose been at home for the last 3 years. My son is 10 and my daughter is 11 1/2 weeks. I have an angel baby as well. I'm also a stepmother for the 2nd time in my life. To learn more about my family click Our Team.

Sitting on Mr. Roger's porch at Pittsburgh Children's Museum

I'm divorced and now married to my soulmate and best friend. I wholeheartedly believe everything happens for a reason and each piece of my journey has led me exactly where I am supposed to be.

I have been married for 2 months and 23 days.
I skipped 2nd grade.
Kindergarten is my favorite grade and age group to teach.
I have lived in 3 states in my life: Pennsylvania (birth to age 6) to Arizona (age 6 to 22) to Tennessee (age 22 to 30) to Arizona (age 30 to 33 1/2)  to Pennsylvania.(33 1/2 to present).
I am the only girl of 3 children & I am the oldest.
My anniversary, my husband's birthday and my daughter's birthday are separated by 2 days that order.
I have a rubber duck collection. 
I started college in 1990 and graduated in 2005. 
After I got divorced, I had to learn that in order to be the best mom to my son, I had to be happy as a person, not solely a mom.
I hate liars...cheating, deceitfulness, dishonesty...any variety.
I didn't like beer until I was in my 30s.
My dad died when I was 22, at the age of 48.  It changed my life.
I love Sharpies more than normal people should. (If you use my silver Sharpie, you are doomed.)
I moved to Nashville to pursue a singing career. One of the best decisions of my life.
I have met a lot of celebrities...mostly in country music.



  1. Ooooh, this is fun :) So many cool things I didn't know!! You rock Steph, as always :)And I too am a Sharpie-Lover, and my students know not to go near my Sharpie collection - I have one in every color :)

  2. Steph,
    First off the header pic with Lily is to presh....haha love it!!

    What a great post and I am slightly jealous ya'll are sitting on Mr. Roger's porch! I also do not like to be lied to! I am the most honest person ever and lying is something that hurts me deep! I love learning all this about you, Kindergarten I bet is so rewarding because you set the bar for learning for the kids and they always will remember you, I remember my Kindergarten Teacher Ms. Jane and I'm dingy and I still know her name LOL....

    It is tough to lose a parent! I lost my daddy when Kelcee was 5 mths old! I just turned 29 and he just turned 50 and passed from a sudden heart attack, it does change us completely,
    glad you aren't using that silver sharpie to grade my grammar would totally need more than one hahahha


  3. I love this girl! I still want to do it but 15 facts about me I have to come up with?? Yikes!

    I want to go back to school and finish
    LOL that you didn't like beer til your 30s
    I want to hear all about your time in Nashville and who the celebrities are that you met. :)

  4. I still don't like beer in my 30's LOL I've tried and tried... I feel Un-Pittsburghian

    How cool that 3 awesome events are only 2 days apart each!