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During my time in the blogging world, I’ve been “tagged” about 5 billion times and I’ve never done it. So I am going to do it, this once, but I don’t think I should have to do it for the next year. 🙂 Here goes: List seven random facts about yourself.

1. I get a $22 Mani/Pedi once a month.
2. I have ran two full marathons.
3. I lived in Bahia, Brazil for a year and a half as a missionary for my church and consequently speak fluent Portuguese.
4. There are 8 children in my family. I am number 7.
5. I used to work as a wilderness counselor. I lived outside backpacking for about a year and a half. As a result I can start fire with sticks and I have frostbite on my big toes.
6. When I was 22 I hitchhiked 900 miles by myself.
7. Places I have lived for more than three months: St. George, UT; San Diego, CA; Jackson Hole, Wyoming; Logan, UT; Tuckahoe, New York; Bahia, Brazil; Wiesbaden, Germany; San Francisco, CA.

{This is a picture of my family, I’m the baby and my little brother isn’t born yet.}

  1. Anonymous

    August 9, 2007

    good to know more about you! i love reading your blog as you always update it with really-really pretty and inspiring pictures ^^

  2. robin k

    August 9, 2007

    The pictures in #4 are AWESOME!

  3. Sarah

    August 9, 2007

    ha ha cute tee shirts!

  4. jared

    August 9, 2007

    there’s the summerstone we know and love 🙂

  5. jordan

    August 9, 2007

    Yeah Jared,

    At first I was going to mention that but it sounded so lame without a lengthy explanation–so I left that part out. 🙂

  6. Annabanana

    August 9, 2007

    cute picture

  7. Erin

    August 9, 2007

    I have also lived in Jackson Hole, Logan, St. George, and New York (current)!

  8. Erica

    August 9, 2007

    I love that picture of your family. It’s cool.

  9. ashlynn

    August 9, 2007

    I wish I could get a mani/ped for $22 here!

  10. Chelle and Aaron

    August 9, 2007

    Nice shirts…glad we’re not the only family that came up with the genius matching shirt idea…somewhere in the world there is a homeless man in a pink “Tanner Family Pig Out” sweatshirt that he found at the DI courtesy of my family.

  11. nie nie

    August 9, 2007

    those pictures are soooo great! i cant believe you hitchiked by yourself. you are a stinker!

  12. sfgirlbybay

    August 10, 2007

    wow – that’s a lfetime of living. so interesting! i can’t believe you hitchhiked all that way by yourself. where the heck did you go? and from where?

  13. Michelle

    August 10, 2007

    I found your blog last week, and I’ve spent hours and hours reading ALL your archives and at least doubling the number of pages I have saved in my favorites. Thank you for showing me so many pretty things that I didn’t know existed!

  14. Anonymous

    August 10, 2007

    How do you get “tagged”?

  15. Joanna Goddard

    August 10, 2007

    such a cute family!

  16. abby

    August 10, 2007

    voce fala portugues!? que legal!

    glad to find a fellow portuguese speaker.


  17. Julie

    August 10, 2007

    What a full and interesting life! Thanks for sharing.

  18. Missy

    August 11, 2007

    too cool! Thanks for sharing!

  19. suburban prep

    August 13, 2007

    I am the oldest of 7. My mother is from San Francisco and though we grew up in the Chicago area we would spend a number of summers and holidays with the family in California. There are a number of pictures that my parents took that look similar to the ones you posted.
    Eating dinner we even sat agewise and boys on one side girls on the other.

  20. Anonymous

    August 14, 2007

    You can:
    Jin Nails
    1364 Lexington Ave
    $22 mani/pedi Mon-Fri

  21. Anonymous

    August 14, 2007

    Just kidding. Sorry. I thought you were in NYC. New Yorkers: you can.

  22. gretel

    August 24, 2007

    i am a fan of your website and check it out regularly! i just love it! 🙂

    i am also a member and lived in wiesbaden for a time. when did you live there?

  23. Megan

    November 19, 2007

    Voce fala portugues tambem! Adoro o brasil e tento praticar portugues o mais possivel, mas chicago nao tem muitos brasileiros com quem posso falar. Entao, leio blogs brasileiros e, claro, continuo escutar musica brasileira. Prazer, menina!

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