1.) That's little me! Fact #1 is that I'm a natural red head. I've been a ginger since the day I was born. And not once have I ever dyed it... not even with cute blonde highlights for the sun-bleached summer fun look. (please excuse the awkwardness of the above photo... I can't figure out how to get the copied image of the image in the upper left hand corner to disappear!)
2.) My favorite food is pickles! Plain pickles, fried pickles, spicy wickles, pickles wrapped in cheese, pickles dipped in honey mustard. If it's got tangy, salty pickles involved, I'll eat it! Well, unless they're bread and butter. I don't know what my issue is, but I can't handle them. Anyway, here's a picture of me and Emily (one of my bmaids) sharing a giant pickle at her rehearsal dinner. She gave it to me as a bridesmaid present that evening and I couldn't hold off eating it for even 10 minutes.
3.) I lived in Rhode Island for my first 21 years. It's the best little state there is and I miss it more each day I'm away from it. So happy to be getting married there. And here's a picture of me in Newport, RI back in 2008 (my last year as a RI resident).
4.) Music is a pretty big deal in my life. I played piano for 9 years, sung for 10 years (I was the #1 alto singer in the state of RI in 8th grade... pretty big deal, right?), and taught myself how to play the ukulele. I'm not a superstar at piano, voice, or uke, but I have fun pretending. That's a pic of me hitting the high note at the end of "God Bless America" at my college graduation. Just me, the band, and 20,000 people in the audience. No big :)
5.) Teaching is what I do best. Or it's what I try to do well, anyway. I taught science for one year in St. Louis and am on my second year of teaching math down here in Houston, TX. Algebra I is my forte. I also dabble in Geometry and Algebra II.
6.) I LOVE a good bargain. Seriously. If I get something discounted or for cheap, I can't help but walk around the rest of the day and tell everyone what a great deal I got on whatever it was. Or when someone compliments something I'm wearing that I got on sale, I immediately tell them how cheap it was. Example: the green sunglasses you see in the above picture... $3 at Target. So maybe this is why I'm (somewhat) enjoying the challenges of being a frugal bride?
7.) If you haven't figured it out already, we're getting married on July 16, 2011! I can't wait to marry my best friend, my adventure buddy, my sweetest love, and the best man I've ever known. You get a treat with this fact... introducing our official schwedding website: www.weddingwire.com/johnandsteph
Well that was fun! I hope you learned something new and/or interesting about me. And now, to pass on the "7 Facts Blog Award" to some of my favorite blogs. Happy fact-telling, ladies!