Friend Makin' Mondays

FMM: Have You Ever? (And Some Other Things…)

Being at Dad’s house this week (and Cal’s parents’ house last week) has been great so far, but I’ve been busier than I would have imagined before I left.  And I miss my blog friends – big time!  I know that FMM may not be popular this week because we’re approaching the holidays, but Mondays are so much more fun for me when FMM is a part of it.  And I know that a few of you feel the same way so let’s do it.

Before that, I want to show you how I wore my hair for the wedding.  I had planned to see Megan before the wedding, but that didn’t happen so I fixed my hair myself at the last minute. Thankfully, I had some bobby pins in my purse.  I didn’t feel as glamorous as I had hoped, but the wedding was beautiful.  And Torri and Daniel are married now!

You can't really see my hair in this one, can you?

Over the weekend, Dad and I took Cal to the bombing memorial in Oklahoma City.  It greatly impacted our lives almost 17 years ago, and it’s still an intense place filled with memories that should never be forgotten.

OKC Bombing Memorial

Dad shared his memories with Cal and me...

We’ve also has some good meals and time with friends who have mattered to me for a long, long time.  I could write so much more, but now it’s time for FMM.

FMM: Have You Ever?

1. …traveled outside of your home country?  If so, where?  I’ve been to several fun places including Germany, Austria, Switzerland, France, Aruba, The Bahamas, etc.  And I plan to visit the UK at some point in the next year or so…

2. …performed on stage in front of at least 1,000 people? If so, share some details!  Yep…several times, but one of my favorite moments was singing with Don Henley from The Eagles or when I sang with Toby Keith.

3. …watched an episode of Jersey Shore?  Um, no…

4. …baked a cake from scratch?  If so, what’s your specialty?  I baked a carrot cake from scratch last night, and I really hope it’s half as good as Mom’s.  I’ll take a picture if it turns out well. 😉

5. …worked in a grocery store?  Yep.  My first job ever was pushing carts and carrying out groceries at a local grocery store.

6. …dated someone who was your best friend first?  No, but that sounds like a good way to do it!  I like to date guys that I’d want to be friends with too, of course.

7. …made a difference in someone’s life during Christmas?  I’ve volunteered and such.  Most years, I choose someone on the angel tree with the Salvation Army, and today I rang the Salvation Army bell in front of a store with friends…

8. …been on TV?  Yeah..

9. …had cosmetic surgery? No…that will probably change at some point when I’m at goal though.

10. …learned a second language?  If so, what else do you speak? I’m trying to learn Spanish now.  Cal is fluent, and my dad knows quite a lot too.  I’d like to get serious about learning it.

Now it’s your turn.  I know it’s a busy week, but I hope you’ll take a few minutes to share your answers on your own blog.  And if you do, don’t forget to come back here to link up in the comments.  Happy Monday friends…

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    December 19, 2011 at 5:57 am

    Great smile in your photo as always Kenlie!

    It’s been a while since I participated in FMM – here are my answers! 🙂

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      December 20, 2011 at 1:44 pm

      So glad you’re here!

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    December 19, 2011 at 9:58 am

    Sounds like the trip has gone well!

    Here’s mine:

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    December 19, 2011 at 10:05 am

    Glad your trip is going well Kenlie!

    Love, Love, Love FMM! Here are my answers!

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    December 19, 2011 at 10:19 am

    So glad FMM is back! That photo from the wedding is great, you look wonderful and so happy!

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    December 19, 2011 at 10:32 am

    First time participating in FMM! Love your blog!

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    December 19, 2011 at 12:12 pm

    You look so happy with Cal! Anyone who makes you smile like that makes me happy!

    Here’s my post:

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      December 20, 2011 at 1:45 pm

      I just love your face!

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    Hilary @ The Big Weight
    December 19, 2011 at 12:27 pm

    Love those pics! I’m envious of your travels.. and good luck with the Spanish.. I def need to get on that myself. How are you doing it? Rozetta Stone?

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      December 20, 2011 at 1:46 pm

      I’ve wondered about Rosetta Stone, but I’m not sure if that works or not. I’ll probably look for a tutor or club after classes start. 🙂

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    December 19, 2011 at 1:02 pm

    Your hair looked beautiful for the wedding!

    Happy almost Merry Christmas!

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    December 19, 2011 at 1:09 pm

    I missed not writing FMM last week, glad it’s back. Sounds like you had a great week away.

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    Nina Patricia
    December 19, 2011 at 2:10 pm

    so glad you where able to bring FMM this Monday

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    December 19, 2011 at 2:11 pm

    I missed it last week too, it’s just not Monday!

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    December 19, 2011 at 2:29 pm

    Here’s my answers… been awhile since I did this!

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    December 19, 2011 at 2:37 pm

    My biggest piece of advice for learning a language is to speak it as often as possible and to make mistakes. You’ll get futher quicker having people correct you, then you will waiting until you’re ‘ready’ to speak. And ask people, after you’ve said something, “was that correct?” If they understood what you said, they might not feel comfortable correcting errors that don’t impede understanding, but if you give them that opportunity, they’ll take it.

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      December 20, 2011 at 1:47 pm

      That’s really great advice. My boyfriend is fluent and one of my besties is as well so I know they’ll be supportive AND happy to correct me/help me learn. 🙂

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    Kelly @ No Thanks to Cake
    December 19, 2011 at 8:12 pm

    Looks like you’re having a blast in OK! 🙂

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    December 19, 2011 at 9:18 pm

    Thanks for posting these – it is always nice to have something new to blog about!

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    December 20, 2011 at 12:15 am

    […] also got some fun stuff too today. From All The Weigh is “Friend Making Monday.” A series of questions to answer and to link up over and […]

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    December 20, 2011 at 12:18 am

    Been reading you for a few days now. Was glad to see FMM posted this week as I wanted to play too. 🙂 Great photos in this post!

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    December 20, 2011 at 12:19 am

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    Tasha @ Lettuce Makes Me Fat
    December 20, 2011 at 12:26 am

    It’s been a while since I’ve participated but I’m glad to be back!

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    December 20, 2011 at 10:11 am

    I had a lot of fun answering this week’s questions. I enjoyed reading your answers as well. You have had some incredible experiences. I so admire your musical talents.

    Your hair came out beautiful for the wedding. Your smiles shine in the photo! Have a wonderful holiday!!

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    December 23, 2011 at 11:24 am

    Despite living next door to France, I swear I am the only person in the whole of the world who has never been there. The fact that you, who lives thousands of miles away, has been there, proves that!

    Great pictures!

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