Thursday, December 4, 2008

100th Post!

I have heard via To the Moon and Back that it is customary to post 100 things about yourself as your 100th post on your blog. I have no idea how I'm going to come up with 100 things but here goes...

100 things --- December 2008

  1. I was born in southern California and lived there pretty much my entire life.

  2. I spent one year living in Kentucky (year 2000) I also lived there for a couple months in 2005 when my Mom was sick.

  3. My Mom died when I was 20 (three years ago). She was my best friend.

  4. I have one brother named Paul that is autistic. He is two years younger than me. I also have a sister that is 5 years younger than me, named Gabby.

  5. My parents divorced when I was 10. My Dad re-married when I was 13, so I have a step-mother, 3 stepsisters, and 1 stepbrother.

  6. I love Dr. Pepper. Perhaps a little too much.

  7. My first kiss was on my Wedding day.

  8. My first boyfriend turned out to be my husband.

  9. My first car was a 1991 Ford Taurus. It had been my Mom's and she gave it to me when I was 18.

  10. I have a daughter named Zoe Kimberly. Zoe means life (eternal life) in greek, and Kimberly was my Mom's first name.

  11. I'm a stay at home wife and mother which is one of the greatest blessings I've ever received!

  12. I was homeschooled for 4th, 5th, and 8th grade. I went to school online for 11th, and did an independent study program for 12th.

  13. My middle name is Christine. My parents named me Shaina Christine which together means Beautiful Christian. It's a good thing I chose to follow Christ and be a Christian, now isn't it? :o)

  14. My favorite cookies are No-Bake Oatmeal Cookies. If only I knew how to make them... every time I try they don't turn out right.

  15. I'm 23 and have never had even a sip of an alcoholic drink. I don't believe it is wrong to drink the occasional drink, but to be honest I'm not a fan of alcohol.

  16. This isn't necessarily about me, but its about my family. Much of my family is very musical! My Dad has been the worship leader at our church as long as I can remember, my sister sings on the worship team now (and may I add, she has a beautiful and AMAZING voice!), my cousins are/were in a rock band called Echocast for many years, Black Signature - my cousin Adam, my Dad and Uncle Ken used to be in The Omega Band. Many other family members sing and play instruments as well.

  17. When I was young I used to be a concert fanatic. I've been to over 100 concerts in my life. Hanson, Phantom Planet, Maroon 5 (back in the day...), and Lifehouse were my favorite concerts to attend.

  18. I absolutely LOVE Mexican Food. But only the kind you can find in SoCal :) Albertos!!

  19. I grew up in San Diego and only went to Seaworld a handful of times, and the Zoo maybe 3 times. How crazy is that??

  20. Christmas is my favorite Holiday.

  21. I have 5 friends named Rachel, one named Rachelle too. haha.

  22. I have had the same best friends ever since I was around 7 years old.

  23. David Crowder Band is one of my absolute favorites!

  24. I rarely listen to secular music anymore. I find myself just wanting to hear uplifting and convicting lyrics rather words with no meaning (which unfortunately is a lot of secular radio). There are some that I will listen to occasionally though, but I think lyrics should have some sort of beauty and meaning to them and they most certainly should not be about self-love.

  25. When I was in kindergarten, I told everyone I wanted to be a Chef when I grew up.

  26. I believe the word divorce should not exist in a married couple's dictionary. NOTHING should be able to break the bond of a married couple. Nothing.

  27. I was a HUGE fan of Hanson. I saw them in concerts, met them 4 or 5 times, was the editor of their online magazine, wrote articles for their website ( back in the day... my obsession ended around 2003 when I began to realize I was worshiping a band rather than Jesus. I still love their music though. Gage and I went to see them a couple months ago :)

  28. I love scrapbooking, but I never put them together because they take up so much time and money.

  29. Biblical discernment and good doctrine is very important to me.

  30. I think burning copies of CDs is stealing. If you want the CD just buy it.

  31. I've been stung by a bee only once in my life, when I was about 11... I did a cartwheel in the grass and my hand landed on a bee.

  32. When I was pregnant I started struggling with intense sharp back pain at 15 weeks and it increased until my daughter was born, then it went away for the most part but I still have major problems throughout the day... maybe someday I'll get brave and we'll scrounge up enough money for me to go to a chiropractor.

  33. I love photography, I'd love to become a good photographer someday.

  34. I need glasses but can't afford an exam or glasses so... I just see everything with a slight blur.

  35. I love the show Gilmore Girls! Lorelei and Rory remind me so much of how my Mom and I used to be.

  36. One of my best friends (the one who just got married - Michelle) and I have the same birthday! We are a year apart.

  37. I use cloth diapers on my daughter while we are at home. They work very well and they are not that much of a hassle to use... saves a ton of money.

  38. My favorite beach is Oceanside (in San Diego). I love to walk on the pier! I've gone to that beach since I was a little girl.

  39. My favorite ride at Disneyland is the Matterhorn!

  40. I LOVE porch swings. We have a swing outside in our front yard (because we don't have a porch) and during the summer I went out there every day with Zoe.

  41. We have a dog named Penny. She is a rat terrier and almost 2 years old :)

  42. I'm bummed that Way of the Master Radio has turned into Wretched Radio only because it requires money now to get the podcasts. We'll probably end up paying for it but... still. We listened for a whole year for free! :oP

  43. I love to make lists!

  44. I have been a bridesmaid/matron 3 times (so far!)

  45. Spinach Quiche is one of my favorite foods.

  46. My daughter's name was actually *inspired* by the Christian group ZOEgirl because it was through them that I learned the meaning of Zoe and started to like the name.

  47. I have been writing an online journal since 2003 - I used Xanga up until this year.

  48. My husband and I hope to have 4 children eventually.

  49. I have been to tons of Padre games in San Diego. My Dad used to buy season tickets. I haven't been to one in a few years now though! We never have time to go when we visit.

  50. I love to decorate and organize! I love to make things look beautiful. I got that from my Mom.

  51. Scrubs is one of the funniest shows I've ever seen. I just wish they were not so crude :(

  52. I love Photoshop! I have been a fan of this software since 2002.

  53. I love to use coupons. Free money!

  54. A Walk to Remember is one of my favorite movies ever.

  55. I never really knew any of my grandpas, they all died before I was 3.

  56. I still have a great-grandmother, she is 95 years old! We have a 5 generation photo with my Great-Grandmother, my Grandmother, my Dad, me, and Zoe!

  57. I love Snowmen! I have still never made one though. Perhaps I will this year.

  58. I used to dance, a LOT. When I lived in Kentucky, I basically spent all my free time dancing. I lost about 30 lbs that year. I should start dancing again...haha.

  59. My first job was at McDonalds. I worked there for over 3 years!

  60. I have worked for 1-800-Flowers, Macys, Bath and Body Works, and Gerardy Photography.

  61. I graduated from High School in 2003.

  62. I am a fan of Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Gilmore Girls.

  63. I grew up going to Calvary Chapels, now I am attending a First Evangelical Free Church.

  64. I broke my arm one time...when I was 4. I was trying to jump to the 4th bar on monkey bars... yeah... stupid, I know. But my friend did it! ;oP lol

  65. I hope to have four children someday. Although, some days I don't even know how I'll handle two haha.

  66. I LOVE the rain! Love love love.

  67. The Lord of the Rings Trilogy is amazing. I am always shocked when I meet a person who has no interest in it.

  68. For my 18th birthday, I went to Acapulco. The restaurant. ;o)

  69. I remember what my husband was wearing the day I met him. I remember shaking his hand and hearing him say, "Hi, I'm Gage."

  70. I was in AWANA for 8 years.

  71. I went Whale Watching on my 12th Birthday... our 6th grade field trip just happened to occur on my birthday. It was awesome. My first time on a boat!

  72. My 2nd time on a boat was when I was 21 :) In Hawaii.

  73. My husband proposed to me at the movie theater where he worked. He went up to the front to introduce the movie (which is what he normally did while working) then he called me to the front and he proposed there. My sister & friends were supposed to be in the room when he did it but they happened to be in the bathroom at the time so they missed it, haha. They didn't know about it until the movie was over!

  74. I actually like Ovaltine. :)

  75. I have been working on this for way too long!

  76. I had a birthday tradition every year until I was about 17. It was a sleepover birthday party and the cake was cheesecake.

  77. I almost always order Fettuccine Alfredo at Italian Restaurants and Nachos at Mexican Restaurants.

  78. I am going to have a list of new years resolutions for 2009 (I've never done it before) and I will stick to them!

  79. I would like to meet Todd Friel, Kirk Cameron, and Ray Comfort someday.

  80. I feel like I need to document every little thing that happens because I actually have a terrible memory. If I didn't write things down or take pictures, I'd always forget them.

  81. This computer that I'm using was my high school graduation gift from my Dad.

  82. I love the Muppets!

  83. I'm a huge fan of Toby Mac and Switchfoot.

  84. Chad from Switchfoot used to go to my old church Calvary Chapel San Marcos, his Dad was the Pastor.

  85. I think "Jesus Freak" by DC Talk could be my favorite song of all time. I remember listening to it when I was 11 or 12 :) I know every word to that song, haha.

  86. Many people would never guess this about me...but I really like Thousand Foot Krutch, Skillet, and Pillar!! (All of which, I just realized, my cousins (Echocast) have toured or done shows with. That's so neat!)

  87. I got a new winter coat today! My mother in law Jenny bought it for me as an early birthday present.

  88. I learned how to type when I was 11 years old.

  89. I created my first website when I was 12 years old. I made my first website from scratch at 15 years old.

  90. I love the smell of laundry rooms.

  91. Our first outing together as a couple was to an Echocast concert (on Halloween), and our first date was a Switchfoot concert.

  92. My Wedding dress was made by my mother in law :)

  93. I have a MySpace account and a Facebook. I like things about each site so I can't really pick one. Plus some of my friends have one and not the other so its good to have both so I can keep up with just about everyone I've ever known in my life.

  94. My friends and I used to record ourselves with my tape player. We sang songs (with my CD player in the background), created our own radio shows, and just talked. Those tapes are hilarious to listen to now!

  95. My Mom was my best friend. I think of her every day. I'm trying very hard to not forget what she was like. The more time the passes, the easier it gets to forget her. I want my daughter to know a lot about her. Maybe as she grows up I'll be reminded of things my Mom did and said. I miss her so much. It is still hard for me to realize that she is no longer here. I miss her hugs more than anything.

  96. I hope to go on at least one mission trip in the future. I've been on one to Mexico when I was in 8th grade but not since then.

  97. I hope to travel a LOT in the future. Many of my favorite memories are of traveling with family and seeing God's amazing creation.

  98. The Way of the Master by Ray Comfort is a book that I think every Christian should read.

  99. My favorite place to be is at the end of a pier on the beach. Looking out at nothing but water for as far as you can see is an incredible sight.

  100. My Mom, sister, and I memorized Sally (Meg Ryan)'s restaurant order from When Harry met Sally. Sally :"Yes I'd like the chef salad please with the oil and vinegar on the side and the apple pie a la mode." ...."But I'd like the pie heated and I don't want the ice cream on the top I want it on the side and I'd like strawberry instead of vanilla if you have it, but if not then no ice cream just whipped cream but only if its real, if it's out of a can - then nothing." Waitress: "Not even the pie?" "No just the pie but then not heated."


  1. Wow, you did pretty good! No way I could come up with 100 without days of thinking without making a headache come on!

  2. Actually, you don't have to pay for the podcasts of Wretched Radio. You can still download them for free from the site. The charge is just for people who are able to and want to support the ministry. When you join the club, you are supporting them and get special perks. I thought the same thing that the only way to get the podcast was to pay, but I was wrong. Check it out! :)BTW-Your daughter is really cute!

  3. Hey there Shaina Christine (beautiful Christian)!This is GREAT! Believe it or not, I had no idea we were supposed to do something like this. I did my 100th post...oh, I dunno...a while back.But really, I think everyone already knows more about me than they there! :-)Thanks for sharing sister! I'm so glad we get to journey together!Love you sweetie!Sunny


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