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Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Tuesday Topics–4 Things About Me

The Austin Family Diary
There really aren’t too many things that people don’t know about me. I’m kind of an open book! Mostly everything there is to know about me is already known by people who have known me for awhile or knew me at certain times in my life, so I apologize if you are someone who already knows these things about me!
  1. I used to take karate, and not as a kid! I took karate after Dave and I were married and I made it up to a green belt before we moved and I decided not to continue classes in another school. One day, my instructor let me try to break a board, even though I wasn’t up to that level yet, and I did it! He signed it and I still have it.

  2. I was a complete groupie of the band Evan and Jaron. You may remember their song “Crazy For This Girl.” Their music went far beyond that one song and I loved them so much! I saw them in concert I think 4 times and met them personally 3 times. These photos are from one show when I met them (2nd time I met them) and the autographs on them are from the following time I met them. (In case you wonder from the picture – yes they are twins.)

  3. I spent the 2nd semester of my junior year in college in Israel. Dave and I went together. We got to travel around Israel a lot and we also went to Egypt and Jordan. It was pretty amazing!

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  4. I have a group of friends that I met through pen palling. Normally I just tell people we met in college. I’ve kind of lost touch with the group lately, though 'I am friends with them on facebook!


I hope you enjoyed these lesser known facts about me!


Leslie @ Violet Imperfection said...

That is so neat that you took karate, it sounds like it would be a lot of fun!

I would love to go to Egypt, it must be amazing!

itsmekt said...

I had this pen pal once when I was young it was so cool, I think it was in 6th grade we'd sent them to refugee children, its was kind cool - found you via the link up, come same hi

Victoria said...

real life pen pal friends, neat!!

i would love to take karate :)

Annie One Can Cook! said...

How fun!! I took karate when I was a kid (I think I was maybe 5?) with my mom but she broke her leg and then I didn't want to continue on without her--I wish I had though! And your trip to Israel looks wonderful! What a beautiful place!

Raising Reagan said...

I love that you were a groupie! That's awesome! And look at you breaking that board! WooHoo!!

(¸¤ Lanaya | xoxo

ShaunaQ said...

Wow! That's awesome you got to visit Israel and travel!

And isn't Facebook a wonderful thing for keeping up with people? It's kind of like having pen pals all over again!

Rachel said...

THat's pretty tough that you got to break a board! And it's cool you went to Israel! My younger sister just found out she might get to go to Israel for a couple months this summer and live with some of my parents' friends, and she's so excited about the possibility!

Libby said...

See, you do learn something new everyday! I enjoyed learning these new things about you.

Sara said...

I learned all new things about you! Love that you were a groupie. Tbey look pretty cute.

Lauren {at} Life.Love.Lauren said...

Nice! Love the pics from your groupie days! Awesome!

Mel@Mellywood's Mansion said...

A year travelling sounds amazing! I wish I had done it before having kids

jen @ grown in southern ground said...

that's so awesome that you broke that board!! :)