ATTENTION: TURN THE SPOTLIGHT ON

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ATTENTION: TURN THE SPOTLIGHT ON
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Wed, 04-02-2003 - 9:02am
ATTENTION EVERYONE...PLEASE TURN THE SPOTLIGHT ON...THIS WEEK OUR SPOTLIGHT MOMMY IS:

Dawn **cl-cariadlawn**...our other wonderful community leader here. Below are some questions that Dawn answered about herself and her life. Read through her answers and feel free to make comments or ask any questions you may have. This will help us all get to know her better!


1. NAME & AGE(first and middle only)? -- Dawn Marian and I'm 37.

2. DH/SO'S NAME and AGE(first and middle only)? James C (I can't spell

his middle name.) He's 37.

3. OTHER CHILDREN AND AGES? Have two kids -- Philip 4/19/99 and Lindsay

2/18/03

4. HOW MANY CHILDREN WOULD YOU LIKE? // Always wanted 4 which probably

won't happen. We've decided to let nature and God decide if we will have any

more kids after Lindsay turns 1.

5. ANY PETS? // Not currently.

6. HAIR COLOR? // Blonde, darker in the winter and lighter in the

summer, especially if I've spent any time in the sun.

7. EYE COLOR? // Blue.

8. LIVING ARRANGEMENT? // Live in a 43+ year old house in Northern

California.

9. WHERE IN THE WORLD DO YOU LIVE? // I would love to live in the

Pacific Northwest.

10. FINISH HIGH SCHOOL // Yes.

11. WHAT ABOUT COLLEGE // Yes, have a BA in personal finance and

insurance.

12. OCCUPATION? // I'm a sahm currently. Use to be an insurance

adjuster, work comp.

13. IF YOUR COULD HAVE ANY JOB YOU WANTED,WHAT WOULD IT BE? // I'd be

an elementery school teacher. Plan on doing that later.

14. FAVORITE TYPES OF MOVIES? // Love musicals, mysteries and romantic

comedies.

15. YOUR FAVORITE TV SHOWS: // The New Detective.

16. IF YOU COULD TRAVEL ANYPLACE IN THE WORLD,WHERE WOULD IT BE? // I

want to go on a world cruise one day.

17. FAVORITE BOARD GAME? // Life

18. FAVORITE MAGAZINE? // InStyle for me and Parenting for child info.

19. FAVORITE SMELLS? // Roses, vanilla, and baby powder.

20. IS YOUR FAMILY A CLOSE FAMILY OR NOT REALLY? // Somewhat close.

Both dh and I get along with our brothers and their wives really well. His

parents are there for us whenever we need them but they aren't a really "close"

type of people. My parents are just not, though my mom would like to think

we are, she just doesn't know how to relate to me very well and that keeps

stopping us from being close.

21. WHO IS YOUR HERO? // So many people have inspired me. I think my

high school physics teacher tops the list though. He recognized my love of

science and even though I don't always make the connections fast enough

he encouraged me to continue persuing it.

22. FAVORITE SPORT TO WATCH? // I love to watch football, especially

college football.

23. WHAT TIME DO YOU WAKE UP IN THE MORNING? // Whenever the baby

gets up, lol. Before she was born I was getting up at about 7, in the summer

the answer would be 6:30. I try to get up .5 hour before ds so I can get

ready and have some quiet time before my day starts.

24. WHAT ARE YOUR FAVORITE BOOKS? // Love to read. All time favorites

include Alice In Wonderland, The Hitchhikers Guide Trilogy. Recently

I've been reading Terry Prachett books and have been lol.

25. FAVORITE FOODS? // Mexican, Chinese and Italian. Favortie dish is

Cheese Enchilladas.

26. WHERE & WHEN WERE YOU AND DH MARRIED? // 1989 in Southern

California at my church.

27. DID YOU TAKE A HONEYMOON? // Yes. We went to DisneyWorld and

Florida. Extended our stay so we could visit the Space Center.

28. WHERE ARE YOU IN THE FAMILY ORDER? // I'm the oldest, have one

brother.

29. WHAT IS YOUR ZODIAC SIGN? // I'm a Virgo

30. FAVORITE HOLIDAY? // Toss up between Thanksgiving and Christmas.

Love our family get togethers.

31. FAVORITE SEASON? // Fall.

32. WHO IS YOUR FAVORITE MUSICIAN/MUSICAL GROUP? // Depends on my mood.

I have a wide range in musical taste.

33. WHAT ARE YOUR HOBBIES? // Reading, walking/hiking, wannabe crafter

-- love crafts just am not very talented, scrapbooking.

34. FAVORITE NON-ALCOHOLIC DRINK: // Dr Pepper

35. FAVORITE ALCHOHOLIC DRINK? // Rarely drink, like Colorado Bull Dogs

but that is probably because they don't taste like alcohol if made right.

36. WHAT TYPE WAS YOUR FIRST CAR? // First car was a Lincoln Mercury

Capri that my father bought in Germany and handed down to me and my brother.

She was called Carmen.

37. WHAT DO YOU DRIVE NOW? // I drive a red BMW 328i that is called

Tiffany.

38. WHAT TYPE OF COMPUTER AND INTERNET CONNECTION DO YOU USE? // We

have dsl and our computers are "build your own" that dh put together.

39. HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN A MEMBER OF PARENT SOUP? // About 3.5

years.

40. ARE YOU CURRENTLY A COMMUNITY LEADER ON ANY BOARDS? // Yes. I

lead 3 boards all on Parent Soup. April 1999, Two- And Three-Year Olds, and

Trying After 35.

**BONUS....ONE THING ABOUT YOU THAT WOULD SURPRISE US? // I'm short,

shy and insecure? My sense of humor is off sometimes? I don't know what would

surprise you all. I've been here so long and I feel like I share

everything we you all.

Thanks for all the info on yourself Dawn!

**if you are interested in participating in our "SPOTLIGHT MOMMY OF THE WEEK" post, please send me an email at clfoxymomof2@yahoo.com and I will add you to the list!**

Laura SAHMommy to:

Emily 9 1/2, Jordan 4 1/2 and Carys born 5/2/03

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Wed, 04-02-2003 - 9:43am
Can't belive how many people here list Mexican food as their favorite! No wonder there are so many Mexican Restaurants in every town. We live in a town of around 14-15,000 and we have 3!

Also got a good giggle out of your comment about everyone knowing everything about you. I was just thinking that the other day...it is amazing the relationships you can build online. No strings attached!

Thanks for "spilling your guts" in enjoyed reading your answers!

Laura

Laura SAHMommy to:

Emily 9 1/2, Jordan 4 1/2 and Carys born 5/2/03

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Wed, 04-02-2003 - 8:39pm
hi dawn! that is so cool that you honeymooned in disneyworld! i wanted to go to disneyland but it didn't happen, so maybe a second honeymoon. my dh likes to say we honeymooned in hawaii but as we were living there at the time, it actually means we just went back to our apt after the reception, lol. i lived in northern calif. for about a year, and ds was born there. i miss the weather! the shopping! the weekend runaways to tahoe!

it's really nice to learn more about you, and i look forward to learning more about the other mommies on the board too!

take care

geri and joshua 10/5/00