Monday, November 28, 2011

Greetings family, friends, and fans of The Crew!  MamaD has asked me to be a guest blogger as I will be joining her on the last leg of this roller coaster journey to get to Ji-Ji.  So, instead of wondering who the dingle berry in the photo is next to their little sweet pea in China, you'll know it is MamaD's travel companion.  A pleasure to meet/blog with you.  If you are involved in any way, shape, or form with this wonderful family, then you must also be wonderful too!  If I should be so lucky to be an honorary "Aunt" to these girls then you may want to know some basics about me.

For starters, my name is Heidi and I'm a Junior at a local university.  I'm studying Social Sciences to later pursue grad school to become qualified as an academic adviser or teacher at the college level.  I met MamaD and MissE while working at the amphitheater (and later IBoy too.)  My dog, Penny is 5 and she might just be the most spoiled Cocker Spaniel west of the Mississippi.  Well, maybe not more than Oprah Winfrey's Cocker's but... pretty close, I'm sure.  I'm from a small town in Oregon.  I currently live in SW Washington and work at a popular coffee house as a barista.

Most recently however, I've been spending time in town a couple of hours away, where my love, Brandon, has moved  to for a job. WARNING: I am a cheesy, hopeless romantic!  He's a chemist and is handsome, respectful, and sweet taboot!  I am thankful and feel lucky every day to have met him.  Alright, alright, I'll stop. ;)

  • the color purple
  • the beach
  • painting
  • clam digging 
  • reading
  • coffee
  • softball
  • volleyball
  • Italian food
  • kayaking
  • wine tasting
  • crafts
  • traveling
  • snowboarding
  • peacock feathers
  • french vanilla, lavender candles

  • brussel sprouts
  • the color "mustard yellow"
  • rude, ignorant people
  • snakes
  • spiders
  • dusting
  • hitting my "funny bone"
  • forgetting things on my grocery list (What's the point of having the darn list!?)
  • inconsiderate cell phone users

That concludes your crash course on this Heidi.  Thanks for reading and stay tuned for our upcoming adventures! 


Anonymous said...

As someone who has had the sheer delight of travelling with the McNews (we're Chick a Dee alumnus from '08), I can confirm you are in for an awesome trip! They were the cherry on top of our trip to bring home our daughter. Have an amazing time!

McNew Family said...

Goodness, I don't believe that I have every had the opportunity to comment on my own blog! What a delightful surprise I had this morning to see my sweet friend's face on my blog and her lovely introduction! Although Heidi and I met only this past summer, she is a kindred spirit, a sweetheart, yes a hopeless romantic (I haven't had the pleasure of meeting her honey, but feel as though I know him from the little bits that Heidi has shared with me - Brandon, you are terrific, and just a hint - don't lose Miss Heidi - she is a keeper!!!!).

I will radically miss my family holding down the fort at home while we travel, I could't be more delighted with the wonderful woman that God has chosen to share this life altering event with me. Hee hee - she even told me that she would carry all of my luggage AND take pictures if I let her come with me! Hmmm . . . . .

Thank you Heidi, for a great intro! Now we just need to add photos of the THREE of us together IN China!