Monday, March 10, 2008

Some random questions

Not dealing well with the time change. Barely got Bria off to school on time this morning (mostly because she was impossible to get out of bed), it's 9:30 and Sophie has been awake for about 20 minutes but Chloe is still sleeping (big surprise there). I feel like I just want to go to back to bed for a really long time. I suppose I actually could, since it's Monday and I have absolutely no commitments today except grocery shopping. But, I am going to do this kind of fun meme instead....

My roommates and I once....thought it would be a great idea to dress up as barcodes for the ward Halloween party at the bowling alley. The apartments with the most creative theme costumes would win prizes. Needless to say, nobody thought it was as great an idea as we did, and we didn't win anything, but it was a lot of fun. We all wore black and white and painted our faces white with black stripes and random numbers. Totally crazy.

Never in my life have I....been on a cruise. This is something I think I would really like to do, but Joel thinks it sounds stupid. I would love to do a European cruise, then I think Joel would like it too.

High School was...a learning experience. Depending on what you ask about it was good, bad and ugly all rolled into one. Definitely a major part of who I am today, but not something I ever want to have to repeat.

When I'm nervous...I start talking 300 miles a minute. I used to get all shaky, but that rarely happens anymore. I'm not sure if it's because I have overcome a lot of my fears or if I just outgrew that particular reaction.

My hair is...very dark brown. Some people even describe it as black, but it's really not even close to black. I have some red highlights (natural...I don't ever color it) in there too.

When I was 5...I went to kindergarten in the afternoon and my Montessori preschool in the morning.

When I turn to my left...I can see my kitchen, which is quite clean right now, by the way.

I should be...getting my coupons all in order for the grocery shopping trip today. I'll get to it soon. After all, Chloe is still asleep.

By this time next year...I really hope that we will be living somewhere completely different and that Joel will have a University job. We're still working on that, though.

My favorite Aunt is...Aunt Teri.

I have a hard time understanding...math.

You know I like you if...I'm nice to you? Except I try to be nice to everyone, but really there's not many people I don't like. I guess if I don't seem to be avoiding you, I like you!

My ideal breakfast is...a Yoplait yogurt and a couple eggs.

If you visit my home won't believe how much it's grown since I graduated from high school. Sometimes it still takes me by surprise when I am visiting. But, I visit often enough that I'm pretty used to it.

If you spend the night at my house...we'll probably stay up pretty late chatting.

My favorite blonde is...My mom.

My favorite brunette is...Bonnie.

I shouldn't have been...reading last night until after midnight. But, in my defense, I wasn't tired yet. (insert another daylight savings rant.)

Last night I...went to a Young Women Stake Leadership Training meeting.

A better name for me would be...I don't know that there is one. Sometimes I've had people tell me they think I look more like a Kim than a Lara, which is odd, since Kimberlee is actually my middle name, and these people usually don't know that. But I think Lara suits me well.

I've been told I look like...Alyssa Milano when Who's the Boss was popular. Terri Hatcher when she was in Lois and Clark. We had the exact same hair cut and I was stopped in the streets/store whatever quite often for people to tell me I looked just like her. Since Desperate Housewives came on, I've had one or two people mention it, but since I've gained a lot of weight and she's tiny as ever, I think the resemblance is pretty much over.

If I could have any car it would be...well, I rather like my Honda Odyssey. I think it's perfect for me. But maybe someday I can drive a Solara. And I will have vanity plates that say Sojoel.
Lara Neves
Lara Neves

Lara is mom to three daughters—two teens and a tween. She loves to share her parenting and homemaking triumphs and failures here at Overstuffed! She was diagnosed with Lyme disease in 2015 and has been fighting it ever since. When she isn't working on her mother of the year award, you can find her reading, singing, or taking photos.


  1. How funny on the car thing at the end. :) That was fun.

  2. Love ALL of this.... and I agree, girl, take is easy when the Babes are sleeping. Olivia just went down for her nap - I "should" be doing laundry, but there's still time left in the day after all.........

  3. I was going to comment about the same thing (the license plate). That's really funny!

    I love the headers that you create. I was wondering if you do a hard copy and stamp on them, or do you do the art on the computer somehow?

  4. I hope you live in CA next door to me, in one year. :)

  5. Your answers make me laugh. I can't believe you have virgin hair! Wow!

  6. Living here is the first time I've experienced Daylight Savings Time..I think its pretty lame myself. It was soo hard to get up this morning!

  7. The time change has me ranting too. It is 11:00 and I am so not tired again. I went to bed at 2:00a.m yesterday because I couldn't sleep.

  8. Hi Lara! It was fun getting a note from you on the blog.

    I especially liked this blog topic. I think I may snag the idea if I can't come up with anything else to write about.

    We'll chat again in the blog world.

  9. Oh I loved reading these!!! HOW cool!! I love learning more about you!! and the barcode.. I thought that would be HYSTERICAL!! I love different costumes!!

  10. Crazy you are a music wiz but have a hard time with math! I'm with you on being content with the 'em and would never leave 'em. Good answers, thanks for sharing

  11. That's funny on the barcodes! Some friends and I once went to a costume party at a German house language dorm dressed as a billboard in German. We each had one word & we read something like, "I'll try not to puke on you" or something like that.

    I always like everybody too!

  12. You should definitely go on a cruise! My best friend actually got married on a cruise ship back in 2003, and we thought it was sort of cheesy then, but after we joined her for the wedding and then cruise afterwards, we had a blast! We have been on 3-4 more cruises since then, and we love it. Unfortunately, they charge full price for infants and toddlers, so we cannot stomach the additional expense at this time for someone who can live off spoonfuls of food at a time.