I have to be honest, we have 4 people spending the night at our house and we’re about to leave to go to the lake for a day! WOOHOO!! So basically, this is a super fast blog post. :) Hey, I’m just being honest! ANY blogger has these days when you need to put something up super fast. I blog everyday and so you all already know a ton about me… but I was thinking, there are probably some things that I have never shared!! So here it is, a simple, “10 Things You Didn’t Know” post!

Ok, so I just have to say, when I was planning for this blog post, I mentioned to Michael on the way back from the gym “Hey, I’m doing a “Ten Things” blog post and I need you to help me come up with some weird things about me”.  And Michael’s response was “Well that shouldn’t be hard.”…….. I don’t think we spoke again until we hit the driveway. haha Ok, here we go, 10 things you probably didn’t know:

1. I used to want to be a vet… like most young kids. However, I took it to a new level when I started “saving” little birds that my cat would catch. One rescue ended in disaster. I saved a little bird and my mom and I spent all afternoon taping him up. Well, we put him in a little cat cage on the porch so that he could heal without being bothered….. we just forgot that it was March, and he froze. :( I know, it was devastating. I cried buckets!

2. This is a happier one. I LOVE Chickfila sauce and I use it as my salad dressing! YUM!

3. I have HUGE feet. Like, size 10 or 11. The shoes that I love in the windows aren’t as cute when you double them in size. I HATE shoe shopping!!!

4. I have NEVER died my hair…. ever! …… BUT, Michael has. :) He had highlights in high school! ha!

5. Michael and I were in a traveling show choir in high school that took our show on the road…. to Amish country. haha

6. If Salmon is on the menu…. I will always order it!

7. I’m allergic to raw apples and carrots! Isn’t that sad? They make my mouth itch! ugh. It’s such a shame because I LOVE apples!!

8. I really love roller blading and I wish it would come back in style.

9. I may or may not be able to yodel…. don’t ask me to show you. My Grangran taught me.

10. One time, and this has only happened ONCE….. future brides, DON’T freak out…. but I may have backed into a cake table once and almost caused a massive wedding disaster. I was holding the table up from the floor and Michael came to the rescue. You’ll NEVER know which wedding this was from! :)

Thanks for reading!

— Katelyn

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