I want to get this out of the way right now. I hate vegetables. All of them. The only time I tolerate them is when their texture and flavor have been leached by boiling water for a few minutes and they're nothing more than a soft mush in my mouth.
I feel so much better getting that off my chest! Now for some other deets. My real name is Andrea, but since a high school friend gave me the nickname, I've gone by Andi ever since. I was born in Salt Lake City but I spent most of my growing years in St. George, Utah. I loved the red rocks, the sunshine, and the polygamist sightings at the local Wal-Mart. Can't get enough of those prairie dresses! My friends and I played outside constantly and always found something to do around the neighborhood (to this day, I've still never played a video game!). I loved playing tennis, hiking, riding bikes, swimming, and just laying around on the grass.
I'm a graduate of Brigham Young University (go Cougs!) and loved my years in Provo as a "zoobie" (I promise I only went tunnel-singing once). While I was in college I had the chance to travel a lot and loved seeing the world. After I graduated, my husband and I spent three years in Washington D.C. where we both pretended to be really knowledgeable about current events so we could fit in. He went to law school and I went to paralegal school. I worked as a paralegal for a few different law firms while we lived there and learned that paralegals actually do most of the lawyer's work while getting a quarter of their pay. After my husband graduated, we moved back to Utah where we didn't have to try so hard.
I gave up my career as a paralegal to stay home with my first son after he was born. We've since added another little boy to the family. Between my two boys and my husband, I'm starting to feel a little outnumbered by whiny men! Although it's challenging, I feel very blessed to be able to stay home to wipe butts, force feed my toddler, and scrub vomit out of rugs. Just kidding. It's great!
Life is busy, but when I find a minute to myself, I like to snuggle under a blanket and read a good book (if I manage to stay awake for more than two pages) or paint my nails. I am obsessed with finding good deals on groceries and clothes and never pay full price for anything (unless it's Taco Bell).