First and Foremost

Hi! I missed y’all ๐Ÿ™‚ Coming back strong with a fun little “firsts” tag that I borrowed from Stephanie! I was driving my parents nuts with all these, “What was my first xyz…?” questions.

What was your first word? My mom thinks it was “Nan.” My dad and his siblings called their grandma (my great-grandma) Nan. According to the story I was told, I tried to call my dad’s mom Nan. Since that was bound to get confusing, I was forced to figure out a different name. Some how the term “Numna” (num-nuh) came about. And that’s what everyone has called my grandma since I could talk. Yay for being grandkid #1!
Do you still talk to your first love?ย  Not really. We’re Facebook friends and I see him around maybe once a year, but I don’t go out of my way to talk to him.

What was your first alcoholic drink?ย  Wine coolers. I’d tasted my parents’ beer/wine before, but my first intentional just-for-me drink was a wine cooler.

What was your first job?ย  My first real collect-a-paycheck job was at Quiznos. And after a month I got fired. Lol

First pet?ย  Bruno, who was a very good boy.

What was your first car? My darling yellow Volkswagen Beetle. His name was Lenny and I totaled him four years and three days after I got him.

Who was the first person to text you today?ย  Aubrey! Saying how excited she was for Kayla and I to come hangout in Cleveland with her. (I answered this question last Thurs.)

Who was the first person you thought of this morning? Enzo, because he kicked me in the throat at 2 am.

Who was your first grade teacher?ย ย Mrs. Turner.

Where did you go on your first airplane ride?ย  My dad’s pretty sure my first plane ride was to Boston. My aunt & uncle lived there at the time and they took me there to meet them.

Who was your first best friend and do you still talk?ย  I had two best friends growing up, but we were friends because our moms were friends. The first bff I picked for myself was a girl named Lindsey. We still talk. We went to a country superfest last year together.
Lindsey is on the right.

Where was your first sleep over?ย  Ever? Probably my grandparents’ house. I also remember staying with my aunt and uncle (not the ones in Boston) when I was a kid. They were in their twenties and we’d play Nintendo and Sega way past my bedtime.

What was the first concert you ever went to? A Fallout Boy, Hawthorne Heights, From First to Last, and All American Rejects concert. I was a freshman in high school.

What was your first broken bone?ย ย I snapped my tibia and fibula when I was 7. That hurt a bit.

What was your first piercing?ย  I’ve never had anything pierced.

What was the first foreign country you’ve gone to?ย  Switzerland when I was six.

What was the first movie you remember seeing?ย  I think my parents took me to see The Little Mermaid in theaters, but I looked it up and it came out in ’89… so I don’t know. Air Bud was the first movie I ever cried during.

When was your first detention?ย  Six grade, I think. I was a good student, but I forgot to do my homework sometimes. I remember getting at least two detentions in middle school for incomplete work. In high school I got caught skipping class and got in-school suspension for two days. Lol. I was a good student, just defiant.

Who was your first roommate?ย  Kristene. We went to hs together (and elementary & middle school) so when we picked the same college we decided to room together our freshman year.

Kristene is in black. I’m the moron with ORANGE hair. Woof.

What was the first sport you were involved in?ย  Frickin’ T-ball. Then I went on to do baseball/softball for 8 more years. Woof.

What is the first thing you do when you get home?ย  Let the pups out, comb through the mail, and then sit on the ground with Ly and E to play with them and snuggle them.

When was your first kiss?ย  My freshman year of high school, toward the end of the year. It was actually a pretty good one (although K is my favorite person to kiss ๐Ÿ˜‰ lol).

I love that pig picture so much, lol. I think someone in my family made me that costume.

Ok, now you answer some of these! What was your first plane ride or concert? Does anyone get anything other than their ears pierced first?! (Besides nothing at all, lol.)

37 thoughts on “First and Foremost

  1. Confuzzled Bev February 27, 2018 / 2:31 am

    I’m going to steal this!

    You make the cutest piggy ๐Ÿ™‚

    Yeah… piercings. I am sure there are people who just skip the ears entirely and go straight to belly button but I don’t know any!

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  2. Richel V. February 27, 2018 / 8:45 am

    This is such a fun tag! I’m not 100% I can remember all of the answers to these question. And I know what you mean by being grandkid #1!! โค

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    • Audrey February 27, 2018 / 10:48 am

      I definitely asked my parents about the first word and plane ride ๐Ÿ™‚
      So much pressure being the first grandkid! Ha!

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  3. Stephanie February 27, 2018 / 8:54 am

    LOL wine coolers. Those were the days, man. I agree, LOVE that pig costume photo, that’s amazing.

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    • Audrey February 27, 2018 / 10:50 am

      I left this out of my answer, but I was quite underage when I drank those. Ha. I actually split my first wine cooler with friends since we were sneaking around. Ha.

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  4. Ashley @ The Wandering Weekenders February 27, 2018 / 9:27 am

    So my first car was a yellow bug too! Thatโ€™s too funny and such a coincidence! I love that you mentioned that you got to pick your grandparents names because you were the first grandchild and I have a feeling that the names my parents picked might end up changing once the girls know how to talk!

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    • Audrey February 27, 2018 / 10:52 am

      I loved my beetle!! I’d probably still have him if I hadn’t wrecked it. Sigh.
      It’s so funny how kids come up with names. My cousins call my mom Aunt La-la because she tried to teach them to say “Aunt Lisa” by saying La-la-lisa. Haha. And they call my dad Uncle Fuzzy (or Fuzz for short) because his hair has always been so short his head is just fuzzy. Hahahaha!

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  5. everything with love February 27, 2018 / 11:20 am

    i love these types of posts! you always learn so much about people! also you’re the cutest piggie ever.

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    • Audrey February 27, 2018 / 3:13 pm

      Hahaha! Thanks. I still relate well to piggies. Hahaha.

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  6. Rebecca Jo February 27, 2018 / 11:34 am

    I’m totally snagging this & joining in – how fun!!!
    You had a Bruno … ahhh
    I always love hearing peoples first concerts – totally ages me ๐Ÿ™‚

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    • Audrey February 27, 2018 / 3:13 pm

      We did have a Bruno! After him we had a Heidi. My parents like Swiss names for dogs ๐Ÿ˜‰

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  7. A Mindful Migration (@MindfulMigrate) February 27, 2018 / 11:51 am

    You were an adorable little piggy and I did not recognize you with the orange hair. ๐Ÿ˜€ My first alcoholic drink was a wine cooler too – a popular choice for most girls! This is fun, I may have to borrow this from you. ๐Ÿ˜€

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    • Audrey February 27, 2018 / 3:14 pm

      That orange hair was such a MISTAKE. Hahaha. First year of college- way to make an impression, Audrey. Geez.
      Borrow away!

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  8. Lauren Becker February 27, 2018 / 12:03 pm

    Fun questions! My first concert was Nsync, but I love your first concert! How fun. I’ve never driven a car, so I can’t answer that one. I’ve also never had alcohol. I HAVE had my ears pierced but they got so infected, we had to let them close so nothing pierced for me! lol ๐Ÿ™‚

    -Lauren
    http://www.shootingstarsmag.net

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    • Audrey February 27, 2018 / 3:15 pm

      I begggged to go to a Backstreet Boys or Spice Girls concert as a kid but my parents never gave in.
      I didn’t like the idea of a needle in my ear so I turned down my mom’s offer to get my ears pierced when I was 10.

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  9. Dani February 27, 2018 / 1:05 pm

    My first concert was David Hasselhoff at the NJ State Fair! It wasn’t intentional, he just happened to be performing when I was there, but he gave me an autographed CD. The first movie I cried during was The Nutty Professor. I felt really bad for him when he bent over in the comedy club and the comedian started picking on him while he was on his date. Loved these questions and learning more about your firsts!

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    • Audrey February 27, 2018 / 3:17 pm

      Awwww- I think it’s so sweet why you cried during The Nutty Professor!! So much empathy!
      I cried when the little boy tried to send the dog away. The dog just didn’t understand and the boy yelled and…. Oh man. I’m gonna cry again. Lol

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  10. Kelly @ Noodle to the Rescue February 27, 2018 / 2:17 pm

    This is fun! Let’s see, my first plane ride was at age 10 to Lawrence KS. We almost moved there – So weird to imagine how different life would be if we had! My first movie was The Black Cauldron and I had to leave because was too scared. I only have my ears pierced – When I was 13 my dad finally let me after he made me sign an agreement that I wouldn’t wear dangly earrings until I was 18 and would never get any other holes pierced anywhere EVER, Haha.

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    • Audrey February 27, 2018 / 3:18 pm

      I’ve never seen The Black Cauldron but I’ve heard that it’s terrifying!!
      My mom took me to Limited Too to get my ears pierced for my 10th b-day. I was in the chair and the girl had the gun to my ear lobe but I panicked and cried and told her no. Lol
      My mom bought me magnetic earrings instead and we spoofed my dad and had a good laugh about it ๐Ÿ™‚ Haha. I’ve never regretted that decision. Ha.

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    • Audrey February 27, 2018 / 3:21 pm

      They told me I was too slow. Keep in mind the dang oven takes like TWO WHOLE MINUTES to melt the cheese.

      I think the real reason is because the girl they hired me to replace never quit. I wrote them a long, angry note after I left but I’d been so quiet the whole time I worked there that the boss didn’t believe I actually wrote it. A coworker told me that. Man, I was mad. Ha.

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  11. Kristen from Pugs & Pearls February 27, 2018 / 4:57 pm

    What a bunch of fun questions! I feel like I got to know you better! The pig picture is HILARIOUS. Love it!

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    • Audrey February 28, 2018 / 10:03 am

      Haha. Doing surveys that bring up the past like this really make me reminisce. I had a fun, albeit rebellious, teenage stage. Ha.

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  12. Laura February 27, 2018 / 8:36 pm

    Ouch your tibia and fibula!! That sounds so painful!!

    My mom always says, the first grandchild decides on the grandparent names! LOL!

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    • Audrey February 28, 2018 / 10:05 am

      It was awful. I broke my leg in the church nursery & I was TICKED when the ambulance wouldn’t put on the lights and sirens to take me to the hospital. Lol
      All the names I’ve ever assigned people have stuck! Your mom is right!!

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  13. StephTheBookworm February 28, 2018 / 8:36 pm

    Oh my gosh… I am obsessed with the pig costume.
    First thing I do when I get home too is walk the dogs. So needy! lol.

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    • Audrey March 2, 2018 / 9:56 am

      Now that it’s warmer I’m using walking the dogs first thing, too! Ha. Lylee pretty much demands it…

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    • Audrey March 2, 2018 / 9:56 am

      Thank you! I just love that pic too much! Haha!

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  14. Elyse March 1, 2018 / 2:09 pm

    Your baby picture is SO adorable! I definitely don’t talk to my first love BUT we are Facebook friends. Haha we were elementary school best friends and I can say I probably loved him in a puppy love type way but I think that counts. And then, obviously my first real love is my now husband so, obviously I still talk to him. haha

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    • Audrey March 2, 2018 / 9:59 am

      I had a few puppy loves before the one I first thought of/mentioned up there. It was two or three puppy loves, the guy I consider my first love, and then K ๐Ÿ™‚ I pretty much jumped ship on the “first love” guy for Kyle. Lol. When ya know, ya know.

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  15. Emma @ Adventures of a London Kiwi March 2, 2018 / 6:11 am

    I’m sorry, you lost at the sheer cuteness of the first pic!!!

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    • Audrey March 2, 2018 / 10:00 am

      Hahahahaha- I hope I can recreate that pic with my own future-kid someday. Lol. It’s just too good!

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  16. chelsea @ the new wifestyle March 13, 2018 / 1:55 pm

    oh my goodness – I CAN’T get enough of you in that pig costume!!!! how freaking adorable!!!! and wait, are your ears not even pierced?! now i’m going to go stalk all of your IG photos…

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    • Audrey March 14, 2018 / 9:13 am

      I love that dang pig costume. I think I had a cat one, too. Hahaha!
      Nope, ears are definitely not pierced ๐Ÿ™‚ I always tell brides that when they ask me to be a bridesmaid because half the time they buy the girls matching jewelry. Lol!

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