Friday, October 24, 2008

Friday Family Face - Andrea

It's that time of the week to spotlight another family member. This week we are lucky to learn about my sister Andrea.

Andrea is the youngest of 5 children in the Langston family. She & Jamey have been married for 21 years. They have 4 boys, Zak 18, Nate 16, Simon 13 & Noah 11. Andrea works in accounting for a foundation. She has lived all around San Diego county and plans to stay there.

Andrea says that she doesn't have any hobbies (per say)... she enjoys spending time with her family & dating her husband (especially now that her kids are old enough to stay home by themselves). She also enjoys hanging out with her girlfriends. Shopping is one of her most favorite things to do, especially with money, but she doesn't mind window shopping either. She has been known to like grocery shopping (but that was back when they were broke & that was the only kind of shopping she got to do). She loves the beach & the sun. She could go there everyday & never get sick of it (although now that she is older she keeps checking for skin cancer)...She also enjoys sitting on the couch & watching a good movie with her family.

She says that she is pretty boring. She has no aspirations to skydive, bungee jump or ride motorcycles (sounds like me)-in fact she barely looks forward to flying on an airplane to get somewhere.

I asked Andrea some questions & these are her responses:

Happiest childhood memory? Chasing Todd with a knife (ha ha, actually I don’t even remember this or any other special memory that stands out at the moment).

Happiest memory of teenage years? My first kiss with Jamey

Happiest moment in life? Getting married & the birth of my boys

What makes you happy? Spending time with my hubby & boys

What makes you cry? Just about anything sad, even commercials

What scares you? Dying or someone I love dying

What has been your biggest challenge or something you struggle with? Raising 4 teenage boys.

Who has been the biggest influence on your life, or who is your hero? At this moment, probably Jamey

Before you die, you would like to: See my kids serve full time missions, marry in the temple & play with my grandkids. Also serve a mission with Jamey.

What did you want to be when you grew up? A school teacher

What has been your greatest accomplishment? ?? My family? I don’t know I’m not done yet!!

What do you think is the world’s biggest problem? Stupidity & making the same mistakes over & over again.
Are you a spiritual person? Most definitely

What is something you believe in? I believe in the power of prayer (among other things)

What are you really good at? I dunno?

What are you most proud of? My family

What is something no one knows about you? I DON’T bleach my hair.

Are you a dog or cat person? Dog

Are you a morning or night person? Morning

What is your pet peeve? People who don’t know how to drive!

When & where did you meet your spouse? At a church dance when I was 14.

When & where you married? 1987 in Balboa Park, CA

What celebrity crushes did you have as a teen? Leif Garrett (ha ha ha)

Your life would be more simpler if? I could retire! :o)

What surprises you most about your adult life? That I still look good after all these years – ha ha just kidding.

Name 2 objects you use in your everyday life My car & toilet paper :o)

Favorite food or drink? Hmm, I used to love chocolate shakes but I think I am becoming lactos intolerant – so I’d have to say my new favorite are the orange smoothies at Jack in the Box.

Favorite food or drink that is not good for you? Pepsi & fried Mexican food

Favorite treat or dessert? Brownies with melted vanilla ice cream

Favorite ice cream? Vanilla with chocolate syrup

Favorite place to eat out? Depends on my mood.

Favorite vacation spot or place to travel? Haven’t been enough places to pick!

Favorite color? It changes everyday.

Favorite movie? Disturbia

Favorite thing to do or favorite pastime? Shopping or hanging out with my friends & family.

Favorite holiday & why? I love all the holidays, but Christmas is probably my all time favorite because it is a time to give to others.

Favorite decorating style? Casual/comfortable

Favorite day of week & why? Saturday because it is the day I get to spend with my family

Favorite time of day & why? 5PM because that is when I get home from work!

Favorite thing about yourself? I clean up nicely.

Favorite memory of Grandma & Grandpa Manning? Grandma waking me EARLY on Christmas morning to show me that it snowed.

If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be? A Tropical Island

What makes you laugh? Just about anything funny

If you knew you were going to die tomorrow, what would you do today? Go on vacation somewhere exciting with my family!

What is your ultimate goal in life? To raise my kids & see them be good upstanding men while they glow in the gospel of Jesus Christ

Favorite possession? My family

One word that describes you? I don’t know you’d have to ask my husband, kids or friends…. Maybe easy going – oops that’s two words!


Kim Chalfant said...

I used to think that Zak looked the most like Andrea, but if you look at all the photos carefully you can see where Andrea looks like each of her boys.

Dee Dee said...

Oh my gosh! Your kids totally look like you! Especially the one that Noah looks like you. That's too funny. And I just realized today's your anniversary. Happy Anniversary to you guys! Hope you get to do something fun.

PS Nice 80's pix!!

Prescott family said...

Ahhh Kim, thanks for the memories! It was fun to see those pictures again. Now I know why I don't have short hair anymore - everyone would confuse me with Noah! Ha ha

Thanks Dee Dee for remembering our anniversary! Yea, I love that 80's picture too! I know you have a few like that too! ha ha... good times!

Melissa said...

You're such a neat person Andrea! I enjoyed reading all this about you!