Happy Birthday, Amanda!

Today is Amanda’s 25th birthday! In honor of her quarter century of life, she answered 25 questions so everyone can get to know her a little better! 

  1. Are you named after anyone? Yes, my middle name is after my grandma on my dad’s side 
  2. Where do you live? I currently live in Houston, Texas 
  3. Where were you born? Farmington, New Mexico  
  4. What is your favorite drink? Nonalcoholic: Iced Tea, Alcoholic: Strawberry Mojitos  
  5. What is your favorite food? Pizza!!!! And chips and queso! 
  6. Are you a fan of any sports team? YES! Houston Astros! World Series Champions!!! 
  7. Are you scared of heights? No, but in the last few years I have definitely developed a fear of flying. Ironic I know, but it terrifies me.  
  8. What is at the top of your bucket list? Seeing the Northern Lights in Iceland 
  9. What is something you are gifted at? Talking… a lot
  10. What is the last book you read? Hotel On the Corner of Bitter and Sweet (thanks, Kim) 
  11. Do you have any pets? A dog named Emma. She’s almost 4, but she still acts like she’s 6  months old.  
  12. What is your favorite color? Pink 
  13. What is your favorite ice-cream flavor? Honestly, I don’t like ice cream. I know, I deserve to not have friends because of that.  
  14. What is your star sign? Aries  
  15. Do you have a tattoo? Yes, on my right forearm/ wrist area 
  16. What was your first job? Aside from babysitting, it was lifeguarding 
  17. When was the first time you were on a plane? I’m not sure about first plane itself, but my first international flight was when I was 3 to Singapore 
  18. How many countries have you been to? 20 and counting! 
  19. If you could give your younger self any advice what would it be? Don’t ever settle for less than what you are passionate about.  
  20. What is your most embarrassing moment? Forgetting shoes at home and having to wear my bright blue fuzzy slippers (looked like cookie monster’s feet) into the Museum of Natural Science in Houston. I’m still mortified by that memory. Thanks, Kim, for laughing at me the whole time.  
  21. What countries would you like to visit? All of them, but sooner than later: Iceland, Spain, Germany, and Argentina  
  22. What do you do for a living? I oversee compliance for a hospital 
  23. Where did you go to college? I went to Texas A&M University for both undergrad and masters 
  24. What was your major? Allied health and health education 
  25. What is your favorite movie? Remember the Titians, hands down! 

Join me in wishing this beauty a happy happy 25th birthday! Amanda is a bundle of laughter, a joyful soul, and someone who makes life more beautiful. I love you and am so thankful to call you my baby sister! 

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