*(janine's comments are after her answers in parenthesis in italics)
Tell us about you?
My name is Alison Holtom Montgomery and I born and raised in Idaho Falls, Idaho. I am the second of five children. My father was my high school principal and my mother an OB nurse.
I graduated Nursing School in 1993 from Ricks College. I am a Registered Nurse and currently work in an urban Pediatric Emergency Room, we are the last stop pediatric ER in the Southeast. That means we see a lot of yucky things.. Before jumping into the ER rush, I was an OB nurse for a decade..
I was a major tomboy, who only wore dresses on Sunday to church as a child. Magically one day when I was 16 I started liking dresses and shoes.. I played many high school sports, volleyball, basketball, softball and track. Needless to say I don't participate in the last one anymore..
My hobbies are Organic gardening, Painting, Shopping Blogging, Coaching and Photography.
I also believe there is a supermodel lurking in us all!!!
Tell us about your family?
I married my hubby in 1993, just months after graduating from nursing school. He was stationed in the Navy in Idaho Falls and a girlfriend of mine and I went to work out at the Navy gym, we walked in and I saw him across the basketball court and turned to my friend and said "I am going to marry him".. She laughed, at that time I had a different boyfriend every other month.. This was in Spring of 1992. Here we are 16 years of marriage later and 5 kids.
While married I have lived in the Seattle, Washington area, Boise, Idaho and in 1999 moved to Atlanta, Georgia and have been here ever since.
My kids are 14, 13, 11, 8 and 6. It is kind of freaking me out that I will have a high schooler next year.
We are a sports loving family. All the kids play team sports almost year round. I even coach my youngests T-ball team.
What would we find in your refrigerator right now?
What wouldn't you find? Here is a snippet of what is in there.
7 gallons of milk, 8 dozen eggs, 10 pounds of butter ( I love butter),
Flan, yogurt, condiments, sour cream, Dr. Pepper, etc. etc. I have garbage disposals at present. My oldest two are boys that are growing. the 14 year old is near 6'4" and the 13 is near 6".
If you could trade places with any other person for a week, famous or not famous, living or dead, real or fictional. with whom would it be?
I would trade places with my grandmother Bessie. She was born in 1906 and had a young family during the depression. I would love to experience what life was like then and compare to how different it is now. She worked all day every day until she passed away at the rope old age of 94 in 2001. I would walk a mile in her shoes. (I love my grandma too...I would take her back in a second, she was my idol in so many ways, a woman of class and elegance, love that Alison!)
What was the last movie you went to see?
Australia with Nicole Kidman and Hugh Jackman. I had to drag my hubby to see it with me.
What is your favorite song?
This may freak some of you ladies out, since I am all about modesty. I have a Heavy Metal, Hard Rock side to me.
My favorite song is One by Metallica..
If you were a superhero, what would your superpower be?
I would be able to fly!! Go anywhere at anytime. That would be Sweet!
What is the one thing you are most proud of?
When I set out to do something, nothing stands in my way. Like a good friend of mine told me, ( when he knew me "back in the day" meaning teenagedom), you got everything you wanted, I became a nurse, I have lived in different places, I found my prince charming and I had those five kids.
If you could live anywhere, where would you live?
I would love to experience a small village in Italy!
What is your best secret (that you're willing to share)?
I am addicted to Dr. Pepper and to high heels. Currently nearing 50 pair of heels alone.
Most of my name brand clothing comes from Goodwill. (having a great Goodwill is a plus to living in a great place)
What is your favorite Vintage Hem
That is a hard one, It really all depends on the outfit I am wearing.. Eyelet Tower is tops, with Dot the Great coming in Second and rounding out the top three it is a tie between Have a Ball (black and white) I love vintage hem (those of you who have read my blog, know my deep affection for it) because it changes outfits in a pinch and I am 5'10" tall and love to lengthen out my skirts, so my spider veins don't show. ;) (I think Jenn and I would have to agree with you...at least for now, without bringing the new Spring line into the mix...Eyelet Tower is our favorite slip!)