Wednesday, March 30, 2011

30 Day Blog Challenge - Day 30

A picture of someone you miss...
The "me" I was before I was a mom.  I didn't have a worry in the world (little did I know it then!).  Afternoons were spent doing whatever I wanted to do, nights were spent relaxing and spending time with my husband (we stayed up until midnight most nights for no reason at all).  I had all the free time in the world and I couldn't tell you what I actually did to use all that time! Shopping trips were spent buying clothes for me.  It didn't seem like I was ever happy with how I looked in them, but what I wouldn't give to have that body back!  I love my babies to the moon and back, but sometimes, I want a little piece of the me before I was a mommy back for just a few fleeting moments.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

30 Day Blog Challenge - Day 29

A picture that can always make you smile...
Landon at 3 weeks old
Lily at 3 months
Nixon at almost 2 years old

My 3 Boys

Monday, March 28, 2011

30 Day Blog Challenge - Day 28

A picture of something you're afraid of...
Something happening to my kids that's out of my control..long-term illness, etc, etc.  I don't know what I'd do without my little munchkins and I can't stand the thought of them being sick and me not being able to do a thing about it.  I don't know that my heart could take it and it's one of my biggest fears.

Sunday, March 27, 2011

30 Day Blog Challenge - Day 27

A picture of yourself and a family member...

A bunch of them.... :)

Saturday, March 26, 2011

30 Day Blog Challenge - Day 26

A picture of something that means a lot to you...
I know I've used my kids a lot in this 30 day challenge..but seriously, I don't know what I'd do without these three little boogers!

Friday, March 25, 2011

30 Day Blog Challenge - Day 25

 A picture of your day...

I pretty much stare at this all day (doing work of course) and when I need a break, I look out the window...
Then, when I get lonely...I look at my table with my babies all over it and it makes me smile :)

Thursday, March 24, 2011

30 Day Blog Challenge - Day 24

A picture of something you wish you could change...
My debt total...eventually, I'm sure it will be gone..but right now, I feel like it's never going to be gone!  What I wouldn't give to have all of it gone right now so that I could enjoy being at home (at least part-time) with my kids!

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

30 Day Blog Challenge - Day 23

A picture of your favorite book...

I don't have favorites when it comes to books because I like to read so much and I literally LOVE every book I've ever read.  However, I do remember that after I read this book when I was in school, I thought to myself..that was the best book I've ever read!  I don't remember ever thinking that after reading a book again...maybe I should check it out at the library and read it again.  (that's another problem of mine..about a week after finishing a book, I couldn't tell you what happened..I forget that fast!)

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

30 Day Blog Challenge - Day 22

A picture of something you wish you were better at...
Handling stress.  I'm pretty good with handling things at work and time management.  But when it comes to my kids, especially when they get sick, I just can't seem to get a grip.  I get overwhelmed very easy and I always think the worse possible outcome.  It's something I'm definitely working on, but I'm not sure if I'll ever be able to change's kind of who I am.

Monday, March 21, 2011

30 Day Blog Challenge - Day 21

A picture of something you wish you could forget...
In 7th grade, I tried out for cheerleading.  A cheerleader was something I always wanted to be.  Well, long story short, I didn't make it.  But the worst part is I never tried out again.  Every year, I regretted not doing it, but I just couldn't go through the humiliation of not making it again and I couldn't shake that fear.  I'm not really a quitter, so it bothers me that I just gave up that easily.

This might seem kind of a small problem to some of you, but to me it was not.  It's still something that bothers me to this day, so I wish I could just forget about ever trying out.  Believe me, I have plenty of other bigger, more serious things I wish I could forget, but they're kind of personal and not "blog material".

Sunday, March 20, 2011

30 Day Blog Challenge - Day 20

A picture of somewhere you'd love to travel...
I already covered this one on the thing I wanted to do before I die..oh well, I want to travel to Australia..I've wanted to go forever and I can't wait for the day that I finally make it there!

Saturday, March 19, 2011

30 Day Blog Challenge - Day 19

A picture and a letter...
To My Sweet, Sweet Babies:

You three are the light of my life.  I don't know what I would do if anything ever happened to you guys.  My life would definitely not be the same if I wasn't your mommy.  I love this picture because it personifies who you are.

Landon, my serious one...always worried about what's happening, what kind of mood everyone is in and always quick to give a hug and/or kiss to make someone feel better.  You'll make a wonderful, caring husband and father one day!

Nixon, the life of the butterbean, always looking for the fun side in life.  I know that you'll make someone very happy one day because you can always make me laugh on the worst of days.  You bring sunshine and fun into our lives.  You help us to not be so serious all the time!

Lily, my little're not quite sure where you fit it yet, but I think you're making yourself the Princess of the House. Both of your brothers adore you and I feel sorry for anyone who ever wants to date you because they're going to have two jealous brothers to get past first.

I feel like my family is complete (for now) with you three in it.  Most days, I want to pull my hair out, change my name, drive far, far away...but then I look at a picture of you three and I can't help but smile and think about how blessed my life is to have you in it!

Friday, March 18, 2011

30 Day Blog Challenge - Day 18

A picture of your biggest insecurity...
My weight..more specifically my stomach.  It's always been one of my biggest insecurities and something I complain about constantly--even before I had 3 kids.  What I wouldn't give to have that pre-baby belly back now.  I didn't know a good thing when I had it!  I can tell myself that it's not what's on the outside that counts, it's whether or not you're beautiful inside.  I know that to be the truth and I know my kids love me for me..but still..that one insecurity hangs on.  I'm hoping that one day I'll be able to accept me for who I am.

Side note..the picture above is definitely not my belly..if mine looked like that, it wouldn't be my biggest insecurity! 

Thursday, March 17, 2011

30 Day Blog Challenge - Day 17

A picture of something that has made a huge impact on your life recently...
Having a baby..and finding our new normal!

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

30 Day Blog Challenge - Day 16

A picture of someone who inspires you...
JD.  He's a man I've known since I was a little girl and I've always thought he was such a good man.  He goes to my old church  back home and you'll never meet a man that's more Godly or gentle to everyone he meets.  He knows the Bible back and forth and is so soft-spoken when he talks to people.  You can tell that he genuinely cares about everyone he meets.  If I can be half the Christian that he his, I think I'll be doing pretty good!

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

30 Day Blog Challenge - Day 15

A picture of something you want to do before you die...
Go to Australia...this is my dream vacation!!

Monday, March 14, 2011

30 Day Blog Challenge - Day 14

A picture of someone you could never imagine your life without...
I can't pick just one, but I can definitely pick four..Even though all four of these drive me crazy at times (yes, even Lily), I know for a fact my life would not be the same without them in it.  I love you guys!

Sunday, March 13, 2011

30 Day Blog Challenge - Day 13

A picture of your favorite band or artist...
I'm not a big music person so I don't really have a favorite, but I LOVE everything that Toby Keith sings...
Joey + Rory are one of my new top picks..I love everything I hear from them also.

Saturday, March 12, 2011

30 Day Blog Challenge - Day 12

A Picture of Something you Love...

I absolutely love baseball..especially the Red Sox.  But, I'll watch any matter how big (Major League) or small (T-Ball).  I'd like to buy Season Tickets one day, whether it's to the Mud Cats or the Pelicans when we retire and move to the beach :)

Friday, March 11, 2011

30 Day Blog Challenge - Day 11

A picture of something you hate...

I can not stand for someone to lie to me.  I have a hard time trusting people so when someone ruins that trust by lying to me, it takes a long time to be able to trust them again.  Why not just tell the truth? 

Thursday, March 10, 2011

30 Day Blog Challenge - Day 10

A picture of a person you do the most ****** up things with...

Not really anymore..but in college..oh my goodness...let's just say, I'm sure we'd both like to know that our girls don't do some of the things we have done :)

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

30 Day Blog Challenge - Day 9

A picture of the person who has gotten you through the most...
I don't know how many times I've stayed up praying at night because of a sick child or a stress/problem in my life..but I do know that those prayers are what have calmed me and gotten me through those tough times.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

30 Day Blog Challenge - Day 8

A picture that makes you laugh...

(side not...I'm obviously not good at choosing only one thing in this whole blog challenge)

and finally...

Monday, March 7, 2011

30 Day Blog Challenge - Day 7

A picture of your most treasured item...
My planner..this thing is with me 24/7.  I get overwhelmed easy, so it helps for me to make lists..well, that and I'm OCD.  There are some weeks that I even write "shower" on my day..not that I'd forget to take one, it just helps me to know exactly the order that I need to do things in. :)  There is a new one of these in my stocking every Christmas!

Sunday, March 6, 2011

30 Day Blog Challenge - Day 6

A picture of a person you'd love to switch places with for a day...

Even though I love my life, it would be fun to switch with someone famous to see what it's like to buy whatever you want without thinking about it and laying out on the beach while every normal person works everyday.  I picked Jennifer Aniston because she actually seems like she has common sense and she's so pretty to me!

Saturday, March 5, 2011

30 Day Blog Challenge - Day 5

A Picture of Your Favorite Memory...geez..I have a hard time choosing a favorite also..but I can choose 4 of my favorites...

Our Wedding Day...

The day Landon was born...

The day Nixon was born...

The day Lily was born...

Friday, March 4, 2011

30 Day Blog Challenge - Day 4

A Picture of Your Night...

Most of our nights revolve around Lily these days :)

Thursday, March 3, 2011

30 Day Blog Challenge - Day 3

A picture of the cast from your favorite show...

I have so many favorite fact (sad, but true) we had to get two DVR's to record all our shows that we watch..I know, great example to my kids, huh?  But on a side note, I also read...A at least they see that too!

All time favorite...Grey's Anatomy

Favorite Comedy...Modern Family

Favorite New Show...Off the Map

Favorite Cancelled Show...Life on Mars

Favorite Guilty Pleasure...Teen Mom 2

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

30 Day Blog Challenge - Day 2

Day 2 is supposed to be a picture of me and a person that I've been closest to the longest.  I have friends that I've been friends with since 3rd grade and even kindergarten, but the person I'm closest to would have to be my wonderful hubby.  He knows everything there is to know about me and when I have some exciting news, he's the first one I want to call and tell..

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

30 Day Blog Challenge - Day 1

Well, I've seen this on Facebook quite a bit lately and now I'm joining a Blog Friend in her 30 Day Challenge.  Usually when you see 30 Day Challenges, it has something to do with diets and I'm just too tired for that!  But, on the other hand, I think I can handle this one..

Day 1 - A picture of yourself with 10 Facts

I know this is picture is from when I was pregnant, but I'm honestly not in front of the camera much and this is one of my favorites :)

  1. I'm a Virgo...and a true one at that...very OCD and detail-oriented about everything!
  2. I never actually thought I'd have a little girl..I wanted one terribly but never really thought it would happen..that was actually my first question when Lily was born even though I had multiple ultrasounds telling me that already!
  3. I have a brother that is 13 years younger than me and I love him to death..he used to drive me crazy with his slow ways and constant talking when he was I'm getting paid back 10 times that with my own boys!
  4. I wanted to be a forensic pathologist for the FBI for like 10 Biology lab in college and those dreams were gone
  5. My longest relationship other than Chris was only 2 months long..I guess that's how I knew he was the one..he was willing to put up with me!
  6. I won a trophy in 2nd grade for reading the most books..I think I read over a 100 in that school year.  
  7. In 4th grade, I was voted "Sweetest Girl" in my class.
  8. I was in a Sorority in college and loved it!  I served in a couple of different leadership positions but the main one being Treasurer.
  9. I'd go back to college in a heartbeat if I could..I'd enjoy it a lot more and not rush to be a grown-up!
  10. If I could change one thing about the direction of my life, I think I would've moved to Boston right after me and Chris got season tickets to see the Red Sox and just enjoyed being a married couple.  After about 10 years, I would've moved back down here and then started our family, debt free!