Thursday, January 26, 2012

GAT is TAG... only backwards

I'm in a random mood, and I have totally been struggling to find anything worth blogging about here lately ( hence the Pizza phone shot and shameless Shutterfly plug to get a discount on my next order).
... then, magically... Dun Dun Duh
Whitney to the rescue! Whitney is a fellow RN (she graduated from the same RN school, just one year ahead of me), and mom to the cutest 7 month old I can think of,  Rowyn. If you need a laugh, read her blog! Whitney tries all of the things I'd love to do, but don't have the balls for. She is a self proclaimed hippie momma. Her latest conquest is a "No Poo" lifestyle... and by poo, I mean shampoo. Sorry, no nursing advice on constipation from these girls. She tagged me in a little game, and now I have to answer her questions. Or I could just stay "it" forever, but no one likes a buzz kill.

When I started my blog, I mainly wanted a place to come back to so I can see exactly what was going on in my family's life at any given time. I wanted to document EK's life, and hopefully do a better job of remembering the funny little things she does on a daily basis. I often wonder if anyone actually reads what I write, or if it's just random, out-there internet oblivion. Either way, I do it for me- but I love getting to put things out there, on the off chance they could be useful to someone. I know of several adorable ladies out there who I relate to, so maybe tagging them here will help someone else find their way to them, as well! 

So, the rules are:
1. You must post the rules. (and then break, bend, or create your own... it's more fun that way!)

2.Post eleven fun facts about yourself.

3. Answer the questions the tagger set for you in their post, and then create eleven a few new questions to ask the people you've tagged.

4. Tag eleven (or a few) other people and link them on your post.

5. Let them know you've tagged them!

Here goes nothing....


  •  I can touch my nose with my tongue... heck, I can almost lick my neck.
Enough said about babies.

  • I really don't like babies despite my brief hospital gig in postpartum and pediatrics. However, my baby is the

  • I'm a member of an online group of 200+ ladies, and we all had babies in January 2011 (there, I admitted it).  My husband sometimes thinks I like them better than him. While I realize that all of us lead very different lives and might never be friends in real life, as a group we provide each other with support, advice, and a sounding board for all of life's difficulties. I'm not sure what kind of mom I'd have turned out to be if it weren't for them.

Crochet gone terribly, terribly wrong.

  • I know how to crochet and french braid. Before EK was born, I set out to make her a blanket. It ended up being wide enough to cover our king size bed, twice. I threw in the yarn and asked my dear, sweet Granny for help. I didn't say I could crochet well.

  • My dream job is to own a bait shop when Ryan and I get old. 
  • I use peroxide as mouthwash... NO I don't swallow it, but talk about a clean mouth!

The bad haircut surprisingly grew into a cute 'do.
  • I had a weave one time after a really bad haircut. Ryan and I had been dating for just 2 months when it happened. I wore clip in extensions every day for at least a month. It's a wonder he didn't leave me then.

  • I am the world's biggest advocate for Target Debit RedCards. They should really pay me. 5% off and just like my checkcard? Sign me up.

Ok... that's eight. 3 more.  

  • I have a cat named George, after GWBush. 

  • I clean my toilet every day. Morning sickness taught me that a clean toilet is worth its weight in gold... or chili cheese tater tots.  Not to mention, I don't feel terrible when EK wants to drop crap toys in it and fish them out.

Last one.... hmmmm. OH!

  • I used to have a pet sheep, he was named Justin Matisse. You know, like on the movie Hope Floats? I had to shear him every summer. 

The Questions!

Why did you start your personal blog?

See above!

What is something that your blog followers would be surprised to know about you?
I never really wanted to have kids. I wanted it to be totally planned if we did, and it was. Just by God, not us :)

If your life was a sitcom, which one would it be? Why?

The King of Queens- Ryan and I both work hard, love each other despite our imperfections, and have fun in life together.  Now, if only I could convince my daddy to move into the shop.

Just a tiny gem for you:
Doug: Oh, please. You wanted me from the moment you saw me in my mesh shirt and white jeans. Yeah. You’re thinking about it right now. You’re welcome, baby. 
Carrie: Actually, that mesh shirt made you look like a bag of onions. 
Doug: Sweet onions. That you loved to peel. And they wouldn’t make you cry… because they, uh…I’m done.

If you won the lottery, what would you do with the winnings?
If I won a stupid amount of money, I would pay off our cars and home, make sure EK is set up well, give to family and find the perfect charity to donate to.  And I might buy a place in Isla Mujeres :)
One of my favorite places- Isla Mujeres

If you were a superhero, what would your superpower be?
Something low stress. Maybe I could morph into whatever I wanted..I first thought I would like to be psychic, but how overwhelming would it be to know everything?!

If you could sit down and have dinner with ANYONE (alive or dead) who would it be? Why?
My Granny Skeet! She is funny, always able to catch me up on juicy gossip, and sweet as they come.

What do you like the most about yourself?
I like to consider myself as a very genuine person, and I find a lot of joy in helping other people feel good about themselves and their abilities. On a more superficial note, I like my big smile and ridiculously thick hair.

What is your biggest weakness?
Just a few syllables.  Geriatrics. Old people can be so cute... most of the time. 
OH! Puppies, too.

What is your favorite quote? 
Home is where your heart is. 
 (I also like the version "Home is where your dog is")

In ten years, where do you see yourself?
Hopefully right where I am now, with an eleven year old. I am content. 

So, here's my TAG list:

How to shop, how to save, how to cook, and how to be a bad ass mommy. Lord knows I need all the help I can get, and Kelli dishes it out daily.

As EK's future mother in law, Molly gives the best tips and tricks for keeping your house (husband, baby and crazy A-hole dog) happy! She makes it looks easy to keep it all together.

One of the sweetest and most genuine blogs I have ever read. I identify so much with Anna, and always feel like I leave her blog with a more positive outlook than I began with. She is a pastor's wife and stay at home mommy to 2 kids, one of which has the birthday as EK! She also has done mission work in Africa, which is beyond amazing to me.

Fellow January mom and frugal-ista/ DIYer, Stephanie has tons of sites for saving money! 

Nicole is the super hot mommy to baby Blake- she's on a mission to lose weight and get fit.... She's already incredibly gorgeous, so I just read to try and motivate my lazy butt.

Just read it. She's an awesome paint artist and makes me laugh on a daily basis. She doesn't blog about the army, or about style... Well, sometimes she does.

Lovingly known as "Mama G", mommy to January baby Carina! She's a former mathlete turned stay at home mom, and just found out she is expecting again in September 2012. This is one of the nicest ladies you'll ever "meet" online!

Nykki is an awesome mommy to one year old Olivia. She keeps me inspired with all of her recipes, projects, and "Pinterest Picks"! It doesn't hurt that I live vicariously through her pregnancy updates, as she will have a new bundle of joy in May!

Maria Fe keeps the sweetest blog on the adventures of her little one, Jack. She also is one of the most stylish girls I've ever seen, and I wish she would come decorate my house. Check out her baby blog and her decor blog!

Elizabeth's blog has the best pictures. Her little Evan is like the male version of my EK. I love how she describes life with a baby as "discovering a new normal".

I've referenced to one of Kayse's posts here before. She always finds a way to put things into a Christian perspective, which I definitely benefit from :)

Here are my questions for you ladies:

What inspired the name of your blog?
If you could travel to any part of the world, where would you go, and who would you take along?
What really grosses you out?
If you were another person, would you be friends with yourself? Why or why not?
If you could be any fictional character, who would it be?
If you knew that money didn't matter, what thing would you buy for yourself?
What did you do as a kid that caused you to get into a lot of trouble?
If you could change your first name, what would you change it to?
What is the strangest food you have ever eaten?
What is your favorite part of the day? What about the year?
What is your favorite memory?

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