Monday, January 9, 2012

Challenge Day 15

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So I will just tell you that before I die I want to sail around the Islands of Greece. I think it would be an amazing and fun adventure. It looks so beautiful in pictures and I just want to see if for myself!

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Challenge Day 14

Today I am writing about some one I could not live without. This person would have to be Jen. Jen and I met in High School, we knew each other, but never really hung out. Whenever she was pregnant with her first child, I planned a baby shower for her with the help of my friend Brandy. We lost touch after she had her son, and it wasn't until my first year of college (2008) when I ran back into her in the Math Lab. We exchanged numbers and said our hope to see you again soons.

Well, we did start to keep in touch. We would talk on the phone, and then we would meet up every now and then so our sons could play. Little did we realize how much we had in common. She became the person that without talking to her my life seemed to overwhelm me. No matter what was going on I had to be able to talk to her. We would make sure to see each other all the time and our boys loved playing together despite their 3 1/2 year age difference. Then our daughters came into the picture. Oh my goodness, these two little princesses love each other so much. I love that our children are good friends just as we are. It makes it more enjoyable when we get to see each other.

We just enjoy each other, whether it's venting and crying or joking around and cracking up laughing.

Our friendship has grown more than I ever could have imagined. She is a sister, not a friend. We are always there for each other and will help each other out in whatever way we can. It is really nice knowing you have a friend like this in your corner.

I am forever grateful that I ran into her that day in the Math Lab. I discovered a friendship I never could have imagined.

Jen, I love ya lady and I am so glad you put up with me the way you do!! haha ;o)

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Challenge Day 13

My all time favorite artist is Mariah Carey.

I love her voice, and the words of her songs seem to speak what my heart feels but I can't say.
I hold great sorrow in my heart. More than most people know. Those that are very close to me know the depth of my losses and how greatly they affect me, although I try and pretend they do not.

Mariah helps me to grieve, allows me to smile, and helps me to feel as if life does go on just by singing her heart out.
My wish for everyone is that they find something that enables them to express their emotions, even if it is in the quiet of the night when no one else is around.

Friday, January 6, 2012

Challenge Day 12

Aaahhh Spa!
I absolutely LOVE hot stone, Swedish massages. They are incredibly amazing and ever so relaxing.
I wish I could get them every week!

(OK, so my challenges are not occurring everyday but I really am trying!)

Challenge Day 11

Coulrophobia, the fear of clowns.

Coulrophobia sufferers experience symptoms ranging from mild anxiety to outright panic attacks when faced with people in clown outfits or even just makeup.

Enough said!  I freaking hate clowns!

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Challenge Day 10

Some of the craziest yet unbelievably fun times in my life were with this chick, my Nik.
We were some hell raisers together. haha
We were as close as two friends could be, then all of a sudden we were apart and didn't talk for a few years. Those details have since been swept under the rug and we have picked up a decent friendship again, although some days I wish we were close like we used to be.
She still makes me laugh and is still as crazy as ever, hence her nickname...MONKEY!!
I gave her a monkey friendship necklace on her 16th birthday that I still have my part of :o) that was 10 or so years ago ;o) hehehe
I am thankful that we reconnected and that we have rekindled our friendship. It means so much to me.

So to you, Monkey, thank you for being my friend and my past partner in crime. Without you there would have been a lot of dull moments. Love ya!

Oh and P.S., no running into any carport posts....ok?! hahahahaha

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Challenge Day 9

I must say that it took me awhile to come up with the person that has gotten me through the most. I have a few people that have been there for me, and with me through all of the happy and sad times in my life. However, I decided that in all reality, my mother has been there to get me through pretty much everything. Granted, we have our moments of dislike for each other but she is always there no matter what.  
She is my mom(my) after all. She will always be in my corner whether she is loud or quiet, she will never leave. That is something to be thankful for.

Challenge Day 8

This picture makes me crack up laughing. When we made Easter eggs for the kids this one cracked and "leaked" out while being boiled. Whenever I took it out I instantly saw a funny face, so I used a clear wax crayon and dunked it in blue. hahaha  Voila! A beautiful little egg that is sticking it's tongue out!  hahahahahaha

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Challenge Day 7

My most treasured items would have to be our wedding rings.

Our rings are on our fingers to remind each other of the promise we made to stay together for better or for worse, whether rich or poor, and through sickness and in health.
They are a promise to our children that we will stay united, that we will fight with each other, not against each other, and that we will always try no matter how hard life gets.

Challenge Day 6

I would not trade places with anyone ever. I love being me. Granted there are things that I would like to change, but don't we all?! There is not a single person that has a perfect life or perfect family. We are all unique and should embrace that fact.

If I was to trade places with anyone it would have to be myself.

Challenge Day 5

Okay, I know that day 5 and 6 are late, however, it was the beginning of a new year. So I am going to put them all up today. :o)

Challenge Day 5

These are my favorite memories. The first time I held each of my children. I can remember when they were placed in my arms and how amazing it felt.

With my first child, my son Blake, I was in total shock. I could not believe this 8 lb 5 oz bundle of cuteness had just come out of my belly. He was mine and I created him. I remember feeling his soft skin and just wanting to hurry up and make sure he had all of his fingers and toes. But I wasn't able to before being whisked away into another room. Once in the new room I just stared at my baby. He was so alert and looking at everything. My sweet little handsome.

My second child, my daughter Brianna, amazed me. When she came out weighing a whopping 8 lb 10 oz I just couldn't take my eyes off of her. I wanted to hear that beautiful cry of her first breath, I just begged her to keep crying until I could hold her so that I knew she was ok. After all, I had been in labor with her for almost 3 weeks on bed rest. I wanted to make sure she had not been affected by that. When they placed her in my arms I cried, I just fell so in love with this beautiful little girl. She and I held each others gaze and tuned out everyone else for quite awhile.

These two, my babies, are my entire world. They have grown up so much since these pictures. But just looking at these pictures takes me right back to those first precious moments with them.