Monday, March 9, 2015


Twenty Seven.  How can it be that this number has showed up in my life so soon?  I can remember thinking how old thirty used to be to me.  This particular birthday wasn't everything I thought it would be, as we spent the day taking Cam to urgent care to find out he had strep throat & an ear infection.  My little man just wasn't himself, laying lifeless most of the (beautiful day btw) & it absolutely broke my heart!  But I have to say, I never feel more grateful than when my birthday does roll around & I can count another year that the Lord has blessed me with.  Not a day I deserve, but he gives them to me all the same<3  In celebration of my birthday, I thought I'd share 27 things about myself.  Indulge me today or come back another time for something more interesting!;)  
1.  I wear Christmas pajamas year round.
2.  My favorite color is green.  Emerald to be exact!  It changes a lot but this has been the constant for about 4 years now after I found an amazing Emerald ring and dress...
3.  I met my hubby in high school.  I was 15, he was 14. 
4.  I started my first blog in 2010, but it was a hot mess and I had no clue what I was doing <not like I really do now lol>.   I didn't blog again until 2012, & I have never looked back.  Cam is my muse:)
5.  I love brown boots and purses.
6.  I majored in interior design for two years in college.
7.  If I had a genie grant me one wish, it would be to stay at home with my kids until they started school.  I would love to soak in every moment of that season in our life.
8.  My love for Snoopy began as a one year old.  Back then he was better known as hu-oh.  And he was awesome.  To this day, he sits on my desk and is also Cam's favorite.
9.  I think every house should have fresh flowers, chalkboards, & a constant fresh pot of coffee:)
10.  I got a Great Dane in college because my mom promised me if I read her latest Nicholas Sparks book, she swore she would buy me a Great Dane if it died in the book.  Needless to say a month later, I had one. 
11.  I randomly bake sugar cookies from scratch at least once a month.
12.  I always thought my childhood home was the house from Home Alone.
13.  My imaginary friend monster was a white cane stick that would peck on my window at night.  I naturally called him Stupid.
14.  I had the worst Lizzy McGuire style & frizzy hair most of my grade school career.  I would love to burn my all of my annuals to destroy proof of my existence back then.
15.  I have always wanted a big family.  And to marry a blonde headed boy.  I did marry a blonde.  Laughing...
16.  My cousins & I made many home videos of homemade TRL episodes, talk shows (including Jerry Springer ?), The Blair Witch Project & music videos.  
17.  My favorite place to pray is in my car on the way to work.
18.  I have witnessed a Santa Convention complete with 1000s of Santas, Mrs. Clause & reindeer.  They even gave me a sticker that said, "I Believe."  Yes, I was in my twenties then.  I have since then been convinced that Cade & I are destined to attend as a new Clause couple one day.  
19.  Breakfast is my favorite meal.
20.  I was once told to draw thumbnail sketches of my apartment, in which I translated into actual drawings of my finger nails.  I turned them in to my teacher (like 10 drawings) & needless to say- we both had a good crying kind of laugh.  Maybe thats when I decided a career in interior design was not for me?
21. I always wanted to work at Disney World as a Disney Princess, just for one summer.
22.  I have worked in two settings already (nursing home & schools) in my career & that blows my mind.  I don't feel like I have been at it long enough to be able to say that!
23.  Nashville, TN & New York, NY are the dreamiest places I have ever visited.
24.  I really struggled with my salvation.  I had a lot of doubt & confusion for years.  Today, I can thank the Lord for giving me the peace, understanding, & assurance that I finally needed to give him full control of my life.  I am thankful for that struggle & what it has taught me. 
25.  I am a dreamer, it is what I do.
26.  One day, I would love to own a Baby Boutique.
27.  Becoming a mother is the best thing (besides salvation) that ever happened to me.

I probably just embarrassed myself by sharing some of those things, but it's Monday & we all need a good laugh or two, right??  Hope you all have a wonderful week!  From the looks of it, we are in for a taste of sweet springtime:)  Happy Monday, everyone!