Tuesday, September 17, 2013

You are my sunshine...

Hey y'all!!  You are probably wondering why the heck I am doing two posts in one day, huh??  Well, I figured I better make up for missing yesterday, so I'm doin double duty today!  Well, there's that reason and because one of my favorite blog-friends Christi, from The Chapters of Our Lives nominated me for another sunshine award!!  She is truly a sweetheart and just so laid-back, real, and absolutely hilarious!  Sooooo, I couldn't turn her down, now could I??  Plus, I think these are a lot of fun and also allow you to get to know me on a deeper level!  Sooo without further adieux, here are the answers to the questions she asked of me!

1. What is your all time favorite movie?
~My all time favorite movie would have to be Home Alone.  No joke, I watch that movie at least 10 times during the Holiday season, and quite possibly a few times throughout the year as well!  Let's just put it this way...you wouldn't want to watch it with me, unless you don't mind listening to someone recite every word to the entire movie...
2. What has been your favorite vacation memory?
~My favorite vacation memory would have to be the trip to Canada I took with the hubs before we were even engaged.  Canada is beautiful, but the best part about that trip was when he got down on one knee in the middle of dinner and asked me to marry him...I will never forget that night for as long as I live!
3. If there was just one thing you could change about your past what would it be and why?
~If I could go back and change one thing, it would have to be my mindset during my pregnancy with Madden.  He was such a surprise, and I didn't think we were ready for that chapter in our lives, so I didn't enjoy the pregnancy like I should have.  In fact, all I could think about that entire time was how I couldn't wait for it to be over.  Man, oh man, what I wouldn't give to be able to do that all over again!  He was truly a gift, and I am now realizing (with this whole process) just how lucky we were to be given such a blessing...planned, or not!

4. Do you prefer to cook or bake? Why?
~Bake!!!  Hands down!  First of all, I am a total sweets girl, so I sometimes bake just so I can eat the batter, dough, whatever it may be before it even goes in the oven!  Second, I am a complete freak when it comes to precise measurements and following instructions!  I like to know exactly how much of something should go into a recipe, because I am not confident enough to just add a "dash of this" or a "sprinkle of that"...something you don't get with cooking!!

5. What is your dream job?
~Ok, so I might sound a little cheesy with this one, but I am honestly living my dream job.  You know how some people say that they were just "made to stay home and be mommy?"  Yep...that would be me! Ever since I was a little girl, I always dreamed of being able to stay home with my kiddos.  Yes, it is hard work and is the job that never ends, but I wouldn't trade it for the world!  I am just beyond lucky that my hubby is able to support my dream!
6. If you were given $1,000 and was told you had one hour to spend all of it. What would you spend it on?
~I would go crazy at Gap and H&M (my two fave stores) stocking up on fun pieces to add to my wardrobe, with a stop at Gigi's cupcakes to top off the hour...I'm a sucker for a Gigi's cupcake!!
7. Growing up what was your favorite and least favorite costume your parents forced you to wear?
~Oh my goodness, I wish that I had these pictures here to show you my favorite and worst costumes...I can see the pictures in my head right now:  Me, standing in our living room, 20 years ago, in a homemade gypsy costume that my mom put together.  It had a long, flowy maxi skirt, a mid-drif, off the shoulder white blouse and a bandana wrapped around my head.  That was the first time I ever got to wear make-up, hoop earrings and long, fake fingernails.  Hands down, my favorite costume ever!  On the other hand, my least favorite would have to be the year that my Mom wanted all three of us (Me, my sister and brother) to be vampires.  I was like 13, way too old to be dressing up anymore, but there I was, black cape, fake fang teeth, face painted pale white, with blood dripping down my mouth.  Gross.  and totally inappropriate for a teenager!!

8. Speaking of Halloween. What is your favorite holiday and why?
~Again, I'm going to be cliche and say Christmas.  I just can't help it...that is the only time of year that ALL of our family gets together to celebrate.  Plus, now that I have a child of my own, I love the magic that comes with that time of year...So much fun!
9. What do your fear most: snakes, mice or spiders?
~Hands down, I fear mice above any and all bugs, rodents or slimy creatures!!  I hate everything about them: their long tails, their beady black eyes, and the disgusting sound they make when they are scratching/eating anything!  *shutters* I just want to puke thinking about them!

10. If you were told you had 24 hours to live, your not bed ridden, what would you do in those last 24 hours?
~I would gather up all of my family and have one big party!  I would eat EVERYTHING in sight, drink until I couldn't drink anymore, and just spend those last moments with everyone that I love, celebrating my life!  Then, crawl into bed with my husband and son, so I could go in my sleep...my ultimate way of leaving this earth!

11. What type of blogs do your find yourself reading the most of? (eg. fitness, diy, food, baby, etc.)
~As much as I love fitness, and reading about others journeys to getting fit, or staying fit, I love the blogs that are a hodgepodge of everything the most.  Most importantly, I love bloggers that are real.  The ones that don't pretend to have it all together all of the time.  The ones that let a few cuss words fly every once and awhile, and know that it is ok to drink...life is too short to pretend to be something you're not!  

Well, there you have it!  Thank you so much, Christi for these awesome questions!  I hope you aren't too disappointed with my answers!

Until next time...


  1. Love all your answers. I have to say you and I could most likely put together a play of Home Alone. I have that movie memorized too. Also thanks for the kind words.

  2. I'm with you on liking the blogs that are a hodgepodge of everything the best!

  3. Great post! I actually referenced Home Alone today to describe how my husband and I were running through Houston airport last Christmas trying to get through customs and onto our next plane! It's one of my favorites to--the movie... not customs ;)