Thursday, July 19, 2012

Bloggers {Four-One-One} Link Up!

Well, Amanda talked me into another link up...I'm such a sucker for these!
Today, I'm linking up with Becky over @ From Mrs. To Mama.
I read Becky's blog religiously--she is so funny and to the point--I love it!

Here is way to much information that you probably don't want to know...but, sorry, it's my blog :)

Here we go...

1. How long have you been blogging? And what got you started on blogging? Has your blog changed?
I have been blogging since February 2008.  I started when Chloe was about 18 months old.  I wanted a way to document our families every day doings...and let's face it, I'm not together enough to keep up with a scrapbook {I know this because I've tried}!  I wouldn't say my blog has changed much {the look, yes}, but I still use it to keep family informed and up-to-date on what is going on with us...even the stuff most people don't care about!  I hope to turn all these posts into books one day so the kids can look back!
Here is one of the first pictures I ever posted:
{my sweet shopping buddy; Chloe @ 1 1/2 years old}

2. Did you go to college? If so where, and what did you study?
Yes, I graduated with my undergrad from Austin Peay State University in my home town of Clarksville. Let's Go Peay!  I studied Finance...and wouldn't you know...I'm doing nothing with my degree.  I guess that is pretty common though!

3. Where have you traveled?
Well, since being an adult and being married to Blake, I have had the opportunity to travel to so many amazing places {my daughter has been lucky enough to travel to most of these places as well in her 5 years of life}
Hawaii, Jamaica, Bahamas, Mexico {2xs}, California, Florida, Virginia, South Carolina, New Mexico, and I'm sure a few other states.  I'm looking forward to doing even more traveling in the up coming year! 

4. If you won the lottery, what would be the first thing you would buy?
Oh man, this is a tough one.  I would probably pay off all of my parents debt, morgages, etc.  And then take everyone on a big, extravagant trip somewhere.  

5. What are your 3 biggest pet peeves?
1. talking with your mouth full 
2. interrupting when someone is talking {even though I'm so guilty of this}
3. being late {again, totally guilty of this one}

6. What is your favorite movie?
Right now, I would say I have 2 favorite movies: 

Easy A  

Friends with Benefits

Old School choice: 
Anything John Hughes--Sixteen Candles, The Breafast Club, Pretty in Pink

7. What is your drink of choice; wine, beer, or liquor. Or Water, Soda, Tea?
Non-Alcoholic choice--I would say Water or Sweet Tea
Alcoholic--beer...especially draft beer {all time favorite choices are Blue Moon or Stella}

8. What is something you enjoy to do when you have me time?
Me time, I enjoy taking a nap...really, I love nothing more than a nap.
And if I'm not napping, I enjoy a nice quiet trip to the mall, Target, or TJMaxx!
I rarely get to shop on my own & its pretty therapeutic for me!

9. If you could have a $10,000 shopping spree to one store, which store would it be?
I would have to say I have a few choices: TJMaxx {make that money stretch} or right now, Banana Republic...totally obsessed PLUS their clothes fit me so well!  

10.  Share with us an embarrassing moment of your past? Or present.
Embarrassing moment....Mmmmhhhhh....I'm sure there are so many that I'm just not thinking about.  But, I would have to say the one that comes to mind is Blake & I's first date.  We went ice skating with his family.  I had never skated before so I was super timid.  When I finally decided to venture from the wall, Blake came up behind me really fast and {not intentionally} knocked me down...well, my head hit the ice first {Ouch}.  Needless to say, I was not only SUPER EMBARRASSED since it was our first date, I was also in some fierce pain.  His Mom & Dad offered to take me home since the back of my head was bleeding a bit, but I didn't want to inconvenience anyone.  I ended up getting home late that night with a splitting headache...a trip to the ER and a cat scan later that night as well, I found out that the cut was within a mm of my head needing to be shaved and a staple put in.  YIKES!  Needless to say, I have not ice skated since...won't EVER do it...I promise you that!

11. What day would you love to relive again?
I have 3--
1. Our Wedding Day.  We got married straight out of was the perfect storm.  All of our high school friends were able to attend along with all of our college friends.  So many wonderful people together in one place with our families.  Perfection!
2. Chloe's Birth.  My first born. Though we had a rough start together because I was a scared and inexperienced 23 year old, I wouldn't change having her young for all the money in the world!  She is my buddy, my friend, and my sweet first born.  I love that girl!
3. Carter's birth. Carter rounded out our family. We are now complete.  He gave me the opportunity to truly enjoy the birthing process and the early weeks that followed.  I was much stronger and more confident.  I loved every second of the 10 weeks we had together at home for my maternity leave.

12. If your life was turned into a movie...what actor would play you?
This is a tough one too...I guess I would have to say Reese Witherspoon.  Not really because we look alike {obviously}, but because I love the characters she plays--sweet, smart, strong, and SOUTHERN...PLUS, did you know? She is from Tennessee!

13. What are the jobs you had in high school / college / early years?
Hostess at Jenkins and Wynne--Summer of my Junior and Senior Years of High School
Victoria's Secret--Freshman Year of College
Pier 1--Sophomore - Senior Year of College {ended up being an assistant Manager}
Jenkins and Wynne Internet Coordinator--Right out of College to the Present

14. Show us a picture from High School or College.
{Prom May 2001 Senior Year}
{Senior Year @ APSU December 2005 w/ Sarah & Brittnye}

15. If you could travel anywhere in the world, all expenses paid, where would you go?
Oh man, I think Antiqua...that is where I wanted to go on our Honeymoon.
Don't ask me why!?

16. Show us the most current picture of you, your family, or anything of meaning to you. 

17. Where do you see your life 5 years from now?
Wow, I'm not ready to think 5 years from now...I will have a 10 year old & a 6 year old {Crazy} things might be a bit calmer at our house.  I am thinking by then I may be staying home full time and Blake will still be working at the dealership.  Most likely living in a new house by then?  Who knows!  Taking it day by day at this point ;)

Had enough of me? 
Take a sec & link up with Becky!  Fun times!

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