Friday, March 29, 2019

365 Day Blog Challenge - Day 226

How do you release anger?

Taking a long hot bath with candles lit everywhere. 

Listening to loud music!

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

365 Day Blog Challenge - Day 224

What do you dislike most about yourself?

My weight. 

I have a weight loss journey blog. Check it out... 

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

365 Day Blog Challenge - Day 223

What do you love most about yourself?

That I have become the person God has meant for me to be and not someone that people wanted me to be.

Monday, March 25, 2019

365 Day Blog Challenge - Day 222

If you could live in any home on a TV series, what would it be?

Gibbs house from NCIS.

Sunday, March 24, 2019

Saturday, March 23, 2019

365 Day Blog Challenge - Day 220

What is the best thing you can cook?

White Chicken Chili
French Dip Sandwiches

Friday, March 22, 2019

365 Day Blog Challenge - Day 219

What are some of your pet peeves?

- Constant clicking of pens. 

- Cabinet doors/doors being opened when they should be shut. 

- Constant tapping or popping of gum. (I use to eat a lot of gum and I realized one day that I don't eat it anymore because I was bugging MYSELF.)

Thursday, March 21, 2019

365 Day Blog Challenge - Day 218

5 Weaknesses you have:

~ Being too hard on myself. 
~ Trying to please everyone else before myself. 
~ Impatient
~ Confrontation

~ Takes on too much

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

365 Day Blog Challenge - Day 217

5 Strengths you have:

~ Honest
~ Trustworthy
~ Friendly
~ Kind
~ Compassionate

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

365 Day Blog Challenge - Day 216

What has been the most difficult thing you have had to forgive?

My divorce and all the drama that surrounded that time of my life.
It took me quite a few years after my divorce to finally get to a place where I not only forgave my ex, but I forgave myself as well. I was very hard on myself with the fact that I got divorced with a baby, but it happened and all I could do was move on. 

Monday, March 18, 2019

365 Day Blog Challenge - Day 215

Describe your family dynamic as a kid and how is it now?

We were a very close family. My dad worked hard and my mom was a stay at home mom. She was always home when we got there. She was always cooking and baking. My brothers were older and they were always doing their own thing. 

We are even closer now. Its weird, that when you are growing up sometimes you dislike your siblings because of this or that. But as you are older you grow fonder of them and the love is even more real! I love those 2 men more than I can ever express.

And my dad... he is my hero. 

And my mom... she can just out cook me no matter what I cook! Ha. I love her dearly!

Sunday, March 17, 2019

365 Day Blog Challenge - Day 214

What do you think people misunderstand about you?

How hard life has been for me.
It has been really hard. 

But, I wake up each day and I get through my day the best I can. 
Working on making it the best life I can for my girls!

And the fact that I am not living my life for anyone other than myself.
I know my decisions have impacted other people in my life, but I made those decisions for me and I never regret any of them! It has brought me to where I am today and I love where I am today!

Saturday, March 16, 2019

365 Day Blog Challenge - Day 213

What was the last movie that you saw in the theater?

Bumblebee with the kids on New Years Day

Friday, March 15, 2019

365 Day Blog Challenge - Day 212

Who is the person you are most open with?

My sister Heather. 
Next would be my friends Jenn and Amanda. 

Thursday, March 14, 2019

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

365 Day Blog Challenge - Day 210

What is the single thing in your life you are least likely to ever forget?

I don't have just one thing... My list would be:

My daughter's birth!
My cousin Trena's death and the events that took place the following days. 
My cousin Marla Faye's death and the events that took place that day!
My wedding weekend

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

365 Day Blog Challenge - Day 209

Favorite card game?


My ex-husband taught me how to play and I taught my husband how to play. I love playing. 

Monday, March 11, 2019

365 Day Blog Challenge - Day 208

Largest sacrifice you have ever made?

Moving to Washington state.
Largest sacrifice, yet best decision I have ever made.

Sunday, March 10, 2019

365 Day Blog Challenge - Day 207

When have you found it most hard to look yourself in the mirror?

December 2018.

I looked in the mirror for the last time being that heavy. It was the biggest I have ever been in my life and it was time for a change. So, I made that happen!

Saturday, March 9, 2019

365 Day Blog Challenge - Day 206

What news do you fear hearing?

Death's in my family or with my friends. 

February 19th of this year, I got tickets to fly home and visit with my PawPaw. He was not doing too well, so my brother and his wife bought my ticket to fly home and spend some time with him. 

3 days later my dad called me to tell me that he passed away. I never got to spend just one more time with him. My heart was broken. I did pray for God to take him when it is his time and if it was before I got home, I would eventually be okay. It was his time and he is up there dancing around with my MawMaw who passed away 30 years ago. 

Friday, March 8, 2019

365 Day Blog Challenge - Day 205

What is the most difficult thing about being married?

One big difficult things is time apart when we have to be away from each other for work or for emergency travel. Sleeping apart is definitely hard after being together for so long. 

Another thing is the disagreements that we have. 
We are 2 very stubborn people and when we disagree we are very strong in our opinions. We are not the perfect couple, but together we are everything. 

I love that man so much! Even when we are angry at each other!

Thursday, March 7, 2019

365 Day Blog Challenge - Day 204

What is your birthing story?

My daughter was due March 24, 2008. 
She decided to enter the world 3 weeks early!
Well, I should say the doctor helped that along. 

I went in for a normal check up. They did an ultrasound and told me that she would be over 9 pounds when she was born. It freaked us out just a bit. When we went back to see the doctor, during her exam she popped my water bag. 

Whether we were ready or not, she was coming soon. 
I went to the bathroom to get cleaned up and when I got back they had a wheelchair waiting for me to take me over to the hospital. 

Once I got there, I called my mom and dad to let them know she was coming early. My mom had tickets purchased to be here for her original birth date. I had to hang up because the nurse came in shortly after. She got me all checked in and hooked up to the monitors. Once they were done, I called my mom back and she told me that she changed her flight and she would be there the next day at 6 pm. 

It was a long 22 hours. 
Epidural was close to midnight.
My heart rate went up once and everyone had to leave while they gave me medicine to help.
Lots of waiting. Lots of contractions. 

I pushed for 2 hours. She got stuck in my birthing canal, so we were off to have an emergency c-section. She was born at 3:37 pm weighing 8 lbs 15 ounces and she was 21 inches long. My mom missed it, but when she got there she was able to see her granddaughter. 

Being a mother completely changed my life! I love that girl so much!

Wednesday, March 6, 2019

365 Day Blog Challenge - Day 203

What makes you most content?

Watching my kiddo's laughing and having a great time.
They make me so happy it's wonderful!

Monday, March 4, 2019

365 Day Blog Challenge - Day 201

What was the worst experience you have ever had with alcohol?

Back in 1999, I had an experience with it where I blacked out. I ended up getting a black eye from hitting my head on the sink. My car was taken that night by the friend I was with. My cousin tried to stop him from taking my car, but she was not able to. He almost totaled the car when he got in an accident due to being drunk. It was definitely one of the worst nights/mornings of my life!

This was the day that I decided to limit my drinking. I might have a drink here or there, but that is all... a drink. I usually won't have more. It's not worth it to me.

Sunday, March 3, 2019

365 Day Blog Challenge - Day 200

What has the been the single most important influence in your life?

My daughter!
She makes me want to be a better person every single day!
I love her to death!

Saturday, March 2, 2019

365 Day Blog Challenge - Day 199

What is the hardest test you have ever had to take in your life?

LIFE INSURANCE test to become an agent.

Friday, March 1, 2019

365 Day Blog Challenge - Day 198

What is the emptiest part of your life?

I really don't think I have an empty part of my life at this moment.