Sunday, August 10, 2014

What I Love About Sundays

It's pretty love to any day of the week but Sunday brings so many emotions and feelings that's it's a shame to not post about them.

  • Waking up the smell of coffee and the crisp paper smells of the newspaper.
  • Sitting down to take out the pin curls that I placed last night, I feel like my great grandmother.
  • Feeling his fingers on my bare skin as he zips my dress up.
  • Looking up in his eyes as I fix his tie. 
  • Realizing that the adorable outfit I bought Jackjack already has jelly on it. 
  • Going up the stairs slowly in heels.
  • Getting hugged by almost complete strangers.
  • Singing and getting a warm feeling.
  • Writing Bible verses that I want to go back and have highlighted with notes.
  • Holding Jackjack up so he can see the words to the song even though he only recognises a few words. 
  • Feeling Chris's hand on my lower back while we sing.
  • Feeling him rub my shoulder during the sermon.
  • Watching people cry because they are getting saved or rededicating their lives
  • Ditching the heels when we leave because it's raining and I am not busting it on the stairs. 
  • Getting picked up spontaneously and him handing me Jackjack and the handle to the umbrella.
  • Laughing so hard when he almost drops me and Jackjack because he can't open the door. 
  • Freezing on the way home because we all wet and Chris forgets to turn the AC off.
  • Getting out of the "monkey clothes"
  • Putting Jackjack down for a nap
  • Realizing it's raining on a Sunday and putting Keith Urban's song to truth.
  • Cutting out coupons
  • Ice cream trips
  • Wishing Sunday Football was coming on
  • Planning out the week with my planner
  • Blogging about it.
Is this typical? Mostly. Is this about today? You bet!

Saturday, August 9, 2014

Brick by Boring Brick


I have been dealing with this for years now. A little bit longer than I have been with Chris. So that should tell you something. I have been dealing with something that has been holding me back from being completely happy. But you know what? I am slowly phasing that out of my life.

Piece by piece, brick by boring brick, getting it out of my system and out of my life. I am tired of being walking on my tiptoes. I am A WOMAN that has her own opinions and her originality. Who wasn't willing to settle for the first thing to come along.

I was the girl that made her own foundation, I didn't wait for friend and my husband to do it. I stepped out on my own. I am so glad that I did. I took a shovel and dug a deep hole. I buried my castle back in May 2012.

However, I am burying my trying to attempt to try. I am do not need you. I tried I really did. I have been told several times. Looking at the situation now you are another form of what I ran from the last time. So this I am not running I am just burying the belief that there is something good in this situation. There is not a single fiber in me that thinks things will change.

People say that beauty comes from the inside and I completely believe that. Because no matter how much make up you put on a pig or a man, they are still a pig and man. It's just that simple. It's called dress up. Life is not a dress rehearsal. You are on stage for everyone to see.

I feel myself feeling better with each sentence I write. I feel like the world is at my doorstep. Because I make my goals and I WORK hard to get to those goals. I don't wait on anyone else. I am not defined by my husband. I am not defined by what I watch, what I do, what I eat, or what you think of me. So as Vin told me the other day...

It's a new fiscal year and almost fall, so....
Roll Tide, Always

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Don't Let It End

We have been married almost three months and quite honestly? Why did I wait this long? I love being married. I know most people jump to the fact that Chris and I can't keep ourselves off of each other or the stupid people think it's the money. That's the last thing on my mind.

The things that make this the best decision of my life?

When he listens to me about how the washi tape won't go on straight and he makes suggestions.

Listening to him talk about his businesses (finally only took three years!)

Holding hands - Seriously we do it at home too. 

We still start our day together in bed with a prayer. And when we are apart for a short time now we still greet each other with prayer and a kiss. 

Sitting together in church, and nudging each other when something applies to each other, or someone else we know.

When he pretends to be mimicking me snoring and I hit him with a pillow.

Realizing that he filled up the Keurig when he used the last cup of water.

Waking me when he thinks something is wrong instead of being a manly man that he pretends to be.

Heading upstairs together, yes sometimes we race.

Race in the mornings -- bumping the stroller into his legs when he gets in front of me.

Doing the dishes together and laughing as we pop each other with the dish rag.

Admiring him secretly until he catches me and I turn just as red as I did three years ago.

Folding his tshirt his certain way, because I have my own Sheldon Cooper.

Kissing him on the lips... And kissing him with more than lips because we finally can.

Laughing when he falls out of bed because apparently my mechanical pencil sounds like scissors in his sleep.

Praying over the adoption paper together. 

Watching him teach Jackjack.

Praying for him when he seems anxious or moody instead of pestering him.

Falling asleep on him on the couch and waking up in pajamas and in the bed.

Reading Trying To Conceive books together for when we finally start trying.

Tripping him and jumping over him when my planner or planner things arrive and he knows it and tries to beat me.

Dancing -- All the time, anywhere.

Our nicknames for everyone -- We have our own code, be jealous.

We lift each other up, especially him to me because I am so much shorter than him.

Thanking God for another day with him, when he eats the last cookie without offering it. 

Snuggle up with him at night.

Hiding his hairdryer...and watching his hair go wild.

Squirting water in his face with the pool noodle and running from him.

Playing with Jackjack and noticing he is watching me.

Turning on the TV when he gets into the video game and going for a walk and coming back together and conquering that level together.

Making "potions" together and breaking the blender and laughing so hard we were crying.

Serve each other with a happy face -- The Bible tells us to do so, so we do.

Honestly? I can say I don't hold grudges against him. He makes up for the mistake he has made.

Laughing at each other's joke even if we have heard it a million times. ( Like him running away from Amanda faster than Snape running from shampoo. )

Trying to keep calm when he cuts his finger open with tinfoil box because he couldn't let Nate be the only stupid one with stitches in his finger. 

Professing our love to each other publically all the time. I love the weird looks we get when he is on the other side of Sam's Club and screams "ODETTE I LOVE YOU LIKE SNAPE LOVED LILY!"

Yes we love each other but we are the people having way more than seems necessarily or even possible.

Look At This Photograph

Thanks to +Erica +Jessica , and +Hunter I decided to this last 10 pictures on camera roll! Omg this is hilarious at the things I save and take pictures. Most are self explanatory. The last picture is for Jessica from +Chris  and I both! We love you!

Summer Tag 2014

1. What is your go-to product for a sun kissed summer glow? (bronzer, self tanner, etc.)

Self tanner and bronzer definitely. 

2. What book would you recommend for a summer read?

3. What's your signature summer scent this year?

Anything citrus

4. The sun is shining and it's time to get outside! What's your favorite thing to do?

Pool slide or stay on the porch and read

5. You're on the boardwalk and your stomach is grumbling. What's your go-to summer beach food?

Dippin Dots

6. Sunscreen is always important, but it's a MUST in summer! What's your favorite? (Face, body, or both)

Face is by Neutrogena 
Body it really varies

7. After a day in the summer sun and heat, what do you do to cool off?

Dip in the pool and then a shower and then piled up on the couch with a glass of wine

8. How do you wear your hair in the summer? (down, ponytail, ombre, dip dye, etc.)

Sun dyed and 75% it's just down

9. Must-have nail polish for summer 2014?

10. Sometimes it just feels good to chill out and watch Netflix. What shows/movies do you recommend for summer?

Downton Abbey 

11. Do you wear liquid foundation, BB cream, or tinted moisturizer in the summer?

Waterproof foundation with SPF in it.

12. It's super bright outside! Do you reach for sunglasses or a hat?

Most of the time both

13. What is your summer jam this year?

Anything from the past. I am not caring for the latest hits... It all sounds the same. Great I am getting old.

14. Do you have a summer bucket list? If so, share some things on the list.

I have ongoing bucket lists that can be found here -- My Bucket Lists

15. Bikini, tankini, or one piece? Show us your fave bathing suit this year!


16. Summer means heat... and sweat! What's your favorite sweat proof product this year? (Skincare, makeup, anything!)

Tarte's Waterproof blush and bronzer
UD Cannonball 

17. Summer wouldn't be complete without a scoop (or two) of ice cream! If you could create your own ice cream flavor, what would it be?


Welcome Harry, to Diagon Alley

Harry Potter has so much meaning to me. It was a huge part of my vows, because actually it was my vow. The story captivated my heart when I first read it and it still captivates it now. I try to own most memorabilia that I can. Therefor, when I was given the chance to visit Diagon Alley in Orlando I literally jumped!

These are all the pictures I managed to capture because it was my first time going and I wanted to just experience it. I do that with most places I go for the first time. I just experience then capture it. We had so much fun and minus it because so freaking hot (trust me it is NOT that hot in London during the summer, I know for a fact!) it was simply wonderful.

Even though we are in Orlando we do not plan to return to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter until January when we return with all of our friends and family. I cannot wait to show them the gems this place holds! The food is scrumptious just like the other side of the WW of HP!