Thank You God

Five Minute Friday: THANK YOU

Five Minute Friday

1. Write for 5 minutes flat – no editing, no over thinking, no backtracking.
2. Link back here and invite others to join in.

3. And then absolutely, no ifs, ands or buts about it, you need to visit the person who linked up before you & encourage them in their comments. Seriously. That is, like, the rule. And the fun. And the heart of this community..

Thank you God, Thank you for the life I have, for the ability to breath another day. Thank you for being able to see the beauty and joy in life.

Thank you for the beautiful and adventurous boy that calls me mommy. Every day I look at him, watch him jump, listen to him grown, hold him in my arms to comfort him, watch him become more independent, I am thankful that I get to experience this. There were many a dark day that I never though I would have this miracle. There were many days that I never though I would hear the word mommy and now it’s sweet music to my ears.

Thank you for apartment we are renting, while it was not where I expected to live, I am loving it. A yard to run around in, a driveway just for our car and for our son to drive around in, a porch to sit on and watch my son play, and a garage to store our decorations in is all more than I ever could have dreamed for. I always wanted this…but you gave it to me in the way I needed.

Thank  you God for allowing my son to have all his grandparents. I grew up with only one set and they left this world too soon. I am thrilled that he gets to enjoy the wonders of grandparents spoiling him with love.  As an only child these family connections are even more important to him.

Thank you God for welcoming me back to my faith after my absence. Even though I pushed you away, you welcomed me back with open arms, though I know you never left me alone.

Stay and Have Some Popcorn

I love trying to come up with a title for Five Minute Friday and Five Question Friday. Sometime it’s so strange and weird, LOL.

Five Minute Friday: STAY

Five Minute Friday

1. Write for 5 minutes flat – no editing, no over thinking, no backtracking.
2. Link back here and invite others to join in.

3. And then absolutely, no ifs, ands or buts about it, you need to visit the person who linked up before you & encourage them in their comments. Seriously. That is, like, the rule. And the fun. And the heart of this community..

Sometimes you just want to stay in the here and now. You don’t want things to change or grow, or be different. I want my little boy to stay my little boy, I want the peace I feel to stay. While things are not great, they could be worse and I am thankful for where we are right now.

While I want things to stay the way they are, I know that even as son grows our love will stay. I know that as I grow and mature, my faith in God will always stay. I know that God will always stay with me, even when we struggle and evil strikes.

I pray I will always stay connected to friends, those I see all the time and those I have met through blogging and Twilight. I pray I will always stay connected to family, my son needs to know who he is connected to. I pray I always stay connected to my husband even when our son grows and leaves. I pray that our son will stay connected to us as he grows and go through his teen years and becomes an adult. I pray that son will always stay connected to the faith in God that I have shown him and use good judgements through life.

want that mother son bond to always stay with us.

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1} What snack/drinks do you eat at the movies? I LOVE a big tub of popcorn and soda…not the healthiest, but who cares. I need it watch a movie. Movies just aren’t the same without them.

2} What’s one food you refuse to ever try? ANYTHING deep fried…. deep fried butter, oreos, onion rings, even veggies….YUCKY…I just can’t…ever…never will eat anything deep fried…I might gag just thinking about it.

3} What’s your favorite nail polish color? I only wear clear on my finger nails, which is rare…since my nails always split and crack. On my toe nails, I love a nice shade of dark red, it just makes me feel pretty in sandals…even my tiny toenails look cute.

4} What is your favorite thanksgiving tradition? Hmmm, that would be eating. Can eating be a tradition? LOL…seriously, Thanksgiving or any holiday, is now wonderful with a family of my own. I don’t think I have a “tradition” on Thanksgiving. I will have to see how others answer this question.

5} What are your least favorite words in the English language? When I hear or read “grotesque” or “gruesome” they bring awful images to mind…it’s from reading too many gory books.

Quiet, while I give birth

I love trying to come up with a title for Five Minute Friday and Five Question Friday. Sometime it’s so strange and weird, LOL.

Five Minute Friday: QUIET

Five Minute Friday

1. Write for 5 minutes flat – no editing, no over thinking, no backtracking.
2. Link back here and invite others to join in.

3. And then absolutely, no ifs, ands or buts about it, you need to visit the person who linked up before you & encourage them in their comments. Seriously. That is, like, the rule. And the fun. And the heart of this community..

In a world bombarded with technology and media it is often hard to find true peace and quiet. With everyone in a rush to be first or best, we don’t take time to enjoy the serene moments in life. In that quiet meditation and prayers we find our answers. We find our peace and strength. In those quiet moments we find who we are and what we are meant to do. We are reminded that we are not alone and connected to a higher purpose in life.

As I teach my son to pray, pray not just himself but for others. I am teaching him that in quiet moments, he can hear and see what God wants of him. I am trying to teach him that in quiet moments he can reflect and recharge, if he learns that now how wonderful will it be for him when he is older.

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1. If you had c-section do you wish you would have had vaginal? Or vice versa? I had a c-section and glad I did. Not only was it an emergency and and saved my son’s life, but all my girl bits are still in tact. I think I healed fairly quickly, as I had to drive back and forth to the NICU by myself when eight days after I gave birth.

2. If vaginal did you go drug free?
I didn’t do vaginal, but if I did I needed drugs…I would have murdered those around me.

3. Did you have any complications? I had undiagnosed preeclampsia, doctor didn’t really do a great job, and I had to deliver five weeks early. He was so tiny and had no suck reflex. As for me, I was fine.

4. Who was in the delivery room with you? My hubby and my parents, but in the OR, hubby was just with me.

5. Did you document your labor and delivery? (Photos, videos, etc.) YES! one of the doctors filmed Dinosaur being taken out of my stomach. You don’t see anything gory or bloody, but you see him being pulled out. Dinosaur has watched it a few times.

6. Pick the birth story of one of your children and tell us ALLLLLLLL about it

I have only one child, but here goes. Four days after my sister’s wedding at thirty-five weeks, I was induced. See how big I was…I was so uncomfortable.

I had preeclampsia and was basically undiagnosed by my doctor, he really just didn’t do his job at all. Even though Dinosaur was small, he was stuck and the drugs they gave me for high blood pressure were counteracting the pain meds. I was in tremendous amounts of pain and nervous. I finally had to accept the c-section and was given the epidural, which had to be done twice since the first time wasn’t in the right spot. Yeah, it hurt but not as much as all the other stuff I went through. I was quickly rolled in and hooked up, I was so scared my organs were going to be all over the table. Hubby later told me he peeked over the curtain and said it looked like a war zone.

I didn’t feel pain, but felt lots of tugging and pulling, I felt them trying to get him out. I felt a him leave me and felt sadly empty without my baby. Hearing his voice was music to my ears, but I did mourn not being able to hold him and kiss him. After getting a look at my son I felt better but disheartened to hear that he would be spending time in the NICU for failure to suck. He would later spend twelve days in there.

 

I was a mess, so many people told me I suffered from post partom depression. They had no clue what that really is. Yes I depressed and crying all the time, because I couldn’t have my baby in my room while all the others mothers around me could. There is nothing worse than being in the maternity ward and seeing babies rolled to their mommies and knowing you have to be let into a secured room just to see yours. I made myself sick trying to spend all the time I could with him, it broke my heart when I had to leave and go back to my room without him. It was tortuous leaving the hospital without my son.

Of course all is well now and he’s a healthy three year old boy.

 

 

Roots and a Scary Book

I love trying to come up with a title for Five Minute Friday and Five Question Friday. Sometime it’s so strange and weird, LOL.

Five Minute Friday: ROOTS

Five Minute Friday

1. Write for 5 minutes flat – no editing, no over thinking, no backtracking.
2. Link back here and invite others to join in.

3. And then absolutely, no ifs, ands or buts about it, you need to visit the person who linked up before you & encourage them in their comments. Seriously. That is, like, the rule. And the fun. And the heart of this community..

I know who I am, I am strong and firmly planted in my beliefs and values. The roots of who I am and what made me who I am hold strong and steady. I will not change or be easily persuaded.

I didn’t always have strong roots, I was easily misguided or unplanted and I was never happy. As I matured, I realized what really nattered in life, what held me  to who I was. Now I know, faith, family, and friends are what keeps my roots dug deep in the ground of life. 

I hope my son will have the same strong roots. I hope he will stay steadfast and not give in to peer pressure or social pressure. I hope he will dig his heels in and hold onto the roots that make him who he is. I want my son to follow his beliefs and values, I want him to follow Him.

But if he ever tumbles or fall in high winds or mistakes, I will be there to help him dig deep and replant his roots, I will always be there for him, always holding on tight when he needs me.

image from zazzle.com

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1. What terrifies you the most?  I am terrified of ghosts and spirits. I am terrified of the man living in our basement. I am terrified of evil spiders attacking us. I am terrified of driving in the snow. I am terrified of my son breaking a bone, I can’t handle broken bones. I am terrified of any harm coming to my son. I am terrified of my son being scared. Despite all that, I am pretty brave and will do anything to keep my son safe.

2. Favorite fall/winter drink? Oh in the fall there is nothing better than pumpkin and spices added to your teas or cider.

3. Do you and your spouse have the same political views? Depends on the issue, most times we agree. Other times he can’t understand my point of view as a woman and that is frustrating.

4. What was the last book you read? Was it any good? OMG I am currently reading, and by reading I mean books on tape, Tess Gerritsen, Rizzoli and Isle Series. It is GORY crime dramas that truly scare me but teach me to trust my instincts. (refer to question #1) The books are NOT for the faint of heart, but they are SO Good and addicting. I am currently reading the Keepsake…beyond amazing.

I am also reading Ellen DeGeneres’ autobiography Seriously…I’m Kidding. I am just starting it, but she cracks me up.

5. Do you look forward to the snow each winter? Why or why not? NO, I hate the winter as much as I hate the summer. It’s just too extreme of weather for me. I am always hot and then suddenly cold. I hate the snow, it terrifies me to drive in it (refer to question #1) and looks so nasty and dirty after a few days on the ground. In the summer I am always too freaking hot, I sweat like a faucet. I would love either fall or spring weather year round.

Voices can’t wake up hubby

I love trying to come up with a title for Five Minute Friday and Five Question Friday. Sometime it’s so strange and weird, LOL.

Five Minute Friday: VOICE

Five Minute Friday

1. Write for 5 minutes flat – no editing, no over thinking, no backtracking.
2. Link back here and invite others to join in.

3. And then absolutely, no ifs, ands or buts about it, you need to visit the person who linked up before you & encourage them in their comments. Seriously. That is, like, the rule. And the fun. And the heart of this community..

Sometimes my voice is harsh and rude and I regret what I have said.

Sometimes my voice is kind and loving and I can feel His love for me.

Sometimes my voice is calm and peaceful and I love the serenity.

Sometimes my voice is soothing and comforting as I rock my little man.

Sometimes my voice is strong and confident, other times nervous and unsure as I face a new situation.

No matter what my voice shows, I am loved and I love. I am never alone. I have voices around me that I love hearing and so thankful for the way it fills my heart.

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1. Who wakes up in the morning with the kids, you or hubby? LOL…Hubby wake up with him, LOLOLOL…he’d be in a deep sleep, letting our son cry in the crib with a soiled diaper.

2. Do you watch the World Series even if your team isn’t in it? I’m not really into sports, but I would. Hubby may be a Yankee fan, but he is also a baseball fan.

3. What is the best compliment you have received? While it is nice hearing I look good, I loved hearing that my son was so well-behaved in a store.

4. Do/did you dress up to take your kids trick or treating? I haven’t but now that he is older, he will want me to dress up with him. I won’t wear a full  costume, but I will look “Halloweeny”

5. Do you have a favorite bible verse? What is it and why?  I really like “Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the LORD your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you.” – Deuteronomy 31:6. I like this because, I try to teach son that he will never be alone. God will always be on his side, even when he is scared, alone, or unsure. God will be there to show him the right path. 

Look and walk over the junk.

I love trying to come up with a title for Five Minute Friday and Five Question Friday. Sometime it’s so strange and weird, LOL.

Five Minute Friday: LOOK

Five Minute Friday

1. Write for 5 minutes flat – no editing, no over thinking, no backtracking.
2. Link back here and invite others to join in.

3. And then absolutely, no ifs, ands or buts about it, you need to visit the person who linked up before you & encourage them in their comments. Seriously. That is, like, the rule. And the fun. And the heart of this community..

All you have to do is look around to see His beautiful and magnificent. The colors on the trees, the smells in the air, the sun shining each morning. Even the rain is a wonderful gift that brings new life life. All I have to do is look at my son to see His wonderful gift to us.
Often people are quick to point out the negatives or see the cup as half full, but if you really LOOK, truly look with your soul, with your love…you will see the wondrous joys around you. Every moment can’t be perfect, but what is God’s lesson? What is He trying to show you? What do you need to look beyond to see what he is giving you? Sometimes it’s hard and other times it’s right there for you. What do you see see when you look around?

I saw a quote on Pinterest recently…While it is funny, it’s also true. The glass is full and so should our appreciation of all things around us.

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1. Where do you hide junk when people come over? I leave it out in the open. With a wild three year old and a small apartment, I don’t have space or time to hide my junk. If people can’t handle the chaos they don’t have to come over. I know lots of other people are good at presenting a well-cleaned and organized house-great for them. Even with a cleaning schedule, nothing is perfect, and Besides I really don’t care what other people think.  

2. Do political ads help you decide who you are going to vote for? NOPE! As a woman I already know who I am voting for, the adds are fast-forwarded through or that’s when I use the bathroom 😉

3. What’s your favorite holiday party to host? I wold LOVE to host a Halloween party, there are so many fun things you can do. I hosted Christmas Eve once and my sister last year. With Pinterest I can go crazy…though not too crazy because the reality is my recipes/crafts NEVER turn out like they are supposed to…but it’s still so much fun.

4. You go to an island with your husband and can only take one personal item. What is it? WHAT???? ONLY ONE ITEM????? Oh boy…Only ONE item????? I would say the…… I honestly have NO answer…Are we stranded or is it just for a vacation? If we are stranded I would let hubby choose the item…he’s good with survival and getting us out of there. If its’ just for some weird trip, I would bring A HUGE case of Gatorade.

5. If you found out your spouse was a Dexter style serial killer (only kills people to save others) would you rat? I honestly pretend I knew nothing about it, I would play dumb and be thankful that one more evil person is off the streets. If someone is repeatably killing and abusing and getting away with it…they are truly evil and need to be gone. I know it’s not the Christian thing to do, but I would pretend I knew nothing about it and go on with my life, feeling a little safer.

Though the thought of my hubby doing ANYTHING like that is just too silly, he would never and could never, LOL. 

Stop the RACE and have a burger

I love trying to come up with a title for Five Minute Friday and Five Question Friday. Sometime it’s so strange and weird, LOL.

Five Minute Friday: RACE

Five Minute Friday

1. Write for 5 minutes flat – no editing, no over thinking, no backtracking.
2. Link back here and invite others to join in.

3. And then absolutely, no ifs, ands or buts about it, you need to visit the person who linked up before you & encourage them in their comments. Seriously. That is, like, the rule. And the fun. And the heart of this community..

It’s a race to get dinner ready on time,
race to make it to the doctor’s appointment,
race to clean up all the toys before bedtime,
race to make the bed before I leave,
race to get breakfast on the table,
race to take Balboa out,
race to get grocery shopping done.
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STOP….
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When you sit down and breathe, relax for a moment you realize there is no race.
You look around and smile, there is no reason to race, you have everything important that you already need.
In that moment it doesn’t become a race…but a joy. You smile, enjoying each task.
You are here, in the moment. You are folding clothes, making dinner, taking out the dog, bringing your son to the grocery store.
You watch others race around you, but you smile. You know that living in the moment is perfectly exhilarating and a true blessing.

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1. Did you have any homecoming traditions? What is that? …Seriously no. Perhaps when my son is older and into it maybe.

2. Do you ask your spouse before spending money? For big purchases, yes. I’ll tell him what we need to do after thinking about it for a while. He’ll ask me if we should do something. I think he’s more frivolous with money. We have a few kitchen appliances just SITTING in the kitchen, that he used ONCE.

3. If you could be famous for something what would it be? hmmmm….I would love to be famous for ….Oh I can’t just think of one thing right now. There are so many parts of me and by picking just one, I feel like I am leaving out what makes me ME. I know that sounds strange, LOL.

4. Have you ever seriously thought you were going crazy? When have I NOT? I swear in the moments when I tell hubby the right way to do something and he does it WRONG or doesn’t listen…I can feel my head twitching. Or when I know I put the something down in a certain spot and then it’s NOT there. Or how about when I go in the kitchen five times because I can’t remember why I keep walking in there, LOL…mom brain for sure.

5. How do you eat your steak? Burger? (as in, well done, medium, still moo-ing…) My steak must be red and juicy in the center, oh it’s so good that way.  I love my burgers pink in the middle with the works…mayo, mustard, ketchup, relish, pickles and sauteed onions……oh want a burger right now.  

Welcome, but NO Ironing Allowed

Five Minute Friday: WELCOME

Five Minute Friday

1. Write for 5 minutes flat – no editing, no over thinking, no backtracking.
2. Link back here and invite others to join in.

3. And then absolutely, no ifs, ands or buts about it, you need to visit the person who linked up before you & encourage them in their comments. Seriously. That is, like, the rule. And the fun. And the heart of this community..

He walks into church knowing he is welcomed, he smiles as he follows me to our seats. Happily he sits and waits for his snack. Though he may be holding his car and chewing on a snack, he is listening-welcoming God into his life.

Nervously, I walk into a a new place, unsure about what to expect but am greeted by a friendly face. That one smile, that sense of you are welcome here sets me at ease.

After a long break, I started blogging again and was welcomed in as if I had never left. Changes were made, social media introduced, but the welcoming feel of fellow bloggers remained the same.

I left for a bit while things imploded and I sought refuge in negativity and sadness. After I opened up my heart to the Lord again, He welcomed me back in and whispered that He has always been there for me, I was never alone.

Even though my three year old redecorated, there may be some dust, drawings on the wall, toys on the floor, pillows in the kitchen, and dishes in the sink, dog toys all over and beds unmade; you are welcome to come in. This home is lived in, we enjoy each moment and hope you can plop on the couch and enjoy the moments with us.

WELCOME…come and sit, get food, and enjoy…We have fun here.

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1. What album/cd/download are you embarrassed to admit you have? Oh, I have no idea. ummmm, I’m not that into music, but bought a few DVDs when I was going through my Joaquin Phoenix phase MANY, MANY years ago. I think I watched each one ONCE and now they are just collecting dust. I probably should just give them away, LOL.

2. What’s the one thing your spouse does better than you? Hmmm, my hubby sleeps better than me. Seriously, he can sleep through a tornado and wake up as if nothing has happened…then tell me I chose to wake up. Do all hubbies block out loud noises, like crying kids, or is it just mine?

3. When do you start buying Halloween Candy? I actually bought some three weeks ago, only because it was on sale for a really good price. I got a a bunch of candy for .50 cents to a $1.00 a pack… coupons rock. Besides, we are renting a new apt and I don’t know how many trick or theaters we will get.

I’ve been really good and haven’t opened ANY of the candy.

4. Family closets – Yay or nay?  Family Closet? You mean where we share ONE closet. NO WAY. Hubby has too many clothes, he has more clothes and shoes than me, if you can believe that.

5. Which home/cleaning chore do you hate the most? Why? I HATE ironing, absolutely HATE it. Before I had a dryer in our place, I would would either iron it while angry or just wear it wrinkled. Now, with a dyer I will sprinkle the clothes, put them in the dryer for a few minutes to get the wrinkles out or just were it. I only iron if it is a VERY important reason or occasion. 

this is found on clothing labels when something shouldn’t be ironed…well I need to put this over the door of my home.

Wide Open and Fall Colors

Five Minute Friday: WIDE

Five Minute Friday

1. Write for 5 minutes flat – no editing, no over thinking, no backtracking.
2. Link back here and invite others to join in.

3. And then absolutely, no ifs, ands or buts about it, you need to visit the person who linked up before you & encourage them in their comments. Seriously. That is, like, the rule. And the fun. And the heart of this community..

No matter how many times you…

draw on the wall
scream and cry when you can’t get gummies or a lollipop
throw your toys or shoes at the TV or me
run outside to see what Daddy is doing without asking for permission
ignore me when I try to talk to you about your behavior
hit me out of frustration
refuse to eat a meal
pinch your doggie, Balboa
cry and shout because you can’t express what you want with words
jump from couch to couch and ripping off the pillows

I will always have my heart and arms WIDE open for you my sweet boy. I will always love you, no matter what you do, I will always be there to embrace you and love you. My love for you is WIDE open, it’s limitless

God is there for us, His arms WIDE open holding us tight. If you truly look, take a deep breath, you can see Him reaching down to you embrace you.

Morning after the storm, part of the tree just missed
the house. After taking the picture I knew God helped
to keep us safe.


1. What is one grammar issue you cannot let go without correction?
hangs head in shame, I often miss grammar mistakes I should have seen. I am the LAST person to ask that question. Though when I see the errors, I MUST correct them.

2. What’s your favorite thing about fall? The colors and smells, though I am really looking forward to picking leaves with son and creating some cute fall crafts. Then there is apple and pumpkin picking. Oh and let’s not forget apple cider and apple doughnuts. What is there NOT to love about the fall?

http://www.sciencemadesimple.com/leaves.html

3. What’s your favorite dish to take to a potluck? I used to take a chili dip, but really can’t anymore that we stopped eating dairy and no one seems to like the soy cheese on there, LOL. I try to bring a yummy dairy-free dish I know son and I can eat. So…depending on the weather and the crowd…slow cooked chicken wings, chips and guacamole or hummus, quinoa or couscous salad, or fruit salad.

4. When do you start Christmas (Holiday) shopping? I don’t want to think about that, but I should start very soon. I try to think of ideas now and when I see something I buy it, I don’t EVER want to be stuck worrying about last minute gifts or stocking-stuffers. Though, I always seem to do anyway. I just picked up a bunch of really cute “thingies” can’t really say what they are since family reads this. They will make for a cute stocking stuffer.

5. Did you move homes a lot growing up? No, I was very lucky to have one home when I was growing up, though we didn’t move there till I was three. My parents still live in that house, so it saddens me that my son won’t have a home to call his “family home”. Though he is loving the outside freedom of this apartment, and…home is where wherever your family is.  

Focus, wedding dress, and soy ice cream

Five Minute Friday: FOCUS

Five Minute Friday

1. Write for 5 minutes flat – no editing, no over thinking, no backtracking.
2. Link back here and invite others to join in.

3. And then absolutely, no ifs, ands or buts about it, you need to visit the person who linked up before you & encourage them in their comments. Seriously. That is, like, the rule. And the fun. And the heart of this community..

Sometimes I feel like I get off track, so I apologize in advance. I truly write what I feel as soon as I see the prompt. So here goes…

Life can get crazy, with set backs, changes, stress, and wonderful events. Life can get crazy, if you let it. I started out blogging for one reason and found myself moving in a different direction. I found my soul moving in a different direction and I knew I wasn’t the one leading the way.

While I still worry, I’m a mom and can’t help it, I find that my perspective on things has changed. While being laid off is a burden, I now see it as opportunity to focus on something I might not have been able to while working all day. Picking up my son from day care, which he attends only two days a week, the wonderful teacher spoke to me. Her words made it even more evident that God is leading the way for me. She explained that he is using his words more and less signs of lunging towards kids, lunging to hit or bite them. She saw him listening more the first time and doing what he was told. He was going through this sudden phase when he would get aggressive when he got upset. She suggested that even though I am at home and still looking for work, maybe it was a good thing because I was able to help my son get back on track.

I smiled and was filled with such love. There it was…My focus was on my son, teaching him to be a good man. I worked incredibly hard to lead him in the right direction. I helped him identify and his feelings. I gave him words to use and helped him figure out what he should do when he felt that way. My focus wasn’t on how I need to find work, how we have to budget even more, or how mad I am about not finding work. It was about guiding and teaching my son. It was about helping my son focus and in turn, he helped me focus on what really matters.

1. How long did it take for you to find your wedding dress? (Wedding dress pics anyone?) WOW,  I’ve been married eleven years now…I don’t remember how long it took me to find my dress. I do know I didn’t like ANYTHING in the shops. Then at a consignment shop I found a VERY different dress.  It was a cream dress with a white lace overlay, off the shoulders, so beautiful… so different, so me…at the time. NOW…I would have done something MUCH simpler, but I LOVED my dress. It’s not a great picture, most of our wedding pictures are still in boxes. Haven’t hung them up yet since we moved here in May. Hopefully the picture of a picture shows off some of the wonderful lace detail. The bottom was a poofy a-line covered with the same material. My son has claimed this picture as his own and keeps it in his special Lightening McQueen back pack that his LaLa and PopPop gave him. I am overjoyed that our wedding photo means so much to him.

2. Someone in your general vicinity releases a NASTY smelling fart. Do you say anything or blow it off? If it’s my hubby, son, sister, or dear friends I will totally call them out. My son looks at me and laughs and tries to get more out…such a boy. My hubby…well he’s a man after all, so you know how they are. And my friends…well we are just CRAZY. If it’s my parents or stranger, I let it go.

3. What is the scariest thing that happened to you or scared you recently? This still freaks me out…there was a spider on our ceiling and I thought since hubby was home he could kill it. If he wasn’t I would have gotten out the Lysol, sprayed and killed it till it hit the floor and searched for hours until I found it’s carcass. (It was evening and my son was sleeping, so I couldn’t vacuum) Since hubby was home, I asked him to kill it while I stayed at safe distance. WRONG… the dead carcass flew in my direction and I had a full on panic attack. I ripped off all my clothes while running around the living room in a silent scream. Hubby swore he got the dead spider and threw it in the garbage, but he couldn’t produce evidence. It took me a while to go to sleep that night.

4. Favorite brand and flavor of ice cream. Since son and I are allergic to dairy, I have a limited selection. I LOVED Trader Joe’s soy creamy, cherry chocolate chip ice cream. There was chunks of cherry and chocolate…it was HEAVEN. We ate it in cones, over brownies and cookies. We also love Soy Dream almond or coconut milk. They have tons of varieties. But their containers are pretty small and not as creamy.

5. Are you able to sleep well in hotels? Yes, as long as the remote control is in a bag (that thing has more germs than you can imagine), the bathroom is clean (even if I have to do it myself), and it feels safe. I have never been in a hotel room without my hubby or parents, and I would never stay in one alone-that ensures NO SLEEP.