All us gals are working towards building some community, whether it’s in our own neighborhoods or right here with you guys in blog-land. It’s a beautiful thing, community – being with others both like and unlike you, getting to know their stories and growing from them and with them. So I wanted to take a minute and share 9 tidbitlets about me… nothing too crazy. Just consider this like us taking a stroll together and catching up… mmk?
1 \\ I’m a LIST CRUSHER. If I need to be productive, you better believe I’ve got a list I’m working from, and every time I get to cross something off it feels SO good. Sometimes this is a bad thing though… after having kids, I had to come to the realization that for my lists to be realistic at all, I’d need to make them WAY shorter. And if things don’t get knocked off, everyone actually will still survive. Because sometimes reading “Yes Yes, No No” for the 12th time IS more important than that last load of laundry.
2 \\ I used to visit Oklahoma every summer when I was growing up. My MawMaw and PawPaw’s house will always be the first thing I think of… it was just so homey and perfect for wandering. MawMaw’s laugh is one of my favorites in the whole world, and PawPaw’s overalls will never go out of style. They used to let me eat cookies for breakfast, and wear platform shoes when I wasn’t allowed to, and we even highlighted my hair for the first time when I was in middle school. I was SO cool. But I can’t show you a picture of it. Because we’re not on that level yet. Maybe next time.
3 \\ We have been hanging around Crossfit College Park for about 3 years now. I joined right after I had Tacie to help with losing the baby weight, and we’re back at it again now after baby #2! I have 2 Crossfit goals before the end of 2014. I wanna be able to do atleast 1 Muscle-Up, and to be able to run a 9-Minute mile. (Side note: All of my friends who have ever seen me run before just busted out laughing when they read that last one. Note, I did just say “run a 9-minute mile”, I didn’t specify that I had to be conscious afterwards.)
4 \\ My husband has turned me into a BBQ snob. He’s ruined me! Since they started Hey Bub and I’ve been on the taste-testing squad, I’ve learned a lot of what I like and don’t like. Their barbecue is definitely some of my favorite (and not just because I’m biased! Or because the cook is a total hottie.). You can also find us at Pitboss BBQ atleast one night a week guaranteed… their brisket is THE BOMB.
5 \\ We went roller skating for my birthday one year, and it was the BEST. I don’t know why we don’t go more often?! Maybe because of the giant stuffed bear that comes out to skate with you. This also happened to be the night that we accidentally told all of our friends we were pregnant with Tacie… whoopsies! We went out to eat Mexican, and I had to refuse a shot. Our friends were like “TAKE A SHOT OR YOU’RE PREGNANT!” And I was like “UMMMMMM….. (*cricket*) UHHHH…..” Then a lot of screaming happened (*HOLLY*) and everyone in the restaurant thought there was a gun or something… but we assured them, it was just a baby. No need to panic. It was probably one of my fave birthdays EVER though – we need to make this happen again soon! (The skating, not the baby-making part… just to clarify.)
6 \\ If I could do anything with my free time, it’d be to curl up with a really great book and veg out. That’s why I LOVE our Bupper club so much, it gives me deadlines I have to reach and forces me to make time to read (see, the list thing! It’s something I’ve gotta cross off… I know, I have a problem.)
7 \\ I lose all self-control when there’s chocolate anything involved. If the chocolate river was real, I would totally be that chubby kid stuck that fell in and got stuck in the tube. I seriously can’t even have it in the house. If you’ve ever looked at my Pinterest board for desserts, you’d see a definite theme happening. GAH, I can’t even look at that right now.
8 \\ Being a mom is the most challenging and blissful thing I’ve ever done. It’s taught me more about God’s love for me than anything else, and more about what it really means to be die to yourself and live for someone else. Not that I’ve perfected this by ANY means, but it’s been such an ever-changing adventure that is bringing out all sorts of things from me that I never knew were there… and I love it.
9 \\ I was told once that I looked and acted like an Australian hippie surfer. I’m pretty sure that was the greatest compliment I’ve ever received, and have made it my life goal to fulfill it. It might be too late to be Australian, but you better believe I’m working on the rest! One day… once I get through this dang to-do list.
Anywho, I am seriously already missing Labor Day weekend… I can’t believe it’s already over! We got to spend some quality time with the fam down at the beach, and for once it was actually warm AND sunny all in the same trip!! Which means… I got kiiiiinda tan but mostly just got more freckles. Hope you guys had a blast wherever you were, and that transitioning back to the daily grind isn’t too painful today!
Happy Tuesday y’all! Until next time.