Saturday, December 29, 2012

My dumbass 16 year old self

 
THE LIST:
1. List 20 random facts about yourself.
2. Describe 3 legitimate fears you have and explain how they became fears.
3. Describe your relationship with your parents.
4. List 10 things you would tell your 16 year-old self, if you could.
5. What are the 5 things that make you most happy right now?
6. What is the hardest thing you have ever experienced?
7. What is your dream job, and why?
8. What are 5 passions you have?
9. List 10 people who have influenced you and describe how.
10. Describe your most embarrasing moment.
11. Describe 10 pet peeves you have.
12. Describe a typical day in your current life.
13. Describe 5 weaknesses you have.
14. Describe 5 strengths you have.
15. If you were an animal, what would you be and why?
16. What are your 5 greatest accomplishments?
17. What is the thing you most wish you were great at?
18. What has been the most difficult thing you have had to forgive?
19. If you could live anywhere, where would it be and why?
20. Describe 3 significant memories from your childhood.
21. If you could have one superpower, what would it be and what would you do with it first?
22. Where do you see yourself in 5 years? 10 years? 15 years?
23. List your top 5 hobbies and why you love them.
24. Describe your family dynamic of your childhood vs. your family dynamic now.
25. If you could have dinner with anyone in history, who would it be and what would you eat?
26. What popular notion do you think the world has most wrong?
27. What is your favorite part of your body and why?
28. What is your love language?
29. What do you think people misundertand most about you?
30. List 10 things you would hope to be remembered for.
 
Today I'm doing number 4....my 16 year old self was pretty stupid so I'm sure I can easily come up with 10 things. I'm also sure my parents could come up with way more than 10 things!
 
  List 10 things you would tell your 16 year-old self, if you could.
(I've answered a question like this in this post so some of these will be repeats)
 
1. Don't start smoking...gross!
2. Play basketball
3. Don't let that boy treat you badly
4. Get better grades. High school is easy...just wait until college
5. Your parents actually know what they're talking about (mostly)
6. Go to more school stuff...games, dances, all that good stuff. The ones you go to will be some of your best memories
7. Smoking and drinking doesn't make you cool
8. Come to think of it...don't even have boyfriends. You don't need serious relationships in high school, especially when you know in your heart that they are unhealthy
9. Spend more time with Rayce...:)
10. Be smart enough to not participate when your friends decide to shoplift...duh..
 
 

Saturday, December 22, 2012

30 things

I found this list on a lovely blog called Hopes and Dreams and it's awesome for someone like me who doesn't ever know what to write about! This list will really get me thinking and let my few followers get to know me a little bit better :)

THE LIST:
1. List 20 random facts about yourself.
2. Describe 3 legitimate fears you have and explain how they became fears.
3. Describe your relationship with your parents.
4. List 10 things you would tell your 16 year-old self, if you could.
5. What are the 5 things that make you most happy right now?
6. What is the hardest thing you have ever experienced?
7. What is your dream job, and why?
8. What are 5 passions you have?
9. List 10 people who have influenced you and describe how.
10. Describe your most embarrasing moment.
11. Describe 10 pet peeves you have.
12. Describe a typical day in your current life.
13. Describe 5 weaknesses you have.
14. Describe 5 strengths you have.
15. If you were an animal, what would you be and why?
16. What are your 5 greatest accomplishments?
17. What is the thing you most wish you were great at?
18. What has been the most difficult thing you have had to forgive?
19. If you could live anywhere, where would it be and why?
20. Describe 3 significant memories from your childhood.
21. If you could have one superpower, what would it be and what would you do with it first?
22. Where do you see yourself in 5 years? 10 years? 15 years?
23. List your top 5 hobbies and why you love them.
24. Describe your family dynamic of your childhood vs. your family dynamic now.
25. If you could have dinner with anyone in history, who would it be and what would you eat?
26. What popular notion do you think the world has most wrong?
27. What is your favorite part of your body and why?
28. What is your love language?
29. What do you think people misundertand most about you?
30. List 10 things you would hope to be remembered for.


First up...20 random facts about myself!

1. I'm scared of raccoons.
2. I lived in North Carolina for a year, moved back to Iowa, and now I want to move back to North Carolina...problem is, boyfriend doesn't.
3. I like dogs more than I like most people. I can't wait until I can have one of my own.
4. I'm (hopefully/planning on) going back to school in the fall for radiology technology.
5. I can't wait to be married and have kids.
6. I can't stand commercials. I love the mute button.
7. I had a really close group of girlfriends in high school but now they seem to all have changed/lost interest in our friendships and it makes me really sad.
 
8. I knew my boyfriend for almost 10 years before we started dating.
Rayce in high school...this picture still cracks me up
9. I choose salty over sweet any day.
10. I have one sister. She's 15 months older than me.
 
11. I have my Bachelors degree in social work and now I don't have any interest in doing social work.
12. I love reality tv.
 
13. I don't like being drunk. It's not fun for me. A good buzz is all I need but once I'm one drink over a good buzz it's not fun.
14. I'm pretty much addicted to Monster energy drinks.
15. Target is my favorite store.
16. I hate wearing shoes.
17. I use my boyfriend's deoderant. It works better and he's not weirded out by it :)
18. I grew up playing basketball. Started in 4th grade. I was actually really good. Not playing in high school is my only regret.
19. I change into sweatpants almost immediately when I get home. I like to be comfy. If I'm home I'm in sweatpants or leggings.
20. I'm not a fan of summer or winter. I hate being really hot or really cold. Spring and fall are the best seasons!

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Sunday, December 16, 2012

His & Her Q & A

Describe how your other half dresses.
His: Pretty much the same way I do. Casual and comfy but still classy. 
Her: That's pretty accurate. I like how you dress.
 

What is one quality your other half has that you hope your children inherit?
His: Sense of humor and caringness (it counts as a word right?)
Her: Your work ethic and kindness

What are some amazing talents your other half has?
His: You're funny (is that a talent?)
Her: You're good at car stuff

What team/school are you an anti-fan of/is your biggest rival?
His: All of them.
Her: Ha. Yeah we don't really follow sports.

Who was your very first crush?
His: Brianna in kindergarten
Her: Chad in preschool

What gets you inspired?
His: I haven't been too inspired lately
Her: Me either...it's not good

What's a TV show that has ended that you wish would come back?
His: Blue Mountain State
Her: Boy Meets World...OH WAIT! It is coming back!!!

What is one of the first conversations you remember having together?
His: I don't remember what we talked about but I remember it was at Hardees
Her: I don't either...sad!

What is a hobby you would like to get into at some point?
His: Riding 4-wheelers again or autocrossing again
Her: Crocheting/knitting

About when did you know you were in love with your other half?
His: The weekend we went to visit Mike and Miranda.
Her: Me too. I was back home from North Carolina and ended up spending the entire vacation with Rayce. He came with me to visit my friend Miranda and we spent so much time together talking and getting to know each other on such a deeper level. I knew he was it before we were even officially together.
 
These are all pictures from the time I was visiting last Christmas...it was almost a year ago that we were falling head over heels for each other :)
 
 


 
 
 
His&Her Q&A

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

His & Her Q & A

What game show would you like to be on?
His:
The Price is Right
Her: Me too. Except I really dislike Drew Carey...but I could deal.

When you had a crush on your other half, what song(s) reminded you of them?
His: "The New Shit" by Marilyn Manson...because you liked it.
Her: Ok back story...Rayce used to give me rides home or wherever I was going after school and we would rock out with really loud music (we still do) and he introduced me to this song and I liked it. This is the song I was going to say too!! Romantic I know.

What is your realistic dream job/career goal?
His: To farm.
Her: I hate this question because I really have no idea. I'm not exceptionally good at anything...I have no strong passions...I just don't know.

Who is a famous person past or present that you admire?
His: I don't know...I don't really admire famous people
Her: Umm...Ellen Degeneres. Because she's fugging awesome.
 
Describe the worst date you've ever been on.
His: I don't think I've ever had a horrible one...not that I can think of
Her: Umm...we went to dinner at one of those Japanese places where you sit around the big fire grill thing...we hardly talked at all. It would have been sooooo awkward if the couple next to us wasnt't hammered and talked to us the entire time.

What is your favorite holiday tradition?
His: Going to Grandma's house on Christmas Eve. Also going out the day before Thanksgiving to see all our friends.
Her: It used to be going to my dad's side of the family's Christmas. That side of the family is way fun and we always played poker and I usually won. But now my aunt and uncle are retired and spend the winter in Arizone...rude.

What is your favorite form of communication?
His: Texting.
Her:  Yep.

What's the furthest back memory you can remember?
His: (He could not think of anything...psh)
Her: My sister and I were sitting on a table by the window in the kitchen yelling out the window to my dad who was outside.

What's the worst injury you've ever gotten?
His: Broken ankle playing basketball
Her: Falling off my dad's horse. That bitch took off galloping with my scrawny 8 year old self on her. I fell off at full speed on a gravel road. My mom literally thought I was dead....thankfully it was just a concussion.

Describe your first kiss together from your own points of view.
His: We were laying in bed and I was nervous to do it so I used being a little tipsy as an excuse to do it.
Her: So romantic that one. Umm...yeah, laying in bed after hanging out with some friends. We'd both had a few drinks so we were just laying there talking for hours I'm pretty sure...and finally he just did it. I was waiting and waiting for it and was so happy!!
 
 
His&Her Q&A

Calling all Instagram users!

 
 
So pretty much everyone uses Instagram, right? Well, if you do you should go to this website. It's called Instaclaus and all you have to do is take pictures and you could make a child's Christmas wish come true!! The website lists what over 100 kids from Greenville, New York, and Detroit want for Christmas and all you have to do is take a picture on Instagram and tag it and as soon as there are 5 tags the child gets the item! Zero cost for you.
 
Example...Gabrielle, age 5 likes Dora the Explorer. This Dora Beanie Baby would make a great gift. Post a pic of something you’d like to see as a beanie baby.

All you have to do is take the photo...upload it with #instaclaus and #beaniebaby. Easy peasy.

Now GO!! :)

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Just thoughts

One thing I've been thinking about since I got off work and found out...the two little girls' bodies that went missing from Evansdale, Iowa (not even 10 minutes from where I live) 5 months ago were found in the woods by some hunters.
 
 
It makes me sick that people can do things like this to children. I won't go into details or start rambling...just please keep these girls and their families in your thoughts and prayers.
 
 
I've been feeling a bit sad lately because this will be the first Christmas that I won't be spending with my mom and sister. For my whole life I woke up to open presents with my mom and sister...sitting on the floor divvying out the presents...taking turns opening them one by one. Even after my parents divorced, Christmas morning was me, mom, and mal. Every year. This year is different. They are in North Carolina and I'm in Iowa. I so wish that I could fly out and be with them for Christmas but I can't afford it right now. The positive side...I'll be spending Christmas with Rayce and his family, and also my dad.
 
This was Christmas last year
 
Christmas morning a few years ago...don't mind my fat ass :)
 
Looking super cute...who cares?! Santa came!!
 
Found this gem as I was looking through my Facebook pictures. What a nice family photo :) My sister and whoever she was seeing at the time (don't even remember his name) and our friend Nick
 
Two of my roommates my junior year of college. Never too old to play in the snow! Miss these girls!
 
My friend Brett...he was in a Glee Club Christmas show. Cute.
 
Ok that very quickly turned into a Christmas photo dump. My apologies. But not really.
 
 
 
Shout out to Rayce for being amazing and taking care of me when I was sick earlier this week. He made me toast (that I couldn't get down,) did the dishes, did laundry, rubbed my back and scratched my head, came home on his lunch break to see how I was doing. Love that man!
 
 
 
 
I'm in love with my new iphone 4s! I finally got rid of my dinosaur age Blackberry. I'm obsessed with the Bejeweled app. And talking to Siri. And Fatify...holy tub of lard I laugh out loud every time.
 
 
 
 
I'm loving our little tiny Christmas tree.
 
 
That's about all I have for now. Hope you all had a good Wednesday!!
 
 
 
 
 
 


Tuesday, November 27, 2012

His & Her Q & A

 
 
My favorite link up is back! Thanks Bethany for bringing it back!

What do you do when you're angry?His: Go for a drive...or a ride
Her:  Probably cry. I usually cry if I feel strongly about something whether it's bad or good

What is an item of clothing your other half has that you wish they would throw away?
His: I don't think you have any
Her: I can't think of any either

What is the greatest family vacation you went on as a kid?
His: Elkhart duhhh. (Elkhart Lake, WI)
Her:  We didn't go on many. The only one I really remember is Wilmington Beach, NC when I was like 16

Would you want to live in the city, country, or beach?
His: Country....by a city, near a beach.
Her: Sounds good to me!

How do you handle farting in front of each other?
His: Ha..hahaha. I do it freely.
Her: He farts all the time. I do it...just quietly ;) haha

What is your favorite type of cake?
His: A good white cake with some good frosting
Her: Strawberry funfetti...I'm 6 years old it's ok

What is the first thing you do when you get home from work?
His: Change clothes
Her: Take off my pants. I hate pants

What is a phrase or word your other half frequently says?
His: "That's what I always say"
Her: "Hey, how doin" "What happened" (in a funny weird voice) usually after he farts and our house smells like poop

Did you exaggerate anything when you were first dating?
His: Nope, you already knew me
Her: Yep, we knew each other for years before we started dating so none of that funny business

Who is your other half as a superhero?
His: Superwoman....cause you're super. (ha...)
Her: Ugh...Batman? Because Christian Bale is sexy and so is Rayce?
 
His&Her Q&A

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Sunday social

I see them all the time but I think this is the first time doing this Sunday Social link up!
 
 
 Sunday Social
 
 
This week's questions are all about 4's!
1. Name 4 jobs you've had in your life.
 Right now I work in the nursery at a daycare. I love all my babies but it does get stressful with 13 babies and only 3 adults.
 Nanny. Loved it. I got to see these gorgeous faces everyday.
 
 
 At the same time I was nannying I worked as a hostess at a restaurant in Raleigh. This is where I met some really awesome friends that I miss dearly!
 In high school I made pizza at a local bar/restaurant. It was glamorous...but not even a little bit.
2. Name 4 movies you would watch over and over.
 Titanic
  Superbad

 Seven Brides for Seven Brothers

 Rent
3. Name 4 places you have lived.
DeWitt, IA

Cedar Falls, IA
Raleigh, NC
Waterloo, IA
4. Name 4 of your favorite foods.
Pasta
Homemade cheesy vegetable soup
Happy Joes pizza
I can't pick any more because I love pretty much everything!
5. Name 4 things you always carry with you.
Cell phone
Chapstick
Wallet

Glasses/contact solution. I can't wear my contacts all day so I carry around my stuff in case they hurt and I have to take them out
 
6. Name 4 places you have been on vacation.
Branson, MO

Jacksonville, FL
Arizona when I was like 2
South Padre, TX. Spring breakkkkk!!!


 


Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Ramblings

Want to see my almost attempt at doing one of those cute "outfit post" things that all the cool bloggers do?
 
 
Yep, that's it.
 
I didn't know what to do. I told Rayce that all the other bloggers do all these poses and everything and when it came down to it all I could do was put my hands on my hips and smile like an idiot. And turn my feet inward...I have no idea. I think it's safe to say I won't be doing any outfit posts. Especially since this is the extent of me getting "dressed up." I'm a jeans and t-shirt kinda girl...and if at all possible I'll probably substitute the jeans for sweatpants.
 
We met my friend Miranda and her daughter, Kenzie for lunch. It's not an easy task getting a 2 year old to take a picture...
 




 
I don't get to see or spend nearly enough time with Kenzie Jo...but I love her to death and I miss her so much! She is so much fun (and a lot of attitude)...
 
 
 
 
But now that she's a bit older but I can't help but miss the days when she was like this
 
 
 
Precious Princess Makenzie...I love you baby girl!

 
 
 


Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Scavenger hunt 2012!!

So for the past couple of years two of our friends from back home have put together a list of riduculous and some quite inappropriate things and 50-60 people get on teams and go on a scavenger hunt! They give everything on the list a point value and give us 3 hours to get as many points as we can. This year was the first time I participated and it was so much fun!!
 
1. Someone on the team shave their head...of course my boyfriend volunteered. It's significantly less disgusting than I thought it would be :)
 
 
2. Kiss an animal on the lips...not a cat or dog (we had to redo this one because I'm not kissing this little guy's lips)
 
 
 3. Picture of someone standing in the shower fully clothed with the water on
 
 
4. Picture of someone standing in a body of water. He's standing in the Wapsipinican River which was probably about 40 degrees. I couldn't get my flash to work so he kept having to get in and out of the water...ha I felt a little bad.
 
 
 BONUS: Get a tattoo of the words "scavenger hunt" somewhere on your body. This was worth 10 points. And yes, this is an actual tattoo. And yes, this is being done in someone's house...on his ass. Bent over Rayce's lap. What are friends for?
 
 
 5. Picture of everyone on the team doing a shot at a bar


6. Picture with the saber in the park (our mascot is a sabertooth tiger)
 
 
 7. Picture of someone's hand in animal poo...I have no words


8. Stand on a stop sign
 
 
9. Picture of two girls kissing (pervs) This is my friend's mom...not that weird right? Right before this his dad (in the background) said "I better kiss her first to make sure it's ok" and planted one right on me...what can I say, old men (and women?) love me. 


10. Put a political sign in Keith Walker's yard. Bonus point if you get a picture with Keith and the sign.


11. Standing in a boat
 
 
 12. Picture of the Quigley sign
 

 Back to 2. Kissing an animal.

 
video
 
 
 13. Find a woman whose hair is shorter than everyone on your team's hair. Rayce's mom...but her hair is totally longer than the guy's hair
 
 
 14. Riding a hot wheels
 
 
 15. Kissing a pregnant belly
 
 
 16. Licking a nipple ring. Right before our time was up we didn't have this one done...so what do they do? Get a safety pin and pierce Jared's nipple. I'm sure it's nice and infected now.
 
There were more that didn't require pictures because we brought them back to the judges like find indian corn, a bag of unopened chips, a scoop shovel, a mushroom, a live bug (that someone had to eat in front of the judges) and some other things that I can't think of now.
 
It might sound crazy to people that don't know us or anyone that participated...but I promise, it's not even weird at all. It was a really good time to hang out and get weird with some good friends!
 
Have you done anything crazy lately??