Sunday, September 30, 2012

His & Her Q & A

Another week of His & Her Q & A with Love the Grows. This is by far my favorite link up!
If a movie was made about your life, who would you want to play you?
Him: Tom Hardy
Her: Zooey Deschanel...I think we have similar personalities (I sound like I actually know her haha)

What is your favorite candy bar?
Him: Ohhhh this is a hard one...(long pause...) I guess Milky way
Her: Probably Payday...I'm not a huge chocolate person

If you could redo anything about your wedding, what would you do differently?
Him: Pass...
Her: Yeah...I'll let you know after we get married

What is the greatest Halloween costume you've ever had?
Him: I was an inflatable toilet once...on roller blades. So I was a porta potty. (Whaaatttt??? lol)
Her: I guess when I was a flapper. I've never had super impressive costumes

What is your favorite type of food?
Him: Homestyle Americana (haha what a that a real "type"?)
Her: I don't think I can choose a favorite...I seriously love all types of food.

What is a sacrifice you've recently made for your better half?
Him: No motorbike or's better to save money right now.
Her: That makes me sad :( Umm, when we go back to our hometown and I don't want to

What music did you grow up on?
Him: Old shit...James Taylor, Michael Jackson, stuff like that
Her: All I really rememer is Bryan Adams, James Taylor, Rod Stewart, and the Eagles

What was your favorite wedding gift?
Him: Pass...
Her: Yep...I'll get back to you

Desert island- Only 5 people are there with you. Who would you want them to be?
Him: You, Nate, mom, dad, my sister
Her: You, my mom, my sister, my dad, and Maddie

What is your favorite time of day?
Him: Either early morning because there's nothing going on and it's cool and quiet or dusk
Her: Bedtime...I like laying in bed and talking before falling into a glorious slumber :)
His&Her Q&A

Monday, September 24, 2012

Horse rides and rat tails

Yes, that is what my weekend involved. Horse rides and rat tails.
Rayce and I went back to our hometown and after lunch at Cracker Barrel with my aunts, I went to my dad's house aka the house I grew up in to go for a ride with him.
For some reason I felt like taking lots of pointless/pretty in my mind pictures.
If you've never been to Iowa in the're about to see what it looks like.
Photo dump starts....NOW!

The driveway to dad's house

The house I grew up in

The girls...Elsa, Lynde, and Molly :)

Had to use a pair of my dad's boots...they were a little big

I love horse noses...they're so soft!

My front yard

And now...the rat tail.
Isn't it disgusting? This is our friend Keith. He is currently sporting a mohawk but was too lazy to put product in it Saturday night so he had a comb over up top and a rat tail in back...seeeexy.
He normally looks like this
Saturday night he looked like this...totes normal.
My man

He's special :)

Sunday, September 23, 2012

My heart hurts

So remember this post? If not you should probably go read it...
There's no way to really do any kind of intro to what happened...her husband, Nick passed away last night in a car accident.
They were married for not even 4 months.
I heard the news from a friend and instantly started crying. My heart is breaking for my friend and there isn't anything I can do to make it better. It's not fair that such awful things happen to such good people.
This is the night they started dating...Maddie's 21st birthday.
You're not supposed to die before you're a newlywed...with your own successful business...a new almost finished house...I sit here in tears thinking of what my friend is feeling right now. But she's strong. She will get through this.
I'm glad to have known Nick and I'm happy that he made one of my best friends so happy for the time they were together. Rest in peace, Nick!!

His & Her Q & A

How would a classmate have described you in high school?
His: Not popular...gear head maybe
Her: A social butterfly
What was a toy from childhood you never had but coveted?
His: Probably a playstation 2 or something. I always wanted one but could never afford one and by the time I could they were old news
Her: My sister and I always wanted American Girl dolls. We each had 2 but we wanted them all!
What is your biggest flaw?
His: My attitude. I always feel like I need to be right.
Her: Being lazy. I hate that I am....but there's no denying it.
What do you do on your bad days to make you happy?
His: When I had a motorcycle I would go out and ride hard. Now just go for a bicycle ride.
Her: Most of the time I just need some alone time. Or a nap.

What does your other half do for you on your bad days to make you happy?
His: Makes me food.
Her: He always gets me to smile. At first I get super annoyed and mad at him but eventually I can't help but laugh at him.

When you go to an event/party/potluck, what food do you hope is there?
His: Mashed potatoes!
Her: Agreed! Any kind of potatoes really...and green bean casserole.
What are your favorite smartphone apps?
His: Maps and Facebook and Speed Channel App...and weather.
Her: Am I the only person that doesn't have a smartphone?? Sadly I still have a Blackberry.
What is something that always embarrasses you?
His: People having to wait on me. Like in a store or something...if I'm holding up a line.
Her: When I don't know what a word/something means. I feel stupid.
What is some of the best advice your parents have given you?
His: Not to go in debt and respect your elders.
Her: My dad always told me "nothing good happens after midnight" and "prior planning prevents piss poor performance" ha that one always sticks in my head.

Who is your celebrity man crush?
His: Tom Hardy.
Her: This is hard for me...I'll go with Tom Hardy too.
His&Her Q&A

Friday, September 21, 2012

7 questions

1. Do you ever have reoccurring dreams?
Not anymore...I used to have the same dream about brushing my teeth and then all of a sudden the sink was full of all my teeth and a ton of blood...not a fan of that one.

2. It's the first day of Fall (or Spring for you southern hemispherers) in a few days, what are you looking forward to most?
Pumpkin Spice Lattes from Starbucks. Sweatshirt weather. Holidays. This will be the first year I'll get trick or treaters at my house!!

3. Because a lack of coordination, would you rather not be able to tie your shoes or cut your own food?
Tie my own shoes...I'd just wear slip ons or flip flops which I wear 75% of the time anyways.

4. Would you rather live in a house made entirely of glass or a house with no windows?
A house made entirely of glass...There's always curtains or something?!

5. Would you rather walk on you toes or heels forever?
Toes...I feel like that is easier.

6. What's your favorite sense? (you have 5 btw)
Sight...I'm so thankful to have all of my senses but my sight especially. I have really sensitive eyes and sometimes I get scared that I'll go blind someday. Weird I know. A good friend of Rayce's family was in a motorcycle accident when he was young and lost his sense of smell and taste...that'd be so strange! Moral of the story....wear helmets!

7. What's your favorite movie quote of all time?
I really can't answer this...I'm the worst with movie quotes. People always say them and I'm like...What? I don't get it...and then they tell me it's from a movie. I never know what the hell they're talking about.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Me, Myself, and I

1. When you're feeling down, what do you do to pick yourself up?
I asked Rayce what I do and he said "you don't really do're just kind of a grump for awhile" ha I suppose that's true. I'll usually just try to talk it out. Most likely to/with Rayce or I'll call my mom or Maddie or Miranda. Those are the 4 people I talk to about everything.
2. If you had to live in a different time period which would you prefer?
The 80s! (Is that really a different time period?) I was born in the 80s but I think it would have been so much fun to be a teenager during this time. The big hair, big shoulders, legwarmers, huge sweaters...I love it all!
3. What is the most creative Halloween costume you've ever worn?
I'm not a huge fan of dressing up for Halloween. It's expensive! Last year I didn't dress up.
The year before that...
A flapper
The year before that...
A devil...not sure what I'm doing in this picture.
4. Five weird things about you we wouldn't know without being told?
1. I'm scared of raccoons.
2. I get goosebumps every time I sneeze.
3. One of my eyes is near sighted and one is far sighted. (This may be normal?)
4. I have no idea what I want to do with my life. Like not even a clue.
5. I hate dresses. I think they look weird on me.
5. What would you tell your 16-year-old self?
Don't start was your worst/nastiest habit for 5ish years. Try harder in school, maybe pick up a book? Listen to your parents -they are almost always right. Play basketball -you'll regret it if you don't. Don't put up with that boy treating you very badly. Ya know your good friend Rayce? Yeah you'll end up marrying him someday, but don't date him's not the right time (but don't blow him off when you see him at a Mojos Pizza House in college...not nice) Most of all...don't be afraid to be yourself and take care of yourself.

Sunday, September 16, 2012

His & Her Q & A

How did your other half make you feel loved this past week?
When you come to the door when I get home and give me a hug and kisses...especially when you don't have pants on.
Her: Promised me that we can get a dog someday.
What was your biggest hobby as a little kid?
His: Playing with toy tractors.
Her: Playing basketball on my AAU team.
My AAU team in 4th grade...we were pretty awesome :)
What about the world makes you sad?
His: Hardworking people that don't make enough money and people that make a lot of money don't work hard enough.
Her: That there are so many kids out there that live terrible lives because their parents aren't fit to be parents.
What about the world makes you happy?
His: Motorcycles
Her: Target
What is your current favorite song? (Post youtube links/videos if possible!)
His: Time is love by Josh Turner
Hers: I don't really have a favorite but I've been listening to this one a lot should check out other songs these guys sing. They are freaking amazing.

If you weren't currently married/dating your other half, where do you think you would you be? (I don't know is not allowed!)
His: Probably back home working a crap job.
Her: In North Carolina...not sure what job I'd have.

What is your favorite outdoor activity?
His: Riding motorbikes.
Her: Sitting around a campfire. What? That's not an activity??

What was your favorite memory from the wedding celebration/reception? (NOT THE CEREMONY. If not married yet- what do you most look forward to about your wedding celebration/reception?)
His: All our friends and family getting together and having a big party. (So romantic this one...)
Her: I'm looking forward to everything about it...hard to say what will be my favorite. Probably our first dance.

What are some traditions that you now share together?
His: Watching Friends at 10:00
Her: Pretty much. We haven't been together for our birthdays or Christmas yet...hopefully we'll be starting some traditions this year!

What was your favorite thing that you did this summer?
His: I got to show you around Wisconsin on the bike and got to tour all those houses that you liked by the lake.
Her: My visit to NC.
His&Her Q&A

Friday, September 14, 2012

Friday letters

Dear stomach,
I can't even eat a salad without you acting up?? Not impressed.
Dear Texas Roadhouse,
Why must your rolls smothered with a delicious glaze of butter and more butter plus your delicious apple butter be so DELICIOUS?! I could eat you every day.
Dear money,
Can I have more of you? Please?
Dear boyfriend,
Thank you for taking me out tonight. I always love our little date nights. And I always love you to pieces!
Dear Fifty Shades Darker,
I'm excited I bought you and to start reading you!
Dear Dad,
Thanks for all you do for me! I sooooo appreciate what you did for me recently. It helps a lot.
Dear bed,
I can't wait to crawl into you tonight and get all warm and cozy and sleep in tomorrow.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Healthy breakfast/snack

I have a love for smoothies. Like I have one for breakfast every day. So I'm going to share with you how I like to make my smoothies, and tell you that you should definitely go make now! Bonus: it's healthy! I don't measure anything when I make can add more or less of anything. It's a personal preference.
All you need is:
Any kind of fresh fruit
Any kind of frozen fruit
Low fat vanilla yogurt
Blender (duh)
For the one I'm currently drinking (delicious) I used 1 banana, 1 plum, some frozen peaches, and a blend of frozen mango, strawberries, and pineapple. I like to buy the giant great value bags. And I like to use skim milk and low fat yogurt just because it's less fat but you don't have to.

I buy different fruit every time I buy groceries. I buy a lot of fresh strawberries, mango, and occasionally kiwi as well as frozen blueberries. You can really use any kind of fruit and any flavor of yogurt. This is a really delicious snack! GO TRY IT!

Sunday, September 9, 2012

His & Her Q & A

His&Her Q&A
What is something you're scared of?
Her: The people I love dying. Along with raccoons, spiders, and needles. I'm kind of a pansy.

What is a household chore you HATE doing?
His: I dunno...getting groceries kinda sucks.
Her: Really?! I love getting groceries. I'd probably have to say dishes.

What is something you feel guilty about or wish you had done better this week?
His: Work...could have been more productive.
Her: I feel guilty about every time I put food in my yeah. That.

Who is your celebrity girl crush? (Yes both of you say what girl celebrity you're crushing on)
His: Eva Mendez
Her: Blake Lively. I think she's so pretty!

Future son's name?
His: Psh no idea.
Her: I like Jackson/Jack but I really have no idea either.

How did you two meet? (Tell your own versions.)
His: The Octoberfest outside the church.
Her: I don't really remember being outside the church. I just remember sitting in a booth at Hardees with him, and our friends Brock and Emilie. I was in 8th grade and he was in 9th.

Describe a typical day in your life. (Weekday.)
His: Go to work. Come home. Eat. Sit and watch tv with you. Watch Friends at night. Go to bed.
Her: That's not very detailed! I wake up, hit snooze at least once. Quickly eat breakfast. Either sit around until work or go to work. Come home. Sit around and wach tv with Rayce. Eat. Shower. Watch Friends. Go to bed.

What would you like to do when you retire?
His: Have a lot of time for riding and seeing new places.
Her: Travel with Rayce. Spoil grandbabies.

What is a talent you wish you were better at?
His: Better rider. (He means motercycles/dirtbikes/motocross)
Her: Being a better people person/more outgoing

Describe your other half in 3 words.
His: Funny. Loving. Sleepy.
Her: Funny. Selfless. Hardworking.

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Addison Margaret Greene

Today is Addison Margaret Greene's 3rd birthday. Unfortunately, she isn't here spending it with her mommy, daddy, and baby sister Lela. Addison is my cousin Heather's daughter, stillborn on September 4, 2009.
Isn't she beautiful?
My cousin Heather wrote this poem for Addison...only a mother could write something like this.
Happy Birthday, Addison Margaret.

Forever My Baby

Addison Margaret, you would be three.
And oh, what a beautiful three you would be!
I think you'd have skin like a porcelain doll
With fingers like mine, and a frame that is small.
Your hair would be long with a little girl's shine,
and would show all the colors of red, just like mine.

I imagine you holding my hand as we walk
and hearing you squeal or excitedly talk
as your eyes fall upon something they've never seen.
Your eyes...I bet they're an emerald green.

You wouldn't have freckles
Not yet, anyway.
Those would come later, when you're five I would say.

I think you'd be thoughtful
With a heart true and kind
You'd be smart as a whip with a curious mind!

I'd be watching you skip, and hearing you sing
And wondering what kind of new joy you'd bring.
I bet you'd love dancing and painting your nails
Wearing high heels, and telling great tales!

Would you love to wear dresses?
Would you walk on tip toes?
Would you snort when you laughed and crinkle your nose?
Would you prance in a room and command every eye, or gracefully enter all quiet and shy?

As I dream of the little girl happy and free.
The sweet little girl that I wish you could be.
I'm reminded these images flooding my mind
Are just that, fleeting moments where I'm hoping to find
A connection to you where my heart can hold on.
Forgetting for once that you're actually gone.

While I know this September you'll be turning three,
My heart knows forever my baby you'll be.

Heather Maureen Greene
Thoughts and Prayers for the Greene family on the birthday of their daughter.