Friday, September 27, 2013

My Friday night

Tonight Rayce and I are hanging out with this little lady. I work with her mom and said that her and her hubby should go on a hot I get to hang out with my girl, Ellie! At 24 I'd rather be watching movies and babysitting than going out and drinking. Is that normal?
I'm gonna go snuggle her now :) (If Rayce quits hogging her!)

Friday, September 20, 2013

The one about comfort

Friday, September 20: React to this term: comfort. 
Umm, well...before I tell you my reaction to this word let me tell you that I am indeed almost 25 years old. But comfort to my mom.
My mom is the best. My whole life she's always been my source of comfort. I don't care if I'm 24 years old. I still want my mommy when I'm sick. If I'm stressed or need to talk about something she's the first person I call. She was and still is the nurturing her! I'll never not need my mom!

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Boy behind the blog!

I love this link up! Pretty sure Rayce secretly does to. He never objects to answering a few questions for me :)

1. If you were an animal, what animal would you be?
I like turtles but turtles aren't very cool. I'll be a turtle.

 2. What is your favorite meal?
Cheesy mashed potatoes, fried chicken, corn

 3. Do you use any forms of Social Media? What is your favorite?

 4. Beer, wine, liquor, other, or none of the above?

 5. Complete the sentence: "Never have I ever..."
Gone skydiving
Mal Smiles

Monday, September 16, 2013

The one about the memory

Tuesday, September 17: A memory you would love to relive.

Every single memory I have of him and with him I wish I could relive. Even the bad ones because it would mean I could just be with him again.
The first memory I thought of when I read this prompt was a random summer night. We were 19 or 20. It was the middle of the night and Brian came over to my house and we just sat on my deck and talked. I don't remember what we talked about. I just remember sitting there being so content and it being such a peaceful night. We talked and then would have to be quiet every time a train went by because I lived close to the tracks.
The time we drove to Davenport and danced the whole way there to the Jane Fonda song that we were obsessed with at the time.
All the times we sat around bonfires smoking cigarettes and drinking cheap beer.
Being at his house playing with his dog, Tanner.
The night after the Homecoming dance when we laid outside his house on the sidewalk and had our first kiss.
Playing Guitar Hero in Austin's tiny apartment.
All the American Government classes together where we would write notes back and forth and flirt with each other.
Organizing random softball games with our friends.
Being the girl that got to wear his jersey to the state basketball game senior year.
His laugh...oh his laugh. It was the best.
I miss you every day.

Friday, September 13, 2013

Liebster Award whaaat?!

So I got a comment from Samantha telling me that she nominated me for the Liebster Award!! I've seen these things floating around blog land but I never thought I would get nominated. How exciting!

Here are the rules:

If nominated, you need to post a blog post with the following:
1. Accepting the award.
2. Answering the questions set by the blogger who nominated you (and comment on your nominator's page so they can read your answers).
3. Nominate 11 other bloggers (try to avoid repeats) for the award. And comment on their blog so they know they are nominated (and remember to link the rules).
4. Set 11 questions of your own for your nominees to answer.
5. Place the Liebster Badge on your post.


My Questions from Samantha:

1.Say you had to name a baby girl and boy right now, what would you name them?
Oh my...this is so hard. I'm the most indecisive person you'll ever meet. I don't know how I'll ever narrow name down to just one. If I had to choose right this very second I'd choose Nora and Jack.

2.What fast food restaurant is your weakness?
I don't really eat fast food. It makes me feel gross. But if it didn't make me fat and broke I'd eat it everyday! I can mow down a crunchwrap supreme from Taco Bell like it's my job. I also love the famous bowl from KFC.
3.What is your favorite thing to bake?
I've recently come across a recipe for banana bread that I'm obsessed with. I'm also going to be making these again soon. So good!
4.Name 2 blogs you love to read on a daily basis?
Mama Laughlin and Skinny Meg! I love getting tips and work outs and recipes from them...they're amazing!
5.Favorite app on your phone?
Facebook and Instagram
6.Middle name?
7.What is the greatest vacation you have ever been on?
Spring Break 2010 with my best friends (we don't even hardly talk sad)
8.Favorite childhood toy?
Hmm...I don't really remember specific toys other than dolls and barbies. My sister and I each had two American Girl dolls that we loved playing with.
9.Lake or Ocean?
I'd take either but I really love the ocean. It's so calming to just sit and listen to the waves. Ahh I love it.
10.Have you ever been to Michigan? (had to ask since it is my home!)
When I was little. My aunt and uncle used to live there.
11.Can you play an instrument? 
Nope. I wish I could!

And the nominees are......
My Questions:
1.If you could relive any period in your life, when would it be?
2.Favorite restaurant?
3.What's your favorite dish to cook? Maybe even give the recipe?!
4.Favorite reality show?
5.If you could have any puppy what kind would you get?
6.What's one life goal that you have? One you've already reached or one you're working on.
7.How did you meet your best friend?
8. How do you relieve stress?
9.How many siblings do you have? Where are you in the birth order?
10.Can you speak another language?
11.What is your go to shopping store?

Enjoy! Make sure to comment back with the link to your answers if you participate :)

Monday, September 9, 2013

The one about my personality

Monday, September 9: Take this short personality test and respond to your results. (at the end, find the detailed profile of your personality account - click "click to view" under "You" and "self awareness and personal growth." You can even google your type and find more info on it!)
I am ISFJ.
Introvert(44%)  Sensing(12%)  Feeling(25%)  Judging(39%)
  • You have moderate preference of Introversion over Extraversion (44%)
  • You have slight preference of Sensing over Intuition (12%)
  • You have moderate preference of Feeling over Thinking (25%)
  • You have moderate preference of Judging over Perceiving (39%)
Desire to serve others...need to be needed. Yep. That's pretty accurate. I guess that's why I was the friend everyone called in high school when my friends got drunk and stranded somewhere. They'd call me because they knew I didn't want them drinking and driving and that I would come pick them up. Also explains why I chose social work as my major in college. Even though I don't know if I even want to do that anymore...sigh.
Family is the center of ISFJ's lives. I'd rather be a stay at home mom (when the time comes) than be a career mom. Accurate.
They have a few close friends. Accurate.
Basically...this test is spot on for me.

Thursday, September 5, 2013

The one where I'm afraid

Friday, September 6: A story about a time you were very afraid.
I knew right away what I was going to talk about for today. My relationship. I'm afraid of my relationship not working out. It's terrifying. And it pretty much consumes me every single day.
It's complicated. Because Rayce is amazing and we have a really great relationship. The best. But...I'm not happy where we live, in Iowa. I want more than anything to move back to North Carolina where I lived a couple years ago. Rayce doesn't. He wants to stay in Iowa. I just really can't see myself living in Iowa for the rest of my life. That thought makes me so sad. My mom and sister, the two people closest to me in the world live in NC and Rayce's family lives here in Iowa. So he obviously wants to stay here.
I've talked about this here and here so I won't go on and on about it again. If you want the whole story please click on the links.
It just seems like the longer I'm here the more I want to get back to NC. Rayce just really doesn't want to move. So I'm battling with the decision of staying here in Iowa with Rayce, hating everything except my relationship. Or moving to NC most likely without Rayce. It makes me physically sick to think about not being with him. I hate thinking about it, but I'm just so unhappy here. I don't know what to do. I feel like no matter what I do I won't ever be completely happy.
I wish someone could just tell me what the right thing to do is. It eats at me every single day. It's scary.

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

The one where I go on adventures!

Wednesday, September 4: If you could take three months off from your current life and do anything in the world, what would you do? (bonus points for fun photos from Pinterest, but don't forget to cite the source!)
This is a hard one. By doing anything in the world...I'm assuming I will have unlimited funds. Otherwise I will sit in my house for 3 months not doing anything fun. Cause I'm poor. Yay.
So I have two ideas. I spose I could squeeze them both in three months. The first is to road trip across the US with Rayce.
This is something I've always wanted to do and I think it would be fun to do with the person you love the most! And I already know we wouldn't get sick of each other because well, we haven't ever. I would want to drive along the coast of California to Texas to New York to Maine to Florida. All of it. Stopping when and where we want.
The second thing is to go to Europe with my mom. We would fly everywhere  and stay in nice places because I'm not all about backpacking and all that shiz. I just want to see Europe. I don't really have anywhere that I specifically want to go. Just everywhere.
Croatia (is Croatia in Europe...?)
We probably would get sick of each other...but we'd get over it quickly and move right along on our adventure!

Monday, September 2, 2013

The one about where I come from

Tuesday, Sept. 3: Describe where or what you come from. The people, the places, and/or the factors that make up who you are.

The first thing I thought of when I read this prompt was that I came from my parents, obviously. They are definitely the biggest influences in my life and have shaped me into who I am today. But there's a lot of other things that have shaped me...
I come from a house in the country
I come from a small town
I come from my dad's small family and I come from my mom's giant family...who are all pretty freaking great
I come from growing up with my sister
I come from hugs, cuddles, and  I love you's
I come from playing outside in the swamp and climbing trees
I come curfews
I come from chores
I come from playing sports
I come from getting pretty good grades
I come from my high school friends
I come from my college friends...and college in general
I come from the deaths of three friends
I come from my past relationships
I can't wait to add to the list of things I come from!