Wednesday, February 1, 2012

I was tagggged!

I was recently tagged in a blog post by a new bloggy friend to participate in a little "get to know each other" blog game.  I normally don't have time to do these, but I'd love to post about anything besides doctors' appointments right now :-(

Anyway, I've been challenged to answer eleven random questions and then tag some of my other bloggy friends to do the same.

Before I get started, I need to share a story about the bloggy friend that tagged me.  Her name is Ashlee, from Blessed Chick.  After I had Aubrey Lane, my sweet friend Nicole messaged me on Facebook that there was going to be another Aubrey Lane born in Baton Rouge... and her mom blogs.  I couldn't believe it!  So I jumped right on over to the link she'd left in the message, and met Ashlee who was at the time expecting her Aubrey Lane in October.  At the time, her Aubrey Lane was showing some scary stuff on her ultrasounds.  Y'all know my history- so naturally my heart went out to her.

It gets weirder...

After I read the blog, I was telling my husband all about it and how we needed to pray for Ashlee and her husband, Christian, and there baby to be.  My husband then informs me that he went to Bethany Christian School with Christian, and that he knows him very well.  What a small world!

So we made the connection and sparked a bloggy friendship.  Hopefully we will get to introduce our Aubrey Lane's to each other one day ;-)

Okay.. let the game begin.

The Rules

1. You must post the rules.
2. Post 11 fun facts about yourself on the blog post.
3. Answer the questions the tagger set for you in their post, and then create 11 new questions to ask the people you've tagged.
4. Tag 11 people and link them on your post
5. Let them know you've tagged them!

Eleven {11} Fun? Facts About Me
1.  I'm nerdy and I love soundtrack music.  

2.  Besides the soundtrack music, I have a secret obsession with rap and R&B.  I <3 Lil Wayne, but I NEVER EVER listen to him because my kids are always in the car.

3. I am TERRIFIED of bad weather! It thunders and my hair stands on end.

4.  I am not a pet person.  I like other people's pets, but I don't want a dog, cat, hamster, or even a goldfish.  But I like farm animals- they're okay. 

5.  I am completely addicted to Coca Cola.  Therefore, we never buy it.  It only comes in the house as a treat in a single serving size. 

6.  I LOVE to bake and I'm good at it, but I'm not a sweets eater that much.  I'd rather have something like boiled peanuts to snack on.

7.  I believe that everyone has a natural God given talent or just something that they are really good at like singing, drawing, cooking, a sport, etc.  I'm still looking for mine.

8.  I am a germaphobe.

9.  I love to BOWL and I totally stink at it.  I do good to break 100.  

10.  I am not athletic AT ALL.  I don't know how to hit, throw, or catch a ball, and I don't care to learn either.  I do like to hit some golfballs, though.

11.  I love to eat at Sammy's Grill.  I would eat there everyday if I could afford it.

1. What are your biggest pet peeves, not including traffic issues?
I can't stand it that people bite their fingernails.  (I didn't say fingernail biters- I'm married to one) It's a nasty habit and I'm kind of a germaphobe.  It also drives me crazy when people wear shoes in my house.  I have a four year old that doesn't walk and plays on the floor.  Most people who come over often know that, but some don't and I'm not always assertive enough to ask.  My fault.

2.  If you could take an all-expense paid vacation, where would you and who would you take with you?
Where do I start?  I have always wanted to go on an African safari.  Always!  I'd also love to go to Portugal and Greece- just somewhere in the Mediterranean.  As far as homeland soil, I've been begging Lane to take me to New York since we've met.  I want to go somewhere and see something that will make me say WOW!  I love my kids, but I would take Lane and Lane alone!  We haven't had a night alone since we brought Jude home from the hospital over four years ago.  Please don't hate, but I'd like to feel a little more like a wife and a little less like a mom for just one day.

3.  If you could do anything you want for your next birthday, what would you do? (Money is no object and everything is okay to eat)
I would go on a shopping spree and get a WHOLE NEW WARDROBE!  My body is not the same after having baby #2 and I only have about 5 things in my closet I can wear.  J. Crew and Anthropology would be my first two stops!

4.  What is your favorite play or musical?
Oh.. geez.  I just love live performances.  Sadly, I don't have a lot of time or babysitters to see them.  The last thing I saw that would come close to counting was A Christmas Carol at Silver Dollar City.  I cried all the way through Tiny Tim singing "God Made Me Special", for obvious reasons.

5.  What is the biggest lesson you have learned in life?
To live in the moment and trust in the Lord for all things.  I know, so cliché right?  But raising Jude has forced me to do so.  The past breaks my heart, the future scares me to death, but right now is wonderful!

6.  What is your favorite recipe? (link please)
I love to make any type of seafood dish.  My favorite is Paula Deen's Shrimp Creole, and you can make it by clicking here.

7.  What is the last book you read?  Did you enjoy it?
I read The Help.  It was awesome, much better than the movie.

8.  Who is your favorite author or speaker?
I fell in love with Priscilla Shirer during bible study last year.  She is AMAZING and I'd love to go to one of her conferences.

9.  Which bloggy friends to you hope to meet in real life?
I have a list.. (I'm not going to put a link, but they are all to the right, so go check them out if you haven't already)
Kellie at Nest of Posies
Cha Cha at The Heartfelt Home
Sibi at Pearls and Grace
Jillian at Teenage Bride
Lizzie from My List Becomes His List
Shaundra at Loo-la-bee Simplicity
Heather from The Other White House
Amy from All Things Home

These women are all awesome bloggers and welcomed me like the new kid at school when I got started.  They also encouraged me and prayed for me regularly throughout my pregnancy and I wish I could hug each and everyone of them and tell them thank you!

10.  What is your nervous habit?
I tend to chew on my bottom lip when I'm nervous.

11.  What do you hope will happen in 2012?
I hope we get to buy some land and start making serious plans to build a house.

Now I don't know if any of my bloggy friends will do this because I know everyone is really busy, but here are my chosen:
Sarah at Happy Hodges
Rachel at The Unglesby Family
Jillian at The Teenage Bride
Amy at Cocalico Country
Lou Lou at Lou Lou's Life
Kayla at And Potato Makes Three
Nicole at the3magills
Jenn at LSU Lovers
Shaundra at Loo-La-Bee Simplicity
Taryn at No Such Thing as "Normal"

Questions for the "CHOSEN"
1. What is your favorite clothing store or boutique?
2. What is your favorite restaurant, and what do you usually order there?
3. What is the last bible study you have participated in, and did you like it?
4.  Do you have children?  If so where do you like to shop for them?
5.  What is your favorite blog? (link please)
6.  What magazine is a "must read" for you?
7.  What is one thing that you could not live without.  (other than the obvious: Jesus, hubby, kids, pets)
8.  Where is your favorite vacation spot, or where are you currently planning a vacation to?
9.  Is there a particular Presidential candidate you're leaning towards and why?
10.  What do you think your natural God-given talent is?
11.  What is something you do everyday and you love doing?

Well, it's been fun! 


  1. aw I will give it a shot!! And seriously... what a small world lol

    hugs and kisses

  2. YAY!! Loved reading your answers...we have so much in common! We still need to do our date night...maybe one day this month! Kiss your sweet Jude and Aubrey Lane for me!!

  3. So cool! Loved reading your answers. I must say, I was biting my fingernails when i read that! I have been trying to quit!! It's gross, i agree! I've been hearing a lot about Priscilla Shrirer lately, i will have to check her out!

    I have to tell you! I've been friends with Ashlee for awhile... i knew she was naming her baby Aubrey Lane when you announced your baby girl's name! I thought it was so cool & cute that two little girls would be raised in central w/ the same name. I figured they'd probably be classmates (or end up in church together or something!). Later i saw that y'all became FB friends so i wondered if someone had told you that there's another aubrey lane in BR! HAHA! So fun! Both girls are beauties. ;) I love that you & Ashlee have "met"! And how crazy that your husband knows Christian!


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