Friday, November 26, 2010

5 Question Friday 11/26/2010

1. What is your favorite part of a Thanksgiving meal? My favorite part of the meal is the brocoli cheese casserole.

2. Are you a host or a guest for Thanksgiving this year? I was a guest. I love having that role.

3. When you think of one Thanksgiving tradition, what comes to mind? Doing the dishes after eating dinner at my grandma's. Ever since we were old enough to reach the sink and load the dishwasher it was our job. For some reason it doesn't bother me to do it there but I hate doing dishes at home.

4. You have two pieces in front of you and you had to eat one, which one would you choose...Pumpkin or Pecan pie? I would definitely chose Pecan.

5. Are you a Black Friday shopper?
I most certainly am now that I have kids. I have 4 and to get them decent gifts, I have to be. This year was my favorite. Not because of the people pushing me over or tearing my jeans, it was the people that I went with.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Thankful Thursday on Thanksgiving

I know that this one will be kinda cheesey so if that bothers you don't read it. I am truly thankful for the life and opportunities that I have been given. I have the perfect marriage. My husband and I are exact opposites and when they said that opposites attract they were right. We fight just like everyone else does but that is healthy. He is the one person that I can't imagine living without.
I am thankful for my best friend and her family. They have embraced us as their own. In fact they call me sister and my kids call them nana and papa. She and her family have been in my life for 17 years now. I don't know what I would do without her and her family.
I am thankful that my kids are happy. They do not require much to make them happy. It doesn't require a penny to make them happy. Almost everything they love doesn't require a thing.
I am also thankful that I am getting to pursue my dream. I have wanted to be a nurse for a while now and I am doing it. I can't believe that I am in college and am on my way to becoming a nurse. My dream is to one day become an instructor. I can't waite. I am thankful for so many things that I could go on and on forever but these are some of the most important things. I hope that you all have a Happy Thanksgiving.

Friday, November 19, 2010

5 question Friday

1. What Christmas song do you loathe? Grandma got ran over by a reindeer. I don't really loathe this song but out of all the songs this is my least favorite. I love Christmas song. One of my favorites is "I want a hippopotamus for Christmas" I know I am a big kid.

2. Do you and your significant other snuggle at night or sleep on opposite sides of the bed? We start out cuddling but since we both toss and turn so much we end up on the opposite sides of the bed fighting over the blankets and pillows. I have to have 4 pillows to sleep with.

3. Have you ever had surgery? Only if you count my E-sure procedure. Not any major surgeries where they are removing organs.

4. When do you typically have your holiday shopping done? When I run out of money, if the money didnt run out I would probably continue to spoil the ones I love. I love to give presents.

5. If money were not an issue (and you HAD to pick one), what would your ultimate luxury be?
I would love a maid/chef. It would be nice to never have to cook or clean anymore.

Thankful Thursday....yet again a day late.

I am thankful for my children. I am very luck to have them. There are so many people that can't have children and I think that sometimes we may take that ability for granted. Even though I may get frustrated with them some times, all in all they are actually pretty well behaved. Just when I thought that they were getting at their worse in my eyes a stranger comes up to me and tells me that I have some well behaved children. I have learned so much from them and am sure will continue to do so. They are a perfect example of unconditional love. No matter how many times they get in trouble or how many times other people make them promises and forget, they love and forgive them without a question asked. I could learn from them. My kids are my world. Look around my house and you can tell. My house is what you would call a kid friendly home. I am not worried about anything getting broken, there is a toybox in my living room, the kids have a whole section of the cabinet that is just theirs i.e. it has art stuff in it and they are definitely not going without. I am very thankful for my kiddos. :)

Friday, November 12, 2010

Thankful Thursday...I know a day late but what can I say?

I am thankful for several things so let me get started....

I am thankful for my husband. I don't know what I would do without him in my life. He is right now working two sometimes three jobs so that I can fulfill my dream of becoming a nurse. I go to school full time and I don't have to work. I am very grateful for that. He never complains either.

I am thankful for my kiddos. They never cease to amaze me. I get a little frustrated with them from time to time just like any other parent does. I do have to admit that I have pretty good kids. My girls are honor roll students ( like their momma tee hee) They help me around the house when I ask them too and some time when I don't. Then my boys. I get to laugh so much with them. Nathaniel has a personality and he loves to entertain. If he knows it will make you laugh then he will do it again and again. He is my little jokester. Landon is just getting to do things. He is very active. He reminds me that if you are strong and keep trying your begining has nothing to do with your future. He had a rough start and you would not know it too look at him now.

I am also thankful for my extended "family". They have been with me since I was 12 years old. If I didn't have them in my life I don't know where I would be right now. They have watched out for me and accepted my kids for their family as well. They offer words of encouragement when they are needed. They also do things that are not necessary but we are always and will for ever be eternally grateful. I love them with all my heart and my kids do to.

5 Question Friday

1. What is the most physically painful thing that you have ever gone through???
It would have to be either the birth of my second son Nathaniel. The epidural didnt work right and the labor was a bit more intense with him. I didnt remember Taylors labor being that painful and my last child Landons labor wasnt as bad. Or when I had 2nd degree burns on my arm when I was 18. I had spilled a pot of boiling water on my arm at work. I have to admit I cried like a baby when that happened.

2. How much sleep do you get a night?
This is a tricky question....I go to be between 8-1130 depends if I have an exam to study for or have my early long clinical to do. If I have either of those I may lay in bed but wont sleep. I will lay there and stress over either knowing what is on the test or stress about not being on time for the clinicals. If you are late you dont get to stay.

3. How long did you believe in Santa Claus and how did you find out that he didn't exist?
I believed til I was about 9 years old. I found boxes to gifts that santa had left for us in my parents room. My sister got a bike that was neon green. It was my old bike painted and I saw the paint on the floor of my at the time step-dads garage.

4. What was the last movie you saw in the theater?
It was the Twilight movie Eclipse in June. It was a birthday present from my hubby :)

5. What do I wear to bed? Nothing......just kidding. I live in a house with 4 small kids that is not very appropriate. You never know when you are going to have to get up in a hurry and how could you possibly be in a hurry when you have to worry about putting clothes on. I wear Robbies boxers and one of his big t shirts usually. Sexy, I know tee hee :)