Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Day 6 - 30 Day Blog Challenge

Day 6 - A picture of something that makes you happy

Two days in a row... Woot, woot!! Ok, not sure what that was. I'm sleepy.
Hmmm... something that makes me happy? Lots of things make me happy. I'm a pretty happy person. Happy, happy, joy, joy. Yes, I just quoted Ren & Stimpy... I told you I am sleepy. Too sleepy to pinpoint just one happiness-inducing picture. So here are several:

Beauty is Free Stuff 3

My friend Lauren is having an awesome Chick Flick giveaway!! Go enter at to win:

- The Princess Bride (my 2nd favorite movie EVER!!)
- Mamma Mia (I think I actually saw this in the theater with Lauren)
- The Holiday (Love this one!! Makes me want to move to England)
- Julie & Julia (This is the movie that really pushed me to start a blog)


Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Day 5 - 30 Day Blog Challenge

Day 5 - Your siblings

See... I told you I'd post this tonight! Aren't you proud!?

So this may be a long one. In case you didn't read my Day 1 challenge, I have 11 siblings total... Here goes:

This is my half-sister, Leslie, with her husband, Wendall, and two sons, Tyler & Clayton. Leslie is my Dad's only child from his 1st marriage. She's 7 years older than me. She grew up in AL, while I moved to SC with my Mom when she & Dad divorced (I was 4). So we weren't all that close when we were younger. Now that I'm back in AL though and we're both adults, we've gotten closer.
My Mom was Dad's 2nd wife. With her, he had me & my little sister, Anna. She's 3 years younger than me.

Yes, we're weird... : )  We grew up together in SC. She lives in AL too now. Here's a pic of the three of us:

Leslie & Anna's personalities are really similar, so they've always been pretty close. I don't think we really look much alike... Do you?

Dad and my step-mom, Dot, have 3 boys together. The oldest is Joseph. He's 10 years younger than me.

The middle boy is Jackson. He's 13 years younger than me. I think the two of us got our Dad's disposition. We're both laid-back...

And Dad's youngest is Jonathan. He is 15 years younger than me.

And that's all of Dad's kids... My step-dad, Joey, has two children by his 1st wife. Jessica is 2 years younger than me.

My step-brother Chris is 4 years younger than me. He got married this year, so I got to add his wife, Lisa, to my long list of siblings. : )

My youngest brother is Daniel. He belongs to Mom & Joey. He is 18 years younger than me... Mom had him my Senior year of high school. Since I was about to move off for college, she asked me to cut his cord so we'd have a special bond. I think it actually worked... I don't get to see him that often, but he's always been pretty fond of me. : )  This is him with Chris and Jessie at Chris's college graduation:

Last, but certainly not least, is Matt's half-sister, my sister-in-law, Lindy. She is 5 years older than me. This is Lindy and her son, Jonathan:

And that's it! Now you know all 11 of my siblings. I actually have a few cousins that are more like my sisters, but I'll save that for another post. : )

Beauty is Timeless

The other night, Matt and I went to dinner with one of Matt’s coworkers and his wife. Sometime during the night, the wife commented on how young Matt and I were. I responded, somewhat defensively, “I’ll be 30 in April.” She laughed and said, “Wow, you’re just a baby.” But then later on in the conversation, she mentioned that she was only 37... So a 7 year age gap makes me a baby??

But then I started thinking about it... There’s a guy in my office who just turned 23. And I’m fairly certain when I learned that, I told him, “Wow, you’re just a baby!” And what’s the difference in our ages, you math wizards? That’s right... between 6 and 7 years. Apparently I’m a hypocrite. Can any of you relate?

On another note, I plan on FOR REAL starting back with my 30-Day Challenge tonight. Matt’s out of town, so I should have plenty of time... Hope you’re having a great day! : )

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Beauty is Free Stuff 2

Hi guys! Let's just pretend it hasn't been almost a month since my last post... K, thanks! : )

I just wanted to let you guys know about an amazing giveaway my friend Lauren shared with me. Click on this link for more details:

I'll try to get back to my 30-Day Challenge tonight. Between church and bronchitis though, it may be tomorrow night. Hope you all are well!! : )