My sister tagged me and I thought I would join in the fun because it is actually quiet in my house right now!  All of the kids are asleep and Jon is helping the kids with homework

 *the kind where you go to Wallmart late and get food stuff to make it look like an atom*

1. Your first kiss. Dish it.

ohh boy, here we go.  I was at a friends house in ninth grade and my crush walked past me and laid one on me as he was leaving the room.  He was going home and I guess decided that it was he only chance.  He half hit my lips and smeared his lips across my cheek

.  It didn’t matter…I was burning up HOT, I felt like I had a fever and my heart was beating through my chest!  I couldn’t believe it had just happened, so fast, so unexpected.  That’s it, I was in love.  Funny thing is, I dated the same guy on and off for about five years.

Even funnier, I was invited to a birthday party for one of my guy friends I grew up near about five years ago.  None of us had seen each other FOREVER and we were all reminiscing and telling funny stories.  All of a sudden the mother of my friend said, 

“Now lets hear a story from Tyler’s first kiss!”  

It was quiet, you could hear a pin drop…and I realized that everyone in the room was staring at me ME…WHY ME?!  His guy friends started laughing…I glanced over to Tyler with a sheepish look and he said, “YOU DON’T REMEMBER?” 

oooooooooooo If I could have climbed under the nearest rock and died, I would have.  He started replaying “our” first kiss on the street after we walked home from school one day.  It gradually made it back into my mind but I think I had blocked it out.  Maybe because he was one of my best friends and I didn’t want it to be weird after he kissed me.  

*Definition of kiss is a quick peck my friends.  It didn’t get juicier until about tenth grade*

2. What is your number one life goal?

My number one goal is to live life to it’s fullest.  I don’t want to be a spectator, I want to LIVE.  I love to try new things and meet new people.  I love to learn and laugh.  I love to do all of this with my family…the most important thing to me.  If I can pass on a zest for living life and finding joy IN the JOURNEY, I will have succeeded. Joy in the journey doesn’t mean it is always easy…Believe me I have had my share of hard days. I had a breakdown just yesterday.  I cried.  I actually sat in my car and cried out loud, I don’t do that very often and it felt weird to hear my own cry…but I felt better after.  Today was better and tomorrow will be even better.  That’s what I mean about “ENJOY THE JOURNEY”.  It’s not an end destination, it’s taking each day and being grateful for it.  Some days easy, some days hard.

3. What is the thing you are most proud of?

I am most proud of my kids.  I know cliche..but it is true.  I am proud of how they pray, read, play, fight, sing, dance, talk back, talk, laugh, tell stories, face problems, give me hugs, give me bad looks, I am proud of it all because they are learning, and I love to watch the process.  My long hours are spent in trying to help them grow…so I am the most proud of who they are and who they are becoming every day.

4. What is your favorite breakfast?

I always have a major issue choosing between french toast, or a veggie omelet with hash browns.  If I pick one, I sorely miss the other.

5. Do you want to have children and/or how many children do you want?


6. If I gave you $100 and told you that you had to spend it right now what would you buy? A haircut/color…I am passed due and I swear I see a freaking grey hair or 2 or three…

7. What would you say occupies most of your thoughts during the day?

My kids….lately juggling a new baby boy into the girl mix.  Add an upcoming marriage and business and I am pretty well using all of my brain power.

8. What is your favorite thing about your husband?

I love that he gives.  He gives fully of himself to show his love to others.  He works tirelessly to bring happiness to people around him.  He gives great bear hugs and comforts at the end of a long day.  I love it when he laughs really hard, there is nothing like it…I love that we are a team.  Through thick and thin…we make it somehow over and over again.  Sometimes we want to kill each other, but we are devoted and dedicated to making this thing called marriage work, and actually enjoy it!

Thanks for “tagging” me Camille, it was fun 🙂