Saturday, April 13, 2013

Day 13: 30 Day Blog Challenge

Day 13: Talk About Your Piercings/Tattoos

I have 4 tattoos and no piercings (anymore). I use to have my nose pierced and my bellybutton pierced but those were both relatively short lived for various reasons.

I got my first tattoo when I was 18...its a chinese symbol on the top of my right foot that means "princess". I have toyed with the idea of having it removed but am not that seriously concerned about it at this point. It reminds me of my dad because I am the only girl and have always been his princess.

My second tattoo came not too long after the first. I took a picture of Nicole Richie to the tattoo artist and asked for a similar look (pictured below). I got something very similar...but a little more me. Mine are a little bigger and closer to the center of my back. Holy hell did that one hurt! 

My third tattoo came a year or two later. I had just gone through a really rough breakup and transition and opted to get the word "Believe" on my left thigh. It's a reminder to always believe that everything happens for a reason and that it will all work out in the end.

My fourth and final tattoo came a few months later. I apparently was thinking I was a super hero and got the words "Audax at fidelis" tattooed on my ribs. It is latin and translates to "bold but faithful". It is probably my favorite tattoo. No real reason other than I really like the way it looks. 

They aren't joking when they say that tattoos are addictive. As you can see, most of mine were done pretty close together. I occasionally toy with the idea of getting another one...maybe an anchor or maybe something for my kids (I kind of love Angelina Jolie's with all the longitude/latitude coordinates from where her children were born).

Friday, April 12, 2013

Day 12: 30 Day Blog Challenge

Day 12: Something you dont leave your house without!

Generally this is pretty long. I do have a toddler and he generally requires his own slew of things! One thing that I can't seem to get by without, though, is Chapstick. Sometimes lip gloss will cut it (if I am going out in public for instance), but generally I only want my Chapstick. Hey, I'm low maintenance (ish).

I have one (or 3) sticks of Chapstick in my nightstand. I have one in my purse, one in my car, and generally one in every single room of my house. This is serious business. My lips get dry All. The. Time. and I like to remedy that ASAP! 

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Day 11: 30 Day Blog Challenge

Day 11: What is the last movie you saw in theaters?

Hmmm thats a good question. The first one that comes to mind (or last one...not sure) would be The Dark Knight Rises. I know, that was an eternity ago! Ed and I have talked about going to movies...we have date just doesnt ever seem to pan out. We usually end up doing something else.

Wow, I really need to go see a movie.

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Day 10: 30 Day Blog Challenge

It has been a crazy 24-30 hours for me! I left my little P with a sad heart, but knowing that we will both be fine after a week apart. In fact, we will both probably be better for it! He is staying with my parents for the rest of the week then with my in-laws for a week. I finally made it to CT and am enjoying having free time with some of my favorite people! Oh yeah, and work. Work too.

Todays blog post could be music selection is diverse.

Day 10: Put your iPod/MP3 player on shuffle and list the first 10 songs that play

First things phone is on the other side of the room and I am simply too lazy to get up and get it. That being said, I am just going to put my playlist on iTunes on shuffle. It's all the same

1. Home - Phillip Phillips
2. Some Nights - Fun.
3. Saturday Night - Bay City Rollers
4. The Boys of Fall - Kenny Chesney
5. Merry Go Round - Kacey Musgraves
6. Better Dig Two - The Band Perry
7. Enchanted - Taylor Swift
8. Sex on Fire - Kings of Leon
9. I Will Wait - Mumford and Sons
10. Catch My Breath - Kelly Clarkson

Okay, so it wasnt too bad! It has definitely been much more random than this!

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Day 9: 30 Day Challenge

Please bare with my while I try to get caught up! If you are interested in the previous 8 days just stay tuned...I will be back posting them!

Day 9 - 5 Places You Want to Visit

1. Bora Bora -- My idea of relaxing is laying somewhere (preferably the beach) reading book after book. What better place to do that than in one of those over the water huts?

2. Hawaii -- You'd think being a Navy family this would not be on my list....I have not been there though. Ed has gone the last couple of years for work related trips and absolutely raves about how beautiful it is and all of the fantastic things to do. Some day.

3. Greek Islands -- I have been to Athens, which was really cool, but it was only for a day, so I wasnt able to experience much more than Athens. Mama Mia alone leads me to believe I would love it. I mean, as long as people really do break into spontaneous song and dance.

4. Key West -- Another place Ed raves about...he spent a lot of time down there while he was in college (or he leads me to believe he spent a lot of time down there). It just sounds like such a fun laid back place. I need fun and laid back.

(I know there seems to be a theme here..lets mix it up)

5. Napa Valley -- I love wine. Wine loves me. I would love a long weekend in Napa Valley just eating and drinking and taking in the beautiful scenery!

Sunday, April 7, 2013

30 Day Blog Challenge

So, remember how I am really bad at this blogging thing and how I never seem to follow through with posting consistently (not due to a lack of trying, I ensure you!)? Well, my friend Jessica over at A Different Kind of Plan inspired me to link up with Rachel at Randomness with Rachel for a 30 Day Blog Challenge. Are you still with me? Good. are the topics for each day:

Tomorrow I will be posting a delightfully long post recapping the first few days that I missed.

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Easter Recap!

Holidays are becoming so much more fun the older Preston gets! This year was the first year that we really celebrated with P...we dyed eggs, attempted an Easter egg hunt, had an Easter basket, which was a lot of fun for me to shop for (and a lot of fun for P to open!). We also got to have a big Easter dinner with a lot of my moms side of the family...we missed Ed though!

Dying Easter eggs! Notice that he is only wearing a diaper...we weren't taking any chances! This was about the extent of his egg dying, though. He did this then tried to eat the eggs we hadn't gotten to yet. 

The egg hunt started off promising....carrying his basket was about the extent of his participation though.

Clearly, Barley was more interested in the eggs than Preston!

Even after showing him the goodies (Cheerios, puffs, a few M&Ms) inside, he still wasn't interested.
Not Shown: the crying, fit throwing, and us lobbing eggs in his general direction. He was much more interested in playing with the dogs toys than picking up eggs!

Prestons first Easter basket! 

Playing with the maracas! Thank you Target dollar bin for making him the happiest boy ever! Sheer joy from the maracas!
We were also a big fan of the chocolate bunny. He was only allowed to eat the ears, though! It's been hidden since Sunday. 

Sitting with Uncle Boom after Easter diner! 

It's so crazy to think that this time next year we will be doing 3 Easter baskets and having so much more craziness! It's exciting though!

Happy Easter from our family to yours!!