Sunday, February 19, 2012

11 Questons Meme

My friend Rachel (who just recently started blogging over here) set out a challenge to complete a meme about ourselves.
The Rules:
*. You must post these rules
*. Each person must post 11 things about herself on their blog
*. Answer the questions the “tagger” listed for you in their post and create 11 new questions for the people you tag to answer
*. Choose 11 people to tag and link them to the post
*. Let each blogger know you’ve tagged them
My Questions:
1.Star Trek or Star Wars?
I am really not the fan of either. I guess Sci-Fy isnt really my thing :)

2.Tea or Coffee?
I am a coffeeholic! I cant even function without coffee first thing in the morning.

3.What's the best thing about being a parent?
The best part of being a parent is most definitely the love and pride i feel when my kids set goals for themselves and then acomplish them. Their pride in themselves is what drives me.

4.What's the worst thing about being a parent?
The worst part of being a parent is not being able to fully explain to my kids why we cant always just have fun. I hate having to say no or not allow them to do things that they have their hearts set on. But being a good parent means sometimes saying no.

5.What would you like your children to learn from having you as a parent?
Strength, pride, independence, love, faith, heart, forgivness, and mostly how to be the person that they are and never try to please others by changing who they are at heart. 

6.Do you have a tattoo and if so what is it?
I have a few tattoos. I have a dolphin on a wave on my lower back. Under that i have the nickname Crying Angel. I have a rainbow heart on my right ankle. And a cheeta cub that is on my upper back with my kids name under it. I also plan on getting some flowers on my foot with one step at a time over them.

7.How would you describe your fashion style?
I dont really have a style. I like to wear what ever is comfortable. Or whatever i feel like looks good on me. My fave color is teal/turquoise and i tend to wear a lot of sea colors.

8.Do you have any piercings?
Yes, i have my tongue and my ears done 4 times on each side. I use to have my nipples but took them out when i had my babies. And when i was 16 i had my belly button done but i took it out when it got infected and never got it redone.

9.When did you last get drunk?
A week ago! It was my birthday and so me and hubby and a few people went out and partied it up. Your only 26 once right :)

10.Summer or Winter?
Definitely summer! I love the heat and all the activites (aka swimming, the beach, tanning, sports) that you can do in the summer.

11.How would you describe your parenting style?
I am definitely more of a free range parent. I tend to like to let my kids figure out their own way to accomplish things and i feel that figuring out things for themselves without my hovering allows them to build confidence in their own talents and abilities.

Now its your turn! I am putting this to all my readers. Answer the following questions and tag a few people or pass it around.

1. What is one thing you wish you would have done before you have kids that you cant do now that you have kids?
2. Do you have any tattoos? Do you want one or more?
3. Do you have or have you had any piercings?
4. What is the best and worst part of being a parent?
5. What would you like your kids to learn from you as a parent?
6. What is your personal parenting style and motto?
7. What made you fall in love with your significate other, or what do you look for in a significate other?
8. What is the one food you can not live without?
9. What is your biggest addiction and how does it affect your life?
10. Who is your role model or who do you look up to the most?
11. If you could change one thing about you day to day life what would it be and why?

Have fun and be honest! If you a have already participated in this meme feel free to answer my questions in my comments. Id love to hear your answers!

Sunday, February 5, 2012

I Wish I Was A Goose

I Took the kids to the park the other day. It was a beautiful day and i needed to try to find my happy.

Watching my boys run around the lake as the geese followed in hopes of getting bread was certainly my happy.

Then my mind started to wonder.....

What must it be like to be a goose. Moving freely from place to place when ever the weather moves me.

Swimming uncaringly on a pond with an extended family ranging into the hundreds.

Not a care in the world except whether the new people taking their daily stroll have bread to feed me.

I think it must be nice to be a goose. To feel that freedom and know that the most i need to worry about this day is  where i will get my next bite of bread and where the wind will carry my wings.

It must be nice to be a goose.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012


Have you ever needed something so bad but not been able to put words to it?

Have you ever needed something from someone but not been about to speak the words out loud?

I have so much going on in my head right now and i dont think i have the courage or words to get it out right now.

Its hard to be truly honest.

We put stuff out into the world and call it truth but how much of it is real truth and how much of it is the happy version of the truth that we are willing to share.

How much are we willing to bare our souls to people we dont really know. How often have you found yourself typing out a blog or facebook post and then you back track and retype it so it is a happier, less depressing version of the truth.

Its too raw. Too sad. Too much to share.

What will people say? Will they think you are a hypocrite? A bad person? A lyer?

Things are going around and around and at the point i am not sure where they will land.

Maybe one day i will put words to it and send it out into the world, but for now it stays locked in my head. A wordless letter of emotions.

I'm just not strong enough right now to let it all hang out.