Sunshine Award

Things I suck at:

1) knitting
2) making babies
3) blogging regularly

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I was recently nominated for The Sunshine Award by A Calm Persistence! Please stop by and see her sometime soon. I don’t want to get too mushy, but I will say that I really admire this woman and the strength she has in her. Also, it’s absolutely adorable how she pampered her husband during her recent round of the oh-so-dreaded clomid.

During my time of neglect absence I was also ninja’d with another nomination by babybattle.  Sneaky sneaky… ;P Please stop by and give her a hug as well! She’s very sweet.

Why do you Blog?

To put it simply: I wanted needed a place to write, to share my feelings, to tell my story, and to connect with others who are doing the same.

What are you most proud of?

I am proud of my husband, but I am ESPECIALLY proud of our relationship. We have had to deal with our fair share of rough waters over the years, but every struggle has only proved to us that we are stronger together than we could ever be on our own. I’m proud of the life we are building together, even if some parts of it are held together with little more than hopes and dreams. 😉

What is one thing you want to learn how to do?

Make my mother’s homemade old-fashioned fudge! It is absolutely phenomenal and people beg her to make a batch, especially around the holidays. I have the recipes for her chocolate fudge and her FAMOUS peanut butter fudge candy, I have watched her/assisted her in making them COUNTLESS TIMES, and yet when I am on my own it just doesn’t work. I whine to her that she must be keeping a secret ingredient from me and adding it when she knows I’m not looking. She just teases me with the whole “practice makes perfect!” thing. Gr!

If you could have any super power, what would it be?

Teleporting! It would be so much easier to visit friends and family no matter how far away we have to move.

What is your best piece of advice?

Do what makes you happy.

If you had a million dollars, what would you do with it?

INVEST some so it would grow, then we’d probably pay off my student loans, do something awesome for our parents, start college funds for the future kiddies and buy a house somewhere and fill it with lots of animals and babies. ;D

What is your favorite season and why?

Fall, because these good things get to happen: crunchy leaves, pumpkins, that awesome smell in the air, chilly mornings, hot tea, fuzzy socks, pumpkin-spice-ANYTHING, Halloween, Thanksgiving, visiting family, and of course, my birthday.

What is your all time favorite meal?

The meal I like to make for our anniversaries: stuffed chicken marsala with mushroom gravy, potatoes roasted with garlic and olive oil, warm breadsticks, a fresh salad with lots of colorful veggies, some chocolate dipped strawberries, a bottle of one of our favorite wines, and red velvet cake with butter cream icing for dessert (just like our wedding cake!)

What is your favorite song?

There are so many songs that I love and call my “favorites,” but the one that stands out from the rest is “Turn to Stone,” by Ingrid Michaelson. I adore her so much. This song will usually reduce me to tears every time I listen to it. The message really hits home for me, especially when I’m feeling particularly overwhelmed…

If you could live anywhere in the world, where would you live? 

Anywhere? In the whole world? Ok, I’d live here! 😉

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And before you tell me that a person couldn’t actually live there, BEHOLD!  THE CINDERELLA SUITE! 

Could you imagine? Oh, man…

“Where do you live?”
“You know the castle at Disney World?”
“Yeah?”
“There. I live there. OH YEAH, YOU’RE JEALOUS!” *struts away*

;P

I know that this is the part where I pick 10 amazing, deserving bloggers to carry on the Sunshine Award, but… I just can’t. Three reasons:

1) I can’t decide because I read so many and I love them all for different reasons.
2) I’m lazy today this week this month I’m lazy.

3) I’m going to give this “rebel” thing a try and break a rule just for the sake of breaking it. THAT SAID, if you are reading this, you’re nominated. Yeah, I’m cheating… But I’ve played by the rules my whole life and all I have to show for it is a long history of disappointing pee sticks and a little onesie hidden in the back of my sock drawer. SO.

And if you wish to accept this open-nomination, your questions are:

1. What is your favorite book?
2. Are you a neat freak?
3. If you HAD to change your first name, what would you change it to?
4. If you could trade lives with one person for a day, who would it be?
5. Let’s order pizza! What are your go-to toppings? (Mine’s totally hot sauce and pineapples!)
6. Are you a pirate or a ninja?
7. Favorite Disney movie? (you know you have one!)
8. Dream vacation spot?
9. What is your guilty pleasure?
10. What do you like most about yourself?

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